EBB Events

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As a wedding professional, EBB Events offers expert advice to help couples plan their perfect day. Ask a question or read their expert advice.


Which suppliers need to come to the wedding rehearsal?

What needs to be rehearsed at the rehearsal dinner? Do suppliers get involved or is it mainly for the wedding party?

EBB Events

It's mainly the wedding party and your celebrant.  If you have a wedding planner it's important that they're there working with the celebrant as they're your "Wedding Day Director".  If you have a band/musician just make sure they're briefed fully (no need to have them there).

Hope that helps!

What does an on-the-day wedding coordinator do?

Hi there. We were wondering if it's worth getting a wedding planner just to help us just on our wedding day, kind of take care of the small details and keep stress levels down. Is that what an on-the-day coordinator does? Thanks.

EBB Events

Its is absolutely worth gettting a day-of wedding planner - I even had one for my wedding day!  A Day-Of Planner allows you to fully enjoy the day knowing everything is being taken care of, and you don't need to constatly answer all day.

What they do really depends on the planner you engage but should include:

  • managing all the logistics with suppliers
  • being the one point of contact for everyone (venue, suppliers, mum)
  • triple checking everything eg.  checking the florist has supplied everything and set it as per the agreement (and getting them to fix it if its wrong)
  • damage control - you don't need to know the car had a flat tyre on the way to picking you up, I've already arranged another car!
  • although you may have a co-ordinator with the venue (don't get me wrong, there are some incredible venue coordinators), but they are there to work FOR the venue.  A Wedding Coordinator is your advocate.
  • installing your DIY items (the easel you've bought through etsy, the special memorial tokens, the neon sign you've hired)
  • being there right until the end of the night (without additional charge!) to see you off
  • wrangle the people giving the speeches
  • keeping you calm!
  • queing the music before you walk down the aisle
  • basically, being the wedding day director

xB

What are the last minute tasks no one thinks of for a wedding?

Apart from the obvious things that you have to do for your wedding, what are some of the lesser known last minute things we may need to think of before the wedding? We don’t want to forget anything!

EBB Events

Hiring a Day-Of Coordinator!  LOL.... in all seriousness here's a list of some things, but it all depends on where you're getting married:

  • how will your bags get from where you're getting ready to where you're staying?
  • who is checking everything is done at the venue (including the venue!)?  I recently did a "Set-Up Only" for a couple, where I was responsible for a few specific items only.  The balloon arch was installed, the supplier left, but it started falling down.  Although it was not something I was involved in, I jumped in and fixed it up, because the venue staff were "too busy to spare anyone to fix it".  
  • make sure you've stepped through EVERYTHING with suppliers.  I came in as a Day-Of Coordinator for a couple who had arranged dry ice for their first dance.  When I contacted all of the suppliers to finalise details, the supplier had expected that he was turning up with his trolley at 9:30pm and wheeling it through the reception to set it up.....ummm, no!
  • make sure your seating list is in alphabetical order.  Your guests will stand there for too long looking through each table to find their name if its in table order
  • get someone (not your bridesmaids or Mum) to meet you as you get out of the car at the ceremony so they can take your lipstick, phone, etc 
  • wear a button up top when you're getting ready.  No good going to all that trouble with your hair and make-up just to ruin it by taking off that round neck t-shirt

That's just a few to help you along!  

Is it necessary or traditional to buy your wedding suppliers thank you gifts?

I wasn't sure whether this is a tradition of some kind? If so, what kind of gift would be appropriate and how much?

EBB Events

Great question!  I would certainly not expect a gift from any of my couples (of course a bottle of wine is never frowned upon as far as I'm concerned ??)

In my experience, I find an honest, heartfelt review is thanks enough.  

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!

EBB Events

Your guests just want to have FUN!  Have a think about what you want when you go to a wedding.... do you want to listen to long speeches (yawn), how about that downtime between entree and main (awkward, especially when you might not know everyone at your table), and who really sits down and eats dessert (except maybe Aunty Beryl).  Try doing things a little differently than 'normal', shake it up a bit and make it yours.  So many of my couples ask me "what is supposed to be done?", my answer is always "whatever makes you happy (and your guests of course)"

Hope that helps!

Someone who I care about, but wasn't invited to the wedding, has asked to come and watch the ceremony

Is this weird? I feel strange about it!

EBB Events

It 's not uncommon for people not invited to the reception to come along and see you get married.  This is often the case with workmates, parent's friends, friends of siblings etc.  They tend to stand at the back, out of the way.

However, it's your day - only say yes if you're comfortable with it.

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?

EBB Events

Hi Tarni

Wedding Planners are definately worth the extra cost and it sounds as though you are certainly in need of one! Not only do we take away the stress (you will feel an immediate relief), but we are professionals who do this all the time, know how and where to save you money, and make sure you enjoy the process.  No bride wants to turn around after their wedding day and think "I'm so glad that's over!"

It sounds like you need help with your budget.  We set a budget for you, negotiate prices with suppliers and also match the right suppliers to you, along with helping you stick to your budget :-)

A planner allows you to sit back, enjoy the ride and let it happen for you.  

Happy to chat with you about this further

xBec

What does a wedding planner actually do?

I'm wondering if it's worth the money vs the stress relief?

EBB Events

Hi Bridie

What don't we do?  This may be a little easier to answer :-)  

Do you want to sit back after your wedding thinking "I'm so glad that is over, I hated every step of it, I have been so stressed, but I'm glad I didn't spend the extra money", or think "Wow, that was everything I dreamed it would be"?

Once you book a planner you will feel instant relief (exactly the words used by my clients).  We take over the hard work for you, allow you to enjoy the journey and we make it happen.  From budget settting, matching you with the right suppliers, giving you expert advice, setting timelines, negotiating the best outcome, the list is endless.

I can send you details on what we do at EBB Events which will give you a really good guide on how we make sure you have a wonderful journey.

xBec


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