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Interview with our Head Planner, Jac Bowie

Jac Bowie is the owner & head planner at Darling Don’t Panic and is the wedding planner who services our destination weddings in New Caledonia. She comes from a 10+ year background in events including founding Business in Heels and producing theatre shows including The Hurly Burly Show in Australia. In addition to planning destination weddings in New Caledonia she supports the entire Darling Don’t Panic wedding planning team with backup support & travel agent services.

AREAS YOU SERVICE
Destination weddings in New Caledonia, plus backup wedding planner for Australia – if clients need us in a location that is not serviced or one of our planners can’t do that date!

WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO WEDDING PLANNING?
I was a theatre producer for many years, and then founded Business in Heels – so had a really strong background in events. I’ve produced over 500 events including bringing West End shows out to Australia and touring shows around Australia like The Burlesque Ball.

Making the transition to wedding planning was a simple one. I’ve absolutely loved getting to know my clients and creating their dream event. It’s also nice to not stress about ticket sales, PR, costumes and just focus on creating something beautiful!

FAVE WEDDING VIBES RIGHT NOW
Love something a bit luxe boho – really into corals and unstructured florals – love love love!

5 FAVE LOCAL WEDDING VENUES & WHY
I service our clients in New Caledonia and love Le Meridien, Chataeu Royal as hotel wedding venues in Noumea – but also am dying for someone to book Duck Island – you can have your own island for your wedding with food, drinks, music for under 10K – please someone book me for that!

In Australia I have a few local faves down here in Geelong – love Rocklea Farm, Rusty Gate Weddings & in the Yarra Valley – Stones of the Yarra Valley!

WHAT MAKES YOU AN AWESOME WEDDING PLANNER?
Aside from my strong logistical background in events, I’m passionate about what I do. I love getting to know my clients and creating something unique that truly represents them.

Alex & Justin’s wedding at Rusty Gate Weddings.

CHECK OUT SOME OF JAC’s WEDDING WORK

FAVE WEDDING PLANNING TOOLS
I use Thymebase for all my wedding planning tasks and also my on the day timeline. For communication with my clients I use Aisle Planner . For invoicing, questionnaires, contracts I use Dubsado. We offer full access to Aisle Planner to all of our clients.

A look inside Aisle Planner