Middleton Events

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What do wedding guests REALLY want?

For our wedding, we want our guests to have the best time, we figure if they're having a great time, so will we. We've got our ideas, having been to weddings ourselves, of what makes the overall experience an awesome one... but would love to hear all perspectives, please!

Middleton Events

Hey,

Here's a blog I wrote that may be of help.

Happy Planning.

John Middleton

Middleton Events

Is a wedding planner worth the extra cost?

My fiance and I both come from extensive immediate and extended families, we are both Aboriginal descent with my family spreading across the state of VIC and his family spreading across NT, NSW and VIC. As a result of this, we have a huge guest list (trust me, we have been brutal in trying to cut it down.) We are trying to find ways to cut costs where we can, but it is becoming time-consuming for me to research everything. I currently work full time in a job where I travel across the state regularly while studying full time and being a business owner. So my main question are they worth the extra cost?

Middleton Events

Hi Tarni,

completely understand and it can be daunting. We planned over 11,000 weddings and we know what it takes to plan the wedding of your dreams.

Having a planner to take care of the details allows you to enjoy the event planning journey from start to finish without all the stress. We work with tried and trusted vendors and event specialists that will provide their very best for you - saving you time, hassle and money.

If you answer Yes! to any of the questions below, then we are here to help. 

  • Do you know exactly what you want for your event but don't have the time to source quotes, manage vendors, tie up all the loose ends and make it perfect?
  • Are you recently engaged and not sure where to start?
  • Have you looked at a zillion magazines and blogs and would like assistance to find your unique style and then entwine this through all your wedding details?
  • Would you like an experienced professional to double check your hard work, make sure nothing is missed and ensure your event is coordinated perfectly on the day?
  • Are you running out of time, with a multitude of plans and tasks and feel like it's slipping out of control?

Just as every bride is different, so is every event - we can do as much or as little as you need. 

here's 2 popular packages we have;

Wedding Planner 20 Hour Package includes;

  • Certified experience wedding planner at your call
  • Free on line planning advice, unlimited emails and phone calls
  • 2 consultative meetings - 3 hours plus travel
  • Wedding ceremony site visit and rehearsal - 2 hours plus travel
  • Co ordination with all suppliers and vendors - 2 hours
  • Vendor Supplier recommendations - 1 hour
  • Detailed timelines and work flow summaries to all vendors - 2 hours
  • Attendance at your wedding ceremony and reception till the conclusion of formalities - 10 hours allocated
  • Online Wedding Planning Portal
  • Online Guest Request System
  • 2 x FREE Dance Lessons with Arthur Murray Dance Studios valued at $180.00
  • Complimentary Facials, skin analysis plus 2 x FREE express microdermabrasions valued at $126.00 at Australian Skin Clinics Marion
  • $500 of add on Vouchers and much more.......
  • Price does not include Travel and Accommodation for events more than 75kms outside the Adelaide CBD
  • Fee quoted includes up to 20 hours. Additional hours can be charged at a rate of $88 per hour inc GST.

Wedding Planner On Day Set Up 6 Hour Package includes;

  • Initial consultation to discuss your vision and compile full listing of items for the setup on the day
  • Collection of items at a mutually agreed location the week before the wedding
  • Four hours of setup included in this package
  • Early arrival at set up location/s
  • Ceremony setup may include chairs, arch or arbour decorations, pew and aisle decorations, welcome sign, signing table and Order of Service programs
  • Reception setup may include chairs, chair covers and sashes, linen, napkins, place cards, menus, bonbonniere, table centrepieces, seating chart, photo displays
  • Pack up any items from ceremony, if needed, and returned to couple
  • 2 FREE Dance Lessons with Arthur Murray Dance Studios valued at $180.00
  • Complimentary Facials, skin analysis plus 2 x FREE express microdermabrasions valued at $126.00 at Australian Skin Clinics Marion
  • $500 of add on Vouchers and much more.......
  • Price does not include Travel and Accommodation for events more than 75kms outside the Adelaide CBD
  • Fee quoted includes up to 6 hours. Additional hours can be charged at a rate of $110 per hour inc GST.

Where should I focus my budget?

Middleton Events

Sit down with your partner and work out what is most important to you both. If you both really want a sit down meal, but don't really care about fancy cars or cake, then that is already going to help you direct your budget. Work out what is not negotiable - if you want a certain location but can't afford it with your current guest list - is the location what you 100% want, or a specific group of family/friends? 

I want my wedding to be adults only. How can I make sure that people don't bring their kids?

Middleton Events

There are a few steps I would take to ensure that no children are brought to 

- decide if children are ok at the ceremony but not the reception, or not at either

- decide on the exact age that is acceptable, i.e. no one under 10, under 14, under 18, etc.

- work out how many families this will affect

- name your invitations - ie on the invitation itself, name the couple you are inviting, leave their children's names off

- depending on how many families will be affected, I might suggest that you put a little card in those invitation suggesting some babysitters, or nearby accommodation that would be within a short distance of the reception

- contact the affected families - if this is something that is really important to you, never assume!

Can you plan a wedding in eight months?

Middleton Events

Absolutely!! Planning weddings is what we do - we have the expertise, the contacts, the ideas and can whip up a wedding in just weeks if we have to!

Are wedding planners worth the investment?

Middleton Events

When you hire a planner, you aren’t relinquishing your part in the planning process (unless you choose to do so), but you are gaining an experienced assistant whose sole purpose is to help you and your groom pull your ideas together, make the day run smoothly and assist you to save money by offering cost-saving tips and discounts from vendors you might not get on your own.

I’m going to go out on a limb here – hearing “my friend or relative is going to help me plan my wedding” is one of the most frustrating things to hear from a new bride. Not because it is business I will lose, but because the average wedding takes hundreds of hours to plan, and you may end up essentially putting your friend/relative to work. Time and time again, I have seen this pressure add immense stress to relationships and lead to a very stressful wedding day all around.

The last thing you want is your loved ones to dread hearing the word ‘wedding’ and wish they had never offered to help.

A wedding planner is a third party who does not have an attachment to either bride or groom and can step in the middle of disagreements about planning details when family want to add their input. We are there to review contracts and make sure you are getting a fair price and there are no hidden fees. We have purposely developed relationships with trustworthy wedding vendors and can save a couple money (as well as heartache) from hiring vendors who may provide a sub-standard service. These are often things friends and family members have no experience with.

When you build a house you use a qualified builder - why would you not want to hire a professional when planning one of the biggest celebrations of your life?


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