We had recently moved to Vermont when we got engaged, so finding Lori was absolutely a dream come true. Right from the get-go, she understood what my vision was for our wedding and even though we had some slightly alternative ideas, she took them in stride and helped us to make our wedding absolutely perfect. From helping us find the right vendors, to making sure we were staying on track with our planning, to thinking of the sweetest details like a “barn first look” and asking what our favorite drinks were so she could deliver them to us after the ceremony — I can’t even explain how much thought and consideration she put into our wedding. Despite a little rain, Lori made our day absolutely perfect and made us feel completely at ease. I even felt like I was going to faint for a hot second before walking down the aisle, and Lori had the DJ play another song, found a place for me to sit, and had the caterer bring some water and snacks. One of my bridesmaids said to me later that Lori thought through and created a resolution for that moment faster than anyone else with me (including multiple bridesmaids and parents!). We would absolutely recommend hiring Lori – she is a wonderful planner and human being.
~Sarah & Chris September 2019
My sister hired Lori to help with the day-of execution for her wedding. I met Lori at the rehearsal, and it was clear very quickly that she was truly a professional that was going to make the entire day an event to remember. She was thoughtful, well-organized, and a resource of knowledge about the area. Lori and her helpful assistant allowed everyone to feel calm and truly excited for the wedding ceremony and reception. She worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure everything looked effortless, and I know my sister and her husband appreciated Lori’s help so much. Thank you, Lori,!!
~Kelly July 2019
From the first phone call I had with Lori, I knew she was the perfect coordinator for our day! I was immediately so comfortable with her and I could tell she understood my vision and was very relatable and easy going. She was thorough in the questions she asked and went over every detail with me to be sure she could execute exactly what I envisioned. When looking for a coordinator, I focused on 3 things: 1. Someone who was able to work with someone as particular as I am, being an event planner myself. 2. Relatability and personable – someone who took time to get to know me and our story and understood we didn’t want a “cookie cutter” wedding experience 3. Flexibility – someone who could work with where I felt I needed the most support. Lori hit all these marks for me! Lori and Michele exceeded my day-of expectations. They set up all my DIY Decor flawlessly, made sure all my vendors were following the timeline, made decisions when they needed to be made and were just there for whatever I needed. If you’re on the fence about whether or not you need a coordinator, let me be the one to tell you, you do – and it needs to be Lori and her team.
~Kelsey & Michael May 2019
My daughter, the bride, had moved to Burlington shortly before she got engaged. This made planning a wedding even more challenging than usual. Fortunately, we were able to hire Lori to help. Being a native, Lori was able to recommend wonderful vendors and venues. She kept the bride and groom on track as far as their schedules, meeting regularly with them and sending them meticulous to-do lists. The bride and groom felt well supported. All of this was good, but her “superpower” skills were not seen until the weekend of the wedding. Lori was extremely capable and remarkably calm throughout the weekend. She was also consistently warm and kind to both vendors and wedding participants. She was clearly in charge, but in a way that was not bossy. Lori was flexible with last minute changes. This included moving the ceremony inside due to inclement weather. (You would have thought the ceremony was always planned to be inside! ) Overall, she and her assistant allowed us to relax and enjoy the wedding. How lucky we were to have Lori as our wedding planner! Would not hesitate to hire her again!
~Kathryn September 2019
We hired Lori for our day-of-coordination, and it was the best decision ever. She ensured that we could actually enjoy our wedding day and kept everything running so smoothly and on time. She also was available before the wedding for questions we might have as we planned our wedding from afar, and we had access to an online wedding planning program to keep ourselves organized. We HIGHLY recommend working with Lori and her team!
~Jana & Adam July 2019
Lori did an AMAZING job managing our wedding!
We had our wedding at an unconventional space, a VERY rustic barn that had a lot of moving pieces. She and her assistant did an awesome job setting up and bringing my vision to life, making sure all the vendors had what they needed, and making sure the event flowed along seamlessly. Leading up to the wedding day she was great at communication and making sure nothing was looked over. We would hire Alluring Wedding & Events 100 times over.
~Julie & Josh September 2018
As a first-time mother of the bride who was helping my daughter with the planning, I wanted to ensure that everyone involved was going to have an enjoyable time on the wedding day. Hiring Lori and her staff to coordinate the day was absolutely the right decision. She truly was the ‘Master of Ceremonies!’
The wedding was held outdoors at the home of the groom’s parents and there was a lot of uncertainty in the morning regarding the weather. A rain plan had been thought of but ultimately the bride and groom decided that they really wanted the ceremony outside which caused a shift in the timeline to avoid the heaviest projected rain. Lori was exceptional at taking in all the cues and managing the communication with the bridal couple, family, guests and vendors alike. Her adaptability and experience were immediately evident from the moment she arrived at the venue. Lori quickly assessed what needed to be done and jumped right into action. She assisted with the final décor details and skillfully guided everyone into their proper places when needed. More than once I saw her gently corralling family members to ensure they did not miss any photographs, toasts or the cake cutting. Lori also has a keen eye for the aesthetics. She is artistic and creative. When it came time to cut the cake, she set up the table and accessories against a beautiful natural backdrop and repositioned floral arrangements to create a perfect setting for the guests and photographer to view the couple.
During the afternoon I saw my daughter and husband walking the grounds together with beautiful smiles on their faces. She later told me that they were looking at all of their family and friends together in one place, having fun and were so happy with the way the day turned out. Thank you so much Lori for all that you did to bring their vision to fruition.
~Betsy & Don June 2018
Lori, I can’t thank you enough for helping me create the Bat Mitzvah celebration I envisioned for my Ella and making the process both easy and fun to boot. From the event timeline and room decor, to the candle lighting ceremony display and candy buffet, I knew that you cared about every little detail as much as I did. So many of my guests told me how amazing everything looked and as you know, the photographer told me it was the best candy buffet she had ever seen. You also took a huge stress off of me by helping me with the logistics of the room decor for the kiddush luncheon the previous day; I seriously don’t know what I would have done without your help. In addition, from bringing my vision for the party to life, I hope you know how invaluable it was to me to have you and your assistant Michele, there the entire time to help keep us on task and manage everything. You were always at least one step ahead of me which allowed me to relax and truly enjoy the party with my guests. Lastly, thank you for being so sweet to Ella, and making her feel as special as she deserved to on such an important day in her life. She loved experiencing the big room reveal with you before the party started and hanging out with you prior to making her grand entrance. I simply couldn’t have asked for a better party planning partner for this major, and at times overwhelming, event in my, my daughter, and family’s life.
I’m excited to know I’ll get to do it all again with you for Orion’s Bar Mitzvah in three years.
-Laura April 2018
Lori proved her professional skills were worth their weight in gold as she made the surprise birthday party, I had for my partner the best party he had ever had! During the initial consultation I told Lori what I had envisioned for his party and the Harley Davidson theme. She not only pulled off what I dreamt up but added to the party many times over with her personal touches and suggestions, which made the evening into a dream come true. She communicated throughout the entire process. There was very little I had to do other than agree with her ideas! I too was surprised as we walked into the party with all Lori had accomplished. I was able to truly enjoy the surprise with my love, family & friends because Lori took care of every detail. Thank you, Lori, for marking our party one that people still talk about months later! You’re the best!!
Hi Lori – I wanted to thank you and your staff for making the wedding this past weekend such a delightful success! As I told you, we really appreciated the way you were able to manage the event without it ever feeling intrusive or stressful to the guests or the participants.
Lori was an absolute godsend. Hiring her was the best decision we made when planning our wedding. We hired her as a day-of coordinator, having done most of the planning ourselves. From the moment she showed up on the morning of our wedding, we felt as if a weight had been lifted from our shoulders. Thanks to her, we were able to relax and enjoy our wedding day to the fullest. Lori oversaw the set-up and clean-up, made sure everything flowed well, handled communications with the venue, and tackled a number of unforeseen crises as they emerged. Whenever I needed something, she was somehow always right there, ready to help, and yet she was totally unobtrusive. She took time to understand our vision for the wedding and to make that vision a reality, while adding little touches of her own that were right in line with what we wanted. Lori has a rare ability to be calm and friendly under pressure, all while being extremely effective at getting things done. At the end of the evening, I lost a handkerchief that was a family heirloom — one of the waitstaff had apparently cleared it from the table. I told Lori and within 30 seconds she magically appeared with the handkerchief. This was just one of many small miracles she performed for us. We kept saying to each other for days afterwards that hiring her had been our smartest wedding choice! We would highly recommend Lori and her team to any couple.
~Amy & Daniel