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Salem Event Planning Companies

Browse these event planning companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Salem.

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bryan Z.
Verified review

We hired Gladys for a simple, small wedding in the Boston Public Garden. She offered great ideas during the planning process, which was very helpful. Most importantly, her professionalism, passion, and considerateness made the whole process so much easier. Thank you Gladys.

Boston Event Divas
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Emma D.
Verified review

I stumbled upon Boston Event Diva's while planning my wedding and I can honestly say that hiring Jen was the best and easiest decision I made throughout the planning process. She was so easy to work with, incredibly accommodating and made all of my visions & dreams come to life. While I only used her as my florist, I urge anyone needing a wedding day coordinator to hire Jen as well. The amount of time and effort that she put into the bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages and all the ceremony & reception arrangements leads me to believe that she puts her entire heart into her work... and you in return will have the most beautiful wedding from start to finish. I can not say enough great things about Boston Event Diva's. Plus, one week after my wedding I still have a beautiful and healthy hydrangea centerpiece sitting on the island in my kitchen still looking as beautiful as they did on the day of my wedding!

Classique Impressions Decor
4.8
from 48 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Soraya B.
Verified review

Belle was amazing! As an event planner, I had turned to Belle to help me bring my client's vision to a reality and she came through 100%! She listened to my needs and offered her expertise and together came up with a great design. She came early the day of the event and set up with her team and then took down afterwards....I felt spoiled as she handled everything. Will defiantly work with her again!! Best, Soraya SYB Event Planning Services

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Bouncing House Rental
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

We are extremely satisfied with our experience of using Bouncing House Rental party services for our daughter's birthday party. Gigi (family-run business) was very helpful throughout the process - ordering, delivering supplies, hosting workshop for the kids, etc. Great value, responsiveness, planning. I would highly recommend their services if you're considering planning a party.

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

Marty and his team were accomodating, professional and prompt. From start to finish the entire planning procedure was flawless. The food was fabulous and delicous. The quality and presentation was beautiful and Marty never stopped impressing us. Thank you for helping with my son's First Communion celebration! Having you handle the food allowed me to relax and enjoy the day! I highly recommend Malone Catering!

Lori Rizzo Events
4.7
from 30 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer H.
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We wanted to cater an event for several of our accounts during a conference in another state. Lori helped us with the planning and catering. The event was set up well and the food was delicious!

Coastal Music Services
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Paige S.
Verified review

The DJ and MC services that Nancy provided were outstanding. She showed up well before the required time and allowed me to pay the day of the event. The price for the services was also very reasonable. The fundraiser went off without a hitch and Nancy was a great help. I would recommend her to anyone. Thanks again!

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TPF Entertainment
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sara L.
Verified review

The party fun was a pleasure to work with. Jackie art work is simply breath taken. She is high energy. And the kids simply feel in love with her. I would Highly recommend her to anyone that is planning a party. Thanks again

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Forever In A Day (ME,MA,NH)
4.6
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathleen M.
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My husband and I hired Kelly as an event planner for our daughters wedding recently at the recommendation of friends of ours. Not only were we thankful that we put all the organizing into the hands of a professional, but Kelly was right on with her suggestions, exactly what we needed and fantastic right down to all the little details! I was able to focus on watching my little girl take the most memorable step in her life while Kelly was handling all the issues behind the scene. I would highly recommend Kelly for any type of event planning, especially weddings! Thank you Kelly!

Cathy Giles Consulting
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Sheri S.
Verified review

I would highly recommend Cathy. This was my 1st time using an event planner and she has now spoiled me. I will never plan these type of events on my own again, and will only use her! My daughter was beyond thrilled with how she put together her Sweet 16, and my daughter is extremely hard to please. She delivered on everything we discussed and more. People from the venue where we held this party were peaking their heads in to admire the work she did setting up. And one of my daughter's friend's mother said my daughter has now set the bar high for a party. Thank you, thank you , thank you Cathy!

Endless Moments Event Design
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Sol G.
Verified review

These ladies worked their magic.. You guys did an excellent job, thank you so much I can't wait to hire them for my next event..I loved everything and so did my guests!!!

Kelly Elizabeth Events
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 17 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!

  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen M.
Verified review

Everyone needs the Professional Maid of Honor at their wedding or event! Katelynn took initiative in so many ways before and on the day of my wedding. Leading up to the event, Katelynn was a great listener. She heard and understood what I envisioned for the day when other people didn't, she helped me think thorough back up plans in case of rain, and when the day came she coordinated everything seamlessly. It's true what everyone says, your wedding day flys by! Having Katelynn there allowed my husband and I to spend more time chatting with our guests. While we were enjoying ourselves, Katelynn made sure the day flowed as planned. She started the transition from cocktail hour to dinner, made sure our speakers were ready to give their toasts, transitioned us into the dance hall after dinner, and so much more. I could go on forever about all the helpful things Katelynn did on our wedding day. What I loved most about working with her was her fun and positive attitude. She took on every change or task without hesitation. Any stress or worry we had about the wedding day running smoothly disappeared once we found and talked with Katelynn. I would recommend The Professional Maid of Honor to anyone and everyone! You will not be disappointed when you hire Katelynn. She will go above and beyond to make sure your event or wedding day is everything you hoped it would be. Kristen & Matt Talbot Wellfleet Wedding May 13, 2017

Event Pros OnThe Go
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Shay S.
Verified review

I needed to hire a caterer at the last minute for a memorial service. Event Pros on the Go did a wonderful job, I would definitely use them again and recommend them. Thank you!!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tamara L.
Verified review

I received a lot more food than I thought. It was perfect, because I didn't know how many people were going to show up to this event. I was very happy with the surprise fruit salad. I heard a lot of compliments from guests on your potato salad, one quote was "Your potato salad is the *edited* BOMB!" Then I got "Hot damn this chicken falls off the bone, that's when you know it's good!" No, Michelle, I didn't take credit. :) I did tell loads of people who had catered the event. :) Thank you...very much.

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5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Chris D.
Verified review

Phedora did an outstanding job at my wife 40th birthday party. I outlined my thoughts to her on what I wanted and she took care of every detail down to making sure at the end of the party our cars were packed with the gifts and sent us on our way. If anyone is looking for a event planner that you can trust with an important event, Phedora will take care of you without any issues at all. Thank you for making our party special. We will not hesitate to use you again!

Theme It Out
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Keegan H.
Verified review

Fantastic experience, knowledgeable and professional. Made the chaos of planning the wedding streamlined and perfect to the last detail. Could not recommend more!!

Maven Macaw Events
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly D.
Verified review

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

Jess Borislow
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lexi D.
Verified review

Jessica planned my bachelorette in Charleston, SC and it was perfect! With all of us living in the northeast, she communicated with everyone about flights, where we were staying, restaurants, and bars to go to. Jessica found all the best spots from hole-in-the-wall restaurants to the most popular bars. She called ahead to make reservations when needed and really kept the party going all weekend long. She was so organized and planned the best Bach for my girls and me! If you’re looking for an event planner - boom. Jessica is your girl!!

Takara V.
Verified review

vitchie planned my baby shower and she did a real good job with it. The decoration and set up was beautiful. She really puts her mind and time into planning events and I think that's why it came out so nice. You get your money's worth!!

T&T Event Planning
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Matt M.
Verified review

The work quality is outstanding! They really do treat their clients with a lot of care

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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