Yes we do need both you and your partner at home when getting a quote.
Although one feels that they may know what they want in regards to their veranda, more often than not there are so many things that can hinder that initial design. It could be permit restrictions; it could be restrictions that your house allows.
Having both you and your partner at home gives us the opportunity to explore all possibilities. The end result of that is going to give you the best possible outcome.