Reviews from Melbourne’s newlyweds about will&jac …
“When we first started planning our Wedding we were in two minds as to whether or not we needed event coordinators, but hiring Catherine & Clare was without a doubt the best decision we made for our Wedding! Right from the first meeting they were so professional, organised and caring. They took over planning six weeks before our wedding and handled everything – they came to us fully informed about the venue and vendors and with answers to all the questions we hadn’t even asked yet. They made sure that they understood our vision for the day and nothing was too much trouble for them. They liaised with all the vendors, wrote the running sheet for the day, finalised the details and reminded us when invoices were due. It allowed us to enjoy the weeks leading up to our Wedding and know that we didn’t need to worry about anything! We had a vendor pull out at the last minute less than two weeks before the wedding, but that same day Catherine & Clare came to us with quotes from three different companies along with their recommendations. They had great suggestions for all aspects of the event, and thought of little details that we never would have such as providing toiletries in the bathrooms and umbrellas for the guests in case it rained.If we asked them to do something, without fail they would get it done (without having to ask them twice). Everything ran smoothly on the day and there were no issues (if there were, we didn’t know about them and they were sorted out without us needing to worry about it). They made sure that our families were comfortable and well taken care of and that everything was perfect for us. We could not recommend them highly enough. We keep saying that we wish we could get married again so that they can organise our lives for us! If you are getting married do yourself a favour and hire Catherine and Clare. You need them in your lives.”
– Cally and Auriya, September 2019
“I had less than a year to plan our Wedding Reception in Melbourne. Our plan was to invite mostly overseas guests. My first thought was who could help us coordinating matters at the Wedding Reception since most guests are travelling from overseas. The Groom, knowing my character very well, suggested we hire a Wedding Planner to plan our Wedding so we won’t be bogged down with issues on our big day. We finally decided to go ahead with will&jac (for their On The Day services) right after our first phone conversation with them. We had no doubt in their capabilities in handling the Wedding for us. Also, they gave us constructive feedback and ideas for us to organise our Wedding before handing over to them 6 weeks prior to the Big Day. will&jac handled all issues from the beginning till the end professionally without any complaints. Both ladies are lovely and easy going yet firm in liaising with suppliers and made sure all things went smoothly on our Big Day. These ladies are highly recommended for their professionalism and great working attitude.”
– Wei Li and Ken, June 2019
“It’s hard to put into word just how incredible Catherine and Claire have been. We simply could not have had the special day we had without their hard work, patience, creativity, organizational skills, attention to detail and above all else, humor. They always went above and beyond the make sure we were happy and things ran smoothly. I always thought the lead up to a wedding would be stressful but it was the opposite. The night went without a hitch because of them and we are so very grateful. They are two such special people who made the whole process SUCH a joy! We sing their praises to everyone. You’d be mad to go with any other wedding planner in our opinion! We just wish we could do it all again so we can hang out with them more! Thanks ladies!!!”
– Penny and Hugh, April 2019
“Cannot recommend will&jac highly enough! We got The Big Day package, so we had all the fun of choosing our suppliers, without any of the stress of actually coordinating them. Clare and Catherine thought of everything, responded to every question and email immediately, and made the whole day run so smoothly. We couldn’t imagine organising the Wedding without them.”
– Anna and Jackson, April 2019
“will&jac (Clare and Catherine) were amazing every step of the way throughout our 2.5 years of planning through to our March 2019 Wedding. They are truly (from the bottom of our heart) the best and most enthusiastic planners you will ever meet and they were worth every penny!Because of them we were able to enjoy every moment of our Wedding Day because we knew they had everything under control and if we needed something they were only a quick text away. They would reply and sort anything out within minutes of us asking. They found our amazing venue and all our suppliers. They knew very quickly what we wanted and were able to match us with the best suppliers for our style and personalities. They organized all the meetings, kept track of our budget, kept us on track through emails and texted with deadlines (decisions/payments/etc) and made sure we got the best ‘bang for our buck” every time so we stayed within our budget!… We would recommend them to anyone planning their Wedding!”
– Caitlin and Rhys, March 2019
“Will & Jac (Clare & Catherine) were amazing! Ben and I wanted to ENJOY our wedding, and not worry about the organisational side of things, and Will & Jac delivered! They have been exceptionally organised, professional, easily reachable, thorough, very detailed, patient, and have so much enthusiasm and passion for what they do. They have a great energy about them. Our wedding day was perfect! So many of our guests commented on how smooth and effortless our wedding was (which requires perfect planning!) and how beautiful the venue set up/ food set up/ table settings were and this was all thanks to Will & Jac! They were polite to our guests and attentive to our needs, and ran the wedding brilliantly. I highly reccommend them!”
– Archana and Ben, March 2019
“The plan was to plan the Wedding ourselves… 2 days into that and it didn’t look there would even be a Wedding at all haha. Started looking for Wedding Planners straight after that and will&jac were the first ones we spoke to and the only ones we needed to speak to. Full Wedding package – start to finish – every step of the way was a breeze with these lovely ladies. Completely down to earth and excited about every single part of the process. On the Wedding Day having them there was a godsend and left us completely able to enjoy the Day without having to worry about a single thing except each other. If you are in the market for Wedding Planners these are the ladies you are looking for!
– Sarah and Casey, February 2019
“Catherine and Clare are exceptional, passionate, professional Wedding planners who will leave no stone unturned to ensure that your Wedding Day is magical and memorable! My husband and I were married in Melbourne in late 2018. We had many professional and personal obligations and commitments last year. Additionally, most of our family members and friends – including half of our wedding party – live interstate or overseas, and would need accommodation in Melbourne. This was an important complicating factor that needed to be taken into account in planning our wedding. We met will&jac just 5 months before the Wedding, at which time we had made very little progress with our plans, and we were beginning to get a little bit stressed. But, not to worry! Catherine and Clare listened carefully to us, and over the next 4 months they worked closely together with us to guide us expertly through the myriad of decisions that we needed to make for our Wedding. will&jac bring tremendous attention to every detail. They work together with a broad network of suppliers to provide you with choices for everything that you might need for your special day, including location, a celebrant, photographers, videographers, florists, musicians, transport, etc. They are experienced, reliable, calm under pressure and they really know what they are doing! In the end, all of our preparations were completed in plenty of time in advance of our big day. This enabled us to have a magical Ceremony and Reception. Everything happens so quickly on the Wedding Day, hence it was great to be in such good hands on the day, as this enabled us to both just enjoy the whole experience and go with the flow on the day! If you, your family members or friends are looking for support to plan your wedding, and are seeking a smooth and memorable experience on your big day, we cannot recommend will&jac highly enough!”
– Arinna and Mark, December 2018
“Having Catherine and Clare from will&jac help us plan and coordinate our family property Wedding was the best decision we made and alleviated much of the angst of our most important day. Both ladies from will&jac where forever positive and supportive, meticulously thorough, organised, professional and accessible whenever we needed them. In the lead up to the big day they assisted to set out a plan for all activities required as you would expect, while also managing the stresses and expectations of immediate family with ease and tactful grace. They were an absolute delight to work with and have involved in our special day and took the stress out of every decision without forcing their opinion or own agenda. My husband and I can not recommend will&jac more highly when planning your Wedding. Thank so much girls, we’ll miss having you around now its all over!”
– Amber and Jack, November 2018
“The best money we spent on our Wedding! My partner and I could not recommend Catherine and Clare more highly – they made the whole process stress free and got us really excited for the day as well. No task was too much for them, both beforehand and on the day. So many people commented on how relaxed I was as a Bride and the secret was…having Catherine and Clare around!”
– Lisette and Justin, December 2018
“Catherine and Clare are the most professional Wedding organisers and we highly recommend them for their caring nature and attention to detail. No task was too hard for these wonderful ladies.”
– Paul and Scott, November 2018
“My wife and I wanted our Wedding to be a party for about 100 friends and family-members. We couldn’t have made a better choice than engaging the services of will&jac (Catherine and Clare). These ladies are completely professional, amazingly well-organised and fun to work with. will&jac will do as much or as little as you want them to do, including finding the right venue, hair and makeup stylist, wedding celebrant, florist, DJ, transport, and everything else wedding-related. They’ll provide you with all the options and be with you every step of the way, including being there on the big day to make sure everything goes to plan. What you’re really getting is peace of mind: you can relax knowing that everything is being taken care of, right down to the tiniest of details. We can’t recommend these ladies enough!”
– Georgie and Rod, October 2018
“We sent out an SOS to Clare & Catherine 2 weeks before the Wedding Day and they were sensational. They stepped in and on the day made sure everything was perfect. Although there’s only 2 of them, it seemed like they were a team of 10! Can’t sing their praises enough, they were wonderful.”
– Ruth (MOB) for Olivia and Adam, August 2018
“Like angels on our shoulders. Your Wedding Day should be a momentous occasion, a tribute to a special bond shared between you and your partner and a promise to spend the rest of your lives building upon the solid foundation set during your formative years. In reality, the lead up to your special day and the actual event can be bloody hard graft, with the potential for late invoices and forgotten canapes, lost logistics and fussy photographers. Enter your angels. Catherine & Clare are nothing short of miracle workers. Our day, though hosted at a family home and celebrated at a local brewery (and with all the logistics in-between) was problem free. And if there were problems, this very happy, newly married couple knew nothing of them. Stepping in six weeks from the major event, you’ll come to discover C&C as the project management and event day specialists they truly are. Don’t be fooled by their ever shining dispositions; when a dollar can be saved or a contractor needs a nudge, C&C kick into high gear, handling the myriad of requests and queries with well-practiced ease. On the day, you’ll thank your angels for the sip of water between family photos and marvel at their ability to pull off the champagne glass pyramid, built out of different styled glasses on an uneven table. The following day you’ll bask in compliments as your family and friends congratulate you on a day planned to perfection, enjoyed by one and all, but most importantly, by you. And shortly after, you’ll begin drafting your thank you note to the same angels. Catherine & Clare, we are forever grateful.”
– Rachael and Bryn, April 2018
“We were on a high from becoming engaged, however quickly became daunted by the prospect of planning our wedding. We quickly decided we needed help which meant Wedding planners. will&jac were by far and away the most human of all Wedding planners that we looked at. From the moment we called them on their mobiles to their offer to meet us at our own home (no one else did) we knew that this dynamic duo were the team for us. C&C asked us a lot of questions to get an understanding of the Wedding we wanted and listened to us throughout the process. There was no issue, idea or solution too big or too small for these two. Every decision was taken care of with the security that the best options had been put forward to us and where we needed help in deciding, their expertise came to the fore. The week before our Wedding, we were calm and had every bit of confidence that our Wedding Day would go off without a problem. People actually commented to us on how unusual it was that we weren’t stressed! Our Wedding Day was a perfect celebration, in the style we wanted and executed with true professionalism by will&jac. They took care of our every need, from calming nerves to handing us food during the photo shoot. We felt very special and in the moment. will&jac are experts in what they do, but more importantly bring love and passion that immeasurable. Thank you so much for giving us the perfect Wedding.”
– Gemma and Lee, April 2018
“If you’re having a Wedding, look no further than will&jac. They don’t just get the job done, they do it so well and so smoothly that all the vendors and venues that work with them only have wonderful things to say. I can’t say enough good things about both Catherine and Clare. You ladies are the absolute best and we were so lucky to have you ensure an amazing Wedding. Once again, thank you!”
– Agatha and Daryl, April 2018
“We couldn’t recommend Clare and Catherine highly enough. Their assistance, insight, professionalism and enthusiasm in the lead up to our wedding was invaluable, and we would have no hesitation in recommending them for any sized Wedding in any capacity. We found their services to be very competitive and they were a delight to deal with at all times.”
– Charlotte and Campbell, April 2018
“You NEED will&jac (Catherine and Clare) in your life!!!! They were professional, organised, detailed and absolutely amazing in every way! They made the lead up to our wedding day incredibly easy and smooth – paying attention to the smallest of things and making sure all the bases were covered! They provided advice when we were in doubt, and helped us make the day memorable, smooth and fun for everyone!!! I couldn’t recommend these two wonderful women more!!! They put all their effort and time into making our wedding day stress free for us – to the extent that they would remind me to change shoes before our first dance to make sure I was comfortable, they brought us water after our ceremony to make sure we weren’t dehydrated, and made sure we ate when our food was on the table, they kept us informed when things needed our attention and made sure everything was how we wanted it to be. They were the whole package and I couldn’t have imagined this day without their support, enthusiasm and flawless execution. Thank you times a million! You’re our Wedding Fairies!!”
– Julia and Iain, March 2018
“Catherine and Clare are just wonderful! Super organised throughout my Wedding preparation and really helpful on the day. I feel so lucky having them for my Big Day, and you just can’t find anyone else who are so passionate about what they do.“
– Marcia and Arthas, February 2018
“There aren’t enough adjectives to describe how good Clare & Catherine from Will & Jac were from start to finishing in planning our Wedding. After a wholly unsatisfactory experience with another well-known planner these two legends came to our rescue and were faultless. Our Wedding wasn’t “cookie-cutter” and was complicated by a 3 hour distance from Melbourne, a Marquee, bringing in furniture and tableware, accommodation and transfers, and timing around Christmas and New Year’s. Not only did they take the stress out of planning, booking, scheduling and communicating with our plethora of suppliers but also through their experience, they found any gaps or minor details to ensure every part of our day was considered. We thought we were perfectionists until we met Catherine & Clare! On the day we simply could not have imagined doing it without them. We felt completely confident and were able to enjoy every minute while Catherine and Clare made sure everything ran exactly the way we planned, even going beyond our expectation in mentoring bridal party and helping guests throughout the night – many of our guests commented on how great, genuine and fun they were. On a personal note, they are both are unbelievably down to earth, kind, attentive and brilliant communicators and we can’t thank them enough – we will miss them now the event is over! If you are at all considering a wedding planner will&jac are the clear leaders.”
– Hannah and Ben, December 2017
“We were recommended Will&Jac by friends, who claimed that ‘Will&Jac was the best money they had spent on their Wedding’ – having just had the most amazing Wedding Day, we completely agree, and want to pass on the same wise words of wisdom to the next lucky couple who get the chance to work with this team to bring to life their special day. Clare & Catherine have a genuine passion for what they do, and have a natural gift to make you feel special at every interaction which makes working with them an absolute dream. Their knowledge of the industry, list of suppliers, and on the day etiquette is incredible. Even the wettest day in Victoria for 100 years could not derail our wedding, and that is mainly due to the care, attention to detail and planning by these two fabulous ladies. We can’t recommend their services more highly, and can’t thank them enough for managing all the stress and making our day as perfect as it was.”
– Marianne and Guy, December 2017
“We are so happy to have had will&jac looking after our Wedding! In the lead up to the big day, Clare and Catherine were always available to help with whatever question or crisis we had, doing so with ease and always with a smile and a laugh. On the wedding day they were everywhere, making sure things were running smoothly, getting people to their places, making sure we had food and drinks, and helping to pack everything up at the end of the night. These ladies really went the extra mile for us, and made us feel so much more relaxed as we prepared for our wedding. The day itself was perfect, and will&jac are a big reason why. We would recommend them to anyone!”
– Teresa and Steve, November 2017
“We would never have our dream Wedding without the help from will&jac. Catherine & Clare are like fairy godmothers. With their amazing project management skills and large vendor network (and magic wands), they blessed our day to be a talking point amongst our family & colleagues. Their service is best value for money. On the Wedding Day, they started as early as us, the Bride & Groom, and stayed with us until the finishing songs and helped us to pack up. We were fortunate to have will&jac from day one of our journey. They were involved in all vendor meetings, prompt emails, phone calls and even came to our place after hours to pick up stuff. Clare & Catherine makes organising a Wedding fun. We have been complimented by our colleagues of how relax we look leading up to Wedding. Fast, responsive, efficient, easiness and most of all they care for us like their own family. It’s definitely world class service from two very lovely ladies. Thank you for a memorable journey Clare & Catherine. We will never forget you. If you need to organise any events, large or small, please use will&jac. You will be smiling throughout the whole journey, like we were.”
– Kim and David, October 2017
“Clare & Catherine (will&jac) were absolutely brilliant. We used them to assist us with finding a venue. They totally nailed our brief and found us the perfect venue... they were proactive, friendly and helpful at all stages. Highly recommend their services.”
– Vicki, July 2017
“You won’t find two more professional, talented, passionate, energetic, organised and genuinely lovely wedding planners anywhere! Catherine and Clare are responsible for the most amazing day of our lives and we couldn’t be more thankful to them for all their guidance and support throughout the planning process.
We very quickly learned that planning a wedding on top of busy work schedules was not an easy task and with our only wedding planning knowledge being that of the memorable (and exorbitant!) Franck from Father of the Bride, we wondered whether it could even be an option for us. A Google search very quickly revealed will&jac’s wedding coordinating services to us and after some stalking of their presence online we had to reach out to see if they could rescue us. What came back was the friendliest email with an invitation to meet to further talk over our plans. Over a glass of wine we discussed our hopes for the day and we were then emailed a quotation with options to suit our needs which we found to be surprisingly within our budget.
With Catherine and Clare now steering the ship, the proceeding 8 months leading up to the big day sailed by. Locations scouted and vendors sourced for us were exactly what we hoped for and more. Communication was second to none with emails returned as soon as we could send them off. Before we knew it our wedding day was here and everything ran like clockwork with Catherine and Clare managing every little detail. We were left to enjoy the celebrations and relax in the company of our loved ones and it was perfect.
We highly recommend will&jac to anyone thinking about enlisting the help of a wedding planner. It is one of the best decisions we have made as a couple and we will never forget these two beautiful and amazing women! Thank you so much Catherine and Clare!!!”
– Danielle and John, April 2017
“When realiseing that I couldn’t hold down a job and plan a wedding at the same time – and I needed to hold on to a job to pay for the wedding – there was only one option: call in the professionals. And they don’t get more professional than Catherine and Clare (will&jac).
Leaving most of the planning up to that stage to the Groom had meant that our Wedding had become something of an ambitious undertaking – although anyone attending would have thought it quite simple, given how smoothly it ran.
As soon as we engaged them, C&C were right on top of everything, but at the same time leaving me feel fully in control (which is what I wanted). No doubt they would be able to arrange something fantastic without my input as well!
We had some bad weather leading up to the big day, which meant having to relocate the Tipi and organise the last minute transportation of toilets up a dirt track (I did say it was ambitious). We also had to move the ceremony location at the last minute. Not a problem for Cath and Clare: within an hour’s notice they had a walled rectangle looking like Juliet’s balcony.
Best of all, after the dust had settled they continued to badger the venue for a refund of an overpayment on my behalf.
I don’t think anybody can make planning a wedding like mine a pleasant experience, but using Will & Jac came pretty close. I only wish I had got in touch with them earlier.
-Predicting with 80% accuracy how much still/sparkling water our guests would drink
-Out of hours availability
-Availability on the day
-Coming up with an excellent Plan B well in advance”
– Lisa and Peter, April 2017
“Catherine & Clare! Top draw, 10 out of 10. Our wedding would never ever be so organised and fun if it wasn’t for this two absolutely professional ladies. I can’t thank them enough to express our satisfaction.
From the moment we met will&jac at our home, we knew we were in perfect hands. There was no big or small job for them and the speed they are doing everything was amazing. Fun, funny, warmhearted, professional, responsible and reliable. The only trouble we had with these two was having to say our goodbyes. It was sad, seriously, you want them to be around…
If you are looking for a worries free and perfect event, do yourself a favour, call these ladies and you will enjoy every bit of it! THANK YOU VERY MUCH lovely Catherine & Clare!”
– Mila and Roger, April 2017
“We can’t sing will&jac’s praises enough. My husband and I were nervous about our Wedding Ceremony but thanks to W&J’s professionalism and attention to detail, we not only enjoyed the Ceremony but we were able to relax. They really did think of everything and even brought sun umbrellas on the day for guests, to avoid everyone overheating. will&jac are a delight to deal with and very reasonably priced for their exceptional level of service.”
– Rowena and Duncan, March 2017
“Catherine and Clare (aka Will&Jac) are amazing Wedding Planners – we recommend them to anyone looking for help with their special day.
We thought our Wedding would be a simple operation – few guests, simple venue, no frills or lavish entertainment. But Weddings are no simple events to organise! We quickly realised that help was needed – and fast.
We got in touch with Catherine and Clare, and they hit the ground running. They helped us with everything, from all the little thankless tasks that come with wedding preparation, to helping us answer the big questions. Looking back, it’s incredible to think of all the bits and pieces that need to get done…the list goes on! Catherine and Clare were on top of it all.
Our day couldn’t have gone any smoother. C & C were there to make sure it all ran according to plan. And it did. It was truly the day we hoped it would be. They made sure everything was set up appropriately, and packed up and cleaned afterwards. Then they helped with the reception, helped keep everything running on schedule, and ensured both of us had our needs catered to throughout the whole day.
Most importantly, we couldn’t have had nicer people assist us. We truly felt we made new friends! Catherine and Clare and have an infectious enthusiasm that left us smiling each time we met with them. Our family and friends commented on their bubbly personalities during the day – their mere presence added to the joyfulness of the occasion!
We will forever be grateful to them for their excellent work and the memories we now share. We cannot recommend them highly enough. If you are in Melbourne, and you need help with your wedding, pick up the phone and call Will & Jac NOW! What are you waiting for???”
– Vivienne and Andy, March 2017
“Clare and Catherine (Will&Jac) from the moment we engaged these lovely ladies to handle our Wedding, we were blown away by their enthusiasm, professionalism, friendliness and dedication to us as a couple. They were always available any day of the week, at any time of the day or night to answer calls, emails and texts with any questions.
Their knowledge of the industry, network and connections with key suppliers is invaluable. They know who’s who in the wedding game and will always recommend the best suppliers that suit you as a couple, what you are looking for in terms of the overall feel of your Wedding and work with your budget. We never felt pressured in any way but rather guided to what would suit our needs the best.
Along the way we felt completely in control of our Wedding when we needed to be, but if life got busy or hectic we knew that things were being done without us having to worry.
And on the day the ladies made sure that every single detail was managed perfectly. Guests were well organized and informed. Staff and suppliers were kept in check. We were always kept up to date of where we needed to be and what we were doing next while at the same time allowing us to enjoy the moment and really bathe in the beautiful celebration that we had planned for months to create.
Our Wedding Day wouldn’t have been as amazing as it was without these special ladies. If you are getting married, you need will and jac in your life! You won’t regret it.”
– Bridgett and Claude, March 2017
“We initially chose Will&Jac (Catherine & Clare) because when we sent them an email to enquire as to their services they responded not with their terms of conditions, but with a personal email congratulating us on our engagement and a suggestion to meet up and discuss further. From this point on, over Champagne and Cheese, we knew they were the ones to help us make our wedding perfect. Everyone’s Wedding is different, with both traditional, cultural, and personal touches, and will&jac were always there to help make our wedding what we wanted.
They are both incredibly organised, and were always on the front foot to organise suppliers. They would send out a list of options based on what sort of wedding we wanted, with an additional description about each of the suppliers as well as a recommendation from them that they would live up to expectations. Following on from this the suppliers were all booked efficiently and early, which meant the whole wedding experience was easy, stress free and enjoyable.
Throughout the process, will&jac helped us save money, as each contract was individually tailored to our needs, prices confirmed at time of booking which meant the annual wedding price rise was not included. In addition, they recommended suppliers that we felt comfortable with, based on their past experiences which meant they were chosen irrespective of cost.
will&jac were always very prompt responding to emails, calls and messages, no matter what time of day or weekend. They are incredibly professional but also personal, which makes for the perfect combination.
will&jac genuinely cared about us throughout the journey, and always took great pride in remembering what was happening outside of the wedding bubble. They were always there with a supportive email and catch up if required. Will&Jac became a part of our family for almost 18 months and one of the hardest things post-wedding is that we don’t hear from them so often!
On the day of our Wedding things ran seamlessly, or if they didn’t my husband and our families had no idea, and the end result was a perfect day that we would never change. Despite extreme heat on the day, they were always energetic, positive and helpful to everyone involved. They are definitely the Wedding ‘go-to-girls’.
We couldn’t recommend them more highly to anybody, even to the point that our best friend and maid of honour has now engaged their services. will&jac made our wedding perfect, and we will remember it and them for the rest of our lives”
– Rebecca and Kurt, January 2017
“From the moment we met will&jac we knew they were our go to ladies to help create our dream Wedding. Their warm and welcoming personalities instantly made us feel relaxed and confident that everything was going to be perfect. Their professionalism and attention to detail was second to none which resulted in absolutely everything going to plan for a picture perfect day. We can’t thank them enough for being there for us every step of the way – both leading up to the wedding and on the day. Knowing that everything was taken care of gave us peace of mind. We truly think they were an absolute necessity for our big day and wouldn’t have done it any other way. Thank you will&jac for exceeding our expectations in every single way, it truly was the most amazing day of our lives.”
– Josephine and Peter, January 2017