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The Planners:

 

Beth Stretton began planning weddings in 2005 when she married in France and realised there was nobody available to help with the arrangements. Having previously organized a large conference for international delegates at Cambridge University, she decided to utilise these skills and set up her wedding planning agency, Get Married in France. Beth’s background in the French high end travel industry meant she understood the level of service required by clients, had a good knowledge of French cuisine, wine and local geography. Having had a family holiday home in the Dordogne for many years, this seemed the obvious place to begin and since its conception Get Married in France has developed into one of the première wedding planning agencies in the country, offering a completely tailored service to clients from all over the world. In 2012 Beth took the agency to the next level by launching Marry Me in France (.com), a site combining exceptional event planning skills with a selection of best wedding venues across France. In 2014 Beth re-located to her home town of Swansea, South Wales where she now actively manages the UK-end of Marry Me in France. Being back in the UK has the added benefit of being able to meet couples locally (regular wedding clinics in Swansea, Manchester and London) as well as providing consultancy and styling services.

 

What our couples say:

 

 

The Wedding Planners

Beth works alongside independent wedding planners who are all highly trained and pride themselves on a thoroughly personal service. The Marry Me in France team love what they do and are extremely proud of the events they have planned and coordinated over the last 10 seasons. - Email enquiriesmmif@gmail.com or call +44 (0)7932 254898 or +44 (0)1792 232 375

What our clients say (at the time and afterwards)

 

Anna - I would recommend this team to everybody - great at their job, but also great people with a fantastic extended network of contacts who are probably among the nicest people I've ever met.


Heidi & Simon - Team, a huge, huge thank you. You truly are amazing at what you do. The best wedding planners in France.

 

Jackson (sent 2 years after the wedding) - It's Jackson and Beth here. Well it's two and half years on and thought I'd say hello! I know we thanked you at the time and afterwards but having been weddinged out since then I can firmly say that our wedding was, by far, the greatest thing ever so I thought I'd remind you of how brilliant you are and how special you made our day. We're already fantasising about renewing our vows in 25 years there!


Kate and Jimmy - We really can't thank you enough for everything that you did for us in the lead up and on the day itself. Your willingness to discuss the smallest detail and get our wedding 'just right' was thoroughly evident throughout. Most impressive was that you never forced your own opinion on us or tried to steer us in a particular. This would have been the easier thing for you to do and we're sure is a trait of most wedding planners. Instead you waited for us to make our own decisions and that gave us the feeling of total control over our wedding. We could go on, about your commitment to your clients for hours!

 

Charlotte and Dan - Using MMIF to plan our wedding was an absolute pleasure. We live in Sydney so thought planning a wedding in France would be a real hassle but it couldn't have been easier. From the beginning it was really clear which venues were available and helped us choose one that would suit the relaxed beach/garden style wedding we wanted. It was explained all about the legalities and made sure we understood all the costs. At no point were we hit with any costs which so many of my friends have faced so we could really be sure we were budgeting properly. When it came to all the planning, everything was taken care off, offering us a range of suppliers so that we felt we had a choice on style and price but also giving us excellent guidance from their experience. In the lead up to the wedding, there was constant contact which really reassured me. The planner was absolutely excellent at the wedding itself, organising all the suppliers, decorating the space and her relaxed presence meant I never felt hassled or pressured. Her attention to detail and the care she put into the wedding was superb. For example, on the day of the wedding, the Rose wine we had chosen was running short because it was such a hot day so one of her helpers to get some more.  You wouldn't get this kind of service or thoughtfulness at a traditional venue. 


Elinor and Bomene - Thank you all for making our day literally absolutely perfect. The flowers, the food, the cakes, copious amounts of wine, DJ equipment, table set up and staff were the best. Please do pass on our huge thanks to everyone who we can’t commend highly enough.


Zain & Enguerrand - You have truly made the day enjoyable and memorable for everyone, especially for us. I did not believe it was possible for your team to handle such an important & sentimental event in a way that would make us feel we could not have done a better job personally, despite it being our wedding. We really feel this way, we could not have done it better. We hope & pray that more couples will have the opportunity to experience what we felt, and the love and emotion we had on that day, it was overwhelming.

 

Maggie (Mother of the bride) - Words can't express how much I appreciate all your expertise and the quite efficient way you went about your business. You made the day so much more enjoyable, not only for me, but all of us involved. To be honest, I do not know how I would have done it all without you.

 

Virgine et Jean Baptiste - Je voulais partager cela avec toi, qui a si grandement aidé pour faire de ce W.E un moment inoubliable. MERCI!!!!! Un seul petit regret : il n'y a pas de photos de nous deux avec toi... 


Amy and Mark - A most enormous thank you. It is a fine art to make people happy and to communicate pleasantness and joy, and you can do all this standing on your head! Loads of love and extraordinarily big thank you to you and your excellent team.


Nic and Mark - We just wanted to say thank you very much for all the teams help both in the lead up to the wedding and also on the night - your help certainly was invaluable! We had a fantastic day and a dream wedding thanks in no small part to you!

 

Jenny and Rob - Thank you so much for everything, from our initial contact all the way through. You were fantastic, everybody is still raving about you. You really made that personal connection with all our friends and family, which was really important for us. You really do have a gift at what you do, and we are so happy we went with you and your team, there is nothing that we would change.


Kara - We are still flying high on cloud 9. Really still feels like a dream I visited. I am excited for every other bride who decides to use you, I hope they all feel as happy as I did on my wedding day. Thank You - just doesn't feel like enough.


Ben - It is hard to describe in words how valuable the service provided by the team was but a few that spring to mind are; personal, efficient, helpful, honest, lovely, organised, innovative, understanding and quite frankly amazing!  Thank you so much, we will never forget what you did for us. 


Colm and Clare - We are back in the land of reality after an amazing few weeks. We would both like to thank you sincerely Thank you for your skill and efforts in making our fairy tale wedding in France a reality. You did a breathtaking job overall and all your suggestions were out of the top drawer. Thank you sincerely from us both. We cannot say enough and will be happy to recommend you to anyone as the best wedding planners around.


Sarah - Thank you so so much for everything. It really was everything we wished for and more and a lot of that was down to you. I have loved speaking to you over the past year and will miss you!!!!!


Mary 2012 - Honest and personal advice which always took into account our individual ideas and very strict budget!  With the help of you we managed to create a day which was totally unique and totally 'us'. Without the team this never could have happened.


Liv and Andy - We just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the team for making our special day absolutely perfect! I cannot speak highly enough of everyone and your general meticulous organisation which meant Liv and I could just kick back and really saver what was a truly awesome occasion, thoroughly enjoyed by all. We could not have wished for anything better and we shall be forever grateful for the huge part you played.

 

Karis and Rob - Your team really are worth there weight in gold - my husband and I are so grateful to her for everything she has done for us......and we certainly will never forget this. I really cannot be more complimentary about the service she gave us or recommend her more highly...and it was more than this, Beth became a good friend who I relied on heavily for over a year, and having a great relationship with this person is important as you share so much together.

 

Elaine - The wedding of my life!!!!! Ian has been on to me nearly every day to post comments for you on your website!!  It was absolutely incredible. My friends are still talking about it, how it was the wedding of the century and they are all married themselves!! We can't thank you enough for what ye did, and how fabulous ye were. What you girls do goes way past the regular wedding planner duty!!


David and Gemma - Your professionalism, knowledge and understanding of our needs and requirements made our day everything and more we'd hope for. You all went beyond our expectations.


Gaby and Greg - You had a very relaxed style and were very accommodating even in difficult circumstances. You were excellent and had your eyes everywhere, looking out for what needed doing. Huge initiative and obviously huge experience in “getting weddings to go well”. It was like having a good friend at the wedding who could organize everything and sort out all problems, big or small, except you’d never ask a good friend to do any of that at your wedding (if you know what I mean).


Anna and Carlos - Your team were absolutely wonderful from start to finish. Everyone knows that organising a wedding is probably one of the most stressful things that you will have to do, but the on the day coordinator took all of that stress from my shoulders and actually made the whole process fun! It made me feel that my wedding day was just as important to MMIF as it was to me, and nothing was too much trouble for her.

 

(31 Oct 2016)