Frequently Asked Questions
What is BE Group TLV?
BE Group TLV (Boutique Events Group Tel Aviv) is a weddings and private events planning and production service for exclusive boutique events in Israel. BE Group was created having recognized a clear niche for a highly personalized and innovative boutique wedding planning service which provides elegant events based on an extensive knowledge of the most exclusive facilities and wedding venues in Israel. We offer a widespread knowledge of the hottest spots in the country, a black book bulging with contacts and speak fluent English and Hebrew. One of our partners has spent many years living in both London and Tel Aviv and is a dual-certified Attorney, qualified under both UK and Israeli law, allowing us to properly oversee contracts entered with vendors, previously an un-addressed concern of couples looking to celebrate their special day in Israel. We are a registered business, recognized by the authorities and familiar with the proceedings of the Israel Orthodox Rabbinate. We only work with the finest selection of trusted venues, entertainers and suppliers to ensure that your special day runs as smoothly as possible.
Where do I start?
We are bombarded by an overwhelming amount of information on weddings which vary enormously in theme, size, style, budget and location. Knowing where to begin when confronted with all this information can be daunting and time consuming, especially when the wedding is set to take place in a foreign location such as Israel. We spend time researching the market for you on a continual basis.
In addition we can assist in locating and booking accommodation for your guests and provide them with a truly memorable visit. Through discussing your wishes and needs, we can work together to create your perfect and unforgettable day.
Why should I use a wedding planner?
Organizing a wedding is a very time consuming undertaking. Add to this the complications of organizing a wedding in a foreign country, where your local knowledge may be limited and the language and mentality may pose difficulties, and it is easy to see how the planning can become a stressful process. We recognize that your time is precious and we are able to dedicate ourselves to organizing your day, without distraction, ensuring that the process runs smoothly and that your friends, loved ones and most importantly you, actually enjoy it.
Will I be in control?
Absolutely. We are here to work for and with you, whilst ensuring that you remain in control. We offer guidance, experience and advice. All decisions remain yours to make, exactly as you choose.
How will a wedding planner affect my budget?
Due to established relationships with local suppliers we can negotiate on your behalf (in fluent Hebrew) and obtain the best possible prices. We are also able to provide advice on cost saving solutions and, due to a firm knowledge of what Israel has to offer, provide options that you may not even have considered or realized were available. Our service also offers considerable time saving benefits, reducing the stress that is often associated with planning a wedding and providing the peace of mind that comes from someone organizing, negotiating and managing your day on your behalf, leaving you free to enjoy the fun of decision-making and, most importantly, the day itself.
Will I be able to totally relax and enjoy our day?
This is our ultimate aim and we will make the necessary contingency plans and iron out minor problems on the day before you have even noticed them. We will be there on the day (depending on the level of involvement you require) to ensure that every last detail has been taken care of. We want to ensure that on the day itself all you need to worry about is looking gorgeous and having a fabulous, memorable experience.
I have a budget and I need to stick to it
One of the foremost considerations when deciding to get married is the budget. We understand that budget limitations must be adhered to. We will work closely with you to set a realistic, affordable budget that takes into account all of the costs of the day, including hidden costs that are often overlooked. You will be regularly up dated regarding any potential changes to the budget and all decisions will be pre-approved by you.
You may be surprised at how favorably the cost of an event in Israel compares with that of a traditional wedding at home. Of course there are also the added benefits of beautiful weather, a stunning location and the magic of making a lifetime commitment to each other in the Mediterranean air (highly recommended!).
How will I be charged?
We provide an individually tailored bespoke service. As such, our fee is calculated according to each individual event. The process commences with a free consultation. If you are in Israel we would be delighted to meet with you, or alternatively we can converse initially by email or telephone. It is important at this stage for us to understand the experience you are looking to create for yourself and your guests so that we can progress to the next stage, the proposal and quotation.
How do I achieve a truly unique and special day for us and our guests?
We aim to make your wedding as unique and personal to you and your tastes as possible. You may already have a clear idea of what you want or you may require some ideas and inspiration from us. Whatever your requirements, we are here to work with you to create a fabulous and memorable day.
Why can’t I approach the venue directly to organize my day?
Of course this is an option that is available to you and something you may wish to consider. Whilst venue based coordinators often know their own business very well, they usually offer a venue-designed package, often insisting you use their approved list of suppliers. This can inhibit the flexibility and uniqueness of your day. We work directly for you and not for a venue, and have contacts with many different suppliers, offering you a broader range of options.
Furthermore, if you are organizing your wedding in Israel remotely, complications are more challenging to iron out and it can often be difficult to maintain control. Living in the country, we are free to visit suppliers as often as necessary, until we are happy that the desired arrangements have been made. This also allows us to select from the pick of the best suppliers in the country and to propose the choices that are absolutely right for you and your wishes, with no bias or business interest in services.