FAQs

Everything you need to know

Who are your typical clients?

Our clients are awesome; their ultimate goal is marriage and they want their wedding day to be a true celebration and reflection of them as a couple. They’re not particularly bothered if it rains on their wedding day, as long as they get to walk down the aisle and get amazing photos. As a couple, guest comfort is really important to them; they want their guests to have a wonderful day. Our clients like hiring professional vendors to get the job done properly; they trust us and know we will guide them in their decision making, to create their vision, whether it is incorporating special design elements personal to them or wowing their guests with a special moment.

Do you plan same-sex weddings ?

Absolutely….. we believe marriage is about love not gender and we celebrate love !

We support marriage equality and have a team of fantastic vendors that would love to create a spectacular day for you. You can choose to host your wedding from our extensive list of awesome venues from the most fabulous Irish castles, majestic manors, boutique hotels to stunning coastal venues, the choices are limitless !

What are your business hours?

Our office hours are Monday to Thursday 9.00am – 4.00pm.

If you’re trying to reach us later in the week, please allow 48-72 hours for us to reply because we are probably off executing gorgeous events for our current clients !

But don’t worry, we will commit to the same focus when your big day comes !

Do you charge for an initial consultation?

Our initial consultations are complimentary.

This is a chance for us to get to know each other and to determine what you need and how we can help you. Before our consultation, we ask you to fill out our questionnaire, to get some information about your wedding.  If you are a destination couple or can’t meet us in person, we will schedule a WhatsApp call with you to discuss details and get a more defined vision of your wedding.

What is your planning process?

Our planning process begins once we receive your inquiry based on the information you give us. We want to develop ideas for your wedding day as early as your first call. From there, we will send you a proposal. Once a signed contract and a 50% retainer are received, we hold the date and get to work planning your beautiful day.

Full Service Planning

Following our initial consultation, we begin pairing you with our “A Team” vendors that will best match your wishes and style. We set up and attend vendor meetings with or on your behalf and assist in securing their services. We guide you through the wedding planning process and help you keep track of all the details. While you are trying on dresses and doing the fun stuff, we will get to work on the logistics of the day, from start to finish.

Partial Planning

Following a consultation and depending on the level of planning you have already completed yourself, we will go through vendor recommendations, plan the logistics of the wedding, offer professional advice to manage the day for you etc.

Wedding Day Management

About 6-8 weeks before the wedding, we meet you for a venue walk-through and begin coordinating details with all of your vendors and develop timelines/final documents to ensure your wedding vision is brought to life. All the above services include conducting the rehearsal and coordinating the wedding day. We love to learn from our clients and follow up after every wedding to thank you for allowing us to be part of your special day and to get feedback from you.

I’m getting married in a church - will you still do my rehearsal and ceremony?

Usually most churches prefer to handle the rehearsal of the ceremony, but we will be there to make sure they don’t forget anything, as well as go over the order of service, music timings, clarify set up items for the ceremony and handle any other issues – both before and on the day.

My venue already has an in-house wedding coordinator....Do I really need a planner?

YES you do !!

A wedding coordinator at a venue and a Wedding Planner are two VERY different jobs. The venue’s wedding coordinator manages the venue and the venue’s needs; they look after the catering, food and beverage choices you have made for your wedding and are there to ensure your food is served on time.

Your wedding planner focuses on YOUR needs to ensure an incredible wedding day. We manage all vendor relationships, ceremony, wedding day timelines, set-up, décor, entertainment etc.

The venue’s wedding coordinator works for the venue and has the venue’s best interest in mind, they are not involved in any part of your wedding day other than helping you choose the food and beverage on the day and also the timing of your arrival for your reception. Also, there is unfortunately, a high turnover of Event Managers in hotels so the Wedding Coordinator that you initially booked with may not actually be there by the time your big day comes around.

As your Wedding Planner, We are completely focused on you as a couple, to make sure the vision that we have been planning with you, comes to life on the day. We are there to sort out all the logistical matters and to look after ALL the details on the day. We are the number one point of contact for all suppliers involved. We plan, design, and style every element of your wedding from start to finish. We create timelines for her entire day, from the moment you start getting your hair and make up done in the morning until your DJ has played the last song. We are there for you from initial consultation right to the last dance on your wedding day, guiding you all the way and making sure that you have the most incredible wedding experience.

How much involvement will my planner have?

As much or as little as you want us! Our level of involvement depends entirely on the event-planning package you book and your personal preferences. Some clients want to relax and let us take care of everything they need on their wedding day. Other clients will have every little detail planned out and are just looking for someone to ensure their vision is carried out on the day.

Will my planner work alone or with assistants on my wedding day?

All our events include a team, so you can be sure your event will be spectacular !

The number of assistants on the day will depend on the size of your wedding to ensure your day unfolds flawlessly, we’ve got you covered and we’ve got your back !

Our team is awesome…. in fact, Rachel call’s them the A-Team …… they absolutely love their work and take great pride in creating awesome events for our clients !

How much does it cost to have a Wedding Planner?

That all depends on the type of service you need and how much help you need with planning your wedding. We offer Full Service, Partial Service and Wedding Day Coordination. If you have no idea where to start and are finding all the details are just too overwhelming or if you have a vision but do not know how to execute it, then our Full Service Package is for you. Maybe you have some of the planning done, but are having trouble in specific areas or you need someone to help you complete your wedding vision and tie everything together, then our Partial Service Package is the way to go. Our Full and Partial Planning Services quotes are customized and specialised for each of our clients. Pricing is determined on a number of factors – how big your wedding is, what types of services you need us to help with, where your wedding is located just to name a few. Because each wedding is different and our couples have different needs and wants, we offer a free consultation to get to know each other better and how we can best work together. If you have made all the arrangements for your big day and want to be able to enjoy your day stress free and enjoy all of the hard work that you have put into planning a perfect day, our Wedding Day Coordination Service is for you. We start working with you 4 – 6 weeks prior to the wedding. We will tie up loose ends, confirm your vendors, develop your timeline and much more. We are with you from the rehearsal, all the way through the wedding day to make sure the day runs smoothly and is exactly how you envisioned. Limited dates are available for Wedding Day Coordination services.

We have a few more questions before getting started. Can I call you to discuss further?

No problem !

We would love to answer any questions you may have and highly encourage our clients to schedule a complimentary consultation so we can get all of your questions answered.

Please feel free to call me on 086 8298706

If you are planning a destination wedding here in Ireland, we can pop on WhatsApp for a chat.