A SOUTH Tyneside mum is making it her business to make sure couples enjoy their big day.
Nicola Nicholson is launching herself into self-employment with a new venture, Victorious Weddings and Events.
Mrs Nicholson, 35, who has worked as a travel agent for 10 years, aims to organise everything from weddings to birthday parties and hen nights to corporate events and baby showers.
The mum-of-two was even inspired to organise her own wedding, to husband Ron in 2005. She said: “I organised the wedding, at South Shields Town Hall, the reception at the Sea Hotel and also our honeymoon, in the Dominican Republic.
“But even before that, I’d always enjoyed organising events like birthday parties for my family.
“Basically, I want to get on in life by working for myself, and I aim to expand the business and make it a full-time occupation.”
Mrs Nicholson, who has designed her own website, received business start-up advice from borough enterprise agency Tedco.
Working from home in Marsden, South Shields, she aims to spread the word about the business.
“I’ve organised a couple of birthday parties, but my aim is to take on bookings for everything from weddings to corporate events,” she said.
“I plan to spread the word through wedding exhibitions and my website.”
As well as children’s and adults birthday parties, graduations, stag and hen nights, themed parties, and Christmas and Halloween parties, she hopes to deal with large and small weddings, at home and abroad.
* For more details, visit the company website at www.victoriousweddingsandevents.com, e-mail email@example.com or call 0772 583 9227.