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Baltimore Event Planners

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Top of the City Catering
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Toni R.
Verified review

Maribel got right back to me with a quote on my project. We decided to have our event in our town so we ultimately went with a local caterer

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Beaux-Lou Events
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tiara D.
Verified review

Candra is an amazing event planner! Very professional, organized, energetic and best of all passionate. She handles things in a timely fashion and events always go off with out a hitch. From food, decor, activities, and surprises...her events are always fantastic. I have been to several of her events...and each one fantastic! She stands out because she can plan & host a party. Which she does both remarkably well. She can vibe with any crowd from toddlers up to senior citizens. Her passion for the youth makes any child party/event amazing. I've seen her in action and kids just love her!

ALD EVENT SOLUTIONS
4.9
from 42 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Shavonne M.
Verified review

After I decided to plan a 70th birthday party for my father, I knew I wanted something different other than just a few guests at home. After speaking with the owner of ALD, April, about what I was looking for and what my budget was, she immediately started helping me brainstorm options for locations and vendors to take care of everything from cupcake orders to banners. She even went to visit the restaurant, see the room, and speak to the restaurant event planner before I could make it over to the location. April is super organized and has timelines and deadlines for each step in planning the event and she always returned my calls and emails in a timely manner. When the day of the event arrived she had all of the materials as discussed and decorated the dining room with a beautiful black and gold theme. She provided everything from chair covers and table linens to balloons. Everything went as planned and she stayed around to make sure everything was on track. I'm so glad that I worked with ALD! They created a memorable and unforgettable event.

  • 11 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy M.
Verified review

My husband and I loved working with Honey Do Wedding and Event Planners. They were polite, asked questions, and went above and beyond on our wedding day. Our wedding would not have been the same without them and they were by far our favorite vendor.

Impeccable Occasions
4.7
from 38 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica M.
Verified review

I had a wonderful experience working with Impeccable Occasions. Guests at my event commented on how friendly and professional the bartender was. Will use them for all of my future events.

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MJM Events & Staffing, LLC
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike K.
Verified review

We loved working with Mary! She knew our venue (Historic London Town) like the back of her end, so it made it so much easier to handle all of the ins and outs leading up to our wedding and on the day of. Mary was such a lifesaver for us, helping us think through the setup of the event, planning our rehearsal to make sure we knew what we were doing, and corralling our vendors in line with our planned schedule. Whatever we needed from Mary, she was willing to do, and always with a huge smile. This included taking care of the clean-up of the decor items we brought to the venue, and even meeting us a couple days later to pass off things that couldn't fit in our car. Would work with Mary again if given the chance!

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy K.
Verified review

Everything about Teresa's catering was perfect for our wedding. She worked within our budget to accommodate a wide variety of dietary needs and special requests (including an ice cream bar!). Teresa consistently went above and beyond for us, always responding to our emails and questions within the day and agreeing to do small tasks at the wedding, such as managing our cake cutting! On the day of the wedding, her staff was friendly and professional. We heard rave reviews about the food and would hire Teresa again for any event we were planning!! We cannot recommend her enough for weddings and other events. She is kind, caring, responsive, and professional. Thank you for everything Teresa!!

Top Pro
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Monica T.
Verified review

I loved each balloon creation. I will definitely contact her for my next event. The decorative uniqueness that it added to my affair was Top Notch. She responded to each of my messages within hours and minutes. As far as punctuality I will just say this. She beat me to my own event! She arrived probably 40 minutes before I did and I wasn't late 😁. Top Notch!!!

BMore Fabulous Designs
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel W.
Verified review

BMore Fabulous was such a great find for our wedding, we will be looking to work with them again soon for our family reunion! I needed a wedding planner due to my busy schedule. I wanted someone to be able to accomplish anything I needed from vendor searches to scheduling. I quickly found out that I needed an all-inclusive package, however, all the polished major companies I found were charging a ridiculous amount of money and not providing everything I wanted to be accomplished. To save money and also try to support local businesses or start-ups, students, amateurs etc, I started to look for wedding planners on craigslist, thumbtack, local ads etc. I found BMore Fabulous and was quickly convinced that this was who I wanted to work with. The price was right, the details were many, and the contract was flexible. I did not realize until later, but we really did win big by working with this company. BMore Fabulous was more than all inclusive. Erin, the boss, accomplished all the expected all-inclusive activities such as finding vendors, scheduling meetings, and planning the day of events, but she did WAYY more than that. She was also our decorator for the venue, with her own linen and decor, she provided uplighting for beatuiful effects with her own equipment, and she was our florist for all the bouquets and decor. She also provided the staff and coordination for our bar. If you truly want all inclusive in one place, Erin, from BMore Fabulous is the WOMAN. Also, regardless of what she could provide, Erin, was very flexible. This, I find, might have been the most important benefit we got from working with them. I imagine other polished and bougie companies would be very strict and inflexible when it came to the contract, payment options, changes to your ideas and plans. With Erin, we were able to change our contract twice. Our payment options were flexible, and there were no hiccups with policies. If we had a vision, there was no headache with changing things. My husband and I are very particular and he had his doubts if all of our details would turn out right at the wedding. He actually had his doubts about BMore Fabulous, because all of our meetings were not conducted at an office, and details were written on lined paper, or an old laptop etc. In all reality, that was judgmental. Our wedding turned out absolutely beautiful! Despite that there were so many mistakes from our officiant and DJ, the crowd did not notice, and the only reason it ran as smooth as it did was because of BMore Fabulous! My husband in fact, later said how he was impressed by Erin and her work and how she did an exceptional job. Definitely work with BMore Fabulous!

Creations by Jackie lindy
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Jada H.
Verified review

she is an amzing woman, and her work is very impotant to her. This is something you can see through out her creations and preformance! I recommend you book her for everything and every event! you will be 110% satisfied !

Top Pro
  • 14 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hao H.
Verified review

It was a great pleasure to work with Trina, our awesome wedding coordinator. She is superb professional and very knowledgeable with all the wedding details. She made a lot of good recommendations to our wedding event and she is very easy to talk to. I highly recommend Trina as your best coordinator for your wedding.

Fairy Godmother Events
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Christiane D.
Verified review

I had the pleasure of working with Kadzo to plan my daughter’s 10th birthday party. It was my first time hiring an event planner, so I didn’t know what to expect. After our first meeting I knew immediately that I made the right choice. She came prepared with lots of ideas and was able to make great suggestions that corresponded with the theme of the party. She followed up with me periodically to provide updates and ensure that all questions and/or concerns were addressed. Using Kadzo’s services resulted in a wonderful birthday experience for my daughter and her friends. I would definitely use her services in the future and would also recommend her to others!

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Little Black Book Events
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris F.
Verified review

When my now wife and I set out to plan our wedding, we were one of those couples who thought hiring a planner was unnecessary. We had roughly 6 months to pull it off. We fancy ourselves as reasonably intelligent and financially responsible people and we thought that was plenty of time. Fast forward 4 months. The stress began to mount and panic had set in. Our budget is dwindling. We broke down and decided to hire a day-of coordinator. Better late than never, but who do we call? Every one we spoke to was either way too expensive or not the right fit personality wise. Thanks to Thumbtack, we found Vanessa. We are incredibly happy we did and we couldn't have pulled off our awesome wedding without her. Here's just a few of the reasons why: 1) Attitude - She has the PERFECT demeanor for event planning. She kept us on track, but was never pushy. Very personable and easy to talk to. Every time we spoke to her we felt both at ease and motivated to check more off of our list. 2) Creativity - Simply put she has great ideas. Whether it was decor, logistics, floor planning, etc., she listened to our inputs (which weren't always in lockstep - welcome to married life) but put here own spin on things. Our wedding was weeks ago and we still are getting comments on how beautiful everything was. 3) Contacts - Vanessa made great recommendations for vendors, and didn't do so based on any kickbacks or financial gain to herself. In fact, we had one vendor who was somewhat flaky that we had already booked. She was able to line up a "just in case" vendor for us. 4) Organization - Nothing fell through the cracks and she thought of small details we didn't have the capacity to (because we were too busy being crazy pants). 5) Value - She is worth every penny and I would argue she is a bargain for the service she provides. This is especially in comparison to other planners out there. If you need help planning an event, not just a wedding, we highly suggest you reach out to Vanessa @ Little Black Book. You absolutely will not regret it.

  • 5 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Paul O.
Verified review

Soleia's Weddings and Event Planning did a WONDERFUL job organizing our work barbeque for 50 people. The food and service was excellent. I look forward to more events with them!

A Memorable Party
4.3
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Valkyrie L.
Verified review

He took initiative, prompt responses, beautiful follow up. 20yrs experience and overall knowledgeable about his "event planning" world.

Affinity One Events, LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Demetrica J.
Verified review

This was my second time using Affinity One Events. What an AWESOME EXPERIENCE! Everything was done with class. Affinity One Events made my retirement party an occasion to forever remember. If you're looking for an event planner for any occasion, no matter how bit or small, I can speak from experience that Affinity One Events is the one to plan your event. Contact them TODAY!

Croix Marketing & Events
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sekou D.
Verified review

excellent service I will use them at my next event!!!

Weddings by Aly
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jennifer P.
Verified review

She was the most understanding, attentive, and focus event planner I have used. Everything was exactly what I pictured and dreamed. The wedding itself went amazingly. If there was any delays or mishaps you couldn't tell. Her professionalism was flawless. I plan on using her for many other future events !! We absolutely loved her!

The Willow Events
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Obha O.
Verified review

Working with The Willow/Seye was an amazing experience. She was patient and brought my vision to life more so than I could ever have imagined. She had less than six months to plan 3 days of Wedding ceremonies for 400 guests...not many could do that and pull it off as well as she did! I'm so grateful for Seye coming into our lives when she did and wholeheartedly do not believe anyone else would have been able to deliver like The Willow was able. I recommend EVERY bride contact her - she is that good!

Keynote Events, LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Monique B.
Verified review

Working with Linda was an awesome experience! I was so nervous regarding my event but Linda put my mind at rest with her expertise and quick responsiveness. She kept me informed every step of the way until the very end, I couldn't ask for a better event planner! Thank you Linda

Event flowers by Michelle
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Victoria D.
Verified review

Michelle always put so much thought and consideration into her floral arrangements. She takes the time to get a feel for the event itself to see what flowers would be appropriate and also values your opinion. Her arrangements are always beautiful and I love working with Michelle on any social gathering that needs a pop of color to brighten up the place. She is the best!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does a wedding event coordinator do?

Pulling off a large, complex wedding or an elegant, small affair requires juggling myriad details, including the officiant, food, drink, wedding cake, entertainment, transportation, rehearsal dinner, photography, equipment rentals, venue reservations and more. A wedding event coordinator can help you keep track of these details, overseeing the planning process and managing everything on the day of your wedding. Each wedding coordinator (and wedding) is different, but in general you can expect an event coordinator to:

  • Help you devise a realistic wedding budget and hold your vendors to it.
  • Map out a master plan that includes all of the details including ceremony music, favors, the guest book and more.
  • Suggest ceremony and reception locations that fit your wedding size, budget and vision.   
  • Suggest florists, photographers, bands, caterers and other vendors that fit your budget.
  • Negotiate vendor contracts for the best deals.
  • Create a timeline for the day of the wedding that includes each vendor and member of your wedding party.
  • Mail invitations and track RSVPs.
  • Answer questions about wedding etiquette and current wedding trends.
  • Manage the wedding day from supervising vendors and setup to handling last-minute emergencies.

Do I need a wedding day coordinator?

Even if you’ve handled every detail of planning your wedding, you might appreciate having a day-of wedding coordinator in your corner. Usually, the coordinator meets with you a few weeks before your wedding to put together a detailed timeline of everything that needs to happen on your wedding day. Then, on the big day, the coordinator makes sure everything goes according to plan — and handles any emergencies that pop up, such as party crashers, missing tuxedos, late vendors, disappearing bridal party members and more. Most wedding coordinators also handle:

  • Distributing the wedding day timeline to all of your vendors.
  • Coordinating all of your vendors, including the photographer, florist and baker.
  • Conducting the wedding rehearsal.
  • Helping the bride and her wedding party get dressed and take photos.   
  • Checking floor plans, lighting levels, cake placement, menus, favors and more.
  • Collecting the wedding gifts and keeping personal items safe and accounted for.

Even if you don’t think you need a wedding coordinator, check with your venue. Some require that couples hire a day-of wedding coordinator for the day of the event. 

How much do day-of wedding coordinators cost?

A day-of wedding coordinator makes sure that every detail of your wedding day goes off without a hitch, and deals quickly and quietly with any last-minute emergencies. For many brides, the day-of wedding coordinator is their best investment! The average national cost for a wedding coordinator is $800 to $1,000. Although full-service wedding coordinators often charge a percentage of the total wedding budget, most day-of coordinators charge a flat fee plus an additional hourly fee if the day runs long. For example, a 15-hour day-of coordination costs an average of $600, plus an additional $45 per hour if the coordinator works more than the planned 15 hours. Another option is to hire a coordinator to manage the last-minute details leading up to the event; for example, 25 hours of month-of coordination costs an average of $1,200. Several factors affect the cost of day-of coordination, including the region, the planner’s experience, and the specifics of the wedding. If the ceremony and reception are in two different locations, expect to pay more than if they’re in the same place. Also, extra details, such as managing food trucks or setting up snacks in addition to the meal, will increase the cost.

What should you ask a wedding coordinator?

When you hire a wedding coordinator, you want to make sure he or she gets you and can execute perfectly your vision of your dream wedding. To find the very best fit, it’s important to ask these five questions:

  • Are you available on my wedding date? If the coordinator isn’t available on your big day, there’s no reason to continue the interview — unless you’re willing to shift your date to accommodate their schedule.
  • What’s average cost of most of your weddings? If the coordinator’s usual wedding is outside your range, they might not be the right coordinator for you. Ask whether the coordinator requires a minimum wedding budget. In general, the wedding coordinator’s fee should be about 15 percent of your budget.
  • What is your speciality? Some coordinators specialize in day-of coordination, some create the overall vision, and others act as a producer. Make sure your wedding coordinator provides the type of services that will most help you create the event you have in mind, such as selecting vendors and handling their contracts, or managing the guest list and invitations.
  • What are your ideas for fulfilling our wedding vision? After you describe your dream wedding — rustic or sophisticated, traditional or funky — the wedding coordinator should be able to suggest appropriate venues, menus, decorations, etc..

Do you have a portfolio? Ask to see photos of their favorite weddings, especially if they’ve managed any that are similar to what you have in mind. This will help you see if you like their style and if their ideas seem fresh and creative.

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