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Salem Wedding Planners

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Boston Event Divas
4.8
from 54 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Tatyanah B.
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You are very helpful and affordable. Can't wait actually meet with you and start the planning of my wedding.

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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
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Queens S.
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Classique Impressions did a MARVELOUS job decorating for my sisters wedding. After a last minute fiasco from our former decorator, we had already given up the dreams of having an elegant and beautiful hall. But it was just unbelievable the quality of service we got. The linen was so beautiful! The ceiling draping, lighting,centerpieces, backdrop and sweetheart table made everyone go woah! The detailing was amazing! And to imagine that I paid less for a lot more that what others had charged is just unimaginable!  Yes! Yes! Yes! I will recommend Classique 100 times over and over again! I absolutely adored the service i got. You guys will be getting so many referrals from me!!!!!!!   Thank you so much Classique! Queen Souleman

SYB Event Planning
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Flora H.
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Planning a destination wedding in Newport, RI in 6 months while living hundreds of miles away, working full time, moving once cross-country, finding a new job, starting a new job, etc, etc, is no easy task, even with a wedding planner! With everything going on in my life, plus the short timeframe (the wedding date we selected was 6 months out from the day we secured the venue), and the fact that I am a perfectionist, I knew I was going to need help. I was lucky enough to come across SYB Event Planning while on Thumbtack. I interviewed a few companies and ended up selecting SYB because Soraya, the owner, and I really clicked while talking on the phone. While I wasn't necessarily looking for a cultural wedding, I knew she would understand some of the nuances with our families because my husband and I come from different cultural backgrounds. Soraya specializes in taking the time to understand different cultures and she goes out of her way to embed as much or as little as you want of you or your partner's culture into your wedding. I'm so glad I had Soraya for the entire wedding planning process and for the day of the wedding. Our wedding was absolutely beautiful and totally exceeded my expectations (this is a perfectionist speaking...just for some perspective). I don't think that could have been possible without having Soraya helping along the way. She challenged me to think about things I would have never thought of and took care of all the details. She went above and beyond to make sure the wedding was as successful as it could be. She even drove over 90 miles each way to get us a cute favor that we really wanted for our guests...without hesitating! I didn't even ask her, but when she heard me talking about what I would like to do if the place was closer, she just jumped in and said she would take care of it. I'm so thankful for everything Soraya did to make our special day a success and would highly recommend her to anyone trying to plan a wedding.

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!

Coastal Music Services
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Abby & Todd E.
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Nancy DJ'd our wedding on 10/7/17. Her communication was great. The value was great and our guests are still talking about her!

  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Alyssa P.
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Yvonne was an exceptional wedding planner. We had multiple meetings with her leading up to our special day, and she was always willing to accommodate us. She made us feel like we were a priority and that she had our best interest in mind. I knew that I did not have to worry about a thing on my day because of Yvonne's top-notch professionalism. She is so good at what she does, and truly made our wedding day everything that we dreamed it would be. She was amazing to work with, and we would highly recommend her.

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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
Randi N.
Verified review

Kelly and her team are amazing! Kelly was there through every step of my wedding planning process. She was so wonderful with helping out with the vendors and making sure everyone and everything was where it needed to be. She was organized and always on schedule, which made my life a lot easier. Her design and decoration ideas were very creative and made my event feel extremely unique. I would definitely recommend her! Thank you, Kelly – I’ll definitely be calling you for my next event!

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!

Maverick events
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Hareesha D.
Verified review

Maverick Events is one of the finest event planners and decorators. They are very professional, creative. I like the color combinations of the decorations very well. It well suits the occasion and gives unique theme to the party. Really appreciate their efforts on the decoration and wishing them all the best. I would recommend Maverick Events for the any kind of Parties or Events.

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher L.
Verified review

One thing that stood out to me the most while working with Daphne was her perfessionalism, It’s always great to work with someone who is about their Business and their goal is to make their clients happy and you will definitely get that by working with her. She has a great attention to detail, she was always punctual and she had really great ideas. I couldn’t thank her enough, She made my event look beautiful. I will definitely be using her for my future events going forward. If you are looking for an event planner/designer please book her, she will not let you down.

  • 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

Thyme + TIDE kitchen
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Nell F.
Verified review

Thyme and Tide catered our wedding last summer. Everything was yummy and our guest couldn't stop commenting on it!

Sweetly Designed Events
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Fides F.
Verified review

My fiancee and I had one simple request to keep our wedding planning and wedding day stress free. Amanda has more than exceeded our expectations. She saved us a lot of money, providing props, design recommendations, averted so many foreseeable crises months before the wedding started. She was flexible with my family's needs, and collaborated with my in-laws in wedding preparations. She ended every call with "Let me know if you can think of anything else you need..." She missed our rehearsal dinner after our rather awful florist messed up our flowers last minute. Amanda was almost like a part of our family, honoring both my needs and my family's, finding peaceful solutions where she could. The wedding turned was like a fairytale. For someone as laidback and almost absent in my wedding planning, Amanda stepped up and turned what I thought was going to be a beautiful day into an extraordinary experience for me and my now husband! Thank you so much!

Favoloso Weddings & Events
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Molly W.
Verified review

I am looking forward to working with Nadia! I can tell she'll do amazing work for my wedding next year.

Nighthawk Entertainment
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 13 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.

Maven Macaw Events
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly D.
Verified review

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

  • 3 years in business
James R.
Verified review

We had the great pleasure of asking Meredith to plan our first Baby Shower. As we were out of state transplants as the husband/father i got tagged to coordinate. In typical fashion I reached out to someone with Expertise, Meredith. Talk about a god send, she managed all aspect for us, Location, Invitations, menu. It was the hit of the town event and have had our friend years after still talk about it! I entrusted Meredith with everything and she did not disappoint. We have already discussed our 25th wedding anniversary which is still 8 years out.

Luna Event Planning
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Claire K.
Verified review

Joanna was amazing!!She walked us through our 25th wedding anniversary. She handled everything from invitations to putting together our travel arrangements for our 2nd honeymoon. Everything was elegant and beautiful and just how we dreamed it would be. My husband and I are more than pleased. Thank you Joanna! - Steven & Claire Kalford

MEGHAN WALTER EVENTS
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tracey B.
Verified review

Meghan was absolutely fantastic and went beyond my expectations. As a busy professional traveling most weeks, I did not have the time to organize my sisters bridal shower, and pull it off in the way I wanted. Meghan listened to my ideas and created an outline of what was needed. She also provide options for us to create things on our own which saved some money. I think the expectation is normally that planners will do what they can to make the most $$, but she was certainly sensitive to the budget and did an incredible job. I will absolutely be using Meghan for future events. She made it so easy!

  • 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.

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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Need a Wedding Planner for a Wedding on October 5, 2013

Springfield, MA

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    the colors I would.love are ice blue , white ,and a very light pink
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