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Glory Event and Rentals
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Glory Event and Rentals

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  • Serves Baltimore, MD

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Dani S. says, "**Review for G.E Rentals:** I recently hosted a couples' conference named "Marriage Connection" and entrusted G.E Rentals with the task of decorating the venue. I must say, their service was exceptional from start to finish. G.E Rentals truly understands the art of transforming a space into something magical. The decorations they provided were not only beautiful but also perfectly suited to the theme of our event. They incorporated elegant floral arrangements, tasteful table settings, and subtle lighting that created a warm and inviting atmosphere. What impressed me most was their professionalism and attention to detail. From our initial consultation to the day of the event, they were responsive, organized, and full of creative ideas. They listened carefully to our vision and executed it flawlessly, making the entire process stress-free. During the conference, many attendees commented on how the decorations brought the venue to life and enhanced the overall experience. It was clear that G.E Rentals not only decorates spaces but also crafts environments that resonate with the event's purpose. I would highly recommend G.E Rentals to anyone looking for top-notch event decorations. Their expertise, professionalism, and ability to make a party truly special are unmatched. Thank you to the entire team at G.E Rentals for making "Marriage Connection" a memorable and visually stunning event!"See more
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Dreams & Harmony
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Dreams & Harmony

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  • Serves Baltimore, MD
Jeff H. says, "⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Absolutely Perfect! Choosing Dreams & Harmony was the best decision we made! From the very beginning, the D&H team exuded professionalism and genuine care for our special day. The planning process was seamless thanks to their thorough understanding of our dreams and how it would work with Vidrio. They knew every detail, from the layout and design elements to the how the night would work. Everything played out as planned. We felt completely at ease throughout the process. Their advice was invaluable, and they flawlessly executed every aspect of our wedding. Specifically, even though the special lighting and custom décor were simple, it was all breathtaking. Sam crafted some magic. Becca and Blake were amazing and provided photo and video that captured every precious moment beautifully. The team's coordination and synergy were evident, providing a smooth, stress-free experience that felt cohesive and well-orchestrated. We met every month and they were super responsive to emails. What stood out most was the respect they showed for us. You can tell they are all seasoned pros – they could easily charge double what they charge. We felt truly valued and knew we were getting exceptional service. Thanks to Dreams & Harmony Weddings, we had a wedding that was elegant, romantic, and an absolute blast! Our guests are still raving about it. If you're planning a wedding at Vidrio, look no further than D&H. They will exceed your expectations in every way."See more

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 a wedding planner cost per hour?

On average, wedding planners charge $80 for their services. However, rates can range from roughly $50 per hour to $100 per hour, or even more than $300 per hour.

To find out how much it will cost to hire a wedding planner, request cost estimates from a few in your area. Also, keep in mind that some wedding planners may have flat fees instead of hourly rates.

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.

What does a wedding coordinator do?

A wedding coordinator is involved in the wedding planning process, but some coordinators focus on the day-of activities and schedule. These professionals are sometimes referred to as “day-of wedding coordinators.” They make sure your wedding starts on time, the vendors are there and everything runs smoothly. Essentially, they are your point person. And they can help minimize the stress (and jitters) brides and grooms may experience when throwing a wedding. 

Is a wedding planner worth the cost?

Hiring a wedding planner can be worth the cost if you want to minimize your stress and save yourself time. Let’s be real — planning a wedding is a lot of work. You have to figure out a budget, shop around for vendors (DJs, bands, florists, caterers, chefs, photographers, videographers, etc.), negotiate contracts, book appointments and so much more. 

If you’re not interested in planning a wedding all on your own, consider hiring a wedding planner — especially if you have the budget.

What do wedding planners do?

Wedding planners do exactly what their job titles indicate — they plan your entire wedding and handle the logistics. For example, they will: 

  • Identify the best DJs, caterers, florists, photographers and other vendors for your wedding.
  • Help negotiate and set up contracts with your vendors. 
  • Keep track of your budget and spending.
  • Make sure that everything runs smoothly on your wedding day.

In some cases, you might need to hire a separate wedding designer to handle the styling services or a wedding coordinator to oversee the schedule and activities the day of your wedding.

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