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Newport News Wedding Planning Companies

Browse these wedding planning companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Newport News.

Alpha Pitt Smokers
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Ronniesue M.
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We are currently planning a wedding, and Alpha Pitt Smoker has been amazing to work with. We had the taste testing, at our home and the food was AMAZING! Jason is always in touch, checking in, and very easy to work with. We will keep you posted after the wedding, but I am fully confident Alpha Pitt Smokers will do a beautiful job !!

Gold Rope Events
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah G.
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Professional ladies who want to make your wedding day special! Hard working and not afraid to do the heavy lifting for you!

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

Pour VA was very responsive and helpful with planning for our upcoming wedding.

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

  • 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!

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
Rebecca P.
Verified review

Melissa is the best to work with, as she has coordinated dinners, weddings, baby and wedding showers at our B-n-B. While making the event fun, she is very professional, punctual, has always been on time. Her quality of work is outstanding and she really attempts to find out what is really important to her clients, all the while keeping every thing running smooth. Melissa has assisted me personally with events for our coffee business and pays close attention to details. She is also very affordable and worth every penny. We would recommend her to anyone for any type of event you may be having.

The Lewis Marketing Group
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lester BK D.
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Very professional. Knows the business and what she is doing. Great marketing plan and very organized. Easy to work with, and great communication. Understands my company and where I want to go. Great price for all the work I need done.

Annie M.
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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.

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I will preside over your wedding in my home chapel or in your home, or I offer you a 65-seat banquet hall in Virginia Beach, town center.

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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!

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Janett's Events is a full-service event planning and staffing company. We specialize in weddings, cooperate events, theme parties, and any special hospitality moments in one's life. We are focused on providing excellent services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction. We will do everything we can to meet your expectations. With a variety of offerings to choose from, we are sure you will be happy working with us. Look around our website, and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. - Janett's Events Staffing & Consultants

  • 10 years in business
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I think my work stands out from other photographers in this area, because my clients are more than just a paycheck for me. I love creativity and am grateful that my clients choose me to express that through them. I consider my sessions something for you as well as for me...I put a lot of love and effort into my images, as well as the client. I'm by no means perfect, and they know that. I know that I can always improve, and use each session as an opportunity to do so. I think you can see my progress and dedication with each session, and no two sessions of mine are the same. I try to use different techniques and locations so your images are unique. Hope that made sense...I tend to ramble, haha.

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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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Wedding Co. Of Williamsburg, LLC is committed to allowing all of its clients feel like guests on their wedding day. Our professionalism, organization skills and enthusiasm for each client's big day sets apart from the surrounding wedding planners!

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After a consultation with each couple, I write a totally customized wedding ceremony that is a perfect fit for each individual couple, making their most special day all the more meaningful.

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I have 24 years of experience as a pastor in the ELCA. I have officiated dozens of weddings. I am flexible in terms of the style of service.

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Jackie has 5 years of event planning experience. I offer competitive pricing and excellent customer service and will go above and beyond to make your wedding or any event as stress-free as possible. My goal is to make your day perfect!

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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