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On since 2021

Last update: February 2024

A wedding planner and wedding business consultant, The Planner is based in West Sussex, England but travels wherever she is needed. Owner Emma has planned more than 150 weddings in 8 years and helped countless businesses achieve more.

Planning is Emma’s passion, and it is more than a job, it’s a way of life. She enjoys designing events that reflect each couple’s unique style and story. Emma wants to empower you and give you the confidence you need to make your day your own. She can’t wait to help you create something truly special.

Services Offered

Wedding Planning

The Planner covers weddings throughout the United Kingdom. She offers full planning, logistical planning, and wedding day management services. Emma can help you find your dream venue and select suppliers; she can create a personalised wedding plan, help you manage your budget, and more.

All services are bespoke and tailored to meet your needs.

Business Consultancy

Whether you are a new or existing venue, Emma has the experience and expertise to help you, and your business, achieve your ideal goals. A totally bespoke service, we will work together to improve, tweak or start every aspect of your business.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

Size of weddings/events you organise:

Fewer than 100 guests
Between 100 and 300 guests
Between 300 and 500 guests

Services you offer:

Wedding invitations
Styling for the couple
Wedding coordinator
Other (Full Wedding Planning, Logistical Planning, Wedding Day Management. New Business Consultancy. Venue Consultancy)

What kind of ceremonies do you offer?


Do you organise non-Christian religion weddings?


What type of weddings are you specialised in?

We specialise quintessentially English weddings that hit the traditional notes with a personalised, sometimes wild flair

How do you work?

We work as your wedding confidant. Through bespoke, personalised plans we will ensure your vision and style is at the centre of everything we do

What are the forms of payment?

BACS or cheque

Served in

Surrey and West Sussex

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Reviews for The Planner

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14 reviews
99% recommend it
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Annie E. Sent on 29/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

She is absolutely fantastic...

Having worked with Emma since launching her own business, 'The Planner', I can only describe her level of service as first class, unrivalled, committed and faultless. With nearly a decade of experience behind her, it is her knowledge and vision which makes her such a joy to work alongside! She approaches all of her clients, suppliers and venues with respect, care and dedication which leaves you feeling a reassuring sense of calm, something that can be quite unusual when working on these kinds of events. Nothing is ever too much trouble, and you can always rely on Emma to explore your creative dreams, coming up with innovative solutions and often original ideas. She is always easy to reach, answering emails and messages quickly and efficiently. I would not hesitate in recommending her.
Emilia F. Sent on 13/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An amazing wedding planner

We got married in August 2023. I found Emma in November 2021, and from the moment that I found her right up until the event she was the most attentive, amazing and awesome wedding planner. For every idea that I had in my head she managed to find a vendor that would bring it to life. Her attention to detail is second to none, she thinks meticulously about your special day and makes everything easier for you. I would recommend Emma to anyone looking for a wedding planner.
Thank you Emma!
Courtney J. Sent on 16/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wouldn't have wanted to do it without her!

Emma was our wedding planner for our wedding in early September 2022.

We started the venue hunt back in the new year of 2021 and found Balcombe place. Having had a conversation with other coordinators at other venues, it was different with Emma - she was warm, enthusiastic and informative. We immediately hired her as our wedding planner. Which was honestly the best decision.

She was so organised - letting us know which decisions we needed to make (such as the big hires), the timeline for selecting, doing the research when we weren’t sure of who to choose and providing her own little black book of contacts.

Emma was always accessible - setting up regular check-ins to answer any queries we had and update on any vendor information.

Most importantly she absorbed our thoughts and concepts for how we envisioned the day and absolutely delivered : the aesthetic honestly took our breath away and everything was delivered so smoothly. We loved having her as the interface for vendor queries and the wedding planning experience was enjoyable, not the stress-fest that so many of our friends have mentioned.

On the day Emma was always subtly in the background, co-ordinating, talking to the bridesmaids and groomsmen and vendors to ensure everything went smoothly - there were no hiccups at all!

So thank you Emma - for making the entire wedding experience incredible, for organising our dream day and for being the best cheerleader when we were anxious, reminding us to have fun and to never say sorry.
Spencer I. Sent on 11/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic planner who helped make the weeding weekend!

We got married in July 2022 on a farm in Hampshire, over a three day celebratory weekend. We had 140 guests in attendance.

We only engaged Emma's services in March when we realised that we may need the help of a professional to finesse our ideas and help us deliver on them.

Emma was fantastic from the off. She immediately understood our ideas, made them workable and in many instances better. She discovered a major issue with the caterer we thought we had booked and resolved that situation promptly, sourcing a brilliant caterer local to the venue. This really did help make the wedding.

She sourced great local suppliers of flowers, deck chairs, games, blankets and cushions! Lovely touches that everyone enjoyed over the weekend. Nothing was too much trouble. She was always available, had answers to every question and was an absolute pleasure to deal with.

Emma was unable to be on site for the wedding (clearly stated from the beginning) but with all the organisation ahead of the weekend it all ran brilliantly to plan. The weekend was absolutely perfect and in no small part to Emma's help and guidance. An absolutely pleasure to deal with.

Her idea of bloody marys for the Sunday brunch was a highlight among many over the weekend! I shall leave it there.
Magella B. Sent on 17/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Above and beyond - thank you for creating our dream day

I know I won't be able to find the right words to give a review which sings Emma's praises as much as they deserve to be! We really could not begin to recommend her highly enough, and are beyond grateful that we had Emma to help us plan our wedding day.

Right from the beginning Emma was an absolute dream to deal with. She genuinely went above and beyond to make everything we wanted for our day happen with ease, and made the whole processes indescribably less stressful! With Emma's help I really didn't find the wedding planning process stressful or difficult. You can tell that Emma truly cares about the couples she deals with and would do anything to plan the most amazing wedding - which is an understatement in describing what she did for us.

Emma, as she did the whole way through the year-and-a-bit run up to our wedding day, totally saved the day on so many different occasions when we were unsure or nervous about something (which happened a lot). She coordinated with all of the suppliers, helped me and the bridal party with what to do on the day easing a lot of nerves, took care of all of the music and everything else, and made so many brilliant suggestions when we weren't sure of something (all of which were amazing suggests and all og which we are delighted we went with)! I had a million and one questions for Emma so regularly but never once were we made to feel like anything was too much trouble or a silly question, even though many definitely were!

A huge number of our wedding guests commented that this was the best wedding they had ever been to. I could not recommend Emma highly enough - thank you so much!
Gemma B. Sent on 08/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible wedding planning help!

Emma helped us arrange our dream wedding at Balcombe Place, we genuinely couldn't have imagined a more perfect weekend. It was 100% us and due to her and her staff's help we also had a very relaxing weekend not having to worry about anything. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
Sarah H. Sent on 10/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing service. Highly recommended.

Emma is an incredible wedding planner. She was an enormous help when it came to organising our wedding. She showed us no stress whilst rearranging amongst a pandemic, and the whole wedding went without one hiccup. We had a beautiful day with everything going so swimmingly, and that is largely thanks to her.

I couldn't recommend Emma highly enough.

Emma - thank you once more for being you. You're kind, funny, professional, assuring, organised, and all round brilliant to be around. We will always recommend your services ❤ Xx
Nicola T. Sent on 07/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Emma has a way of putting you at complete ease!!

After the first chat I felt calmer and couldn't think of anyone better to plan my Wedding. She has this way of making you feel that everything will be just perfect and there is no reason to ever doubt that. She is just amazing
Farah H. Sent on 03/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best wedding planner 🤍

We reached out to Emma seeking help with organizing our small intimate wedding and we’re so glad we did! It was fantastic to have the support and attention to detail. Emma is very passionate and a perfectionist , and will always go the extra mile to deliver the needed support. Trusting someone with your wedding is always a scary part and I could not have hoped for a better person to be part of our team. Thanks a million Emma for the support! You are a phenomenal wedding planner. Thanks for looking after us and our day. Lots of love, Farah
Rob B. Sent on 12/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn't recommend highly enough!

We got married over the summer at a village hall in East Sussex. We started the organising ourselves, but realised quite quickly that professional help might be needed to assist with finishing off the planning and pulling everything together on the day – especially as we have a toddler who takes up a lot of time! Emma was absolutely brilliant from start to finish. She gave us a highly professional, bespoke service and understood exactly what we were trying to achieve. Emma was always on hand to provide creative ideas and added suggestions, and to recommend various suppliers we needed. In fact, we always looked forward to our meetings with Emma for her calming influence, help and reassurance! We didn’t have a single concern or stress on the day because Emma had everything completely under control. If you’re planning a DIY wedding, we cannot recommend Emma highly enough for help you don’t even realise you need!
Bella B. Sent on 24/08/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Fabulous planner!!!!!

I really don't know where to begin with singing Emma's praises... from our first meeting with Emma to the day of the wedding, I can honestly say, she was an absolute star!

When we first met Emma, I remember coming away from our meeting and thinking how excited I was to have found such a gem of a planner.

Emma really did make the whole wedding planning process a seamless dream, which I was initially particularly anxious about, having no idea where to start!
We had our wedding at my parents home, which is not a wedding venue, so you can imagine how we were feeling - 'how do we get the ball rolling? Where do we start? What timeline should we expect?' etc. - we had endless questions and worries! Having Emma contact all suppliers, guiding us with everything and I literally mean everything, made the daunting task of planning a wedding at home an absolute breeze.

Emma was always available whenever we had the most random questions and never made me feel foolish for asking them. The support was incredible and made me feel so relaxed always.
It really felt like we were working alongside a close friend that we had known forever, and because of Emma, we thoroughly enjoyed every moment in the leadup to our AMAZING wedding day.

I could go on and on with every little detail, there are SO many wonderful things I could say regarding Emma and her work.
I shall leave it at this; Emma is an exceptional person and wedding planner, we could not have done what we did without her and If you are considering booking her... for goodness sake, DO IT!!!!! Thank you so much Emma!
Sally S. Sent on 29/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Extremely professional and couldn’t be more helpful with planning the wedding.

Emma helped my daughter plan her wedding and was really good at communicating, it looked amazing, everyone had a wonderful time and it was a pleasure to work with her and have her with us on the day. Highly recommended.
Fiona C. Sent on 19/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best wedding decision we made

Emma was an absolute joy to work with. From our first call, we felt at ease knowing she would take care of everything in the run up as well as on the big day. No question was too big or too small and we felt we were in a true expert’s hands.

On the big day itself, Emma was superb! Everything ran incredibly smoothly and any minor hiccups were dealt with behind the scenes quickly and efficiently. Her approachable, professional and positive style was noticed by all.

Thank you, Emma, for all your help! Our day would truly not have been as magical as it was without you.
Kate M. Sent on 10/10/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

The Planner

We had an unusual day planned for our wedding that involved several locations. Emma was so flexible in helping us arrange all of this and was at our home on the day of the wedding to organise all the suppliers while we were at our ceremony. When we arrived home for our reception all was in order. It was so reassuring to know Emma had everything under control. We had full confidence in her.
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