Now, this is a subject I am ALWAYS talking about, so please forgive me if you've heard me say this already! But I think it's so important to talk about just why a wedding planner will be THE best decision you make for your wedding.
So with all this in mind, what you waiting for? Get in touch with me today & let's have a chat about creating YOUR dream wedding day.
Don't believe me? Then look here for my testimonials, with more added each month *proud face* Bxx
I thought it might be nice to give you a little insight into my background, & some fun facts about me that you may not know. I hope you like what you read!
I was born in Barnet, raised in Potters Bar, & lived in Hertfordshire until 2012. My first flat after I moved out was above John Lewis in Welwyn Garden City town centre. I loved that place! It was cheap, & BIG for a 1 bedroom flat, myself & Mr M held a lot of very noisy, drunken parties there. Sorry neighbours!!
I went to a private school in Welwyn. I know, you wouldn't guess to hear me speak ;) But if you listen to WHAT I say, rather than how I say it, then I think you'll realise that I do in fact have a pretty good brain in this blonde head.
I left school in 1998 with 13 awesome GCSEs & 4 pretty darn good A Levels. I didn't go to uni, instead chose to work as Executive Assistant to a director at Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield. First ever job & I had my own office with my name on the door. BOOM!!! My role there was exciting & challenging, my organisational skills (& obsession with list-making) meaning I would tackle every task head on, proudly becoming my Director's right-hand woman.
I stayed in the NHS for around a decade, before trying out work for Tesco HQ in Welwyn Garden City. I enjoyed being nearer home, & earning better money, but I never felt that I fitted the corporate environment. Although I am grateful for the opportunities I was granted, meaning I could keep honing my organisational skills, perfecting my diary management, & generally learning to love being efficient.
By chance, I got made redundant in 2012 (yes, it was a positive thing!). I used the money I got from payout to set up my own events business, using what I'd learned over my years of working in the offices. I specifically wanted to be involved in the wedding business so took courses in Wedding Planning to help me forward, & was hooked. I adore this industry even though it's changed significantly since I started.
On a personal level, getting to where I am has been a bit of a challenge. In 2015 I became very unwell & after 2 years of tests & appointments, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia with M.E. (also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, but I hate that phrase as the fatigue is just a small part of the condition). My health can be very up & down, as I throw myself into my work & then suffer if I'm not careful. A few times I've lost entire months as I just can't get up to do anything, but I have NEVER missed a job.
In 2017 I met the owner of Flaxbourne Gardens in Aspley Guise. I went over to discuss running wedding shows there, to put the wedding venue on the local map. Within a fortnight, Paul had me signed up as the Wedding & Events Coordinator for Flaxbourne. I'm not lying when I say it's my dream job! I'm very lucky to work with someone who shares my business ethos, & understands me not only with the challenges I face, but my need to keep on creating dream wedding days.
Going forward, I'm excited. There are new challenges to be had both in my own wedding planning business, & at Flaxbourne Gardens. I'm seriously excited to see what the future brings for me. It's my 40th birthday in May 2020 & I honestly think it's not a cliche to say that life starts at 40. But maybe I'll revisit that thought AFTER the event!
Thanks for reading, I hope this gives you a bit of an insight into what I do, where I've been, & where I'm going to. I'm an open book so anything else you think you'd like to know then just ask! I'm not shy :) Thanks for your continued support, here's to making more memories TOGETHER. Beckie xx
OK I warn you now, my life isn't glamorous - the admin & paperwork that goes into making your wedding run faultlessly, well it ain't pretty! But as it's so important, I don't mind so much. If you want to know more about what I do then drop me a line on firstname.lastname@example.org
I check my emails regularly throughout the day, with notebook & pen close to hand to keep track of everything that needs to be done. I'm ALWAYS making lists & my love of naughty notebooks & lovely pens helps.
No 2 days are the same, but admin, research & emails feature heavily. I use a mix of resources to research new venues & suppliers, if I want a break from the screens then I'll pick up an alternative magazine such as Rock & Roll Bride & enjoy an hour or so of reading about talented wedding specialists, & the amazing services that they provide for quirky wedding days.
When I'm not working, I love shopping for Irregular Choice shoes, & binge watching Netflix. Current obsession is Pretty Little Liars, only 10 years late to that party haha! I'm not a late bird though, so all tucked up in bed with cocoa by 9pm on a school night, it's tiring all this wedding business. I LOVE what I do & every day am very thankful that this is my job <3
So now you can see how dedicated I am to designing dream wedding days, get in touch on email@example.com to arrange a consultation. Bxx
I'm a qualified wedding planner dedicated to designing & creating weddings for alternative couples. Because everyone deserves a wedding as unique as they are