Your wedding is a once and a lifetime event where everything needs to be perfect on the day to capture memories that will be shared with your family and friends for a lifetime.
Strawberry Weddings and Events, founded by Dayna Viglietti who was a bride herself, accepts nothing less than perfect for your special day and treats each and every wedding like it was her own. Strawberry Weddings and Events is a mother-daughter team who specialise in tailor-making your wedding day to your every need. The team is not just a service that you pay, it’s about building a relationship with their bridal couples, ensuring complete trust with the one special day you will cherish forever.
The experience that Dayna Viglietti has comes from countless corporate event planning through her Italian family heritage being the importers of Ferrari and Maserati in South Africa owning Viglietti Motors (now known as Scuderia Ferrari). Dayna handled large events and weddings on an international scale. With this experience it allows Dayna Viglietti and her team to offer a broad service to all their clients, ensuring they have the capabilities to handle any request. This mother and daughter duo have gained both local and international experience in the ever-changing wedding and event industry. Through their understanding of modern trends and timeless classics, they will see to all your wedding day needs, making your wedding planning process a personalized, exciting and stress-free process.
Strawberry Weddings and Events is situated in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands, we will be hands on with all your wedding day needs from start to finish. Our team understands that life is busy, with full-time careers it can feel somewhat impossible and overwhelming to plan the wedding of your dreams.
Perhaps you already have all your wedding planning under control and you would like to leave your wedding day in our capable hands. Our on the day coordination service assists with bringing your wedding day together. One month prior to your wedding day we will create a wedding function sheet for you compiling a detailed document of your wedding day needs. We will be in contact with all your wedding suppliers two weeks and one week prior to your wedding day. We will assist with the actual running of your wedding day and assist/ brief your wedding suppliers on their arrival to ensure a controlled, stress free and enjoyable day for you and your partner.
On the day coordination inclusive:
o Manage the deliveries from suppliers at the wedding ceremony venue and the reception venue
o Manage the setup of the ceremony and reception venue and ensure the respective venues are set up by service providers, as agreed
o Ensure wedding stationery and guest favours are correctly placed
o Assist with presenting the bride and bridal party with wedding bouquets, pinning corsages and boutonnieres
o Brief MC on his/her duties and responsibilities. Assist MC with walkthrough before the ceremony begins.
o Deliver bridal bouquets and bridesmaid’s bouquets to bridal room/ accommodation
o Ensure the wedding party are in the correct place and aware of their proceedings
o Assist the bridal party and ensure they are in place; flowers are held correctly and their timing is correct
o See that parking gets coordinated
o Directing guests to their seats at the ceremony as well as for reception Coordinating the movement of any flowers/furniture/decor to another area if need be
o Making sure lighting is balanced at all times (not too bright or too dim). Dim lights for opening dance Informing couple & photographers of key moments. For example, when we are ready for the opening dance, throwing of bouquet and garter, or when speeches can commence
o Lighting of candles before guests enter the reception
o Ensuring bathrooms are immaculate at all times
o Making sure drinks are topped up and food is being circulated at all times
o On the day coordination, ensure all runs smoothly and according to plan on your wedding day
o Provide an emergency wedding kit
o Manage any unforeseen events that may arise on your wedding day
We provide weekly communication with our bridal couples via email, Skype and What’s App/ text messages.
Writing a review for Dayna and the team isn’t easy as I won’t know where to begin to describe this wonderful journey. I live in Dubai and was getting married in South Africa. At first, the idea of planning my wedding from afar was very stressful. I started reaching out to wedding events companies, until I came across Strawberry Weddings and Events and spoke on the phone with Dayna for the first time. Immediately I knew that this is who I would like to work with. Dayna is not only very professional and amazingly talented at what she does but she is also very accommodating and patient. At many times I was unsure of some details or even changed many things, a million times (even in the last minute), she didn’t mind at all. She was always ready to do all necessary changes, speak to suppliers, update the function sheet (again and again) etc… On top of all that, my absolute favorite thing about Dayna is that she is extremely organized! I loved that while working with her! This whole journey has been amazing. I’m not only upset that the wedding is now over but also that I will miss working with Dayna who is now more than just my wedding planner, but also a dear friend! – Maya Smith
Dayna and her team at Strawberry Weddings and Events were amazing throughout the entire wedding planning process. They were flexible, calm, and positive during all of the inevitable unforeseen hiccups and made sure our wedding weekend was seamless. Thank you Dayna for working tirelessly to help make sure everything ran super smooth on the day so that we could focus on getting married!This team is absolutely INCREDIBLE. Dayna and the team really went the extra mile to ensure our wedding was everything we hoped for. They’re so lovely and easy to work with that it makes your life an absolute breeze. – Madeleine and Tom
Contact Person: Dayna Viglieti
Contact Number: +27 (0)71 685 9757