Elegant Weddings & Events
Elegant Weddings & Events

Elegant Weddings & Events

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Introduction: Congratulations on your engagement or upcoming special life event! Lori is a Wedding Coordinator, private and corporate Event & Party Planner, and Decorating professional with 33 years of experience. Including 10 years of premarital/marriage coaching experience as well. Whether it is a wedding, engagement party, proposal, corporate party, birthday, anniversary, graduation, baby shower, or other life events - she will bring her coordination skills and creativity to help bring your vision to life! She can also assist with referrals to venues, vendors: caterers, bakeries, DJ's, bartenders, rentals and more! In addition to the 5-Star Reviews, a portion of her business goes to support St. Jude's Hospital for Children!
Overview

Hired 34 times

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1 employee

2 years in business

Payment methods

This pro accepts payments via Cash, Check, Credit card, and Square cash app.

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

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    Wedding and Event Decorating

Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

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Ysabel G.
Dec 17, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Elegant Weddings & Events is a blessing to us. Lori made the Christmas Party magical. She made the stressful process of figuring out the decor MUCH easier! She was so flexible to our needs and budget and so easy to work with. With Elegant Weddings & Events your in good hands.

Details: Corporate event • 26 - 50 guests • Decor setup

Elegant Weddings & Events's reply
Ysabel, Thank you so very much for the 5-Star rating of my services and your amazing Review! It was such a joy to help you with your Christmas Party! Also, to help create a party for a company of individuals that assist the most fragile in their last stage of life made it even more meaningful to me as well. I am so happy that you all were pleased with my services! May God always go before you all in all you do for SO many! Thank you again for the opportunity to assist you! My warmest regards, Lori L. Gillies Elegant Weddings & Events
Wedding and Event Decorating
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Gracie G.
4 days ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Where to begin! Our amazing wedding simply could NOT have happened in the wonderful way it did without Lori. From the moment I reached out for help “decorating” our reception, Lori was kind, responsive, thoughtful, and professional. So much so that we opted to upgrade our contract with her from reception decorator to day-of coordinator and thank goodness we did. Lori did multiple site visits, anticipated challenges, and addressed unforeseen issues and curve-balls with grace. Day-of, she put out fires I’m likely not even aware of to create a memorable and blissful day for us. Hire Lori. Her expertise, work-ethic, and sweet disposition will ensure you don’t regret it 💛

Details: Wedding ceremony / reception • 76 - 100 guests • Decor setup

Elegant Weddings & Events's reply
Hi Gracie, Thank you for your 5-Star Review of our services! My incredible Assistant and I were absolutely honored to assist you with decorating your beautiful Cocktail Wedding Reception and being your Day-Of Coordinator! Your Reception was magical and uniquely You! I absolutely loved it! I wish you both the very best on your lifetime adventures together as Husband and Wife! My warmest regards, Lori L Gillies Elegant Weddings & Events
Wedding and Event Decorating
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Sarah h.
May 12, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

We hired Lori as our Coordinator and would highly recommend her for future weddings. She was great at executing our vision. She really listened to what we needed and what areas we wanted help with. She's definitely organized and responsive. We like that she was flexible when we needed some changes in the few weeks prior to our wedding date. We also liked that she gently made suggestions for us to consider when it came to timeline, floor plan, backup planning etc which ended up helping us out a lot and making us feel more prepared going into our wedding weekend. She led our rehearsal well too, even with my family members who can be easily distracted. Lori was like a jack of all trades for us, she provided advice, encouragement, and decorating ideas, as well as took on the day of tasks to keep our wedding day on track.

Details: 50 guests or fewer • DJ

Elegant Weddings & Events's reply
I'm unsure why my response from May 12th was not published so I am resubmitting my incredible "Thank you" to Sarah! Sarah, Wow, thank you so very much for your incredible 5-Star Review of my services! Please know that it was absolutely my honor, and my Assistant Tiffany's honor, to assist you and Brandon on your beautiful Wedding day! You two are so amazing and so are your families and your friends! All I can say is that I truly love what I do and I am so happy that I was able to help you with making your vision come to life! Thank you so much for choosing Elegant Weddings & Events! My warmest regards, Lori L. Gillies Elegant Weddings & Events
Wedding Coordination
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Lily N.
May 12, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

I Lori is AMAZING!!!!!! She helped me decorating my partner’s 50th birthday as well as our company poker tournament. She is very very detail oriented. I would highly recommend her.

Details: Adult birthday party • 25 guests or fewer • Full service planning (start to finish help) • Setup • Decor rental • Venue selection • 1 - 2 months • My home, venue, etc.

Event Planning
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Carly G.
Feb 2, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Fantastic help. Probably the only vendor in the wedding that was perfect! Worked with us on every step of the way, and brought a lot of details up that I hadn’t thought of. Perfect with our budget, so helpful for the other vendors, and our availability. I highly recommend her for any help you could need around your wedding planning. She works with enthusiasm and care, truly loves what she does and it shows!

Details: 51 - 100 guests • Venue

Elegant Weddings & Events's reply
Carly, Thank you so very much for your 5-Star Review of my services! I was absolutely honored to help you and Mohamed with “Day of Coordination and decorating” of your venue for your beautiful Wedding Day! You looked absolutely stunning in your dress! I wish you both the very best! Let me know if I can help you to create any other celebrations of life's special moments. My warmest regards, Lori L Gillies 💕Elegant Weddings & Events
Wedding Coordination
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Lori Lynn Gillies

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I strive to provide excellent work while working within most budgets. Please contact me to discuss your vision and your budget. I would love to provide you with a customized quote. My passion is to make your Wedding or Event the Unique Expression of You! Elegant Weddings & Events has (indoor/outdoor) inventory to rent at a low cost. However, this rental must accompany other Elegant Weddings & Event services such as decorating. Archway with curtain wrap and silk flower swag's in white or off-white 60 White folding chairs (Commercial grade) White or black chair covers A selection of chair sashes (Royal Blue, Red, Pink, Black, Plum purple, and Yellow) (16) Silk flower decorations for isle chairs Cylinder vases for flowers and/or candles Vases with acrylic beads or white rocks Some pre-made silk flower arrangements available Mason Jars for flowers and candles Shepherd hooks Beveled Square Mirrors Wooden Rounds Glass, Gold, and Silver mercury votive candle holders White Paper Lanterns (with battery lights) White Tulle Backdrop curtain 10 x 7 on Photography Stand 9' Hanging light poles (For outdoor lights or flowers) White table linens Burlap table runners Decorative Lanterns and much more Create a beautiful wedding, party, or event with a low cost package to make your day amazing! Price would include set-up and removal and cleaning of all items. Please contact me to discuss your vision.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I offer a free, no obligation, Telephone Consultation Following the telephone consultation a Quote for services will be emailed to you for your consideration. Upon receipt of your signed Agreement and deposit, your In Person, or if needed Zoom, 1-hour "Wedding or Event Workshop" will be scheduled to create a ceremony and/or reception site that is a unique expression of you. In addition, I have a unique survey to help create the decor and atmosphere you desire for your event. *Continuous phone/email contact with me. *Referrals to venues, caterers, bakeries, DJs, and rental companies as needed. *Coordination of other vendors if requested *30+ years Wedding and Event Planning and Decorating experience. Please visit my website for more information about my services.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have 30+ years of Wedding Consultation, Event Planning, and decorating experience both professionally and through ministry. In addition, I am an ordained Christian Minister through National Association of Christian Ministers as well as a trained and educated Premarital and Marriage Coach, and Relationship Life Coach.

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