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Waco Event Planners

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Love to Cater
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole E.
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Food is exceptional, she takes pride in her work and her clientele. Kashell is going to do whatever she can to tend to your needs like as if you were her family. I highly recommend her for any event you planning.

Sassy Sue's
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Shelly R.
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My name is Shelly Ross and in May of 2015, I retired as the Head Pro at Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course in Fredericksburg, Texas. I have had numerous occasions in hiring Sassy Sue for functions I was hosting. She was very professional in our meetings in setting up each event and helping me to choose the right menu for each occasion. She kept in touch with me before each event to assure everything was on schedule. Before each event she was on site way ahead of schedule to have her catering set up and made sure everything was in place and ready to go. I never had to worry about anything in working with her. Sassy Sue's food was excellent and the guest always left with big smiles on their faces! She was a pleasure to work with. I also hired Sassy Sue to do personal catering for me at my home for Thanksgiving and Christmas. She made those occasions very special for me and my family.

Go For It Entertainment
5.0
from 1 review
  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sandra E.
Verified review

Service was amazing! Keep friends and family on the dance floor amazing music selections! All around perfect experience could of asked for anything better. I highly recommend him and I'll be using his services again.

HOT Wedding DJ's
5.0
from 1 review
  • 13 years in business
Lauren B.
Verified review

K&S Entertainment did a FABULOUS job DJing my Wedding and Reception. The DJ was very professional, knew exactly what kind of music we enjoyed, kept all of the guests entertained and energetic and the lighting was perfect! Everyone had an excellent time and raved at how wonderful the DJ’s were. I will most certainly have them at every event I have in the future as will recommend that everyone I know does as well. Thank you, K&S Entertainment!

  • 10 years in business
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In addition to offering Silk Floral Arrangements, I also provide Party Set Up services.

  • 4 years in business
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We are the only 'walk-in wedding chapel' in McLennan County.

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Helping complete your event is our goal. We look for ways for your special day to be the best!

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I am a certified wedding planner, and I make sure your dreams come true on your special day. I go beyond my means to make sure that you have the wedding that you have always dreamed about since you were a little girl! I pay attention to detail and make sure that one thing isn't missing or out of place.

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We specialize in complete wedding planning, to include dress selection assistance for bride and her attendants, vendors, rentals, caterer and all other details. We want our bride and groom to have a stress-free wedding.

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I have an eye for detail. When you entrust me to plan your event, I’ll get it right down to the last detail. I won’t let businesses take advantage of you or your pocket, and I can make an amazingly beautiful wedding or reception on even the craziest of budgets. I’ll work hard to make sure every detail is correct and show up on the big day to help things run smoothly. My goal is to reduce your stress so the only thing you have to worry about is what you’ll wear and how you’ll get there. Put your trust into someone who can GET IT DONE!

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I have more than 25 years in professional fundraising and event planning and management. My professional background is in donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. I am comfortable with campaign management, corporate donors and securing sponsorships, as well as special event work at any level.

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I have 10 years experience in the event planning business, I am also an accomplished florist and a professional chef. I am from beautiful Savannah, Ga. A charming Southern city where I've had the pleasure of coordinating many beautiful events. I absolutely adore event planning. I take it very personal because I understand how important the big day is for you, and would only want the best for myself and my family. I am extremely organized and detailed and have a knack for making things beautiful. I prefer to work with one client at a time so I can devote my full attention to your every need. No one deserves to pay their hard earned money just to be treated like a number. I do travel to the client for actual event days, to ensure proper execution. But all prior planning is done by phone and computer. This is why you will need to be 100% involved in every decision made and nothing will continue without your approval and discretion. I will be mailing you fabrics and samples as well photographs and websites of all companies I will be utilizing to make your day special. I look forward to making your day as smooth as possible. Please contact me for inquiries and have a wonderful day.

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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We pay attention to every minor detail, which make a dramatic overall experience at any event.

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I offer full-face makeup. I plan and decorate for weddings or any party events. I have a great cake designer also.

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I provide event planning to individuals who need someone to assist them with making their event a success.

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I'm a mobile hairstylist, make up artist, wardrobe consultant, personal shopper, event planner, buyer and seller.

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I am an experienced event planner who specializes in weddings. Some of the recent work I did in 2013 include baby showers and children's birthday parties. My packages vary depending on the event and the need of the client.

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I am a fantastic party planner for hire. Event planning is my passion, and I love working with my clients, ensuring that their event is spectacular. I am also very easy to get along with which is important when planning an event. I specialize in birthday parties for all ages, but I am also available for other types of events. I do the following: * Family Reunions * Baby Showers * Housewarming Parties * Graduation Parties * Holiday Parties If there is something to celebrate, I can work it.

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My events are personal and decorative that goes along with the theme and the host that is hosting the party

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Planning a wedding the largest event most couples will plan in their lives. Our day of coordinator services are popular with clients who want to handle most of the planning (procuring vendors and designing the decor) themselves but want to focus on the special moments of their wedding day.

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We are a hospitality agency and total event planning company. We plan, schedule and execute events by providing food, fun and entertainment for various events at various venues, large and small.

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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