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Lancaster Event Planners

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

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Your Wedding, Your Way
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel L. L.
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Dean Hughes provided exactly what we want the way we wanted it he made our wedding day and experience that will never forget although we were running behind Mr.Hughes was still very professional and courteous and made the event extremely pleasurable.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John E.
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Mrs. Boggs was delightful and our children loved her. It was a small event and she was very attentive to each child.

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All About Kids Partiesoi
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tawanda J.
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I will be using All About Kids parties for all of my family events!

Knot 2 Worry Weddings
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Loren W.
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Excellent perfect in every way possible if you need a wedding planner she's the one to go to

  • 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!

  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Donna W.
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I highly recommend working with God's Creations. Sandra is extremely thorough, making me think through little details I would have missed that made a big difference in my son's wedding reception. She followed every instruction to a "T" and what she had to ad-lib she did so with a perfect eye for esthetics and spacing to move about. Great company.

Events on Occasion
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 19 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.

Splendid Signature Events
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Frank K.
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I was extremely happy for your services.Will definitely recommend you again .Thanks

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Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed with your personal or business entertaining? Let a professional chef help plan, prepare, and present your event of from two to 200 people. Let me make your party special, so you can relax and enjoy it.

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Angelic Creations specializes in catering and event planning. My Calendar is filling up fast. Get your appointment today! Do you have a big party or a wedding coming up? Don't want to be bothered with the work? Let me help! Some of the events I have planned are conferences, concerts, dinner theaters, trips, club promotions and carnivals. I have over 20 years of catering and party planning experience. My prices are affordable but you could never tell it in my food or service. I can do anything from small parties to large groups. We could do buffet, sit down or action stations. References available upon request.

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Specializing in DIY planning, decoration and customization, Magnificent Affairs leaves a lasting impression on the event of your dreams.

  • 3 years in business
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At Radiant Weddings we genuinely love what we do! Our passion for people and weddings shows in our work! We are a small locally owned business, which allows us to provide more attention to each of our clients and their specific needs!

  • 4 years in business
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Julie is a professional that provides attention to every detail of your special event.

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I have a corporate event planning background, having planned events ranging from 15-200 people. I am a full-service planner with many local vendor and venue contacts. My goal is to take care of all your needs and provide a stress-free planning process for you.

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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.

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I work from home full-time via site selection for large and small companies. I also plan and execute events/meetings on the side. I have my CMP - Certified Meeting Planner and have been planning over 30 years.

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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!

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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.

  • 3 years in business
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My work stands out because everything is very pretty and neat looking.

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I am a Toledo-based event planner. My career began in high school where I planned school events and family parties. Since then, I've recieved my degree in event planning from Grand Valley State University. My job is to make your vision come to life.

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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.

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.

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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