Events with Akilah Planners in South London

Events with Akilah

Elopement, Micro & Intimate Wedding Planner in London

5 reviews

Key Facts

Price Band: ££ - £££

Typical Price: £3,200

Price Range: £500 - £5,000

Features & Services

We help confident & fun couples save time and stress, even whilst planning a small wedding.

For wedding coordination we ensure your day looks exactly as you planned it and actually how you planned it. ​

For wedding planning we ensure you remain enthusiastic will all of the amazing suppliers we swing your way, leaving you in control of your plans. ​

For wedding design we ensure you love all the concepts based on your vision, we just remove all the stress and make it happen for you.


How much do you charge for a complete planning service?

Although each planning service is unique to me. I do not charge more than £2500 for the standard planning service. However, there are additional services like: Post Event Close Down Entertainment Creating a wedding website or RSVP Management. The best advice, would be to set up a virtual meeting so we can get a more accurate idea into what you are hoping for.

Do you work on a set fee or a percentage basis?

I work on a set fee, this will help you plan a wedding planner into your budget from the beginning.

Do you have a minimum budget requirement?

I am probably one of the fewer planners that do not require a minimum budget. Lucky you :) x

Do you only work with certain venues and suppliers?

As I like to bespoke each service to my couples, I do not have a set directory I work with. However, I really do love building new relationships, so I will source suppliers and venues that are relevant to you, rather than fit you in the mold with 1, 2 or 3 set suppliers.

Do you plan destination weddings?

I do plan destination weddings, I can plan your wedding in the following countries: South Africa Trinidad & Tobago Spain (Barcelona)

Can you offer an “on the day” only service?

I can offer on the day service, it is my favourite part of my job! Seeing all your guests smiling (oh and of course you) really makes my year! Seeing all your hard work pay off. This service starts at £800 for under 200 guests and for one venue.

Do you offer wedding styling?

I do not. I wish I was super talented in that aspect. I am the serial Pinterest user and love when others work their magic for me. I do have a very good eye for vision though, so I can help there. Plus, I like to focus on managing the suppliers including the stylist, rather than the stylist managing your day and the photographers, caterers, venue and more etc.

Do you work alone or as part of a team?

I work alone (minority of the time) The company is me, but really the brains behind it all is my husband. He should be my business partner but he doesn't want to steal the limelight. He does attend some events with me, if I cannot be in two places at once or there are more than 200 guests.

How will you work with my wedding venue co-ordinator?

As soon as you book me, I will contact your venue coordinator and introduce myself. We will then liaise up until the day, avoiding troubling you, and ensuring we are on the same lines for a smooth and fun wedding celebration.

About Events with Akilah

Most people underestimate the time it takes to invest in their wedding plans. So we manage all the research and logistics of a wedding for them. Giving them a stress-free, relaxed and fun wedding planning journey and day.

In the modern world of wedding planning, we are the only wedding planning company in London who offers couples a personal wedding management experience for micro, intimate and elopement weddings. With a desire for a stress free wedding day, an authentic experience and professionals on call, our couples don’t conform to the wedding planning expectations by throwing out the planning rule-book, at a time where their desires matter most.

We are all about transparency and ease so your relaxation on the wedding day becomes relaxing along the journey, not just on the day.

Customer Reviews

Working with Akilah was brilliant from beginning to end. From the first meeting where it became clear she was immediately on my fiancée's wavelength and was speaking about exactly the things that we wanted to talk about. During the build up to the wedding, Akilah was incredibly thorough both with us and with our contractors. Our wedding was quite a complicated and unusual affair with multiple venues, travel, caterers and a full blown cabaret and everything happened exactly as we'd dreamed without us having to think about it. On the day, Akilah and here team were slick, professional and (the highest praise I can think of) practically invisible - just flitting around behind the scenes and making sure everything was working. We would recommend her to anyone.

Akilah brought passion, professionalism and wonderful creativity to our wedding planning process, all of which allowed us to achieve the most magical day of our dreams! As well as offering sound advice for negotiating with suppliers and pulling together inspiring mood boards, Akilah used her judgment to encourage us to plough ahead with our plans despite the uncertain times, and we are so thankful to have had her on board. I would highly recommend her services to any engaged couples out there - you simply could not pick a better person for your team. Thanks so much again Akilah for helping us achieve our wonderful wedding day, it truly was all we had hoped for and more x

Where to start and why there is only 5 stars when Akilah deserves all of them! I reached out to Akilah for her expertise in microweddings and with the challenge to have it done in less than a month, in a COVID-19 situation. It has been the best decision of my life! During this crazy pre-wedding month Akilah was available, responsive, listening, advising, and patient. She has the best network of suppliers and is very organised. I could have never imagined that all my pinterest boards could come to life one day in an even better version. I trusted Akilah and asked her to surprise me with the decor and my Hubby and I were speachless - out of words for the extraordinary decor she co-ordinated. Every detail was perfect. Having Akilah with us saved us time and headaches, but we also had a great time talking to her and the results were beyond expectations. I now miss talking to her everyday and can't wait to work with her on future events! Akilah THANK YOU for making our wedding day one to remember forever for us and our guests. Farah & Mohamed

I just want to say an amazing thank you to Akilah, for really everything you have done on our big day. Gavin and I felt so relaxed and didn't even think about what was happening behind the scenes on the day, as everything was seamless with your on the day management. From the moment you stepped in to help tie together loose ends, from booking new vendors for us (florist, hair & mua) to creating and posting our invites, we knew it was going to be a beautiful day. You created a plan and liaised with our venue coordinator and church from 1 week before you had everything under control and out of our arms. You were so assertive but super approachable if I had anything I needed you to do - you even created our wedding program and put together our favours whilst I was busy at work. All I had to do was get them printed and put together. Thank you so much. If you weren't on our case, I wouldn't have achieved the day I wished for.

Meis & Gavin, you beautiful couple! I cannot wait to catch up with you both and reminisce on your beautiful day at Hartsfield Manor. Akilah x

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Akilah was more than helpful with the planning of the wedding. Communication was never an issue and she was always available. She came to the venue, helped discuss food and travel arrangements and nothing was ever too tedious! We met up several times to go over things and we were always in control- the wedding still was the way we wanted it with Akilah’s touch. The days coming to the wedding were stress free as Akilah handled the majority of things. Her level of professionalism was exceptional! My friends and family loved her presence and she became more of a friend than just an events planner. Akilah was truly a pleasure to have around and I will definitely be using her services again in the near future! Lots of love, The Manful’s

Thank you so much. Ensuring I was there for you the whole way was the most important part. Your wedding day will always be one to remember. Akilah x

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Events with Akilah

339 Addiscombe Road, Croydon, London, South London, CR0 7LF

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