Up Close with The Wedding & Event Creators
We all know planning a wedding is a stressful business; the dress, the flowers, the venue, the makeup artist, the hairdresser, the photographer, the invites, who to invite? All this is a lot to plan, and don’t forget the prep on the day and ensuring everything runs smoothly!
So we sat down with Vanessa from the Wedding & Event Creators who literally does this for a job – planning and styling beautiful weddings, to get an insight into her amazing work.
Tell us a little bit about what the Wedding & Event Creators is all about?
There are so many amazing off-site properties on our beautiful South Coast NSW, many of which are a very DIY style. This is where we come in, we set up, manage and coordinate from start to finish, our couples weddings. Taking a massive amount of stress and time off their hands and allowing them to actually enjoy the day rather then running around setting up and fielding supplier questions.
We can offer as little or as much as our couples want, sometimes people just hire an arbour and that’s it (we have a massive hire range); and other times they prefer us to handle the wedding planning, so full set up, hire and through to the clean up the next day.
How long have you been working in the wedding industry?
I started my business about 7 years ago not long after I had my daughter, it started as a kind of ‘faking it till I make it’ style, fudging my way through getting a few weddings under my belt, to where we are today as a company, with about 2-6 weddings most weekends and thriving!
What does a typical wedding day look like for you and your team?
Our days are pretty insane to be honest and very very long, starting from early hours through to the evening. When we coordinate, most of our packages are 12 hours so we will do things like deliver and set up any hire items, bring the ice or any last minute requests the bride needs on the day, we set up the entire wedding from plates, cutlery through to the more pretty aspects of candles and styling.
Our team then coordinate and manage the day, liaising with suppliers, troubleshooting power or wet weather issues and keeping all timings on track.
Just last weekend our coordinator was literally on her hands and knees moping up the dance floor, then up a tree hanging lights- our job is by no means a cookie cutter scenario!
Wedding planning can cover so much, how would you explain wedding planning and what it entails to a bride?
Yes, totally agree, how long is a piece of string when it comes to wedding planning. People often have this visual that a wedding planner is like the movies and we completely take over all the planning, meaning couples have no say or choice. This is so not true!
We actually specialise in more of a part planning service, this means we offer suggestions for suppliers, source quotes and cut out the more boring time consuming pre-work for our couples.
We also know our region like nobody else so can suggest amazing vendors which will mean an amazing planning journey and the best day ever!
We are also there during the planning process to answer a million little questions that come up, for example ‘when should I send my invites’ or ‘how much alcohol
should I buy’, and so on.
We ensure nothing is overlooked, without us so many of our couples would have forgotten bins, ice, cool rooms and lighting hehe!
What other services do you offer?
We offer wedding planning, set up and styling services, coordination / management through to next day pack down and a massive hire range which is always expanding!
What’s next for the Wedding & Event Creators?
Well, we just launched an awesome and fun new business called The Gelato Bike! Its a sweet trendy bike serving up yummy gelato, perfect for post ceremony or dessert time. She is perfectly styled of course and we use delicious local South Coast gelato from The Pines. What’s not to love!
Thanks for the insight into your not so little biz anymore! We love your work can can’t wait to see the Gelato Bike on a roll. Literally!
Find out more about The Wedding & Event Creators
Bride & Her
Wollongong, South Coast & Southern Highlands