Elizabeth Ekpe

wedding planner

Elizabeth Ekpe
Northamptonshire
0800 917 4445
elizabeth@sophisticatesltd.com

The Finest In Planning

My name is Elizabeth and I am the founder of Sophisticates Ltd based in Northamptonshire. Sophisticates ltd provides the ultimate and complete planning service for private functions. Whether it is a wedding, celebrations or stag/hen party, Sophisticates ltd will deliver nothing short of excellence; it’s who we are and what we do.

At Sophisticates ltd, we pride ourselves on great attention to detail, exceptional planning, creative thinking, adding a personal touch and a high degree of pride in the work we do. Those qualities coupled with our genuine passion for event planning distinguishes us from the rest.

Prior to setting up Sophisticates ltd, I worked as a Programme Manager for a Management Consultancy. Some of my clients were well known blue chip companies such as RBS, NatWest, National Rail, Barclays and the like. As Programme Manager, it was my prerogative to manage tailor-made programmes for my clients from end to end.

My role required in-depth knowledge and expertise of client relationship management, resource administration, budget management, effective communication, vendor management and reporting. As the primary interface to my clients for all programmes in my portfolio, I have a wealth of experience in dealing with Individuals and teams at all levels within an organisation.

I am equally adept at renegotiating the price of “decorators” as I am sitting on the steering committee for major bids.

I am extremely passionate about transparency, delivering quality, building strong relationships and ensuring that my customers get value for money. These beliefs drive the behaviour, decision making and service delivery framework throughout Sophisticates Limited.

My background and expertise are critical success factors in our ability to deliver the very best in Planning.

Services

SERVICES

Ours is a flexible approach. We have four main packages that can be modified to suit your needs.







Package One

For couples who wish to plan their own wedding but need help starting on the right track. This is a very useful package which includes a pre-made information pack for couples to take away and use to help learn the basics of wedding planning.

Package includes the following:

- Where to start

- How to set a budget

- Format for the day

- Themes and personal style

- Wedding planning

- Managing the day

- Check list and other useful tools




Additional services for this package


In addition to the above, for an additional fee, couples can add the following to the Package One:


- Personalised information pack
Couples will be given recommendations and referrals for their local and/or preferred suppliers.



- Consultation Meeting
Couples will attend a one-off planning meeting.







Package Two

This service is designed for couples who have planned the details of their wedding on their own but would like the reassurance of knowing they have expert support on the wedding day to ensure the day runs smoothly.


Bookings for this service are taken 90 days prior to the wedding.



Package details:

- One handover meeting (at least) a month before wedding

- Wedding check list

- Review of supplier’s contracts/agreements and confirmation of bookings

- Referrals to trusted suppliers (if necessary)

- Wedding folder (which includes planner/schedule of day)


Price for this package is fee per hour







Package Three

This service is designed for couples who need help planning the wedding ceremony and reception but do not require “day-of” services. The package may also include other parties and events depending on the couple’s wishes.

Package details

- Complete planning and co-ordination of entire wedding

- Three consultation meetings

- Continuous correspondence throughout wedding planning process via letters, emails and phone calls

- Review of supplier’s contracts/agreements and confirmation of bookings

- Attendance to wedding rehearsal

- Planning of rehearsal dinners

- Wedding folder (which includes wedding check list, name and details of suppliers, planner/schedule for wedding day

- Handover to bride and groom


Price for this package is fee per hour







Package Four

This service is for couples who either require assistance, motivation or simply do not have the time to plan their wedding. Sophisticates ltd will plan the wedding ceremony and reception, and provide “day-of” services to oversee event staff and vendor performance, and will provide additional help whenever it’s needed.

Package details

- Complete planning and co-ordination of entire wedding

- Five consultation meetings

- Continuous correspondence throughout wedding planning process via letters, emails and phone calls

- Review of supplier’s contracts/agreements and confirmation of bookings

- Attendance to wedding rehearsal

- Planning of rehearsal dinner and other parties

- Wedding folder (which includes wedding check list, name and details of suppliers, planner/schedule for wedding day

- “Day of” attendance


Price for this package is fee per hour







Individually Priced Services:


- Consultation Meeting from £225 (for a three hour meeting)


- Wedding Gown Assistance from £400

o A day of visiting three top designers


- Venue Search and Selection from £300


- Invitation / RSVP Management from £360

o Max of 120 guests
o Additional guests charged at £3 each
o Telephone chase up of £50 per hour


- Stag / Hen Night Party from £200 (referral)


- Honeymoon Assistance from £300


- Thank you card from £200





All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.

Testimonials

You were amazing throughout the wedding period and on the wedding day, I still don't know how to thank you. You made it so easy. It's always good to have a wedding planner that cares. It's a precious gift from God, I tell you.

Mrs E, London