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Chesapeake Day Of Wedding Coordinators

Browse these day-of wedding coordinators with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Chesapeake.

Sweet Memories by Crystal
4.7
from 30 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Tavante B.
Verified review

Ms. Crystal is a GOD SEND. I became overwhelmed close to the end of my wedding planning, just before the wedding date, and started to lose control. Crystal brought her team in and they took over and cleaned up every issue that I had and did more in a very short period of time. She was knowledgeable, efficient, orderly, and organized. Every loophole I had, THEY FILLED. Photography, decor, and planning - she's definitely an expert in her craft. If she can't do it then she knew multiple people who could. IF you want someone who knows what they are doing, CALL CRYSTAL!!! SHE WILL GET IT DONE.

Galactic Events, Inc.
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie Z.
Verified review

I had a wonderful experience with Curtis. I planned my wedding in Virginia from another state. He was great to work with. He was very efficient with contacting me before the wedding. I appreciated that he wanted to meet up before the event to meet us and to talk face to face. During the event, he was wonderful !!! He played everything to our requests and much more. Everyone at the wedding said how pleasant he was to talk to and that he did a great job with the music. I can't thank him enough for being a part of our day.

  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Sophronia J.
Verified review

OMG!!! Commissioner Marisol was AMAZING!! You would have thought she knew us before the wedding...Great Spirit and a Beautiful person...I would recommend her over and over...Thank You for such a Great EXPERIENCE...God Bless...

Alpha Pitt Smokers
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica C.
Verified review

Jason was awesome! To start with, he worked with us to give me exactly what I wanted for my wedding that fit my budget, including a caramel apple bar. He came all the way from Williamsburg, VA to Currituck, NC to cook for us so we could sample his food before making a decision. He cooked two different meals and we loved them both, but decided to go with the pork dish. Jason is a great communicator and promptly answered any questions I had throughout the wedding planning process. He was able to accommodate the guest count change I had, days before the wedding (it increased from 80 guests to 90) and even reminded me of some small details I had forgotten in all the chaos of planning a wedding. Jason and his assistants showed up at a reasonable hour the day of the wedding and I did not have to instruct them in any way. I confidently left to get ready for the wedding knowing they would have everything perfect for the reception. The guests raved about how delicious the food was, and the caramel apple bar was a hit! His assistants were so incredible in that they helped everyone make their caramel apples, cleared away dirty dishes, and assisted in serving cake to the guests. They went above and beyond what I was expecting out of this catering service. I cannot recommend Alpha Pitt Smokers enough. Jason and his crew are prepared - rain or shine - for whatever your special day has to offer; this was especially important since my day was full of rain. Please contact Jason as soon as possible and I can assure you, you won't regret it. He is warm, funny, and goes out of his way to make sure your day is perfect.

Gold Rope Events
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah G.
Verified review

Professional ladies who want to make your wedding day special! Hard working and not afraid to do the heavy lifting for you!

  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca M.
Verified review

Tara did an amazing job with coordinating my wedding as a day-of planner. She kept consistent contact with me throughout the months prior to the wedding. She attended my final details appointment and the rehearsal. She was always punctual, encouraging, thoughtful, and provided lots of good ideas and positive feedback. On the day of the wedding, she went above-and-beyond with the venue set up; she doled out tasks to helpers in a useful manner, and was working diligently to make sure that everything came together on-time, and according to how I had envisioned. She rolled-with-the-punches when we had a few hiccups in our schedule, and did a great job with communicating with the vendors and keeping the events moving in a timely manner. I am grateful to Tara for all of her hard work, patience, and help. She really helped to make my wedding a success.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal F.
Verified review

Kellie DJed my wedding and she was amazing! She is very personable and gave me a price I couldn't say no to. I gave her a list of a few songs that I had to have and she made an amazing playlist around those. There was never a dull moment. She kept my guests up and moving throughout the reception. I am so pleased with the way my special day turned out. Thanks Kellie!!

POURva
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kioda C.
Verified review

Mr. and Mrs. Peters are absolutely wonderful and they went above and beyond to help us in every way on our wedding day. They are so sweet and we truly appreciate them both and thank them from the bottom of our heart!

EAZY PLAN
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Holly M.
Verified review

Having a good wedding planner makes a HUGE difference when making your dream wedding com true and Joyce Saunders is one of those planners. Her motto is “Service with a Godly heart,” and that philosophy shines through in everything she does, even to the smallest detail.  Joyce will be responsive to your needs and make your wedding day low stress and enjoyable.  She will go above and beyond your expectations.

  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle W.
Verified review

Curtis was amazing to work with since day one! Very good communication and follow through! He also gives amazing suggestions and is great at what he does! I couldn't be more happy with our wedding day and a large part was because of how easy he made the process and made sure it flowed well and made sure everything was on time! I strongly recommend him to anyone planning a wedding or event! You won't be disappointed!

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tanya W.
Verified review

An April Affair really took care of everything for my wedding day! I was stressed out and tired from all the planning I was trying to do in a few months so I decided to reach out and get help from her services and it was amazing! Very professional and proficient.

Magical Events, LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ludmylla T.
Verified review

Magical, divine intervention! That's what I call these beautiful ladies that are about to coordinate my wedding!

Chaos Coordinator
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Toi H.
Verified review

Melissa was a joy to work with for my wedding. She was very professional and organized.

Baxter's Creative Events
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Tami L.
    Verified review

    Sandy was nothing short of amazing. I convinced my hubby that I wanted someone to help with the day of the wedding, and after he met Sandy, he was instantly convinced. Even with only coordinating the day if the event, I had access to her full-time. My wedding day was absolutely perfect, even my family and guests commented on how phenomenal she was. She is priceless!

    Elegant Events by Maegen
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Jennifer B.
    Verified review

    Maegen coordinated my wedding in 2012. She helped me find local bridal and cake shops, DJs and venues for our wedding. We started planning about a year in advance and she was there every step of the way. Maegen had great ideas for decor and made sure we did not forget any important details. By the day of our wedding Maegen had been in contact with all of vendors involved(cake lady, DJ, caterer, photographer, musician,etc.) and coordinated what time they should arrive to the venue to set up for the wedding. She was there bright and early the day of our wedding and made sure everyone arrived on time and set up as planned. When there was a delay in my arrival she made an announcement to the guests explaining the delay and convinced our caterer to open the bar which our guests greatly appreciated! She made sure we stayed on time all night even though we started an hour late and ensured the major events were done early so those who wanted to leave could. She ensured we had time to take all of the photos we wanted and they turned out amazing. At the end of the night she worked with my family to move all of our gifts out of the venue and made sure all of the guests were out of the building by the required time so we did not get charged extra! She made our wedding day stress free and enjoyable! We could not have asked for a better coordinator for our wedding!

    A Queen's Touch Events, LLC
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Ernest Y.
    Verified review

    True professional in every sense of the word. With the wedding party flying from various part of the country and multiple vendors involved, Queen ensured the day exceeded the bride and groom’s Expectations!!

    4evermore Wedding & Events
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    Paula B.
    Verified review

    My wedding was September of 2015 and I hired Melissa Phillips of 4evermore Wedding and Events, my decorations were Absolutely Beautiful! From the background decorations to the table decorations....The color coordination was perfect and filled with so much Love! I would rate them a 10 and would highly recommend them for your wedding, birthday, babyshower etc....Thank so much for making my special day Rememberable and Beautiful!

    M & T Weddings and Events
    4.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Abagale J.
    Verified review

    One of the most important and rewarding decisions I made through the process of planning my wedding was choosing M&T to be my wedding planners. These girls are absolutely amazing. They took care of everything from helping me find a venue, to even taking my veil to get it cleaned for me. They were there every step of the way, for every contract I signed, for every decision I made, for picking out decorations and flowers, even for giving my dad (who lives out of state) directions when he got lost in Richmond on his way to the rehearsal. These girls were with me through thick and thin, and helped me plan the most amazing wedding I could have ever wanted, in only 3 months. When it came down to the day of, if anything caused complications, I never even knew it. Everything went so smoothly and just the way I imagined it would. At the end of the day they always ensured that all of the contracts were being followed and I was getting everything I wanted. Through this experience, these girls are so much more than just some wedding planners that I hired and will never talk to again now that the big day is over with, I can honestly say that these girls are and always will be my friends.

    • 4 years in business
    Frankie J.
    Verified review

    Alexandria and her team are priceless! They relieved so much stress from my wedding day, design and printed my invitations, addressed and sent them out, coordinated with vendors, rocked my day of coordinating, they do it all! So worth every penny times a million!

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    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.

    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 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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