About Us



Central Texas Planning and Design has been in business for over eight years. With a great idea comes great things and we are here to create greatness! Our team can offer you the highest level of service for all your planning needs.

Trina Thompson, CEO and Lead Planner

Is an educated, world traveled, quick witted jack of all trades that will put your mind at ease with her abilities and knowledge.  Having vast knowledge and numerous contacts in the industry from Texas and beyond.  Your event cannot be in better hands.  She is a University of Oklahoma graduate that has many interest and expertise in areas such as wine, food, design, textiles, and makeup.  Having worked in the makeup and textile industry for over ten years her knowledge will help any client plan an event that will be executed with class and precision.  Trina, has lived all over the United States and Europe, although a native Texan her travel experience has exposed her to many different cultures and traditions that has shaped her flair to create the prefect event that will fit your style and needs.

Tara Brown, CFO and Planner

Is an accomplished project manager with a sharp eye for detail.  Nothing is left to chance with this very knowledgeable contract negotiator on your side.  She is an accomplished designer with the ability to turn your ideas into reality.  A native born Texas graduated from the University of Texas this Texas girl will make sure that your event is exactly what you want and have planned down to the last details.  Tara’s many interest include floral design, textiles, music, and wine.  Having worked in the marketing industry for over ten years and project management for over fifteen your event will be planned down to the last detail.  Tara, has also lived all over the United States and Europe and her tolerance of cultures and tradition will allow you to feel comfortable with planning any and all events.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much does planning cost?

The services that an event planner provides are unique to each client.  We debate all the time should we add pricing to our site and our answer is no.  Depending on your needs will determine what your investment will be.  We offer a wide range of options and we usually can find the package of services that will serve you and your budget the best.

How can you help me with my design ideas?

Most clients come to us with an idea of what they want their event to look like.  Our job is to take your ideas and turn them into reality. We guide you through the process by sitting with you and working through the details.  We then recommend premium vendors that work with us to bring your vision to life.

What is the advantage of hiring a planner?

A good event planner will be able to guide you through the process of planning an event in a way that will relieve the client of any stress.  Planners should know the best vendors and should make sure they are recommending the highest quality people for your event.  Depending on the level of service needed by the client, a planner will take care of all details of your event.  Whether it is arranging transportation or planning the prefect reception, a planner should have expertise in all areas of planning an event.

What should clients ask a perspective planner?

Clients should be comfortable asking a perspective planner questions and you should expect clear answers.  Some questions to ask would be:

  1. How much staff will be at my event?
  2. What specific services will be provided?
  3. How much support will be provided, for example will the planner be at vendor meetings?
  4. What will the investment be and how does it need to be paid?

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