Testimonials

 

“Sorry its taken us soo long to get in touch but we just wanted to say a massive thankyou for the brilliant job you did at our wedding. Everthing ran really smoothly and in a timely manner and we really appreciate how everything just “happened” without us realising it ,which allowed us to really enjoy our day without any worries. We couldnt of been any happier with the service you provided and we will definately recommend you to others. Once again a big thankyou.”
— Becky & Eamon
“Thank you for such a brilliant wedding day Claire – it was perfect!!”
— Julia & Paulo
“Claire was fantastic! She was really there for me throughout the planning process and I am so pleased I choose her as my wedding planner. She is calm and collected and knows exactly what to say to make you feel like everything is going brilliantly. I would have no hesitation in recommending her services, in fact I would say that having a planner like Claire is absolutely essential. A lot of my guests commented on how well the day went and I know that Claire was behind making our wonderful wedding happen. Thank you Claire for everything! Thanks Claire, you were really there for me and it was great working with you.“
— Rachel
“Every girl dreams of their ‘Perfect Wedding Day’, after spending months and months planning our wedding day I felt I needed someone to co-ordinate the actual day so I need not worry about a thing and enjoy the day. We had a planned a complete DIY wedding at a DIY venue, so what was actually quite a simple rustic wedding was not so simple without hotel managers etc. After just the 1st meeting I knew our wedding day was in safe hands, Weddings by Claire were full of excitment and enthusiasm for how we could envisage our day going. On the actual day WBC made my wedding day my perfect wedding day. I could not fault a thing, they were in the back ground always busy making sure everything was perfect and checking up on us and if we needed anything. I would hands down 100% reccommend the service, from setting the tables to liasing with suppliers on the day nothing was too much to ask. There were no problems at all and WBC made it so simple for us that we were just able to enjoy the day and not have to worry about anything. Thank you for making it the perfect day. “
— Debbie & James
“Claire was a great find; not only did my husband and I no longer have to deal with vendors and silly queries in the lead up to the wedding, but on the day she was professional, discreet and slick. The day was executed without a hitch, despite a few threatening to put a spanner in the works. She ensured that as the bride I never had to deal with any of the drama, and just concentrated on getting ready. Adam and I cannot thank her enough!“
— Eirinie & Adam
“Claire and her team were fantastic at creating and implementing my ‘vision’ for the big day! All the little details that I was so worried about were dealt with perfectly. It really allowed me to enjoy my day and not worry about a thing! I would recommend a wedding planner to all brides!“
— Julia
“Thank you also from both of us for helping to make it such a great day. Everything ran so smoothly and we are certain that it was down to you being there on the day. It was fantastic to have someone outside of the wedding party to keep an eye on things and to field any questions or concerns. Everything we asked you to do was done perfectly.“
— Casey & Jamie
“We hired Claire as our on-the-day coordinator for our wedding at Polhawn Fort. While we were confident in our pre-wedding planning abilities, since we are both transplants from other countries, neither of us had close friends or family members familiar enough with the area to help manage things on the wedding day. Enter Claire! We originally thought her job would be fairly relaxed; primarily being the point-of-contact for all our vendors, making sure things got set up in time for our arrival at the reception venue from the church, and just being there to make sure things would run smoothly. More fool us! As it turned out, the vintage bus we hired as wedding transport couldn’t go over 30 mph, and a major road was closed due to an accident near our venue, meaning the bride, groom, and guests arrived an hour and a half later than planned. Though the Type-A Bride had been worrying during the entire bus ride to the venue, it was a relief to be greeted immediately by Claire on our arrival, and be told how she had rearranged our schedule for the evening to ensure we still got our photographs, canapés, dinner, speeches, and first dance in within a reasonable amount of time. She kept us on schedule throughout the entire night and handled everything with the caterers and photographer to make sure the delays didn’t affect anything too significantly. She even offered to stay an extra hour and a half to keep things running smoothly. A complete relief to us! It must also be noted that though we had a minimum of decoration of the venue in mind – it has plenty of character on its own – we did have table lanterns to set up, and we left it to Claire to use her own aesthetic sense to do it in a way that would look nice. Everything looked perfect and fit in well with the overall ambiance of the Fort. Claire was excellent to work with and did a brilliant job handling the schedule changes on our wedding day. It was exactly what we needed and she kept us happy throughout the whole evening. We would wholeheartedly recommend her to other couples in need of assistance!.“
— Mikell & Nick
“Claire helped plan and coordinate my wedding in March this year and did a fabulous job! From our very first meeting, Claire was a great listener and noted in detail what we wanted and the areas she was going to look after to help achieve our vision for the day. Throughout the whole run up to the day itself, Claire continuously kept me up to speed with everything and was very responsive, nothing was ever too much trouble, which took away a lot of stress. On the day itself, Claire was simply amazing, she literally took care of all the suppliers, made final changes and made sure everything was where it was supposed to be. The day went like clockwork and everything was how I had dreamed and that was down to Claire and her approach. I would without question recommend Claire to help plan a wedding, she is very thorough and genuinely will pull out all of the stops to make sure you have the most magical day.“
— Jess & Kevin
“Thank you so much for all of your help. Your calm and steady presence really made such a big difference in the run up to the wedding and on the day. Mike and I both had such a wonderful time and we’ve been receiving compliments and thanks from our guests ever since! It really was a fabulous day! We can’t thank you enough for all your help to make this possible. It was lovely to have you”
— Emma & Mike
“Thank you for your superbly presented table and seating decor yesterday. All of our guests were in awe and complemented them. We are grateful and chuffed that we chose your company to do them. We will not hesitate to recommend your services to others.”
— Jon
“Everything was great and thanks for your support on the run up to, and during, our big day. Everything went perfectly and I’m sure it was in no small part down to you keeping everything on track.We would happily recommend you to others and if we have another event in the Devon area we’ll be sure to give you a call”
— Jenni & Nick
“It was the perfect day in every sense. Thank you. The chairs looked PERFECT! The hessian sashes with the sprig of gypsophilia brought the whole room together”
— Dominique
“We decided to sign up to Claire’s wedding planning service about 4 months before our wedding. After getting engaged in February we had set our date for September, then were slightly thrown but delighted to find out we were expected a baby at Christmas! We had made many of the major decisions, but were on a fairly tight budget and both working full time, with increasing levels of pregnancy exhaustion and no parents close by enough to help. Claire’s Partial Wedding Planning service was perfect for us – from our first meeting she made us feel very at ease. We were able to hand over supplier confirmation and coordination, and also lots of the finer details, to our huge relief. She had lots of ideas for inspiration, and plenty of local supplier contacts, which meant lots of the fun details on the day felt effortless, and exactly as we’d hoped. In the run up to the day, Claire was always on hand with advice, reminders and lists, meaning we always knew how things were going and always felt very organised too! Our decision to have a church wedding 10 miles from a local village hall, with several different suppliers, could have led to disaster, but on the day itself, Claire was brilliant – efficient, organised, and very, very calm, even when our caterers through up unexpected difficulties at the last minute. Knowing that there was someone ensuring everything ran smoothly meant we could both (eventually!) relax and enjoy our amazing day. Thank you Claire!”
— Daisy & David
“I cannot remember exactly how I stumbled across Weddings by Claire, it may have been liking one of the pictures of the decoration pieces she offers, on Facebook. Either way, I originally got in touch to hire decorations from her for my wedding. We spoke a few times about the possibility of coordination of top of the decoration hire. Three weeks before the wedding, I reached breaking point and realised there was no way I would get my perfect day without some expert help. Enter Claire for pre-wedding coordination and Jess for on the day coordination. The load that was taken off my mind was unbelievable, and I entered into the last few weeks pre-wedding countdown genuinely excited about the day, instead of feeling last minute planning panic and thinking “I can’t wait for this all to be over” – a way I never thought I would, or wanted to feel about my wedding day!If I did it all again, I would definitely have gotten Claire in on the coordination sooner. That said, she has to be given a huge amount of credit for the late stage she did come in on helping coordinate our wedding, and still did an absolutely stellar job. To sum up – aside from saying “yes” when my husband asked me to marry him, hiring Claire was the best decision I made in the whole wedding process. Oh, and the decorations were absolutely stunning too:)”
— Ashley & Steve
“Weddings by Claire were fantastic – they ensured everything went smoothly, leapt at anything we asked them to do on the day and really stepped in wherever needed – they did everything from fetching the knife for us to cut the cake to helping serve Pimms!! The day went so smoothly and I’m sure that was due to Weddings by Claire’s hard work. They were invaluable on the day – I don’t know what we would have done without them!”
— Lindsay & Jack
“I was an American bride, marrying an Englishman, and in the midst of trying to plan a trans-Atlantic wedding, I discovered Claire. From the first call to the last day of the wedding events, Claire was such a sweet and helpful person to work with. Despite the time zone difference, Claire made the time to speak with me whenever I needed her, even if it meant working late into the night for her. She was absolutely critical as our “feet on the ground” in the UK and liaised successfully with every vendor/supplier. She even took on interactions with the rather unpleasant owner of our venue, and Claire handled all communications very professionally and patiently. On the day of the wedding, I almost never saw Claire, but I knew that I could relax and have the time of my life knowing that all the little details were in firm control behind the scenes, thanks to Claire Hooper”
— Sunny & Sebastien
“Planning a wedding in England while living in the US, seemed daunting, until we engaged Claire Hooper of Weddings by Claire. Even though we had already made some major decisions about the wedding like the venues, there was much more to be decided. All of the back and forth coordination that is required was becoming difficult and overwhelming when dealing with different timezones, and even different customs. Claire was able to organise all of our tasks into manageable ones, always keeping us on track for the wedding even though we only hired her two months before the big day. Claire was able to communicate with all of the vendors and provide us with the final choices so that decisions that seemed overwhelming at first, became a much easier and pleasant endeavour. When we arrived in England, just 10 days before the wedding, we met Claire at our venue to go over any final details. She showed up with the most organised binder I’ve ever seen, colour coordinated tabs detailing every aspect of our day. On our wedding day, she made sure that all our vendors were where they should be, so we could just really focus on each other and the joy of the day. We highly recommend working with Weddings by Claire for both pre-wedding planning and on the day of service. Thanks Claire – it was a treat to work with you”
— Kelly & Andy
“Thank you so much for all your help, your organisational skills were fantastic and the ushers all said you did so much behind the scenes to make the day run smoothly so a big thank you for everything, we really appreciate it”
— Kelly & Tony
“Weddings by Claire become your friend whilst planning, she helps and guides all you the way and nothing is of any trouble.” “Excellent, almost 24 hr service. Claire was very efficient and responded to everything immediately.” “Extremely professional and personable. Wonderfully organised, and excellent value for money! Cannot recommend Claire enough – she is a credit to the industry!” “Value for money, local to me, and a really nice genuine person” “Had to organise a wedding in about 5 weeks, but knew this would be tough as I work full time. Claire did a free consultation in my home and offered an excellent service for a reasonable cost.” Jess from Weddings by Claire was excellent and provided fantastic on-the-day coordination for our wedding. She kept everything running smoothly and to time and was a welcome addition to ensure our day went without a hitch!” “Claire & co are professional, friendly and take the stress out of a wedding run up and day. I hired decorations from Claire initially, & ended up asking her to help me with coordinating the last few weeks and on the day. Apart from saying yes to marrying my husband, it was the best decision I made.” “We booked Weddings By Claire as she is local to our venue and knows the area well. Of all of the planners that I contacted for help Claire was by far the easiest to get hold of and made her ability clear. She really did help to make our day special!” “Because I liked the products she had to offer in terms of the decoration hire, then built up a rapport and she mentioned the coordination service. When I reached breaking point, there was no one else I would have turned to.”
— Wedding Industry Award feeback from our Brides
“Weddings can be so stressful, having Claire plan our wedding for us from start to finish took all that stress away. Our day couldn’t have gone any smoother and that was all down to Claire! Thank you for making our day so special and capturing everything we wanted and more!”
— Jess & Nick
“Would highly recommend Weddings by Claire. Our day was lovely and went very smoothly, thanks to Claire’s hard work.”
— Lucy & Benjamin
“I should say for the record ….my husband told me a decent wedding could be sorted in half a day! No fuss. No bother. Wedding planner? What? Mr Walsh will now tell any man or women invest in wedding planner – Weddings by Claire ….they will sort everything”
— Hannah & Noel
“Thank you for everything – it has been amazing. I could not have done today without you.”
— Tracey & Steve