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  • 4 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Roxana V.
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We hired Shimmy Giggles for both face painting and balloon artistry for a school carnival. Carrie and her staff are simply amazing!!! They showed up ahead of schedule and set up right away. They were all enthusiastic and the kids had a great time! In addition to the above, they were so flexible with us. I had to move the ballon artists twice to different rooms. They were so accommodating and never had anything but smiles!! Carrie made sure to congratulate the children on their outstanding reading achievements (which is why they got to attend the carnival). The kids absolutely loved their painted faces and the wide array of balloon animals/swords/flowers/etc that they made! I can't say enough wonderful things about Carrie and her staff!!! At the end, she made 3 special balloons for my children (twins who had a birthday 2 days after the event). We can't wait to hire Shimmy Giggles for our next event! Thank you so much!

DJ B Square
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
Melody T.
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This was the best DJ that we have had for our annual event. We look forward to having him back next year!

Paperie & Company
4.7
from 63 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica O.
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Cathy was absolutely amazing! She not only set up our grand opening with great food, donations and drinks, she also helped us with networking and getting the word out about our party ad well as new business. Cathy goes the extra mile and makes sure that everything is set up and running properly on the day of your event. I had nothing to stress about because she was so proactive and on top of every detail. She is absolutely wonderful! She made a great impression with all of our clients and guests and will continue to be our go to for parties and events in the future. I can't imagine planning our event without her! Jessica O. Hair Xtension Bar www.hairxtensionbar.com

World Class Entertainment
4.6
from 39 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Anthoney M.
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We booked Travis for a National Night Out event for a community HOA and my community manager said he killed it! "He even brought prizes and played games with the kids." A true professional.

Party On!
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Clint H.
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I really enjoyed working with Dayna. From the beginning she perfectly communicated everything I needed to know. She did an outstanding job putting together a very nice graduation party in less than 2 weeks. I would recommend Party On Planning to anyone that is looking for an event planner.

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JR Events & Services
4.5
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael M.
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Chanel was the survey that helped us with our event and I would request her in the future. She went above and beyond and was so sweet to all our guest!

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MK Events
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris F.
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I contacted MK Events to do a Proposal, and they did a wonderful job. Mary helped personalize everything and left us with sentimental items to help remember the event. She was very responsive and punctual!

  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Veronica G.
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The experience was fantastic!!!! Would recommend to anyone for any event!!!

Royal Event Planning LLC
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Phyllis M.
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Royal event planning helped us with a celebration for our pastor. We were celebrating his 50th year in the ministry. They did an awesome job decorating. They had some very unique ideas on demonstrating how much work a pastor will do in 50 years. All in attendance were so complimentary on how nice the affair was. They went above and beyond our expectations.

Fit & Fab Weddings
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Dean M.
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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!

  • 8 years in business
Erica R.
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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

Integrity Events & Design
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Joel K.
Verified review

We were trying to figure out where to go for help in planning our company outing. When I had the opportunity to speak with Shannon and A.J. we were very pleased with their ability to take our few thoughts and turn our company function into a professional outing. They gave me so many ideas I would not have thought of. Thank you to Integrity Events and Design!

Much Obliged Events
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Staci B.
Verified review

Donna from Much Obliged Events was invaluable in helping our wedding go smoothly. We used the Weekend-Of package, with a few extra additions. Donna first met with us to get an idea of our vision and was able to answer many of our basic questions with her experience in wedding and event planning. She kept in contact via email and text (my preference) and provided us a spreadsheet to organize everything. This included several things I hadn't even thought of! We met again before the wedding to go over everything, and capture any details that were missed. Once our schedule was nailed down, she created a timeline for us and vendors to use on the wedding day. Our rehearsal was challenging since our wedding party was very chatty and unfocused in their excitement, but Donna took charge and gave very clear instructions. She handled much of our venue setup for us, and had a list of where all items go after the event. The day-of, she was ready-to-go and took care of details as they came up. I'm sure there were things that did not go as planned, but everything was taken care of before the issue got to me or the groom. I think our large reception would be stressful for any coordinator, but Donna handled everything that was needed behind the scenes. Everything for our wedding seemed to magically come together thanks to Donna and it was wonderful to enjoy the day with each other and our guests without worrying about managing the details ourselves. I would highly recommend Much Obliged Events, and was very pleased with the quality of work!

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

Look no further! If your looking for an Event Planner & Designer Creative 1 is more than just professional, but the work at hand is very creative, beautiful and classy. My family & I have used Creative 1 on several events and we were very pleased with the outcome of the services & creativity that we received that made our event that much more memorable.

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.

Elite Casino Events
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Chris E.
Verified review

Amazing dealers, who took the time to teach everyone how to play. Beautiful tables! Super fun time when they were at our event! Highly recommend.

A Joy to Party
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Angela H.
Verified review

Where do I begin? From the moment I walked into the store I knew was in the right place. The staff was so helpful in planning my son's birthday party. From the balloon and decoration selections to rentals like the bounce house and tables/chairs; it was definitely the best place to go. I will definitely use this party store for future events!

Sean Dillinger
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lance M.
Verified review

I really enjoyed working with Sean. His skill sets were beyond impressive and the quality of product and service was amazing. I would definitely use him again for any of my events.

Kate's Creative Design
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Working with Kate was a wonderful experience! Her work was flawless & she exceeded my expectations. She brought my vision for my daughter’s first birthday to life! I will use her for all future events!

Ella Grey Events
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Bettty A.
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She was great to work with

  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jabaria D.
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Janae did an awesome job with my sister's baby shower. She provided games and kept guests entertained during the event. She was great to work with and brought a high level of professionalism and enthusiasm to the event. Thoroughly enjoyed working with her!

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.

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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