We are always thrilled to receive fabulous testimonials and thank you messages from our brides, grooms, family members and suppliers and are delighted to share a small selection of these with prospective new couples who are considering booking one of our wedding planning services:
We cannot thank you enough for the way that you planned our incredible wedding weekend in Spain – it was simply stunning, we were mesmerised by it all, as were all of our guests! You created a perfect wedding weekend that was so special and totally stress free!
Everything we asked for was there and everything went to plan, thanks to you & the very best team that you recommended for us. After 20 months of us driving you crazy with our numerous requests, absolutely everything was perfect and what a great job you did, we never had to worry about a thing! There was so much for you to do, our requests were endless and yet you were just amazing – Planned for Perfection was exactly what it was!
We will miss you now it’s over, but we will definitely be using you for any other future parties or events.
JANE RIDDELL – YOU ARE THE WEDDING & EVENTS PLANNER OF THE CENTURY! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
All our love Rene & Laura xxxx
I just wanted to say a big thank you for everything – you really were amazing at helping us plan the perfect wedding day.
You have such a special gift for keeping everyone calm and you are incredible at dealing with any problem that arises – we certainly couldn’t have managed without you and really appreciate all of your help. Please thank Fiona for us too, you make the perfect team.
We will send you some pics when the newlyweds are back from their honeymoon – Daisy said that Saturday really was her perfect day!
Many, many thanks
Love C x
Mother of the Bride
Jane was among a number of planners recommended to us by our venue, as having a planner came as a prerequisite of booking to have our wedding there. As quite a creative and visual person I was originally concerned about having a planner, as I felt I wanted my wedding to reflect my husband and I, rather than what was fashionable or had been put together by a ‘wedding professional’ who had done it many times before. From my first meeting with Jane, it became very clear that with her this certainly wouldn’t be the case. Jane 100% put me at ease that it would still very much by our day, the way we wanted it and that she would be there as a guiding hand and help us achieve this. After meeting with a few other planners, we opted for Planned for Perfection based on Jane’s easy going, friendly persona and a real feeling that Jane would be invaluable over the coming months of planning – which could not have been more true.
Throughout our entire 18 months of planning, Jane was there not only as an excellent wedding planner, budget keeper and meeting organiser, but as a constant reassurance we were ‘on track’ and had nothing to worry about. Her expertise and wealth of experience was such a wonderful thing to have on our side, after all, we’d never planned a wedding before! When just 6 months before the wedding – after almost an entire year of planning – we hit a bump in the road and decided to change from the venue that we had originally booked to a wedding at home Jane was the complete saving grace – honestly, we couldn’t have done it without her. Not only did Jane seamlessly and seemingly effortlessly rearrange all our current suppliers to the new venue, but she was invaluable at putting everyone’s mind at ease and calming us all, in what could have been a highly stressful situation.
In the week leading up to the wedding, Jane came into her own again, she was there everyday of the ‘set up’ at our home (even missing being home for her daughter’s final A-level exam – now THAT’S dedication!) directing and overseeing all of the various suppliers arriving throughout the week. Jane’s meticulous planning and week off ‘timetable’ meant all the set up went along perfectly and any ‘bumps in the road’ had adequate time to be over come and dealt within plenty of time. When it finally came to the day of our wedding, I felt nothing but calm and relaxed, knowing that Jane had organised the day to perfection and was there for us making sure it all went to plan. Having Jane at the house in the morning before we left for the church was really wonderful, as she really became a friend throughout the planning process and my parent’s were more than happy leaving their home in Jane’s hands while we went off to the ceremony, with final set up still taking place. Jane’s assistant Fiona then met us at the Church and was equally as lovely and friendly, calming all the nerves as we waited at the door of the church (mostly on behalf of my bridesmaids!!!!) and even helped to make sure my veil and dress were laid perfectly before I walked down the aisle.
In all, I really can’t recommend hiring Jane and Planned for Perfection enough and have been praising her many virtues to all of my engaged friends. Wedding planning is a wonderful time but it’s (probably) something you’ll never have done before and having someone on your side that knows what they’re doing and has done it many times before, is such a benefit and reassurance. For anyone worried that having a wedding planner will take away your creative streak or somehow reduce your creative input – DON’T! Working with Jane, I was able to have full creative say in the wedding styling that I wanted and having Jane organise the more logistical/budget side of the wedding, left me free with all the time to make, create and mood board – if anything having Jane allowed me to have MORE creative input, how would I have had time to make signposts, learn calligraphy and make three wedding cakes (www.dollydewdrops.co.uk) if I hadn’t been able to hand over organising meetings, timings, budget and general logistical everything to Jane! Our wedding planning journey may not have always been smooth and I think its fair to say we probably hit more than a few bumps along the way, but with Planned for Perfection in our corner, it was never anything but a joyous, stress free and wonderful 18 months of excitement, love and flowers. A time I’d repeat again in a heart beat, if I had Jane in my corner.
Lizzie and Matt Wallis
Thank you for everything! We can’t imagine how we could have planned our wedding without you. We ourselves and our guests enjoyed very much the time at Foxhill and we know clearly it would be impossible without you. From planning the dinner before, liaising with the Foxhill team and our suppliers to the execution of the finer details, you have always sought to understand our requirements and ensured the best approach was taken. There’s cultural difference, but you have always listened patiently and provided the best advice. We know the celebrations in the Cotswolds concluded successfully only because many things were being taken care of by you behind the scenes and we cannot thank you enough!
We must also thank you for your recommendations, the flowers and decoration were so beautiful, elegant and amazingly versatile and I’m absolutely impressed by the professionalism and elegance of the flowers and decoration. Everyone praised about how stunning the flowers were and were also impressed by the cake, which is a piece of art to see and which tastes divine. It’s the best wedding cake I’ve ever tasted!
We are departing for ou honeymoon soon and we will be missing the Cotswolds terribly. We will visit again and hope to see you.
G&T from Hong Kong who married at Foxhill Manor in the Cotswolds
We can’t thank you enough for all that you did to help us put together one of the most important days of our lives. You were definitely everything we hoped for and more. Our wedding day was more beautiful than either one of us could have imagined. And we thank you so much for that.
When looking for a wedding planner, we were looking for someone we could trust, fully rely on, and someone who would really understand our taste- particularly because we were planning a U.K. wedding from overseas in NYC, in combination with both Jeremy’s and my full/busy work schedules. In addition to not having the ability to fully devote our time to wedding planning, the time difference worked against us as well. And Jane, you met all of our needs, took the time to really listen to what we were envisioning aesthetically, and as well as for the general ambience of the day. I can’t stress enough to those who are looking for an international wedding planner how important this is. It was a huge relief knowing you could filter out on our behalf, and that we fully trusted you to make judgement calls for us. You also went above and beyond to look for items I was looking for not necessarily available in the U.K.- and the amazing thing is, you always pulled through and found a vendor that could make everything I was looking for!
But most importantly, the wedding day itself ran seamlessly because of you. The day of was such a calm, relaxing, stress-free day because you made sure we knew everything was in good hands. Coming from someone who was not thrilled by the idea of wedding planning in general, it was an absolute pleasure working with you- in fact, I would do it all over again!
Should we ever have another event to plan in the U.K. or elsewhere in Europe, we will definitely be knocking on Planned for Perfection’s door again!
Jeannie & Jeremy
THANK YOU:Thank you for being part of our special weekend and for all of your help and support on the day and leading up to our wedding.
We couldn’t have got there without you – thank you so much!
Annette & Ravi – The Finishing Touches Service – Forest of Dean – Unique Forest Ceremony & Manor by the Lake, Cheltenham
THANK YOU: Jane, We cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work leading up to and on the wedding day. I knew from the first conversation we had last year that you were exactly the wedding planner that I needed!
Really, I am so appreciative and so grateful for all of your help. It was a joy to work with you and I never ever worried for a moment that anything would go wrong with you behind the scenes.
I also loved everyone that you suggested working with and really can’t be happier with how everything turned out.
It really was perfect!
Lauren & Oliver – Full Wedding Planning, Style & Design at The Manor House at Castle Combe
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