Professional wedding coordinators, consultants and planners can take the stress and headache out of organizing a wedding. Using their industry expertise, they work with the couple to plan what is one of the most important events in many peoples’ lives. They are skilled time managers and mediators, and will often negotiate with suppliers and venues to make sure the couple gets what they want at the price they want. Wedding planners are responsible for ensuring that you stay within your budget, and can help you create a wedding that is unique and personal.
An experienced co-coordinator will be able to keep the couple within their budget and manage planning of all the wedding elements without leaving the couple out. An open line of communication is key in making sure the couples’ wants and needs are met and their voices heard. Ultimately, they are the final decision-makers, while the coordinator’s responsibility is mainly to steer them in the right direction and keep them on track.
After organizing several of her friends’ weddings – not to mention her own showcase wedding in Lichfield Cathedral – Jane Dayus-Hinch decided to start her own wedding planning business, called “Occasions”. Now after 24 years in the industry, Jane has planned over 1000 weddings and organizes over 40 each year.
With her extensive list of industry contacts, Jane will be able to provide each couple with exactly what they are looking for, whether it be the perfect cake or a beautiful venue. Based on your requirements, Jane can recommend the appropriate suppliers, saving you weeks of research and phone calls. Her unique ability to bring peace of mind while ensuring that every last detail is taken care of will allow you to relax and enjoy the exciting process of planning your wedding.
Over the years, Jane has become very well-travelled, planning events across the globe and working as a wedding planner for high profile, celebrity and socialite weddings. Some of Jane’s more unique experiences include planning same-sex marriages, mixed religion, themed, and even a Greek wedding with a 1,800-name guest list.
“I do as much or as little as people need me to do” says Jane, “and every couple is unique in their requirements and budget.”