FAQ's

 

    1. Why do I need a planner?

On average it takes 250 hours to plan a wedding. That is a lot of hours, as well as the day to day family, work life and so much more you put in your day. Planning your wedding should be enjoyable and stress free, I as a wedding planner can help with that and ‘be’ some of those extra hours for you.

    2. What do you do as wedding planner?

By working with me you can be assured that as well as bringing my professionalism, experience and skills to plan your wedding day, I will be there for you every step of the way as your wedding planner and a friend.

    3. How do I choose a venue?

You need to consider your budget and what you are willing to spend on the venue and what packages the venue provides within the price.

    4. How to choose a supplier?

Consider your budget, how much you are willing to spend on a supplier.

    5. Do I have artificial or real flowers?

There are a number of positives and negatives to having real or artificial flowers and it all depends on what you see in your version to have.

    6. How many bridesmaids do I have?

You can have as many bridesmaids as you like but also this depends on your budget and how much you are willing to spend on outfits.

    7. How many best men to have?

You can have as many best men as you like but also this depends on your budget and how much you are willing to spend on outfits. These can also be men or female depending on the groom’s link to friends.

    8. Do I need to toss the bouquet?

A variety of factors are to be considered when thinking about do I or do I not toss the bouquet. You need to consider how many of your women guests are single? and if you have artificial flowers would you like to give those flowers away?

    9. Where people sit at the wedding?

Traditionally the bride’s guests sit on the left facing the alter and the groom’s guests sit to the right. But this can vary depending on the couple and it can be mix it up.

 

    10. Do I need to include a dress code in the invite?

The only reason you would need to include a dress code in the invite and that is if you are looking at a theme wedding and would like your guests to be dressed in a specific way. If you have a theme wedding but does not need a specific dress code, then nothing needs to be mentioned.

 

    11. What do I need to know about my venues contract?

There can be a lot of fine print in venue contracts so always make the time to read the fine print and ask questions if there is anything you are not clear about.

    12. What type of food should I provide at the wedding breakfast?

This all depends on your venue and what they offer you.

    13. What type of food should I provide in the evening?

Most traditional foods provided in the evening is a buffet style.

 

    14. Do I need to do welcome bags for out of town guests?

This is optional and down to the couple.

    15. Do I have to have favours?

This is an option down to the couple to whether you want to provide favours or not.

    16. What happens on the day?

The most important thing is that you enjoy your day and that is what all my energy as your planner goes towards.

    17. Should I allow children to attend the wedding?

This all comes down to preferences of the couple.

​    18. Do we have to book all our suppliers through you?

No not at all, in your initial meeting with myself I will establish your vision with you and what preferences you have, along with how much planning and what services you would like from me. I will then work out conservatively with you which suppliers you would like to book, I will provide well established and highly recommended suppliers from my supplier list and contact the supplier I feel will suit your needs and budget.

    19.  How can we know that you are recommending the best suppliers/venues for us and not the ones who will pay you the most?

All of my suppliers pay me the exact same percentage so you can be assured that I handpick the best option for you and if a supplier offers us more than our trade discount I pass that saving straight to you!. I only work with suppliers who have been recommended to me or who I have particularly chosen. I have a careful selection process considering their price, quality and reliability before I decide to work with each one.

    20.  Can we refer a supplier to you?

Of course! I always welcome recommendations from my couples. Just send an email to emma@emmalouiseweddingplanner.com with the supplier’s name and contact details and a short review. I will then contact them and see if a partnership would be mutually agreeable.

     21. What if something does not go to plan?

Unfortunately, as with everything in life we cannot absolutely guarantee that nothing will ever go wrong. However, with careful planning, select suppliers and our ability to keep calm and think creatively when any unforeseen circumstances arise, I can ensure that effective solutions are found.

    22. Oh No! We have already booked our suppliers, but our friend has recommended we contact you, can we still work with you?

Yes of course! As my way of working is a little different to other planners, I often have couples contact at the "Crisis Stage" This is when you have booked all of your major suppliers and either don't know what steps to take next, or your work life balance is getting hectic and you need a helping hand or you just want to pass the "boring bits" over and enjoy your special day. In each case I sit with you and work out what else you may need whether it's just wedding day management or a little more planning and then send you a bespoke estimate for you to consider.

    23. Does hiring a wedding planner mean I will have less control over my wedding arrangements?

Not at all. If you choose to work with myself through my full package or partial package, I start with a free consultation to establish your requirements. You may already have decided on the venue(s) for your wedding, in which case just bring along their contact details. Then I will take some time discussing exactly what you want from this special day, and we will make some suggestions as to how these aims can be best achieved. I will draw up a comprehensive plan for you to review, including a detailed budget breakdown. But ultimately, all the decisions are yours; I will just make suggestions where needed. Then I will do the legwork for you!

 

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