Elegant Steps Interviews Wedding Planner, Sophie Jackson…
Good Morning from sunny Yorkshire, how are you all this fine morning? On the blog today, we have a lovely little interview from the rather gorgeous shoe supplier Elegant Steps with award winning wedding planner Sophie Jackson from Weddings With Ease. Oh, and there are some great tips for the Bride and Groom to be thrown in there too. Have any of you booked planners? We would love to know if you have and why in the comments section below this post.
So, without further ado we will pass it over to Elegant Steps…
“From selecting a venue to choosing the perfect pair of wedding shoes, here at Elegant Steps, we understand the effort that goes into a bride’s big day. However, we want to learn a little more about what goes on behind the scenes.
Bridal and occasion shoes supplier, Elegant Steps, spoke with Sophie Jackson from Weddings with Ease to find out the secret to planning a couple’s big day.”
Tell us a little bit about you and your company.
I started Weddings with Ease UK nearly six years ago and it has grown from strength to strength. From when I was a little girl, I always loved weddings and the idea of getting married and everything that it represented, so starting my own business based around wanting to help people create their perfect day, only seemed natural. At Weddings with Ease we strive to make every aspect of planning as stress-free as possible.
How did you get into wedding planning?
I got into wedding planning after being bored in a mundane recruitment job; I wanted more excitement and took it upon myself to take a fantastic course in wedding planning, which got me accredited. During the course it takes you through the steps of building your business, and from there it took off!
What’s your favourite part of the job?
I have to say my favourite part of the job would have to be that moment when it all comes together; where you can see what you and your couple have produced for their special day. Oh, and definitely seeing the groom’s face as the bride walks down the aisle.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learnt along the way?
Having regular meetings with your couples helps, massively. You build more of a relationship with them rather than just continually emailing or calling them. I like to have regular phone calls with our couples but we meet as often as we can.
What’s your current favourite colour combination at a wedding?
I have to say the vintage pink is a huge hit with me at the moment. It’s so elegant and timeless.
Are there any trends you’d like to see left behind?
Every year we come across tonnes of different trends that emerge, from quirky favours to personalised cocktails behind the bar. To be honest, no. I think every trend that comes out is liked or loved by some couples and not by others; it’s very much down to personal preference!
What tips would you pass on to couples in the process of planning their big day?
Enjoy the planning. Before you know it, it’ll be the big day. There will be no more nights spent cutting and sticking and drinking wine with your best friends; no more posting on Facebook groups asking for advice. Enjoy it all; as stressful as it can be sometimes, I think people forget to just sit back and remember that they are marrying their soulmate.
Lastly, are there any celebrity/royal weddings you wish you’d planned?
The royal wedding for sure! However, we have one of our own celebrity weddings next year so watch this space!
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