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Virginia Beach Wedding Planners

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Sweet Memories by Crystal
4.7
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
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Moresa P.
Verified review

Ashley was the best wedding coordinator I could ever ask for; without her I would have never made it through the wedding process. Ashley was able to see my vision and also suggested additional creative ideas to help make them amazing. She has a creative eye that can work with any budget! Ashley also pays attention to ‘little’ details and ensures nothing is missed—many items of which I would not have thought twice about! Numerous times I would ask for my catering estimates/details or different photographer estimates and she was able to email them to me in a short period of time. She keeps everything in a binder and/or computer and everything you need is at her fingertips! Organization is definitely one of her greatest strengths! I feel this is a skill needed for smooth wedding planning because, let’s face it, wedding planning is stressful! She also has a timeline in order to ensure things are done promptly, and she gave me small ‘chunks’ of tasks to accomplish so that the planning on my part was not overwhelming. Ashley is dedicated to making your wedding the most amazing stress free day of your life! I would recommend Soirees by Lauren to ANY bride!

  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Geneviere D.
Verified review

She married my wife and I and it was so lovely she was so helpful and I will be using her again for the real wedding..... I am so thankful I picked her and will recommend her to everyone....

  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen B.
Verified review

I hired Tara to do our wedding with her "month of planning" package. Tara did an absolutely amazing job with our wedding. From the beginning she went above and beyond any of my expectations. Hurricane Matthew hit our venue and it didn't have full electricity and we weren't even sure if she was going to be able to get out of her street because the road were blocked off. Tara had quick thinking and suggested we request the venue push our timeline back two hours so our guests would all be able to attend (and vendors!) When I walked into the ballroom and it was all setup with the vision I had, I nearly cried. In the time that I worked with Tara she made me feel like I really knew her and we are so happy she was a part of our wonderfulday. I would highly recommend that anyone that is planning a wedding use Tara because she reduced my stress level and I don't think I could've done it without her. If you are even considering a wedding planner, you should probably get one and I know without a doubt, that Tara will make sure that your event runs as smoothly as possible.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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.

  • 8 years in business
  • 6 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.

Kim
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Kimberly V.
    Verified review

    I had a great experience with Kim. She planned and catered my reception and it was awesome, this is the most professional woman I ever met and she can cook anything and make it taste good. If you want it done right and you want it to be good hire Kim Smith she's the best catering in all Virginia

    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!!

    Baxter's Creative Events
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Brad H.
      Verified review

      We hired Sandy for day of event coordination and it felt like she did so much to help coordinate with vendors and the venue. It made the mounting stress seem to just dissipate. My wife and I really wish we had found her sooner and made the call to have her coordinate the entire thing. My wife was away most the time with deployment and Sandy made communication easy despite most being through email and phone calls. She just magically solved problems with vendors and kept my wife and I in the loop the entire time. Her professionalism was top notch and I have been recommending her and bragging about her to everyone I know is getting married. CALL HER! It will be the greatest wedding planning decision you will make. Thank you Sandy!!!

      Xs & Os Publications
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
        Clara T.
        Verified review

        Amanda worked on my wedding for 8 months it was pricy but so worth it in the end

        Annie M.
        Verified review

        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.

        Style Your Event
        4.5
        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!!

        • 2 hires on Thumbtack
        Joshua J.
        Verified review

        They live up to their name!! For my 25th birthday I didn't think I needed an event planner, but when I decided to at least see how one could help, I ended up giving them a call. After our initial conversation, I knew that I would book them and I was not disappointed. They went above and beyond, got there as early as they could to setup, with beautiful decorations. Jamicia planned a very entertaining party with no dull moments. I would definitely book them again, and I highly recommend them!

        • 3 hires on Thumbtack
        About

        I offer day of and full wedding and event planning. I'm here to make to process fun, stress free and enjoyable. I love working with all types of people every event is different. When you love what you do it doesn't seem like job.

        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.

        About

        My services stand out because I make your dreams a reality. I make every detail a memorable one for you. I'm totally focused on you and will devote all my time and attention to so your memories will last a lifetime. I enjoy seeing the end result and the look on the faces of those that I've done work for.

        About

        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 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.

        About

        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! I love all aspects of event and wedding planning. It's a great feeling to make someone's special day as perfect as possible, and I love working closely with my clients to get all the little details exactly as they imagined them.

        • 10 years in business
        About

        Meeting people and making them smile. Forming lasting relationships.

        About

        I love doing event decorating and planning of all kinds. I plan for birthdays, weddings, special events, and more.

        Q & A

        Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

        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 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.
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