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Melody Soul Dining
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Chas R.
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All I can say is "MEATBALLS"!!!! They are amazing, and hand rolled to perfection! Also try her Caribbean-jerk chicken wings. They are just the right amount of spicy and full of flavor. We had an awesome bridal shower for my bestie thanks to you!!! Can't wait to plan my next event with you!

Leah Sleight
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
T. S.
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Leah was our wedding planner. At first I did not know if I needed a planner, as it turns out it was the best decision I ever made! Don’t hesitate to book with her, you will be so glad you did. She provided us support every step of the way. Every detail was executed perfectly. She is positive and supportive through the whole process and brought our vision to life.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shannon G.
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Grace did an AMAZING job! She took care of my engagement pictures, save the dates, two wedding ceremonies/reception, my thank you cards/magnets and i plan on having her do a "trash my dress" session also. She went to both of the venues a week before the weddings to plan out poses and get the lighting right so she was fully prepared the day of my ceremonies. She was one of the first and last people i saw on my Wedding Day and was able to capture every important moment throughout the whole event. My pictures turned out so unique and beautiful! She was so personable and went above and beyond her job description! I have a huge family and my husband has a very awkwardly broken up/ blended family but she handled it prefectly to where we got exactly the pictures we wanted. Grace exceeded my expectations and made the event a very positive experience! I will definetly be using her in the future and i highly recommend her to everyone!

Plan 2 B Wowed
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Edward S.
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Best wedding planner ever this has been the best experience ever thank you so much

Kat.N.Cheese
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nancy H.
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Kat planned and catered two important parties for me. She was professional, worked with a small budget and both parties were really exceptional due to her efforts. I highly recommend her both for planning and catering events. N.H.

DecoEvents
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Hirvin V.
Verified review

excellent work! thank you very much!! I will hire them for future events

Ideal Events & Design
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Keith J.
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Rebecca was wonderful! She helped me put together the most phenomenal 40th birthday party/extravaganza for my wife that I could ever imagined. I couldn't never done anything like this completely on my own, but she was able to help me put my idea which I had in my own mind to complete fruition. I would definitely use her again, and indeed, I plan to for both personal and business events.

  • 1 year in business
Aaron J.
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Great women to work with, very professional and full of energy!

  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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B & J Enterprises, LLC Event Planning Working to create memories that are specific to the needs of each client! Based in the Greater Grand Rapids, MI area; B & J Enterprises, LLC works as a team to create special occasions from large branded events to small weddings and all that may come in between. B & J Enterprises, LLC has a team of qualified and degreed individuals that will provide extraordinary and unique insights that will make your day memorable. Weddings: All of our wedding packages include a team of experts who have experience in wedding planning. If there is a package that does not meet your needs, we will do our best to find what you are looking for, please contact us.

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Grand Occasions offers elite planning, day-of coordinating and professional event guidance. We vow to make it your day, your way.

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I do professional event coordination, including the following: - event location/venues - catering - transportation - hotel - airline - decorating of event and more. My business is great because I have many years of hotel, sales, aviation and nonprofit experience with hospitality and always a smile! Making your event the best is my goal!

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We provide wedding planning services and listings of vendors in over 300 cities across the United States. We offer advice, budget planners and much more.

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In this area I do not feel there is enough people going for a certification with this type of position and will stretch the goals as far as I will. I am for helping the people save money and to enjoy more time with their family and friends!

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I am an event planner with over 11 years of experience in the field including, but not limited to, large galas and sports charity events on behalf of organizations throughout New York City. I have extensive knowledge regarding local venues and vendors as well as insight into the planning process with strict attention to detail and the objective of delivering the event as envisioned by the client.

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I am a freelance makeup artist with over 5 years' experience. I am even working at Benefit Cosmetics. I do all of my own makeup for my modeling and would be delighted to share the photos with you, so you can have a good idea of what looks I can create! I also have had over 6 years' experience in event planning and management, so I can help plan your next big date.

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We will help you have the event that you have been dreaming of at the most affordable price. We will adjust menu to your needs.

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I love when people experience my cooking. A satisfied customer means everything.

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Allow us to bring your thoughts to life by designing your most memorable events. Birthday parties, weddings, house warming parties, bachelor parties, hen parties, graduation parties any event we are here to make it memorable and fun for you. Please reach out to us!!

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We offer: Experienced professional event and catering management. Detailed and innovative events and specialized staff training. Consultation for all serving,catering and event needs. Custom-designed recipes, menus, and stations. Personal cheffing.

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Designer floral, decor and event planning for parties, weddings and gatherings.

  • 7 years in business
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We do corporate events, birthday parties (children/adults), bachelor/bachelorette parties, weddings, decorations, festival planning, and catering, with lots of resources.

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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