I am delighted to welcome you to my guest column for pasties and petticoats.  I am a wedding planner, and wedding fanatic, who absolutely loves helping brides to plan unique, beautiful and breathtaking weddings in Cornwall.  I started Ali Berry Weddings in 2009 and with my local knowledge and extensive database of the best venues and wedding service providers,  I have offered unrivalled assistance and helped many couples to plan and deliver their dream weddings.

Although my services are all bespoke and tailored to what each individual couple requires, there are generally three main aspects to Wedding Planning – Design & style, On-the-day coordination and Full Wedding Planning.   Some brides only need help in creating a design and getting a list of suppliers and then they do the rest themselves.  Other brides plan the entire wedding themselves but then need someone on the day to be their eyes, ears and hands and so book me to manage the day for them.  My Full Wedding Planning clients tend to live outside of Cornwall but get married here so hire me to organise everything on their behalf.

Design and styling

I believe that designing the overall theme/effect/style is the most important aspect of any wedding and I normally spend the most amount of time on this area.  Once this is done,  you can start working on your budget as you’ll have a clear idea of what you’ll require and it is also much easier to source suppliers who will match your style.

My emphasis for each wedding is to design and create a unique and highly personal theme/style for each individual couple which captures their distinctiveness, personality and style.  I love getting creative and the design concept of any wedding is definitely my favourite bit.  I have designed and styled gorgeous themes such as vintage, beach chic, winter wonderland, boho and country garden, to name a few.

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On the Day Co-ordination

This service is for couples who have done their own planning but need someone to be there on the day to manage all the suppliers and ensure that everything runs on schedule.  This service is mostly booked by couples who are having a marquee reception.  Having the back-up of our on-the-day management service is invaluable, allowing you to relax, unwind and enjoy the process of getting married.  No fretting about the champagne at the reception, or worrying if the DJ will arrive – rest assured that everything is being cared for by absolute professionals.

Our services include:

  • Make contact with all suppliers by phone and email to reconfirm bookings, deliveries, schedules and iron out any problems – be your point of contact
  • Guide & assist with any last minute arrangements or logistical problems
  • Create a running order and schedule  for the day
  • Do any last minute running around, collecting or dropping off anything that needs to be done
  • Setting up tables, marquee, venue
  • Welcome all suppliers
  • Make sure all suppliers set up appropriately and according to the running schedule.
  • Brief staff regarding timings & schedule
  • Meet & greet all guests
  • Manage staff and guests to ensure that everything runs on time

 

Full Wedding Planning

Often our clients have pressures outside of their wedding, which is why they find the full wedding planning service so valuable.  They may have demanding careers or young families to contend with, or they may want to organise a wedding in Cornwall but actually live elsewhere. Or sometimes our clients simply require a professional, sophisticated and uniquely designed wedding.

We offer the following services in our Full Wedding Planning package:

  • Finding the right venue
  • Creating your wedding design concept
  • Sourcing all wedding suppliers to produce your professional Wedding team.
  • Manage all appointments, administration, timings and deliveries
  • Manage your budget and track all payments
  • On the day co-ordination / management
  • Church/civil ceremony and venue set-up
  • Keeping you informed and updated every step of the way, listening to your needs and ideas
  • Unlimited phone calls and emails to ensure that we are on track with your wedding dreams

Your unique, beautiful, bespoke, seamless, unforgettable and breathtaking wedding in Cornwall, planned with style and attention to detail.

Why not take a look around the site or, even better, give us a call. We’d love to hear how we can help you deliver your dream wedding in Cornwall.

www.aliberryweddings.co.uk

Tel: 01326 251151

Email: aliberryweddings@btinternet.com

 

DESIGNS by Ali Berry Weddings

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDIT: Green Photographic

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