How much does a wedding planner cost?

All wedding planners are different and charge different prices but at Oakland Events we tailor a package especially for you and your budget. When we meet with you over a hot beverage we can then discuss how we can keep to your budget and what would be the best package for you.

Where do I start?

This is a question that we hear nearly every bride ask. The beginning process can be overwhelming and stressful, so this is where a planner comes in. We can organise a free consultation with you and go over your vision for your wedding. Once we have a clear idea on what your dream wedding is we can discuss the next process with you.

Why should we choose Oakland Events?

At Oakland Events will always go that extra mile for our couples by taking you out for coffee and dessert. We believe that building a bond, trust and strong connection with each couple can help us achieve your vision and dream event.

By going that extra mile, we tend to focus and listen to the fine details couples are after. This may be your favourite flower or a colour that you love.

We will always be with you every step of the way to make sure that your vision comes to life. We want to make this experience relaxing for our couples.

We just can’t wait to see your face when we reveal the finished product to you on the big day.

Why should we hire a wedding planner?

Organising a wedding can be very overwhelming as there may be little details you may not think about that we do. Hiring a planner will save you lots of time and money as we have many connections with all different vendors. We will always involve you and let you know exactly what we have done. Wedding planners will always make sure the planning is on track by making schedules and timelines.

We know the week leading up to the wedding can be stressful. Having a planner will leave you stress free and relaxed. We will also be coordinating the wedding day so we can make sure everything is on track, on time and that everything is perfect.

Are you only based in Melbourne?

Yes, at this stage we are only based in Melbourne.

How do you choose which suppliers to use?

Throughout our career we have met a lot of different vendors and have built strong relationships. Once we sit down with each couple and discuss their visions we will go back to our preferred vendor list and decide which would be best suited for each client. We decide this by budgets, event theme, location and more.

How long have you been in the business?

Oakland Events was officially established in 2018. We had both worked together a few years earlier organising events, to which we decided to start our own amazing business.

Will the person I meet at my initial consultation be the same wedding planner I work with on the day?

Yes, we want to build a bond and gain your trust through the first consultation. The planner who you will meet will be with you every step of the way including the main event.

Do you charge an hourly rate?


What’s the largest event you have planner in the past?

The largest event we have organised was a joint birthday party. Since then we have organised 4 styled shoots and a 50th birthday party.

Do you take over full control of the entire event?

Even though we will be organising your dream event, we will always keep you informed as we value your opinion. At the end of the day you will have full control, you can let us know on how involved you wish us to be.  

How early should we hire a wedding planner?

We would recommend you hiring a planner straight away. Ideally, you should hire a wedding planner 9-12 months prior to the wedding day.

What type of packages do you offer?

We offer a few different options which you would be able to see by clicking the link (insert link).

The packages that are most popular are the Premium Package and the Day of the Wedding Package.

If I have already hired my suppliers do I really need a wedding planner?

If you have already sourced your vendors that’s okay. We can work with your chosen vendors in organising your dream wedding. Wedding planners can help by saving you time and money, leaving you stress free.

Are you able to help me with my budget?

Yes, we can help you stay within your budget during the planning process. This we can organise during our free consultation.