Bespoke Weddings

Weddings in Suffolk & Essex

Here at Ella Bella Weddings and Events we provide a bespoke wedding service, ensuring your planning package is tailored to your specific requirements. Weddings by Ella Bella are unique and quirky. Let’s say no to tradition and make the sole focus point you and your partner.

Have you always wanted to get married in a clearing, overflowing with bluebells in woodland? With a local celebrant, this can be made possible.

If you are not keen on being the centre of attention, take out the first dance. Likewise, neither of you are fans of wedding cake, have a cake made of cheese instead.

By Your Side


Being one of the best days of your lives, I will be by your side every step of the way. Ensuring you can both enjoy every moment of your engagement and wedding.

We need to click and I need to be your person, someone who gets you both. That will listen and understand your vision and will work harmoniously with you and you partner. 

There are many suppliers out there ready to work with us, having your best interest at heart. Most importantly there are so many different possibilities for you both, let me make it easy for you, by working alongside you.


Your Special Day

For your special day, I will work extremely hard to make sure everything runs effortlessly for you. I enjoy co-ordinating and planning weddings, making it memorable for all those involved.

So let’s have a chat and see how I can help save you time. Also keep you within budget and bring out your characteristics in a fun way, for your day. 


Our Wedding Packages

I can offer you three bespoke packages, which are designed to make your day run smoothly.

Guidance Planning

Here we get to sit down over a cuppa for an hour at either your home or local venue. We discuss all of your dreams and goals for the wedding. Then I will help guide you on the steps needed to start your wedding planning journey. What needs to be done first, who to get hired first and some of the best suppliers for you.

Also we will be going through your budget and how to budget for the day.  What your priorities are and answering any questions you may have about the planning process.

Finally I will give you a timeline for your planning journey.  At any time throughout your planning, I can be hired for more hours.

This will be charged at £500 for an hour. (More hours can be added throughout)

Bespoke Full Planning

This starts with a complimentary consultation for us to get to know each other, make sure we click and to learn more about your vision for your special day.

I will then tailor a bespoke planning service for all your requirements, that we discussed at the initial meeting. Listing our agreed services, timeline and budget.

Once hired I will manage everything agreed in the proposal, offering you my expert  advice, so you can both sit back and enjoy the planning process.

Please note I am proud to be a UKAWP member. Which means I have been fully vetted and I do not take any commission from venues or suppliers.

I only take on a limited amount of full planning weddings each year to ensure you get the best service.

This will be charged at 12% of your budget. (Minimum fee of £3,500 applies)

On the Day Management Planning

This service consists of two meetings, around 3 months prior to the big day.

The first meeting we will go through everything you have planned for your wedding day and I can guide you on anything vital missed throughout the planning process. We will then agree on all my services for you on the day.

The second meeting will be to organise your schedule and timeline throughout the day.

I will be the main contact for your suppliers a week leading up to the wedding. Therefore leaving you and your partner to enjoy the lead up to your special day.

I will be there on the day to make sure there are no problems and to make sure all runs on time, giving you and your partner a relaxed wedding day.

This will be charged at £1,200. (For 10 hours, more hours can be added)


How long does it take to plan a wedding? On average it takes couples 250 hours to plan their own wedding. A wedding planner can take on average 150 hours.

What exactly does a wedding planner do? As much or as little of the planning as you want them to. Wedding planners offer a range of services within their packages. From designing the theme/style of the day, organising all your suppliers to sourcing your ideal venue and helping you with the table plan. From your wedding attire and music to keeping on top of your budget and RSVPs. We spend hours behind a computer screen researching all the possibilities of your vision for your day and offer you expert advice all the way through the planning process. We work alongside you with the timeline for the big day and we make sure everything runs smoothly on the day from set up to take down. We save you your precious time and money in the long run.

How much does a wedding planner cost? Most wedding planners charge between 10%-15% of your budget with a minimum fee. 

Do you take commission or kick-backs? No ,as a proud UKAWP member we say no to commission. I would rather get you a discount instead. 

What happens after our first phone call? In our phone call I will have found out some information about you and your partner, including the date you are going to get married and your budget. We then have a consultation to get to know each other better, find out more about your vision for your day and answer any questions you have. I then go away and put together a proposal for you. When you are happy to go ahead the contract is signed and deposit is paid. Once hired I get to work straight away.


All I can say is Jodie at Ella Bella Weddings and Events has been a god send helping plan my wedding.
She is professional and always giving great advice. She was willing to help out as much as she could.
Any events in the future I will definitely be contacted them again!
Amy Halliday
Bespoke Planning
I don’t know where to begin because my whole experience with Jodie was amazing. I hired Jodie to be my “day of co-ordinator”
for my wedding and if you are a bride considering whether you need someone to do this, the first thing I’d say is YES and the next I’d say is hire Jodie.
There was no task too big or too small and her attention to detail is second to none.
Jodie had 3 personalised meetings with myself and my family and each time she had mapped out a schedule,
shared it with me and edited it accordingly as we went along the planning process.
On the day I had an amazing time from start to finish and it is only a testament to how hard Jodie works.
She co-ordinated multiple suppliers and ensured that everything went smoothly all whilst having a friendly face,
a can do anything attitude and the efficiency to match it!!
Jodie welcomed my family and friends and all of them commented on how they had an amazing time at my wedding again a
testament to her ability to plan and execute a large event.
From the bottom of my heart and from my mum and my now husband Kamali....THANK YOU!
I am so grateful I found you at a time I needed so much help and please anyone that is looking for a planner
or wedding co-ordinator in the Essex/ Suffolk region contact Jodie or you will miss out!
Adenike Mendez
On the Day Management Planning
You put my mind at ease that it didn't need to be stressful to plan a wedding.
And you helped me work out what was and wasn't a necessity. You basically just made everything easier.
Alice Rath
Guidance Planning