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Finding your one true Wedding Planner!

As a wedding planner, I am here to make the process as simple and fun as possible, to take away the stresses and keep you focused on what is important…

All of my services are bespoke and created to fit the needs of all brides and grooms no matter what their budget! Below I talk you through how to choose your one true wedding planner!

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· Their Personality


When it comes to finding the perfect wedding planner for you, personality has to be your number one priority. You will be working alongside them for months, if not longer. They are going to be the person you call when you have an idea if any problems arise and they will be honest when no one else is. During your first consultation, you need to focus on how you get along with the wedding planner and the interest they have in you and your partner. You will be spending many months organising your big day and you want to enjoy every moment. You need to be able to agree and also respect the opinion of the planner. They will not only become your wedding planner but also a friend.

The key to a successful wedding planner/couple relationship is…Trust.

· Services


You need to ensure that you are committing yourself to the correct package for YOU and YOUR PARTNERS WANTS AND NEEDS for your wedding.


I offer a range of bespoke services and I find that more often than not couples approach me about a service that is not entirely what they are looking for! For example, the initial enquiry is for my wedding styling but after spending time getting to know them in our consultation they are feeling very overwhelmed about how the day is going to run and how they are going to be able to relax and not be running about all over the place. So please understand why you are seeking help and the expertise of the industry specialists.

Your perfect planner and service is just a click away!!


· Background and experience


Ask them questions not only about their job background but also life experiences. This will allow you to connect with them.

How did you get into wedding planning? What did you do before planning? What is the biggest lesson you have learnt? What is your favourite wedding or event? What is your favourite style of event? What do you want to achieve?


Look for passion and excitement when they tell you about their past, present and future. You want to see the passion in their eyes when they talk about their job because that love and excitement will be reflected on your big day!

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· Response time

You will get a good idea of this on the first contact you make with your planner, how quickly they respond and can organise a meeting with you.

Again, you will be working with your suppliers for months (if not years) and you want to ensure that they will be there to support and answer any questions as quickly as possible.

You may have to respect that over the weekend their response rate may be slower but ensure you have an understanding of their office hours and how they operate to ensure they fit into your lifestyle.

· Legal Requirements including insurance and contracts

All the important small print…

Ensuring that the company have all the correct insurance and policies in place. Make sure that you have read your contract fully and have asked any questions you may have (no question is too silly when it comes to agreeing on a contract). If you are not happy about a clause then voice those concerns before signing and agreeing to their services.


To find out if I am the wedding planner for you, please email me at lbcweddingsandevents@outlook.com or dm me on Instagram @lbcweddingsandevents

Lauren xx

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