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Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 179 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leah B.
Verified review

We used ECC&C for a company holiday party at the Estates Wine Room in Pioneer Square, and couldn't have been more please with the service we were provided. From my first contact with them, to the thank you hugs at the end of the night... these guys are great! They took the time to listen to what our vision of our event was, and planned a fantastic menu for us within our budget and desires. Not to mention... the food was FANTASTIC! I heard nothing but positive comments all night. I would, and will use them again for future events! -lcb

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KT's Hospitality
from 85 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charlyn R.
Verified review

Hands-down, if you're looking for the best bartender to hire, this is the one. We put on a five hour wedding reception for approximately 100 guests. Before the event, she was wonderful at advising us of what to purchase and how much.!she arrived well before the event ton set up and went above her duties, bringing drinks to guests at their tables and busing dirty dishes, etc. She interacted with the guests as well in an extremely warm, hospitable manner. Although I could only give her 5 stars in rating, 10 would be more appropriate. Anytime I host another event, I would hire her and highly recommend her to others! You will not be disappointed in any way with this hire. Thank you for all of your help last night!!!!

NW Premier Audio
from 66 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy M.
Verified review

National Night Out, Neighborhood block party event with City of Kent officials as guests. The entertainment Mr. Mcclane provided was Awesome! Many of the attendees had nothing but positive things to say. We would all recommend his services, and hope to work with him again in the future. NW Premier Audio is a Great time and lots of fun!

The Great Surprisal
from 39 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Mary Ellen T.
Verified review

The Great Surprisal was hired to be our event coordinator as well as serving as our emcee. This is an annual dinner/fundraiser for a small non-profit. Amelia worked with us from the beginning finding a caterer, hiring musicians, working with venue, coordinating volunteers for our silent auction as well as other parts of our evening. We increased our net income by over 25%! We had used the venue before but with the creativity and cost conscious Great Surprisal we had a totally transformed 'gym' from years gone by. Past attendees commented on the greatly improved environment, excellent food and the overall sense of a better-planned event. We will work with The Great Surprisal again and encourage others to do so. Last year we worked with The Great Suprisal as an emcee only. Customers should definitely check out 'Gina' as an addition to a party or event. We are very pleased with The Great Surprisal's work ethic and creativity of working on a limited budget.

  • 23 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Linda M.
Verified review

Nola Nevers was a pleasure to work with. She helped to make our son's Wedding a very Special Event. Nola is very experienced and professional and was able to help us with all our event planning. I would use her service again.

Chef Emme
from 32 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Nathan D.
Verified review

I could not more pleased with the food and the professionalism of Chef Emme. In planning our corporate event for 70 people, she worked with us to create the menu that we wanted within the budget that we had available. Her professionalism was also top notch. I had not been able to secure chafing trays or enough canned heat to accommodate the order that I had made, but Chef Emme came prepared with extra supplies on hand to meet a need that I did not yet know I had. She even helped us set up the event and gave us invaluable advice on how to keep the food warm and delicious throughout our event. I highly recommend Chef Emme for her food, her service, and for the ease of doing business with her. It could not have been easier to document and pay our invoice, or to work with her on late changes.

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kat B.
Verified review

I hired them for a Halloween event and they OVER delivered in a huge way! The party lights, music, fog, and mc were the hit of the party! They made the event one of the best I have produced in 30 years and definitely made me look good as the event planner. I will definitely hire them again for future events and would highly recommend them.

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Britta's Brides
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Phuong H.
Verified review

Where can I begin with how amazing Britta is? We hired Britta as our day of wedding coordinator and both of my husband have been raving about her since our wedding day. I am very organized in nature and as much as I wish everything to go my way on the day of, they do not. However, Britta was there in every step and minute to remediate any of issues that came up. She remains calm but fun throughout all our entire event. Our venue was very large with 170 guests and Britta was a champ at coming to my side whenever I texted her out of panic. I have so much respect for all coordinators after watching Britta work. We 100% recommend Britta as your next coordinator and planner!

Shine Event Design
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Rob S.
Verified review

Shelby was simply amazing from the first day we met her all the way through our wedding day. She didn’t miss a beat and helped make sure our wedding day went off without a hitch. During the planning process, she did a great job keeping us sane when issues would arise, and calmly helped develop mitigation plans to keep things on track. We would recommend her 100 times out of 100 to plan any event and are so thankful that we found her. Thanks so much Shelby for everything you did! R & K

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Ready and Able to Serve You
from 18 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tena K.
Verified review

Marshanell and Archie are experts! Our guests simply stated "they were amazing!" Many comments we received were: 1) they attended to the smallest of details; 2) they were everywhere but invisible; 3) they thought about things before needed, etc. My husband and I would hire them in a heartbeat, and not even think about hosting a small or large party again without them. Our daughter had worked in catering, our son in a convention center during college, and they were singing Ready and Able praises. Simply the best of the best! On a scale of 1-10 we would give a 20. Thank you!

Cake & Lace Seattle
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Raechelle H.
Verified review

All around the best wedding/event planners! They make it so stress-free and make sure to find everything you've asked for. Reneille especially has been there for us throughout the whole planning process and found us the perfect venue right at our budget! Absolutely love them! I would definitely Recommend Cake & Lace Seattle to my family & friends!

Joy Max Catering
from 14 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara H.
Verified review

I contacted Joy on very short notice for a company Christmas party. She quickly furnished me with several great menus to choose from. We did a non hosted event, and I probably only had to interact with a total of 20 minutes to plan the entire event. The food was great, and the portions were very large. My employees were very happy. I absolutely recommend Joy Max Catering.

  • 14 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine R.
Verified review

Mardee's Design and Consulting helped me put together my office's holiday event and it could not have gone better! Mary worked tirelessly to make sure all the details were in place and that everything fit within my budget by the end. Being a first-time event planner, I had next to no idea where to start but Mary was able to walk me through the process and create a vision of what would work best for my company within the unusual space we were using. I appreciated not only their professionalism but also their warm and generous support, which ensured that the whole process was a delight. Thank you again, Mardee's, for helping make our 2015 event a memorable one!

Chefs Unlimited
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sue D.
Verified review

I have attended several events catered by Good Taste Unlimited. The business is careful to listen to the specific needs and requests of the host and is very accommodating. I found the food was excellent and the presentation lovely and appetizing. All events remained on track. The caterers checked in often to ensure all was going well throughout the duration of the events. These ladies are true professionals. The scholarship event which I attended far surpassed my expectations. They deliver a fun and creative menu. Their culinary artistry is masterful.

Ester Allen Events
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mary L.
Verified review

Ester Allen, event planning extraordinaire, sweetest wedding vendor ever and friend. How can I ever thank you enough for the wonderful wedding you helped set up and plan for me and Jeff? You were prepared at every single one of our meetings, with check-lists, forms, and a big smile. You traveled across the country just to be there for me and Jeff on our big day! You made the day go so smoothly that I had zero stress and was able to dance the night away with my now husband! Your communication was impeccable and prompt. You made the whole process joyful, full of small surprises, and reminded us why we were getting married in the first place. You were the first one to arrive and the last one to leave. You also went above and beyond to ensure that all the vendors knew the details and schedule of the day. Your lovely and charming personality made it so easy for all the vendors to work with. Without you I couldn’t have ever done it by myself. Your impressive experience in the industry is what convinced me that you were the perfect fit! I admire your work so much and can’t wait to share it with other newly engaged couples! You are so talented, and I couldn't be happier with the memories we made that day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Just For You
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Ed H.
Verified review

I worked with "Just for you" on overall event planning, but my friend was in charge of the actual work during the event, but they did a great job from what I hear.

  • 2 years in business
  • 6 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!

Creative Project Support
from 6 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sara R.
Verified review

Charnell is an amazing coordinator! She helped us plan the wedding of our dreams and she went above and beyond to make our day beautiful and run flawlesssly. Her experience, attitude, and professionalism made us feel comfortable and allowed us to enjoy all of the special moments. We highly recommend her!

Wedding Wizardry
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cynthia S.
Verified review

Bianca was exceptional to work with! She arrived extra early to our wedding, helped set up, beautifully directed and coordinated all venue staff, caterers, servers, guests, and oversaw everything! It's very hard to hand over control to someone and can trust they understand not only your high expectations but also, your vision down to every little detail and on such an important day. Bianca handled everything with such style, professionalism and grace... she made it so easy that I could focus on getting ready, knowing it was all under control. I would use her again for any event in a heartbeat! I highly recommend her to everyone. Thank you, Bianca for making our day extra Special and so seamless!

Weddings & Events by Bree
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!

  • 10 years in business
Stephanie M.
Verified review

Marie did an excellent job planning and coordinating our wedding. Its been about two months since we got married we're still getting compliments on how fun, smooth and SEAMLESS our wedding was. Everyone kept saying our wedding was one of the best and beautiful they've been too and I give Marie a lot of credit for this. I hired Marie as our planner as well and she will go above and beyond to meet your needs. She helped me with our overall theme of the wedding from decorations, invitations, to the timeline. I seriously have nothing bad to say because she met all of my expectations. If I didn't have her during the day of, I probably would have been a major bridezilla. I actually miss planning and working with her because she did such an awesome job. Thank you again Marie! Stephanie Mariano

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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