Perhaps you are unsure if a Wedding Planner is a necessary expense. This can be compared to people who know how to change their oil, but prefer to get it serviced at a garage instead. Essentially you are paying someone to reduce your stress and free up your time. It may not be for everyone, but for those that do splurge on a wedding planner, Schupepe has comprised a list below of the services that you can expect.

Help Set Up a Realistic Budget

The very first thing that needs to be done is the wedding budget. Obviously this will affect all decisions concerning venues and vendors. A wedding planner knows the prices of everything and will be able to help you come up with a realistic budget.

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This is quite often the most complicated job that a wedding planner undertakes. However, this is where a wedding planner’s expertise is invaluable. Venues are often booked a year in advance, so it is essential to get started right away. A good wedding planner will present you with a variety of options.


Many of the most popular wedding vendors (caterers, florists, photographers) are booked a year in advance. A good wedding planner will have relationships with a wide variety of vendors and will be able to make personalised recommendations based on your particular style and budget. A wedding planner can also broker great deals with vendors, getting you the most for your money.

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Everything Else

• Assist with the invitations, RSVPs, Save the Dates, etc
• Carefully read the vendor contracts to make sure everything is in order
• Serve as your spokesperson to vendors and even family members
• Help devise a wedding day plan including all the details from the music to the favours
• Creating a wedding timeline that is distributed to everyone involved
• Managing the wedding day itself –
• Supervising vendors, setup and delivery
• Putting out potential fires (handling any emergencies)
• Making sure the bride and groom are calm and relaxed
• Assist in booking your honeymoon and travel plans

Schupepe has been fortunate to work with a wide range of wedding planners. We would be happy to recommend someone in the Auckland area that could assist you with your wedding plans.

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