Hello there! In February, we exhibited at The Un-WEDDING Show, and in March we participated in Most Curious Fair, and even though the shows were very different, we were asked the same sort of question from the couples we met. So we thought we would write this blog post to answer your FAQ.
1. What is a wedding planner?
Wedding planners are all about the logistics, from supplier referrals and contract negotiation to day-of execution of your visions. I will be your one point of contact for every aspect of your wedding. Hiring us frees up a huge amount of your time. This is time that would be spent researching, interviewing, vetting, selecting, co-ordinating and following up with wedding suppliers to ensure they stick to delivery timelines. We can save you from having to research how to avoid expensive mistakes.
2. I love your stand, did you design it?
Yes, I did! I also provide styling services, helping with the creative specifics of your wedding day. On the day itself I ensure everything is set up as it should be and problem solve any styling related issues.
3. My venue has a coordinator, do I need a wedding planner?
Your venue coordinator essentially works for the venue. He or she is there to be the point of contact between the bride and the venue staff. They are there to make sure that basic venue facilities, as agreed upon explicitly and contractually, are available to you and your guests. Your venue coordinator is there to protect the interests of the venue and honor your contact.
As your planner I work for you, and am there solely to ensure that you have a perfect day from start to finish and it’s exactly as you’d envisaged. We can help you source suppliers right down to creating the design concept, planning the schedule of the day and making sure every last detail is in place. We therefore know the ins and outs of your wedding day to the same level of detail (and sometimes more) as you, so we are best equipped to manage the day.
4. Will you be there on my wedding day?
Of course, we want to see you through it all and make sure the day you’ve worked on goes perfectly. Unlike many other wedding planning companies, we don’t leave until your last guest does, that means we stay until the very end. We want you to end the best night of your life on a high note. We don’t want you cleaning up, schlepping boxes and gifts or generally having to worry about anything at all. We double check everything with your venue and rented items, ensuring you get back your full deposits.
5. Aren’t wedding planners expensive?
No! Hiring a wedding planner doesn’t always have to be expensive. There are different service options we offer, which come with different prices. We can save you money through professional discounts, and our expertise may help you avoid expensive mistakes. We have a planning package for just £100!
6. I haven’t found a venue yet, isn’t it too early to get a wedding planner?
Our full planning service assists with your entire planning process (including venue selection). Choosing the right wedding venue is the most time consuming part of your wedding planning and we can help! We will produce a short list of suitable options for you to choose from, before arranging viewings, which we will be happy to attend with you. When you have selected your perfect venue, we will assist you with negotiating any final details with your chosen venue, and reviewing the final quotation to ensure you receive the very best deal.
7. I’m getting married in 3 months can you still help?
Yes yes yes! Hiring us as your on-the-day coordinator will help to alleviate a lot of the stress associated with the final weeks of planning as well as reducing the pressure often associated with day-of logistics. You should be able to enjoy your special day, not worrying about planned details and execution on the day of your wedding! We can step in the month before to ensure everything is finalised and ready to go for your big day.
Please contact Perfectly Planned 4 You for your complimentary consultation so we can be a part of your special day!