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Fredericksburg Event Planning Companies

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Top of the City Catering
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Paula C.
Verified review

Our experience with Top of the City was amazing. This is a highly professional company dedicated to making your event memorable and care free. Maribel was on top of every detail, she was very responsive, punctual and orientative. The quality of the food and presentation was excellent. The service delivered by the staff before and during the event was outstanding. I am very grateful I found this company to organize my event and highly recommend it!

ALD EVENT SOLUTIONS
4.9
from 42 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 49 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.

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Floyds DJ Services, LLC
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nidhi G.
Verified review

Kasey us very prompt and helpful! I look forward to her company assisting us with our corporate event. Thank you.

Impeccable Occasions
4.7
from 38 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica M.
Verified review

I had a wonderful experience working with Impeccable Occasions. Guests at my event commented on how friendly and professional the bartender was. Will use them for all of my future events.

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

We had Catering Reserved cater our company Holiday party and I cannot say enough about how wonderful this company is is. Dianna was so easy to work with. She took care of all my questions, concerns, and needs with phenomenal professionalism. Her patience with me while I was trying to organize a corporate event, waiting on final menu selections, head counts, and final approvals from the owners was unparalleled. Maritza was our event captain for the party and she and her staff were FANTASTIC! The servers and bartender were so sweet and friendly. Their attention to detail and willingness to help with last minute adjustments was such a blessing. The food was INCREDIBLE. Everything from the appetizers to the entrees and sides, right down to dessert, was SO DELICIOUS. I have never had so many employees come to me to express how great the good was. I am so grateful for Catering Reserved, not just for the amazing food, but for the truly fantastic staff, and for the tremendous and sincere effort in helping me put together a great 100+ person event. I cannot wait to have another reason to employ their services and I wholeheartedly recommend them for any event.

  • 12 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
A. B.
Verified review

Working with EA was amazing... from start to finish. Their responsiveness, their professionalism and their vision--had me from day one. From the time of first contact, Shavonna calmed me and reassured me that EA could turn my vision into a reality. We hired EA for event design--and they did just that! Every picture I sent and every idea I conveyed was implemented to the fullest extent. EA received kudos from my venue and my wedding planner for their efficient manner for getting the job done, as well as the exquisite design details. When my new hubby and I were introduced, as we walked into the ballroom, I literally cried. As a bride, planning for months, you can never imagine just HOW it will all pull together--your vision, your ideas, your dreams--that makes you so very nervous. As we walked through the crowd to start our first dance, I remember thinking "it is literally dead-on...they nailed my vision dead-on..." I remember telling Shavonna prior that I couldn't imagine how all of my ideas would pull together--couldn't envision it... her response was "leave it to her--that was EA's job, that's why I hired them...so I could remove that concern off my plate" Once again...dead-on.... From the lanterns, to the Eiffel tower feather centerpieces, to the gorgeous linens to the spectacular feather bouquets/boutonnieres/corsages....I am forever grateful.... Many people tell you to prepare for something not to go right, or for something not to be perfect on your wedding day. However, I can honestly say, hiring EA will prove everyone wrong...your day will be amazing--far beyond what you ever dreamt possible--they will meet AND exceed your expectations! Thanks Shavonna and Jamie--you two made my fairytale wedding into a reality! Sincerely and forever grateful, Best Wishes, Andrea and Anwar

  • 4 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen W.
Verified review

Leslie was incredible to work with. She helped make our wedding day such an amazing experience!! From the very beginning, Leslie was very professional, organized and responsive. Not only did she answer questions I had about planning the wedding, she also was helped to reassure me when I was feeling the stressed and overwhelmed. She visited and met with the coordinator at the venue prior to the wedding date and made sure that everything was ready for the big day. During the wedding, she kept everyone on track and made sure the event ran smoothly. She was worth every penny. She helped my husband and I have an incredible day that we will always cherish.

  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Raphaela O.
Verified review

I hosted a function for about 200 people and used ELG Event Productions. Lisa was awesome! She helped me stay in budget, she was organized, and had a great attention to detail. She thought of things and brought them to my attention before they occurred. On the day of the event, she ensured that things went smoothly and we stayed on track with the timing as outlined in my program. Overall, I had a great experience using ELG event planning services and would highly recommend them to everyone!

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Little Black Book Events
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
A. M.
Verified review

Ms. Young was extremely reliable and efficient in planning my group's event. I live in Atlanta, and the event was to be held in Columbia, MD. She kept in contact with us every step of the way, provided us with referrals for services when we needed them, and was extremely charming upon meeting her, finally at the event. Needless to say, our event went off without a hitch. FIVE STARS.

"Bride-to-be" Weddings
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Laraye H.
Verified review

My husband and I are SUPER EXCITED with the outcome and very careful planning of our 10 year "Vow Renewal"!! Planned by Shauna Robinson of 'Brides-to- be Wedding's. Mrs. Robinson came to our home and explained 'exactly' what "Brides to-be'- does', she was also concerned with what our expectation's were for our wedding. We were so impressed with her kindness, her elegance, her organization skills and her ability to take the stress of planning off of my plate! She saved me so much stress!!! Our wedding was Simply Amazing thanks to Shauna! She stayed in contact with all of my vendors, the venue coordinator and anyone else involved in my wedding! I couldn't believe just how organized she was...she took my stress away and assured me that she was going to make sure my wedding was everything we thought it would be, and she delivered!!! I would highly recommend Brides- to- be to everyone" that wants a Awesome, patient Wedding Coordinator! I truly appreciate her work! Awesome, just AWESOME!!!!!!! L. Harvey

Pink Love Events
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer L.
Verified review

Pink Love did an amazing job for my daughters sweet sixteen last night and at a very affordable price!!! I would recommend them for any major event where you would like balloon decor for decorations. Thank you so much!!

Simply Panache Events
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Daishae' P.
Verified review

Very professional and reasonable prices. Not to mention their work was phenomenal. I can't wait for my next event to use their service again.

Astro Jump of Metro DC
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly P.
Verified review

They were incredibly professional, communicative, and had lots of options for me. Delivery and setup was simple, and they did it on a holiday weekend. Was a big hit with the neighborhood! I will definitely hire them again.

Royal Treatment Events
4.1
from 8 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah S.
Verified review

Royal Treatment Event Planning is a premier event planning business in my area. I have attended several of their events and I have always been amazed by their attention to detail. They events are creative, fun and visually engaging. They are very professional, courteous and they make sure that the vision you have for your event is met. I look forward to working with them again in the near future. They are always my first choice for planning events.

Events by Falade
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Cristina M.
Verified review

Loved the decor for the Birthday party. My guest also feel in love with it. Very professional and I loved the promptness in getting everything done on time. Planning on using this event decorator in the future.

IM Events
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila S.
Verified review

Abolsutely amazing! The turnout was so beautiful people in the building were taking photos asking who the planner was!!!! I sent in a photo and my expectations were not only met but exceeded. Shama was on contact with me throughout the entire planning process. Every detail was thought out and handled with expertise. So glad she worked with me! Look forward to next year for the big 3!

IMPERIAL DESIGNS
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Jackie C.
Verified review

I did not know where to start to help plan a wedding for my sister. I contacted Sahar and she was amazing from the beginning to the end she was putting my sisters vision together listening to what exactly what my sister wanted. All the guest kept commenting on how beautiful the decorations were and how well organized the wedding was. She helped plan her bachorlette party as well. We would text her call her meet up to talk about plans and colors and decor it was very enjoyable working with her side by side! I would definitely come back to her when we need any other family event planned !

Events by e.Charí
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Tori Michelle
Verified review

Omg! I absolutely loved everything about the party planning process!! From the beginning all the way to the clean up! Eboney was very professional and such a big help in getting my dream and vision completed. When I thought I was going to lose my mind, she kept me calm and updated on everything that was going on. The whole party was a complete success. The kids had such an amazing time and Brenden cant and hasnt stopped talking about it!!! Thank you so much for everything!! #ManyBlessings

Bash
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth K.
Verified review

Terri and Bash were fantastic! We hired her for a Corporate Holiday Party, and everything went perfectly! We highly recommend her for event planning!

  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren H.
Verified review

Simply chic was simply AMAZING. Tisha was very professional and very punctual. But her greatest quality was that she was very personable and understanding. We had no idea of how we wanted our wedding and she helped us put everything together and I couldn't have asked for more. A definite hire. Thank you so much Tisha . We look forward to working with you in the future with other events and we wish you well in your future with your business.

Betselot Gessesse
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jennifer D.
Verified review

Betselot exceeded all of our expectations. It was as though she cared as much as we did about our wedding day being a success. She handled last minute emergencies like a pro and we only learned of them after the event. This allowed us to truly enjoy ourselves on a day you can only experience once. Even after we left our event our photographer noticed how hard she worked and managed the clean up crew - and he let us know what a great value we got by hiring her. If I could give her more stars I would. - Jenny & Juris

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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