Devine Bride: Dry Hire + On the Day Specialist

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About Devine Bride: Dry Hire + On the Day Specialist

Bespoke services, flexible help, pick + mix planning!

Devine Bride is run by Laura Devine – hi! I’m a wedding planner based in East London and run a multi award winning blog as the backbone to my website offering planning tips and advice.

My tag line is ‘pick + mix wedding planning’; couples can pick and choose which elements they need help with, and we’ll take it from there.

I have personally planned and worked on some 170+ weddings and events to date, and I know what’s worked, what’s not, and what’s fun! It’s a celebration after all!

From planning power hours to partial planning, help on the day to hire a bridesmaid, and everything in between! I’ve planned and styled a goth wedding in an industrial metal works warehouse but also an ex fashion editor’s pretty Chiswick marquee wedding too. I’ve planned a wedding at the Love Actually church followed by the most elegant Christmas reception, but also many a warehouse party wedding. My speciality is difficult dry hire venues, and I do a lot of on the day coordination services. Whatever your concept or budget, I strive to make it happen, with the best trusted suppliers on board.

I tend to help couples who know what they want and what they are doing, who are generally quite creative and non-traditional, but just need a hand to bring their vision to life, hone in on the finer details of the planning, and make it all happen on the day.

For peace of mind, I am also:

-Fully insured

-Level 2 Emergency First Aid trained

-Level 2 Fire Safety & Fire Warden trained

Good to Know

  • I try to chat with couples on Facetime or Skype for their initial consultation, but also love meeting for drinks at my office space in central London, The Wing.
  • I love working with fun couples on bespoke weddings.
  • I only take on a few full planning and partial planning packages a year to be able to focus on them fully, and give them plenty of planning time.
  • The rest of my bookings are made up from a mixture of my pick + mix services.
  • I don’t work on commission. Ever. Working on a commission basis promotes favouritism, and my aim is always to match the right supplier to the right client – for the client’s needs and wants only.
  • I’m not a fan of traditions, hierarchy’s, or anything that doesn’t promote equality.
  • I’m also not fond of chair covers.
  • I don’t wear black at weddings as guests usually think I’m the caterer!
  • I usually wear a smart colour so I’m easily found and identifiable, by guests and staff alike, however my aim is to blend in as if I were a guest (dress code wise).
  • I hate clipboards and headsets and don’t use them at weddings!

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much does it cost to hire your services?

-Planning Power Hours = £150 -On The Day Coordination (much more than just on the day though!) = £890 -Partial Planning = from £2,100 or £95 / hour on a monthly retainer But I have lots of other services in between, and can create a bespoke quote for you depending on your needs, please just ask!

Size of event you are able to organise

Please just ask! I've organised 300 guest weddings, but likewise intimate elopments, corporate Christmas parties with 1000+ guests, raves, and all sorts!

Services you offer

Pick + Mix Wedding Planning! Any elements of planning you might need help with, and more!

Do you organise gay weddings?

Of course!

What are the forms of payment?

Payment by bank transfer, all details are on my invoices. Payment plans most welcome also!

What's your style?

Fun, untraditional, happy! With a great party. I am a stress reliever and will ensure you have a fun relaxed and personal day.

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    Jenny, Glasgow

    I had no idea how useful a moodboard would be until I spoke to Laura at Devine Bride. There are so many different wedding ideas out there and I was becoming a bit overwhelmed! I’m not creative at all and was struggling to see how it would all go together.

    I sent Laura some ideas and then we had our phone call. I felt like I threw so many different things at her I didn’t know what to expect at the end. But she must have known exactly the right questions to ask because when our moodboards arrived….that was it-that was what we wanted our wedding to be like! It’s probably the first thing my fiancé and I have agreed on straight away!

    Laura was so friendly and approachable & has given us some amazing ideas. I feel like we now have something to work with and have a plan to work towards. Thank you so much!

    Sent on 20/07/2020
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    Katie and Sam, Buckinghamshire

    Wow wow wow! Where do we start with how fabulous Laura is....

    We decided to make our Wedding Day extra special and book it for New Years Eve! It sounded like a dream initially but we didn’t realise how much effort and stress was involved in planning a wedding, in a dry hire venue... on NYE. Overwhelmed and in need of some serious help...

    In comes the wonderfully talented Laura Devine and after having just a one hour planning meeting with her we felt like our wedding had all of sudden fallen into place. Laura followed up with an incredible wedding schedule, detailing every inch of our wedding (everything we had overlooked), she had contacted each of the suppliers to arrange their timings and agreed to set up the day for us. The meeting left us so excited for our big day and watching Laura bring all of our ideas together.

    Roll on the big day... with a week to spare we realised we’d made a huge oversight on our part and hadn’t arranged for anyone to ‘take down’ at the end of the wedding (something most dry hire venues request). We needed to find someone in the industry, a week before our wedding, willing to stay until 5am- New Years Day! Panic struck we immediately turned to Laura and to our amazement she immediately cancelled her own NYE plans in order to take down our wedding! We were elated!!!!

    On the day... we honestly couldn’t have done it without Laura. She was a one woman power force, setting up all suppliers, organising 150 overexcited guests, running around with what seemed like a Mary Poppins pocket with endless essentials that we’d not even thought about... (Wedding Cake knife!). Throughout the day we had so many of our guests tell us how wonderful she was and we couldn’t agree more...

    Laura you are fantastic and THANK YOU so much for making our day run so smoothly, bringing all of our ideas together and most importantly given our guests a fantastic party!!! You truly are insanely good at what you do and we couldn’t recommend you highly enough.

    Katie & Sam X

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    Krissun and Christina, Bethnal Green

    “Laura was absolutely superb as our on-the-day wedding co-ordinator. We cannot recommend Devine Bride highly enough.
    We had very particular ideas when organising our wedding (250 guests, dry hire venue, Greek BBQ, mobile bar, furniture hire, tropical plants instead of flowers, a DJ, an acoustic band, a piano man etc etc etc) and to compound the logistical quagmire further, the venue needed to be completely cleared within an hour of the guests leaving.

    At our initial meeting, Laura listened attentively, provided encouragement, ideas and recommendations as necessary. We walked away from that meeting comforted and sure that we had found the right person for the job. As the months went by, we continued to use Laura as a sounding board for new ideas and solutions for challenges. She really knows what she is doing and made us constantly feel at ease and reassured.

    The day before the wedding (at very short notice), Laura masterfully co-ordinated with all our suppliers and also helped a small team of friends and family decorate the venue. On the day, Laura was completely in charge of the show, she liaised with all the suppliers, co-ordinated separate interviews with the registrars (so bride/groom didn’t see each other before the ceremony), kept everything running to schedule and even guided us through the happy chaos of the evening. She made sure we had fun – had some food and always had a full glass of champagne and sensing our nervousness, she gave us both a small pep talk before our speeches. Multitasking talented Laura also set up our cheese table beautifully!

    We felt hugely supported by Laura who was able to communicate our ideas very clearly to execute our vision. The wedding was a smoothly run success. We have a million happy memories of the day. Thank you again.

    Lots of love
    Christina & Krissun”

    Sent on 08/01/2020

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Devine Bride: Dry Hire + On the Day Specialist FAQ

  • Services you offer:
    Ceremonies
    Venues
    Technical equipment (sound, lighting, audiovisual...)
    Wedding favours
    Decoration
    Stationery
    Wedding invitations
    Gift list
    Music and entertainment
    Car rental
    Honeymoon
    Wedding photography and video
    Guest styling
    Styling for bride and groom
    Hair and makeup
    Wedding coordinator
    Hen/Stag Parties
    Caterers
  • Do you organise non-Christian religion weddings?
    No
  • What type of weddings are you specialised in?
    Dry Hire Venues and also Coordination services. I tend to help couples who know what they want, who are generally quite creative and non-traditional, but just need a hand to bring their vision to life
  • How do you work?
    My planning services are bespoke and flexible, so my tag line is ‘pick + mix wedding planning’. Couples can pick and choose which elements they need help with and we’ll take it from there
  • What are the forms of payment?
    Invoice and bank transfer :)

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