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

Hands down, Sylvia was AMAZING!! She handled everything promptly with zero discrepancies which was very important to me! I hired Sylvia for decorating my ceremony and reception, and she did wonderfully. What made her stand out most for me was her A+ professionalism. There were a lot of things that I didn't even know needed to be taken care of and she went out of her way so many times to make sure vendors involved in my wedding were on point. I couldn't have asked for a better decorator and I HIGHLY recommend choosing Made 4 You Events for ANY service provided. Thank you so much Sylvia!! I really appreciate everything! I can easily say that after all the events of the day, everything you did for us, saved the day :)

  • 3 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Olakunle O.
Verified review

Creative Impressions provided a bartending service for a wedding event. Shunta was very friendly and flexible. She checked in frequently leading up to the event to see if there were anything she could do to help. The guests also has really good feedback from her services. I would definitely recommend Creative Impressions for their bartending services.

Get-Christine Event Planning
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Christy K.
Verified review

Christine (and her husband) are awesome to work with. I did most of my wedding planning and hired Christine as a "day of" coordinator. Even so, she helped me along the way with troubleshooting, asking vendor questions, etc. She was communicative throughout the process and even met with me the day after my wedding to discuss the event and hand over some papers (the marriage license!) that I'd forgotten. The event was not small (roughly 150 people), and Christine seemed to handle it with ease. If she was stressed, I didn't see it. I highly recommend.

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Allegiant Luxury Limousines
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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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
Mahtaj J.
Verified review

We have used Lilac Floral Decor many times. Last time we used them for a wedding and we were very happy with their work. Their work was so beautiful that everyone kept us talking about it. They made all of the arrangements including our bride's bouquet, the groom's boutonniere, the center pieces for all dinner tables and decoration of the venue as well as decoration of the cake and the cake table. They were very responsive to our needs and went out of their way to meet them. The owner was awesome and easy to work with. She offered different options to fit our budget and never said no to what we were looking for. She came to the venue herself and went out of her way to make sure that everything was just right and beautiful. We definitely use them again and highly recommend them for any event you have. Call them today you wont regret it.

Bartender
4.2
from 13 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!

  • 13 years in business
Steven S.
Verified review

The first event I ever asked Annie to host was the planning meeting for the new Raleigh Gaelic Athletic Association. Four years and one national championship later I can say that it was an amazing success. Since then she has hosted countless events for the club from annual meetings to holiday formals to host bar after home games. Annie also hosted my "I can't believe I got tenure" party in the cottage. It was a great evening had by all.

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

At our first meeting I was very impressed with how prepared, organized, timely, and thorough Bliss was. She took a great deal of time making sure I was getting exactly what I wanted. We had a very short engagement, two months to be exact. Also we had a very tight budget. Bliss made sure we stayed on budget. I seriously have no idea what I would have done without Blissful Celebrations to help me plan and put my wedding together. Bliss was amazing!!

  • 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
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!!!

  • 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!!

Design-Nette!
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Shani C.
Verified review

When I contacted Design-nette I didn't even have a party theme in mind, she helped me formulate a theme for my daughter's 13th birthday. While helping me to thoughtful consider my daughter's personality. This was the most amazing party planning experience I've ever had & the party was a great success. Design-nette helped me with every detail of the party and was very communicative via txt, email, and via social media messenger to Plan the event! I highly recommend using Design-nette for your next event!!

  • 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!

Loved Hands LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Raven R.
Verified review

Mrs Kim is an awesome women and officiant/wedding planner. She’s very hands on and very very helpful. She has been a lifesaver for me in this entire process

TMD Management, LLC
5.0
from 1 review
    Tonya B.
    Verified review

    This company has done a fantastic job in the planning and execution of both a gala and convention for my company. The attention to detail was flawless creating a dynamic experience for all guests!

    Claire Fedei Events
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Chelsea P.
      Verified review

      Claire was absolutely essential to our wedding day success. We had a 100% DIY venue and Claire and team pulled it together beautifully. It was everything I wanted my wedding day to be and more. Claire made it so I didn't have to worry about a thing! I can't recommend Claire Fedei events enough!

      About

      At Excite Events, we strive to bring our clients the best of the best in event planning. Our services range from leadership conferences, wellness summits, weddings, casual business gatherings and corporate travel arrangements. Let us plan, organize and execute all of your event planning needs with Excite Events!

      • 10 years in business
      About

      Custom event planning, decor and general crafting for personal gifts etc. at wholesale cost!

      About

      Blessed Beginnings by Meme is a full-service wedding/event consultation and planning company located in the triangle region of North Carolina. We specialize in effectively implementing an elegant stress-free event with the best budget as possible. Our dedicated team of professionals has the experience to help you create your ideal event while alleviating stress, so that you can focus on what is important. We are full-service wedding planners with a mission to improve and simplify your event planning through education and support. With a wealth of knowledge, we are prepared to capture your dream and bring it to fruition. We do weddings, banquets, parties, reunions and so much more!

      • 16 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      Your wedding day should be all that you've ever dreamed of. After all, you have probably been imaging this day since you were a little girl. We are here to make your dreams come true, all within your budget! We will make sure your most special day is picture perfect from choosing your place to the honeymoon and everything else in between. No detail, big or small, is spared our scrutiny! It is our goal to ensure your wedding day is perfect from start to end.

      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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