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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1: WHAT SEPARATES SOVEREIGN FROM OTHER PLANNERS?

Having had a hand in over 500 weddings, we possess the relevant experience required to provide our clients with the appropriate solution to their exact needs. Our understanding of many wedding styles, various traditions and different cultures including kosher, same sex and mixed cultural weddings is indicative of our intellectual capital. We use, refer and trust proven suppliers of the wedding and event industry worldwide and these vendors are usually the finest and/​or provide real value for money services, thus accommodating our clients with an array of flexible options. Our personalised, hands on approach and meticulous coordination and planning ensures we organise every detail with precision and innovation.


2: WHICH LOCATIONS DO YOU SERVICE WORLDWIDE?

For our destination weddings, honeymoon packages and events worldwide we service mostly the exotic locations including beautiful islands, major cities, regional winery estates and specific locations of your choice. As an example we have exclusive rights to superb locations in Santorini, Greece. We can offer you unique ceremony and venue locations, deluxe accommodation and personalised catering packages to suit luxurious wedding and funky pre and after parties. Feel free to talk to us about the many options are available to you!

3: WHAT IS YOUR FEE STRUCTURE?

As we provide varied services for many different events styles we work on different per hour consultative fees & a deposit structure relative to the complexity of your wedding.

Option A: Specific Needs Based up to Full Coordination.
• Per hour consultative fee & deposit
• Complimentary initial no obligation consultation.

Option B: Tailored for couples that would like to plan most things themselves. You may need some direction, tips, advice & referrals to get started in an efficient &structured manner.
• Prepaid consultation (Per hour consultative fee)
• All checklists, budget & running sheets provided
• Referral fees (if research required)

Option C: Tailored for couples that are near the end of their planning process. You might be a month or two out from the big day suffering stress and anxiety or running out of time to organise everything and thus require a real professional to assist you complete arrangements /​scheduling & manage your wedding on the day and be there to ensure all is perfectly executed and suppliers do their job effectively.
• Prepaid consultation
• Per hour consultative fee & deposit

4: DO YOU TAKE FULL CONTROL OF PLANNING?

We will control as much as you would like us to. This is your wedding & we will like to simply collaborate with you and provide the inspiration & specialised advice with the final decision being yours. You can be intensely or only partially involved or if you are unsure you can leave it up to us to decide on your behalf. We are governed by you and will act as your advocate.

5: IS HIRING A CONSULTANT JUST AN ADDED EXPENSE?

Being your advocate we will always negotiate to ensure your receive total value for money. Those of you that may be on a more modest budget especially require a consultant. By assisting you develop a realistic budget, rescuing your time wasted on wrong vendors, prioritising your desires & needs and distributing your funds in the most important areas will save you precious time & money. We will recommend to you the most flexible vendors for your individual budget per service without compromising quality.


6: IF I HAVE HIRED ALL MY VENDORS/​SUPPLIERS DO I REALLY NEED A CONSULTANT?

In any wedding there will be delivery, set up & pack down scheduling for all vendors. There may be rehearsals, deadlines and other unforseen planning to be done. Quality checks need to be carried out before any wedding begins and usually someone must be available to tackle all these issues. We ensure all is executed perfectly. We act as your personal assistant, director & trouble shooter for the weeks leading up to and on the day/​evening. We can be your insurance policy for last minute details & headaches so you, your relatives, friends and guests can relax & enjoy.


7: YOU HANDLE SO MANY DIFFERENT WEDDING STYLESDO YOU SPECIALISE?

We apply very similar wedding and event planning & management principles to all weddings we handle. Sure there are differences, but over the last 20 years Sovereign has encountered various requests from our satisfied clients from all walks of life. We have adjusted our techniques to suit and gained a wealth of experience doing so.


8. WHAT ARE THE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MARRIAGE?

It is imperative that you use a certified celebrant or priest in Austraila — Minimum 31 days before your wedding date. Other options are available overseas. For couples that want to remarry, renew vows or perform a non-​legally compliant celebration including gay or lesbian commitment ceremonies, alternative options can be provided.

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