From the moment we began working with Alecia, to the execution on the day, her professionalism, poise, and calming influence on us both (especially the bride to be) was exactly what we were after. With a newborn baby and an active toddler, planning a wedding was the last thing on our agenda, and to be honest without Alecia’s enthusiasm, organisational skills, and dedication that she had from our initial consultation, we would still be engaged now.

Alecia was able to engage with some of the most amazing suppliers for us, and seamlessly put together a plan very early on in the planning stages. There was never a moment throughout the nine months leading up to the wedding where we felt discombobulated with what was ahead of us. And with a wedding our size, that could have easily happened.

Even on the day, with a few last-minute hurdles, she went over and beyond to make sure everything went to plan. From dawn till dusk she worked with each supplier setting up, helping out on the day and packing down their stuff throughout the small hours of the morning.

Not only did she organise our wedding, but she planned our next days event too, which was another seamless, perfect day.

We could not recommend Alecia enough to plan your special day. If you are wanting someone to be your extra set of eyes and ears, with an extraordinary sense of style and taste, who knows her stuff, and can align a wedding day to fit your needs, Alecia is definitely your woman!
Photo:  Chasewild

Photo: Chasewild


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One of the best decisions we made was involving Alecia from By Your Side Wedding Planning in our big day!

First of all, Alecia is a lovely person but most importantly she is amazing at event managing and on the day coordination. She coordinated our ceremony rehearsal (working with our celebrant), was at our venue meeting with suppliers and setting up on the day before, coordinated the whole wedding day from start to finish and coordinated with suppliers to collect their stuff on the day following.

Nothing was a problem, she handled the unexpected like a pro and did everything in her power to make our day as special as it could have been.

Do yourself a favour and hire Alecia, you won’t regret it!
Photo:  Nisha Ravji

My wedding has been so much work but having you help with supplier options and plans has reduced so much load off me. You have been a great help, thank you so much.

Alecia went above and beyond to ensure our wedding day was perfect and seamless.

From our very first discussions with her it was obvious her work ethic, creativity and personality were a perfect match for us. Alecia’s expertise in every area of wedding planning, combined with her high levels of organisation; ensured our wedding planning was unique and the day went perfectly.

Her sound advice, enthusiasm and organisation skills put us, and everyone else at ease. Alecia is a true professional and her passion for weddings immeasurable.

We highly recommend Alecia to any couple wanting to make their special day unique and stress free.

Alecia is the most organised and efficient person I have met! Throughout the whole wedding planning process, she always listened, suggested, and was super helpful in every way, as well as extremely cost conscious and willing to ensure the best deal was achieved, which I really appreciated.

The wedding was held at home with the reception in a marquee, so there was a lot more to consider and organise than I had imagined. However, Alecia had comprehensive checklists to ensure every small detail was taken care of, so we were able to fully relax and enjoy the whole day to the max.

I can’t thank her enough for the calm and efficient way she took control of the proceedings for the entire event and ensured everything ran so smoothly. Right down to the small details of completing last-minute tasks and liaising with all the suppliers on the day, Alecia was right onto it and nothing was ever too much trouble.

If you want your wedding to be the most incredible day of your dreams with all the details taken care of, then I highly recommend you use Alecia to make this a reality for you. With her passion, amazing organisational skills, experience and professionalism, she will create the perfect day for you.