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Donna Bilson

event planner

Donna Bilson


Based in Leicestershire, Forever Orchid Weddings and Events has been formed by myself, Donna Bilson. I specialise in event styling, turning that picture that you have in your head into reality. No job being too big or small.

I have always enjoyed art and design, and basically being creative in any way possible. If you couple this with my attention to detail and constant list making, it made me think that I have all the right qualities to become a wedding and event planner. This is what inspired me to train to become a professional within the industry.

Each client is different, with diverse wants and needs. So I believe each client deserves to be treated individually. My aim is to truly get to know my clients. To find out what they like and also what they don’t like. I might ask what may seem like odd questions, but this is to be able to find out what they envisage their big day to look like and also how they want it ran. Meaning my clients will be left stress free to fully enjoy their day.

I come with nearly 10 years of experience within the hospitality and wedding industry; working for a 4* hotel within the Leicestershire area that specialised in wedding receptions. This has given me the opportunity to work with many wonderful clients. I would work with them on the day to deliver the event that they desire, whether it’s a dream wedding or a week long business conference. Alongside my hotel work I also studied Business Studies at Coventry University.


Many people are going to have different expectations of what they require from a wedding planner. Some will call for the full wedding planning and design, whereas others may only have need for supplier sourcing or on the day management. I intend to personalise the services that I offer in order to individually fulfil my client’s particular needs.
As well as wedding planning packages I also offer the same individually agreed packages for the following events:
Hen & Stag Parties
Engagement Parties
Farewell Parties
Baby Showers
Christenings/Naming Days
Fundraising Events