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Oakdale Wedding Planners

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  • 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.

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!

    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Jade S.
    Verified review

    Chris was awesome, he met with my wife and I about an hour before the ceremony. In that time he met and greeted my wife, family & friends. Got me to feel comfortable and not so nervous even told us all a little about himself. When it came to the ceremony he was able to complete it exactly how I wanted. I asked for it to be simple and sweet, and gave exactly that and also acknowledged that I just wanted to get to our marriage and not be so concerned with the wedding. My marriage ceremony was small and simple and when I do decide to have a wedding I would definitely choose to use him again. And I would recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant. Also it was awesome to find out that we were his first same-sex couple.

    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 : )

    Aroona Events
    4.8
    from 5 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
    Priyadharsini R.
    Verified review

    It was the best experience I have ever had with an event planner. Aroona is an expert who is capable of turning a very simple place into an extraordinary posh set up that will look gorgeous n make the event commendable. All my guests were talking abt how my lil one's bday party turned out, for days. They are so organized n professional n sooo creative that you would never even imagine. I really recommend Aroona events to anyone who want their party to be extra special. Love their work.

    • 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
    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!

    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.

    Divya K.
    Verified review

    Our wedding was on a very tight budget and we were consulting florists to fit our small budget for flowers. We finally decided to do it ourselves to keep the costs down. However, I did want to leave a feedback for Lori as she was very easy to work with. She is patient and took the time to understand my needs! Wish you the best!

    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 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!

    • 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". We get to be creative and have fun every day. It is amazing to start with an idea on paper and make it blossom into something tangible and beautiful. Or to see the smile in the bride's eyes when they see what we have created for them.

    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.

    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.

    • 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. We believe that every couple deserves a planner by their side during this emotional planning process. However, many couples think that this service comes at a premium, and we are here to change that belief. One thing we focus on is saving our clients’ money through the specific relationships we’ve created. Beyond being a client’s advocate we are as involved as they want us to be. We can simply help direct them in the last few months of planning, or be there every step of the way.

    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

    I go into each event with one simple goal, to make you happy. Events planning and floral design are two deep passions of mine that I love sharing with my clients. Lets get started on planning your big day! Nothing beats the look on a couples face when they realize just what they can do with their budget. That's what I'm here for, whether you just need a bouquet, an officiant or even a full service planner I'm here to help.

    About

    Red Letter Events can bring to life the weddings you envision. We can guide you through the entire process, making sure everything is handled well. Everything will come together, from the smallest detail to the overall picture. For weddings, we have different packages: pre-designed, custom, and a la carte. For any other event, we can offer custom packages or work at an hourly rate. Whatever your event is, we are wiling to work with you in staying within budget, saving you time and stress at the same time. It's your "Red Letter Day". Expect us to be with you to make the event what you imagined.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    I like to think of myself as the barn and tent expert. A lot of planners do not specialize in this category. Plus I have the decor to also add to the look. Helping people and being about to create pretty outdoor spaces

    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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