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Arlington Wedding Planners

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ALD EVENT SOLUTIONS
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Shavonne M.
Verified review

After I decided to plan a 70th birthday party for my father, I knew I wanted something different other than just a few guests at home. After speaking with the owner of ALD, April, about what I was looking for and what my budget was, she immediately started helping me brainstorm options for locations and vendors to take care of everything from cupcake orders to banners. She even went to visit the restaurant, see the room, and speak to the restaurant event planner before I could make it over to the location. April is super organized and has timelines and deadlines for each step in planning the event and she always returned my calls and emails in a timely manner. When the day of the event arrived she had all of the materials as discussed and decorated the dining room with a beautiful black and gold theme. She provided everything from chair covers and table linens to balloons. Everything went as planned and she stayed around to make sure everything was on track. I'm so glad that I worked with ALD! They created a memorable and unforgettable event.

  • 11 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Ugomma C.
Verified review

Angie did a great job assisting me with planning my wedding and an exceptional job coordinating the event, on the day of. She provided lots of inputs toward the planning, coordinated my wedding rehearsal, introduced me to some very talented and reasonably priced vendors (seamstress and florist) who both did an excellent job with my wedding dress alterations and my wedding flowers. Angie also did all my wedding event decorations which looked so spectacular; my guests are still giving me compliments about them till this day. Angie was heaven sent... and I had a blast working with her. Thank you, Angie :)

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Denean's Party by Design
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
LaNae W.
Verified review

Words can not even begin to describe how AWESOME Denean's Party by Design is!!! I originally was one of those brides who thought I could do it all myself until I realized I COULDNT! In my search for a decorator and Day of Coordinator I came across Denean's Party By Design. From that first phone call, that first email I was already sold! The professionalism and courtesy that she showed let me know I was on the right path. After our first meeting I quickly ran home and told my fiancé this is the one! Pam, I could tell you thank you a million times and that still wouldn't be enough! Between the décor, the rehearsal, the actual wedding day and all the calls and emails in between you never skipped a beat and always put my mind at ease! I could not have asked for a better group! I have already sung your praises to several friends and co workers to use your services! Some people are in wedding planning for the money but this group I can truly say does it from the heart! I am forever grateful, my wedding was AMAZING thanks to you!! Its been almost a month and everyone still raves about how beautiful and organized it was. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! With Love, The Wilks

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MJM Events & Staffing, LLC
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emie S.
Verified review

Our day would not have been the same without Mary. She deserves way more than 5 stars! Leading up to the event she answered all of my wedding planning questions and offered to do anything she could to help. She also communicated with my mother and mother-in-law who were helping me plan. She had great ideas and made sure we thought about the little details we missed. After every conversation, I was less stressed and more excited! Before the event, she met with us to go over details, sent out a schedule, and was there for our rehearsal. A few days before the wedding, she reached out to all of our vendors to introduce herself. I didn't have to worry about a thing on the wedding day. My family and bridesmaids could also relax. Mary is priceless. If you're questioning whether you should have a day-of coordinator the answer is YES. If you're having trouble deciding who, the answer is MARY. She was so sweet to work with and we loved her we-can-make-that-happen attitude. I can't thank her enough for making our wedding day dreams come true :)

Catering Reserved
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie A.
Verified review

I loved everything about working with Dianna of Catering reserved! From start to finish she delivered everything she promised, including delicious food! She was prompt, creative, and thorough in her proposal; she worked with me to refine my needs and I was very comfortable with my final decisions; Her pricing was affordable and fair and most importantly she promised there would really be enough food to feed everyone and there was! She promised it would be delivered on time (it was), that her staff would set it all up nicely without my help (he did!) and that it would be hot and delicious (and it was!). Nothing was forgotten; nothing was omitted. The serving utensils were there, the sterno, and the clear containers were perfect for serving the food in. I didn't need china serving dishes for my event, but Dianna does offer that and if my next event needs Catering Reserved's full service, I won't hesitate to use it. (Food plus waitstaff for setup and clean up.) I've never met Dianna in person, and I never tasted her food prior to hiring her for my very important event, but from our first conversation I just knew I could trust her, and I was right. I highly recommended her! Thanks to Catering Reserved, I got to visit with my guests and totally enjoy my "after-the-wedding" party.

Event Planning DC
4.7
from 27 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen R.
Verified review

I brought We Plan - You Party into my wedding planning towards the end for decorating our space. What I wanted was an extra touch to make my wedding feel like me. They did a great job with the decorating. The communication could have been improved, but overall I am very happy with the job they did.

  • 12 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Kievette L.
Verified review

We can not express into words the phenomenon job that Extravagant Affairs did for our wedding on 11/05/2016. From the time that we chose them to handle our catering needs to the very end of our special day, their team handled every detail with the highest level of class and commitment. Our guests are still talking about the excellent food selection. If you are looking for elegance, price affordability, and professionalism, I would definitely recommend them

BMore Fabulous Designs
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany P.
Verified review

Working with Erin was the absolute best decision My Husband and I made when planning our wedding. She listened to everything that we wanted and made our dream wedding come true. Her team was professional and made themselves available throughout the entire planning process. Even on our wedding day they made the events elegant and smooth without any hiccups. Erin has an amazing eye for what she does and I am so thankful that I met her! We started planning our June wedding in January and she was AMAZING!!!!!!!! I was a full time student and worked full time and I didn't have to stress over a wedding because she was so involved and ensured that this process was not a stressful one. I will go to Erin for any and all of my events she definitely has a customer for life!

  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Faith S.
Verified review

Bianca provided excellent planning services for my baby shower and it made the day smooth and everything turned out better than I expected.She even took on upon herself to make me a beautiful diaper cake, I can't be thankful enough for her service and looking forward to her planning my wedding this coming December.

  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Christi R.
Verified review

We hired Lisa to be our on-site wedding coordinator a month before the big day, and she jumped right in and helped everything run smoothly and efficiently. She worked with the on-site staff to decorate and prepare the venue and she did a great job. Would recommend Lisa to others.

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Little Black Book Events
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Caitlin V.
Verified review

I needed help pulling all the details for my wedding together and Little Black Book Events was the glue to pulling everything together! Vanessa helped organize all the vendors, the timeline, the coordination, and more. I couldn't have had such a well planned wedding without Little Black Book Events. I definitely would not have been able to enjoy my wedding nearly as much without knowing that Vanessa had everything under control. Little Black Book Events was amazing and I highly recommend them!

Chef Rakita
4.1
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Jasmin W.
Verified review

Chef Rakita has provided personal chef services for me on several occasions. She is professional. personable, and creates dishes that you want forget. The service is excellent and I'm excited to now be using her for my wedding planning. I have no doubt that things will go off without a hitch! :)

A Memorable Party
4.3
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Martha G.
Verified review

Mitch has been almost insanely responsive to my questions. He is always on time and proactive. He's connected me to vendors around town and made planning my wedding totally stress free for me.

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Monique R.
Verified review

My friends wedding was a great turn out! (Fun and classy) Everything looked FLAWLESS, and she made it look EFFORTLESS.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elicia J.
Verified review

From the very first phone conversation she was so easy to talk to. I felt very comfortable with her from day one. She offered me so many ideas that I was able to work with. Planning a wedding is very stressful, yet she was able to keep my head in the game! Kudos to Kim

JayElleCee & Company, LLC
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Z. H.
Verified review

Having had two major events in my life in a matter of a two month span it was nothing but a God sent to be able to have JayElleCee commissioned to provide me with several needs. For my wedding all the products I ordered exceeded my expectations and for the birth of my son all his new custom outfits continue to be the talk outside of how handsome he is. I'd recommend this business to anyone looking to have custom items made with quality, care, love and creativity!

S.D. Events, LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie E.
Verified review

S.D. Events was so amazing to work with. Sara was easy to talk to and had so many helpful ideas for our special day. We are so grateful for all of her help and planning. Our wedding wouldn’t have gone so smoothly without Sara and her assistant Alli. We highly recommend working with S.D. Events!

  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Erin D.
Verified review

My husband and I decided just 3 weeks before our wedding that we needed a wedding coordinator and we are so glad we did! RoDonna and her team came to the rescue on very short notice and helped us pull all of the details of our wedding together. She reviewed all of our vendor contracts and contacted our vendors, and she put together a very detailed schedule for the day that everyone could follow. All of our vendors told us how impressed they were with her! The whole day went perfectly and we could not have done it without her. She was very professional and her pricing was very reasonable. I would recommend her to any bride in the DC area.

Hart Designs
4.8
from 4 reviews
    Mishael A.
    Verified review

    Very professional, friendly, helpful and resourceful. We needed to plan a backyard wedding in 10 days after our original plans fell through. Sabrina was amazing, she helped us with the decorations, the rentals and lights. We highly recommend to others.

    RelREvents
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    Lale L.
    Verified review

    I hired this vendor to help me with my wedding decorations and coordination and they did an amazing job. I received tons of complements throughout the night. The owner, was extremely cordial, organized and very responsive (and trust me I had a lot of questions throughout the process). The price was very affordable. I would definitely recommend.

    TaylorMade Events & Styling
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Rhonda B.
    Verified review

    My experience with Jessica Davis was nothing less than spectacular. I would highly recommend her because during entire planning of my wedding she kept me informed. Jess was professional and because she was on the job I remained stress-free.

    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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