The Directory is where you'll find the perfect venue, photographer, dress, suit and so much more for your wedding. Just mouse over the menu tab to see the full range of categories.
Every category is packed with beautiful high resolution images, videos, a detailed business description of what they offer and full contact details including social media links. Shortlist those you love to keep track of notes about them, and use the enquiry form to quickly fire out requests for quotes.
You'll find that your enquiry details will autofill so you can easily request more information from many different vendors with a minimum of effort.
Our Wedding Showcase is a beautifully curated showcase of real Auckland weddings, designed to inspire you as well as giving you a first-hand look at what various venues, photographers and other suppliers can do.
We update the Wedding Showcase quarterly with the city's most beautiful weddings. Every showcase features 50 - 80 gorgeous professionally shot photographs, as well as comprehensive details on every aspect of each wedding - How We Met, Our Wedding Style, The Dress, Hair & Makeup, The Ceremony, The Reception and Advice for Brides To Be.
At the bottom of each showcase, you'll find contact details for all Auckland Weddings vendors featured.
Our Wedding Blog features expert advice from Auckland wedding vendors, such as the best time to have your wedding photo shoot, how to pick your first dance song, tips for bridesmaids much more. All articles are written by Auckland wedding experts for Auckland brides.
We update the blog at least once a week with articles covering everything from budgeting tips, top 10 lists, promotion of upcoming wedding events, competitions and recent trends as well as tips and secrets from the best in the business.
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By Lydia Martin
Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, so of course, you want to get everything right! Wedding planners have the skills, knowledge, and passion to meticulously look at every detail and make sure everything falls into place just as you dreamed it would.
There are so many reasons why you should opt to hire a wedding planner for your special day. While you can source a mass of information from the internet, it can be an overwhelming and time-consuming task. Wedding planners have done all the hard work for you; they've already sourced the best from the best, time and time again. This alone can save you hours of wasted time. Remember, on average it takes 250+ hours to plan a wedding! Wouldn't it be nice to have some help with that?
This week, multi-talented wedding planner, Sophia Cohen from Coco Lily Events highlights the many roles of a wedding planner, from overall coordinator to sanity-saver.
Image sourced from Tu Ngutu ViIla
Wedding planners coordinate everything – they have the lists and the right contacts to organise everything you need for your wedding, i.e. venues, photographers, decorations, etc...the list is endless! Sometimes planners have access to luxury/ private venues that you might otherwise struggle to find or book.
Image sourced from Coco Lily Events
When you come to a standstill or you're at a crossroads, wedding planners can assist you with making a professional decision. They have most likely come across any given situation before, so they can give advice based on experience. If you are going for a full planning service, most planners will have an email and phone call service available as well.
Image by Ralph Bella Photography
Imagine that you find out the day before your wedding that the accommodation providers have double booked your family’s apartment! What bride or groom would like that kind of stress right before their wedding? Wedding planners deal with each and every crisis for you, no matter how small or large, by managing it as if it was their own problem and coming to a satisfactory resolution.
Image by Fay Carey Photography
When it comes to the big day it’s so easy to go over your budget. A wedding planner can help you stick to your budget by working with you to decide on what to prioritise in terms of spending. A wedding planner will provide you with comprehensive wedding spreadsheets so you can see how much money you are spending at every stage in the planning. They essentially become your personal wedding financial advisor.
Image sourced from Coco Lily Events
Deciding on and creating the style of your wedding can be one of the most important aspects of the planning process. It reflects who you are as a couple and it guides your decisions regarding flowers, decorations, and even the venue. A good wedding planner will interpret your vision, create different mood boards for you, give advice and ideas on different styles and finally, help you create your dream wedding.
Image by Proshot Photography
If you are working full time you may not be able to talk to three different cake companies to see how much each of them charge and what they offer – you may just choose the first one because it’s the easiest, but that could result in missing out on your dream wedding cake. Wedding planners can assist you in hunting down the right vendors for your wedding. Wedding planners also coordinate all your vendors and manage replies, so that you aren’t bombarded with hundreds of emails.
One of the most important jobs of a wedding planner is saving a bride or groom's sanity! All brides and grooms want to relax on their big day and in the weeks leading up to it. Instead, many end up worrying about whether the flowers have arrived or the entrees are coming out on time. Wedding planners take all the weight off your shoulders so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
A wedding planner can make your wedding day and the weeks and months leading up to it so much easier! Talk...
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