As an experienced wedding planner and business consultant, I can use my expertise and in-depth industry knowledge to help you build a successful wedding business - whether you're an established venue or supplier looking to rebrand, up-level or bring in more bookings, or a new venue or supplier looking to enter the market and are unsure where to begin. Applying the same care, attention to detail and unwavering support as to my wedding planning clients, I provide bespoke recommendations and advice through detailed reports and one-to-one consultations. For those looking to hone their image and appeal to today's couples, I can also provide you with the planning, design and execution of an on-brand styled shoot. With a ten year career in the world of marketing and strategy prior to working in the wedding industry, I have years of experience of growing both new and established brands into flourishing businesses.
Whether you're a new wedding venue or aspiring wedding supplier looking to enter the world of weddings, or an existing business wanting to drive more bookings and increase performance and profitability, my wedding consultancy services are tailored to help address your specific business challenges.
I have worked with a number of both UK and destination wedding venues and suppliers to equip and empower them with the knowledge and confidence to not only create a wedding business that sells to today's couples, but a business model that works for them.
Utilising my in-depth knowledge of the wedding industry and experience providing coaching and consultancy for small businesses, as a wedding consultant I am well placed to help you get your business or venue ready for success; from focusing on operations and logistics through to the likes of PR, marketing or commercials. Plus, for wedding venues who also operate their properties within the tourism sector, my experience as a travel planner can help you find that sweet spot between wedding and travel bookings to drive maximum returns.
I'm a big believer that it's all about the details. My bespoke reports not only identify the big, creative ideas, but also the small details that can help differentiate your wedding business and drive more bookings, whilst my planning and design for styled shoots will help you position your wedding venue for success.
Having spent ten years in advertising working on some of the world's largest brands, I quickly established two of my own businesses and have since shared my tips for success with a number of wedding suppliers and venues looking to grow or up-level their business within the competitive wedding industry arena.
Whilst each and every wedding consultancy project is completely bespoke in order to help you address and overcome the specific challenges faced by your business, a guide to what we can cover includes:
“Creating a wedding venue from scratch is hugely overwhelming, especially when the last wedding you planned was your own and you have little professional experience of the industry. Rachel helped us to refine our vision for our venue, helped us work out who our target bride and groom are and advised us on all the practical things modern couples expect from a fantastic wedding venue.
With Rachel’s support and guidance, we were able to put together an amazing package for our couples, and make sure it was at a price that is accessible for them, and most importantly, is financially viable for us as a business.
Without Rachel’s help we would still be floundering around, feeling nervous and unsure about what to do next. Instead we feel confident and assured that our offering is a good one, and we know we can always call on Rachel for more advice if we need it.”
Rebecca & Tim, Chateau de la Ruche