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Tacoma Event Planning Companies

Browse these event planning companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Tacoma.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 179 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steve K.
Verified review

Working with Paul and Stephanie was a pleasant experience because they were very helpful, flexible and accommodating. They had no problem changing the menu or substituting platter to meet our needs. They also provided a bar tending service that was excellent. The food was good, presentation was good, they delivered what they promised. They are a good team. The suggestion I have is to go over the clean up part of the event with the clients so the client know what to expect at the end. Thank you guys for a great service.

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KT's Hospitality
4.8
from 85 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kellyn B.
Verified review

KT's Hospitality did a wonderful job catering our corporate event. They delivered exactly what we needed and provided all of the extra supplies for a great presentation. The food was delicious and their prices were very reasonable. Jessica was very responsive and easy to work with. Would highly recommend.

The Great Surprisal
4.8
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
4.9
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.

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Britta's Brides
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tina N.
Verified review

Hiring Britta as our Day of Coordinator was one of the best decisions we made during our planning process. She was organized, professional and friendly. She worked well with all of our vendors to make our day run smoothly… seriously, there was never any crazy/wonky moment during the entire day. We never felt stressed on our wedding day, that was largely due to Britta’s calming and confident demeanor and the fact that she was always on top of everything. A million thanks, Britta!

Shine Event Design
4.9
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
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary B.
Verified review

Marshanell served as MC for trivia game, corporate event for my company and our customers. About 65 people. All went as planned. Met weeks before the event to discuss. They arrived at venue 2 hours before event to set up and make sure all A/V was working. The selling point for me was that they were able to personalize some of the trivia questions and I submitted questions about my company and they were mixed in with the other questions. I would hire her again for future events.

Cake & Lace Seattle
4.9
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
4.7
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
  • 21 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
5.0
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.

  • 14 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Char A.
Verified review

Michelle did a fabulous job coordinating our special day, everything went seamlessly and allowed my new husband and I, a completely stress free day and celebration. Her floral design is without measure one of the best offered in our area, I had an idea of the colors I wanted and style and Michelle brought it all together perfectly! She was also a tremendous help and stress relief in the months of preparation leading up to our wedding, always being available to select linens, flatware, catering options, cake decisions and much, much more. She was a saving grace for me with my busy work schedule. Without a doubt, I would recommend Michelle as a coordinator to any future brides. You will not be disappointed, she’s a blast to work with and her knowledge of the bridal industry is immeasurable!

  • 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!

Just For You
4.3
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.

Danasue Inc.
4.1
from 8 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel I.
Verified review

Working with Dana was a pleasure from start to finish. She helped my husband and I plan the "details" part of our wedding (primarily reception, but as the ceremony and reception were in the same place, she also had a hand in the ceremony decor). She was easy to work with and has excellent ideas about what will actually work during an event. Admittedly, I'm not great at turning a "vision" into a finished project for these sorts of things. However, I was able to tell Dana a look that I thought I was going for and a "feeling" that I wanted the room and event to have and she was able to turn it into reality. The amount of mind-reading wizardry that this requires is something I can only hope to one day possess (and really, I never will, but at least I know who to call when I need a hit of it). Dana was very responsive by both email and phone, and was able to gently lead me away from bad ideas without making me feel silly. She's also just a delightful person to be around, and always willing to lend an ear if you think you might be on the verge a mental breakdown. On the day of the event, she was there from start to finish and worked her tail off making sure that everything happened. I had let her know that by the time I was in my dress, I really didn't want to know what, if anything, wasn't going exactly as planned - just do whatever she thinks is best to remedy it. As far as I know, she did just that, because I didn't have to deal with any last minute issues and everything turned out better than I could have imagined. I would highly recommend using Dana for any of your event planning needs and won't hesitate to do so again should the occasion call for it!

  • 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
4.7
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
5.0
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
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!

Turtle's Occasions
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karen S.
Verified review

Piece of Cake helped plan and coordinate my brother's wedding, and I don't think we could have done it without her! There were so many details that easily could have been missed, but her attention to detail and thorough planning made everything go off without a hitch. The decor was beautiful and the photo booth was so much fun. Everyone had an amazing time. Thank you so much for your involvement, from start to finish, we knew we were in good hands!

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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