Getting married abroad can seem like an intimidating experience – you may not speak the language, you don’t have any contacts with suppliers, you are not familiar with local traditions, you don’t know the right price to pay for services, you don’t know who to turn to if there is a problem – the list goes on. Most couples solve these issues by putting themselves in the hands of a wedding planner: imagine if you could just find a local person, intimately familiar with all of the wedding venues and services, formidably well-organised, friendly and creative, able to negotiate good deals with suppliers and a voice of calm on the big day itself, then surely you would be prepared to put yourself in their hands? Well look no further – here at Douro Weddings we have an experienced team to provide the professional curated service that every bride and groom need, to cater for every request and find a solution to every issue that arises.
We offer three levels of wedding planning – silver, gold and platinum. The silver option is for couples who just want help with choosing the venue and suppliers but are happy to run the event themselves (so there would be no wedding planner keeping a hand on the tiller during the day itself). The gold option gives you all the planning as well as accompaniment on the day itself, so that the couple do not have to worry about everything going according to plan; furthermore if there are any last minute requests or snags, then we would be there to handle them. The platinum package will give you all the planning you need for every detail of the wedding as well as accompaniment for events either side of the wedding day.
Here at Douro Weddings, we understand that it is a leap of faith to put your wedding in the hands of a wedding planner that you do not know, so we take our responsibilities extremely seriously – we stick to rigorous timelines and take and we work extremely hard on every event we are contracted to. Our experience extends beyond wedding planning to running corporate events via our sister company, PortoEvents, so we know what it takes to run an event large or small and are used to working with the most demanding of clients.
We do not try to be the lowest cost wedding planner available, but we give our clients the choice of how much work they want us to do – so our 3 different packages are charged at €1800, €2250 and €3000 respectively. Spending your money wisely on the right wedding planner, can in the end save you money: we are experts at knowing the very best suppliers who charge fair prices for their services and in many cases we are able to negotiate a much better deal for our clients than they would be able to obtain independently or suggest an alternative venue or supplier that will save a lot of money on the budget.
We are very happy to offer an initial consultation free of charge, but then we ask our clients to sign up to one of our packages (you can always upgrade later!) so that we can throw ourselves wholeheartedly into putting together the perfect wedding package for you.