My then-fiancee and now-husband Mike and I were looking for a month-of coordinator to help us with our December 15, 2016 wedding at The Green Building, as we both work multiple jobs and have never planned a wedding before! Lauren was highly recommended by our friend, and we are SO LUCKY we hired her! She was incredibly helpful in the month leading up to the wedding, making all our "Ts" were crossed and "i's" dotted, continuously available, but never pushy or stressful to work or talk with. Her energy is always positive, upbeat, and focused on making sure your wedding is everything you dream it could be. And then, the week of the wedding...
I found out that I, since I was understudying a play at the time, would very likely have to perform the night of our wedding. AUGH! Lauren was nothing short of a miracle - she helped me put together multiple contingency plans, choose the best one and organize the new timeline. In the midst of all the insanity, Lauren was a solid rock of sensible enthusiasm and quick thinking. I honestly have no idea what we would have done without her. She is worth her weight in gold! Thank you, Lauren, for everything, and for making our wedding even more magical than I could have dreamed! - Kathleen Littlefield, Bride
Hiring Lauren as our wedding coordinator was literally THE BEST wedding decision we made (besides marrying each other). She went above and beyond in her communication with every single one of our vendors, was incredibly organized and on top of her game, and somehow miraculously handled every little detail, flaw, and hiccup with poise AND attention to detail. Our entire bridal party was raving about her, and our guests are still commenting about how seamless the entire event was (Thanks to Lauren!). Not to mention, she is just an absolute joy to be around. Honestly, I can say that my wedding day was everything I ever dreamed it could be, and there is no doubt in my mind that I owe that to Lauren. Hire her and expect your day to be perfect. End of story.
- Courtney and Christian Lichty, Bride + Groom
"Lauren Schaefer is, straight-up, good at what she does! Having her take the reigns during the week of my wedding was absolutely luxurious! She repeatedly proved to be on top of the plans, in close touch with our venue, and established a wonderful rapport with our vendors. On our wedding day, she was two steps ahead of everyone else--ready with an answer to any question or the right tools for any job. Her ability to have eyes on all facets of the event was truly extraordinary. She had every detail covered, from making sure both my best girlfriends had tissue packs on their seats during the ceremony to handily managing the thorough load-out of the venue at the end of the night. She even took the time to text me early in the day to make sure I ate something! If anything was not going well, you better believe that I had no idea about it as she expertly shielded us for any potential stress. Several members of my family and wedding party commented on how wonderful she was and I could not agree more! My wedding was a beautiful experience and, in no small part, I owe that to Lauren!" - Lauren Roth Shaw, Bride
"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." - Christy Johnson, Bride
In an attempt to have a very unique wedding my daughter and her fiancé decided to use multiple vendors and do much of the signs,decor and games on their own. This meant tons to coordinate with vendors coming at various times, carloads from our home and boxes to pack and unpack.
Enter Lauren, wedding coordinator extraordinaire! Lauren coordinated drop offs, pickups, people, and made this mother of the bride feel relaxed knowing every detail was being handled exactly as we had planned. I cannot speak highly enough of her services. -Laurie Favini, Mother of the Bride
"Lauren is an amazing "month-of" wedding planner! She took my daughter's dreams, planning and prep work and turned it into a reality. She managed all the plans and allowed us to just enjoy the day. As mother of the bride, I can't say enough about how on top of all the details she was and how gracious and kind she was as she took care of the wedding party, our family and friends and made the whole day run smoothly." - Susan Richardson, Mother of the Bride
"Lauren was just amazing! We do not know how we would have managed everything without her! My husband and I have both commented that of all the wedding expenses, hiring Lauren was the best money we spent for this wedding. We would highly recommend Lauren as an event coordinator!" - Paul and Gale Williams, Parents of the Bride
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