GIVEAWAY: want a wedding planner for your 2011 wedding?

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Today is a lovely day (and not just because the sun is finally shining here in Brisbane). It's a lovely day because I am really excited - I've made a decision. After much deliberation about whether to venture into weddings or not I have made the choice to add wedding planning to the services of Luminoso Blu.

So, to celebrate my decision and this new direction I am heading I want to giveaway a full wedding planning package to one happy Brisbane couple. The Complete Wedding Package includes:

  • Initial consultation with the Bride and Groom 
  • Ongoing consultations and advice as required
  • Preparing and maintaining wedding budget
  • Preparing timelines and schedules
  • Coordinating the selection and booking of ceremony and reception venues 
  • Assisting with the selection of celebrants 
  • Assisting with the selection of a colour scheme or wedding theme 
  • Coordinating the design, printing and mailout of invitations 
  • Tracking RSVPs
  • Finding and negotiating with suitable vendors (caterers, florists, cake suppliers, photographers, printers, musicians etc)
  • Reviewing contracts and managing ongoing coordination with vendors
  • Preparing itineraries, seating lists and name plates etc. 
  • Attending and overseeing rehearsals 
  • Instructing attendants about their duties 
  • Reception planning 
  • Coordinating the collection of gifts and thank you's
  • Wedding Day coordination (up to 10 hours) 
  • Helping the Bride and Groom to have a stress free day!
There is a catch! 
Given that I've got a background in recruitment, I am not a believer in overstating my experience. As a corporate event planner I have planned and run two day conferences (up to 300 people), gala dinners and awards ceremonies with three course meals and entertainment. As a 'party' planner I have planned and executed themed dinner parties, birthday celebrations and most recently a fund raiser for more than 50 guests and an outdoor morning tea for 40 (see photo's under 'parties' tab). HOWEVER, I have never had the opportunity to plan a wedding from start to finish, and that's why I am offering this giveaway.

I know experience is critical in this industry, but I also know that a wedding is not something that a couple would just let anyone do!  I believe that my experience and skill set will enable me to deliver a wedding that you'd be proud of. To support this, at the end of your wedding, I would give you the opportunity to give me honest, frank and blunt feedback. I am confident that you'll be so happy that you'll be shouting 'YOU MUST GO WITH LUMINOSO BLU' from the tree tops, but it will be completely up to you!

Still interested? 
If you are interested in being in the running for the free wedding planning package please leave a comment below with a short description of why you would normally want a wedding planner, and what would deter you from hiring one?
Oh, and you need to be based in Brisbane or SE QLD!
The 'winner' will be picked randomly on Christmas Eve. 
If you've got any questions, please send me an email at renee@luminosoblu.com.au 
Thanks for playing and good luck
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