We couldn’t recommend Sharon highly enough. We hired her four months before our big day & all we’d done was book a venue – not in Ireland but on a mountain top outside Barcelona! Neither of us speak Spanish or Catalan. We also have busy careers so we needed guidance, someone to manage the relationship with our suppliers, someone to advise on budget parameters & someone to help us create the very specific day we wanted. In all aspects Sharon was instrumental in making sure that happened. She met with us weekly, sometimes twice weekly, reminded us of everything we needed to do ourselves, took the burden of responsibility from us & reduced our stress levels. Her planning was meticulous & detailed. Her manner was supportive, friendly, warm & professional throughout the planning. She was always on call & gave us as much time as we needed. Nothing was too much trouble. By the time we were due to leave for the big day we were on budget (with no surprises) and everything we had wanted was secured exactly how we hoped. Sharon travelled to Barcelona to recce the venue & met all our Spanish suppliers in person. She made us feel that “our day” was really important to her – that is a great feeling to have. To a person, each of the suppliers told us “off-the-record” that she was the best planner they had worked with & made their lives so easy. On the week of the wedding Sharon protected us from everything stressful & ensured we enjoyed our big day. On the day itself she was ever-present but discreetly at a distant. She ensured everything happened like clock-work but never got in the way of our celebration. She judged it to perfection. Ultimately we had the greatest day of our lives – everything went to pass as we had dreamt. Our guests said it was “the best wedding they ever attended” – it truly was faultless.
Sharon was amazing from Day 1. So kind, friendly and approachable and completely and utterly unfazed by any “out there” ideas, or contrasting visions between the two of us. She was a massive help in terms of finding top class service providers, and completely cut out the stress of that kind of research on our side. She made herself available for phone calls morning, noon and night, and no request was too big or too small. Any minor crises that we may have experienced, Sharon was on-hand right away to work on a solution, which she always found. She was constantly coming up with new and exciting ideas to add to our vision of the day, which we loved. She not only worked with ourselves (bride and groom) in the run up to the wedding but was on-hand to answer questions/attend suit fittings/go mother-of-the-bride dress shopping with our extended families. Sharon also provided us with solid advice on where to spend big or small on different aspects of the day and was completely spot on with everything. On the day itself (and the day and night before actually), Sharon was there from beginning to end to ensure everything ran smoothly, which took any pressure off of us completely. Our wedding day was utterly flawless – it was without doubt the best day of our lives. We had so many comments and messages from guests in the days after the wedding where they said it was the best wedding they ever attended, which was amazing to hear and we really could not have achieved that without Sharon Mc Meel.
Sharon is an exceptionally talented wedding planner. She anticipates your every need and has the ability to be almost invisible but always there when you need her on the day. She has access to a large number of high quality suppliers and was invaluable in the design and planning of the day. She had lots of very good ideas but left it to us to decide what we were most comfortable with and then took care of every detail to make it all happen. On the budget side of things she kept us within our budget and gave lots of options and ways to get our desired result. Thanks to her we had a magical and unforgettable wedding celebration exceeding our expectations. Our friends and family were so impressed by the 3 day wedding she organized and how every detail was thought through and many commented that it seemed effortless but very well executed. As well as being a great planner Sharon is also a lovely person to spend time with and everyone genuinely loved her.
We loved having Sharon’s help planning our destination wedding in Ireland; it really put our minds at ease since we were planning from so far away. All of the vendors she recommended we’re incredible. We had a perfect day thanks to Sharon.
Jacqueline: Sharon is a true professional who at every aspect made us feel at ease and excited about our day. Her attention to detail is beyond expectations and her ability to support us in difficult situations was unparalleled. We would not have had the day or week running up to the wedding if she was not involved. Sharon was critical in the success of our fabulous and I would highly recommend her for events or weddings.
Dermot: I simply cannot imagine our wedding day being the incredibly special day that it was if Sharon hadn’t been looking after us. As a groom she was so easy to work with and helped both my fiancée and myself to appreciate and see things we hadn’t even considered which gave us complete confidence to relax on our big day and just enjoy it from the first moment we woke to the end of the night. I have already recommend Sharon to a number of close friends for their wedding as I know she would be able to look after them with great care and professionalism.
It’s hard to put into words how invaluable Sharon is and how grateful we are to have her involved in our day. Since the wedding, people have asked if we were stressed or if we found day busy. Those thoughts didn’t cross our minds – mainly because we had Sharon running around ahead or after us the whole time. We literally didn’t have to think about anything other than ‘getting married’ for the day. The other thing we heard was ‘the day will fly’ and in a way, it did, but we thoroughly enjoyed every single second. Having Sharon meant that we didn’t have to think about anything other than turning up which meant that we were both totally relaxed and able to enjoy just being in the day. We weren’t worrying about moving flowers from the church, or setting up/ taking down anything in the hotel, or any of the other things people who don’t have a planner like Sharon have to think about (we don’t even know what those things are!!). Throughout the planning process, Sharon’s help & guidance proved invaluable, but in the week leading up to the day it was priceless! Having someone to follow up with vendors, pick up the bits & pieces that we’d forgotten, drop bags to the hotel and all the other million things that only come up close to the day took all the stress and pressure off us and our families and made the lead up enjoyable & relaxing for everyone. Sharon’s attention to detail – from the church decoration, to the hotel, to the nitty gritty details – is second none. She thought of and dealt with things that we didn’t even consider – and all with a smile! Without Sharon, we certainly wouldn’t have had the day we hoped for.
We cannot begin to thank Sharon Mc Meel for being our wedding planner. Our Civil Partnership took eighteen months to plan and Sharon was with us each step of the way. The ability to work with two grooms with very different ideas and thoughts, on all aspects of the day was something Sharon took in her stride, helping to find a balance of personalities which was showcased on our day. Sharon’s expert knowledge was a huge asset to us both as every question and concern we had was quickly solved with a wink and a smile. Sharon took the stress away from us which allowed us to enjoy the journey and create long lasting memories which we will treasure forever. We could not have asked for a better civil partnership. We will forever be grateful to Sharon and certainly have made a friend for life. It was a pleasure to have Sharon join us on our journey.