So, a bit of a different post today, but one I am so excited to share with you all! Recently I was contacted by the lovely James of iProspect.com who put me in touch with a wedding planner. The wedding planner, Elaine, agreed to do an interview for my blog answering questions on the ‘perfect wedding’. So, without further-a-do, let’s get on to the interview…
Key: Me Elaine
Hi there! Thank you so much for agreeing to work on this post with me. I’m beginning to plan my wedding at the end of the year so, if it’s ok with you, I would like to ask you a few questions about planning the ‘perfect wedding’.
First of all, could you please introduce yourself?
My name is Elaine Ryan and I am the Wedding Coordinator for Clayton Hotel Limerick for the last 5 years.
Perfect! Let’s get on with the questions..
Do you think there’s such thing as the ‘perfect’ wedding?
Perfection is hard to put into words however perfection is also seen from the eyes of the bride and groom you are working with and their idea of perfect if different to the next bride and groom too – we strive for perfection each and every time.
That’s great that all of your weddings are so personalised! When do you think is the best time of year for a wedding? Does the time of year matter?
The time of the year does not matter. In Ireland we can’t predict weather etc. Its what the couple wants. Spring and Winter we love with our twinkly city lights shining through our floor to ceiling windows.
That does sound amazing, I love twinkly lights! Do you prefer themed weddings or more relaxed ones?
This depends on the couples vision for their big day. We love a challenge!
Ooh that’s good to know! Do you think outdoor weddings are a good idea?
Abroad yes – in Ireland a little tricky and one must always have a bag up plan and a back up generator!
Yes, that is a good point! How many guests would you say is a good amount?
This is completely up to the happy couple – there is no such thing as a good amount, it’s your day so have as many and as less as you want.
Fair enough! Finally, what are your 5 top tips for planning the perfect wedding?
- Delegation is key! Don’t be afraid as the bride or groom to assign people tasks
- Plan ahead and keep a schedule to keep you on track
- Remember, it will all fall into place so try not to stress
- Book Clayton Hotel Limerick J (haha!)
- Finally – remember to enjoy the lead up to your big day so that you can look back at the experience and smile
They’re all great points, and I’ll definitely keep them in mind when I start planning! Thank you so much for agreeing to do this interview today, you’ve given me some brilliant answers!
That’s the end of today’s post. If you like the venue Elaine was describing, you can visit them HERE.
Thank you so much for reading, and let me know your idea of the ‘perfect wedding’ in the comments!