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Wilmington Event Planners

Browse these event planners with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Wilmington.

from 20 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie B.
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I thank Ty so much for helping me in the decorating, planning, bar service, and photography of my husband's surprise birthday party. Thanks to Ty, everything was absolutely perfect. My guests thought the decorations were beautiful and very inventive, the signature drink was delicious, and Ty's photography captured all the important elements of the party to perfection. Ty is truly an outstanding party planner - couldn't have done it without her!

  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Lana N.
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Hayley and her team was wonderful to work with. Either you need advice or someone to share your ideas with she is all in. I'm so glad I got to work with her. She is very professional and responds promptly. I had no trouble keeping in contact with her. She listened to all my ideas and executed them smoothly. I definitely would recommend Fairytale Pursuits. Hayley is not just a wedding planner, she's a great person inside and out. She truly cares about your best interest.

Anna Masteller Catering
from 5 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Cheryl R.
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I recently hired Anna Masteller to cater a corporate event for 200. We were very pleased with her level organization and the food was even better than expected. She wrote a custom cocktail menu which paired perfectly with the hors d'oeuvres we selected. We also hired a bartender and two servers through Anna, who were professional and polite. I will not hesitate to call upon her services again in the future.

from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Angela F.
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I hired AddFlavah to help me plan my New Year’s Eve wedding in my hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina. At first I was leery about using a consultant/coordinator however, since I would have to make over 90% of the arrangements for my wedding long distance from my current home in Virginia, there was no other option. Still leery I contact Desiree of AddFlavah using information from a previous thumbtack request I have completed for my mother’s birthday party July 2015. However, after about 5 minutes of speaking with Desiree I felt at ease. Desiree is a consummate professional in her field. She was virtually my legs in my hometown and made sure I had nothing to worry about but getting down that aisle New Years Eve. Desiree, helped me bring my dream wedding to life from location, decoration, party favors, to food, to the tribute to my departed love ones. In addition she did all this for an extremely reasonable price. I loved working with Desiree and will so again on every party that I have in the future.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cynthia G.
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Ms. Harris and her team help coordinate my wedding event on March 18, 2017. This vendor was all I needed for a stress free beautiful wedding ceremony and reception. Everything that came as a stressor for me was no problem after Ms. Harris had anything to do with it. My fiancé and I felt like we weren't alone with all that we had going on and she was nothing less than amazing at what she did. Thank you, Ms. Harris for being one of a kind!

Graphic Affairs
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alonzo P.
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great workmanship and prompt in setting up!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack

I am willing to work hard and from the heart to make your event special.

Shoreline Party Rentals
from 1 review

    Shoreline Party Rentals is a locally owned, full-service party and event rental company serving Topsail Island and surrounding areas


    I am a wedding and event decorator/planner whose passion is to transform your special day/night into a memorable event that will exceed the highest expectations.


    What will you remember about your wedding? Years from now, will your best memories focus on how beautiful your centerpieces were, or how perfectly every detail of the day reflected the two of you? We’re not the only ones who’ll tell you your wedding should highlight what's most important to you. But we do go about it differently. We’ll absolutely help you navigate through all the decisions and logistics. That's a given. More importantly, though, we approach wedding planning as a way to tell your unique story as a couple, infused with meaning in every detail. Before we ever start planning your wedding, we want to know all about you. Your favorite relationship story, dream vacation, fondest childhood memories, hobbies, passions, quirks, and — especially — what makes your eyes light up. As detail-obsessed planners with a gift for design, we take those insights, find the common threads and weave them together to help you create a one-of-a-kind wedding that speaks to you and about you.

    • 9 years in business

    One Red Event takes great pride in creating unique events that will create memories for years to come. If you're looking to step out of the box and into a truly memorable experience, One Red Event is the planner for you.


    I am in school for event and travel planning. I am extremely organized, and I know what it takes to get something done in time for a big party or event. I have planned birthday parties, trips to Disney World, cruises, and graduation parties, just to name a few. I have also been a part of the team that puts on the local Azalea Festival Scholarship Pageant.


    From small corporate gatherings to five star venue weddings the ladies of Blueprint Event Planning are top knotch. Skilled in the art of event planning with attention to detail, these ladies make sure the host is able to relax and enjoy their event. Working with every budget, and assisting with small and large events from Myrtle beach to Wallace.


    I assist clients with planning, organizing and decorating their event. If needed, I also can find needed venues, arrange transportation, or make hotel reservations. I allow the clients to enjoy their event with ease.


    I am an event planner, coordinator, and designer from Los Angeles, CA. My career began a few years ago when I planned and designed a sweet sixteen. Since then, I have been on a mission to design, plan, and coordinate as many fabulous events as possible.


    My ultimate goal is to provide quality service to each client and alleviate all the stress of the event while producing the most extraordinary affair that one can receive.


    We offer wedding and event coordination in Southeastern North Carolina. We do beach weddings, historic downtown, floral design ,and more! We plan weddings for Wilmington, NC and the surrounding areas, including Carolina and Kure Beaches, Oak Island, Wrightsville Beach and Southport.

    • 12 years in business

    Chef Now provides personal chefs, catering, bartending, event planning and party setup for private and corporate events. We also do weekly meal planning and cooking for families or individuals in need of our expert service. We have an excellent reputation, and I love to keep pleasing existing and new clients with our personal touch.


    We will work together to create an inviting menu, help customize a timeline, floor plan and decide how to get you to the ceremony on time. We make sure that everything runs smoothly and stress-free. We organize and oversee all deliveries and setup, and troubleshoot where necessary. Remember we are there to hold your hand as you and your wedding party get ready for the best day of your life! Blueprint will manage the event itself, controlling the flow and timing of the party and ensure that you get to enjoy your guests, your meals, your first dance and actually enjoy your wedding!


    With over 20 years of experience, our team is prepared to make your event a memorable one. We can create a custom menu to fit your style and needs. If you can dream it, Culinary Circles Event Catering can create it!

    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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