I'm Emily Charlotte! A Sussex based Destination Wedding Planner and Coordinator, specialising in weddings in Italy, and of course the primary planner and face behind Weddings by Emily Charlotte!
Choosing a wedding planner is HARD. There are endless options online and it's a big decision as it's likely that we'll spend a (fun filled) year or so working together. So how do you know, and feel confident, that I'm the wedding planner best suited to creating one of the most memorable experiences of your life?
You can read a little about me below, and I'd be happy for us to have a phone call to chat about your requirements to help determine whether I am the right planner for you.
My Experience and Passion
My life in the wedding industry began in a bridal shop. I loved everything about working there - getting to know the brides, hearing their plans and sharing their excitement for their big day.
This was temporarily paused when I took a 'sensible' position of project management at a well-regarded investment bank; whilst I can now say I understand the pressures faced when working a demanding city job and I learnt incredibly useful skills, (such as the significance of a good spreadsheet, and the importance of attention to detail!) I knew that the world of investment banking was just not for me. I regularly compared my days in project management to planning the biggest project of all - a wedding! I missed the time spent with my brides and longed for the excitement felt in the wedding industry. So, in a nutshell, I took my strengths and love for weddings, got the best wedding planner business mentor I could find, and a year later Weddings By Emily Charlotte was born; I haven't looked back since and can now honestly say I LOVE my job!
I pride myself in offering my couples a personal and easy experience. We'll chat lots and I always ensure emails and phone calls are responded to quickly and effectively. I also make sure you know where you are with your planning at all times - whether it's budget tracking or outstanding tasks, there should be no confusion.
From the beginning I focus on getting to know you, and I hope that you quickly feel you can pick up the phone and talk through your ideas or concerns at any point. As your wedding planner it's key that I understand and share your vision in order to deliver your event as you have always hoped.
An important principal for me is that this is your wedding. My aim is, of course, to make your planning as effortless and enjoyable as possible; ultimately this is a time in your life that should be fun! At all times you will remain in control of your wedding - I'm here to share my knowledge, make recommendations and ensure your day is organised to a high standard.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your requirements then please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation.