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Portage Wedding Planners

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Elite Events
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Karen R.
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Planned and executed a destination wedding in the Hilton Head area. Handled everything from decorations to guest travel arrangements, starting with a customized website to keep all the guests informed. Since it was out of town, the event was actually 3 days, starting with an open house, then the wedding day, then a New's Year Eve party for the out-0f-towners. She always went above and beyond and pulled off everything without a hitch. I highly recommend her to plan every single detail of your event. She's really exceptional and loves what she does!

  • 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!

Leah Sleight
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
T. S.
Verified review

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.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jerry E.
Verified review

Angela of Beautiful Bliss did our day-of wedding planning. She was calm and collected, making sure last minute details were attended to. She is organized and provides a valuable service that you may not realize you need until it's too late. Thanks Angela!

Love Greyson Events
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mary E.
Verified review

Working with Valerie was amazing! She was our day-of-planner as well as doing our florals. I'm so thankful she was a part of our wedding!

Carolin M.
Verified review

Pastor Tracy officiated my wedding ceremony and helped make sure I had everything I wanted/needed for my dress and accessories. She is very sweet and caring.

  • 9 years in business
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Magical Memories Work stands our from any other event planning company because we are very creative and think outside the box, to make your event UNIQUE, and Memorable! The thing I love most about my job is seeing the smile on the client's face after the event... and sharing that memorable moment with them.

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We offer event planning, weddings, grand openings, private or corporate events and on-site hair/makeup for all special needs and occasions.

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Having a wedding or event? Let me take all your stress away. Planning is in my blood and its something I love to do. No matter how big or how small I got it covered. Budget friendly and can always work something out. You should enjoy the party so let me take care of the details.

  • 13 years in business
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The biggest plus to our services is that we allow our customers to set their pricing. We know it's important to pull off immaculate events, we also know everyone's financial situation is different. By allowing you to set pricing your specialist know exactly what you need and you-the customer knows exactly what you can afford. Seeing my customers happy and satisfied while allowing them to put their minds at ease.

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I'm a pastor's wife who has been a part of, and planned, many weddings as well as many other large events. I am gifted with people and well organized. I want to help you plan your event of a lifetime.

  • 7 years in business
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We have an eye for detail, making sure every last touch is just as important as the last. Making sure nothing is forgotten or goes untouched! I love that I get to do what I have a passion for everyday and create unimaginable events right before a clients eyes!

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I offer a variety of candy and dessert on beautiful displays at your special event! I also offer some wedding and reception plans based on your personality, beliefs and budget.

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I offer customer service and event planner, from weddings, parties, clubs, as well as floral needs and quotes, and more, at good prices.

  • 9 years in business
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As was reviewed in the Wedding Day Models - Work stands apart due to Creative decor, Lighting, and Guests Feeling upon leaving. Everything. This career fits KiKi Richcreek personality and abilites top to bottom. Her creativity is amazing with all weddings. Themes and Surprises is her specialty

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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My designs are Elegant, BRINGING OUT THE YOU IN YOU. My Prices are based on the type of event you're having and number of people in which the event holds. Creating a Design that brings out the personality of the individual

  • 5 years in business
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I am from the Pacific Northwest and have moved to west Michigan, I have completely uprooted my life to obtain new experiences. With traveling and moving I have come to appreciate minute details and niches within cultures and can apply them to make the culture of your wedding day. The best part of my job is that at the end of the day it doesn't feel like a job. I feel as if I have helped a friend. Picking a wedding planner is a big step toward a big moment for your life, so they have to fit you as well. I work with my brides a lot and it is very meaningful for us to be on the same level.

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I am Clinton. I officiate weddings and my sister Stephanie is a wedding planner. We provide photography as well. We are a family trio that work together and make things easy for you. We will make your wedding a wonderful day that you will never forget.

  • 12 years in business
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Perfect attention to detail. phenomenal wedding cakes .great client relationships knowledgeable sources community contacts Incredible variety of food Working with clients

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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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I am a professional interior designer who has coordinated numerous weddings -- doing all the floral, designing and making bouquets, corsages, etc. including table arrangements. I have worked with all styles -- minimal, modern, formal, garden or glitzy, accomplishing a desired theme by the bride and groom. I have supervised and helped decorate venues, churches and whatever the need is. For several years, I had a small floral business on the side while doing furniture design full-time. I am very good with color and in designing a "complete, unified look."

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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