Frequently asked questions

Why do I need a wedding planner?

Statistics say it takes over 250 hours to organise a wedding – some sites even say up to 750 hours! (that is a lot of organising!). A wedding planner can save you time and stress. I act as the man in the middle to deal with any questions (or problems ) and ensure everything goes to plan. I also take away the wedmin (wedding administration) and can even manage payments for you. I’ve written a blog on this subject which you can read by clicking here.

How do I get to know you?

I appreciate that it’s difficult to make any decisions by looking through a website, which is why I offer a free initial, no obligation, consultationso you can get to know me in person. Having a wedding planner and/or stylist is like having your right hand man, friend and advisor all rolled into one so its important we like each other!

Wedding planner ‘v’ wedding co-ordinator?

A wedding planner can support you from the very start of your journey dealing with every aspect on your behalf. As such, their range of services is much wider and includes items such as RSVP management, creating your wedding style via mood boards and other resources, budget management, making payments on your behalf and proposing supplier/venue options. A wedding co-ordinator’s services are more narrow. They are often linked to just one venue and their recommended suppliers list.  A lot of the services offered by a wedding planner cannot be offered by a wedding co-ordinator.

Where are you based?

I’m based near Nottingham and travel regularly across the East Midlands (including Derby, Loughborough and Leicester), West Midlands, Warwickshire and Lincolnshire. I will travel further afield within the UK*.

Why that black & white cat?

‘that black & white cat’ was named after ‘Sooty’. He’s a serious looking chap who’s full of personality so what better way to honour him than to name the business after him. He’s a bit grumpy now he’s getting a bit older but still loves his favourite cartoon (Postman Pat of course!). He has a bad habit of walking over the keyboard while I’m working!

Our gorgeous girl is Betty has the most amazing cheekbones! She feels a little bit left out (“why couldn’t it be ‘that white and grey tabby cat’?). And our newest arrival is Charley – this little man chose us as his family one night when we were walking home from the local pub and he’s settling in just fine now after a bumpy start.

What happens in the first consultation?

The first consultation involves spending up to two hours with me discussing your ideas and requirements with absolutely no obligations. Afterwards I’ll come back to you with a detailed overview of your wedding (including budget, timetable and style)  together with a proposed  bespoke package that suits you both. If you like what you have seen you can get me on board as your wedding planner and I’ll start working with you straight away to make your wedding day a reality.

Are you insured?

Yes.  I have public liability insurance up to £2 million.

Help – I’m looking for events, not weddings?

You need to pop over to our sister company, Purrfect Parties. They offer a full range of event planning including parties (birthdays, retirements, themed, house parties, cocktail parties and lots more) and corporate events. You can get to their website by clicking here.

All photos except the cats courtesy of Lumiere Wedding Photography.

* Please note free initial consultations are available within our area (we are based close to Nottingham and cover most of the East Midlands) and are subject to a projected minimum spend. For locations out of this area and smaller services, we can offer consultations via phone or Skype. If you prefer to meet in person additional travelling costs will be applicable as set out in our terms & conditions.

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Photography Credits

Feature photo – Boho Bar. Other photos by Linzi, or, her good looking other half, Seb!