East and West Midlands
your wedding, in my professional hands
My name is Elodie, I am a French Native who has been living in the UK for 5 years now. I have decided to become a wedding planner when I started to plan my engagement party. I had so much fun at the time! I am actually a teacher and I needed something else in my life, to spice it up and add a little fantasy. I am very creative and dedicated and most of all I am very enthusiastic about this new profession. From the smallest advice to the whole wedding, I can make it happen for you!
I come from a modest family in a region called Franche-Comte, which is located not far from the Swiss border. My parents divorced when I was 14 which upset me deeply. Since then, I always knew my wedding and my marriage would be special and different. I have met my fiance in 2006, and I am planning my very first wedding at the moment - my own!
I have studied in France and obtained my baccalaureat in 2003. Then, I went to university where I developped my passion for English, during my Englsih degree. There, I studied everything about Anglo-Saxon Art, Cinema, History and Literature. I also improved my level of English thanks to lectures on pronunciation and linguistic. After my second year at university, I decided to spend a year abroad, in Leicester, England, from which I never came back. I fell in love with England and discovering a new culture was exciting every day! After finishing my degree, I completed a PGCE course in Modern Foreign Languages and in 2007 I started to teach French to 14 to 18 year-olds. Eventhough I was happy in my job, something was missing; and when I started to organise my engagement party, I knew I had to become a wedding planner.
I have a lot of experience in terms of people. I am definitely a people person! I have been working with teenagers for four years now and I enjoy each day. In terms of organisation, my job is very demanding and this is why I know I will be a competent wedding planner! I have tremendous time management skills. As for wedding themselves, I do not have as much experience as I would love to, but I am very keen on changing that thanks to your wedding!
What I have to offer...
As new to the profession, I am very flexible on pretty much everything. However, to give you a clearer idea of what I offer, I have set 5 different packages at very competitive prices. Below is a list of services I offer. Bare in mind that nothing is set in stone, and if you want to discuss anything, do not hesitate to contact me by email. I can also give you a quote on our first contacts.
1. Gold package
This package will include evrything you need for your wedding. From guest list to budgetting, from florist to hairdresser, from bridesmaid dress to venue, I will be there to guide you and support you. This package also include my services at the rehearsal dinner, the ceremony and the reception, to make sure everything goes according to plan while you enjoy your big day and relax. I will be with you EVERY step of the way.
2. Silver package
this will be the same as the gold package except I will not attend the reception. This package is made for people who are very busy with their works or have a busy lifestyle or prefer having the confidence and efficiency of a professionnal with you until the end.
3. Bronze package
this is the silver package, without me attending the rehearsal dinner or the ceremony. If what makes you a bit nervous is the preparation and planning phases, then this package is made for you! all you need to do, is enjoy your day at the end when everything will be done for you beforehands.
4. A la carte package
This package will be negotiated between you and me, to determine exactly what you want me to help you with and what you have under control already. It is a bit of a "pick and choose", and therefore prices go on a hour rate basis, which will be discussed according to what needs doing. If you want to be involved in the preparation of your wedding, you have time to do it but need a professional input here and there, this is what you need!
5. Consultation package
This package is a simple consultation which can save you a lot of time and money. This is a time where we sit down together and discuss what type of wedding, theme, colours you want. I will guide you in your initial planning, giving you useful tips to save time and money. At the end of our meeting I will have given you a checklist of "to do things" with timing to go with it. I will also give you a list of suppliers for every aspect of your wedding (florist, officiant, DJ, stationery, etc). If you want to do your wedding yourself but do not know exactly where to start, this is the package you need!