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Racine Event Planners

Browse these event planners with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Racine.

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Weddings by Jennifer Fox
5.0
from 57 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristina C.
Verified review

Jennifer was amazing I got 3 different drafts for my ceremony and I wanted a little bit of everything and she made it happened. The day of rehearsal I didn't know what to do and she was able to me a little bit of a wedding planner as well I loved it. My ceremony was amazing thank you for everything.

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Pop! Events by Design
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cindy T.
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We have used Pop! Events by Design for several family gatherings. Jessica and her team are some of the nicest people you will meet. No matter how crazy one of our ideas are, they somehow make it happen. I would highly recommend them to anyone.

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Simply Balloons
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel M.
Verified review

Thank you Simply Balloons ! Petya and Alex have excellent customer service, but most importantly beautiful creations for any and every event and celebration! Great and very fast service, Simply Balloons was able to help me with a very last minute order and it was beautiful and very affordable! So happy with my experience with this company, I can't wait for my next event to order from here again!

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Contain Yourself Events
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elizabeth A.
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Tina did an amazing job at setting up decorations for our wedding, she made me feel relaxed and reassured that everything would be taken care of, which it was! She definitely helped make our special day perfect!

The Party Palace
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tiisha H.
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I chose to work with Party People 414 because the owner appeared to have good, new and fresh ideas. She displayed a level of professionalism that I had not encountered after meeting with several other local planners. The results were amazing! She took my twinkle little star baby shower vision and brought it to life. I most enjoyed her promptness, attention to small details (star shaped cheese appetizers) and the fact that she understood my “grown and sexy” vibe, which others deemed as impossible/crazy. I found the experience to be pleasant and a lot of fun and would recommend Party People 414 to anyone who is in need of any event planning needs. Especially if you are easily overwhelmed and stressing about the ins and outs of event planning as I was. If I could rate my experience, I’d say 5 out of 5 stars, two thumbs up and whatever other scales there are. I will definitely utilize her again.

Keep Calm Event Planning
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Mark P.
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Abnirys led the planning and execution for our wedding around the 40 children that attended. She planned all the activities, games, vendors like face painters, sketch artists and make a special gift box for each attendee based on age and gender. Abnirys also did all of the shopping,set up, management of the event and kids during and then clean up after. She also work with the venue and catering management as needed to ensure everything went smoothly. Abnirys also stepped up and helped out when we got stressed and needed extra help the day of the event beyond just the kids activities. We highly recommend Keep Calm Event Planning and are very happy to provide a reference. Mark & Wei Phillips

City Chic Events
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan W.
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Allana planned our intimate destination wedding in Cabo San Lucas, and it couldn't have been more perfect for me. Allana located and made all arrangements with the vendors to provide the services required: officiant, flowers, food, photographer, hiring a boat. I don't speak Spanish, and she does, so I couldn't have done it without her. She found some really great vendors, whereas I wouldn't have known where to start, even had we been stateside. She managed everything day of, too, and everything went super smoothly, it was perfect! I enjoyed working with Allana, it's clear that she loves event planning!

  • 19 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Deanna T.
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Elegance by Liz provides superior service. Being a Certified Wedding and Event Planner I know how to work within a clients budget and Liz does as well. Liz is very accommodating, time conscious and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Elegance by Liz.

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Katelyn H.
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Working with Heather was fun and helped me enjoy my wedding planning process so much more! I used Heather for day of coordination as well as some assistance with vendor recommendations, reviewing contracts, etc. along the way. Heather has a TON of knowledge about area vendors and helped me get the best value for my budget. I am certain that hiring Heather helped me stay in my wedding budget, even adding in the cost of her services. She helped me so much on the day of the wedding by running a couple of last minute errands that came up, making sure everything ran smoothly, and made sure that everything turned out exactly as planned. I'd recommend her to anyone!!

Revelry Event Planning
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Annie M.
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I have worked with Suzanne of Revelry Event Planning on several corporate and professional events over the past 2-3 years. These events range from smaller gatherings with targeted programming to large social events with major fundraising components. Regardless of style, tone, budget, etc., Suzanne is incredibly talented at recognizing the goals and executing the vision of each event. She is so great to work with and is a very creative problem solver-particularly when unexpected hurdles arise. Suzanne's kindness, organizational skills, calm demeanor, and professionalism ensure that any occasion she is involved with will be a success!

Heavenly Helpings llc
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Willey M.
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Heavenly helpings catered our wedding and it was awesome! They also catered our grandsons pool party with a gorgeous Sesame Street theme! I highly recommend them for all of your catering needs!

  • 37 years in business
Eddy J.
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I used Jennifer & her staff to host a 50th birthday party for my wife. Honestly, I do not have much experience working with caterers or event planning. I really didn't know where to begin. To my surprise, it was a breeze working with the staff from Wild Thyme! They handled EVERYTHING. All I needed to do was enjoy myself. Thank you again for an amazing experience.

Roberts Event Concepts
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa G.
Verified review

Mary did an excellent job recruiting volunteers for our event! She was very helpful and since this was her first year helping coordinate this event, we know next year will be even better. Thank you for your support and pleasure working with you!

Events by Vanessa
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amber O.
Verified review

Vanessa was great at managing our event. We had 100 attendees. She handled everything from the hotel room block, to prepping speakers, to handling all the food, beverage, flowers, and decorations. It was great to rely on her keen eye to attention. The event was in excellent hands and I didn't have to stress with any of the details! Thank you!

Classical guitarist
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
Steven S.
Verified review

I enthusiastically support the recommendation of Nicole Auriemma for employment as an entertainer (guitarist and vocalist) in the Chicago area. I have known Nicole Auriemma for the past year and have employed her numerous times to provide musical entertainment during our summer villa events. Nicole always showed up on time and entertained our guests on a very professional level. Nicole is a pleasure to work with and always brings a smile and positive attitude whenever she plays guitar. It is very apparent that she enjoys performing for audiences in any type of environment." Sincere and best regards, Steven T. Samson

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I provide great cleaning, cooking, event planning, etc. due to a great personality and a positive light on life and also the awesome, willing and ready intellect on learning new things and new people.

  • 8 years in business
About

After listening to the objective you are trying to create -- whether it's a product launch, a celebration, or a meeting -- I make your cause relevant. Whether it is through the hosting of an event, or marketing and promotion, your "RelEvents" will not be disputed.

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We provide home styling and event design. We are creating updated, elegant space for your home, for your events, and for your life. We are specializing in intimate parties for both children and adults. Also, we are offering wedding design, from favors to flowers. Let Crown and Cloth create the best version of your vision!

About

My passion has always been event planning. I truly enjoy experiencing the happiness everyone is feeling on their special day (i.e. conferences, meetings, parties, showers, weddings, etc.). My ultimate goal is to create a memorable event that you and your guests will remember forever.

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I have been in the business of party and event planning for the past 10 years. It started as a regular job and became a hobby.

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If you need a resume or web content that demands attention then I would love to help you. If you are tired of looking at that clutter or avoiding that messy room and you need your house cleaned and organized, our team can help make your living space more enjoyable. We also do event co-ordinating and party planning. I love music and movies and the arts would love to help you with related projects. I love to write. I'm creative and fun. Let's get to work!

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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