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A Beautiful Wedding

Lawrence, KS View map
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
85 reviews
$2,000 Package Price

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$2,000 Package Price

A Beautiful Wedding provides many levels of service to help plan the wedding you have always wanted. Leave the details to us while you enjoy the memories of a lifetime. Our goal is to exceed your expectations. Additional services offered are Officiant, invitations, wedding gown preservation and travel agent services, renewal of vows, house blessing, baby blessing, celebrations of life.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$2,021

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

1,000.00

What invitation and card products do you offer?

Catalog Invitations

What types of travel do you specialize in?

Cruises
Destination Weddings
Family Trips
Group Travel / Tours
Honeymoons
Luxury Trips
Romantic Trips

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$2,000

What services do you provide?

Assembly
In-Person Consultations
Shipping

What destinations do you specialize in?

Africa
Alaska
Asia
Australia / New Zealand
Caribbean
Central America
Dominican Republic
East Europe
Hawaii
Mexico
Middle East
North America
Pacific Islands
Scandinavia
South America
West Europe

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

1,020.00

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

3,000.00

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

Yes

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$50

What is the hourly rate?

$50

What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

$50

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union
Single Religion

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Budget Analysis
Day-of Coordination
Event Design
Full Planning
Guest List Creation
Partial Planning
Timelines
To-Do Lists
Vendor Referrals

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double Weddings
Elopement
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious
Religious

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Baptist
Catholic
Earth-Based
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Hindu
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
No Denomination
Presbyterian
Unitarian

How many planners are on your team?

3

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

KS
MO

What languages do you speak?

English
French
Portuguese
Spanish

85 Reviews

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    Melinda (. Married on 04/24/2022
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    Carmen really knows her stuff!

    We had Carmen Hocking as an officiant and she was super helpful! She re-worked our ceremony several times until it was just what we wanted. She also gave us lots of names of other vendors and advice about our wedding. She kept people organized on the day of the wedding. Our ceremony was beautiful and we had lots of comments about how great Carmen was!
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    Brendan M. Married on 04/02/2022
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    The Wedding Was Perfect

    The wedding took a lot of work, but Carmen helped us with all of it. She recommended venues, vendors, decorations, and officiated for us. On the wedding day, everything went perfectly. I thought it was quite miraculous how well it went, considering how many details had to come together.

    A Beautiful Wedding's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words. It was great working with you and Elena on the planning of your wedding.
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    Kristen K. Married on 11/20/2021
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    We highly recommend Carmen Hocking!

    We were recommended to her when we had reached out to another contact that fell through. Our first call was very thorough discussing our relationship and the type of ceremony we envisioned. Once we got a copy of the ceremony, we worked on a couple of rounds of revisions and Carmen was receptive to all our changes. Our wedding was at The Elms and Carmen had led ceremonies there before so that made it really easy as the staff were comfortable with her and vice versa. Carmen was very responsive and just a delight to work with. Thanks, Carmen!

Awards

  • 85
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Carmen has been in the industry for a long time and we have worked with her on many events. Whether she is coordinating or officiating, it's very clear that she has a lot experience and expertise. If you are in need of either of these services, we recommend you give her a call! She also provides travel services, invitations, and gown preservation.

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Carmen at A Beautiful Wedding really is THE perfect wedding planner; she's patient, brimming with ideas, organized and will deliver an exceptional wedding-planning experience from start to the honeymoon! We definitely recommend her as we have worked with several couples who have also worked with A Beautiful Wedding and absolutely LOVED working with Carmen!

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1033 Tennessee Street Apt. 1, Apt. 1 Lawrence, KS, 66044
7857661892
785-766-1892

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