Let’s have a think about a couple’s journey from ‘will you marry me?’ to ‘I do’.
First there are a few decisions to be made… actually, there are a heap of decisions to be made! The venue, the celebrant, the florist, the caterer… and that’s before they even start to dress themselves. Couples spend their pre-nuptial existence sifting through quotes, trying to understand which is better value. Which one offers a premium service, and which has decent reviews. Then there’s the orchestration of all the suppliers, while planning an event for 150-or-so of their nearest and dearest with a down-to-the-minute runsheet.
Mix this all in with full-time jobs, late nights researching and weekends chockablock with viewings, fittings, tastings… It all adds up to an exhausting, overwhelming and expensive exercise! It’s hardly the most fitting lead-up to one of the happiest days of our lives.
Of course, one option is to hire a wedding planner – let them take care of it all! Hmmm, perhaps not. Wedding planners are essentially the middle people between couples and associated suppliers. They may bring the suppliers to the party, but they take a cut that’s more handsome than the bridegroom on game day! And because all the suppliers have their own overheads, including expensive marketing and admin, there’s really not much bang for your buck to be found there.
So where does that leave us? Well, for many, tired and strapped for cash. In fact, if you look at weddings from the soon-to-be-wed’s perspective, the entire industry is broken.
Nudo has thrown out the rule-book and created a totally new approach to design, styling and planning. Our goal is to ensure our couples get to enjoy the planning process as much as the day itself.
We’ve hand-picked the industry’s top talent and brought them under our umbrella. This means our amazing suppliers get to spend less on overheads, do away with a bulk of the marketing and admin and, instead, get creative and creating!
Bottom line: suppliers spend way less and those savings are passed on to our customers; without their usual overheads, these A-List suppliers are able to reduce their prices dramatically, which allows us to build in a complete wedding planning experience for no additional cost. In fact, for less!
Nudo owns two of the best venues in Melbourne. We offer couples access to the industry’s best suppliers at prices they can’t get anywhere else. Every booking comes with a complimentary wedding planner—one of our awesome Nudo team members. And, as for the total cost? We’re consistently way less than the average Australian wedding.
This is the future of weddings.
The most common question we get asked is can I use my own hair and makeup artist? Or, can I swap out your celebrant for a family friend?
Absolutely! In fact, we encourage it.
Your wedding dream team is the number one most important thing and, although our team is world-class, we understand couples may have their own contacts they would like to involve.
We are here to guarantee a couple never has to spend another hour trawling through directories looking at profile after profile, testimonial after testimonial and quote after quote to try and determine if they can trust someone they’ve never met with such an important day. Figuring out who the top vendors are takes time and it’s what we’ve spent our careers doing.
Over the last two years, we have taken this concept and built a wedding planning experience which we believe is second to none. Wedding planning should be fun. Talking about which clichés you want to keep and which ones you want to bin should be done over wine and a cheeseboard.
Food tastings shouldn’t be done in an empty venue. They should be held on a night where the entire venue is transformed to showcase the most beautiful styling and tablescapes the industry has to offer.
Choosing a photographer shouldn’t be painful. It should be a visual journey that gets you and your fiancé talking about the images you love, the poses you hate and the editing style that make your hearts melt.
Deciding on florals shouldn’t be overwhelming. It should be you rugged up at home, pinning everything your heart desires, and then sitting back over a glass of champagne! Then having custom concept and designs presented to you to match your taste.
This is not about removing choice and creating off-the-shelf cookie-cutter weddings.
It’s about taking advantage of the cost savings that come with having a team of world-class performers. All operating under one banner and using those savings to create the best wedding planning experience in the world.
Our couples say their only concern when planning their wedding with us is that their friends told them it would be stressful, and they’re waiting for that moment to come.
But it never does.
Instead, they tell us they feel lost after their wedding is over because they miss meeting us for drinks, nibbles, and chats. They now are wishing they could do it all again.
This is the future of weddings.
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Nudo acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to the land. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders both past, present and emerging.
If you’re looking for a wedding planner or stylist in Melbourne and would love a team of dreamers and doers on your side to guide you through the journey step by step. Drinking glasses of bubbles, and making wedding planning fun, then head to our contact page to chat to one of our friendly team.