Wedding Planning Consultations – What do they involve?

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Wedding Planning Consultations – What are they for?

As a multi-award-winning UK Wedding Planner, there’s nothing I love more than getting to know my couples! Today, I’d like to chat with you about the purpose of having a wedding consultation, what’s involved, and how it helps me understand the vision for your wedding plans.

The Wedding Consultation – We get to know each other!

At One Curious Dream, I’m incredibly lucky that every single one of the weddings I plan is as unique as my couples – there’s no one size fits all or cookie cutter wedding planning packages here!

So, my starting point is always to find out more about you as a couple – what are your likes, what’s your story and what makes you tick. Don’t worry, I won’t ask deep and personal questions about your relationship, this is more a fact-finding mission to find out about your lives in order to understand your vision.

On the flip side, you’ll get to know me too! I work in a pretty relaxed way and would consider myself to be a very approachable, down-to-earth person. I like to think I have wicked sense of humour as well, but I’ll let you be the judge of that!

My wedding planning style is organised but relaxed, after all, I really want you to enjoy the process too. Deciding to hire a wedding planner is a big step and as I work so closely with my couples, it’s really important that we gel and get along with another. The relationship I have with my couples is one based on trust, I want you to feel that whilst I’ll still bring the creativity and the big ideas, that your wedding will always be in the safest of hands.

The consultation gives you the chance to ask questions about my background, approach and experience – really important to check all three when considering hiring any wedding planner! It’s the biggest day of your lives, after all, why leave things to chance?

2.The Wedding Consultation – The vision

As well as getting to know you, I also need to find out more about your initial wedding plans. At this stage, I’m not expecting you to have everything figured out.

Some of my couples already know exactly what they would like for their wedding, and others just know that they want to get married. My wedding consultation is designed for us to dig a little deeper and help you shape the direction you’d like to head in with the wedding overall giving you clarity and a path to follow.

3.The Wedding Consultation – The process

During the consultation, I’ll also take the opportunity to tell you how I work my (award-winning!) wedding planning magic. Most people won’t have hired a wedding planner before, so this my opportunity to tell you how I work, what I can do for you and the wedding planning timeline and process that I follow. It’s worth noting that I adapt my wedding planning services to work around your specific requirements, so everything I do is bespoke and tailored to you.

At the end of the consultation, I’ll take my notes and prepare a bespoke proposal based on our discussions, and this will include how I can help and the fee for my wedding planning service.

I usually like to host my wedding planning consultations in person over a cocktail/cuppa or cake – but, given the current state of affairs, my initial consultations are currently being held online. I’ll always find a time to suit you, so if you’d like to book a free wedding planning consultation with me, I’d love to hear from you!

Book directly here or drop me a line at hello@onecuriousdream.com.

As an elite member of the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners, I adhere to a strict code of conduct and do not accept commission for my wedding planning recommendations. Working from my London and Norwich studios, I plan weddings for amazing couples right across the UK.

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