WHAT IS THE PLANNING PROCESS LIKE? IS IT STRAIGHTFORWARD AND TO THE POINT?
Yes, we don't believe in wasting your time, or ours! Planning is broken down by milestones and months. Impactful meetings, clear action steps and carefully thought-out touch-points - our time together is as efficient as it is enjoyable. We’re here to problem solve so you don’t have to, put out fires behind the scenes, and loop you in on an as-needed basis (because you’re too busy for nonsense).
WHAT COUPLES DO YOU SERVE?
All of them. Our mission is clear - the Lauren O & Co brand is based on a deep-rooted desire to showcase love stories of all forms—particularly the kind that are underrepresented in the wedding industry. We serve stories of all shapes, sizes, colors, and styles.
HOW MANY WEDDINGS DO YOU DO EACH YEAR?
We're very busy, okay? No, really we love what we do and wish we could plan all the weddings but the truth is we only work with a limited number of couples per year. 15 to be exact. If you feel we're a good fit, let's chat!
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WEDDING PLANNER AND A VENUE COORDINATOR?
We certainly understand all of the confusion - wedding planner, wedding coordinator, venue coordinator. While all play a vital role, your wedding planner is focused solely on you and your interests. We work exclusively with you to curate a celebration that stems from your story and style...without unnecessary stress or unwelcome setbacks.
The venue coordinator is there to protect the interest of the venue. Still confused? Our friends at Moxie Bright wrote this amazing blog on the topic.
HOW MANY WEDDING PLANNERS ARE ON YOUR TEAM?
You'll get all of me...and my team too. While you will be working directly with me during the planning process, you will have the opportunity to meet (and fall in love with) my amazing team of assistants. Our roles are split so that I can focus on planning with you while they focus on venue and vendor management. It's a win-win for everyone!
WE'RE NOT FROM THE AREA, WILL YOU SUGGEST ACCOMODATIONS AND A REHEARSAL DINNER LOCATION?
Yes! We're self anointed foodies and hospitality snobs. We're happy to suggest many of the amazing restaurants and hotels located throughout Raleigh, the Triangle and The Triad.
DO YOU OFFER DAY OF COORDINATION?
In short, no. We do offer event management which expands on the offering known as day of coordination. Unlike traditional day of coordination, you have access to our team throughout the planning process. We're happy to answer quick questions and offer thoughtful touch-points throughout the time you are planning. Our coordination piece begins three months out from your wedding date. We only offer this service to a limited number of clients per wedding season.
WHAT ABOUT BUDGET? DO YOU HAVE A MINIMUM?
Every wedding is unique therefore no budget is the same. Our couples tend to spend $350-$1,200 on the total wedding experience - (stationery, entertainment, venue, etc) - per guest.
WHAT ABOUT COORDINATING THE BRIDAL SHOWER AND WEDDING WEEKEND EVENTS?
We're here for it! We offer planning and coordination for events of all shapes and sizes. Just say the word and we'll build a custom package perfectly suited to your needs.
WHAT IS YOUR PRICING?
Our pricing is based on a number of factors, therefore we prepare a custom proposal for all of our prospective full planning couples. As a starting point, our event management pricing begins at $3,000 and full planning starts at $8,000.
Trust me, we're worth it and so are your time and sanity!
We're focused on all the details. Yes, even the smallest ones. Because they matter & we're checking for them!
We're your advocates. We're here to listen, remove barriers and get you back to living your life.
A CURATED VENDOR LIST. We carefully hand select and vet every single vendor we refer.
Not to brag, but we've been published in some of the most sought after wedding publications.
We've had the honor of serving over 60 couples since 2013.
We believe love is love. We serve couples of all shapes, sizes, colors, styles and forms.
Over nine years of experience in planning & executing weddings & events.
Tricia + Manny
If you are looking for a wedding planner who is going to go beyond what is expected of them, STOP RIGHT HERE! Lauren and her team are one of kind. I worked with Lauren and her team for 2 years. In those two years, Lauren and her staff were nothing short of amazing. They made sure all my visions and dreams came true. I had some personal issues come up during this wedding process and Lauren was there to take over and help everything come together smoothly. On a scale 1-10, I give Lauren and her team: A thousand! — Tricia & Manny
Emily + John
"You were a godsend from the very beginning of planning: answering all my crazy e-mails, re-assuring me when I was stressed, and handling every single little detail. But nothing can compare to how much the Lauren O Team rocked it last night. It could not have been any more perfect. I am so impressed by your crisis management, attention to detail, positive attitude, and just general awesomeness. Your team is also absolutely incredible. I know I didn’t have to worry at all the whole night." — Emily & John
Rachelle + David
"Lauren is AMAZING!!!!! She takes her time and gets to know you on a very personal level which makes a world of difference when you are trusting them to make sure your day goes off exactly as you wanted. Lauren and her team were so awesome and were there for us down to the last second!! She even had my phone which I left at the venue!! I can't wait to have another party just so I can work with them again!! Friends for life!!! — Rachelle + David