Are you considering hiring a wedding planner for your wedding day? It's becoming increasingly popular here in the UK to hire someone to do all the ground work for you. How can a wedding planner help you plan the day of your dreams? We met with Senel, the owner of The Little Events Co to find out more.
Tell us about the services you offer at The Little Events Co and what your areas of expertise are.
Hello! I’m Senel, and I’m the owner of the Little Events Co and I specialise in planning bespoke weddings and events for clients across London, Kent, Suffolk, Essex, Hampshire, Sussex and beyond.
Most of my clients come to me for help once they’ve realised that organising their wedding or event involves a bit more than first anticipated. My level of involvement depends on the clients’ needs and that can range from a Full Planning service to On the Day Coordination – every event is unique and so requires a tailored solution. Through an in depth discussion, I gauge the level of help required and together, my client and myself create a plan which is appropriate and which they are comfortable and happy with.
How did the idea for The Little Events Co come about and what inspired you to start your own company?
I’ve spent the last 10 years working as a corporate events manager. I have planned, organised and executed an endless of list of events across a variety of locations.
For me it seemed a natural career progression to start my own company - The Little Events Co. By coincidence I was asked by a friend to organise her wedding – I had an amazing time being such an integral part of this major life event. The feedback from the bride, groom and guests was phenomenal – it was then I realised I wanted to specialise in this area of event management – to move from major corporate events to the more personal area of wedding planning felt like the right next step for me.
Tell us why clients need help in planning their wedding or event.
Planning an event, wedding or otherwise, is a monumental effort that requires a methodical approach, excellent attention to detail, strong negotiation skills, an ability to think on your feet and above all a love and passion for what you do.
Weddings are no longer simple affairs; often weddings taking place over several days with guests required to travel to far flung corners of the UK. In addition, the choices of services that are available from the wedding industry for couples is phenomenal. Caterers, florists, wedding stylists... there is so much choice out there it’s tough to know where to start. It’s not just about making a choice either, there’s then the added pressure of reading contracts, understanding the small print, making payments, and ensuring that the suppliers you have booked deliver what they have promised on the day. So not only are couples planning one of THE biggest days of their lives, they are also expected to become fully fledged event managers.