FAQ'S

What services do you provide? 
We offer a range of services that can assist you with each stage of your wedding journey. We specialise in planning, styling and on the day coordination for weddings and special events. We offer a curated collection of hire items that we use to create meaningful spaces, and for help on the day, we can organise the setup and pack down, leaving you and your loved ones to enjoy your wedding with no stress involved.
 
Our Services:
  • Full Planning Package
  • Partial Planning Package
  • Styling Package
  • On the Day Coordination
  • Set Up Package
  • Pack Down Package
  • Hire Items
 
Where are you based?
For Love and Living is based on the Gold Coast, with services available in Byron Bay and throughout the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. 
 
Do you travel interstate and internationally?
Yes, we love discovering new places, and we are available for weddings throughout Australia and overseas. Please note, all bookings located outside of the Gold Coast will be subject to relative travel expenses (accommodation and transport). 

 

Can we arrange a consultation with you before proceeding with your services?
Absolutely, we offer a complimentary initial consultation which we hold over the phone. Our initial chat is the perfect opportunity for you to ask questions about how we work and our services. Planning a wedding together is a long-term commitment, and we want you to feel confident with your decision to partner with For Love and Living.

 

How far in advance should we book your services?
Ideally, we will work with you from beginning to end; however, we understand that everyone’s wedding planning journey is different. Wedding planning generally takes between 12-18 months, and we recommend that you book your vendors as soon as you can to avoid disappointment. 


 Last year, we successfully planned and styled a wedding in 6 weeks from beginning to end; there is no task too big or small! We’re natural organisers and problem solvers, and we are here to help you at every stage, whether that’s from the proposal date or after you’ve locked in your dream vendors. In addition, we work with limited couples throughout the year to give you one-on-one support so we can bring your wedding vision to life!

 

Do you require a deposit to secure your services?
Yes, to secure your date, we require a non-refundable booking deposit of 30% for our services and a 40% booking deposit to book any pieces from our hire range. Final payments for all services are required 30 days prior to your wedding day, and your invoice for hire items needs to be settled 14 days before.

 

What happens if there’s another lockdown?
Don’t worry; we’re on this journey with you! In the unfortunate event of another lockdown, we’ll contact you as soon as possible with an action plan. Then, we’ll communicate with all your vendors on your behalf to find a new date that works collectively. We’ll hold the new date for you and move your services over with no extra service fees. We’ll also save your hire and styling items so that your new date will be just as planned. 

 

Do you have a payment plan?
We can offer you a pay as you go payment plan after receiving the initial 30% deposit. Please note, all payments are due 30 days before the wedding day.

 

How involved will we be in the planning and styling process?
Your wedding is foremost about you and the commitment you are making to one another in the presence of your loved ones. We want to hear your story and understand your wedding vision. As professionals, we can guide you, offer suggestions and create concepts based on your taste, wish list and priorities, as we collaborate with you to make your wedding day an authentic reflection of your relationship. We’ll discuss every detail with you and plan the design with you in mind.
 
What is the difference between your Full Planning Package and Partial Planning Packages?
 Our Full Planning Package is a bespoke approach to planning your wedding, and we work with you each step of the way, from initial brainstorming and dreaming, to booking vendors, creating a design brief, and on the day coordination support. Our Full Planning Package is ideal for couples who don’t have enough hours in the day and need professional help to bring their wedding to life. With our Full Planning Package, each element of your wedding day is thoughtfully and professionally planned, booked, and styled.


Our Partial Planning Package is ideal for couples who have started their planning journey already by booking their venue and caterer, plus two additional services (our minimum requirement to book this service). With our Partial Planning Package, we will liaise with your existing vendors plus assist you in securing the balance. We will also create a bespoke design brief for your wedding day and offer you on the day coordination. This is the perfect package for couples who may be further along in their planning journey but still want the benefit and peace of mind of enlisting the help of professionals.
 

What is your hire minimum?
We have a minimum spend of $300. When you book one of our services, you will receive 10% off our hire range.

 

We love your styling, but we’ve locked in vendors already. Can we dry hire pieces?
Yes, you can hire any of our hand-chosen pieces to complete your event or wedding space without engaging any of our other services.


For couples who would like to DIY, are you available for planning and styling advice?
Yes, we are! We’ll happily connect with you when you need professional styling or planning advice. Our hourly rate is $75 (AUD), and we can help you at any stage of your wedding journey.

 

We’ve booked our planner, but we’d love to engage you as our stylist. Can we work together? 
Absolutely! You can book our Styling Package on its own. We have worked with several industry leaders, and we love to work alongside other planners. As professionals, we’ll work together to bring your wedding dream to life. 

 

Does the On the Day Coordination Package include set up and pack down?
Our team of professionals manage logistics and oversee the operation of your wedding day. We’re there to support you; we’ll field questions from suppliers and guests and ensure the day runs as planned, according to your detailed run sheet. This package includes the unpacking and set up of styling items, and we can help repurpose small decor items from ceremony to reception if needed. If you require assistance setting-up, repurposing, or packing down any furniture or large items, we can arrange it at an additional fee based on the size of your wedding.

 

What does the On the Day Coordinator do on the day?
 The On the Day Coordinator is essentially the event manager on your wedding day. Our professional team will be the first to arrive on-site in the morning and the last to leave that night. We’ll start by meeting and briefing the vendors, and then we’ll check in with you. Our priority is to ensure the day runs as planned and on time. To begin, we’ll confirm that the floor plan is correct, we’ll unpack and set up selected styling items, oversee the ceremony and reception setup, as well as the food and beverage service, and (quickly) problem-solve when needed. We’re there to field questions, assist guests and ultimately ensure that you have a stress-free and enjoyable day. We always recommended opting for our Set Up and Pack Down Packages, which you can combine with any other service for professional help to set up and take care of pack down at the end of the night.

 

Can we repurpose items?
 Repurposing flowers, décor items, and signage from ceremony to reception is a great way to save on costs. As part of our planning, styling, and coordination services, we can help you repurpose selected items on the day, like small floral arrangements, signage, and décor. However, if heavy items like arbours or furniture need to be moved quickly, we might require the assistance of more people, in which case there may be additional labour costs. We’ll go through this in detail in our consultation and provide you with an estimate of any costs if you require extra help.
 

What happens if it rains on our wedding day?
Don’t worry, we’ve thought of everything! When we meet with you at your venue, eight weeks before your wedding date, we’ll go through a wet weather contingency and create a ‘plan B’ as part of your wedding day run sheet. We’ll pass a floor plan on to each supplier and brief them on your contingency plans before the day. 

 

What if we require your services for longer than the included package hours?
 Sometimes you just need a little extra help, and that’s okay! If you need additional support in the lead-up or on your wedding day, this will be charged at our hourly rate of $75 (AUD).
 
We’re interstate; can you recommend vendors in the region?
Yes! We work alongside wildly talented vendors like bakers, caterers, stationery designers, photographers, and musicians, and we will gladly recommend these to you. We also have great relationships with beautiful venues in Queensland and New South Wales that we can suggest for you when planning your wedding day.

 

Is the cost of styling elements included in your Styling Package?
 Styling elements are an additional fee, however when you book one of our packages, you will receive 10% off the hire fee for styling pieces, and we’ll provide a quote based on the items you select.


 We understand that wedding styling is so personal. Each couple has a unique taste, and weddings should reflect that. When we style your wedding, we will guide you to select the items that will bring your distinct creative vision to life with a hand-chosen range of furniture, soft furnishings, tableware, and napery.
 
We have a budget; can we still work with you?
 Absolutely! If you engage one of our services or you would like to hire items, we can guide you through options that can still give you your desired look and feel but with minor changes to ensure it’s on budget. For example, we can help you prioritise elements that can make a significant impact and advise you where you can pull back on styling without feeling like you’ve compromised too much. With simple swaps like linen for cotton napery, we can give you a beautiful wedding with your budget in mind. Our ‘dry’ hire option is ideal for couples who want to create the For Love and Living aesthetic but have planned their own wedding. 
 
What are the benefits of the Styling Package versus the Set Up and Pack Down Packages?
 Our Styling Package is ideal for couples wanting a bespoke design brief for their wedding and professional help to set up and style on the day. The Styling Package includes an initial consultation to design your brief and a consultation at your venue before your wedding day, where we run through the layout and styling of each space, as well as wet-weather contingency plans. You’ll have access to our dedicated and personalised wedding planning platform, and we are there to support you in the lead up to your wedding. Then, on the day of your wedding, we’re on-site to set up all styling elements and oversee the set up by your styling vendors (florist, cake, stationery etc.).

 

Our Set Up and Pack Down Packages are for our couples who need professional help to set up all elements of their wedding day, including styling and furniture. These services are available as standalone services for couples who have DIY’d or add-on services for those who have opted for the Full or Partial Planning Package or the Styling Package. Our professional team set up according to your floor plan and repurpose selected items from ceremony to reception with our Set Up Package. Our Pack Down Package includes a professional team who will pack down furniture and styling items at the end of your wedding night.