Wedding Planner

Getting married? It is the biggest day of your life. You’ve planned for so many years but how can you be sure you have thought of everything, not missed anyone out, have things just right? Where do you start? What should you do first? You have so many ideas but how can you possibly know which are the best?

By calling on the experience and expertise of a professional event organiser you can ensure your big day goes exactly as you dreamed. With a proven track record of wedding planning you can be sure Carolyn Acton Events can provide your perfect day.

As an experienced event planner and not a dedicated wedding planner we find we can bring different experiences to your big day, from planning the minutest details of a corporate event to the fun and excitement of a party. This experience ensures we stand out from the crowd and your day is everything you expect.

Isn’t it expensive to hire a wedding planner?

This is an important question, especially considering all the other expenses involved in even a modest wedding. However, time and again we find that the discounts we can organise for you through our contacts more than cover the cost of our service.

This means that by choosing Carolyn Acton Events to coordinate your wedding it may actually cost you less than doing everything yourself! Just think how much happier you would be in the lead-up to your wedding and on the day itself, knowing that every detail has been taken care of by a professional coordinator.

Wedding planning – areas to consider:

  • Wedding Flowers - What flowers do you like? – will they match your chosen colour scheme? – will they be available in the month of your wedding? – what’s your budget, – which flowers go to the church and which go to the reception? – what time do they need to be there? There’s a lot of planning and a lot of things that can go wrong with your wedding flowers and who wants to be worrying about such details on your big day?
  • Wedding Photographers - The photographs of your wedding provide a lasting memory of your big day. You will want to know that the chosen photographer is reliable and can provide both the quality and style of photography you require and within your budget. You will also want to know exactly what you receive in terms of prints for the agreed price and what are the costs of further prints. Another thing to consider, which is often overlooked, is how the photographer will interact with your guests when organising the various photographs. We can recommend proven professional photographers and arrange everything for you.
  • Wedding Caterers - This is another area of your wedding that can take up an enormous amount of time especially if you are having a reception meal and a further meal/buffet in the evening. How do you choose a menu to suit everyones taste and what about specific dietary requirements? What drinks will be served with the meal and how much will all this cost?
  • Wedding Cars - Depending on your requirements you may need to arrange more than one supplier for your wedding cars. This is especially so if the bride and groom choose a specialist/unique vehicle (eg horse-drawn or a vintage car) – in such cases the guest limousines will probably come from a second supllier. For peace of mind you will also want to know that the wedding car suppliers have a contingency plan in case of breakdowns etc. Our experience in these matters means we can take all the stress of your shoulders and ensure you all reach the church on time.
  • Wedding Dresses - Prices and quality vary hugely and every bride wants to have the very best for her budget. We can arrange visits to a number of recommended wedding dress suppliers and once you choose your dress we take over, organising fittings and ensuring it’s ready on time.
  • Wedding Cakes - Our experience ensures that once you tell us your requirements (design and type of cake) we can recommend the best supplier for you and make sure it arrives, as expected, on the day.
  • Wedding Venues - If you are having a religous wedding then we can discuss your needs and provide a shortlist of the best locations. If you have chosen a non-religous civil wedding then there are a growing number of venues from castles to golf courses. These open up the possibilities of offering both you and ypur guests a number of activities that will make your day even more memorable. Civil wedding venues can also simplify your movements on the day as they will often offer reception facilities at the venue. Our shortlist will consider such things as whether you want modern or quaint, seating capacity, location, availability, cost etc, leaving you to simply make the final decision. We can then make all the arrangements for you.
  • Wedding Stationery - How many wedding invites are sent out with a label stuck over the printing mistake? When you have so many other deadlines it’s easy to miss such a small error. We can arrange and proof read all your stationary and ensure it’s ready on time. We can help coordinate the sending of invites and ensure all the name cards are spelt correctly and in place at the reception.
  • Hair and Make Up - With something so personal you may have your own preferences but we can still take care of appointments for you. We can also arrange specialist make-up professionals who will ensure your make-up matches your natural skin tones and will look good in the photographs.
  • Entertainment - We can arrange everything from a DJ for the evening to bands and childrens entertainers. For something a little special we can arrange Scottish pipers or professional singers/choirists.
  • Honeymoons - Tell us your chosen location (or short list) and budget and leave the rest to us. We will provide a shortlist of the best matches with departures to suit your needs (who wants to be up at 5am the day after their wedding to catch a plane?).
  • Civil Wedding Ceremonies / Same Sex Marriages - Civil wedding ceremonies / same sex marraiges are growing in popularity and we would love the opportunity to plan your day for you. We offer our planning service for civil ceremonies in the following areas: Leicestershire; Nottinghamshire; Cambridgeshire; Lincolnshire; Derbyshire and Birmingham / West Midlands.

Contact us to discuss your ideas and requirements

Whether it’s just for some useful tips, or to have everything organised professionally, whatever your ideas, please give us a call on 0116 431 0377 or use our contact form. We can be there throughout the planning stage right through to managing the day itself, doing as much or as little as you need.

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