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Cocktails N' Dreams
4.8
from 135 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 345 hires on Thumbtack
Accounting M.
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Small event (40 people). Very professional and personable, with great service, good attitude. Fast setup and breakdown. Absolute pleasure to work with!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
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Vanessa L.
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Darlene and her team were a joy to work with. The event was a backyard family wedding reception in the Beverly Hills area. She and her staff were timely, professional and extremely accommodating. Darlene was very responsive as we were planning for the event. She was also very generous with her staff on the day of the reception. They ensured that the area the food was served as well as the areas in the kitchen they worked on were clean and orderly. And to top it off, the food was delicious, hot and never ran low! The honey glazed chicken was a big hit. I would highly recommend Darlene and Oceanique Catering for your next event!

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  • 16 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lynn J.
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Cathy catered our daughters graduation party and everything was perfect! The food was delicious and beautifully presented. There is only an option to give a rating of 5 stars but we would give her 10 stars if we could. Her professionalism, attention to detail and culinary skills are exceptional. She made our day a stress free and memorable one. We would highly recommend her to anyone planning an event.

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The Top Pic Collective
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Krista B.
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Everything was wonderful they got to my event on such sort notice Britney and Michelle were wonderful

  • 11 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Corrine T.
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Me and my wife enjoyed our party we had the greatest party planner they were loving they were Caring and went above and beyond our expectations they truly are a blessing to have them plann your event they planned it like it's their own and we highly highly recommend this company we gave them five stars. We have given a lot of parties and hired a lot of party planners some we were please with some we not so pleased and some just sucked. It was a pleasure to work with this party planner here! We will be definitely keeping this company for all of our future parties if you want your party to turn out right to your liking to your satisfaction we highly highly recommend this company. I would also like to give a huge thank you to the party planner her name is Amrya, she so professional, so loving,as well as caring. My dream became her vision and it really came out in her Thank you for making our dreams come true😊

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Leave It To Meeka
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Michelle H.
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Meeka and her staff handled our holiday event fabulously. Her expertise allowed me to enjoy our event without worrying about setup, decorations, food or cleanup. The food was delicious, the correct temperature throughout the event and of sufficient quantity. We received many compliments from our guests. She also added some special touches to make the event unique to us. I would certainly use her again for any type of event. This is the first time that I have used an event planner for a family event and it was so easy. You can definitely leave it all up to Meeka!

Seek Monumental Heights
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Kennedy B.
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Omg!!! I can't explain how much I am pleased with the service provided by the team at Monumental Heights. If I could attach photos I would so I could show how much detail and time they spent in making sure everything was to my liking. My rep Trisha stayed in contact with me every step of the way and even threw in a couple of extra freebies which wasn't a part of the service I initially paid for. Thanks to their team my event was a huge success and I will definitely use them in the future.

Olivo Catering, LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
DirectRx Specialty Pharmacy C.
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The food is amazing. The staff was very helpful while I was choosing the items for my event. They were very friendly and helpful the day of the event. I would definitely use them again and suggest them to people who are having an event.

  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle H.
Verified review

I just want to thank Elegant Touch for making my daughter’s wedding day perfect beautiful and elegant ,I would refer you to anyone and everyone that needs an event planner thank you for making that day beautiful as it was Michelle Hall😍😀

Function Events
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nina P.
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They are outstanding. Will definitely be calling them again for our next event.

R. James Events
5.0
from 1 review
    Nicole C.
    Verified review

    R.James Events was absolutely amazing. I contacted them last minute to help plan my sons graduation party and was very lucky they were available to assist me. The service was everything I expected and more. I am very thankful that they were recommended to me. If your looking for an event planner this company can provide all of your needs from start to finish.

    Pixie Dust Events
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    Pixie Dust Events is a family run company with the mother daughter team Vicki Lintemuth and Lynsey Moore running the show. Every event is treated with the passion and respect it deserves.

    Drop Dead Gorgeous Events
    4.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    Company reviews may be found on Google and Facebook! We customize everything and we are here for you! Here at DDG we do everything in our power to make sure that your event is breathtaking, personalized and stress free. We take pride in offering you the things that other companies can't. We not only help you get started when you have no idea, we also help you visualize better and more economical options for your event and wedding. Aside from our event services we offer patience, understanding, experience at all levels and budgets. We are truly here to make your event or wedding planning enjoyable for you. CHECK OUT OUR REVIEWS ON GOOGLE!

    • 16 years in business
    About

    I am a self taught creator that has impressed my clients as well as myself.

    • 3 years in business
    About

    I am a wedding and event planner who is based in Warren, Michigan. I offer affordable services while providing a unique and a wonderful event that my client expects.

    • 18 years in business
    About

    Classic Weddings & Events offers All-Inclusive Weddings and Events. We are certified and insured. We provide wedding planning, design and coordination. Packages start at $1,500.00. We are featured on Weddingwire, The Knot, Gay Weddings, Bridal and Weddingbee.

    • 5 years in business
    About

    We have a passion for events, and we make sure each and every one of our brides feel special on their special day!

    • 13 years in business
    About

    i am a very good cook you will love it. also decorating is my specialty i make sure i get to know the client so we can make it a little more personal.

    About

    I offer the following services: project management, event planning, life coaching and volunteer management. I can do anything! What and how can I be of service to you?

    About

    I am a business and marketing consultant who has planned and executed amazing memorable events for grand openings and red carpet premieres as well as social events. Whether you are looking for a full party planner or just some marketing and planning advice, I can assist. With one call, I do it all!

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    We provide the Yin to your Yang; exceeding your expectations.

    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.

    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.

    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. 

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