Helping Hand Parties & Weddings

Helping Hand Parties & Weddings

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About Helping Hand Parties & Weddings

Wedding and Event Coordinating and Party/Event Staff

Helping Hand Parties & Weddings is a professional wedding planning and coordinating company based in Huntsville, Alabama. It provides services throughout the local area, including Huntsville, Madison, and Decatur. The company strives to help couples design their wedding day events in a unique and memorable way. Erica Thimsen, a well-known event planner, is the company’s owner.

Services Offered
Helping Hand Parties & Weddings offers both partial and full wedding planning, as well as destination wedding planning, in addition to referrals, timelines, and to-do lists. The company provides services for wedding ceremonies and receptions from beginning to end. Its friendly, professional staff will help couples with everything from the set up and serving to clean up. It also serves different wedding types, including civil, cultural, religious, non-religious, eco-friendly, military, destination, and double weddings. The company offers the following additional services:

  • Greeters
  • Hosts
  • Wait staff
  • Wedding book and gift table attendants


Categories: Wedding Planner

Regions serviced: Birmingham

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71 Reviews for Helping Hand Parties & Weddings

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I have worked alongside Erica and her team on multiple events. They are always on point and great to work with! Communication is exceptional, organization is wonderful, and professionalism is above-and-beyond.

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Profile Picture Philip, 5/25/18, 1 Review
Category: Wedding Planning

Hands down, Erica was THE BEST decision we made for our wedding. From day one, she was professional, very organized, and delightful to be around. We were clueless about how to tackle all of these little details and still be successful at our full time jobs! She provided us with a list of to-do’s every step of the way. From providing vendor recommendations to coordinating between them, she took a weight off of us through the entire process. Having her at our vendor meetings really helped keep everyone on the same page! She took the initiative to reach out when it was time for a meeting or my attention was needed on a certain item. We had several changes to our rentals (my fault!) along the way and, as a full coordination wedding, she shielded me from the headache of these revisions and coordinated them. (THANK YOU, ERICA!) Even when our makeup artist cancelled a month before the wedding, Erica made sure we had another exceptional vendor booked before the end of that day. As we neared the big day, Erica created a play by play timeline for the wedding weekend down to the 10 minute increment for our wedding party, families, and vendors. Her knowledge, communication skills, and professional connections in Huntsville were invaluable to making sure everything was coordinated correctly and appear effortless! Lynn joined Erica a month out before our wedding as our event’s second coordinator. Lynn is so sweet and helpful! She helped with several items to ensure that extra coordinating the day of went even smoother. Erica ensured that our expectations were communicated clearly and made sure to tell us when something wasn’t reasonable. She was amazing to work with and I loved the opportunity to get to know her! Erica is one of the kindest people and genuinely cared about making our day special. I am so glad we hired Helping Hand for full coordination! Our wedding day was everything I thought it would be and so much more. Helping Hand gave us our DREAM WEDDING!

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Profile Picture Rachel, 9/16/17, 18 Reviews
Category: Wedding Planning
Services Used: Ceremony, Reception, Full Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Referrals, Religious

Helping Hand Parties & Weddings Pricing

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Helping Hand Parties & Weddings FAQ

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We have worked with Erica a lot through the last few years and it is always a pleasure!! I know if our client has hired Erica the day we arrive for an event we have nothing to worry about and our event together is going to be flawless! Erica is always on top of things, VERY ORGANIZED (as to which a coordinator should be) and VERY PROFESSIONAL.

Erica and her staff are a delight to work with and very professional. Always a joy to do an event together. Highly recommend her service.

As an event coordinator, Erica is creative, organized, patient and composed. What more can you ask for?


Madison/Huntsville, AL   See On Map
256-698-4048 (phone)
Helping Hand Parties & Weddings is a wedding planner service from Madison, Alabama. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Huntsville, Madison, and Decatur. Helping Hand Parties & Weddings is a professional wedding planning and coordinating service that has been part of the Northern Alabama wedding industry for 5 years. We specialize in Day of the Event Coordinating, partial planning, and full planning.