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Covid crazy but Perfect! Lauren, Angela, and team were incredible. We originally hired them to coordinate a venue that was already decorated and they just had to coordinate day of. Because of COVID, our plans were cancelled. Angela not only helped us negotiate with the venue to get our money back, she helped us plan a whole new wedding in less than a month!!!! She was there for me every step of the way while I had meltdowns about the whole fiasco. Not only did she not ask for more money, she helped me to organize, she took it upon herself to come early to set up for our special day, and kept me calm throughout the process. She felt more like a friend than a planner! We are so thankful we had Angela on our special day. It was absolutely perfect and we couldn’t have asked for more. 100% recommend them for whatever you need! They are the best.

June 20, 2020

—Melanie—

Hiring Lauren for our wedding was one of the best decisions we made! We did most of the planning ourselves so used Lauren for day-of coordination but she made herself available for questions and check-ins while we were planning which was so helpful! On our wedding, Lauren made sure everything ran smoothly and on time. I don’t know how she did it but it felt like she was next to us the entire night and also running things at the venue simultaneously, and knew what we needed before we even asked! She’s also so organized, sweet, and easy. Definitely hire Lauren! It’s money well spent and having Lauren’s help makes everything a lot less stressful.

January 11, 2020

—Brooke—

We hired Lauren as a day of planner/ coordinator for our wedding in October at Bok. She was so much more than just a day of coordinator for us. From day one she was ready and willing to help us with everything that we needed. Even though I had planned a lot myself, and didn't want anything to slip through the cracks, about a month or so before the wedding, she urged me to step back and let her take if from there. Although reluctant, I trusted her and let her run the show. I'm so happy I let Lauren handle all the vendor details on day of and leading up to the wedding. Bok has a lot of things they require you to do in order to put on an event, and Lauren did everything and more with myself and all the vendors to ensure a seamless day. She enabled me to enjoy my wedding day, and put me and my now husband first. When we ran out of booze at the end of the night because we had a party crowd, she made sure to replenish. She made sure that timing wise everything we wanted got accomplished, and that my husband and I were where we needed to be. She has a sense of calmness she brings to everything and is extremely professional. She's also so personable you feel at home with her too. I honestly didn't have to worry about thing, because I knew Lauren had it under control. She even made sure to look after my purse and my husbands sun glasses that he always loses. Honestly, I can't say enough amazing things about Lauren. If you're looking for a planner, call her and more importantly book her! It's worth it and you won't be disappointed!

October 12, 2019

—Erica—

Lauren was a pleasure to work with and worth every dollar spent by someone who thought they could do it all themselves. She was worth every dollar spent and went above and beyond for us!

September 7, 2019

—Grace—

Lauren was awesome to work with! At first I didn't think I even needed a wedding planner, but I quickly realized I wouldn't have gotten through any of it without her. She was highly recommended to me by a friend and I'm so glad she was available for my wedding day. When I first met with Lauren, I only had a few ideas of what I wanted. She was very patient with me and helped me create my vision from start to finish. I trusted her 100 percent and she went above and beyond all of my expectations. She was sweet, knowledgeable, and made herself available to me throughout the entire process. Having Lauren at my wedding helped me to relax and enjoy the day, which I don't think I can thank her enough for!

May 6, 2017

—Nicole—

I don't know what I would have done without Lauren and Michelle! They really went above and beyond in helping me coordinate with vendors and dealing with all the little details. They were my advocates where the vendors were concerned and made sure that everything went smooth and that I didn't need to worry about anything.

March 25, 2017

—Jillian—

I was on my train ride home from work talking to a friend about how stressful the last 2 months before the wedding was going to be. The woman sitting across from me went digging around in her bag and pulled out her card and handed it to me. It was Lauren and she explained that she could help if I wanted. She asked me questions that I hadn't even thought of and said she would be able to coordinate between all of my vendors so I wouldn't have to. My husband and I had already booked alk of the big ticket items such as venue, photographer etc but Lauren explained she can start from the beginning with couples or do day of coordinating! I couldn't be happier that we decided to let Lauren help us..... We needed it and didn't even know it! She was professional and efficient. She took all the phones numbers of everyone we had hired and coordinated everything from the transportation to the catering to the DJ. I don't know what we would have done without her! She made our wedding day flawless! If anything went wrong, my husband and I knew nothing about it! If you think you've got everything handled, I'd reconsider at least having Lauren do her day of coordinating! Best money we spent on our wedding by far! She pulled everything together so I didn't have to pull my hair out! Thank you Lauren! Sincerely, Colleen McIntosh (previously Doyle)

December 31, 2016

—Colleen—

Lauren was fantastic to work with. She is detail oriented, realistic and very knowledgeable in her approach. My husband and I were hosting our wedding on our own and struggled with if investing in a day of coordinator was really the best use of our budget. It turned out to be the best decision we made as day of we could relax knowing all the details and unexpected issues that occurred were being handled by Lauren and her team. I would highly recommend working with Lauren for your next event!!

May 8, 2015

—Heather Ann—

I highly recommend Lauren for a wedding or any special event in your life! We contacted Lauren to work for us freelance after we met her at a venue, did not select the venue but liked her professionalism, organization and knowledge. We weren't happy with the selection of planners we looked at and lucked out that Lauren had recently moved up here and held a wedding planning position in the south prior. With all of her experience, she did not disappoint. Although she is capable and willing to do so, I did majority of planning myself including all contracts and negotiations. I kept her informed throughout our 9 month engagement, cc'ed on every email so when it was time to hand over the planning ~ 3 weeks out, she was in FULL control. She handled everything from caterer to scheduling the band, church venue to organizing the family! Incredibly sweet (southern charm!) and very accommodating, working with her was ideal and I was able to defer to her and her knowledge when I needed help. I guess the biggest question is would we hire Lauren again and the answer is undoubtedly yes! So glad she was able to help with our day!

November 22, 2014

—Elizabeth—

It is truly impossible to describe in words how helpful Lauren was throughout our wedding planning process. Her extraordinary competency and professionalism comforted me when I needed it most, and for that I will be forever grateful. Despite facing many obstacles along the way, Lauren always knew exactly what to say - and better yet - how to fix it. Having Lauren's guidance and assistance made the event exceptionally spectacular, and I feel incredibly grateful to have worked with someone as talented and compassionate on the most important day of our lives.

November 16, 2014

—Jenny—

Hiring Lauren was the absolute best decision we made throughout our wedding planning process. As a designer who prides herself in attention to detail, I knew that whomever we hired would have to meet a certain standard. However, Lauren exceeded our expectations and her expertise ended up saving us $17,800. Im sure that sounds outrageous but let me explain why. I am the bride that dreamed of the $50,000 wedding but did not have the budget to match. As our planner, Lauren met with us, heard the dream, and immediately went into action to see not only that we could afford it but that it would run smoothly; thus giving me peace of mind not offered by any other vendor. She negotiated with our venue (which was a 5 star hotel, not budging on anything to give us breaks); booked meetings with various venders around town that met our standards so we wouldn't waste our time with those that did not; She used her connections to get us out of season discounts and alerted me when deals came up that would increase our savings but still match our style. Aside from the budget, Lauren was a listening ear when wedding stress, friends, and family all became too much. She was there to keep me grounded and focused on the beauty of what was actually happening. In savings alone, her services paid for themself and then some but the most valuable thing we obtained was the ability to experience our dreams completely. Our day went off with out a hitch and we will be forever grateful for trusting ourselves and hiring this vendor.

July 19, 2014

—Andrea—

Beyond Excellence! Being self-employed I really didn't have the kind of time I wanted or needed to give either one of my daughters " The Perfect Wedding". Lauren only had 6 weeks to plan & execute one of my daughter's weddings which would have normally taken 12-18 months. Knowing how much time I needed to spend at work Lauren kept me informed daily either by emails, texts or phone calls. Whatever needed to be done was done! No job was too big or too small for Lauren. She was extremely sensitive to the Bride's requests along with her emotional needs as well. I was in a very bad car accident the day of the rehearsal dinner and was not able to attend. Lauren did it all! On the day of the wedding she was a life saver. Everything was done to perfection before, during and after the wedding. She was the last to leave the wedding at 1:00 am. She insisted that all of us go home and spend time with family. My other daughter's wedding was out of town and Lauren was there for 3 straight days to it through from beginning to end. Lauren is the most honest, responsible, professional and caring individual that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She is a very detail orientated person as well. If I had the opportunity to hire Lauren as my personal assistant I would. Logistics is the factor.

June 2, 2012

—Nancy—

Spectacular! Our decision to have the wedding here was a brilliant one! Lauren is a dream to work with, the room was beautiful, the food delicious. The location made for gorgeous pictures in the park. They only have one wedding at a time and the entire staff from bellman to room service seemed to know who we were and to be excited for us. I wholeheartedly recommend this venue.

May 31, 2014

—Debbie—

The staff at the Omni in Philadelphia was exceptional. Everyone seemed genuinely happy to be a part of our special day and went well out of their way to accommodate every person and every request. In particular, Lauren Westerman was by far, the best. She handled every single thing with such precision and enthusiasm that she is quite literally worth more than her weight in gold. Do not miss out on the opportunity to work with her in fabulous facilities with wonderful people.

June 14, 2014

—Sandy—

The Omni Hotel was the perfect venue for our wedding. We loved the location, the ambiance, the food, the staff, everything!! Even having to transition coordinators, our ceremony and reception turned out so beautifully. Can't thank Lauren, who had to pick up on our wedding details so soon before the event, and the entire Omni staff enough! I was so reassured that everything would go fine with her professionalism and attention to detail and it did. It was a perfect night. Our guests continue to rave about how wonderful the food was, and how the hotel was in such a great spot for visiting the city. Especially want to thank Kevin, Tarra, and Sue too for their service during the reception with us and our guests during dinner and at the bar. Thank you Omni for giving us such a memorable wedding to look back on!

September 21, 2014

—Janet—

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