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Tacoma Wedding Consultants

Browse these wedding consultants with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Tacoma.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 179 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
Verified review

Paul and Stephanie are a lovely team that have been our go-to team in the Seattle area for amazing food and a lovely dining experience. We first met and hired them in 2012 for our wedding for 100 guests, and have since then used them on several occasions for private dining catering for my husband and myself. They are a very professional team that create some of the most unique and delicious dishes I've ever had. We worked closely with them to create a special gastro-pub style menu for our wedding, but have since given them free reign to develop their own menus as a surprise for us and we've never, ever been anything short of amazed at the quality and uniqueness of the meals they've prepared. What's even more amazing to me is that getting to work with such a friendly team that can produce such high quality meals can still be really affordable. For what they bring to the table (no pun intended ;) ), you'd be hard pressed to find a better team to work with.

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KT's Hospitality
4.8
from 85 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Judy L.
Verified review

KT's Hospitality is absolutely amazing. I used their waitstaff and bartender for my wedding. The staff were extremely friendly and went above and beyond my expectations. They were extremely hardworking, arriving early then staying late. The waitstaff constantly asked what they could help with. They were super fun; one member even taught our guests how to do the wobble dance when no one knew how. I can’t recommend this company more. I will hire them again and again.

NW Premier Audio
4.7
from 66 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica T.
Verified review

James is hired to do my wedding. He's been an amazing contact, very informative and super helpful along our journey. My wedding is now 25 days away and James is still helping us wrap things up before the big day. I couldn't have done this on my own, thank you James!!!

  • 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.

Chef Emme
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Kaley H.
Verified review

Chef Emme catered our wedding and we couldn't be happier with the choice we made of hiring this company! The food was out of this world. We got so many compliments and comments throughout the night and days after. If you are looking for a caterer that will provide delicious, not your typical "wedding food", Chef Emme is the way to go. Besides the amazing food, it was such an easy process working with the Chef prior to our wedding day. She was very responsive, answered every single one of my questions in detail and was overall super easy to communicate with. I could really tell she really loves what she does and wants to make sure you are happy and satisfied. I would absolutely recommend this company to anyone looking for a wedding caterer.

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

Britta was awesome! We were planning on handling the wedding by ourselves, but I just felt we wouldn't be able to and thankfully I found Britta! Our wedding was at a park, and we had to transition from "wedding" to reception" and she was instrumental in making this happen smoothly and according to plan. She is very organized and made sure to keep things on track and that the wedding to reception change over went smoothly. It was such a relief having her to "direct traffic". Our photographer said to me, "Britta is amazing, every time I think to myself, we need......, there is Britta with it!". I Highly recommend Britta's Brides!

Shine Event Design
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Erica L.
Verified review

My wife and I planned our wedding on Vashon Island from where we now live in Atlanta, GA

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.

Joy Max Catering
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Chantelle A.
Verified review

Joy catered our wedding on Whidbey Island, WA on 08/02/2014 and she did a fantastic job!! She came to our house to do the private tasting bringing all of the dishes with her and left us with the leftovers! Everyone at the wedding loved the food. We got the buffet service and it worked great! They were timely, professional, and they went out of their way to set up and take down without being in the way. Great service all around!

We Do... I Do's
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Karl U.
Verified review

Betsy was so great to work with! Once we booked, she sent us a huge library of ceremonies to work from. We were able to cut and paste to create our own dialogue and personalized ceremony. She led us through it to make sure the flow and transitions made sense. On the day of the wedding she was prompt and even wore our wedding color! I would definitely recommend her for weddings of all shapes and sizes!

  • 14 years in business
  • 22 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!

Ester Allen Events
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Katie R.
Verified review

Ester is a dream. She was great to work with, from our first meeting to our big send-off at the end of the night. She's very detail-oriented and thought of so many little things that would never even have occurred to me (but were super important!). She's great at making decisions about set up, decor, etc. while you're off getting ready, and honestly made better choices than I would. She executed our timeline perfectly, and even was willing to manage a crazy self-DJing situation that involved me emailing her at all hours in the days leading up to the wedding, and making requests and changing plans during the reception! Our wedding would seriously have been a mess without her help. Wedding MVP!

  • 14 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Laura M.
Verified review

Michelle was fabulous to work with during each and every step in preparing and executing my son's wedding. The guests were amazed with the unique and beautiful floral arrangements she created. Excellent!

  • 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.

  • 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
Gwyn R.
Verified review

Outstanding and truly magical services! Bianca really hit it out of the park for our wedding and we couldn't be happier with our choice. I am not at all creative, but I told her about us and some things we liked and she turned those into something amazing that represented us that I never could have imagined! She also kept the day flowing perfectly and truly enabled us to enjoy our big day.

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!

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!

  • 13 years in business
About

I am available to do weddings for everyone. I see people from other states who do not offer marriage equality. I work with clients to develop a service that reflects their values and beliefs. I will use nontraditional language. I can offer resources and sample ceremonies. I am an ordained minister in the Christian faith, but I honor and integrate from many faith traditions.

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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