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Utica Wedding Planners

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Event Designs
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Morgan E.
Verified review

I hired Rachel at Event Designs to do day-of coordination for my wedding day. I am so glad that I did, as she made things run incredibly smoothly and took a huge amount of stress off of me and my now-husband. She was there bright and early making sure everything was in its correct place, and acted as liaison between me and the other vendors so that I wasn't being constantly approached by people and could actually enjoy being with family and friends. Her prices were very reasonable considering the work she did and for my peace of mind, both in the time leading up to the day and on the day. Thank you Rachel!

The Bridal Connection
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nina E.
Verified review

Linda and her team were very easy to work with. I had pretty specific ideas about how I wanted our wedding to look and they made it happen the day of the wedding so that my family, husband and I could just focus on enjoying the day. Communication was quick and clear and we all felt like they went above and beyond what we agreed to in our initial discussions. For the amount of work that they did the day of the wedding, in the days preparing for the wedding and meeting with us/visiting the venue the price was phenomenal! Thank you, Linda!

Magically Yours
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lucie B.
Verified review

Where do I start? My new fairy Godmother...does that still apply even though Courtney is younger than me?! Absolutely! I don't know how I could've planned a wedding in 4 months without her! Did I ever think I would use a wedding planner...never! I'm glad we were put in touch with one another (shout out to Sarah Arnold 👍🏻) so I could hear what she had to offer! From the beginning, Courtney was obsessed with all of my ideas and calmed my fears of planning an out-of-state wedding in just a few short months. She handled everything from timelines, vendor suggestions & meetings, keeping my budget on track, offering ideas consistent with our theme, etc, etc, etc. There are so many decisions to make while planning a wedding, and Courtney really helped to guide me through it all. I had some random ideas and requests, and she pulled through with every.single.one.of.them. For example, since moving to the South, I have developed this odd obsession with cotton stems and wanted to somehow implement them with the flowers. I mentioned it to Courtney, and kind of thought maybe she forgot about it, because we never really talked about it again. On the wedding day, she told me she had a surprise before she brought us in to see the completed room set-up...she brings us in and there are freakin' cotton stems intertwined with the greenery on the dinner tables! C'mon!! She was on top of EVERYTHING. We had a couple of issues with the reception venue, and she faced them all head on. She made sure every detail was perfect...not because I was telling her to, but because she genuinely cared about my husband and I having the best day of our lives. Some words to describe Courtney: Professional. Polished. Intelligent. Classy. Sweet. Motivated. Personable. Genuine. Enthusiastic. Organized. I could go on and on about the numerous times I thanked myself for using Courtney...yes, I am actually tooting my own horn for hiring her ;) If you're on the fence about whether or not you need/want a wedding planner, my advice is to JUST DO IT. Planning a wedding is a stressful time, and Courtney is there to take a lot of that stress away so you can just enjoy it!

  • 4 years in business
Liliya S.
Verified review

I've worked with Hannah on several different occasions, it has always been a great experience. I have done several birthday and graduation partys and even a wedding with her, in upstate NY and PA. She was quite timely in the planning and very thorough. What really impressed me about Hannah's work was her diligence, efficiency and passion. When working with Hannah I always feel that I'm getting a great quality. You can tell that she really works to give you the party that you wanted/envisioned. At one of the graduation partys the rented tables didn't show up, Hannah followed through and sent two reliable individuals to the rental company to pick up the tables. She stayed very calm and collected throughout the planning process. The only thing that I might suggest is if your planning a larger gathering (over 250 people) you might want to inquire if additional hands would be necessary or availible. Overal working with Hannah has been a pleasant, calm and fun experience. I would definitely recommend her to friends:)

Syracuse Party DJs
5.0
from 1 review
  • 16 years in business
Maria R.
Verified review

Mike at Syracuse Party DJs made our wedding a giant success. We had a 200 person event on the lake, and from start to finish he handled everything so smoothly, it was wonderful. From the start, he was extremely professional, answered all of our many calls and was always responsive to our needs, and he had some great suggestions for us. His knowledge and expertise were great help. He provided all of the sound for our ceremony which was also on the lake, and then flawlessly transitioned into the cocktail hour. He wasn't overly chatty on the microphone, but provided just enough, it was perfect! From the entrances to the special dances all the way through to the end of the party, Mike was great and our wedding was great because of him!

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I provide personal attention to your special event as I do not take on more than one job at a time to give full access to my services.

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I am a professional business women who will help you create the wedding you long for you.

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I am a certified international event and wedding planner. I am located in Syracuse, NY. I am interested in expanding to New York City. I have worked as an intern, then I graduated, and I'm running my own events now.

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Our event planning website is under construction. We have several years of experience in planning upscale weddings and events. We are involved in event planning with some of the most recognized members of Syracuse society on both a personal as well as professional level. We have relationship with higher end venues, vendors, florists, makeup artists, etc. We are master at negotiating rates. We do fairy tale weddings at a reasonable cost. The fee depends on the size and scale of the wedding.

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I am a wedding officiant, with experience at public speakin . I write each ceremony to tour individual needs to make it very special. I also do child dedications, and vow renewals.

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My name is Sara Jordan, and I love weddings! It's my passion to help bring out the beauty in such a special celebration. I'm ready to walk with you every step of the way to make this time for the bride and groom fun and as stress free as possible! Let's plan a wedding!

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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I work with bridal couples on a budget, to create the wedding they dream of.

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I am willing to go above and beyond and talk to customers and make them feel special. I have been planning events for a very long time .. visit my Facebook page: KLH WEDDINGS ... We also do birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, receptions, I am a liasion for you or can be there only on your big day. I help with a number of functions. Corporate, family reunions, funerals, and much more.

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MarryMeNY is the wedding division of The Events Company. Our talented team of event designers/planners are dedicated to bringing your wedding vision to life. Visit the only wedding showroom in NYC today!

  • 27 years in business
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I offer full DJ service on weddings, anniversaries, dances, parties, and karaoke services are available. I have over 20 years in business. Full light show is available well as professional DJ equipment. Wedding planning services are also available.

  • 6 years in business
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I handle all aspects of the event from the inside, my company has all that you will need.We also work with any budget.

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I am an ordained minister and I'm able to perform weddings. I am willing to travel depending on the location but there may be additional fees (gas, tolls, etc.).

  • 15 years in business
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Come and visit our showroom in New Hartford to see all that our inventory has to offer. We are providing the best and unique decor/event planning to make your day spectacular. We work with all budgets. Visit Facebook to see past events or weddings and get ideas. We are excited to meet and help transform your dreams into reality!

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I make sure to make your special day perfect. I am there to ensure everything goes off without a hitch and be behind the scenes and as involved in the planning as you wish me to be.

  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We offer exceptional personal service and creativity to our clients. We are there every step of the way to help navigate you through the numerous parts of planning your big day or that special event.

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I officiate weddings and elopements throughout New York state. Additionally, I work with my clients on vow renewal and commitment ceremonies. I am very hands-on with all my brides and grooms, and I adapt my style of delivery to match the bride and groom. I am especially effective with children as we work together on the rehearsal and the day of the ceremony. Wedding planning and wedding coordinator (day of the ceremony) services are also available. I have officiated services since 2012 and have performed more than 40 ceremonies. I absolutely love this part of my life! From our initial consultation to the end of the ceremony to the follow up, my primary goal is your 100% happiness and satisfaction. My clients love me, and I say the same about them and their families!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 does it cost for a wedding planner?

Wedding planning is a full-time job — unless you hire a professional to handle the hard work for you. The cost for a wedding planner will depend on the level of service you desire. The least expensive wedding planner option is day-of coordination, then partial service, then full-service.  

The national average cost for wedding planning is between $990 and $1,300. Costs are greatly affected by region, with rural or smaller-town wedding planners often far more affordable than planners in higher-cost cities. Here are some examples of the various levels of wedding planning and their potential average costs:

  • Day-of-wedding coordination: $800-$1,700. Day-of services can include the planner finalizing all details, creating a timeline, confirming vendors and overseeing all setup, day-of activities, and cleanup. The couple does all the front-end planning and contracts all the vendors. Time commitment could be about 15-25 hours, depending on pricing.
  • Partial service: $1,500-$3,800. Here the planner works with the couple from the beginning, helping contract vendors, creating a timeline, and overseeing all details of day-of execution. Time commitment could be about 30-60 hours, depending on package and pricing.
  • Full service: $3,500-$8,000 or more. Here the professional handles all wedding and planning details including working on design, securing rentals, getting the venue and vendors, and handling complete execution of the event. Time commitment could be 50-150 hours or more, depending on package and pricing.
  • Consulting: $50-$150 per hour for design, vendor, reception and other wedding planning consultation.
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