Member Focus: Lancashire Wedding Planners
In our regular fortnightly series we welcome Mark & Kelly from Lancashire Wedding Planners who are associate members of the UKAWP.
Why did you become a wedding planner?
We really enjoy the challenge of planning events and seeing the end result of everybody’s hard work. Having organized events over the years for industry, helping a few friends with their weddings and planning our own wedding, we saw that we had an opportunity to effectively utilize our skills in a professional capacity.
What’s your USP?
Two for the price of one! Our clients are able to liaise with both of us while planning their wedding and we can also assist grooms who want to get involved but aren’t sure what to do. It also gives us an extra level of contingency if one of the planners is unavailable.
Do you have a favourite venue?
We tend not to have a favourite venue but have a choice of excellent “exclusive” venues and hotels.
How would your clients describe you?
Extremely well organized, amiable and “thought of absolutely everything”.
How do you unwind?
Socializing with friends is a favourite, walking our dog and exercising.
Is the job as glamorous as you thought?
The persona of being a wedding planner is glamorous but what people do not realize is that behind the scenes it is a lot of hard work and long hours but is highly rewarding when it all comes together.
What trends are you seeing for 2009?
We are seeing vintage being prominent this year with key colours purple and grey. Use of strong accent colours such as shades of pink and yellow are being used to enhance the grey.
Please do take the chance to visit Lancashire Wedding Planners website