Flawless execution.
Levels of service to meet your event planning needs.

Planning.  Design.  Coordination.


Our Packages

"All of our vendors, family and friends were blown away by Carrie's professionalism and friendliness at our wedding, with LOTS of moving pieces. We could not have done it without her!!!"

AMIE, OCT 2018, Hermitage museum bride

Designed for the hands-on client who look forward to planning that special day themselves. This package allows you to enjoy a stress-free wedding day while we handle the day-of coordination responsibilities. In the six weeks leading up to your wedding we will have at least two meetings plus a venue walk-through for full comprehension of your vision and intentions. We will coordinate with vendors and run your rehearsal, as well as providing a customized and detailed timeline of events. On the special day you will be free to relax, assured of a professionally handled set-up, timeline execution, and break down of your event. 

Also known as "Month of Coordination". Leave the wedding day execution to our expert hands and enjoy your day!



"Because she truly understood what we wanted, she was able to make important design or planning changes without us, but was also happy to give us time and guidance for the decisions we wanted to make"

Ann, Sept 2015 BRIDE

Designed to support you throughout the engagement process, this package specializes in top tier customer service. We will provide you with design development and execution, as well as coordination and event management. Using you own love story and unique personalities as our guide, we will help you sort through floral selection, tablescapes, vendor negotiations, etiquette tips, and more as we work together to craft your dream ceremony and reception. Budget tracking, RSVP management, and keeping you on schedule throughout the planning process are all included. This extraordinary level of service offers both event design and coordination, providing a stress-free wedding experience to maximize your level of enjoyment from the initial consultation until the last guest leaves the reception.  

Stress free wedding planning, at your service.  Meetings during happy hour are optional, but highly suggested. 

Wedding Planning


"Carrie put together an unbelievable launch party for our business. She had creative ideas, paid attention to all the small details and far surpassed our expectations on the execution of the event."


Event Planning and Design: Full scale event planning by our professional event and design team. Includes theme development, detailed timeline management, décor and graphic design, vendor relations, day-of execution including VIP relations, set up/strike down and more. Exceptional events designed to exceed your event goals and impress your guests, combined with extraordinary client communication and logistics management. Prices vary based upon event scale, contact for consultation.

Experienced, licensed and insured.  Ready to wow your clients and guests.

Event Planning


"Your positive and upbeat attitude along with your cheery smile packs a punch to knock out stress when planning such a special and memorable day."


A 2-hour virtual consultation session with Carrie Lauck, to discuss your event goals  and brainstorm ways to execute them to the fullest. A terrific starting point for those who want to plan it alone, but aren’t sure where to begin. Additional consultations are available and charged by the hour. 

Available for any type of event.  Wide open advice from an industry expert.  

with Carrie


Below, you'll find an explanation of what happens once you reach out to us!

We want you to enjoy the planning as much as the party


 David Schwartz Photography

After you accept the proposal we will prepare and send a contract and an invoice for a 25% retainer.  Both the signed contract and retainer need to be returned in order for your date to be booked.

Contracts may be signed easily online and we accept credit card payments that are able to be made directly through the invoice. Easy! 



We will schedule a time when we can have a zoom consultation.  We will chat about your events plans and tell you all about The Happy Hour Hostess and what we can do for you.

We will follow up with a written proposal for you to review.



During the week we will get back to you within 24 hours.  If it is a weekend, we are likely off site at an event and will get back to you on Monday! 

If possible, please include your event date and location in your initial communication.
(757) 250-9699

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The Happy Hour Hostess is dedicated to serving our local community.  Carrie is a proud member of the King's Daughters, the founding organization of of local children's hospital, CHKD.  She in currently in her 4th year as a Board Member and has chaired the annual event for Breakfast with Santa for 10 years, an event which The Happy Hour Hostess is a proud sponsor.  For more information, including sponsorship, silent auction donations and tickets, please visit: Breakfast with Santa for CHKD




— Alice, Bride

"You and your team made my wedding the best day of my life!"

— Cindy, Chariots for hire

"We had the opportunity to work alongside Carrie with The Happy Hour Hostess. Carrie is awesome to work with and she is quick to respond with communication. We've been working with wedding and event planners for over 32 years she is by far one of the most organized. Looking forward to our next event together. Thanks Carrie, people like you make our job a lot easier!

— jeff, client 

"By far the most incredibly create and energetic event planner I have ever met. Just brilliant creativity for a great variety of event themes. 100% recommend!"

— black iris, florist 

"We have had the pleasure of doing several weddings with Carrie and her team and we just absolutely LOVE her! She is a gem and always goes above and beyond. What we love most about her is that she truly cares about the bride and her fellow vendors. If you want a kind, considerate, creative, hardworking professional wedding planner she is definitely the one for you!"