Frequently Asked Questions
With over 250,000 weddings taking part every year in the UK the rising number of wedding planners are being hired and is currently over 26%. The average wedding is costing £16-£25k with planners charging an estimated 20%. Only 88% of Brides are taking their partners surname and 93% already live together. A whopping 61% of us girls are choosing our engagement rings and nice to hear that only 3% of men won’t wear wedding bands. 53% of us pay for the full wedding ourselves. Our East Anglian brides spent the most on their flowers where couples living in London and South East are spending approximately £24k on their weddings. Thinking honeymoons, it seems 17% of you travel to Europe costing as much as £3500! More couple are opting for Civil weddings with 45% choosing a religious ceremony.
Why do I need a wedding planner?
Why not is the answer. So much input is required when planning a wedding, searching venues and negotiating with suppliers getting guests organised and finding inspiration to suit your theme all whilst trying to keep in budget. The aim of a wedding planner is to take the stress out of the organising allowing you to enjoy every moment of your engagement. You will still get to decide what you want we will narrow down searches based on your requirements for you to make the final decision. However be rest assured that we work every step of the way with you to ensure every detail is exactly how you pictured it.
How can I save money?
Through budget management. We will work with you on your budget and will recommend suppliers that suit within this scope. Our relationship with our suppliers allows u to negotiate costs and discounts and these are passed directly on to you. Any suppliers not on our client base we will ensure we negotiate the very best deal for you (using our sales expertise. We will also ensure that you are getting the very best deal from your venue.
How does it work?
By hiring a Wedding/Event planner it does not mean you pass your wedding to us to get on with, so be rest assured. We work closely with you discuss your visions, likes and dislikes and dreams and turn them into reality. If our packages are not what you are looking for then our Bespoke package will allow you to create your own, so you get exactly what you want from your Co-Ordinator. We meet withal our clients to get to know you personally so we can work together in a way that suits you.
I’ve already started planning, can I still use your services?
At any point of the planning process can you introduce a Wedding planner. Weather you need the a Consultation to help produce some ideas, or our search packages can assist with finding the right venue or supplier. W also have the Final Preparation package to assist with the last 8 weeks leading up to the big day. Or if you just want someone there on the day to ensure the smooth running of the function, we can do this discreetly and professionally. If these don’t suit then our bespoke package will provide you with exactly what assistance you require.
I am worried a co-ordinator will take over?
At no point will you lose control over your wedding and be assured that Champink will not take over. You will always have the final say into any decisions. Our initial consultation will allow us to determine exactly what you want from us how much input you require. You will receive regular updates from us and will be available to assist and answer your questions every step of the way.
I want to plan the wedding myself I just need some help?
Champink’s bespoke packages have something for everyone. If you want to plan the wedding but need some help then view our packages and if you can’t find what your looking for give us a call and we can out something together that suit you. We also can be their on the day ensure everything goes smoothly.
Can I use my own suppliers?
Of course. Champink will have a range of suppliers however if you have a friend who’s a photographer or you have been recommended to a florist then we will be happy to work with any suppliers of your choice. We will liaise directly with them and you to ensure the perfect end result.
How often can I contact you?
We are available to you throughout the planning stage and you have the advantage of having both of us, available by phone and email. If you want to arrange a meeting then we can book one in the diary that suits both parties.