The 7 best wedding planners and coordinators in Ireland (2020)
Planning your wedding can turn out to be more stressful than you imagined and you may require some extra help. This is where wedding planners come in. They can really take the pressure off if you are too busy to take care of the details, or if you are just not a good planner. Whatever the case, the time leading up to your wedding should be exciting and fun, so if you would like to get someone a on board to help you arrange your wedding and reception, here are some people who can give you hand. They will be able to make suggestions and take care of coordinating whatever you want them to so that your wedding day is as stress-free, smooth and enjoyable as possible!
So whatever you decide to do, do what makes you happy. I wish you the very best as you celebrate the most magical time of your lives as a couple. Enjoy the excitement, embrace the adventure and don’t be afraid to take a chance. Believe you can and you are already halfway there. After all, a dream we dream together can be a reality.”
Here is a list of wedding planners and coordinators that I have worked with and can highly recommend:
Ps: All images featured in this post were captured by Bruno Rosa
VISIONARIES IN CREATIVITY – MASTERS OF EVENTS
A world-renowned boutique destination design and planning company that truly understands the importance of life’s precious moments, Olivia Buckley International has become synonymous with luxury events and destination weddings.
Celebrating over 20 years in the events world, Olivia is regarded as an industry authority, having worked on some of the most spectacular private events that were ever staged in Ireland.
“Our clients share an expectation of exceptional quality, impeccable design and exquisite craftsmanship - and we deliver, every single time, without exception.
Always interpreting and understanding the heartbeat of each location, our passion for planning will deliver an event that will be yours to cherish for a lifetime. We are so proud to celebrate the best team in the business. We design and produce exceptional experiences for our clients from all around the globe. Curators and creators, we understand that a wedding is a truly personal story that deserves to be brought to life.
If you have always dreamed of getting married in Ireland, embrace this special time. Celebrating a destination wedding is an incredible experience. Sharing the most magical time of your life with your family and friends by your side is something you will always remember as you create unforgettable memories that you will treasure forever. Ireland has a huge variety of magnificent architecture. From regal castles adorned with beautiful gold leaf detailing to enchanting ballrooms bathed in candlelight, the perfect place is here waiting for you to find it.
How do you want to feel as you walk down the aisle? How do you want your guests to feel when they leave? What kind of story are you trying to tell with your wedding details and decor? These are important questions to ask yourself as you define what your wedding story will be all about.
We understand the importance of style, sophistication, elegance, trust, privacy and discretion. Our luxury concierge service complements our full range of boutique services including planning, design and guest relations.''
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +353 61 596 994
02) Pairs and peaches
Tee, (short for Teresa) is a bubbly, energetic, Wicklow native and loves everything about weddings. Tee has been organizing weddings for over 9 years and is the face of Pairs and Peaches.Pairs and Peaches have planned weddings in many beautiful country houses – most notably Ballybeg House, where Tee provides in house Coordination services but also in many other fabulous venues -Trudder Lodge, Lisnavagh, Kilruddery, The Royal Irish Yacht Club and dozens of hotels around the country as well as many private “at-home” weddings.
Pairs and Peaches have won The Brides Choice Award for Best Wedding Planner twice (!) in 2016 and 2019!
Tees background is in corporate administration and event planning and she has combined her organizational skills with her flair for bohemian floristry and eye for detail to ensure
Pairs and Peaches can create the ultimate personalised wedding day for you. After 9 years in the industry, Tee has worked alongside some of the best suppliers out there and will
guide couples to choose the right fit for them for Photography, Catering, Beauty, Music – whatever is required. Tee: “When it comes to weddings, I don’t buy into ‘set formulas’, I want to create a day
that is entirely of your conception. I believe in doing your wedding your way. I will be led by your vision and will enhance your ideas and bring them to life. I want to showcase your love story and accentuate your wedding with personal elements so that your guests will say “Wow, that was so them” and on the day I will be there to oversee it all, ensuring it all goes off better than you could have ever imagined”. Tee is honest, down to earth and open-minded. She will use her imagination and experience to create and bring your dream wedding to life. Available for Consultations, planning and/or On-The-Day Coordination. Get in touch!
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +353 86 0222 694
For me, wedding planning is about helping people, in whatever way that is from project managing the wedding to looking after granny on the day. I listen to couples and give them my time which allows them to get back theirs. It is my job to make sure the day brings the best of their ideas into reality, telling their story and reflecting their personalities. I am also there on the day and ready for all eventualities including having a needle and thread in my pocket to fix the bust of a bridesmaids dress that had burst open seconds before she was due to walk down the aisle.
The 6 Major Reasons You Should Hire a Wedding Planner
1)Planners can help with your budget constraints and contracts.
2)Planners will fight for your wedding vision and keep everything on track.
3)Planners can keep things stress-free.
4) Planners can get you a vendor discount.
5) Planners can handle ceremony to reception flipping.
6) Planners can help you coordinate the entire day (as opposed to just one aspect). http://www.brides.com/story/reasons-to-hire-wedding-planner
Sharon, how can a couple easily contact you?
Email: [email protected] Phone: +353 86 8524800
Led by a renowned destination wedding planner, Michelle McDermott, Dream Irish Wedding is passionate about the art of creating weddings of distinction, a day that is truly memorable for our discerning international clientele. Dream Irish Wedding is a must for overseas couples searching for the perfect castle wedding in Ireland. Affiliated to Ireland’s top 5* castles including Adare Manor and Ashford Castle and a dream team of vendors, Planner Michelle can ensure that your destination wedding Ireland will be a once in a lifetime for all.
Romance is her passion and detail is her speciality. Michelle is not about clichés and stereotypes she focuses on authentic connection and real advice. The only planners to specialise in Destination Weddings in Ireland, Michelle and her team combine a beautifully designed event that reflects their client's unique personality and style with a superbly executed plan creating unforgettable memories. From intimate weddings of 20 to larger couture events of 600, Dream Irish Wedding provide a wedding that is world class, prestigious and truly magical.
Michelle, how can a couple easily contact you?
Email: [email protected] Phone: (USA) +1 855 668 2348 (IR) +353 (0)61 633636
05) KATE DEEGAN
Wedding Planner Kate Deegan (above) from Co-ordination Made Easy, studied hotel management for four years at the world-renowned College of Hotel Management in Shannon, Co. Clare and also spent one-year training in Switzerland.
Following graduation, she worked as a hotel manager dealing with the operational side of events, conferences and weddings in both 4 and 5-star hotels in Ireland. Kate gained additional experience through work in sales and coordination of conferences, weddings and other occasions.
Kate has appeared on TV3′s Ireland AM, RTE’s Nationwide and also in the television series Diary of a Groom. She has also been asked to write for national wedding magazines and national and international wedding web sites, and one of her exclusive weddings featured in OK!
Now experienced in wedding planning and all sorts of other events for over 12 years, her company Co-ordination Made Easy can offer end-to-end services to anyone organising a wedding, gala, conference, trade fair or other events.
Kate, how can a couple easily contact you?
Email: [email protected] Phone: +353 (0)65 6833 774
The company was born in April 2006 and what started as a dream is now an international business offer couples from all over the world the best bespoke wedding planning services in Ireland
Are there some tips you can tell us for a couple booking your service? What's important for the couple to keep in mind when booking service like yours?
Look for a partner - the very best weddings that we create with couples are when we are in partnership with them. Respect, open communication, creativity and the desire to make the process fun are key!
Michelle, how can a couple easily contact you?
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
07) Neve from Wed in Florence
If you are still indecisive about Ireland, Tuscany is a wonderful place to have a destination wedding too. Despite all what the DYO blogs say, when it comes to getting married abroad is better to rely on the hands of an industry expert. The language barrier, distance, inconveniences and much more, can cause a lot of stress. To have a local wedding planner can save you from turning your wedding into a real nightmare. I would like to introduce an experienced professional: Neve from Wed in Florence.
Neve lives and works in Tuscany and has over 10 years of experience in organising events. 8 years ago she founded her own agency, Wed in Florence. Wed in Florence, provides a bespoke service to couples and Neve plans weddings that bring to life your vision. Neve is passionate about her job and creates unique weddings that reflect your personality. Her design is creative and fresh, constantly updated with the latest trends of destination weddings. Neve and her team work closely with every couple. Whether you are looking for a grand and lavish event or a small and intimate celebration, they will guide you through all the wedding planning steps with friendly professionalism. Wed in Florence has deep relationships and connections with the wedding industry. Working with Neve will save you precious time and will provide you with trusted suppliers.
What Neve says about her job: “Being a wedding planner takes more than just organizational skills and good taste. You have to be passionate, create a connection with the couple and be able to listen to their desires and requirements to turn their wedding in the most memorable day of their life. I create memories and transform dreams into reality. I believe that every couple is unique and pre-pared packages do not fit all.”