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Katherine's Daughter Events
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Jessica L.
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Our wedding was the first of many that Joanne begun her event planning business. Joanne is not only an amazingly organized and creative planner but she is an amazing person. She takes time to listen to your vision and does her best to recreate the event of your dreams. I did not worry about one detail the day of my wedding! She organized and took care of everything from decorations, caterers, events and more... As a photographer I have also had the opportunity to work with Joanne on several occasions! I would highly recommend trusting Joanne to take care of every last detail of your event!

Deanna S.
Verified review

I had the pleasure of working with Kathy, during the planning and the day of my wedding. She was with Levy Restaurants and worked at PNC Park, at that time. During the planning phases of our special day, she was able to accommodate my busy schedule and was always available when I needed something. Kathy is a very organized event planner, who is in tune with what someone is looking for, in creating and executing their special event. If anything went wrong the day of our wedding, I had no idea, as she fixed any issues that may have occurred before I knew about it. I feel very confident in recommending her to anyone out there looking to plan a small or large special event.

ABK Productions
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michael K.
Verified review

Alan was the DJ and MC for our wedding- he was a pleasure to work with, and made our wedding wonderful. He truly cared about getting every detail of our wedding perfect. He had excellent communication with us, our wedding coordinator, and the band. He had great ideas for our wedding that really made our wedding personalized. We would highly recommend him to anyone!

Red Punch Design
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
MELISSA M.
Verified review

I could not be happier that I choose Red Punch Design for my wedding on 05/20/2017. They were a joy to work with throughout the entire process. Their communication is amazing they are all about making your day as special as possible they go above and beyond. My flowers/decor was perfect I could not be happier with the job they did. I would not hesitate to hire them again it was such a great experience!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
AMY F.
Verified review

Heather was hired as our Wedding Planner. She did an excellent job at making phone calls in regards to the catering, Officient, and Hall. She kept me calm throughout the whole process..She also helped with photography, setting up decorations, creating a color scheme for the entire wedding and being a very good friend.

Positive Reflections
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Robinson-Bailey J.
    Verified review

    Positive Reflections was EXCELLENT. Very helpful, professional, and kind. Helped to make my wedding day a success, took all of the stress out of planing and was considerate of the bride and grooms wishes. Had a variety of vendors and vendor packages to select from and help stay in budget. Very satisfied and I highly recommend the service for ANY event large or small...

    • 13 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Alex H.
    Verified review

    Christine was our wedding planner and proved to be an invaluable resource to us. Her knowledge, connections, and attention to detail are unparalleled. Definitely the best decision we made for our big day.

    About

    You are invited to be a guest at your own wedding and have peace of mind knowing every detail is taken care of for you. Divine Celebrations Event Planners is Pittsburgh's professional, full-service event planning firm. With expert attention to detail and creativity, your event will be awe inspiring. They combine your personality and style into an amazing event that will leave your guests talking for years, no matter what your budget is.

    About

    Feeling overwhelmed, not sure where to start? Let us help you take the stress out of planning your wedding and put the fun back into it. We will save you time, money and the headache. We will show you how to turn your wedding into an event that will never be forgotten. We work with budgets of all sizes. The first consultation is free. Contact us today!

    About

    Don't just plan a wedding. Make it unforgettable! I specialize in wedding and event coordinating including: planning, consulting, rehearsal, day-of directing, and wedding related parties. I will help make your wedding reflect who you are, whether classic, modern, traditional or unconventional, creative and adventurous. I will help create a wedding that is perfect for you and carry out your vision with care. I look forward to meeting you and helping you plan the wedding of your dreams! Contact me today for package rates! I will come to you the day of the wedding. I will stay with you depending on which package below you choose. You’ll receive glowing waterproof makeup, false lashes (if desired), and a hint of shimmer along the decollate, shoulders and back, radiating the infamous bridal glow! Trial Run: An in studio session done at least 2 months before the event. You will receive a full facial and tips on how to get flawless skin on the day of your event. We will create that beautiful wedding day look just for you. The consultation may take 45 minutes to an hour and a half, so feel free to bring the rest of your bridal party and Mother of the Bride/ Groom to join you. We will find their special look as well. Bride on the Go! Wedding day in studio services, where the bride comes to me on the day of the event. Blushing Bride I will stay with you until the moment you’ve walked down the aisle to secure last minute touch-ups. Stunning Bride Same as the “Blushing Bride” package, but I will also stay with you during a portion of the reception Celebrity Bride This package allows you to have your very own personal artist for all of your wedding events, from all of the following: engagement photos, free trial run, bridal shower, bridal photo session, rehearsal dinner, “Stunning Bride” package, and makeup services for both of the mothers!

    About

    Simply Perfect Weddings is a wedding and event planning boutique located in Pittsburgh, PA. We provide personalized planning, coordination, and consulting services.

    About

    I am a wedding planner that loves helping couples create their dream day. I also enjoy planning parties and hosting events so I decided to start a business doing just that. No matter what the need is I am here to help, whether its full planning services, partial planning services or day-of-coordinator services. All packages are based off of the specific needs of the each client and pricing will always be reasonable. Making your dream day as special and magical as possible is what I strive for so whatever the need is I will be there to make sure that it happens. If you haven't had your engagement party or you are having problems with your bridal shower I can help you with all the details.

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    I am helping couples plan their perfect wedding. I help the happy couple stay on budget and also help them with any problems that might come up. I am also helping them to get the best deals on vendors they might need.

    About

    Ever Ever After Events specializes in destination weddings/events as well as detailed budget assistance.

    • 11 years in business
    About

    We are so invested in your day being special and smooth flowing, that we go out of our way to accomodate. We love what we do and it shows. We know how to polish an event and make it shine.

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    We provide full-service event coordination. This includes day-of services, month-of services, and all-around planning.

    About

    At Be Our Guest Event Planners, our aim is to provide you the event or wedding you have always dreamed of. It will be an evening that shows your one-of-a-kind style and personality, and an event that will be enjoyed by you and your guests.

    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.

    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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