Emma and Jonathan
Back in September 2016 me and my new wife Emma had the most incredible wedding you could possibly imagine in Dubrovnik, Croatia. I know everyone's wedding day is special. And in no way do I want to come across like I'm bragging or saying that our wedding was better than anyone else's. But for us, everything that we dreamed of was perfectly organised by Renata at Marry Me Dubrovnik.
From day 1 of planning to the day of wedding Renata was exactly the true professional that you would hope for when planning a wedding.
My wife originally contacted Marry Me Dubrovnik around a year and a half before the wedding. At this point we hadn't really thought about what type of wedding we wanted, only that getting married in Croatia seemed like a good option.
We immediately warmed to Marry Me Dubrovnik after first contact. All the information sent to us made it so easy to understand the logistics of getting married in Dubrovnik, whilst also offering us a number of options to consider i.e. ceremony venue, reception venue etc. that our budget would allow for.
At no point did we feel pressured or given the usual sales chat "if you spend a bit more you can get this". What we were offered was properly planned to fit within our budget. We were offered several different options for each part of the wedding.
We decided on having the ceremony at Park Orsula. A beautiful, tranquil, outdoor setting on the side of a cliff overlooking the sea with perfect views of the old town Dubrovnik and nearby Locrum Island. For the wedding reception and evening party we chose Hotel More. A beautiful 5star hotel situated right on the sea with an outdoor terrace restaurant perfect to seat the 60 guests we were inviting. Also this hotel has an out-of-this-world hidden gem. A cave underneath that has been converted into a bar/party venue. We were stunned by the beauty of each venue that we could have for our wedding.
Throughout the organisation process Renata was easily and constantly in contact. Every small detail was carefully thought about. Absolutely everything was perfectly organised down to coach transport, individual cars for certain guests, she even (without complaint) organised hotels and taxis for some of our guests at no extra charge.
On the day of the wedding the weather wasn't forecast to be particularly good. So she had other plans organised just in case the weather was awful. Thankfully on the day the weather turned out great so none of those backup plans had to be used.
During the ceremony, unfortunately, our 2 year old niece fell and hurt herself. Without causing any type of scene and without me and Emma even noticing. Renata organised for her assistant to take our niece to hospital, where she stayed with her all day to be seen to and treated.
The ceremony was ridiculously stunning. The food at the reception out of this world. The party afterwards perfect. Looking round at all our guests smiles and laughter throughout the day meant so much to me. The amount of people who told me that this was the best wedding they had ever been to made me so proud. Not just for ourselves. Not just for Emma who did the majority of the organising with Renata. But I was so proud of Marry Me Dubrovnik. They deserved each of those comments.
The video of the wedding truly is breathtaking and brings us to tears every time we watch it. It is such a great reminder of the day. Cause as everyone will tell you, the day goes so quickly and can become a bit of a blur in your memory. This takes me back to that day.
I know this sounds like I'm over exaggerating how good Marry Me Dubrovnik are. But I really couldn't find any fault in their services. If you are getting married you'd be hard pressed to find anyone as good as Renata in the world.
I travel the world a lot with my work in live music. So I come across a lot of organisers of music events, festivals and concerts. She would give any of them a run for their money on the organisation side.
One comment from a friend will stick in my mind for the rest of my life "This is like being at a millionaires wedding".
For that one special day myself, Emma and our guests weren't treated like millionaires, we were honestly treated like Billionaires!!!!
Renata isn't just someone we employed to plan our wedding. She has become a true friend and someone who we will be eternally grateful to, for giving us the best wedding only dreams are made of.
Thank you Renata.
We Love You
Jon and Emma Bond xxx
Hannah and Jasim
We would like to say a huge thank you to Renata and her wonderful team. She followed our wishes and requests perfectly and allowed our dream wedding to come to life. She was fantastic at responding to emails and was knowledgeable about all options available to us.
We had trust in her from the very first email and it was a pleasure to work with her. Renata is very passionate about giving people the perfect wedding. She is a very kind and thoughtful lady who you can trust. We would strongly recommend getting married aboard as it removed the stress from wedding planning. Dubrovnik is a wonderful place to get married and all our guests fell in love with the country.
We hope to see you again when we next visit Dubrovnik
Many thanks and lots of love
Mr and Mrs Al-Mutar
Jennifer and Dominic
I contacted Renata about 18 months ago to plan my wedding and from the very first email I just knew she was the one to make my day more special and beautiful than I could ever have imagined. Very quick and responsive to every email and nothing was a bit if bother. Planning a wedding abroad with someone you have never met before can be quite daunting, but she reassured me every step of the way and made it the most enjoyable experience. Her team is amazing too....
Renata arranged for us to meet with the DJ as we were quite particular with the kind of music we wanted. After spending not even half an hour with us he totally knew the kind of people we are and got the music so right. Everyone was on the dance floor all night having a good time.
The photographer made us feel at ease and has captured some really beautiful moments as well as lots of fun ones. Never would I have thought I would have parrots on my head on my wedding day!
The flowers and cake were just like the pictures I sent but even better.
I could honestly go on and on about how amazing our day was and how amazing Renata and her team is. If I could do it again I would not hesitate to contact Renata again!!
Michelle and Paul
I cannot tell you how fantastic Renata and her team are! From the minute I made an enquiry to the end - the attention to detail was fantastic. Renata took the headache out of organising a wedding overseas and all 130 of our guests who flew into Dubrovnik were totally impressed. Renata answered all emails within half hour and was always available on skype with our enquiries!
If I had to do the whole thing again I would not hesitate to contact Renata. One of our guests had been diagnosed with cancer and unfortunately had to cancel coming - Renata wrote a beautiful email to them and said that when they come to Dubrovnik that they contact her and she will arrange everything! She is a real angel!! As she didnt have to do that. She has now become my lifelong friend...as our wedding day was just perfect because of her!
Breda and Michael
Thank you so much for our fairytale wedding! We had the best day ever- and that's all Down too you. Both our families really enjoyed it all. Thanks to all your team involved!! Everything was more than perfect It was really spectacular from start to finished! Make up /hair/ flowers/ photos and the DJ was super! He had us on the dance floor for the night!! The decoration was just fabulous! We could of asked for better day! Would highly recommend your agency... A pleasure to work with..
Monica and Donal
We used Renata for our wedding on Hvar island. From the very beginning, she was extremely attentive. It is more difficult to organise a wedding abroad, but Renata could not have been more helpful. We were very lucky to have her, she made the process so easy. From the priest to the photographer, Renata really pointed us in the right direction, and I would not have changed a thing.
Hayleigh and Benji
Could not give a higher recommendation. Everything was absolutely perfect and could not have wished for a better day.
Thank you so much Renata.
Mr & Mrs Blackwell
Sasha and Bart
Our wedding day was just perfect. We had everything on our side, from the beautiful weather to the stunning locations.
Renata did an excellent job organising our wedding. She made sure everything was well thought through and was always available for advice during the months leading up to our special day. All parties that she works with such as the photographer, florist, musicians and locations did all a very impressive job. During the wedding day she was always there to help and make sure the day unfolded just like we planned. She is easy to communicate with, very concise and she does her absolute best to organise a perfect wedding.
We couldn't have wished for a better person than Renata to organise ours.
Sasha & Bart
Rosie and Ted
Renata thank you so much for organising our wedding in Dubrovnik. The whole day was amazing. It couldn't have been any better. We have such great memories to treasure.
You saved us so much stress and hassle and you were very efficient and replied immediately to any query we had. We would definitely recommend you to anyone who is planning on getting married in Dubrovnik.
Hopefully we'll make it back again soon.
Rosie and Ted