What You Don't Know About Wedding Planning Can Cost you
Wedding planning mistakes can be challenging and costly, but with guidance and a solid plan you’ll be able to:
Budget Accurately to Stay on Track
45% of couples go over their wedding budget. Budgeting accurately helps you to stay on budget and get more of what you want.
Tackle Important Planning Deadlines
Don’t miss a single important deadline or detail with our expert instruction and easy-to-use timelines you won’t find anywhere else.
Hire Vendors with Confidence
Your vendors play an integral role in your wedding day. Choosing the right vendor team means you get to enjoy every moment of your wedding day.
Create Perfect Wedding Timelines
A seamless and well-organized wedding timeline is crucial for creating a delightful experience for you and your guests. Being organized hinges on having a well put together timeline.
The Wedding Course is the Modern Couple's Guide To Planning a Stressfree, Meaningful Wedding (Even on a Small Budget)
We have 6 modules and 95 step-by-step videos that take the stress out of wedding planning. You’ll get:
- Professional-quality planning timelines, budget templates and a complete planning overview to make your planning stress-free and even fun!
- Key questions to ask vendors and tips for negotiating so you can book the right team at a fair price.
- Pro tips for bringing your wedding-day vision to life with ceremony and reception design best practices so you don’t miss a detail in your wedding design.
- Real advice on contemporary wedding etiquette for modern couples, from invitation wording and when to send and more so you can relax knowing every guest is well informed.
- A complete wedding attire guide, so you can feel like your most beautiful self on your wedding day. P.S. We didn’t forget the groom…we know male-identified newlyweds want to look good too!
- Insider tips for destination weddings. When you and your guests have all the information you need, destination weddings can be a breeze. You’ll get lots of tips & tricks to make this a reality.
Meet Your Guides: Lauren & Margot
Lauren and Margot are professional wedding planners known for anticipating their client’s needs before they ask. The magic to knowing is their 30+ years of combined experience.
Every couple deserves a wedding that is memorable and has guests talking for years about how special it was, and that’s why we created The Wedding Course. No matter how many weddings we’ve executed, we still tear up seeing the joy on each couple’s face as they experience their own wedding day. We want to see all Wedding Course couples experience this joy.
We’ve worked as Catering Managers for Five Star and Five Diamond Hotels and Resorts, including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
We’ve been published in Inside Weddings, HuffPost Weddings, and top wedding websites and blogs.
We’ve produced multiple celebrity parties throughout our careers
Transform your wedding planning experience from stressed out and overwhelmed, to and effortless and confident so you can truly enjoy your wedding day with your guests.
Tools and Instruction to make wedding planning easier.
In The Wedding Course, you gain instant access to 6 modules, containing 95 video lessons that walk you through each step of your wedding planning journey.
Module 1: The Complete Planning Package
Lesson 1: Tackling Your Wedding Budget
Learn how the pros budget accurately to avoid overages, so you can budget for what truly matters to you and feel confident that you won’t go over your budget.
Lesson 2: Master Planning Timeline
What to do and whenNever miss a task or detail from your wedding planning to your wedding day. We have professional tools to help keep you on track with all the details, big and small.
Lesson 3: All About Wedding Planners
If you’re feeling confused or overwhelmed when it comes to hiring a planner, we can help. If you plan to hire a planner, we help guide you through the different types of planners, and what they do so you can choose the right planner for you.
Lesson 4: How to Choose Your Venue
Your venue literally sets the scene for your entire wedding day and has a great impact on guest experience. Learn the right way to compare your top choices so you can choose the perfect venue for your special day.
Lesson 5: Wedding Food and Beverage Tips
Wining and dining guests can take a big chunk out of your budget, but it doesn’t have to. This lesson will have you planning your menu and refreshments like a pro. Your guests will love how gracefully you host them and never realize where you cut and saved.
Lesson 6: Organizing your perfect wedding day – day-of timeline
Nobody wants chaos on a wedding day. Not you. Not your guests. Not your vendors. Creating a timeline that feels effortless and creates a sense of flow can help you and your guests truly enjoy the day. Learn the ins and outs of wedding day flow so your guests never want to leave the party.
Lesson 7: The Groom’s Room
This section is specifically (and lovingly) created for male-identified newlyweds. Learn the latest in groom’s fashion, special touches for your spouse-to-be, and more. Because you deserve to be confident on the big day too!
Lesson 8: Wedding Insurance
Do you really need it? If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that it’s always best to be prepared. Wedding insurance keeps you prepared for unplanned events. Learn how this small detail can make a difference.
Lesson 11: Receiving Wedding Gifts
Everyone loves receiving gifts from their guests! We have important tips for managing and tracking them so nothing gets lost.
Lesson 12: Honeymoon Tips
Whether you’re taking your Honeymoon right away or later, learn some of our expert travel and planning tips so you can relax and soak in the sun.
Module 2: Wedding Vendors 101
Lesson 1: Finding Your Vendor “A Team”
The right vendor team gives you the right support before and during your wedding day, so you can relax and be a guest at your own wedding.
Lesson 2: Vendor Contract Do’s and Dont’s
Do you know what should and shouldn’t be included in your vendor contracts? We teach you what to double-check before signing on the dotted line.
Lesson 3: Gratuities
Have you thought about gratuities? When you see your vendor team going above and beyond, you may want to thank them for their hard work. But if you don’t plan for this, you may have a few end-of-evening surprises that make you go over budget. We help you plan for thanking your vendor team for their hard work.
Module 3: Design & Decor Masterclasses
Lesson 1: Putting Together Your Wedding Inspiration Boards
Creating inspiration boards can be fun. It can also get overwhelming. Learn how to put together inspiration boards that you can easily share with your vendors so everyone is on the same page for your vision and budget.
Lesson 2: Getting to the Root of it – All things Flowers
Our expert florist Michael walks you through all things flowers. From bouquets and centerpieces to candles and design details, he’s sharing flower details and ideas to help guide the conversation with your florist.
Lesson 3: Setting the Scene with Rentals
The right rental can transform the look and feel of your wedding day. Get fresh ideas and practical options for designing your own space.
Lesson 4: How to Design Your Wedding Ceremony
The wedding ceremony is not always as simple as walking down the aisle. There is a method to designing a meaningful wedding ceremony you and your guests will enjoy. Learn how to create a ceremony that is picture-perfect with some extra touches.
Lesson 5: How to Design Your Wedding Reception
Bring together your delightful details and thoughtful touches when designing your wedding reception. The reception is a large space and where you spend most of your wedding day, we’ll teach you how to create a space that’s beautiful, functional and flows.
Lesson 6: Cocktail Hour Layout and Design
Cocktail hour is where your guests get to relax and unwind after your ceremony. Learn the ins and outs of cocktail reception layout and design that ensure your guests start their evening feeling cared for and comfortable.
Module 4: Etiquette – Invitations, Guest Lists and Thank You Notes
Lesson 1: Everything Invitation Related
Your invitations are the first piece of information your guests receive about your wedding. Good communication is the key to well-informed guests. Learn the ins and outs of invitations: when to send, how to word them, what to include, and more.
Lesson 2: Your Wedding Registry
Do you know how to create a wedding registry that helps your guests have fun shopping for you? We walk you through creating a well-rounded registry that is meaningful to you and your guests.
Lesson 3: Your Wedding Website
Your wedding website is an important resource for guests and is almost as important as your wedding invitations. Learn the crucial information you need to include to keep everyone in the know.
Lesson 4: Guest List and Seating
Whether you plan to invite EVERYONE or keep things intimate with a handful of close friends and family, we help you create a guest list and decide on seating options that your planner, your venue coordinator, and your caterer can use to elevate your wedding day experience.
Lesson 5: Place Cards and Escort Cards
Although this may seem like a small detail, place cards and escort cards are an important part of welcoming and making your guests feel cared for. We have fun and fresh ideas to delight your guests.
Lesson 6: Thank You Notes
Avoid thank-you note overwhelm. Learn to easily write thoughtful thank you notes and when to send them so all your guests can know how grateful you are for them to be a part of your day.
Module 5: Beauty and Attire Deep Dive
Lesson 1: Wedding Gown
Your gown may be big or small. Delicate or study. New or vintage. Regardless of the gown you choose, it will be special and require special care. Learn how to transport, and take care of the wedding gown, as well as how to wear it and move in it in a way that leaves you feeling gorgeous and like your best self on your wedding day.
Lesson 2: Who, What, Wear
Whether your dress code is white-tie formal or salt-of-the-earth casual, get the ins and outs of communicating your wedding day dress code so your guests feel comfortable in their attire on your wedding day.
Lesson 3: Getting Ready on Your Wedding Day
Getting ready on your wedding day can be a fun and special time with cherished friends and loved ones. (It can also be a source of stress and overwhelm.) Learn strategies for getting ready on your wedding day so you can start your day with excitement and be ready for everything else to come.
Lesson 4: Wedding Day Hair and Makeup Tips
Your hair and makeup can accent the beauty of your gown and accessories, and help you to look and feel your best on one of the most photographed days of your life. Learn tips and best practices from professionals so your wedding day hair and makeup can stay on time and look amazing.
Bonus Module 6: Destination Weddings
- Reminders to check weather by destination so you don’t plan for a summer wedding in a winter location.
- It’s important to make sure that when you say ‘I Do’ it’s legal and official when you get back home!
- How to spread the word – Destination weddings require a bit more notice and information. Learn what you need to know.
- Learn what to include on your wedding website so your guests are well informed and ready to enjoy!
- Choosing vendors
- Making your guests feel at home is key to a memorable wedding weekend and you’ll find a few additional touches in this section.
Learn the added details for planning a destination wedding like a pro so everyone can enjoy and treat your wedding like the vacation it was meant to be.
We've Planned Weddings for Hundreds of Couples
Now we want to help you plan your wedding like a pro with a course unlike any other.
- We’ve seen happy couples float through their day on cloud 9.
- We’ve seen couples choosing the wrong vendors for their aesthetic or budget.
- We’ve witnessed guests leave hungry because the menu and timing for service were off.
- We also know couples, who more than 10 years later still have guests raving about their wedding.
We know what it takes to plan a flawless wedding and what can ruin the day.
- Cutting the budget in ways that impact guest experience.
- Not knowing how to hire qualified vendors.
- Staying organized throughout the entire planning process and throughout the wedding day.
That’s why we’ve created the most comprehensive and easy-to-use wedding planning course for modern couples who want a meaningful wedding celebration without going over budget or compromising your guests’ experience.
Bonus Spreadsheets and Materials You Won't Find Anywhere Else
From hair and makeup timelines to guest list seating to your wedding day timeline, we’ve got you covered on templates for your wedding day. We ditched the unnecessary templates found on the Internet that create extra work and have created the only templates you’ll need to execute a flawless wedding.
Downloads + Guides
You’ll find comprehensive, step-by-step guides on how to design your ceremony and reception. The real way to use Pinterest to create a wedding day vision for your vendor team and most importantly, how to execute that inspiration. You’ll also find a groom guides, vendor vetting guides, honeymoon guides and day-of packing guides. We have you covered. Our guides and downloads will keep you organized and walk you through every process.
Spreadsheets + Timelines
Get the timelines and spreadsheets the professionals use. These timelines and spreadsheets are based on 30+ years of experience working on all types of weddings from small to large in size and budget. These are the actual templates we use every day as wedding planners and are sharing them with you and we even walk you through how to use them like a pro.
Who Is the Wedding Course For?
The Wedding Course is for any couple who wants their wedding to be memorable, because it was meaningful. (But maybe doesn’t know how to do so with their budget).
Want their guests to notice all the special details from their wedding day. They want their guests to feel each thoughtful detail they chose for them to enjoy. They want their guests to walk away saying the couple thought of everything.
Want to take control of their wedding planning. They want to be organized, thoughtful and execute their dream wedding while also enjoying the process.
Want their guests leaving with their shoes in their hands because they’ve had so much fun dancing, eating and drinking all night long with family and friends.
”“Lauren and The Wedding Course helped us to plan our perfect destination elopement. We were so stressed out by hosting our nuptials so far away from home and worried about forgetting something, but The Wedding Course gave us the tools to plan our wedding stress-free.”Adriana + Blake
”“Working with Margot for our wedding was an absolute dream. Throughout the entire planning process she was enthusiastic, patient, and full of wonderful ideas for our special day. Planning a wedding can be stressful, but we never felt overwhelmed thanks to Margot’s organization and guidance. Most importantly, on the big day, we felt confident and relaxed knowing she had everything under control.”Danielle + Kevin
”“Hiring Lauren was the best decision we could have made. Having her at the helm ensured that our wedding day went off without a hitch.”Kimberli + Sheldon
”“Lauren and The Wedding Course gave me all the necessary tools to plan and prepare for our destination wedding in Mexico. The weekend was the most perfect and memorable day thanks to Lauren and The Wedding Course. Thanks for your guidance and knowledge throughout the process!”Kat + Art
”“Working with Margot made our wedding SO seamless. We had a large wedding, with different venues, and a lot of logistics, and not one thing went wrong the whole wedding weekend! Margot was incredibly organized, professional, and forward thinking. She was always one (or five) steps ahead of schedule. There was not one glitch our entire wedding weekend, and this was in no doubt due to Margot’s skillful planning. I would recommend working with Margot 10 out of 10 times.”Jennifer + Sean
”“We had such a wonderful experience working with Margot. Working with her made the task of being a bride stress free as she was always there for questions and advice at any time of the day. Her detail oriented and organized personality made our vision for our event come true. She was always available for us, even after hours and never made it feel like a job. She always made sure what we wanted for our event came out as close as possible to what we envisioned. We absolutely loved working with her!”Erika + Jonathan
Learn to budget, negotiate, plan for deadlines and so much more! At the end you’ll float through your wedding day stress-free and throw a party everyone will remember.
This course was created for couples of all budgets who are hiring vendors or hosting their wedding at a wedding venue. If you plan to DIY everything from the cake to the florals to the catering, this course is probably not for you. However, if you plan to hire professional vendors and only DIY a handful of things you are great at or that mean a lot to you, this course is definitely for you!
Yes! There are so many parts of the course that are still applicable as you still have so many details to conquer before your wedding day which the course can guide you through.
Whether you’ve started your wedding planning journey or not, you’ll find loads of helpful information in the course. We’ve included helpful information on how to work with your wedding vendors and how to craft your perfect wedding day. It’s never too late to get organized the right way for the big day!
Yes, in fact you’ll want this course to help you navigate finding venues and booking the major vendors which may even guide you to your wedding date. Once you have this done, you can continue along in your planning and the course will guide you through what details to tackle next.
I've already downloaded a bunch of timelines, checklists, and budget spreadsheets for free off the internet. How are this course and the bonus materials different from what I've already found online?
We don’t just give you a bunch of downloads with little to no information on how to use them and say figure it out. In the course, we’ve put in the time to guide you through the planning process making it easy to follow and understand with our videos. Then our unique downloads, timelines, and templates all make more sense. Because without the additional background knowledge on how to use the templates, downloads that you find online for free, they can end up being more confusing and less helpful.
We do plan weddings, but The Wedding Course is for the couple who wants to take control of their own wedding planning. We walk you through our process just like we’re sitting at the table with you. And when you join you’ll get access to our private Facebook Group where you can ask your questions and stay tuned for our monthly live Q&A sessions.
If you are interested in one-on-one consulting you can email us at email@example.com, but this is not something we are formally offering at this time. The Wedding Course is meant to give couples the feel of a one-on-one experience.
We have a money-back guarantee if you contact us within the first 30 days of purchasing the course.
You will have access to The Wedding Course for 18 months once you’ve purchased it.