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Norfolk Wedding Service Professionals

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Lighthouse Wedding Officiant
4.8
from 124 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 235 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen W.
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Thank you Rev. Campbell for your offering of love at our small private wedding!

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Celebrations
5.0
from 103 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 199 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Donna B.
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Nicki was very accommodating and professional. We appreciated her willingness to work with us to customize our wedding. I would HIGHLY recommend her services as a wedding officiant. Many Thanks!

Mermaid Catering
4.6
from 107 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 186 hires on Thumbtack
Ailene D.
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Julie and her staff helped us pull off our small wedding this past summer. We had one month to make all the arrangements and Julie was one of the people who helped make it all happen. She was very professional and patient with me and my husband while we worked out all the details. The food was great, the staff were very friendly, and the Pagoda is a beautiful venue to have any event. Thanks, Julie and staff!

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Custom Photography Limited
4.9
from 84 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 195 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Justin D.
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Marian and Mike Linett were and amazing couple to meet and were very professional when it comes to there photography business. There prices were very affordable even on a budget and when you visit them to discuss what you want for your photos in there home they make you feel very welcomed. Marian was the one who was our photographer. She was so nice, funny and very outgoing and her photos for me and my bride came out amazing. She knows what places to take the pictures at the Founders Inn to make the wedding experiance amazing. She even showed up a little early to help out my bride when she was getting ready. I would deffinetly recommend Marian and Mike Linett to be your photographer for your wedding. A Deffinet Five Star with out a doubt..Thank you Marian and Mike Linett You guys are the best!!

Musical Edge DJ
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Shelia A.
Verified review

We celebrated our 25th Wedding anniversary and it was wonderful. Angela was great and offerered many good suggestions. She kept the party going and kept the quests involved. Angela was also very flexible and very affordable.

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Hampton Roads Officiant
5.0
from 58 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sujang K.
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He was right person to marry us! Loved everything about how he did at our wedding including neat looks, faithful voice, calm reading, how he mingle with people even after the ceremony :)

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  • 8 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amber M.
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Priscilla is amazing at both complex hair updos and bridal make up that looks stunning and also lasts with no touch ups (even with an outdoor wedding on a 95 degree day with humidity!). She is punctual, professional, and very talented. She made myself, all of my bridesmaids, and the mothers feel so beautiful. Highly recommend!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel B.
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We hired Endless MIC for ceremony music during our April 2016 wedding. Willie and Catherine were the musicians and they did a wonderful job. We received very good feedback from our guests on the music. Thank you so much for your part in our wonderful day!

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Parker Luke
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tiffany B.
Verified review

Parker was truly amazing to work with! He was so responsive before our big day came and always open to hearing our vision and ideas while also telling us about his personal style and describing what he thought would work for us. It genuinely felt like he was excited to be a part of our big day, and so many of our wedding guests talked about how kind and professional he was. Every time I looked at him he was beaming! He was so flexible when it came to the day of the events, whether it was schedule changes or impromptu filming, he was right there and ready to handle it. He was even able to incorporate a drone for our ceremony! In the best way, I didn't even notice he was there half of the time- which helped him to capture all of us in our natural elements I'm sure! He worked so well with our photographer and they just met the day of. I absolutely CANNOT wait to see his finished product but I know that it will be amazing!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jane N.
Verified review

Noel did my makeup for a wedding I was in and I absolutely LOVED it! She gave me the exact look I was going for and had no problem adjusting it when I changed my mind about it on the day of the wedding. She also did my mom and cousin's makeup and we got compliments all night. I would use her again in a heartbeat!

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  • 28 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
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Joseph P.
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"It's ED!" Outstanding, he was an excellent officiant! Serious yet "light", he ran the show and it ran the full spectrum of emotions... serious with some well timed humor sprinkled in. Leading up to our wedding he was readily available, we spoke as often as Jess and I wanted. I think he is tip top, I wouldn't have wanted anyone else's services after our wedding yesterday. I believe he is genuine, I think he lives what he speaks, I think you'll be extremely glad you hired him if you need an officiant. He goes the extra mile, he listens to what you want, he delivers... what else could you ask for... he'll tailor "your day" to your wishes... 5 stars, number 1, all that rating "stuff"... he's legit! Thanks Ed, you were tremendous, many complimented your service to us out of the blue during our conversations. Call him, talk to him, you'll hire him. Joe and Jessica

DJ PonFetti
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney R.
Verified review

Michele did a great job as the dj for our brunch wedding at the Lesner Inn. She was very professional in preparing with me beforehand and we got many compliments on the music and games after the reception. I would definitely recommend her to others.

A. Tatum Photography
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Keshawna G.
Verified review

Mr. Tatum did our engagement photos. We got some AMAZING shots that I don't feel we'd have gotten anywhere else. Who gets an engagement photo kissing under an umbrella in the rain?...We did! He got our photos back to us very quickly. Unfortunately, we had to downsize our wedding and couldn't afford to use him for the wedding photos but we were happy we got those engagement shots!

Beyond Beauty By Ralphann
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Theresa G.
Verified review

Love, love, love Ralphanne! She did my wedding day makeup and makeup and hair for my bridesmaids. She had everything timed perfectly and we enjoyed the entire process. We were so happy with our looks. My girls felt like princesses and I felt like the Queen!

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!!!

Menjivar Photography
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Dede W.
Verified review

I was very impressed with Dennis' work. He took amazing and beautiful pictures. I told him what type of pictures I wanted and he ran with it. He truly captured the best moments of my wedding and I will always have these beautiful pictures to remember my special day. I highly recommend him.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kate L.
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Love her!! She's captured my family from engagement, our (HUGE) wedding, my maternity session, my daughters newborn session, her 1 year smash cake session and then our family session! Brandi captures every priceless moment, candid, posed, you name it, and has the most bubbly, fun personality, I couldn't ask for more in a photographer and will use her for years to come! I'll never forget when she took care of us on our wedding day, 11 HOURS and she was 8 MONTHS pregnant! Her dedication to her work and absolute talent is unparalleled! If you're looking for a photographer that gets a 'natural' smile, she'll stand on her head to get your kids giggling, works on the adults, too!

Lucky Life Creations
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Mike O.
Verified review

Originally we weren't even going to do a video just the normal photographer like most all others do but we decided to do the video as a side note to the photos and wow am i glad we decided that. The video ended up being the STAR of the show and the photos were just the side act. There is nothing like a video - Pictures, while they are great they just don't capture the raw emotion of such an event. as a wedding. This video will be what we go back and look at 20 years from now - To me...it is worth more than any gold or jewels - It is priceless and could never be replaced. It is important to note however, yes, anyone can shoot a video , but not like Chris and his experienced team. They knew right where to be for the best angles, knew exactly how to take the shots so that once they were ready to create the final cut of the video it was everything they needed and the editing was JUST UNBELIEVABLE!!!! It was suspensful, emotional, funny and altogether extremely entertaining and one might say yeah that is because it was your family but honest to GOD - i would have enjoyed this video even if it were another couple getting married - it was laid out and scripted just that well - It was a production!!!! Thank you Chris - Hiring you was the best decision i ever made!! I would have paid 5 times what you charged us!! Thanks Again Sir!!!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paula D.
Verified review

Tom was on time and set up ready to go very quickly for our son's wedding. We would use him again for an event. He stayed on schedule and kept our party organized and hopping. We had many compliments from our guests that attended. He was very professional and friendly.

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie P.
Verified review

Working with Tall Elf was the best decision of our wedding. Everything was even better than I had imagined. The flowers and arrangements were beautiful and my bouquet was stunning. I highly recommend working with them.

Elevated Opportunity™
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany L.
Verified review

Elevated Opportunity did an awesome job bringing our wedding to life with the photography and videography. Now we have a life time to enjoy that moment over and over. Great job. We love everything.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a videographer and what do they do?

A videographer professionally films weddings and other events and edits the footage to create film keepsakes or marketing materials for their clients. Wedding videographers record all the key elements of your wedding day, ceremony and reception, and then edit the hours of film during post-production to make a wedding video, social media highlight reels, and any other film features you choose. Wedding videography captures, in live action, your vows, the cake-cutting, the first dance, reception toasts, the decor, the guests and all the details of your day. Many wedding videographers also interview guests (based on an interview list provided by the couple) and incorporate the recorded responses into the wedding video. Event videography typically costs less than wedding videography, as events are shorter with less detail. The national average cost for event videography is $500-$760, while the national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. A videographer usually does not need to be licensed, but it is important to confirm they have insurance and good standing in the business community, as well as good client reviews. A great majority of the work happens during post-production. The pros watch and blend together the hours of footage they took (sometimes from multiple cameras) to capture the story of your wedding day or event.

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.

How do you find a good caterer?

Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

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 do you choose a wedding videographer?

A wedding videographer will create a lifetime memory for you from edited video footage of your wedding day, ceremony and reception. Choosing a wedding videographer starts with looking online at portfolios of their past work. There’s no need to talk to anyone unless you love what you see. Next, make sure they have good reviews and past client experience; don’t be shy about asking for references if there aren’t any posted online. When you find someone who has a style you love, ask if they are available on your wedding day. If so, it’s time to talk pricing. Be clear about your maximum budget, and ask what kind of packages they offer. Pricing will depend on the number of crew needed for filming, the hours they are required to be onsite, post-production editing, and the length of the final product. Talk with several wedding videographers to get a feel for what prices are like in your region. Nationally, the average cost for wedding videography ranges between $990 and $1,260 per event. Once you agree on a product and have a plan, get everything in a written and signed contract. Clearly state the details of what is expected for your wedding day and from the final product. Be prepared to pay a deposit to reserve their services for the day, then pay the remainder upon receiving the video.

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