Wedding Planning Essentials

The Fundamentals of Wedding Planning

If you have found the perfect wedding venue but are struggling to source all the resources you need, the Essentials is the perfect solution for you.

Perhaps you live remotely from your venue?  You might even be preparing to host your wedding in a marquee at home?

The Essentials connects you with ALL the vendors you’ll need.

You’ll also have unlimited access to me throughout the wedding planning process, ensuring you never lose sight of your wedding planning goals.

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Supplier Selection

Following an initial Inspiration Hour, you’ll have access to my extensive directory of time-served and trusted contacts.

Choosing all the suppliers you need to create your perfect day is one of the most important and time-consuming aspects of planning a wedding. Ideally, you want to create a harmonious team who will work cohesively in your best interests. But this is only easy when you know how!

Having gained a clear understanding of your vision, wishes and desires, I will advise you on ALL the resources you’ll need. I will then source and negotiate with suppliers who I know and trust, and 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 later regret.

With my support, ALL the suppliers you engage and their style, personalities and products will be the right fit for you and your vision.

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Trust Throughout the Wedding Planning Process

Besides scheduling regular progress calls, I use sophisticated online project management software, delivering real time updates and prompts directly to your mobile device.

Working with me is exactly like having a wedding P.A who ensures that absolutely no aspect of your wedding is overlooked. This enables you to relax and enjoy the best bits without being burdened by the more mundane tasks you know you are unlikely to have time to deal with.

Not unlike any memorable journey, it all begins with a few simple steps;

Your Story

Your wedding is a celebration of your story as a couple. The extent to which I understand this has a significant bearing on my ability to personalise the experience for you and your guests. I will seek to understand the experiences you have enjoyed together as well as your vision for your perfect day and the level of support and assistance you need to achieve this. You can expect me to demonstrate a level of competence, expertise and passion which inspires and excites you as you embark upon this life changing journey together.


Your Budget

Irrespective of how much money you are comfortable spending on your wedding, I will provide the appropriate guidance to ensure that your priorities are identified and your overall budget is allocated correctly. I will provide you with supporting tools to enable you to calculate and manage your overall spend.


Vendor Selection

This is arguably the most time-consuming aspect of planning a wedding, with so many suppliers to engage!

Where to start? Who to trust? Fear not! My contact directory is a priceless resource, guaranteed to save you heaps of time, energy and stress.

Having taken into consideration all of your requirements and carried out the necessary research, I will present to you a number of available options which meet your criteria. Then, during meetings and consultations with suppliers, I will ask all the questions you may not even think of, ensuring you avoid any pitfalls you may otherwise encounter.


On-going Communication

Above all, my job is to help you to prepare for your perfect day – minus the stress! I will be accountable for making sure your priorities are taken care of and that absolutely nothing is overlooked.


Final Stage Preparation

Around six weeks before the wedding is when the real fun begins, when it is time to finalise every detail. As a result of working with me, you can relax in the knowledge that everything is being taken care of.

You will not need to worry about responding to the endless e-mails and calls that you would otherwise have to deal with if you were planning your wedding yourselves.

I will ensure that all of the necessary conversations with vendors take place, arrangements will be finalised and a detailed wedding day plan will be created and circulated to everyone involved. This results in everyone knowing precisely what is expected of them and when, enabling you to relax and ENJOY the build up to your perfect day.


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.

From the point at which the first supplier arrives on the day, I will be the single point of contact for you and everyone else involved.

Besides overseeing the logistics of the day and managing all of your suppliers, I will also take care of details which include but are not limited to correctly pinning on buttonholes, ensuring members of your Bridal party, Groomsmen and Ushers understand their roles, cueing music for your ceremony and making any necessary announcements.


The Cost Benefit

In addition to all the organisation and communication (and stress relief), I will also work very hard to deliver exceptional value for money in relation to each and every aspect of your wedding.

Whilst some wedding and event planners earn commission from the vendors they source and recommend on your behalf, I choose to charge a fixed fee and will focus on generating as much additional value for you as possible.

Often, the suppliers I recommend recognise the fact that I am actively referring business to them. As such, they may offer additional products or services on a complimentary basis, thereby generating and delivering exceptional value to you.

A good example of this is a Photographer offering to extend a standard package by including a pre-wedding photo-shoot, second shooter or to stay for a few additional hours after your first dance free of charge or a Caterer offering complimentary canapes.

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The precise total financial benefit is not easy to quantify from the outset, but it is estimated that it could easily equate to approximately 10% of your overall budget. I will certainly work very hard on your behalf to achieve this.

At the very least, ALL of the suppliers who are recommended to you would be expected to go the extra mile for you, not only because they want to delight you, but because they also need to please me – which ultimately works in your favour.

In a nutshell, you are able to leverage my position in the market and the relationships I have with the best UK based wedding industry suppliers to your advantage.

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