As your UK luxury wedding planner, here at Hardesty Event Design, we are passionate about creating remarkable memories that will last a lifetime whilst collaborating with the very best in the industry


Which services do you offer?

Services offered include full service wedding planning, bespoke planning, pay as you go wedding planning, on the day wedding and event management, styling and design.

Do I need a wedding planner?

On average, it takes 250 – 500 hours to plan a wedding so it goes without saying having a professional wedding planner will save you time! A professional UK wedding planner will not only save you time, but money too. Often couples will book a wedding planner after “going about it solo” and will have perhaps made a few decisions which require additional expenditure further down the line. Having a wedding planner on board at the early stages of planning will ensure you book the best suppliers for you and your budget the first time round. Your wedding planner will ensure all initial quotes sent from suppliers will include everything you need to make your day happen from the beginning of the process. This ensures you (and them!) are able to budget management appropriately and plan your wedding day smoothly. Hardesty Event Design as your wedding planners will fine tune your ideas creating a wedding design which reflects your personalities and ideas. We will work together to create not only a wedding which looks incredible, but feels incredible too. Having someone to discuss your ideas, and essentially, make it happen for you whilst offering advice along the way, will in turn, relieve the stress off the two of you throughout your engagement too. This leaves you to focus on the necessities – your relationship, your engagement and all the fun bits of planning a wedding!

Will you be there on our wedding day?

If you have booked one of our full plan or partial plan services, most certainly. After carefully planning and designing your wedding over a number of months, I love nothing more than see all the hard work and planning come together on the day!

Which areas of the UK do you plan weddings?

Hardesty Event Design is based in Norwich, Norfolk and therefore the majority of our weddings are within Norfolk, Suffolk and on the Cambridgeshire border, however we cover the whole of the East of England and London. For the right client, we can work further afield in other corners of the UK and beyond.

How much do UK wedding planners cost?

The fees for professional wedding planners really vary however there is an old age saying which ties in nicely with this – you get what you pay for – there are certainly wedding planners who are cheaper than Hardesty Event Design, and some who more expensive. In broad terms, the cost can vary depending on a few factors; how far into the wedding planning stage you are, how experienced the wedding planner is, how complex your wedding plans are and how much wedding planning assistance and guidance you would like. The majority of UK wedding planners work on a basis of 10-15% of the overall wedding spend / budget and will charge a minimum fee. Depending on the year, location and experience, these minimum fees will vary as explained above. To enquire more on Hardesty Event Design’s services, please enquire here.

We're getting married in the UK but we live abroad! Are you still able to assist?

Absolutely! Hardesty Event Design is based in Norwich, Norfolk however, over the years I have planned weddings for couples based in Dubai, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Europe. We are well equipped to plan virtually with you and are quite used to meeting family members & friends on your behalf to help you along the way if this is desired. Hardesty Event Design plans weddings in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, London and beyond.

We love planning so we don't want to feel we are not involved. How would this work?

As your professional UK wedding planner, I am always really conscious in ensuring all my couples feel they are in control of their day, and the decisions made. Some couples like to be more involved than others but essentially, you can be involved as much, or as little as you would like! That being said, I do also offer the option of Planning Power Hours if you’d prefer to be heavily involved in the planning of your day but would still love some professional guidance throughout! It’s possible to book as many hours, or as little as you would like, giving you more flexibility on when planning guidance is required and a firm handle on your wedding budget. Often the Planning Power hours are paired perfectly with the Wedding Day Management service as your special day gets closer (bookings can be taken from 6 – 8 months beforehand).

How can I find out more about your services?

Most details regarding the planning and management services offered by Hardesty Event Design can be found on the Services page of our website. If you would like more information, the next step is to arrange a complimentary consultation to discuss your plans in more detail and how best I can help you. Throughout the planning of your wedding, we’ll probably talk more than you will with some friends, so it’s important to get a feel for each other and find out if we’re a great match! Following our consultation, I will create a bespoke quote, which will contain details of my services tailored to your needs.


Hardesty Event Design elevated everything about our wedding. Emily was incredible from start to finish and our wedding would not have been the same without Emily and all her hard work. Emily helped with styling, booking suppliers (including some show stopping singing waiters) and also all the logistics elements seamlessly. I know a lot of friends who didn't have wedding planners were so stressed in the lead up to their weddings but I found the experience smooth and calm as Emily took all that weight off our shoulders, meaning we could really enjoy not just the day but the lead up to the wedding too. We couldn't recommend Emily more, if you're looking for help with your wedding then look no further.

Mr & Mrs M

Thank you, Emily, for all your help and support to make our wedding day run so smoothly and for your extra sprinkle of styling expertise to help everything come together. We have so many wonderful memories and look forward to future stays on the estate! All the best with HED, love Mr and Mrs B x

Mr and Mrs B

Emily helped us in planning and styling our big day in August '23. She was so professional but equally incredibly personable. Taking into account our individual preferences and ideas and helping to bring them to the next level. Emily has such an eye for the little details, many of which I would have completely overlooked without her help. Her knowledge of suppliers within the industry was excellent, pointing us in the right direction for the ideas we had and choices we made. Her care and attention surrounding our wedding was outstanding from the moment we booked, right through to after the big day itself. Our wedding day ran so smoothly, we felt so relaxed knowing Emily had everything in hand. We had no vendors needing our attention or last minute decisions because she handled everything! I would absolutely recommend her services to any future couples.

Mr and Mrs C

Emily co-ordinated our wedding at Worstead Estate in October 2022. From the very beginning of the planning process, she was organised, efficient and professional. We live in New Zealand, so everything had to be planned remotely and Emily made it a breeze! On the day of the wedding, she was calm and had everything completely in hand - she made the day run so smoothly and it was impossible for anyone to know how many moving parts there were in the background! To top it off, you could really see her passion for her job and it was lovely to see her enjoying what she does and doing it so brilliantly. Thank you so much Emily!

Mr and Mrs M

I want to thank you a million times over for providing the most incredible service throughout our wedding. You were so brilliant and professional and so many people have mentioned to us how impressed they were with the slickness of your team on the day. I’m devastated it’s all over but couldn’t be happier in the way our married life has started. Thank you.

Mr and Mrs T

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