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Precious words, precious memories


The Netherlands 

The best decision we made was picking Marleen as our wedding planner. We had planned a wedding for the end of October 2020. Generally, wedding planning can be a stressful event, especially if its location is in another country. However, we never felt that way because Marleen always seemed to be one step ahead of us. Planning the locations, speaking with the vendors, outlining future steps, introducing us to handy wedding planning tools and regularly updating us with all that was going on. From the first meeting with Hello Portugal onwards, we felt we were in really good and professional hands and planning our wedding became a joyful happening.

Our trip to view wedding locations in the beautiful mountains of Labrugeira in Portugal felt more like a vacation and was a very enjoyable experience. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic hit and we had to cancel the arrangements. Postponing our wedding was disappointing, but not a difficult decision.

Once again, Marleen was very supportive and handled everything: updating us on the lockdown measures in Portugal so we could make an informed decision, negotiating new clauses and new dates with the different vendors etc. Her proactive and accommodating attitude lifted all the (emotional and financial) pressure from our shoulders. 

Even though the wedding was cancelled in Portugal, we went ahead with a small and intimate civil marriage in August 2020. While Marleen wasn´t the organiser, she still supported us all the way through, with lovely and caring messages, flowers and wishing us well.

Her enthusiasm and love for the work she does, shines through in everything she does. It makes for a very pleasant and relaxing experience, and we will highly recommend Hello Portugal to any couple starting off on this momentous journey!

Eileen & Roderick -

Usa/The netherlands

Marleen helped us with every detail of our wedding in Portugal, perfectly tailored to us and all of our international guests from Europe, US, and China. She went far above and beyond our expectations with her thoughtfulness and organization, and we certainly could not have had such an amazing and stress-free time without her and her team. She not only took care of the wedding, but helped us with all of the planning for an entire long weekend.

N & V

Nairobi - Kenya

Words can't describe just how lucky we feel to have found her, as she has made the entire planning process an absolute breeze. 


She has put us in touch with only the highest quality and most professional contractors and service providers, and I can't recommend working with her enough. 

Julia & Scott -

The Netherlands / USA

It was our dream to have a relaxed, casual, 'non-perfect' wedding. That all happend and it turned out to be the most magical perfect day for us. 

Marleen helped us found the perfect venue within our budget, which was beyond our expectations. She understood our wishes and listened to every need. She recommended great suppliers who helped with the hair and makeup, photography etc. 

Not only is she a lovely thoughtful person who thinks about all the little things, she is also just a great person to talk to. We have seen some event-planners in the past, who get snappy while organizing, but not Marleen. She remained so friendly and calm to everyone, before and on the wedding day, while still getting everything done. We are very grateful of all the little things that she thought of before and on the day itself. 

puck & Dirk Jan

The netherlands

"Zonder de hulp van Marleen hadden wij ons droomhuwelijk niet zo kunnen realiseren. In haar hebben we een ontzettend fijne sparrings-partner gevonden die haar zaakjes op orde heeft. Wat haar kenmerkt is de persoonlijke interactie en 'can do' mentaliteit. Vanaf het eerste moment heeft ze ons plezierig en professioneel geadviseerd. Marleen spreekt de taal en begrijpt Portugal en daarmee dus ook de Portugese leverancier. 

Zoek niet verder, je hebt je wedding planner gevonden.

Zoë & kevin


Vanaf onze eerste intake Skype call wisten we meteen dat Hello Portugal geschikt was om ons verder te helpen. 

We trokken naar Sintra om Marleen te ontmoeten en dit verliep zeer vlot, eerst samen lekker eten en daarna voor het eerst de trouwlocatie bezoeken, zo kwamen we weer een stapje dichter bij onze droombruiloft.

Om de paar weken hoorde we van Marleen via Skype of Whatsapp zodat we zeker alles in orde kregen en niets zouden vergeten. Wat we ook vroegen of welk voorstel we ook hadden alles was mogelijk! Wauw zoveel moeite voor onze dag! Hoe kan het ook anders dan goed komen als je deze job met zoveel passie doet! Nogmaals bedankt Marleen voor deze wondermooie dag die we zonder zorgen hebben kunnen beleven dankzij jou! Liefdevolle groetjes, Kevin & Zoë 

Beata & Karlo -

Polen / USA

There are no words to describe how grateful and happy we are that we found Marleen as our wedding planner in Portugal.  She gave us that full peace of mind. She is excellent in communication and in keeping records of every single detail. From the selection of our wedding venue to selection of the flower bouquet for the flower girl. She helped us to keep our wedding expenses within our budget and answered every question that we had.  Without her help, we would not be able to make our wedding truly the best day of our lives. She is a very friendly, experienced, detail-oriented, and professional wedding planner who we highly recommend to all couples who would like to have their dream wedding in the beautiful Portugal. Thanks so much, Marleen 

Phena & Aidan


"Marleen helped us to have the perfect wedding day, exactly as we wanted. She is such a lovely thoughtful person and thinks of the little things that were so helpful. All her recommendations/suppliers were wonderful e.g. fantastic hair and makeup artist, beautiful flowers even recommendations for the rest of our trip in Portugal. We highly recommend Marleen at Hello Portugal Weddings. She really made our day to be perfect".

Marije& Gui

The Netherlands

"Geen woorden voor. Marleen heeft aan alle details gedacht. Van babysit voor gasten tot de gekke onverwachte speeches inclusief PowerPoint presentaties van de familie. Een persoonlijke gidse waarmee je direct een klik hebt en iemand die je kan vertourwen zodat je echt kan genieten van jouw dag? Ik wel nog wel 3x trouwen op deze manier..."

tracey & niall

United kingdom

"If anyone is looking for a wedding planner in Portugal, we would 100% recommend Marleen from Hello Portugal Weddings. The service was 5 star and would like to thank you profoundly for your positive and helpful attitude."

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