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Columbus Wedding Coordinators

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Your Wedding, Your Way
4.9
from 79 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lauren P.
Verified review

Very professional, he has a great personality and very light hearted. The wedding was very simple but perfect. He introduced himself to both of our family members who were there and made each of them a part of the wedding. He had a very resonalble price and I would recommend him to anyone I know that's getting married.

  • 34 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Chris P.
Verified review

JJ wa an awesome bartender! Many of of our guests had lots of nice things to say about him. He cam dressed nicely and he made some awesome cocktails. Very very fair rate as well. I don't think things could have gone any better on my wedding day! Will for sure rehire in the future

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

I own a mobile DJ business, and have been at multiple events where Lisa Nelson and Just For the Occasion have catered. I've always been impressed with the overall presentation and professionalism shown. Most recently I experienced JFTO's services at a wedding and reception held at a community shelter house. I had attended other events at this venue and didn't expect much. Lisa and her staff transformed the place into a very elegant setting. Decorations were on point, and the food was delicious Definitely one of the best in the business!

Events by Lindsey
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa B.
Verified review

We hired Lindsey to coordinate our wedding day. We signed with her roughly 10 months before our wedding date. She was very clear about what services she would provide and was responsive when I texted or emailed. She lived over an hour from us and our wedding venue, but it didn't seem like a problem. About a month before the wedding we met with her and she said when she'd have the timeline done, get in touch with vendors and visit the venue. A week before the wedding my new husband and I had a few vendors calling us asking for directions that Lindsey said she had given them. Not sure if the person she spoke with didn't pass a message along or what happened, but this occurred with 3 or 4 vendors all after she told us she had contacted them. We also got some things later than she had said she'd have them, so going into the week of our wedding, I was a a bit of a nervous bride. Worry for nothing though, she totally delivered! We had the venue the day prior for setup and rehearsal and she was there at the opening time and the whole day. She and her assistant did a great job setting everything up. She picked up our flowers on our wedding day because we had no one else to do that. She was on top of everything with the vendors. I'd hire her again if I had to do it over. She was personable, she kept all the vendors aware of the timeline and when things were supposed to happen. I didn't worry about anything else after I saw how much she put into setup the day before. Being able to get ready and not worry about vendors and setup was honestly worth way more than she charged at the time 😀.

J. Nicole Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Jessica S.
Verified review

Nikki did a great job with my wedding pictures! She has a real talent for capturing special moments! She is very professional and she has an extremely likable personality - which made working with her a blast! I'm very happy that I chose Nikki to photograph the most special day of my life & I will use her again!

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

I worked with Erin and her team at a wedding reception I was hired to DJ. She was very on top of things during the planning process and provided great communication to myself and the other vendors! She kept things moving and even improvised bar tenders when they ones who had been hired failed to show up. She is truly a class act and will be a great addition to your wedding day!

  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Arnesia M.
Verified review

Sandra and her team were phenomenal in every way. Not only did she come through as the wedding coordinator, but her son was our D.J. Such a dynamic and professional family duo. Our wedding ran very smoothly and all the little details we're handled in a professional way. The passion for what they do came through and having such genuinely sweet, kind-hearted and authentic people be a part of our special day made it that much more memorable. Looking forward to working with God's Creation again. Maybe for our 5yr. wedding anniversary! 😉

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

Jennifer was a HUGE help in planning my mom's wedding last summer! My mom was a widow for 14 years so when she finally met the right man we wanted to make sure this wedding made her as happy as he does! Iwas struggling to even find the right layout (I have no imagination at all) but with just 1 visit she was able to open my eyes to so many possibilities. The layout of the wedding was amazing and we had so many compliments from those who attended! Jennifer is, and always will be, my go to girl for party planning!!

ALC Productions
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Becky B.
Verified review

Many happy tears were born every time we watch our wedding video :) Luke did an phenomenal job capturing our "Someday" Many others say they've watched our video over and over again, sharing it with others and crying those happy tears every time!

Events on Occasion
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Dorcey's
3.7
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melissa C.
Verified review

Kristie is awesome to work with. She goes the extra mile to make wedding dreams come true. If we showed her an example of something we liked she new how to get it, either by making it herself or where to get it.We had a destination wedding and Kristie came to the beach and worked so hard to get us what we wanted.We came home and had a beautiful reception. So many guests replied " it looked like something out of a magazine" it was gorgeous. Kristie spent a lot of time with us working on every detail. She even MADE beautiful hair accessories that looked like antique brooches,found mothers gifts, bridesmaids gifts, she did it all, flowers, food , music, venue, photography. There are so many decisions and details with a wedding that we couldn't have done it with out her. She is so talented and has the best ideas. I would use her services again for parties, dinners, receptions, showers, loved working with her.

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!

  • 1 year in business
Hailey M.
Verified review

Our wedding day was such a beautiful blur, but you made every detail work. From fixing lettering on a sign, to coordinating the wedding procession you really went above and beyond what I could have ever expected.

  • 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.

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We are a husband-and-wife team. I am an elder at my local church. We come to you. We do counseling. We do silk flower arrangements and party planning. We can also marry you at your home, etc.

About

We assist couples with planning every detail of their wedding, from the day you say "I will" to the day you say "I do." If you are a DIY bride, we can assist with coordinating a smooth-flowing wedding day that your guests will rave about. You can relax and leave the details to us. Our experience ranges from 1 year to 35 years. Every planner in this group strives to improve her services through education and networking. We care about your wedding. Wedding planners are not just a luxury... they are a necessity!

About

I am a Columbus-based makeup artist and event coordinator. My career began in high school where I started with theatrical and dance makeup, which lead into college when I studied photography and fashion. Shortly after my first year, I established my own business. I have worked with fashion designers, photographers, models, both television and print advertisements, theater and film. Now, with 10 years under my belt, I continue to capture not only the beauty, but the fun and quirky side of each person.

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My wealth of knowledge and experience will lower your stress levels, and my relationships with quality vendors will not only get you the best for your budget, but will also guarantee that you work with other professionals that will make the planning enjoyable. Its not just numbers, dollars and flowers, the relationships involved have got to be good ones as well, and I will bring that to you.

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My service is so very personal, I take pride in doing an excellent job. I go the extra mile and put the anointing touch that God himself gave me to everything I do so that makes it blessed and personal.

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I'm a licensed and ordained minister. I perform all clergy duties, such as weddings and funerals. Also, I have caterers, event planners, DJs and photographers available.

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.

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 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.

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.

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