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Traci Hatchett

event planner, wedding planner

Traci Hatchett

Westerville, OH

Traci L. Hatchett, is the lead event planner and designer of Hatchett Event Planning & Design Group. My journey up to the point of launching Hatchett Event Planning & Design Group has been an interesting one; as my career over the past fourteen years has been in the world of project management and my project management experience has mainly been in the IT space. However, throughout my career I have had many opportunities to plan and execute events such as trainings for 100-500 resources in multiple cities simultaneously, board meetings for non-profit organizations, team-building retreats, marketing initiatives for sales groups all of which have been both small and large scales. With that, I have combined my years of experience as a project manager with my creative nature and skill-sets in the launching of Hatchett Event Planning & Design Group.

Hatchett Event Planning & Design Group is a full service event planning and design firm. We offer as much or as little service as you need to bring your event vision from conception to reality. What makes us stand out in this industry is the fact that we offer unique services above and beyond the typical event planning, coordination and design offerings. In addition to event planning and design, we offer our clients custom hand crafted gift basket services, hand-made bows for any occasion, themed event packages as well as the fact that we specialize in silk floral arrangements and centerpieces. We take the time to make the event as unique to our client’s personalities and/or themes that they have chosen for the occasion. For us, it is about the details and weaving those details into an event that will be one remembered by you and your guests.


We offer our client’s the following services:

Event Planning & Coordination

Consultative services (including in person, phone & email)
Vendor referral
Project management
Management of event budget
Venue research & selection
Negotiation and choosing suppliers
Arrange caterer
Menu planning
Sending invitations to attendees
Coordinating the activities of event personnel and vendors
Supervising at the site
Conducting evaluations of the event
Guest travel accommodations/transportation such as:
•Hotel research & selection
•Room block management
•Transportation coordination

Event Design & Décor

Vendor referral
Event design & décor setup/breakdown
Tablescape design
Timeline development
Vendor communications
Rental referral & selection
Venue research & selection
Budget management
Save the Dates, invitations & thank you notes design

Custom Hand-Crafted Services

Gift baskets for event guests
Event favors
Event decorations
Silk floral design
Graphic design


“After many years of working in the business world, my family wanted to throw me a “theme” type retirement celebration. A friend of mine recommended that I enlist the services of Hatchett Event Planning & Design Group; as they have a reputation of being very creative and thinking outside of the box. Hatchett Event Planning & Design Group suggested that “a walk down memory lane” theme would be something different. They created a skit as part of the program, which was my life thru five generations and did so with creativity, skill and professionalism. I was impressed with Hatchett Events as they have the keen ability to listen to their client’s ideas/visions and then make it a reality. I will always be appreciative for the memorable event that they created for such an awesome occasion in my life.”

Luci S. McLaurin

“There are times when I like to give a gift that is personal and touching other then flowers, it is great to have another option that is fitting to give that special person. I have ordered custom gift baskets from Hatchett Events for friends and family. Most recently, I ordered a custom spa gift basket for one of my daughter’s birthday’s and when it was delivered to her she was surprised and very happy with it and said “it is so pretty, I don’t want to open it.” Thanks Hatchett Events for making gift-giving so easy!”

Charlotte Swayne

“My daughter threw me a surprise 50th birthday party and through a mutual friend, used Hatchett Event Planning & Design Group to plan the event. I was so pleased with the the designs, color scheme, programs, invitations, video slide show and the amazing candy bar!! It was out of this world. The guests were impressed with the entire event. I just want to take the time to share the amazing job this company did.”

Shelly R. Andrews