Top 3 Things I Wish My Clients Knew – Christopher Saban

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At Christopher Saban, the one day that we want everything to look and be perfect is your wedding day. The decor, flowers and styling need to be just right – and so too does the advice that you receive along the way! For your wedding day to be one you will always remember, here are my top three things that I wish all my clients knew:

1. Have a meeting with a wedding planner before you start organising everything; they can help you create a planning schedule so that you do things at a pace and in an order that will be less stressful and helps you to not end up wasting time or money.

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2. Do a draft guest list so you have an idea of the guest numbers before you book a venue for the reception. It sounds obvious, but I often hear my couples’ frustration when they come to me with a venue booking that doesn’t accommodate the number of all the friends and extended family.

3. Make sure you leave some room in your budget for and last minute additions you might want or unexpected expenses in the last few weeks before the big day. Things like sandalwood fans for the ladies to keep cool at the ceremony, a gift from Tiffany & Co for the MC or last minute alterations for the bridesmaids’ dresses can often occur at the last moment, so it’s peace of mind to have a little extra to play with.

Ms Chinoiserie Says: Unexpected expenses always pop up; it’s a great idea to leave a little extra in the budget so it doesn’t become stressful!

About Christopher Saban: Christopher Saban Events is a boutique event planning and styling company based in Sydney, Australia. With over 15 years experience in the luxury hospitality industry, we have planned and designed both social and corporate events with celebrity and private clients in Sydney, Melbourne, Hunter Valley, Southern Highlands and Bali.

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