We came to Lauren at Eclipse in early 2021 with dreams of a NYE wedding. We live in Brooklyn, but I am originally from Texas, so we wanted to have our wedding in Austin. Well, after purchasing a few wedding planning books from Amazon (they are ...
now collecting dust on my bookshelf, in case you can’t tell where this is going), I realized there was no way we could do this on our own. I realized that even if we lived in the same city as our wedding venue, we would still be in over our heads. The logistics alone during a “normal” year would have sent me over the edge, but with the rise and fall of health concerns over the past two years, we really needed help navigating the unexpected. Enter Lauren, our new best friend and wedding guru.
Intellectually, I realize there are no perfect people, but Lauren comes pretty darn close. She navigated contracts, listened to and interpreted our vision, offered advice (and therapy) when we felt like we were dropping balls/ getting overwhelmed, and saved our wedding more than a few times (insert covid fury and disappointment). I will refrain from mentioning all of the ups and downs (as to keep any other brides from reading horror stories), but so many things started unraveling toward our wedding date, and Lauren was so helpful and focused on making things great; I knew it would all be OK.
You might be the most patient, organized person ever, but when it comes to your own wedding, that kind of goes out the window. While I know you can “technically” do things on your own, it is just… it’s a lot, and I don't recommend it. You will be surprised how much you need someone who can offer perspective and solutions when things don’t go as planned (and trust me, that is true for any and every wedding that has ever happened). Your friends and family will be there to help you when you are deep in your feelings, but Lauren will do all of that AND help you figure out your options and solutions, while staying calm and positive. She books insanely fast, so IF you can get her, hire her!