FAQ

How much do you charge for weddings?

Every wedding is so different, so we don’t have set packages. A wedding should be an individual as you are, so we design each wedding to suit your particular tastes, colour scheme and based on what is the most important outcome for you as a couple.

Contributing factors to styling prices can be how floral heavy your design is, what your venue provides, how many guests are in attendance etc etc.

As a guide, a starting price for our styling work would be around $5,000.00 + GST and goes up from there depending on how elaborate you would like the room to look.

The best way to get an indication of what you styling might cost, is to send us some photos of the look you would like to achieve, and we can hapily give you a ballpark to work with.

Why Do I need a Wedding Planner?

Time
When done correctly, planning a wedding takes a huge amount of time. Hiring a wedding planner is like having a personal assistant who is there to coordinate all of the detailsthat you may not have time for due to a hectic work of home schedule.

Knowledge
Think about it: Wedding planners plan weddings! Yes you can get advice from friends and family, but how many weddings have they planned? I could guess that it isn’t over 800, as we have.

Our wedding planners have the inside industry knowledge to secure professionals who are best suited to your aesthetic and budget. We know how to take your vision and bring it to life on your wedding day.

Affordability
There’s no doubt that weddings can be expensice, and hiring a wedding planner could seem like a superfluous cost. However, utilising the services of a professional could save you money in the long-run.

Sugar & Spice Events enjoys valuable connections with the best in the business, and even receive discounts on some services which we can pass onto our clients, to save your money from the wedding budget in the long run.

Attention to Detail
Named one of the 25 best wedding stylists in the country for 4 years in a row, you know that you are in good hands.

We will ensure that your whole wedding is cohesive, from flowers to draping, lighting, stationary, entertainment and everything in between.

How many hours does it take to plan a wedding?

It takes roughly 100 – 120 hours to plan a wedding, depending how elaborate or simple your plans may be.

What do your packages start at?

As a guide, a starting price for our styling work would be around $5,000.00 + GST and goes up from there depending on how elaborate you would like the room to look.

The best way to get an indication of what you styling might cost, is to send us some photos of the look you would like to achieve, and we can hapily give you a ballpark to work with.

How long have you been in business?

Sugar & Spice commenced operations in 2010.

Do you charge commision on services booked for wedding planning clients?

It’s true that a lot of planners get kick backs from service providers, but we believe that if you are paying us to plan your wedding, part of our job is to get you the best service for the most competitive rate. This means that we pass on any discounts we receive from suppliers directly to you.

Can you do payment plans?

Yes! We offer two easy payments of 50% deposit upon confirmation, and the balance isn’t due until 4 weeks before the wedding date. There are instances that we can be flexible, so don’t hesitate to ask.

We accept credit cards (except AMEX) or direct bank transfers.

I have a wedding planner from my venue, do I still need your help?

It is more likely that the contact at the venue is a coordinator, rather than a wedding planner.

The role of the venue coordinator is really to ensure that everything flows smoothly from the venue’s perspective, such as food and beverage service. Hiring a Sugar & Spice wedding planner means you have someone acting in your best interests (not the venues), who looks at the wedding from a global perspective.

The coordinator at the venue will not liaise or manage your outside suppliers such as hair and make up artists, photographers, transport companies and the long list of service suppliers that will play a part in your wedding day.

That’s the role of a wedding planner - to ensure that your wedding day runs smoothly from start to finish.

Do you travel interstate?

Yes we certainly do! We can plan and style weddings throughout the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Sunshine Coast and throughout Queesland. We can travel to Sydney, Melbourne, or wherever we have clients looking for the Sugar & Spice wedding planning touch!