Pulling a wedding together is a team effort, from the bride and groom, family, friends and vendors - it takes more than one person to bring a couple’s vision to life. At Aston Blue, we are honoured to work on lots of weddings all over Australian and overseas. We work closely with many different vendors, such as wedding planners and stylists, to make sure our couples have the day of their dreams – without the stress.
One of these great vendors is the team at Wagga Event Hire & Styling. We recently sat down with Owner Samarra to find out her top tips for planning the perfect day.
How did you get started in the Wedding industry?
I studied a wedding planning course in 2018 that lead to casual work with Wagga Event Hire before purchasing the business.
What does your company specialise in?
We mainly do weddings, but have items that would suit baby showers, engagements, birthdays, anniversaries, hens parties and any other where you may need some help with styling.
What type of items do you have?
Chairs, arbours, signing tables, back drops lounges, peacock chairs, easels, wine barrels, bars, Lolly bars, donut walls, cutlery, charger plates, signage, wishing wells, napkins, table runners, vases and candle holders – you can see it all on our website
What other services do you provide?
We are flexible, so we can plan an event from start to finish, or help you select the correct items to hire and style your event yourself.
Some helpful hints and tips for upcoming brides?
Book in all that you can ASAP so you can budget and prioritise your expenses and make sure you have a checklist!
How far in advance should couples start planning?
I would recommend around the 12 month mark or more that way you have a better chance of booking your preferred vendors.
Tips for unexpected challenges?
Make sure to keep an open mind, and think outside the box. Be prepared to improvise.
Most common thing that goes wrong at events?
Luckily I haven’t had many things go wrong, the weather can be unpredictable, so always have a back up plan.
What should the couple bring to your meeting?
Any inspirational images, an idea of budget and any information they have on their venue and anything else they have booked in.
What questions should a bride be asking you?
If they have all bases covered – we have been a part of lots of weddings and have lots of knowledge we can share!
Finally, a fun fact about yourself
I did a trash the dress shoot with my husband a few months after our wedding and it was a ball of fun!
You can find Wagga Event Hire here waggaeventhire.com.au or check them out on Facebook or Instagram.