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New Bedford Wedding Planners

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J&L Catering
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley H.
Verified review

It was such a pleasure to work with John throughout our wedding planning process and ESPECIALLY on the day of our wedding. We would recommend him as one of our top vendors. It is a very close tie in praise between how amazingly good the food was and how professional and prepared his team was. All of the guests enjoyed the meal, which given our last minute changes due to weather, was an amazing improvisation by John to get all of the food out timely and everything was delicious. Picking our menu and doing our tasting was one of the best parts of the planning process and John made it so easy. He had excellent suggestions and was willing to talk through all of our priorities and wants for our day. The final result was a beautifully presented meal that everyone raved about. His team worked so hard the day of our wedding, but multiple guests commented on the positivity and joy they brought to the venue. Everyone was smiling and went above and beyond to provide excellent service. Once we found J&L Catering, it was hard to find a better value for our money for the extent of the services John and his team provided. We would recommend him to anyone in the future for any catering needs.

Classique Impressions Decor
4.8
from 48 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Mayelin P.
Verified review

Belle was amazing! Last minute (very very last min) about 4 days before the wedding, I decided I wanted chairs covers for all my chairs, and a nice decoration for my sweetheart table and a backdrop. Kind of alot for last minute planning, didn't thought I would have time to get all that arrange. I created an account here inquiring for someone to hire to do this. Belle contacted me immediately and made everything so much easier for me, gave me ideas and made me feel secure that everything was going to be alright (even under the stress I was going through that week). I know God placed her in my path and that it was meant to be done by her, she is a blessing! To tell you all this, before I walked into the hall for my reception I didn't have a specific idea of what to expect of everything but I knew it would be very nice, but when I walked into the room everything was BREATHTAKING! I couldn't believe how beautiful and amazing everything looked, it was like a dream! I am sooo happy Belle reached out to me and that she made the decorations for my reception stand out, everything gave complements of how beautiful everything looked! It was so worthy! I would definetly hire her again for another event. Thank you!!! -Mayelin P.

CreativeChica
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Kayla A.
Verified review

I met with Jen at the Pawtucket Public Library on Wednesday June 22, 2015 and she was outstanding. Jen was very nice, listened to my needs, wants, and concerns. She made the stress of planning a wedding go away, she made me feel comfortable and like I could do this. I will be using her services for my engagement photos and as a wedding planner. I am very pleased with her so far I only had one meeting with her but so far it has been wonderful.

Malone Catering
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Erin M.
Verified review

Planning a wedding, and Marty Malone has been great to work with! He has been flexible to our needs, and helpful with his experience in helping us plan. Very eager to help and work with venue!

  • 28 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly L.
Verified review

Arthur was fabulous! We hired him to do our mothers 70th birthday party. He was great played everything we wanted him to play and more. He is very talented with his singing and entertaining. There was a wide variety of age groups and he was great with each and everyone! We would definitely hire him again. Thank you again Arthur for helping to make my mothers birthday a rememberable one.

  • 20 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly M.
Verified review

We hired Music Matters DJ & Party services for our wedding in 2012. From the beginning Mike helped plan our special day with a great attitude and lots of fresh ideas that one would expect. From organizing all of the music, arranging for our violinist, performing during our cocktail hour, and as our DJ during our reception our day was filled with great entertainment. The service we received was impressive, he knew our venue, and was key in making our special day memorable and low stress.

Brooke Casanova
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen R.
Verified review

I've worked many different jobs with Brooke. She became one of my favorites to work with on the first job we worked together at the Boston Public Library. In an industry that is very stressful, has tight timelines, and no room for error it's great to work with someone like her. She was able to direct myself and my crew efficiently, clearly explaining where and how she wanted the equipment set up. She maintains focus and keeps a level head at every event I've worked with her. I've seen her communicate and coordinate several different vendors which isn't easy the day of a wedding or private event. I always look forward to the opportunity to work with Brooke because she takes out the normal stress and aggravation with the job. I work in event rentals and have never had a problem I couldn't work out with Brooke!

Designed by Delsie
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah W.
Verified review

Working with Pearl and team was amazing. From the first meeting with her I knew she was the perfect partner. And that she was. She was a great partner throughout the planning process helping to make sure every part of the day was thought through and would allow for seamless execution on the day of. I was able to trust her and knew that my vision for the day would be brought to life, allowing me to not have to worry or stress leading up to the wedding. The event was perfect and I cannot thank the team for making it the best day ever! I hope to work with Pearl again.

Cyn Celebrations
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel M.
Verified review

I worked with Cynthia on a birthday party a few months back. She was corrdinating the party all day. I walked in about an hour early and she was already there, setting things up, blowing up balloons, setting up the tables. She was very focused and always had a smile on her face. I made sure I grabbed her business cards and I have told all my friends about her. I hope I get a chance to work with her again professionally and if not she will definitely be planning my wedding!

Kelly Elizabeth Events
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca B.
Verified review

Kelly did the day of coordination for my wedding, and all the pre-work to prepare for the day. She helped find additional staff, suggest vendors, and essentially anything I asked of her. Kelly was truly amazing and saved my wedding in so many ways! From the moment I hired Kelly, she gave me peace of mind and assurance that everything will be perfect. There is a lot of effort and coordination that goes into making a wedding, Kelly was right there with me along the way. As somebody who has orchestrated many events, she gave thoughtful suggestions to ensure my event was planned perfectly. She was always in contact, answered all my emails promptly, and calmed every worry and question I had prior to my wedding. She went over my plan and wishes in great detail to ensure she knew exactly what I wanted and how I wanted everything. The day of she was a wedding saver. I got everything I planned executed as requested and the event ran without any issues (at least none I was award of), Kelly did that great of a job. I spent my wedding day dancing, enjoying the wedding I dreamed of, and visiting my family and friends, while Kelly worked extremely hard to ensure everything went as planned. She did an outstanding job and my wedding day was beyond my expectations. Thank you Kelly for everything that you did and all the things I don't know about, you were truly one of the best decisions I made during my wedding planning!

Bullseye Event Services
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Anna P.
Verified review

I highly recommend Jim. He played music at my wedding and did a wonderful job. Several guests commented that they enjoyed the music and he played all of their requests.

Maven Macaw Events
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly D.
Verified review

I'm so excited for Rebeca to be a part of my wedding!

Nighthawk Entertainment
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph S.
Verified review

These guys were great!! Best around! From day 1 they were great to work with. They made a great "how we met video" and the music was perfect for our entire wedding and reception . I would recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding or event.

| POMP |
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley R.
Verified review

Phedorah of POMP is Amazing! As a stressed and frazzled bride, I booked POMP just a few weeks before my wedding to handle the day of coordination and Phedorah went above and beyond to ease my fears. Everything from late night/early morning check-ins to making sure I ate breakfast on the big day was thoughtfully and professionally executed by Phedorah. I would highly recommend POMP and it's services!

TAF Events
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Wan T.
    Verified review

    My husband and I hired Theresa as a wedding coordinator after hearing rave reviews from two other couples, and it was the one thing that kept us sane during the wedding planning process! It's obvious that she's an experienced event planner; she has a solution for absolutely everything and, equally importantly, a knack for talking a crazed bride down from the ledge! Our wedding turned out absolutely perfect, rain and all, thanks to TAF Events.

    About

    We are focusing on holiday event planning and production in providence for the home or office. If you are looking for someone to help execute your visions for memorable holiday events, I'm happy to offer my services. From the largest decisions to the smallest details, I have the experience and local partnerships within the event industry to ensure that everything runs perfectly! The first step (most important) is setting a date. The second step is simple. Contact me!

    About

    The Perfect Plan offers full-service event and wedding planning, event design, event concierge services, destination weddings, and honeymoons. Our team of planners are professional, fully trained and experienced, personable, and detail-oriented. We wish to offer our clients not only a stress-free event, but also a fabulous event planning experience. We service Cape Cod and greater New England areas, and specialize in exclusive private estates for events and weddings.

    About

    I am a justice of the peace and also have experience with wedding planning. My goal is to work with each couple to create their dream wedding without charging an arm and a leg.

    • 16 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    Wedding Design is a private wedding and event florist. I offer free home consultations and quotes. Working from a studio at home provides me to be able to have highest levels of personal service and attention to detail. Being able to be such a wonderful roll in such a huge memory making time in a Brides life is such a blessing and honor. Every Bride is special and each vision is unique to her!

    About

    Planning and organizing is not just a job for me. I take a personal interest in each individual client and work with their unique needs as a strength to guide the event process. I enjoy engaging with people, exchanging and adding ideas to make their event the best event possible, as well as build a lasting relationship with them.

    About

    I have helped organize and create dozens of events and weddings. My ideas are creative and range from affordable to over the top. I have a ton of connections with vendors in the wedding and hospitality industry. I truly believe that every couple deserves their dream wedding, and I love to help make the dream become a reality.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What is a wedding planner?

    A wedding planner is a professional service provider whose job it is to organize and execute all the details of a couple’s wedding. A wedding planner can be contracted at any stage in the wedding planning process to help to any degree the couple is willing to pay for. Wedding planning is similar to event planning in that a planning team handles the coordination of multiple wedding elements including catering, venue, guests, entertainment, decor, transportation and more. Anyone who has ever been involved in a wedding can confirm that wedding planning is hard work. Experience brings wisdom when it comes to avoiding or resolving day-of challenges. There is no legal regulatory body that oversees or certifies wedding planning as an industry. Anyone who chooses can call themselves a wedding planner. When looking for a wedding planner, be sure to read reviews, and make smart hiring decisions by asking about licenses and insurance.

    How much does it cost for a wedding planner?

    Wedding planning is a full-time job — unless you hire a professional to handle the hard work for you. The cost for a wedding planner will depend on the level of service you desire. The least expensive wedding planner option is day-of coordination, then partial service, then full-service.  

    The national average cost for wedding planning is between $990 and $1,300. Costs are greatly affected by region, with rural or smaller-town wedding planners often far more affordable than planners in higher-cost cities. Here are some examples of the various levels of wedding planning and their potential average costs:

    • Day-of-wedding coordination: $800-$1,700. Day-of services can include the planner finalizing all details, creating a timeline, confirming vendors and overseeing all setup, day-of activities, and cleanup. The couple does all the front-end planning and contracts all the vendors. Time commitment could be about 15-25 hours, depending on pricing.
    • Partial service: $1,500-$3,800. Here the planner works with the couple from the beginning, helping contract vendors, creating a timeline, and overseeing all details of day-of execution. Time commitment could be about 30-60 hours, depending on package and pricing.
    • Full service: $3,500-$8,000 or more. Here the professional handles all wedding and planning details including working on design, securing rentals, getting the venue and vendors, and handling complete execution of the event. Time commitment could be 50-150 hours or more, depending on package and pricing.
    • Consulting: $50-$150 per hour for design, vendor, reception and other wedding planning consultation.
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