Weddings By Mary

COVID-19 Update
I am still very much here during this unprecedented time, assisting couples plan their weddings for 2021 and beyond. Do get in touch to discuss how I can assist you.
As a down to earth, coffee drinking, dog mad wedding planner I assist couples who lead busy lives plan their perfect wedding. Whether in Essex, the bright lights of London or throughout the UK.
Pricing & Costs

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Products and Services

Marquee Wedding Specialist
On-the-Day Wedding Coordination
Week of Wedding Planning
Full-Service Planning
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Full Description
FULL WEDDING PLANNING - With today’s busy work schedules and hectic lifestyles, many couples struggle to find the additional time to plan their wedding. With a wealth of experience, let me ease you of this additional time pressure. After all planning your wedding should be an enjoyable journey. PARTIAL WEDDING PLANNING - As the big day draws ever closer you may feel a little overwhelmed by the endless list of tasks. This is the point where I can step in and take over the reins for you to expertly handle all the final arrangements, leaving you free to relax and enjoy this most special of times - the run-up to your wedding day. WEDDING DAY MANAGEMENT - After many months, sometimes even years, all your hard work and wedding planning is about to come to fruition. My Wedding Day Management (On the Day Coordination) option is perfect for couples who have planned their wedding but now require not only assistance, but more importantly assurance and guidance, that everything that has been meticulously planned runs smoothly on the big day. PLANNING SESSIONS - This is the perfect compromise for couples who would love the knowledge & expertise of a Wedding Planner but wish to organise their wedding day themselves. With so much to do and so much to plan, for many it can be hard to even know where to start. With my wealth of knowledge when it comes to all things weddings, I offer couples practical advice, guidance, tips and wedding inspiration.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Mary Briscoe
Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding - such exciting times for you and your families. Thank you for contacting Weddings By Mary, I would be delighted to assist you with your wedding planning. Please provide me with as much information as possible regarding your special day so that I can ensure I tailor my response to your particular needs. With kindest regards Mary


No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
Chris & Thandi
Married in September 2019
October 2019
Mary was an absolute godsend
"Mary was an absolute godsend when she helped us with our wedding in August 2019. We’d actually been slightly reticent to have a wedding planner, as by the stage my parents suggested it we were already a decent way through the planning ourselves, but in the event, she was an absolute lifesaver. An illness in the family put an enormous strain on our plans and organisation, and Mary was able to handle the situation with care and tact, and made herself available as an extra pair of hands in any and every situation that was asked of her – as well as having a brilliant eye for detail in noticing things that had been overlooked. She went above and beyond to be as helpful as possible, ensuring that everything was set up on time, and the wedding ran beautifully smoothly. She co-ordinated well between all our various suppliers, making sure everyone was in the right place at the right time, and made sure that both bride and groom were able to relax and enjoy a perfect day. Thank you Mary!"
Mrs Allen
Wedding: September 2019
October 2019
Mary was so calm, reassuring and knowledgeable
It was our son’s wedding on Saturday and we all had a wonderful day. I honestly don’t know how we would have managed without Mary. She was so calm, reassuring and knowledgeable and, as far as we were concerned, the whole day went without a single hitch. Our son and his (now!) wife live abroad. Mary was able to contact them on Skype and discuss with them exactly what they wanted for their special day. The wedding was held in a marquee and suppliers had been chosen from different parts of the country. Mary liaised with them beforehand and was their main point of contact during the wedding. She helped us to set up the day before, calmly coordinating and patiently organising everything. Mary’s attention to detail is amazing and she makes everything seem so easy. She gave us such confidence that we handed over all responsibility to her and concentrated on thoroughly enjoying ourselves, at the wedding. We were aware that she was working very hard behind-the-scenes, but she never presented us with a single problem or issue. She undoubtedly went above and beyond and we would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her. Thank you Mary, you are amazing. We all appreciated your help and the fact that you enabled us to have an absolutely wonderful day.
Charlotte & James
Married in May 2019
October 2019
No words can describe how grateful I am
No words can describe how grateful I am for all your hard work in the last 15 weeks. I read one of your previous clients reviews and they had said that they felt they had gained a friend through working with you, and I can’t help feeling the same. You have gone above and beyond in the planning of our wedding. We have had such fun along they way and I honestly couldn’t have thought of anyone else I would rather have had along side me for the journey. You helped me create my dream of what was by far the best weekend of James and my life so far. Every detail had been thought of. You are an incredible lady inside and out.
Stacy & Charlie
Married in July 2018
October 2019
Mary went above and beyond....
Well where do we start? ……. Myself and my now husband searched for a wedding planner for a couple of months, we just didn’t feel we had found what we were looking for. Then come along Mary, this lady is nothing short of brilliant, from start to finish and still a week down the line taking the pressure off and tying up little loose ends so that we can enjoy our honeymoon in peace. Mary gave us confidence, guidance and reassurance from the first meeting, there was no question in our minds that this was the lady we needed to help with our planning. Myself and my husband work full time and needed someone that could source suppliers and be our main point of contact with all the suppliers and wedding venue. Although we had a vision, Mary made it happen. Mary went above and beyond, never coming to us with an issue but coming with a solution. Mary also has the patience of a saint, myself and bridal party particularly the mother of the bride and maid of honour came as part of a team and never did this throw Mary off, Mary was accepting and adaptable to not only dealing with me but also the above! Mary really did become part of our family and she will be greatly missed with the contact we had, if it wasn’t about the wedding then it was a check up to make sure we were all doing well. Mary isn’t just an exceptional wedding planner, she’s an amazing lady and a beautiful friend. We will never be able to thank you enough Mary for what you helped us achieve and for the beautiful memories of our beautiful day.
Location & Contact Details


Chelmsford, Essex, England

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Press & Awards

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Industry Awards (1)

The Wedding Industry Awards 2019 Regional Finalist

What is your most memorable wedding?

No two weddings are the same therefore I am lucky to have some many amazing memories

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Friendly, Down-to-Earth, Logistical, Professional & Passionate

What about your business are you most proud of?

That it's MY business!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Remember that it is YOUR wedding

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Every wedding enquiry starts with a Discovery Call to understand your specific requirements and then depending on the service required the next steps will be tailored to you.

How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?

To completely understand each and every couples desires, needs and wants and ensure that I meet them.

What do you love most about your job?

Watching my couples, their families and friends smiling, laughing and having a fabulous, relaxing memorable day.

What is your favourite moment at a wedding?

A wedding is made up of so many 'moments' that I can't actually choose!