I’lf you’re thinking of hiring a UK destination wedding planner, then today’s blog will be the perfect read for you!
Planning a UK wedding from overseas isn’t for the faint-hearted! As well as not having local knowledge of amazing wedding venues and wedding suppliers, the time difference can cause issues and understanding UK wedding processes can also be tricky! However, planning the most significant event of your life shouldn’t be filled with worry and anxiety, you should be able to enjoy the wedding planning process no matter where you are based!
As a multi-award-winning UK wedding planner, I work with amazing couples worldwide who are hoping to plan a destination wedding in the UK, particularly across London, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge & Essex. Let me share why hiring an amazing wedding planner will ensure you can enjoy a stress-free wedding planning journey!
How can a wedding planner help you plan a UK wedding if you live abroad?
Well, first of all, a great wedding planner will have local knowledge and expertise. This means they’ll have a comprehensive portfolio of wedding venues for you to shortlist and will also have relationships with fantastic wedding suppliers to recommend to you. Working with a UK wedding planner means you’ll tap into their knowledge and can be sure that the venue and suppliers you hire for your wedding are of the right quality. This doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll recommend the most expensive options, simply that they will find the right fit for you both.
What does a UK destination wedding planner do?
As well as recommending your wedding venue and wedding suppliers, your wedding planner will be a local presence in the UK throughout the wedding planning journey. They’ll attend meetings on your behalf and ensure you are kept updated throughout the wedding planning process. At One Curious Dream, I want my wedding planning clients to always feel connected to and in control of their wedding plans, so we meet as often as we need to, with no restrictions on the time I dedicate to planning your wedding with you.
Many couples find it challenging to plan a UK wedding whilst based overseas, especially as different time zones can cause issues.
With many wedding suppliers working standard office hours, delays can be generated in communicating with your suppliers, leading to problems further down the line. Hiring an experienced wedding planner to manage the wedding venue and wedding supplier relationship will mean that you can focus on the fun aspects of planning your wedding, rather than trying to work around somebody else’s schedule.
With a whole host of technology on offer, I regularly use Zoom, Teams, Facetime and Skype to meet with my clients and always work happily across different time zones. I’ll often book in a breakfast meeting here in the UK, whilst my clients are enjoying sundowner cocktails on the other side of the world!
Where are your overseas wedding planning clients based?
At One Curious Dream, I’m currently working with clients as far afield as Australia and New Zealand, as well as those a little closer to home in America and Europe, so am very used to working unusual hours to accommodate meetings. I aim to do everything in my power to tailor my wedding planning services to your requirements, so don’t be afraid to ask for early morning, evening or weekend meetings if that better suits you.
So how do you find the best wedding planner in the UK to help you plan your wedding?
Firstly, take a good look at each wedding planner’s website and social media profiles. You’ll get a good feel for the style of weddings they plan and will also be able to see if they regularly work with couples planning a wedding from overseas. Ensuring your wedding planner has relevant experience working with overseas clients is essential, so don’t be afraid to ask them when you meet.
It’s worth hiring a wedding planner who is a member of the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners. You can then guarantee that the wedding planner will have passed a number of rigorous quality checks and will also guarantee that they don’t take commission or referral fees from suppliers.
Finally, take a look at their reviews or testimonials, not just on their website but in independent spaces such as Google.
If you’re based overseas but are looking to plan a wedding in the UK, I’d love to help.
I plan and style wow-factor weddings predominantly throughout London, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge & Essex as well as further afield throughout the UK.