Not unlike any memorable journey, it all begins with a few simple steps…
Your Initial Consultation
Your wedding is a celebration of your story as a couple.
The extent to which this is understood by your Wedding Planner will have a significant bearing on their ability to personalise the experience for you and your guests.
During the initial consultation, your planner should seek to understand your vision for the perfect day and the level of support and assistance you need to achieve this.
They should demonstrate a level of competence, expertise and passion which inspires and excites you as you embark upon this life changing journey together. Learn more about UK Destination Weddings by booking a call with me - Book your consultation here.
Irrespective of how much money you are comfortable spending on your wedding, an experienced Wedding Planner will provide the appropriate guidance to ensure that your priorities are identified and your overall budget is allocated correctly. Expect your planner to have a detailed discussion with you and provide you with supporting tools to enable you to calculate and keep track of your overall spend.
If you don’t already have a venue in mind, your planner will help you to identify your criteria and will invest the necessary time and effort to search for venues which meet that criteria before shortlisting and presenting options to you. Also you can check out my blog on What Makes A Winning Wedding Venue here. They will visit potential venues with you or on your behalf and will review contracts and negotiate terms in order to achieve the best possible value for money. In doing so, they will probably ask questions based on their experience of running weddings which may not even cross your mind, this experience alone is invaluable. Their focus should be on ensuring the venue is equipped to deliver precisely the type of wedding you wish to have.
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. A Full Service Wedding Planner’s 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, your planner should present you with a number of available options that meet your criteria. Then, during meetings and consultations with key people such as your Caterer, Photographer and Florist, they should ask all the questions you do not think of, ensuring you avoid any pitfalls you may otherwise encounter.
Your Wedding Planning Road Map
Above all, a UK Destination Full Service Wedding Planner’s job is to help you to prepare for your perfect day. They are accountable for making sure your priorities are taken care of and that absolutely nothing is overlooked.
First things first… expect your planner to present you with a road map. A step by step process outlining the order in which your priorities are being taken care of. This, combined with regular progress updates and prompts should provide you with all the confidence and peace of mind you need. Learn more about Full Service Wedding Planning through my guide - click here to download
Final Stage Preparation
Around six weeks before the wedding is when the real fun begins, when it is time to finalise every detail. With a UK Destination Full Service Wedding Planner, you can relax in the knowledge that everything is being taken care of. You will not need to worry about responding to the endless emails and calls that you would otherwise have to deal with if you were planning your wedding yourself. Your planner will ensure that all of the necessary conversations with vendors take place, arrangements will be finalised and a detailed timeline or 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
From the point at which the first vendor arrives, your planner will be the single point of contact for you and everyone else involved to manage your On The Day Co-ordination. Besides overseeing the logistics of the day and managing all of your vendors, they will take care of some of the details such as correctly pinning on buttonholes, ensuring members of your Bridal party, Groomsmen and Ushers understand their roles, queueing music for your ceremony and making any necessary announcements. Learn more about On The Day Co-ordination through my guide - click here to download