"Working with Wanderlust Weddings and Events was an absolute pleasure. They acted as our day of coordinator, but offered so much more along the way. From the beginning, we worked together to think through my special day down to the last detail. They were there to offer ideas and met with us several times to make sure everything would run smoothly the day of the wedding. They came to the venue the day before the wedding to start setting up, which was not only a huge help but made the wedding day less stressful. The day of our wedding couldn't have gone smoother. We were able to enjoy every moment of our wedding without having to worry about details, vendor questions or any problems that arose. I would highly recommend Wanderlust Weddings and Events to any couple looking for wedding planning assistance. We can’t begin to thank them enough!!" - Kristen Z.
"Although I wanted to plan my daughter's wedding on my own, I also wanted to be able to enjoy this very special day with family and friends. The decision to have Wanderlust Weddings and Events serve as our "day of" coordinators was one of the best decisions that we made in planning the wedding. Not only did they meet with us the week before to go over every detail, but also offered advice and expertise on aspects that we may have overlooked. They met us at our venue the day before and helped set up which also gave them a clear understanding of the tone we wanted to set for the wedding. To say that they were invaluable on Kristen's wedding day would be an understatement. I can't imagine what my day would have been like without them. I had absolutely no stress whatsoever, they were the liaison with everyone from the caterer to the DJ. They didn't miss a detail and went above and beyond our expectations. Because Kristen and J.J. were married in the venue, they orchestrated the entire "flip" of the room while we enjoyed our cocktail hour. Words can not express the gratitude I have for their help that day, and for allowing me to truly enjoy our very special day. I highly recommend Wanderlust Weddings and Events to any mothers who want to have a stress free wedding day!" - Marianne, Mother-of-the-bride.
"Doing everything on your own for your wedding can become quite overwhelming, and usually at a rapid pace. When Samantha, Ali, and Sara heard that I needed some assistance with last minute details, they were there for the rescue! They helped with centerpieces, the Pittsburgh Cookie Table, wedding set up, kids party bags, and gathering up the last details to make sure the wedding ran smoothly. We wish that we knew about them earlier!
Since they did such an amazing job on assisting us with our wedding, having them assist in planning my husband’s 30th surprise birthday party was an easy choice to make! They took the reins on the event, and made it the surprise of a lifetime! They planned everything from the venue, and meal choices, to invitations and cake. The decorations were amazing, but our favorite detail had to be the beer bottles with my husband’s pictures of different ages on them. What a great idea! We received so many compliments on the event, and my husband was so excited and surprised! They truly went above and beyond to make this occasion everything that I hoped it would be! Hiring these girls was the best decision I could have made. They are trustworthy, hardworking, dedicated, and knowledgeable in event planning. They have truly made some of my biggest dreams come true, and I could not have done it without them!" - Sarah C.
"Wanderlust is simply the best in the business! I remember the moment I got engaged like it was yesterday. From that day forward my heart was exploding with love and excitement for the future that awaited my fiancé and I. It was such a special time in my life and I knew that I wanted every last detail to be more than perfect. Samantha Loshelder of Wanderlust planned both my wedding shower and my bachelorette party. Both events were more beautiful, magical, and captivating than I could have ever hoped for. I arrived the morning of my wedding shower at a whimsical and charming wine cellar for a winery themed party that seemed to be the reality of my ideas and thoughts brought to life. The shower details included countless bottles of wine with personalized labels of our wedding date, wine stopper favors for all the guests, a hearty lunch of homemade soups, sandwiches, and a gorgeous cake almost too delicate to eat. The décor added a sense of elegance to the event that left a lasting impression on all the guests. My bachelorette party consisted of two parts: a local evening out on the town and a weekend getaway with the bridal party. Everything from the invitations, party favors, games, bridal props, and travel accommodations were handled with the utmost care and diligence from Samantha. There wasn’t a single detail that wasn’t taken care of. The parties were tasteful, classy, and sophisticated just as I had hoped and expressed. Wanderlust takes the time to get to know you and your personal desires for your most important events. They truly care about putting your vision and your ideas into place for your special day. Not only was I happy with the way these events turned out, but the other guests who attended raved about and complimented on them as well. They took care of everything so that that only thing I had to do was show up and enjoy myself! I couldn't have asked for anything more!" - Kelly M.
"Hello from the newly minted Plancks. Our journey to the alter was definitely a unique one in the sense that we didn't have a traditional wedding. The idea of keeping the event intimate and small while ensuring it reflected our personality was of the utmost importance to us and the girls at Wanderlust helped us throw the most amazing surprise wedding for our families and closest friends that was just that. Nik and I were so blessed to be able to have the assistance and even more the support from the team at Wanderlust. Without them, our dream wedding would still be a dream. From their organizational skills to their exceptional honesty and taste they aided us step-by-step in taking every detail we liked and incorporating it into our pop-up wedding. When creating an event as unique as a surprise wedding there's so many things that can go wrong. Thankfully we were able to sit back and enjoy every minute of our day as the girls ran around handling everything so we didn't have to. From the flowers, to the lighting and even the arch we were married under no stone was left unturned or impersonal. The girls truly made sure this event represented everything that was us." - Nakita and Nik Planck.
"Wanderlust was exactly what we needed on the day of our wedding. We were looking for someone who could help us finalize last minute details, prepare an agenda and make sure everything ran smoothly on the day of our wedding. Ali and Sam were wonderful to work with and met all of our expectations. The morning of our wedding was stress-free and relaxing thanks to Wanderlust. Their professionalism and promptness ensured everything went off without a hitch. I would recommend their services to anyone looking for a day-of coordinator to help make your day perfect !" - Alyssa R.
One only has to plan one’s own wedding once (hopefully!). As such, the experience is full of ‘firsts’ for most people. Had I ever in my life had to figure out how much alcohol to purchase for 160 people or try to weed through hundreds of DJs to find the one who will do the best job for my fiancé and I? Nope. There are one thousand and one decisions to make leading up to the big day, and though totally worth it, the process is exhausting! After beginning our wedding planning and starting to realize the amount of work and details involved, my fiancé and I decided to try and look for a professional to ease the burden, help us make some of those many decisions and more importantly, oversee the day of so that we would not have to worry about a thing. Luckily for us, we found Wanderlust Weddings and Events. After our first meeting, I felt completely confident in Ali and Sam’s abilities to provide just that for my fiancé and I. We found them to be very professional, prompt in communications and were extremely easy to work with. I believe it’s because of them that our wedding turned out to be a beautiful event that turned out exactly how we had envisioned it (maybe even better!). Thanks to their organizational skills, the event flowed so seamlessly from one part to the next; we truly did not have to worry about anything that day and were able to relax and enjoy ourselves. Because of my wonderfully positive experience with Ali, Sam and Sarah, I can certainly say that if anyone ever asked me to recommend a wedding or event planner, I would without hesitation recommend Wanderlust Weddings and Events! --Amy & Zakk
Wanderlust was an absolute pleasure to work with. Although they were hired as “day of” coordinators, Ali and Samantha were extremely available and helpful the months leading up to my wedding. As many already know, planning a wedding can become extremely overwhelming and stressful very quickly, especially when you’re a DIY person like myself. The women at Wanderlust alleviated my stress and kept me organized. They took seemingly endless amounts of information and organized it into a concise, beautiful document. They asked all the right questions to make me think of things I otherwise would not have considered. When my wedding week rolled around they proved to be invaluable. Although Samantha was pregnant she was willing to help with absolutely everything I needed on set-up day. She intently listened to all my “day-of” needs and took detailed notes for Ali, my wedding day point person. Ali and Kristen, their helper, could not have been more helpful on my wedding day. I can honestly say that my mind was completely at ease because I knew they were taking care of everything leading up to the ceremony. After the reception had come to an end they stayed and helped breakdown until everything had been removed from the venue. I will recommend Wanderlust Weddings and Events to anyone in need of an event planner or day of coordinator. Thank you, Samantha and Ali!
- Love, Lisa and Patrick
We couldn’t have been happier with everything Wanderlust Weddings and Events did for our wedding. They acted as our day of coordinators, but were involved with our wedding from the start. As we got closer to the big day they were there to help put together timelines, figure out last minute details, coordinate our rehearsal, and even joined us at the final walk though at the venue. Their services went above our expectations. We had a lot of our own centerpieces and decorations for the venue; and although we had discussed our plan for everything prior to the day of the wedding, the way they took our vision and perfected it was beyond anything we could have achieved ourselves. They definitely have an eye for what works in a space, both aesthetically and functionally. We were so thankful to have them available to help throughout the evening of our wedding; an issue arose with our transportation at the end of the night and they were quick to come up with a solution for us, before we could even begin to stress about it. Hiring this team was one of the best decisions we made during the planning of our wedding! -- Rachel