10 Questions with Lorrie & Melissa

WeddingRule Interviewed one of the most popular and highly sought-after wedding planners in Kentucky, Lorrie & Melissa of L&M Detailed Events. Louisville based Lorrie & Melissa are the founder and owners of L&M Detailed Events.

L&M Detailed Events

Planner - Lorrie & Melissa

10 Questions with Lorrie & Melissa

1. Introduction: What's your story?

We are L&M Detailed Events; Lorrie & Melissa. We have been wedding planning as a business for more than eight years. Our love for planning the smallest to the largest events goes back much further throughout our lives prior to L&M. We are truly our happiest when we are helping others see their visions for celebration come to life.
Both being born and raised in small towns where family comes first has taught us the significance of meaningful, timeless details. And as it reads in our name we are a stickler for ‘details.’

When trying to decide what we should name our business we asked ourselves, ‘what do we offer? what makes us stand apart? what is our favorite part of an event?’ The answer was easy. It’s all the details from the most personal, meaningful, and beautiful to the logistical. No detail is overlooked.

2. What's your experience as a wedding planner? How many weddings have you planned?

L&M has planned, coordinated, and executed over 150+ events since our inception more than eight years ago.

3. What sorts of services do you offer (month-of coordination, full-service planning, or à la carte planning)?

L&M offers three wedding packages; Full planning, Partial Planning, and Coordination in addition to a la carte services. Some of which include rehearsal dinner, consulting, showers, engagement celebrations, bridal luncheons, etc. our full and partial packages offer unlimited communication throughout the wedding planning and Coordination begins six weeks before the wedding date.

4. How do payments work (a percentage of the wedding budget, a flat fee etc.)? What are the different packages that you offer and which one is your most popular package?

We offer flat rate services. Coordination is our most popular service because it offers couples from all budget allowances the opportunity to allow themselves, their families, and friends to be a stress free guest at the wedding.

5. Who else is in your team and how many people on your staff will be at the wedding?

Lorrie and Melissa are the lead planners and coordinators at L&M. There are always two coordinators at a wedding; lead and assistant. From time to time we have a qualified second or third person to assist at an event or wedding.

6. What happens if you're sick or otherwise unable to be there on the day of the wedding?

Should this ever happen we have a thorough documentation process for the other lead to take over, execute and manage an event without adding any unnecessary concern to the couple.

7. How many meetings will you have with the couple and how will they be involved?

L&M has unlimited communication throughout the planning process. The length of time varies depending on the services and package you choose. We get very close with our couples. This allows us to better understand them and their vision for the wedding day. Our couples are very involved in the decisions for their wedding day. The extent of the involvement depends on the services and package chosen by the couple.

We do not join networks, accept commissions, or kick backs. We refer our vendors based on the couples style, personality, and budget.

8. Will you handle the invitations, from wording and ordering to the addressing and mailing? What about guest list coordination and RSVPs?

The Full Planning package includes all elements that are involved with the wedding planning process. Including, but not limited to, invitation selection, wording, ordering, addressing, mailing, and if the couple should choose so- guest list coordination and rsvps.

9. Do you handle rentals? Will you coordinate delivery, arrival and set up times with the photographer, the florist, the musicians and the caterer/banquet manager?

All of L&Ms packages will handle coordination of deliveries and arrival/setup times for all vendors involved on the wedding day. We create a master timeline compiled of all the information provided by the couple and their vendors. Once the couple approves the timeline we distribute that to all parties involved. We are the glue that holds all the vendors together and an advocate for the couple. The vendors are professionals in their fields and we are just there to guide and execute a vision.

10. Can you create a timeline that tells everyone involved in the planning process (other pros, members of the wedding party, to-be-weds and families) what to do and when to do it? How will you make sure everyone sticks to the schedule?

As mentioned previously we make a master timeline with all of the moving parts for the wedding day that is approved by the couple and their families. We also include the input from vendors. We make a condensed, aesthetically pleasing timeline for the wedding party that is distributed the week of.

In order for the schedule to be executed according to plan we have extensive communication with the couple and vendors prior to the wedding day. Timing and order of events is agreed upon by all of those involved ahead of time. We believe the more communication we have the less likely we will have hiccups.

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