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Twenty twenty – the year ahead

January has arrived, and this week, we open up our office doors and walk into twenty twenty! The phones are ringing and the emails are flooding in from all the newly engaged couples, there is a hustle & bustle all around us as we put final details together for our summer weddings, and we know that the year ahead will be full of exciting opportunities, growth and experiences.

A milestone to celebrate this year is our 10th anniversary! From what started as humble beginnings, One Fine Day has grown into an established and integral part of the New Zealand wedding & event industry and one that I am immensely proud of. I’m forever grateful to my team, who believe in my vision and work hard to achieve exceptional results for our clients. Our suppliers, without them, this would not be possible, and to all the amazing and inspiring people I’ve met in the last ten years of business. You are all truly valued!

This year we have some great highs to look forward to, kicking off with launching our Destination Weddings brand. We’ve been working on this for a while, and it’s going to be well worth the wait! In March we’ll reveal our select collection of destination wedding locations around the world.

Mid-year will see us helping our #weddingwish winners tie the knot. #weddingwish is a yearly campaign that we launched in 2019 to help a New Zealand couple to create a day that is so far from reach due to some sort of personal hardship. We’re delighted to be running this again in 2020.

An exciting change for us will be the relocation of our office, we’ll be moving to a more spacious building to accommodate our ever-expanding team of planners, stylists, and florists and travel experts who are dedicated to the success of your experiences.

As we set our goals for this year it’s particularly important for me to acknowledge the passion of our team. An industry that doesn’t really sleep, we put everything into what we do which, in the past year has seen us design and deliver over 100 incredible events, each with their own individual perspective. We are so proud of our production and strive to deliver, time and time again.

So here’s to twenty twenty! Another year of creating memories that last a lifetime!

Kath x

You’ve been dreaming about your wedding day for as long as you can remember! You know the colour palette, the cake flavour, the guest list, the venue, the caterer…. but all of a sudden you’re faced with a never-ending ‘to-do’ list in order create your perfect day. You have the ideas, but don’t know where to start. Enter the world of a destination wedding planner!

At One Fine Day, we think a wedding planner is the best investment, you will not regret it! If you haven’t yet hired a wedding planner for your destination wedding, here are a few reasons that might make you reconsider:

1. We’re experts in our industry

Destination wedding planners have the experience of planning many weddings for clients from all over the world, and are experts in our field! We know where and how to get started, the best venues & suppliers, and when each task needs to be completed, we ask the relevant questions. We can easily turn your vision into the perfect day – using our resources, connections, and expertise.

2. It’s all about who you know

In the event industry, it’s all about who you know! We’re like one big family and we tend to stick together. We maintain our connections and are constantly creating new ones. How does this help you? We are able to reach out to our connections for help on each and every wedding we plan. We know which photographers are perfect for your style, and who can design the invitations. This process takes a lot less time for us because we know who to call, and saves you time, energy, and of course those day-time minutes on your phone plan!

3. This is our full-time job

As a destination wedding planner, planning your wedding is our full-time job. We live, love and dream weddings all year round and we never tire of it. Leave all the work to us – after all, it’s what we are most passionate about!

4. Planning weddings is second nature to us

You need a person who is not directly involved in your life, and who can devote the time and resources needed to plan the perfect wedding. While your friends and family may be more than willing to help you sort the details of planning your wedding, remember this: they have jobs, family obligations and social lives too. They might also not be as familiar with legalities, supplier contracts and other crucial information that will affect your big day.

5. We know budgets and we help you stick to them

Your destination wedding planner will work with you to set a budget and then help you stick to it, stretching your dollar as far as it will go. Not a big fan of a wedding cake but can’t do without that dessert table? By understanding what’s important to you, a wedding planner will help you determine what items can be cut from the budget so you can afford to get what you want.

6. We work for you

Destination wedding planners are dedicated and devoted to each and every one of their couples! We work hard to find you the perfect venue, that ‘must-have’ table cloth that you need, and that substitute flower that looks like the one you wanted, but wasn’t in season!

7. No stress

Hiring a destination wedding planner can take the pressure off you and your groom – you’re working with someone who has done this hundreds of times and won’t let anything fall through the cracks.

Getting to New Zealand is effortless. We’re based in Queenstown and our International Airport receives daily direct flights from around New Zealand and regular direct trans-Tasman flights from Australian cities of Brisbane, Coolangatta, Sydney and Melbourne. Auckland and Sydney airports are the major international hub airports for long haul visitors and some international airlines fly into Christchurch airport as well.

Four airlines provide services into Queenstown – Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia.

In 2016 after dark flights were introduced to Queenstown, opening up even more convenient travel options, with evening flights to and from both Auckland and Australia now available.

We’re a modern event company dedicated to creating and planning one of a kind destination weddings that are inspired by the couple’s own story, uniqueness, and experiences. It’s our passion that drives the work that we do. Whatever your dream is, we will bring your vision to life!

We’d love to learn more about you, book a call or face-to-face consultation with us [email protected].

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