FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can read about the questions that clients usually ask us about wedding planning and coordination. If you can’t find an answer to your question, then it may be a question of specific nature or it simply hasn’t been asked frequently. In that case don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Wedding planner will help you accomplish what you have imagined for your wedding day. If you are not sure where to start, who to contact, how to make it happen, or simply don’t have enough time to do it alone – we are here to help you.

Newlyweds are usually not aware of all the details which need to be considered when planning a wedding and are usually not aware of the full budget required for the wedding. So even if you know exactly what you want, the wedding planner will advise you and point you in the right direction.

Newlyweds often ask family members and friends for help, but they tend to make suggestions according to their own taste and thus unintentionally step away from the newlyweds’ dreams. On the contrary, wedding planner is a professional, who will listen only to your wishes and put them before all else. Wedding planner is also sure to make the wedding planning process feel as simple as going to shopping!

For more opinions you can read our blog Why Hire a Wedding Planner.

Of course you can! Actually, the supplier choice is entirely in your hands. We always suggest more than one vendor and we point out why we consider some vendors a better fit for your wedding. But you always have the last word to pick a vendor that suits your style, or whose price you consider the most competent.

If you have already booked a venue or few vendors, that is not an issue! We will still help you find and book the rest of the needed vendors. We will also coordinate them on your wedding day. Your only assignment for the wedding will be to say ‘I do’ and to enjoy time with your friends and family.

Sometimes newlyweds prefer to book a photographer, videographer, musician or other vendors from their own country. Only issue with booking an international vendor is a bit higher vendor’s price, due to travel and equipment transport cost. That being said, we have had great experiences working with vendors from abroad.

If you are having a hard time choosing a venue, we can offer help in two ways: fill out the venue survey, or contact us.

The short venue survey will narrow down the venue choice for you. You are not obliged to leave us your e-mail or to subscribe.

By contacting us, you can tell us your wishes and expectations of the venue, the expected guest count and preferred dates, so we could suggest a venue. Usually when the newlyweds can’t decide between few venues, we arrange a venue tour for them. During the tour, the newlyweds also get a chance to meet us and discuss everything in person.

Most of the high-end venues have their own in-house event coordinator. But there are some important differences between an in-house coordinator and a wedding planner.

Venue coordinator is responsible for every detail closely related to the venue, such as food and beverage and restaurant conditions. But coordinator isn’t responsible for the vendors, the wedding day coordination and the whole timeline! On the other hand, the wedding planner must make sure that every vendor knows when and where he is supposed to be. Wedding planner is in charge of the timeline and making sure everything follows the timeline.

Wedding planner is accessible almost 24/7. If you urgently need to make changes to the schedule, you can simply call the planner, while the venue coordinator doesn’t need to be accessible outside working hours. Wedding coordinator will usually have many other weddings and events to coordinate simultaneously, while we limit ourselves to only single wedding or event per day.

A wedding planner is not bound by the venue. That means that a wedding planner can suggest a more suited venue and vendors

Yes, we do! There are many same-sex weddings organized in Croatia and they are well accepted. Croatia recognizes same-sex marriage, so civil same-sex marriage can be organized. We enjoy working with the same-sex couples in making their wedding day come true. We already have experience with same-sex weddings. You can read about it on our blog or view galleries.

We make no difference between same-sex wedding and other weddings. The bottom line is: if you can provide love, you will have a great wedding in Croatia, regardless of the gender!

Yes, we will, because wedding organization also includes a wedding day coordination. It means that you receive the whole package. During the wedding organization period, from the point when you first contact us until the wedding day, we will be contacting and meeting with the vendors for you, sending you different offers, arranging and confirming offers, following the budget, preparing the timeline, ensuring everything is ready for the wedding day. On the wedding day, we will also be there to make sure everything is done according to the schedule.

Very often a problem arises in the last minute, but we are there to take care of it. Just consider what it would be like for the newlyweds to find out that a musician can’t put up his stage because a light vendor or a decorator took too much space for their equipment. If such issues arise, you won’t even notice it, because we are there to double check everything and deal with every issue.

To sum it up, we coordinate your wedding day, so you could carelessly enjoy every minute of it!

There are two wedding planners in Flammeum. It is very hard to predict if a wedding planner won’t be able to attend a wedding due to the higher power, such as sickness. Because of that we always schedule two wedding planners to attend every wedding and event, although one would suffice.

We have a strict rule against booking any date for two separate weddings or events. We also have a policy of two wedding planners always attending each wedding. Due to these rules we don’t book coordination of various weddings on the same date.

Wedding planning is a complex process, which requires much effort, regardless of the guest count being small or huge. That made us recognize that higher number of weddings per year would make our service’s quality go down. Above everything else we strive to provide services of the highest quality, so because of that we limit ourselves to 30 weddings per year.

This lets us make a promise that if you let us plan your wedding, we will give our best effort for the planning and coordination and be available to you at any time.

The budget entirely depends on your wishes and the wedding type. Wedding venue will be the biggest cost. Therefore, after choosing the venue, food and beverage, you will have the initial approximation of the whole wedding price.

Additional costs like the decoration, photographer, videographer, musicians, lightening, etc. can all be adjusted to your budget. We will always give you an idea of how much can each vendor cost, what could be included in your budget, or how much will you need to spend for something that you have seen on the photos of another wedding.

The best is to define some budget for a start, and we will make sure to keep the costs close to it. Keep in mind that costs can vary up to 10% during planning, because newlyweds often change their preferred vendor or some aspect of the wedding.

Best time to start planning a wedding is at least 12 to 18 months ahead. It would give you enough time to calmly consider all vendors and pick those which you like. It is also easier to find available venues one year ahead. If you don’t have that much time on your hands, then the best answer is to start as soon as possible, as soon as you decide when you want to have a wedding.

Civil wedding is a legal wedding. Symbolic wedding lacks the legal power, and as such it doesn’t require any documentation. Nonetheless the symbolic wedding may contain all elements of civil wedding: vows, exchanging of rings, religious elements and songs, etc. Symbolic wedding can be organized in such a way that guests don’t even notice the difference between symbolic and civil wedding. It can even contain an actor instead of a registrar.

Newlyweds usually opt for a symbolic wedding if they are already legally married, but haven’t held a wedding ceremony or if they simply prefer not to bother with the foreign documentation. There are many advantages of symbolic wedding. You can read more about the advantages on our blog Symbolic Wedding – no Documents, no Hassle.

You can start by contacting us through the contact form on our webpage. Here you can give us more information about your wedding, on which date would you want to have it, how many guests are expected, do you have any special wishes etc. From here we will lead you further towards choosing the venue, vendors etc.
Of course we can! It is on the list of our services. We can plan a brunch for welcoming your guests. We could also plan a cocktail party in the early evening, before the wedding day. If you prefer something more casual, we can plan the boat trip for your guests or a simple barbecue gathering. The type of the event entirely depends on your choice how you want to welcome your guests and thank them for coming. Even if you don’t have an idea, we can suggest few ideas and help you pick the best one.

Flammeum wedding planning agency specializes in the Istrian region and Kvarner. At this moment, we don’t offer our wedding planning services in other parts of Croatia.

  • 5 star review  We are South Africans who decided on a destination wedding in Croatia. From the click of a button we landed up on Flammeum’s website and we fell in love with a photo on the website which ended up being our wedding ceremony venue. Efficient and competent, Flammeum exceeded our expectations by making our vision a reality. Sanela and Eneja are kind, patient, genuine, smart and talented. We have fallen in love with them as people through this process. It is without a doubt that our wedding was spectacular, breathtaking and magnificent from start to finish. We would do it all over again and we would not change a thing. We owe everything to Flammeum for making our dream possible. We wish Flammeum all the success in their future as the best Croatian wedding planners. It is evident they love what they do. We will be forever grateful to them.

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  • 5 star review  Grateful for having the opportunity to cooperate with them.Highly professional and reliable!

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  • 5 star review  Iznimno vrijedan i profesionalni tim ljudi koji sa svojim savjetima, znanjem, iskustvom i stilom mogu prižiti sve ono što vam treba za "TAJ DAN" radilo se to o nekom događaju ili o vjenčanju. Prekrasne i susretljive organizatorice Eneju i Sanelu uspješno nadopunjava voditelj informatičkog dijela Vedran. Iskrene čestitke na dosadašnjem radu, te puno sreće i uspjeha u daljnjem radu <3

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  • 5 star review  Ovim putem zelimo jos jednom zahvaliti Eneji i Saneli te tvrtki Flammeum za odlicnu suradnju tijekom izvedbe naseg vjencanja na privatnom posjedu u Istri. Kao stranci trebali smo pomoc lokalnih ljudi i nakon kontakta sa par razlicitih agencija (domacih i stranih) bez razmisljanja smo se odlucili bas za Flammeum, jer su Eneja i Sanela kao jedine pokazale posve konkretne prijedloge i puno samoinicijative, sto za ostale agencije bas i ne bi mogao reci. Strpljivo su odgovarale na sva nasa (ponekad i komplicirana) pitanja tijekom priprema na vjencanje i ispunile su sve nase zelje te se na kraju pobrinule, da je vjencanje proteklo super i da mi nismo morali razmisljati o logistici i organizaciji, nego smo se mogli opusteno zabavljati, sto je kraju krajeva i bit vjencanja. Svakako ih mogu preporuciti svakome tko zeli organizirati svoje vjencanje u Istri - vjerujte mi, Flammeum ce vam i za odabir najmanjih sitnica brzo pripremiti bar 3 razlicite ponude, a vi cete jos samo izabrati ono sto vam se najvise sviđa. Cure iz Flammeuma uz to bez obzira na svoju mladost (sto je u ovom slucaju svakako pozitivno) odrzavaju pravu kombinaciju profesionalnosti i prijateljskog odnosa, koji je ipak potreban, da se svi osjecaju ugodnije. Zasluzuju svih 5 zvjezdica, a dao bi i 6 da je moguce, jer su svoj posao stvarno odradile bez greske, sto je danas (barem kod nas) jako rijetko. Dakle ako se za svoje vjencanje ne zelite baviti nepotrebnim stvarima oko organizacije i logistike te trazite pouzdane osobe, kojima mozete sve to povjeriti - ne morate vise dugo razmisljati. Pozdrav ekipi Flammeum od Damira, Tamare, Luke i Alme!

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  • 5 star review  Attended our best friends' wedding in Pula and it was truly one of the most exceptional events I've experienced in my life. Every magical detail was considered and executed with professionalism and ease. Not only did they host the most amazing party, but Sanela and her team also went out of their way to accommodate my Celiac disease with gluten-free food that was out of this world. Cannot thank them enough for making sure that I could enjoy the night without worry. I wish them every success in the future - they deserve it.

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  • 5 star review  I can't recommend Sanela and Eneja at Flammeum Weddings & Events highly enough, they truly gave us the wedding day of our dreams. Planning a wedding abroad, especially when you don't know the area and can't speak the language, can be a massive headache, but not so with these amazing women doing it for you. They organised everything from the food, to the bands, to the photographer (who took the most gorgeous photos I've ever seen and I hate having my photo taken!) and ALL of it blew me away. Both of them love what they do and this comes across in their attention to detail and also how they listen and understand what it is that you are looking for. They are also honest and realistic about what is possible and what it's going to cost - as anyone planning a wedding knows, costs can creep up, but with Sanela and Eneja on hand, you know you're in safe hands with people that are going to get the best price for you. Unfortunately our initial venue was unavailable due to renovation works, but Sanela listened to why we had liked it and within a few days had come back with another four potential venues, one of which we then chose - Stare Staze. It had everything we wanted, the potential for an outdoor ceremony in a rustic setting, as well as a stunning inside area for the meal and dancing later on. Again, the girls outdid themselves with the choice of decorator who created the most incredible boho setting for our ceremony - I couldn't stop smiling every time I looked around. The whole day exceeded our expectations in every way and our guests are still talking about how it is the best wedding they've ever been to: all thanks to Sanela & Eneja.

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  • 5 star review  Parfait! En un mot tout est dit. Du premier contact au jour J, Sanela et Eneja ont été remarquables pour rendre notre jour extraordinaire. Nous vivons à Paris et avions à coeur de nous marier en Croatie de part nos racines communes. Nous avons rencontrer la « Flammeum Team » et bien d’autres wedding planners dans différentes régions de Croatie. Sanela et Eneja se sont tout de suite démarquées par leur enthousiasme, investissement et engagement, ne serait-ce que dans la recherche du lieu. Nous avons eu tout de suite le bon feeling et su que c’est d’elles dont nous avions besoin. L’équipe Flammeum, ainsi que l’ensemble des professionnels avec lesquels elles travaillent, sont de grande qualité. Elles ont su répondre à toutes nos attentes, même les plus délicates, le mot impossible n’existe pas. Il était très rassurant de se reposer sur leur expertise et leurs nombreux contacts. Nous avions tout simplement entièrement confiance en elles. Elles sont jeunes, jolies, dynamiques, investies, ultra professionnelles et elles aiment ce qu’elles font. Grace à elles, nous avons pleinement profiter de notre mariage, nous nous sommes laissés porter, le temps s’est tout simplement arrêté. Sanela, Eneja, merci infiniment d’avoir rendu ce jour unique et merveilleux. Nous aurons grand plaisir à vous revoir dés que nous serons de passage en Istrie. Nous vous souhaitons une très belle continuation et une grande réussite.

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  • 5 star review  Hvala vam so very much! Nikada u svojoj career nisam bila u kontaktu sa ovako dvije superb professionals kao što ste vi ~ Sanela & Eneja. Od početka, moj initial contact sa Sanelom mi je bio znak da sam pronašla amazing wedding planners. Obje, Sanela i Eneja rade super zajedno, wonderful team, i voljela bi reći da je njihov motto *never give up*! When things didn't go to plan, and this was only because of the wedding high season (summer) and villas / hotels where we very much wanted to have our wedding were already booked for the dates we had initially chosen. Secretly I was very upset, ali girls Sanela & Eneja never gave up, and went out of their way and beyond my expectations to go to Opatija and view many more venues, taking pictures, making videos and been in touch with me (weekdays & weekends). Lost for words, but most beautiful reason why I was 'lost' / speechless. Sanela Mašinović & Eneja Pliško ~ thank you for making it happen, for all your wonderful work (search for the venue wasn't easy but your determination & passion for what you do have made it come alive) in finding us this awesome magical place!! PS. My apologies for mixing languages whilst writing my review - between my Croatian and English. I think it's the overwhelming feeling I'm feeling and my head at this moment 'speaks' in English. I promise to make my wedding speech in both languages!

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  • Sanela and Eneja did a wonderful job organising our wedding in Labin, Croatia. We lived in Japan at the time and were able to communicate easily through Skype and email. They provided great options for decorations and connected us with a great photographer and DJ. They were open to our request and responded promptly to our questions. With their help, we were able to have the wedding party we wanted. I would recommend them to anyone getting married in Croatia.

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  • 5 star review  Visoko profesionalno sa obiljem ljepote koja miluje oci i dusu

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“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

Paul; 1 Corinthians 13