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Eden Prairie Event Planners

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Top Pro
  • 22 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jean L.
Verified review

We hired Holly to assist with planning a corporate party this summer. Her primary function was to find vendors (food trucks, beer trailer, tents/tables/chairs, etc.) for us and coordinate the contracts with each vendor. She had slightly less than one month to do this and quickly moved into action to find and present vendors to us, and then securing those that were selected. She also was here on the day of our event to orchestrate everything so it ran smoothly. We had a very successful event and highly recommend Holly for your event planning needs.

Luzettecatering l.l.c
4.3
from 15 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Michele A.
Verified review

Daniel is a superb choice for any event. He catered one smaller event and one larger event and did everything we asked. He is very attentive and it is clear he aims to please. The food was delicious.

Vandy's Grille
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jesse F.
Verified review

Steve was the perfect caterer for our wedding. He went above and beyond to make our day special. Admittingly, Steve was more detailed and prepared than our wedding planner and everyone else combined...his experience really shined through and put us at ease. We expected 425-450 for our guest list, and with just 2 weeks to go, started to panic as our list grew to over 600. Steve simply remained calm through the whole thing...a phone call or two and he said everything was alright and we'd get through it. I was about to be a basket case, yet his calm reassured me. The best of it was, before anyone else was served, Steve personally served us first...along with a complimentary bottle of wine he had picked out especially for our meal. He stopped for a second to congratulate us, allow for a few extra pictures, and to make sure we...the bride and groom...were totally taken care of before moving onto our guests. Steve made our day special in so many ways. Something my mother said afterwards that sums up Steve pretty well was, "He's an old fashioned gentleman. His handshake is his bond, and his word is gold. He gets his reputation the old way...he earns it.". I highly recommend Steve to anyone for any catering need.

RV Designs
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Sana A.
Verified review

Rida did a great job for my bridal shower, everything looked amazing. she went above and beyond for the decor and was highly professional to work with , she is a really hardworking person and i would recomend anyone to go for her while chosing an event planner. she kept me up to date with all things , and the end result was amazing, just like i had thought of . Looking forward to working with her in the future.

Chic Party Chick
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie W.
Verified review

Chic Party Chick did an awesome job throwing the Paint with Santa event! Everything was perfect! From the moment you walked in the door, to the very end when you left. The attention to detail of the props, to her photography skills, to interactions with everyone! I will most definitely go to another event hosted by Tiffany!

Adore Productions LLC
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cathie K.
Verified review

My daughter was married at St. Olaf Collage Church and had the venue there as well. Kat was amazing!! She had complete control of everything from beginning to end! As the mother of the bride, I was amazed how smoothly the entire rehearsal and wedding went. Kat was the go to person for everything. She kept things going. The pastor was very late for the rehearsal. Kat took over and didn't waste any time getting everyone started. She stepped in and took care of anything that needed to be done. I would hire her again in a heartbeat and will recommend her to anyone getting married. Her advise up front was invaluable. She saved my daughter so much money with many recommendations and advise. She also did our makeup. She is a professional in all aspects of events. Many wedding attendees asked me who she was and where we found her. They were very impressed with her. My brother-in-law is a pastor and said he wished that all the weddings he sponsored had Kat working at them. He said she really knows what she is doing and what a difference she makes. Thank you so much Kat for all you did to make my daughter's wedding "PERFECT !" You went above and beyond what we expected. OUTSTANDING JOB !!! Cathie Kranz : )

Ole Piper
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 49 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Chris T.
Verified review

We hired Ole Piper to cater our wedding reception at the Rosemount Community Center. We made the decision to hire them based on our previous wonderful experiences with the restaurant/ownership. They provided an excellent assortment of food, based on our requests and their great recommendations, that was cooked to perfection and was right on time. Many guests commented on how much they enjoyed the food. The process of having the it ready and served was seamless and done to perfection. It was clear they had the experience and expertise to handle our special day. We highly recommend using Ole Piper to cater any event.

Events by Erin
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Jane John M.
Verified review

We are writing to give our most enthusiastic recommendation for Erin Steinlage. She is a great wedding planner. We worked with Erin during the entire process of planning our daughter’s wedding in 2013. Her encyclopedic knowledge of all aspects of planning the perfect wedding, people skills and enthusiasm are unmatched. Erin is meticulously organized and has the ability to just "get things done" while remaining calm. She introduced us to excellent vendors, added creativity, handled last minute details seamlessly and accepted challenges with incredible grace. Erin has a keen eye for detail and the ability to juggle the multiple needs of a project of this type. She was truly invested in the success of not only the wedding day, but all the steps it took to get there. It goes without saying that Erin would be a positive and impactful wedding planner for anyone who hires her. Erin is bright and capable and a pleasure to work with. We have wonderful memories of working with Erin.

Francesca's Catering
4.3
from 3 reviews
    Cynthia W.
    Verified review

    I have worked with Francisca on many different catering events. She offers great guidance and help in planning the perfect meal. She is very professional, always comes prepared and creates delicious food. Her food is a better quality then most restaurants offer. I look forward to working with her again in the near future.

    Sandy T.
    Verified review

    Penny, catered our event for 160+ people. The food was outstanding! The compliments were overflowing on the taste and presentation. If you want great service and a creative menu this is your company.

    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Mary L.
    Verified review

    We had Blu Willow do a dessert bar for our luncheon. It was simply elegant, with the colors gray and white used for a modern, clean look. Their attention to details really showed and looked impressive!

    • 21 years in business
    Nyja B.
    Verified review

    I contacted Culinary Partners after needing a last minute caterer for a large family event. I spoke to Gerald and he was very accommodating, especially given the time frame (we're talking barely 3 days here). He arrived on time to prepare the food and everything was cooked perfectly. From the steaks to the vegetables, we couldn't have asked for a better meal. Next time we need an event catered, we will be sure to contact Gerald again, hopefully with more notice, though!

    SR Consulting and Events
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    Dawn P.
    Verified review

    We had a fundraiser and didn't even know where to begin. The staff at SR Consulting and Events were great. They really listened to what we wanted to accomplish, and delivered. We are planning on booking them again fo future events!

    SunKissed Events LLC
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Karissa F.
      Verified review

      Heather and Justin were an instrumental part in making my wedding day perfect! I cannot say enough great things about SunKissed Rentals & Events and their services. From start to finish, Heather helped me plan my wedding reception and made it a dream come true. Heather and I had multiple coordination meetings prior to the day of which allowed me to sit back and enjoy my wedding day. They handled everything from placing decorations and place cards on each table, to setting up wedding signs, to handing out tips to the vendors. At the end of the night, Heather and Justin tore down all of the decorations and moved the gifts from the venue into our car. I highly recommend working with SunKissed Rentals & Events if you are planning any type of event - they are incredibly organized, professional and fun!

      About

      We help in all aspects of the details that go into planning an amazing event that you will be proud of hosting for your friends and family!

      About

      We will arrange everything from start to finish to accommodate you and your guests, including table settings, menu requests, entertainment and special decorations. The Magnolia Blossom is available for weddings and receptions, corporate sales meetings, award banquets, customer appreciation parties, birthdays, retirements, weddings, luaus, or any other theme occasion which requires that extra special attention.

      About

      We provide event planning and silent/live auction services to individuals, companies, and non-profit organizations. We have experience planning small (graduation, birthday parties) to medium (golf tournament, banquets) to large (Gala) events. Our auctions average 250-300 items and bring in $40,000-$60,000 for your organization. We can help you with managing the auction from start to finish, or use our database to send out your solicitation letters.

      • 8 years in business
      About

      The most revolutionary part about Simply Elegant is that our goal is to save you more money than what we cost you (Extraordinary idea, right?). We are here to change the pre-conceived notion that event planners are only for the wealthy. We believe that clients who are more budget conscious aren't getting any less married or having any less fun; they deserve to be fully present on their event day. Here at Simply Elegant Events our motto is: We are for everybody, on every budget.

      • 5 years in business
      About

      I am a polished professional and experienced event coordinator/planner who has been helping make memories for people for 12 years. I love meeting couples and getting to know you, so I can perfect your plans. I have an elite collection of professionals who I partner with in creating a wedding that is flawless. I am happy to coordinate your wedding day, by simply being there and making sure the day is relaxing and flows smoothly, or I can walk side by side with you in planning everything, from venue to flowers and from cake to catering. I look forward to walking with you through your journey, then sending you down the isle in perfection.

      • 4 years in business
      About

      With An X Meetings + Events is the purveyor of incredible experiences, transforming the expected to the exceptional. From your next sit-down dinner to your corporate meeting or conference, a grand opening celebration, a graduation, an anniversary, a birthday, and more, With An X is dedicated to excellence, no matter the occasion.

      About

      Any Day Any Way Events can transform your dreams into reality, no matter what kind of wedding you're searching for. We are able to do a local Minnesota wedding, or we can perform a destination wedding anywhere in the world. We promise a special day with fantastic memories that will last you a lifetime. Enjoy yourself and leave the work to us! Our mission is to turn your dreams into reality, and experience the pleasure of your special day. Let us think about making it more superb than you thought, and just as our name states, we can plan your event any way and any day you desire it! We hold a plethora of knowledge in selecting the correct locations, vendors, party professionals, and caterers to suit your distinct necessities. We are able to save you the worry, stress and time when making the various decisions needed to achieve your perfect event. We pay attention to all the details, and we have developed lasting relationships with various vendors, promising you excellent service and value. When the special day comes, we deliver our experience and knowledge together, not to simply make it happen, but to surpass your every expectation and develop beautiful memories.

      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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