Absolutely! We are not in this business to get as much money from you that we can. We work within your budget and your limits which you set. Don't see our service as another cost to your wedding as more often than not the money we can help you save on your wedding is likely to far outweigh the fees you pay us.
The reason we don't show our prices on the website is because each bride and groom have their own budget, ideas, plans for their special day. Each bride and groom will have different needs and requests to how much of our service they require. You may want help just with the initial planning or you may want the full wedding package help where your planner not only helps plan your wedding but also attends to ensure all runs to plan. We do not talk you into anything you cannot afford, you tell us what you want us to do and we can work out a price to suit within your budget. Please contact us to get an idea of cost.
No, you first consultation is completely free and you have no obligation to sign an agreement with us, However at the end of your consultation we will ask you if you would like us to plan your wedding or event for you, and then if you do want us to go ahead we will ask you to sign a service agreement. Even then if you decide to sign you will still have 14 days cooling off period and time to pay your deposit.
The final decision is always yours. We will give you options and will talk with you often, however as you will be the ones paying the bills, the final decision is always yours.
As soon as you can, whether you are getting married in weeks, months or even years, arrange a free consultation now and we will work with you from there.
It can take approx 250 hours to plan and arrange the average wedding. This includes research, planning, booking and finalizing everything.
No need to panic, it all starts here, Once you book your free consultation, we will sit down with you and work out which direction you would like to go and once you sign an agreement with us, we will then go through preparing a budget and work with you , to ensure that the budget is kept under control.
Absolutely, that's what wedding planners are for, to help you give the wedding of your dreams, the impossible is not as impossible as you may think, it just may take a little longer to achieve the results you want.
Just wanted to say a big thank you for making Donna and Simon's wedding a memorable and joyous event. Your attention to detail is second to none and your calm, reassuring manner kept us from falling apart when on the eve of the wedding, the cake collapsed. When we arrived at the reception venue there was cake indeed, resplendent and beautifully displayed! Everything was as we anticipated, simple elegance, reflecting the ambiance we wanted to create for our guests. Donna, Simon, Nick and I would recommend you and your team without reservation.
Elaine (Mother of the bride) - Hilton Park Plaza Westminster
"Thank you so much to Amanda Ardley, Wedding Planners! Amanda and assistant were an essential part of our wedding running smoothly. They were efficient, punctual and professional in every aspect. Myself and my new husband thank them so much for ensuring our wedding day ran to plan despite any hiccup. Would recommend! Thank you again!"
Kelly and Jamie Millard - Charing Cross Hotel
"I chose Amanda's 'on-the-day' package to help on our big day. I had done most of the planning myself but wanted to make sure all my hard work didn't go to waste on the actual day! Amanda and her assistant, Emma, we there to put my mind at ease by checking everything was in its place, things were kept on schedule, tables were set correctly and dealt with any problems that may have arisen - leaving me stress-free and able to fully enjoy my special day :) I would definitely recommend Amanda to any future brides!"
Mr & Mrs Gosai - Royal Garden Hotel
"I am so glad I chose Amanda’s ‘on the day’ package to help our evening wedding celebrations go so smoothly. Amanda and Emma sprung into action when there was an unexpected drama and set up the new venue beautifully - I was thrilled with how everything looked when we arrived. Having Amanda on board gave me peace of mind and I happily recommend her services."
Ardley Wedding & Events Ltd organized a great party for the Intensive Care Unit at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital this year. A yearly event that takes a lot of time, co-ordination and organization was professionally presented and was a great success. From the planning to the party day itself Amanda and her team provided suggestions, advice, support and a time line ensuring all was going to plan. From the decorations to food and party bags all was organized & provided to specific requirements. Amanda and her team were able to take control of the event allowing the staff to enjoy the day with the children & families. It was a great stress free party and we look forward to working with them next year.
Great Ormond Street Hospital NICU & PICU Departments
Amanda has been wonderful from start to finish. Always a phone call/text/email/tweet away, and always happy to address our needs. She gave us all the flexibility and autonomy we wanted, whilst making sure we were always on schedule. Amanda's skills came through the most on the wedding day itself. Everybody was at ease, feeling safe in the knowledge that Amanda and her colleague were in control of everything. It all ran so smoothly, with a relaxed and joyful atmosphere. The feedback was amazing - 'best wedding ever' is a phrase we continue to hear! Our wedding was elegant, beautiful, and reflected our styles perfectly. And, thanks to Amanda, we were able to immerse ourselves in our emotions, the joy and the love that weddings are supposed to be about; for that we will always be grateful.
Sara and Ali - Chandos House
We felt we must write to express our sincere thanks for all the planning and effort you put into Alistair and Sara's wedding. The Chandos House team did an excellent job but without the proper planning and liaison between the venue, both sets of parents and of course Alistair and Sara, that you coordinated, this might not have happened so easily. We had so many compliments. I've lost count but the feeling was from so many that this was 'the best wedding they've ever attended'. From a personal point of view, I'd like to thank you for being our voice in the planning stages. It's a fine balance to strike between encouragement and interfering for the parents to achieve and you did this so very well on our behalf. All in all, we had a fabulous day and are very grateful to you for your contribution.
Bob and Maggie Jamieson - Parents of the Groom - Chandos House
Amanda was ready to move mountains to make our Wedding day a dream come true. She delivered in a manner which left everyone including us lost for words, the attention to detail was exemplary, and the decorations were elegant yet simple. Amanda is a real sweetheart, with a heart of gold, no job is too big or small, her passion and drive, is a testament to herself and her achievements.
Szilvia and Armin - London Hilton Kensington
Thank you both for your hard work and effort to execute my wedding exactly as I had designed and planned. You are both such lovely people and it was a pleasure to work with you both.
Claudia & Chris - Berkswell. Henley in Arden
Ardley Weddings removed the stress of planning my Year 11 Prom. From start to finish every detail was taken care of. It surpassed my exceptions. I loved every minute.
Ms Smith Head of Year 11 - School Prom
I got married to my husband in St Paul's Cathedral in the OBE chapel. I hired Amanda as my wedding planner and I am very glad that I did. From the time I hired her until the wedding day Amanda was supportive, very professional and took care of everything so that I was completely relaxed and stress free right up till the wedding day. My husband and I agree that hiring her was the best money we spent on the wedding. We had a wonderful wedding day. I would gladly recommend Amanda to anyone about to embark on the long journey of wedding planning - for us it made all the difference.
Mrs Thelma Ainsworth & Mr Jonathan Ainsworth - St Pauls Cathedral