We all know that whilst wedding planning can be fun, it can also sometimes be stressful and this week on ‘Behind The Door With’, I’m meeting two ladies who are on a mission to banish the stress! Catherine and Clare of Will & Jac are wedding planners and event project managers who believe that every couple should be able to focus on themselves and just enjoy their wedding day!
Clare and Catherine met while working at the same wedding venue and conceived the idea after watching many couples have a less than pleasant experience planning their own day. “We would see so many couples who were just not enjoying the process,” says Catherine. “It was getting all too overwhelming and they were stressed at a time when they should have been excited about their upcoming celebrations!”
Will & Jac opened two and a half years ago and can help with every little detail of the planning process – from selecting a venue to locking in the right suppliers and especially making everything come together on the day.
Located in inner city suburb Hawthorn in Melbourne, Will & Jac travel near and far to suit the needs of each couple they work with. It might be meeting at the couple’s home after work, a local cafe or even the wedding venue itself. “Our aim is to fit in with the couple’s schedule and make things easier for them,” says Catherine. “Site visits are also very important and help us to understand the couple’s ideas and vision for the day.”
Will & Jac have become a wedding ‘must have’ for those couples who want to create a wedding from scratch – from in a paddock to a warehouse or maybe even in an old barn. “It can be very intimidating to bring in absolutely everything from lighting to flooring and furniture,” says Catherine. “This is where we come in and take over the role of project managers, making sure everything works together and bumps in on time.”
Being prepared for anything on the wedding day means Will & Jac come equipped with specially made “waist files” that they wear with a timesheet, phones, pens, tissues and anything else they might need on the go. Catherine tells me that they originally tried clipboards but quickly learnt they needed something they couldn’t put down! Catherine and Clare also wear beautifully made wooden name tags so everyone knows they are there to help on the day.
I love that Will & Jac can get involved and take the stress out of organising the day at any point in the planning process, from right at the start to just a couple of weeks before the wedding. I’m sure their couples see their enthusiasm, passion and attention to detail as absolutely invaluable in creating a truly fantastic day!
Ms Chinoiserie Says: Will & Jac have all the beautiful details covered; how wonderful to know that everything about your wedding day is taken care of!
About Amelia Waddell of Make Your Day Wedding Styling: I’m a wedding stylist and proud store owner who loves to chat weddings with everyone and anyone! I love to talk shop with other business owners (particularly over some chocolate cake!) and am the first to try and have a sticky beak behind the scenes of any event. My free time is spent ‘investigating’ new cafes, stores and events.