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Cary Wedding Consultants

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  • 7 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brittany E.
Verified review

Meagan baked 150-200 cakepops for my wedding reception favors. She made two flavors of my choosing and made them in the exact style and color scheme to match my wedding décor. I even sent her ribbon and monogrammed tags that I wanted on the favors and she individually wrapped and tied the tags to the pops! She arrived early, set up the favors on a display, plus the pops tasted great! She did a wonderful job and I would definitely recommend her for any party planning events!

Made 4 you Events
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Deneem M.
Verified review

Sylvia was my wedding planner and her work is absolutely AMAZING. I gave her my vision and she ran with it, my wedding was over the top and almost a year later I'm still getting compliments on how BEAUTIFUL it was. I owe it all to Sylvia and Made for You Events I will certainly be using her for every event I plan going forward.

  • 3 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Diane P.
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I haven't met her yet but she has been great to work with. I am looking forward to working with her at my wedding in November.

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Allegiant Luxury Limousines
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex C.
Verified review

Allegiant was great to work with! We had such a fantastic experience with them for our wedding. As with most weddings, things didn't go quite as planned and our driver was flexible and accommodating! The Limo was beautiful and everything went well with almost zero stress on our end. THANK YOU ALLEGIANT LUXURY LIMOUSINES!

Lilac Floral Decor
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Niloo J.
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She is the best. She arranged everything for my wedding.

Bartender
4.4
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Robert M.
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Kim was a great bartender, and her crew took great care of our family and friends at our wedding. She provided the bartending and wait staff. The drinks tasted great and wait staff worked very hard. I would definitely recommend her and would use her services in the future.

Blissful Celebrations, LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
Verified review

Couldn't have chosen a better crew to help with my wedding the best decision I could of made !

  • 15 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Esther P.
Verified review

Amy was amazing. We acquired her services for day of that really meant month of planning. Our only regret not having her for the whole process. We highly recommend a wedding planner and choosing Amy will be a great decision. Our daughter's wedding was wonderful. We enjoyed every moment thanks to Amy. Her attention to detail ensured a worry free wedding rehearsal and wedding. Wedding big or small a wedding planner should be a priority.

A Paradigm Shift Event, LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Maya N.
Verified review

We started planning our giant Indian wedding extravaganza about three months before the big day(s). The process was overwhelming at first. An event coordinator at one of our two venues saw our distress and suggested Jocelyn as our weekend coordinator. After our first meeting, we knew immediately that she would be a great fit - what a relief!! Jocelyn coordinated an entire weekend of wedding events for us, including a Friday night reception in Venue 1, a Saturday morning wedding ceremony in Venue 2, a one-hour room flip in Venue 2, a Saturday evening horse procession to Venue 2, and a Saturday evening reception in Venue 2. Before our wedding, she calmly dealt with a multitude of decoration and logistical requests from myself and the extended family. She was never flustered, always flexible with her time, and always extremely optimistic. She also had great suggestions for vendors and services that fell within our limited budget. The weekend of our wedding went beautifully, and while some minor details ended up falling through the cracks (centerpieces were different from what we planned - not that anyone but the immediate family noticed!), nothing major went wrong - which is a HUGE accomplishment for a massive Indian wedding planned only in 90 days. Many of our wedding guests told us it was the most organized Desi wedding they had ever been to. What an achievement! None of this would have been possible without Jocelyn. Her and her team are the absolute BEST!!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
John D.
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Lili did my wedding in late October 2015. She was very punctual, organized and personable throughout the entire process. Our wedding was beautiful and she helped us write our vows. I would recommend her to anyone doing a wedding in the Raleigh-Durham area.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jim L.
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If you are planning a wedding, I heartily recommend Something Fabulous Weddings! During our long engagement, my wife and I (control freaks both) went back and forth about whether to have a large event to celebrate the actual event. Both of us had been married before and had considered throwing a big party sometime later in the year. But for some reason, with six weeks to go, we decided to have a reception on the wedding day. We had a guest list with more than 300 people on it, and we had identified a venue, but the venue was not in any sense a traditional one, so it came with no ready infrastructure available to support the event. Worse still, it was outside. So, less than six weeks before the big day, we had no bad weather plan, no theme, no caterer, no chairs, no tables, no music, no nothing except a vague sense of what we wished the celebration to be like. Fabulous Weddings to the rescue! They saved us. I have been told many times it was one of the best events of its kind that people had ever attended—the food, the setup, the tables and flowers and everything about it was just, well, FABULOUS. Of course, it rained cats and dogs on the day of the event, and everything had to be shifted and changed at the last minute. Through it all, Ashley and Trent remained cool and calm and got everything to work and work so well that we were proud to be the hosts of such a special night, and our guests were ecstatic! Without FW, we were zeros. With them, we were heroes. Do yourself a favor, hand them the keys and let them drive you to success. We did.

  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Erica F.
Verified review

Amy was a tremendous help during my wedding day and through all the details prior. My day would not have been as perfect without her. She helped me with all the details from the moment I became engaged to the wedding day. She also organized and hosted my engagement party, which was beautiful and everyone had an amazing time. She has a great eye for detail and also seeing the big picture. She referred me to an amazing DJ and a local person that created beautiful silk flower bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages. Amy also made and designed my silk flower center pieces, other silk flower displays, and other decorations for my wedding. They were so beautiful and perfect! Amy is super sweet, respectful, and dedicated to her work. She organized her own wedding and has helped many others. She is able to come up with ideas, offer advice, and work within any budget. She will not disappoint! If you need assistance in a day of wedding coorindator or help along the way, Amy is definitely a great choice! My wedding day would not have been as perfect without Outstandingly Original Occasions!

Events by Elizabeth Ann
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Kelly C.
Verified review

Elizabeth was a huge help when planning my wedding. The planning process got a little overwhelming on my own but she knew exactly what needed to be done and made sure everything ran smoothly. Everything became so much less stressful with Elizabeth's help. I honestly cannot recommend her enough! I know she'll do as beautiful of a job with your wedding as she did with mine.

Debra's Details & Designs
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kinjite M.
Verified review

She has been the best wedding planner a bride could ever have. She is so detailed and and accomodating to what we need. She is basically part of the family now! Everyone loved how she coordinated our wedding day and has been a dream! I would recommend her to every bride!!

Galej Events, LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Paula W.
Verified review

Emily is very professional, organized and courteous. She was a tremendous help when we planned our wedding. At first, we only hired her to assist with the day of coordination, but as we got into the planning, we asked her to help with vendors- we were thrilled with the excellent job she did coordinating services and payments. Through out the process she continued to help us by taking on additional services, going above and beyond in all she did. The week of the wedding, we ended up have a significant venue change due to folks planning to attend who did not RSVP. (We should have had her help with the invite listing and follow-up too!) Emily helped us to switch gears and re-direct quickly with the hotel. I would definitely hire Emily with Galej Events again and would highly recommend her! Paula & Richie

Shirley Harvey Experience
5.0
from 1 review
    Markieta J.
    Verified review

    Mrs. Harvey did an excellent job decorating my wedding reception.

    Weddings by CJ
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Nick S.
      Verified review

      Hey im a videographer and photographer in Raleigh NC. I would love to work with you

      The Story Maker Events
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 3 years in business
      Katherine B.
      Verified review

      Chanelle did an amazing job with planning my daughters 4th birthday party. She was very responsive and there whenever I needed her. I will definitely use this company again in the future!

      Wedding by Michele

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        About

        I run a venue in Roxboro, Willow Oak Park venue. I have been planning events for over 20 years. I have all types of decorations, silverware, forks, etc.

        • 9 years in business
        About

        Years of experience in all fields of Event Planning

        Wedding Director

        New To Thumbtack

          About

          Very detailed oriented person and works to perfection only.

          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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