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An Affair to Remember
4.8
from 121 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 197 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather S.
Verified review

I have been an event planner for over 20 years. I reached out to Carmen because I was hired to do a wedding that was out of town for me. Carmen was located in the area and I reached out to her for her assistance. To my surprise, I was blessed with one of the kindest, knowledgeable and most professional person that I have had the pleasure of working with in a long time. Carmen made my event a huge success. I will forever be grateful to Carmen and her team.

Roosterdoodles Cafe and Cake
4.4
from 36 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela K.
Verified review

Right from the start Sue was very easy to work with. She responded quickly to my questions as I was deciding on who to cater my daughter's wedding. Her confidence and accommodating manner won me over and I decided to go with Roosterdoodles for the big day. The selections to choose from for my menu were incredible. There was so much to choose from. I was able to choose just the perfect mix of food for the guests we were having. She made a trip to Clifton Park to meet me, see the venue,and offereed suggestions as to the table set up, etc. AS we neared the day, she responded with confirmations and asked if there was anything else she could help me with, like the cake and favors. I described the cake I was looking for and she said she could do anything. I decided to go with her for it, so she did everything. IShe offered some suggestions I did not want and I was very specific about what I wanted and she gave me exactly what I wanted. On the wedding day, she arrived with a small crew and delivered. She called to let me know exactly when she would be arriving and was on time. She and her crew worked the whole event, tending to the buffet and preparing the dessert table and clearing the buffet food. The presentation was gorgeous for everything, very classy. The mediterranean platter was unbelievable. The beef brisket was so tender, not tough like you often get with large quantities. The chicken was also incredibly tender and juicy, just perfect. The flavors of her sauces were mouth watering and obviously home made. The food was delicious. Everyone at my table all ask who catered. THey said it was the best wedding food they ever had. One guest said he rarely saw the quality of food that we had and he is global traveler by trade. Later that day and even the next two days, as I ran into friends and family, everyone commented on how amazing the food was. Some attended a wedding at a very popular country club in the area and they all agreed that my wedding was superior, both in the event itself and in the food. Susan's price was very reasonable, the service was excellent, and the food was out of this world. The cake was something like I had seen on pinterest. It was exactly what I wanted, even better! I will definately use Susan again. I can't wait to taste her other dishes. I may even make a trip to Cairo to visit her cafe. I know it would be worth the trip. I highly recommend Roosterdoodles for your event. You won't regret it!

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Precious Times Events, LLC
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Scott C.
Verified review

Carla was simply amazing. She made what could've been a very hectic and stressful day into a very organized and seamless day. Would highly recommend for all your wedding or event planning needs.

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer E.
Verified review

Renee was a gem of a find! We hired her to bartend at my wife's 40th birthday party, and everything about the process was pleasant and simple. Renee is responsive, helpful, personable, and she really delivered at our event. Highly recommend and would absolutely hire again.

Top Hat Event Planning
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Mitch L.
Verified review

Liane and her team were beyond amazing. Bartenders were prompt, friendly, dressed neat and tidy, and went above and beyond our expectations. Liane was very helpful and you could tell she knew her stuff after our first conversation. We met to go over the logistics and she asked every question you would hope an event coordinator would ask, she even asked about some things we hadn't thought about - which is incredibly helpful when you're planning a wedding on your own - it was a huge sigh of relief to have something taken off of your plate and know it would be handled exactly as you wanted. I had tons of things on my mind on my wedding day that I was worried about, Liane and her team were not one of those things. You'll be hard-pressed to find an event planner with the superb level of service that Liane offers. 10/10, would highly recommend.

BF Designs
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
L.D. C.
Verified review

This company is the BEST! My babies event was more than I could ever imagine. Such creativity and quality. Thank you so much! Will definitely be using again

Epps Bistro
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Evelyn E.
Verified review

Terique Epps/Epps Bistro hosted a Mother's Day Dinner last year (2014) for myself and other family members. Everything he prepared was simply delicious and mouthwatering . I have been to several other events where he was the Chef and have never been disappointed. I would recommend him highly!!!!

  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sherry B.
Verified review

Mishca Lynn provided expert, quality, efficient service. I will be using her services again. If you are looking for an excellent catering/bartending/hostess/server/wait staff/party or event oraganizer and/or planner Mischa Lynn is your go to professional!!!!!

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jason breez B.
Verified review

Trish Foster is a STELLAR event planner! I have DJd over 180 weddings and the ones that have went the smoothest were with Total Events. She is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

A Touch Of Home Design
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Candice W.
Verified review

Patty did a phenomenal job making my wedding the event of my dreams. She helped capture everything I had in mind and our guests especially loved our floral arrangements. We still receive compliments over a year later! Thank you for all of your hard work and making our wedding day complete!

Events To Be Remembered
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Savannah J.
Verified review

Amber Is amazing! She planned every aspect of our event so that all we had to do is meet with the vendors if needed. I also had her design our invitations, setup our website, handle RSVPs, and guest accommodations coming from out of town. This saved us so much time since we are both so busy with work. She also kept the pricing low so we didn't start off our new life together with losing a huge chunk of money. The month out she was even more incredible with coordinating all the vendors and making sure they were all on a timeline to walking the venue with us to ensure everything was setup how we envisioned. The day of I felt ZERO stress knowing she was handling vendor setup and guiding the wedding party. Everyone had a great time and I thank Amber for that and her amazing vendors. I am referring everyone to her and have already booked her to setup both my husband's Holiday Party and my birthday party. Cannot say enough great things about her and so happy I found her. Trust me you want to work with her!

Big Day Event Planning
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Shayne A.
    Verified review

    Could not have asked for an easier experience with my event. Big Day Event Planning took all the stress out of planning, organizing, and implementing every detail. Would definitely recommend to anyone with a "big day" coming up!

    Face Art And More
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 14 years in business
    Mandy M.
    Verified review

    Fun time working with Face Art and More for Jr. Achievement walk. They are a great group of artists and professionals and enjoy serving others. This team is dedicated and committed to their work and bring the fun for their clients guests. They worked nonstop from the time they arrived until after the event. Very experienced event pros, organized and detailed. I look forward to partnering with them again and highly recommend their services.

    The Royal Occasion
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    Lindsey L.
    Verified review

    The Royal Occasion makes any and every event fabulous! They are very detail oriented and have an incredible eye for design! The entire team is professional and well put together. I would recommend them for anyone looking to plan an event!

    • 6 years in business
    Danielle R.
    Verified review

    Omg, the food was a HUGE hit at our party. They helped with more than we paid them for, so grateful to them for pitching in when our event planner didn't show up. We have already decided to book them at all our events. My mom even wants to book them for her wedding in Aug!! :) Awesome family!

    EndVision Events
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 6 years in business
    Lauren C.
    Verified review

    She did amazing work for my wedding with great communication/organization. I would strongly refer her to anyone in need!

    The Southern Gourmet
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 13 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Amanda B.
    Verified review

    I have worked along side Heather Beerens for three years now and have watch her out do herself time and time again! Her talent truly comes from within. She is very creative and can take the cake you want and go fair and beyond your expectations. Her cakes are not only stunning but they are by far the best tasting cakes in Charlotte! She also is one of the most professional bakers I have worked along side of. Not matter the occasion or event no judgment is passed and she is focused and gets the job done, keeping the client updated and in the loop the entire process.

    Eventfully Yours
    4.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    LA B.
    Verified review

    The balloon artist was very sweet and great with the kids

    About

    We offer wedding and event coordination for all event types as well as weddings. No matter how big or small your event is, we will make it an event that will create memories that will last a lifetime. I offer free consultation, so you can determine if I am the right coordinator for your event(s). From small to unlimited budgets, I will create the event of your dreams.

    Occasions of Distinction

    New To Thumbtack

    • 6 years in business
    About

    We offer distinctive events that embrace the imagination or that express classic beauty.

    About

    At Butterfly Kisses Wedding & Event Planning, we take a "caterpillar and turn it into a beautiful butterfly". Creating a once-in-a-lifetime wedding and event is our passion. We strive to be the best choice of our potential clients and their families by helping to ease their event planning burden. Through consistent and predictable professionalism, Butterfly Kisses will ensure a worry- and hassle-free event at a reasonable price.

    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.

    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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