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Alexandria Wedding Vendors

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Winstead Studios
4.9
from 152 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
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Kara D.
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Winstead did my wedding hair and make up. We did a trial run of both first abs he took pictures so that I could see exactky how it looked and make suggestions or adjustments. I was unclear about exactly what I wanted and once we tried it I didn't like it at first (so grateful I scheduled a practice try!) Winstead was patient and calm and worked with me until I was 100% satisfied. On the day of our wedding it was chaotic and crazy as you might expect. Winstead was calm and steady and that helped me feel calm and steady. He was very understanding when my 2 year old daughter wanted to sit on my lap for the duration on my time with him. This didn't interrupt his process at all. In the end both my hair and make up were gorgeous and I received tons of compliments.

Monumental Arts
4.7
from 134 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 322 hires on Thumbtack
AMaureen B.
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We were SO thankful to find Monumental Arts and K on such short notice - we had our wedding in a museum in Alexandria and our friend, an amateur photographer, fell through just 2 weeks before our February 21st wedding - I was so scared because the wedding photos are SO important to me, I even still have my parents album and their wedding picture at home! He met with us and we discussed our wedding plans, laid out our timeline, and he showed me the most beautiful wedding albums and enlargements from weddings he photographed before - my fiancé even liked them! We decided right then and there Even though we were just having a shorter wedding, nothing all day, we still went with his more expensive collection (I think it was the Sapphire Collection) because we knew we would be getting an album and wanted two photographers. He showed up on the wedding day and walked us through everything we asked for - even suggesting some outdoor pictures I didn't expect to get because the weather turned out beautiful!! Plus, he stayed an extra 30 minutes after things starting running behind, which was so nice of him. We are so thankful for his work and professionalism! We met with him to discuss the photos we want in our album and to order enlargements, and he made it so easy to do everything. I have two other friends getting married this year in Northern Virginia, and we've definitely recommended K and his team to them!

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Tabasko Entertainment
4.9
from 117 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
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Robert M.
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Tobasko Entertainment ran a top notch operation. Out of all the wedding vendors we worked with, DJ Tobasko was one of the easiest and best to work with. He had a extremely professional operation, was flexible with us, and very accommodating. He had very reasonable prices as well. His set up at the wedding reception really helped pull it all together. I would highly recommend him for any event, wedding reception, party, etc.

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  • 20 years in business
  • 223 hires on Thumbtack
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Elisha C.
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Greg was on time and very professional. He DJ'd my first wedding I did under my wedding planner business. He was very friendly and came well equipped great music. Greg you Rock!

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Party Favor Photo - DC
4.8
from 112 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
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Rustin M.
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Party Favor photo booth was a hit at our wedding. Not only did our attendees get to leave with printed copies but we were given a Digital gallery within 24 hours of service. All around great service and product.

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Joshua Fernandez Photography
4.9
from 98 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
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Ashley P.
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Nik proposed in 3/17 & we didn't want to wait so once we locked in the venue, we began looking for a photographer. Our wedding was considered it an elopement as it was a simple service with 11 in attendance, myself & my groom included, and it was to be roughly 3 hours of shoot time. We wanted to have a natural feel to the photos & be rich in color with no details missed. During the search, I wanted to see portfolios of weddings where the photographer had shot in dimly lit venues. Although we didn't do a traditional reception, we did have all of our guests join us for a dinner where we did a toast & cut cake. We wanted to see work that demonstrated the photographer's ability to photograph without the use of bright lights that create shadows or completely black out the room to get one (or a few) subject(s). Joshua was very accommodating when it came down to deciding between three local artists & I'd asked to view a full wedding since in reality, the online portfolios only showcase their best work. He was incredibly patient with us as we took a few weeks to really nit-pick the photographer's work & make a decision. Everything that we'd asked for he provided. Fast forward to June 10, 2017 - the wedding. Upon arrival, he helped us all get into place & even communicate between the groom & I. He was incredibly patient. Honestly, I barely noticed him once everything got rolling. He got all the shots we wanted & then some! The photos of my husband's expression when I made my way towards him will be cherished forever. Anything in particular we wanted, he did. In the end, he ran a few photos by us to see if they were to our satisfaction. We made a few suggestions regarding saturation & a small blemish that needed editing & when the gallery went up, I couldn't stop looking for days. We happily recommend Joshua Fernandez Photography. The photos selected are two of our favorites from the day <3

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Pulse Entertainment
4.8
from 90 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
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Patrick M.
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We used Slable for DJ and up-lighting services and they were one of our most responsive and responsible vendors for our wedding. Our wedding was in DC at the Carnegie Institution for Science. Slable took the time to meet us before making a decision and during a venue walk-through (we wanted to be sure they were comfortable with the acoustics and high ceilings). The team was very professional and the value/cost relative to local DC DJ & lighting providers was much better with Slable. The team really worked with us regarding the lighting and DJ setup and were able to accommodate on-the-spot lighting color changes during setup in the dining room from our original choice. Throughout the night many of our guest were commenting how much they loved the music and Slable kept the party going until the very end. I strongly recommend the Slable team for your wedding.

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Facetime Photo
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
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Jamaal T.
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Everyone enjoyed the Photo Booth! It was a hit at the wedding and provided many memories for years to come. Was considered a favorite for many people at the wedding.

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DJ Jigga-C
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
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Elsie A.
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It great working with DJ Jigga-C, and the guests loved the music on our wedding on 5/28/2017. He listened to music requests, and he can play whatever you want, very open to cater to you and your guests needs. I would highly recommend him for any event.

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D.I.M. Productions
4.8
from 64 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
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Brandi B.
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Very good company, they came to our wedding and even though we were running behind schedule they made the best of it and even helped us out which was not in they're job pedicure.Thank you guys for doing an excellent job. Mrs.and Mrs Brantley

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Visuals by J. McKenzie LLC
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 169 hires on Thumbtack
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Shauna L.
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One of the best Photographers the DMV has to offer! We actually came across Jamaal while he was covering my Soror's Wedding in Baltimore this past year! We had been looking for a photographer for the longest time and we were farmiliar with is work, but watching him while he worked is what sealed the deal for us. He floated around the room effortlessly leaving so many smiling faces in his wake, including ours. We didn't even need to see the final photographs, we were already sold(The Photographs were pretty darn awesome too!). We immediately reached out to Jamaal to schedule our engagement shoot and he didn't disappoint! My partner and I were brought to tears by the images. His turnaround is unmatched! (1-2 days). If you're on the fence about booking Jamaal, consider this the push that gets you over the fence. Book him. Now! You will not regret it, we didn't! Not one bit!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
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Camille B.
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Reverend Robertson did an excellent job at my 4/4/15 wedding. He was very calm & patient. He also helped to coordinate the wedding. He went above & beyond. I highly recommend him, if you are looking for an officiant at your wedding. Camille C.

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Saint Elmo Photography
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
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Tiffany A.
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Elmo is exceptional at capturing unique, special and genuine candid moments. He patiently worked with us on our outdoor wedding day on an extremely chilly and windy day. We needed pictures taken in a few settings that involved tricky lighting, included two kids and some were taken in our apartment which is very small. All of our wedding pictures turned out so incredible and are exactly as we would have liked--not super staged and stiff but instead reflected our personalities and the love we share for one another. Elmo went way above and beyond what we even imagined and we are so thrilled with our wedding photos. Elmo also has such a calm demeanor and I would imagine for bigger groups, he would be so skilled at getting people to work together to get the perfect pictures.

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Jeff Berger Communications
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Soham S.
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Jeff is doing a pre-wedding photo-shoot for us and he has been fantastic! He is great at what he does..highly recommended!

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Julie Bonebrake
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Blaine Y.
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Title: Awesome Wedding Photographer Julie captured every amazing moment of my wedding. She made everyone feel at ease, making for the best candid and posed moments. She took a tight space and made it work with a creative thought process. She even got my rowdy wedding party to take direction for the best photos. She was on time, fun, efficient and super creative. Highly recommended!

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PicaBoost Photography
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Dale B.
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Unlike the standard $2000+ wedding photo offers we received, Metin understood that we were having a small, family wedding with limited needs and a limited budget. He met with us at the venue weeks before the event, then came on time and worked tirelessly for four hours to chronicle every moment of our ceremony and reception. We are very happy with the memories he provided us. Highly recommended.

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Captured Moments By Melodie
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
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Danette Y.
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I am so happy that I found Melodie! She was completely professional with all our arrangements for the wedding. She also kept in touch with me, I felt special to her. When she arrived on the day of the wedding, she immediately felt like family! She was GREAT!!! Our pictures are beyond beautiful! If you need pictures for anything, definitely give her a call, you will be happy you did! Thank you Melodie for everything!!

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Naomi Lynn Photography LLC
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
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Mary B.
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Just loved working with Naomi. She did such a great job on our photos. I hired her for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary party. Everyone was able to put their phones away and just have fun because Naomi was there to take the pictures. I would recommend her for any event!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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James W.
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Steven from Capital DeeJays provided the music for my daughter's wedding in Loudoun County. He was professional, courteous, and played an appropriate mix of music for dinner and dancing, bringing family and guests of all ages to the dance floor. He also provided lighting to set the right ambiance, and did a great job MCing everything all night. The whole night went very smoothly, thanks in no small part to Steven's top-notch service. I would strongly recommend Steven and Capital DeeJays for weddings and other important events.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Charmanique G.
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Kendra and her team were a pleasure to work with! From our initial email, till the baby shower the process of working with her was seamless. Communication never lapsed and the quality of pictures was great! I plan on using her for my wedding as well! I would recommend them to anyone!

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Rangel Photo Booth Rental
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Honey B.
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Krum and team did an exceptional job at my wedding!! Everyone loved it!!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a photo booth rental?

A party photo booth is a fun, interactive experience where guests can take a series of photos (usually three or four) that are immediately printed out on a strip as a keepsake. When you rent a party photo booth, the company sets up the booth or photo station at your event; a photographer staffs the booth and coaches guests on how to use it throughout the event. Often the photo booth rental company provides props like silly hats, wigs and glasses. There are different types of party photo booth rentals. An open-air booth has a curtain or backdrop that allows more freedom of movement and enables more people to use it at one time. The traditional enclosed photo booths that you may have seen at the mall or the fair tend to cost more to rent, as they are harder to transport and also cost more for the pros to purchase. The national average cost for party photo booth rentals is $400-$500.

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.

How much does it cost for a photographer for a wedding?

Finding the right wedding photographer can make a big difference for your ceremony. Nationally, the average wedding photographer’s price ranges from $800 to $1,000, but costs can be much higher in areas like Chicago, New York or Los Angeles where some couples spend $2,000 to $5,000 or more for the photographer they want. Factors that can affect your wedding photographer prices include the photographer’s reputation and experience. Heavy hitters can command top rates, especially during wedding-season weekends. Day of the week also affects your cost. You may get a $200 discount on wedding photographer prices if you get married on a Friday in November rather than a Saturday in June. Time onsite is also an important cost factor. Hiring a photographer to snap photos from the moment you wake up until after last call at the reception is going to cost more than five hours of pictures during the day. Multiple photographers, special lighting, and videography will also increase your costs. Ultimately you want to find someone who has a style you love and can provide the number of edited shots you want for a price you can handle. Learn more about hiring a wedding photographer.

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