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Wedding Inspiration and Overwhelm

There is so much more to wedding planning.

With an abundance of wedding inspiration it can become all too overwhelming. Many couples feel overwhelmed when faced with having to make so many decisions.

As an expereinced wedding planner it is my job to help couples make the right decisions. By drowning out the noise. The overwhelm. And the confusion of wedding inspiration and overwhelm.

If you’re feeling inspired but overwhelmed with wedding planning.  You’re not alone and in the right place.

Life would certainly be dull if everyone was the same.  We all come from different walks of life and have different knowledge and expertise levels. Recently brought home to me by one of my full planning brides.

Then I introduced her to a whole new world of wedding inspiration. A world that she quite simply didn’t even know existed.

And why should she. That’s not within her own professional business world.

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But it’s mine and why she has trusted me to support her with planning their winter marquee wedding.

Let me paint you a picture. You’re in a position of authority within your business. You’ve worked hard to get through the ranks. You know your industry inside & out and are well respected amongst your peers.

Clients want to work with you because of your wealth of knowledge & expertise in your particular field. This is the same for me as a business owner & award winning Wedding Planner.

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Couples want my experience, expertise, knowledge, support & understanding.

But ultimately, they want someone who’ll ensure that together we will create the wedding day they truly desire.

The reality of this is that there will be elements to your wedding day vision, that they don’t even know exist.

Know how to pull together or work through the logistics with all the professional suppliers needed to create this vision. Your wedding day.

You wish to have long guest tables for your wedding breakfast. A particularly popular option. However, have you considered the amazing food you wish to serve. The florals you would like displayed along with the beautiful tableware. Not forgetting the amazing wines that will be offered served in elegant glassware.

The question you must ask is will all this fit on what can be quite narrow tables? It is certainly possible to ensure you remain true to your vision.

There is a whole world out there of, linen colours. Seemingly limitless tableware options and styles of glassware to name but a few.

It’s all about the seating!

And boy does this make an impact on your overall look.

There’s such an array of different options, and even down to the colour of the seat pad you can have. There are ghost chairs, cross backed, chivari or louis to name but a few.

A wedding for all seasons

You also need to consider the time of year that you are marrying especially when it comes to your florals. Peonies (my most favourite of flowers) are at their finest peek in June. No good for the autumn wedding I had.

“No words can describe how grateful I am for all your hard work in the last 15 weeks. I read one of your previous clients reviews and they had said that they felt they had gained a friend through working with you, and I can’t help feeling the same.

You have gone above and beyond in the planning of our wedding. We have had such fun along the way and I honestly couldn’t have thought of anyone else I would rather have had along side me for the journey. You helped me create my dream of what was by far the best weekend of James and my life so far. Every detail had been thought of”  – Charlotte – Marquee Wedding

The relationship built with clients during their planning enables me to understand their likes, dislikes, wants, needs, and desires. Not only as a couple but just as importantly as individuals.

As these begin to shine through it enables me to assist them make clearer choices for their wedding.

One client simply knew that she wanted long tables with floral arrangements through the middle.

Once introduced though to my world. She discovered elegantly shaped glassware, warm coloured napkins to complement her style, and gold cutlery to complete the look.

Adding that pop of colour and bringing to life the vision truly desired.

Your wedding will be all about, tantalizing your guests’ senses. The sights, sounds, smells, tastes and even the feel.

All of this enhances your guests whole experience, and the enjoyment of your special day that you have chosen to share with them.

Bringing the inspiration, expertise, and guidance to my couples, ensures that not only can they continue to concentrate on their own jobs but relieves them of the feeling of overwhelm.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed then discover my services as there will be one to suit your needs. And banish the overwhelm so you can relax into your engagement.

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I’ve spent most of my life in the wedding & events industry. Helping couples in love to celebrate in style is something I adore and am hugely proud of being able to do.

At the very heart of my job is a love of people. A chance to connect with couples is one of my favourite parts. Being a wedding planner means being able to balance the detail-focused organisation and expert problem solving with the chance to have a good chat and a laugh with couples over a cuppa or a glass of fizz.

Mary x