How and why I became a Planner | London Wedding & Event Planner

Hello, everyone!

As this is my first blog post, I thought that I might start with an easy one; why I decided to become a planner. People often ask me why I made this career choice exactly one year ago, and I will explain it to you too in this post.

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Growing up in Geneva, Switzerland as the eldest of two daughters, I always loved being in charge. I always wanted to boss my sister, my dog and even my parents around. Let’s say that I am naturally organised and a little bossy. As soon as I passed my Baccalaureate I wanted to move to a big city and being half British, London was an easy move. I moved here at 18, to study Marketing Communications, and after a successful Bachelor moved to Florence, Italy to study a Masters in Fashion Merchandising and Management. Yes, that’s right, I was aiming to have a career in Fashion, which I did.

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Whilst I was studying in Florence for a year, I wanted to make sure that I would get a job ASAP upon my graduation. In order to ensure this, I had to get an internship or job part-time during my studies. This is when I met Valentina, who was running her own wedding planning business in Florence catering for the whole of Tuscany. We quickly got along and started working together on evenings and weekends. With her, within 6 months, we organised 3 weddings, each one very different in size and style. Little by little, after each wedding, I was aching for the adrenaline of the next one. The fact that you help create unforgettable memories – I was hooked on organising and planning events!

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When I graduated, I got offered a position in luxury fashion in London and moved back here. I forged myself a strong career in Fashion Merchandising for 6 years, however, I continued to organise family events and weddings as a hobby, always thinking that one day I would maybe take the jump. That day finally arrived exactly one year ago, early February 2016. I left my last job in luxury fashion with no particular plan in mind, only with one big question: is now the moment to change my career?

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After a couple of months reflection, I decided to take the plunge! Having no dependencies, except for my dog, this was the time to do it! I put together a business and financial plan, set out to create my website, my App (which will be launching end of April 2017), all of the financial, legal, insurance, trademark and all other aspects involved in creating your own company. After a lot of hard work and dedication, I can honestly say that I don’t regret a thing. It was the best decision I ever made! I am now, not only my own boss but also in a job that fits who I am and my motivations. I can put to work my natural talents and most importantly help you create unforgettable memories and bring your dreams to life!

Image Credits:
Emily Ricard // Susan Mariani