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:
Often when a person is instructed to do a job you think you know what you’ll get. We expected a wedding planner to be at the end of the phone, to introduce us to suppliers, send photo ideas, create mood boards, find a venue and help with catering.. We did get that of corse, but also far far far more than we could have hoped for!
We could never include all of the examples of hard work and attention to detail that we received from Planned for Perfection, but here are a few highlights..
I happened to mention to Jane during the early stages of planning, that I quite liked the look of a particular hotel that I’d seen on TV and that if we could find something like that, it would be great. Within a couple of hours she found the exact hotel in Italy and the available dates.
We wanted to get married within 6 months, travel with our 3 children all under 4, bring two nannies and our guests from the UK and abroad. The children were given child appropriate rooms, stair gates were fitted, car seats were purchased in Italy, transfers from the airports were arranged, guests were personally met at the airport by Jane’s team, Jane and her crew knew who was arriving when and on which flight. By the end of the first day she even knew every guest by name!
We visited Aquapetra with Jane to approve the venue and taste the wedding food. Jane reminded us about dietary requirements of all of our guests and gave us her insight into catering for our wedding and advised what would work well. Her input and experience around how the catering and service should run on the wedding day, was invaluable.
The hotel was transformed over the days leading up to the wedding. Jane and Fiona even climbed an olive tree in heels to hang lights, and in an unprecedented hail storm, swept away hail stones from a flooded terrace. Jane even had a safety pin when during a rather over enthusiastic dance move, I broke the strap of my dress! Their attention to detail was second to none and the wedding weekend ran seamlessly.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Planned for Perfection team. Jane is always at the end of the phone, knows the very best suppliers, and deals with every question and and bride worries in a measured, calm and reassuring way. We couldn’t have done it with her.
Destination wedding in Italy
A million thanks to Planned for Perfection! Jane was invaluable in helping us organise our wedding in the UK whilst we ourselves were based overseas in Australia. Her experienced guidance gave us complete reassurance during the planning process that the day would be just was we wanted. And indeed it was. On the day, her calm influence and expertise with managing the contractors meant we could focus entirely on enjoying the day with our family and friends, knowing all the details were being managed in the background. We would gladly recommend Jane and Planned for Perfection to any other couples making the leap and in need of an experienced events organiser to help make their special day come together.
Thanks again Jane.
Marquee wedding in Herefordshire
Jane was absolutely amazing! We were not sure whether we needed a wedding planner at first, but we are so happy that we decided to go with Planned for Perfection – hiring Jane as our wedding planner was one of the best decisions we made! Jane was always at the other end of the phone (or email), helping to coordinate suppliers, timings, answer guest queries and keep things moving, especially in the weeks leading up to the wedding. By the time the wedding weekend arrived, all of those tiny last minute details that would usually keep me awake, simply just didn’t exist – I knew Jane had everything covered and it let us truly enjoy the weekend and make the most of our time with our friends and family. Jane is extremely experienced, very organised and great at managing people. We would highly recommend Planned for Perfection.
J & J
Cotswold wedding at Cripps Barn
Having had first hand experience of Janes skills at bringing together all facets of my daughters wedding, “Planned for Perfection” would be the first name on the list for future events. From the moment that Jane took over the reins, my daughter was able to relax, as it was clear from the first and subsequent meetings with her that everything was being meticulously organised and executed. The wedding day went like clockwork and nothing was too much trouble for Jane who clearly loves her job and is great with people. No wonder she has won numerous accolades this year, they are well deserved!
Father of the bride
Sudeley Castle wedding
We cannot praise Jane enough for the support she gave us throughout the 18 months of planning our dream wedding! The day was so much more than we had ever hoped for, and we could never have pulled it off without Jane’s (and her team’s) patience, diligence and expertise. Throughout the planning of our wedding, she effortlessly injected a feeling of calm and diplomacy into a wedding party that boasted a few ‘big personalities’, and despite a few last minute changes in the line up, Jane always made us feel she had this 100% under control, which enabled us to enjoy the process rather than get caught up in the stress! In addition, her stellar reputation and locally held relationships enabled us to feel confident that the vendors she introduced us to would provide an equally perfect service as she did. By the time the day came, everything came together seamlessly, and not once did we have to think about keeping things on track – Jane was waiting in the wings making sure everything was perfect. In a way, it is sad it is all over, but when I can persuade Jamie that it’s appropriate to renew our vows, we will be back!
Cotswold Wedding at Hilles House Palace Yurt
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
Apart from saying “yes” to my fiancé’s proposal, hiring Jane at Planned for Perfection was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! Jane was everything we hoped for – intuitive, responsive, and organized, on top of being warm and great fun to work with. She was brilliant at tying up all the loose ends that my “bride brain” completely forgot on the day too… When we decided to replace our florist and reprint our table plan at the last minute, Jane said “leave it to me” and the problem was sorted. Thank you, Jane, for your invaluable help throughout this process. I can wholeheartedly recommend Planned for Perfection.
Blenheim Palace Bride
Planning a destination wedding in The Cotswolds and living in the USA, we knew that we would need help with our wedding planning. It was obvious from the introductory phone call that Jane would be the perfect person to work with on our big day. Throughout the wedding planning process, Jane listened to our wants and needs, was consultative, flexible, endlessly helpful and accommodating. Because of her extensive wedding industry experience, Jane was able to offer us measured and useful advice at every turn. She did a wonderful job representing our best interests and desires with vendors, yet managing all communications perfectly to keep everybody on both sides happy.
The day was perfect and we are incredibly grateful to Jane and the team at Planned for Perfection for their role in making it all happen. Thank you, Anna & Ray.
Cotswold wedding at Cripps Barn
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 and your team for looking after our Summer Party so well and thoroughly. Despite all the worry about the weather and space, it went so well and report’s back from lots of our guests is that they thoroughly enjoyed every aspect both inside and out. All and all it was a happy and super occasion and thank you for all your help and advice in making it so successful
With best wishes
Elizabeth, Lady Ashcombe
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
Thank you again for all of your help Jane
F&D – Marquee wedding in Dorset
K&J’s Destination wedding at The Manor House at Castle Coombe
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