Baxter's Creative Events is a professional wedding-planning company based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Company founder and lead planner Sandra Baxter is truly passionate about turning each couple’s individual wedding vision into a spectacular reality. Sandra prides herself on her expertise and innovation within the wedding planning industry. She is a member of several international and local wedding and event associations and stays ahead of the curve by continuously upskilling. This dedication to her craft ensures a professional and personalized experience for every couple she works alongside.
Baxter's Creative Events tailors each wedding-planning package to suit every couple’s exact needs and desires. Couples can choose from luxury full-planning services, partial-planning services, as well as month-of and day-of coordination. As a preferred planner of many Hampton Roads venues, Baxter's Creative Events can source bespoke venues and competitively-priced services to complete your special day. Sandra offers each couple a complimentary consultation to discover their ideal wedding vision, creating a custom package to suit any party size and style. Sandra and her elite team are dedicated to going above and beyond for their clients to facilitate a truly unforgettable wedding experience. Services include:
149 Reviews for Baxter's Creative Events
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Lauren B. · Married on 10/10/2020
The BEST of the Best Wedding Planners!
There are not enough words to express my appreciation for Sandy. I always say that she is my "lifesaver" during this wedding planning process. We could not get through wedding planning without her. She is a true rockstar. My fiancé and I hired Sandy in October 2018, a month after we were engaged. During the consultation, there was an instant connection and I knew that I had to hire her. Her vibrant spirit and authenticity was captivating. She had a fun and bubbly personality that meshed so well with mine. Once we began planning, I could trust her judgment and opinions when it came to certain details for our wedding as well as which vendors would be a good fit for our special day. Her attention to detail and thorough organization is impeccable. She is ALWAYS on top of things. Additionally, Sandy has made difficult conversations with vendors less tense and easier to navigate. She always remains professional and respectful of others. Although she has a gentle spirit, Sandy is a true leader and assertive when it comes to her client's needs for their big day. She will do her best to ensure that couples get exactly what they want for their wedding. She has great connections and relationships with vendors throughout the area, which is another great benefit. Her reputation is absolutely fabulous. Sandy has gone above and beyond for us during this entire wedding planning process. My fiancé and I currently live on two different continents with a 9 hour time difference, and she ensured that we were all on the same page while wedding planning. There have been many emails, video conferences and three-way calls to get things accomplished. Sometimes we would have multiple vendor meetings back to back when my fiancé would be in the country visiting. Sandy would always show up to our meetings with positive energy, a fun-loving spirit, and of course her Starbucks lol. She made those long days fun and memorable. Although it was a-lot to process during those multiple meetings, Sandy was patient and carefully explained to us everything during our appointments so that we could make the right decision for us. Throughout this entire process, Sandy has been AMAZING! When COVID-19 happened, Sandy was so compassionate and encouraging as we were conflicted on whether to postpone our wedding. When we ultimately decided to postpone our wedding to 2021 due to local restrictions put in place, Sandy immediately began contacting vendors to align everyone with potential new dates, getting new contracts, invoices, addendums, and took the lead on re-planning and organizing out big day. She gladly took on this task to ensure we had one less thing to worry about. It was a huge relief! She also was an emotional support and would be an ear to listen during that difficult time. After two years, which will soon turn into three years, Sandy has become a great friend and we consider her family. She is hands down the BEST investment I have made in my wedding. Sandy is truly a joy to work with and I HIGHLY recommend hiring her. You WILL NOT regret it!Sent on 09/09/2020
Baxter's Creative Events's reply:Awe Lauren, thank you so very much for the amazing review. I simply love, and adore you, and working with you has been a pleasure. Like I said in the beginning when we first had the consultation; I always go above, and beyond for all my couples to ensure their wedding planning is as stress free as possible, and an enjoyable experience along the way. When Covid-19 caused so many weddings to post pone to 2021, it was my duty, but also my pleasure to ensure all your vendors were on point with the new date, along with your venue as well. It also has given us even more time to get to know one another even better, and become closer during the planning process. I am so happy that you guys consider me family, as I also consider you as part of my family. Sometimes you come across a couple that simply makes you love what you do even more, and that is why I cherish my career, but also my couples at the same time. It is a lot of work to be a wedding planner, but I have the desire, professional knowledge, and ethical morals that keeps me going each day. I will also go above, and beyond for all my couples to ensure their wedding planning needs are met, and to ensure I am doing their wedding planning justice. I will always be here for you all along the way, to ensure you have the wedding of your dreams, but even after the wedding I will be here for you as a forever friend! Thank you again for the amazing review Lauren.
Yolanda P. · Getting married on 03/06/2022
The best wedding planner out there!
I can't say enough about Sandy Baxter, she is the best! I knew within 5 minutes of meeting with her that she was the right planner for me! She is so organized and very meticulous. My life is so busy with a full-time job, raising a family and going to school. I never worried because Sandy was always there helping me plan and reminding of upcoming timelines. Our wedding was supposed to be held June 2020 however COVID-19 had other plans. We had to make the unfortunate decision of canceling our big wedding celebration. Needless to say, we were devastated. As soon as I contacted Sandy she was right there to help with no hesitation. Sandy was not only my wedding planner but is now a friend.Sent on 09/11/2020
Baxter's Creative Events's reply:Thank you so much Yolanda for your kind words. I thoroughly enjoyed working with you for the past 20 months, designing your wedding, and helping you attain all of your vendors. It saddened me that Covid-19 came along, and put a wrench in things to where you had to change your date to 2021, but then military orders is now making it very hard for you to have your wedding on the planned 2nd date, and so you needed to cancel the wedding. I know you are heartbroken over this, but I'm so happy that you at least were able to get married to Rolando, and celebrate with your children during Covid-19. As a professional planner, there was no way that I was going to leave you hanging when you needed to cancel your wedding. I felt that it was necessary for me to help you to finalize all the cancellations to your satisfaction. I am also very happy that I have met you, and gotten to know you. Of course, in the future if you decide to renew your vows, and have the wedding reception that you did not get to have, you know how to find me. I would love to be there to help you plan your day. Thank you again for your kind words, and please stay in touch.
Alex · Married on 01/05/2021
I was very satisfied with my experience and the wedding went very smoothly.Sent on 05/29/2019
Thanks for everything!
Baxter's Creative Events's reply:Thank you so much Alex for the wonderful review. It was great working with you and I'm so happy that we met your expectations. Stay in touch
One of the best wedding and event planners in the Hampton Roads area! Sandy genuinely loves her work and builds relationship with all her clients. Her knowledge and years of experience with other local vendors is a great plus. Baxter’s Creative Events plan flawless events and you will be thankful that you hired them. -Brittany, Catering Sales Manager
"AMAZING" is the word that comes to mind that expresses the talents of this exceptional Wedding/Event Planner. As a DJ, I've had the distinct pleasure of working with Sandy on countless weddings and I have never witnessed or heard of her falling short in any area of her profession. From fulfilling all her clients needs and interests to working closely together with fellow vendors, Sandy is certainly your planner of choice. Professional - Smart - Experienced - Team Player = Sandy Baxter of Baxter's Creative Events. Hire her now and put her to work to ensure your wedding day is everything and more that you dreamt it would be!!!
Sandy is a very responsible wedding planner! Always making sure things are running smooth, keeping everyone on time and happy through out the event. I always enjoy working with her as a vendor because she makes sure everything is taken care of from start to finish.