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Dine Catering and Events
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steven B.
Verified review

Mark and Louise were great. They came out a long way for a tasting as well the day before our wedding to set up, the wedding itself, and the day after to help clean up. The service they provided was excellent, the food options were varied and of high quality.

Stardust Events
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie L.
Verified review

Corley was an amazing day-of coordinator. The week of our wedding, Corley was in communication with all the vendors and confirmed all details with them. She helped us manage communication when our hotel had to change at the last minute. She attended our rehearsal the day before the wedding. She dropped off sandwiches for the bridesmaids on the day of the wedding. She also went early to decorate the venue (and it looked incredible!) She ran the ceremony and helped us stay on schedule. She organized all of the clean up and made sure the items were repacked in the correct cars. I couldn't recommend Corley highly enough!

  • 21 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey L.
Verified review

great DJ'ing at a 50th wedding anniversary. very easy to talk to and nice as can be.

  • 13 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
VL M.
Verified review

Pam and her team is very knowledgeable with the wedding industry. She was able to find me the perfect vendors and was easy to work with. On the day of my wedding Pam and her team did a wonderful job keeping all of my wedding party together. I highly recommend her for any wedding planning and event planning.

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KNZO Entertainment
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tan N.
Verified review

KNZO entertainment has done an amazing job for our wedding on 3/10/2018. We have worked with them for the past 8-10 months and it was a pretty smooth planning through out our experience working with them. They have provided easy access web tool to manage our budget and list of vendor contacts. Also - the Stacie (planner) sends out a list of to-do tasks that actually helps us keep on our toes during our wedding planning. She would provided suggestions and is willing to go an extra mile to modify any changes as needed, weeks before the wedding day. We were also recommended for preferred photography and DJ and everything worked out beautifully. They deserved a 5 star for great customer and quality services that we do not have anything negative to say but except a big hug and many thanks to her and her team. Our wedding was definitely a memorable night and we couldn't have done it without them. They are definitely and highly recommended.

  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sheyla M.
Verified review

DJ Darrell and his crew are the reason I am sore right now!!! My wedding was last night and they had us on the dance floor the entire time. He even was able to get my husband on the dance floor! He truly made our night and I will be recommending him to anyone looking for quality, professional, punctual entertainment. Thank you again!!

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Kiss2Bliss
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael W.
Verified review

If it wasn't for Sami, our wedding would have been a disaster...Thank you sooo much for everything! -Michael and Itzel Waller

  • 6 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Terri B.
Verified review

Thank you for your help! That was a huge turn-out for the wedding and you did a great job with the bar service and wait staff!

Phenomenally Yours Events
4.5
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah G.
Verified review

Tiffany is absolutely amazing! I didn't believe in stress free wedding planning until this fabulous experience. I cannot recommend her more highly!!! The wedding was beautiful and unique, she understood exactly what I wanted and overdelivered. This woman is far above average, I would recommend her to anyone for any event!!

Blue Sage Events
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Marisela G.
Verified review

Lori was amazing! I would definitely recommend her for your upcoming event. Lori was so well organized, communicated with me throughout the event and very friendly to all the staff. Many things changed prior to the wedding day, Lori was very flexible with the changes and even offered her assistance when I had only hired her for day of coordination. On the day of my wedding, she was on time to assist other staff with set up and preparing the venue. Having Lori made my day worry free, she made sure everything went as planned and even stayed to help my family and friends with packing up items and cleaning up. She is wonderful!

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A Touch of Elegance
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wonju J.
Verified review

Kim is absolutely wonderful to work with! She is very quick to respond to questions and emails, and provided me with photos to help me envision the flowers for my wedding. Kim also suggested different types of flowers for a July wedding (I have zero knowledge in flowers). I can't wait to see the bouquets on my wedding day!

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kem O.
Verified review

Thank you Glo! for making my Wedding go smoothly. You really are a delight to work with, and i felt calm & confident with you in charge. I look forward to working with you again next year. -Kem

Events by Nessa
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Joy P.
Verified review

This lady is very reliable and incredibly creative--the wedding cake we had ordered from Sam's was a disaster and she managed to move frosting around, re-shape some of the ugly flowers in the wrong color that they had put on, and added some others to save the day! Her centerpieces and other decorations were so cute and admired by everyone. We would definitely contact her again to work with us on other special events, whether it was wedding related or another celebration.

  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Langa S.
Verified review

Party of 2 did an amazing job on my wedding and reception. We didn't have to worry about anything except enjoying our day. From the coordination, to the set up, to keeping the events of the night running smoothly, everything was wonderful!

LA Weddings, LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Katy P.
Verified review

Lauren is an amazing wedding planner. I hired her as a "day of" planner because I decided late to even get a planner. She was right there by my side the moment we signed the contract and I quickly found out that a "day of" starts helping you months in advance. It was a wonderful thing because I had a lot on my plate and needed all the help I could get. There was a few things I didn't have done and she took care of them for me in stride. For example: she asked me day one "what have you not done" the biggest thing on my mind at the time was the linens for the tables. So I told her and I didn't know where to start. I thought I would get some advice and instead she sent me a list of vendors and set up appointments with them right away. It was amazing! I was out of town and her taking that sort of initiative that quick was a huge reassurance I hired the right person for the job. Everything was that easy, even on the day of the wedding. She kept in contact with me daily and had answers for everything. What was even better was when I had to connect her to other vendors. The florist, Dj, photographer, etc., they all really enjoyed working with her. Some of them even added her to their preferred vendor list! They saw right away what I got to see day in and day out, she's detail oriented, organized, to the point, friendly, professional and knows a lot about weddings. She also comes up with amazing ideas along the way to help you save money. She did all of this, planning my wedding, plus held other jobs, it surprised me she had the same 24 hours in a day that I do with how much she accomplished all of the time. The day of the wedding was just as smooth with her as the planning process. She could tell when I would get nervous about something not going according to plan, calm me down and moved forward with a new plan. She really works well under pressure!! She even brought assistants on the day of and they followed her stride accordingly with no issues. I didn't get a lot of interaction with them but I had guests ask what company she was from because they could see the professionalism. I would recommend Lauren to anyone I know who needs help plannning any sort of large event (not even just weddings, she's that good!) . I honestly can't think of any negatives which is refreshing because she is the only vendor I had that experience with and that's almost impossible to find!

Durami Events & Rentals
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Olaniyi D.
Verified review

Funmi (Durami Event manager) was so amazing with helping me plan my wedding day. I used her for both wedding planning and as my florist. I live a bit far away from houston and Funmi would helped me set up meetings with vendors when I was in town and with setting up phone calls or video conferences when I could not be in town. I tend to lack attention to details and Funmi helped me to remember those little details and with last minute plans, such as help with booking a limousine and accessories for the groomsmen and bridesmaids. My wedding day was so amazing and very stress-free. Funmi and her team decorated so well that the venue looked even better than I could have imagined. I honestly believe that my dream wedding wouldn't have been a reality without Durami Events. Highly recommended!!!

Amanda Bee's Floral Designs
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nayalie P.
Verified review

Amanda was the most wonderful florist I could have asked for, from the very beginning until the very last minute of the wedding! I didn't have the greatest knowledge of flowers (let's face it, I knew nothing!), but Amanda knew names, colors and alternates for everything just by me simply describing them. On the day of the wedding Amanda went way beyond her duty and helped send the bridesmaids down the isle on time, and even stayed to help clean up after. Beyond the sheer enjoyment I had with how professional Amanda was, I'm still amazed at how caring and thoughtful one person can be. The arrangements turned out more beautiful than a bride could ever hope:) So beautiful that my Maid of Honor had to get married just so she could use Amanda for her own wedding!! (Kidding of course, but she did catch that gorgeous bouquet that I tossed!) I can't say thank you enough to Amanda, everything was truly breathtaking.

EVENT GROUP HOUSTON
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda H.
Verified review

Do not let the appearance of a team of 3 fool you. I am confident that Amanda will make my dream day a total success! Out of all the planners that I spoke with Amanda understood my vision and is just as excited as I am to build the wedding of our dreams. On top of designing, she has a list of vendors working with The Event Group and is helping me to coordinate the entire event. We just started planning, but I refuse to do the event without Amanda by my side working through all those details that matter. Will definitely all before/after photos.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Joie C.
Verified review

I couldn't have been more happy with Ginger coordinating my wedding! She helped set up a timeline a few weeks before and talked me through all the stages of the ceremony and reception. She was so helpful during the last week of planning. On the day, my family showed up TWO HOURS LATE and I was so stressed out. Ginger showed up and somehow she got us back on track and helped run everything so smoothly after that! I HIGHLY recommend her - we all thought she was awesome, and I'm not sure I could have done it without her!

  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Chate E.
Verified review

My party planner did an outstanding job with bringing my vision to light. The decorations were beautiful and it really enhanced the venue. I will be using you in the future!

Events to Celebrate
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Marie S.
Verified review

Mika is the greatest! She was VERY patient with my never ending indecisiveness. At a moments notice she suggested venues, concepts, vendors and almost saw my grand fairytale (huge) wedding through to completion. At the very last minute my fiancé (now husband) decided to ditch our lavish wedding plans to elope. Sounds easy right? Wrong. I didn't expect that an elopement would require planning. When I first told Mika of our plans I thought she would be greatly disappointed (we were planning for almost a year) but she quickly asked the questions that I didn't think of (where, licensing requirements, etc.). Although we've previously visited, getting married in Paris (our original plan) was not as easy as hopping on a plane and saying I do. However, Mika suggested a few other locations one of which was a Winner! We got married on the fabulous west "platinum" coast not too far from Sandy Lane. Mika connected me with local vendor information (photographers, hair stylists) and while she was not able to attend in person (this was all planned within ONE month) she recommended a day of coordinator (that went above and beyond) and we were in very great hands. First comes love then comes marriage then comes the baby carriage...but before that point I'll make sure Mika is involved in the baby shower planning. :)

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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