questions.

frequently asked

WHY ECO CONSCIOUS WEDDINGS?


Stats were published in 2018 that said the typical British wedding created 18kg of single-use plastic waste, this shocked me. My husband and I try our best to live a waste free lifestyle with the planet in mind. When we can we try and use refillable products, we try and eat local to avoid a huge carbon footprint, we try and avoid plastic wrapped food in supermarkets and we get our milk delivered in glass bottles. If I can help 10 couples a year reduce the amount of waste and carbon created by weddings then I believe thats my little way of helping the planet. (Head to my about page to read my full story!)




WHY DO YOU PLAN WEDDINGS IN CORNWALL? WHAT IS SO SPECIAL?


I love Cornwall, the way of life, the fact I am never too far away from the sea, the food, the people. I moved here when I was 16 to go to college, but then went to university in Aberdeen (Yes! Scotland!), it was beautiful but nothing quite like Cornwall. When my then boyfriend, now husband, said he was looking at doing a Masters in Cornwall I could not turn down moving back here, and well… the rest is history I suppose?




DO I REALLY NEED A WEDDING PLANNER?


I bet a lot of you will associate a wedding planner with being “luxury”, “expensive” or even “unnecessary”. You may have watched Father of the Bride and picture an extravagant wedding planner who takes over the wedding planning, doubles the wedding budget and runs around with a clip board and head set. That is not me, I definitely do not have a head set, and I aim to bring as much calm to the process as possible. As a wedding planner, it is my job to bring your dreams to reality, whilst helping you stay on budget. It is your special day - the day you have dreamed of since you were a little girl or boy. It is really easy to get a bit over excited and pin 1000 pictures to your Pinterest board, turning your £5,000 budget into a £50,000 wedding. My job is to get you the best price and make sure you stay on budget or even come in under. If you need me, I am here to make your life easier, to give you more time with your husband to be, more time in your new house, more time with your family, more time in the gym. Basically, I give you more time to enjoy the things you want to and allow you to be involved as much or as little in the planning process as you want.




I DON'T KNOW WHICH PACKAGE IS BEST FOR ME, WHAT SHALL I DO?


Your best option is to book in for a consultation with me. I can talk you through them in a bit more detail and will go home to read through what you have told me, put a proposal together and send it back to you. This does not mean that you have to sign on the dotted line, it just means that the option is there if you want it.




HOW MANY MEETINGS WILL WE HAVE, WHO CAN COME AND HOW WILL WE BE INVOLVED?


The amount of meetings depends on which package we decide is best for your planning journey, giving you up to three to eight meetings depending on the package. I am available to contact with unlimited advice and support, at any time (within reason!) throughout our contract though, and if you or myself really feel like we need more meetings I am more than happy to make sure your package includes all the meetings we need. You are more than welcome to bring whoever you believe needs to be at our meetings. For the consultation I ask that it is only yourself and your other half so I can get to know you rather than your mum, your bridesmaids or the best man You can be involved as much or as little as you like. For the meetings I tend to have forms that I work through, to ensure that we don’t waste too much time, but I also do love to chat and get to know you, so we tend to go off piste a little bit sometimes too.




DO YOU HANDLE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LIKE VENDORS CONTRACTS AND PAYMENT PROCESSING?


Again, this is where it can be personalised to you, I can handle the vendors contracts, but will ensure that you have a copy. Or you can handle them, but I would then ask for a copy. I do not handle payment processing, you have your money and you are in charge of paying vendors, but I will send reminders and balance your budget, taking the stress of having to remember to pay them out of the equation.




WILL YOU COORDINATE DELIVERY, ARRIVAL AND SET UP TIMES WITH ALL VENDORS AND SUPPLIERS?


For the three main packages (the full service, partial planning and wedding day management), yes, I do.




DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE? PUBLIC LIABILITY?


I do indeed.





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The Little Details by Sophie

Eco-conscious wedding planner

in Cornwall and Devon, England.