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  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Alishia L.
Verified review

Rich and his staff are fantastic. The food was amazing. They took great care of me and my husband, as well as treating our guests like royalty. Whenever we need any event catered, I know exactly who to contact. Thank you for helping make our reception totally awesome!

After 5 Events
from 13 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kevin O.
Verified review

Gabby @after 5 events helped make my proposal and engagement party amazing. Her professionalism, ideas, and support made the evening something special. I came to her with a very broken idea, and she made it a reality by finding the perfect venue and making everything happen within my budget. I would recommend her to anyone planning an event even if they were prepared to do it on their own. This was by far the best service I could have asked for.

716 Entertainment
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Julie A.
Verified review

4/7/18 was my dads 75th surprise bday party. 716 entertainment (Nicholas) was the DJ and Rhonda was the photographer! I can’t say enough about the wonderful job they both did! They had attention to detail, were engaged with the event, extremely personable and friendly. The guest loved them! They were like family for the night! My mother said he did the right amount of talking, playing music and engaging the guests. If your considering a DJ, look no further! I promise you he is the Best!! The photographer Rhoda was amazing, so sweet with a fantastic personality, and always taking that “in the moment picture “. B/c u only have 1 x to get your event correct. No do overs. Hire them! They will not disappoint!!! Btw... I rarely give such high ratings unless deserved ! These were well deserved

Creative Catering by CL
from 3 reviews
    Lolita O.
    Verified review

    Excellent food at graduation party, everything from chicken to a roasted pig, excellent fruit display, deserts were excellent and displayed well, candy table was out of this world. Would recommend this caterer for any event that you need to serve grade A food. Would definitely be using Creative Catering by CL in the future.

    Limitless Innovations by CK
    from 3 reviews
      Magdalena N.
      Verified review

      I have worked with Limitless Innovation by CK two times now. The first time was May 2016 where they planned a surprise college graduation party for my husband and they did an amazing job. They were extremely accommodating in the planning process and made adjustments to make sure that all of my wishes were met. Working with Limitless Innovation by CK allowed me to relax and not stress about the mundane details of planning which allowed me to relax and enjoy the graduation party with no worries. During the planning process and on the day of the event, both Cassandra and Keanna were extremely professional. I enjoyed working with them so much that I have utilized their services again to plan my jewelry launch party that was on April 22, 2017. Once again the work of Limitless Innovations by CK was excellent. I highly recommend Limitless Innovation by CK to anyone seeking event planning services from a detail oriented, customer satisfaction driven company and plan to seek their services for any events that I have now or in the future. Magdalena Nichols Happy Client

      ReCrafted Event Planning
      from 2 reviews
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Zeb H.
      Verified review

      Erica is a machine!! She's only quits when clean up is done. From conception to execution, she's brilliant! Can't wait for her to plan my next event.

      Sarah W.
      Verified review

      We booked Beamin' Sounds Entertainment for DJ services for both our wedding ceremony and reception. Let me tell you, we could not have been more fortunate than to make that initial call to them. Brent, the owner of Beamin' Sounds was our DJ. We met with him four or five times to plan ALL details of our wedding. He was not only a DJ but also a wedding planner, providing us with full ceremony and reception agendas/itineraries, copies of the ceremony music for our rehearsal, and so much more. He adjusted my train and veil before walking down the aisle with my dad, and kept the party going the ENTIRE NIGHT (from 5:00 - midnight!) and everyone on the dance floor. The flow of the reception was perfect, thanks to him, as everything was timed perfect and no one was ever just sitting, waiting for the next event or dance. There was always something going on. He brought so much personality and energy to our wedding. I must say, I truly miss having meetings with him and seeing him, because he made us feel like family. Do not regret your choice of DJ's for your wedding, the music affects your day more than you know, and Beamin' Sounds will not let you regret your choice on your big day. I even had a problem with another vendor (unfortunately) that did not perform their service up to quality and was a BIG problem at our wedding, and Brent went out of his way to write a letter and talk to the owner of this other vendor to support me in my claims on his own time- he was so helpful and supportive when I was dealing with a very, very disappointing aspect of our big day. Worth every penny, as you get not only get a DJ, but also a wedding planner, and a friend! Beamin' Sounds MADE our wedding day what it was.

      Signature Events
      from 1 review
        Marta B.
        Verified review

        My parents and I hired Andrea in June 2010 to serve as our Planner/Event Coordinator for my June 2011 wedding. When working with Andrea you can tell that she is very skilled and seasoned professional. She really took much of the stress out of planning the wedding. She prepared timelines and checklists to keep our planning on track and sent these by email. She was only an email away if we had any questions. Andrea has worked with many WNY wedding vendors and gave us recommendations based on her experience. She really helped us achieve the overall look and feel we were envisioning for the wedding day with her event planning experience and by pointing us to top-notch vendors and service providers that delivered our vision. Wedding day schedules were sent to all of the vendors as to where and when things had to be in place, and Andrea made sure every vendor adhered to the schedule. On the rehearsal day and wedding day she and her team made sure that everything ran smoothly and had every detail attended to. We couldn't have been more pleased with the results. We truly had our dream wedding. If you hire Andrea to plan your wedding or event you will not be disappointed.


        We work on bartending, procurement of bartenders, personal assistance and, event planning. We excel because of our commitment to customer services; we listen to your needs.

        • 2 years in business

        My business stands out because I pay attention to detail. I named my business Perfection by Nicole because I genuinely try to make the bride's special day "perfect"! I take great pride in what I do because it is a passion of mine. No matter what kind of event I am doing I do I do it at 100 percent with all my clients.


        We stand to provide A1 service giving you your one of a kind Signature Event

        • 5 years in business

        I venture off the beaten path when it comes to events. I collaborate. I learn my client's desires and design a custom event just for that person, couple or business... with my own twist.


        It is awesome, you will love it, it is the best. Really.


        We make every event whether large or small spectacular!!


        Weddings and Events of a Lifetime stands out because we provide more than just planning and coordinating, we also specialize in theme decor, balloon decor, invitations, centerpieces, favors, table linen and chair cover rental as well as candy buffet services. We are the one stop shop for all your wedding and event needs.


        I provide individual attention to each of my customers, and am highly detail oriented to make sure the final event comes out exactly how you envisioned it.


        You're planning your big day. You've found the love of your life. ​Your friends are excited. Your in-laws seem pretty great. Now, to find the perfect ​spot... Look no farther. Grace has four beautiful options for your wedding, depending on the space you need and the atmosphere you want. ​And when you've made your choice, our clergy will tie the knot. Want to walk down the aisle in a traditional, historic sanctuary, with the light playing through gorgeous stained glass windows, as the music swells from the magnificent pipe organ? ​You'll find the serene beauty, steeped in tradition, inside of Grace's main sanctuary on Genesee Street. Prefer to gather your small group of friends and family in a rose garden? There's plenty of room for a violin or two, and you and your beloved will be surrounded by the living beauty of roses all around you. You'll find that in Grace Church's Rose Garden, nestled between the beautiful buildings on our campus. Want the old-world grandeur of a gracious mansion where you can both tie the the knot and entertain your guests? Then choose the Arnold House, the mansion on our campus. We promise that you'll fall in love at first sight. Prefer a quiet ceremony in a small stone chapel in the country? You'll find perfection in our Chapel of the Good Shepherd at Brookside, just moments outside of downtown Lockport.


        We are strictly a catering company and not a restaurant. We specialize on one thing only - YOU. We constantly attend trade shows and conferences to keep up to date in current trends.


        Weddings That Combine Value With Style The average couple is spending more money than they ever have, on a day that they have never planned before. It is all about combining the practical side of you as a bride, with the bride planning the wedding you have always wanted. We can indulge both sides to create a wedding that values your budget while still reflecting your style. As a WNY planner, I am honored to have a role in one of the biggest days of your life. I offer: * wedding planning packages * new and once worn bridal gowns * accessories * tuxedos rentals * invitations * special occasion dresses

        • 10 years in business

        Everything that Lilypad creates is created with each of our client's needs and aesthetic in mind. We approach all jobs as a new challenge and welcome the chance provide products and services to our clients that exceed their expectations.


        I am a recent college graduate from NCCC. I studied tourism management and event planning. I love to decorate and help bring everything together.

        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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