Wedding Planning


At Serayah, we make events. Planning a wedding is a huge undertaking, particularly if you’ve never done it before and increasingly these days our lives are incredibly busy with demanding jobs and families.

From the moment you set the date, it may feel like there won’t be enough time to get things done. From choosing a venue, to choosing the menu. From seating plans, to flowers and plants. When you dream big, everything can be taken care of for you by Zoë and her team.

With years of event management experience behind us; designing, organising and managing your wedding is second nature. We will conceptualise, design the event, book the suppliers, manage the details and attend the party from start until finish to ensure every aspect is covered, so that you can just turn up, tune in and celebrate! We will ensure that your day is planned to perfection, your way! Visit www.weddingsbyzoe.co.uk to find out more.

Wedding Planning


At Serayah, we make events. Planning a wedding is a huge undertaking, particularly if you’ve never done it before and increasingly these days our lives are incredibly busy with demanding jobs and families.

From the moment you set the date, it may feel like there won’t be enough time to get things done. From choosing a venue, to choosing the menu. From seating plans, to flowers and plants. When you dream big, everything can be taken care of for you by Zoë and her team.

With years of event management experience behind us; designing, organising and managing your wedding is second nature. We will conceptualise, design the event, book the suppliers, manage the details and attend the party from start until finish to ensure every aspect is covered, so that you can just turn up, tune in and celebrate! We will ensure that your day is planned to perfection, your way! Visit www.weddingsbyzoe.co.uk to find out more.

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No, not at all. Wedding planners are for anyone who would like a beautiful and special wedding but need some help and guidance along the way, regardless of their budget. Whatever you want to achieve, we can help with as much or as little of the planning as required, whether it is full organisation for the event from start to finish, help choosing the perfect venue or a specific supplier, or someone to coordinate proceedings on the day itself.
We have excellent contacts and will always identify the most suitable suppliers for each client’s requirements, budget and style. Suppliers will often be happy to offer a discount or add-on services to clients as a result of the relationship built with us.
The wedding planning service provided by us is completely bespoke and as such, it is difficult to give an exact price until we have met for a consultation as every wedding is different and every couple have their own particular requirements. Following on from a full complimentary consultation where we will discuss every aspect of your wedding, including what you want to achieve and the budget you have in mind, I will produce a complete and detailed proposal for you, which will outline the full cost. When you are satisfied with the proposal you can then choose to proceed with the booking.
You absolutely can organise your wedding in the way that you want. We will not come along and change your ideas or ignore your wishes. We will offer suggestions and recommend ideas, but ultimately the decision is yours. There are so many tasks to undertake and jobs to do in the build up to a wedding, that having us on hand will prove indispensable to help you to create a theme, take over the administrative side of the organising, to ensure timescales are adhered to and to assist you with managing your budget. I am also always on hand to offer advice and a sounding board for ideas.
The wedding industry is largely un-regulated, which is why we are a member of the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners (UKAWP) whose primary aim is to promote professionalism in wedding planning. Members of the UKAWP are strictly vetted to ensure they adhere to their code of business practice and are fully insured, to give you peace of mind when hiring a wedding planner to organise your special day.
Many venues offer the services of an in-house wedding coordinator, but it should be remembered that their priority lies with the venue and they are not responsible for helping you with the organisation in the build-up to your day. Also if you are having your wedding ceremony in a church or an alternative venue, your reception venue coordinator will not have any dealings with this part of the day. In many cases, in-house coordinators are not actually available on the day of your wedding, they often hand over to an on-the-day coordinator who will not necessarily be familiar with you or your particular requirements.

We will work with you alone. Our sole priority is to ensure that everything is perfect for your wedding day and you will always deal directly with me. We will be with you at every step of the way, from the initial planning stages, right up to and including the day itself. We will be on hand to make sure that everything runs smoothly, everyone is in the right place at the right time and any glitches are dealt with promptly and discreetly. Ultimately, we are there to ensure you have a truly wonderful and unforgettable day!

Absolutely not! It is not considered good practice to take commission from suppliers, as this does not enable wedding planners to offer impartial advice and to be able to recommend suppliers based purely upon their merit or suitability for the client’s requirements. As a member of the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners, we adhere to their strict codes of business practice, which guarantees that we will not accept any form of commission from suppliers, but will in all circumstances pass any discount offered, directly to the client.
 

Testimonials


  • From the moment I met Zoë, I was confident the Follow Your Dreams Charity Ball was in very safe hands. Zoë took it all in her stride, both before the event and on the night itself, dealing with everyone and everything with the utmost professionalism. Having Zoë on board ensured the whole evening ran smoothly and successfully, meaning I and the others involved in promoting the night could relax, interact with the guests and maximise the fundraising efforts. If you want to guarantee that your corporate event or personal celebration runs perfectly, I’d definitely recommend Zoë!

    Mike Phillips, Welsh Rugby International & Patron of ‘Follow Your Dreams’

  • A huge thank you for all your work, Zoë – we weren’t the most straightforward wedding to plan! The day was perfect. You were so calm, which made us all relaxed as we knew any problems would be dealt with. You understood our “vision” straight away and helped us create our dream wedding – it was so special seeing everything we’d talked about and planned come to life and look exactly how we pictured – it wouldn’t have been possible without you.

    Sara & Geraint Thomas MBE, Bride & Groom

  • Thank you so much for helping us to organise our Charity Ball, Zoë. We raised an incredible £15,000! We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending your event planning services to anyone, whether it be for a private event, or for a public event like ours! Over 350 people attended on the night, and it went perfectly!!

    Diane Blackmore, CEO of ‘Follow Your Dreams’