MWP | Episode 4 – Ashley Aguilar and Lauren Gordon of Cherish Events – NYC Wedding Planners


MyWeddingPodcast Interview Cover art with Ashley Aguilar and Lauren Gordon of Cherish Events - NYC Wedding Planning Company

Hello everyone and welcome to Episode 4 of My Wedding Podcast! Planning a wedding can be extremely stressful. There are so many moving parts and there seems to be a never ending and completely overwhelming amount of choices and options out there when it comes to turning your dream wedding into a reality.

My Wedding Podcast was started with one goal in mind, and that’s to introduce you to the vendors I know and trust that are experts in making that dream come true for you. I sit down with wedding industry experts such as celebrants, videographers, wedding cake bakers, invitation designers, and the list goes on. Today I have the pleasure of interviewing two amazing ladies that started the wedding and special event planning company called Cherish Events.

At a recent wedding I was photographing at the Water Club in New York City I had the pleasure of meeting and working with this amazing team of wedding and special event planners. They were so amazingly helpful, organized, and coordinated that I started to question how can couples ever manage to keep their sanity without having someone like Lauren and Ashley from Cherish Events. They went above and beyond to make sure everything ran according to plan, stuck to the timeline, and every little need of the bride and groom was met on that special day.

Lauren Gordon is the Communications Director and Ashley Aguilar is the Creative Director at Cherish Events. Together they started this company in 2011 which has now grown to a team of 5 people, serving both the Florida and New York City markets. A quick online search for Cherish Events will show you exactly why I am raving so hard about them – they’ve been featured by popular wedding directories such as WeddingWire and The Knot, even being labeled as one of the top wedding planners in Central Florida.

Between those two directories, they have accumulated over 100 5-star reviews from brides and grooms. What you see couples mention again and again is their friendliness, personal touch, attention to detail, and most importantly, how accessible they are during the entire wedding planning process. Cherish Events leaves their clients with unforgettable memories that last a lifetime.

Today we’ll be speaking with Lauren and Ashley about why you might consider looking for professional help in planning your wedding and everything that a wedding planner can do for you. We’ll also go over some of the most frequently asked questions brides and grooms ask their wedding planners.

In this episode we go over questions like:

  • What is the difference between a wedding planner and day of coordinator
  • Why should you hire a wedding planner?
  • Should I DIY my wedding or should I seek help from a wedding planning company?
  • How much does a wedding planner cost?
  • What does a wedding planner do?
  • How much does a wedding in New York City cost?
  • What is Day of Coordination for a wedding?
  • When should I book my wedding planner?
  • Should I use Pinterest to help plan my wedding?
  • How much should I budget for my wedding in New York City?
  • And more!

Listen to the full episode to hear about a special offer just for MyWeddingPodcast listeners!

Cherish Events – NYC Wedding Planning

Contact information:


Phone: (407) 620-2570



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