About Us

Love Wedding Planning is a full service bridal consulting business based on the North Shore of Massachusetts.

Dorna Love – Owner/Consultant

Dorna is a proud member of Weddings Beautiful Worldwide, a Division of the National Bridal Service, an organization of professionally trained wedding experts, and has earned the designation Certified Wedding Specialist. She is also an authorized online retailer of Carlson Craft’s stylish and impressive product lines, and is proud to offer items perfect for inviting, announcing and celebrating all of life’s special occasions. She lives on the North Shore of Massachusetts with her husband Richard and a cat named Chloe. She is the mother of four children – three sons and one daughter – and has two granddaughters and two grandsons. When she’s not planning weddings, she enjoys playing with her grandchildren, reading, doing needlework, and gardening.

Frequently asked questions

What is a bridal consultant?

A bridal (wedding) consultant is a professional whose training, expertise and contacts will help make your wedding as close to perfect as it possibly can be and let you relax (as much as you can) and enjoy your wedding.

What will you do for me?

In addition to helping make your wedding dreams come true within your budget, we will save you time. With today’s hectic lifestyles , many bridal couples and their families do not have the time for the detailed planning and effort that a beautiful wedding requires. We will handle the details, allowing you the freedom to spend time with your fiance, friends, and family, doing the things you enjoy.

Is hiring a wedding consultant necessary?

Most couples find that they simply do not have the time necessary to visit every possible venue and vendor. Therefore, it makes sense to employ someone who can thoroughly research your ideas on your behalf. As more and more people work long hours and lead active social lives, planning a wedding can seem impossible to fit in without giving up other things that you enjoy.

Some couples recognize that they do not have the knowledge, experience or creativity of a wedding consultant, and feel more comfortable knowing that a professional is working behind the scenes. Not only can a wedding coordinator handle many of the time consuming, stress-inducing details, she can help make the planning itself more enjoyable.

Won’t you want to run the whole show?

Absolutely not! We will work with you, handling as much or as little of your wedding as you want. After all, it is your wedding. We are there to help you and your family and make the day perfect.

My banquet facility has a wedding coordinator, why do I need another one?

The staff at your facility is particularly concerned about the services on their property. An independent consultant may start with you at home or at the church and provide continuous service to make sure all goes well.

Do you accept commissions?

We DO NOT accept any commission or referral fees from any of the vendors that we recommend. We refer vendors based on their reputation and quality of service. If they offer a referral fee or discount, we pass that savings on to our client.