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My name is Melinda Sparks I am a wedding coordinator specializing in "day of coordination." I started coordinating events for a small catering company 10 years ago and I loved it. I knew right away I had found my calling. After 4 great years with this company, I knew it was time to go out on my own and really challenge myself to grow and shine. My first wedding went off without a hitch, and it gave me an amazing feeling of accomplishment and pride. Being such a big part of someone's special day is my true passion. I absolutely relish the idea of helping a bride, groom and their loved ones be enveloped in a magical day filled with love. I take pride in handling every detail and making sure every transition is smooth and seamless. The look on a bride/groom's face just before he or she walks down the aisle is full of excitement, wonder, and anticipation; I am lucky to witness it. It is said that "if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life." This could not be truer for me.

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Frequently asked questions

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

$1,000

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$2,500

Do you offer an hourly rate?

No

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
Double Weddings
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious

How many planners are on your team?

2
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Reviews of In the Moment Event Service

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Shawna Sent on 10/14/2018
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Melinda literally sparkles. But don’t think for one minute she won’t get everything you didn’t think of done without you even knowing you needed it done. This woman saved our day. We hired her on a desperate whim when we realized we had done all the vendor planning but had no one to see it through on the day of our wedding! I do not recommend trying to do it all yourself (all you control- freak brides out there like myself ;) Meet with Melinda WAY ahead of time and have her take your burden away as she did for me on my most important day! She put out fires I didn’t even know about, and somehow managed to give me little nuggets of wisdom and surprise gifts along the way!?! I’m still in awe of how amazing she is. Do not hesitate, and just make Melinda a priority and hire her first. She will guide you, direct others, and let you have the best, most relaxed and beautiful wedding day that you deserve.
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Tiffany Sent on 07/14/2016
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Working with Melinda was the most amazing experience!!! She is professional, creative, organized and talented. Our wedding was magical thanks to her. I could not imagine our big day without her help and great coordinating skills!!!
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Kimberle Sent on 06/02/2016
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Melinda was awesome, she went above and beyond to make sure my day was perfect. I wasn't bothered with any details and she made sure everything was going according to my plan and what I wanted! I highly recommend her :-)
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