event planner, wedding planner
Heart Weddings & Events—sensitive, caring, and professional planning and
co-ordination. Relax. Your perfect day is in safe hands.
Let me introduce myself. I’m Claire Owens, the owner of Heart Weddings & Events. I’m based in Crieff, Scotland, and I’d love to help make your dream wedding a reality.
Preparing for a wedding can often overshadow the enjoyment of the day itself. There’s so much to do, and too much to think about! That’s where I come in. I can take care of everything, co-ordinating each step so that it all comes together perfectly on the day. All you have to do is focus on all the wonderful reasons you’re taking this step to begin with—and then turn up to enjoy it. That’s why enlisting my help needn't be an overindulgence, instead it can be a very practical way to help save you time, and even money—with my contacts I may be able to source suppliers and negotiate savings you may not have been able to achieve on your own.
I have plenty of experience to draw on. Having worked at management level in the hospitality industry for over 15 years, my CV includes managing Nick Nairn’s fine dining restaurant in Glasgow, as well as managing and being master of ceremonies at countless weddings. Most recently I was Banqueting & Events Manager at Scotland’s leading leisure resort, the Crieff Hydro Hotel.
Full wedding planning & co-ordination
Are you looking for full support and guidance, throughout the whole wedding planning process? Then this is the option for you. I’ll take you through every aspect of your big day, from design and décor to budgeting and schedules—and I’ll also take care of all those little details that end up being so important. Although this service is fully comprehensive and covers absolutely everything you’ll need to create your dream day, I know it’s still your day! I always work very closely with my couples so you know you’re in complete control every step of the way.
INCLUDES: four face to face consultation meetings; complete event management; bespoke design recommendations; supplier sourcing and liaison; venue decoration; on-the-day co-ordination—and anything else you need, as well as unlimited support and advice via email and telephone!
Final organisation and on the day co-ordination
Maybe you’re an ultra-organised bride and groom, and have all your bases covered, but you’d like someone else to take the reins so you can relax in the final stages. I can be that someone. From four weeks before your big day, I’ll take over so you can just enjoy it, stress-free. With my highly tuned attention to detail, you can be sure of perfection down to the last detail. And if anything does go wrong, I’ll deal with it—you won’t even have to know.
INCLUDES: face-to-face meeting four weeks before the wedding, for you to hand over all the information about the venue, suppliers, timings and any other details; co-ordinate all elements in the following weeks to ensure everything is on track; on-the-day, ensure the schedule is running to order, liaise with venue staff, deal with any issues arising, check venue set-up and decoration.
Guest list management
If it’s proving difficult, or simply too time consuming, to keep on top of your guest list—where invitations should be delivered; how to manage replies—then I can help.
INCLUDES: advice on choosing and designing stationery; detailed guest list database; regular updates for bride and groom on acceptances and regrets; chasing RSVPs; seating plan advice; send out thank you cards. Optionally I can also be your guests’ main contact for help with travel or accommodation.
Being able to rely on a team of top quality, professional and trusted suppliers is absolutely critical for your event. My extensive network of contacts means I can find the perfect choice for you; all of whom have excellent reputations and are known and trusted in the industry. Sometimes I’m even able to negotiate discounts.
INCLUDES: bespoke supplier sourcing and recommendation, checking availability and pricing, short-listing a minimum of three options per supplier
Venue search & selection
The right venue is key to the overall success of your wedding day, but finding that ideal location is also one of the most time-consuming tasks. If you need guidance identifying the perfect place, then I can help. I have a wide ranging knowledge of wedding venues across Scotland, and will find just the right one for you—whether it’s a high class hotel, a castle, a rustic location, or a big top!
INCLUDES: consultation to identify your requirements, sourcing a selection of options to be reviewed, arranging viewings, checking contract terms and conditions
You may already have everything in hand—or almost everything. Sometimes even the most organised of us need extra guidance, whether it’s with particular aspects that are worrying you, or just for some expert advice. Whatever you want to talk through, I’m here to help.
INCLUDES: one hour, or more, of my time—I’m all ears!