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  • 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.

Luzettecatering l.l.c
4.3
from 16 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Mandie W.
Verified review

Luzette Catering catered our outside wedding. Daniel was always punctual and returned my calls in a timely manner which was very important to us when planning a wedding. The food was great and the price was very reasonable. The serving staff was there the day of at a appropriate time to have everything set up and served. Often times caterers aggressively track down the bride or groom for payment right after serving and Daniel did not do that at all. He was very respectful of our time and was very professional the throughout the entire experience. The only complaint we had was the bar service. The bar seemed to be unorganized and the bartender was not friendly to put guest. However, when this was brought to Daniels attention he was receptive to the information and assured is that he would address this for any future events. Overall we were very satisfied with Luzette Catering and would use and recommend them for any event. June, 2014

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.

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!

Lula-Ru Weddings & Events
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Chelsea B.
    Verified review

    I was married in downtown Chicago in July 2011 -- I still get butterflies when I think about the day. I gave Shellee my vision and she turned it into a fairytale. My friends & family still talk about how special & unique the day was for them -- even as guests. Shellee's passion for true love & wedding celebrations is shown through the relationship she creates with the bride & groom, her incredible hardwork and creativity. I feel so lucky that my wedding day had Shellee's special touch -- It would not have been the same without her!

    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    John M.
    Verified review

    Chris Spang served as the Pastor for my Son's Wedding...Chris is absolutely wonderful. He could not have been better, from providing excellent pre-marital counseling all the way through the actual Wedding ceremony, Chris was stellar!

    Ask for the Moon Events
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
    Natalie W.
    Verified review

    Maddie and Ask for the Moon Events provided Day-of Coordinator services for our wedding. We had an introductory appointment where we sketched out our preliminary plans and details, a month-out appointment where we created a detailed timeline, Maddie ran our rehearsal, and she and her assistant were with us for the whole wedding day. Maddie Hughes helped my fiancé and me feel completely at ease during our wedding day because she took the worry out of our hands. We had taken care of most of the planning, but she helped us put together a detailed timeline that made sure that the day went by smoothly without extra stress for us or our family/friends. It made it so easy to just enjoy the day. Maddie and her assistant were punctual, very well organized, and they made everything feel as easy-going as possible. They coordinated with all our vendors, handled venue setup (wow!), kept us on schedule while allowing it to seem flawless and effortless for our guests, and really made sure our day was just as we had hoped. We would recommend Ask for the Moon Events without hesitation to anyone planning an event.

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

    I am so impressed with Kat Minks from Adore Productions! She was professional, knowledgeable and completely took charge of every situation on our wedding day. I couldn't have asked for anyone better! If you need someone to make your wedding day special, Kat is the one!

    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Alejandra C.
    Verified review

    Jessica and Jenna are true professionals. I booked them as my day-of coordinators for my wedding reception, and from the beginning they were prompt and clear communicators - over email, by phone, and in our in-person site visit. They really know weddings and events inside out and were always thinking two steps ahead. I always felt like they were listening to my vision and asking good clarifying questions in order to execute my event in the best way possible. My guests even remarked on what a genuinely cheerful presence they brought to the event day! It was a pleasure working with them...thanks JMH Events!

    Ashley Skeie Events
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Rachel P.
      Verified review

      Ashley was the day of wedding coordinator for our wedding day and did a fabulous job! She assisted with our rehearsal as well and we felt at ease on our wedding day as she was so organized and ensured that our day went smoothly! She stepped in and helped in so many ways and we truly appreciate all that she did! She helped make our day so special! We highly recommend Ashley Skeie Events for 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.

      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!

      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!

        • 2 years in business
        • 4 hires on Thumbtack
        Marcia H.
        Verified review

        I contacted Melissa to help with my daughter's September 22 wedding, and it was a great decision! Throughout the process, she was responsive and constantly communicating with us about the many issues and details involved in a large wedding. The day of the wedding couldn't have gone more smoothly as she and her team were making sure every detail and transition was seamless and polished. The entire wedding party enjoyed working with her, and according to our guests, it was a wonderful evening! If I have another event to plan, I won't hesitate to contact Melissa!

        Kelly S.
        Verified review

        I have seen many events catered by Penny and her team, and am always impressed by how seamlessly and flawlessly they take place. Penny always comes more than prepared to make the event perfect, has a lot of creativity, great menu options, and very affordable prices. We've had her to banquets, buffets, anniversary parties, client events, birthday parties, barbecues, garden parties, and more. Hopefully one of these days we'll get to see her work her magic on a wedding, too!

        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!

        Miss Joan's Planning
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 5 years in business
        Courtney A.
        Verified review

        Joan did an amazing job with our wedding! My husband & I were convinced we wouldn't need a wedding planner. But a few weeks before the wedding we were swamped. Joan was extremely professional, worked within our budget, & made sure our big day went off without a hitch. She even worked with my Mom to decide the best flowers & color scheme for our wedding! She helped arrange the food, set up the venue, the photographers, video, music & audio equipment. What impressed me the most was her amazing ability to maintain control as well as her passion for making our day stand out amongst all other weddings! Our friends & family are still raving about it!

        Elem Ceremonies
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 4 years in business
        Rachael H.
        Verified review

        Linsey- was wonderful!! Top knotch in her words and planning for that day and we were her first wedding...so I know she is really the best!! Would recommend over and over....love her!! The Hartfiel's

        About

        We offer event and party planning services, wedding venues, meeting planning services and wedding planning services. It would be our honor to serve you. Life's moments are special; it's our job to make them special for you!

        Any Day Any Way Events

        New To Thumbtack

          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.

          Simply Elegant Group

          New To Thumbtack

          • 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.

          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.

          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.

          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. 

          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.

          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.

          Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.