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Big Bill Entertainment
4.7
from 238 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 519 hires on Thumbtack
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Brittany M.
Verified review

I didn't work with Bill since he already had a gig booked. His brother DJed my wedding on July 12, 2014 and was fabulous! Catered to all of our music needs and even double checked with me, the bride, to make sure everything was correct! He said he'd be my best friend by the end of the night, and turns out he was. The selection of music other than the songs I already picked worked out great. I would recommend this company's service far and wide! Great Job!

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Paradiso Photography
4.8
from 115 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 206 hires on Thumbtack
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Kathleen F.
Verified review

Jeanne was friendly and professional. She was great to work with and did everything she asked. She had great creative ideas for pictures. I have not seen my finished products yet simce my wedding was yesterday but I would definitely recommend her!

  • 33 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Lorena A.
Verified review

Derek was the DJ in our wedding on July 2014. I don't think we can thank him enough for doing an excellent job. He was on his feet during the whole thing, he came and asked me and my husband many many times questions about how we wanted to proceed to the next step of the wedding. He was very specific with his questions so that we could get exactly the experience that we wanted and he read the crowd so well. People were dancing during the whole time and we received so many compliments about the wedding. This was mainly because of Derek. People did not have time to get bored because the music that we picked and other songs that he used made everyone dance during the whole night.The up-lighting that Derek used was outstanding. He accommodated me with all the foreign and 90's music that I asked for. I would be more than happy to recommend anyone else to use Derek's services for their wedding, birthday party or any other event.

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  • 24 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
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Megan B.
Verified review

Excellent service at our wedding on 8/19. Bar was nicely set up and guests were well attended to. Thank you for everything!

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Caparell Photography
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessica S.
Verified review

We chose Greg from a number of professionals that we had interviewed to be the photographer at our Wedding in Connecticut. What really impressed us on the initial phone call was his energy and passion which seemed so evident even through the phone. What happens if it rains, we asked? He stated he would get a plastic bag, wrap it around his camera, and keep shooting! This was a twelve hour event and that fact did not phase him at all. Greg was on time, and we had actually asked him to come earlier then we originally planned, and he had no problem with that. Not only were the quality of the pictures beyond what we had hoped for, we were also very impressed with his level of energy and the multitude of angles and creativity he showed. He was very easy to get along with, would take whatever shots we wanted, but also had plenty of ideas of his own. During sunset, he asked us to come down to the treeline so he could get a shot of the sun over our shoulder. It was a beautiful shot and not one we had specifically asked for, which showed us that he really cared about what he was doing. Many of our guests commented during the wedding on how great our photographer was and once we started sharing the pictures everyone was even more impressed! We would highly recommend him to anyone and would definitely use him again if we had an occasion to. Jess and Patrick

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  • 8 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
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Shannon M.
Verified review

Mansour did an impressive job photographing our wedding! He was very professional. He showed up early the day of and was thorough in getting the shots we asked for. His editing skills are also top notch. We are very happy we hired him. Thank you again, Mansour!

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Stephen Almeida
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
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Brittany M.
Verified review

We used Stephen for our recent wedding and he was amazing! Himself and partner went completely above and beyond! So many people came up to me after the wedding and were also complementing how great both him and his partner were! I am soooo happy we chose him as our photographer and cannot wait to see all the pictures!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

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MC Visuals
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessica L.
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Marc was outstanding! He worked a long day for our wedding and was professional, passionate, and creative. I cannot wait to see the video he made :) I would recommend him to anyone !

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J&L Catering
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
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Danielle B.
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We used J&L catering for our wedding on 7.21.18. They were wonderful! Our guest raved about the quality of the food. The whole team was professional and provided amazing service. John was great to work with from the start. He was professional at all times, responsive and his passion for cooking shows in all he does. We will absolutely used J&L for future events!

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Alicia Rush Makeup
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
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Qatherine D.
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For wedding october 8 2017: Alicia was extremely flexible (came in person to my apartment for our demo session and to the reception venue for the wedding) and accommodating, both in advance of my wedding and on the day of. My hair looked really good, and the service itself was exceptional. I highly recommend her services! Back in early 2017, when I was booking appointments for the wedding, when I was still unsure of how many people would want to get their hair done, Alicia advised me that I should reserve as many spots as I might need just in case so that she could plan to bring enough assistants with her. Specifically in our chat conversation, I asked her in march: "Also, if one or two of my bridesmaids or mothers don't want to get their hair done for whatever reason (for example, my friend Abbie has short hair and may not find it worth doing for whatever reason), would I be able to pay less for the second half, according to the number of people who end up needing their hair done? I would of course let you know ahead of time what the final count would be-- I just haven't had conversations with everyone involved yet about whether or not they'll want to have their hair done." She wrote in response: "Yes absolutely. So on the day of the wedding it would just get subtracted from the remaining cost." That reasoning made plenty of sense to me; so, when paying the deposit (equal to half the total balance), I estimated that ten people would want to get their hair done. That number included me, my maid of honor, and 6 bridesmaids, as well one extra slot (just in case a mother or grandmother wanted to get theirs done). I therefore paid a deposit for ten people, with the understanding (based on my conversation with Alicia) that if later we ended up needing fewer slots the balance that I owed would be reduced as needed. The deposit came out to $450. We scheduled an appointment for the hair demo, in which she would sketch out a plan for the hairstyle and test one out to see if I liked it. We originally scheduled a meeting for August 13th, but the week before Alicia emailed me to reschedule because she had a last minute wedding that she needed to help with. I was happy to reschedule, and I appreciated the advance notice. When we did finally have the demo, she made the whole experience effortless and fun. I knitted my own veil, which I would be using with a comb to make it stay in my hair, and we discussed various ways that the hair and veil could complement each other. I have naturally curly hair and it was important to me that my curls were treated with dignity (I've had a lot of bad experiences with stylists straightening out my curls and then re-curling them with an iron, which I was adamant that I did not want for the day of the wedding). Alicia did a really good job of tucking my curls into a beautiful up-do that I shared with all of my friends and family every chance I got. I was super excited. The week of the wedding Alicia talked over phone and through text, and as at that point I had heard back from most (but not all) of the wedding party and close family members about who wanted to have their hair done, I estimated that the full 10 slots would still be needed. We worked out a schedule (so that two people would be getting their hair done at one for every hour Alicia and her assistant were there). Based on what people told me, I estimated that at least 9 slots would be filled, while still waiting to hear back from 1 or 2 people who seemed likely to want theirs done, and I told her as much over the phone. Alicia was very helpful and accommodating during that whole process, even offering to help negotiate with my persistent mother-in-law who was bound and determined to get her make-up done. I really appreciated her flexibility. The weekend of, my wedding party helped draw out a schedule for people to get their hair done. Everything for the hair planning went very smoothly. Then, the night before the wedding, my grandmother backed out at the last second, deciding not to get her hair done after all, and one other person I had been waiting to hear back from finally responded, leaving us with two unfilled slots. Since every appointment time still had at least one person getting their hair done, I wasn't too worried, given my conversations with Alicia back in early 2017 when we discussed what would happen with unused slots. The day of the wedding, Alicia showed up right on time along with one other assistant. They set up in the hotel room that James and I were staying in, bright and early, and began working on the first set of people's hair. At that point, I told Alicia about my grandmother, and said that in total 8 of the original 10 slots were filled. Alicia went very quiet, and seemed conflicted about something-- she said "Oh, I see," and when I asked her what was wrong, she said, "No, it's fine. You worry about what you have to worry about-- you're the bride, you shouldn't be worrying about anything today." Still, that raised red flags for me because to my knowledge everything was exactly what we had discussed. I asked her again if something was wrong, and she said "I usually don't let people cancel at the last minute, because I don't want to pay to bring an assistant if the workload is something I can manage on my own. But it's fine." To my knowledge, at no point in the weeks leading up to the wedding -- not during the demo, nor during the logistics stage the week of-- did Alicia mention this policy to me. She was really nice about telling me that information the day of, but it did seem strange that the policy had never come up in conversation given what we had discussed about a possible situation in which not all the slots were filled. I do wish that had been made clearer in the beginning, because I would have gladly paid a smaller deposit in the beginning, or else would have told the wedding party as much so that I could get a more exact count. I think I liked my demo hair more than what I had for the wedding, but it still looked beautiful. I've attached photos below. I think, looking back on it, that I should have washed my hair early the morning of the wedding, because my hair would have been dry in time and that's what I had done for the demo. That would have made the curls easier to rejuvenate. I took advice from a friend that hair that has been washed recently is harder to style, but based on my experience I think it would have turned out fine and the curls would have been shinier and possibly required less hairspray. That was definitely outside of Alicia's control and not in any way her fault! Just thought I'd mention it in case any girls out there have my kind of hair. (By the way I really like the type of hairspray Alicia uses. It smells fruity and delicious!) All in all, I am very happy that I chose Alicia and that she chose me. There are a few things I would have done differently given the chance to do things again but I definitely would have chosen her every time!

Xluzive Photography
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Christine T.
Verified review

Xluzive Photography did my Country Club Wedding. Irma and Amy were Wonderful. Absolutely accommodating,punctual, responsive, professional, and overall the best team to work with. Beautiful photos. Beautiful ideas and absolutely patient and understanding. Have recommended to friends and Family. Probably last photographer we will ever use. Will definitely use their services again. Price was amazing! Photos are fantastic. -Christine.

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Kristen Roome Photo
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark E.
Verified review

We had Gary and Kristen photograph our parent's 50th wedding anniversary. One thing that I appreciated very much was that throughout the party they were able to capture important moments without us having to tell them which included many wonderful candid moments. Their attention to detail was outstanding as well.

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  • 25 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Edi D.
Verified review

Keith and team did SUCH an excellent job running the photo booth for our wedding. They had so many fun props and the photo booth looked very nice set up with a red style carpet and backdrop. The photo booth was such a hit and we had tons of guests lining up for second and third turns. In between visitors, Keith's team reorganized the props so that the prop table remained neat. They kept the line moving. I was most impressed by their professionalism and how the booth added such a fun, unique, yet sophisticated flare to our elegant wedding. Keith's team also worked with us before the wedding to select the template and font we wanted for the photos so they would reflect the style of our wedding. The pricing was very reasonable and I would recommend them to everyone!

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Rev. P Denomme
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
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Jamie C.
Verified review

Just perfect ... literally a at home wedding with just me my husband and the 2 witnesses. ... and he made it perfect and comfortable for an any style wedding

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Rev. Don Bliss
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa B.
Verified review

Pastor Don was great with our premarital counseling, our service planning and officiating our wedding. Our service had all the elements we wanted. It was a great day and Pastor Don helped make it happen!

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Photo By Friday
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole R.
Verified review

Alan was everything we wanted in a Photographer! He was open minded to all of our suggestions and let us choose what kind of pictures we wanted to take. He was a pleasure to work with before, during, and after the wedding and made every effort to make sure we were getting exactly what we were hoping for. What really blew our minds was that Alan had already begun uploading pictures to our Facebook pages HOURS after the wedding! All of the shots taken by Alan were awesome and we can't wait to order prints! I will most definitely be referring Alan (Photo By Friday) to my friends that need a photographer.

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Joyfilledbeginnings.com
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Jimmy S.
Verified review

I was recently married by Robin. Our wedding was execeptional. She was both professional and friendly. I highly recommend her. She is easy to work with. She gave us the wedding we asked for. It was a great day!

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Journey of Light Ministry
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Victoria H.
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I used Doug for my wedding. He showed up on time with his wife who was also his assistant. We did not have a rehearsal so it was nice to have someone line up my wedding party. The ceremony was beautiful. Very happy!

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Tktrooper Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Robin H.
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Bob did an absolutely amazing job on my wedding! He was punctual, friendly, interactive, and professional. He knew where to be for the best shots, and you can tell in the finished product. Some of the sweetest moments were captured perfectly.

Magical Moments
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Moriah L.
Verified review

Robin did both my makeup and hair for my wedding day and to say it was an amazing experience I think is an understatement. My makeup came out beautiful, along with my hair which held up until 4am the next day! She was so welcoming and really made my special day, that much more special. I couldnt have been any happier to have Robin as my stylist. As I'm sure every bride is worried that everything turns out perfect,especially when it comes to their hair and makeup, my stress was lifted after talking to her for awhile and her giving me honest opinions. Her confidence gave me a sense of relief. Needless to say I couldn't leave without friending her on Facebook! She's is without a doubt very talented.

Nighthawk Entertainment
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph S.
Verified review

These guys were great!! Best around! From day 1 they were great to work with. They made a great "how we met video" and the music was perfect for our entire wedding and reception . I would recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding or event.

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 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 do you find a good caterer?

Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

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.

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