|Family & Friends|
|First episode:||Dance with Somebody|
|Last episode:||Dance with Somebody|
|Portrayer:||Joel McKinnon Miller|
Richard Lavender (pronounced Luh-VEN-der) is Northwestern Ohio's premiere wedding planner. His business is named "I Dos Done Right Wedding Planning." He is very different from what Will was picturing in a wedding planner.
He is portrayed by Joel McKinnon Miller.
He appears as a wedding planner for Emma and Will's wedding when Will wants to move the wedding up to May from the original plan of December. He meets with Emma, who is pleased to learn of the option for personalized handi-wipes. They decide that their wedding colors should be citrus and wasabi ("the new sea foam"). However, when he tells Will that none of the venues available in May can accommodate a stage for New Directions, Will dismisses him.