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The name Lori Hemphill is synonymous with experience, creativity, and fun. Her ability to think outside the box and not lead you down the same worn path makes every element of your event truly unique. Her reputation in the area is well-known by hundreds of former clients and vendors alike. With an art and design background, love of the hospitality industry, and 25 years experience in food and beverage, Lori’s skills set her apart from other less experienced planners. She may be best known locally as owner/partner of “Chefscargot”, a successful catering company and restaurant which was voted “Best Caterer” for six consecutive years in the 1990s. From the latest trends in food, menus, presentation, decor, rentals, tenting, entertainment, lighting to logistics she knows about it and will find the best professionals for you to handle the job.


The Perfect Plan team, headed by Lori, is available for year-round special events coordination, planning and consulting options. To plan your own wedding, for example, for some is a wonderful experience; and these brides have envisioned it since childhood. But for many, this or any event can be very stressful and to say the least, overwhelming, especially if you are planning a local event from long distance. Lori will listen to your vision and goals and her discerning eye makes planning any celebration a signature event. The Perfect Plan is all about “great design”. From the very important invitation that sets the tone to the farewell favor, Lori’s thoughtful insight is welcomed with fabulous ideas and vendor suggestions to fit your style and budget. You of course, will always have the final say on all decisions. For those needing comprehensive planning to simply a “Day Of ” coordinator,
Lori’s expertise is crucial.


Serving the Central Pennsylvania area and a true native, Lori is very familiar with the beauty that abounds here. Whether it’s the beauty of the Capitol rotunda, a downtown museum, or a nestled restored farm that speaks to you, The Perfect Plan knows about it or is privy to finding the latest locations or spaces for that special ambiance you have been searching for. Many clients have moved out of the area for schooling or careers across the country, but their roots and love of Pennsylvania and family bring them back to the rich culture and landscape here. Lori acts as a liaison for her clients to research venues, coordinate vendor appointments and site visits in a timely, concise manner on your limited visits in the area.

Lori will make it as convenient as possible to meet at your location or hers on days, evenings, or weekends between events. She knows your time is valuable and unlimited e-mails, texts, FB and phone calls are always welcome.


A wedding or special event has to be produced, scripted, edited and directed. As a visual feast that needs to flow, all the dots must be connected. Imagine being the “star” of your own movie and also the producer, writer, director and stage hand! Inevitably the stress has fallen on the Bride, Mother or Aunt trying to keep it all together and not without constant worry. Do you think they really enjoyed or even remembered that day? With today’s hectic schedules, careers and responsibilities not to mention the investment, it only makes sense to include a professional in your budget to navigate the myriad of choices saving valuable time, energy and most importantly money.

Possibly you have handled all the planning yourself with your own great ideas, but smart enough near the end to realize you want The Perfect Plan “Day Of” Coordination. This team will help tighten your details and timeline and physically supervise the entire event for you. By leaving it to the professionals, this will be a worry-free experience to celebrate, savor and remember on your wedding day accepting all the accolades you deserve.

Has great ideas...

Working with Lori is great! She is very energetic and has great ideas. I had most of my daughters wedding already planned but called her because I needed a band and was panicking as I couldn't find one. When it comes to knowing when and where everyone and thing should be - Lori is definitely your detail girl. 
Sincerely, Betty B.
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The Perfect Plan by Lori Hemphill - 342 N Queen Street - Lancaster, PA 17603 - email