A friend, who is getting married later this year, asked for hints on how to pull off a successful wedding. She had worked in the same office as me for a year and new that I was a ‘stresser’. She wanted to know how I managed to be so calm on my wedding day. The secret…wedding planner extraordinaire, Emma Newman.
The greatest part about having Emma at our wedding was being able to enjoy every aspect of our special day with the knowledge that everything was being taken care of…Emma’s supplier suggestions enabled us to pick suppliers with confidence. All were businesses that Emma had worked with before and had had positive experiences with.
Beyond the call of duty, Emma had just given birth to baby Alice. Alice was just 14 days old on our wedding day and Emma and her wonderful husband had a plan of attack to ensure Emma was able to be with us on the big day. Such was Emma’s dedication to our wedding.
Making sure I ate something before leaving for the church… is an example of Emma’s attention to detail. When nerves take over it is easy for the bride and her family to be absorbed in the moment, Emma made sure the practical jobs were all taken care of. Even down to the final re-assurance that we all looked gorgeous as we stepped through the church door, Emma stood there with tissues and rescue remedy in hand just in case.
Emma provided bible reading suggestions for a non-religious couple and also organ music suggestions, she answered our wedding etiquette questions too like which side of the bride my granddad would stand. Emma provided amazing electronic planning templates, colour scheme suggestions, even sending clippings of ribbon she had found and lovely regular emails just to see how I was getting on.
Emma, we are so glad we found you. Your advice and support was so beneficial – We really couldn’t have done it without you. I was completely at ease about getting married knowing that we had put the work in prior and that you were there on the day. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your assistance to anyone that wants their big day to be entirely stress free and memorable.
Thank you, thank you, and thank you!!