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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
Lynnette G.
Verified review

Gold Rope Events and Kammi were outstanding in creating the perfect graduation celebration for my daughter! Kammi was very patient and accommodating throughout the entire planning process. I was planning a party in Virginia from Nashville,Tn therefore Kammi was my eyes and ears from a distance and looked high and low to find vegan deserts for my daughter and anything and everything I asked for, to include an affordable venue, DJ. and specialty caterer. PRICELESS!!!!She gained my respect and trust immediately and I could not have been more please with the end result. I highly recommend Gold Rope Event planner for all occasions if you are looking for a professional planner that is committed to excellence. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. RLG

  • 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
Cieara D.
Verified review

POURva made my event a success. They were very responsive and helpful before and during the event. They provide very detailed information of everything needed to make the wedding reception go smoothly. Our guest enjoyed their personality. They were very professional throughout the entire experience. I will definitely use POURva for any event I have.

  • 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!

Kim
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Kimberly V.
    Verified review

    I had a great experience with Kim. She planned and catered my reception and it was awesome, this is the most professional woman I ever met and she can cook anything and make it taste good. If you want it done right and you want it to be good hire Kim Smith she's the best catering in all Virginia

    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
    Tracey L.
    Verified review

    April Affair is the only event planner to get job done... Very professional, left no stone un-turned great experience I highly recommend this service...

    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!!

    StarrStyle Affairs
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 13 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Tonya M.
    Verified review

    Lena is the best event decorator! She is a perfectionist and arrives on time to make your event beautiful. Hire her today!!!! You will not be disappointed!

    Annie M.
    Verified review

    I used Same Love Event Planning for my baby shower and everything was perfect. The decorations exceeded what I was expecting but was everything I wanted. Definitely plan on using them for my next event.

    • 21 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    We offer. Wedding, special event and holiday lighting installations and removal. With a wide variety if styles and designs to choose from. We can make your special day super bright.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Trista T.
    Verified review

    Get back to you as soon as they can I'm excited to try to continue with them

    • 2 years in business
    Sherry C.
    Verified review

    Unforgettable Weddings by Jenine did an excellent job on planning my wedding. Everything was on point, in order and so very professional from helping with the theme to picking out music, decorations, the rehearsal dinner and so much more, that really made my journey to the alter a lot less stressful and my day was filled with so much Joy and Happiness. And i must say Our wedding started on time! Thank you so much for you're services Jenine.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Joshua J.
    Verified review

    They live up to their name!! For my 25th birthday I didn't think I needed an event planner, but when I decided to at least see how one could help, I ended up giving them a call. After our initial conversation, I knew that I would book them and I was not disappointed. They went above and beyond, got there as early as they could to setup, with beautiful decorations. Jamicia planned a very entertaining party with no dull moments. I would definitely book them again, and I highly recommend them!

    • 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.

    About

    SmileOften Parties & Events will help create a lot of smiles, fun and laughter, but most of all, memories that will last a lifetime! Description From businesses to individuals/families who are in need of planning that special occasion, allow SmileOften Parties & Events to fulfill your party and event needs. I am detail-oriented, well-organized, very creative and a good communicator. In a nutshell, let me be responsible for organizing and hosting your special events, such as wedding anniversaries, birthdays and graduations. My duties can include creating and sending out invitations, selecting event locations, decorating, arranging for entertainers and speakers, selecting caterers and menus and doing just about everything else that is required to pull a special event together, including arranging to getting everything cleaned up after all the guests have left! My goal is to get the planning out of the way, so you can have fun and enjoy the party!

    About

    I do paper filing, tenant screening, payroll, customers service, sales, human resources and event planning.

    About

    I love doing event decorating and planning of all kinds. I plan for birthdays, weddings, special events, and more.

    About

    At Glitter Events, we put no limits on the services we provide. While we offer all the expected services, don't hesitate to ask for more! Our goal is to create a worry free, fun and exciting event, while giving you and your guest an unimaginable experience!

    • 9 years in business
    About

    I coordinate andf design fabulous events with customized packages and payment plans. Please contact Koritta Sawyer.

    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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