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DJConnectionLive.com
4.7
from 256 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 495 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Merri R.
Verified review

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
  • 221 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lee B.
Verified review

for me, there were several things that were important in this party. The food, obviously! but also the guidance and planning that is a part of a party. We did a casual wedding for 120 ppl at a difficult location, under very challenging conditions. Ellen and her staff were very limited for setup time, so more time would have let her set up all the grand ideas that she had. There were points during the planning where I felt Ellen was more exited about the affair than I was! she was that invested. She worked closely with me, guiding me throughout, ready with ideas, keeping me focused to give me the best value possible while developing a vision! We wanted an elegant and eclectic brunch ,with lots of variety but keeping it to a reasonable price point. I look forward to working with her again, maybe I'll cater Passover this year!!!

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Angel Waitress Service
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Arlene C.
Verified review

I hired Angel Waitress service to be staff for my wedding on 7/1/17 and I am very happy I did. Nancy was great leading up to the event, and even though she didn't staff herself to work that day, she still came to make sure everything was OK. I loved that she said she takes pride in her work and that really shows. The woman who worked the event were great and I would certainly hire this company again. I'm in the business as well, and though it was a big day for me, I could see how seamlessly they were taking care of things! Thank you Angel Waitress service for helping my special day go so smoothly!

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
Flo R.
Verified review

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!

Top Pro
  • 7 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stella K.
Verified review

I cannot say enough great things about Adrienn and my excellent experience. She not only tailored my gown excellently, but I also purchased another gown from her for a future event. My daughter also found 2 fabulous dresses too. Anyone who needs any alterations, dress design, wedding gowns, bridesmaid dress, etc. You cannot go wrong with Adrienn. Highly recommend!! Great style and fabulous experience.

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We Make Fun event company
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica C.
Verified review

Simply put, we couldn't have had our wedding without Ana! We did all the wedding planning, but wanted to have someone coordinate the schedule and logistics on our wedding day. Ana was absolutely perfect!! She was diligent in attending our final meeting and rehearsal, and offered invaluable advice leading up to the wedding. On the wedding day, Ana and her assistant were professional, attentive and very organized throughout the event. Before my husband and I walked out for our first dance, Ana even noticed he was chewing gum and ran over to tell Doug to spit it out! We appreciate Ana for all she contributed to our beautiful wedding, and I encourage everyone to work with her! It's one of the best investments we made for our wedding. - The Wongs

Top Pro
  • 19 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Duygu E.
Verified review

Anna was perfect. I hired her for my wedding last night as a surprise to my husband . And one of our friend hired another belly dancer for us as a surprise so we had 2 different belly dancer and Anna danced second. So i was a little nervous cause I thought it might be a little to much and boring. But she made us to forget the first dancer. She was smiling all night long. Visited all tables and took care of everyone individually. I have no idea how she did it but end off the her dance all guests were on the dance floor and having fun. She is very beautiful and talented. Everyone loved her. Definitely recommend her. Thank you Anna

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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
Riya B.
Verified review

We hired Bella to provide day of coordination at the last minute for our wedding in December. Her and her team did not disappoint! I was so overwhelmed with all of the details of my wedding and my 325 guest but Bella and her assistant covered everything and handled the coordination seamlessly. Excellent job!

  • 1 year in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea G.
Verified review

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
Patrice H.
Verified review

I would like to say that Elusing Event planning offers the best service. People from my wedding , which was 4 years ago, are still talking about the OUTSTANDING services that they offered. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM. If anyone wants to know first hand please reach out to me. From my wedding dress, to venue, to pictures AND video services, to flowers, to even help wit my overall theme of our wedding. Highering them was money well spent!!!!

KC Events, LLC
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Tasia S.
Verified review

Comfort was hired as my wedding coordinator as well as my event decorator. KC Events was very accommodating to my needs! I was very particular and knew exactly what I wanted... and Comfort delivered! Everything came out beautifully and she worked so hard on the day of to make sure I was happy! Thank you so much for all of you hard work... it was truly appreciated!

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BLB Events
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ariel L.
Verified review

Without Brittney our wedding would not have happened! Her help as our Day Of Coordinator ensured that every detail of the wedding was handled efficiently and perfectly. Knowing that Brittney was making sure that every vendor knew where to go and how to set our things up made it so much easier for us to focus on getting ready and enjoying our day. Once the wedding was under way she continued to keep everything and everyone running smoothly and made sure that every planned event went off without a hitch. Even though she wasn't acting as our wedding planner, she was always available to help answer any of our questions and offer her advice while we solidified our arrangements in the weeks leading up to the wedding. Her fun and positive attitude was so helpful in keeping us sane as well! I can't overstate enough how integral Brittney was to making our wedding as perfect as it was!

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with valerie
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matt S.
Verified review

Valerie was very helpful in planning the wedding anniversary party we hosted at our apartment. She was especially good at helping us prepare the space on the day/night of the party and figuring out some last minute issues that needed to be addressed. Thanks Valerie!

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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.
Verified review

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.

MIZDI LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Hannibal C.
Verified review

Even within short notice, MIZDIs staff curated my birthday gathering and coordinated all aspects. It was a incredibly successful evening. They exceeded expectations . Every attendee has a exceptional time. The party was full of jubilation and the space was transformed. I would highly recommend them. The owner , Debra has great attention to detail; I mentioned all my favorite foods, and she made lamb sliders , and she and a chef custom made a black strawberry cake. I look forward to using MIZDI for my mom's upcoming bday and retirement party.

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YourDreamMyDesign
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kaila L.
Verified review

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 !!!

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

Lauren and Justine made not only the day of the wedding run without any faults, but also the weeks leading up to it. From the first planning meeting with Lauren, it was evident to me that the wedding was in superbly capable hands. She took over communication with the vendors and confirmed every single moving part of the wedding to create a master schedule, and then check in every step of the way to be sure that everyone was aware of the scheduling and to get live updates on the status of the schedule. Her organization made it simple for us to understand what tasks we had left to do and clearly showed a plan to execute all outstanding items. I wasn't worried about forgetting any details because I knew Lauren had them all handled and would also check all of them with us while adding her experienced suggestions. On the day of the wedding, Lauren and Justine went beyond my imagination in how proactive, cheerful, helpful, and all around amazing they were. Lauren cued each parent and bridesmaid when to walk down the aisle in the ceremony. Justine communicated with our reception venue and helped set it up while the ceremony was ongoing. At the end of the night, Justine was able to pack up all items and make sure everything we needed to return to us got back to us that evening safely. There was no stress in either getting what we needed to the venue or taking everything back home. Due to Lauren's organization with her pack lists prior to the wedding and Justine's meticulousness, there was nothing in question for us. Hiring Lauren was our best wedding decision - we can't have imagined our day running so seamlessly without her and her team. Any prospective couples out there should get their dates on Lauren's calendar and rest assured that their day will run perfectly. We had the most magical day, and not once were we concerned about any planning details. Our vendors, bridal party, and guests noted how organized and smooth the event ran, all thanks to YWbL!

Dream Team Event Planning
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Jessica P.
Verified review

I hired Jess and her team to help me with my wedding decor I was doing a 1920s great gatsby themed wedding and I wanted to add special touches to make it look more personalized. The dream team created my olde style candy bar, and they also decorated my card table and set up a cigar bar table and my sweet heart table for my wedding. The dream team also made my ostrich feather centerpieces. I gave them a budget and they were easily able to use the money i had to create something I loved and my guest loved. The girls tat make up the company are very personalable and they make sure to personalize your event to what you like and when I would Struggle to think of sometiing they though of it for me. Thank you Jess and your team for all you help you guys are amazing 💙

MooreEvents
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie L.
Verified review

Celeste was a joy to work with. She took care of all the small details on the day of my wedding and made sure I could enjoy it fully. Whenever something was forgotten, or we needed someone to communicate between the bridal party and groomsmen (making sure the groom didn't see the bride!) Celeste stepped in to make sure everything was handled. I appreciated her calm and helpful presence. Thank you, Celeste!

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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