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A Day to Remember Wedding & Event Planners

Sacramento , CA
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1913 Capitol Avenue, Suite B, (by appointment only)
Sacramento, CA 95811 US (map)

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916-452-4373

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What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Double Weddings
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning

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Janine
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Choosing Lora was the best decision we made throughout the entire 14-month wedding planning process. Without Lora, the rest of it wouldn’t have been impossible. We were hesitant to hire a planner because we thought the planner would plan our wedding for us and it would be the same wedding that everyone throws. Instead, Lora provided us with options after listening to what we envisioned. Lora introduced us to amazingly talented vendors who executed our vision better than we dreamed or imagined it. Lora never pushed your ideas down our throats and backed off when we were uninterested in one of her ideas. Lora provided us with proper etiquette, but didn’t harp on us if we wanted to go in another direction. Lora handled every unexpected problem that popped up along the way. I think Lora’s troubleshooting went way above and beyond what I possibly could have reasonably expected. When our officiant was unable to perform the ceremony, Lora tried to find us another one weeks before the wedding. When Lora couldn’t find one, Lora provided me ceremony examples to write our ceremony. Then, she generously provided me feedback on the draft. Thanks to Lora many of our guests say that the ceremony was their favorite part of the wedding! Words cannot express how much I appreciated how quickly Lora responded to my questions via e-mail or the telephone. Lora was more supportive and helpful during this process than any therapist or best friend could have been. When we were searching for a planner across the country, we ultimately choose between Lora and another planner who is only involved during the last month of the wedding. The other planner would have handed us a list of “preferred vendors” when we became her clients. Now, I can’t believe that we even considering hiring another planner. It was crucial that Lora was involved throughout the entire process. Lora attended every vendor meeting to make sure that the vendor got our vision and to ensure thing
Choosing Lora was the best decision we made throughout the entire 14-month wedding planning process. Without Lora, the Read more...
Choosing Lora was the best decision we made throughout the entire 14-month wedding planning process. Without Lora, the rest of it wouldn’t have been impossible. We were hesitant to hire a planner because we thought the planner would plan our wedding for us and it would be the same wedding that everyone throws. Instead, Lora provided us with options after listening to what we envisioned. Lora introduced us to amazingly talented vendors who executed our vision better than we dreamed or imagined it. Lora never pushed your ideas down our throats and backed off when we were uninterested in one of her ideas. Lora provided us with proper etiquette, but didn’t harp on us if we wanted to go in another direction. Lora handled every unexpected problem that popped up along the way. I think Lora’s troubleshooting went way above and beyond what I possibly could have reasonably expected. When our officiant was unable to perform the ceremony, Lora tried to find us another one weeks before the wedding. When Lora couldn’t find one, Lora provided me ceremony examples to write our ceremony. Then, she generously provided me feedback on the draft. Thanks to Lora many of our guests say that the ceremony was their favorite part of the wedding! Words cannot express how much I appreciated how quickly Lora responded to my questions via e-mail or the telephone. Lora was more supportive and helpful during this process than any therapist or best friend could have been. When we were searching for a planner across the country, we ultimately choose between Lora and another planner who is only involved during the last month of the wedding. The other planner would have handed us a list of “preferred vendors” when we became her clients. Now, I can’t believe that we even considering hiring another planner. It was crucial that Lora was involved throughout the entire process. Lora attended every vendor meeting to make sure that the vendor got our vision and to ensure thing Read less
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knschroeder
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Lora Ward is simply amazing. Lora was my full-service wedding coordinator for my November 2011 wedding. We had over a year to plan our wedding and Lora helped us throughout the whole process. She suggested trusted vendors that she has worked with in the past for everything we needed. All the vendors that Lora recommended and we picked were fabulous. They were on-time, friendly and open to our ideas. Lora also had the very difficult task of keeping us on track. Both my husband and I were working full-time at demanding jobs while we were trying to plan our wedding and it simply would not have happened without Lora's guidance. While Lora was fantastic during the planning stage, she was absolutely wonderful on the day of. I didn't have to worry about things getting done or taking care of little details. I knew Lora would make sure everything was attended to. All I had to do was breath, smile and enjoy the day. Looking back at my wedding, hiring Lora was the single best decision I made (other than picking the groom)!
Lora Ward is simply amazing. Lora was my full-service wedding coordinator for my November 2011 wedding. We had over a year Read more...
Lora Ward is simply amazing. Lora was my full-service wedding coordinator for my November 2011 wedding. We had over a year to plan our wedding and Lora helped us throughout the whole process. She suggested trusted vendors that she has worked with in the past for everything we needed. All the vendors that Lora recommended and we picked were fabulous. They were on-time, friendly and open to our ideas. Lora also had the very difficult task of keeping us on track. Both my husband and I were working full-time at demanding jobs while we were trying to plan our wedding and it simply would not have happened without Lora's guidance. While Lora was fantastic during the planning stage, she was absolutely wonderful on the day of. I didn't have to worry about things getting done or taking care of little details. I knew Lora would make sure everything was attended to. All I had to do was breath, smile and enjoy the day. Looking back at my wedding, hiring Lora was the single best decision I made (other than picking the groom)! Read less
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Joan
Wedding:
7/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Lora Ward was such a valuable asset for my daughter who was planning her Sacramento wedding" long distance". Both Stacey and Joe are actors living in New York City who wanted their wedding to be near Stacey's home town of Davis.

Lora was key in helping make this dream wedding come true. I suppose many couples who are planning their wedding find their Wedding Planner or Day Of co-ordinator first. Not us.

The Crocker Museum Ballroom was selected as the site for the Ceremony with an evening reception in the courtyard of the Firehouse Restaurant in Old Sacramento.

In late December we met with Phillip Rice of Phillip Rice Designs and East Sac Florist. After our initial meeting with him, we were so excited by his "vision" and his talents we were certain that he was PERFECT for Stacey and Joe's wedding. There was only one problem. He was already booked for a wedding in southern California the day before our scheduled wedding! He reassured us that he would be able to handle the "decor and floral" elements but that he would not be able to be our coordinator for that day. After a few minutes of thought, he recommended Lora Ward as someone who was experienced, warm, motherly, unflappable and who was adept at handling details.

Stacey and Joe (who were visiting for Christmas) were able to meet with her one evening just after Christmas. They were impressed by the scope of services she could assist them with and that she was willing to do as much or as little as they required.

My first meeting with Lora left me confident that she could "mother hen" are far-flung group and keep us on track. "No Worries." is her motto and became mine. If I was worried, I would send her an e-mail always knowing that I would receive a prompt and well thought out reply.

Lora led us to other talented and vital members of our Wedding Team. The talented Matt Brys of Extreme Productions (D.J. and lighting), Jennifer (hair and make-up) and Sara who came to the last minute rescue and produced lovely escort cards.

Stacey handled many aspects of planning her day while in New York. Lora was always there to advise, suggest and support Stacey and Joe's vision.

Because the majority of the wedding guests were out of state, this became a destination wedding weekend. John and I were happy to open our house and to be hosts for various events. I could not have survived the Wedding Day without Lora! I knew that she had every last detail under control and that I really did have "No Worries"! As the father of the bride said, "Lora was a wise investment".
Lora Ward was such a valuable asset for my daughter who was planning her Sacramento wedding" long distance". Both Stacey Read more...
Lora Ward was such a valuable asset for my daughter who was planning her Sacramento wedding" long distance". Both Stacey and Joe are actors living in New York City who wanted their wedding to be near Stacey's home town of Davis.

Lora was key in helping make this dream wedding come true. I suppose many couples who are planning their wedding find their Wedding Planner or Day Of co-ordinator first. Not us.

The Crocker Museum Ballroom was selected as the site for the Ceremony with an evening reception in the courtyard of the Firehouse Restaurant in Old Sacramento.

In late December we met with Phillip Rice of Phillip Rice Designs and East Sac Florist. After our initial meeting with him, we were so excited by his "vision" and his talents we were certain that he was PERFECT for Stacey and Joe's wedding. There was only one problem. He was already booked for a wedding in southern California the day before our scheduled wedding! He reassured us that he would be able to handle the "decor and floral" elements but that he would not be able to be our coordinator for that day. After a few minutes of thought, he recommended Lora Ward as someone who was experienced, warm, motherly, unflappable and who was adept at handling details.

Stacey and Joe (who were visiting for Christmas) were able to meet with her one evening just after Christmas. They were impressed by the scope of services she could assist them with and that she was willing to do as much or as little as they required.

My first meeting with Lora left me confident that she could "mother hen" are far-flung group and keep us on track. "No Worries." is her motto and became mine. If I was worried, I would send her an e-mail always knowing that I would receive a prompt and well thought out reply.

Lora led us to other talented and vital members of our Wedding Team. The talented Matt Brys of Extreme Productions (D.J. and lighting), Jennifer (hair and make-up) and Sara who came to the last minute rescue and produced lovely escort cards.

Stacey handled many aspects of planning her day while in New York. Lora was always there to advise, suggest and support Stacey and Joe's vision.

Because the majority of the wedding guests were out of state, this became a destination wedding weekend. John and I were happy to open our house and to be hosts for various events. I could not have survived the Wedding Day without Lora! I knew that she had every last detail under control and that I really did have "No Worries"! As the father of the bride said, "Lora was a wise investment". Read less
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WHILL
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Lora Ward made all our wedding dreams come true! We worked with her for a little more than a year on our 11/13/10 wedding at the Citizen Hotel. Every vendor recommendation Lora made was exactly suited to us. On the day of, we did nothing but soak in all our wedding dreams. If you are looking for a planner in the Sacramento area, you have to meet Lora Ward!
Lora Ward made all our wedding dreams come true! We worked with her for a little more than a year on our 11/13/10 wedding Read more...
Lora Ward made all our wedding dreams come true! We worked with her for a little more than a year on our 11/13/10 wedding at the Citizen Hotel. Every vendor recommendation Lora made was exactly suited to us. On the day of, we did nothing but soak in all our wedding dreams. If you are looking for a planner in the Sacramento area, you have to meet Lora Ward! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
All I gotta say is.. LORA IS AMAZING! She definitely goes above and beyond to make sure all needs are met! With a baby on my hip, it was very difficult to get anything done with the wedding - well when we hired Lora, everything turned around! She made our June wedding the most wonderful experience EVER! I have to say, I wouldnt have it any other way. She was very patient with me when it came to getting back to her with my final decisions, and she wasnt pushy at all about any suggestions. She had wonderful ideas that suited me to a Q and was very much on schedule with everything! I had no worries throughout the whole planning process thanks to Lora! Not to mention, after all the hard work she put into making the day extra wonderful, she was such a joy to be around! After getting to know her, she became so close to the family that she would have been on the invite list anyway! Bottom Line: She is a Wedding Angel!! We cant wait to hire her for my sister's wedding or any future events! :)
All I gotta say is.. LORA IS AMAZING! She definitely goes above and beyond to make sure all needs are met! With a baby on Read more...
All I gotta say is.. LORA IS AMAZING! She definitely goes above and beyond to make sure all needs are met! With a baby on my hip, it was very difficult to get anything done with the wedding - well when we hired Lora, everything turned around! She made our June wedding the most wonderful experience EVER! I have to say, I wouldnt have it any other way. She was very patient with me when it came to getting back to her with my final decisions, and she wasnt pushy at all about any suggestions. She had wonderful ideas that suited me to a Q and was very much on schedule with everything! I had no worries throughout the whole planning process thanks to Lora! Not to mention, after all the hard work she put into making the day extra wonderful, she was such a joy to be around! After getting to know her, she became so close to the family that she would have been on the invite list anyway! Bottom Line: She is a Wedding Angel!! We cant wait to hire her for my sister's wedding or any future events! :) Read less
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HappiestMomEver
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Lora Ward is every Mother of the Bride's dream come true! We had a beautiful backyard wedding for our daughter Becca and Son-n-law Dustin in Orangevale and it could not have turned out more perfect. As any mom knows, the stress of your kid's wedding is tough enough with all the decision making, appointments, lists of people.... it goes on and on. Lora became my best friend during this whole process, when I couldn't be there she took over and she was very conscientious of Becca's preferences and our budget. Believe me that is a balancing act to behold. She managed that with class, flare and the most beautful wedding day I could have ever imagined for our girl. When our other two kids decide to get married, you can bet we will have Lora helping us with those as well.
Lora Ward is every Mother of the Bride's dream come true! We had a beautiful backyard wedding for our daughter Becca and Read more...
Lora Ward is every Mother of the Bride's dream come true! We had a beautiful backyard wedding for our daughter Becca and Son-n-law Dustin in Orangevale and it could not have turned out more perfect. As any mom knows, the stress of your kid's wedding is tough enough with all the decision making, appointments, lists of people.... it goes on and on. Lora became my best friend during this whole process, when I couldn't be there she took over and she was very conscientious of Becca's preferences and our budget. Believe me that is a balancing act to behold. She managed that with class, flare and the most beautful wedding day I could have ever imagined for our girl. When our other two kids decide to get married, you can bet we will have Lora helping us with those as well. Read less
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SAK
Wedding:
8/31/2008
5.0/5.0
So glad I had her. She made sure everything was perfect and was worth every dime. I highly recommend her! I learned that it's not always necessary, nor ideal, to have your wedding coordinator be a pal or your friend or someone super duper friendly and nice. I was after professional, responsive, and someone who understood our vision. Lora was great for that job. She had to stand up to our venue coordinator a bit to get our vision seen through, and she did a great job.
So glad I had her. She made sure everything was perfect and was worth every dime. I highly recommend her! I learned that Read more...
So glad I had her. She made sure everything was perfect and was worth every dime. I highly recommend her! I learned that it's not always necessary, nor ideal, to have your wedding coordinator be a pal or your friend or someone super duper friendly and nice. I was after professional, responsive, and someone who understood our vision. Lora was great for that job. She had to stand up to our venue coordinator a bit to get our vision seen through, and she did a great job. Read less
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mrsdawson
Wedding:
5/27/2007
4.6/5.0
Lora Ward, owner of A Day to Remember is a long-time wedding professional. She immediately made my fiance and I feel very comfortable and relaxed and honestly, we could not have pulled our wedding off without her. We had a lot of glitches come up with locations, finances, family, etc., and Lora took it all in stride, helped us make the necessary adjustments, pointed us to the best vendors, and just made everything work out beautifully. One thing Lora did for us that I really appreciated was pointing out several things we thought were "must-haves" that she told us were really not essential and a waste of time and money. She was right, and we saves quite a bit because of her suggestions. She's extremely flexible and can work around any budget. We highly recommend her!
Lora Ward, owner of A Day to Remember is a long-time wedding professional. She immediately made my fiance and I feel very Read more...
Lora Ward, owner of A Day to Remember is a long-time wedding professional. She immediately made my fiance and I feel very comfortable and relaxed and honestly, we could not have pulled our wedding off without her. We had a lot of glitches come up with locations, finances, family, etc., and Lora took it all in stride, helped us make the necessary adjustments, pointed us to the best vendors, and just made everything work out beautifully. One thing Lora did for us that I really appreciated was pointing out several things we thought were "must-haves" that she told us were really not essential and a waste of time and money. She was right, and we saves quite a bit because of her suggestions. She's extremely flexible and can work around any budget. We highly recommend her! Read less
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