Hardesty Events Norfolk + East Anglia Wedding Planner

Hardesty Event Design is an award-winning, highly commended Luxury Wedding Planning and Venue Consultancy business based in Norfolk, East Anglia. Planning weddings and events across the UK.

Founder Emily Hardesty is passionate about creating remarkable memories which will last a lifetime. Her collaboration with the very best suppliers in the wedding industry, alongside her thoughtful design and meticulous planning, make her a creative power house with some incredible wedding industry contacts in her little black book.

With a background in venue management and hospitality, Emily’s wedding planning approach is logistics led with unwavering attention to detail.

Hardesty Event Design provides full wedding planning services, partial planning and/or on the day co-ordination and management, so whether you’re planning a 3 day weekend country house retreat, or an intimate city wedding, Emily would love to hear from you.

Emily strives to make every wedding she plans and works on as deeply personal and meaningful as she can. She relishes every opportunity and loves seeing her couple’s delight in her work.

If’ you’re looking for an uber-reliable, fiercely organised and efficient wedding planner for your wedding in the UK, we recommend you give Emily a call.

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Emily elevated everything about our wedding! Hardesty Event Design was incredible from start to finish and our wedding would not have been the same without Emily and all her hard work. Emily helped with styling, booking suppliers (including some show stopping singing waiters) and also all the logistics elements seamlessly. I know a lot of friends who didn't have wedding planners were so stressed in the lead up to their weddings but I found the experience smooth and calm as Emily took all that weight off our shoulders, meaning we could really enjoy not just the day but the lead up to the wedding too. We couldn't recommend Emily more, if you're looking for help with your wedding then look no further.

Mr & Mrs M

Emily helped us planned our special day, she was amazing. Not only she did she bring our dream to reality but she introduced us to people who could help us along the way. She was thoughtful and kind through the whole process and honestly we couldn’t recommend her more. Emily you really brought our whole day together and made it wonderful it wouldn’t have been the same without you.

Mr and Mrs P

We cannot recommend Emily enough! Throughout our wedding journey Emily has gone above and beyond - from prompt communication, attention to detail, co-ordinating our suppliers and really understanding our vision for our big day. On the day Emily ensured we had the best day by looking out for us and our guests - especially quickly adapting from an outdoor ceremony to an indoor ceremony! Emily co-ordinated the change promptly, ensured I was kept dry with plenty of umbrellas, held my dress and looked after my veil and bouquet numerous times on the night! Our day wouldn't have gone as well as it did without Emily - thank you so much Emily, it's been a pleasure to have you co-ordinate our big day. We are still on cloud nine, even after getting back from Paris for our honeymoon! We still cannot stop talking, smiling and laughing about the day. We honestly had so much fun and thank you EVER so much for everything you did for us to ensure we got the most out of our day.

Mr and Mrs L

The best wedding planner!! Emily made the whole process of planning our wedding fun and completely stress free. She provided anything and everything we needed and has a great list of contacts for wedding suppliers. We absolutely recommend Emily without hesitation for all the effort she put in to make our wedding perfect! Forever grateful….Thank you!

Mr and Mrs M

Emily helped us in planning and styling our big day. She was so professional but equally incredibly personable. Taking into account our individual preferences and ideas and helping to bring them to the next level. Emily has such an eye for the little details, many of which I would have completely overlooked without her help. Her knowledge of suppliers within the industry was excellent, pointing us in the right direction for the ideas we had and choices we made. Her care and attention surrounding our wedding was outstanding from the moment we booked, right through to after the big day itself. Our wedding day ran so smoothly, we felt so relaxed knowing Emily had everything in hand. We had no vendors needing our attention or last minute decisions because she handled everything! I would absolutely recommend her services to any future couples.

Mr & Mrs G

I cannot recommend Hardesty Event Design's services enough! We got married at a Norfolk-based dry hire barn venue in July last year, and utilised the 'bespoke planning' service offered by Emily's team to help us throughout the process - from initial vision, through to the day itself. Emily’s endless knowledge of the industry and years of passionate dedication to helping others create the best day of their lives was so clear throughout the process. Her recommendations and advice at each stage were invaluable. With our venue being dry hire, it seemed like a huge hill to climb to get everything sorted. But Emily helped to organise our thoughts and break everything down, making each element seem much more manageable. From catering and bars, to furniture hire and candles; Emily helped us find some incredible suppliers. Each recommendation made our dream vision become a reality! We only started our planning process 11 months before the day, due to some last-minute availability at the venue we'd set our hearts on. So this felt very overwhelming as we had so many people telling us it wasn't possible to get everything planned in time! However, Emily was incredibly reassuring and immediately set out to help us to make our dream day a reality. Emily wasn't available for on-the-day coordination services due to being a guest herself, so recommended an industry contact who was incredibly thorough and took any stress away from us throughout the day! We had the most incredible time, and every aspect was beyond what we’d imagined. I cannot reiterate enough how thankful we are to Hardesty Event Design for believing in us and making it possible!

Mr and Mrs B

Where do you plan weddings?

Hardesty Event Design plans and designs weddings across the UK and worldwide.

We are based in Norwich, Norfolk and therefore the majority of our weddings are for UK and oversees clients across the East of England, mainly in Norfolk, Suffolk, Lincolnshire or Cambridgeshire.
With East of England becoming an increasingly popular destination for UK destination weddings, we have a base in London too and therefore we regularly travel to London to meet our oversees clients and London based clients for meetings and consultations too. For the right client, we will travel wherever!

How can I find out more about your services?

We would love to speak to you further regarding your wedding or event plans! More details regarding the planning and management services offered by hardestyeventdesign.com on the Services page of our website.
If you would like more information, the next step is to arrange a complimentary consultation to discuss your plans in more detail and how best we can help you.

Throughout the planning of your wedding, we’ll probably talk more than you will with some friends, so it’s important to get a feel for each other and ensure we’re a great match!
Following our consultation, we will create a detailed, bespoke proposal, which will contain notes from your consultation, a breakdown of the services discussed and our payment plan.

We've loved planning our wedding so far so we don't want to feel we are not involved.. How would this work?

The short answer – you can be involved as much, or as little as you would like!

As your professional UK wedding planner, I am always really conscious in ensuring all my couples feel they are in control of their day, and the decisions made. Some couples like to be more involved than others and I will work with you to ensure the balance is right for you. Often I have couples who need to balance wedding planning with busy careers, and we will work together to ensure we avoid busy times of the year for planning if this is the case. You will have access to our online planning portal in which includes To Do lists, and timelines to ensure you have access to all of our planning tools throughout your engagement.

That being said, if our full planning service doesn’t quite feel right for you, we offer bespoke wedding planning or Planning Power Hours if you’d prefer to take on the full responsibility yourself however would still love some professional guidance throughout your engagement!

It’s possible to book as many hours, or as little as you would like – this can be managed by you. Once the hours are purchased, you will have access to our online calendar and can schedule an Hour when works for you!
Often the Planning Power hours are paired perfectly with the Wedding Day Management service as your special day gets closer.

Do I need a wedding planner?

On average, it takes 250 – 500 hours to plan a wedding so it goes without saying having a professional wedding planner will save you time!

A professional UK wedding planner will not only save you time, but money too. Often couples will book a wedding planner after sourcing their venue, marquee and a few key suppliers before realising they may need some help! Often our clients will approach us feeling overwhelmed and sometimes, after making a few decisions which require additional expenditure further down the line.

Having a professional wedding planner onboard at the early stages of planning will ensure you book the best suppliers for you and your budget the first time round and we can get from A -> B quicker!
By choosing Norfolk wedding planners Hardesty Event Design, we will ensure all initial quotes sent from suppliers will include everything you need from the beginning of the process, ensuring you (and your suppliers!) are able to budget manage appropriately and plan your wedding day smoothly, in a time efficient manner!
Hardesty Event Design as your professional UK wedding planners will fine tune your ideas curating a luxury wedding design reflecting your personalities and ideas. We will work together to create not only a wedding which looks incredible, but feels incredible too. Having someone to discuss your ideas, and essentially, make it happen for you, offering advice along the way, will in turn, relieve the stress off the two of you throughout your engagement.
This leaves you to focus on the necessities – your relationship, your engagement and all the fun bits of planning a wedding!

What are the services you offer?

We offer a wide range of luxury wedding and event services including full wedding planning services, on the day and wedding day management services, wedding styling and design services and corporate event planning. To learn more on our services, please head to our website hardestyeventdesign.com for more details and to book your complimentary consultation today.

Do you require a deposit & offer a payment plan?

Yes. Our non-refundable deposits vary depending on the planning service you have booked and a payment plan is always offered. Once you have met with one of our wedding planners, a bespoke proposal will be emailed over to you and this includes a breakdown of the payments for our services.
All payments for services are made before your wedding date.

How much does a wedding planner cost?

The fees for professional wedding planners really varies however there is an old age saying which ties in nicely with this – you get what you pay for – there are certainly wedding planners who are cheaper than Hardesty Event Design, and of course, some who more expensive too!

In broad terms, the cost can vary depending on a number of factors; how far into the wedding planning stage you are, how experienced the professional wedding planner is, how complex your wedding plans are and how much wedding planning assistance and guidance you would like!

The majority of UK wedding planners work on a basis of 12-15% of the overall wedding spend / budget and will charge a minimum fee. Depending on the year, location and experience, these minimum fees will vary as explained above. To enquire more on Hardesty Event Design’s luxury wedding planning and event services, please enquire here.

We're getting married in the UK but we live abroad! Are you still able to assist?

Absolutely! Hardesty Event Design have bases in Norwich, Norfolk and London however, over the years I have planned weddings for couples across the Globe. Based in Dubai, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and all over Europe. We are well equipped to plan virtually with you and are quite used to meeting family members & friends on your behalf to help you along the way if desired!

With East of England becoming an increasingly popular destination for UK destination weddings, we have a base in London too and therefore we regularly travel to London to meet our oversees clients and London based clients for meetings and consultations too.

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