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Akron Wedding Services

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Ken Love Photography LLC
4.9
from 187 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jacquelyn C.
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He really knows his stuff. Was very organized, worked efficiently (no wasted time) took a variety of candid as well as many posed. Had a very positive attitude that added to the atmosphere of a wedding! A million thumbs up!!

  • 6 years in business
  • 250 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly M.
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Gabriel is incredibly talented with makeup! She captured the soft, natural look I wanted for my wedding day, and I was so happy with how it turned out. I highly recommend her services!

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K-Robi's Productions
4.9
from 95 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Meghan W.
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Kevin did an awesome job at our wedding reception! He was very professional and fun. He had a wide variety of songs and was very good at play songs that got people dancing!

An Affordable DJ
4.8
from 96 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 225 hires on Thumbtack
Michael B.
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John was the DJ for our wedding cocktail hour and wedding reception. It was an outdoor event at Bratenahl Ohio. The ceremony started at 4:30PM. He arrived shortly after 3PM to setup (He does not charge for setup which is awesome as most venders do charge for setup time). The reception ended at 10:30PM. The thing that impressed me the most about John was his communication. If he needed something, he let us know. When we asked questions, he answered very quickly. All-in-all, very happy with hiring John for our wedding. He did a great job and we got many compliments from our guests on how good our DJ was.

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Briggs' Weddings
5.0
from 76 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
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Tina W.
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Dale was professional,,friendly and a fantastic officiant for my wedding! I couldn't have been happier with him! I recommend him to anyone!

Dad and Daughter Photography
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
Grace L.
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Chuck and his daughter did a great job! We used them for our wedding as both a photobooth and a photographer! They were helpful, easy to get a hold of, and punctual.

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Summit Wedding Services
5.0
from 62 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lorraine S.
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Thank you Pastor Michael for officiating our wedding, you were wonderful! It was such a lovely, thoughtful service we really couldn't be happier.

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David Paul Photography
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Teresa P.
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David was great! He was friendly and respectful. He showed us some of the shots and we can't wait for the finished pictures! Enjoyed having him at the wedding too! We had a lot of compliments on how nice he was to our guests and family. He would always find a way to get the perfect shot!!

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Coming Home Studio
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kirsten G.
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Mark was a great choice for handling the music for our wedding and creating an awesome atmosphere that let guests have a great time. Mark went above and beyond to help us with details of our whole wedding that made everything go smoothly. Everyone at the wedding only had great things to say about the music, from cocktail hour to last song. Thank you so much Mark for all your help and support!

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Married by Megan
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole N.
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I cannot say enough good things about Megan, but I will try for the purpose of this review. It is clear that Megan loves what she does as an officiant, she truly cares about the couples she works with. I had a bunch of crazy questions throughout the planning process and Megan was not only prompt with her answers, but she also showed that she genuinely cared. Megan guided us through the process of writing our statements to one another, which was super helpful especially for my husband. Megan was great at controlling the audience and directing the wedding party. Our wedding ceremony was perfectly beautiful and I contribute much of that to Megan's care and guidance.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
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Christina P.
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Mike was awesome! All my wedding guests had a blast with the photo booth! So happy we chose the package with the book of photos so we can look back and laugh at all the craziness we missed. All of his props were clean and his setup was professional. He was great with all my guests as some of them took a liking to the ever so popular shark head. His pricing was reasonable as well. 10/10!

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Distraction Photo
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly K.
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Dana was amazing from day 1 when we set up our initial consultation. Very professional, worked with our budget, and knew how to keep us laughing throughout the entire process. I am so glad we went with Dana Marie for our wedding pictures.💓

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Allison Kaye Hair and Makeup
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura D.
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I loved my make-up!! I hired Allison to do my make-up for a wedding I was in. It lasted all day and night! I received so many compliments! I will definitely be using her again for my next special occasion!

  • 16 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Mrs. P.
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I was a bit untrusting because the price was so inexpensive and full payment was required up front. Seth was pleasant to deal with, on time, responsible and played great music and made a fun party at our wedding. I endorse him 100%.

Integrity Audio DJ Service
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle F.
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Josh was the perfect fit for my son's garden wedding. His choice in songs was amazing. If I ever need a DJ in the future he's my guy. I highly recommend!!!

  • 7 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine C.
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Tammy met with my husband and I a few times throughout our wedding planning. She was always punctual, friendly, and accomodating. She did a beautiful job writing our ceramony for our wedding day. I highly recommend her services.

Makeup by Ahshia Cavin
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kellee W.
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I was a bridesmaid in a wedding and Ahshia did a beautiful job on my makeup. She was set up when I arrived and ready to go immediately. Her professionalism and service was excellent! If I ever have a special occasion or event, I will most definitely use her again!

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The Digital Team Video
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lindsey K.
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Great value, and I got so many compliments about how great the wedding video was. Keeping the raw footage is nice for just me and my hubby to watch, but the trailer always makes me smile and will cherish.

Head First Studios
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea G.
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Head First Studios was an amazing videographer. He had a fast delivery, we loved our highlight video and we had many smiles and laughs watching our wedding DVD. I would highly recommend hiring Brett!

Classic Chic Event Planning
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret G.
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Susan was an absolute staple (MUST HAVE) at our wedding last March with a bridal party of 20 + people I don't think we could have survived without her.

Stephanie C.
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Quinn made our wedding ceremony absolutely perfect. As an officiant she created a ceremony that was transcendent and joyful. She did the work to make sure the service was also unique and reflected our relationship. The service was about love: our love for each other, our families, and our hopes for the lives we would share from that moment forward. Quinn was great.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a videographer and what do they do?

A videographer professionally films weddings and other events and edits the footage to create film keepsakes or marketing materials for their clients. Wedding videographers record all the key elements of your wedding day, ceremony and reception, and then edit the hours of film during post-production to make a wedding video, social media highlight reels, and any other film features you choose. Wedding videography captures, in live action, your vows, the cake-cutting, the first dance, reception toasts, the decor, the guests and all the details of your day. Many wedding videographers also interview guests (based on an interview list provided by the couple) and incorporate the recorded responses into the wedding video. Event videography typically costs less than wedding videography, as events are shorter with less detail. The national average cost for event videography is $500-$760, while the national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. A videographer usually does not need to be licensed, but it is important to confirm they have insurance and good standing in the business community, as well as good client reviews. A great majority of the work happens during post-production. The pros watch and blend together the hours of footage they took (sometimes from multiple cameras) to capture the story of your wedding day or event.

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 do you choose a wedding videographer?

A wedding videographer will create a lifetime memory for you from edited video footage of your wedding day, ceremony and reception. Choosing a wedding videographer starts with looking online at portfolios of their past work. There’s no need to talk to anyone unless you love what you see. Next, make sure they have good reviews and past client experience; don’t be shy about asking for references if there aren’t any posted online. When you find someone who has a style you love, ask if they are available on your wedding day. If so, it’s time to talk pricing. Be clear about your maximum budget, and ask what kind of packages they offer. Pricing will depend on the number of crew needed for filming, the hours they are required to be onsite, post-production editing, and the length of the final product. Talk with several wedding videographers to get a feel for what prices are like in your region. Nationally, the average cost for wedding videography ranges between $990 and $1,260 per event. Once you agree on a product and have a plan, get everything in a written and signed contract. Clearly state the details of what is expected for your wedding day and from the final product. Be prepared to pay a deposit to reserve their services for the day, then pay the remainder upon receiving the video.

How much does it cost for a photographer for a wedding?

Finding the right wedding photographer can make a big difference for your ceremony. Nationally, the average wedding photographer’s price ranges from $800 to $1,000, but costs can be much higher in areas like Chicago, New York or Los Angeles where some couples spend $2,000 to $5,000 or more for the photographer they want. Factors that can affect your wedding photographer prices include the photographer’s reputation and experience. Heavy hitters can command top rates, especially during wedding-season weekends. Day of the week also affects your cost. You may get a $200 discount on wedding photographer prices if you get married on a Friday in November rather than a Saturday in June. Time onsite is also an important cost factor. Hiring a photographer to snap photos from the moment you wake up until after last call at the reception is going to cost more than five hours of pictures during the day. Multiple photographers, special lighting, and videography will also increase your costs. Ultimately you want to find someone who has a style you love and can provide the number of edited shots you want for a price you can handle. Learn more about hiring a wedding photographer.

What should you ask your wedding videographer before hiring?

Finding the perfect wedding videographer doesn’t have to be stressful. Asking a few key questions upfront will help you find the right fit for your big day. Before talking with wedding videographers, research their work online. Look at their websites, business profiles and social media, and see what their finished wedding videos look like. If the style fits what you’re envisioning, it’s time to reach out. During initial contact, make sure you get along with the person. This is important since they’ll be interacting with you and your guests.

Your first question should be about their availability; there’s no point in going further if they’re booked on your wedding day. Ask to see references if they’re not readily available online. Next, it’s time to talk about money. Ask how they determine rates or what kind of packages they offer. When you settle on a rate and the services you want, make sure to have a written contract that outlines everything, including cost, length of time they film, what post-production will include, and when you can expect to receive the edited project.

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