Frequently Asked Questions
My wedding venue already has a wedding coordinator, why do I need a wedding planner?
The role of an in-house wedding coordinator belonging to a venue is quite different to that of a dedicated wedding planner. A venue coordinator will handle your booking, help you set up, and will likely coordinate the major elements of your day.
Whereas a dedicated wedding planner will support you with vision, style and décor planning, and will source the very best suppliers at the best value for money – from your photographer, florist and band, right down to your transport, stationary and smallest thank you gifts. We’ll project and budget manage every last detail, with detailed timelines and individual itineraries for each supplier. We’ll advise what to include in your stationary, ceremony and announcements, and can even manage your invitation creation and RSVPs. We’ll also provide a décor and floral trial session prior to the day. As your dedicated wedding planner, we’ll know exactly how everything is to be set up at your venue, so you won’t need to explain or oversee anything. When it comes to managing the day itself, we will naturally be better placed for managing your suppliers, having already liaised with them for several months – possibly even up to a year.
However there is no reason that a wedding planner and a venue coordinator can’t work together on the day; your planner to manage every precise detail and all the suppliers, and your coordinator to manage their in-house staff and the general structure of the day.
How much do your services cost?
Each and every wedding is always so different to the next, and that’s why our prices and services are fully tailorable to suit your precise needs. Our most cost effective Supplier Search service starts from just £250-£500, and our On the Day support starts from just £500. Two/three months’ support, style planning, full planning, and other bespoke options are also available. Feel free to drop us an email or a message via our contact page for more details and we’d be happy to discuss how we can tailor our support to you.
Alternatively you can begin to explore our example personalised price guide HERE.
Can I use my own suppliers?
Absolutely. However we still always recommend our trusted suppliers to couples. This is because we know they’re reliable, we have worked with them before, we know they deliver a quality, personalised service, and we can ensure that you’ll receive the best value for money. But if there’s a particular supplier you’d like to use, that’s fine too, we’ll work closely with them to ensure we deliver your perfect vision.
Where do our meetings take place?
Your very first meeting with Cat is usually conducted in your home, or over video call, or perhaps even your favourite café. The second meeting needs to be face to face so that we can explore colour and décor options effectively. Your third styling mock-up meeting will be in the studio of our trusted décor and floral experts, accompanied by Cat.
Can I still be involved in the planning?
Of course! It’s up to you how much support you need from us. Naturally, it’s best to agree who will be managing what, but by the very fact that you’re involved in every decision, it really is a co-planning journey from the start. We’re simply here for guidance and to make it all happen!
What if there’s something I’m not keen on?
Everything we create is 100% tailored to your individual ideas and personal style. We’ll always explore every avenue together, and fine tune your vision and style priorities in the early stages to ensure that we’re on the same page; never actioning anything without your say-so. However, if as time goes on there’s something you’d prefer differently, that’s ok, we’ll always work with you for no extra charge until everything is perfect.
Are you insured? Yes absolutely. We have full public liability cover.
How do I book?
To secure your booking we ask for a 40% non-refundable deposit, followed by two further instalments in the run up to your day. However our supplier and venue search services, and any other services booked on or less than 90 days before your day are to be paid in full upon booking.
I’m interested, what’s the next step?
We always begin with a really informal, completely free, and no obligation telephone consultation; more of a chat really. It’s here that we start to get to know each other, discuss your priorities and the things that matter most to you, talk through any queries that you might have, and how our journey together would typically start to take shape. So just drop us an email or a message via our contact page and we’ll be happy to arrange a call for a time that suits you best.