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Detroit Lakes, MN, Wedding and Event Planner, I do, by lori

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Event Planner and Designer | I do, by Lori | Detroit Lakes, MN



Decoration Design- from draping, backdrops, arches, lighting, and linens.


Wedding and Event Coordination and Planning


Serving the Lakes area as well as the city of Fargo, ND, and all of Minnesota.

Look at what our Brides and Grooms are saying ...

Callie and Austin

August 2019, The Barn at Green Garden Farm

The best decision we ever made was hiring I Do, By Lori for our daughter’s wedding. She took care of the details which allowed me to be completely present and soak up every minute of the wedding. The decorating was gorgeous and exactly what we wanted. The wedding went off without a hitch (and if there were any, we didn’t know about them!). Lori and her staff are worth every penny and couldn’t be kinder or more fun to work with. Thank you Lori, from the bottom of my heart�

Carrie and Jeremy

June 2019, Detroit Lakes, Pavilion

Lori and her team make your wedding day absolutely unforgettable! Every process and “to-do” is made so easy. Every day leading up to the big day, and the wedding day itself is stress free and nothing but enjoyable! On top of taking away the stress from the event so you can focus just on having fun, making memories and soaking in each moment, her decorating and ideas are phenomenal! Everything turns out beautiful, just the way you imagine. She truly helped make our wedding day a dream come true!

Tess and Nate

May 2018

My husband and I just got married this past weekend at the Barn at Five Lakes Resort and Lori brought our entire wedding vision to life!! Our wedding day was everything we could’ve imagined and MORE! Lori was so easy to work with, professional, creative, and personable. My husband and I both agree that was the BEST money we spent on the wedding! Ladies and brides-to-be, seriously BOOK LORI NOW!!!! She takes all the stress away for planning decor before the wedding and setting it up on the day of the wedding. Treat yourself to a day of excitement and celebration on your wedding day by having everything taken care of by Lori! You, your mom, husband, and family will thank you!

August 2017

Lori is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! As other reviewers have said, she takes so much time out of her busy schedule to make you feel special and that you are her only bride. We instantly fell in love with her spunky personality and energy. I don't know what I would have done without her and her team. 

Prior to the wedding day she was able to work with the vendors and calm their (and my own) nerves when they were questioning their ability to complete the big jobs they were hired for. We had a lot of moving parts to our wedding, with a lot of vendors coming from out of town, and she was able to organize their arrival perfectly! The wedding day went off without any issues (at least to my knowledge)! 

During our reception my husband's speech reminded me of a time during the pre-wedding process that I had no recollection of but I think pretty much sums up how awesome Lori is. After a discussing a stressful situation with Lori and getting off the phone with her I looked at my husband and said: "If I wasn't marrying you, I would marry Lori"!  ;)

Megan and Jason

October 2016

Words cannot express how thankful Jason and I are for choosing I Do, By Lori. I was so impressed with the amount of effort and skill that was spent to make our day so special. Lori paid attention to all of the details (that I didn't even think of!) and the reception couldn't have been a better display of what I envisioned and hoped for. I was able to relax throughout the whole weekend because I knew everything would run smoothly. Thanks so much for making our special day extra special!

Thanks so much again for all you did for our wedding!

Megan and Jason

Amy and Nathan

Vergas, MN -2015

Most little girls dream about their wedding, what they'll wear, what they want the look to be, decorations, every last detail. I was not one of those little girls, so we enlisted the help of I Do, By Lori for wedding planning and decorations. I met with Lori one time before our wedding so she could get ideas of who we were as a couple. As I mentioned above, I had zero ideas, and knew what we didn't like.  Lori and her team transformed our reception site into more than we could have ever envisioned. 


Our day was absolutely perfect because of the attention to detail and creativeness from Lori. We could not imagine our day without I Do, By Lori. Thank you, Lori, for going above and beyond our wildest dreams. You truly know how to help a bride and groom (and parents) enjoy their day to the fullest.-- Love, Nathan and Amy Hoffman

Vergas, MN - 2015

You are appreciated more than you know.  Hope all the good you do comes back to you!

Words can not describe how much I appreciate everthing you have done for us.  It has been great working with you!

John and Lisa

Fargo, ND - 2014

“I just wanted to send you a quick note and thank you for everything this weekend! Grant and I can't think of a single thing we would change. The decorations and the tent were amazing, and I think you did such a wonderful job."  I will be sure to recommend you to other friends we have that get married in the area!"  Thanks again!-Amanda

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"I do" is a special occasion and event planning company. 


My job  as your event planner is to handle the design and coordination process.  Weddings are my specialty but I am passionate about arranging any event that is special in your life. Events like rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, anniversaries, reunions, graduations just to name a few.  I promise you no matter what the occasion, I will be there with you, through the details, decisions and emotions of the planning process. Please check out our services page to see all the options available for "I do's" involvement.


My mission is to bring your vision to life.  I am very aware your life is already full of stressful times, with my help, be assured your wedding or special event won't be one of them. I bring a passion and creative flair along with detailed organization to every event I do.


Your Vision will become a beautiful Memory.

This is Team,

"I do", by Lori


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