What to expect

There will be a commitment from you, as well as me, when it comes to planning your ceremony., so for the sake of being completely open and honest, I thought it might be worth mentioning a few things here that you may not be aware of.

 

Here is a list of things you can expect, if you decide to book with me:

 

  1. (Us) Initial contact - You will get in touch to see if I have your date available and I will ask a few basic questions about what you are looking for.
  2. (Us) A face-to-face meeting - This will be arranged at a time convenient for both parties. This is a great opportunity for us to connect, go over some brief outlines, and chat about the day. It tells me everything I need to know about you to make sure that I can completely personalise your day. It doesn't have to take place in person. If you are struggling to find the time, I can do the meeting with you over zoom to make it easier.
  3. (Me) Brief write-up - I will take away the information that you have given me and, depending on the ceremony you are having, put together some details for you to check over along with an invoice for the £100 booking fee and my terms & conditions.
  4. (You) Booking - If you are happy with what I have proposed, you can pay the booking fee and I will then start to put together your ceremony.
  5. (Me) First Draft - I will write a first draft eulogy/story for you to check over and make any changes as needed.
  6. (You) Sign Off - Once you are happy with the draft, I will start building the rest of your ceremony.
  7. (Me) Ceremony design - I build up the rest of the ceremony including when the music will be played,. If you are having any readings, or extras on the day, I add these in as well.
  8. (Me) Research - This is the time that I do my research on the venue so I know what space I have to work with.
  9. (Us) Rehearsal - Depending on the type of ceremony you are having, I will get in touch to do a run through of the day so we all know what we are doing and hopefully everything will run without a hitch.
  10. (Us) WhatsApp Group - In the last few weeks leading up to the ceremony, I will set up a WhatsApp group in case there are any questions or concerns that you may have.  This isn't a mandatory service, but with all the stress of everything going on, it's nice to be able to have a easy line of communication rather than watching your email inbox like a crazy person.
  11. (Me) The day - If you think I'll just rock up on the day at the agreed time, then you're wrong. I'll try and arrive ahead of the ceremony (time dependent). This will give me a chance to get the lay of the land, speak to your venue and make sure everything can run as smoothly as possible. I'll run through the script a few last times to see how it works in the space. If you'd like to speak to me about anything on the day of the ceremony, I will be around to assist in any way I can.
  12. (Us) It's time! - The moment we have been working towards. 
  13. (Me) Your copy - Once the ceremony is over, I will provide you with a lovely printed copy of the ceremony for you to keep. You don't have to, but some clients like to keep them as a reminder of the day, and also sometimes because what has been said hadn't quite sunk in.
  14. (You) Feedback - A few weeks after the ceremony, you will receive an email from me to check in and ask for a little feedback. You are under no obligation to respond, but as a one-woman-band, it's always nice to have reviews from clients to show that I'm doing things right.

 

And that is it. Yes, I get that it seems like a lot, and to be truthful... it is. The list can seem quite daunting on top of all the other things you need to do, but over time, it will pass quickly.

 

If you have any questions at all about anything that I have mentioned above, please get in touch with me. I'm only too happy to run through things with you.