Mary Cushen, Wedding Planner
The key to planning your perfect wedding is understanding you as individuals. It is your big day, your celebration of love and this should be reflected in your wedding. I have packages to suit all budgets and requirements however, they can all be tailored to your exact needs so you only ever pay for what you need.
The average wedding takes 250 hours to plan. With the busy lifestyles we already lead this can put strain on even the best relationships and be very stressful. Although many people think of wedding planners as an additional cost to their wedding, the benefits of having a planner outweigh the cost and, if they are good at their job, actually save you money in areas you wouldn’t have thought of.
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Hiring a planner is a great way to have your dream wedding without the stress or strain, leaving you to enjoy the build-up, feeling relaxed but in control so you look perfect on your special day. They also allow you to continue enjoying your normal day to day life and we all know how important time is these days.
Budget management is a very important part of your wedding. If this goes wrong, you may need to sacrifice on things that mean something to you or make the day extra special. From the very start, we will discuss your budget and ideas, setting out a clear and understandable forecast of costs for each item/section. My job is to ensure your dream is bought to life within or at least on target, to your budget. I will always negotiate with your chosen suppliers to ensure you are getting the best possible value for your money. Should any suppliers offer me any commission and/or discount, it is always passed directly to you. I will never keep it for myself.
Just remember; It is your wedding day, your dream. What makes a wedding unique is the people getting married, declaring their love to the world, so let your imagine take over, let your personalities shine but most of all, make your dream come true.
To arrange a consultation or have an informal chat, you can contact me by phone, email, twitter, Facebook or via my website. Consultations are a great opportunity to discuss your requirements and get to know me within a setting of your choice – They can be at your favourite café, local park, hotel or even your house and can take place when it is convenient to you (including weekends). The consultations are relaxed and up to three hours long. There is a £50 fee for this but, if you were to book a planning service, coordination service or venue sourcing, the fee is taken off the final quotation. The fee is charged as I do not believe you should book someone before meeting them and checking their personality and style works for you however I do need to cover any costs. There is no obligation to book a service following the consultation.