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Golden Valley Wedding Planners

Browse these wedding planners with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Golden Valley.

Top Pro
  • 22 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alyssa W.
Verified review

Holly was my Wedding Planner, Day of Coordinator, and Florist all in one and did better than any team coordinators and florists ever could! Holly took my dream wedding and made it reality-while keeping my budget in mind. When disaster struck on the day of and the venue was not set up on time, Holly went straight to work and properly delegated the employees of the venue and made sure that everything was as it should be (as well as personally fixing each and every chair cover)!!! Holly saved my day and saved me LOADS of stress. I would recommend her for any wedding or event at any of her listed position! Thank you again Holly, you made my vision come to life.

  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel S.
Verified review

I am writing to let everyone know how pleased we were with Kelly Houlehan as a wedding coordinator for our daughter’s wedding, June 24, 2017. The ceremony was held at the MN Arboretum and we some scheduling challenges that Kelly navigated easily. When I arrived at the Arboretum at 11:00 am the day of the wedding, I had no idea Kelly and I would not get into the reception venue to prepare the tables until much later in the day when I was scheduled for photos. Kelly used her time efficiently to listen to my detailed plan, sort the décor to facilitate the transfer of flowers, candles, lights, pictures, and butterflies to their respective locations. She set up everything without my help. The reception room was absolutely stunning and the ceremony lovely. I could never have successfully done the décor had it not been for Kelly’s hard work, efficient planning and professionalism. Kelly was also on hand to reminded us of our photo timelines and got us to the ceremony location on time. She served as a point person for any questions that came up during the reception like helping the DJ to upload the slide show, coordinating the event with the Arboretum staff and keeping my relatives' meals warm while they stepped out for a minute. Kelly was there to respond to every question or problem that arose. She also help organize clean up and packed the décor at the end of the evening. WOW!! Kelly was easy to work with and made it possible for me to enjoy my daughter’s wedding, eat a wonderful meal and celebrate the evening with dancing. I cannot speak more highly of Kelly’s ability to listen carefully, actualize that plan, herd our families around to pictures, ceremony and reception, and clean up. She is an exceptional contractor for the Wedding Collective. I would highly recommend Kelly’s services to everyone who is planning a wedding. Thank you Kelly.

DK Events, LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren W.
Verified review

Took care of everything I needed and kept my wedding planning stress free!

  • 21 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Anna Patricia G.
Verified review

My husband and I had planned a 1900-1920s themed wedding and we made it a point to have a band that would help set the mood at the event. Toni and I had listened to the Jaztronauts and decided that they would be essential for our event. We ended up having to move the date earlier by a day to ensure we could book the 4-piece band. Jason was very friendly and after a few quick conversations on the phone we were able to secure them for our wedding. Throughout the wedding planning process, Jason was able to take song requests that we wanted to have played that evening. It was very easy to communicate between us and it was much appreciated as the day drew near. On the day of, Jason made sure to contact our maid of honor to verify set up information and he made it very easy to be uninvolved with the small details as the bride and groom. We found it very respectful that they utilized our wedding party as contacts instead of contacting us directly. Jason was also able to play our mp3 song for our first dance. This organization was very accommodating and we felt very respected and would suggest this company to anyone planning an event.

J'aime Events
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Kristie P.
Verified review

Jaime did an amazing job of helping me plan my destination wedding. I tried to do it on my own, but after 4 days of searching for the right venue, I was feeling overwhelmed. I hired Jaime as my wedding coordinator and she was able to provide several options within hours of my initial contact with her. She respected my budget and only offered services in my financial range. She was available every time I contacted her with a question, concern, or idea. She created a Pinterest board exclusively for my wedding, which allowed me to see ideas that fit with my desires. I'm a Type B personality and just don't enjoy the overwhelming amount of work that goes into planning a wedding. Jaime took on the challenges of my destination wedding with zeal. She doesn't treat event planning like a job; she takes the time to make people feel like their event is the most important thing she's ever done. I highly recommend Jaime for any event planning. I will definitely hire her again!

Abbey Road Events, LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany T.
Verified review

Shaun was absolutely fabulous! We feel quite priviledged to have had him as our wedding reception DJ, everyone absolutely Loved him! He posseses a gift to "feel out" the crowd & set the mood accordingly & does it with a smile! He is friendly, he has excellent taste in music (& attire!) I Highly recommend Shaun Louis Naya & Abbey Road Entertainment! 5 stars for the win!

Enchanting Events
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kate R.
Verified review

Ania and her team were simply amazing. They took what was a tight window for a room flip and made it happen effortlessly. Throughout the night, we continually received positive feedback about Ania and her crew from our DJ, caterer, etc. She and her team are definitely the glue that makes a great wedding come together.

  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tanya P.
Verified review

My wedding flowers looked beautiful. As you Wish Events & Floral Design was helpful in figuring out which flowers would work with my wedding colors and budget.

  • 7 years in business
Kenatia G.
Verified review

We chose Bouquets N' Such to do our floral arrangements for our wedding. I worked with Ms. Trudy! Anyone planning a wedding knows how stressful things can be. Ms. Trudy made this the least stressful part of my planning. She knows her stuff and gave me plenty of options to work from. She listened to exactly what I wanted, she worked with our budget and she kept in constant communication with me, any questions I had, she promptly responded, she even anticipated questions I would have and provided that information up front! I wish they had 10 stars because this company deserves it. I received so many compliments on all of the floral arrangements at our wedding. She provided service that was "To good to be true," but it was TRUE!! I cannot say enough about them. They were genuinely happy for our wedding and made my experience so worth it! I would recommend them to anyone for any occasion.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa S.
Verified review

Beth was so great and went above and beyond to make sure she was prepared for our wedding and make sure everything went super smooth. She adapted to the situation with great attention to detail. We couldn’t recommend her more!! We loved her bartenders as well!

LINDSAY PIRAM CREATIVE
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jamie H.
Verified review

Lindsay's attention to detail was incredible. Her ideas were fresh, new and innovative. Lindsay executed our event better than I could have possibly imagined. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a creative event planner with extraordinary talents.

H. Bow Events + Design
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon O.
Verified review

Holly did an amazing job with my wedding. I don't know how we would have done it without her. She went above and beyond to make our day special. If you are looking for an event coordinator she's the best!

Simply Elegant by MJ
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Zanah D.
Verified review

Mary did my wedding planning and decoration for me and my now husband. She was easy to talk to and she is a great listener. One thing I liked about her services, was that she was always available for questions or problems solving. If I didn't get her right away, she was great with getting back to me in a short period of time. I am now pregnant, and I have now hired her again to do my baby shower. She was great!

See Jane Plan
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Katherine H.
    Verified review

    Hands down the most intelligent and professional wedding planner I had the pleasure to hire. She has been a guide during the intense planning process bringing confidence and organization to something that is so abstract for me. For anyone looking for a true advocate for your happiness and a talented planner for your wedding, Jane is second to none.

    Devoted Designs
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Maribel M.
    Verified review

    She is the BEST!! Ashley did such a great job!! I will hire Ashley 20 more times!👍

    Abby West
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Adriana B.
      Verified review

      Abby planned my wedding last summer and I couldn't have asked for a better person to do it! She was extremely organized, reliable, and her creative ideas and solutions blew me away. Do not hesitate to have Abby work for you, she is one of the best and hardest workers I know!

      Destined Designer Events
      4.5
      from 2 reviews
      • 6 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Cammi T.
      Verified review

      If you’re looking for one of THE best wedding planners around, you absolutely need to get in touch with Anjali. Make no mistake, she is the best. We did our homework, interviewed several planners nearly a year before our wedding, interviewed references and nobody even came close to connecting with us and what we wanted on a more personal and professional level as she did. It’s been a little more than six months since our wedding and we continue to receive comment after comment on how beautifully put together our wedding was. It was a true experience and we owe that all to Anjali! Anjali is an extremely intelligent woman who is very thoughtful in her planning. She blends intellect with years of success, a positive attitude, top-of-the-line team of vendors, takes extreme pride in her work and above all else, she honestly cares about you. She’ll take care of you, she’ll go to battle for you, she’ll solve a ton of problems for you and she will always balance your particular quality/price equation. I think we had to most amazing wedding imaginable. Filled with surprises and EVERY part of the ceremony and reception was much better than I actually imagined. How often does that happen…you get more and better than you expected?? She is respected by anybody who is anyone and despite what I clearly saw as a very close and comfortable working relationship with these vendors, she never once let anything slip. She nailed the business end of the wedding planning, budgeting, negotiating and she completely took care of us every step of the way. There are few things more important than your wedding day. I wanted assurances and piece-of-mind that everything would go perfectly despite any problems that may naturally arise. Anjali is the best out there. I’m so impressed with what she accomplished and how she accomplished it and we consider it a total blessing to have had her as our Wedding Planner!

      Ultimate Weddings
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Emily S.
        Verified review

        Heather was our 'Day of' coordinator and she was absolutely above and beyond amazing! She helped decorate, coordinate vendors, the wedding party, photographer - everything! She was extremely professional. She got along with friends and family as if she was one of my sisters who I had known forever. Putting the wedding coordinating in her hands was the easiest thing to do because we knew she cared about everything as we would have. There were things that went wrong (out of her control) that I never even heard about until way after the day was over, but she handled each and every thing like a pro - so that all we had to do was ENJOY our day without worrying about anything. She listened to everything we wanted, she never forced her own opinion or suggestions on us. Her personality is energetic and fun! Family and friends loved her, we loved her, and she still to this day remembers our wedding day - 5 stars for this amazing lady!

        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!

          • 2 years in business
          • 4 hires on Thumbtack
          Courtney K.
          Verified review

          When I first put out a bid on thumbtack for our wedding, I got a lot responses. Melissa was the first person that didn't make me feel like a dollar sign. She took the time to get to know me and my partner on a personal level and made sure to reflect that in all of the details of our wedding. She and her team are incredible. From the first day we met to the day after our wedding, she has everything covered. I highly recommend working with her!

          Events by Melody
          5.0
          from 1 review
            Laura H.
            Verified review

            One of our best decisions we made regarding vendors for our wedding. Melody and her team were amazing to work with. From the first email and throughout our wedding day, they were on top everything! Melody really knows her stuff and how to make your wedding day go off without any issues! Only thing I wish we would have done differently is to have hired Events by Melody plan our entire wedding instead of just day-of coordination services.

            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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