Welcome to our “Day in the Life” series! We feature wedding and event planners from around the world with many different levels of experience. If you would like to be featured, download our questionnaire here and email your responses and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are excited to feature New Hampshire wedding planner Lauren Dragon-Cook today!
Full Name: Lauren Dragon-Cook
Business Name & Location: LDC & Co. Spofford, NH
Years Working in the Event Industry: 5
Years Owning Your Event Planning Business: 2
Business Facebook Page: ldcweddings
What is your typical day like?
I begin my day at 9am once my boys have been dropped off at school and daycare. I am sure to have a VERY large cup of coffee on my desk and I turn off all distractions so I can plow through the endless ocean of emails. Next, it is time to finish any leftover tasks or projects from the week before such as a website update or blog post. Typically, I am so engrossed in what I am doing that I don’t even realize I have worked through lunch and am starving by 2pm.
While munching on something, I will look over upcoming weddings in my planning software to see what tasks need to be completed by the couple or what needs to be done to finish up a timeline. Before I know it, 3pm has rolled around and then it is off to school and daycare to pick up my children. It’s time to switch hats and become supermom. Dinner, playtime (or I should say chasing after the boys), baths, bed. Then it is wine time with my husband!
How did you get started in the industry?
In my past life, I was the studio manager for a Boston wedding photographer and acted as a faux planner whenever a bride needed help. Prior to that, I had managed and facilitated over 150 parties, fundraisers, and other events in the New England area. In my current life, I am the wedding planner of Keene, NH and the Monadnock region.
I’ve been living and breathing weddings ever since I was 3 years old when I got my first Polly Pocket (that just so happened to be the wedding edition). In the real world, I have over 5 years of experience in the wedding industry and still have that Polly Pocket.
Where do you find design inspiration?
I stay current with the trends by reading articles and blog posts by industry leaders like Martha Stewart Weddings and Style Me Pretty. I love to spend time meditating outdoors and a lot of inspiration comes from my surroundings.
What are your favorite online resources for your business?
Lauren, thank you so much for taking the time to share your story and a day in your life.If you are an event planner and would like to be featured, download our questionnaire today and email it to us along with a photo. If you aren’t sure about being featured, take a few minutes to read how it can help your business.