(1) I'm Engaged! Where do I start?
Budget. Sit down with your families and figure out how much everyone is contributing. This number will affect every decision and purchase you make, so be sure to work out your budget before you start making any plans. Yes - it can be an uncomfortable conversation, but it’s better to get it out of the way at the start.
(2) What are the benefits of hiring a Wedding Planner?
Professional wedding planners (that’s us!) are here to help you transform your wedding, marriage proposal or special occasion into something extraordinary that you can cherish forever. Priding ourselves on our cleverness and creativity, we harness the power of emotion to make your special day less stressful and more beautiful. We believe that with the right blend of action and imagination, we can make anything possible.
As professionals, we can tell the difference between a bride who has had to plan a wedding herself and the bride who has had the help of a wedding planner.
In our experience, the bride who has not had the help of a professional wedding planner cannot wait to go home & the bride who was clever enough to hire a wedding planner (to help relieve some of the stress) does not want the night to end! Which bride would you rather be? Invest in yourself. You're worth it.
(3) Who needs a Wedding Planner?
When you’re a super-busy couple with demanding jobs and/or everyday commitments, finding the time to organise your dream wedding can be borderline Mission: Impossible – that is why a lot of couples find immense relief through hiring a professional wedding planner who can help prepare the entire event, from the announcement to the honeymoon, so you get to enjoy your special day stress free.
If you prefer, you can also hire a part-time consultant to devise a wedding blueprint – including the budget, schedule, plus lists of amazing vendors and site choices – before you launch headfirst into the preparations on your own. Another popular option is the hiring of an on-the-day coordinator, who will make sure that everything goes smoothly on your wedding day. Basically, the team of professional wedding planners at Wedding She Wrote are here to ensure that the planning process for your wedding is stress-free, allowing you to relax and truly enjoy the magic of your special day.
(4) How much does it cost to hire a Wedding Planner?
Our clients are often relieved to find that it’s not actually as expensive as most people believe. Wedding She Wrote was exclusively designed to cater to all budgets, styles, and personalities. Since every wedding is different, every budget is different.
We believe that every wedding is a unique experience and should not fall into the one-size-fits-all category. For that reason, we do not have a ‘set price’ and prefer to tailor each package specifically to the client basing it on their venue, budget, style, and requirements. We prefer our clients to build their own wedding package!
Our clients create something truly exclusive just for them and design their own custom wedding package with our Wedding Package Builder! We can help as little or as much as you like. It's up to you. How we charge is Your Custom Wedding Package + Our Time = Total Investment. Contact us for more pricing information!
(5) Are there any hidden costs?
No, we are very transparent and competitive with our pricing. We do make our clientele aware that there may be extra costs as prices are subject to change due to availability, seasonality and does not include material price increases or additional labor and or materials that may be needed should unforeseen problems or adverse weather develop following the start of the job. In short, it is a great idea to prepare for the unexpected and set aside a contingency fund for your big day in case of extra costs!
(6) How do I hire you?
(7) What payment options are available for me?
Our clients have the option of:
- Payment in full,
- Pay weekly/fortnightly/monthly installations,
- Split payments,
- We can accept Credit Card, Bank Deposit & PayPal.
Together we can figure out what payment option works best for your circumstances going forward.
(8) I have pictures of my dream dress that I can't find anywhere as I’m only prepared to spend $2,000.00 or less on my wedding dress. Can you help me with this type of wedding planning too?
Of course. We can get your dress made too! Please email us at email@example.com
(9) What do you recommend if you're on a strict budget?
-You most likely will have to D.I.Y: Do It Yourself.
-At the end of the day, you have each other and that’s all that matters. Pull together all of your resources and work together to make your special day happen. The budget shouldn’t always stop you.
-A free venue is good for a strict budget.
-Venues that allow BYO & outside catering to be served at the event can help you save a lot too, as at many venues you must add on catering and beverages to your venue hire package - and that’s where they make their real dollars, not from their venue hire fee.
(10) When do you recommend getting married in New Zealand?
Our high season is between November to April each year. Our summer months are from December to March.
(11) When do you recommend getting married in the Pacific Islands?
During our low season of May to October each year. End of year flights and accommodation to the Pacific Islands can be more expensive and or limited at the end of year/Christmas holiday period (December-January) in our experience.
(12) I'm worried it might rain on my wedding day, what should I do?
You need to plan for adverse weather. Plan B is always a great idea. Talk with your service providers who could be affected by adverse weather, discuss and confirm a plan together.
(13) How often does it rain in New Zealand?
During the winter months, (April to August) it does rain often. In Auckland, our land mass area is the narrowest part of the entire country. Our nickname is City of Sails because we are surrounded by water (and sailboats), therefore we are prone to the adverse weathers that may come from our oceans; it is not unusual for Aucklanders to see rain, hail and shine in the same day, over a short period of time. Stay ready.
(14) How often does it rain in the Pacific Islands?
It's always hot in the South Pacific with more tropical climes the closer you get to the equator. The wet season falls between November and April, when it’s humid and sticky, while the dry season from May through to October brings milder temperatures and clearer skies. When choosing the best time to visit the South Pacific you’ll also need to bear in mind what you want to do there, whether that’s swimming with humpback whales in Tonga and Tahiti, snorkelling in the waters off Fiji, or avoiding the chock-a-block Antipodean school holiday season.