WHY SHOULD I 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 (your Wedding Planner)

  • 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)

 

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, so please contact us to discuss your needs.

 

WHAT EXPERIENCE PLANNING EVENTS AND WEDDINGS DO YOU HAVE?

By Your Side founder Alecia is an Accredited Wedding Planner and has worked in the events industry for over nine years. After leaving her role as a successful Event Manager and enjoying an extended overseas adventure, she decided to turn her passion of planning weddings into a full-time career.

 

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE BY YOUR SIDE TO PLAN MY WEDDING?

We pride ourselves in treating every wedding as our own. We have the knowledge, passion, experience and expertise to deliver a seamless and stress-free wedding. Our organisational skills are exceptional, we keep up to date with the latest trends and suppliers on the market and will ensure we are By Your Side the entire journey.

 

WHAT LOCATIONS DO YOU COVER?

We are based in Auckland but have a strong presence in Tauranga. We can travel to any location in New Zealand, and overseas for a destination wedding if required.

 

DO YOU HAVE A PREFERRED LIST OF SUPPLIERS YOU USE?

We have a comprehensive list of suppliers across New Zealand and will give recommendations based on who we believe is most suited to your wedding.

 

MY VENUE ALREADY HAS A WEDDING COORDINATOR SO WHY DO I NEED TO HIRE A WEDDING PLANNER?

A Wedding Coordinator at a venue is often misconceived, 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, caker and band, to creating the Wedding Day Timeline. This is where we come in, to help you through your wedding planning journey.