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Columbia Event Planners

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A2D Events
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Angela B.
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Adonica provided party favors and a banner for my grandsons 1st birthday. I also attended a book signing event that she hosted that was fabulous

Rock The Block DJ Service
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Amy S.
Verified review

I utilized Rock the Block DJ Service for my daughter's Sweet 16 bday party and was thoroughly impressed. The communication leading up to the event was impeccable. Arrival and set up was prompt and smooth. Sam was very professional and pleasant to work with! He comes highly recommended! Thank you for adding to my daughter's 16th birthday memories!

B-Hive Events
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nancy H.
Verified review

Our event has not yet taken place but our initial meeting with Rachael was very positive. Her organizational skills and enthusiasm has removed a lot of the pre wedding stress. Of course we can't give a complete review until the wedding is over but so far we are very happy with the service.

High Impact Entertainment
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Julie S Hayes
Verified review

I've attended many events & high impact is always organized, professional and play the best music!

Susan B.
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These foks are on top of it. We just had a very lovely wedding experience in our yard. Every single question or worry that came to mind during all the planning, had already been thought of by them. Everything ran so smoothly. All the guest responded about what a great time they had and how Beautiful every thing was. I can't say enough good things about PP&E.

  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lily W.
Verified review

Karina was absolutely amazing. I gave her a general idea of what I wanted, and she took it and turned it into the perfect ceremony. I received so many compliments on how beautiful it was, and when things unpredictable events popped up threatening to mess things up, she was able to adapt and fix it so no one knew but us. All while offering us quiet reassurances and keeping me from freaking out (as brides can do). I absolutely would recommend Karina to anyone looking to get married.

The Thrifty Bride
5.0
from 1 review
    Lindsey W.
    Verified review

    Christel was awesome! She helped us with our fall wedding...no detail was left unnoticed. I am so glad I thought to talk with a planner!

    Simply Perfect Parties
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    Julia R.
    Verified review

    SPP is truly perfect--my daughter's Candyland themed birthday party could not have looked better. My husband wanted the game to be brought to life in our yard, and they exceeded our expectations with it all. They set everything up and come back to take it all down, and were very helpful in working within a budget. I cannot say how nice it was to not have to worry about decorations, games, favors, cake/cupcakes, signs, balloons, etc. They even brought plates, napkins and cups that fit the theme. Their hard work, creative eye, and zero stress on your part is worth every penny.

    Party Over Here
    4.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Nacole F.
    Verified review

    Very Beautiful and on point.

    About

    Star Quality Events will accommodate your event with every detail from catering to decor, attire, and invites to entertainment.

    About

    I have over 30 years of event planning experience for 10 to 1,000 people in weddings, reunions fund-raisers and anything you need done.

    About

    My work stands out from others because it is my goal to operate in a spirit of excellence. It's important to me to listen to my client and give me everything that they desire. And if you're not sure what you want, we're a creative group of individuals that take the simple things you say and turn them into exactly what you want.

    About

    We can help or do any party. We will decorate and supply all decor. We can also supply food and drinks if necessary.

    About

    Natalie Merrill, owner, has been planning successful events for over 12 years in MO and IL areas. We are recognized as the premier wedding and event planning company in Mid-MO. We offer a free consultation to discuss your event in great detail or to help you catch a vision of how you want this event to look and feel. Event Solutions can help guide you through the planning process or event and do it for you. Let us help you feel like a guest at your event.

    About

    Divine Celebrations is an event management company that will provide quality service in the design, planning, coordination and execution of private events in Mid-Missouri. At Divine Celebrations, life is our inspiration. There are many things in life that deserve to be celebrated. This includes nuptials, birthdays, anniversaries and a host of other occasions. It is often stressful for individuals to plan an event by themselves. Budgeting, buying, tasting and the like can become an overwhelming venture for one to undertake. Divine Celebrations provides coordination and consulting services that will alleviate stress and allow clients to freely celebrate the events most important in their lives.

    About

    Launched by Natalie Imhoff in January 2009, The Bridal Solution is a Mid-Missouri event and wedding planning firm. The firm distinguishes itself by its combination of a memorable client experience and fresh design inspiration. The Bridal Solution meets today’s bride’s high expectations and desire for uniqueness – and takes away stresses and time-intensive tasks common to wedding planning or important and special event. Natalie and her event team are available to help brides through the planning process with as little or much assistance they may need. The Bridal Solution was awarded the 2011 Brides Choice Award; hence, in the Wedding Wire Community, the firm was placed among the top five percent of wedding professionals.

    About

    I am a creative person looking for opportunities to build a brand for myself and my family in the event planning world. I have helped with six weddings, five themed parties and uncountable dinner parties thus far. I am also a musician and have played the organ and piano for over 20 ceremonies. I am a DIY expert and would love the opportunity to help make your vision a reality.

    About

    We offer personalized and affordable planning, along with catering a variety of delicious foods. We specialize in a variety of different kinds of egg rolls and sweet and savory desserts!

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    event coordinator, event specialists, events, parties, meetings

    About

    Hello, all. We are Star Quality Events And Creations. We specialize in event planning as well as catering. We are two ladies who love to make your special occasion look amazing. Not only are we talented in decorating or just taking the burden, we also know planning can be out of your hands. We also are fabulous in the kitchen. We both enjoy cooking and creating unique foods. Whether it is simple or complex, we would love to assist you. Not only do we do events, we also put packages together such as man cave packages for those men who don't want to do the planning or cooking when you host your sports parties or even poker nights! We do birthday parties, weddings, baby showers, company events, man cave packages, wedding showers, candy bars, etc. If you need it planned, chances are we can do it. If you are looking for fun ladies to work with, I would have to say Ginger and LaVonne are where you should start!

    About

    Taylor Elise Events is a detail focused business, we are here to make sure that your wedding goes off without a hitch.

    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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