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Akron Wedding Services

Browse these wedding services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Akron.

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Ken Love Photography LLC
4.9
from 191 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 261 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rich S.
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I've worked with a number of wedding photographers over the past 31 years and Ken Love is one of the best. He is passionate and knows his stuff. He's up to date and one of a kind and you should definitely check out his work, you won't be sorry! Rich Siebert Owner Beach Boyz Entertainment

  • 6 years in business
  • 259 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel B.
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Gabriel was absolutely fantastic. She was so accommodating & reliable. If you're looking for a talented makeup artist for your wedding, I highly recommend.

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K-Robi's Productions
4.9
from 96 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
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Samuel Y.
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Kevin did a wonderful job at our wedding. Like he says there are no hidden fees or anything for travel or lights. Everything was included. He worked seamlessly with our venue. His wife even took some additional photos of us and our family, and you can never have to many photos to remember that special day. They were very professional and very easy to work with. They really let you customize your whole experience. I would gladly recommend K-Productions to anyone that is having a wedding.

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Briggs' Weddings
5.0
from 78 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda K.
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Dale was amazing!! He met with us as often as we needed to before the wedding. He didn't know us before, but got to know us personally and catered the ceremony to us. He was professional and made our special day perfect. I would recommend Dale to anyone looking for a wedding officiant for your special day!!! It was a pleasure working with him and we would use him again. One of the best decisions we made for our perfect day!!

Dad and Daughter Photography
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
Carla C.
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Chuck and Ashley were a pleasure to work with before and during our wedding. Chuck made the process easy and provided me with all the details. He was flexible about his set-up time to ensure that they did not interrupt the ceremony itself. He called the day before the wedding to double check and confirm all the details. The personalization with our names on the photo strips and using one of our pictures for the home screen on the touchscreen in the booth was a nice touch. Chuck and Ashley also brought a ton of props and made sure to talk even our shy guests into jumping in the booth. How would we have known that the photo booth would be one of the most fun parts of the wedding? We also have a link to digital copies of ALL the photos that were taken in the booth that night so we got to go back and see all the fun! Very reasonably priced, great to work with and worth every penny. I highly recommend them for any wedding or party.

DJ James Hayes Entertainment
4.9
from 64 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah M.
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We were very happy with DJ James at our wedding. His dancing with light up shoes was a fun bonus. We appreciated all he handled and kept the day flowing well.

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Summit Wedding Services
5.0
from 63 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
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Heather H.
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Pastor Michael was very responsive! So happy we chose him for our wedding ceremony!

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Denise Peterson
4.9
from 42 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
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Nina H.
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She is very understanding and patience. She did a beautiful job with our ceremony. If you are looking for someone who values your wedding just as much as you do this is the woman to go to! Very professional, very sweet, very reasonable, I don't see why you would want to choose anyone else! Our officiant had cancelled the night before our ceremony. Denise Peterson responded almost immediately after I inquired. Everything worked beautifully with her! Thank you Denise!!!

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Modern Imagery
4.6
from 39 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Tabitha S.
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The quality of the photos so so far above and beyond what Jack charged. I truly have absolutely phenomenal photographs of our wedding that look like a paid thousands for a team of photographers. I would hire Jack again in an instant and have every intention to for all of the special occasions in our lives.

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Allison Kaye Hair and Makeup
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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I live in Dallas and went to Cleveland for a wedding. I hired Allison to do makeup on the mother of the groom. Being from out of town, I was a bit nervous about finding someone both talented and dependable. Allison communicated with me constantly via email and phone. I was comfortable knowing how much time she allotted and the exact cost. She let me know when she was on her way and showed up ten minutes early. She is a lovely person and listened carefully to what we lwanted. We did not have time for a trial run. She started light, then darkened as needed. She is very knowlegable and talented. She did a fantastic job and was fun to talk to during the session. Highly recommend her!

Integrity Audio DJ Service
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan R.
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Loved working with Josh for our wedding. He tailored everything to exactly what we wanted and asked for. I highly recommend Integrity Audio DJ Service.

  • 16 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Noreen R.
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Seth was truly outstanding, professional and adaptable. He accepted and organized to DJ our wedding reception a mere 2 days before the event! During our reception Seth never missed a beat when family members took to the microphone and wanted to KAROKE special songs. Throughout the evening, he had guests dancing with a variety of music. Our wedding reception was made even more memorable with a professional DJ and fantastic music from Sound Perception. Thank you, Seth!

I Will Marry You
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Benjamin F.
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Shannon was very professional about the whole ceremony and rehearsal. She brought love and smiles to my wedding. I would recommend her to anybody

  • 7 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Diane L.
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Wedding is not until August 2018 so we cannot comment on some areas yet.

Clergy Mike
4.0
from 17 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Brittaney W.
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Clergy mike did a wonderful job he made all my wedding dreams come true and i found him to be very professional and would reccomend him to any and all of my friends that are getting married to him

Mantua Corners Catering
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Kim R.
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What a great experience! The food was awesome! The Roast Beef was hands down our favorite! Thank you Lisa for catering for our wedding day! I would definitely recommend Mantua Corners Catering for your next event!

Bob Manthey
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Robin W.
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Super professional and awesome to work with and the pictures were spectacular! I will use him for all of our photography needs including graduation and weddings!

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The Digital Team Video
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Tina G.
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They were very timely in returning videos back to us and so far what we've seen is incredible! They captured the wedding so beautifully! You can tell they have a very artistic eye for capturing beautiful moments.

DJ DRE
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Angela L.
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DJ Dre was very professional from beginning until the end for my step daughter’s wedding reception...He played the latest genre of music for the crowd and everyone danced all night...I will definitely refer and/or utilize his services again...Job well done 👍🏾 A. Lowe

Classic Chic Event Planning
5.0
from 7 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.

SwordFish Media Productions
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Wanda J.
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My wedding memories are forever saved in a beautiful video. Thank you always!

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.

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.

How much is videography for a wedding?

Wedding videography is one thing many couples regret not paying for. It may seem like just another expense during wedding planning, but it’s really special to have a moving memory of your big day. The national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. Pricing can vary depending on wedding length, special film features, the amount of editing required, and how many videographers are needed to cover the event. Many videographers offer packages that provide different levels of service. A very simple wedding documentary could be $600 or more, while a full-scale cinematic experience involving multiple videographers could be $2,500 or more. Here’s an example of average package pricing:

  • Package 1: $1,400
    • Footage during and after the ceremony, including highlights requested by the couple.
    • Two cameras with audio equipment.
    • DVD including a 3- or 4-minute edit to a song of the couple’s choice and a 45- to 50-minute raw edit covering the entire event.
    • Recordings of guests’ good wishes to the couple.
  • Package 2: $1,800
    • Includes everything from Package 1, plus an additional videographer (2 total) and aerial videography.  
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