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QUESTIONS

The easiest way to get answers to any questions you might have is to arrange a chat here. You’ll find some common questions about my approach to wedding and event planning on this page, which may help you out in the meantime.

I’m not sure I need a wedding planner. What can you do for me?

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Well, apart from creating a kick-ass wedding that exceeds everyone’s wildest dreams… I can absolutely guarantee that my expertise will reduce your stress, and make the planning process a more enjoyable experience. Whether it’s the logistics and admin side of things, or the creative input and design elements that are causing you pain, I’ll streamline your to-do list and take tasks off your hands to leave you with the fun bits that play to your strengths. I’ll be with you every step of the way, from our initial consultation, through supplier sourcing and design, to the day itself. Also, apparently it takes an average of around 200 hours to plan a wedding… That’s enough to keep ME busy and it’s my job!

How can we find out more?

The first step – no matter how far along you are with your wedding planning – is a free, no-strings-attached consultation. We’re going to be spending a lot of time together so I want to find out lots about you and what makes you tick, hear all the details about your life together, and the plans and dreams you have for your big day. I’m not just being nosey, it’s what enables me to offer you a flexible service built around your needs and you can see for yourself how I respond to your ideas. If that sounds exciting, then we’re a great match! If you prefer to buy into a fixed wedding look with set packages before you make contact, then there are other great planners who do that.

OK, so what exactly does working with a planner entail?

Once you’ve booked me as your wedding planner, I’ll start finding you the perfect venue. Whether you’re after urban warehouse chic, stately home elegance or a rustic festival vibe, I’ll bring you a shortlist of carefully researched options that suit your needs. Once we’ve sorted where your wedding will take place, it’s time to get designing. Using Pinterest and other resources, I’ll put together a series of moodboards showing colours, themes and other ideas for each part of the day. Together, we’ll source a talented team of suppliers who can bring the design brief to life. I’ll be on hand to help keep track of everything as the planning progresses, providing you with schedules and timelines, and having regular update calls and meetings. Remember, this is your wedding, and you are in charge. Tell me which tasks you’re not enjoying, and ‘poof’ they’re off your hands. Last but not least, on the day itself, you’ll be able to relax knowing I’m there – liaising with suppliers, keeping the schedule running and making sure your focus isn’t diverted from having the best day of your lives.

What sort of weddings do you work on?

I specialise in not having a set style of wedding. I’ve worked on a diverse range of wonderful celebrations – from boutique hotels and ultra-cool London restaurants, to wild and whimsical teepee weddings, and everything in between. The thread that ties all of these together is my complete focus on my couples. Your guests will be able to walk into your wedding and immediately see that everything has been stylishly curated as a reflection of you and your unique story, and you’ll have a day to remember for the rest of your lives.

I’ve got a Pinterest board and loads of ideas. Will you be able to work with them?

Yes, I love it when my clients have lots to bring to the table – even from the first consultation we’ll be buzzing with ideas, and it makes the design stage of the process all the more fun if there’s lots to go on from the get go. Planning this wedding is a collaboration. I am part of your team, and my overall goal is to help you translate what you’ve got in your heads into reality, so you don’t need to worry that I’ll take over and you’ll be left feeling out of control.

But what if I find Pinterest terrifying and am totally stuck for inspiration?

That is completely ok too. The early stages of the planning process with me will really help you work through this, and I am 100% confident that you’ll end up with a design brief full of creative touches and gorgeous ideas. Once we get chatting and you tell me your love story, we’ll be able to join the dots and find design elements that capture your personalities and your love for each other. Hands down, this is my favourite part of the job!

What happens on the wedding day?

The key thing that happens, is that you relax and enjoy every moment! I’ll be there from first thing in the morning until the dancefloor is packed, taking care of all the details just as we’ve planned and making sure everything runs on schedule. I’ll be equipped with my trusty lists, detailing every tiny aspect of the day. If a supplier has a question, or a guest needs some information, I’m there. Don’t worry, you won’t see me in the background of all of your photographs – my presence will be an unobtrusive one – but I’ll make myself available to reassure, style, and organise as required.

We don’t live anywhere near where we want to get married. Is that a problem?

If this is your situation, I can make life so much easier for you – I’m your team member on the ground with local knowledge and a stellar list of connections. I’ve worked with couples coming from all over the world to get married in London or the South East of England, and we’ve figured out a way to deal with the challenges without any problems. Skype and email will see us through differing time zones and meetings!

OK, I’m interested. How do we move forward from here?

Send me an email, and we’ll get your free consultation booked in to discuss things in more detail.

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020 8787 5187
weddings@alwaysandri.co.uk

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