Life is about making memories and as the Mother of the Bride I was really wanting my daughter Sophie’s wedding to create happy ones for everyone involved, including myself. Since the wedding I have been overwhelmed by the amount of positive feedback I have had and I know this is the result of my having involved Emma and Hayley in the planning and the day. I am in Christchurch, Sophie and Peter are in Melbourne and the wedding was in Wanaka so there was a lot of long distance coordination required and a lot of potential for error. By involving Emma and Hayley from the start I had support nearby. A lot can be done remotely but sometimes a face to face meeting is preferable and very reassuring. A wedding is a big event and if you haven’t organised one before you definitely lack the specific skills and experience it needs to make it a success without creating a lot of stress for yourself and the possibility of not quite getting across everything that needs to be arranged.
Emma and Hayley have separate businesses and their own skill sets but they combined very well to ensure a seamless operation which covered every aspect of the wedding. They quickly tuned into what Sophie and I wanted to achieve and were able to save us a lot of cost, time and stress by coming up with solutions we liked first off. They also saved us cost, time and stress by communicating with the suppliers and double checking everything. They certainly didn’t have a checklist of things that they would do and went over and above any job description to respond to anything that came up and deal with it in a pleasant and efficient manner which sometimes included their physical labour! They were extremely good at communicating with us promptly and kept us in the loop at all times.
Over the wedding period we didn’t have to worry about any practical details and were totally free to enjoy our family and friends and instead of rushing backwards and forwards to the venue to set up and then clean up the seating and decorations. Any big event will have its glitches but Emma and Hayley were there to anticipate and correct for these or to sort things out as they happened. The venue decoration was amazing and far beyond anything I could have achieved alone and the whole day far exceeded our expectations and really did create those wonderful memories I was hoping for.
Jenny – The Mother of the Bride