When you’re planning your big day, receiving tips and advice from married couples who have done it all before can be invaluable, but what about the advice from a famous wedding planner who has seen countless weddings? Wedding planners to the stars have dealt with some of the biggest names in the industry, and with that comes big demands.
So be sure to read their top tips from the A-list world to assist and encourage your wedding planning.
American celebrity wedding planner, who has been awarded Best Celebrity Wedding Planner by Life & Style magazine, knows a thing or two about weddings. Having worked with stars including Jennifer Lopez and Elton John, he has the best event and wedding advice in the business. On couples planning their big day, Tutera says "they have to tell a story, there has to be personality and heart." He advises couples not to be too safe and to instead "step outside the box". He says brides can often be nervous that they’re going to do something wrong but instead he advises that they should make their wedding "interesting and make it about them." Sounds like good advice to us!
Pink, Eva Longoria and Gwen Stefani are just some of the A-list names that this much adored after event planner can call her clients. Mindy Weiss has planned some of the biggest weddings in the industry, including that of Katy Perry and Russell Brand, and Heidi Klum and Seal. But what advice does Weiss have to offer? She stresses the importance of communication; "It's really important that you're honest with each other as a couple during the wedding planning process." She also feels that personality, detail and entertainment are key to weddings. Just a glance at her website will inspire your wedding planning as her work is so creative and beautiful. Described as one of the most sought-after and well-known wedding planners in the world and one of the top five wedding planners in the United States by The New York Times, we say trust her advice!
Sarah Haywood is an "award-winning, internationally acclaimed British luxury wedding planner and best-selling bridal author". She is considered Britain's most sought-after wedding planner and is the author of the highly acclaimed Wedding Bible, which has helped countless brides plan their dream day. Sarah outlines "the big five" decisions for those starting out on their wedding planning journey; how will you get married; where would you like to get married; when would you like to marry; who will you invite and how much can you afford to spend? Her top tips include; "Delegate what you can to friends and family who have skills in areas you need help with" and "Do not hire anyone or anything until you have seen or sampled their wares".
With big names including Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise and Oprah Winfrey under his belt, Colin Cowie has seen it all when it comes to event planning and weddings. His wedding designs are creative and artistic, but no matter how beautiful your wedding day looks, Colin Cowie feels that "the comfort of your guests is most important … How you treat your guests and make them welcome is more important than the food you serve or the dress you wear." He is known for his attention to detail and his focus on what he calls the "JDM"; the jaw dropping moment, which he feels every wedding should have.
Event and wedding planner to the stars, Preston Bailey, is behind some of the most memorable weddings in the celebrity world. He has worked with the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones and Donna Karan. His big tip is to keep things simple and to remember that your wedding is a celebration; "relax, stay in the moment and have a good time." He also likes his clients to remember that they can’t have it all. He advises to prioritise your most important features and focus on those, otherwise wedding planning and ideas can easily spin out of control.