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On WeddingWire since 2021

Kennedy-Doss Event Management, based out of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a wedding planning company. We love to travel and regularly plan weddings from Charleston to Wilmimngton. The team here strives to provide unbeatable coordination services at a price that is accessible for every couple. They want to make the process as stress-free as possible, so the to-be-weds can focus on enjoying their milestone day.

Services Offered

Kennedy-Doss Event Management specializes in making their clients' dreams come to life. The planners here are inspired by each couple's unique vision for their day and go the extra mile to make it a reality. They offer month-of coordination, partial planning, and full-service event management, so you can choose the level of assistance that best suits you. Some of the services they offer include budget analysis, scheduling, vendor selection and to-do list creation, venue selection, assistance with decor, rentals and creation of your wedding day timeline.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

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

$1,700

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$2,000

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$2,500

Do you offer an hourly rate?

No

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of Coordination
Full Planning
Partial Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

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

How many planners are on your team?

2
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Natalie T. Sent on 11/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Temple Foley Wedding

Kennedy-Doss is a first rate, experienced and friendly event management service. We had only 4 months to plan and execute our wedding in Myrtle Beach while mostly still residing in Virginia. I was clear about my budget but needed assistance finding all the good, local vendors. Lauri worked tirelessly to identify quality individuals and was very respectful of budget. We had excellent catering, bartender, DJ, photography and hair and make up. Our guests raved about the whole wedding from venue, decorations, food, drink and dancing. Lauri was the right mix of authority for ensuring order of ceremony went off flawlessly and friendliness to make all guests welcome. She also made it a point to take care of me, the bride, throughout the event. We highly recommend them for weddings and would hire them again for any future special event! 💐❤️🥳
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Cindi A. Sent on 11/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best Planners Ever!!

Best ever!! When my daughter got married, Lauri and Marnie made the whole process so easy. I couldn’t have done it without them. They were incredible and I loved having them taking care of everything for me. I wish I had another daughter because I want to have them at my next wedding!! Definitely recommend them without a doubt! Love you, Lauri and Marnie!!
Mary
Mary D. Sent on 11/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

lauri and marnie are AMAZING!

I had the best process leading up to my wedding thanks to Lauri and Marnie! Not only did they know extremely helpful tips and tricks for everything to flow smoothly but they also made sure they handled everything on my wedding day and made sure it was up to par! I didn’t even know until the next day that they had to send my cake back because it wasn’t up to par! I am so grateful for their expertise, compassion, and fun throughout the day! they truly were the best and you can’t go wrong with these two! 🩷
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Team

Marnie Kennedy
Marnie Kennedy
Co-Owner / Coordinator

Originally from Miami Beach, Marnie came to the Grand Strand in 1998 and has since made it her home. With 30+ years in the service industry her passion has always been taking care of others. From server to bartender to manager to owner her experience is vast and she was naturally drawn to planning events.

Marnie has always been very committed to serving others in the community and it was her fundraising events that gave her the desire to do more in the planning world. In 2015 she was given the opportunity to coordinate her first wedding and she knew she had found her calling.

From small intimate weddings at The Coop to beachfront ballrooms receptions of 200 her style is still the same; stress free weddings that run like clockwork overseen by a bride’s new best friend! Couples know they are in good hands when the leave it to Marnie.

Lauri Doss
Lauri Doss
Co-Owner / Coordinator

Lauri has diverse experience in the wedding industry doing her first Myrtle Beach wedding in 2003. Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Lauri moved to Nashville Tennessee after high school. She graduated from Western Kentucky University with a business degree and paralegal certification.

Always that “go to” friend for planning parties, showers and weddings Lauri realized this was her passion. She made a career change to event management and planning and hasn’t looked back. She has done weddings of all types and sizes. From small intimate beach weddings to large weddings at historic venues. She feels the way to be happy in life is to do what you love. She has found what she loves and couldn’t be happier.

Lauri also has experience in the corporate world organizing training sessions, corporate outings and holiday parties. She has also assisted with political campaigns.

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