a Wedding Planner Case Study

CASE STUDY

YOU CAN AFFORD A WEDDING PLANNER

AND SAVE £1500 (almost 10%) OFF YOUR WEDDING BUDGET

AND 260 HOURS OF YOUR TIME

Let us show you how

  1. ENGAGEMENT

Congratulations, you are engaged! Yay, you have the perfect ring on and it is time to pay attention to all those wonderful photos that keep jumping at you on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Before you know it, you are browsing for all things wedding when you wake up, on your break at work, on your way home, and discuss your perfect day with your fiancée while cooking dinner, during dinner and of course after your favorite program.  It is now official, you are planning the wedding of the century! 😊

  1. THE MISSION

Yes, you are now on the mission. You have spent hours if not weeks looking at the perfect wedding photos and room designs online.  You know what you want! What becomes clear very quickly – this is going to be time-consuming and very expensive. What becomes clear after that – this is going to be potentially a stressful journey. And if you were okay until now – wait until you start confirming your guests’ attendance and trying to do a seating plan.

  1. LET’S START FROM THE BEGINNING – HOW DOES IT ALL WORK?

I understand that you are a very organized couple, you are a savvy Pinterest browser, you know what you want and what budget you are willing to spend on your big day –  however it is still your first time at a full wedding planning and wedding day management. Your time is precious, you deserve to have fun on this exciting journey of planning your wedding and to be well looked after on the actual big day! 

Let’s have a look what do services in the UK cost and how can a wedding planner not only keep you sane but also keep some money in your bank.

VENUE

BRIDE AND GROOM + WEDDING PLANNER

1. DECIDE ON LOCATION

2. FIND VENUES

3. RESEARCH VENUES

4. GO VISIT VENUES

5. MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

6. MEET COORDINATORS

7. LIKE COORDINATORS

8. GET BROCHURE

9. PAY DEPOSIT ON THE PRICE IN THE BROCHURE

 = 4 SATURDAYS OFF + 40 hours research time online

= £6500 BARN HIRE

£2500 DEPOSIT

1. DECIDE ON LOCATION

2.      GET VENUES SHORTLIST

3.      VISIT ONE VENUE RECOMMENDED

4.      GET PRICES AVAILABLE FOR WEDDING PLANNER

5.      PAY DEPOSIT

 

 

 

 

= 2 SATURDAYS OFF + 2 hours research time online

  = £5200 BARN HIRE

£2500 DEPOSIT

WEDDING DRESS

1.       FIND THE BRIDAL SHOP

2.      CONTACT THE SHOP

3.      LIKE AND TRUST THE BRIDAL ASSISTANT

4.      FIND YOUR DRESS

5.      PAY FOR THE DRESS AND ALTERATIONS

= £1500

 

  

1.       GET A SHORTLIST OF RECOMMENDED BRIDAL SHOPS

2.      VISIT SHOP

3.      FIND YOUR DRESS

4.      PAY DISCOUNTED PRICE FOR THE DRESS AND ALTERATIONS

= £1200

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHER

1.       FIND THE STYLE OF THE PHOTOGRAPHY

2.      FIND THE PHOTOGRAPHER

3.      PAY THE PHOTOGRAPHER

4.      CONFIRM THE TIMELINE AND LOCATIONS FOR THE WEDDING DAY

5.      PAY THE PHOTOGRAPHER

      = £1500

1.       SHOW TYPE OF PHOTOS YOU LIKE TO YOUR WEDDING PLANNER

2.      GET A SHORTLIST OF RECOMMENDED PHOTOGRAPHERS

3.      PAY THE PHOTOGRAPHER WITH AGREED DISCOUNTS

        

 

   = £1100

 

     ACCOMMODATION, BAND, DJ, BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES, CAR, CAKE, CELEBRANT, GROOMS’ SUIT, DOUGHNUT WALL, FLOWERS, MAGICIAN, PHOTO BOOTH, RINGS, VENUE DRESSING, SWEET CART

1.       FIND LOCAL SUPPLIER

2.      CONTACT SUPPLIER

3.      GET THE QUOTE

4.      NEGOTIATE THE QUOTE PROVIDED

5.      PAY DEPOSIT

6.      PAY FULL AMOUNT OF MONEY

7.      CONFIRM WEDDING DAY TIMELINE,

8.     AGREE ACCESS TO THE VENUE

9.      CONFIRM CLEAR OUT AND ACCESS TO THE VENUE

10.  RE-CONFIRM CLOSER TO THE DAY AND ON DAY

= £5000

   

1.       GET LIST OF LOCAL SUPPLIERS

2.      PICK YOUR DESIGNS

3.      PAY DISCOUNTED PRICES

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

= £3800 

 

     CATERING COMPANY (Price for 3-course meal for 70 guests)

1.       FIND CATERERS

2.      RESEARCH THEM

3.      BOOK CATERERS

4.      ONLY THEN TASTE FOOD

5.      RE-CONFIRM

6.      PAY

 = £3000

 

 

1.       MEET RECOMMENDED CATERERS

2.      SAMPLE SOME FOOD

3.      BOOK CATERERS

4.      PAY

 

 

= £3000

 

 

HONEYMOON

1.       FIND DESTINATION

2.      DECIDE BUDGET

3.      RESEARCH AGENTS

4.      BOOK HONEYMOON

  

  

 = £2500

1.       MEET RECOMMENDED AGENT

2.      DECIDE BUDGET

3.      DECIDE ON RECOMMENDED DESTINATION

4.      BOOK HONEYMOON

5.      ENJOY DISCOUNT

 

= £1800

 

 

SUMMARY

TOTAL COST £20000 £16100
WEDDING PLANNER £0 £2400
TOTAL WEDDING COST  

£20000

 

£18500

AVERAGE HOURS SPENT ON PLANNING BY COUPLE  

300

 

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  FOR THE LOVE OF WEDDINGS

As you can see a professional wedding planner already works with reliable suppliers, has worked with them personally or knows how to source them. As the wedding suppliers, we do our job purely for the love of weddings, to see our brides and grooms relaxed during the wedding planning journey and happy on the big day. 

So, if we can save you around 10% off your wedding budget and 260 hours of work, why wouldn’t you have us on board?