Frequently Asked Questions

Costas Wedding Planning is much more than you expect

What is a Wedding Planner?

As you plan, think of the planner as your guide. A wedding planner is responsible for planning the logistical elements that bring a wedding vision to life and is involved from the very beginning of the planning process. We assist with budget creation, management, venue selection, vendor and supplier referrals, wedding day timeline, seating arrangements, and so on.

“You don’t have to be concerned about whether or not you’ll actually be able to plan your own wedding, because you will still be making all of the decisions and be a very active participant in planning your wedding. The only difference is that you will just have help doing it!”

Take A Vow will always have your best interests at heart and will become everyone’s point-of-contact on your wedding day, which means you and your beloved are free to enjoy every moment!

Why Should I Hire You as My Wedding Planner?

To truly enjoy your wedding day and the lead up to it, and have the peace of mind that everything will run smoothly. For most couples, planning a wedding for the first time can be very stressful. You can easily get confused about where to begin, how much everything costs, and how to choose the right venue and vendors.

Wedding planning is not only about choosing your colour palette, flower decorations, and venue. There are often a number of logistical matters to attend to, such as the timing and knowing which vendors are to be trusted. We are here to assist you and attend to all of these aspects of planning. We are able to help you save time and limit some of your many concerns, as well as to give you’re the overall piece of mind so that you can actually enjoy your wedding day!

Wedding planners are true professionals who have experience and industry relationships that will allow our couples’ wedding vision to come to life.

What Types of Weddings Do You Do?

We do everything involving LGBTQ+ love!

  • Same Sex/LGBTQ Weddings
  • LGBTQ + Destination Weddings
  • LGBTQ+ Vow Renewals
  • LGBTQ+ Religious Ceremonies
  • LGBTQ+ Elopements

Do You Work with same sex friendly Vendors?

All the wedding professionals are Same-Sex friendly vendors, they have shown their support for marriage equality. Plan your wedding with confidence, knowing that each wedding supplier supports same-sex marriage and they will cater for your wedding without any hesitation or prejudice.

My Venue Already Has an Event Coordinator… So Why Do I Need an Independent Wedding Planner?

A venue event coordinator and a wedding planner are two very different things. While it is true that a venue’s event coordinator and wedding planner will have some overlap, there is added value in having both a venue event coordinator and a wedding planner working together. Often the venue’s event coordinator handles all kinds of different events and clients, while your wedding planner only has one focus – and that is YOU!

Do You Charge for Initial Consultation?

Absolutely not. Our initial consultation is complimentary. This is an opportunity for us to catch up over a virtual coffee and get to know each other to see if we’re a good fit to work together.

Do You Charge an Hourly Rate/ Flat Rate or A Percentage Of The Overall Wedding Budget? What Is the Deposit You Have to Pay To Secure Your Wedding Planning Services?

We charge a flat rate for our services. Not one wedding is the same, and each proposal is based on your requirements and needs, guest numbers, location, marquee/tented/venue choice, and amount of styling and set up required.  A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required to secure our wedding planner services. The final balance is due 3 week prior to your wedding. If required, a fee schedule will be tailored to your needs prior to signing an agreement.

What Additional Types of Events Do You Service?

Our main focus is LGBTQ+ WEDDINGS! However, we love a good party and are happy to help with:

  • LGBTQ+ Surprise Proposals
  • LGBTQ+ Birthdays
  • LGBTQ+ Engagements
  • LGBTQ+ Anniversaries

How Much Communication Will I Have?

We will respond to all emails and phone messages in a timely manner and maintain consistent communication throughout.

How Many Weddings or Events Will You Coordinate Per Day?

At Take A Vow, we only take a limited number of weddings every year – this means that we only do one wedding or event per weekend, so you are our main focus.  If you choose to marry during the week, then you are also our main priority on the day.

Will You Be Present On My Wedding Day?

Absolutely! This is why we are in this business. The ‘grand finale’ is what we put all of our work and effort into, and we simply can’t wait to see it come to fruition.

How Many Assistants Will Attend My Wedding Day?

One wedding planner and at least one to four assistants will be at your wedding. We will have more assistants should you have multiple locations, or a large guest count. As a guide we include the following number of staff:

Up to 60 guests – 2 x CWP staff members
60-150 guests – 3 x CWP staff members
Over 150 guests – 4 x CWP staff members

How Will You Dress for My Wedding?

For weddings, all wedding planners and assistants will wear professional attire.

Can We Hire You as Soon As We Get Engaged Or Should We Wait?

The sooner the better, and as soon (or shortly thereafter) as you get engaged is recommended. Dates are booked well in advance, and the sooner we begin planning, the better.

What Areas Do You Service?

Whilst based in the Canary Islands (Fuerteventura), we travel frequently throughout Spain and overseas.

What Payment Types Do You Accept?

We accept bank transfer, we believe transferring money from your bank account is usually fast, free and safe