Why we are not super active on Social Media

I know Social Media is an important way to stay in touch and connect. But after the recent scandal involving Facebook and data theft I just do not feel comfortable about using it as a business and unknowingly and unwillingly perhaps exposing you to something equally disturbing. Data of 87 million users was acquired. 87 million. That is equal to the entire population of Europe’s biggest country: Germany. And we are only speaking of ONE app and ONE company. Where does it end?

So I have decided to take steps because one of the many things we care about at Plan Your Own Wedding is making sure all of your information is safe and secure. This is why, despite helping couples all over the world to plan their perfect wedding, we have chosen to have our email hosting servers located in Europe where privacy laws are much stricter. What this means is your private information is only used to keep you updated on new blog posts, when we publish new course materials, and any other wedding-based information we have published around the web. It also means we can never, and will never, give or sell your info to third party vendors. This is also why we have a minimal presence on social media, to make sure your details stay as secure as we can make it.
Our goal is to help you plan your wedding as stress free as possible. What we don’t want is you having to worry about whether or not your data is secure or if you are going to be bombarded with tons of emails from vendors you didn’t sign up for. So, sit back, relax, and know that your information is safe with us.


Wedding and Event planning – my beginnings

Many ask me, how did you become a Wedding and Event Planner?

I guess it all started while I studied. I studied Fashion Design and in my second semester the academy put on a Fashion show for the graduate students. They needed someone to volunteer working backstage and it seemed fun to me.

Now – organising backstage of a fashion show is much more challenging then you might think. The first time i was only”in charge of four models. And although you are not in charge of hair and make-up you are responsible for everything else. Every model has several outfits, so not only you have to hang the clothes in the right order (meaning the order that they show it on the catwalk) but also all the accessories (earrings, tights, neglects, shoes etc. etc etc) with them, make sure they get dressed in time (30-45 seconds sometimes) see to it all the zippers are up, any fallen off buttons sown back on, tape dresses tighter if needed and so on. And not for with one model but four. Really, really stressful – but I loved every second of it!

So much that after the show two of the models I was in charge of asked me if I had done this before. And as I declined they said I was really good at it and if i wanted them to pass on my name to their agencies because they were always looking for backstage crew.

And so I subsidised my student days by organising fashion shows backstage, not the being ones, but local high-end boutiques and department stores, fashion fairs and exhibitions. Starting being responsible for some models to being in charge of it all.

And organising complex events has stuck with me since.

Looking forward hearing from you,

Beatrice Betley