FAQ

In my 10 years experience in the wedding industry I have been asked almost every question you could imagine about weddings, parties and planning them! I have complied a list below of the most popular questions that I get asked so that you can get quick answers to the important questions. 

Why do I need a wedding planner?


A wedding planner is there to help ease your planning burden and save you time and stress whilst planning your wedding. We want you to enjoy the process and build up to your big day and dont want you to be stressed and worried that something isnt done. We will also be on site at your wedding to make sure everything runs smoothly so you can enjoy your day with your loved ones. Wedding planners are usually hired for couples that are short of time with busy work schedules and social lives and its easier to hand the planning over to a professional to look after for you. For my top 10 reasons on why you should hire a wedding planner click here




Will I still be in control of my wedding if I book a planner?


Absolutely! 100%! The wedding is all about you as a couple, it is a reflection of your personalities that your guests will look back on for the years to come. You put a great deal of emotion, time and money into creating the day you have always dreamed of, a wedding planner is simply there to listen to all of your ideas and desires and work alongside you to help these things happen. A good wedding planner will advise you and be open and honest about their opinion if things wont work or aren’t possible but we will always have your best interest at heart. We are there to ease your planning burden and make the planning process enjoyable for you both.




My venue has a wedding coordinator, isnt a planner the same thing?


Having worked as both I would always suggest having a wedding planner as well as a venue coordinator as they both offer different jobs. The venue coordinator employed by the venue so is making sure the venue side is running correctly but a planner is employed by you and is working for you and making sure everything else is in place and correct. Read more about this in my blog post




I'm not sure which service I need, can we speak to you before deciding?


Of course! With any of my services I offer a no obligation consultation where we will chat about your wedding, get to know each other a bit better, how I work and your ideas for your wedding day. I will then follow up on this consultation with a full proposal which will outline everything we have spoken about and the service that I think is best suited to your needs.




Will you be there on the wedding day?


Of course! No matter what planning service of mine you book I will be there on the day to coordinate.




I want to host pre and post wedding events, can you help with this to?


Yes! The full and partial planning service include pre and post event planning if required, however if you have booked a different service, pre and post events are not included in the price but I would be happy to plan these for you at an additional fee.




How long after our engagement should we contact a planner?


The sooner the better! Wedding planners have a range a services to help you at any stage of your planning but it depends on the kind of help you think you might need. A timeline for full planning would be anywhere from 9-24 months as this covers every aspect of your wedding planning. Partial planning is approx 6 months before and On the Day starts 4-6 weeks before but you can book this service prior to the work starting. Ideally for a full plan we would say to book a planner before you book your venue as we may be able to find you some hidden gems that arent on online directories. But keep in mind that most planners have a limit to the amount of full planning clients they can take on in a year so that we can give you as much of our undivided attention as we can.




I've already started my planning is it too late to hire a planner?


Not at all! We are here to help no matter what stage of your planning you are at, we can tailor our services to meet your needs. So if you have already booked a venue but think you could use a planners help for the rest, no problem!




Where are you based?


I am based in Essex, in the goregous town of Leigh on Sea. The majority of the weddings and parties I plan are in Essex, London and the Home Counties but I am happy to travel through out the UK for my clients.




Are you Insured?


Yes, I am fully covered by Public Lbaility Insurance




I have some further questions how can I contact you?


Please feel free to email me at oneoake@outlook.com and I will be more than happy to answer any questions you have! I look forward to hearing from you!




Are there any hiden fees in your packages that we would need to be aware of before booking?


Following our consultation you will recieve a bespoke proposal outling all fees. Depending on the location of your wedding or party I may need to charge travel or accomodation expenses, but this would all be mentioned prior to confirming your booking so you are aware if this will be applicable to your event.





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