Andy McDonald


Lauren Herman

Q + A

Where is the wedding taking place?

The ceremony and reception will both be at the Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach. For more information, please click on the "Venue" tab.

What time is the ceremony? What time is the reception?

We ask you to please be at the venue by 6 pm, keeping in mind that traffic getting into Laguna Beach can be very heavy on a summer weekend. Cocktail hour will take place immediately after the ceremony, with dinner, drinks and dancing to follow.

What is the dress code?

The dress code is formal attire, so put on something that makes you feel fabulous and be ready to dance! While we will be *by* the beach, we will not be *on* the beach, so don't worry about getting sand in your shoes - and feel free to wear your cute heels!

What weather should I expect?

Of course we can't guarantee anything, but July in Laguna Beach is usually sunny and warm. During the day it reaches the mid to high 70s, dropping to the mid to upper 60s at night. Although the reception will be inside, you might want to bring a shawl or light jacket in case it gets a little chilly during cocktail hour.

Is the wedding indoors or outdoors?

The ceremony and cocktail hour will be outdoors on the Catalina Terrace, and the reception will be indoors in the Pelican Ballroom.

Is there onsite parking?

Yes; complimentary valet parking will be provided at the Surf & Sand.

Are there any other wedding events I can attend?

Yes! Friday night is an open invite for welcome drinks. We'd love to see you, so feel free to stop by and say hi! Sunday afternoon we will have a farewell lunch in the park overlooking the ocean. You can RSVP for both of these events under the "RSVP" tab. Please click on the "Events" tab for more information, including times and locations.

How do I RSVP?

Please click on the "RSVP" tab at the top of our wedding website and type in your full name as it appears on your wedding invitation envelope. Be sure to select the preferred dinner choice for each person in your party! If you are having trouble finding your name, please reach out to Lauren or Andy.

What is the RSVP deadline?

Please RSVP by April 29.

Are children invited?

As much as we love you and your children, we kindly request a child-free wedding as we are only able to accommodate close family children / children in the wedding party. We hope you understand this decision and will still be able to join us on our special day!

What are the COVID protocols?

We know it's been a while, but for the health and safety of everyone attending, we kindly request that all adult guests take an at-home COVID test 2-3 days prior to the event to ensure they are negative.