Why do planners charge a percentage of the budget?

“Why do you charge a percentage of the budget when planning a wedding is the same thing regardless of what I spend?” In all honesty none of my clients have ever asked me that, but I’ve seen this question countless times in Facebook groups for couples looking for...
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Simple solutions to help introverts plan a joyful wedding

Over the last 4 years I have taken multiple tests to help me better understand how to be my truest self. The aim was to try and better align myself to couples – clients who have similarities with me, because I’m a huge believer that if there is affinity, it’s so much...
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Workshop announcement: how to become a destination wedding planner

I often receive direct messages and emails from new or aspiring destination wedding planners asking me advice on how to plan destination weddings or how to get into international work. For a couple of years now I have shared my knowledge freely, and so recently I...
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Travel inspiration | memoir from Lisbon

I am a bit slow with the whole 'let's do a balance of 2014 and a goals list for 2015' kind of posts. I actually started writing one and then figured it was way too deep. Instead I've decided that  this year I would simply share some of the pictures of my most recent...

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Marsala | Pantone colour of 2015 | Yay or nay?

Oh hi. Question for you: Marsala is the Pantone colour of the year. How do you like that?When I first saw the news online I thought I read it wrong. I mean, seriously? From radiant orchid (admittedly not my first colour choice, but certainly super bright and vibrant),...

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Alternative seating ideas for beach weddings

They say that wedding planning is a seasonal job, but actually, when you are a destination wedding planner, you don't quite get to stop, particularly if you offer services places where it's hot all year round, like Egypt. As I'm getting more and more enquiries for...

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Celebrating a year with the UKAWP

I've just come back from a lovely planners-only event organised by senior The UK Alliance of Wedding Planners (UKAWP) member and destination planner Dominique of Stylish Events, and I feel enthused. Four months ago Dominique embarked on the mission to organise an...

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