Part of being an artist, is getting the privilege to meet people within the same field. I might not be a wedding planner, but I am starting to know a few! I met Lauren at a mini bridal expo about a month ago. She gave me the scoop on what she does as a wedding coordinator.
Brides are stressed to the max just before the wedding. I remember keeping a running list in my head at first, and then just delegating everything to my family (maybe I needed Lauren to show up 3 months before my wedding).
What I loved specifically about what Lauren does is that she lets the bride plan the main aspects of the wedding and she shows up like a white knight to make all those plans come to life. Her favorite wedding was where the bride and groom sang a unique song to one another for their vows.
"It was like they were the only two people in the room," Lauren said.
The night before weddings, you might find Lauren packing her bag of essentials. Don't be surprised if she has a steamer, bobby pins, band-aids and strap tape. Not only that, but the one thing she reminds the bride of is simply how beautiful she is on her wedding day.
"I want her to remember the dancing and impromptu photos taken with special friends and family," Lauren said.
When she isn't slammed by a wedding weekend, she just likes to spend time with her twin girls and husband. That might include going to Atlanta United games, movies or getting their nails done. That is something to love about Lauren. She values her family and has that balance between work and home.
I asked her who her favorite wedding vendor was, and she said,
"My wedding vendor inspiration is Jessica Dum of Jessica Dum Weddings. She is an exclusive, day-of coordinator with an awesome team, and great home and work balance. I love all her blogs and posts she sends out. I thrive to have a company in Atlanta like hers, in the years to come. "