Donisha · Married on 06/09/2018
They are the absolute best words can’t explain I love them so much!! Our wedding was beautiful!!! they helped me so much because I was clueless on wedding planning. Please go with Down Annie Lane u won’t b disappointedSent on 06/18/2018
Down Annie wedding planners for Brides on a Budget's reply:Thank you honey!!! It was such an amazing time working with you and your mom!!!! You were a beautiful bride!!
Julianne · Married on 04/21/2018
Toni and Joy with Down Annie Lane are simply wonderful! They go above and beyond to ensure that your wedding is everything you envision. They are incredibly affordable, and they have great connections around town to keep prices reasonable. They have connections with great vendors in town but are also open to finding further options or specific vendors as desired. Toni and Joy are darling people and were my biggest ally as I planned my wedding. They truly went above and beyond in their services and treat you like family. I highly recommend them to help plan your wedding!Sent on 06/29/2018
Roslyn · Married on 11/18/2017
These ladies are the best decision that my husband and I made throughout the entire wedding planning process. We hired them over a year and a half out from our date for full services. Even with the amount of weddings they do, I never felt like I was ignored-- they really love what they do and working with the bride & groom!! Lovely ladies to work with and 100% recommend.Sent on 12/06/2017
Down Annie wedding planners for Brides on a Budget's reply:Love you two!!! Thank you so much!!
Lindsay · Married on 10/18/2017
I cannot imagine anything that could make them better! Toni and Joy are absolutely amazing in every way. My wedding was perfect and the planning was fun and easy!Sent on 12/17/2017
Mickey · Married on 04/01/2017
My wedding night was the best night of my life. I owe that to Down Annie Lane. Toni and Joy thank you from the bottom of my heart. My day wouldn't have been the wedding of my dreams without you. You guys saw my vision and implemented it. Thank you for being you. I will always hold you ladies in my heart forever. If you want wedding planners that go above and beyond for you.. then BOOK them today!!!!Sent on 04/19/2017
Down Annie wedding planners for Brides on a Budget's reply:Thanks!! Miss you guys already!
stephanie · Married on 03/04/2017
There are no words to describe how amazing these ladies are. Being a destination bride, I don't know how this wedding would've happened without them! They made sure everything ran smoothly, and handled all the decor, meetings, etc. It was like hanging out with family, and i'm going to miss coming down to new orleans!Sent on 03/11/2017
Katelyn · Married on 12/03/2016
Best ladies in the business. Our day went off without a hitch and I couldn't be happier. I married the love of my life and had the wedding of my dreams. I would recommend Joy and Toni to everyone. They went above and beyond in every aspect of the planning process and day of set up.Sent on 01/26/2017
Bea · Married on 10/28/2016
Toni & Joy are the BEST! They will take you into their arms and guide you through everything in planning your Wedding! They become Family. Dear hearts and so Awesome! You're in Good Hands with these ladies. They will help you plan your dream wedding at your dream cost. Loved the whole process of planning with Down Annie Lane! They were wonderful helping my daughter have the Wedding Day of her DREAMS! Downannielane@yahoo.comSent on 01/14/2017
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lorrie · Married on 09/25/2016
I had someone make my silk flowers for my wedding and when I finally got them back (a month over due) they were absolutely unacceptable and falling apart. It was only 2 weeks before my wedding. I was in tears!!! i called My officiant who in turn contacted Miss Toni and explained the situation and the deadline. Miss Toni didn't even know me but she stepped up and not only did my flowers beautifully and finished in plenty of time, she wouldn't even let me pay her for her time or reimburse her for the additional supplies she purchased. They turned out BEAUTIFUL and I can't thank her enough!!!!!Sent on 10/09/2016
Kathryn · Married on 06/04/2016
Joy and Toni provided great recommendations for my daughter's destination wedding in New Orleans. They were great at accommodating our travel schedules and had appointments set for the days we were able to visit for venues, floral, catering... Both of these ladies were attentive to what my daughter envisioned for her wedding and made it happen. I would highly recommend their service.Sent on 07/26/2016
Abby · Married on 04/16/2016
Joy and Toni were fantastic wedding planners! My fiancé and I worked with them for our wedding and they went above and beyond. They helped us in every way possible, and really worked to help us enjoy the week of the wedding without stress! The day of the wedding they took care of everything, and all we had to do was enjoy the moment! My fiancée, family and I's expectations were exceeded in every way, and we would highly recommend them to other brides!Sent on 05/19/2016
Liz · Married on 03/26/2016
I can't not speak enough about how amazing DAL is. They were a gift to me and my now husband. They allowed us to have the most fun and amazing wedding, and also provided me with much needed venting/therapy sessions through the whole process. They are truly amazing women, and are flexible, resourceful and wonderful. I did not worry about anything on my wedding day and they managed any of my difficulties or freak outs leading up. I would not have been able to afford a wedding planner without them and I surely would have not had the wedding I had if I hadn't found them. Thank you so much Toni and Joy.Sent on 05/19/2016
User6737567 · 2+ years ago
Excellent choice!!! The Down Annie Lane experience was awesome.Sent on 05/20/2016
Sherri · Married on 11/20/2015
Joy and Toni made my day extra special, they made sure we didn't have to worry about a thing, and they knew how to save us money, I highly recommend them to anyoneSent on 05/12/2016
Lisa · Married on 11/15/2015
Toni and Joy are the ladies to call!!! For everything!!!! Floral, planning, decor and even counseling!!! Love those ladies!!!!Sent on 11/30/2015
User4739416 · 2+ years ago
Joy and Toni were great. The service far exceeded my expectations.Sent on 09/15/2015
Sheree' · Married on 06/06/2015
Toni and Joy are great!! I was already too far into planning my wedding myself to need a planner but what I did need was a decorator for the day of. These ladies really came through for me. The decor was beautiful as were all of the bouqets! I was extremely happy and got so many compliments. I can not say enough about these ladies and what a joy they are to work with!Sent on 06/23/2015
User5511346 · 2+ years ago
My mom, sister & I met Toni & Joy of Down Annie Lane at the Bridal Expo at the Pontchartrain Center. They were so friendly that when the time came to pick a wedding planner, we decided to go with them. They were reasonably priced and flexible to meet me when I could (given my crazy work schedule). They always had a good sense of humor to help reduce the stress of wedding planning, and they made sure we were on schedule with planning. They were a great help with running the wedding rehearsal since my venue did not have someone to do this. The day of, they made everything go smoothly & beautifully (they did the bouquets, boutonnieres & centerpieces). They also have an inventory of decorations that you can use as part of the service. Overall, they were great planners, and I would recommend them to anyone in the area looking for wedding planning help!Sent on 10/10/2015
nikki · Married on 02/28/2015
I absolutely adored Toni and Joy, they kept me sane and happy for many months!! My wedding turned out beautiful and exactly the way I pictured it!!! They did all of the decorations, we used all of their vendors, and most of all they kept me in my budget!!!Sent on 09/15/2015
julianne · Married on 01/24/2015
We hired Down Annie Lane at the very last minute to handle day of wedding coordinating and to tie up a few loose ends/help me develop a wedding day timeline for our vendors and very large, out of town, wedding party.Sent on 02/06/2015
OMG, did they do so much more than that! From our first conversation which went something like “If I understand you correctly, your wedding is in 2 weeks…” Joy and Toni hit the ground running. Both ladies were at my house the next evening for a meeting, where they got to work saving me money and literally taking work, like our DIY second line hankies, off of my dining room table and home to do.
Although all of our vendors were paid in full by the time we hired Down Annie Lane, Joy and Toni were still able to save us approximately $1,800 by streamlining our day-of timeline in a way that made some of our planned expenses, such as additional hotel rooms, unnecessary. The savings more than made up for their modest coordinating fees, but that wasn’t the point of the changes. Joy and Toni simply have the experience and skills to coordinate the logistics that made my wedding day run smoothly, and eliminate costs that would not have added value for us.
Joy and Toni are so modest. Besides jumping right in and taking over all wedding logistics in the last couple weeks, they were will help with anything!
Down Annie Lane was formed in honor of Toni’s daughter, who was a beautiful and smart bride-to-be. The work these two best friends do is a real tribute to her. By your wedding day, they will feel like family, as if you have 2 extra moms in the room (if your mom was a professional wedding coordinator)! Our real moms (and everyone else who encountered them from vendors to wedding party) loved them too!
Samantha · Married on 11/22/2014
Joy and Toni are amazing!!! At first I was more interested in day of planning, but decided to go a little further. By the time I decided to go with them, I already had my venues reserved and picked a photographer on my own. I had big things out of the way and wasn't sure how much help I would need.... but I was wrong. They ended up keeping me on track and making sure I had everything taken care of that I needed. It's great to have people with experience helping out. Joy and Toni always made me feel so comfortable, almost like family. Everything went perfect the day of the wedding! I am really going to miss meeting up with them to go over details :(Sent on 12/02/2014
User5138611 · 2+ years ago
Toni and Joy were such a God send. I was an out of town bride on a budget, and they were able to provide amazing vendors for a great price. They were always available to take calls and put my anxiety at ease. The decor they provided was SO helpful as well as absolutely gorgeous. I highly recommend this duo to any bride who wants to stay on budget. Our guests thought our wedding cost about twice the actual cost and that was all because of Toni and Joy. Thanks ladies!Sent on 06/02/2015
Erika · Married on 08/02/2014
Our wedding plans took a leap from San Antonio, Texas to New Orleans, Louisiana, as we decided to make our day even more memorable. We had the daunting task of coordinating over the Texas state line, everything from venue, decorations, permits, and even our prized second line. Our matron of honor connected us to various wedding coordinators, but one stood out to us: Down Annie Lane. Upon visiting their website, and reading their story, we felt even more compelled to give them a call to see how we could work together. From the moment we spoke on the phone to Toni and Joy, it was as if the planets aligned; they really are very modest when they say they ‘take care of everything and anything’, and yes, they excel at helping brides on a budget. Not only were they attentive and found ways to maximize our budget, they devoted so much time to our every questions, concerns, and inquiries. It really felt as if we were the only couple they had on their books, constantly keeping and open line of communication and being thorough and precise with their information. We arrived a month before our wedding to apply for our wedding license, and finally had the opportunity to meet Toni and Joy face to face. Per their request, we brought the majority of our decorations, wedding favors, cake toppers, etc,, and they willing took ownership of them to have them ready day of. Fast forward to our big day, Toni and Joy were magnificent, being our Wedding fairies, making sure all our wedding party, guests, and families were taken care of; attending to all details for our ceremony, reception, and second line; not to mention they made sure all our personal decorations were packaged safely. All we can say about Down Annie Lane is that anyone who is planning on having a wedding in NOLA should stop what they’re doing right now, and reach out to Toni and Joy. They are knowledgeable, efficient, friendly, wonderful, amazing, a God send, and any other word that encompasses two individuals thaSent on 08/30/2014
Paige · Married on 12/27/2013
Love Down Annie Lane!! Would recommend them to anyone in the future!!Sent on 01/16/2014
Bethany · Married on 12/21/2013
Toni & Joy were an absolute Godsend for our wedding!! I was really only interested in day of event coordination at first and didn't like the idea of wedding planners- boy was I wrong!!! They are the best thing that happened to my wedding (besides my husband!) and I am convinced I would have called the whole thing off and eloped without them. I could list all kinds of examples of how detailed, thoughtful and effective Down Annie Lane was when working out our wedding details and vendors- but the best things about them are harder to describe. They treat you like family and make you feel so important. My fiance and I commented a lot on how focused and dedicated they are, we often felt like we were the only wedding they were planning even though they had many other brides at the time, I believe even a wedding the weekend after ours! They went out of their way to include my mom who lives out of state, and were always candid with me. And our bridal party loved them too! I cannot say enough great things about them- We love you Toni & Joy!Sent on 01/29/2014