wedding planners for your special day

Wedding Planners for your Special Day

About Us

Weddings by Collective Concepts is Christchurch based, working within the Canterbury region and beyond. We offer wedding planning, coordination and styling services to help take the stress out of organising your big day, saving you time and helping you get the most from your budget! Specialising in bespoke wedding venues, where we create the magic in a space of your choosing, our wedding planners, led by Kate Blundell, have the experience, contacts and creative flair to make your dream wedding a reality.

 We have worked with many overseas couples wishing to marry in New Zealand as well as local couples looking for something unique. Your personal wedding planner can take care of every detail, simply get the process started for you, or even coordinate your own plans so you can relax on the day with your friends and family. To complement our planning and coordination services, Collective Concepts also offer an extended team of experienced event and food and beverage staff to provide you and your guests with an unforgettable guest experience. From intimate celebrations to extravagant affairs, we work collaboratively to offer every couple a truly unique wedding day they will cherish for years to come.

Our wedding planners can also look after all other events associated with your wedding such as engagement parties, bridal showers, hens and stags do’s, as well as organising activities for the bridal party and wedding guests before or after the wedding day.

Please contact us for a complimentary, obligation free consultation to discuss your plans further.

Why hire a Wedding Planner?

Your wedding is a very personal and special event but along with the excitement it can be quite daunting considering the amount of organisation involved in putting together a memorable day for you and your guests. Our wedding planners can help! Read More

Wedding Packages

Weddings by Collective Concepts have a range of wedding packages available from the popular “Perfect Day” package which is the ultimate wedding experience where we take care of all the planning and on-site coordination on the day, through to our “DIY Wedding” package for those who would like to organise their own wedding but require a wedding day coordinator and/or wedding day support staff.  While our packages are varied we appreciate that no two weddings are the same and if what you require falls outside of our packages we will happily tailor make a proposal to suit.  Find out more about our wedding planning packages

Wedding Day Coordinator & Event Support Staff

If you are happy planning your own wedding but are unsure how to manage the on-the-day elements such as important deliveries, venue set-up and styling, catering, and arrival of guests, just to name a few, then a wedding day coordinator could be just what you need!  Weddings by Collective Concepts can provide professional and friendly coordinators to assist the bride and groom with the very important but often time consuming and stressful wedding day tasks so they can enjoy being pampered and prepare for the ceremony.  You will meet with your wedding day coordinator prior to the day so they are fully briefed and you can confidently hand the details over to them to take care of.

Also available are wedding day event support staff.  Weddings by Collective Concepts can provide dedicated event staff and floor supervisors to set-up and pack-down the venue, assist with styling, greet and seat guests, and provide food and beverage service.  Find out more about our wedding planning packages, including current pricing for the DIY Wedding coordinators and event support staff.

Catering & Beverage PackagesDAN_7899

The quality of the catering at your wedding is what guests will remember and talk about long after the day is over.  Our wedding planners are not only food and beverage specialists but passionate foodies themselves which is why we work with only the best catering teams.   Our knowledge of food, and experience with what works and what doesn’t means we can assist with menu selection and advise on what style of service will work best for you guests.  If a custom made menu is what you are after we can work with our team of caterers to design a menu befitting of your wedding style.

How much your guests will drink at your wedding is often a bit of a grey area.  A beverage package can be a good option to alleviate some of the worry associated with going over budget when there is an open bar tab.  You have the flexibility to select the wines you would like your guests to receive and the number of hours the beverages are available for.  Packages are then priced accordingly.  Read More

Wedding Gallery

We are very lucky to have worked with some amazing brides and grooms and their talented photographers.  Please view our gallery for images of recent weddings we have worked on.

Wedding Blog

The Weddings by Collective Concepts blog features ideas and inspiration from our recent weddings as well as offering informative articles to assist with planning your big day. Visit our blog


Hi Kate,

Craig and I wish to extend our deepest gratitude to you for the exceptional job you did in organising our wedding. From start to finish your organisation, professionalism and knowledge meant I could trust you to deliver an event that we, along with our family and friends, will never forget. Not even a cyclone could stand in your way! There are a few standout things I would like to mention:KJK-404

  • In our consultations leading up to the big day, you really listened to what I wanted and you were able to give great advise based on your knowledge of the hospitality industry – what to expect for the budget we were working with, how much food and alcohol would be required for the number of people etc.
  • You were super organised. You would often keep me on schedule as I was busy with work but you knew when to step in and make sure I had done what was needed at the right time. You had full Run Sheets for me and others on the day which meant we all knew where we had to be, at what time and ensured the day flowed smoothly.
  • The catering was first class and the staff you brought in were so professional, the service they delivered was far beyond any expectations I had. Our family and friends raved about how good the food was and the standard of wait staff.
  • I wanted to be quite hands on with our wedding day as I knew what I wanted and of course, it has to be right! As any Bride will know, this requires a huge amount of planning and organising but at some stage you have to trust someone enough to let them take over so you can just enjoy your day and celebrate with your loved ones. You were that person and it allowed me to do that – thank you.
  • You hadn’t met our parents before but after the wedding they could not stop singing your praises. You communicated with them so well and they felt so confident that you knew what you were doing and had things under control.
  • The whole day was nearly destroyed by cyclone Wilma, followed by a car accident killing the power to the caterers! Without your calm demean our,quick thinking and top notch organisation skills we wouldn’t have been able to pull the whole thing off. YOU LITERALLY SAVED THE DAY.

I cannot thank you enough for all you did for us. I can only recommend your services to anyone I know who is getting married!


Contact UsKJK-141

Whether you have already started planning or are newly engaged contact us on 0800 321 567 or to discuss your wedding day and how we can best assist.

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