Wedding Planning Basics

The Fundamentals of Wedding Planning

Planning your own wedding should be fun. But it can be an overwhelming experience.  Sooner or later, the stress involved in creating your perfect day can really spoil your enjoyment. Especially if you don’t get the basics right.

Wading through all the necessary research and admin is very time consuming, to say the least.

If a combination of work commitments and a busy social life leaves you with very limited free time for wedding planning, chances are you will benefit from an experienced helping hand.

Similarly, if you live far away from your wedding venue and are struggling to source and communicate with all the vendors you need, The Basics could be the perfect solution for you.

The Basics is the perfect flexible solution if you require some help in dealing with the most important and time consuming aspects of planning your wedding.

Besides an Inspiration Hour, you will also have access to my extensive directory of time-served and trusted contacts.

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Supplier Selection

Get it right and you will create a harmonious team who will work cohesively in your best interests.

Having gained a clear understanding of your vision, wishes and desires, I will advise you on each of the key resources you will need. I will then source and negotiate with suppliers who I know and trust, who I believe will care sufficiently about you. In doing so, I will guide you to ensure you are able to optimise your budget and minimise the risk of making costly mistakes which you may otherwise live to regret.

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Supplier Management

With my support, you can relax in the knowledge that the personalities you engage and their products and service will be the right fit for you.

The Basics includes up to five key suppliers. For example;

Bridal Hair and Make Up Artist

How you feel about the way you look on your wedding day is incredibly important. Choosing the right hair stylist and make up artist is key to you feeling confident on your perfect day.

Photography and/or Videography

Understanding and appreciating the most appropriate style of photography and videography is key to identifying the right vendors for you, especially considering the fact that they will be working in such close proximity to you all day long.

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Finding the right florist, whose service and pricing is right for you is of course dependent upon the extent to which flowers feature in your styling and budget. Your choice of venue will no doubt also be an influencing factor.

Evening Entertainment

Selecting the right entertainment is key to creating the perfect party atmosphere. If your guests range in age they will probably not all share the exact same taste in music. Ideally, you will need to cover all bases by opting for a floor filling, crowd pleasing function or party band, capable of inspiring your guests to dance and filling the dance floor. All night long.

Wedding Planning Basics

As your big day approaches, if you feel you would benefit from some additional support, The Basics can be combined with my On The Day Co-ordination service. This is an extremely popular choice for couples who wish to undertake a proportion of the wedding planning work themselves, but want complete peace of mind.

On The Day Co-ordination

Avoid stress and worry during the final stages of preparation and enjoy the countdown to your wedding day.

My On The Day Co-ordination service enables you to relax in the run up to your perfect day and gives you the time and space to enjoy it.

I will meet with you, ideally at your venue, no later than six weeks before your wedding, in order to understand your existing plans. I will ask all of the important questions in order to understand what really matters to you. I then take responsibility for contacting all your suppliers to introduce myself and ensure everyone involved understands precisely what is expected of them.

During the final few weeks leading up to your wedding, I handle all the e-mails, telephone calls and last minute questions which you may not have time to deal with. I will review each of your suppliers’ contracts and highlight any potential ‘gotchas’ which in your initial excitement, you might have overlooked.

This means that you are able to relax during the run up to your wedding knowing that your wedding plans are in supremely capable hands.