Kim Asprey, 33, Married Arthur Ballu, 30, in Morocco in March 2014, Hiring Planner Bruce Russell to Organise Their Dream Three day Wedding Extravaganza She Says
‘When We decided to have our Wedding in Marrakesh, I knew there would be logistical challenges. I began researching suppliers myself, but soon learned that the language barrier made it quite stressful! Hiring a wedding planner gave me peace of mind that the right questions were being asked and answered. Our guests were travelling from all over the world, so our main objective was to give them the best experience imaginable.
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We had our hearts set on putting on three events with diferent themes, and the food and entertainment were chosen to tie in. We chose the venue because it’s quintessentially Moroccan. It also had the perfect facilities for all three days for our 170 guests the welcome party in the desert, wedding day and barbecue pool party ofering our guests a unique experience for each celebration. Included in this we had Moroccan dancers, fame throwers, camels, a DJ who few in from Paris, local drummers, a jazz singer and saxophonist, sparklers, ice creams for brunch and Tunisian blankets for guests as a thank you gesture! Tose details were really important to us.’
kim’s top tips ‘Tere’s no way we could have done this without a wedding planner! To fnd the right one, we met lots face-to-face it’s all about having that personal connection and making sure they are right for the job. We instantly hit it of with Bruce, which was so important as he played a key role in everything. He knew that if you are having a wedding abroad, the biggest factor is to do your research Plan at least two trips to see the venue and meet the suppliers in person as websites and vague email chains can be misleading and frustrating.
Creating a rapport with a respected local insider can also help no end in terms of recommendations for trusty suppliers that don’t necessarily advertise their services widely. Bruce’s experience and knowledge in this area was invaluable – he was able to look at proposals and identify areas where negotiation was possible, and know when we were getting a good deal!’ ‘My 100K wedding planned by a pro!.
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