Q. I am thinking of planning my own destination wedding, I do not want a full wedding planning service, what help can you give me?

Great news, this will be an exciting time for you.   I made the decision to move to key virtual destination planning services in 2021 to support couples just like you who need specific help that can be accessed when they need it.   I have focused the planning services on three key areas; Consultations, Paperwork and Wedding Styling.

I have 14+ years of full bespoke planning experience designing weddings of all styles in the different regions of Italy.  These 3 services are in line with the planning timeline for wedding planning, starting out, the detailed tasks and setting the vision.

Q. Do I have to buy all of your services?

Not at all.  It depends where you are in your planning.  The Consultation is great for couples who are just starting out and are feeling overwhelmed about where to start and what to do first.

The Consultation has two versions, it can be tailored to your personal circumstances and priorities or you can choose the “Wedding Ready Go” consultation that covers all the essentials of destination wedding planning.

If, after the consultation, you need help in one or both of the other areas you can buy these at that time or a later stage.

Q. I do not live in the UK, can you still help me?

In most cases your location is not a barrier to using these services. Two of the services are of a knowledge sharing nature.  The Styling and Design Moodboard service will be presented digitally and sent to you in a shared file format or pdfs/jpegs.
I have supported couples in Australia, USA, Canada and Hong Kong.   The wonders of technology will allow us to see each other and share visuals during the consultation. We can decide on the best platform to use (although I do not have Facetime).

Q. I do not have an extensive budget, most planner fees are considered expensive, how does it work for your services?

I have priced each service to be affordable and accessible for couples of all budgets.  The value of the content is to help you help yourself.  You can purchase each service as an individual service or buy all services as a bundle.

The Consultation service and Styling and Design service are to get you started you can then adapt and implement the knowledge as it is presented to you or you have more clarity to do further research.

The Legal Paperwork service will be specific to your particular set of circumstances so you can follow through on the actions required.

Q. How long does the consultation last?

The consultation will last for a maximum of 90 minutes.  Find out more.

Q. Will I get any documents after the consultation?

If you agree, the virtual consultation can be recorded (Zoom) and I will also provide a follow up pdf document of the main points discussed.  You can find out more about it here.

Q. Why is your consultation service also listed on Weddings Abroad Guide website?

Simply, we want to reach as many couples as we can who want to plan their own wedding and do not want or need a planner!  It’s a collaboration with the girls from Weddings Abroad Guide because we agree that affordable and accessible information backed up by years of experience and expertise is what couples want.

I am also a huge fan of their Weddings Abroad Guide Destination Planning Toolkit which is a perfect complement to the services I am offering as it is full of tips, spreadsheets, workbooks and checklists specifically for destination wedding planning.

Q. Is the price for the consultation the same if booked directly through your website or through Weddings Abroad Guide?

The price remains the same.  Currently £145.00 for 90 minutes consultation.

Q. What if I have a question after the consultation can I come back to you?

If you have an important question or situation you forgot to mention in your consultation you can pop a message to me by email or Whatsapp.  I will let you know if this is straightforward or would require time invested to reply in detail.

Q. Is the legalisation of documents for all couples (international)?

The legalisation of documents is only for UK couples resident in the UK.   Find out more.

Q. Can I legalise my documents myself?

Yes.  If you have plenty of time to do this you can use the on-line service for legalising your documents.  This is called the Standard Service.  In normal circumstances your documents will be processed in a 3-5 day turnaround. The cost for each apostille is £30.

Q. What if I have an emergency situation for legalising my documents?

If this situation occurs (hopefully not) then there is the Premium Service offered by the Foreign Commonwealth & Development office in London.  It is a pre-booked SAME DAY service organised through the FCDO in London.  This service is only for businesses who are registered with the FCDO. The cost of the apostille is more expensive than the Standard Service.  Each Apostille is £75 (2021 price).

I offer this service to UK couples.

Q. What are the benefits of the Styling and Design service?  I am creative, I think I can do this on my own.

Styling is definitely seen as one of the nicer aspects of wedding planning!  There are lots of tools and wedding blogs to collate ideas but it can become overwhelming.

How do you bring all your ideas together?  Do you feel you are imitating another couple’s  wedding – that is not to say it does not look wonderful, but is it really you?

The Evocative Styling and Design service is all about how you bring together all your favourite things. It will help you connect to what is important to you.

The theme of your wedding is not solely about how it will look, it is about the experience, the feel and tone.  Not only that where you choose to have your wedding may not have the type of supplier you need to recreate the design you want.  You may need to get more creative than originally planned!

I will work with you on the concept to cover all these considerations.  We will start with a discovery questionnaire to tease out what things are important.  I will help you shrug off expectations so that your ideas shine through.  Find out more here.

HOW CAN WE FIND OUT MORE?

That’s great! Head over to the Here To Help You page and send me a message.

We will have a chat through of where you’re at and what you’re needing help with and if my services can support you.