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Lotus Events is a wedding and event planning company that serves Austin, Texas, and the surrounding area. Owner and event planner, Tara, is passionate about providing couples with a fun, memorable and stress-free wedding planning experience. Energetic, hard working, knowledgeable and flexible, Lotus Events can customize a package that will fit your individual needs and budget.


Services Offered
Lotus Events offers event planning services for weddings, social and benefit events. Their most popular package is The Standard, which provides support throughout the month before your wedding and during your wedding day. Event services offered include the following:

  • Consultation and vendor referrals
  • Wedding budget management
  • Event décor and design
  • Wedding Checklist
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • Unlimited communication
  • Partial planning
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

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

$2,000

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$2,000

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$6,000

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$125

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of Coordination
Full Planning
Partial Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double Weddings
Elopement
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious
Religious
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Reviews of Lotus Events

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Tara from Lotus Events is highly praised as an exceptional wedding planner. She is described as professional, detail-oriented, and calm under pressure. Reviewers appreciated her quick response times and helpfulness throughout the planning process. Tara's ability to take charge and handle unexpected situations was highly valued, and many couples credited her for making their wedding day go smoothly. Her communication skills, knowledge, and coordination with vendors were also commended. Overall, reviewers highly recommended Tara and Lotus Events for their wedding planning needs.

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Tara from Lotus Events is highly praised as an exceptional wedding planner. She is described as professional, detail-oriented, and calm under pressure. Reviewers appreciated her quick response times and helpfulness throughout the planning process. Tara's ability to take charge and handle unexpected situations was highly valued, and many couples credited her for making their wedding day go smoothly. Her communication skills, knowledge, and coordination with vendors were also commended. Overall, reviewers highly recommended Tara and Lotus Events for their wedding planning needs.

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Katherine R. Sent on 03/14/2022
5 out of 5 rating

TARA: The OG Wedding Planner

TARA is the REAL MVP! Seriously! We could not have planned this wedding without her and sure as heck could not have pulled off our rainy day wedding without her either. Tucker and I are so incredibly thankful for Tara and how talented she is. We truly felt like she was our dear friend helping us through every step of the way. She knows her stuff and she gets it done while staying in great communication with you every step of the way. We really can't express enough how much you should hire this woman before she gets booked up! If you want a wedding planner who is communicative, on top of everything little detail (she's OCD about all of the little things just like me so that was a big WIN), cool, loving, and your biggest cheerleader then this is your girl! BONUS: Her husband was our DJ and I swear he made it the PARTY of the year. All of our friends couldn't stop telling us how insane our dance floor was and we even saw some asking for his information after the night was over! haha If you're tired of cheesy DJs and are looking for a cool one then DJ Holden It Down is your man!
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Sydney W. Sent on 07/18/2023
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BEST Wedding Planner

WOW!!! I don't even know where to start with Tara Blackwell from Lotus Events. I first want to start by saying there would be absolutely no way we would have gotten through this time without her. Anytime I had a question (even 11 months out) she provided a quick response. As it got closer to the wedding, she made herself readily available to meet us or join us for meetings. This was extremely important since we were getting married outside of where we lived. I have been in many weddings who have wedding planners and Tara has hands down been the best. Even everyone in my wedding party, family, etc loved her and respected her. The way she can take charge and control of situations while still being calm and composed is amazing. It is exactly what a Bride needs on her wedding day. I think it is one of the main reasons I was able to remain so calm and still enjoy, even when our rehearsal was completely rained out and were unable to practice before the big day. I knew she had everything under control. I also cannot fail to mention how well she knew her stuff. There was not a question I asked where she did not have a well thought out and helpful answer. Also, another huge thing is my husband even loved her as much as I did. She was the perfect balance of both of us, so was able to communicate on both our levels which was great. I could seriously go on and on. If you have any question to book with Lotus Events, let me be the one to say, STOP here and do it! You will not regret it at all!

- a VERY VERY pleased Bride!
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Tiffany Sent on 02/25/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible!

Where do I begin... Tara at Lotus Events was INCREDIBLE! She is professional, fun, friendly and extremely detail-oriented. She's easy to get ahold of and she's truly an incredible woman. I feel so blessed to have had her as our day-of event coordinator on our wedding day. She made everything go so smoothly and she went above and beyond to make it all so special. I'm so grateful for her expertise and hard work. I don't know how I would've done it without her. I'd highly recommend her to any bride looking for an amazing wedding planner/coordinator in the Austin area. She's amazing and I can't say enough good things about her!
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Tara Blackwell
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Hi!

Tara here, Owner/Lead Planner at Lotus Events. With over 6 years of experience in the industry, I am most known for my great communication skills, high energy and passion. My clients are so important to me and I want you to feel comfortable, stress-free and welcome. I offer unlimited communication becuase I truly feel that having a great relationship with your client sets us both up for success! Send me a message today, I'd love to hear from ya!!

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