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Lodi Wedding Planning Companies

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DJConnectionLive.com
4.7
from 256 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 497 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura G.
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I hired Nick Michaels for both DJ and photo booth for my daughter's Sweet 16 Party. This guy is no joke. He is top notch and professional. People thought they were at a wedding. The photo booth was the best I or my girls have ever seen. The kids were in it all night and had a blast. As for the DJ portion, there are no words to describe just how good this guy is. He does soup to nuts. He handled every aspect of this party and ran it like a well oiled machine. From the introduction to the banquet to the candle lighting ceremony, everything ran perfect. If you are throwing a party, this is the guy you want. Trust me. Unless I go to another party that he DJ's, my daughter's Sweet Sixteen CANNOT BE TOPPED! She had "The" party that everyone raved about! Thank you Nick

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Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 134 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 223 hires on Thumbtack
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Jane R.
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I am so glad that my husband and I decided to work with Chef Ellen for our wedding party. So many things about our experience were great: the food presentation was awesome and she took a lot of care to make sure it matched our aesthetic; Ellen's staff was super pro and worked well in a venue with no kitchen; Ellen was very responsive in her communication and I felt well taken care of. And most importantly, the FOOD was delicious! Would happily recommend Renegade Caterers to anyone.

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David Pfendler Design Inc.
4.9
from 86 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
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Brendon P.
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I had David design a logo as a wedding gift to friends of mine. David was very responsive and worked well over email, which made it easy to get the work done. Plus the logo looks great! He also got it to me in the formats I requested.

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Angel Waitress Service
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
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Maria P.
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If you ever need a right hand, Mom, bartender, coordinator, warm feeling... part of your family experience I suggest you take a second to talk to Nancy. If I could leave TEN STARS I really would. She was responsive and very caring. She came when she said that she would and it was no funny business. She truly shows her years of experience in everything she does from the moment you meet her. She was so willing to work with my budget and provided me with two wonderful young lady’s that were so professional and punctual. Nancy came prior to my wedding to make sure we had everything we needed. Then she came the day of my wedding early to make sure everything was running smoothly. And stayed until she felt that she could go home and come back. She then returned the time we had agreed upon, very punctual with two of the best servers I could have ask for. These ladies worked so hard let me tell you I couldn’t be happier. Nancy introduced me to them and let them know being the bride i should just relax and to come to anyone else but me. And that’s exactly how it went. My day felt without a hiccup without any real stress. I was able to enjoy and just sit back take care of all my family and friends, take pictures...even got to sit and eat. I come from a server background and I know AMAZING service when I see it. She will be be part of every event I ever have. #HAPPYBRIDE #AMAZING P.S. Once I have some pictures I will write another review on how much my family and friends loved her.

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

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  • 68 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
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Flo R.
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We worked with Katherine Fonsella from DeCicco events and cuisine and she was WONDERFUL. We were planning a pre-wedding dinner for about 100 people in the Tarrytown area, but we live in Northern California. We did not know any venues or caterers or suppliers. Katherine helped us find a great, unusual loft venue, arranged all the decor, tables, lighting, and set up the catering from DeCiccos. The staff were excellent, the food was very good, everything went off perfectly. We are so appreciative of all that Katherine did to make our event wonderful!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
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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
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
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Samantha D.
Verified review

Ana and her associate Maria were outstanding in all aspects during the planning and day of our wedding! Not only did Ana recommend beautiful and unique design ideas, but she executed a flawless floor plan at our venue, worked closely and professionally with myself and all vendors and saved us money by suggesting other purchasing options. She was always available, friendly and supportive. I would highly recommend WMF Event Group as you will not be disappointed. Thanks from the bride and groom for all you hard work, dedication and innovative ideas!

Melissa D'Elia
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Cassie C.
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Melissa has prepared large gourmet spreads for various parties and events I've held at my home. She also created several wedding cakes for myself and people in my family. Everything is always made with the finest ingredients, attention to detail, and most important - love! Melissa authentically cares about the people and the event she is cooking for, striving to compliment the mood with her very inventive menu options. Her presence in the home is a breathe of fresh air, and my guests always compliment us on the food and presentation. Highly recommend.

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HighLife Productions LLC
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Camila G.
Verified review

We could not have asked for a better experience. Tyler was extremely attentive prior to our event and fielded my (many) questions with diligence and patience. The day of event, he went above and beyond all expectations. He went so far as to bring little signs, candles and flower petals to make the dessert arrangement more beautiful than I could have imagined. Him and Josh, the second bartender, were incredibly personable with our guests and made sure everyone was happy and taken care of. HighLife takes absolutely all of the stress out of planning a big party at a very reasonable price. I would recommend Tyler and his team to anyone.

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Creative Table NY
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
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Kim N.
Verified review

Peter has taken the wedding party for my son, Michael and his wife, Fate, to a highest level that anyone could ever imagine. He paid attention to all details from the moment he walked into our house to set up the food stations, the bar stations and the kitchen where he and Jennifer, his assistant, worked. The food he cooked were very creative and beautiful and his staffs were so good in learning how to say the names of our Vietnamese and Filipino food. I strongly recommend Peter to any parties, whether for a wedding event, or home dinner. Thank you, Peter, you are the greatest (may be Momofuku should pay attention to the next Pork Belly bun with Kim Chi). Best regards, Kim

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  • 11 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
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Kaitlyn C.
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I hired J and L Event Services for my wedding. They were there for 11 hours and did everything possible to keep everyone there happy. They were so helpful in every aspect, and truly cared about their work and the success of my event. They continually went above and beyond, and took pride in their work. Everyone at my event was impressed with the hard work this crew did. I can't thank them enough for everything!!! They made our day beyond perfect!

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  • 19 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Bella Couture Events
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Cyndi O.
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Bella was so amazing during the entire wedding planning process! She was always professional and helpful! Bella was very flexible with our planning needs and attentive to our many details. Bella provided an awesome checklist and timeline for the wedding to make sure we stayed on track. She also was very helpful with contacting/confirming vendors before the day of the wedding. It was such a relief knowing that my wedding was in such good hands and it took a lot of the stress out of planning! I would definitely recommend her & her team.

  • 1 year in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Kristian C.
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When we discussed planning our own wedding, our anxiety was through the roof! Good thing we found all things possible because literally, they made all things possible. Christina and Erica were patient, understanding, creative, accommodating, and most of all, they made it feel as if we were family while they were planning our wedding. Everything was planned perfectly. Missy and I have a very vigorous schedule, Christina and Erica adjusted to our schedule, whether it was late at night early in the morning they made sure that we werent inconvenienced. Everything leading up to the wedding was amazing, and our wedding night was exactly how we dreamt it to be. We would use them all over again. Thank you!!! We love you

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Eleni's Little Shop
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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Shami S.
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I don’t usually dole out 5 star ratings but it is well deserved here! Eleni was a monumental part of planning my son’s first birthday party. It was a football themed party for approximately 100 people. Despite some challenges with vendors, Eleni out did herself with planning and decorating the space, in addition to making and setting up the items for the dessert table! Everyone loved it and I received so many compliments! Eleni was a pleasure to work with, she was super responsive and always kept in touch with updates (no matter what time of the day or night) I am especially grateful to have had her by my side throughout the event to give me gentle reminders to keep us on schedule with my specific timeline! Eleni’s event planning services are reasonable and I would highly recommend her for any event planning, decorating and dessert table needs! I cannot thank her enough for the excellent job! Shami

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BLB Events
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Susie N.
Verified review

Brittney was fabulous to work with from start to finish! She is responsive, kind, and went above and beyond. I was grateful to have Brittney to bounce ideas off of and keep me sane throughout wedding planning. She was a rock-star with managing the day of timeline, and made sure everyone was where they needed to be when. I also had a unique request to help with a recessional walk from the church through Central Park to the Boathouse and she gladly took on the task, learning the route and making sure guests made it to the reception. Brittney is organized and an all around great person - I highly recommend her!

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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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YourDreamMyDesign
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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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 !!!

Xclusive Services
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Shawn S.
Verified review

Trish is an excellent event planner! She has planned several events for Bronze Magazine including two pop up events and has executed each professionally and creatively. I would recommend Xclusive services to anyone who is looking to plan an event with class and flair.

Elegant Affairs
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie T.
Verified review

I had an amazing experience with Loris. She was very attentive to my needs as a bride while planning my wedding and helped put me at ease amidst what would usually be a chaotic time. Very grateful for that. She was also flexible with my budget. On the day of she made sure everything went perfectly.

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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