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Consider It Done Events
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Chelsey B.
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Before I even hired Kim as my wedding planner, as I was out there searching for help, I ran into her on a local Facebook page. She spent about an hour Facebook messaging me and I hadn't even paid her a dime, other wedding planners wouldn't even talk to me without a deposit. I knew after my first conversation with Kim I would hire her! She was so helpful and thorough and was there for me whenever I needed help or had a dilemma. During our first face to face meeting she came to our home and by then end of the meeting g felt like family. Kim went ABOVE and BEYOND and our day was perfect! Everything ran smoothly and I had no worries on my special day! I highly recommend Kim!

LH Xperience, LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie W.
Verified review

I could not have planned such a beautiful wedding in such a short period of time (four months) without Lorenda's expertise! She went above and beyond in many ways. I highly recommend LH Xperience's Event Planning.

  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cindy B.
Verified review

Janet was our wedding planner. I can't imagine planning my wedding without her. She was so helpful and knowledgeable. She has been doing this for a long time and has a lot of great connections/contacts that were all so great to work with. By the time our event was over she felt like part of the family. Everyone loved her and she was more helpful than I had even anticipated that I needed! I would highly recommend her for any size event!

  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Crystal M.
Verified review

Caren J Gray-Wedding & Event Planner, LLC was contracted as our wedding planner in the spring of 2014. Our wedding was held in August of 2015 at the breathtaking Cleveland Cultural Gardens, followed by a reception at the state of the art, Solon Community Center. Caren and her staff provided exemplary services to the entire wedding party, guests, venues, and contractors. CJG made our day effortless to say the least; our wedding was an amazing event. The degree of professionalism and attention to detail throughout the entire process was of the highest of caliber. Caren was able to take control of our vision for our wedding day and transform it into a day far beyond our dreams, while keeping us on budget and on task. The knowledge of her team and their extreme attention to detail alleviated the stress that is typically associated with planning a wedding; instead her expertise allowed my husband and me the ability to focus on us, completely confident that our wedding day plans were being executed beyond our expectations. We would certainly recommend Caren J Gray-Wedding & Event Planner, LLC to anyone considering marriage and in need of a wedding/event planner, coordinator (during the planning process, and all wedding day events, including reception), and now we consider Caren and the CJG team friends. Good Luck to you & may your experience with Caren and the CJG team be as exceptional as it was for my husband and me. -Happily Married

Zulma R.
Verified review

Wonderful event planner. Ms. Carrion planned, coordinated and executed our 15 year wedding anniversary. Very professional and knows what she's doing. We are very pleased with her services and will contact her for more events in the future. I recommend Ms. Carrion to anyone. Thank you Lianep. We appreciate your business.

Dena
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
Evelyn K.
Verified review

Denisse is sooooo amazing! She is so knowledgeable and organized and made what we thought would be a very stressful planning process into something that was a lot of fun. I had actually fired our first wedding planner because she didn't listen to what we wanted and seemed like every quote we received was more expensive than the last without improvement. We had ideas about what we wanted our wedding to look like but wasn't sure about venues, churches and we were unable to decide what we needed to remove to fit within our budget. We never thought that it would be so stressful planning our own wedding, trust me, it can be if you have the wrong person! We found Denisse on Thumbtack, gave her an idea of what we wanted and actually met her the next night. Denisse was able to get everything for costs we could afford and found us the most perfect church and reception hall. Our family was very impressed and my friends still can't believe how we did it and where we found her. She is already talking to 2 of my girlfriends who are engaged and they are telling me the same thing about her. Use Denisse, she will make your wedding AWESOME!

Elegantz Eventz
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Winter W.
Verified review

The day of our wedding was coming up fast and there was still so much left to do, so my fiancé and I talked and decided to get a wedding planner. We had a decent budget of around $30k and knew that we wanted to have a ceremony that our families would respect and a reception that everyone would enjoy. With that in mind, we settled upon Elegant Eventz after speaking with their team. From the beginning, the team at there took control, but left all of the decisions to us. They contacted caterers and scheduled tastings tailored around our availability. They prepared decorations and table placements to the themes and colors that we wanted. And, on the day of, the entire team was out in full; they monitored the service and handled the guests, the bridesmaids, the groomsmen and personally serviced both me and my fiancé. When it came to the reception, they were constantly organizing in the background with the DJ, the MC, the band and the caterers so that everything was planned and timed perfectly. The decorations they set up the night before looked breathtaking. Every single one of our guests commented on how amazing the decorations and the centerpieces were. At the end of the day, after all the stressing and freaking out, our wedding was perfect and the team at Elegant Eventz made it all come together. Would highly recommend.

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I will help with all your events as a wedding planner and florist. I am good at what I do. I enjoy making floral designs for all occasions.

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Detail and perfection is important to us. We don't have packages you are required to buy.Everything is custom taliored to accomodate your needs. The event is about you and creating something that represents you. Our team is available to accomodate all your needs. You will most likely not ever hear us say we don't do that. At the end of the day it is about the details.

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Reasonable rates and quality workmanship

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Wedding Planner, Wedding Coordination, Event Planner, Event Coordination, event specialist

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I am a wedding and event planner. I plan birthday, bridal, bachelorette, retirement, engagement and private parties, family reunions, weddings, and sweet 16s. I am very passionate about my event. I have returning clients because of such reasons as told to me: My professionalism, customer service, attention to detail, passion that I have for what I do, and quality work.

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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