Meet Your Wedding Planner: Nicolette Weddings
Planning your wedding is one of the most daunting and overwhelming things you will need to do in your lifetime. All of the details, the vendors, the guests and the budget. Trying to keep track of everything can be way too stressful. Luckily there are a host of professional wedding planners and coordinators in South Africa that can help you. We have some of the TOP wedding coordinators in the world! Pink Book has teamed up with a few of them to help you find the perfect wedding planner for you. In our new “Meet Your Wedding Planner” video series, we sit down with a few of SA’s renowned planners for a brief interview and learn about their work. Nicci Morris, of Nicolette Weddings, tells us about her experience as a coordinator some of the amazing weddings.
Nicolette Weddings; Coordinators of Over 200 Weddings
Born and raised in Cape Town, Nicci Morris of Nicolette Weddings has been in the wedding coordination business for over 7 years. She has worked in the corporate events industry while living in New York and London. But chose to move back to sunny South Africa and do something a little more fun. That is how she kicked off Nicolette Weddings.
Since its establishment in 2011, the business has grown and evolved with the trends in the industry. With an admirable record of over 200 weddings under her belt, Nicci has a wealth of experience in planning the perfect weddings. As a company, Nicolette Weddings focuses on being adaptable and changing the way they work with their brides. Technology and resources online help brides to imagine their dream wedding and Nicci make that a reality.
Destination Wedding Planner in South Africa
Lately, there has been a big focus on destination weddings in South Africa. Couples come from all across the globe to tie the knot in SA. That is why almost all of Nicci’s recent couples are from overseas. Mostly their couples come from America, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Most of the weddings she planned have been in Cape Town, but she has also planned international weddings.
Nicolette Weddings offers a full wedding planning service, from start to finish. Their goal is to plan your whole wedding as it were their own. Working alongside their clients, they help conceptualize their dream wedding. Clients give their ideas and inspiration, and Nicci offers suggestions and trusted suppliers to make that a reality. At the end of the planning process, they bring it all together to create a perfect wedding.
Advice for working with your wedding planner
The best advice Nicci can give prospective brides is to trust their wedding planner. Planning a wedding is a stressful task for a bride-to-be so it is important to have a good relationship with your planner. Nicci has personally coordinated over 200 weddings, so she has perfected her planning process and found a system that works.
Brides need to be open to advice and guidance from their wedding planner and suppliers. Have faith that they will make sure nothing falls through the cracks. Know that this might be your first wedding, but these professionals have done many. If you do not fully have trust in your wedding planner you will end up stressing even more.
Planning a Luxury Wedding in Johannesburg
Nicolette Weddings had coordinated many lavish weddings over the year. Even ones with budgets of up to R2mil! But one of their memorable luxury weddings took place in Johannesburg. This couple had an extravagant affair for over 250 guests, at the 5-star The Forum The Campus venue. Nicci had to fly up multiple times to meet with the bride and her family for the coordination process. Everything about the wedding was luxurious. From the bride’s Vera Wang wedding dress and Jimmy Choo wedding shoes to the custom stationery.
A lot of the decor had to be brought in from Cape Town because what the bride wanted was not available in Johannesburg. During the evening they had surprise performers to entertain the guests. Logistically this was a huge project to coordinate, but everything came together perfectly. What really made the wedding so memorable to Nicci was the couple. For her, it was an absolute pleasure to work with such a fun and happy couple.