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Des Moines Wedding Planners

Browse these wedding planners with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Des Moines.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 178 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Aislyn R.
Verified review

Wow. My husband and I planned our wedding from Germany and working with Paul and Stephanie made planning actually fun! They were very professional through the entire planning process and worked with us to create a menu that spoke to both of us as a couple. Our guests said that it was the best catering they've experienced and on top of that Paul and Stephanie as well as their staff proved to be incredibly kind to us and our guests, even preparing a plate with food for my husband and me (as we were busy socializing w our guests) and also for a friend of mine who was busy with her 4 month old child. Lastly, we had to rent tables, chairs, cutlery and it was so easy to set that up through Paul and Stephanie. Thank you so much for just an amazing and unforgettable time and making the planning of our wedding such a stress-free experience. We're so glad to have found you!

  • 23 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly G.
Verified review

Nola and her staff did such a fantastic job catering our wedding. From helping us plan to menu, providing a delicious tasting, answering questions about logistics and dietary restrictions, and providing stellar food and customer service to the day of the wedding, Nola and her team went above and beyond to make our day special. Our main entrée was fig balsamic glazed wild BBQ salmon with mango kiwi salsa. I wish I could make something this delicious myself, because it was amazing. Our salad consisted of organic mixed greens with julienned apple, shaved fennel, herbed crouton, and a really light but creamy bleu cheese dressing. They even made a separate salad with a different dressing for our dairy-free guests. The guest (and groom’s) favorite was our side: Beecher’s mac and cheese. So good! It was very stormy the day of our wedding, and a lot of things went wrong for us. Nola and her team went beyond the call of duty and helped out where they shouldn’t have needed to. They kept an incredibly positive attitude the entire time, conversed with guests, and helped reassure an incredibly stressed-out bride. The only complaint I heard from any guests was the portion-control at the buffet, but with a buffet we personally feel that was probably necessary. I had been concerned that people would take more than their fair share and leave guests at the end of the line with no food, and I’m sure that was the whole reason for starting out with smaller portions. I also heard that guests were invited to come back for seconds once everybody had been served, so I’m sure everyone got enough food. Overall, we were more than satisfied with Nola, her team, and the food. The food was everything we had hoped for, and the service was outstanding. We recommend them to anybody planning a wedding or other event.

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Britta's Brides
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lindsay G.
Verified review

Britta was beyond wonderful! We had a really hard venue to work with, with non responsive staff, making it VERY hard to plan. Britta went above and beyond with meeting us and helping us get everything worked out. She was always in touch and quick to respond to any emails or calls. The day of was even better! She made sure every vendor was doing what they were supposed to, she managed the entire day, and kept us both fully informed of anything important happening that we needed to know about. I've referred her to a friend, and I would refer her to a thousand more! Hiring a wedding planner was never part of my plan, but when I ran into issues and wanted help, she was there and jumped right in. I'm so glad my plans changed and I got to met and hire her! Best wedding decision we made!

Shine Event Design
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Jess A.
Verified review

We worked with Shelby for almost a whole year to plan our wedding. We were out of state for most of the time, but she was great with using Skype and keeping a timeline of tasks. We would have regular meetings to go over ideas or plans, but she was always available and answered in a timely manner if we had a question outside of our meetings. The most important aspect is that she really listened to what we wanted and the day turned out better than I could have imagined! Shelby made the whole process stress free and we didn't have to worry about anything the day of. I would highly recommend her for any party/wedding planning or decorating/designing needs.

Cake & Lace Seattle
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Mitch Z.
Verified review

Cake and Lace is amazing! With me trying to juggle working 12hr work days and weekends while at the same time searching for our next home. Thinking about planning a wedding was getting overwhelming. I never thought about getting a wedding planner and honestly I thought it would be a waste but our wedding planner Reneille Velez took so much stress away and gave me the time I needed to focus on other things. She Is so organized and stuck with us through our whole process on finding our perfect venue. Her communication skills and quick response to our text, calls and question is what I needed. I would recommend Reneille Velez and all Cake and Lace wedding planners to everyone who just needs a little clarity and peace of mind while planning their dream wedding.

Love's Events
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn B.
Verified review

This man is absolutely outstanding! He met with us prior to the wedding day he went over the ceremony and wedding vows then, despite the mountainous location that we chose to have our wedding, Matthew's car died out in the forested area. Matthew went above and beyond to get to the cabin by respectfully asking the only country store owner out there to drive him the rest of the way. The store owner agreed and closed up his shop delivering Matthew prepared and ready to proceed with the wedding. He even advised us not to worry about how he would get his car back home or to find out what caused it to break down. He made sure that the wedding atmosphere was about the Bride, the Groom & family. Thank you Matthew Love! We are forever grateful to you. What a story to tell. xoxoxo

  • 14 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Rachael B.
Verified review

Working with Mardes is great! Mary is so wonderful to with with. She kept me organized and extend the discounts she got as a vendor to me. Also, I love the designs she can't up with for my wedding they looked great and were in my budget. I would definitely use them again!

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Christina F.
Verified review

I cannot say enough about how great my experience was with Cherelle and her husband Igor. I had the lovely opportunity to work with Cherelle after finding her on Craigslist. With a very tight budget for our wedding I did not think I could afford a wedding decorator but decided to reach out to her and at least ask. She said she could work with any budget and definitely worked with mine. Throughout the whole process from start to finish Cherelle has been amazing! I am a very picky and indecisive person and Cherelle helped me find my vision for our wedding. She texted me very often her ideas and sent pictures of DIYs she did for our wedding. She even stopped by my house 3 days before the wedding to pick up extra flowers I had picked from my parents garden to use for the wedding since I could not exceed my budget for more floral and wanted bigger centerpieces. She never once made me feel bad about being on such a limited budget and instead helped brainstrom ideas to find alternative options to create my vision of the wedding. I loved how she responded very quickly to all my emails and text and really helped take a lot of weight off my shoulders. As a bride, I had so much on my plate, it was nice to have someone that was my go to person for the decorating. I received a great amount of compliments on our decor and am so blessed to have worked with such a passionate person who truly went above and beyond! Not only was Cherelle professional throughout the entire process, she is such a genuine person and made me feel like I was planning my wedding with a friend and just bouncing ideas off each other. She made the experience fun and it was so exciting to see the finished piece of art on our wedding day. Without using her services, I know my wedding would not have been as beautiful or even close to it. I highly, HIGHLY recommend her services. Even if you think it is not something you can fit into your wedding budget you will never know unless you ask. Thank you so much Cherelle and best wishes to you and your business!

Fitsum-ISM!
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Michael N.
Verified review

Fitsum has helped me tremendously with my wedding planning. Our wedding is not until May, but I felt the need to give her awesome reviews because she is just great at what she does and I wouldn't know what we would do without her. My fiancé and I have never planned a wedding before, so we have no idea what we needed to do. We thought that since we are having a destination wedding then it will be easier to plan everything, but we were wrong. There was so much stuff we didn't know and Fitsum has helped us tremendously even with a short time frame of 6 months. She helped us plan our at home reception and we can just focus in our destination wedding. She is easy to contact and easy to work with. She always respond to my emails and questions within a day, not only that she gave us great recommendations and tips. She also helped us pick out and reach out to our venues. She definitely has help relieve a lot of stress prior to our wedding and I couldn't have ask for a better wedding planner. We highly recommend her to anyone that we know!

Little Wedding Blush
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal F.
Verified review

Maddy is the most amazing, sweet wedding planner. She went above and beyond throughout the entire planning process and the day of. Our guests were also incredibly impressed and spoke very highly of Maddy. Thank you so much for making our special day magical!

  • 14 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica C.
Verified review

Michelle pulled out all the stops to completely blow us away in creating a wedding and reception atmosphere that was better than we imagined it could be. Meeting with her always helped to calm nerves and gain direction, not to mention how she made herself accessible and was always quick to respond. Her expert knowledge helped us explore the possibilities and her depth of experience was excellent in helping us narrow the overwhelming choices into a manageable feat. Not only did she listen and gain a sense of our exact vision all while working to make sure our wishes were being met, she was comfortable making decisions for us when asked. Michelle is magical because she took an unconventional idea for a wedding and was flexible, not to mention dedicated enough to turn it into what everyone tells us was the best wedding they had been to. She championed our ideas and wishes over our concerned family members and provided intense, extremely detailed beauty in EVERY SINGLE project she took on. Our wedding day was perfect, detailed, beautiful, and easy thanks to her tireless effort to make a happy bride and groom.

Snowrider Entertainment
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Collin S.
Verified review

We hired Snowrider Entertainment to DJ our wedding in Poulsbo. They did a great job! They came in and set up without any of our input or having to direct them. They provided a very stress free experience, and I can't think of a single thing that didn't go perfectly! Phil was very nice and professional. They did more than just play music. Phil helped us plan out the timing of each of the events of our wedding (dinner, dances, toasts, cake cutting, garder/bouquet toss, final dance), which was very helpful. When the day came and the events inevitably went a little off schedule, Phil was very flexible, and all the transitions and events went smoothly. I would highly recommend Phil and Snowrider Entertainment to anyone looking for a DJ and Master of Ceremonies for their wedding.

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sydney A.
Verified review

Melody was so helpful in the planning of our florals and in the day of set up of our garland for our wedding! Everything looked wonderful and people keep telling us how much they loved our bouquets! My favorite part was the tiny pine cones she included in the groomsmen corsages!

Hannah Schirman
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ajia G.
Verified review

Hannah was the day-of-coordinator for my wedding in Sept, 2015. She was professional, friendly to all (guests, family, and vendors), and always calm. I had a large wedding, with a huge wedding party, and there a few decorating mishaps along the way. But Hannah dealt with everything with wit, poise, and firmness. I would hire for her any and all events!

Idify Events
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Linda E.
Verified review

I hired Juliana after interviewing 4 other candidates. She was warm, friendly, and professional, and I felt very connected with her. I had a very non-traditional wedding in my backyard. Juliana was very adaptable to my unique situation. She was very flexible and helpful, and open to what could be seen as very intimidating for others. My wedding turned out better than I expected and I had nothing but compliments about her! I was so sad to hear she moved shortly after the wedding, but she helped make my special day a beautiful and happy day! I would recommend her to any bride... she really takes the extra step to make you feel comfortable and that she has it all under control!

Weddings & Events by Bree
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Milagros S.
Verified review

Ms. Eaton's professionalism and responsiveness were remarkable! She took her time explaining the process and what she had to offer to make my event unforgettable. Great personality and will love to hire her when the opportunity presents again!

  • New on Thumbtack
About

We offer stylish sophistication with a touch of city chic service. We are dedicated to creating perfectly coordinated and visually stunning weddings. Perfectly Posh Events exists to eliminate stress, so that you can enjoy life and focus on your upcoming marriage while we focus on the details to create your dream wedding day. Perfectly Posh Events will help you celebrate your big day with sophistication and style from month-of wedding coordination to full-scale wedding planning. Making your wedding unique is our philosophy; therefore, we do not limit you to specific packages. We will work with you instead to select the services that will give you confidence and peace of mind on your big day. Perfectly Posh Events will tailor the services to meet the needs of your wedding and provide you with a customized quote for wedding planning during your complimentary consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

About

I can help to coordinate the logistics of your wedding day to make sure that everything that you have spent months planning runs exactly how you envisioned. From the arrival times of the florist, limo pick up and drop offs to packing all your gifts and goodies at the end of the night, the day-of coordinator will take care of it all.

About

I offer creative wedding planning for couples on a budget. I provide beautiful and affordable weddings and receptions in the Seattle-Tacoma area.

  • New on Thumbtack
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If you are in search of a dedicated, detail-oriented, fun and fantasy loving event coordinator, you've found her! I believe that each day calls for a little bit of sparkle and excitement, so why settle for less on your special day or event? With As You Wish Events, you don't have to. Planning for important events can be extremely stressful and strenuous, especially when you do it on your own like I did for my wedding! Let me help relieve your stress and angst by stepping in as an aide and personal liaison for all your needs. You deserve to have a fabulous experience leading up to your event, no matter what it is. I do weddings, funerals, bridal showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties, anniversary parties, baby showers or even work gatherings. These events require so much time and energy that most of us don't nearly have enough of in our daily lives, so please, allow me. I became an event coordinator because of my extensive background in the hospitality industry. I am based in the greater Seattle area and have worked for Four Diamond Hotels and high-end restaurants and event catering. I am driven and inspired to create and transform events creating memories that will last a lifetime. I'm excited to learn what you desire for your special day and events, and I will work with you to take it beyond your wildest dreams -- blessings and flowers. Amie Christina Phillips Owner, As You Wish Events

About

We make your wedding wishes come true! Wishes! believes planning the wedding event of your dreams should be just like falling in love - joyful and effortless! Your wedding will have a massive amount of details that a wedding planner and professional consultant will have the proficiency to do and the knowledge to execute. We listen carefully to your concerns and wishes, providing peace of mind and offering guidance. Based in the Seattle area, we are here to assist you coordinate and plan a worry-free wedding that will be romantic, memorable, exciting, and unique. All of our wedding managers are event and meeting certified.

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