Hey, hi there!
I’m Mariella, a destination wedding planner or as I like to say a dream maker and happy memories creator.
First, my massive congratulations to you both. 🥂🍾
How exciting, you are about to start planning the best day of your life and because you have never planned a wedding before you need somebody to help you, right? You need the best destination wedding planner to make all your wedding dreams come true.
That’s great. Keep reading, because, in my opinion, 😊, you are already in the right place.
Planning a wedding abroad can be a happy experience when you choose the right wedding planner. But it can also be stressful and full of unpleasant surprises (some of them expensive) if you go for the wrong person or company.
I’d love to introduce myself and if you’d like my laid back and relaxed style, with attention to detail and a great passion for making wedding dreams come true – I’d love to hear from you! I will be more than happy to help.
I started my career as a wedding planner in 2004, after becoming the first certified wedding planner in Bulgaria. I am a co-founder and the owner of a boutique wedding agency “Fairytale day” (in Bulgarian “Prikazen Den”).
Our wedding agency quickly became the most sought-after company, and my team and I organised hundreds of beautiful weddings & events across the country. I became a celebrity wedding planner and had the opportunity to present our fantastic work on many TVs and reality shows, top magazines and radio talk shows.
In 2009 my family and I moved to London, UK and settled down for good. Being passionate about weddings and beautiful events, I kept working as a destination wedding planner, working with couples all over the world who want to get married in Bulgaria.
Here there are a few things about me you have to know if we are going to work together:
I’m an excellent listener
For all those years I worked with couples of different nationalities and the most important thing I’ve learnt is to listen to what my couples dream for, so I can turn their dreams into unforgettable memories.
At the very beginning of our planning journey, you and I, we will get to know each other. In a discovery one-on-one virtual meeting, I’d love to hear about your love story, how you met, where you like going on holidays, how he proposed to you and many more.
I love to give a choice
This is the reason why we don’t have “all-inclusive” or “ready” wedding packages. When we start working together, the first step for me will be to handpick for you a short selection of wedding venues and wedding services that will best match your wedding ideas and budget. This will give you a great opportunity to choose exactly what you want from pre-selected options.
I love to style weddings & events
There is nothing more exciting than recreating your love story in every detail of your wedding. Together we will select the best colours, will choose all elements and flowers, and on your wedding day, my team will execute the entire decoration & flowers exactly the way you like. You will have the most beautiful wedding.
I love to plan weddings
Once you book me, I will be your wedding planner. I will work with you and for you and will look after your best interests. That means – providing you with accurate information, reviewing all contracts, advising you with the best options and many more.
One more thing –
I personally attend and coordinate all planned by me weddings
My team and I will look after you through the entire wedding day. We will make sure that everything is running smoothly and according to the plan, and you both will have the most amazing day in your life.
Well, there are a few things I won’t be able to offer you though. Those are:
- I won’t be able to provide you with information about the prices of all the services in advance.
Couples sometimes ask – how much will it cost for our wedding in Bulgaria?
This is difficult to say because there are so many different options in terms of prices and quality of the services. The best approach is to ask yourself – how much do you want to spend on the once in a lifetime wedding experience? Once you have your approximate budget, I can give you an idea of what you can have for this budget.
- Legal documents & Marriage certificate
In Bulgaria, you only can have a blessing or a symbolic ceremony if both of you don’t have Bulgarian nationality. Bulgarian law doesn’t allow foreigners to have a legal marriage. However, if you permanently live or work in Bulgaria, by the law, you are residents, therefore can have an official marriage.
Of course, if one of you is Bulgarian, there won’t be any problems.
I personally advise my couples to avoid stress and hassle with paperwork, translating, taxes, legalising documents and so on. I recommend you to get married in the country you live in because this is the easiest and the cheapest option for you.
- Booking flights & Accommodation
I will be helping you every step of the way, however, when it comes to booking flights and accommodation, we advise this to be done on a personal level. Many of your guests will plan their own holiday. Some of them may want to stay a bit longer as they may want to explore the country, others can prefer to stay in a luxury resort which is not suitable for all your guests or maybe someone else will need a children-friendly hotel and so on.
You can count on me to advise you with the best accommodation options around your wedding venue, however, all of the actual bookings have to be made by yourself and your guests.
I think those are the most important things you should know about me.
If this sounds like something you are looking for, then let’s have a virtual meeting and talk about your beautiful wedding in Bulgaria.
Wishing you a wonderful day.
Mariella Wilson 😊