Winter is a’coming, folks! Which means shorter days, longer nights, plummeting temperatures and Christmas paraphernalia hitting the shops way before we’re ready. But for some of you, it also means the countdown is well and truly on for your Winter Wedding of Dreams. Exciting!
For many wedding planners and suppliers in general, the winter months are a chance to take a well-earned break having worked pretty much non-stop from April to September. But having only launched Utterly Wow this summer, I’m not knackered yet, you see. My 2014 Summer of Love is starting to take shape, and I’ve even got 2015 enquiries coming in… but that all seems like a life time away at the moment. I’ve only just got started and I’m hungry for more! Not to mention the fact that I ADORE winter weddings, and even planned my own fantasy one on here a few months ago. Roaring fires, candles galore, fairy lights, sparkle and the chance to wear some sort of glamorous fur wrap… what’s not to love?
So what’s this offer all about then?
Well, in a bid to satisfy my winter craving I would like to offer ONE wondrous wedding my On-The-Day Coordination service at a fantastic price. This service usually starts at £400 depending on distance and workload required, but for a very special wedding I am offering full day-of coordination for only £200. £200! It’s a ruddy bargain. You can read all about what this service entails and the benefits of having a Day Coordinator in this little post here, but in a nutshell I am offering the following:
- Liaison and final confirmation with all suppliers in the weeks before
- Creation of a detailed schedule/timeline for the day
- Set-up and decoration of the venue(s) in the morning
- Full management and coordination on the day until the party is in full swing
- Advice and guidance in the lead up to the day to ensure your wedding runs without a hitch.
Sounds good, Sama, but who is this for?
Well, this is an out-of-season offer, so your wedding needs to be taking place between December 2013 and February 2014, and ideally in the south-east; London, Kent, Essex, Surrey and Sussex are preferred. I will consider further afield but extra travel/accommodation costs will likely apply.
In terms of the actual wedding, On-The-Day Coordination is best suited to those taking place in a dry hire/blank canvas venue. If you’re braving the elements and planning something just a little bit special in a barn/ village hall/ marquee in the garden/ warehouse space or equivalent, then I’d love to hear from you. You may think that your friends and family will have it under control but I can’t emphasise enough how much you DON’T want to be worrying on your wedding day. Getting married in a serviced venue but want someone to be there who is entirely invested in you and not just the venue? Well I might prove very useful to you too. Particularly if the styling/look of your day is of the upmost importance to you.
You’ve convinced me- how do I take you up on this offer?
I’d love to say it’s a case of first come, first served, but it can’t really work like that as there are certain dates/locations that may not be possible for me. Instead, I’d love you to send me an email by 31st October telling me a little bit about yourself and the wondrous winter wedding you are planning. You can even send me a picture or a link to your Pinterest board if you like, just to whet my appetite. If I can’t do your date I’ll let you know straight away, but otherwise I’ll pick a wedding out the hat on deadline day. Hell, I might even pick two.
In the meantime, I need your help, Uttersons, to spread the word on this for me. We all know that the majority of weddings take place in the warmer months, and DIY winter weddings are a little rarer. But if you know someone getting married between December and February who you think would benefit from having an On-The-Day Coordinator but either hasn’t thought about it yet or has decided against having one because of cost… then send them this way!
Winter brides and grooms… I can’t wait to hear from you.
Huge thanks to the fantabulous Kate Ruth Romey for the graphic above.