Bekki Lombard

event planner, wedding planner

Bekki Lombard
Powys
07872904697
bekki@cerridwenevents.co.uk
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Welcome to Cerridwen Wedding and Event Specialists.

Bekki and Lorraine provide a range of planning and design services for ANY type of event. From budget planning and initial design layouts, through to complete planning and help on the day. We can design a bespoke package just for you and support you as much as you need.

We understand that every person is different and therefore, every event is different. We can make the most bizaar ideas elegant, or the most sophisticated of events have a twist of fun.

With CERRIDWEN, the possibilities are endless.

Cerridwen Events Ltd is a mother and daughter team based in the border village of Berriew in Mid Wales.

Due to our location we are able to offer services to Mid-Wales and the border counties. We have also travelled further afield to the West Country - travel can be arranged if necessary.

Bekki has QC IEWP Acceditation.

She has planned weddings and bachelorette/hen parties in the UK and USA and combines this with in-house photography and a flair for design. She has recently completed a photo-shoot for a new product launch for the Toddys Sunglasses company. She has also had 12 years of experience in managing bookings and schedules and liaising with clients in her former employment as an International Showjumping Groom, and in retail customer services.
Alongside this, Bekki has helped to organise and taken on the role of Master of Ceremonies at local charity events in the area.

Lorraine has a business and customer service background as a former business teacher with a B.Ed in Business Studies, and owning and managing her own family retail business. She has organised corporate events such as seminars and conferences and also gained customer service and corporate experience whilst employed by a UK airline.

A combination of our talents, skills, interests and enthusiasm led us to become involved in Event and Wedding Planning as a career.

We enjoy working together to bring creativity and inspiration to all events and always keep to the principle that it is your event and we are here for you.

Services

WEDDINGS

CERRIDWEN SERVICES

INITIAL CONSULTATIONS ON ALL SERVICES ARE FREE

Generally, these initial chats last about an hour, but our time with you is not tightly restricted.

ACTION PLANNING INCLUDES:

• Helping you to start off the event planning process
• Planning and preparing a budget
• Timelines
• Sourcing 3 recommended suppliers and venues.

VENUE SOURCING:

• Source and research venues
• Report on 3 venues detailing costs and services, along with pictures
• Arranging appointments to view
• Assisting with and negotiating final contract

BUDGET PLANNING SERVICE:

• Drawing up the initial budget
• Keeping track of your budget with regular phone and email contact
• Tips on where and how you can save money

RESCUE PACKAGE:

Please note we cannot accept bookings for this service more than 3 months before the wedding and will depend on our availability and amount of ‘rescue’ needed

WEDDING DAY PACKAGE:

For the couple who wish to take care of all the planning themselves, but would like to relax on the big day, and have someone else take over the reins.

• We will keep in close contact and schedule a meeting 2-3 weeks before the
wedding to go over your plans
• Unlimited email and phone support throughout planning
• Design timelines and coordinate with vendors to ensure smooth running on the
day
• Establish a flow of events for the big day
• Oversee the set up
• Be on hand to give support and trouble shoot during the ceremony and
reception
• Distribute all final payments to vendors
• Secure wedding gifts and arrange for them to be organised and transported
• Assist with final clean up

PART COORDINATION PACKAGE

We will work with the couple in an assistance role on planning their day, and take the stress away on the day of the wedding

• We will organise with you, 3 planning meeting dates at the start of the process,
midway and 2-3 weeks before the big day
• Unlimited phone and email support
• Assist bride with completion of final details
• Coordinate rehearsal, ceremony and reception
• Advice on etiquette and seating arrangements
• Consult with vendors on final details
• Assist with setting up
• Be on hand to give support and trouble shoot during the ceremony and
reception
• Distribute all final payments to vendors
• Secure wedding gifts and arrange for them to be organised and transported
• Assist with final clean up


FULL PLANNING PACKAGE

We will take full responsibility and plan your entire day from start to finish

• Contents of all wedding packages shown above
• Unlimited support via email and telephone
• Be a point of contact for all family and bridal party members all the way
through the process
• Unlimited meetings for couple and/or families
• Create a personal wedding website page to help inform guests
• Create a budget, manage all costs, and any changes
• Assist with bridal attire and colour palettes/themes
• Manage and follow up with bridal party for all necessary fittings and purchases
• Coordinate all paper products (menus, save the date cards, invitations, place
cards etc)
• Assemble and mail save the date, hen party, bridal shower, wedding and
rehearsal invitations
• Manage all RSVP’s and late confirming guests
• Source the best wedding insurance for your day
• Source all venues and suppliers, attend all meetings, review contracts, and
create payment schedules
• Coordinate any pre wedding lunches/family gatherings
• Help with wedding gift list
• Assist with bar and menu planning, catering selection and cake design
• Assist with gift selection for bridal party, and significant guests
• Organise flights and accommodation for out of town guests if needed
• Schedule transportation for bridal party and specified guests
• Complete rehearsal, ceremony and reception orchestration
• Develop seating arrangements
• Assist with speech writing/ceremony readings
• Assist vendors with decorations for rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception
• Cue bridal party, family and guests through the wedding formalities and
reception
• Coordinate bridal party and guests for photographs
• Distribute final payments to vendors at the end of the wedding
• Secure wedding gifts and arrange for them to be organised and transported
• Assist with final clean up
• Arrange bridal suite decoration
• Return all rental items
• Manage, assemble and mail all thank you cards

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FORTHCOMING WEDDING - WE WOULD LOVE TO BE PART OF YOUR SPECIAL DAY

PRIVATE PARTIES AND CELEBRATIONS

We provide a range of services aimed at helping you to plan for anything from a spectacular party or a quiet, cosy dinner with friends and family.

We offer full planning or part planning packages for private events which include:

Birthdays
Re-unions
Anniversaries
Engagements
Christmas and New Year celebrations
Bonfire night parties
Halloween
Valentines Day
Funerals and memorial services
Baby showers
Christenings
Hand-fasting ceremonies
High School and Graduation Balls and celebrations
Retirement
House warming
Dinner parties

All parties can be themed to match your requirements

CORPORATE EVENTS

Our Corporate event services include:

Meetings
Workshops
Team-building
Staff Training
Ground-breaking ceremonies
Client Appreciation events
Conferences
Seminars
Awards ceremonies
Retreats
Open House
Product Launches
Retirements
Incentive travel

We are your unexpected corner of inspiration and guidance - that is where the name Cerridwen comes from. Please take a look at our website and contact us if you feel we can help to make your day unique and special.