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Kansas City Wedding Event Planners

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Belle Journee
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah B.
Verified review

We hired Kirby for day of coordination, and I am so thankful that we had her. Miranda, Kirby, and I had met before and created a timeline, and I was able to ask many questions, email them both, and depend on them to confirm details of the wedding with all the vendors. The wedding day was rainy, and that made everything much more difficult for Kirby. But she helped set up the rain back up plan for the ceremony, listened to what I wanted, worked closely with the photographer, diverted questions, and helped make sure that everything went smoothly despite nothing going like our original plan. She did all that- plus much more that I probably don't even realize, as the bride, she kept me pretty well out of it so I could enjoy my special day. We couldn't have done it without her.

Indulge I, LLC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Tim D.
Verified review

Leanne was professional in all our dealings. She handled delivery, set-up, and take-down for our event when all others had extra costs for the service. Her cupcakes for our wedding reception were out of this world and we received NUMEROUS compliments on their flavor. Would use her again in a heartbeat if I needed to. Highly recommend her!!

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Saphire S.
Verified review

Aarika helped us with our wedding rehearsal and the day of coordinating of our ceremony, she did a really great job keeping everyone on track, on time, where they needed to be and paid attention small details to make sure it ran smoothly :)

Defined by Dre
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
William S.
Verified review

Wedding Coordinator - Andrea was amazing through our whole wedding, she was available at anytime and seem to always be one or two steps ahead of us. Hands down a great experience for us all around.

A&C Elegant Event Planning
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Milikha W.
Verified review

Working with April and Chris was great. They listened to what we wanted and brought everything to life beautifully. They were very easy to keep in contact with and were very flexible to any changes we requested. They made planning a wedding easy and as stress free as they possibly could. On the big day everything went smooth! We started a little late, but that was my husband's fault, not theirs lol. But even as I was stressing about my husband showing up an hour late to the venue, they made sure everything was as it should be! Everything turned out beautiful and everyone had a great time!

The Special Day
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren K.
Verified review

I had a day of wedding service only but she did everything I asked of her, was on time, friendly. Made sure my wedding reception hall was set up the way I wanted it. She even had my slideshow set up so guests could view it as we were having couple photos taken .

Sophie Mueller
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
Verified review

Sophie Mueller is an absolute dream to work with! Not only does she have some amazing ideas, she's also very open to other ideas while staying within requested budget. She decorated a cupcake table for my wedding and it was more than I could ever ask for. It was SO nice because I gave her a budget, colors, and the theme of the wedding and she ran with it. As a bride planning a wedding, it was nice having Sophie on the team because I knew the cupcake table was going to be done perfectly. She was SUPER friendly and always had a smile on her face. I would recommend Sophie to anyone who is looking for decoration/event planning ideas. Thanks again for making my big day even more special Sophie!

As You Wish KC
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Madison M.
    Verified review

    I LOVE As You Wish. As a photographer I work with a ton of wedding planners. However As You Wish has been my favorite so far. Brennan goes above and beyond for every bride to make sure that they are not stressed out on their big day. She is very well organized and works well with all of the people involved in the wedding. Her keen eye for detail really shows with her decorations. As a photographer we love when planners/designers pay attention to every little detail. Madison Photography would reccomend As You Wish for all of your wedding and party needs :)

    The Final Touch LLC
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Aimee N.
    Verified review

    The Final Touch is amazing company to use and work with. Destiny takes extra time to listen to your wants and needs and makes them become a reality even when you don't think it's possible. She is always available and even when I had to email or leave a msg her response time was incredible. She will work with in your budget if you are upfront and clear. She knows a lot of vendors and the best fit for your event. Hands down you won't be disappointed!! Check out The Final Touch for your event!!

    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    My mission is for every bride & groom to relax & enjoy themselves with their families & friends without worrying what's going on behind the scenes. My services are the following: - Full service planning - Following consultation & hire, the services of full planning are budget management, researching & securing vendors, attend all vendor meetings with the bride & groom, confirmation of all vendors, assist with setting up & taking down decorations, coordination, & oversee the ceremony & reception. Assist with any other tasks per the couple's request. - Day of Coordination - Assist with decorating, confirmation of all vendors, review & finalize remaining details, oversee the ceremony & reception. Assist with any other tasks per the couple's request. - Designing & Decorating which include (optional): - Designing and decorating candles - Bridal accessories - Table center pieces

    • 4 years in business
    Tammy W.
    Verified review

    We had a great experience with “Your Day, Your Way!” My daughter got married on June 6, 2015, and Paula and Freedom were there to help every step of the way. Paula was my creative genius who helped with décor ideas for the church and reception site. She created beautiful runners for the aisle as well as stunning pew bows … and the arch, Oh! It was magnificent! Freedom was my savior organizing and decorating before the reception and then during the reception, making sure that everything was taken care of so I didn’t have to worry about the details and could enjoy the evening. These two pros were so easy to work with and truly wanted to make sure that my daughter’s wedding day was done “Her Way”! The evening went off without a hitch and I must thank “Your Day, Your Way.” They’re the greatest!!

    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jessica L.
    Verified review

    I loved everything about the day and was so appreciative of Marlayna and her team. The day went by so fast I'm sure I would've missed something. We had 3 different locations and so many vendors...it really was a mess in my head. I wish you were with me the whole way, but I'm thankful you stepped in as wedding coordinator.

    Events by Michelle Windle
    4.0
    from 1 review
    • 15 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Vanessa J.
    Verified review

    She was very punctual and true to her word. She is an outstanding person to work with and I would definitely work with her next time. Everything went successfully with Events by Michelle.

    About

    I make it my business to get everything you have asked for, so, therefore, I pay close attention to detail. I work with a budget that fits you. The services that I offer is a proposal planning for when you're ready to pop the question. I will also plan your bachelor or bachelorette party, rehearsal, dinner ceremony, and reception. You, the client, is my top priority, and your satisfaction is very important to me. Free To Be Me Bridal will take the worry and the planning off your shoulders because you have enough to worry about.

    • 6 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    Confetti Events is a boutique wedding and special event planning company based in Overland Park, Kansas. Founded in 2012, our mission is to create custom weddings that speak uniquely to each couple we work with while celebrating life, love, and fine details. A certified international wedding planner will guide you through every step up to your wedding (event) with ease and grace providing educational resources, timelines, and vision, making your day memorable and stress free. As featured on The Knot and WeddingWire, Confetti Events has been honored with the prestigious Couples Choices Award and Best of The Knot. Please read our reviews on The Knot and WeddingWire. We handle the following events: * Engagement Parties * Bridal Showers * Bridal Luncheons * Bachelorette Parties * Rehearsal Dinners * Wedding Planning * Day-of Coordination * Vendor Referral * Wedding Timeline Creation * Baby Showers * Anniversary Parties * Children's Parties * Princess Parties * Bar/Bat Mitzvahs * Quinceaneras * Sweet Sixteens * Graduations * Surprise Parties * Retirement Parties * Photography * Invitations * Decorating * Theme Development/Designs

    About

    I don't want any two weddings I plan to be the same. Your wedding should represent who you are, both as individuals and as a couple.

    About

    I do complete wedding planning as well as floral design for weddings. I work with brides on small and large budgets and will customize everything to what you have dreamed about.

    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    At Premier Occasions we take great pride in our attention to detail.have the ability to think outside the box. Listening to our clients wants and needs, and doing our best by bringing their vision to life.

    About

    We offer delivery setup and take down of a large variety of supplies such as ceiling draperies, chair covers, select custom designed centerpieces and more!

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I believe that love and laughter make the world go around. Although I am very professional I do try to make the planning process fun for all of my clients.

    About

    We are a one stop shop for your wedding & event with combined experience with over 30 years in floral and design and 18 years in catering. We love to help you have the best event at a price that you can afford. We strive to "go green" in as many areas that we can to make it not just economical but beautiful at the same time. Give us a call to help plan and provide the wedding or event of your dreams!

    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.

    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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