Putting the fun back into wedding planning
Whether you’re getting married in a woodland glade, an elegant marquee or a quirky boutique hotel, my range of wedding planning services offers dynamic, creative support at every stage of your planning journey. Perhaps you want assistance from the very start with the overall vision and design of your day, or experienced coordination in the final weeks to ensure the day runs smoothly. No matter your needs, I am on hand to provide expert advice, organisation and supplier liaison. Having Songbird on board guarantees that you’ll wake up on the morning of your wedding feeling relaxed, excited and ready to celebrate the way you deserve to.
Full Wedding Planning
Investment: 10% of wedding budget with a minimum fee of £3,500
This is my most comprehensive planning service, which provides support down to the last detail. I’ll take charge of budgets, spreadsheets, contracts and suppliers. See below for a fuller (but not exhaustive) list of what’s included in this service:
- Venue search
- Sourcing and liaising with all suppliers
- Creating a design for your day and putting together supplier briefs
- Establishing and managing the budget
- Negotiating contracts and charges
- Assisting with styling and design (engaging a stylist where necessary)
- Managing the guest list and liaising with your caterer regarding dietary responses
- Wedding administration (arranging transport, accommodation, table plan, organising on the day stationery, liaising with suppliers, sourcing any hire items etc)
- Preparing a detailed timeline for the day and ensuring things stay on schedule
- Set-up and pack away support as well as on-the-day coordination
- Unlimited advice and regular meetings, phone calls and emails throughout the planning process.
Final Weeks Wedding Coordination
Investment: from £1,500
This service is for couples who have booked their venue and all of their key suppliers but who want assistance bringing it all together at the end. I will meet with you 10-12 weeks before your wedding and together we’ll put together a detailed plan for the day, identifying what remains to be done and which of the outstanding tasks I can handle for you.
I will get in touch with all of your chosen suppliers to ensure that everyone is on the same page, will be their main point of contact in the final run up to the wedding, and will oversee all the final preparations for the wedding; allowing you some much-needed time to relax. On the day itself, I’ll co-ordinate everything, field any supplier enquiries and assist with set up and styling. You can enjoy every minute of your wedding and the hard work you’ve put into it, knowing that everything is under control.
On the Day Wedding Coordination
Investment: from £750
You’ve organised every element and you know exactly how you want your wedding to go, but you don’t want to be worrying about the logistics on the day itself when you could be having fun with friends and family. If this sounds like you, then my On The Day service can help. I will meet with you at least 6 weeks prior to your wedding to go through your list of suppliers and your itinerary for the day.
I’ll contact all your suppliers and brief them on the schedule and timings for the day, and will make sure that everyone has all the information they require.
On the day itself, I’ll arrive early at your venue to assist with setup and manage all the suppliers. I’ll be the main point of contact so that you don’t need to think about anything other than enjoying yourself. I’ll keep everyone on time, in line with our pre-arranged schedule, and will ensure the smooth running of your day.
Don't just take my word for it
“Katie was the best decision we made when planning our wedding. She was absolutely incredible. The day was just so much better than we could have imagined (let alone planned). She took the stress out of everything. Her eye for tiny details is fantastic, she thinks of everything. Katie is wonderful to work with. Although her brain must work at a hundred miles an hour she comes across as totally laid back and relaxed. We really can't thank her enough for everything she did for us and couldn't recommend her highly enough."
Hannah and Rich, October 2018
“Of all the many wedding decisions we made, having Katie be part of our day was genuinely the best decision of all!! I can’t stress enough how much of difference Katie made and actually feel panicky at the thought of a wedding without her! Not only is she helpful, professional and completely on it, but she is so friendly and lovely to work with!”
“I wish we could rewind to this time last week! The weekend was a triumph so many thanks for all your hard work.”
“From start to finish Songbird managed the entire process for me, and the result was stunning. My family could not believe just how good the event was, and how efficient, organised and professional everyone connected with it were on the day. Well conceived. Well organised and well executed. Thank you Songbird Weddings. My wife will never forget this. Neither will I because, I get all the plaudits for your hard work.”
Steven, Surprise 60th Birthday, 2018
“I couldn’t recommend Katie enough. She is a true professional and made planning our event a breeze. She managed everything from sourcing vendors to decorating which looked beautiful by the way. Thank you!”
“Katie your colour scheme pages/designs/photos look awesome!! I know this is your job but they look more professional than any I have seen. Loads better than all the wedding bloggers I’ve looked at and they are the ones in all the magazines.”
“You did a brilliant job and it was much appreciated. What a lovely venue for you in which to create your magic. A day to remember."