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Chesapeake Wedding Consultants

Browse these wedding consultants with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Chesapeake.

Soirees By Lauren, LLC
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Brooke W.
Verified review

Ashely was absolutely fabulous! It was so nice just to be able to relax and enjoy the day because I knew she would take care of every little detail. She was so sweet and personable, it felt like I had known her for years. It was so awesome just to say this is how I want this or that, etc. and she was right on it and made sure it happened. She collaborated with the other vendors both before the wedding and at the wedding which was nice. None of the other vendors called me, they all went through Ashley which saved me so much extra time and stress. Every bride needs an Ashley in their life!!!

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
Vanessa H.
Verified review

Kammi is very proactive, punctual and professional. I couldn't have asked for anyone any better. I'm very pleased with her and my wedding is almost here!!!

  • 25 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Scott R.
Verified review

We were in the process of planning our wedding/reception and realized that neither one of us knew ANYTHING about dancing. In fact, I claimed I couldn’t hold a beat if my life depended on it. I called Country Bootleggers Dance Studio and I talked with the Cindy, the owner, at length about the situation and our desire to be able to actually enjoy ourselves at the reception. Cindy outlined a plan to get us from where we were to where we wanted to be. And the plan came off in amazing fashion! Even without us devoting the amount of time to practice that Cindy advised. She overcame that problem and we were able to actually dance at our wedding so well that, even though we know we made a number of mistakes, our guests thought we had performed flawlessly! Because of Cindy and her experience teaching dance, we were able to have a wonderful time at our reception!

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!

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!

  • 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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Briana O.
Verified review

We chose These Photographers for our engagement and wedding pictures. We were so happy with the pictures and were so pleased with our pictures. We look forward to the wedding. Every time I've had a question (and believe me, I've had a lot of questions) I always get quick responses and no one has ever been rude. I'd highly recommend them. Love them!

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!!

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
    Brad H.
    Verified review

    We hired Sandy for day of event coordination and it felt like she did so much to help coordinate with vendors and the venue. It made the mounting stress seem to just dissipate. My wife and I really wish we had found her sooner and made the call to have her coordinate the entire thing. My wife was away most the time with deployment and Sandy made communication easy despite most being through email and phone calls. She just magically solved problems with vendors and kept my wife and I in the loop the entire time. Her professionalism was top notch and I have been recommending her and bragging about her to everyone I know is getting married. CALL HER! It will be the greatest wedding planning decision you will make. Thank you Sandy!!!

    Xs & Os Publications
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Clara T.
      Verified review

      Amanda worked on my wedding for 8 months it was pricy but so worth it in the end

      • 8 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Sagacious L.
      Verified review

      I oder red gourmet cupcakes from Hey Suga Suga for my wedding and also for a party. Both times she didn't disappoint. I was very pleased with her professionalism, customer service, and most of all the cupcakes. her keylime cupcakes are heavenly!

      Photography by Sherri
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 9 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Ben D.
      Verified review

      Extremely professional and friendly. She was our wedding photographer and until we did the posed traditional photos we never knew she was there. We hired her again to do family photos and the accompany me and my hunt club on a weekend hunting trip. Her quality of work far excedes her prices.

      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      About

      I offer day of and full wedding and event planning. I'm here to make to process fun, stress free and enjoyable.

      • 10 years in business
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      I perform nondenominational and Protestant wedding ceremonies. I provide pre-service, marriage, and family counseling and will assist in the planning of your service to whatever degree you desire. Also, I am available for funerals.

      About

      We plan anything, from baby showers, weddings, birthdays, graduations, bridal showers, engagement parties, corporate events, and anything you can dream of. We are a small company with a lot of skill and experience. We can help with planning the whole event, small parts, or just being there on the day of the event to keep all the stress off of you.

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      We provide wedding events, photography, and wedding planning. We specialize in all things about wedding, from event planning to photography. Let us make your memories spectacular!

      • 2 years in business
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      Specializing in Planning Beach Weddings and Elopements / Virtual Wedding Planning / Evening Appointments Available

      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.

      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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