Here's why you need a wedding planner

Here's why you need a wedding planner

Let SW Events take all the stress out of your Big Day

ARTICLE BY : Abha Shah


For most of us, planning a wedding is a one-time thing. Sure, you may have been imagining this day since the age of six, prancing around wrapped in one of your grandma’s old saris (surely not just us?) but now you’re engaged and the reality of working out the logistics of a three- or four-day wedding sets in, it can suddenly seem overwhelming.

The reality of wedding planning
Many of us are blissfully unaware as to precisely how much work, planning and organisation goes into such an occasion. Indeed, many newlyweds report that planning your day yourselves is like starting a full-time job (and you probably have one of those already). There simply aren’t enough hours in the day.

Add to that the vast richness of the UK’s wedding industry, which while fabulous in variety, can feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack for the uninitiated. There’s so much to research, visit, compare and consult – where to start, who to trust, and how to know you’re getting the best deal?

Luxury wedding planners,SW Events
Enter the newly rebranded SW Events, formerly Sundar Weddings. Ajay and LaToya Patel, the husband and wife team at the helm of the company, have walked in your shoes, been down the aisle and are the best placed professionals to help you have your best day ever - minus the drama.Think of them as your very own wedding PAs. On your behalf, SW Events can take care of tasks like: narrowing down your venue search, chase quotes, work out stationery wording, find accommodation for your guests, work out timings and transportation, finesse your theme, find your favours, source décor and negotiate prices – heck, they’ll even traipse around IKEA on a Friday night to find the perfect finishing touches so you don’t have to.

As hands off or hands on as you like
As a client, you can have as little or as much input as you’re comfortable with. With 6+ years in the wedding industry, plenty of happy clients and top tier industry contacts, you can rest assured that if you hire SW Events, your Big Day is in the safest of hands.

SW Events Wedding Services

• Full Planning
This is a comprehensive service for couples who want to hand over the reins but have the final say on decisions. The full planning service can be for your main day or any other wedding celebrations. Couples often ask SW Events to manage their Civil Ceremony, Asian wedding Ceremony, Reception and even the Mehndi and Sangeet.

Here’s what Full Planning involves:
Consultation (the initial one prior to booking is complimentary)
Planning team (including Lead and Assistant planners)
Creative design and input
Guest Coordination
Budget Creation & Management
Supplier Sourcing & Management
Payment Management
Receiving Deliveries
RSVP Management
Detailed Running Order
On the Day Coordination

• Bespoke Planning
A service suited to those who want to plan their own wedding but want to make sure things go as planned on the day. SW Events get involved no less than three months before your wedding, which allows time for SW Events to go through your ideas, speak to your suppliers and make sure a plan is in place to ensure your day goes exactly as you’ve envisioned.

Here’s what Bespoke Planning involves:
Consultation (the initial one prior to booking is complimentary)
Provide supplier recommendations for any of your remaining suppliers
Provide guidance to help you plan and manage your suppliers
Managing the on the day stationery requirements
Detailed Running Order
On the Day Coordination
Guest Coordination

• Assisted Planning
Need a little help? This service is best for couples who'd love to plan their day with just a little assistance. It may be that you're after a sounding board or just an independent expert to test or check things back with. 

Assisted Planning includes:
3 hours of consultation time. SW Events recommend splitting this into two or three hour-long sessions. They'll cover topics like:

  • Personalising your wedding events
  • Providing supplier recommendations
  • Logistics planning - the flow of your event(s) and supplier specific planning tips

Access to their Wedding Planning software, so all your Wedmin is in one place
Use of the software from the time of booking through to the date(s) of your wedding events. 

A wedding planner may seem like an after thought, but they are as essential as your lehenga designer, florist or cake maker.

How often will you get to be a bride- or groom-to-be? Pre-wedding months should be a magical time filled with precious moments, rather than tangled up in front of a crowd of spreadsheets. Outsource that stress to SW Events and enjoy all the fun parts of planning without any of the pain.


Find out more and book a consultation today.

SW Events
Luxury Asian Wedding and Event Planners


All images courtesy of Tell Your Story Photography

Tags : Wedding  Planning  Luxury  Bride  Groom  Organising  Big Day  Stress 
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