FAQs

  • Accommodation: Hostel prices start at around FJD15 ($9.50) per night. For a private room, you can expect to pay approximately FJD100 per night ($63.40). Budget hotels start somewhere in the region of FJD60 ($38) per night for a twin or double room. Fancier resorts start at approximately FJD250 ($158) per night. In general, prices increase the further out you get from the main island. Shop around and book in advance to save!
  • Food: The average cost in a basic restaurant is FJD10 ($6.30) for a meal. Mid-range restaurants charge in the region of 30 FJD ($19). Beer in a bar will be in the region of FJD5 ($3.20).
  • Transportation: Buses and taxis are readily available and inexpensive in Fiji. Travelling between the islands is usually run by small boats offered by accommodation.

As with most holiday destinations, the price you pay will depend on the level of luxury you wish to experience. You can holiday relatively well on a shoestring budget, but if you're planning extravagance, you'll need more spending money.

Wedding Planner is a professional consultant who assists with all aspects of the  design, planning and management of a wedding.

A Weddings is perhaps the most significant events in people's lives and as such, couples are often willing to spend considerable amount of money to ensure that their weddings are well-organized. Wedding planners are often used by couples who work long hours and have little spare time available for sourcing and managing wedding venues and wedding suppliers, or by those who want to rely on the special expertise and contacts that an experienced wedding planner can provide.

Wedding Planners are also popular with couples planning a destination wedding, where the documentation and paperwork can be complicated. In such cases, it is best to leave nothing to chance, and engage the services of an experienced consultant.

A contract with a Wedding Planner can typically be entered into a full 12-18 months before the wedding day.

A Wedding Planner fulfils the following duties:

  1. Provides vendor referrals and negotiates contracts; schedules and attends all vendor meetings.
  2. Creates detailed timelines
  3. Helps determine and manage your budget.
  4. Attends site tours and catering interviews
  5. Brainstorms style ideas and coordinates design details.
  6. Coordinates accommodation and transportation.
  7. Manages the rehearsal
  8. Manages everything on the wedding day. He/she makes sure everyone adheres to the timeline, handles any issues (should they arise), manages vendors, and executes your vision.

 

A Wedding Coordinator is usually engaged on a much smaller timeline than a Wedding Planner. He/she will typically begin helping you prepare a month before the wedding, and functions as the point person on the wedding day. They will confirm vendor contracts and create a day-of timeline, as well as make sure things like payments and guest counts are in order but won't be involved in the earlier planning phases or keeping track of your budget.

Wedding Coordinators make sure everything you have done up until they are engaged is in good shape, ensuring that details are finetuned and loose ends tied off.  He/ she will ensure that everything is in order, nothing is forgotten, and you are free to enjoy your wedding day.

A Wedding Coordinator fulfils the following duties:

  1. Meets with you four to eight weeks before the wedding to become familiarised with what you have done so far.
  2. Consults in with your vendors to review the signed contracts and confirm logistics.
  3. Reviews your timelines and floor plans.
  4. Completes a final walk-through of the ceremony and reception sites.
  5. Suggests and organises anything that may have been missed or overlooked.
  6. Manages the rehearsal.
  7. Oversees everything on the wedding day.
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