Many people assume that hiring a wedding planner here in Uganda is fancy or an unnecessary expenditure. On the contrary, it is the best investment decision you could make while planning your wedding. I say “investment” because the long-term advantages of hiring a wedding planner will pay off right through the planning phase and years after your wedding.
Planning a wedding sounds exciting, exhilarating, and so fancy. I mean, what’s there not to like? Trying on various wedding gowns from one flashy gown shop to another, shopping sprees, cake, and food tasting, talking decor and all things beauty, spending hours scrolling through Pinterest and Instagram staring at beautiful wedding photos and videos, and so much more.
That’s what most people anticipate when they think of wedding planning.
Until they realize the seemingly fancy things are actually a tip of the icebag. In fact, even those nice things quickly become overwhelming and tedious. so much money to spend, many vendors to deal with (how do you know whom to trust?), so many decisions to make, so much time needed, family drama to deal with, and a lot of other variables.
Then as you start talking to your married friends, you start to hear their horror wedding stories that they have kept to themselves until now; vendors doing substandard work or not showing up at all, others arriving very late, funds lost, venue dramas, family drama that can last for generations, couples who have never gotten back their photos or videos years after their wedding, and so much that could go wrong.
You start to realize: planning a wedding is more than just the pretty. There is way too much to deal with!
Here is a simple truth: For most couples, planning their wedding is the most stressful period of their entire lives. In fact, many couples are relieved to have their wedding come to an end.
Don’t believe me? Ask ten married friends about their wedding experience.
The question is; does that feel like a dream wedding. Is that what you envision when you envision the “best day” of your life?
I assume not.
But the solution is rather easy: hire a professional wedding planner. A good wedding planner is your eyes, feet, and legs. They do all the hard work so you can enjoy the “pretty” part of planning your wedding. If you have a day job and other community commitments, a planner is a no-brainer.
But which planner will you work with?
In this article, I am going to share with you 5 of the absolute best wedding planners in Uganda. Their incredible delivery of wedding vision has made them literal household names in the country and worth every last penny you pay them.
Here are the best wedding planners in Uganda
1. Parties and Events
Topping the list of the best Ugandan wedding planners is the outstanding and popular parties and events company which has a 4.9 star ranking in the field. This team has been working for quite some time and has helped bring a number of dreams and imaginations to light. They have collaborated with a number of popular top wedding vendors in their various categories. They have also helped plan a number of celebrity weddings in Uganda.
This team has not only shown its vast capability in the wedding sector but as well as other events, such as corporate events, product launches among others. Our forte is creating events that showcase our clients’ taste, style, and individualism.
From concept development, budgeting, coordination to your final day (and even after), we will be your eyes, hands, and feet. If you have time, you can take part in every single detail but if you are busy, we will be glad to do all the heavy lifting.
All in all, when it comes to your wedding planning, we are highly recommended for our utmost professionalism. You could even plan a wedding in a day if you wanted. Our rich experience, expertise, and network of over 500 different vendors are able to work on any event at any time.
What’s more, we will draft contracts for vendors, review theirs (so you’re getting a fair deal), negotiate prices (we have discounts from some vendors that we extend to our clients), and coordinate the entire wedding – from the planning phase to final day of the wedding.
But that’s not all; we will still be with you even after the wedding; ensuring photographers deliver your photos and videos as agreed in the contracts. Should anything come up, you can rest assured knowing we have the capacity to deal with it.
Contact Parties and Events on +265 779118148 or firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our services here.
2. Biggie Events
Coming in at second place on our list is Biggie events, whose events always turn out to be bigger than life. This highly professional team is also known for its iconic work from various vendors in the market.
Have an outstanding wedding idea? There is absolutely nothing you could imagine that this team cannot bring into life.
Let’s say you don’t want to do your wedding in Uganda. Could it be Kenya? Zanzibar? Or somewhere else? No worries, as Biggie Events also provides travel services to whichever destination of your choice.
Contact Biggie Events on +256702641379, +256704478985 or visit their Instagram here
3. Stress Free And Serene Events
It is literally in the name, Stress free planners! What could have been more convenient for anyone that wants to avoid stress but have an exceptional event!
Stress Free planners offer a number of services inclusive to their wedding planning such as concept creation, destination weddings, and, very amazingly, negotiation. This could be most efficient for a couple looking to cut down on budget costs. Stress Free and Serene events offer an opportunity to negotiate with vendors over their prices and come up with the amount most suitable for you. Now isn’t that lovely?
This company not only does weddings but other events such as conferences, christenings, auctions, product launches, fashion shows, and even press conferences. You could literally maintain the same planner for any other events that you may need to work on as well.
Contact Stress Free planners on +256 703 601 311 or visit their Instagram here
4. Rossy Roots Events
We all know that planning a wedding is a pretty daunting task basically because you will be working with over 10 different companies; decorators, photographers, music guys, catering companies, drinks, ushers, cake, etc.
If you dread that kind of high-level commitment and management, Rossy Roots is the company for you. They have in-house vendors for almost every item on your budget list. All you have to do is agree on the budget and show up for your wedding. The rest will be covered by them.
A lot of times, I hear couples highlight a one-in-many as the main reason for hosting their reception at hotels. A hotel provides food, drinks, ushers, and a venue in one package. This means a couple has combined four different vendors into one.
I should also mention that each of the wedding planners on this list is able to offer an all-in-one service as we all have teams of vendors we usually work with. But that is Rossy Roots’ strength because it is their business model.
It is also worth mentioning that some clients prefer selecting different vendors for different activities. In other words, these clients are more hands-on. So an all-in-one planner may not be for you if you are that kind.
Contact Rossy Roots on 0773394264/0702394264 or visit their Instagram here
5. Kemi The Bespoke Planner
Founded by one of Uganda’s best wedding decorators, Kemi Omeke aka Angie (founder of Pink Coconut decor) has transitioned from being an event stylist/decorator to a wedding planner. She brings with her a rich experience in designing high-end weddings (and clients) whose concept she has designed and executed through her Event styling company, Pink Coconut.
Contact Kemi on email@example.com or visit their Instagram here
6. Mikolo Uganda Weddings and Events
Wish to coordinate your wedding completely virtually?
Mikolo offers an amazing online website where you can summarize all of your planning in a short span of time. Connect with hundreds of different vendors, get advice from professional planners and get inspiration from all of the different wedding ideas on their page. Get it all done from the screen of your phone or laptop and have absolutely less to worry about.
If there is one good thing that has come with the 21st century, it’s the ease with which one can plan their wedding and make their wedding spectacular.
There are other websites like Mikolo as well -one of them being the first company on this list, Parties and Events. Just go to the home page and choose from over 600 wedding vendors. Another similar website is MyWedding.