Can I have a legal ceremony in any venue of my choice in Ecuador?

Yes! But only in Quito. Legal ceremonies take place in the town hall. The civil ceremony is the only type of legally recognized ceremony in Ecuador. The officiant from the town hall may in some cases conduct a civil ceremony outside of the town hall but it has to be planned in advance and only for two Nationals or two residents. Non-residents can marry legally in either Quito, Guayaquil or Cuenca but not in the venue of their choice. We still have great legal weddings packages including legal ceremony and full reception.

Do you plan same-sex weddings, and are you open to any religion or non-religious couples?

We value love and relationships.
We love, love. In all its form and magnificence.
We welcome couples from culturally diverse backgrounds; and of course, we do plan and design same-sex weddings. The LGTBQIA+ are very welcome here, so as are persons with all abilities. Bienvenidos friends!

What makes you different than other planners?

We offer a professional yet laid-back approach to high-end wedding planning which has an impact on the way we work, the way we communicate with our clients and our ability to anticipate and fully understand the vision that our clients have of their wedding.
We are transparent with our pricing.
Although, no other planner in Ecuador designs the way we do, focusing on your totally unique personalities!
We are proud to support our fellow Ecuadorians and handpick vendors and creatives who align with our values and vision. We are used to work with artisans, small farm owners, we love using organically grown flowers, and do a lot of uniquely made details too! All our vendors understand our design work and we deliver not only design but the atmosphere you expect on your wedding day.

Do you plan weddings elsewhere than in Ecuador?

Although we are based in Ecuador, we do plan weddings in France, Spain, Morocco and Italy in partnership with local vendors (Assyah is from the South of France and have worked with several venues there). For us, it is important to have in depth knowledge of an area and already have a network of trusted vendors before we can organize a wedding there, that’s why we only work in the regions we already have partnerships.

How long in advance of my desired wedding date do I need to contact you?

We have a maximum quota of weddings we can realistically take in any one year in order not to over stretch ourselves and be able to offer the best possible level of service. The sooner you contact-us, the better we can accommodate your request. Most couples tend to begin the planning process 12 to 14 months before the desired weddings date. 18 months or more of planning time is even better because of the availability of the more popular vendors and wedding venues and because it allows us to design your event better. Shorter turn-around times of 6 to 9 months is also possible depending on the complexity.

Do you have exclusive partnerships with any particular vendors?

We definitely have preferred vendors but do not have any exclusive partnerships with any. We select the vendors to recommend to clients based on their needs which are always very different from one couple to the next. We feel more comfortable working with vendors we have already worked with in the past but are always open to working with new professional and qualified vendors.

What budgets do you usually work with?

For our destination wedding planning service and for an average sized wedding of 50 people, the budgets we typically work with are from about $ 35.000 to 45.000.
We have worked with lower budgets or weddings taking place in a private venue owned by the couple or a member of their family (meaning no venue hire fee has to be included in the budget). For weddings taking place over 3 days with a welcome event, wedding day and brunch, for 50 people, the global budget often comes out to be between 45.000 to 55.000 dollars or more depending on the venue and design.
We make an effort to find solutions for couple to stay within their budget and do not accept weddings purely based on budget. If your budget is lower than the guidelines marked above, please don’t be afraid to contact us as we enjoy coming up with creative solutions to work within any budget.

How do we start the wedding planning process with you?

We ask all prospective clients to complete a questionnaire by email before or after the initial consultation. The aim of the wedding planning document is for us to find out as much information as possible about what you have in mind for your wedding in advance of an initial consultation which takes place over the phone, via ZOOM or in person if at all possible. Following this, we are able to put together a quote for our services. If the quote is accepted, once the wedding date/s and venue are confirmed, we send you a contract and invoice for the payment of our deposit.