I’m the type of person that likes to plan things. So when my daughter got engaged, naturally she figured I’d handle planning the wedding. I was so excited to do this and went right into planning mode. Then one day, as I was creating a vendor sp...
readsheet, I thought about how busy I was going to be the day of the wedding and I felt a sense of dread. It was at that moment I remembered the flyer I was given advertising Grand Events by Lori. After discussing it with my husband, I reached out and hired Lori to take over the reins the day of the wedding so I could just enjoy being the Mom. Now under normal circumstances my story would just end there and I would tell you how amazing Lori was the day of the wedding.....but these are not normal times! My daughter and her fiancé became ill 4 days before their wedding and we had to postpone it. When my daughter called me and told me she was positive for the virus I felt like I had been hit by a tidal wave. I immediately texted Lori and she just flew into action! Lori was able to easily navigate through all the phone calls, emails, and text messages to the vendors and venue to let everyone know what was going on. She assisted us in coordinating all the vendors to a new wedding date - even though she, herself, was not available on the new day that was selected. It was a miracle that all the vendors could move to the new day....but we were devastated that Lori could not. But she didn’t leave us high and dry - which honestly she could have - instead, she arranged for her assistant Jaime to run the day and it was a phenomenal wedding! The measure of a professional is tested during times of difficulty and I can honestly say that Lori proved, beyond a doubt, how amazing she is at her craft! I think with anyone else at the helm, I would have been panicking! But Lori handled it all with grace and finesse and even found the time to calm me down and put me at ease. So it is without hesitation, and with full confidence, that I HIGHLY recommend Lori of Grand Events by Lori to plan your wedding!! Lori is truly a master in her craft and you will be safe in her hands.
Reviewed On 4/06/2021 by Karmen L
Lori was every bit of amazing from beginning to end! She was very in tune with the bride's needs and wants. Her coordinating skills were wonderful. Naturally there are a couple of bumps in a wedding but she had full control and remained calm th...
roughout all of it. I could not have found a better coordinator for my best friends wedding... hands down! Thank you Lori and your assistant for everything. You both were absolutely wonderful to work with!
Reviewed On 4/02/2021 by Teresa M
Lori was the best!! She ran my daughters wedding so perfectly! I didn’t have to think about anything! I truly got to enjoy the wedding! Lori is worth every penny!! Thank you Lori for all you did to make Ashley and Preston have their dream weddi...
ng come true!
Reviewed On 4/01/2021 by Ashley S
Lori was absolutely amazing!! She did so much behind the scenes while no was was watching, and made the whole wedding day run seamlessly. She is organized, professional, and a total boss. I would 100% recommend Lori to anyone looking for a wedd...
ing planner! She is just the best and my husband, parents, and I are so grateful!
Reviewed On 3/30/2021 by Patricia V
I hired Lori to be my “day of” event coordinator for my son’s after rehearsal party. Best decision I made! Planning a large party from out of state was difficult and stressful but Lori helped me through every little detail. The vendors she fou...
nd were spot on and were all able to work together in achieving the look and feel I was seeking for the dinner. Lori was prompt in returning emails
, texts and phone calls, and always was as positive and cheerful as could be. She would continually say “ I’m here for you “ and she WAS! The day of the party she orchestrated all vendors and during the party itself she was invisible and indispensable! She not only set everything up before but had it all cleaned up after. On a scale of 1-10 she’s an 11! I have had so many compliments on the dinner, and I have Lori to thank for that! Thank you Lori!
Reviewed On 2/24/2021 by Kenny/Arleen A
Me and my wife were definitely behind in having our wedding all planned out, we We’re told we should ask Lori about being the coordinator of our wedding. When speaking her we could tell she was very professional and knew what she was doing so w...
e hired her. She jumped in took immediate control and took our plans and add a little twist and what she did exceeded our expectations. With the reception area she came in and rearranged it so perfectly That the owner of the venue had never seen it before and will from now on recommend to set it up the way she did. Me and my wife are so grateful for having Lori be a part of our wedding and will recommend her and only her to anybody needing a coordinator. Once again Lori is absolutely amazing and very professional and with hiring her she will take all the stress away.Thank you Lori so much for helping us on our day
Reviewed On 1/17/2021 by Shyanne H
A “day of” coordinator is the best gift you can give to your mom, MIL, and maid of honor! Let them enjoy your wedding day without working! Lori took care of every behind-the-scene detail without us even knowing. I was so wrapped up in the momen...
t and was able to have an absolute blast knowing that Lori was in control. Like so many in 2020, we had to postpone our wedding... Lori was a huge help with coordinating and rescheduling our vendors and made our wedding a dream come true. THANK YOU LORI!!!
Reviewed On 1/14/2021 by Tamara T
Lori gave me piece of mind at my wedding. I truly felt that I was able to enjoy my wedding because I didn’t have to worry about all the little details. It was delegated out and I was very thankful for Lori’s help with that!
Reviewed On 12/30/2020 by Vanessa C
Lori is AMAZING to say the least. If your looking for someone to take the stress out of your wedding planning and organizing she’s your girl ! She was always available to answer my questions and concerns and with how crazy the wedding industr...
y is right now, I couldn’t have asked for a better woman to help guide me in planning our wedding day. I assure you 100000% that you NEED her for you special day!
Reviewed On 12/29/2020 by Rachael C
Lori has been kind and compassionate despite having to cancel my wedding. She assisted with details of my small elopement and was understanding through every inconclusive. I definitely would recommend her for all your weddinf needs
Reviewed On 12/14/2020 by Tara C
I have personally known Lori for over 20 years! She is such a amazing person. I had no idea where to even begin planning a wedding. I normally handle everything on my own I felt so lost. Hiring Lori was the BEST decision I made besides saying ...
yes to the best man I know my husband. Lori from the beginning helped me pick the best vendors, kept me on track on what I need to do and she did everything else which was so helpful all the way around!!! On my big day it was so relaxing honestly I didn't have a worry at all. Lori and her team even helped me get into my wedding dress, fixed my hair when need for pictures or how about helped pack up at the end of the wedding. My wedding was prefect for Gerald and I it was exactly what we wanted and she made that happened for us we are so thankful. For all big events in the future she will be my planner.
Reviewed On 12/11/2020 by Katelyn S
I was looking for a Day of Coordinator and Lori was recommended to me by my venue! I contacted Lori and from our first phone call she took my wedding planning stress away! I really didn’t know where to start at all, Lori made it so easy! We met...
shortly after our first phone call and started the planning process. She coordinated with my bridesmaids about dresses, and hair/makeup. Helped me choose my invitations and wording, she also put me in contact with awesome vendors! Anytime I had a concern or I was worried about something I was able to text or call Lori and always responded quickly. She made the most detailed timeline and coordinated with all my vendors before my wedding. The day of the wedding everything was perfect. She helped me with my confusing bustle and did a great job. Everything went according to the timeline and my wedding was beautiful! I would recommend Lori to anyone looking for a Day of coordinator or wedding planner, she’s guaranteed to make your wedding a dream wedding and will have everything running smoothly.
Reviewed On 10/05/2020 by Shana L
DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND HIRE LORI!!
Lori is kind, passionate, hardworking, honest, helpful, encouraging, and goes above and beyond. My March 15th wedding was post-poned week of. Through the devastation, Lori picked me back up and helped us re...
-plan what ended up being THE BEST DAY OF OUR LIVES!! I could not have done without her. Our wedding was August 15th and it was relaxed, organized, and beautiful. She genuinely cares about what you care about and gently makes suggestions on how to make it the best day for YOU. Lori and I are still in contact even after the event, she just really cares about people. Thankyou Lori.
Reviewed On 4/28/2020 by Tabatha H
Lori was amazing! She was, by far, the key to our wedding day. Not only did she meet with me along the way, check in and just be available to me whenever I had questions, she made sure I was hydrated, happy and that I had everything I personall...
y needed on the day of our wedding. I didn't think I 'needed' a wedding coordinator, but I could not imagine our day without Lori. Thank you, Lori, for making our day what it was.
Reviewed On 4/08/2020 by Abigail R
Lori, thank you for being with me and my family on my wedding day. I felt so relieved knowing that you were handling all the details down to the tiniest ones. You were so professional, but I felt like you were also my friend. Thank you for agre...
eing to work with me just a few days before my wedding and for connecting me with 3 more amazing vendors! You were such a blessing! I wish you the very best with your career and life. Thank you! <3
Reviewed On 3/23/2020 by LaToya S
Lori is the most amazing wedding planner. She ensured that we were taken care of in all aspects. One of the things that stood out the most, is that our wedding was a destination wedding in Fort Lauderdale and we reside in Seattle. Before Lori,...
the planning phase was so stressful, because I was trying to handle everything from a distance. Lori made sure that everything was amazing. The wedding was very smooth, elegant, and perfect in every way. I could not have imagined anything better. Her attention to detail and her constant updates made this wedding, the wedding of my dreams!
Reviewed On 3/18/2020 by Janira B
I am the Senior Catering Manager for the Pelican Grand Beach Resort. She is great with the bride and groom and the staff! I have worked with some of the best and not so knowledgeable wedding planners in the state of Florida. Lori by far is amaz...
ing , not only will I be recommending her to future brides she is always welcome back to the Pelican.
Thank you Lori, I hope to be seeing more of you
Reviewed On 2/18/2020 by Cydney A
Lori was beyond what I had imagined! She brings your vision to light and helps create a seamless event. I honestly would have been lost without her guidance! She was very responsive and constantly touched base with me to ensure I didn’t need an...
ything. She made my wedding a dream! I don’t think I stressed or worried about anything the day of. She tackled and conquered all obstacles that came our way. I’ll forever be grateful for Lori and I’m so glad I chose her and her team to help plan our special day. You will not regret booking Lori, she is worth every dime!!
Reviewed On 1/20/2020 by Jana N
If you are on the fence about hiring a wedding planner, just do it. Your future selves will thank you. Lori and her team were professional, organized, inspired and very importantly other vendors liked to work with them. She attended vendor meet...
ings, was an encyclopedia for wedding etiquette and protocol, and very responsive to texts, emails and phone calls in a timely manner. She even stuffed and mailed our invitations which can be very time-consuming. She went above and beyond by doing lots of extra things. On the day of our wedding, she even insured we stayed fed and hydrated throughout the day by going out of her way to pick up platters and drinks for the wedding party. After the wedding, she sent us home and stayed to clean up. We truly felt like guests at the wedding as she and her assistants took care of everything in the background. The wedding was a month ago and she is still in touch with our photography and videography vendors to make sure we are completely taken care of and satisfied. I could not recommend Grand Events by Lori any higher.
Reviewed On 1/17/2020 by Shana D
Lori was suggested by my Venue because of our short time frame to plan our wedding. Upon meeting Lori, I quickly realized what a GEM she is! We connected instantly and she made me feel so confident that our dream wedding would come together! Si...
nce then, Lori has been extremely diligent in finding us the best quality and affordable local businesses to partner with. All of her suggestions have been amazing and have worked perfectly for us. Even through my indecisiveness, she continues to be helpful, patient and kind! I cannot wait for our wedding Because I know Lori has my back! Seriously, she is kind, hard working, smart, and she CARES.
Reviewed On 1/09/2020 by Mariah N
First of all, I want to say a big THANK YOU LORI! Without Lori, our wedding would have been a disorganized mess to say the least! :) Constantly, we found ourselves saying "we would have never thought of that", and "good thing we have Lori!" My ...
wedding day was flawless. I didn't have to worry about a thing. And...I remember the entire day!!! She made sure I ate and stayed hydrated, helped me find missing people, whatever I needed - she was there to help! She had an assistant with her the day of, Jamie, who was amazing as well! I can honestly say it all went exactly as planned. If you are undecided about hiring a wedding planner - DO IT. Lori's prices are very affordable, and she is always a text, email, and phone call away. I would recommend Lori to any of my friends, and hands down believe 100% that I would have been so stressed out without her. Thank you so much Lori!
Reviewed On 12/07/2019 by Erika P
Having a wedding planner is cool, but having a Lori is an absolute must! Lori was incredible and on top of everything. She made sure we didn’t have to worry about anything and for as many changes that had to be made just before our big day, we ...
definitely figured something would go wrong, but nope it was a perfect flawless evening. A dream come true and that is because of Lori. Her pricing is beyond fair and affordable considering her ability to take your vision and make it a reality. She was nothing but helpful, kind, understanding, and just everything a couple needs when planning their perfect day.
Reviewed On 11/17/2019 by Carmen J
I should start this review by stating I was extremely apprehensive about hiring a wedding planner. As someone with a strict budget, I was determined to save money wherever I could. When I first got engaged, I kept telling myself that I would be...
one of the pinterest budget brides that gave me so much inspiration online. After about 2 months of trying to plan things myself, I realized just how overwhelming the process would be for me, which is hard for me since I like to have control over my own situations. A friend referred me to Lori, and the most important thing I can say is that my wedding would not have been anywhere near as incredible as it was without Lori. Even in times of panic and feeling completely overwhelmed, Lori was there for me, having a solution for everything. She made the process of planning so much easier for me and my husband. It is hard to imagine just how much work is involved with planning a wedding, how many individual details that have to be considered, until you try to plan one yourself. Lori is one of the sweetest souls I have ever met, and her level of organization and professionalism is incredible. She orchestrated my entire event and had it run so smoothly, even when we encountered hiccups. She is also a wonderful advocate for the bride and groom, helping to keep guests in check (including those family/friends who may not be the most well versed in manners). She made sure that we had time to eat without interruptions from our guests constantly walking up to our table. She brought water for me during our photo sessions outside. I just can't say enough good things about her and the amazing job she does. It is obvious that she does her job because she loves what she does and loves making people happy on their special day. After this experience, hiring a wedding planner, especially one so amazing as Lori, is the best advice I could ever give to a future bride!
Reviewed On 11/14/2019 by Lori Z
Lori & Jamie were absolutely amazing! We were so lucky to have them taking care of every last detail on the day of the wedding and before! Lori had so many wonderful ideas that we hadn't even thought of which helped things run so much smoothe...
r. Definitely the best decision we made choosing her as the wedding planner for our daughter's wedding - there was not one issue she wasn't right on top of!
Reviewed On 10/03/2019 by Catherine K
I’m the kind of person that if there is an overwhelming amount of things to do to plan for special events, I somehow, at times, become paralyzed in both thought and physical action. Though in the past I’ve always managed to plan really great pa...
rties and events for friends and family, I found myself exhausted and overly stressed during the entire planning process, perhaps because I have that Type A personality that makes it more work than it should. Therefore, I couldn’t have made a more wise decision in hiring Lori from Grand Events by Lori to be my planner/coordinator for my most important event, my wedding.
From the very beginning, Lori was able to provide me with the resources necessary to help get the process started. From vendors to venues, she provided reputable people to choose from that would not only work within my budget but would also make my day unique and special to me. For example, my budget for a photographer was under a thousand, which is really hard to find. Even if you do, the pictures probably won’t be stellar. Lori worked hard and was able to find a photographer that was well under our budget and the pictures were more than stellar! They were PERFECT! I honestly would have NEVER found that vendor because they were an hour away from us but she did!
When the time drew nearer to our special day, Lori designed a thorough and easy to follow timeline that fully delineated to the vendors, bridal party, immediate family, and of course to my fiance and I how the day was to unfold. I so desperately needed that structure and it gave me such peace knowing that she was going to be handling everything behind the scenes so that I can enjoy my day without a single worry. Lori provided that and more. She cheerfully guided us through our entire ceremony and reception so that we could just enjoy our special day to the fullest extent with all of our friends and family. Even with all of the last minute fixes and unexpected issues that came up, Lori was flexible and resolved them. Even as simple as reminding me to breathe before I anxiously walked down the aisle!
Lori has a beautiful passion for what she does as a wedding planner and it shows in her professionalism, her timely responsiveness, flexibility, and quality of service. I highly encourage and recommend to any couple planning a wedding to utilize her services. It was blessing in and of itself to be able to thoroughly enjoy my wedding day carefree.
Reviewed On 7/29/2019 by Josephine K
LORI SAVED MY WEDDING! My husband and I were apprehensive about whether or not it was worth the money to hire a coordinator for the wedding. Lori proved that her services were the best investment we made on our wedding day!
When a disaster st...
ruck (my cake didn't show up - don't use Cakes So Simple!) Lori stepped into action and got us an alternative without our guests knowing the difference. She handled a very stressful situation with pose (so much so that I didn't realize something was wrong until she told me).
I can't speak highly enough of Lori. So much so that my sister-in-law ended up using her on her wedding day and Lori did a fantastic job with that wedding too.
Do yourself a favor and book Lori. You hope nothing goes wrong on your wedding day but investing in Lori assures your day will be everything you imagined (and more).
Reviewed On 6/25/2019 by Taylor S
I did not plan on having a wedding coordinator, but I made an appointment to talk to Lori just in case. When I met her I was sold! She is very passionate about what she does and she goes above and beyond. She is always there to help and she is ...
on top of everything. She consistently contacted me to be sure things were handled prior to the wedding, and kept up with most of my vendors. The day of the wedding she was sick and still rockin’ it! She was there throughout the day and night, handling things I don’t even know of because we were enjoying our day. I was prepared to have to help clean at the end of the night but Lori started and finished before I even noticed! She truly is amazing and she was essential for a relaxed wedding day :) My husband and I are so happy we picked her!
Reviewed On 6/14/2019 by Elyse N
We were truly on the fence about whether or not we wanted to hire a Coordinator for the day of our wedding, but boy are we glad we did! Lori was instrumental in making sure that our day ran smoothly from beginning to end! There was not one time...
throughout the day that we worried about anything because we knew Lori had it under control. We were able to be fully present with each other and our guests, which is priceless. The amount of time Lori took to iron out all the details prior to the big day ensured that everything went just how we hoped it would. We would definitely recommend her to anyone considering a Coordinator! Thank you so much, Lori!
Reviewed On 6/11/2019 by Christopher R
From our first meeting with Lori, my wife and I could tell how genuine and dedicated she was to helping our vision come to life. Whenever we had questions, she always got back to us quickly. My wife and I are both military, so when we found out...
we had to move across the country and push our wedding date 6 months closer, we were stressed to say the least. Without her, we would have had to scrap all of the contracts and deposits we had already paid for, but Lori was able to talk to all of our vendors and work out a beautiful ceremony and reception with the deposits we had already paid and within our timeline. She was absolutely AMAZING in every aspect of our planning (for both timelines). If it was possible to rate her over 5 stars, I definitely would.
Reviewed On 2/27/2019 by Joy V
I met Lori at my brothers wedding in October! She came through and saved the day when their wedding cake wasn’t delivered ! I booked her for my wedding this past weekend at the Crowne Plaza & it went off without a hitch! Lori is so knowledgeabl...
e & on top of everything. I was able to relax, spend time with my family/friends, and really enjoy my wedding day! I could not speak higher of her, she really is amazing! Book her, you will not regret it!!!
Reviewed On 2/11/2019 by Ariana K
Lori is exactly who you need to plan your next event! She was very direct, thoughtful and fully on board through the entire wedding planning process! She exceeded my expectations!!! Lori went above and beyond with us and we couldn’t be happier...
with how our wedding turned out! ❤️
Reviewed On 2/01/2019 by Felice H
Lori helped party plan my husbands company Christmas party that we hosted at our house! No detail was left unattended to. She eased my nerves about hosting such a large gathering and every guest had the best time! It was organized, the party fl...
owed very well, the food was perfect ,she even had a signature cocktail for all my guests. The also helped direct the servers and I felt so relaxed and could actually mingle with my guests. The decor was classy and elegant and I would not hesitate to use her again to help with any future parties we host!
Reviewed On 1/17/2019 by Brittany C
No words I write on any review will truly explain how wonderful Lori was as our wedding coordinator.
Our first interaction was over the phone and I immediately felt like friends. From the very beginning she was kind, patient, informative, and...
open. She listened to my ideas and guided me as she saw fit. Lori and I had multiple interactions before our wedding day and I always felt that all my questions were answered by the time our phone call ended.
On our wedding day, Lori went above and beyond to make sure our day was smooth and exactly how we wanted. She was extremely organized & coordinated great with all my vendors making sure everyone was on the same page. She was an awesome leader without being too abrupt or rude to our guests and our wedding party. She was the absolute best!
I truly feel that I could not have had a better experience with any other wedding coordinator. I highly recommend Grand Events by Lori! You will not be disappointed!!!
Reviewed On 1/02/2019 by Kristina P
I met Lori at friends wedding 5 months before mine, and instantly knew I needed to hire her based on her execution of the event that night and multiple recommendations from guests!
From our first meeting up until even after our wedding day Lo...
ri has been amazing! Our caterer was over an hour late and she handled the situation and the guests flawlessly.
Just the sense of calm and ease that she provides you as a bride on your wedding day is worth every single penny. I got multiple comments from our photographer saying I was the most relaxed bride they have ever worked with, and that is ONLY because I knew Lori was on top of everything. Every single time something would pop into my head or come up during setup Lori responded with "I've already got it covered."
We joked about how she waved her magic wand to give us the perfect weather on our special day, but now I'm starting to wonder if she really does have magic powers, because how someone can handle everything so perfect and flawlessly is beyond me!
Everyone should be able to look back on their wedding day and remember it as one of the best days of their lives and because of Lori I can't help but smile at every thought and memory of my wedding. I cannot recommend her enough!
Reviewed On 12/06/2018 by Crystal M
Lori was great to work with. Very responsive!
Reviewed On 11/19/2018 by Rachelle W
Where do I even begin? Lori is such a blessing! She was patient and quickly responsive to my 5 million planning questions. She was professional in her advice but also a comfort when my sanity was running thin. Hiring Lori was easily the best mo...
ney spent for our wedding! If you don’t want to worry about a thing the day of your wedding, put your trust in Lori! She won’t disappoint!
Reviewed On 11/18/2018 by Chelsea R
Grand Events by Lori was amazing in helping guide me through the craziness of planning a wedding. She kept in contact with me consistently and got ahold of all my vendors to go over details with them. She reassured me that everything will be pe...
rfect and her job is to take on all the stress. She handled an over drunk guest, she handled a table mix up, and handled when my cake fell over. Lori made sure everything ran on time. I highly recommend Grand Events by Lori if you want a punctual, professional, organized, reliable and super sweet wedding coordinator. Thank you so much Lori for making our wedding so special and perfect.
Contact Info for Grand Events By Lori
Vero Beach, FL | Central Florida, Melbourne, Orlando, South Florida, Florida
Lori is a certified wedding planner through the Bridal Society, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Interpersonal / Organizational Communications, and is currently in the process of completing her Master’s Degree in Management and Team Leadership.
She has multiple years of experience in the wedding industry from working at a venue, to coordinating bridal shows and events, and has worked at a local design business that specialized in floral, décor rentals, and with a bakery that created gorgeous cakes and desserts for events.
Let Lori put her knowledge an passion to work for you!