It's reasonably priced...

This past one week, I have many enquiries.. and I have to say I met some of the nicest couples who are not shy to express themselves but also those who came to see us because they simply appreciate our works...and I was very tempted to just manage their weddings without having to discuss abt our pricing.. Many of the brides surprised me when they shared with me that they have been monitoring my blog and updates on my website... it was almost a moment they have already known me..

Whenever we come to the section on pricing, it always seem steep for some of them, and there are times, I wonder are our prices really that steep.. but I knew it was not..
In the wedding planning industry in Singapore, for a full suite planning, wedding planners services range from as low as $2K, to any high as $20K. Yes, personally I was surprised too, when I was told of a wedding planner that actually charges $20K just for the management fees. Yet, when I think abt it further, that price is not really that unreasonable.. But why is that such a huge gap... it boils down to the expertise of one planner vs the other, it boils down to the establishment of one vs another.. and the extent a planner will go to create yr dream wedding vs the other...

In fact, in the wedding industry, I realised you can't really have such things called 3 quotes comparison.. wedding experts are all artists, and one art is different from the other.. you may give the same floral or venue to a florist or planner, but you will eventually see 2 concepts that can be very different...and priced very differently as well
Let's take wedding photography for instance...Today, a good journalistic photographer charges from $4 to $8K vs compared to 5 years ago, it was only $1.5K.. and the photographer tho appear only for a day, and the rest of their works go to their edit, you pay for a skill that is unique and unmatched, as well as pictures that will last a lifetime.. I always encourage couples to pay for a good photographer.. gone are the days when actual day photography are taken by good friends...
You want yr pictures to be not just another set of candid pictures.
Yet, many also fail to realise, without the wedding planner's hours of creative and well thought of details and inspired mood, one will also not be able to capture that many unique details and interesting moments... the entire process of developing and creating a dream is worth much more...

I remembered when I went to the States and discovered the rates of hiring a planner there is also very extreme, ranging from $1K to $100K.. David Tuttera alone charges $75K solely for his management and conceptualization fees... with his concept, the wedding is not just another event, it becomes a love story...
So my advice to couples who are selecting any services in the wedding industry, do these 3 impt steps :
  1. Ask yourselves what's your priority, to save time and hire an expert, or to hire a designer to create yr dream wedding, or simply having fun to plan your wedding all by yourself.. Your priority determines yr budget and your expectations... so take time to think it thru...

  2. Once the above is determined, then whoever you hire, you are not just hiring for someone who can do the job, you want to hire someone whom you know you can trust, whom you have a chemistry with.. such chemistry cannot be determined by a mere price tag.. it is an emotional attachment.. it's liken buying a Chomel bag vs Chanel bag.. they may sound the same, but they are different... the one you have an emotional attachment and one you feel most comfortable, you should just go with yr heart and not doubt further...

  3. Finally, after doing all the research in selecting the right people you want to work with, your ultimate goal as a couple is to simply express your dream, your story, and let the expert create one that matches yr dream, and your budget... And give them the liberty and confidence to create the wedding that you have been dreaming for years...

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