Do we have to pick from your supplier list?
Although I do have my trusted list of suppliers, if you’re interested in a venue or have a preferred supplier in mind, then that’s absolutely open to discussion. Remember this is YOUR day, and YOUR decisions. However, I will recommend suppliers and venues I have tried and tested.
Can you help us plan other events before or after the wedding?
Home or destination wedding, your guests come to celebrate with you for more than one day, so a pre/post wedding event is something I always recommend; a relaxed pizza party, wedding party BBQ, private dining room dinner or a cocktail making session are just some of my suggestions.
Will it be you at our wedding day?
I would never miss it! After months of planning I want to be there on the day, not just to see the beauty of everything come together, but also to ensure you can relax, enjoy your day and who else knows your day better than you and I do. Depending on the size and logistics of your wedding either myself and/or a partner planner will be present from set up until the point the last supplier is providing their service. After this point we will quietly slip away and leave you to dance 'til your heart's content!
Do you have a minimum spend?
Everything is so bespoke it all depends on the services you require. I plan all kinds of events, from intimate elopements with just the bride and groom, to large parties. What’s far more important than the budget I’m working with, is how realistic it is for your requirements and preferences. As amazing as it would be, there is no wedding planning wand, so whilst I will always try to make things as cost effective as possible for you, there is a limit. If something isn’t feasible within your preferred price point then I will tell you and make alternative suggestions instead that may be more suitable.
Do you take control of our wedding plans?
A Planner should never take over. That is definitely not my job! I am here to enhance your planning; add ideas and help you make decisions as I have the experience and knowledge to do so. I listen and advise to ensure you find what you need and a plan is created to best suit your ideal day.
I just want to say an amazing thank you to Akilah, for really everything you have done on our big day. Gavin and I felt so relaxed and didn't even think about what was happening behind the scenes on the day, as everything was seamless with your on the day management. From the moment you stepped in to help tie together loose ends, from booking new vendors for us (florist, hair & mua) to creating and posting our invites, we knew it was going to be a beautiful day. You created a plan and liaised with our venue coordinator and church from 1 week before you had everything under control and out of our arms. You were so assertive but super approachable if I had anything I needed you to do - you even created our wedding program and put together our favours whilst I was busy at work. All I had to do was get them printed and put together. Thank you so much. If you weren't on our case, I wouldn't have achieved the day I wished for.
I came across Akilah after she offered free support and advice on a bridal group at the beginning of Corona and whilst weddings began to look at risk. Akilah was amazing from the start. She was professional, supportive and reassuring throughout even when I lost hope! I cannot thank you enough Akilah, I turned to so many for support and am so glad to have found Akilah to guide me through the whole process. Such a brilliant individual who is so passionate about her job, but such a caring person too! Thank you for giving me hope!
Akilah brought passion, professionalism and wonderful creativity to our wedding planning process, all of which allowed us to achieve the most magical day of our dreams! As well as offering sound advice for negotiating with suppliers and pulling together inspiring mood boards, Akilah used her judgment to encourage us to plough ahead with our plans despite the uncertain times, and we are so thankful to have had her on board. I would highly recommend her services to any engaged couples out there - you simply could not pick a better person for your team. Thanks so much again Akilah for helping us achieve our wonderful wedding day, it truly was all we had hoped for and more
Akilah is so talented! She organised our wedding and all was perfect! She even helped us change venue one week prior to the wedding and all the process was very smooth. I couln't recommend her enough she takes your stress away but also has amazing suggestions and made our wedding perfect. Thank you so much Akilah!
Akilah is one of best event planner I have ever worked with. She is very knowledgeable and her organocation skills and professionalism is second to none. She was a great pleasure to work with and she made sure the day was a delight for all of us. I cannot wait to work with her again.
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