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DJ B Square
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara H.
Verified review

He was great! The music was on point and our wedding guests had a great time dancing.

SRD Events & Entertainment
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Maddi L.
Verified review

Cindy and Steve did an amazing job at my sister's wedding! The flow of the entire night was great and everyone stayed dancing until the send-off! They were so easy to work with and they're just overall great people! I would highly recommend SRD for your next event or wedding. You cannot go wrong with this company!

Paperie & Company
4.7
from 61 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Brandi P.
Verified review

Cathy totally has all the connections she needs to make your event special! I had a wedding and it was absolutely amazing. The invitations took a while longer than expected to arrive and it did kind of set us back a bit but that is the only thing that went awry. Cathy is willing to meet up which was a big deal for us since only one of us can drive. Cathy can make your day very special!

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Expressions Plus
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gina P.
Verified review

Norma is an amazing bartender I would recommend her to anyone. She did a perfect job for my wedding of over 100 people. Everyone had a drink and a good time.

City Kitchen Catering
4.6
from 18 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah W.
Verified review

Lisa with City Kitchen was wonderful for our wedding reception! The food tasted great, they were very professional and really made the whole experience a breeze! They covered every little detail we needed covered for the catering and our guests are still asking who catered and rave about the meal. I highly recommend them for any of your catering needs!

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Luxury Design DFW
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sara M.
Verified review

I can not tell you enough great things about Tiffany, she was just amazing! First off she is extremely nice. She emailed or called back almost immediately every time. She was always ahead of the game and was very organized. She was very affordable compared to many other wedding planners we looked at but still went above and beyond. She also made a short video of our wedding for us which we just loved!

Royal Event Planning LLC
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Erin L.
Verified review

Royal Event Planning did my baby shower and I was so impressed! They went above and beyond what I thought they would do! The decorations were perfect and they catered exactly to what I like and what I wanted. They listen to ideas and have tons of fresh ideas themselves! I would recommens Rpyal Event Planning to anyone that is planning an event!

Always n Forever Events
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Emily M.
Verified review

Courtney was my wedding planner and day of coordinator for my 2016 May wedding. She did such an amazing job in both roles. She is so knowledgeable about all the ins and outs of wedding planning, and she has such great connections with vendors. She went above and beyond in finding everything I wanted in a wedding: venue, photographer, cake, catering, etc. I was so happy to have her when I met with vendors because she knew all the right questions to ask. She made it so easy for me to decide on vendors because I was able to relax and just listen to the vendor while Courtney asked all the hard questions. She really helped fulfill the role of mother of the bride since my mom lives out of town and was unable to help me through the planning process. Courtney accompanied me to bridal shows, dress fittings, and catering tastings. She just made everything so much easier. On the day of the wedding I was on cloud 9 because I knew Courtney was going to take care of everything and I didn't have to worry. I was able to enjoy my wedding without becoming bridezilla. Courtney made my day so special and wonderful. I highly recommend her services to all brides.

Fit & Fab Weddings
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dean M.
Verified review

Attending an "out of town" wedding is always a potential for disaster and/or unwanted stress. Not when we recently traveled to the Dallas area to see our niece get married. The planning and attention to detail was obviously well thought out and orchestrated beautifully. Details including hotel choice, maps and time schedules for group dinners for the out of town visitors both prior to the wedding as well as the actual wedding day were so helpful. The venues were perfectly layed out and the fluidity of the day made the hours fly by! All of the "extras" that were at the wedding added to the experience. The choices in food, baked items, photography, DJ and all the services that go along with a big wedding were obviously suited to the Bride and Groom rather than the wedding planner. As guests, we focused on the beautiful experience and everthing around us happened seemlessly. No one ever seemed stressed or led us to believe there was ever a problem or issue coordinating everything. Hats off to a job well done!

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Cardinal & Co
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily Y.
Verified review

There are not enough words to describe how amazing Kristen was. I'm not going to lie -- my husband fought me on hiring a wedding planner. He thought we did not need one and we shouldn't worry about it. However, immediately after the wedding, as we were driving away, he said, "The best investment we made for this wedding was Kristen." Kristen made our day unforgettable. Everybody warned me that I would not remember a detail about my wedding day because I would be so preoccupied before and during the wedding. Kristen made sure to take all of the responsibility and details of the wedding into her own hand. She organized parts of the wedding that my husband and I did not know existed in a wedding. She made sure we were fed, our drinks were full, and that we were having fun. I would hire Kristen a thousand times again. She dealt with my crazy attitude, with my family, and even kept my husband's groomsmen in check. If you hire Kristen, you will be getting your moneys worth. She is amazing and I highly recommend her services!

  • 8 years in business
Erica R.
Verified review

Our experience with Virunde Weddings and Event Center was GREAT. They have a wonderful TEAM ,they welcomed us with open arms. They were very professional, great location for any event. Thanks again for making our wedding Day Great . Virunde you guys ROCK🎉🎉. The Sterling's

Vs.events
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sathish T.
Verified review

By all grace of god, we were blessed with our new home and they way we want to start , like the house warming , which is Preethi stood with us. Preethi is awesome!!!! We would have repented if we have not choosen her and went with others ‘?prk?????.......’ who are only money oriented and might be different. Preethi goes extra miles and demonstrate her imagination and her ideas by her work. She don’t waste money, material and anyone’s time which is very precious for all of us. Event arrangement and her work his her passion and dream , she will make us travel with her journey. I can keep going but don’t want to bore... Ask her for any photography or any events related she will guide us to right person!!! We are happy and lucky to have her and better half as our event planner and they become friends eventually. May Wish her good luck and great going!!!

Integrity Events & Design
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jim M.
Verified review

I served as the officiant at a wedding ceremony that was planned by Integrity. From a vendor to vendor relationship they worked well with me providing everything I needed to perform my portion of the ceremony. They were personable and worked hard for the couple to hav a good experience.

Velvet Oasis Events
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea J.
Verified review

Velvet Oasis made everything perfect for my wedding. I didnt have to do anything except tell what I wanted and they made it happen. It was beautiful and in place ready to go on time.

Creative 1 Events & Designs
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Erica S.
Verified review

Reshun was my wedding planner , and she is AWESOME! I was stress free and everything came out beautiful. I would recomend her for any event or design.

RK Weddings & Events
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa M.
Verified review

For every bride who ever said to herself "I don't need a wedding planner" let me tell you "YOU ARE OUT OF YOUR MIND." These ladies should not be called wedding planners they should be called Fairy Godmothers because the work that they do goes above and beyond. First and foremost they are super organized which makes someone like me feel very at ease, there is nothing worse than a scatter-brain planner. They have so much experience and such an amazing positive attitude that planning our wedding was actually a fun experience. The day of the wedding we didn't have to worry about anything, we had an amazing time. Thank you ladies for understanding our vision, for being patient with us and for making our wedding one that our friends have yet to stop talking about. #keepintouch #chicharrones :)

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Mary W.
Verified review

I found Always n Forever via the Thumbtack process. I was very pleased with the quick response I received from Courtney and she contacted me to ensure that she understood the particular look that we needed for our floral package. Her quote was very detailed and her pricing was very reasonable compared to the other quotes I received. As it got closer to the wedding, we needed to make a few changes (additions) and Courtney was very flexible, which made life a lot easier for us! Courtney's team arrived at the venue earlier than expected (a good thing), and worked until everything was perfect. We had a slight wind that day and they had to be very careful with the ceremony arch so that it would not blow over. They waited to do the outdoor arrangements until the end so that they would remain intact for the ceremony. Everything turned out beautifully and I have received several comments on how nice the flowers looked. My daughter was very impressed and excited about her bouquet! The succulents turned out really well and the pictures were gorgeous! I would recommend Always N Forever for any future weddings for my friends and family!

MLG Events
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Maryruth V.
Verified review

I have had the opportunity to experience firsthand events and catering provided by Gloria Martin. She has always been a very professional event planner and caterer. She is very organized and timely and has excellent cooking skills and design ideas that are reflexed in her work. She cares about her customers and their desires and goes beyond expectations. I would recommend her for any event knowing she will not disappoint. You may reach me for further comments if needed. Thank you, Cookie Valenzuela 214-395-5789.

Luxe Events & Weddings
5.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Heather M.
Verified review

Cathleen is very creative! She handled all aspects of a wedding shower that I gave -- the invitation, floral, tablescape and menu selections. Cathleen is flexible, and went above and beyond to make my event a success.

Caitlin V.
Verified review

I’m that person who hates planning! I got engaged in September and wanted to get married at the end of March. At the beginning of March I had literally nothing done. When I found Lauren, I told her how important that date was to me and she just took charge and had my whole wedding planned in about 3 weeks. All I had to do was answer a string of “yes” or “no’s” to options she would give me. Not only did she do everything for me, she was very hands-on. We got to the venue late and my hairdresser had already shown up so I had to go sit and get ready with none of the decorations set up. I could see everything from the window and watched Lauren hauling tables and chairs across the lawn, down a hill, to set them up. I felt really guilty sitting there getting pampered while she was doing all the hard work. My wedding was absolutely gorgeous and looked like a storybook. None of it would have come together without Lauren!

Voir Grand Events
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brittiney W.
Verified review

I hired Tawanna and Voir Grand Events to coordinate my wedding and I was more than pleased with the services I received! Tawanna went above and beyond to ensure my special day was magical. She was always available, made suggestions when asked, and handled everything with skill, ease and tact. I was able to relax and enjoy my big day knowing that she was there making sure everything was going smoothly. Tawanna was an exceptional professional to work with and I highly recommend Voir Grand Events, especially to any bride desiring a more than pleasant experience and beautiful wedding. I look forward to working with Void Grand Events for future celebrations and family-oriented events!

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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