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Columbus Event Planners

Browse these event planners with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Columbus.

Knot 2 Worry Weddings
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Loren W.
Verified review

Excellent perfect in every way possible if you need a wedding planner she's the one to go to

Just For The Occasion, LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tracee' B.
Verified review

In planning a dinner event, I thought all I needed was good food and good servers to have a good time. JFTO provided so much more. Excellent food, Excellent servers and customer care, and an Extraordinary time for all to remember. Ms. Nelson is walking in her gifts and talents as a caterer and event planner. Whatever the occasion/event you must have the JFTO experience. Kudos to Ms. Nelson and her amazing staff!!! Thanks again!!

Fantastic Event Direction
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa P.
Verified review

We used Erin for our son's graduation party and we couldn't be more pleased. She was extremely efficient, communicated frequently, and just overall exceeded our expectations! I would highly recommend Erin for any event planning needs!!!

Columbus Bartending School
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 44 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Rasheda H.
Verified review

Vanessa and Teresa were amazing to work with. They provided bartending and Serving services for our wedding reception cookout celebration and basically let us enjoy our day. Vanessa was extraordinarily responsive to any and all questions and basically helped me plan the perfect event for our guests! Hire these ladies, it’ll be the best decision you make 🙂

  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Rasheda H.
Verified review

Sandy and her team did an amazing job!!! Our day was absolutely beautiful- many of guests were shocked that sandy transferred our formal dining room into a beautiful, romantic, lighted wedding space. Hire Sandy for your special day - it’ll be the best decision you’ve made. Also, sandy was extraordinarily responsive to any questions I had during the process. She is AMAZING!

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brianna R.
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Jasmyn has done several events for my family. Baby showers, birthday parties, and most recently my bridal shower and wedding! She made my vision come to life for every event with personalized frames, signs, and decorations. I do not know how she does it but she can do whatever you ask of her and will enjoy doing it! She has the magic touch! I will continue to book her for all my events!! Thank you again Jasmyn!

Brittany Vacca
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Zed C.
Verified review

Passionate Creations took a 14000 square foot blank space and transformed it into a winter wonderland. The creativity they used was stunning and they made excellent use of the space and created magic with their lighting options .The decorating was so nice we also used it to showcase our event space. The party was a success with around three hundred people enjoying the atmosphere that they created Their set up and teardown was impeccable.

Bolkem Events Planner
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Christiana O.
Verified review

Bolkem event is the right event planner. They bring their A game. I will definitely be using Bolkem to plan all my events.

Jennifer Lawson
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Logan J.
Verified review

I've attended several events coordinated by Jennifer. She is extremely professional and takes tremendous pride in her work. Jennifer pays close attention to the smallest of details that really bring everything together and is great and themed events. Jennifer is very outgoing and she works well with all age groups. Whether you're throwing a party for a smaller intimate group of people or for a large group of all ages, Jennifer does an amazing job with accommodating and planning ahead for anything you can throw at her. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs the help and guidance planning their next event.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Evelyn C.
Verified review

P's and Q's has provided decorations and food for two birthday parties - one for my husband and one for me. The attention to detail was spot-on and the food was delicious! From the cakes to the appetizers, no detail was over-looked! I recommend P's and Q's as an exceptional event planner whether big or small.

Events on Occasion
3.4
from 5 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
About

My quality of service and creative ideas for weddings are my strong point. I spend time in your budget and treat it as if it were mine. My business is organized and detailed to the clients wants and needs.

Beautifully Designed Events
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jamie L.
Verified review

Beautifully Designed Wedding Planning did an amazing job helping us with our wedding. Shayna and her team are great. Always there every step of the way. Thank you Shayna for making our day special and worry-free. We couldn't have done it without you!

Kayla Events
5.0
from 1 review
    Genesis A.
    Verified review

    Good deal, quick set up and tear down. Balloon arch lasted 2 & 1/2 days. Rizelle and Vicky were fun to work with. Definitely recommend!

    About

    i custom make my pieces to meet customers expectations. sending progress pic and verifying the customer is satisfied

    About

    I am a multifaceted business woman and independent contractor with a focus on health, wellness and education. I own and operate a child care service. I am a licensed cosmetologist with my career focus being on event hair and makeup, promotional event, advertising, event management, and therapeutic massage. I am an experienced event planner from health fairs to kids parties, weddings, horticulture collaborations and more. I am an event planner and ordained minister (can officiate weddings). My experience has been mostly in non-denominational and custom vow ceremonies than with traditional ceremonies. I am open to all faiths. I will help write vows if desired also. I am a Reiki master and trainer for anyone interested. I have done hair and makeup for many weddings also. I am available to provide event child care if needed. For peace of mind, I have excellent references, a background check and drug screen on file and will happily provide them to any client for review also. I would love to help you with your needs if they fall into any area I have experience in. I am passionate about improving lives and work diligently on project to make the end result the best it can be.

    About

    Exceptional organizational and creative skills. Experienced in wedding planning, sales events, and retail management.

    About

    "Mais Oui" in French translates to "But Yes" in English or to literally reference this -- "May we help you!" We have over 25 years of event planning and design across the world.

    About

    I do planning of events, big or small. I can help you with the details and manage your event, so that you can relax and enjoy the party.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    I care about the business in its entirety and it's my responsibility to do whatever it takes for the company. *By offering ideas and suggestions - making suggestions whenever I can. *By being Proactive - anticipate problems that might arise and come up with suggestions to fix them. Not waiting for things to happen. We all have those moments where we know we could do more if we wanted to. *By doing things without being asked *Demonstrate great communication and personal skills. Always seek out ways to improve the business and taking the business to the next level.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    Julie is a professional that provides attention to every detail of your special event.

    About

    I am a full-service event coordinator with over 5 years of experience in corporate and private settings.

    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.

    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. 

    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.

    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.