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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.

J'aime Events
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Veronica R.
Verified review

While we were planning our wedding, I decided that we needed help. I was feeling overwhelmed with all the details and wasn't sure how I was going to make everything happen from another state. Jaime was amazing! She was everything that we needed and more. From beginning to end, I didn't have to worry about a thing on our wedding day. Thank you, Jaime!!

Lula-Ru Weddings & Events
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Ashley M.
    Verified review

    I could not have asked for a better wedding planner! Shellee is an all around wonderful woman who made our wedding day the best day ever. She helped us organize, set up, and decorate our reception. She made all our flowers (bouquets, boutonniere's and flower arrangements for the tables). She even spent our entire wedding day doing last minute items to make everything go smoothly and she was there during the reception to keep things in tip top shape. I gave her a few of my ideas of what I wanted and she ran with them and made it a hundred times better than I could of imagined. Absolutely loved her!! I still to this day hear how wonderful our wedding was from other friends and family. She is very well organized and is there to make it stress free for you and your family. I would recommend her any day!

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

    Ask for the moon event planning did my best friends wedding and they did a wonderful job! I offered to help out for the day to make sure that everything went right on my friend's wedding day, but this event planner took care of absolutely everything! They were so organized and I felt like I could relax and enjoy myself. It turned out to be an incredibly gorgeous wedding and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves! I plan on choosing the same event planner for my wedding next year! :)

    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.

    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 : )

    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.

    • 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!

      • 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!

      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!

        Two Souls Planning
        5.0
        from 2 reviews
        • 2 years in business
        • 2 hires on Thumbtack
        Meghan T.
        Verified review

        Bria did an absolutely incredible job planning our wedding. She was well organized, solved problems before we even knew there was a problem, and maintained a professional demeanor with us, our guests, and our vendors. Our wedding would not have been as perfect as it was without her help. We are so grateful we made the decision to hire her and we cannot recommend her services enough.

        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!

        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.

        • 9 years in business
        About

        I strive for excellence in all areas, as if it were my own wedding day. I also offer assistance with vendor recommendations, favor recommendations and preparation, and all items that are to go home with the bride's parents that night, are packed and ready to be loaded into their vehicles before I leave the reception venue (usually about the time the dancing starts). A detailed Contract of Services is signed by the wedding coordinator and the bride's parents, and a copy supplied to the bride's parents at least two weeks prior to the wedding weekend.

        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!

        • 5 years in business
        About

        Two heads are better than one! With Kelly's floral experience and wedding industry connections and Chris' creativity and management skills, you can count on us to make your dreams come true! No matter what your budget, your wedding can be "Simply Beautiful".

        • 3 years in business
        About

        We provide DJ and Audio service. We are Professional, Fun, Outgoing and Tastefully Weird.

        About

        I am an ordained interfaith minister. I write wedding services customized to meet the needs and desires of couples and coordinate and officiate those services in a wide variety of locations. Since I am not bound by the doctrines of any mainline church, I am free to pursue, with my clients, the best service to meet my clients' spiritual needs. I am licensed to do so in the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin. I also provide and encourage premarital counseling for couples.

        About

        I will help you plan you wedding from beginning to end. My services include the following: * officiate * decorate * sing during the ceremony Weddings are happy times that I believe are truly about the couple's wants. What do you want? Everything is based around that.

        • 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 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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