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Austin Event Studio
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Amy B.
Verified review

We could not have made it through our wedding without Barbara Cooper, or Saint Barbara as I will call her! At first, we just hired her for our day-of coordination, but as the tasks started to pile up, my mom made the smart decision to hire her on as a full-time coordinator. It was one of the best decisions we made throughout the entire process! Barbara's calm demeanor, professionalism and positive attitude were the perfect match for this stressful time. She had many great ideas, design supplies and was very organized with To-Do Lists and Timelines that allowed our multi-day celebrations to run smoothly. Her decorations for our Meet and Greet and for the Wedding Day were perfect! I was so pleased with the way everything turned out. On the wedding day, Barbara was there from start to finish. We gave her a few items we wanted at the entrance for the guest sign-in and the display was perfect and really reflected our style! The table settings with burlap runners and small votive candles brought added romance to night. The biggest asset of having Barbara on our team was being able to leave the venue with our friends at the end of the night, knowing that everything was taken care of. All of the vendors had been paid by simply giving Barbara the checks with tips to hand out, all of the leftover food and alcohol was packed up and transported and all of our decorations, including flowers were collected and brought to where they needed to be. I have heard horror stories of couples celebrating their big day only to have to stay late to clean and tie up loose ends. Barbara ensured that all we had to do at the end of the night was walk under the lit sparklers held up by all our guests (which Barbara provided), get on our shuttle bus and enjoy the magical day that had just taken place. I would also like to add that Barbara's assistant was a huge help all weekend! They really worked great as a team to get things done expeditiously and beautifully. Hiring a wedding planner is the smartest thing you can do for your big day, and hiring Saint Barbara with Austin Event Studios is the perfect choice!

  • 17 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Phalyn C.
Verified review

Shaun did a great job at my wedding. She actually got us in last minute due to us not having any help. She was on time and everything went smoothe. We did not not have to worry about a thing. she reassured everything would be okay even when i tried to freak out. I recommend her!

S.A. Event co
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy A.
Verified review

when i was planning my wedding i realized "hey, i need help"! As most of us do in this day and age i turned to facebook lol I (jokingly) stated "can i just hire a wedding planner! Low and behold i had a response, and it said yes you can! I was given Shalamar's contact information. My initial thought was, no way! i cant afford a real wedding planner, but when i had my first meeting with Shalamar i was pleasantly surprised. The cost was within my budget for what i needed ( i only needed day of coordination) and my first impression of her was ... comfort... she put my mind at ease, very attentive to what I wanted and how i wanted everything. She asked questions, as many as she had to and took notes! I knew i was going to be ok! Most brides know we want things how we want things and when we cant be there to overlook things it is extremely stressful. Shalamar helped take that stress off my shoulders. She was there front and center for rehearsal and taking notes as to who belongs where and with who. Day of wedding she was at the church even before i was, and made sure flowers were in place and people were in place. My bouquet was wrong, wrong and wrong, well she found the flower lady and had her fix it. easy fix but for a bride its the end of the world lol. When we got to the venue, again, she was already there and everything was in its place. The last minute items i had for her were put where i wanted. She had a schedule and was on it! She made sure everything went as it should, even had her assistant to help, because as you know one person can not be in 2 places at once! She made things even easier for us when she made sure she got our gifts into our vehicle before the end of the night. All in all she was the best facebook response i ever got! I am so very glad i had the opportunity to hire her! She was on point and for a person like me, pick, she was my perfect fit! Thank you Shalamar for everything, thank you for treating my special day like it was your special day and making sure everything was perfect!

Flowers by Beverly
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Dyanne G.
Verified review

Beverly was the best part of wedding planning. She stayed well in budget, and the flowers were the most commented thing at the wedding. My wedding was a southern romantic, black tie affair and her mix of deep colors, and mysterious greens were the perfect touch at each table. She even did a 18ft magnolia garland for the head table that was stunning. My bouquet looked like it was straight from pinterest! We met several times to see actual flowers and go over ideas. She told me up front that she believes a bride should have what she wants regardless of the budget. Stunning. Amazing. Caring. Book her and spend all your time worrying over something else. The flowers will be beyond perfect!

  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Sasha W.
Verified review

Loved having our wedding here, and I highly recommend the in-house catering. We had a stellar buffet that more than satisfied all of our guests, and we had people telling us months down the road that they loved it. It was great working with Helen and getting all of our ideas out. She really made our dream wedding come true!

Auxiliary Mom
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
Verified review

What a great treat to find Talena. We needed her for notarizing some documents that required 2 witnesses. She was quick to respond to my request and flexible as to where we could meet to accommodate everyone. Little did I know that she had much more to offer in her bag of tricks. I mentioned that I was having such a hard time getting meals prepared because I come home late. Turns out she just so happens to go to your home a prepare meals for you to have in you refrigerator! THEN, I mentioned that my daughter is getting married....and guess what? She does event and wedding planning and coordinating. Thank you Talena, I can take a deep breath and enjoy my life at home and not argue with my daughter over her wedding!

Thoroughly Polished
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Neil W.
Verified review

Amanda was great. We hired her to be our day-of coordinator, but she met with us on a few occasions before the day, gave us plenty of great suggestions during the planning phase,and worked with us to put together an itinerary (and helped us stick to it). She helped us decorate the venue before the ceremony, and clean up after the reception. She worked with our vendors, including helping solve a last-minute catering issue. She made sure we got a little time to ourselves (and a chance to eat), and helped get food for some of our guests with young children. While I hope I never have a need for another wedding coordinator for myself, I’d definitely recommend Amanda to anyone who does need one.

Austin Busy Brides
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Shaun H.
Verified review

There aren't enough words to describe how wonderful Jane is! Having her be part of our day was one of the best wedding planning decisions we made. As gay women, choosing vendors who made us feel comfortable was even more important to us. When we first met Jane she didn't even bat an eye at two ladies marrying each other. We had already had the majority of our planning set, but Jane was there when we were flipping out or when plans fell through. Specifically, we had planned an outdoor ceremony in the park, but hurricane Patricia vetoed that. Jane jumped right in during our wedding weekend and came up with a plan B and made sure all of our vendors knew what was going on so my wife and I could enjoy our weekend with our out-of-town guests. Jane really was incredibly invaluable!

Reece Events
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michael Y.
Verified review

Deb went out of her way to supply a superb party experience for my parents 50th Wedding Anniversay.

  • 8 years in business
Lydia M.
Verified review

Michelle exceeded all of our expectations as far as her responsiveness, creativity and professionalism in planning our wedding. She is extremely friendly and truly cares about what she does. She went far beyond to make our day special and free of stress. She even helped us tremendously with our rehearsal dinner and to find ways to make the trip memorable to the many guests that we had attend from out of town. You would not go wrong in making her part of your event planning. Very impressive service!

Texas EventWorks
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Di F.
Verified review

Amber was really a big help at our wedding. She was there on time and helped us out with what we needed. She is very professional and knows how to coordinate big events. Our wedding wouldn't be a success without her help. We would recommend her if anyone who is looking for a coordinator.

Lauren Immell
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amela S.
Verified review

Lauren was a miracle worker and made our wedding day phenomenal. You should absolutely hire her for your wedding planning and coordinating needs. We originally hired “the best” local wedding planner who was highly recommended by the venue for our wedding last October. After two meetings with the original planner, it became apparent to us that she was disorganized, tardy to meetings, and we were not comfortable with her planning/coordinating our big day. We decided she was not the right fit and dismissed her, however our wedding was now 6 weeks away with no planner/coordinator and I was FREAKED out. Lauren and I have been friends since high school and literally 30 minutes after we dismissed “the best” wedding planner, an idea popped into my head of asking Lauren. Not only was Lauren thrilled but she always wanted to coordinate a wedding, I was so relieved. Lauren handled all of the major movements for us, she coordinated with all of our vendors and the venue. She also organized and led the wedding rehearsal the night prior. On the day of our wedding, she was up bright and early setting up the hall and coordinating everything. I promise you that this is an unbiased review and I am not just talking her up because she is my friend. Lauren made our wedding day run smoothly and I would highly recommend her for any of your wedding needs.

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany R.
Verified review

They went above and beyond to help make sure this wedding was perfect! I would recommend them to anyone and everyone getting married in the area.

Will Bailey
5.0
from 1 review
    Andrew G.
    Verified review

    Working with Will has been a great experience! Before anything was negotiated he wanted to make sure that we had our vision and he wanted to know everything that he could do to make that vision come true. Working tirelessly at all hours, he negotiated with vendors and caterers on our behalf and was able to procure for us better deals than we could have imagined getting on our own. Planning for your wedding and reception (or any other buisness/corporate event) can be one of the most difficult things when you are not exactly sure how to find the best people for your vision. Will knows exactly how to speak with the vendors and caterers so that we can get the most out of what we put in to the budget. I highly recommend Will Bailey to anyone who is serious about wedding planning or serious about planning any other event and anyone who wants to see their dreams come true. 10/10

    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    My work stand out because I infuse heart and soul into each and every event. Elegant and Bling, Sleek and Over the top, Luxurious and Gritty, I combine all of those, urban street style, with luxury high end finishes to create a style that is known as S. Dixon Style! Meeting new people, and being able to live out my dreams of entrepreneurship.

    About

    I am a minister, wedding coordinator and decorator. Second to none in making your wedding a joyous occasion for all that attend.

    About

    We offer full and partial wedding planning and coordination services. At Modern Moments, we love what we do. Our goal is to make your wedding dream come to life and allow you to feel stress-free in the process. We are fun, funny, and love a great party, and we like to surround ourselves with the same. You have a story to tell; own it, and we'll love you for it! We know that the best weddings are a collaboration and are developed by us hearing out all your ideas and developing a custom vision just for you.

    About

    I'm a very creative and helpful wedding coordinator, worked for Four Seasons in Santa Barbara. I can assist you in your wedding plans: the travel of your guests to the wedding place, food, and decorations.

    About

    I love making special life moments even more special! I love seeing everything come together in the end.

    About

    We provide officiants to perform wedding ceremonies and also provide premarital counseling to couples.

    About

    KR Creations and Events is a firm offering full-service event management. Our services include event planning, wedding coordination, and the creation of stationery and custom paper goods, through KR Paperie, our partner company.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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 does it cost for a wedding planner?

    Wedding planning is a full-time job — unless you hire a professional to handle the hard work for you. The cost for a wedding planner will depend on the level of service you desire. The least expensive wedding planner option is day-of coordination, then partial service, then full-service.  

    The national average cost for wedding planning is between $990 and $1,300. Costs are greatly affected by region, with rural or smaller-town wedding planners often far more affordable than planners in higher-cost cities. Here are some examples of the various levels of wedding planning and their potential average costs:

    • Day-of-wedding coordination: $800-$1,700. Day-of services can include the planner finalizing all details, creating a timeline, confirming vendors and overseeing all setup, day-of activities, and cleanup. The couple does all the front-end planning and contracts all the vendors. Time commitment could be about 15-25 hours, depending on pricing.
    • Partial service: $1,500-$3,800. Here the planner works with the couple from the beginning, helping contract vendors, creating a timeline, and overseeing all details of day-of execution. Time commitment could be about 30-60 hours, depending on package and pricing.
    • Full service: $3,500-$8,000 or more. Here the professional handles all wedding and planning details including working on design, securing rentals, getting the venue and vendors, and handling complete execution of the event. Time commitment could be 50-150 hours or more, depending on package and pricing.
    • Consulting: $50-$150 per hour for design, vendor, reception and other wedding planning consultation.
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