Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - TADES + SERVICES - Re­becca Isaacs Visit: rachael­

FOR those that want help – but not too much help – or­gan­is­ing a mar­riage cel­e­bra­tion, there is a new al­ter­na­tive to the wed­ding plan­ner.

Bri­dal coach Rachael Bentick has been in the mar­riage game for over 13 years as a pho­tog­ra­pher, wed­ding awards judge and industry event plan­ner.

Nowa­days, she also meets with soon-to-be-wed­ded women who need some sug­ges­tions about bud­get and sup­pli­ers, and helps them plan a sched­ule for what needs to be done and when.

But Bentick doesn’t do all the grunt work, she said she was more of a sound­ing board than a plan­ner.

“It is ab­so­lutely their ideas. My point of dif­fer­ence is that I don’t or­gan­ise it all for you – my girls have di­rec­tion and have def­i­nite plans and ideas in mind,” she said.

Bentick has one piece of ad­vice that she gives ev­ery client who meets her for a coach­ing ses­sion.

“Sort out what is im­por­tant to you and fo­cus your bud­get on one or two things.

“Maybe you love flow­ers so you want to in­vest heav­ily in flo­rals and less in other ar­eas,” she said.

Rachael and her clients en­joy a glass of cham­pagne while dis­cussing plans for the big day.

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