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Jersey City Wedding Event Planners

Browse these wedding event planners with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Jersey City.

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DJConnectionLive.com
4.7
from 256 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 497 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Merri R.
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Nick and his team of professionals were out of this world amazing from start to finish on the day of our Wedding. They were there on time and Nick had made me feel at ease from the moment I met him through Thumbtack. He is an amazing DJ, Entertainer, Businessman and overall wonderful person to be around! Nick made me feel so comfortable from the time we started communicating through Thumbtack that once I connected with him my decision was made to go with him and his team of professionals for my Wedding day for DJ services, Photography and Videography. Look no further ladies and gentleman!!! If you want the experience of a lifetime with someone who is going to be attentive to your needs and make you feel like the King and Queen of your day than hire Nick!!! He is professional yet warm, talented and experienced in the realm of DJ services as well as entertainment. He sang Frank Sinatra at my wedding and he was a head turner… Don’t let the most amazing experience of a lifetime be taken care of by anyone else. I truly cannot say enough to express my pleasure and amazement with Nick and his team and how they made my dream wedding come to life. Thank you Nick! You’re the best!

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Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 134 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 222 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ellen P.
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Ellen Deluise catered a wedding reception for me for 150 people. I selected a traditional menu but Ellen provided several other menu options to choose from. She was very professional, easy to work with and was quick to respond to phone calls. The quality of the food and presentation were excellent. I would definitely hire her again in the future.

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Angel Waitress Service
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole J.
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Nancy is phenomenal. We wish we had Nancy 24 hours a day. She definitely made me feel at ease and went far beyond bartending duties. I under estimated all that was needed to be done for our daughters Baptism but Nancy put an "S" on her chest and handled everything. We are planning another event soon an Nancy will be our go to person. This time we want her staff as well. Love you Nancy.

MVP Productions
4.8
from 69 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy K.
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I hired Mike for my daughter's wedding, Kiana and Timon April 10, 2016. He was the best. We loved his job. I recommend him 100 percent to whoever who need this service. Nancy

Top Pro
  • 68 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex L.
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Great food and service! Came to our NYC wedding venue and did a great job.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Courtney M.
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I'm working with Adrienn to alter my wedding dress. I'm planning to wear my Mom's dress but have the long sleeves and turtleneck turned into a jacket. Walking into the shop I knew right away Adrienn is extremely talented, the samples of her work are beautiful! But the level of creativity and enthusiasm she had when I told her what I wanted to do definitely confirmed I was in the right place! She is working hard now but I'll definitely share the finished product :)

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We Make Fun event company
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tulay S.
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I've had the pleasure to work with We Make Fun event company and Anastasiya for my recent wedding. Not only was Anastasiya caring, approachable and understanding she was also very professional, polished and sophisticated. This truly reflected in her work and I felt very comfortable with her style/suggestions. She's a fast thinker and multitasker yet makes it look so easy/graceful. If you're planning a wedding (or any event) she should be the first person you contact for planning and/or day of coordination. I highly recommend and suggest you get her on your team asap!

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  • 19 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lola N.
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Anna was excellent , professional , was the best 25 minutes of the wedding We would like to thank her on behalf on all the guests who attend our wedding , they still talking about what a great show it was. We can't wait to hire her again , hopefully very soon .

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Chef Dave's
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Chef Dave was a pleasure to work with. He had a huge assortment of menu items to choose from and all of the ones we picked for our cocktail hour were delicious. He was very responsive and professional. He worked with us to make sure we got all we needed and that everything was set and ready to go on our big day. His work definitely helped to alleviate some of the stress of wedding planning. My only regret is that we didn't book him for our reception as well. We were doing a traditional Chinese wedding and the second venue already had their own catering. Otherwise, I'm sure Chef Dave would've also aced it there. Highly recommend.

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Event Designs By Deb
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
YiLeen A.
Verified review

It was great to get in touch with Deb and she was very excited and enthusiastic about working with me for my wedding! In the end, I decided to go with someone else but it was definitely a tough choice! Deb was a delight to talk to and seems very experienced in the field of event planning, design, and coordination! Wish you all the best, Deb :)

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Bella Couture Events
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie B.
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The Bella Couture Team was outstanding. They took care of every little detail including things we would not have thought of . They absolutely were the reason our special day was so special. They were responsive to every need and concern and were constantly putting our minds at ease when the panic started to set in. Every time we had a concern they immediately addressed it and put our minds at ease. We could not have asked for a better planner for our wedding. They are truly amazing!

  • 1 year in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea G.
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By far the most amazing wedding planners! ATP truly listened to our ideas and made it a reality. We love how our wedding looked and the attention to detail for each part of the day ! Thank you Tina and Erica for everything!

Elusions Event Planning
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Princess M.
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The Event Coordinators at Elusions Event Planning Services are highly professional and courteous, and deserve recognition. Our Catering Hall has worked with them on several occasions, and we are very pleased with their patience, service, and attention to detail. We see many event planners and vendors, and can tell right away whether the vendor is professional, cooperative and organized. Mariana is an excellent go-to person to assist with details to make any event successful and pleasurable. Feel free to contact Princess Manor Catering Hall with any questions regarding her level of service.

KC Events, LLC
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Bebi R.
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I had such an amazing time planning my wedding reception with Comfort Odubote,she is the absolute best,She's such a sweetheart, she went all out to make me happy, reply to all my texts and calls weather is was 3:30AM in the morning, when i was stress and frustrated she was so clam and all i remember her telling me was don't worry i will take care of it, i honestly couldn't have done it without Comfort Odubote, She made my dream wedding come through and not forgetting the amazing photographer and video guy that Comfort got for my wedding they did an outstanding job, the photographer and video guy stood by my side and didn't give me a chance to complain they were all such nice people, I strongly recommend KC Events, LLC company in a heart beat, words haven't been invented yet to tell you how happy and pleased i am with the way Comfort Odubote planned my wedding, i love you guys continue to shine and make more brides as happy as i am!!!

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BLB Events
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Geng L.
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Brittney is the dream planner/day-of coordinator to have. She is very passionate and considerate, and has rich experience in handling all aspects of a wedding. My wedding day events could not run more smoothly with her assistance. More importantly, she is a person with a great heart who cares about and connects well with people. I will definitely recommend her to anyone.

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with valerie
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Miji C.
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Valerie has been nothing but kind, accommodating and organized in the entire wedding planning process thus far! Happy to publish a more detailed review once our wedding date has passed but so far it's been so great working with her!

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Dream Events by Dani
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dee J.
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Hired for Candy Bar Set-up at my wedding yesterday. Patricia was a pleasure to work with, very accommodating. The table was a big hit- can’t thank her enough! Will definitely use again in the future.

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YourDreamMyDesign
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kaila L.
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Agnes made my wedding night the most memorable, and beautiful night ever. My husband, family, and I are beyond happy with her work. Everything was perfect !!!

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Ani Wolff Weddings & Events
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrea J.
Verified review

The luckiest part to have a good wedding is to find the right wedding planner. Ani is the one that you cannot miss. A good friend can try to assist you for the day and the plan, but sometimes more help or ideas you get and the busier you get because most people do not know about a wedding. Ani is the one who will turn to be your best friend and think in your shoes, at the same time, she knows what she’s doing and making everything goes as smooth as you can imagine. Ani is smart, sharp, calm, warm-hearted, and sweet. She gives you the peaceful mind that nothing will go wrong because she’s around to help you all she can. She gets things done and is always on top of her game. She’s punctuate and professional. She’s also creative to make your wedding unique and special. She’s flexible for anything you ask for the wedding. So many things could go out of expectations. And there you have Ani who comes the earliest and leaves the latest. She’s willing to listen and cover all the holes. She’s a great communicator. No matter the priest, or a huge wedding party or vendors, girls or kids, everyone loves Ani. She’s very patient. You just love her and thank God she’s there for you. She cheers for you and feels every moment of your big day. If you picture your wedding like all the movies full of romance and fairy tales, then you must have a wedding planner, you must have Ani. Because the real wedding is like a war, you have many things to do but you cannot do on your own, you don’t get enough sleep, you cannot have enough time talk to everyone you want to, there is so much crisis you have to deal with, you plan so well but everything still goes wrong. People could easier get frustrated and even a nervous breakdown for the mixed emotions of the wedding day, happiness, sadness, or you are touched, or you miss the people who cannot be there to share. The wedding day is hard, as beautiful as it could be, but I learned the lesson from my engagement party that I will have a wedding planner for my party. A year and half of preparation for this big day, it has to be perfect. Then, I have Ani and I am so thrilled I found her, she contributed so much to my perfect day. I walked into the reception and everything was exactly I wanted. She just knows, without too much explanation, without the back and forth. If you want to have regrets and more enjoyment for the biggest day of your life, then contact Ani. Her value is priceless.

YOUR WEDDING by Lauren
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Don D.
Verified review

Your Wedding By Lauren was incredibly helpful in planning and conducting our daughter's recent wedding in Nashville, TN. We could not be happier with the quality of the service provided and the truly exceptional value. Lauren and her staff provided great advice and helpful suggestions throughout the planning process as well as providing a very professional interface with all the vendors during the days leading up to the wedding and at the event itself. Navigating the maze of vendor interactions would have been so much more difficult without this wonderful service. Your Wedding By Lauren contributed significantly to making this wedding a truly wonderful event with greatly reduced stress on the bride and groom and their families.

DECORSbyR.S
4.2
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole L.
Verified review

Reneah made the whole process pain free and the finish product was outstanding! She worked with our budget, personally sat down with me to discuss ideas, was easily reachable throughout and definitely went above and beyond. The end result was beautiful and more than we expected. Everyone at the party was raving about how great it looked and all wanted her number. I highly recommend her for any of your event planning needs.

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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