BEST 5 WEDDING PLANNERS AND COORDINATORS IN IRELAND (2019)
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! Here is a list of wedding planners and coordinators that I have worked with and can highly recommend:
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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
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]
Martina a Business Degree and a Diploma in Wedding & Event Planning – and over 10 years’ Events and Marketing experience based in Ireland and Australia. Her business experience includes years of planning & executing large to small events at corporations like Google and Bupa. She then made the strategic decision to become a Wedding Planner as well as an Event Planner. Why? She is passionate about each story that goes with every wedding she has worked on, and, she thoroughly enjoys the challenge of creating something so different to help bring a couple's story to life. But not only this, She is an executor, a serious planner and is used to organising huge events with multiple elements. Her experience had her to creating large production schedules that contained every single intricate detail of the event with detailed budgets, and this is the kind of planning that is needed when it comes to Planning your Wedding in Ireland.
Her business experience, coupled with my hospitality experience, has given me a crucial understanding of the Planning, Service and Hospitality side to Weddings. She’ve met and helped amazing couples on their journey to getting married and made great friends along the way. She counts herself very lucky to be able to promote Ireland as a Destination Wedding location and show couples abroad the romance and magic that our country can really offer.
At MartinaO Weddings & Events
At MartinaO, we work with couples that are looking to do something a little bit different or don’t have the time that wedding planning consumes, and we work with couples abroad to assist with everything from finding the right venue, booking the right photographer to being there on the day itself. Our focus throughout the planning process is on finding new, unique and creative ways to celebrate each couple’s relationship and we pride ourselves on bringing something different to the table.
We meet with couples for a detailed consultation before the work commences. This enables us to really understand you both as a couple. We have helped many couples previously by finding them the perfect venue, creating the perfect menu, staying on top of budgets, and finding the right suppliers. One of the common challenges that many couples will have, for example, is finding the right photographer. Not every photographer is the same and they each have their own style. We can help you decide what style you would like and will recommend suppliers that suit your preferred style.
MartinaO offers a range of services and bespoke packages tailored to every couple’s needs. We offer ‘Consultation only’, ‘On the Day Coordination’, ‘Style & Design’, ‘Month of Wedding Planning’ and ‘Full Wedding Planning’ packages. It doesn’t matter how big or small your wedding is, or if it is a simple romantic elopement for just the two of you.
We would like to be a part of your day to make the dream you have become a reality.
Martina, how can a couple easily contact you?
Email: [email protected] Phone: +353 86 3581414