The Ideal Day
until about six months before my wedding, i thought that i didn't want or need a day-of-coordinator for the big day... boy, was i wrong. as the "to do" items for the day began to add up, we realized we definitely needed someone to handle things at our wedding. after contacting a few day-of-coordinators, my husband and i decided on laura and the ideal day... she was prompt to respond and extremely personable (even through email, which i found not to be the case with many people). laura does so much more than just "day-of" coordination. she really helps you organize everything and creates an extremely detailed timeline for the wedding rehearsal through the last dance. since our wedding was the first among my group of friends, i had about a million questions for laura -- all of which she answered quickly, professionally and kindly (no matter how silly). when my makeup artist bailed on my two weeks before my wedding, laura was ready with a recommendation who turned out to be even better than my first artist. after every conversation/email/phone call with laura, i felt more and more relief about our wedding... the stress had been lifted and all thanks to her!! i have told all of my friends/family in chicago that whenever they get married, they are forbidden from using anyone besides laura for their wedding - she is truly the best and will totally put your minds at ease before and during your wedding. oh yea - my husband's favorite thing about laura: the first time we met, she offered him a beer.
Wow, I'm so glad I get to write Laura's first review!! We hired Laura as a DOC for our wedding. She was so easy to get along with, and was very receptive to the things we wanted / liked / and were most important to us. About 6 weeks before the wedding, I sent Laura all of our contracts, which she turns into this amazing, organized binder to keep track of everything for the day. She even came to pick up all of our items for the ceremony and reception the week of to bring onsite. I am certain things happened behind the scenes that I don't even know about, but she handled quickly and perfectly. Thank you so much Laura!!
Laura came to me as a referral from a friend, and I feel like it was fate that we met. I could not have had my wedding go as smoothly as it did without her, she was incredible. She offers all forms of wedding planning, from the entire process to the day of coordination. She did an amazing job keeping everything running on my wedding day.
Wedding Creativo Photography
Laura is an ideal professional to plan your ideal day. She is a fantastic communicator with couples, as well as other vendors, and we experience her approach as more of a collaborative effort rather than as a "director." When coordinators know how to trust other talented professionals and are organized well to enable other professionals to do their best creative work for the couple, those are the best planners, and Laura is no exception.
I have worked with Laura on several weddings and find her to be pleasant, professional and very organized. These three characteristics make my job so much easier! I highly recommend Laura as your wedding professional!
Laura is exquisite ~ she’s calming and knowledgeable, the perfect blend of characteristics for her profession. She (and her crew) are easy to work with, friendly, and attentive. Laura’s catering background is so helpful with various planning questions/needs. Book Laura now for your event, because she’s a star-planner in the making!
I recommend the services of The Ideal Day to make your Wedding Day a one-of-a-kind event that will be remembered and cherished by you and all your guests for years to come. ~~ Angela www.calligraphybyangela.com 214 957 2155
Laura is amazing to work with. She's so easy-going, fun and professional. I've seen some wedding planners actually add to the stress of the day by trying to be overly helpful, but Laura just has an amazing sense of ease and knows what to take care of and how to do it without constantly referring to the bride.
and day-of coordination of weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, anniversary celebrations and all
of life's other momentous occasions.
Our goal is to create a truly unique and memorable event - perfectly tailored to you and
flawlessly executed. Staying behind the scenes, we are like the perfect stage managers, tending to
the various players, so you, the star, can take center stage and shine. When you select The Ideal Day,
you are choosing a stress-free way to orchestrate and deliver a meaningful and unforgettable event.