Natalie+Ken (9.3.17 @ The Metropolitan Building)
"Originally, I planned on a completely DIY wedding (having absolutely NO idea how much energy/time the planning process entailed!). However, hiring a planner was the one, very insistent, piece of advice our married friends gave us. We had a lot of curveballs thrown our way during planning & day of -- Lara was always prompt, helpful & professional. She was hired just as our day of coordinator but went above & beyond -- before, during, and even AFTER the wedding. She followed up w/ vendors during the entire process to make sure things ran as smoothly as possible. My husband & I are so grateful we had Lara as our planner. Let's be honest, this is NYC and customer service is generally non existent (if you don't pay, someone else will!) -- the wedding planning process no different. Lara was an exception. She never treated us like a number & more like our wedding was her top priority. If I had to do it again, I would hire her for full planning so that I could enjoy & focus on the FUN part -- making decorations! I will recommend her to all my engaged friends & hope I get to work with her again in the future :)"
Leah + Randy (Ceremony: Tudor City Greens + Reception: Becco) 10.6.17
"Lara was great! We hired her as our day-of coordinator because our wedding was in three separate venues. I realized I needed someone to make sure all the moving pieces went together smoothly and efficiently and I wanted to be able to enjoy my special day without worrying about all the behind-the-scenes stuff. It was definitely money well spent! Lara's original assistant was not able to help out on my day but she had another assistant, her husband! They make such a great team!! We got to know them quite well during our walk-through and Matt definitely helped reassure my fiancé. In fact, my fiancé told him he needs to add groom consultancy work to their services! Honestly, Lara and Matt were so incredibly helpful. For day-of services Lara provides unlimited contact in the last month leading up to your wedding, and it is when you really need it the the most. It was definitely when I had a ton of little to-do items on my checklist, and when your nerves are at their highest. Lara checked in with us constantly and coordinated with all of my vendors on my behalf during that time. She was incredibly professional, responsive, friendly, and helpful. I could not have gotten through my wedding day without her and her assistant. My husband and I would recommend her and her team a thousand times over."
Mun+Mike (9.9.17@Hill and Dale)
"Lara was a fantastic wedding coordinator from start to finish and I recommend her wholeheartedly! As a stressed out bride with no idea what I was doing, I knew I needed the assistance of a wedding coordinator. I hired Lara to be my month of wedding coordinator and boy was that a good idea. From our initial meeting to the day of the ceremony, Lara's help and input was invaluable. She was always there to fix any issues with vendors, she was receptive to my ideas and helped me turn my visions into reality. The day of my wedding went so smoothly and without a hitch thanks to Lara's help. On our wedding day, I was truly able to be in moment with our friends and family and not have to worry about a single thing. Get you a coordinator like Lara! better yet get you Lara!
Sarah+Max 7.22.17 @Greenpoint Loft
"Lara and The Privilege is Mine exceeded all of our expectations as our wedding coordinator - she was prompt, helpful and on-point throughout the planning process and our biggest asset on our wedding day.
Not only did she check-in and proactively offer where she could help prior, but day-of I felt completely confident in her hands, organization and help. She handled all of our vendors, set up, ceremony and break down seamlessly, and even when we ran out of some supplies or there were delays that required a timeline adjustment, she ensured it all was handled without a single person noticing.
Overall, we not only felt our own pride in choosing The Privilege is Mine, but actually heard from close family that Lara was "absolutely excellent." I cannot recommend her enough as a solid planner, coordinator and wonderful person to have for your wedding."
Ollie+Amanda 7.16.17 @ Ceremony: Cop Cot, Central Park
"Lara was extremely professional and made my wife and I feel so relaxed during our ceremony in Central Park. She helped us with the wedding planning and was friendly and reliable with great communication. Look no further for a wedding officiant in NYC , Lara really is good!"
Candice+Anthony 6.24.17 (Ceremony: God's Love We Deliver- Reception: Beauty and Essex)
"Lara met with us to get to meet us, to get to know who we were and understand what we were looking for. To not just plan our wedding but to create a relationship with us. We had no idea where to start and we were in contact with Lara throughout our journey. She was nothing but a saint. She was the one who officiated our marriage and made our reception and ceremony seamless. She kept us all on track when we were distracted and kept us calm when we were not. She was nothing but professional and helpful. She was honest and available. We can honestly say our marriage would not have happened if it weren't for Lara. She is the best of the best. Thank you Lara, for everything."
Nikki+Steve 6.9.17 @Liberty Warehouse
"We really enjoyed working with Lara for our wedding! There were many small details that needed to be overseen for our big day and she was able to help bring our vision to life wonderfully! Her services were also a great value for NYC."
Esther+Bill 4.9.17 @The Metropolitan Building
"Right from our first meeting, Lara was supportive and helpful in making sure our day went smoothly and without incident. She kept us on the schedule, making sure to give us plenty of time-checks letting us know what was coming up next. Her special skill was doing this without once making us feel rushed. Lara was quick on her feet, and immediately responsive to on-the-fly requests (helping to fix our DIY cake toppers, making sure my mother got the special dessert we prepared for her, etc.). We recently received our wedding photos, and there she was all over the place, either attending to something or scanning the room. AND...she choreographed and taught us our first dance, something we will never forget. Her skill and patience as a teacher transformed two non-dancers into a tap-dancing, confident pair (in tap shoes, yet) and we were thrilled to have her there to celebrate our first dance. Absolutely unforgettable, especially as we originally had fears about our ability to pull it off. We need not have worried."
Scott and Sherria (9.18.16 @ Dumbo Loft)
Our Wedding Day Warrior!!!
"There's literally not enough words that can express how happy my fiance and I were with Lara! We hired Lara for day-of wedding coordination services, but Lara was there for us way before our wedding day. Lara provided services such as coordinating with our vendors for drop-off and pick-up of rental equipment, creating a day-of timeline for our wedding day, and keeping in constant communication with my fiance and me prior to, and on the day of our wedding. However, Lara truly showed her passion for event coordination on the day of our wedding. She was the first one at our wedding vendor and one of the last people to leave. She assisted me with setting up the entire venue and made sure that every I was dotted and T was crossed. If it weren't for Lara, our wedding would not have gone off without a hitch....it might not have even taken place! Lara took her time getting to know us and our relationship, and provided us with services that were tailored to our wedding. We HIGHLY recommend Lara and The Privilege is Mine for your coordination and planning needs. We look forward to working with Lara again in the future. Thanks again for being there for us on our special day!!!"
Liyana + Edward (9.10.16 @ 620 Loft and Garden
"Our wedding day was missing something - and it was Lara! We hired Lara as our day of coordinator and it was the best decision we made! After our first meeting, we were on the same page and she knew exactly my vision for the wedding! From our first meeting until the very end of our wedding day, Lara was prompt with email correspondence, helpful, attentive and organized. She even met to do a walk-thru at the venue, so she can get a feel of the site and be better-prepared! On the day of, all issues and questions were directed to Lara and she knew how to handle them, no questions asked. Our wedding day ran flawlessly! Would recommend her 100%. She is a must!!"
Diandre+Hesham (8.13.16 @ NY Botanical Gardens)
"Lara was my day of coordinator for my vow renewal and she was awesome! Everything went well and she helped us execute everything we planned just as we wanted!"
Jillian and Lou -4.30.16- Cow and Clover (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
"Lara made our wedding day so easy- everything that may have felt stressful was a breeze and I wasn't worried about a thing. I am normally someone who would be managing the details and it was great to know I didn't have to and feel confident that Lara would- and she did. Thank you!!!"
Jeremy + Cory -5.29.16- Captain Lawrence Brewery (Elmsford, NY)
"Before hiring The Privilege Is Mine for wedding coordination services, my bride and I thought that it would be quite difficult to synchronize the many moving parts of our event, including a brewery, five food vendors and an after party bus. Lara and her team proactively and effectively handled every challenge thrown at them - no request was too big or too small. We appreciate Lara’s calm, yet in command, manner and how she took the time to get to know us and our needs. She arrived at our venue before us, left after us, and in between made sure everything was taken care of. We wholeheartedly recommend The Privilege Is Mine without reservation."