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Cary Wedding Service Professionals

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Novitsky Photography LLC
4.9
from 139 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 210 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leon C.
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Steve did an excellent job capturing the events of our 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration. He was professional and very accommodating during the events. He was also patient with the constraints of our hectic schedule including delivery of our pictures.

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  • 22 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Betty M.
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10 STARS..DJ Bill Goolsby was outstanding. My husband and I hired DJ Bill Goolsby-Daddy DoRag Productions for our September 11, 2015 wedding. Our wedding was a huge success. I received so many compliments from our guests on how awesome our DJ was. He made our event feel effortless, fun and beautiful. He was very accommodating from start to finish. I highly recommend Bill to DJ any event and he will be the first one I call for my future events. Thank you again for an awesome job!!

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Zacki's Culinary Creations
4.8
from 88 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anne H.
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Zacki prepared a wonderful ancient Mediterranean meal for our intimate private wedding party. Zacki is very knowledgeable about ancient foods which brought unique flavors to the dishes she lovingly prepares. Every guest at the party enjoyed the appetizers, salad, two great entrees and a healthy and tasty fresh fruit pastry for dessert. The food was fresh and delicious and Zacki and her assistant Kathryn were a joy.

Makeup by Aline
4.8
from 82 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Latarsha F.
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Aline is an outstanding make-up artist!! She gave me the best beat down ever for my bridal session and she is super nice!! My fiance is very particular and he loves her work! I looked gorgeous for my bridal session and I cant wait for her to provide her services for my wedding day!! I know me and the ladies will look amazing! Please hire her, she is the best!!

Ben Poston Weddings
5.0
from 69 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin T.
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We are so pleased to have selected Ben Poston as our wedding officiant! Ben has been so patient and helpful to us, from the first time we contacted him, right up through the wedding day. Due to being in a fiancé visa process, we were not able to set a wedding date until the last moment. With only a few weeks' notice, Ben was able to accommodate our rushed schedule, which we so much appreciated. From the start, Ben provided us with all the details we needed to select the perfect ceremony script for our wedding and make it our 'own'. He also walked us through the process, so that we knew exactly what to expect. We were also so impressed with how Ben delivered the ceremony. He speaks eloquently, has a very nice and soothing voice, and gives the perfect emphasis to each word spoken. He also added touches that made the ceremony personal to us. Ben is very professional, prompt, and responsive to questions and communications. He clearly explains and documents his services, which is so helpful for wedding planning. We highly recommend his services to anyone who is looking for a superb wedding officiant! Thank you, Ben, for helping to make our big day so special!

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Perfect Event Entertainment
4.9
from 64 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine C.
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If you are in the market for a DJ, we highly recommend that you choose Perfect Event Entertainment. Daniel was fantastic. He was punctual, professional, and knew what he was doing. As our wedding service and reception were at the same place, he handled the music for both. We provided him with a number of songs to play during the service, and he managed them all with no problems. He also provided lighting and microphones as well as combined two songs for us for our first dance. Not only that, but mother nature decided to provide us with a sunny day with temperatures just short of being on the sun. This meant that not a lot of people wanted to dance. This did not stop Daniel at all. He could have just thrown on the music and coasted thru, but that was not his style. He utilized every trick in a DJ's repertoire that I have ever seen used, and a few that I hadn't to keep pulling the people out on the dance floor. We can't thank him enough for helping to make our wedding a huge success with family and friends. Ben and Christine

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Mark Terry Photo Video
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aaron B.
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Mark did a basketball highlight video for one of my high school players. The work was absolutely amazing and the revisions I asked for was done in a matter of minutes. I have been coaching for a while and will send all of my players to Mark for highlight videos. Return business is guaranteed!!!

Collazo Photography
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Annette S.
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It was a great pleasure having Lu for photography during my daughter's wedding on June 21. Beginning with the first one on one meeting to the wedding day, the experience was absolutely positive!! During the time leading up to the wedding, communication with Lu was seamless. We are currently planning a Gender Reveal party and hope that she will be available to capture this special event as well. We highly recommend Collazo Photography!!

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Dj Smoove
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley T.
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James did a good job and he was a good DJ for all age that was at my wedding. And he was on time ready to set up and get to work

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BeautyChakra
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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It has been a pleasure working with Toia. She is very professional, made me feel very comfortable and made me look stunning on my wedding day. She knew the colors to use for my skin tone, shimmer, and lipcolors. She also did my eyes so well- normally my eyes water or dont do well post application of makeup. She took care of it very professionally and did my eye makeup with extra care. She is amazing at hair styling as well and made me look gorgeous. I highly recommend her. Also her husband AJ is an amazing photographer. Their combined package of photography , makeup and hairstyling is excellent.

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Jeff Allen Studios
4.7
from 34 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley H.
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Jeff did my bridal session and also my wedding. I haven't seen the pictures from the wedding yet but the bridal portraits were amazing! It almost feels like he should be taking more pictures but he definitely gives you just enough QUALITY shots that take your breath away, instead of a ton of mediocre shots that leave you wishing for more. I would also recommend Jeff because of his easy to get along with personality and quick responses. I emailed back and forth several times with him and he made me feel comfortable so that when meeting for the first time to do the photos, I felt at ease as if an old friend were taking my picture! You will NOT regret hiring Jeff!

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His Way Ministry
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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David F.
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Rev. Walker provided an excellent ceremony for our wedding. He was very professional, kind, and stately. His sermon was warm and biblically sound which was just what we had in mind. My wife and I were very honored to have him and his super sweet wife join us on such a special day. We gladly offer our hearty recommendation.

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jHagan Photography
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lindsey G.
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Jennifer Hagan was very patient with us, informative, helpful, reasonable, professional etc. I felt very comfortable discussing my wedding plans and can’t wait to work with her!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathleen W.
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We hired Alan for my daughter's December wedding. Although the event hasn't happened yet, I enthusiastically recommend him and look forward to all that he will bring to our very special event. His professionalism, attention to detail, and very pleasant demeanor convinced us to hire him immediately. The "mc" role of the dj is very important to the success of a festive, yet tasteful, wedding. I was quickly sold on Alan's ability to meet our expectations and highly recommend him.

Alexanders Studios
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Archie C.
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Stephen is the reason why you hire a photographer for a wedding. Even at last minute he was able to provide quality pictures that are amazing. He is professional and easy to work with. He was such a professional that my wedding planner hired him on the spot for another wedding. Hire him and you will not be disappointed.

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Supreme Team
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charvon M.
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I cannot put into words how amazing of a job SupremeTeam did for our wedding. We got married on April 30, 2016 and lost our Dj a week before the wedding. Nigel came in and save the day! Not only was my reception rescued, but we also lost our ceremony music. Nigel is easy to work with and very professional. I can honestly say they kept the dance floor going all night long. And even then the crowd wanted to keep the party going. Thank you Nigel for a job well done!!!! We will definitely hire SupremeTeam again for our next event. Thank you for saving our day!!! -The Parkers

Tim Forst Photography
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Bruce S.
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Tim made an excellent video of me singing and playing guitar that's now on my web site. He's was quite professional, I would recommend him for weddings and other occasions.

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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.
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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.

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DJ LORENZO ROSS
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lekeshia W.
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Working with Lorenzo was great! 2 days before the wedding, I emailed him our custom playlist. The day before the wedding, we stayed on the phone for about 30 minutes, discussing how everything would come together and he made sure that we stayed on the same page. During the ceremony, he played everything that I had asked for and during the reception, he was on top of everything! When the family wanted to sit down, he made sure that everybody got up to dance. Many of my relatives had strayed outside for smoke breaks after dinner but his emcee skills brought everyone back in just to get in the Soul Train line!!

Blissful Celebrations, LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
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Couldn't have chosen a better crew to help with my wedding the best decision I could of made !

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 videographer and what do they do?

A videographer professionally films weddings and other events and edits the footage to create film keepsakes or marketing materials for their clients. Wedding videographers record all the key elements of your wedding day, ceremony and reception, and then edit the hours of film during post-production to make a wedding video, social media highlight reels, and any other film features you choose. Wedding videography captures, in live action, your vows, the cake-cutting, the first dance, reception toasts, the decor, the guests and all the details of your day. Many wedding videographers also interview guests (based on an interview list provided by the couple) and incorporate the recorded responses into the wedding video. Event videography typically costs less than wedding videography, as events are shorter with less detail. The national average cost for event videography is $500-$760, while the national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. A videographer usually does not need to be licensed, but it is important to confirm they have insurance and good standing in the business community, as well as good client reviews. A great majority of the work happens during post-production. The pros watch and blend together the hours of footage they took (sometimes from multiple cameras) to capture the story of your wedding day or event.

How do you find a good caterer?

Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

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 do you choose a wedding videographer?

A wedding videographer will create a lifetime memory for you from edited video footage of your wedding day, ceremony and reception. Choosing a wedding videographer starts with looking online at portfolios of their past work. There’s no need to talk to anyone unless you love what you see. Next, make sure they have good reviews and past client experience; don’t be shy about asking for references if there aren’t any posted online. When you find someone who has a style you love, ask if they are available on your wedding day. If so, it’s time to talk pricing. Be clear about your maximum budget, and ask what kind of packages they offer. Pricing will depend on the number of crew needed for filming, the hours they are required to be onsite, post-production editing, and the length of the final product. Talk with several wedding videographers to get a feel for what prices are like in your region. Nationally, the average cost for wedding videography ranges between $990 and $1,260 per event. Once you agree on a product and have a plan, get everything in a written and signed contract. Clearly state the details of what is expected for your wedding day and from the final product. Be prepared to pay a deposit to reserve their services for the day, then pay the remainder upon receiving the video.

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