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!

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 have you put together your list of recommended suppliers?

I have worked within the events and weddings industry in Norwich, Norfolk since 2012 and therefore have built an extensive list of recommended suppliers across East Anglia and beyond over time, fine tuning and tweaking along the way.

All suppliers recommended to you are done so upon merit and of the feeling they are best suited for your Brief.

I will recommend different suppliers to different couples, based on their budget, needs and style.

We have our venue booked but it’s not the venue you manage, are we still able to book you as our wedding planner?

In short – absolutely!

My full and partial wedding planning services are offered to couples getting married across the UK as well as to couples getting married at the venue ran and managed by Hardesty Event Design in North Norfolk.

However, due to this, my availability for planning can be very limited and therefore it’s worth checking availability for your wedding date as soon as possible. 

To do this, head to the Contact page and complete the form to book an initial complimentary consultation.

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.  

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.

Do you require a deposit & offer a payment plan?

Yes. Deposits vary depending on the planning service you have booked with payments scheduled throughout the planning process. 

All payments for services are made before your wedding date.

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. 

Do you have the relevant insurances required?

Yes, I am fully covered by public liability insurance and professional indemnity insurance.

Do you arrange styled shoots and collaborations with other wedding industry suppliers?


If you are a supplier and would love to collaborate, please get in touch by filling in the form on my contact page!

I’m always up for getting creative and creating something phenomenal…