MY

WEDDING PLANNING
SERVICES

HEARTFELT, INTIMATE WEDDINGS & CELEBRATIONS

IN THE MOST IDYLLIC LANDSCAPES & THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, PERFECTLY STYLED AROUND YOU!

01.

The Services

Firstly, let me congratulate you both on your recent engagement! This is such an exciting time for you both but I can understand how daunting the prospect of planning your own wedding can be and how overwhelming everything can get, so I created different services to suit your different needs at different stages of your wedding planning journey.

Thank you so much for requesting more information. You’ll find below the different services I offer my couples, looking for that extra help, when planning a wedding. Please note that all my services and prices are created bespoke and are based on the level of support you need, and the amount of work involved.

Should you like what you see and wish to get a more detailed proposal and quote, then do pop me an email or complete the form at the end of this page, and we can organise our first consultation over cake and cocktails!

I look forward to hearing from you both very soon!

Siobhan x

SOUTH AFRICA

DESTINATION WEDDING PLANNING

Creating heartfelt, intimate weddings in the most idyllic landscapes & the most beautiful destinations perfectly styled around you!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

PRE-WEDDING DAY
  • Guide through the entire process

  • Unlimited meetings, phone calls and emails

  • Fully detailed planning structure and master plan of your wedding planning timeline and wedding checklist

  • Establishing priorities

  • Budget and financial management

  • The perfect venue search

  • Full supplier sourcing, negotiations and management throughout

  • Review of all contracts

  • Etiquette information

  • Creation and execution of your styling and décor including inspiration boards and wedding favours

  • Assistance in ordering your save-the-dates, wedding invitations and all wedding stationery

  • Stuffing and sending your save-the-dates and wedding invitations

  • RSVP management for all your guests

  • Table plan management

  • Coordinating accommodation, transportation and childcare for your guests

  • General advice and consultation

  • Finding the perfect attire for you and your partner

  • Creation of your wedding day timeline and fully comprehensive itineraries

  • Attendance (via Skype unless otherwise arranged) at all your supplier and venue meetings
  • Confirming all your final details with the appropriate suppliers prior to the wedding

  • Ceremony rehearsal management

ON THE WEDDING DAY
  • Coordinating and assisting with your venue set up and breakdown

  • Set-up of all your wedding accessories, including guest book, table plan, place cards and favours

  • The point of contact for all your suppliers and the venue

  • Assisting your family, wedding party and guests as needed

  • Wedding day coordination and management

  • On hand with an emergency wedding kit just in case

  • Discreet handling

  • Dealing with any unforeseen hiccups

  • Directing all parts of your wedding, including the ceremony and the speeches

  • Unlimited time on-site allowing you to enjoy every moment of your wedding day without having to worry about a thing

EXTRAS
  • Assistance with your bridal party styling

  • Assistance with your bridal family styling

  • Coordination of your rehearsal dinner

  • Coordination of your post-wedding breakfast/brunch

  • Sourcing and delivering your guest welcome bags

  • Post wedding day jobs, such as item returns

INVESTMENT

12.5% of your overall budget spend, with a detailed proposal to be provided following our first consultation. A minimum fee of £4,500 applies.

FULL WEDDING

PLANNING
SERVICE

FULL WEDDING

PLANNING SERVICE

Creating beautiful memories, breathtaking moments & joyous occasions for couples that lead busy lives!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

PRE-WEDDING DAY
  • Guide through the entire process

  • Unlimited meetings, phone calls and emails

  • Fully detailed planning structure and master plan of your wedding planning timeline and wedding checklist

  • Establishing priorities

  • Budget and financial management

  • The perfect venue search

  • Full supplier sourcing, negotiations and management throughout

  • Review of all contracts

  • Etiquette information

  • Creation and execution of your styling and décor including inspiration boards and wedding favours

  • Assistance in ordering your save-the-dates, wedding invitations and all wedding stationery

  • Stuffing and sending your save-the-dates and wedding invitations

  • RSVP management for all your guests

  • Table plan management

  • Coordinating accommodation, transportation and childcare for your guests

  • General advice and consultation

  • Finding the perfect attire for you and your partner

  • Creation of your wedding day timeline and fully comprehensive itineraries

  • Attendance at all your supplier and venue meetings

  • Confirming all final details with the appropriate suppliers prior to the wedding

  • Ceremony rehearsal management

ON THE WEDDING DAY
  • Coordinating and assisting with your venue set up and breakdown

  • Set-up of all your wedding accessories, including guest book, table plan, place cards and favours

  • The point of contact for all your suppliers and the venue

  • Assisting your family, wedding party and guests as needed

  • Wedding day coordination and management

  • On hand with an emergency wedding kit just in case

  • Discreet handling

  • Dealing with any unforeseen hiccups

  • Directing all parts of your wedding, including the ceremony and the speeches

  • Unlimited time on-site allowing you to enjoy every moment of your wedding day without having to worry about a thing

EXTRAS
  • Assistance with your bridal party styling

  • Assistance with your bridal family styling

  • Coordination of your rehearsal dinner

  • Coordination of your post-wedding breakfast/brunch

  • Sourcing and delivering your guest welcome bags

  • Post wedding day jobs, such as item returns

INVESTMENT

12.5% of your overall budget spend, with a detailed proposal to be provided following our first consultation. A minimum fee of £4,500 applies.

WEDDING DAY

MANAGEMENT
SERVICE

WEDDING DAY

MANAGEMENT SERVICE

Managing your day to ensure that you thoroughly enjoy every single beautiful moment without having to worry about a thing!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

PRE-WEDDING DAY
  • 1 pre-wedding consultation (at least 6-8 weeks prior to your wedding)

  • Unlimited phone calls and emails (to commence 6-8 weeks prior to your wedding)

  • Creation of your wedding day timeline and fully comprehensive itineraries for all your suppliers

  • Confirming all your final details with the appropriate suppliers prior to your wedding

ON THE WEDDING DAY
  • Coordinating and assisting with your venue set up

  • Set-up of all your wedding accessories, including your guest book, table plan, place cards and favours

  • The point of contact for all your suppliers and your venue

  • Assisting your family, wedding party and guests as needed

  • Wedding day coordination and management

  • On hand with an emergency wedding kit just in case

  • Discreet handling

  • Dealing with any unforeseen hiccups

  • Directing all parts of your wedding, including the ceremony and the speeches

  • Unlimited time on-site allowing you to enjoy every moment of your wedding day without having to worry about a thing

EXTRAS
  • Additional consultations

  • Additional on-site days prior to your wedding and after your wedding

  • Additional assistants required on the day

  • Wedmin assistance

  • Post wedding day jobs, such as item returns

INVESTMENT

Fees are dependent on the work involved and level of support required. This service usually starts 6-8 weeks prior to your big day. Fees start from £950.

HAVE YOU ALREADY STARTED PLANNING YOUR WEDDING

BUT NEED MORE ASSISTANCE THAN WEDDING DAY MANAGEMENT?

Don’t worry we can totally discuss a partial wedding planning service!

02.

YOUR QUESTIONS

I hope that you’ll be able to find some of those answers to your questions here. If you can’t then do pop me an email and I’ll come back to you pronto!

What services do you offer?

I offer 4 different services, depending on what you’re looking for. My wedding planning services include South Africa Destination Wedding Planning, UK Full Wedding Planning and UK Wedding Day Management. I also offer Party and Event Planning too.

Do I need a wedding planner?

Hiring a wedding planning will save you time and will reduce your stress – two major things you could do with when planning your wedding.

Did you know that planning your wedding can take around 250 hours? If you’ve got a family, work away from home, commute, have an extremely busy social life or work life, or just a lot of commitments, then finding those extra 250 hours, to manage and plan your wedding, can prove difficult!

You may not realise it at first, but hiring a wedding planner will indeed save you time, leaving you free to enjoy the finer things in life and (of course) in wedding planning!

My venue has an event coordinator, do I need your services too?

There is a huge misconception that a Venue Coordinator is the same as a Wedding Planner. Unfortunately, that’s just not true.

A Venue Coordinator works for the venue whilst a Wedding Planner works for you!

A Wedding Planner, will manage and coordinate all your deliveries, ensure that everything is set-up exactly to the way you want, manage the running of the day and break it all down in the evening, making sure that everything is packed correctly ready for collection. Whereas a Venue Coordinator, may take deliveries, but it’s not their job to manage them and coordinate with the suppliers, nor is it their job to set-up all your decor, break it all down or make sure the best man is ready for his speeches.

There are a lot of benefits to hiring a wedding planner. I’ve written a blog post about this very subject. Do pop over for a read, if you’d like to know more!

We've never been to the UK before, will this be a problem?

Not at all! You’ll absolutely love it here!

Though if you wanted to organise a trip before then you can definitely do that and if you can’t then that’s not a problem either.

I’ll make sure that everything is arranged so that everything is ready for when you arrive.

We're not based in the UK and there's a time difference, how would we go about communicating during the planning process?

Since we’re in different countries, the majority of the time, I like to communicate via Skype. That way we can get the “in person” meetings too that my couples and clients get if they are based in the UK.

Dealing with the time difference is no problem at all either. Most of our communication will be across email and any pre-booked consultations will be at a time that suits you! I work around you, so you don’t have to worry about being up too early or too late to make a call, or having to duck out of work.

What do we need to have done prior to contacting you?

Nothing really! Knowing that you want to know more is probably a good idea but other than that we can discuss everything during your consultation!

Where in South Africa do you offer your services?

At the moment, I organise weddings in the “Pearls of South Africa”, which include areas like Cape Town, Stellenbousch, Franschhoek and Paarl.

However, I’m happy to plan your dream wedding anywhere in South Africa. So whether you’re dream wedding location is on a beach, a private wine estate or something a bit more on the “wilder” side, I’m here to help (and totally up for anything!)

Where in the UK do you offer your services?

I’m based in Greater London and cover the home counties, so, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

However, if you are looking for something further afield then I’m more than happy to travel.

We've never been to South Africa before, can we still get married there?

Definitely! South Africa Destination weddings are my signature so I can help you every step of the way.

I also work with some amazing travel companies, that can assist you with accommodation, booking flights and all the activities in-between!

Do you plan elopements?

I certainly can! An elopement for me is anything up to 18 guests, so if you’re looking for a really intimate wedding, then I would technically class this as an elopement.

I've already booked my venue, can we still hire you for Full Planning?

Definitely! Just let me know when you’re enquiring and I’ll factor that in when creating your proposal.

Will you be there on the day?

Definitely! After all that planning and getting to know you, there’s no way that I would miss it!

Plus I need to be there to make sure everything comes together, the set-up is exactly as we’ve planned and the whole day runs smoothly making sure that everyone is where they need to be and when. I’ll even be there to make sure that everything is packed away and ready for collection!

We've already booked our venue and most of our suppliers. Do you offer a partial planning service?

I certainly do! Just drop me a quick email with what you’re interested in and we’ll create a bespoke service based on your needs and requirements.

We're having a marquee wedding and have booked all our suppliers, it is necessary to hire you for Wedding Day Management?

In short, most definitely! Having a marquee wedding whether it be a home, a family member’s house, a friends or even on the venue you’ve booked’s land, there is a lot of work that’s involved in the set-up and the breakdown as well as the general running of the day.

Instead of you having to worry about scheduling deliveries and making sure that everything has arrived, that everyone has the right access, setting everything up and clearing everything up on the night, why not let me deal with all of that so you can enjoy your big day as you should!

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LOVE NOTES

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AMAZING FROM START TO FINISH

Thank you for making our wedding day go off perfectly! You were amazing from start to finish and we honestly couldn’t have done it without you! We’ve had so many guests tell us it was the best wedding they have ever been to and the food and service were impeccable. 

MATT & GEMMA

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DREAM WEDDING

We cannot thank you enough for the amazing, fantastic & all together lifesaving assistance this past year. You really did manage to create our dream wedding and for that, we will always be forever grateful!

MELISSA & CHRISTINE

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ABOVE & BEYOND

Thank you so much for all your marvellous help and organisation. It was such an amazing day, I could relive it over and over again! Your ideas and all round down to earth manner really made us feel like we were in trusted hands and to say that you went above and beyond to prove it would be being modest.

JANE & LIONEL

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THE PERFECT DAY

Thank you for all your organisation, hard work and attention to detail to make our day so special! We couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you so much in creating such the perfect day for us!

DANIELLE & TOM

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GET A BESPOKE QUOTE

I’d love to hear from you and get to know you both better! Just complete the below form or send me a quick email on hello@bysiobhanlouise.com and we can schedule a free consultation over Skype or in person over cake and cocktails!

© By Siobhan Louise

Siobhan Zulch trading as By Siobhan Louise

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