#10 – Tracy Branford – Wedding Planning Advice Part 1

Tracy Branford (@TrunkEvents) is the Cape Town Wedding Planning Whizzkid – our go-to resource for all wedding planning questions. She advises us on how and where exactly to start the wedding planning process in the first of a three-part Wedding Planning Advice series. We chat about which vendors should be booked first right after your engagement, and what kinds of questions you should be asking before you make bookings to ensure you stay on track with your budget.

Topics discussed

  • How her background in fashion set her up for events
  • Her most elaborate weddings
  • How she caters to international guests
  • Why meeting with a wedding planner first is the most important start
  • How to find a Wedding Venue
  • Deciding on a venue or a date – which takes precedent
  • How much of your budget should go towards your venue
  • Average costing of venues
  • How to decipher quotes from venues
  • Seasonal things to consider when choosing a venue
  • The pros and cons of in-house caterers
  • When to send save the dates
  • How to decide on the number of guests to invite
  • How to set up the wedding budget
  • How to pick the Wedding Photographer

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Weekly discovery

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Mr Muscles Hermann Schroder is a sports scientist/personal trainer from Cape Town who guarantees results! We talk about planning and getting your perfect wedding body, and how to keep that healthy lifestyle going after the wedding. His expertise lies in the science of training – Health, fitness and a balanced lifestyle is his passion!

Guests in upcoming episodes of the Pink Book Wedding Podcast:

If you have any questions on today’s podcast or you want to ask Tracy Branford a specific question, please leave them in the comments section of the blog and we’ll be glad to help and find some answers, even discussing them in upcoming podcasts.

Image credits: Art Photo, Shantelle Visser, Thunder and Love, Shireen Louw


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