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Suffolk Event Planners

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Sweet Memories by Crystal
4.7
from 30 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie A.
Verified review

Crystal was my wedding planner and decorator for my wedding and she did an awesome job. She was earlier than I expected, kept all problems under rap and away from me, the decor was outstanding and she even pulled out her camera and started taking pictures and gave me a few as a thank you. My day wouldn't have gone as smooth as it did without Crystal and people still can't stop talking about how pretty everything was. I will definitely recommend her to anyone and will hire her again all of my events.

Gold Rope Events
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 29 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

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon F.
Verified review

We booked Kellie to DJ our wedding in September 2015. She went above and beyond to make everything perfect. We had planned an outside wedding and due to a storm, we moved it to another location last minute. Kellie was there for me through all the stressful times - she may have just been my wedding planner! She was the absolute best! I will definitely keep her and her services in mind for any event that I have planned!

  • 1 year in business
Dysheba F.
Verified review

Professional, creative & talented are a few of the attributes of Wanda Roberts. It has been a pleasure to work with someone that does what she says, always smiling & positive. She shows up on time & will deliver your vision for your event. Call Mandy to book her for your wedding planner/coordinator today.

  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel J.
Verified review

We hired Hampton Roads DJ for our daughters wedding reception and he was out of this world fantastic! Hampton Roads DJ is the one you need to call if you want people to be enjoying your wedding reception or party. He will have everyone on the dance floor all night. He takes requests and plays music you and your guests want to hear. Our guests were asking who was our DJ so they could have him at their next event. Dave yourself time and call Hampton Roads DJ!

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 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!!

4evermore Wedding & Events
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Sodonia B.
Verified review

4evermore events went over and beyond on making sure my vision came to life.

  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lori S.
Verified review

Joseph catered my daughter's baby shower. He did an amazing job! The food was delicious, we especially loved the macaroni and cheese. All of the guests commented on how good everything tasted, many requested his business card. Joseph was great to work with, assisting with details I had not thought of, and he did above and beyond what I expected. I look forward to hiring Gifted Touch for my next event. Thank You Joseph for helping to make our event even more special.

  • 21 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

S.W.I. Event Services
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Chanda W.
Verified review

Ms. Walton, is a very logical, organized, thoughtful, methodical, kind, caring, and professional. Choosing her for your event simply mean excellence!

Photography by Sherri
5.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ben D.
Verified review

Extremely professional and friendly. She was our wedding photographer and until we did the posed traditional photos we never knew she was there. We hired her again to do family photos and the accompany me and my hunt club on a weekend hunting trip. Her quality of work far excedes her prices.

Donald C.
Verified review

Always on time! Excellent service!

About

I plan a variety of events as well as provide personal event services. I do weddings, Christmas parties, military retirement, you name it. I have grown up in the event planning and entertainment business; it's in my blood. I enjoy bringing smiles to people's faces and that is what makes my business thrive. I never leave a client unsatisfied.

  • 9 years in business
About

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

About

  • 1 year in business
About

Lux Events provides event planning and consulting services for corporate events and private parties. Each event brings me an opportunity to create a vision for my client that leaves them with a memorable experience.

About

It is ever changing, evolving, and customized for everyone's needs and vision.

About

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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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 am an active navy stationed in the Hampton Roads area. I started assisting with small events with counterparts in business a little about four to 10 months now. I always had an eye for fashion. I always had the passion to own my own event planning business. I love to see the smile on the faces of satisfied customers. I love capturing their precious moments, hence the name of my business Simplicity Done -- elegant, yet simple.

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.

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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