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The Finer Points, LLC and The Finer Points Coastal, LLC are award-winning boutique event planning and design companies offering Wedding and Event Planning services in two beautiful destination locations; Historic Leesburg, VA and in Historic Corolla Village of Outer Banks, NC.

The Finer Points, LLC serves the VA, DC, and MD areas specializing in weddings and events with over 20+ years of experience in hospitality and event etiquette. The Finer Points Event Planning and Design located in Historic Leesburg in “A Little Wedding Studio”, in the heart of Loudoun County’s Virginia Wine Country. Their wedding and event studio is an intimate space and the perfect location to be inspired and fully plan your next event. With shelves full of samples, beautiful fabrics, table coverings, place settings and glassware; The Finer Points has made it more convenient than ever for their clients to select everything they need for planning and designing their wedding or event all in one location. Loudoun County Virginia offers beautiful rolling hills, intimate and historic venue locations, breweries, wineries and local shops. The Finer Points Event Planning and Design is a member of Hunt Country Celebrations and a member of Visit Loudoun, serving on the Wedding Advisory Board, which surrounds them with some of the top wedding vendors in the area.

The Finer Points Coastal, LLC serves the Outer Banks of North Carolina and is a sister company to The Finer Points, LLC. The Finer Points Coastal, LLC focuses their services on areas Duck and up north through Carova-4x4 area. The Finer Points Coastal Event Planning and Design team is local and fully supports the beautiful Outer Banks area through the event industry and local vendors. They are partners with The Corolla Wild Horse Fund and administer the “Corolla Wild Horse Fund Event Donation Program” which allows couples to donate to the Corolla wild horses on behalf of their event held in the Outer Banks. The Finer Points Coastal team are also members on The Outer Banks Wedding Association and members of the Currituck Chambers of Commerce. In Spring of 2023, a family retail store will open called “The Event Boutique” in historic Corolla Village walking distance to Whalehead and local family-owned shops. “The Event Boutique” will offer inspirational table settings and décor for casual to elegant entertaining for purchase. Within “The Event Boutique” will also be the official design and planning location for The Finer Points Coastal planners and designers, allowing clients the ability to view event rental samples in this inspirational location and fully plan their event in the Outer Banks.

P’s and Q’s® is an award winning Event Etiquette Consulting Program offers Seminars and Courses in Event Etiquette, Social Etiquette, Communications Etiquette and Table Protocol both American and Continential Dining for children age 3 through adults through The Finer Points Event Planning and Design. P’s and Q’s® was founded and created by one of the owners of the Finer Points Event Planning in 2005 and the program is backed by The International School of Protocol. The Finer Points, LLC and The Finer Points Coastal, LLC offer P’s and Q’s® in both locations upon client request.

The Finer Points teams in both VA and NC work to ensure that their clients receive individualized service, customized planning and skilled vendor referrals. They work under the philosophy that each event is unique and deserves great respect and consideration.

Services Packages Options Available:

  • Day of Planning
  • Partial Planning
  • Total Planning
  • Intimate Weddings
  • Micro Weddings
  • Elopements
  • At Home Weddings/ Specialized Events / Beach Rental Weddings
  • Event Etiquette Consulting, Advising and Courses ~ P’s and Q’s®
  • Virtual Event Planning
  • Custom Design and Styling
  • Custom Packages Based on Client Individual Needs
  • Special Events: Celebrations of Life, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Graduations

Frequently asked questions

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

$2,800

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$4,800

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$6,500

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$75

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
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The Finer Points Coastal is highly praised by multiple reviewers for their exceptional wedding planning services. Laura, Lynn, and Victoria are described as professional, attentive, and knowledgeable. They are commended for their attention to detail, excellent communication, and ability to bring the couples' visions to life. The team's coordination and organization skills on the wedding day are highly appreciated, ensuring that everything runs smoothly and stress-free. Overall, The Finer Points Coastal comes highly recommended for their expertise and dedication in creating exceptional wedding experiences.

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The Finer Points Coastal is highly praised by multiple reviewers for their exceptional wedding planning services. Laura, Lynn, and Victoria are described as professional, attentive, and knowledgeable. They are commended for their attention to detail, excellent communication, and ability to bring the couples' visions to life. The team's coordination and organization skills on the wedding day are highly appreciated, ensuring that everything runs smoothly and stress-free. Overall, The Finer Points Coastal comes highly recommended for their expertise and dedication in creating exceptional wedding experiences.

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Melissa D. Sent on 12/25/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best. Decision. Ever.

Hiring Laura of The Finer Points was HANDS DOWN the best decision we made while planning our wedding. She is beyond fabulous!!! Completely professional, reliable, knowledgeable, trustworthy, patient, and an absolute joy to be around. Her vendor recommendations and planning skills were invaluable prior to the wedding. But what really sets her apart is her on-site management skills. She coordinated a thousand moving parts and people with seemingly effortless ease. The entire event was flawless, and we will forever be grateful to Laura for helping us make our dream wedding a reality.
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Lauren L. Sent on 09/25/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Could not recommend Lynn and her team more

Lynn made my wedding day an absolute breeze. Not only did my husband and I love working with her, my family also made comments about how amazing and calm Lynn was. I gave Lynn a vision I had for my wedding, and she along with our amazing catering staff executed it perfectly, and even more then I could have asked for. Our wedding day was seamless, thanks to Lynn.
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Ashley M. Sent on 10/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

SOS no more

I literally won the jackpot with Lynn of The Finer Points!!! You see, I had started planning our small July wedding at the end of March and thought I had it all under control... I was overcome with stress from spreading myself too thin trying to manage it all myself, and keep pace with my daily life and work routines. I had everything prepared - venue, music, food, photography, hair/makeup, rough timeline - but had I missed something?
I AM SOOOO INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL for Lynn. She accommodated our hectic schedules to do a venue walk through and I immediately knew we had the best. She's simply a gem of a person, extremely communicative, professional, poised, and honest! (as someone else put it!) She helped us quickly problem solve ideas to maintain the feel we wanted and NOT compromise on what WE WANTED!!
Trust all of us, you need Lynn's services if you want your wedding day to be truly exceptional (AND stress-free). Don't be like me and seek help 2-3 weeks before your day. Yes it's "just a day" to some and "the best day" to others; the excitement and stress that weddings breed is REAL. Don't get lost in it --- call Lynn sooner than later!
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Lynn Iannizzi
Lynn Iannizzi
Owner/Lead Designer

Lynn Iannizzi began The Finer Points after several years of planning experience working at both Westfields Marriott and Lansdowne Resort in the Catering Sales Department as a Senior Catering Manager. This experience has been tremendously valuable to her, as she understands events on the venue side and understands her client’s needs and how to best achieve them! She has also met many amazing vendors over her 20+ years in the business which is an invaluable asset to her clients. Lynn has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from John Carroll University, and a certification in Event Management from George Washington University. She attended the first year Event Management Certification program offered at George Washington University, which was an excellent experience, where she interned with Creative Parties in Bethesda on a benefit for Make-a-Wish Foundation. Lynn is on the Visit Loudoun Wedding Advisory Board, as well as, a member of Hunt Country Celebrations and is a member of Visit Loudoun Advisory Board. Lynn has an ever calming and collected demeaner which carries throughout the planning process and helps maintain a stress-free experience for her clients. She is a loving wife and mother of 2 children and has a natural ability to make others feel they are being taken care of in the planning process.

Laura  Billak
Laura Billak
Owner/Lead Designer

Laura Billak began The Finer Points Coastal, LLC and has a strong background in Etiquette and Protocol in the field of Events and Hospitality. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations and Communications with a minor in Art Design from George Mason University, she continued on and received a Masters in Event Management from the International Institute of Event Management. After years of working as Director of Human Resources and Public Relations, she began applying her knowledge to corporate event planning, which further extended into formal social events and wedding planning. Laura has also obtained certification from the International School of Protocol in the areas of Social Etiquette, Communications Etiquette and Dining Etiquette in both American and Continental Protocol, and is the founder of the etiquette consulting company P’s and Q’s®, with material she created and patented in 2005. Laura has more than 20+ years of event planning experience and uses her background and creativity within the event design studio to help make every client's particular vision come to life. Laura is a member of Hunt Country Celebrations, Visit Loudoun Advisory Board, Outer Banks Wedding Association and Currituck Chamber of Commerce. Laura's work has been recognized in several local and state publications. Laura is the Owner of "The Event Boutique" a retail store in Historic Corolla Village, NC. She is known for being kind, detail oriented and having a calm reassuring nature for her clients. Laura is a loving wife and mother of 3 children and firmly believes that through the thoughtful consideration of others, we all can harness the key to a happy life!

Lisa  Mowery
Lisa Mowery
Event Planner

Lisa Mowery joined The Finer Points in 2015 with experience working on the banquet service side of events. This gives her a true understanding and perspective of our events. Lisa holds a Master's Degree in Finance from Wilkes University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University. She uses her skills in accounting and finance to help brides plan the wedding of their dreams, within their personal budget. Lisa enjoys working with each couple to plan a fun and stress-free day for them and their families. She is friendly, warm and an amazing team player!

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Harmon's Horse Drawn Carriages + White Mares for Baraats Harmon's Horse Drawn Carriages + White Mares for Baraats Wedding Limos

Lynn is a wonderful wedding coordinator. She is so organized and such a pleasure to work with. Having the Finer Points coordinate your wedding is the perfect way to fully enjoy "Your Day."

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When planning for your special day, hire professionals who can take care of every detail - The Finer Points. They have an extensive background in event planning, making them true professionals in their industry. With many numerous wedding details, and those emergencies which always happen, you need this pair, Lynn and Priscilla, to handle every situation which arises. Prompt, courteous, and reliable service delivered with elegance. They remain in the background, and ensure you are the stars for your special day!

All Seasons Floral Preservation All Seasons Floral Preservation Wedding Florists

Lynn & Priscilla have years of experience in wedding/event planning and they make a fabulous team. In addition to being creative, professional, and organized, they are a pleasure to work with. This combination enables brides to know that everything will be handled properly in a stress-free manner. It is important to have a good working relationship during the wedding planning process, but the real assessments can't be made until after the wedding is over. As a floral preservationist, I have a unique perspective in that I get to hear how everything went at the wedding, usually within 24 hours of the event, when the flowers are dropped off for pressing. This is the time when the details are fresh in the minds of the brides and their families. The "day after" reviews that I hear from Lynn & Priscilla's clients are always glowing ones! They often comment on how things went so smoothly, what a pleasure they were to work with, and how they were able to thoroughly enjoy the day knowing that everything was being taken care of. One of my favorite comments was, "the day was perfect, and if anything did go wrong, I didn't know about it!"

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