Welwyn Garden City
“Helping you strike the right Match!”
My strong relationship with you/my clients is paramount to me in order that I deliver your perfect
Congratulations and a very warm welcome to `Matchbox` Weddings….offering a highly personal and entirely professional service where every occasion is as unique as the bride and groom themselves.
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, the start of your new and exciting future together. If you, like me, have dreamed from a young age of that perfect wedding with close family friends, then you have come to the right place.
You will no doubt have your own original or creative ideas for making this a unique and memorable occasion but perhaps you just lack the time to plan such a day. I established `Matchbox Weddings
My background has for the past thirty years been in education, ranging from Nursery to Primary education and in more recent years as an NVQ Assessor in Early Years.
I have a reputation for being passionate about everything I do and pride myself on organising events that are never forgotten. Whether it be a class assembly, nativity play, fundraising event or a social event, I have a natural flair for design with a good eye for detail. After being asked to help plan a friends wedding and then having the chance of planning my own daughter’s wedding I decided to change career and use my wealth of organisational and creative skills and become a wedding planner.
Training with the QC has given me that extra knowledge and insight into something I feel passionate about and now my aim is simple…..to succeed in helping my clients achieve the best quality, best value wedding possible.
No two couples are the same and everyone wants their wedding to be unique. My passion is to work with you to produce an individual wedding celebration that is absolutely `you`.
Here at `Matchbox` I offer the following services:
My process starts with a complimentary consultation at a time and place convenient to you. This allows us to get to know each other. The consultation is two fold – I want to understand more about you as a couple and what visions you have for the wedding, but at the same time you need to know more about me and how I work.
A la Carte Wedding Planning Services
I appreciate that not everyone is in need of our full wedding planning and design service and am delighted to offer three key services to couples who are looking for particular guidance, creative inspiration and practical help at certain points in their planning.
1.Your personal action plan
Here I look at all the elements of the wedding and produce a structured list of all items that you will need to consider and include. I can then allocate the budget with you, giving cost saving tips and advice to ensure that you leave with an exciting action plan in hand
. How to start planning your wedding
. How to set a budget
. How to theme the event with your personal style
. Project planning and order of tasks
. Delegation of tasks
. Recommendations of trusted suppliers
Price: £300 for a two hour meeting
For those who don`t know where to start, have been disappointed by venues viewed to date or recognise that they do not have the time to find the ideal venue, I offer the following:-
. Comprehensive search of venues
. Provisional booking of dates with venue and related ceremony
. Arranging of appointments for you to view venues. Provision of relevant information relating to the chosen venue.
. Research local accommodation
Price: £300 for up to 6 hours venue searching
3.Wedding Day Management
This service is for clients you require extra support and peace of mind on the day itself.
. Face to face meeting to discuss your wedding day
. Detailed meeting between the co-ordinator and yourselves 1-2 weeks before the wedding date to handover details, contacts and materials for the day.
. Contact with all key wedding suppliers to finalise set up time and delivery details.
. On the day attendance of planner (if required)inclusive of travel expenses
. Availability and use of wedding planner emergency kit and umbrella.
4.Additional SOS service
If it all gets too much and you need inspiration and practical time-based help I offer `time-bundles` in sets of 5 hours for you to use as you wish. This can be anything from sourcing unusual vases, candles or illusive bridal favours, managing invitation replies, right through to overseeing stationery design. It is an SOS service for those times of wedding need!
Price: £200 for a 5 hour bundle.