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Engaged Event Management is a professional wedding and event planning company based in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Founder, owner, and event management maven Tara Thistlethwaite has found her passion in coordinating events. She has genuinely found her calling for her remarkable customer service and organizational skills in the wedding and event industry. This boutique style wedding planning company specializes in providing individualized attention to couples in order to create an event that exceeds their expectations.

Services Offered

Engaged Event Management offers professional planning services for weddings and other momentous life events. The company specializes in event management, which provides day-of coordination services. They make sure every detail is perfectly executed on their client's behalf. The wedding day management package offered by the company includes 10 hours of on-site coordination, transportation management, vendor communication, and the gathering of gifts. A few highlights included in the company's event management packages include:

  • Knowledge sharing related to event preparations
  • Creation of comprehensive wedding day timeline and setup instructions
  • In-person consultations and venue visits
  • Review of the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception floor plans
  • Attendance at and management of rehearsal

Areas Covered

The Engaged team is up for any event hosted in southeastern and central Pennsylvania. Whether the event is in our backyard or yours we are always up for a road trip!

  • Woman-owned
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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$1,950

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$2,500

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$8,000

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$125

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of Coordination
Partial Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Eco-Friendly
Non-Religious
Religious
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Reviews of Engaged Event Management

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
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Tara and her team received highly positive reviews for their wedding coordination services. Reviewers praised Tara for her organization, attention to detail, and proactive communication. She was commended for handling every aspect of the wedding day, from coordinating with vendors to setting up decorations. Many reviewers expressed gratitude for Tara's ability to handle unexpected issues and ensure a seamless and enjoyable wedding experience. Overall, reviewers highly recommended Tara and her team for wedding planning and coordination.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Tara and her team received highly positive reviews for their wedding coordination services. Reviewers praised Tara for her organization, attention to detail, and proactive communication. She was commended for handling every aspect of the wedding day, from coordinating with vendors to setting up decorations. Many reviewers expressed gratitude for Tara's ability to handle unexpected issues and ensure a seamless and enjoyable wedding experience. Overall, reviewers highly recommended Tara and her team for wedding planning and coordination.

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Valerie B. Sent on 03/25/2024
5 out of 5 rating

I love this company!

If you want someone to take care of all the details that occur the day of your wedding so that you don鈥檛 have to worry or stress, hire Tara! She is organized and positive and energetic and loves weddings. She coordinates with all the vendors and takes care of all the day-of details, even ones you don鈥檛 think you need! Umbrellas for a tent wedding in flood conditions? Check. Tissues for a crying mom? Check. Sewing kit for repairing split pants due to aggressive dance floor activity? Check. She and her team are fantastic, attention to detail people who really care about you and want you to feel pampered on your special day. Engaged Event Management is a wonderful company and a fabulous resource. Highly recommend!
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Ryan M. Sent on 12/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Tara and her team were fantastic

My wife and I didn鈥檛 have to worry about a thing! Tara and her team handled everything on the day of and helped to make sure we got everything out of the venue at the end of the night.
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Liz C. Sent on 12/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Day of coordinator

Tara and her team were amazing- on the day of the wedding myself and my bridal party didn鈥檛 need to worry about a thing, Tara had it taken care of! Leading up to the wedding she helped us sort out some details and a timeline which was so helpful. Highly recommend working with Tara!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner

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tara thistlethwaite
tara thistlethwaite
Owner, Lead Planner

Hi!

I鈥檓 Tara, owner and lead planner of Engaged Event Management. I am a naturally-curly, red-headed, music loving, list making guru as a well as a wife to an IT ninja and a momma to two vivacious little girls.

On top of my years of experience working as an event manager I also hold a BS in business as well as a professional certification in wedding planning and consulting from Temple University.

I鈥檝e been in the wedding industry for over ten with over 100 events under my belt. So needless to say, I am not new to this wild and crazy wedding industry that I love.

My passion for bringing people together and my love of the logistics behind what that entails has been present throughout my entire life. I am ecstatic to have found my niche in event management, and I cannot wait to serve you.

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