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Baton Rouge Event Planners

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

Ponderosa Garden
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Denise L.
Verified review

This a very nice and romantic atmosphere for the adult crowd! The music was on point and the staff was very professional. I will definitely book my next event at the Ponderosa Gardens!!

Events By MJ
from 7 reviews
    Deborah C.
    Verified review

    We celebrated our 40th Anniversary Marriage Renewal in July, 2017. Maddie was our wedding planner and she invisioned my dream wedding to tea. She made sure everything was perfect and to my liking. She was professional, happy and upbeat at all times and absolutely lovely to work with. I’d highly recommend Maddie to anyone needing an event planner for a dream wedding, social function or any other event. I left the planning to her and she didn’t disappoint any of my dreams. She made sure everything was done as planned from the food, cash bar, officiant, photographer and DJ. It was the dream wedding I had dreamt of for 40 years.

    • 15 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Erin L.
    Verified review

    We went to an open house at the Louisiana culinary Institute and it was outstanding! The food was delicious, the presentation was beautiful and professional, and the workers were all so sweet! I will definitely keep them in mind for my next event!

    • 5 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Linda B.
    Verified review

    So far, things are going very well! Hope I can post again after the event.....

    M C DJ and Karaoke
    from 5 reviews
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Chris E.
    Verified review

    Great service, absolutely amazing, would definitely recommend for any wedding or event.

    • 21 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Jenn C.
    Verified review

    Tonga surpassed every expectation we had! We compared Tonga with one of the major florist companies in Baton Rouge, decided to go with Tonga and we don't regret it for a second! She's flexible, reliable, and an incredibly talented florist. I recommend her to anyone for their wedding, as she did such a beautiful job on ours. Thank you Tonga!!

    from 2 reviews
    • 23 years in business
    Richelda M.
    Verified review

    When I came to Alisha she was very friendly, and immediately capture my vision. From start to finish she was there I didnt have to call her for anything. I came to see my flowers that came out beautiful. The only thing I had to do is show up on the day of my wedding, she took the load of this bride back...We also developed a bound that I can call her and she will answer any question.... I send all my friends and potential brides to you Lisha you the best...

    • 2 years in business
    Keisha G.
    Verified review

    Rare Diamond was hired to do my 55 birthday and the super bowl, it was more than I image, they did the food with fish fry, hosted the whole event it was great


    We are a full-service event planning company. We can work with any budget. Our company specializes in weddings, anniversaries, reunions, and adult and children parties. We also offer catering services and uplighting for events.


    I'm an event planner. I can help with any party hosting, bridal need, birthday, retirement, etc., so that the occasion will be a very special event to remember.


    Event Solutions is an "all services including" Event Planning Services. Enjoy your Celebrations, It's our job to attend to the details... We Plan and Decorate: Weddings & Anniversaries Parties Dinners & Banquets Baby & Bridal Showers School Functions Business Meetings & Training Seminars


    I plan weddings and events as well as coordinate events and set up. I can help you plan your event down to every little detail. I have awesome organization skills, attention to detail, and proven ability to complete projects on time. I can take all the stress off of you and give you an extraordinary event.


    Makeup is not only an art, but also a service. You will look your very best in a pampered setting. I have experience with brides, proms, and fashion shows all over the country, including New York Fashion Week. I have experience planning beautiful and fun weddings, concerts, birthdays, baby showers, etc.


    We are the best in silk floral bouquets/ florals.. We are artists and designers with an eye for different


    Designing events that have long lasting impressions and are Destined for Excellence


    I can take any plans for an event and make it spectacular with the necessary budget given, Negotiation of contracts and venue selection


    My goal is to provide my clients with a stress and hassle free day. Any event whether large or small is treated with the highest standards and the utmost care.


    I create unique candy buffets for private and corporate events, birthdays, anniversaries, baby and bridal showers, banquets and tea events, and weddings.


    I have been in the wedding business for three and a half years; I have been taking classes to better myself as a coordinator! I am an assistant coordinator at Houmas House Plantation and I also work at Oak Lodge Conference and Reception Center during the week. I also am planning several events on my own on the side! I hope you consider me in your decision making process! Thank you!


    We provide the following: * event decorating * balloon decorating * wedding planning * ice sculptures * party supplies and many other services

    • 18 years in business

    I will answer anything you want to know and need. I have the answer. I am plain in any and everything, just bring yourself with no worries. Weddings, baby showers, events and small and large parties, we have it all.

    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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