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Longview Event Planners

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  • 43 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
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I have been using Catfish King Catering for all of my personal and professional caterings for 11 years now. Steve Lane is the BEST! He works with you to ensure you are getting exactly what you want including the food, the setup and the pricing. The CKC employees are always professional and fun! When I call Steve Lane and the CKC guys, I know without a doubt that my event is taken care of with professionalism, competence and proficiency. I have total peace of mind when I call Steve Lane and I know you will too! Call him and the Catfish King Catering guys for your next event! You will not be sorry!!

  • 31 years in business
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We've been providing professional entertainers for thousands of events for more than 20 years. His hands-on approach, careful planning and attention to detail has made the difference for hundreds of events and meeting planners from brides to board of directors. Robin knows that the quality of the entertainment often determines the success of your event. That's why with Boogie Butt Productions, you can rest assured that your celebration will be in the hands of an individual who knows what it takes to make your event a success. Robin's points of promise: Pricing - Our prices are all inclusive. We cater to the specific needs of your event and your budget, with several options to choose from. We provide you with talent, experience, quality, reliability and a guarantee that your event will be handled professionally. Planning - This is your day! We will plan your event with you so your needs and wishes are met. Every detail will be in place, from timing of announcements to the precise songs you want played at designated times. Our entertainers are experienced in interacting with your guests and tastefully involving them in the fun. We make sure everyone has the opportunity to have a great time. Professionalism - Your satisfaction is our number one goal. Your ideas, feelings and desires are listened to very carefully. You will be dealt with professionally, honestly and ethically from start to finish. Robin H. Butt Boogie Butt Productions

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We provide event and party planning services for birthday parties, special themed events, and any special occasions. We make sure you experience the fun without the hassle and stress of planning that big event you have been longing for. Book us now!

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We specialize in creating one-of-a-kind events without breaking the bank. No event mirrors another. Guests will be talking for years to come!

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We provide full-service event planning! We offer the big-city elegance in East Texas!

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We handle PR, event management, event design, online marketing, coaching, lifestyle, nonprofits, event coordination, booking, and hosting.

  • 46 years in business
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Creative, details,details,details.....

  • 4 years in business
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  • 4 years in business
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I am very creative and I have been planning things, such as Vacation Bible School and other functions, for about 10 years now.

  • 2 years in business
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Professional, years of experience, vast knowledge of the industry

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I am an event planner with over 15 years experience. I was a wedding planner in Seattle Washington for 15 years and recently moved back to Texas. I am in the process of starting my business in East Texas. Since the beginning of January, I have been in charge of various events including a formal private school Auction/Gala for 325 people. I was in charge of the decorations, table decor and hiring the caterer. I was also in charge of the decor and tables for a non profit auction/dinner for 325 people. I was the chairman of a women's conference for about 150 women. I was in charge of the entire event, including hiring the caterer, musicians, guest speakers, decorations and table decor, publications and announcements to be made. I also coordinated several weddings and a formal birthday party for an 80 year old woman. Most of these events had very limited budgets. I specialize in finding a way to make events beautiful on a small budget. It takes lots of work and research on my part, but I have been successful at being able to accomplish this task. I believe you don't have to spend a large amount of money to have an event of your dreams. I have worked in many venues and with many leaders in my community this year and I will supply references upon request. I am in the process of putting a web site together but can e-mail pictures, if you would like to view some of the events I was involved with. Please consider hiring me to help you achieve the event of your dreams.

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We host parties, events and concerts. We also do event planning. We have a hype man, manager and promoter. We will soon have our Goin Gold Records.

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I have a passion for food and presentations. I like to display pretty food that taste food.

  • 11 years in business
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We provide event planning, design, coordination and production services to all of East Texas and beyond. It is our goal to provide assistance for all types of events and budgets while exceeding your expectations. We believe our attention to detail and dedication to excellence will allow you to focus on what's important to you -- time spent with family and friends.

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P & G Creations is an event planner of all kinds. We will do your whole event from planning, decorating, and catering it. We are open for all events from weddings, family reunions, parties, meetings, and whatever you need; we can help you.

  • 4 years in business
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Randle's Gourmet is a family-owned business that caters and offers special event planning. We are a packaged deal. Some of our packages includes catering, special event planning, decoration specialist, photography, and makeup artistry, just to name a few. Call for your consultation today!

  • 7 years in business
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We let you set the budget. It's our job to meet your budget not the other way around!

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I am a natural light photographer in East Texas. I enjoy all types of photography. I can be booked for engagements, weddings, maternity, family photos, senior photo shoots, sports, and other special events. My customers love my relaxed attitude and the way their family shoot turns out to be fun and casual, instead of stiff and uncomfortable. They especially like how patient I am with their children. When I shoot weddings, I usually bring a second shooter so that we don't miss any of those precious moments in time. During a special event like a wedding, it's very important not to miss any of the emotions of the day; whether it's a tear, a wink or a hug.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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A Food Affair is a privately ran food and beverage service provider which includes event staffing, catering, menu planning, bartending, event planning, children's classes and birthdays, and in-home cooking. If it has to do with food and drink, A Food Affair may just be the perfect addition to your affair. I have the knowledge and skills to make your event just what you had in mind.

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I do event planning for any kind of event. I graduated from SFA with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management with a focus in event and conference planning.

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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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