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College Park Event Planning Companies

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

Our experience with Top of the City was amazing. This is a highly professional company dedicated to making your event memorable and care free. Maribel was on top of every detail, she was very responsive, punctual and orientative. The quality of the food and presentation was excellent. The service delivered by the staff before and during the event was outstanding. I am very grateful I found this company to organize my event and highly recommend it!

CraftyMomDC, LLC
4.8
from 58 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Ty W.
Verified review

The service was outstanding and all the arrangements and prepared items were perfectly according to my wishes. And it was all done on short request of a panicked mom in distress. I will alway's use this company for any events I have. Thanks so much for making my babies 6th birthdays a "wow" party by her and our guest.

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Beaux-Lou Events
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Teri G.
Verified review

Candra was a pleasure to deal with and responded promptly to my questions. We were coordinating an event for over one thousand attendees, so lots of moving parts. It was reassuring to know that we were dealing with a professional and a very creative one at that!

ALD EVENT SOLUTIONS
4.9
from 42 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 46 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
Ron M.
Verified review

My experience with Honey Do Wedding and Event Planners was absolutely wonderful. As a husband who just wanted to do something special for his wife and show her appreciation, Angie provided me with the quality service to put my anxiety at ease at an affordable price and by helping keep all the details in order. From the planning and completion phase of the event, Angie was there to make sure everything went smoothly, on time, and with professional quality. I really appreciate the help and service. I highly recommend Honey Do Wedding and Event Planners for all your event planning needs. Thank you.

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Floyds DJ Services, LLC
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nidhi G.
Verified review

Kasey us very prompt and helpful! I look forward to her company assisting us with our corporate event. Thank you.

Impeccable Occasions
4.6
from 37 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 43 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!

Event Planning DC
4.7
from 27 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Taylor R.
Verified review

Michele and Christina were more than we could've asked for. They helped plan, coordinate, and deliver beyond our expectations. My stress levels were very low as they were always responsive before the wedding day and they were on top of every minute the day of. Michele guided our wedding party and vendors with ease and worked hard, yet effortlessly allowing me to feel at ease. Christina was also on top of every moment and went as far as bustling my dress and helping me specifically with things I, myself , wasn't even prepared for. I know they handled much more behind the scenes. I'm thankful for their passion to help and their organized fashion of doing so. Anyone who needs a coordinator in the D.C. Area, I highly recommend Event Planning DC.

  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Raphaela O.
Verified review

I hosted a function for about 200 people and used ELG Event Productions. Lisa was awesome! She helped me stay in budget, she was organized, and had a great attention to detail. She thought of things and brought them to my attention before they occurred. On the day of the event, she ensured that things went smoothly and we stayed on track with the timing as outlined in my program. Overall, I had a great experience using ELG event planning services and would highly recommend them to everyone!

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Little Black Book Events
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
A. M.
Verified review

Ms. Young was extremely reliable and efficient in planning my group's event. I live in Atlanta, and the event was to be held in Columbia, MD. She kept in contact with us every step of the way, provided us with referrals for services when we needed them, and was extremely charming upon meeting her, finally at the event. Needless to say, our event went off without a hitch. FIVE STARS.

Fairy Godmother Events
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Maegan O.
Verified review

Fairy Godmother Events is a godsend! Kadzo is highly professional and worked within my budget to plan the decorations and lighting for my "rustic-chic" barn wedding next April. Thanks to Kadzo's dedication, she was able to custom-build a decoration package that incorporated some of my own DIY elements, fit my tight budget, and offered day of wedding coordination and decorating services. Other event planning services just flat out told me that it was impossible to fit the budget that I had set aside, but FGE did what nobody else could. FGE truly goes above and beyond for their clients!

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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jazmin B.
Verified review

This has to be one of the best experiences I've had with planning any type of event! She was attentive to my needs and paid great attention to detail. I also witnessed her work multiple events and treated each one with great care and expertise! If you don't use her you're cheating yourself!

Pink Love Events
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer L.
Verified review

Pink Love did an amazing job for my daughters sweet sixteen last night and at a very affordable price!!! I would recommend them for any major event where you would like balloon decor for decorations. Thank you so much!!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elicia J.
Verified review

From the very first phone conversation she was so easy to talk to. I felt very comfortable with her from day one. She offered me so many ideas that I was able to work with. Planning a wedding is very stressful, yet she was able to keep my head in the game! Kudos to Kim

Phoriah Events
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia M.
Verified review

This is my first experience with a wedding planner so I want to be fair. ,First, I think she had to deal with s tough bride did well. Our budget was pretty low and she did pretty good at staying in it. We loved the venue she found us. On the wedding day she brought helpers with her and they all did an amazing job! The wedding went perfect. The service couldn't have been better. The whole night was a blast! So, I will say, yes I would recommend Phoriah Events! She did our wedding while being ready to have her baby at any time. Very Happy. We have wonderful memories forever.

Styled for You
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lakeysha T.
Verified review

Katorra is a very talented, highly professional personal stylist. She is an excellent communicator and listener. I'm a plus size woman and she knows how to pick out outfits that flatter me as well as conceal the areas I consider my problem areas. I'm a happy customer and I definitely plan to use her again in the future!

Summer & Co. Events
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Molly M.
Verified review

I can not say enough about Arielle and the impact she made as my wedding coordinator! I thought I could handle everything on my own, but figured a wedding coordinator would just help the day of. Well, turns out I was very wrong. If it wasn't for Arielle I would have ended up canceling the whole thing and running to the court house. Arielle's organization and attention to detail was impeccable. She helped me plan everything down to the most minute details and it made the day so much less stressful on me as the bride and gave reassurance to all other members of the wedding. She handled all my vendors the day of the wedding. Apparently, there were some major issues that came up that I didn't even find out about until weeks after the wedding because she handled everything before it even got to me. Weddings can be so much more stressful and frustrating than you can even imagine. Having someone there to handle the crazy with your happiness as their main focus can make the most stressful busiest day of your life the fairy tail you have always dreamed of. Arielle has my highest recommendation and was worth every penny, plus her well earned tip ;) Thank you!!!!

Diversity Studios
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Dana H.
Verified review

We couldn't be happier with our selection. Our business event was a success in large part due to the professionalism, flexibility, and insight brought to us by Diversity Studios. I highly recommend this service provider and look forward to working with them in the future.

Betselot Gessesse
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jennifer D.
Verified review

Betselot exceeded all of our expectations. It was as though she cared as much as we did about our wedding day being a success. She handled last minute emergencies like a pro and we only learned of them after the event. This allowed us to truly enjoy ourselves on a day you can only experience once. Even after we left our event our photographer noticed how hard she worked and managed the clean up crew - and he let us know what a great value we got by hiring her. If I could give her more stars I would. - Jenny & Juris

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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