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Lake Charles Wedding Planners

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April Brooke Photography
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren O.
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I have nothing but outstanding things to say about April! Photography was the one aspect of our engagement and wedding that was most important to us. We had a very tight budget so we searched long and hard to find a talented photographer who was also competitively priced. We found that and more in April. We knew we wanted to book her the second we met her. She is the perfect blend of spunky, silly, artsy, and professional. She walked us through her creative process in our first meeting which was incredibly helpful because both of us were photo-simple. She was unbelievably receptive to our ideas and even excited to include our puppy in our engagement shoot. On the day of our engagement pictures, she was very hands on with regard to posing, fixing our hair, and making sure our clothes were in place. Yet, also simultaneously eager to photograph poses that were important to us. Some photographers are disengaged and you have to do all the posing yourself (which would have been disastrous for us), while others are too controlling and unwilling to deviate from their own vision (which would have been way less fun). Half of our engagement pictures are us laughing at each other, and the other half are us laughing at April. We had so much fun taking pictures and they turned out absolutely perfect! I have friends who spent upwards of $6,000 on wedding photography and we have been told by them that they think E and I's pictures are higher quality. Another thing we like about April is her hands-on approach. She is meeting with us a few months prior to our wedding to talk through our family dynamics and make a detailed schedule for the day. She has talked us through her method for getting families, wedding parties, etc. through the process in an efficient manner and we could not be more thankful for that! Hiring April was the best decision we've made with regard to our wedding. We love her, our pictures are incredible, and we could not say enough wonderful things about her!

Traditions Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Julia E.
Verified review

Chef Anthony and the workers at traditions catering have an amazing understanding of what every little girls childhood dream of what their perfect fairy tale wedding would be like and so much more. This man clearly knows the heart, desires and concerns of a woman on that long awaited day. Anthony was easy and delightful to work with; took my thoughts and turned them in to reality. I walked out on a few others around town made me feel as though my ideas were impossible and only wanted to do my wedding day there way. My brides maid sister told me to call traditions and then relax that they had done her wedding and highly recommended them. could never have thought of the suggestions that rolled so easily from his original and thoughtful ideas. My wedding was so beautiful and elegant i walked out on to the lawn and and my breath was taken away it was more then i ever imanaged I felt like a princess everything flowed on without the stress I had been dealing with The event of my life and he made my dreams come true. The food was more delicious then even any restaurant I've eaten at and I eat good more creative than I could have ever expected. Ive attended and have never seen or tastwsat least 12 weddings in las vegas And never seen food that looked so beautiful. And tasted so great The quality of each coarse exceeded what I expected for what Traditions Catering quoted. This sit down event impressed my guests so much Anthony booked two more weddings and hell be doing my baby shower in June . The service never left a single person noticing that they wanted for anything. Using this service made it a reality that as a Bride my wedding could be the storybook I had always imagined. My special day really was more than the one I had spent so many hours dreaming of for so long. The behavior of my guests is the only thing that could have been better. I would like to see more people trust their special day in confidence with Traditions Catering. I can't think of anything I would change thank you Anthony and staff of traditions catering.

events designed
5.0
from 1 review
  • 16 years in business
Janice H.
Verified review

Professional service, Shawn, you and your entire team Events Designed created magic for us. We are now the wedding to beat! We could never thank you enough!!

  • 6 years in business
Joseph J.
Verified review

My daughter's Birthday Party. Tammy did a wonderful job decorating, she was very professional on time and the food was delicious. I recommend that if you need an Event Planner/Caterer that, is professional contact HER....

About

Wedding's Catered to You has more than five years experience providing excellent service in a multi- range of wedding services , which includes but not limited to; customized vow writing, pre-marital and after relationship counseling, ceremony coordination, decor, floral arrangements, vow renewals and many more.

About

Southern Soiree is the perfect choice for your wedding or event planning and designing needs. Southern Soiree has a variety of different packages and services. Check us out on Facebook!

About

Have Experienced Chef and former Dietary Manager. Scottsdale Culinary Institute Graduate

About

I meet with prospective clients, counsel, make wedding plans, and preform the ceremony. My wife will assist with the plans, locally. I am an ordained minister with 40 years' experience with weddings of all sizes.

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We provide complete pre-wedding counseling and theme weddings with a wedding consultant available. We have a cowboy themes specialty.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a wedding planner?

A wedding planner is a professional service provider whose job it is to organize and execute all the details of a couple’s wedding. A wedding planner can be contracted at any stage in the wedding planning process to help to any degree the couple is willing to pay for. Wedding planning is similar to event planning in that a planning team handles the coordination of multiple wedding elements including catering, venue, guests, entertainment, decor, transportation and more. Anyone who has ever been involved in a wedding can confirm that wedding planning is hard work. Experience brings wisdom when it comes to avoiding or resolving day-of challenges. There is no legal regulatory body that oversees or certifies wedding planning as an industry. Anyone who chooses can call themselves a wedding planner. When looking for a wedding planner, be sure to read reviews, and make smart hiring decisions by asking about licenses and insurance.

How much does it cost for a wedding planner?

Wedding planning is a full-time job — unless you hire a professional to handle the hard work for you. The cost for a wedding planner will depend on the level of service you desire. The least expensive wedding planner option is day-of coordination, then partial service, then full-service.  

The national average cost for wedding planning is between $990 and $1,300. Costs are greatly affected by region, with rural or smaller-town wedding planners often far more affordable than planners in higher-cost cities. Here are some examples of the various levels of wedding planning and their potential average costs:

  • Day-of-wedding coordination: $800-$1,700. Day-of services can include the planner finalizing all details, creating a timeline, confirming vendors and overseeing all setup, day-of activities, and cleanup. The couple does all the front-end planning and contracts all the vendors. Time commitment could be about 15-25 hours, depending on pricing.
  • Partial service: $1,500-$3,800. Here the planner works with the couple from the beginning, helping contract vendors, creating a timeline, and overseeing all details of day-of execution. Time commitment could be about 30-60 hours, depending on package and pricing.
  • Full service: $3,500-$8,000 or more. Here the professional handles all wedding and planning details including working on design, securing rentals, getting the venue and vendors, and handling complete execution of the event. Time commitment could be 50-150 hours or more, depending on package and pricing.
  • Consulting: $50-$150 per hour for design, vendor, reception and other wedding planning consultation.
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