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On WeddingWire since 2016

THE PRIVILEGE IS MINE is a wedding planning company located in New York. This company offers coordination and planning services that are also creative, collaborative and fun. Owner and planner Lara is a dedicated to creating weddings that are unique to you and your partner. Clients praise Lara for her calm and reassuring attitude, as well as her wedding planning skills and responsiveness.

Services Offered
THE PRIVILEGE IS MINE offers timelines and budget analysis for a well-planned and organized celebration. The services Lara offers include:

  • Day-of coordination
  • Event design
  • Guest list
  • Referrals
  • To-do lists


Other Services
This company offers the ability to plan eco-friendly weddings as well as non-religious ceremonies. Additional types of weddings that can be planned include:

  • Civil
  • Cultural
  • Destination
  • Religious

Frequently asked questions

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

$1,000

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$3,000

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$5,000

Do you offer an hourly rate?

No

What is the hourly rate?

$50

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
Eco-Friendly
Non-Religious
Religious
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Reviews of THE PRIVILEGE IS MINE

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The Privilege is Mine (TPIM) is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for their exceptional wedding coordination services. Customers praised Lara, Nicole, and Anita for their calm and supportive demeanor, attention to detail, and professionalism. They appreciated TPIM's ability to handle last-minute logistics and ensure a stress-free wedding day. Reviewers were grateful for the team's communication, organization, and ability to keep everything running smoothly, allowing them to enjoy the day without any worries. Overall, customers highly recommended TPIM for their outstanding services.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

The Privilege is Mine (TPIM) is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for their exceptional wedding coordination services. Customers praised Lara, Nicole, and Anita for their calm and supportive demeanor, attention to detail, and professionalism. They appreciated TPIM's ability to handle last-minute logistics and ensure a stress-free wedding day. Reviewers were grateful for the team's communication, organization, and ability to keep everything running smoothly, allowing them to enjoy the day without any worries. Overall, customers highly recommended TPIM for their outstanding services.

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Maria G. Sent on 08/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

TPIM for the wedding day win!

TPIM is a godsend! Of all of my wedding vendors, Lara and Nicole were the greatest value-ad to having a stress free wedding day. We had TPIM's 30-day coordination package for our wedding in Brooklyn. Lara is the calming presence that you will need in the home stretch of your wedding planning and to execute the big day. She is patient, a great listener, truly in your corner, and an all-around good human being. Her easy-going demeanor was exactly what I needed leading up to my wedding day and on the actual day to feel like all of the last minute logistics were handled and most importantly, taken off my plate. Nicole also assisted on our wedding day. Her positive energy when we arrived at the venue and throughout the evening made us feel relaxed and cared for. If we hadn't hired TPIM, the final month of wedding planning and day-of would have been so much more stressful. We could not have pulled it off without them. Thank you so much, Lara & Nicole!
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Phoebe S. Sent on 05/26/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Feel at Ease with TPIM

Thank goodness for The Privilege is Mine.

I signed on to work with Lara and TPIM before the pandemic for a May 2021 wedding. When Covid and lockdown started, Lara made sure to check in with me, which was thoughtful considering the world was in such a state. When we decided to postpone our wedding, Lara was quick to respond and ready to sign on for a new date. Because of her quick response, we were able to get a new date and keep all of our contracted vendors for a 2022 wedding.

Since we signed up for the package that includes day-of coordination and two months of working together prior to the event, I had a lot of time to plan on my own and get more and more anxious. I was actually getting heart palpitations with my anxiety. And I'm not kidding, once my two months with Lara began, those heart palpitations eased. I felt cared for.

Lara brought a level of calm that I couldn't have found on my own. She came up with alternatives to problems that I never would have thought of. Since I'm very detail-oriented, I asked detailed [annoying] questions, and she gave thought and care to her answers, even when I thought I was being annoying. She was quick to hop on a call when I needed to talk.

My gorgeous day in May turned out to be a cold rainy day, but it didn't matter at all. They made the indoor space look cozy and beautiful. Though I had been communicating with Lara for years and knew her well, on the day of the event I met her assistant coordinator, Anita, and I was instantly comfortable with her. Anita was kind, fun, and efficient, and made the crazy "backstage" stuff smooth and enjoyable.

Throughout the evening, Lara kept everything running, cued people for speeches, kept me aware of things I needed to know, but also purposely left me out of things I didn't need to know. On the day of the wedding, I didn't want to worry about anything--I didn't want to know the time, I didn't want to know what was happening next--I just left it up to Lara and TPIM. And at the end of the evening, the TPIM team was a flurry of efficient packing up--they were awesome!

In summary: if you are an anxious, detail-oriented person like me who doesn't always trust other people to get the job done, you can trust The Privilege is Mine. I'm very grateful for them.
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Kate S. Sent on 11/21/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Forever thankful for TPIM!

This team is AMAZING! I can’t say enough good things about TPIM and I would recommend them to anyone. Lara and Anita were fantastic to work with – both so supportive, professional, and organized. We first signed on for day of coordination in early 2020 with Lara and when we had to postpone our wedding celebrations multiple times, Lara was with us every step of the way. Her passion and dedication to helping her clients is incredible. After many e-mails, phone calls, and FaceTime’s later, we finally were able to celebrate our reception in November 2021 with Anita taking on the role as head planner and the day was perfect in every way! Anita was so grounding and helpful with offering advice to make the event as smooth and organized as possible. She is fantastic at what she does – you know it’s impressive when multiple other vendors compliment the communication and organization of the coordinator. Nicole was also great as an assistant on our reception day – she put as at ease and was so kind to us. TPIM is the best around and I am so thankful for all of their help with our wedding reception!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
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Professional Network & Endorsements

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Soundhouse Rentals NYC Soundhouse Rentals NYC Wedding Rentals

Our company worked with Lara Mahler and The Privilege is Mine on a beautiful outdoor wedding out on Governor's Island in September. She was called to coordinate this wedding with less than 3 weeks time to organize. We were one of 15 vendors she worked with. It was a tall task! She handled everything so well and communicated each step of the way to ensure our team could get onto the island and have everything we needed to succeed. We at Soundhouse ran the AV side of things for the wedding and the challenges were aplenty. Power supply was limited, there were four separate outdoor setups at the venue, and there were two bands scheduled to play on a field with no lighting at night. Without Lara detailing everything to me and walking me through the venue space in advance, there is no chance this wedding would have gone so smoothly. She had backup plans in place. That was one of the more impressive weddings I have ever seen be pulled off and it's all thanks to The Privilege is Mine! This is as trustworthy of a wedding planner that you'll find in NYC.

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