QC Career School

Laura Ward

event planner , wedding planner

Laura Ward


Ultimate Fairytales: helping you to create the ultimate event or the fairytale ending. No event too big; no wedding too small, planning an e

Hi,I'm Laura and I'm here to help make your dreams a reality!I have a passion for creativity,a very friendly and organised manner with great attention to detail.I am a great listener who is very motivated.I am also a very approachable person who is here to help you with your event, not to take over(unless that is the service you require) or to be too pushy (except with vendors/suppliers when trying to cut the best deal),I also have a good sense of humour so although I take my job very seriously and will definitely knuckle down to achieve your goals,I like to have fun along the way.I give every project I embark upon 1000% from start to finish!

I am currently studying Event Management and Wedding Planning with QC School of Event and Wedding Planning. I aim to complete this course thoroughly in good time and achieve my qualification and to then go on and set-up my own business.
Previously; I have managed and facilitated a performing arts group for young people and therefore managed and run variety shows on many ocassions from start to finish; including all the backstage and marketing areas. I have also voluntarily managed a community craft group,therefore I have a very creative side which is perfect for this type of career. I have also been the driving force for a community Carnival in 2008 and a community Gala in 2005. Although this is all voluntary work,the success of these events proves my capability and approachable manner that is right for this career also.
At the minute I am helping some friends with certain parts of their wedding in October 2010 and planning my best friends 30th birthday party (April 2011) from start to finish with just a rough guideline and a very tight budget for 150 guests.
I am also a mother of two and a housewife, therefore I am very organised and flexible and great at multi-tasking.


My services are divided into four areas:

If you; as my client require consultation only there will be a charge for this; however, if you, as my client require a consultation as part of a full package,this initial consultation will be completely free of charge. During the consultation we will sit down over light refreshments to discuss the details; budget and overall view for your desired event.My consultations will usually last for one hour.
My consultation fee is: £75.

Planning and preparation package:
This package starts with a consultation(as above) and then I will go on to help you as my client to find the vendors or services you shall require for your event or wedding. This service also includes full event or wedding coordianation right up to the day before your event or wedding takes place,this is to avoid any last minute problems that may arise.
My planning and preparation package fee is: £75 per hour (including a free consultation).

Day-of coordination services:
This service I provide is for the day of the event/wedding only; however, I will provide a slight discount for those clients wishing me to provide planning and preparation also. For this service I will give directions; solve any last minute problems, be available whenever and for whatever I'm needed and in general, oversee the whole day.
My day-of coordination services fee is: £75 per hour.

The discounted rate for planning and preparation package and day-of coordination services is: £65 per hour.

Complete planning services:
This service includes many consultations (first consultation free); the full planning and preparation and day-of coordination packages and generally planning the whole event or wedding from start to finish. I will also help with any post-event tasks;.i.e. for a wedding where the bride and groom wish to leave straight away for Honeymoon and they have a marquee,I will wait for the marquee company to come and dismantle and collect so there is no delay to the happy couple. This also includes a follow/ wrap- up meeting a few weeks after the event where feedback is given and any loose ends are tied up.
My complete planning services fee is: £75 per consultation and £75 per hour.