I loved designing and planning every detail of my wedding, but I knew I needed someone to execute my plans and address any mishaps that might arise. That is exactly what Lauren did! From our very first meeting, she immediately demonstrated that she could take all my plans and execute them exactly how I pictured. She went above-and-beyond to make sure everything ran smoothly. From typing up changes to the ceremony script at 1AM the night before the wedding to swooping in with Goldfish crackers to calm a fussy flower girl-- she had it all under control. Lauren's knowledge and professionalism allowed me to be fully present and relaxed on my wedding day, instead of worrying about centerpieces and schedules.
Lauren is an absolute dream, a miracle worker, a wedding wonder woman, and also a whole lot of fun to spend time with. When I started planning my wedding on my own I kept thinking "I got this" until little logistical details started keeping me up all night as I got closer and closer to the wedding. Hiring Lauren was the best thing my husband and I could have done to make our wedding even more perfect. Lauren is organized, thoughtful, kind, and always went the extra mile to make things easier for us and put our worries to rest. Every single person in our wedding party commented on how much they loved her and couldn't believe we had found someone so amazing to run the show. Lauren is detail-oriented, thoughtful, and innovative. She is a logistical mastermind and gave consideration to every tiny detail of our wedding. As the first person in my friend group to get married-- I didn't have a lot of reference points for how a wedding operates, but Lauren was so easy to talk to and always understood exactly what I was trying to say during our conversations. I trusted her completely and appreciated every piece of advice or suggestion she put forward. She was such a joy to work with, lovely to talk with during our Skype meetings, and made our wedding even more enjoyable. I'd recommend her to absolutely anyone!
LAUREN SCHAEFER IS THE CONSUMMATE PROFESSIONAL! This review (by the MoB) is long overdue, but I wanted to share my gratitude for ALL that Lauren did to make Kathleen and Michael’s wedding magical -- mid-size wedding and reception (130 guests) on a Thursday evening at The Green Building in Brooklyn. Chef Rossi & Raging Skillet did the catering, Quyn Duong was the photographer -- all fantastic! Kathleen and Michael are actors with day jobs, and we live in Atlanta, so we knew that we’d need help with logistics. Lauren worked with us to get everything arranged, giving good advice but always respecting – even anticipating – what Kathleen and Michael wanted. Then the night of her wedding, Kathleen ended up going onstage as an understudy for Zoe Kazan in the Roundabout Theater production of “Love, Love, Love.” The heroine of the behind the scenes story is LAUREN. She contacted The Green Building, the caterers, the photographers and all the guests to keep them updated on this crazy development, arranged to extend the reception for an extra hour to enable the newlyweds to return to their reception after the show and enjoy all the traditional activities like cutting the cake, toasts, dances. Wedding day - Lauren arranged for guests to be greeted with a glass of champagne or sparkling water as they arrived so that they could mingle with the bride and groom (who opted NOT to stay hidden away before the ceremony). Afterwards the (beautiful!) ceremony, Lauren choreographed a send-off line as the newlyweds headed off to the theater district, kept the flow of the evening going smoothly – drinks, passed hors d’oeuvres, and food stations, music and dancing – and cued the DJ when at 10:30 Kathleen and Michael returned. Lauren’s attention to detail, her warmth and calm, her ability to keep everything on track were amazing. I recommend her enthusiastically and without reservation!