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Sweet Memories by Crystal
from 30 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Tavante B.
Verified review

Ms. Crystal is a GOD SEND. I became overwhelmed close to the end of my wedding planning, just before the wedding date, and started to lose control. Crystal brought her team in and they took over and cleaned up every issue that I had and did more in a very short period of time. She was knowledgeable, efficient, orderly, and organized. Every loophole I had, THEY FILLED. Photography, decor, and planning - she's definitely an expert in her craft. If she can't do it then she knew multiple people who could. IF you want someone who knows what they are doing, CALL CRYSTAL!!! SHE WILL GET IT DONE.

Soirees By Lauren, LLC
from 21 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Tatum T.
Verified review

I can't say enough positive words about Soirees by Lauren! We hired them for our wedding on 9/23/2017, and to say they handled so many minor stresses we (the bride & groom) wouldn't want to deal with on our wedding day would be an understatement! We met with Ashley many months in advance, and from that moment on I knew she knew what she was doing! A couple weeks prior to our wedding day she sent me a questionnaire that was so in-depth it hit details I hadn't even thought of! At the rehearsal, we had Allie, who took control and helped make sure everything would run smoothly while still listening to my concerns (I wanted to walk from a different location so as not to be seen until right near the ceremony site, and she was very helpful in pitching ideas and making sure it was ultimately how I wanted it). The rehearsal was quick & easy! The wedding day we had Allie & Mariah, and they had our printed out questionnaire and notes and took care of so many little details I had stressed over! By the time we finished photos of the bridal party, I looked over and they had broken down and packed up all of our ceremony decorations! They set all of our favors and place cards up for us and at the end of the night, everything at our reception was carefully packed away in our family's vehicles. I would recommend this team to anyone planning a wedding - they are worth every penny for the so many things they take of prior to & during the wedding!

Galactic Events, Inc.
from 21 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie Z.
Verified review

I had a wonderful experience with Curtis. I planned my wedding in Virginia from another state. He was great to work with. He was very efficient with contacting me before the wedding. I appreciated that he wanted to meet up before the event to meet us and to talk face to face. During the event, he was wonderful !!! He played everything to our requests and much more. Everyone at the wedding said how pleasant he was to talk to and that he did a great job with the music. I can't thank him enough for being a part of our day.

  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Sophronia J.
Verified review

OMG!!! Commissioner Marisol was AMAZING!! You would have thought she knew us before the wedding...Great Spirit and a Beautiful person...I would recommend her over and over...Thank You for such a Great EXPERIENCE...God Bless...

Gold Rope Events
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah G.
Verified review

Professional ladies who want to make your wedding day special! Hard working and not afraid to do the heavy lifting for you!

  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca M.
Verified review

Tara did an amazing job with coordinating my wedding as a day-of planner. She kept consistent contact with me throughout the months prior to the wedding. She attended my final details appointment and the rehearsal. She was always punctual, encouraging, thoughtful, and provided lots of good ideas and positive feedback. On the day of the wedding, she went above-and-beyond with the venue set up; she doled out tasks to helpers in a useful manner, and was working diligently to make sure that everything came together on-time, and according to how I had envisioned. She rolled-with-the-punches when we had a few hiccups in our schedule, and did a great job with communicating with the vendors and keeping the events moving in a timely manner. I am grateful to Tara for all of her hard work, patience, and help. She really helped to make my wedding a success.

  • 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!

Sweet Madeleine's Catering
from 6 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie S.
Verified review

Amazing owner and staff, beyond courteous and polite, helped elderly out of seats and won the hearts of the crowd. Can't imagine having a better addition on my wedding day!

  • 1 year in business
Leana R.
Verified review

Wanda came to my rescue when my original wedding planner cancelled. She listened very carefully and succeeded to make everything fabulous. Even the most minor thing, she made sure to make it happen. The memories I have of my wedding will last a lifetime.

  • 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!

  • 8 years in business
  • 4 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.

Xclusive Creation LLC
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Lakia R.
Verified review

I had the privilege of working with Xclusive Creation for my wedding day. From the beginning of planning until the day I jumped the broom, she was very professional, punctual and supportive in what I wanted to do. I'm glad that I went with the company because I was stress-free and had the wedding that my husband and I envisioned. Again, thank you Cindy for everything you've done for my husband and I! --Lakia Robinson

Elegant Events by Maegen
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Jennifer B.
Verified review

Maegen coordinated my wedding in 2012. She helped me find local bridal and cake shops, DJs and venues for our wedding. We started planning about a year in advance and she was there every step of the way. Maegen had great ideas for decor and made sure we did not forget any important details. By the day of our wedding Maegen had been in contact with all of vendors involved(cake lady, DJ, caterer, photographer, musician,etc.) and coordinated what time they should arrive to the venue to set up for the wedding. She was there bright and early the day of our wedding and made sure everyone arrived on time and set up as planned. When there was a delay in my arrival she made an announcement to the guests explaining the delay and convinced our caterer to open the bar which our guests greatly appreciated! She made sure we stayed on time all night even though we started an hour late and ensured the major events were done early so those who wanted to leave could. She ensured we had time to take all of the photos we wanted and they turned out amazing. At the end of the night she worked with my family to move all of our gifts out of the venue and made sure all of the guests were out of the building by the required time so we did not get charged extra! She made our wedding day stress free and enjoyable! We could not have asked for a better coordinator for our wedding!

Baxter's Creative Events
from 3 reviews
    Tami L.
    Verified review

    Sandy was nothing short of amazing. I convinced my hubby that I wanted someone to help with the day of the wedding, and after he met Sandy, he was instantly convinced. Even with only coordinating the day if the event, I had access to her full-time. My wedding day was absolutely perfect, even my family and guests commented on how phenomenal she was. She is priceless!

    A Queen's Touch Events, LLC
    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
    from 2 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    Paula B.
    Verified review

    My wedding was September of 2015 and I hired Melissa Phillips of 4evermore Wedding and Events, my decorations were Absolutely Beautiful! From the background decorations to the table decorations....The color coordination was perfect and filled with so much Love! I would rate them a 10 and would highly recommend them for your wedding, birthday, babyshower etc....Thank so much for making my special day Rememberable and Beautiful!

    Style Your Event
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Brenda D.
    Verified review

    Everything that she did was great !! I (the bride) had a wedding at the Spring Hill Suites it was beach themed..I mean from the catering, the candy bar, and the music it was AWESOME!!

    M & T Weddings and Events
    from 2 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Abagale J.
    Verified review

    One of the most important and rewarding decisions I made through the process of planning my wedding was choosing M&T to be my wedding planners. These girls are absolutely amazing. They took care of everything from helping me find a venue, to even taking my veil to get it cleaned for me. They were there every step of the way, for every contract I signed, for every decision I made, for picking out decorations and flowers, even for giving my dad (who lives out of state) directions when he got lost in Richmond on his way to the rehearsal. These girls were with me through thick and thin, and helped me plan the most amazing wedding I could have ever wanted, in only 3 months. When it came down to the day of, if anything caused complications, I never even knew it. Everything went so smoothly and just the way I imagined it would. At the end of the day they always ensured that all of the contracts were being followed and I was getting everything I wanted. Through this experience, these girls are so much more than just some wedding planners that I hired and will never talk to again now that the big day is over with, I can honestly say that these girls are and always will be my friends.

    Photography by Sherri
    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.

    • 4 years in business
    Frankie J.
    Verified review

    Alexandria and her team are priceless! They relieved so much stress from my wedding day, design and printed my invitations, addressed and sent them out, coordinated with vendors, rocked my day of coordinating, they do it all! So worth every penny times a million!

    • 19 years in business
    Linda D.
    Verified review

    A wedding planner that turns dreams and visions into reality. I honestly cant say enough great things about Coastal Va Event Consultants. With only 3 months to plan a wedding, I knew an event planner was a necessity. Coastal Va Event Consultants was the first event planner I called and I didn't even feel the need search for more after speaking with Lisa. All of my worries were put at ease, from that very first call. Lisa had incredible communication and a way of making me feel like I was the only bride that she was attending to. We didn't have to worry about anything from researching vendors to linen ideas, Lisa handled it all. As well, listening skills, coupled with her creative eye and attention to detail, helped with turning our visions and dream wedding into reality. With Coastal Va Events guidance overseeing every detail leading up to and including the day of the event, my husband and I were able to enjoy our wedding and guests. We received countless compliments from all of our guests about what an amazingly beautiful wedding this was and the credit all goes to Coastal Va Events. My venues coordinator said that she was the best they've worked with. On the day of, Connie with Coastal Va Events kept me calm and worry free while Lisa attended to the details, they make a tremendous team. For anyone getting ready to plan a wedding or event either near or far, hiring Coastal Va Events would be money well spent. Lisa will make that special day, one that will blow you away! Lisa, we absolutely loved working with you and will recommend you and Coastal Va Events to anyone looking for a event/wedding planner. We absolutely loved working with you and your team. With sincere appreciation for making it all possible.

    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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