Exquisite Events and Consulting Services

Wedding Planning Services


Exquisite Events and Consulting specializes in Day of Wedding Coordinator, Micro Weddings, and Wedding Planning services from Asheville, North Carolina to Charlotte, North Carolina. Let's not forget those incredible weddings in Lake Lure! We have over 18 years of experience planning effortlessly orchestrated events with custom designed concepts woven throughout the wedding weekend.  The connections we have with venues, DJs, florists, bakers, caterers are more than transactions, they're personal relationships built with trust, professionalism and longevity within the industry.  Your wedding is our priority and our philosophy is grounded on you embracing each magical moment with joy.

Listen to our podcast, Busy Bride 101:Wedding Planning Tips For The Bride On The Go hosted by Lisa G. McMillan!


 We work with you one month prior to your wedding to review your vendor contracts, create a comprehensive timeline, discuss special instructions, coordinate the rehearsal with your wedding party, and onsite the BIG DAY to manage all of the particulars. No stone is left unturned! You'll also receive an inventory checklist specifically curated for you with "do not forget" elements you'll need to provide for the event. 



From sourcing the perfect ensemble of wedding professionals to attending  face to face vendor consultations we offer solutions to meticulously walk you through every step of the wedding planning process. We assist you with creating a budget, providing stellar recommendations, negotiating contracts, coordinating the rehearsal, and much more.  Menu tastings are made easy as we schedule your itinerary and are present for each  appointment. Afterwards, we promptly distribute our meeting notes and photos to remind you of each tasty morsel. As the wedding approaches our experienced staff conducts a final walk thru and review session of the timeline with you and forwards it to the appropriate vendors with a solid strategy in place. On the BIG DAY we're onsite to make your wedding feel convivial, fun, and welcoming. Just as you envisioned!


 A Micro Wedding or an elopement is a private celebration between a couple shared with a limited number of beloved family and closest friends held in an intimate setting. This package is perfect when you're looking to scale back on the number of guests and still have the wedding of your dreams. For the DIY bride, we have you covered and we'll gladly set out your decorations for you! One of our talented team members will consult with you one month prior to your wedding to wrap up loose ends and verify your details with your vendors. No need to stress, every element is reviewed with care, expertise, and professionalism.

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Kelsey D.

I cannot say enough about how fantastic Lisa is! She had everything together from day one and made sure to keep track of everything. I have never met someone more organized than me until I worked with Lisa. She was my rock through this crazy COVID time with changes every day until my wedding. There was nothing better than hearing "Oh your working with Lisa? This will be easy" from all of my other vendors. Everyone loves her and now I know why! Thank you thank you Lisa for making my wedding the best !!

Brianna R.

Gosh, there are just not enough words to express how helpful, kind, organized and on top of things Lisa is! I cannot recommend her enough. She was always available if I needed to talk through things and brought things to my attention I wouldn't have known to think about on my own. She will take so much stress off of your plate and make sure your special day goes perfectly! Thank you Lisa!!!!

Wanda J.

Lisa led us through the planning for a wedding during COVID. She gave us excellent early advice to postpone the large reception, stayed in constant contact with us, helped us with decision making and communications. She was the perfect liaison with vendors, etc. 

Her positive, calming attitude, knowledge of the industry, and good suggestions made our planning a lot less stressful. Delightful person!—I would recommend Lisa without reservation!! 

Margrett W.

Booking Lisa as my planner was by far the best decision I ever made for my wedding! I first met her when she planned a close friend's wedding and she did such a beautiful job that I knew I had to work with her. Lisa was SO amazing--she paid attention to every detail, handled every bump in the road effortlessly, and made a long engagement during COVID a fun and exciting process. Everyone raved about how amazing she was, and we feel so lucky to have worked with her. She is a wedding fairy godmother!

Howard D.

Lisa is excellent at her job!! She carried out the wedding arrangements with creativity and professionalism. She was a ball of energy. Not only did she anticipate her clients needs but even had suggestions when things seemed lost. She is a caring and compassionate professional. I recommend her to any prospective couple looking for an experienced wedding planner. Great job LISA!!!

Jamie H.

If you want a stress-free wedding day and months leading up to the day, Lisa is who you need. Lisa was on top of things from the very beginning and made sure we were relaxed and had the wedding of our dreams. I even got compliments from my bridal party about how she put them at ease about what they where they were supposed to be and anything that could have gone wrong she fixed before it even happened. My biggest compliment would be that she took my ideas (cake, tables, seating chat, cookie table, etc) and made them a reality. Honestly, I don't know where I would have been without her. 

Sherron D.

Ms. McMillan helped to coordinate what many have said is the most beautiful wedding they have ever attended. She was professional, attentive, thoughtful, considerate, flexible and a great value. I recommend her as your next day of wedding coordinator.


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About Lisa G. McMillan of Exquisite Events and Consulting

I'm Lisa G. McMillan, Founder and CEO of Exquisite Events and Consulting in North Carolina. Juggling multiple responsibilities is not foreign to me. While being a business owner and adding podcaster to my moniker are fulfilling accomplishments on my list of priorities, my family is my heartbeat. It includes my beloved husband and oh so cool canine, Wringo.  Just like you, managing work life balance is part of my daily routine and there’s bliss and opportunities at every turn.

To keep mentally sharp, self-care is key with a side of Sudoku! Playing tennis is hands down my favorite stress reliever and eliminating tasks from my checklists are an adrenaline rush. I know, right? From Mozart to Motown and everything in between you’ll find it on my playlist. There are no limits to my preferred genre of music or wedding themes.

Planning weddings is my love language, and it gives me the greatest joy to meet couples like you who seek an experienced professional to provide guidance and calm on their big day. CONTACT

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