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Sophisticated Events is a wedding and event planning company based in Columbia, South Carolina. Owner Lydea has over 10 years of experience in the event industry and loves helping her clients create their dream day and design. With her passion for planning and organization, she works closely with soon-to-be-weds to ensure that each detail matches their vision.

Services Offered

Sophisticated Events offers packages for full-service planning, partial planning, and day-of coordination. Each package can be customized to suit a couple’s budget, event size, and specific needs and wants. Some of the services that Lydea and her team can provide include RSVP tracking, vendor coordination, music selection, and design assistance. From local elopements to extravagant destination weddings, the team behind Sophisticated Events will go above and beyond to exceed their couples’ expectations.

  • Black-owned
  • Woman-owned

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Rehearsal Dinner

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Day-of Coordination
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Double Weddings
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Whitney M. Married on 09/04/2021
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Couldn't have done it without Lydea and her team!

We are so happy we had Lydea and the team from Sophisticated Events at our wedding. I had wanted to plan and carry out the whole wedding on my own, but everyone kept telling me I would want a day of coordinator. We picked this group and are SO HAPPY we did. She did much more than just "day of" coordinating in my opinion. She met with us well in advance to make sure she know what was going on and what else we needed. We had a large wedding party, including 6 small children, and somehow the wedding went perfectly. I have no idea how the wedding actually started on time, but Lydea was moving everyone around in the background the whole time, insisting that I just enjoy the day (and the whole week really). From the beginning, she pointed out areas that I hadn't even thought of, asked much more direct, detailed questions than I would have when we met with the venue, and made sure that all of the vendors prioritized what I wanted. I could go on about the other things she did that I thought were above and beyond what she signed up for, but I'll just say that I think she is the reason that I look back now and feel like our wedding was perfect and stress free, and I think she is worth much more than what she charges!
Angela B. Married on 09/16/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Lydea is amazing!

She did what I could not. I thought, I can do this and quickly realized, I am only one person and there is NO way I could pull this off and be a part of the wedding at the same time. Once I higher Lydea, she made it very clear that she had my back and that I could trust her to carry everything out. She did not disappoint. She gave my daughter, new son in-law and our families a beautiful wedding and took the burden off of my shoulders, so that I could enjoy the event with zero concerns. I just can't say enough. Thank you Lydea!!
Barron Married on 12/11/2022
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Awesome!!! I highly recommend using Sophisticated Events.
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