Exclusive Interview With Hlina Weddings & Events

couple sitting on couch on their wedding day

If you are looking for a wedding planner with both experience and unique vision, Hlina Weddings & Events will be perfect for you. Couples can request varying levels of assistance in planning their wedding. From organizing vendors, to ensuring your flowers turn out just as you envision them, to making sure that your day flows smoothly- Hilna Weddings & Events has it all covered! Enjoy our exclusive interview to learn more about them and why you should consider them as your wedding planner.

Hlina Weddings & Events

What services do you provide? 

We provide wedding planning, coordination, and design, as well as some rental items.  


What training & certification do you have? 

I am a WPIC (wedding planner institute of Canada) certified wedding planner, as well as certified by the Wedding Acadamy Global with my advanced certificate in wedding planning, design, and business as well as floral design. 


Why hire a wedding planner?  

There are so many reasons to hire us, a few are…

  • Did you know the average wedding takes 250 + hours to plan? You’re a busy couple who would rather spend time enjoying your engagement rather than stressing over where to order table linens from.
  • You want to save money. Yes, we do that! Hiring a planner who can help you make a budget and stick to it, will save you money to use for your honeymoon or dream home.
  • Your family and friends shouldn’t have to work your wedding day, and you certainly shouldn’t have to either. So let the professionals keep things running smoothly so you can all enjoy the day.
  • Hlina Weddings is filled with knowledge, such as what vendors to book, where that fork should be placed, and how to get that red wine out of your dress (hint use white wine).
  • There are so many reasons, but overall a certified planner will help your planning and day go so much smoother, more enjoyable, and be unique to you.

What makes your services unique?

I am a double-certified planner in the okanagan and shuswap, and I am organized, creative, educated and focused on making your planning process (and big day) stress-free, fun and uniquely you. I love putting a modern twist on the classically sweet to create a romantic timeless event, that when your guests walk in they can see it’s very ‘you’.


Do you offer different packages?

We provide a range of package options to best suit any couple’s needs from Day of coordination to full planning. Month of coordination is perfect for the couple who has planned their big day, but needs some help to tie up any loose ends and make sure the day is executed smoothly. Where full planning I help you with every little detail from beginning to end to help create a personalized to you event. There are also hourly consultations if you just want to meet with a planner for a couple of hours to help you out with any planning questions. We also would love to travel to you – a destination wedding would be very fun! There are some other packages and a big rundown of details for them all on our website. And finally, we do have some rental items as well. 

bride and groom feeding each other hor douerves

Photo by Parsons Photography

How long have you been planning weddings?

I got married to my high school sweetheart in 2015  (we were only engaged for 3 months!) so that is what kick-started my love for planning, but I have been working on weddings for the past 4 years.


Do you have any favourite venues and caterers?

I sure do – after working with many vendors I do have a list of all my favourites but I usually save those special details for clients 😉 There are so many wonderful ones in the area. 


What is the best way to get in touch with you? 

You can contact us via email hlinaweddings@outlook.com or through our website at https://www.hlinaweddings.com/contact


I’ve started planning but feel overwhelmed. Do you offer to jump in and take over? 

I sure do! I often have couples who come to me after they already started planning and booked a venue and vendor, we just jump right in where you are at! Its never to late to ask a planner for help, we can work with whatever you already have done and even make a custom package up for you to reflect that. 


How far in advance are you booking? 

We often book a year in advance for full planning, but if you are looking for day of coordination we still have openings up to a few months before hand sometimes! Just reach out and we can find a way to help you. 


Will you be present on my wedding day? 

Absolutely! I love seeing everything come to life, and seeing all my lovely couples experience the day. And of course I want to be sure everything runs smoothly, be the point of contact person, and help out all over the place. We also come to the rehearsal too!

Gorgeous ring in pink/ purple flowers

Photo by Parsons Photography

Do you have any advice for engaged couples that you can share?

First off, congratulations! Take a little bit of time to just enjoy that stage before jumping into all the planning. Second, sit down together and decide on a budget (this is key!), and note anything that is important to you both for the big day, as well a an estimated guest count. Third, I of course highly recommend investing in a certified planner so you can have a stress-free engagement with a smooth planning process. 

Hlina Weddings & Events

I hope you enjoyed learning more about Hlina Weddings & Events! They are very capable and talented wedding planners that will ensure your wedding day is exactly as you have envisioned it. I personally loved learning how white wine can take out red wine stains- who would have thought it! As a wedding photographer, I know how important it is to have the right team on your big day. Hlina Weddings & Events creates that team for you!

Are you looking for a wedding photographer? We would love your consideration!

Parsons Photography is the ultimate photography team for couples looking to capture the beauty and spirit of their special day. As husband-and-wife photographers, we strive to create light and airy images that make the most of the stunning Okanagan landscape. We understand how important your wedding day is to you, which is why we always bring a second shooter with us to ensure that no moment goes undocumented. But this isn’t just about capturing stunning views from afar; two photographers means more angles, more detail and more chance at capturing candid moments as they unfold in front of you. With our candid approach, we will have you feeling relaxed and at ease while also capturing every special moment. With us, you can trust that all your wedding photography needs are taken care of so you can take stress-free pleasure in celebrating one of the most important days of your life.

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