Ever wondered what a wedding planner does? Want to find out what the new wedding trends are? Then keeping reading this feature on the fabulous Juicy Occasions, wedding and event services company, run by Lucy Parker in Maidenhead, Berkshire.
What made you decide to become an event planner?
During 6th form I found myself organising all sorts of socials and decided to take it up at Uni. I studied events management for 4 years and really enjoyed it. It was during my time at Uni when I was working 4 or 5 different event jobs at once that I realised I was defiantly cut out for this job!
Why did you decide to set up Juicy Occasions?
After a lot of frustration. I felt really restricted in my last role as a wedding and events manager and I was working under people who had no idea how to run events or the processes which go into planning them. I really loved organising and theming the weddings I did so I decided to set up my own business. Obviously for financial reasons I couldn’t rely on my own business so I had to find a job which didn’t have a conflict of interest. I am now a software licensing sales person for the financial industry. Geek by day, wedding planner by night!
What does Juicy Occasions do?
Juicy occasions is a wedding and event services company. We help organise any aspect of your big day and also have items available for hire. We are most successful in the white chair cover hire and decorations.
At the end of the summer we are very excited to be joining up with a very talented lady (who also happens to be my aunt) who will start up the catering side of Juicy Occasions. We wi be offering cakes, cupcakes and biscuits and also the catering for our vintage tea parties. We are currently expending the kitchen to be able to provide this which is set to complete in June. Then once we have the ok from the powers that be (the council) then we will be up and running. I am hoping this will also open doors to other opportunities….watch this space!