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Live Action Events
from 56 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Emilee V.
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Live Action Events were amazing to work with! All of our guests loved Semaj and had a great time dancing the night away! I would recommend Live Action to anyone, you will not regret booking your event with Semaj and his crew! 11 out of 10!

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Plan It Wright Events
from 28 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca S.
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She gave my parents the most amazing night of their life. EVERY detail was covered. The best event planner I’ve ever worked with and I’ve worked with so many!

Together As One
from 15 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Shalon H.
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Cindy Harrington was awesome to work with. She and her staff set up the table decor for an event I was having, and it was absolutely beautiful. I would recommend Cindy Harrington for all of your event needs.

Designed By Destahnee
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Subrenia M.
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Designed by Destahnee had done several events for me. Each event has received raving reviews by those who attended. The owner Alecia Bridges has a creative eye that has the ability to produce exactly what you are thinking but lack the words to describe it. I have never been disappointed with her work. After one event you will be left with wanting to plan events just to see what she will come up with next. There is only one statement that can describe my experience with Designed by Destahnee, They exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend this company for all of your event planning and decorating needs.

Lee's Treats
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Beth K.
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Reasonably priced, easy to work with and self sufficient. I know the event will be handled and I have nothing to worry about!

from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Shani C.
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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!!

Shirley Harvey Experience
from 3 reviews
    Mahagoney M.
    Verified review

    If you an event planner that takes the stress off your back and to get the job done. Hire Shirley Harvey Experience (S.H.E). She the best and great to work with!! I live in another state and she did a wonderful job on my husbands surprise birthday party.

    May R.
    Verified review

    Mrs. Gayle is phenomenal! Her intuitive and brilliant creativity paired with her good-nature to take care of folks set her a part as the best in her field. I've relied on her for many events over the years and she has never failed to exceed my expectations and hopes, She truly has you covered, no matter the circumstances.

    Red Door-South
    from 2 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Lynn H.
    Verified review

    Cindy was great to work with and really helped make our birthday event extra special. She was able to meet all my last minute rental requests. She is excellent with communication and we did a lot of the planning via the website email. I look forward to working with her on future events!

    Event Planning & Catering
    from 2 reviews
    • 16 years in business
    Anne W.
    Verified review

    Mr. Dawes catered a dinner party.

    Sevyn Social Events
    from 1 review
      Kasey W.
      Verified review

      Makiba is the most upbeat, creative and organized person to work with. Her outgoing personality always renewed my excitement about my upcoming day each time I met with her. She is extremely driven and her high level of motivation only encouraged me even more to get stuff done off my never-ending check list. She stayed on top of me to get stuff done! But that was necessary because if she didn't, a lot of stuff probably would have been very last minute - or not done at all. I had a handful of DIY projects in mind to do - but I kept procrastinating. If it wasn't for Makiba, they honestly would not have gotten done at all! I'm so thankful she helped me with (or either did them herself!) my DIY projects. They added a really nice personal touch to my wedding and reception that would have been missing otherwise. I'm so thankful she helped me as much as she did. I could not imagine not having her there the day of my wedding - she handled so many behind-the-scene tasks that I was not aware of and probably would have stressed me out if I did! I cannot express how much I appreciate everything she did before and most of all, the day of my wedding. If you are a bride - you HAVE to get a planner to help you, even if it is just the day of assistance. Makiba will not let you down! Not only is she professional, but she is caring and has a personality that makes you feel like family.

      Unique Preference
      from 1 review
      • 4 years in business
      Judy M.
      Verified review

      This Company is the Best!! They provided service for a very special event last month at my Venue. Everyone Raved about the decorations and attention to detail. I would refer them to anyone. We're looking forward to working with them in the future.


      Yes, I am a Cameron Country girl who enjoys creating and decorating for weddings and other events. I have been doing this on and off for several years, and I am now going to continue my education this fall at Sandhills Community College. I am looking forward to reaching out and give a helping hand.


      Congratulations on your engagement! It is such an exciting time in your life - and sometimes it can be overwhelming when thinking about where to begin! I am here to take the stress out of event planning, from finding a venue to deciding on invitations, music, food, guest list, etc. I have planned numerous weddings, charity events, and special dinners. I also enjoy planning events on a budget with a DIY feel. I offer three levels of service. 1. Hourly Consulting - For the bride and groom who just need some advice and ideas to get going in the right direction, and need some support throughout the process on an as needed basis. 2. Day of Service - This package takes all the stress out of your special day. I will be the one to ensure your dream event goes off without a hitch. I will be there to work with all of the vendors (florist, caterer, photographer, musicians, etc) to make sure things are on time, and executed smoothly. There is an option to include rehearsal dinner coordination as well. 3. Excellence Package - This is by far the most comprehensive package. Planning your wedding can be overwhelming! Let me help take the stress out of it. With this package I work with you throughout the planning process to assist with venue selection, the look and feel of your event, themes, caterers, photographers, invitation and RSVP management, florist and centerpiece selection or creation, and day of coordination. Contact me to help plan your perfect event. I can create a custom package to work with your budget. You'll be glad you did!


      We take our time to sit down with each client to develop a personal profile. Our personal profiling is designed to help our clients help us create an event they will never forget. Profiles are developed with the client during their free consultation. It allows me to be free and creative. I can give my clients personal attention from beginning to end.


      We are a full-service event planning company that offers catering, decor, photography, event ticket sales, stationery (invitations and agendas), vacation planning, etc. No event is too big or too small. We specialize in weddings, birthday parties, anniversary dinners, graduation parties, baby showers, corporate events, etc. We are willing to travel.


      We do weddings, events, galas, parties, and celebrations. We offer a wide range of event planning and design services. We specialize in details which makes it easy to love any event we design. Whether it's a party at home, a corporate gathering, or a wedding you are looking forward to, we'd love to sit down and find out how we can make your event a dream come true!


      We are passionate and committed to getting your special event right! We learned a long time ago..we don't get a do over! Are we over top "YES" but we want event and vision to be more than you imagined! Making Fond Memories. Its an absolute joy to watch clients enjoy our contributions to their special day!


      I am an up-and-coming event planner in the Raleigh area. I keep the prices cheap while getting a 100% satisfaction.


      Seasons 31 is a full-service event planning and catering company in the Triangle area. We specialize in creating unique and memorable events with our delicious food and outstanding service.


      Since 2009, Ethos Creative Group has provided full-service event planning and interior design studio. Ethos gift and accessory boutique launched in 2011, offering a wide range of unique and creative solutions for special events, interiors, accessories, and gifts. Visit the new studio at 337 Hay St. Fayetteville, NC 28301.

      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.

      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. 

      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.

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