The Answers You Need
Why hire a wedding planner?
Save valuable time and energy (did you know it takes on average over 250 hours to plan a wedding?)
Receive expert advice and recommendations to assist your decision making
Ensure that no crucial detail is missed
Liaise with only one point of contact on the logistics (ME!)
Stress-free wedding experience and not having to worry about any crisis that may occur
Save money and avoid costly mistakes (we negotiate with our trusted suppliers to ensure you receive the best deal)
What is the difference between a wedding planner and a wedding coordinator?
A wedding coordinators job entails duties on the wedding day only where the couple has taken on the responsibility of all the planning in the lead-up and just hands over a brief of the day to the coordinator. A wedding planner, however, is someone who has taken some/all of the planning responsibility of the couple in the lead up to the day and who may or may not be responsible for the successful execution of the event on the day itself as well.
My venue already has an Event Manager, why do I need to hire a Wedding Planner/Coordinator?
The Event Manager at the venue represents the venue (and the venue’s best interest) and NOT YOU. As they do not oversee the entire wedding. They manage tasks relating to the venue itself, such as making the venue booking, managing the caterers (if they are in-house) and sometimes the AV requirements. Every other detail is your responsibility to organise, from sourcing and booking the celebrant, photographer, baker and band, to create the Wedding Day Timeline. This is where we come in, to help you through your wedding planning journey.
Do you charge for an initial consultation?
If you would prefer a quick meet and greet to say hello in person and talk through about how we can help you, our initial consultation is free. However, if you prefer to discuss specific elements of your event, we can meet you for a consultation and these are charged at an hourly rate. → click here
What is the retainer to secure your services?
To book us in for the day we usually require a 50% deposit and the balance is due two weeks prior.
How far in advance should I hire a Wedding Planner?
We recommend hiring a Wedding Planner 12 months before the big day. This will ensure we are available on your wedding date and allow us to secure the region’s best wedding suppliers before they get booked out. We can also manage last-minute weddings. → see our Last-Minute Planning Package
Do I really need a wedding planner? I’ve already hired all my wedding suppliers.
Many couples hire us purely for the peace of mind it brings. Not having to burden or rely on family and friends is a magical and liberating feeling! You can engage us at any stage of the planning process. If you have already started planning your wedding and have hired your own vendors, we are happy to work with them. If you’d like a hand sourcing vendors we can assist with that as well. Or if you’d like to hire all your own suppliers and hire us just for on the day coordination, we have a range of plans to suit your needs.
What happens if it’s bad weather on the day?
We always do our best to have a backup day available for you or another location if the weather doesn’t play along.
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