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What Our Couples Love
- I specialise in micro weddings perfect for under 50 guests, offering a complete inclusive package for your wedding day dreams
- Personal, friendly approach. Just bring good jokes and sense of humour.
- We have conversations not consultations. Meaning you are still in control of your planning.
- I love learning about new cultures and traditions.
- I offer free first dance or surprise wedding party choreography to my full planning clients.
- My inspiration is all about white space and backdrop with your couple's style all over.
- I can be with you until you no longer need me after your wedding.
Frequently asked questions
How much do you charge for a complete planning service?
Although each planning service is unique to me. I do not charge more than £2500 for the standard planning service. However, there are additional services like: Post Event Close Down Entertainment Creating a wedding website or RSVP Management. The best advice, would be to set up a virtual meeting so we can get a more accurate idea into what you are hoping for.
Do you work on a set fee or a percentage basis?
I work on a set fee, this will help you plan a wedding planner into your budget from the beginning.
Do you have a minimum budget requirement?
I am probably one of the fewer planners that do not require a minimum budget. Lucky you :) x
Do you only work with certain venues and suppliers?
As I like to bespoke each service to my couples, I do not have a set directory I work with. However, I really do love building new relationships, so I will source suppliers and venues that are relevant to you, rather than fit you in the mold with 1, 2 or 3 set suppliers.
Do you plan destination weddings?
I do plan destination weddings, I can plan your wedding in the following countries: South Africa Trinidad & Tobago Spain (Barcelona)
Can you offer an “on the day” only service?
I can offer on the day service, it is my favourite part of my job! Seeing all your guests smiling (oh and of course you) really makes my year! Seeing all your hard work pay off. This service starts at £800 for under 200 guests and for one venue.
Do you offer wedding styling?
I do not. I wish I was super talented in that aspect. I am the serial Pinterest user and love when others work their magic for me. I do have a very good eye for vision though, so I can help there. Plus, I like to focus on managing the suppliers including the stylist, rather than the stylist managing your day and the photographers, caterers, venue and more etc.
Do you work alone or as part of a team?
I work alone (minority of the time) The company is me, but really the brains behind it all is my husband. He should be my business partner but he doesn't want to steal the limelight. He does attend some events with me, if I cannot be in two places at once or there are more than 200 guests.
How will you work with my wedding venue co-ordinator?
As soon as you book me, I will contact your venue coordinator and introduce myself. We will then liaise up until the day, avoiding troubling you, and ensuring we are on the same lines for a smooth and fun wedding celebration.
About Events with Akilah
Adventurous, bold, and personality-packed celebrations that follow only one rule ... yours!
For energetic couples, looking to infuse their own personal traditions with crowd-pleasing touches.
Everlasting Memories Created By You.
Sculpted By Me.
I do this from my home in Croydon but I cover London, Surrey and Kent too.
You are my absolute favourites, if you love breaking a few traditions and not sticking to the rules. Do not get me wrong, you enjoy tradition and understand why they are important. But, when we team together, your wedding day plans will flourish if you love breaking traditions here and there.
I commit to encouraging you to express your couple style on your wedding day even if that means "rebelling"!
I do this by offering blank canvas packages ready for you to sprinkle your "colour"!
I am passionate about enjoying the process with my couples. I am all about transparency and ease so your relaxation on the wedding day becomes relaxing along the journey, not just on the day.
I will always offer a personable, friendly yet passionate response. Allowing you the chance to find a friend in a company, trusting me to lead your day, and provide support when needed.
Flash forward to post-event and I will be your best friend, ensuring if you have a flight, boat, or train to catch. I will be there tying up loose ends with suppliers with deposits and contracts to guests with lost property, making sure you are not disturbed from your new bliss.
Pricing info shown in the listing summary:
Based on a minimum fee in London for a full wedding planning service. I do offer many bespoke services so please do get in touch and I would be happy to offer a bespoke proposal based on your needs.