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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
Dontae J.
Verified review

I used Creative Impressions Event Planning to plan a private gathering. I needed a bartender and they provided just that. Shunta’ showed up very professional and prepared. She was kind to all my guest and they loved her attitude, personality, and the fact that she knew her drinks. I had several guest who was mild drinkers and only like drinks where you cannot taste the liquor. Shunta’ went above and beyond with serving those guess as well. She was on time and set up, and prepared when the first guest arrived and stayed until the last guest was served. Awesome, is the only word I can use to describe the services I received. I will be using Creative Impressions Event Planning for bigger events in the future. You can’t go wrong with Creative Impressions.

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

Allegiant provides transportation for our wedding party. We could not have asked for a better experience. Every detail was perfect from the driver dressed to match the wedding party, the red carpet, sparkling juice and of course the limo itself. We had a great time.

Lilac Floral Decor
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Lili M.
Verified review

Lilac Floral Decor’s professionalism is beyond words. She hears you and understands your desire. She delivered what I though was just a picture. Her punctuality was the most impressive. I never had to wonder. Lilac Floral decorated for my family this past Thanksgiving. The simplicity of the decor made the club House ever so cozy and homie. We enjoyed our day and look forward to our next event where she will decorating for us again. Thank you Lilac Floral for the joy you bring to our gatherings.

Bartender
4.4
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth W.
Verified review

Km and her team did a great job at my wedding! It was a very successful event!

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

My fiancé and I met with Bliss for a consultation and we immediately knew that hiring Blissful Celebrations would be our best investment! They have a great team and we are now enjoying the planning process more as the stress has been replaced with professionals!

  • 15 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Megan G.
Verified review

Amy was very helpful during the planning process of the wedding. She asked the questions that I did not know to ask. Small details like who would hold the rings during the ceremony, and if the DJ would be present at the rehearsal. Aside from being a tremendous help before the wedding, Amy and her team did a fabulous job decorating the ceremony and reception! It is clear that she has an eye for decor. It exceeded my expectations tenfold. The flowers were gorgeous as well. For an affordable coordinator that lives up to her word, and for a skilled florist contact Knots N Such.

Chef Matthew Hoyes
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey M.
Verified review

Chef Matthew was outstanding! He put a great deal of thought and time into planning and preparation and then finished strong with perfect execution. Everyone truly enjoyed our special celebration. I strongly recommend Chef Matthew Hoyes!

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

Jocelyn was the day-of-coordinator for our wedding, and we would not have been able to pull off such an amazing event without her. To say that she was prepared is an understatement. She met with us several times in the months leading up to our wedding, during which we discussed every possible detail of the wedding (there were so many things we hadn't thought of!). She took thorough notes that she later organized into a day-of timeline for the wedding day! Jocelyn is also very connected to local vendors of all kinds, which helped us find an incredible DJ and makeup artist (and save money!). Throughout the planning process, we had a few family issues, but Jocelyn helped us tackle each concern thoughtfully while reminding us to keep things in prospective. The day of our wedding was perfect! Jocelyn and her team did not exclude a single detail. The ceremony was organized flawlessly, the reception venue was set up better than my husband and I could have fathomed, and the smooth flow of events allowed us and our guests to enjoy the event to its maximum. I can say with confidence that there were several things we didn't even know about that Jocelyn and her team were three steps ahead of. Jocelyn outdid herself as a professional with her attention to our wedding, but she also outdid herself personally by truly caring for my husband and me. I cannot recommend her highly enough!

Designs by Danielle
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Adrienne O.
Verified review

Danielle did my makeup for a wedding and it was gorgeous!! She was professional and super nice. I was extremely happy and will definitely hire her for my next event.

  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Angela C.
Verified review

We highly recommend Lilli's coordinating services based on our experience with her as our wedding day of coordinator. She delivers professional service at an excellent value. Before the wedding, she was organized, asked questions that we might not otherwise have thought of, and prevented things from falling off our radar. As promised, she learned all of our vendor details beforehand and contacted vendors to finalize their arrival. On the day of the wedding, Lilli did a great job managing everything. She put out fires for us, acted on our requests promptly, and communicated with us efficiently when our input was necessary but did not overburden us with details or decisions.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan L.
Verified review

I loved working with Ashley and Trent to make my wedding day perfect. They were so attentive to my wants and made sure they fully understood my vision for my wedding. They helped make appointments and went with me to those appointments to take notes, point some things out, offer suggestions, but everything was still completely my decision. They are a great team and I had so much fun with them. Planning a wedding can be stressful, but they took all of that away! The day of the wedding they were both there to make sure everything went smoothly and went off without a hitch. They kept me laughing and enjoying every moment while they took care of all of the little details with such care. I’m so thankful for Ashley and Trent’s teamwork and the time and effort they put forth to make sure everything was exactly as I wanted. One of the best decisions was to hire Something Fabulous Weddings and Events!!

  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah A.
Verified review

Amy is amazing when it comes to making Wedding events awesome. She listens very well to get the vision of the clients, and then begins to bring that vision to life. Her attention to all the most intricate details is what maximizes her value. Do you really want to oversee every single vendor, and spend hours finding the right professional that specializes in each of 20 different categories? Amy has the experience to know how to expeditiously handle these tasks, and minimize both your cost and your time investment. You want a stress-free planning environment and a smoothly executed event? Hire Amy!

  • 14 years in business
Cameron B.
Verified review

Greatly enjoyed hosting an event at Goels Plaza. Many of our guests ended up having their events here as well. Highly recommended!

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

I cant express enough of how great of a job Debra did. She was so professional and on top of everything. Her attention to detail, organization and, communication skills put me at ease during the stress of planning my big day. My guests, husband and I were WOWED by the wonderful job she did. I was so lucky to have found her and would highly recommend her to everyone.

  • 4 years in business
Vanessa V.
Verified review

I was very impressed with the decoration and set up from Royal Vision for my 50th birthday party. She knew I love shopping and fragrances.... all the items reflected who I am. I will hire Royal Vision again for my next big event! THANK YOU!

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

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Tarma F.
    Verified review

    We were hosting a floral arrangement class at our apartment community to celebrate earth day and the spring season. Jean responded to our request and was so easy to work with and get in touch with. She gave us advice on what kinds of flowers to purchase for the event and some places to get them. She was amazing at the event and a everyone loved it. We all got to learn about flowers and how to make beautiful bouquets. Jean was able to connect with our residents and make them feel comfortable to express themselves through their bouquets.

    Casual Event Bartending

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I add a special touch to your party. You stock the bar, and enjoy the event. I work for a low fee. I have a kitchen assistant as well.

      Wedding by Michele

      New To Thumbtack

        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
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        Years of experience in all fields of Event Planning

        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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