QC Career School

Rachel Matthews

wedding planner

Rachel Matthews

Newport, Cardiff, Swansea and Surrounding Areas
07522 447 546

Creating Your Perfect Day

Welcome to Weddings by Rachel where our aim is to create and deliver the wedding of your dreams.

As one of the most important and unforgettable days of your life, it is important to make sure your wedding day combines expert planning, outstanding detail and elegance to create your perfect day.

Planning your wedding can be one of the most rewarding and exciting things you ever do, however, it can also be stressful and time-consuming. The average bride spends up to 250 hours planning her wedding, which is not ideal for those who lead busy lives.

Our aim is to give each and every couple the attention, dedication and service they deserve

We pride ourselves on delivering outstanding service and an attention to detail that is second to none. Our packages allow brides to receive as much or as little assistance as they need to create their perfect day to ensure that everything runs smoothly and is stress-free, leaving you to enjoy the excitement of the special occasion.

Based in South Wales, Weddings by Rachel covers Cardiff, Newport, Swansea and surrounding areas. We will come to you to discuss all of your wedding day requirements, what you are looking for and how we can incorporate any ideas you have into your big day.

Following your no-obligation consultation, we will create a proposal for you based on the ideas that were discussed at the consultation and the services you require.

We only book one wedding per day, ensuring that you have complete exclusivity for your day and we can focus all of our attentions on you – after all, it is your day!


Weddings by Rachel offers a selection of wedding planning packages to save you time, stress and money throughout the entire planning process.

Whether you need us to source a supplier, make sure the final event runs smoothly or plan and co-ordinate the entire day, we have a package to suit you. If you do think of something you need but can’t find the ideal package, we will always tailor make packages to give you exactly what you need.

Complete Co-ordination Package

If you don’t know where to start, don’t have enough time to plan your perfect day or want to just make the final decisions, this could be the package for you.

We do everything from helping you source a wedding venue, ensuring cheques are paid on time and the wedding stays on budget, co-ordinating and managing the guest list and being there on the day to make sure everything runs perfectly to organising the first night hotel!

We will work with you every step of the way and use our creative flair to design and deliver every time!

The cost for the full package is either a set fee of £1500 or a percentage of your total budget. This cost will be determined at the consultation.

Stress Free Support Package

If you want to plan the day but are worried about the pressures on the day itself, we can offer on the day support. We will meet with you two weeks before the big day, obtain all of the contacts of your suppliers and discuss your exact requirements for the day.

We will then speak to all of your contacts, confirm dates and times and liaise with them on the big day to prevent any hiccups before the big day. We will arrive when your suppliers do and stay until the evening reception kicks off, making sure that you have no pressures and can enjoy your day without any stress!

The price for this service is £400 to confirm all of your suppliers and liaise with them in advance to ensure everything is triple checked and confirmed, or £300 for just the consultation and on-the-day attendance and support.

Supplier Search Package

You may know exactly what you want but you may not be sure where to get it. That’s where the supplier search package comes in. You tell us exactly what you are looking for – whether it be a butterfly release or a live soul band, and we will source a reputable and competitively priced supplier for you. We will speak directly with them to ensure they can deliver exactly what you need and obtain a quote for you. These details will then be passed directly to you so that you can book and organise it with the supplier.

The price for this package is £35 per requirement.

Proposal Design Package

If you want to plan your entire wedding but don’t really know where to start, we offer a proposal design package. We will meet with you to discuss anything you do or do not want for the day. We will discuss ideas and suggestions with you then put together a complete wedding proposal.

This will include an agreed proposal on your theme, layouts and more, and we will include a list of reputable suppliers with an idea of costs and how all the ideas can fit into your budget. You can then keep this proposal to use as a base for planning your own big day. You will have a list of friendly, approachable suppliers, and will be safe in the knowledge that it can all stay in budget.

The cost of this package is £300.

Consultation Advice Package

If you know what you want but need a little guidance along the way, our consultation advice package would be perfect for you. We offer consultations to discuss anything you need. This could include anything you need to discuss, whether it be an overview of the entire day, an opinion on swatches and how to shop around for the best deal or any area of the wedding where you are a little stuck for ideas or something is causing a little bit of stress.

This consultation will be followed with one week of email support and recommendations on how to continue with the smooth planning of you perfect day.

The cost of this package is £75 per hour of consultation (agreed in advance).


"Thank you for all your help! Our wedding day was perfect - I couldn't have asked for more."

Lyndsey MacDonald