Weddings

Ann Nicholas Wedding Planning

Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

About

Price from £1,500

Ann Nicholas Wedding Planning cover London and the South East. Owner Ann ran a bridal boutique for 11 years before deciding, in 2016, to devote herself full time to wedding planning. Her goal is to provide a professional, stress-free service, one that caters to a wide variety of tastes, styles, and dreams. Whether you are looking for a traditional fairytale wedding or a barefoot, boho celebration, Ann wants your special day to be one that you will remember and cherish for the rest of your life.

Services Offered

Ann Nicholas Wedding Planning cover London and the South East. Ann is also happy to travel further afield if required. She offers full planning, partial planning, and day-of coordination services. She can help you find the perfect venue, review vendor contracts, provide guidance on matters of etiquette, assist with table plan management, and much more. Whatever your needs, you can be sure that Ann will be there for you every step of the way.

Highlights

Wedding size

Smaller than 100 guests, between 100 and 300 guests, between 300 and 500 guests

Served in

Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, East Central London, East London, Hertfordshire, North London, North West London, South East London, South West London, Surrey, West Central London and West London

Frequently Asked Questions

Services you offer:

Wedding coordinator

Do you organise non-Christian religion weddings?

Yes

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    Olivia C. Married on 12/09/2019
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    Best wedding planner ever!

    We got married in Marbella, so planning a wedding abroad was a bit daunting!
    We got in touch with Ann and straight away she made us feel so at ease and like it would be a walk in the park.
    Nothing was too much to ask, everything was organised to a tee and every single stress that I think would normally come with planning a wedding was taken away.
    I could call Ann day or night (and I did!) and she would always answer and be there to calm me down if needed!

    I honestly don't know how people even plan weddings without an Ann- she was amazing!!
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    A dream to work with!

    Ann has been an absolute pleasure to work with and has made our planning experience completely stress free, especially through this extraordinary pandemic.
    Her tips, contacts and her ‘I can handle anything’ demeanour was invaluable to us.
    Unfortunately we made the hard decision to cancel the wedding but Ann helped us every step of the way during the process.
    We will be 100% working with her again when we finalise the next date.
    Thank you Ann!! xx
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    Louise Married on 14/08/2021
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    Fun and collaborative with an unforgettable wedding at the end!

    In the run up to our wedding we were each running our own business in the midst of a pandemic with a toddler in tow and a baby on the way - time was in short supply and even scarcer once the baby arrived. Without Ann our wedding would never have happened. She steered us ever forwards, sharing with us her stellar network of contacts along the way and securing the right ones for us. She is positive, she’s collaborative, no idea is dismissed and she is incredibly responsive. On the wedding day itself, Ann is in another league. We didn’t have to worry about a thing, we were so relaxed and were able to enjoy every single minute of our day - she made us her absolute priority and really took our day to the next level.
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    Natascia P. Married on 01/08/2021
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    Wonderful - you will be very lucky if you appoint Ann!

    Ann is a truly lovely person who we feel so fortunate to have met and have involved in our wedding. In a very busy year managing multiple weddings she always made time for us. Having Ann on the day, rushing round (with her amazing bag of everything-you-could-ever-need-goodies) meant that all we had to do was enjoy ourselves. I've seen her working at 3am in the morning to get things done - she is kind, fun, fabulous and all I can say is - if you manage to secure her services in her very busy timetable, then you have been very lucky indeed. Thank you Ann! N&D
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    Martha A. Married on 31/07/2021
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    A planner & a friend!

    If you and your partner both live busy professional lives I would highly recommend working with Ann to plan your dream day. I felt in control of the things I wanted to do myself all while having an incredible support system behind me for all the things that aren't so fun. Ann made everything seem possible, and also advised us on things NOT to do which actually was more helpful. Ann also was a perfect sounding board for when you just want to talk about the smallest details of the wedding! Not only did I feel like the never ending todo list of a wedding was organised and on track, we had a lot of fun doing it together. I can't recommend Ann enough, best planner ever.
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    Tom M. Married on 25/07/2021
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    Excellent service from a superb planner.

    We had Ann for on the day coordination but she provided so much more. The phrase "added value" could have been invented for her. Before we met Ann, we had no idea that we needed a wedding planner or how important it would be have have her.

    As the day moved ever closer, we came to learn the value of having Ann on the team (in fact captaining and managing the team!). She has an excellent eye for detail which proved invaluable.

    We found Ann to be a consumate professional and an expert in her field. Friendly, knowledgeable and easy to work with, Ann guided us through the minefield of wedding organisation with a cheery smile and reassuring words. She put us at ease because it was clear that she had literally thought of everything that needed to be considered.

    On the day itself, Ann dealt with a number of issues (unknown to us at the time) to ensure the day ran perfectly as planned. She could be seen working tirelessly on a myriad of tasks and even provided one guest with a corn plaster having spotted that they were struggling with a painful foot.

    All in all, we are delighted we used Ann's considerable skills as she undoubtedly was the reason our special day went without a hitch and so many of our guests said it was the best wedding they have been to.
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    Sofia B. Married on 21/06/2021
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    We couldn't have done it without you Ann!

    We knew Ann was the planner for us when she first told us about her Google wedding planning spreadsheets! Her kind and friendly demeanour meant we instantly warmed to her and we knew she would the perfect person to plan our day.
    Planning a wedding during COVID was always going to be tricky, however Ann's great knowledge of the industry, the right suppliers and her ability to develop strong interpersonal relationships meant that when things were so uncertain (right up until the week before the wedding!) all our suppliers were so supportive in trying to ensure we had the day we wanted. On the day, Ann and her team worked so hard throughout the whole day and night to ensure everything went to plan which meant that we could just relax and enjoy the day (even down to making sure my lipstick was always topped up!)
    The time and effort Ann put into planning our wedding was invaluable and we honestly could not have had the day we wanted without her - everything was perfect. We can't thank or recommend her enough. Sofia & Rick x
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    Amy M. Married on 19/06/2021
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    You need this lady in your life!

    Ann is not just a wedding planner; she is a superwoman and our fairy godmother. Within a few weeks of getting engaged, we decided to find a wedding planner, because we were really keen to tap into someone's little black book of tried and tested suppliers and venues - with a wedding there is no space for trial and error! We organised a chat with Ann, and instantly warmed to how friendly, kind, experienced, and unflappable she is, so we were really excited to find out that she was able to add us to her list of lucky couples!
    As the pandemic wore on, it became increasingly clear that our big wedding in spring 2021 was not going to be feasible, so we decided to split our plans into an intimate wedding on our original date, and a big party at a later date. It wasn't an easy decision to make, but having Ann's support emotionally, as well as logistically in terms of re-contracting with the suppliers was utterly invaluable. We had the absolute day of our dreams (with another one still to come) and Ann made it happen. For this, we will be forever grateful 🖤

    Ann Nicholas Wedding Planning's reply:

    Ahhh thank you so much Amy! It was a perfect day, and like you said, we get to do it all again in 2023 xxx
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    Maddie Married on 14/12/2019
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    Our wedding would not have happened with out Ann!


    My fiancé and I lived in Australia the whole
    time we were planning our London Wedding.
    We had spoken to a couple of planners before Ann & we didn’t think anyone could give us the support we needed planning the wedding from the other side of the world,then we spoke to Ann and we knew from the first chat on the phone Ann was the right person!
    Ann took so much time listening to what we needed, giving helpful advise and pointing us in the right direction where we didn’t quite know what to do.During the planning process Ann went out of her way to make sure we had the right suppliers. Ann met met us a year prior to the wedding when we visited London for Christmas and introduced us to our caterers who were also amazing.
    Ann always went out of her way in the lead up to the wedding to speak to us at the time that worked with the time zone differences.
    Our wedding was a blank canvass wedding therefore everything had a separate supplier meaning our supplier list was huge! Ann co-ordinated all of them & had every single detail covered so we knew when we arrived in the UK to get married we had absolutely nothing to worry about.
    Ann visited our wedding venues to make sure she knew exactly what to expect on the day. Ann also happily let me have things delivered to her house and also met up with my mum to take a few bits
    off her prior to the wedding.
    On the day Ann was so organised and there wasn’t anything she hadn’t thought of and covered. She was also had a amazingly calm when her thought I’d lost my wedding ring to morning of the wedding. Ann also had 2 other ladies with her on the day who were lovely and waited on myself and husband hand and foot during the wedding reception. Our wedding would definitely not gone ahead with Ann, every bride needs an Ann even if you don’t think you do.
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    Jemima Married on 22/02/2020
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    You need Ann, even if you don’t know it yet!

    5 Stars! Ann was our knight in shining armour who went above and beyond to help make our wedding day run smoothly, both in the lead up and on the day.

    I met Ann (first via Skype) about 4 months before the wedding looking for logistical support on the day. Ann actually started supporting us from 6 weeks before, taking over all the nitty gritty, from delegating jobs to bridesmaids and groomsmen, to venue and vendor liaising, to sourcing a last minute chiller van. If I had my time over I would have spoken to Ann right from the offset.

    She was so helpful, kind, calm and fun throughout the process. She really knows her stuff and made the experience much more stress free!

    I’ve never met anyone who works as hard as Ann, she really truly cares about making your wedding day perfect!
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    Jane Married on 27/07/2019
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    Ann, you quite simply rock!

    Ann is outstanding! There aren’t many more important days in one’s life than your wedding day, which makes getting it right so important. Ann delivered us the most spectacular wedding day which exceeded our expectations. Guests have since told us that our wedding was the best they’ve ever been to, every time we think about why; it comes back to Ann’s hard work, tenacity and dedication!
    Working with Ann was effortless and so much fun! Our family and friends commented on how calm we both were running up to the wedding, and even on the day; this was largely down to Ann’s exceptional organisation and overall approach.
    Ann kept to budget, and always considered how she could make our budget go further. Ann runs a virtual worksheet to hold all the budget details, supplier contracts and timelines on which means that everything is in one place, easy to understand and accessible 24/7. Ann worked tirelessly to present us with supplier options to a time poor couple who lead busy lives. Ann’s established network and contacts meant that Ann knew suppliers that were perfect for us. We held our wedding in South Wales which wasn’t an area Ann had covered before, and that didn’t stop her finding exceptional suppliers!
    There was no issue that couldn’t be worked through, no problem that couldn’t be solved and no supplier that couldn’t be found. My wife and I were astounded by Ann’s tenacity, professionalism and determination from our very first FaceTime call with her, to the day itself.
    Having Ann on your wedding team is the best wedding decision you’ll make, just behind ‘Yes’ and ‘I do’! As said in our speech on the day and it is appropriate that we end our review with it here:
    ‘Ann, you quite simply rock!’ J&R xxx

    Ann Nicholas Wedding Planning's reply:

    I loved working with you guys SO much. We had a lot of fun x
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    Vicki Married on 29/12/2018
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    Couldn't have asked for more!

    Ann came on board to help us finalise details and arrangements six weeks out of our wedding day as well as with on the day management, and she was incredible! My partner and I can be perfectionists, however working with Ann alleviated any stresses in the final build up. She prompted us to think about things we had not considered which really added to the smooth running to the day, no task was too big or small, and she took on all supplier and wedding party timings and logistics (which would've been a smooth task). She is very experienced and makes you feel like you're in a really safe pair of hands. The day itself was perfect and this was largely down to Ann, the venues looked exactly as we imagined and everything ran perfectly. She was so thoughtful looking out for us both on the day, thinking ahead for us - tiny things like taking our coats and ensuring we always had a drink in hand be it champagne or water (when needed). We had to ask for nothing. For anyone who asks me for wedding planner recommendations I will be sending them Ann's details straight away no hesitation. Just wish we could do it all again x
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    Jay Married on 05/10/2018
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    Fantastic!!!

    Before Ann was on board, I really thought I would not need a wedding planning. However when Ann started to get involved I was very quickly proved wrong! I cannot thank Ann enough for what she did leading up to the wedding, not just the leading up to it, Ann was amazing on the day / night I would have been Honestly lost without her. If you think you don’t need a wedding planner trust me get nearer to the day and you will! Thank you Ann for all your hard work and time you made our day special. Xxx

    Ann Nicholas Wedding Planning's reply:

    Thank you Jay, it really was a beautiful day an I'm so happy to have been a part of it. x
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    Nessa Married on 28/05/2018
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    Ann is amazing if you need help planning!! your wedding

    If you need so help/ advise or just general reassurance of someone to make your day run absolutely perfect then you need Ann in your life! I went with a venue I thought would do everything for me. I didn’t realise along with the fun part of planning a wedding (choosing dress, venue, flowers) comes a lot of other stress. Insurances, health and safety, risk Assessment That Ann just sorted all for me she was so ready for any situation that may arise on the day and I wouldn’t even know about it The week before the wedding I was so chilled and getting pampered whilst Ann was confirming with supplier and arranging final details. I would recommend Ann to anyone who wants that reassurance on the day to make it run seamlessly! Thank you so much ann for making my day so perfect and calm! X
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    Malu Married on 28/04/2018
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    Highly recommend! Went above and beyond!

    Ann is an amazingly talented, organized, and thoughtful wedding planner, and we recommend her highly! She was a pleasure to work with, and thanks to Ann, our wedding day was absolutely perfect.

    Six weeks ahead of our wedding day, my fiancé and I started getting stressed. We had so many moving parts and details that we still needed to figure out. And on top of everything else, we were planning our Oxford, UK wedding from our home in New York City. ?

    When we met Ann over a video call for our initial consultation, we immediately felt better. After our first meeting, Ann reviewed our list of vendors, guest list, and schedule for the day. She also met with representatives from our venues and talked with key vendors on the phone. When the time came for our second meeting, we were put at ease knowing Ann had thought through every aspect of our plans so carefully. 

    In the weeks leading up to the wedding, Ann worked to add special touches to our wedding day - preparing maps for the guests, hiring umbrellas in case of rain, and ordering balloons for the wedding party. My fiancé and I had a general idea of what we wanted for favors, and Ann helped us refine our ideas and found a baker to provide custom frosted biscuits.

    On the day of the wedding, Ann seemed to be everywhere at once, despite the distance between our two venues. She made sure everything was arranged perfectly at both venues, so my fiancé and I were able to focus on our special day with each other, friends and family - because Ann made sure all of the logistics and details were taken care of. The day was perfect and we have Ann to thank for making it so!

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