Your Wedding Friend

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Your Wedding Friend offers flexible affordable wedding planning advice and support. From early stages and getting you started, to full planning and on-the-day co-ordination, and anything in between.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£60
Details

Products and Services

Last-Minute Orders
On-the-Day Wedding Coordination
Week of Wedding Planning
Full-Service Planning
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Full Description
Your Wedding Friend understands that not everyone wants or needs to employ a wedding planner from the early stages. I offer a range of services that can help you, whatever stage you’re at. From a couple of hours help and advice, to full planning and co-ordination. If you just need a Helping Hand to get you going, we can work together on creating a budget and identifying potential themes. I can give you guidance on what you need to do at each stage and check on your progress, with a pay-as-you-go approach or monthly retainer. This package also works well if you hit a stumbling block or aren’t sure what to do about something, we can just check in and I can help you get back on track. My full planning and co-ordination package is perfect for anyone needing a bit more help. We work together on your to-do list and make sure everything is on track. I will monitor progress, keep suppliers informed and work with your venue/s to ensure that the day runs smoothly and that everyone and everything is where it needs to be on time. I also deal with any last-minute issues and co-ordinate the set-up, right through to the end of the day. Couples I work with love that I’m hands-on, crafty and stay calm in a crisis. Suppliers love that with my experience and technical knowledge I can ensure the event runs as smoothly as possible, even if that means helping them to build backdrops or help lug heavy equipment around. My ethos is that you are in charge and I’m there to make your life easier. I will always be on your side and give you honest advice. As we head into wedding season I'm here for any last minute panics and problems. My hands are yours. X

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Vikki Richman
Congratulations and Hello. I'm Vikki Your Wedding Friend. I'd love to help you achieve the wedding of your dreams. X

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2017
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
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Suzy
Wedding: September 2018
May 2018
Vikki can turn her hand to anything
I would highly recommend Vikki, she has helped me with several wedding set-ups this season and has been an absolute dream to work with. Vikki can turn her hand to anything, and proved herself to be reliable, polite, professional, friendly and cheerful with the clients and venue staff. She is a valued member of our freelance team and one of her many positive qualities is her notable calmness in the midst of frantic wedding preparations! Vikki is also the loveliest person you could wish to meet, and I hope to work with her again in the future! (Flowers by Suzanne Randell)
Sarah & Ben
Wedding: April 2015
May 2018
you made it so easy
I wanted to thank you personally; both Sarah & I were fairly nervous about the whole 'planning' part and you made it so easy for the both of us. It meant a lot to us to know we had someone there to lean on and support us if we needed it.
Martina & Don
Wedding: July 2016
May 2018
You're truly brilliant!
We don't know where to start! Thanks so so much for being a truly awesome, reliable, friendly, professional wedding co-ordinator! You've made our planning so very easy. You're truly brilliant!
Tracey & John
Wedding: August 2016
May 2018
THANK YOU
We would just like to say 'Thank You' so much, for every thing you did to make our Wedding Day so perfect. The weather couldn't have been more wonderful. So to you & your staff, THANK YOU :-)
Noreen & Deen
Wedding: July 2016
May 2018
thank you
Just wanted to say thank you for my wedding day because it went really well, so thank you to you & your team for making it go well.
Sarah & Rob
Wedding: July 2014
May 2018
very reassuring to see you in the background
Thank you so much for helping us to create & carry out our wedding. The whole day was perfect & much of this was down to you & your team. We had so many lovely comments ... I know my parents were extremely grateful for the help at the end. You were fantastic and we were so fortunate to have your help
Location & Contact Details

Address

Luton, Bedfordshire

Travel Notes

I can meet you at a location convenient to you within 1 hours drive of my office. Or we can connect via skype/messenger as preferred, so you don't have to worry about getting to me. X

Nearest Town

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Nearest Airport

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

I love the weddings where friends and family have come together to create different parts of it. You can see their love and passion for what they do. But the one that stays with me is the wedding where the bride designed and made her bridesmaids dresses, as well as designing her own.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Ensuring a bride had food and swap alcoholic drinks for soft drinks, for a bride who was early stages pregnant but didn't want her friends and family to know yet. I loved being part of the secret and having the responsibility to ensure she was looked after and that I had excuses ready when she needed to escape.

What about your business are you most proud of?

Plan. Prepare. Patience. You need all three to be a great wedding planner, along with oodles of ideas and a support team of other friendly suppliers for just in case. I stay calm and I get things done.

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

Compromise is key but make sure you set your boundaries too.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Hands-on, approachable, organised, ready, creative

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I'm most proud that I took the leap away from the venues I was proud to work in, to go it alone and start my own business. That my focus is on helping couples into great marriages not just great wedding days.

What is the most unusual thing you’ve been asked to plan?

Aside from my own wedding, each wedding I work on has its own memorable moments. From the shortest ever entrance music of one (the 20th Century Fox theme), to the handpainted table portraits by the groom for another, and so many more besides.

How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?

My favourite moment is always the first time the couple sees each other. I get very weepy at that point

What do you love most about your job?

We start with a consultation (either in person or via skype/messenger) and decide the way forward from there. For some it will be regular scheduled contact and working through the to-do list, but for others it might be more email based. I like to visit the venue early on to get a feel for the requirements, even if I'm not co-ordinating on the day as it will still help me to identify what will need to be done to prepare for the big day. From there it's usually a matter of keeping in touch and monitoring progress. Having a shared to-do list is key; some couples prefer to have an outline from the start complete with timeline, whilst others prefer to be prompted when to do things. I will work in whatever way best suits you.