Weddings

Rad Occasions

Victoria, British Columbia View map

About

My team and I seek to assist couples in connecting with each other through planning their wedding and to connect with their families and friends by including the fun, quirky elements of themselves that make them the rad couple that they truly are.

I am proud to have such an amazing team of lead planners and wedding day assistants - and yes you will see most of us filling both roles as I truly believe in a culture of team work and lifting each other up. We are constantly learning, growing, and tasting to keep up with all the best practices, trends, and food/beverages available every year to our clients.

Services offered

We have a vast network of premium vendors and offers a range of event solutions for a wedding or event of any size. Rad Occasions offers a variety of wedding planning services. These include:

  • Budget analysis
  • Day-of coordination
  • Event design
  • Full planning
  • Guest list management
  • Partial planning
  • Referrals
  • Timelines
  • To-do lists

Highlights

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Wedding Planning Services

Budget analysis, day-of coordination, event design, full planning, guest list creation, partial planning, timelines, to-do lists, vendor referrals

Number of Planners

4

Day-Of Coordination - Starting Price

$2,000

Full Wedding Planning - Starting Price

$6,000

Hourly Rate

$150

More information

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal dinner

What types of weddings do you accommodate?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double weddings
Eco-friendly
Military
Non-religious
Religious

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$5,000

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

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    Stephanie C. Married on 31/05/2018
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    No stress day

    Radhika made the day so much easier! Nothing to worry about, she made sure everything was on schedule and correct. Having someone who knows the other vendors, as well as all the little things that can be missed, made it a seamless day.

    Rad Occasions's reply:

    Thank you for trusting me with your day Stephanie! I hope you and Colin ar settling into married life nicely :)
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    Bryan V. Married on 04/05/2019
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    The best planner on the island. Made everything so easy and came our perfect

    Radhika and her team and by far the best on the island. My wife and I are from the states and planned this destination wedding so her family can come. I was terrified this would turn into a disaster because I've only been to Vancouver Island once for business. Thankfully we had Radhika helping us every step of the way. She made it feel so easy when all of our friends were saying they struggled just to put on a local wedding and all their family lived nearby. Radhika completely understood what we were looking for and made it happen perfectly. We and all of our guests had an amazing time and everyone is still talking about how we had the perfect fairy tale wedding. Radhika is such an amazing, kind, sweet person and we are so grateful that we were able to get to know her and plan a wedding together.

    Rad Occasions's reply:

    Thank you Bryan, the pleasure was all mine! I am so happy that the team and I were able to help in making your wedding dreams come true and made a friend along the way as well! Wishing you both all the happiness life can bring!
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    Chelsey M. Married on 14/05/2016
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    Radhika is an outstanding wedding planner. Not only did she go above and beyond to make our dream wedding come true without a glitch , but she also helped my mother in law plan our amazing couples shower as well as my Vegas stagette. Radhika will always be there to listen to you in your times of need and will always provide the best solution to any issues you may come across . Thank you Radhika for your outstanding wedding planning services .
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    Tannyce G. Married on 22/09/2018
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    Rad is absolutely amazing at her job. I would highly recommend her if you are looking for any sort of coordinator for your wedding. From the beginning Rad was extremely easy to get ahold of - that did not change throughout the whole process. Anytime I had a question Rad was there to answer it or suggest something even better. She is super organized and will ask you questions you wouldn’t even think of but are 100% necessary to make your day perfect. Rad is so good that I even had other vendors reach out to me commenting on how her organization made their jobs that much easier! I was totally stressed out the day before the wedding and Rad jumped in to handle everything and anything that I needed. My wedding day was absolutely perfect with no issues (that I was aware of anyway). I can’t thank Rad enough for making my wedding day such a success.
    - Tannyce
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    T Yu Married on 18/08/2018
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    The perfect wedding

    Having Radhika help with the planning and coordinating was the best decision we made. She took away all of the stress and made the whole planning process and wedding day enjoyable. I highly recommend having Rad on your team, she is well experienced and the best at what she does. Thank you Rad for all that you did for u

    Rad Occasions's reply:

    Thank you Terry! You and Neisha were a pleasure to work with and the location was wonderful too! I wish you both the best and hope to see you again soon!
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    Olivia L. Married on 28/07/2018
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    Couldn't have done it without her!

    I had the absolute privilege of working with Radhika Kahn of Rad Occasions, when I was beyond lucky to have won the Victoria Modern Bride package last year. We had Radhika's help for the month leading up to the wedding, but she'd also kept in great communication over the year of- and I am SO grateful we had her help! Honestly I'm not well organized on even my best days, and I'd left so many boxes unticked near the final months, and Radhika kept so cool and gently guided me the whole way. She works incredibly well with others, and has a keen eye for the littlest details. She ensured that absolutely nothing was missed, tied up all our loose ends and helped with so many odd jobs on top of her own general responsibilities. I felt so much less stressed knowing I could count on her to assist with any and all concerns! Our wedding day went way smoother than we'd ever imagined, my husband and I joked about how easy everything was falling into place- and IF anything didn't go to plan, we definitely never knew about it :) She truly made the planning-to-wedding process simple, sweet, and seamless! Will recommend again and again.

    Rad Occasions's reply:

    Thank you Olivia! I am so happy that your day with Rob went off without a hitch and that your guests had such a wonderful time. I wish I could have helped you more in the lead up - I know it can be a lot to juggle so many vendors!
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    Annie P. Married on 09/06/2018
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    Rad is the BESST

    Rad was absolutely amazing and professional from day one of working with her. She was our day-of coordinator for our wedding at the Prestige Hotel in Sooke and went above and beyond to make our day easy for us. Firstly, she was so speedy in email correspondence and provided a great complementary first meeting (where of course I knew immediately that I HAD to have her for our day). We also had two other meetings - a month before and two weeks before to iron out all the details. Having her kept me organised in planning the big day (she really does think of all the little details). She set up and took down all our decorations so all we had to do was drop them off and pick them up. On the actual day of she was totally there to take care of everything. We had an incident where one of our entrees for the dinner was missing and I passed it off to her to work with the venue to deal with the situation. As I had her to help sort it out, I got to continue on with my night without stress. Rad's services are worth every penny and she works hard to earn every cent!

    Rad Occasions's reply:

    Thank you Annie! It was a blast being yours and Bryce's month of coordinator and it looked like you really got to rip it up on the dance floor. Wishing you both the best in your future adventures together.
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    Bonnie P. Married on 19/08/2017
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    Hiring Rad is an absolute must! Radhika was with us every step of the way and her services are priceless. We developed a strong bond with her over the 18 or so months (!) of planning our wedding and we would not have changed a thing. She is a professional in every aspect of wedding planning.
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    Kelsey S. Married on 22/07/2017
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    Rad really allowed us to relax and feel assured that everything was going to be okay! Her services are worth every penny. Our parents and us were able to sit and enjoy the day instead of making sure we were on time and had everything in its place. Thank you Radhika!!
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    Taylor W. Married on 03/09/2016
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    I can't even begin to say how amazing Rad is. She was so attentive from beginning to end; dealing with all of the set up, caterers, rental companies, crazy family, etc. Weddings are stressful, and having someone as professional, kind, attentive, creative, and helpful as Rad around on your special day is so worth it.
    Thank you so much for all of your help Rad. You are an amazing woman :)

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Meet the Team

Radhika (Rad) Graham
Radhika (Rad) Graham
Founder, Creative Director, & Lead Planner

Some of my favourite things: cake, kitty cuddles, adventures, and wine

I began working in the wedding industry in 2012 and founded Rad Occasions in 2015. Originally from Edmonton, I have called Victoria home for 15 years and love everything about the city. My focus is on connecting with couples to create a rad wedding day that truly reflects them as individuals as well as a couple. I can often be found going the extra mile whether it be folding 500+ cranes or saving flowers from a flash rain storm.

Amanda Shearing
Amanda Shearing
Assistant

Some of my favourite things: walks with my husband along Dallas Road, travelling, scary books, and popcorn.

I am a former Rad Occasions Bride and had so much fun planning my own wedding that after it was all done, I contacted Rad for any opportunities there might be to join the team and have been a part of so many beautiful weddings since 2017. When I am not coordinating weddings I am busy at school shaping the minds of elementary students.

Nikkita Pothorin
Nikkita Pothorin
Lead Planner

Some of my favourite things: exploring the outdoors, The Notebook, creating cocktails, and all things pretty

I joined the team in 2017 while casually serving Rad on a patio and explaing that it was my dream to be a wedding planner. I loved my first year as an assistant: putting the finishing touches on tables, setting up the ceremony, & hearing the beautiful vows. I am certified with the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada and am excited to be taking the lead on month of coordination packages.

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