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Browse these bridal consultants with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Richmond.

  • 6 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Monie W.
Verified review

Everything Kimby and her staff did for me on my wedding day was Excellent! The décor I envisioned was executed perfectly, all staff members were adaptable, everybody displayed a positive and passionate attitude. My guest are still raving about how great my wedding was.

Art I'Motions
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Tashika R.
Verified review

Aaron is worth every penny. My wife stressed about the wedding all they way until we were introduced to him. He eased our minds with how much he was willing to handle. From coordinating the reharsal dinner, the wedding vendors the day of, and MC'ing the whole reception. You are a saint! All the possibilities we could think of that would go wrong or would not go our way, went right out the window. The wedding day was absolutely perfect. The schedule he helped us put together was perfect. Everything was on que and he did not miss a beat. Through out the whole process, we not only gained a perfect wedding coordinator, but a friend. A great friend. I still thank you, for how easy and stress-free my wife and I were during our wedding.

Marylee Marmer Events
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Sabrina H.
Verified review

Marylee provided me with a bridal bouquet, as well as bouquets for my bridesmaids. They were beautiful and looked amazing in all my pictures- I couldn't have asked for a better set of flowers at such a great, affordable price!

Event Decor Galore, LLC
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Megan F.
Verified review

Mrs. Martin planned and decorated for my bridal shower, wedding ceremony, and reception with only less than 4 months notice. Any idea you have she can take it and create it into something even more beautiful than you ever imagined. She takes her precious time out of being a wife, mother, and working woman to make your day special. I am very grateful for her and my husband and I will never forget our special day because of her. Truly a blessing!

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alison G.
Verified review

Joanna is one of the most personable stylists with whom I have ever worked. Unlike other stylists who may come to an appointment with preconceived ideas about style, fashion interests or even favorite stores, Joanna takes time to listen to her clients, match their interests with some current trends and ensure that the selections made are pieces that coordinate with items already in a client's closet. She is fun, has a great sense of humor and most importantly, a great sense of style! She assisted me as I was transitioning between sizes and helped me maximize my current wardrobe while adding some key pieces that could be mixed/matched with things I already owned. She made me feel comfortable and we had a great time shopping and styling together!

Makeup by Angela Joy
4.4
from 12 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Candace L.
Verified review

My wedding was wonderful, in part due to my makeup artist. Angela's makeup techniques made me look wonderful in my pictures. My bridal party looked great too. I highly recommend her.

Blushed by B.Ross
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Brittany G.
Verified review

Brittany did my hair for my bridal portraits as well as for my wedding day, both of which I was extremely pleased about! Brittany is very professional, prompt, and always does her best work. She also steps up when needed to make sure her client walks out with what she or he wants and more!

NeeChic
4.9
from 10 reviews
    Jeannea S.
    Verified review

    Nee Chic is the bomb! Not only did Anetra come to my house and help me put together several outfits for a professional photography session, but she lifted my spirits in a way that is priceless. Not even having to spend any money on new clothes, which it's not like I would hate that :-) she helped me put together things that flatter my figure, highlight my best features, and make me feel more beautiful, sexy, and confident than I have felt in quite sometime. When you partner with Anetra for wardrobe consulting, it's much more than that. It's an empowerment session. Less expensive than therapy with much faster results! LOL! And now I find myself able to put together my own things in a way that I would never have thought of before.

    JoFaces
    4.5
    from 8 reviews
    • 29 years in business
    • 13 hires on Thumbtack
    Sarah T.
    Verified review

    My mom and I hired Joanne for my bridal and bridal party make-up. She was such a pleasure to work with! She offered a trial run so we could play around with different colors and looks which really took a lot of the stress off because I knew exactly what to expect. She was extremely communicative throughout the whole process. On the day of she really took her time and made sure everyone looked perfect. I couldn't have been happier and received so many compliments. I would highly recommend her for any make-up needs!

    Brousseau Events
    4.6
    from 7 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 12 hires on Thumbtack
    Bethany S.
    Verified review

    Booking Mirna was the best thing I ever could have done. I knew I didn't have the budget to afford a $1,000 day-of wedding planner. I knew I needed someone newer in the industry, who wasn't charging triple digits. I stumbled across Mirna, and booked her. There's always that slight fear in the back of your mind when you're booking someone on the cheaper side, and/or who is newer to the industry. People say "you get what you pay for". So there was a part of me that was still a little nervous. At the time, I was living in DC, and commuting back and forth to Richmond for anything pertaining to my wedding (that's where my wedding would be). She made everything so easy on me. We met face to face a few times and she always came prepared with a list of things to ask. She was on top of everything before I even was - and i'm a pretty "Type-A" planner - so I thought I was really on top of stuff, haha. She created the most amazing timeline for me and my family, she contacted my vendors and my bridal party and got them all the information they needed and told them to contact her for stuff, not me. She did everything. She ran the rehearsal, made sure everyone was where they needed to be for the ceremony, and she helped set up my tables at the reception and made sure everything looked perfect. I kid you not - my wedding was flawless. I can't believe it. Something was supposed to go wrong, right? Thats what everyone told me, and I was prepared to "just let it go". But nothing went wrong. And if at any point something DID go wrong, or sh*t DID hit the fan, then Mirna must have handled it because I never found out about it. My wedding was perfect. Nothing went wrong. Mirna is so nice! She is so easy to get along with, and when we had our meetings, it felt more like a coffee date with a close friend. She makes you feel so special. At one point I remember thinking, "theres no way she's working with any other brides right now because she makes me feel like i'm the ONLY one in the world!". Which I knew wasn't true :) I highly recommend that anyone book Mirna. I have already referred her to a few of my friends. She is smart, organized, and incredibly capable. She will streamline your wedding and keep you stressfree - because you should not be overwhelmed on the most exciting day of your life. BOOK MIRNA!!! :)

    Designing Unique Physiques
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Davaun J.
    Verified review

    I contracted Donielle to craft a specific look for a model in a photo shoot. She worked closely with me to pull off the specific look I was going for, keeping my interest in mind. Overall I was very pleased with her professionalism, creativity, and work ethic.An amazing experience meeting such a talented wardrobe consultant!

    Agape Love Events, LLC
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Nicole P.
    Verified review

    Jasmine planned my bridal shower and she absolutely transformed my house into a warm inviting place. The decorations were lovely and she flawlessly incorporated my teal and purple wedding colors into a beautiful peacock theme! Jasmine is a beautiful person and not only will you love her work, but she is also a fantastic joy to work with!

    • 2 years in business
    Brittany H.
    Verified review

    Jessica was so wonderful to work with. Not only did she help me plan my wedding, she kept me and my vendors on track the day of! She did a great job with taking the stress the bride normally experiences and putting it on herself so I could enjoy my day, stress free! I would recommend Jessica Farmer Bridal Consulting to ANY bride to be!

    A Perfect Day Events, LLC
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 10 years in business
    V. C.
    Verified review

    My entire experience with A Perfect Day Events was just that “A perfect day.” When preparing an important event there are so many details and things to remember. Not to mention, knowing how to put it all together in the time allotted with really reasonable prices! With this company you get a lot more bang for your buck! I had a bridal shower and wedding for very little money in comparison to others. Both events were carefully planned and designed, and looked amazing! I highly recommend this company for friendly yet professional service. My guests are still talking about how much fun they had and how beautiful everything looked!

    The Planned Event, LLC
    4.0
    from 1 review
      Will M.
      Verified review

      Pamela was very organized, resourceful, respectful, and unequivocally well informed. I wish she was more readily available, otherwise, she was a life saver all the way up the aisle!

      About

      Sweets and Soirees' work stands out to our clients because we truly care about their wishes. We do not attempt to come in and take over your event! We want to hear about what you love, how you want your event to represent you and also what budget is comfortable for you. Brides particularly love us because we have the ability to perform several services for your event. In this way, you are able to "kill two birds with one stone"! Brides appreciate the fact that they can cut down on the number of vendors that have to be managed on the day of their wedding.

      About

      Glow Girl's services are as follows: - Skin and Color Analysis - Online Personal Styling - Personal Styling - Look Books (Style Guides) - Wardrobe Assessment (Wardrobe and Closet Audit) - Personal Shopping (Brick and Mortar) Our specialty services for special occasions include full image consulting -- hair, makeup, and wardrobe.

      About

      We do our best to make sure everything is what you always imagined it to be and more.

      About

      The Studio M Bridal Squad is prepared for every party, wedding, or event no matter the size.

      About

      The following are offered: * Planning * Officiation * Counseling All faiths and races are serviced. There will be no discrimination. I am an ordained and licensed minister with reasonable fees.

      • 28 years in business
      About

      My service is to motivate inspire and encourage! You have the gift in you! What makes me stand out from others is that I coach you on what your looking to do and we embrace that talent to the fullest capability then PERFORM!

      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.

      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. 

      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.

      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.

      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.