SUPPORTED PLANNING AND COORDINATION
Designing Your Wedding/Conflict Resolution Skills/Navigating Family Dynamics/Balance Work, Life, Family, Planning/Stress-free Wedding Day/Merging Two Backgrounds, Religions, Families, Lives
Many times, planning a wedding can be a stressful experience in which the couple grapples with a variety of major issues, and may experience great stress from their families of origin. I use my skill set as a therapist to provide therapeutic support for couples and their families as they make this transition. In my experience, having therapeutic support during the planning phase, and especially during the "wedding weekend," can help the couple start their new marriage on solid, loving ground.
The Mindful Planner will be your guide and confidante as you navigate making decisions, family dynamics, challenging emotions, two diverse religions or cultures coming together, or your own social anxieties about marrying in front of a large group of people. The Mindful Planner also has experience working with people who have chronic health conditions, and is knowledgeable in how that may effect planning. Additionally, many couples who find The Mindful Planner have experienced the loss of a parent and all the grief that gets stirred up anew around the time of a wedding. The Mindful Planner can direct your rehearsal, and be the point person for everything on your big day as the Day Of Coordinator, ushering you into your new life as a married couple with grace, calm, and joy.
Priority & Goal Setting
Vendor Selection & Management
Decor Selection & Assistance
Mindfulness and Relaxation Exercises
Day Of Coordinating
... and so much more!
During our free initial consultation, we will go over package options for supported Month and Day Of Coordination Services and Planning Services that include an overview of all the wedding or vow renewal services that The Mindful Planner can provide. Together we will create a custom package that is right for you, and you will receive a contract with your custom package within 3 days of our consultation.
The custom packages will always include:
Unlimited phone and email contact with fast response times
Hands-on support during planning
Leading the rehearsal and timeline planning
Person In Charge on the actual wedding/vow renewal day
2 in-person meetings for us to get to know each other, discuss wedding or vow renewal details, and create plans. You will leave each meeting with a list of what we accomplished, and what each of us will do before our next meeting.
The monetary value of these services will depend on how much support you are looking for, and if it's a Saturday or Sunday wedding, but range from $900-$1,000 for a coordination package. Extra hours of support or extra helpers for set-up on the wedding day can be added as well, which would be in addition to the package. However, peace of mind and a stress-free wedding day are priceless!
Partial and full service planning packages can range from $300-$2,000 depdending on what level of planning you are looking for.
Lauren was extremely organized, professional, and helpful the day of the wedding. She ensured that everyone was in the right place and that the ceremony flowed smoothly. You never realize how many moving parts there are until you participate in a wedding! Lauren helped to keep everything stress-free and took all of the coordination into her hands. I would definitely recommend her services as a wedding planner/coordinator!
- Katie K., Bridesmaid
Lauren would be a great asset to any wedding-coordinating task, however big or small. At my close friend's wedding, she took care of all the details seamlessly. And with her organization skills and calm demeanor, she also put everyone involved in the wedding and bridal party at ease, both leading up to the wedding and on the day of.
- Anna D., Bridesmaid
Our wedding day would have never been the storybook day we dreamed of without having Lauren working with us throughout our planning process and through our wedding day. She kept us calm and on track during the wedding planning by providing us helpful suggestions and resources, and complimented, balanced, and clear guidance and support. She was genuinely invested in our wedding and in our overall comfort and happiness, and worked tirelessly on the details as well as the big picture. Lauren is well experienced and knowledgeable about everything "Wedding"! We were super lucky to have her navigate us through such a busy, stressful time.
- Alina R., Bride