When I got engaged the first thing I did was hire Lori. She had done my cousins wedding a few years ago and I knew she was amazing! Lori was available from day 1 to answer any questions I had, big or small. She has many resources to help with planning, a great list of vendors, tons of advice, and a great personality which makes working with her fun and easy! On wedding day, Lori and her team arrived and made my dreams come true. It’s crazy how she just understood my vision and made it come alive. The whole day was perfect! As wedding day approached Lori took over communications with all the vendors and made sure I had a stress free day and that my husband and I got to enjoy our day. The thing I liked best was that Lori is a quick responder, no one wants to wait hours of days when you’re trying to make a decision about your wedding. She is a ton of fun too! Oh, I could go on and on and about how amazing Lori and her team are! I will be forever grateful and thankful that we hired Lori and her team!
~Danielle + Jason, Mountain View Manor, August 26, 2017
When I got engaged I felt completely clueless on everything wedding. I didn't know how I was going to know what to do or where to start. Flash forward a couple months when I met Lori at a wedding I was in. I knew that I needed Lori on my team! I can't imagine my wedding with out Elegant Affairs. She was available for all of my needs leading up to the big day. Vendor recommendations, advise on how much things should cost, reassurance that my contracts where good to sign, she did it all! On the day of everything was stress free and ran so smooth and I know that a lot of that was because of Lori! She was my "wedding muscle" and I am so happy about that!
~Jennie + Chad, Swans Trails Farms, August 6, 2017
I wish I could give Lori & her team 10 stars after their fabulous work helping pull together and pull off my big day! My husband and I chose a venue with quite a few restrictions and wanted to invite right around 200 guests, so we knew we would need a wedding planner to help us make our dream wedding come true without getting charged extra afterwards. After our first consultation with Lori, we both instantaneously knew she would be a good fit and would be able to help us make our vision come to life. We wanted a fairytale wedding and Lori took our dream and ran with it—suggesting the best vendors and saving us money in ways we didn’t even know were possible! Over the course of twelve months, Lori became more of a friend than a vendor to us and gave us the perfect wedding day. Our parents and extended family continuously commented how great Lori was and were so thankful that they also got to enjoy the day rather than stressing about making sure all the details fell into place. For anyone looking for a great planner to help them plan their dream day, look no further than Elegant Affairs!
~Mackenzie + Bart, Thornewood Castle, July 29, 2017
Lori and her staff are amazing! 5/5 does not sum up how grateful I am to have had a wedding planner like her. From the moment we met her, she was always on it. Right away, she formulated a plan that worked for my family and I and truly took majority of our wedding stress away. Her focus was always to be efficient and to make sure we were enjoying the process. Lori was always so quick to reply to any text, call or email. Not only is Lori an incredible wedding planner but she truly has a heart of gold and a smile that lights up the room. She always handled each task with extreme professionalism and had a solution to every problem. Lori also has a lot of great connections in the wedding business and makes sure you are getting the best services at the appropriate prices. Lori worked extremely hard for us and made sure that our expectations were being met with all our vendors, if they weren't, she would contact them, again in a very professional mannor to make sure we were happy. I am so truly thankful to have met Lori and her staff, I do not know how we would of planned our wedding with her. She truly made it perfect. We are forever grateful and so happy we had the chance to meet this wonderful, loving and hardworking lady, she is phenomenal. You will not be disappointed with her services!
~Hannah + Paul, Red Cedar Farm, July 22, 2017
It's hard to put into words the value Lori and her team at Elegant Affairs bring to any event they touch. As a wedding planner myself, I had a very specific vision for how I wanted my wedding to look and feel. Lori exceeded my expectations with her precision to detail, organizational skills, and professionalism. On the day of my wedding, Lori and team executed all of my design ideas while simultaneously managing all vendors, my bridal party and me! Because of Lori, I was able to sit back and truly relax on the morning of my wedding. During the rehearsal, ceremony and reception, Lori was the perfect combination of fun and professional. Not only did she make guests feel welcome, she also managed any issue that arose with grace and efficiency. Before my wedding, Lori was fantastic at answering any and all questions I had no matter how big or small. She relieved so much stress the month before my wedding, by taking on vendor communications to ensure our wedding day ran smoothly. I would highly recommend Lori and the Elegant Affairs team to all brides in search of a planner, not only as a day-of coordinator, but for any bride looking for planning assistance before your wedding day. Lori is the best decision you will make while planning your wedding. Thank you to Lori and her amazing team for designing and executing the wedding of my dream
~ Jen + Cole, Roche Harbor Resort, July 8, 2017
We are forever grateful for Lori and her team for helping to ensure our wedding day went so beautifully! From the first consultation, Lori knew exactly the right questions to be asking and was able to offer such great advice and suggestions. She was instrumental in the final stages of planning helping with all of the vendor communications and making sure everything was taken care of. Her attention to detail, organizational skills, warm personality, and great style make her a hands down wonderful choice for a wedding planner. There were no stupid questions with her and when I needed a little pushing to make sure things were getting done, she was gracefully there to help me out. She is a great combination of professional and friendly, and she really knows how to get the job done! Whether it was making sure everyone was where they needed, taking care of the vendors, or helping with design and flowers, I had so much peace knowing Lori was there to help!
~Lauren + Jake, Dairyland, May 20, 2017
When I first met Lori, it was love right away! She was the first vendor I booked! We worked together on my wedding for almost two years, and she was invaluable every step of the way. My wedding was the first I have ever been a part of, and I had no idea what I was doing. She guided me, gave me wonderful advise and helped me create the perfect wedding for us. She has the knowledge and the contacts to make every dream I had a reality. When I was freaking out over little details, she was the one to help calm me down, and give me the direction I needed. I had a couple difficult vendors, and she was the first to go to bat for me every time and have the tough conversations so I didn't have to. I know how busy she is (and rightfully so, because she is amazing) but every conversation we had I always felt like what we were discussing was her top priority- I never felt like just one of her clients. She truly cares about each and every one of her brides, and you can tell she loves what she does. There were a few planning hiccups, and some I didn't even know about because she just took care of it! On the day of the wedding multiple people commented at how calm I was, and it really was because I knew I had an amazing team behind me, I trusted Lori and her girls a million percent. She ran the rehearsal and wedding like the pro she is- There was never any question of what was going to happen next, where anything or anyone was, because she was that on top of it. Over the two years Lori has become more than my wedding planner, she has become a friend and I'm honestly disappointed the wedding is over because I loved working with her that much. Nobody will regret hiring Elegant Affairs, They will regret they didn't.
~Taryn + Joel, Court in the Square, April 22, 2017
Lori and her team were amazing from start to finish. As most brides are, I was nervous to plan such a large event on my own. Lori and I collaborated extremely well. Her thoughts and ideas were great. Her vendor choices were amazing. Our wedding was beautiful thanks to Elegant Affairs!
~Jessica + Josh, The Foundry, November 19, 2016
"You know when you meet someone for the first time and you just instantly click? That's how I immediately felt when my mom, cousin, and I met with Lori for the first time. Not only is she a Coug (Go Cougs!), but Lori has such a magnetizing, happy, fun, and positive personality, we all instantly knew she had to be the day of wedding coordinator for my wedding. She was the first and only wedding coordinator I met with and we signed the contract that day. When you know you know :) From beginning to end - Lori was there. She went above and beyond to make the whole wedding planning process and wedding day so easy and relaxing. Whenever I would get worked up and stressed about the wedding, my mom would always say "ask Lori". Which I did, and she always had the perfect response and had a natural way of calming my nerves or validating my feelings. Lori and her Elegant Affairs team executed my dream wedding into a reality. Everything from getting ready to the ceremony to the reception went perfect! I've gotten so many compliments from family and friends saying it was one of the "best" and "organized" weddings they've been to and that's all because of Lori and her EA team. If you're on the fence about hiring a wedding coordinator, I highly recommend you contact Elegant Affairs! You definitely won't regret it!"
~Danielle + Justin, Seattle Marriott Waterfront, August 27, 2016
We hired Lori and her team for our wedding in August 2016. We had a fairly large wedding so I did not want to think about logistics or anything on my big day. Lori did an AMAZING job making sure everything was set up the way I had iminaged. Lori went above and beyond when the wait staff dropped our cake after trying to move it to the back to to cut it. The venue denied it was their fault and Lori made sure we were compensated for the accident. I could not have pulled off this big wedding without her, she is absolutely the best!!
~Lindsey + Jon, Newcastle Golf Club, August 20, 2017
I don't even know where to begin, Lori and her team were phenomenal and instrumental in helping us create the perfect day! From our first meeting where we chatted with Lori about our vision to the event, every interaction we had was flawless! My husband and I had a strong vision of what we wanted the day to look like, and Lori helped keep us on track and nail down every last detail! Not to mention that on the day of, there was what felt like an army or helpers to take care of everything! When my florist wanted to charge extra for certain arrangements or placements, Lori was quick to offer up he expertise and craft beautiful place settings and table scales out of in-arranged flowers we had! Myself nor my family had to worry about a thing! We just enjoyed and basked in the glory of the day! Working with Lori was not only the best money we spent on our wedding, but I truly feel like we made a life long friend while working so closely with her for the months leading up to the big day! Thank you, thank you for making our fairytale come true!
~Hilary + Alex, The Kelley Farm, August 13, 2016
We hired Lori to be the day of coordinator for my wedding. She was so much more than I expected! From the very first meeting my mom and I were so impressed and knew we were in amazing hands! Lori was so enthusiastic and energetic during the planning process. She was on top of every detail, and thought of things I never would have! We called her while she was on her way to the venue because we forgot a few things, she graciously stopped by the store to pick them up for us. She also oversaw the other vendors to ensure everything was set up on time. She was incredibly attentive during the ceremony and made sure everyone knew where they needed to be and when. She even went so far as to get dinner plates ready for my husband and I so all we had to do was sit down and eat. I could not have asked for a better person to run the show on my wedding! I would highly recommend Lori as a coordinator, you can be sure things will get done well without worrying!
~Dylan + Brian, Seattle Yacht Club, August 5, 2016
Lori and her team at Elegant Affairs did an amazing job coordinating our wedding. From day one Lori made us feel 110% comfortable with entrusting her with our wedding day. She was there every step of the way and never let us down. I do not think our wedding would have gone as well as it did without Lori and her team. They are hardworking and won't stop till everything is perfect. There is not a negative thing I could say about my experience. If you are looking for a wedding coordinator please do not hesitate to hire Elegant Affairs. They are worth every penny and more!
~Brittney + Brandon, Seattle Tennis Club, July 24, 2016
Elegant Affairs gave us an incredible flawless performance. Lori was the most thorough and organized wedding planner from the first time we met her and up until the big day. Lori was always within an earshot and ready to serve us while managing multiple teams of vendors at the same time. Long story short, without Lori, our wedding would have not happened without her! She was able to lead the various teams with a friendly but stern demeanor which was needed to get everyone working together. All in all I'd recommend Elegant Affairs without hesitation and will definitely be working with them again. We can't thank Lori enough for all the help and support she gave us on our big day. ~Nelly + Mark, Roche Harbor, June 25, 2016
My husband and I recently had our wedding, and I wanted to take a moment to recognize what a fantastic job Lori and her team did for us. For context, we had an 18 month engagement, and hired Lori in the first couple of weeks. Throughout the process, Lori consistently over delivered. When the inevitable wedding coordination issues popped up, she had handled them before we even had our thoughts together. She also took a lot of time to listen to our specific concerns and tailored how she worked with us specifically to our needs (as opposed to some general package). Her amazing attention to detail made our wedding go off flawlessly. She really thought through everything, from the overall vibe of the wedding event, to each small detail down to which fonts to use. She went above and beyond by helping us with the calligraphy for our invitations. We received so many compliments on it that people were wanting to keep the envelope. When you plan a weekend that is this important to you, not to mention the investment of that much time and resources, you end up hoping that things turn out even in the ball-park of your plan. Our wedding was as close to perfect as could possibly be, and a large part of that is due to Lori's help. Not only would we highly recommend her services, we can never thank her enough!! ~Whitney & Bradford, Roche Harbor Resort, June 18, 2016
Lori was amazing the first time we sat down with her. From beginning to end. She is amazing and I would highly recommend her and her team. ~Kellie, Mother of the Bride, Laurel Creek Manor, June 10, 2016
Lori and her amazing team at Elegant Affairs are invaluable!!! If you splurge (I use this loosely as EA is amazing value) on one thing for the wedding make it Elegant Affairs. Lori's help allowed us to fully enjoy planning our big day by helping us stay on track, aware of our budget, and focused on the aspects most important to us. The day of we both got to sit back and just enjoy every moment of our wedding without having to worry about a thing. Everything turned out better than imagined and neither I nor my family or friends had to lift a finger to pull it off. The EA team is professional and a total blast to work with. Working with Lori is like working with a friend. They have incredible connections and advice for other vendors as well which helped us not only save money but also to hire vendors who perfectly suited our style. Lori is speedy to communicate and so flexible with planning and tackling any issue that pops up! I can't say enough about how great Elegant Affairs is! Hire them! You will NOT regret it! ~Krista & Mike, The Foundry, April 23, 2016
Wow! Mark and I can't express how amazing Elegant Affairs was during our wedding planning process up until the day of our wedding. Lori and her team will go out of the way to do whatever they need to do to make your very special day seamless. The best part, all the stress is on Elegant Affairs and off you during your very special day from start to finish. ~Mark & Jereme, Salish Lodge, January 23, 2016
Lori and her staff at Elegant Affairs were amazing to work with. I had the wedding of my dreams and couldn't have done it without them. Lori's support, inspiration, ability to rise above tough circumstances and save the day were simply unbelievable. I am so grateful I hired Elegant Affairs and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to host the wedding of their dreams.
~Michelle & Joel, Karma Winery, September 5, 2015
When I first contacted Lori, I was really hesitant to hire a wedding planner. "I got this," I thought to myself. And then she answered her phone, and started to ask me questions about our big day and changed my stance immediately. Her enthusiasm was not only refreshing, but genuine, and it never faded through our whole experience! She was open to emailing before our contract even began and helped a not-so-creative, but brand new Pinterest-er transfer my vision from someone else's staged wedding on my computer, to a real experience on our oh-so-perfect day! She is someone I would strongly recommend to hire for your planner, but mostly someone you are going to want to have present on your day - her energy, smile, and work ethic is unparalleled by anything I had ever heard about, and she is someone I'll keep near and dear to my heart always. Thank you to Lori and her amazing team!
~Karin + Kyle, Callie & Kaya, Port Gamble, August 28, 2015
Elegant Affairs was recommended to me by a coworker who was happy with their experience at her wedding. From the first time I met Rachel, I knew she was the one I wanted to help me with my wedding. I described what I wanted and she knew exactly what I was asking for. She was extremely organized and helped me stay on track. The best part was that she was always available via email and put up with me emailing her multiple times a day! I couldn't imagine what the wedding week would have been like without Rachel's help. From centerpiece mishaps before the wedding day to additional guests showing up the day of, Rachel and her girls made sure things ran smoothly. I'm so grateful for everything she did for us so my mom and I could fully enjoy my special day. I will be recommending Elegant Affairs to every friend who gets married!
- Galen & Cameron, Kiana Lodge, August 22, 2015
My mom also wanted me to include her review.
If you want to truly enjoy your wedding day, there is no question you should use Elegant Affairs (specifically, Rachel)!!!
- Dina Walker, Mother of the Bride
Thank you so much to Lori and her team for allowing me to have the best time at my wedding. I didn't have a single stress or worry on my day because I knew that Lori and co. had it covered and were even thinking of things that hadn't crossed my mind. Leading up to the wedding, she was also an amazing sounding board and local resource for this New England girl planning her wedding with family across the country. The day could not have gone any better and even when Lori had to deal with a few uncomfortable moments...like touching a photo of the Malcolm Butler Super Bowl interception and she handled it like a pro ;)
~Luke & Laura, Port Gamble, July 18, 2015
Thank you for making my daughter Laura and son-in-law Luke's wedding day so special! They were married at Port Gamble on July 18th 2015. Everyone commented on how relaxed my daughter was on the day of her wedding. That is because of you and your staff. The day flowed so smoothly. From the time the guests arrived, to the ceremony, dinner and entertainment. Everyone had a wonderful time. Thank you for working so hard behind the scenes tying all the loose end together.
You and your staff are true professionals.
~Donna Ellison, Mother of the Bride
Lori and her staff are simply the best! Coming from the event industry I knew the minute I got engaged (okay not the minute I had to wait for the shock to wear off) that I wanted to a wedding planner to help with planning and day of coordination. I met Lori at the Seattle wedding show and immediately knew that I wanted to setup a meeting with her! Since that initial meeting Lori was always on time and always responsive. She and her team were always available to answer any questions or offer advice. Honestly talking to them makes you feel like you are planning a wedding with your friends! Day of they helped with Setup, logistics, vendors, making sure we were all on time, and even wrangled a few family members. I even showed up to a friend's wedding and Elegant Affairs was helping with their wedding too! So having experience as a bride working with and as a wedding guest of Elegant Affairs I cannot recommend them enough!
~Kara & Kyle, Pickering Barn, April 11, 2015
Lori and her team were fantastic! They set up the ceremony and reception space, and made it look better than I could have ever imagined! They also helped to ensure the day ran smoothly and on time, it was great, I didn't have to worry about anything! I highly recommend Elegant Affairs!
~Erica & Mark, Red Cedar Farm, March 20, 2015
I originally read about Lori's business on wedding wire and could not wait to meet her! I attended the Seattle Wedding Show mainly so I could speak with her! It turns out hiring her was the best decision we could have made when planning our big day! Our wedding was magical, organized, and just downright perfect thanks to Lori and her Elegant Affairs team! Throughout the year I spent planning my wedding Lori was always present and available when I needed her! That was one thing I loved about working with her! She was so quick to respond to anything I needed via email, text or phone! Throughout the months of planning she quickly became more than just my wedding planner, I started considering her a friend! She also became our voice! We loved the fact that if there was ever a problem with a contract or a vendor she was right there to make it right! It was so nice to have that middle person to deal with issues rather than my husband or I having to stand up for ourselves! Lori can be a fireball at the times you need her to be which is great because I usually am one to keep quiet and let things fly! Our wedding day was stress free for us and our families! We were able to sit back and enjoy our big day knowing that Elegant Affairs had everything handled. Everything went absolutely perfect, to this day I am not aware of a single thing that went wrong (and I think that's how it should be) We were able to focus on each other and our celebrating our marriage and not having to worry about any of the details! I would highly recommend hiring Elegant Affair's to assist with planning your wedding! Thank you Lori for being so amazing and helping make our wedding day more than what we could have ever dreamed!
~Angela & George, The Kelley Farm, December 13, 2014
Lori and crew did a great job helping our day move smoothly. Lori was a great sounding board in the planning phase and we couldn't have been more pleased with the execution. Lori was both professional but also fun to work with, making for a great experience. We have recommended Lori to numerous couples who are getting married as we were completely thrilled with the service received.
~LiseMarie & Brett, Melrose Market Studio, November 1, 2015
Let me just say, I thought that I could do my entire wedding on my own, and while I was pretty close, I couldn't have managed without Elegant Affairs. Rachel was a LIFE SAVER. I contacted her with questions via text or e-mail and she would respond instantly. Some things were small details I wasn't sure about, others were huge ideas that I had no idea how to execute or where to even look. She helped talk me through it, booked vendors for me, walked around a wedding show with me, picked things up for me, helped me organize my service, my music, my decor, EVERYTHING. I had worked so hard for two years and when the big day came I have to say I had zero concern and simply let go. I trusted Rachel and her team to execute everything perfectly, and they did. My mother in law just told me that Rachel was arranging decor, directing vendors, and even sewed a button back onto my brother's jacket. She was amazing. If you want a wedding coordinator or planner who is going to be very helpful, professional, and become your friend, Elegant Affairs is the way to go!
~Lindsey & Connor, Pickering Barn, October 5, 2015
Lori and her team at Elegant Affairs truly made our wedding day come together so beautifully and smoothly. I really can't imagine how the day would have possibly been so organized or executed so seamlessly if we didn't have Lori. She was very helpful in the months leading up to the wedding, helping make sure we had all the important components taken care of, checking with vendors to ensure they were all on the same page as me and with the specific vision that I had, and always available to answer any questions we had along the way. The day of the wedding, she and her team had a lot to handle between the carload of DIY décor that we had handed over to her to set up, managing all the vendors bringing in everything to our various spaces in the venue, transferring décor between the ceremony and reception space, and making sure it all came together exactly as I had envisioned. I was truly blown away by how beautifully it all came together and I have her to thank for that. Not to mention how seamlessly she handled getting my husband and I both in and around the venue before the ceremony without seeing each other, which was incredibly important to me; and helping to compensate for time and tweak the schedule when we had a bit of a setback at the start of the day. I couldn't be happier with our choice to hire Lori to coordinate our wedding. She was worth every penny, and then some, for all the work she did to pull off a wonderful day for us!
~Remi & Chris, Swift Water Cellars, September 13, 2014
Lori and team were absolutely amazing! Having them part of the wedding day meant we could enjoy the day without distraction or worry. I believe that their services was one of the best investments we made! Lori was so easy to work with and did a great job keeping things flowing and on task! Couldn't have done it without them!
~Justine & Jaron, Delille Cellars, August 31, 2014
Lori and her and her team at Elegant Affairs are truly amazing. throughout the process Lori was readily available by phone or email. She is very professional yet at the same time makes you feel like you've been friends with her for years. Her calming presence is very comforting to a stressed out bride. Everybody kept saying something will go wrong the day of your wedding you can't worry just take it all in. Well, nothing that I know of happened the day of my wedding because Lori and her team took care of absolutely every detail, timeline, and vendor. If you do not book Lori as your wedding coordinator you are missing out on someone that will be a true asset through planning assisting and day of coordination.
~Tara & Waylon, Port Gamble, July 25, 2014
Lori was very attentive to my needs and details from the very beginning. She has different package options depending on how much help you need, I hired her for the rehearsal, set up and wedding day coordination. She gave me a referral list of vendors I still needed to hire which was really helpful! She is very quick to answer questions leading up to the wedding.
The wedding day went so smoothly, she and two of her assistants were there from the beginning until the end. They go with the flow of the wedding, so if anything was running longer or shorter than planned they would adjust the time of the next thing with ease.
I am so happy with her service, I would definitely hire her again with no hesitation!!
~Jessica & Shawn, Lakewold Gardens, July 19. 2014
Lori Losee was our amazing, dynamic, awesome day of coordinator for the wedding. She was such an incredible resource and support through the entire wedding planning process, and was a super star on the day of the wedding. On our wedding day she was in charge of everything. All we did was show up and the day worked like magic. I know that was because of all of the amazing communication, organization, and teamwork happening behind the scenes by Lori and her team. Elegant affairs is amazing!
~Ellie & Jason, Woodland Park Zoo, July 14, 2014
Lori and her team were fabulous leading up to and on the day of my wedding. Lori responds quickly to questions and requests. We met for in person meetings with my vendors and for planning. She coordinated with all my vendors leading up to the wedding and on the day of. She was able to negotiate with venue for a credit when our guest count ended up being lower and expected, which saved us lots of money. On my wedding day my husband and I didn’t have to lift a finger to set up or take stuff down. She kept us on track and made sure everyone was in the place they needed to be. She even sewed buttons when they came off a tux. Worth every penny!
~Molly & Adam, Columbia Gorge Hotel, July 5, 2014
We hired Lori for “day-of” coordination and it was one of the best decisions we made! Knowing that Lori and her competent team were in charge on our wedding day allowed us to relax and be in the moment without having to worry about any of the details. At first I was hesitant to hire a day-of coordinator as I thought I was pretty on top of the details and it seemed like an expense we could do without but it turned out to be worth every penny! We had almost 70 paper lanterns that we needed hung at various heights from the ceiling of the venue, in addition to a few boxes of various other supplies to set up. Not sure what we would have done without her there to put it all together! Lori even spent the evening before the wedding assembling all the lanterns that I had given to her broken down flat in the packaging at the rehearsal so she could hit the ground running when she got to the venue on wedding day. She kept an eye on me throughout the night and was never in the way but always magically appeared when I needed something! Aside from the wedding day, Lori was also an excellent source of advice during the planning process. My only regret is that I didn't book her sooner after our engagement!
~Jennifer & Jake, The Canal, June 28, 2014
I have to admit - with a smaller budget I wasn't initially planning to hire a planner. However after meeting Lori for our initial consultation I was SOLD! Lori and her team at Elegant Affairs was the best investment we could have made for our big day. I knew I could do most of the planning myself - but gosh was it handy to have her non-biased and honest opinion just a quick email away. I also wanted to ensure that both my mother and mother in-law could enjoy our wedding WITH us rather than everyone being stressed out and overwhelmed.
Lori did a fantastic job throughout the entire process. She has flexible packages to accommodate your needs and budget. As an A-type personality and project coordinator myself I thought I had covered all the bases, but quickly learned how little I knew of the wedding industry despite having Pinterest in my back pocket. With Lori’s knowledge of the area and referral vendors we were able to budget appropriately and think critically about which parts of our day were most important to us. This included advice on invitations, flowers, linens, theme, and any DIY projects my creative mind could conjure. Which ultimately allowed us to maximize our budget and get the best value for our investment. Outside of the advice she provided as we made our major decisions, I felt that Lori was truly invested in making our day unforgettable and never felt that I was competing with any of her other weddings in terms of her capacity to respond in a timely manner. She became my friend – that was ALWAYS there.
Lori handled all the logistics and politics that go along with planning any major family event – pushed her sleeves up with confidence and got in there to tackle my woes. Her responsiveness and professionalism were top notch even when dealing with some of our more challenging vendors. Her genuine personality blended well with our entire bridal party including ‘the moms’ and was a joy to be a part of our wedding day. The wedding day itself was absolutely perfect and went off without a hitch, mostly impart due to my confidence that Lori would handle anything that arose and we could truly enjoy our incredible day. She went out of her way to assist in day of pickups and last minute arrangements, made sure we had cocktails and that we ate but at the same time was discrete so guests would hardly have noticed she and her team were there. My now husband was very impressed – and said at the end of the night she was worth every penny and more.
Final verdict: Even with a small budget and not needing a planner – you absolutely NEED Lori!!!
~Megan & Brandon, McCormick Woods, September 14, 2013
Lori and her team at Elegant Affairs was the best investment we could have made for our entire planning process and wedding weekend! From the moment we met her, she was impeccably prepared and professional (early to meetings after confirming, coming to meet us where and when convenient, an open book with respect to her past work and services.) As my now-husband would say, her job was to keep me having fun and not stressed. She had this skill in spades, as well as knowledge of many Seattle venues, vendors and wedding-related goods and services. I am a particular, detail-oriented bride whose day job is in planning and execution of professional corporate services, so I wanted to make all the decisions, and Lori made sure I had all the information and counsel to do so. She helped us choose venue and other services, as we were new Seattle residents. She helped me manage nearly 100 out of town guests and travel. She let us know where to spend parts of our budget and how to shortcut and save money where wise. She and her team arranged all of our flowers, and after getting to know us well, decorated our venue perfectly in an amazingly short window. The wedding day itself was magical, and we were able to enjoy the night without a single worry. After working with Lori for over a year, I'm pleased to call Lori a friend, due in no small part to her warmth and awesome sense of humor. I'm already thinking of other events we might "need" her for (baby showers?)
~Alison & Jon, Ray's Boathouse, September 1, 2013
I was a little hesitant at first to hire a day-of-coordinator/wedding planner, but I could not be more pleased or happy with Lori and her staff. Lori was one of the only people who could calm me down in the days leading up to the wedding. Even when the unexpected happened on they day of, Lori and her staff took care of everything. The day ran so smoothly and on schedule. I couldn't believe how well everything was going! Lori truly made the day flow effortlessly and allowed me, my husband, and my bridal party to enjoy the day as much as everyone else. We didn't have a care in the world on our wedding day, and for that I am so, so grateful.
~Sonya & Ashley, The Canal, August 31, 2013
Thank you so much for all of your hard work during our wedding! It was a perfect day and we had a fabulous time, creating the most perfect memories that will last our lifetime! We couldn’t have done it without your help – you solved all our problems and kept all the worries at bay. It had an amazing impact on my planning – I wasn’t stressed at all. Rachel, your Hawaiian dance was amazing and we’re still having people comment on it.
~Amy & Eli, Laurel Creek Manor, August 30, 2013
Lori and her team were great to work with. She gave a few great ideas to me during the planning process and she executed my vision perfectly. Overall, fantastic job!
~Becky & John, Willows Lodge, August 23, 2013
Lori (Elegant Affairs) is fantastic and worth triple what she charges. She's flexible, patient and very responsive - I would send an email (often with silly little questions) at any hour of the day and would hear back, oftentimes immediately! She helped plan the event leading up to the wedding day and made sure that everything went smoothly on the wedding day. From offering to get us water to executing our decor "vision" perfectly, Lori did it all. Because of Lori, I was able to enjoy my wedding day and I didn't have to lift a finger or worry about what was happening, she took care of everything!
Furthermore, she's always smiling and positive and I highly recommend her!
~Katie & Matt, French Creek Manor, August 17, 2013
Elegant Affairs helped make our wedding day absolutely perfect! We chose their "day of" package and honestly think it was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding vendors. When I met Lori at the wedding show I just knew she'd be a good fit for us. She was friendly and personable, and someone I felt I'd feel comfortable having with me during my wedding day. Her prices were also very reasonable!
Leading up to the wedding day she was always very speedy with her responses over email and also the phone. When I'd have a random wedding etiquette question or something I needed wedding advice on, she always got back to me with a great answer.
I had a lot of DIY projects and specific things I wanted done. On rehearsal night, I brought her all of the supplies/decorations and a list of requests for the wedding day so on the wedding day I didn't have to worry about a thing.
On the wedding day Lori and her crew were AMAZING! They came and set up everything exactly how I had imagined it. They directed guests and came to my rescue on many occasions. From getting me shoe bandaids right before the ceremony, fanning me before I walked down the aisle, squeezing in an unexpected guest, hunting down my flip flops during our couple pictures, even holding my train and bouquet! They did so much more than I ever imagined I'd even need them for. Everything went so smoothly because of Elegant Affairs. I've gotten many compliments about how seamless our wedding was and it wouldn't have been so without them.
My husband and I felt like we were taken care of all day like royalty because of them. The only thing we would have done differently would be to have kept her an extra hour to coordinate tear down but we mainly needed her for set up and reception coordination. She's so flexible though that if you need to add an extra hour day of, she will stay! If you're looking for a wonderful coordinator who will help your vision come true, call Lori now to set up a meeting! :)
~Sabrina & Matt, Robinswood House, August 9, 2013
Lori was amazing to work with! As someone who is not very organized, I really appreciated her know-how and level of organization, especially on the wedding day! I wasn't a fussy bride as far as specifics but when I had something I was really set on, Lori was great about accommodating and following through. I couldn't think of having a better wedding planner...totally recommend her for anyone getting married in the future!!
~Chad & Terhi, JM Cellars, Auguest 3, 2013
She was AMAZING!!! Best investment/money spent on the entire wedding! She took 100% of the pressure off of the groom and I. She totally took charge and made things happen. She was so nice and helpful with everything. Her team took care of everything for us and our guests. They were so on top of everything. I never thought I would have spent money on a planner and at the last minute we added it to our budget. I am so thankful we did as I was not stressed at all. SO WORTH IT! Best part of all she totally managed my difficult MOTB! It was the best!
~Nicole & Derek, Olson Mansion, June 22, 2013
I had been hesitant to use a wedding planner because I wanted to do everything myself, but my parent in-laws insisted and I found Lori through other reviews. I can't begin to tell you how amazing Lori and her team was! We used her day of services and we were so happy we did as she took care of all the coordination and we didn't have to worry about any of the details. We got married at Pickering Barn and there were some issues with near by construction and noise right around our ceremony, but Lori got on the phone and talked with the venue people and took care of it so that nothing interrupted our celebration. And the wedding day was so amazingly successful and the time leading up was relatively stress free because Lori was so responsive to any and every question we had. We loved her so much we recommended her to one of our best friends getting married next year, so we're looking forward to seeing her again at the next wedding!
~Allison & Scott, Pickering Barn, June 21, 2013
Lori and her staff provided the most professional and wonderful support on the wedding at the Pickering Barn. They were a pleasure to work with.
~Ellen, Mother of the Groom
From the first meeting to the last dance, Lori and her crew were exceptional! Prior to the wedding, Lori took time to walk through the venue as well as meet with my florist to help me pick out floral arrangements when my mom was unable to. Lori went above and beyond my expectations during the rehearsal and wedding day. She and her crew did a great job of directing guests and vendors to the correct places, which helped significantly to keep my stress level down. They made sure to keep us well hydrated and fed throughout the day, running to get us whatever we needed. Elegant Affairs took care of minor problems throughout the day before they became major problems. In our eyes the day went perfectly because we had Lori to manage anything that might cause us stress. Throughout the night, they kept track of time and made sure all of the major highlights went off as planned. To top it all off, Lori and her crew stayed after everyone left to tear down the room, thus allowing my husband and I to enjoy our night as newlyweds without any worry.
I would highly recommend Elegant Affairs to help with wedding coordinating!!
~Holly & Matthew, The Edgewater Hotel, May 10, 2013
I could not have had my wedding without Lori and her team. I honestly don't know how you can have a wedding without at least a day of coordinator. Lori made the wedding run smooth and seamless, even our guests commented on this. Lori and her team was very professional and efficient. I did not have to worry about anything during the wedding and they did all my setup/decorating. When I needed something I said "I need Lori!" and she came running- like when my dress had a small rip in the seam, she came and sewed it for me in minutes (yes she brings a day of emergency kit!!!).
Aside from day of coordination, she is extremely helpful with finding vendors and she will also be able to get you better deals with vendors. She was always there when I needed her for any questions, opinions, and guidance on anything. She is very responsive to emails/calls, anything you need. She also has a lot of weddings supplies available for very cheap rental fee so you don't waste money buying things you really don't need (vases, votives, etc.). With Lori I knew that everything would work out and be okay! I just cannot say enough good things about Elegant Affairs.
~Andria & Michael, Hollywood Schoolhouse, October 28, 2012
Lori was fantastic to work with. Although at first we thought we could take it all on ourselves, we're so thankful we decided to use Lori's help. The wedding day flies by and the last thing we would've wanted to do is to make sure things are going as planned, Lori made sure of that. :) I just wish I had gone with her services sooner so that I could further use her help.
~Gazalle & Josh, Marysville Opera House, October 20, 2012
Lori and her crew were an absolute delight to work with! From the moment I met Lori at the Seattle Wedding Show, I knew I had to work with her! She has so much energy, creativity, excitement and organizational skills that it is hard not to get excited around her! She was great throughout the entire planning process. She was always very prepared at our planning meetings and always followed through with ideas or information she said she would get to me. She also provided great planning materials and recommendations.
On the day of our wedding she was so helpful in getting EVERYTHING set up and organized all of the vendors. She even kept my bridesmaids in line! To be honest, I barely even noticed her and her team were there, which was a good thing! She handled every issue that came up, leaving me to enjoy my wedding day!
I would (and i have) recommend Lori to any bride out there! She is SO worth the money (and probably more) and you will be so happy to have the extra help throughout your planning process.
~Paige & Nathan, Within Sodo, October 12, 2012
Where do I even start while describing how wonderful my experience was with Elegant Affairs? All I know is I should have contacted Lori Losee sooner! I am confident I can contribute the success, fun, and beauty of our wedding renewal to her completely.
Lori went above and beyond while working with us. From day one I felt like a priority to her and she made herself available to me whenever I needed. She was great to bounce ideas off of, create unique decoration and themed materials with, and was always thinking of how we could save money while still making our day gorgeous. Because of her great communication skills, her flexibility, and the hard work she put in, the big day came and I was virtually stress free.
As soon as Lori arrived to the TriCities (yes, she even traveled to work with us), she was ready to help however she could. I am not a big fan of attention or asking for help, but even that day Lori made me feel comfortable enough to let it all be about my husband and myself. She kept us on schedule, was continually asking how I was feeling and what my concerns were, and made sure I was snacking and drinking water. I felt so at ease and taken care of that day – I can’t imagine doing our renewal without her. Lori even helped dish us our dinner and bring us any drinks we needed. This special attention is what makes her service so amazing – it is above and beyond what we ever expected.
Lori was also a friendly face during our day – all of our family and friends had a great time meeting her and were so impressed with her work. She did a great job of introducing herself to people, answering any questions they had, and being kind to our special guests. She was part of our group that day, not a stranger, and that truly sets her and her team apart.
Last but not least, Lori was our advocate. When issues arose or things were stressing me, I knew I could tell Lori and then forget about them. She was on top of everything! There were so many little things that I would have never thought to prepare for or be aware of and she took care of them, no questions asked. At points in the day, we had issues with flowers and running out of alcohol and I knew almost nothing about them -Lori and her team did not give me the chance to worry about a single thing.
I know I look back on my special day with rose-colored glasses; it was of course our wedding renewal! But at the same time, I know without a doubt that hiring Lori Losee was the best decision and investment we made for our renewal. Elegant Affairs was the piece that really made everything happen, held everything together, and I look forward to the future and having more events with their team.
~Cori & Ryan, Tri Cities, September 15, 2012
Kelly & Jesse's wedding was a wonderful, fun and special day. We pulled off this fabulous event because you helped us plan, calmed us down, listen to our vents and gave us hugs, had our backs; in short: you coordinated us and guided us!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything leading up to, on the day, and even afterward - I'm so glad we had Elegant Affairs to work with and share a special time!
~Debbie Fitzgerald, Mother of the Bride, Port Gamble, September 2, 2012
Lori from Elegant Affairs is incredible. She really works hard to get to know you and what your dream wedding would be and then helps make that dream a reality! I loved her so much I recommended her to my friend that just got married and she loved her too. She is hard working, reasonably priced and an overall great vendor to work with!
~Lisa & Kyle, SODO Park, August 26, 2012
Lori and her team were amazing! If there was something that was needed last minute, done! Lori was very aware with how I was doing, what I requested and made sure it was smooth. My floorplans had to be completely changed because of the hot weather and shade, Lori made my reception perfect! Everyone thought it was a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception!
~Jason & Christeena
We used Lori as our day of wedding coordinator. She was amazing throughout the whole process. Even though she was just a day of coordinator, she would respond to my multiple questions months ahead of time promptly via email. The day of our wedding, Lori made sure everything was set up perfectly and thatI had as little stress as possible. Her and her 2 assistants made sure that the ceremony started on time and people knew where to go afterward. She also made sure that every formal part of the reception went smoothly and on time. Lori and her assistants were always there to help if I had a question or a concern throughout the wedding. I would definitely recommend using elegant affairs for any wedding, big or small.
~Cedric & Nicole, Salish Lodge, July 27, 2012
We hired Lori to be the day coordinator at our wedding inIdaho this past weekend and I am so thankful that we had herthere! Not only wasshe flexible enough to travel from Seattle to Northern Idaho for our big day, but her package also included a few pre-wedding planning sessions where we were able to put together a wedding day timeline and talk about aspects of the day that I didn’t even know I needed to think about. We had an outdoor/indoor wedding that required a lot of coordination to set up thevenue and Lori tookcare of all of that while I was getting my hair and makeup done. I should stopand say that the days preceding my wedding were full of last minute projects(i.e. the programs, assembling our wedding favors, getting last minutedecorations) so by Friday night I was pretty stressed out, but Lori assured methat she would take care of everything from there and I knew I didn’t have toworry about anything on the day of my wedding.
My only regret is not hiring Lori to plan my entire wedding and only hiring her as a day coordinator. I think that the wholeplanning process would have been more organized and I would not have been doinglast minute projects in the days leading up to my wedding if I would have had Lori helping me with every detail.
On our wedding day Lori came aroundwith us in almost 90 degree weather while we took pictures and made sure we hadeverything we needed – even going back to our house to pick up our dog so shecould be in our pictures! I wasn’t able to really see the venue or the churchbefore the wedding but it looked better than I ever could have imagined and thatwas all thanks to Lori.
The great thing about having her there on your weddingday is that you and your parents get to enjoy the day without worrying about thelittle details that usually stress them out (especially moms) like making surethe food gets out on time, that you have champagne at your table, or that all ofthe cleanup gets done.
Lori is so organized and prepared for anything. If you are looking for someone who genuinely cares about making your day as perfect and stress free as possible then you need to hire Lori. I promise you will be nothing but grateful that you did!
~Courtney & Evan, Wallace, Idaho, July 21, 2012
Lori Losee was our wedding planner, her and her assistants did an absolutely amazing job! We didn't have to lift a finger, nor did our family or friends. Up until the big day Lori assisted us with every possible wedding idea, suggestion and resource we could possibly need. She was very prompt in answering all of our questions. She provided us with names of vendors, rental information, etc. My husband and I highly recommend her company Elegant Affairs!
~Nicole & Ryan, Pickering Barn, April 2012
Thank you a thousand times over. We could not havedone it without you. It's funny when you're on a budget and paying for a wedding yourself a wedding coordinator is one thing I thought very early on we could do without. I would have been so wrong. You did so great and helped make the day so special. Your patience with the groomsmen and professionalism was perfect.
Thanks for all that you did. I'm sure you did more then I even saw and I love
that. ~Ryan Johnsen
Ryan and I would like to thank you a million times over! You put as ease when we needed it and gave us direction too. You were amazing! Thank you for making ourday turn out so well and relieving some of the stress. It means a lot to that you were a part of this. You are a great
person. ~Nicole Johnsen
Mine and Eli's wonderful, amazing stress-free, perfectly executed wedding was made possible by the fabulously talented Lori Losee from Elegant Affairs. If you or anyone you know is getting married we HIGHLY recommend this company. Above and beyond service at a reasonable price. I know my mom and dad (and the rest of the family) were able to relax, have fun and not worry about anything. We cannot thank you enough Lori for the wonderful service you provided. It was like one of my close friends was planning/coordinating our wedding! THANK YOU! —
Eli and I want to say a huge THANK YOU to you and your team for making our wedding day so perfect. We can't think of anything that went wrong. We will recommend you to anyone and everyone we know who is getting married or who is single and may one day get married (it's never to early to start planning!) We are happy to call you a
friend! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
~Alicia & Eli, Titlow Lodge, March 17, 2012
Originally we hadn't planned on hiring a wedding coordinator because we had done most of the planning ourselves. After asking a few of my friends what they recommended for a future bride the most, they all agreed "Get a wedding planner!". From the first time I met Lori I felt comfortable with her. She was warm, positive, and really passionate about what she did (which sealed the deal)! From the beginning Lori had excellent communication, and if she sensed I was in need of help, she was there for me. Lori was able to organize our 'day of' plans as well as put out all the little fires that arose throughout the day for us. I would like to add that our wedding is the only wedding I know of that actually started on time! I even had people asking me afterwards about her because everything seemed so organized and went flawlessly or so it seemed).
I honestly can say I don't know what I would have done without her! By the way...after the wedding we even had a friend book her because they saw how great she was.
~Kaity & Greg, Skansonia Ferry, October 8, 2011
Everyone tells you that a wedding is just one day but those people are wrong. A wedding lasts for as long as you are planning it whether that is 24 hours or like in my case, 16 months. Many people make your wedding day possible and a lot of those people are with you for the entire process. Some are with you on the day even
more than your fiancée.
This is all to say choose your vendors carefully because you will spend a lot of time with them. That is why I am truly thankful I found Lori. When other people could care less about the color of the table clothes, she would spend time with me discussing color and size and texture and anything else that could possibly be considered. I could lean on her when I needed too, like
when the best man started dating a girl that I was convinced would drink too much and fall on the cake.
During planning meetings, she was prepared, pleasant and punctual and she always met me in places that were accommodating to me. The day of the wedding I was amazed at how much I didn't realize I would need her. If my family had to be reigned in to do her job then all the planning I had done would have been left to the interpretation of those who have never done anything like it before. Instead, I worried about myself and left her to make my vision come true.
When recently engaged friends ask me for advice, I say one thing. Hire a wedding coordinator and if you are smart, you will hire Lori Losee.
~Courtney & Doug, Pan Pacific Hotel, October 1, 2011
As the Catering Coordinator at The Resort at Port Ludlow, Lori was exceptional to work with. The bride was extremely organized and Lori handled all the details with grace and elegance. She was calm under pressure and was always there when needed and worked WITH our staff not against.
For anyone looking for a wedding planner who is easy to work with and understands your personal needs, I would highly recommend Lori.
~Susan Windle, The Resort at Port Ludlow Catering Coordinator
Spending part of our wedding budget to hire a wedding planner was the wisest decision we made. We are so thankful we choose Elegant Affairs. Lori is the new Wonder Woman! She managed a situation involving 2 King County Sheriff Deputies and a nutty venue owner with grace. Lori helped us figure out how to translate our ideas into a menu, decor and entertainment by giving us realistic suggestions that fit within our budget. The final result was exactly what we envisioned but had struggled to describe. We got to enjoy our wedding thanks to Lori and her associate Rachel. Thank you!
~Mary & Mike, Private Seattle Home, September 3, 2011
I'm so glad we used Elegant Affairs! Lori was our "day of" wedding coordinator and she was invaluable. She met with us several times before the wedding to ensure every detail was in place, and confirmed these details with all our vendors so I didn't have to worry about anything. She was at the rehearsal as well, and politely made sure the wedding coordinator from the Church knew what we wanted, which alleviated a lot of stress. She was always prompt, professional, friendly, and full of energy.
On the day of our wedding, Lori anticipated needs before they even arose. Little things, like making sure we had food and water, and making sure I set down my very heavy bouquet between pictures so my arms didn't get tired. Every time I turned around to say, "Lori, what about..." or "Lori, did we get..." she replied, "It's already been taken care of". It was a fabulous weight off my shoulders and it meant our friends and family didn't have to run around like crazy people trying to coordinate or deal with anything. We all enjoyed the wedding without any concern about the logistics. There were SO many small details, and Lori handled all of them perfectly. I have recommended her to everyone I know, and I honestly feel that hiring Lori was the best money we spent on the whole wedding!
~Jessica & Bill, The Landmark, August 20, 2011
We are so grateful to Lori for all of her wonderful assistance with planning our wedding. Our wedding was beautiful, elegant and hassle free. She assisted us with great ideas about table decorations and ceremonies, vendor suggestions, effective and efficient lay out of the reception/ceremony room and assisted with the room set-up and clean-up. She gave us advice on what to do about uncomfortable situations, like how to tell folks you do not want children at your wedding. She provided us with a timeline that made all the important events at our wedding seamless and perfect. Weddings are stressful and she provided us with a peace of mind that was absolutely priceless. I would recommend Lori to anyone who is getting married!
~Sara & Shawn, Steilacoom Town Hall, August 12, 2011
Words cannot express how thankful and grateful Morgan and I are to have had Elegant Affairs do our wedding planning and day of event coordination. Lori and her staff are very professional, organized, punctual, creative, supportive, comforting and most of all passionate for her work and our wedding throughout the whole planning process. My husband and I would have been lost without them especially Lori.
Elegant Affairs did everything for our wedding including finding vendors (florist, DJ, linen rentals, candy display, etc.), budget management, wedding vision, and coordination on our big day and the days/events leading up to our wedding. Anything you can imagine Lori and her staff will and can do! I had a vision of what my wedding day would look like and Lori and her staff exceeded my expectations.
Because of Lori and her assistants we were able to completely relax on the day of our wedding. They were always one step ahead of any questions or requests that Morgan and I had. They always had helpful reminders especially getting myself (the nervous bride) down the isle.
We had so many compliments from family and friends who said how great Lori and her staff did at our wedding. We would highly recommend Elegant Affairs to any bride and groom.
~Nicole & Morgan, Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Cub, August 5, 2011
As the mother of the bride, Elegant Affairs made our wedding experience virtually worry-free. Lori Losee achieved our vision for a beautiful wedding day. She helped us select the outstanding vendors for our destination wedding and made my daughter's dream wedding come true. Lori and her two amazing assistants helped keep the wedding running smoothly and efficiently through the entire day. Every bride should have a wedding planner as experienced and dedicated as Elegant Affairs.
~Pat Lyman, Mother of the Bride
Working with Lori and her staff at Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Club was such a wonderful experience for us as a venue. She was so organized, professional, handling all the details with grace and kindness. Her staff was on time, attentive to what was going on and managed the set up well within the budgeted time frame. The entire crew worked very well as a team with our staff which is priceless for us as a venue.
It made the day for everyone involved pleasant & memorable. I would love to have Elegant Affairs back to our facility in the future.
~Nelliena Moetului, Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Club
From the moment we met Lori, we felt comfortable and knew she would be able to make the wedding in our heads actually happen. She was super organized, always on time to any consultation or meeting we had, and was full of ideas. Lori also helped to point us in the right direction with various vendors. When it came to the day of the wedding, she had everything timed out, yet was flexible when a switch needed
to be made or something came up. Lori even picked up all our mini-cupcakes on her way to the venue knowing it would be an "out-of-the-way" trip for one of our family members! The thing we loved the most about Lori was her energy, smile, and dedication to making our big day as fantastic as possible. We could not have asked for a better person to help us create the wedding of our dreams.
~Lauren & Brian, Camano Island, July 30, 2011
We are so happy we hired Lori for day of wedding coordination. Lori and her staff made sure that everything was put together and handled on the day of the wedding, so that we could enjoy our day. The planning meetings with Lori were very helpful to us, and she helped us think of things that we needed to do. We wanted to plan our wedding ourselves to really make it ours, but having Lori there to give us ideas and keep us on track was so helpful. Lori really gives it her all, and hiring her was a wedding expense that was well worth it.
~Kristal & Brian, Union Station, July 23, 2011
Having Lori from Elegant Affairs as our day-of-coordinator was a fantastic decision! She was punctual, organized, professional, and always seemed one step ahead of us, anticipating our needs. With over 250 guests, it was comforting knowing our ceremony and reception were in good hands. From coordinating our vendor setup and confirming appointments, to keeping us on schedule on the day-of, Lori was there to take care of both the big and little details. We highly recommend Lori to future couples, she will handle the details so you can relax and enjoy your wedding!
~Jason & Lindsey, Lynnwood Convention Center, July 2, 2011
Elegant Affairs wants every event to be perfect! Lori and her assistants' enthusiasm and dedication to making our wedding meet and surpass our expectations were contagious. In the planning process, Lori was super quick to respond to my emails and was eager to understand and execute our vision during our meetings. She recommended a superb husband and wife photography team that was fun to work with and were within our budget. I appreciate the number of times she updated the timeline of events based on last minute changes and her contacting the officiant so she could properly run the rehearsal in his absence. On the day of the wedding she was extremely attentive to make sure I was as unstressed as possible. Every time someone asked, "Do you have that?" She replied, "Yes, it's in my emergency kit." She also carefully steamed my dress, veil and the bridesmaids dresses to make sure everyone was picture perfect. Lori knew my little brother couldn't be at the wedding because he's a Marine and was unable to get leave for the weekend. Without telling us Lori had one of her assistants record the ceremony with a Flip camera. It was a wonderful surprise when we woke up the morning after the wedding and saw an email with the video link. Lori also sent it to my brother so he could see the incredible moment. Lori and her team were quick to respond to a mini crisis at the reception. The brewery had sent us home with two kegs of IPA when we had ordered a keg of Hefe (my personal favorite) and a keg of IPA. In Lori's desire to make sure things ran as smoothly as possible, she immediately got some Hefe for me so I could drink it with dinner and for the toasts. Lori also followed up with the photographers to let us know when we should be expecting our prints allowing us to enjoy our honeymoon. Lori is one of the hardest working wedding planners in the business and we know Elegant Affairs' success will only continue to grow. Thanks Lori for everything!!!
~ Josh & Jessie Lyle, June 5, 2011
I was the maid of honor for my best friend, Mary Johnson's, wedding on December 18, 2010. The bride had hired Lori as her wedding planner for her wedding day. Lori was a vital piece for Mary's special day. She tactfully delivered a magnificent experience for not only the bride and the groom but, for bridal party and the wedding guests.
As maid of honor, I was lucky enough to work with Lori throughout the wedding planning experience. Lori was enthusiastic, respectful, professional, provided thoughtful advice and created a sense of assurance that Mary's day would be as perfect as she had hoped. Not only was I able to work and talk things out with Lori, but I was able to see first hand how wonderful her relationship with the bride and groom was. Lori had created a relationship with the bride and groom which worked to create a stress free environment and trust in decisions.
From the beginning, she made herself present through out the entire wedding planning process. Due to the fact that the bride was living on the opposite side of the state, Lori took it upon herself to help Mary with planning, preparation and execution of the wedding venue, reception and details. She kept in constant contact and set up many meetings to finalize and discuss plans. Lori was always available for the bride and groom and helped with wedding plans that the bride was not able to complete due to distance. She also provided a sense of calm throughout the whole process.
An experience right before the wedding proves Lori's ability to be a successful wedding planner. I received a frantic call from the bride four days before the wedding. She stated that the wedding reception venue may not work for the wedding day. After word from the bride, Lori took the initiative to search for new possible reception venues and calm the bride as much as possible. In the end, the old reception venue came through and Lori was able to create the desired look for the bride. She was able to come through at the last minute and be the support that we all needed to make the wedding as successful as possible.
On the actual wedding day, Lori was an absolute savior. She guided the wedding party and gave explicit directions in order to make the day glide. She provided order, foundation and made the day enjoyable. She was able to take care of various wedding details so we all could enjoy the fabulous day.
Overall, Lori more than assisted to create such a magical wedding experience. As maid of honor and best friend of the bride, we are both so happy with the wedding experience with Lori. The wedding wouldn't have been the same with out her.
~Rachel Ermitano, Maid of Honor, December 17, 2010
While sitting down with my new husband and discussing our wedding, one person keeps coming up in our conversation- Lori Losee. There are several reasons why we have nicknamed our wedding coordinator our "wedding angel" all of which revolve around the fact that we could not have planned our perfect day without her.
We originally met with Lori almost a year before our wedding and planned on only using her services for the actual wedding day but as planning a wedding across the state proved to be more difficult than I had planned, she helped to make the planning leading up to the wedding stress free.
Between helping us find vendors, coordinating with vendors, offering suggestions, and providing emotional support I could not have survived the wedding planning process without her.
What I truly loved about having Lori as my wedding coordinator was that on my wedding day, she handled literally EVERYTHING! Even though I am sure that there were problems that came up, my groom and I never had to deal with any of them! Lori was able to calm me down so that I didn't cry all of my makeup off, made sure that I actually ate at my reception, and made sure that my husband and I always had a drink in our hands!
My advice to any bride: use Elegant Affairs to coordinate your wedding. Whether your needs are big or small, having Lori Losee as a coordinator will save you headaches, heartaches, and will help you plan the wedding of your dreams!
~Franki & Richard, December 17, 2010
A big thank you to Lori for being our support system throughout the planning process. Each conversation with her made things feel more doable. Every idea we had for the wedding, whether big or small Lori made it happen or helped us figure out a way to work it out. She was there like a best friend through the process. I never thought I would freak out but I did get extremely stressed at times and she found a way to calm me down and put every fire out!
~Emily and Travis, Farm Kitchen, September 17, 2010
You are amazing, kind, patient, have the best ideas, are the best candy buffet creator ever, etc. There is no way we could have made it through the planning and wedding without you! I am forever...grateful!
We knew we'd met a wonderful person the first time we met you! As we walked away Bran said to me, "hiring Lori was the best decision we've ever made!" We still feel that way!
~K & B, Inn a Port Ludlow August 28, 2010
Simply thanking you seems so little after all that you have done for Katie and Brandon these past months. The wedding and reception were glorious and with your helping, organizing, shaping and guiding us on the wedding day with your most kind husband made everything fabulous. I gazed at what you accomplished in a short window of time, filled with such pride, was amazing. We would never have survived without you. Everyone loved the candy table.
Our gratitude forever,
~Jennifer and John, Parents of the Bride
Thank you for all of your assistance and support that you provided prior to and on the day of our wedding. From the first contact, we could sense your reliability and professionalism as well as your energetic and kind personality. You made our wedding day so enjoyable and stress-free. We had so many compliments about how well-organized and wonderful our ceremony and reception was. Every bride should be so lucky to have a wedding planner like you. Our wedding day could not have turned out so beautiful without your handwork and dedication.
~Diana & Mike, The Golf Club at Newcastle, August 15, 2010
My daughter got married at the Farm Kitchen last August and what a marvelous job Lori did for us. From the moment we arrived she had everything under control. Every detail was done just as we wanted. She had the timing right for each event which made for a very beautiful and smooth evening. All I had to do was laugh, eat, dance and enjoy myself. I would highly recommend Lori to be your wedding coordinator as she does a fabulous job.
~Jo Harris, Mother of the Bride, August 13, 2010
As an organized Do It Yourself (DIY) bride on a budget a wedding planner did not enter my stream of thought, until I met Lori Losee. After my initial meeting with Lori in Washington, I went home and told my husband-to-be that I needed a wedding planner because I was starting to worry about the timeline and who was going to keep everything organized on the big day. He reluctantly decided to set up a phone call with Lori after our conversation with Lori he said “your right who is going to run our wedding, and make sure everything goes as planned?” that’s when we decided it was critical to hire Lori as our day of Wedding Planner!
From the day we hired Lori she was on the ground running, contacting our vendors to introduce herself and talk about the details of our big day. As the final two weeks before our wedding approached and we had final meetings with all of our vendors we were delighted to hear that they were all as impressed with Lori as we were.
When Lori arrived in California for our rehearsal dinner and started to run the rehearsal we knew we made the right decision. We did not have to worry about who walked who down the aisle or where people stood instead we could enjoy this special time with family and friends, and when people asked us questions all we had to do was say “Ask Lori the wedding planner!”
As a DIY bride I had many tasks that need to be accomplished on the wedding day to turn my vision in to a reality, and Lori did not shy away from my boxes of things that needed to be set up. When we walked in to our venue on our wedding day and saw the room set up with the table names, place cards, menus, chair covers, favors, programs, and water bottles I knew Lori had been hard at work all day, but she still found time to check on me and my husband as we got ready for the big day. We had so many compliments about how well-organized and wonderful our ceremony and reception was run, which we owe to Lori.
Every bride should be so blessed to have a wedding planner that is caring, calm, resourceful, organized and a pleasure to be around. For any out of town brides that are considering hiring Lori don’t let the distance be a deterrent, she could not have done a better job if she had been in California with us every step of the way. Our wedding day would not have turned out so beautiful without your handwork and dedication. We can truly say without Lori Losee we would not have been able to enjoy our wedding day worry free!
Thank you Lori!
~Ashley & Francisco, Californa, July 24, 2010
We decided to hire a wedding planner about a month or two away from our big day so that we wouldn't have to worry about coordinating with all the vendors for our big day. We decided to hire Lori. She was very responsive and always emailed us back very quickly. She also was very pro-active and took charge of getting in contact with our vendors to make sure we were all on the same page before our big day. On the day of the wedding she had brought her staff that helped set up, were very professional, and along with Lori made sure everything ran smoothly. We even forgot the garter midway through the reception, and one of her assistants drove to our house right away to get it! Overall we were very satisfied with the service and attentiveness we received for the price we paid.
~Zach & Jennifer, Museum of Glass June 26, 2010
We met Lori at my best friend/s wedding. She impressed me with her ability to calm the bride and her organization with the band, the officiant, the food, etc. She communicated effectively with everyone involved and got the job done with such ease, that the bride and groom were able to enjoy their special day without having to worry about the details. I knew when I got engaged, that I wanted to work with her. Sure enough, she was wonderful to have at our wedding as well. She met with us on multiple occasions, had great ideas and money saving tips, that she was beyond helpful in making sure that we did not go over our budget. We actually had our photographer bail out of our wedding just a few weeks before our wedding day, and Lori made arrangements immediately to find us a new photographer. At her suggestion, we found a great photographer, and couldn't be happier! She was also amazing to have on the wedding day. She let me know exactly what my husband and I needed to do and what to expect as the day progressed. We did not have even one thing go wrong on the wedding day, and I feel that it was 100% because of Lori. I recommend her for all of my engaged friends and encourage anyone who is looking for a wedding planner to go with her. She is truly amazing! You will have no regrets!
~ Tina & Mike, Skansonia Ferry June 21, 2010
Lori did a good job with our wedding. Even though there were some bumps on the day of the wedding, none of the guests could tell, and I owe that to Lori. Lori ensured I had everything I needed the day of my wedding, she even made a pit stop at Southcenter mall on a Saturday afternoon to get me a last minute necessity - I don't even dare to go to that mall on Saturday afternoon. The wedding ceremony and reception went very smooth; everyone thought it was perfect, just as we planned, and we had a GREAT time. Lori made our vision come to life.
Lori doesn't just look at this as a job; she really does care about her clients. My Matron of Honor accidentally threw out my enhanced driver’s license during the whole wedding madness and without the license I didn't know if I would be able to take our honeymoon cruise. The cruise line suggested I bring my marriage certificate with me to the terminal, but Lori took it with her at the end of our reception to mail it in for us. I called Lori and left a message explaining the circumstance to her. Even though it was a Sunday afternoon after a hard day’s work and she was spending time with her family she went out of her way to bring me the certificate - I don't think a "normal" coordinator would have done that. Everything worked out fine and I got on the cruise, but I was very stressed on Sunday and Lori helped me calm down immensely.
~Krista & Eric, April 17, 2010
We decided to hire Lori as our Day-of-Wedding Coordinator a month or two before our wedding, and it is was a great decision! At first we thought we could do everything on our own, especially since our vision seemed simple and we had a lot of friends and family to help. But as the wedding date drew closer, the amount of coordination seemed like it would overwhelm our ability to enjoy the day, and that is when we called Lori. I felt so much better and less stressed after our very first meeting with Lori. She was organized, on time, and helped me prioritize what needed to be done before our next meeting. I am not someone who has dreamed about her wedding her whole life, so I really appreciated having Lori give me ideas or point out things I might want to consider. She really helped me feel that what needed to be done was manageable and that she would take care of any problems so that Matt and I could enjoy our day. Lori was at the rehearsal and it was so wonderful to have her there directing everyone. We all had a clear understanding of how the ceremony would go the next day and I was able to enjoy the evening instead of fielding questions. At the ceremony, Lori and her assistant were so wonderful, making sure everything went well. The chairs were set up exactly the way I had hoped, and Lori even made beautiful name tags to hang on the chairs for family. During the reception, I later found out that Lori helped things run smoothly when the refrigerators stopped working! I never knew until someone told me after the wedding. It just illustrates what a great decision it was to hire Lori. Instead of dealing with mishaps and figuring out who would go get ice, Matt and I were able to completely enjoy our wedding, unaware of any chaos that might be going on. We had a wonderful, wonderful wedding and we are so glad we hired Lori so that we could enjoy and experience our day as much as possible. Thank you Lori.
~Emily & Matt, August 23, 2009
How could we have done it without you (Elegant Affairs)? You were simply amazing and we are so happy that you (Elegant Affairs) were a part of our day. You executed our vision perfectly and we love you guys."
~Erin Wigger & Mat Szwajkos, Farm Kitchen, August 15, 2009
Thank you again for everything, Lori. You are wonderfully sweet, knowledgeable, resourceful, organized, and the best part – totally calm. You made everything so seamless and perfect. I received many, many compliments from our guests after the event that our wedding was the most fun and enjoyable one that had ever attended – and you deserve much of the credit for those words. Best of luck to you!
~Maris Olsen, Mother of the Bride
Thank goodness we hired Lori Losee! She was a wedding life saver! I am one of those people who thinks they can do anything on their own and so when it came to our wedding I tried to plan it all to save us money and only thought I would need help the day of. I found Lori at the Tacoma wedding expo after going to many and found her to be the most affordable which was most important. During the planning process she made herself very available by phone and email to ease my stresses and the planning meetings were very thorough and helpful. The day of the wedding I felt kind of worn out after all the planning stress, and it was such a breath of relief to have Lori there by our sides reassuring us that everything was going to be ok. It was nice to have someone else ordering people around instead of having to be bridezilla, trust me. Well as hard as I worked and checked every detail I thought I needed to, just about everything ended up having a snafoo in it and Lori somehow was quick and inventive to handle every situation. At the end of the night we had an amazing wedding of great memories that could have been really disastrous. I would highly recommend Lori Losee for wedding coordinating and more than just the day of service because she is awesome!
~Kelsey & John, August 8, 2009
My husband Jim, and I met later in life. We’re both in our mid-fifties, working full time. Planning the wedding at this stage of my life was fun, but very time-consuming. We decided to hire a wedding coordinator for the day of the ceremony and the rehearsal. Having Lori available for email consults, which she graciously provided, really helped me remember all the details I needed to. I mistakenly assumed I would have everything under control. Needless to say, as the wedding got closer I started feeling and acting like a “bridezilla.” Lori’s reassurances that things were under control kept me sane! The gifts for the groomsmen didn’t arrive until after we had to leave for the hotel. Lori made a special trip from her home in Puyallup up to Seattle to pick up the groomsmen’s gifts and brought them with her to the hotel. Wow! Once Lori showed up at the hotel, I was able to relinquish the details to her and enjoy a beautiful celebration with my husband-to-be, family, and friends. She coordinated every detail, from overseeing the ballroom decorations to making sure Jim had his preferred choice of soft drink waiting for him at our table. I’m not sure if I could tell you everything she did because she operated so seamlessly! What I do know is that she took care of every detail. The reception ran smoothly and on schedule because Lori seemed to effortlessly make it happen. While we were dancing and enjoying ourselves, Lori and her assistant took some of the white roses used to decorate the reception to our hotel suite and sprinkled rose petals and chocolates on the bed. Our wedding day was on one of the rare truly hot days we occasionally experience here. Lori made sure we had cool drinks before and after the ceremony. We ladies could remain in the air conditioned hotel room and she made sure we were where we needed to be when we needed to be there. While taking pictures after the ceremony, she not only brought me comfortable shoes she put them on my feet!
Hiring Lori as a wedding day coordinator was the best gift we could have given ourselves!
~Jim & Cathy, July 25, 2009
I would recommend Lori and Elegant Affairs to anyone! I met Lori at the Tacoma Fall Wedding Expo in 2008. I figured I could do everything myself for my wedding, but about a month out I felt overwhelmed and wanted some guidance and someone to oversee the big day. I met with Lori two times before the rehearsal and she gave me a ton of ideas, I had never even heard of. We went over the perfect way to thank my parents in the toast, wedding songs, where to have people stand in the ceremony and a hundred other things.
When the rehearsal came, I was feeling indecisive and didn’t want to make even more decisions. Lori stepped in and helped me choose when other people wanted to let me choose and I really needed the help of someone who had been there multiple times before. She met with me after the rehearsal and we went over all the stuff I brought for the wedding. Finally the big day arrived and I was so glad to have Lori there helping me. She brought everything I needed (including last minute golf tees to put in the ground so the groomsmen would know where to stand, and the roses we used down the aisle) and directed all of the festivities: including putting bows on the backs of the chairs for the special guests, handing out all of the checks to the vendors and generally watching over every last detail.
My mom especially loved how Lori was able to move people from one place to another without being intrusive at all. At the end of the night Lori and her assistant Lilly were there handing out my favors to everyone before we left. I had a day of event coordinator with my venue, but I AM SO GLAD we hired Lori to be another day of coordinator. The venue coordinator was great for being in charge of the food and all of that side, but I know I would have been stressed without Lori. I wish I would have contacted her sooner to get even more ideas, but having her as the day of coordinator still made all the difference. Bottom line, if you, your dad, your fiancé or someone else involved in the wedding is unsure about hiring a wedding planner, just remember this: my dad is one of the most frugal people you will ever meet and he said Lori’s help was worth every penny and then some.
~Rachael + Scott, Kiana Lodge, July 24, 2009
Lori was absolutely fantastic in helping us plan for our wedding. Lori had great insight on how we should plan our wedding given our budget, and was more than willing to meet with us to work things out. The most important thing for us was to have everything run smoothly on the day of the wedding, and Lori was more than organized! Even though we had family and friends that volunteered to help, we wanted to make sure they didn't have to worry about anything, and Lori made that possible. We really don't know how we could have organized everything without Lori. Even if you think you have everything in place and planned, something is bound to go wrong. She was there to put out any fires before we even knew there was a problem. Because of Lori we were able to actually just enjoy the day!
~Sean & Lacey, Yakima, June 13, 2009
We hired Lori for our “Day Of” wedding coordinator, and were very pleased with the wedding coordination she provided. Lori’s service was invaluable when it came to our ceremony. She coordinated the set-up of our rental items and decorations for the church. Lori attended our wedding rehearsal to become fully knowledgeable about the order of the ceremony, and she kept everyone on track on the wedding day—the seating music and ceremony began right on time, she gave the pianist his cue for the four processional songs, and she provided cues for all 22 members of the bridal party when it was their turn to walk down the aisle. Lori is very good with children, and when the three eager flower-girls attempted to walk down the aisle before the ring-bearers, Lori swiftly and calmly got them into the correct order in plenty of time. At the wedding reception, Lori coordinated with the banquet contact and the DJ to make sure everything ran smoothly for our Grand Entrance and other events. She checked in with me multiple times to see if anything was needed. Lori understood my “vision” for the day, and this allowed me to just relax and enjoy, and to soak up every wonderful moment without worrying about the details! We are very thankful for Lori’s help. Looking back, I can truly say that hiring Lori was one of the best decisions we made!
~Andy & Ashley, Bastyr University and Harbor Club, May 30, 2009
Lori was exactly what we needed. We were about a month or so away from the wedding and realized we were going to need some professional help for the big event. Lori was exactly who we were looking for - someone personable and friendly, but also professional and knowledgeable. We're grateful to Lori and her assistant for all their help - our wedding was expertly run and we didn't have to worry about a thing! If we had to do it all over again, we would hire her from the beginning!
~Steve & Laurel, April 25, 2009
After working with Lori Losee, we would highly recommend her to anyone with event planning needs. Her attention to detail and can-do attitude alleviated many of the stresses that would normally occur in planning a big event. Our wedding went off without a hitch, and it was due in no small part to the efforts of Lori!
~ Amy & Mike, St. Patrick's Church and The Landmark, January 17, 2009
Words cannot express the gratitude that we have for Lori and the amazing job she did on our wedding. Her professionalism and attention to detail is immeasurable and without her our day would not have been as perfect as it was. We cannot count the amount of times that Lori went out of her way and beyond her list of duties, all with a smile and without us asking. She is a fantastic recourse for ideas, an amazing supporter, and a great project manager. Hiring Lori was one of the best wedding decisions we made. We would hire Lori again in a heartbeat and cannot stop raving about her to everyone we talk to. The pictures are proof enough of her amazing work.
~Erin & TJ , The Woodmark, May 10, 2008
We would recommend using Lori Losee to plan your wedding for many reasons. Every time we met with Lori she was always happy and smiling, this made us feel at ease. Lori is very organized which helps because at times you may feel pulled in many different directions on what to plan for next and in what order, she was able to help us organize and prioritize what was most important on our list of things that needed to be done before our wedding day. She was always very easy to reach and get a hold which prevented things from being held up or delayed. Our wedding planning went smoothly; we even started our wedding on time! She is very knowledgeable and gave us many ideas for what we could do and showed us ways to be smart with our money and get the most out of our budget we had set for our wedding. We were very thankful to have Lori to guide us through this time and would highly recommend her for your wedding!
~A & T, December 17, 2005