What’s a wedding planner?

A wedding planner is a professional whose main goal is to help the couple in every step of their wedding planning, as well as being present throughout the whole process, from the first contact until the wedding day. The wedding planner suggests and presents different venues that are adequate to the couple’s expectations, as well as presenting/suggesting all the suppliers, products and services necessary for the wedding. It’s their function to contact and coordinate all teams, and to create and manage a calendar of all the tasks that need to be completed. They coordinate styling and design so that the final result is perfect and just as the couple imagined.

Since every wedding is unique, the job of the wedding planner never is exactly the same. They establish a special connection with “their” couple, that allows them to understand the couple’s needs and concerns, in order to give answers that are personalized to each case.

Why hire a wedding planner?

Hiring a professional to organize the wedding is usually associated with couples who don’t live in the country where they’re celebrating the wedding, or with couples that don’t have the availability to organize it themselves. However, a wedding planner is an asset to every couple, even those who want to play a more active role in the organisation of their special day.

A wedding is a unique event, that requires a lot of time, and may become a complex task if one doesn’t know where to start, how and where to look for everything. Therefore, hiring a wedding planner is an investment that will be compensated by all the presented solutions, most of which the couple couldn’t access without help. This process allows people to save time and money, while guaranteeing that all wishes and expectations of the couple will be met.

How long before the wedding should I contact Como Branco Weddings?

“We’re getting married. What now?” This is the first question the couple asks, as soon as they decide to take this important step. It’s precisely here, when the date is defined or the number of guests is estimated, that Como Branco Weddings should be contacted. From this point, we will study the couple’s needs and define the next steps.

How much does a wedding cost?

The budget of a wedding can vary, depending on the options chosen by the couple (i.e. venue, location), the number of guests, the type of hired services and the special needs of each individual.

Since each event organized by Como Branco Weddings is unique and completely personalized to the couple’s taste, it’s impossible to establish a fixed rate. Thus it is fundamental that the couple define priorities and, when possible, a budget estimate. At Como Branco Weddings we’re always available to clarify any questions about the budget and we monitor the couple from the start and throughout the whole process to ensure the best services, always at the most competitive rates.

What is a destination wedding?

We call destination wedding a wedding that is celebrated outside the country of origin or residence of the couple.

How does hiring suppliers work?

Como Branco Weddings suggests different suppliers to the couple, professionals that can be trusted and the most appropriate for each case and specific service (photographers, videographers, musicians, DJs, make-up artists, among others). When the couple chooses their favorites, after analyzing each one’s portfolios, Como Branco Weddings is in charge of hiring them and managing the entire process.

Do we sign a contract with Como Branco Weddings?

Yes. After the budget is approved, the couple signs a contract that describes all agreed services.

I don’t live in Portugal. How do I meet with Como Branco Weddings?

At Como Branco Weddings, we work with couples from all over the world and, as such, we are available to meet via Skype/Hangouts or telephone, at the times that are more appropriate to our clients.