Why do I need a wedding planner?
Wedding planner is a person who will make your dreams come to reality and during the period of planning you won’t be under a lot of stress trying to choose between all the vendors, meeting them to see what they offer, deal with contracts, etc. This doesn’t mean you will be excluded from your own wedding all the vendors will be chosen by you, wedding planner won’t plan your wedding the way they would like their own to be. Wedding planner will understand your wishes and that will be the base to offer the vendors that will match your style and your wedding ideas. You should look at the wedding planner as your best friend during the wedding planning process. Someone who will make your dream wedding happen without stress. Bride and groom are usually offered by family members to help them with their wedding but most of them tend to suggest ideas they would like. Wedding planner is here to plan everything the way you imagined.
What is included in your service?
Our wedding planning service includes planning from the moment you choose our company as a provider of wedding planning service, recommending vendors, doing the paper work for the ceremony and contracts for vendors and wedding day coordination to make sure everything is just as we planned and as you dreamed about.
Do you double book wedding days?
We do not double book weddings on the same day. We think that we should be fully present for the wedding we book. Coordination is a process that takes a lot of time on the wedding day, there are always situations that need to be solved and that will take time from the both of us to make everything the way bride and groom dreamed of.
Why do I need a wedding planner if my venue has a coordinator?
Most of the good venues have an event coordinator. The most important difference between a wedding planner and venue coordinator is that a venue coordinator works for the venue, and a wedding planner works for the couple. A venue coordinator will be dealing with all the aspects of the venue such as set up, the staff, food, etc. They will want everything to go great, so the venue is up to everyone’s expectation. A wedding planner is there to oversee the setup from all vendors, answer any questions, take care of any problems, and to make sure everything is exactly as the couple wants it.
Do you only work with certain venues and suppliers?
Well the answer on this question is no, if you have some specific location you would like or a vendor you would like we are open for that. This is your day and your decision, and we will always respect that. The benefit of using our recommended venues and suppliers is that they are tried and tested. We know that they are reliable, and we will recommend them with more confidence than those that we have not used before.
Can you assist my pre/post wedding party?
Of course. This is the most amazing thing about having a destination wedding. Your guests will be at the destination for few days and you will be able to host pre or post wedding party and this is something we would always recommend. A boat ride, poolside bbq, wine tasting or something else you would like. This will give your guests a full experience.
Is there a minimum budget you work with?
Yes and no. I would say that every wedding is different. We plan all kinds of events from intimate elopements to big glamourous weddings. While planning a wedding it is important to be aware of the prices and we make sure that we are transparent and let bride and groom know what something they want would cost. As amazing as it would be, we can’t make everything possible, so whilst we will always try to make things as cost effective as possible for you, there is a limit. If something isn’t feasible within your preferred price point, then we will tell you and make alternative suggestions instead that may be more suitable.
How early should we start wedding planning?
If you ask me ideal is a year to 6 months prior the wedding, but as I said million times every wedding is different, and every bride and groom are different. We had weddings that were planned in a month but also, we had weddings that were being planned for 15 months. Planning process depends how specific wishes of bride and groom really are. If you have venue you want or some of the vendors you really want it is important to book that as soon as possible. If you are flexible and just have a style you would like we will need less time.
What areas do you service?
We are based in Split, most of the weddings we do are in Split, Hvar, Vis, Brač, Šolta and Zadar but we are more than happy to work in every part of Croatia.
Do you plan only weddings, or you also do events?
We plan both weddings and events. Weddings are our priority and that is something we do the most but we also plan corporate events, anniversary’s and any other event of importance for you and your close ones.
Antonia is incredible! She coordinated our destination wedding in Hvar(we had 50 guest from America). She worked so hard to ensure our dreams came true and our guests had the experience of a lifetime! Everyone of her vendors did an incredible job! We had 4 days of activities for our guests from boat trips, winery tours, rehearsal dinner and the wedding and she helped make the whole experience a once in a lifetime opportunity. If you are looking for someone who is full of great ideas, great with follow through, and really cares about making your days epic we suggest you use Antonia!!! Antonia thank you for all your hard work, it made all the difference!!!!
I don’t even know where to start ! Antonia is so professional and so friendly! I just loved working with her on planning our special day! She had fantastic suggestions in terms of the venue and all suppliers but always left the choice to us to decide. For the planning part she was always available and responded to any questions and concerns immediately. She was also always happy to schedule phone calls to make the communication easier. Few days before the wedding the weather forecast did not look great for us and although this is horrible news to hear for a bride and groom she made sure to discuss all the different options we have in case of rain and was so well prepared with different plans that she also discussed with all the suppliers! In the end the weather was great with a bit of rain towards the evening and party part when again she immediately communicated with us and made sure we were happy with still staying outside and just moving the DJ and his equipment under a covered space ! Antonia made sure everything on the day went smoothly and with absolutely no issues or delays to the schedule. She was always present when we needed her and the guests also knew that they could reach out if they have any questions. This was the best day of our lives and I can not thank Antonia enough for all her hard work to make this so special and smooth for us. I highly recommend Antonia to be your wedding planner ! Nina and Jai
Antonia of "Something Blue" is absolutely amazing at her job. She is incredibly determined and makes things happen no matter how tricky or bureaucratically challenging. Besides taking over most of the paperwork for an international marriage in Croatia, she made our wedding day stress free and magical! Communication with Antonia was always easy and incredibly fast: most of the time, she got back to us within a few hours. Antonia is an amazing person to work with. She took care of all the planning with eagerness, friendliness and professionalism. Antonia helped us every step of the way with the hefty bureaucratic process of getting married (including taking care of some steps without us ever having to do anything!), as well as the actual wedding planning. During a few darker moments where I thought we were missing some essential documents or could not get over one or another paperwork obstacle, she took time to reassure me and tell us that it would work out in the end. And it worked out beautifully. We met Antonia for the first time in person in front of the registrar's office a couple of days before our wedding. She was very friendly and warm in person. Antonia has the kind of determination that makes her an extremely efficient organiser. She just makes things happen. One example from the registrar's office: we arrived back to the office after stopping by the bank (to pay the registrar's fee) at 11:28 to a closed door, and a sign that a break starts at 11:30. Antonia just knocked on a neighboring door and gave them our documents without taking no for an answer. It was very impressive. Perhaps the most impressive and spectacular example of Antonia's determination and efficiency was securing us our fairytale ceremony location: Kamerlengo Fortress in Trogir. The fortress is within Trogir's jurisdiction and privatizing it for our wedding ceremony on Saturday was incredibly complicated. Antonia started emailing and calling in November or so, and got told to get back to the city admin in March. She resumed the efforts then, and, despite a lot of resistance (and bureaucratic difficulties), secured us the 15th century fortress. As a North American with a soft spot for castles and fortresses, it was a complete dream come true for me (my husband was also very happy of course =). On our wedding day, Antonia coordinated all of vendor communication and coordination, as well as handling large parts of the setup on her own. She stayed from around 11am until past 2am and was working and coordinating things the whole time. She was always on top of things and one step ahead of every possible issue. She kept the details in mind (such as keeping track of the children and vegetarians on the seating chart) while keeping all of the big events under control. I was so stunned and impressed by everything that she did. We are so so grateful to Antonia for making our wedding day run smoothly and fairly stress-free. At the beginning, the whole task of planning a wedding and taking care of the paperwork seemed so daunting as to be almost impossible. With Antonia's help, it became a beautiful reality. We would 100% recommend her services to anyone organising a wedding in Croatia - she will make all of your dreams a reality!
So happy I decided to use Something Blue Wedding Agency, my wedding in Split was the mos stress free, enjoyable experiance because Antonia was there for everything. Nothing is too much or too complicated for her. My wedding and dinner was beyond amazing and more than I couldve wished for. Thank you so much xx
We were so lucky to stumble onto something blue. Antonia has been an amazing wedding planner and maid of honour. We are so grateful for all the help removing the stress from our shoulders for our hvar elopement. Volunteering to be my witness just proves how far Antonia will go help a client. Antonia was a wedding planner, maid of honour and drove us around for the photos. Forever grateful xx
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