If you're reading this you are most likely recently engaged or have decided to officially tie the knot after a period of being in love (or in most cases, saving up!)
Here at “You Said Yes” we aim to assist you in planning the most perfect day. The day you dreamed of in whatever style of nuptials you are going for. Whatever your choice You Said Yes can assist you with planning an absolutely beautiful day. A day full of small personal touches, discreet surprises and above all something that shows the love you have for each other. Whether you want a U.K, NYC or Las Vegas wedding we can plan your day wherever the location!
We have a variety of different options to suit all budgets. No 2 couples are the same and everyone wants to be different and to put their own stamp on the occasion. Planning services can start anywhere from £500 to £2500, but with every £ we save you our fee reduces, in many cases our fee has been swallowed up by the savings made and could therefore be considered FREE or much, much cheaper than you thought.
Perhaps you are a couple on a tight budget? Or you are lucky enough to have lots of cash to splash. Regardless of monetary value here at You Said Yes we can show that you can still have the day you dreamed of and at a fraction of the cost with our help and access to our team of industry-tested suppliers.
We have been established in the event planning and management circles for the past 5-6 years and saw a niche for expert help that doesn’t cost the earth. We work closely with people we trust to ensure that they deliver the service you want on your special day. In fact, 80% of our suppliers are personal friends whom we have worked with and known for a period of time. We hope that this provides peace of mind that we would never recommend anyone we did not know or could not trust. In return, we can vouch for their service, their professionalism and above all that the service they will provide will be second to none.
Some bridal clients are very hands-on, have clear goals and know just what they want. This type of client simply wants to hire us to manage THE DAY. They are happy to do everything themselves but on the lead up to the wedding become worried about who will make sure that everything goes to plan? Your wedding is a day you must enjoy and we take the stress away and deal with absolutely everything.
Some people are cash-rich but time-poor. And by this, we mean simply too busy either with their professional/personal life to have time to plan something as big as their wedding day. This type of client will typically hand over everything to us at a very early stage – often some 2-3 years before the event itself!
Some clients are inbetweeners – they know what they want but they can't find it, or they have tried to do everything themselves but its become too much. For this type of client, we can tailor make a package that simply gives you the assistance that you need without the whole planning service. Help to pin down the venue, find a magician, source the caterers, the list goes on.
Whatever type of client you are – we can help! We set up this company to guide clients through the wedding maze of options pointing out cost-saving solutions and giving you access to professionals who will not “cost the earth”.
Having the wedding of your dreams does not need to break the bank. It should not emotionally and financially drain you. Let us take the worry away and deliver your perfect day…
A few things for you to think about …
The date and budget is always the place to start. Then imagine the type of ceremony you’d like followed by the style of reception. This leads nicely into catering and décor styling. The follow-ons from this are, wedding attire, transport, photography, videography, cake, florist and wedding stationery. Lastly, gifts for the wedding party, music, lighting and entertainment.
There is no hard and fast rule of what to do in which order. There is no reason you have to have a formal wedding, you may prefer a relaxed feel. But whatever you need, we can assist.
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WHAT CAN WE ASSIST WITH?
Picking a venue is the first thing you must do and is probably one of the hardest. You and your partner may work and not spend that much time with each other and trying to organise a viewing around you both is difficult and stressful. As part of the service, let an industry professional source the perfect venue for you. All you need to do is confirm the area you like, the type of venue you are looking for (castle, barn, inside, outside, marquee, church, registry office etc) and the budget you have in mind. Perhaps you even want a themed wedding? Let someone else do all the hard work and then shortlist all the results so that you can make an easy informed decision in the comfort of your own home. We will then arrange for you to meet the venue at a time to suit you. No messing about, no sending emails, no endless phone calls. Let us take the stress out of this most important process and present you with the perfect options to make your Big Day memorable.
Some couples are planning their big day 2-3 years in advance. This is quite normal. Why not have your own website where you and your friends can share ideas and information about the big day, the hen party or anything else. It makes for easy access to menu choices, venue maps, finding out more information and afterwards you can upload your photographs so that everyone can see at the click of a button. After the wedding has passed you can keep the website as your family website and use it to post pics of the family or the pitter-patter of tiny feet! For instance “mr+mrsscott.com” - It's more affordable than you think – ask us about this today!
Hen or Stag Do
Whatever you have in mind, whether it’s a spa weekend of relaxation or pampering, a girly trip to somewhere hot, or sea fishing and paintballing for the men – we can assist you in building the right packages for the right prices. Let your imagination run wild. Don’t get stressed just look forward to a fantastic experience with your closest people.
Do you have your dream gown or suit in mind? Are you very clear on what you want or do you have no clue at all? Let us have your ideas, your Pinterest boards and we can do the searching for you. Whether you need 1 bridal gown, 5 bridesmaids dresses, or a groom’s outfit and 3 groomsmen/usher outfits, we are affiliated with great boutiques and can put you in touch with boutique owners who can find just what you need without the unnecessary trawling around shop after shop. Let us make this easy for you. Hassle-free and even enjoyable. We only work with people who love doing what they do – and it really DOES make a difference.
Most venues will offer in house catering options but some venues may not have any facilities at all. Don’t panic, we work with outside catering companies who are used to providing this type of service. Whether you pick a derelict castle and have a marquee in the grounds, or whether you want to do it somewhere spectacular but has no facilities – we can sort it.
Working with industry professionals we can provide formal, informal, festival-type food and even trendy street food and lots of other options. So, whether you want a formal wedding breakfast followed by an evening hog roast or you just want a huge informal feast, we can organise anything with our in-house professionals building menus and packages to suit you and your wedding guests.
Bar & Alcohol
Some venues may not be licenced so you will need to consider an external provider. We work closely with a team of providers who can cater for almost anything. So, whether you want a free bar, an outside bar, a paid bar (like a normal pub type bar where guests go to the bar and pay themselves) we can happily put this in place for you. Some people have the great idea of providing alcohol for free for their guests. But sometimes this incurs a corkage charge. You also need to have an alcohol licence for this, something which we already have in place. Let us know what your needs are and we can build a suitable package for your big day. From Champagne Vans to Gin Box Trailers, stand out from the crowd with a bespoke bar option.
From wedding cars to horse and carriage or even arrive by helicopter. However, you wish to arrive at your venue we can find you the transport of your dreams. We work with professionals who are good at what they do and are passionate. The transport is often the first glimpse anyone sees as you arrive and you want to make a statement. Tell us what you need and we will source it for you, no problem at all.
Where do you start? Your bouquet is most important along with venue flowers and boutonnières for the wedding party. Whether you want tasteful table candelabras with flowers trailing or huge displays of floral art around the venue, we can design a package to suit. Start collecting ideas of colours and styles you like and we will match you to a florist who can make your dreams a reality.
Some venues are spectacular from the moment you step through the door, others may need a little help. Flowers do the trick every time. With clever (and budget-friendly) ideas on how to dress your venue we will save you time and money. From staircase dressing to welcome flowers, top table pieces and fireplace garlands. Chair covers and sashes, seating plans and sweetie carts, we can put all in place effortlessly. Whether you want to see your venue covered in flower or prefer a smaller more discreet offering – we can work with our florists to ensure your vision is fulfilled.
Entertainment & Lighting
Lighting and entertainment will only serve to enhance your big day (or night). Our professionals have been in the industry for many years with great high flying corporate clients and a successful book of experience. From DJ music, to live bands, to a PA system for the speeches and pretty lights to show off your first dance – discuss with our experts exactly the look and feel you are aiming to achieve – but book early to avoid disappointment. Photobooths are ideal fun entertainment for your guests.
Invitations & Wedding Stationery
We offer this in house service after seeing the number of people who spend hundreds and hundreds of pounds on this element of the wedding. Bespoke creations can be easily tailor-made to match your theme or colour scheme. Ask our designer to come up with some options to match your wedding. You won't be disappointed. From Save the Date to table settings and thank you stationery we can provide all you need under one umbrella!
Some people dream of walking down the aisle whilst a harpist plays gently in the background. Some prefer the idea of a duo or quartet playing classical music. Others may like singing or piano playing. Whatever you need, it can be provided with our friendly team of musical specialists.
Favours & Gifts
What to give someone at the place setting which will be a lasting memory of your special day…? There are literally 100s of options but depending on your budget we can provide you with a list of options to save your trawling the internet. After a few minutes of chatting with you to see who you are and what you are trying to achieve we pride ourselves on choosing a favour/gift which is definitely YOU.
Hair & Makeup
Obviously you will want to look fabulous on your big day. Who doesn’t! We work with a number of excellent hair and make up artists who will help you to decide on the look you wish to create from natural hair and make up to stylish up do’s with fuller make up. Even gents grooming and proper old fashioned shaves. Everyone is different and everyone wants something different. Let us show you the options and point you in the direction of time served industry professionals.
Cakes & Other Options
Nowadays we see the arrival of the gorgeously created naked cakes which are quite modern. However, there is still place in the world for a fantastically created iced wedding cake. Whatever your style, work with our bakers to ensure that you get exactly what you want. We also provide biscuits, cake pops and cupcakes all of which can be bagged up to double as favours and displays can be made to enhance your theme/setting.
This is the only area we advise you to allocate a decent amount of your budget. It will be the key to your lasting memories and all you will have to look back on so make sure you choose a professional whom you feel comfortable with. We work with professionals who are well known and well-liked. We can offer all types of photography through them and a package to suit all budgets can be discussed. You must be clear and honest about the amount of budget you allocate for the photographer. If you pay peanuts you will get monkeys (like I did!!) so I do speak from experience.
The perfect way to enjoy a re-run of your big day. Invite family and friends round to share the moment over and over again. Quite often clients tell us that they miss half of the things that happen at their wedding. So, what better way than to relax and let someone else capture every bit of detail. We only work with professionals who are good at what they do. You cannot take a chance with this – you must choose well. Let us show you how
You will most certainly want to thank those special people who were part of your day and to this end we offer a gifting service which will source the perfect gifts for your special thank you’s. All you need to do is let us know who its for, how much you want to spend and a couple of things about that person or about your relationship with them. We can take care of the rest and provide you with a list of options which you can choose from. Don’t leave it till last, whether it be floral thank you’s, jewellery or personalised objects, we can find anything through our network of providers.
Do you need something hand-making? Would you like to be involved in the making of your wedding rings. Perhaps a special engraving inside the ring or a specific design to capture a special meaning. We work with specialist jewellers to ensure that whatever you need can be catered for. From wedding rings to thank you gifts we can source all you need.
WHATEVER YOU NEED HELP WITH WE'D LOVE TO
SPEAK WITH YOU
Every wedding we're involved in is not only special to the couple, but it is also extremely special to us. Nothing makes us happier than to see all the hard work come together to make a truly memorable day come true for our wedding clients.
Below are just some of the weddings we've had the pleasure of planning either from the very start or even just making sure things run smoothly on the day.
Nick & John
Nicola was fantastic.. She took all the stress out of the day and made in run perfect. Nothing was to much for Nicola to do she is amazing and we highly recommend her.
Julie & Gary
Weddings can take over every single minute if you let them! I work full time and don't have much spare time so I handed my planning over to Nicci who understood exactly what I wanted.
She did a fab job in sourcing suppliers and pulling it all together on the day - we had the most perfect day!
Kerry & Mirja
"Best wedding planner ever.
Patience of a saint....... I couldn’t have wished for a more beautiful day".
Thank you xxx
Nicola is amazing!
She was there with us from 7am until late ensuring everything was running just perfect on our wedding day and that we had everything that we needed.
Thank you so much for being part of our special day. I cannot recommend you enough xxx
Sarah & Alistair
Nicola is super helpful & has the ability to take on all tasks meaning less stress for me & more time to get excited & relax in the run up & on the day.
Efficient & fab at problem solving, I would highly recommend.
Ian & Anthony
Nicola sourced our cake, florist, harpist, cars, you name it! When we found ourselves in a difficult situation and had to change plans fast Nicola was there to help and resolved the issues immediately. if you want a first-class service then this is exactly what you will get from
You said Yes.
Elysha & Marcus
My partner was very hesitant at the thought of a planner and asked me if it was a waste of money as we don't have a massive budget, Nicola has been worth every penny and more!
My entire planning a wedding experience so far has been a breeze, Nicola is so thorough and has that extra personal touch that a lot of planners seem to lack! Great communication, attention to detail and understanding what i want for my special day.
Carol & Brad
I couldn’t believe how stressful weddings could be. Then all of a sudden an angel arrived aka Nicola Smith.
Nicola took over all the elements I was struggling with and supported me through the ones I was dealing with.
Wedding Planners end up paying for themselves through discounts and connections and you can’t put a price
on keeping your sanity. Highly recommended!