Favours for Favours

Diary of a Wedding Planner

Last Wednesday I found myself off on a jolly little bike ride to Bristol.

I say ‘bike ride’ but, actually, I went in the car. A car ride… to Bristol… for bikes.

Bike biscuits.

Last Wednesday I found myself on a jolly little car ride to Bristol for bike biscuits!

Tasty!

At Oh So Perfect we offer a fab little pay as you go service called ‘Oh So Helpful – As and When’ to lend a little helping hand to couples as and when they need it.

You don’t need to have booked another package with us already to take advantage of this service, you may well be planning and coordinating your wedding completely without our assistance, but sometimes in those last few days and weeks of pulling everything together, you may find yourself with a little less time on your side than you’d hoped for.

Oh So Helpful is a service designed exactly for that purpose – you can book our help by the hour to assist you with those last little bits you simply can’t find the time for by yourself, whether it be to:

  • help run a final few errands in those last few days
  • pick up something which may be a little drive away
  • making some phone calls or sending out some emails to chase up contact with your suppliers
  • lending an extra pair of hands to do some DIY décor, stationery or a display on the day
  • or even if you need a little help a few months in advance running a supplier search
  • or any thing else!

Wednesday’s bride booked our Oh So Helpful – As and When service at the last moment when she realised that picking up those yummy biscuit favours for her guests herself would involve taking 3 hours out of her already very busy day to go and collect them from all the way across the border, but we were more than happy to embark on a little road trip to the Bristol-based bakery on her behalf to ensure that her guests had a little extra something special to enjoy after dinner on the wedding day.

A small favour that made a big difference to our bride’s time, although how we managed to get them all the way back to Swansea without gobbling one or two along the way, I’ll never know!

With love,
Samantha x

P.S. If you’re interested in our Oh So Helpful – As and When pay as you go hourly service, or any of our wedding planning and coordination packages in fact, then please do come and say hello at enquiries@ohsoperfect.co.uk

Need help planning your wedding day? Visit www.ohsoperfect.co.uk for our full list of wedding planning, styling and coordination packages and services.

The Perfect Picnic

Diary of a Wedding Planner

Regular readers of my ‘Oh So Exclusive – Diary of a Wedding Planner’ will remember that a few weeks I posted a little piece called ‘It’s The Secrets You Discover‘ all about how sometimes you come across good things when you least expect them, or when you aren’t really looking out for them at all.

Well then you can imagine my delight can’t you when I found this little beauty last week whilst out having a little afternoon leisurely perusing  antique shops with a friend.

I have been working with a bride recently to style a wedding which is set to have a bicycle theme, as both her and her fiancé are keen cyclists, and we had been shopping around for a picnic hamper to use as part of the display on the card and gift table. Well so far on our trips to the shops we either haven’t found anything cost-effective enough for the display, or simply haven’t found anything at all, and so I was very excited indeed when my friend almost tripped over this sneaky little antique picnic hamper which was hidden at the back of the shop…

Not only is it super-cute and perfect for the display, but it was also only £5… Bargain! In fact it even came with some very bright retro Tupperware (double bargain!) which my friend quickly snapped up from me to take home and use for her little boy. I guess that’s fair enough, since she was the one who spotted it for me first.

I took a risk, I bought it for my bride (I had no phone signal to check she’d want it) but knowing my couples as well as I do I was pretty sure it would be exactly what she’s after, and even if not, I would quite happily hold on to this little treat for myself to use at wedding fairs or even keep at home. Luckily enough though, my bride loved it! And rightly so – once we’ve lined it with some fabulous fabrics to match her colour scheme, and the right accessories to turn this into a very cute picnic-style display, I’m confident all the guests will want to know where she got it from too!

With love,
Samantha x

Need help planning your wedding day? Visit www.ohsoperfect.co.uk for our full list of wedding planning, styling and coordination packages and services.

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