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An Affair to Remember
4.8
from 126 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 199 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 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 35 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!

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kita C.
Verified review

This was one of the most extraordinary experiences. The Staff was efficient, helping and amazing . They went above and beyond to make my event a success. I would most definitely hire them again

Elegantly Yours Affairs LLC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Cee L.
Verified review

Wow...the setup was amazing....them Harlem Nights.. Beautiful. Attention to detail. Truly a professional in her class. I would recommend EYA for any event that you want. Let you imagination run wild. Very good job Barbara...

BF Designs
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 7 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

Events To Be Remembered
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 22 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!

  • 18 years in business
  • 6 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!!!!!

Noticeable Creations
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Damaris J.
Verified review

Very Professional, wish I could have used her in our party planning, but my niece decided to go in a different direction & considering she is the parent, I had to oblige. A wonderful professional.

Lala Gallery
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kameela A.
Verified review

She has a great taste and very flexible person. She cares a lot about the quality of the design and makes sure everyone is happy and satisfied. For me, I will work with her everytime I would have a special event.

  • 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!

Ahh! Ambiance
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon And Melicent M.
Verified review

Rebecca is a very creative decorator. She did so much with our very limited budget. The event décor was beautiful and went very well with the theme. I received compliments all evening about the decorations from attendees, hotel staff, and even hotel guests not attending our event. If you are looking for Roaring 20s or Harlem Renaissance theme décor, Ahh! Ambiance is the way to go.

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.

Twizted Possibilitiez
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Simone T.
Verified review

I was responsible for coordinating a welcome reception for my bestie who was getting married- I was happy to hear that the venue would allow for us to use an outside caterer because the menu and price of the venue was not what we were looking for or could afford. I am a foodie and so is my bestie so I had to make sure that the food would still be delicious. I was very pleased at the unique and mouthwatering choices they had. From appetizers to desserts they had everything covered. I even used them for the week of planning because things were getting too overwhelming for me. Im really glad that I did. Things that I didnt think of but needed were coordinated and executed without me having to lift a finger. They made the welcome reception truly spectacular. I would definitely recommend their catering and event planning services!

V.I.P Events LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Candice N.
    Verified review

    Amazing! Buy far one of best, most personable event planning services out there. The owner Valarie actually took the time to understand my vision for my shower and she nailed it! Everything from the food, decor and staff was awesome. We'll definitely be using them in the future.

    Eventfully Yours
    4.0
    from 1 review
    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    LA B.
    Verified review

    The balloon artist was very sweet and great with the kids

    • 7 years in business
    About

    That's Poppin makes your event pop with the right food to fit your event. We cater to all event types. Corporate, office, date night, personal chef, meal planning, banquets, parties, retirements, graduations and more. We enjoy making memories with our food and service. Providing custom menus is a specialty. Tell us what you want!

    • 1 year in business
    About

    We are so excited to announce the opening of our event planning business! Sweet Southern Events is dedicated to helping you make the most of every event. Allow us to plan your party or event to the very last detail and leave all the stress to us. Our goal is for you to enjoy your party instead of worrying about the food, the cake and the entertainment. Trust us to have everything set up and ready to go, so that all you have left to do is show up and enjoy yourself! We can't wait to hear from you and help make your dreams a reality! We plan it all, big or small!

    About

    Jessica has a passion for developing and completing "to-do" lists, great coffee, Pinterest and everything wedding related. She has dabbled in the hospitality industry assisting with corporate events, weddings and event set-up, but truly discovered her love for wedding planning when she started planning her own. Jessica has a background in accounting/finance and knows the importance of staying on (or even better, under) budget! Jessica is punctual, creative, detail-oriented and dependable. Jessica is passionate about the work she does because she knows how important your wedding day is. Making sure you're stress-free and comfortable handing over the reigns on your big day is Jessica's main priority.

    About

    The affordability and ability to work with any budget. We have a passion for cooking and the joy our services brings to our clients.

    About

    I have top-notch group/individual travel experience. Customer services is my top priority. I believe in meeting all of my customer needs. My skill set seems to be a perfect match for what you're looking for. In addition, I enjoy working with people, have a passion for helping others, and would welcome the opportunity to assist you with your travel request. I am a people person. I'm happiest when I am interacting with my customers. I am most satisfied when I provide the best possible customer experienced.

    About

    My desire is to make your event be dream worthy at a reasonable cost. I can plan, hire and direct anything your heart desires. I also can sing for the event and have close personal contacts for catering, photography, video, cakes, DJ and other music providers. It could be a one-stop appointment for you so you can make your dreams come true.

    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.

    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.