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Derenda Whitaker

event planner , wedding planner

Derenda Whitaker

Dallas, TX

"Extravagant Events"

Custom Events & Wedding Planning

"Exceptional Service.........Unforgettable Memories"

No job too l

My name is Derenda Whitaker. I am a certified International Event & Wedding Planner (IEWP). I'm also the Co-founder of Extravagant Events. I've been planning various types of events spanning over 20 years. I have always had a passion for planning events and bringing people together. Being blessed with creativity, a strategic mind for business, a eye for detail, a passion for dealing with people, drawing, painting, decorating, sewing, making arts and crafts, floral arrangements, etc., I decided to explore a business that would allow me to use my gifts. Event planning was just the business for me.

Everyone has a special moment in their life that warrants celebrating and my goal is to make that moment one that will never be forgotten. At Extravagant Events, your event will make a signature statement with the highest level of quality and service.


Whether your event is business or social, Extravagant Events can manage all of the details and deliver an event that makes a statement. Hiring an Event Planner is a smart decision for anyone when planning a special event. Our services include event design, and vendor management for events such as:

engagement parties
bachelor/bachelorette parties
birthday parties
themed parties
product promotions
business meetings
company outings
social events
private, intimate dinners
and much, more.

At Extravagant Events we offer multiple packages to choose from:

*Complete Event/Wedding Planning Services* planning and organization, coordination of all vendors and services, (for weddings: direction and coordination at the rehearsal and on the day of the wedding)

*Planning and Preparation Services* planning and organization, coordination of all vendors and services

*(For Weddings)Direction of wedding rehearsal and wedding day events only*

*Specific Service and Vendor Coordination Services (examples: engagement announcement, invitations, wedding gown and accessories, ceremony music, transportation,gift registry, and much more)

We will work with you and your individual budget to create your dream event, offering creative and unique ideas, organization, cost-cutting tips, and referrals to the best vendors in the area. We can help with invitations, decorations, themes, personal styling, cake design, transportation and more! Or if you're just looking for a coordinator for day-of activities, we'll be there to help you!
Our team believes in creating unforgettable memories for years to come. Your event will be the talk of the town!

Available for consultation:
Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. by appointment
Prices are based upon your event needs.


In the beginning, my husband and I decided to have a graduation party for my daughter who graduated this past May. After looking for venues and trying to add up the cost, it became overwhelming for me. That's when I decided to ask your advice! Little did I know that we would end up having a luau themed, swimming party! That was one of the best decisions that I have made! Your excitement and passion during the planning stages made us so excited! Not only was it beautiful, but it was so much fun! I just want to thank you so much for the great job that you did. From the decorations to the food and the activities, it was a great time. You even took the small budget that we had and made it happen! We couldn't believe it! Everyone was so impressed with the professionalism that you and your staff showed! We will hire you again for our next major event! My daughter and her friends had a blast! Thanks again, Gwen & Walter Storms

Derenda, I would like let you know how much we loved the Retirement Party that you planned for me. All of my co-workers loved the idea of a Black & White party! I loved the decorations and your serving staff wearing police hats and black outfits!! Everyone thought that was so neat. It was a happy, yet sad time for me but you helped to make it one of the most memorable times in my life! Thank you, Whit