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What kind of ceremony can we have?

Any kind, but not everywhere! In Switzerland, civil ceremony can only be held in a town hall and in few other allocated approved venues (such as the Restaurant du Parc des Eaux-Vives in Geneva or La Porte des Iris near Morges for example). A week-end civil ceremony must be booked in advance, and depending on the city you choose or you live in, there is only one weekend per month for weddings. My advice is to do the civil ceremony during the week with your closest friends and family and choose another date for the religious or symbolic wedding.

For the religious ceremony, there are a lot of beautiful churches in Switzerland. Depending on your religion, you may have to take marital classes a few months before your wedding.

Symbolic (secular) ceremony can be held at any place. However, not a lot of venues can accommodate both. Quite often it's necessary to choose one venue for the ceremony and another one for the party.

DO YOU PLAN WEDDINGS OUTSIDE GENEVA?

Yes, anywhere you would like to get married! Of course, as we are now based in Lausanne,  we know quite a few lovely places on the Riviera (between Lausanne and Geneva) and in Neuchâtel, and it's there that we can plan an event faster than anywhere else.

Do you have exclusivity with vendors?

There isn't any exclusivity but we do have preferred vendors, but we always discover new ones, by our self or through our clients.

FOR HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN YOU ORGANIZE A WEDDING?

We have organized weddings from 10 to over 300 people.

WHAT IS THE IDEAL BUDGET FOR A WEDDING?

A budget can differ on several levels: location, venue, number of guests, quantity of flowers and decoration, gifts for the guests and other details. It depends also if you decide to hold just a ceremony and a cocktail or a dinner, or if you want to invite your guests to a rehearsal dinner on the evening before and a brunch on the day after. However, our budgets usually starts from 1000CHF per invitee onwards.

HOW LONG IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE CONTACT YOU?

Ideally 6-9 months in advance, but we already planned with shorter and longer deadlines.

DO YOU PLAN OTHER EVENTS THAN WEDDINGS?

Yes, we plan all events related to the wedding (rehearsal dinner, welcome cocktail, brunch). We also plan birthdays, baby showers, engagement party, special occasion dinner, corporate events and much more...

WHERE CAN WE SEE YOUR PREVIOUS WORK?

You can see a selection of events we organized on our portfolio. Some of our events aren't featured for privacy reasons.

WHAT MAKES LILY EVENTS SPECIAL?

We have an approach inspired from American wedding planners: we are really interested in the personality of our clients and only start a wedding organization if confidence is established between the clients and Lily Events, in order to create a unique event they and their guests will remember forever. We are open to any tradition, we understand when to take the lead and when to be discrete, we are attentive to the trends and sometimes anticipate them. We know that strategy, diplomacy and confidence are at the heart of a good wedding organization. And last but not least, our pricing is transparent.