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Established in 2009, Shing Weddings is multi award winning Vancouver based wedding planning company

The Shing Weddings team has successfully planned 300+ weddings and events and is known for their excellent service, support, extensive knowledge of the hospitality and wedding industry. Being in being diverse Vancouver, Shing Weddings is experienced in planning all weddings especially Asian weddings (Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Filipino, Japanese) and BONUS! they are fluent in verbal Cantonese, Mandarin and Vietnamese

Their work has been featured in the following publications: Real Weddings, Rocky Mountain Bride, Wedluxe, Burnett's Boards, Style Me Pretty, Love and Lavender, The Luxe Pearl, Wedding Chicks, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Bells, Cultural Weddings, The Source Newspaper, World Journal, Ming Pao, Gusto TV's show Where to I Do

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Frequently asked questions

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Budget analysis
Day-of coordination
Event design
Full planning
Guest list creation
Partial planning
Timelines
To-do lists
Vendor referrals

What types of weddings do you accommodate?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Eco-friendly
Non-religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

5

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$3,500

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$6,800

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$8,600

Do you offer an hourly rate?

False
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Reviews for Shing Weddings

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Denise
Denise M. Sent on 22/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best wedding planners ever!

words cannot express my gratitude and appreciation to Lisa and her team for helping me plan, execute, and bring my wedding to life! Eva was also super amazing as well! They TRULY care and I felt this the DAY of my wedding they thought of every single detail before I even had a chance to ask they had it taken care of. The day of, the entire team always checked in on us made sure we had food, was hydrated and looked after our family as well including walk my parents to their Uber! They really listen to what you want and she really takes initiative in planning everything out! They suggested the best vendors and I LOVED dream soda they took my engagement and wedding photos and I’m super grateful for them !
Nicole
Nicole C. Sent on 08/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

ShingWeddings is a MUST - best of the best!

I first saw Shing Weddings team in action when our friends got married and l was already blown away by the team's efficiency and had never seen a wedding so organized and calm, ever. Having witnessed that, when it came time for my own wedding, l didn't want anyone else to be our wedding planner. Throughout the planning process, Michelle went above and beyond to help us with all our concerns and issues and if our proposed plan for some things sounded ridiculous (like the music with separate audio system from a third party company, no DJ and play music from spotify etc), Michelle would politely and honestly tell us it's probably not a good idea and suggested way better things, which we really appreciate. Not only that, Michelle recommended some vendors for us that were also just as amazing to communicate with as the SW team to help make our day smoother. Every time l tell our other vendors that ShingWeddings is our wedding planner, we would always hear "oh then you do not need to worry at all, Lisa and Michelle are absolutely amazing and are our favorite vendor to work with".

On the wedding day, there was a team of 4 - Lisa/Michelle/Eva/Jon and as soon as they arrived, they got to work right away. We had a problem with the flower arch and Michelle asked what l wanted to do and she told me not to worry, she will oversee to the problem and told me to rest for another 10min before lunch is ready. We had a bit of time so we went to peek at the decor and was going to set up some fairy lights on the guest table and Jon ran over and told us to let him take care of it and we should rest in the lounge downstairs to wait for lunch before things start to get busy for us. To be honest, l think there were probably other little things that the team dealt with that we didn't even know about.

The team (Lisa/Michelle/Eva/Jon) was constantly 3 steps ahead of us, even the tiniest details, like me taking breaks wearing my runners instead of heels during photos. Eva always had my runners near her and l never had to once ask for it and she was also constantly making sure l was hydrated enough. The team also had an earpiece and intercom system between the 4 of them and whenever the 2 of us and my MOH and bestman left their sight even for just a minute, they communicate to each other right away where they are going so they knew exactly where we were in case we were needed somewhere. Just as l'm wondering what's next, Eva or Michelle would tell us right now "A" is happening, in a bit "B" will be next. I had a big extended family so all the group photo sessions would have been a nightmare if we didn't have one of them hurdle the group together, another posing everybody properly then giving our photographer the ok, photographer snaps the pictures, gives us the thumbs up and by then, the team already had the next group ready to go.

There were some extra groups for photos after the ceremony or extra groups we added for the chinese tea ceremony and even with all these changes, the team embraced the changes so calmly and we still stayed right on time and l am still shocked 3 days after the wedding that we weren't delayed and ALL our relatives and guests commented that Shing Weddings' team was very professional. The wedding planning process definitely is part of the value with ShingWeddings but to be able to execute the actual day according to the timeline takes a mastermind, if not mastermindS.

We were so taken care of the second the team arrived and all our parents, relatives and guests were also blown away by your team's efficiency, we cannot thank you enough. I was shocked that we got to sit and rest in between here and there. The day went very smoothly, we will always remember this day as relaxing and enjoyable, not chaotic as we expected our big day to be. You guys have such a tough job and the whole team did such a fabulous job and with such ease, l will absolutely recommend your team to any of my friends that is planning a wedding. Your team was worth every single penny and l am so glad ShingWeddings was part of our day!
David
David M. Sent on 11/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beyond Expectations

We can't say enough great things about Shing Weddings!! Lisa helped us through the entire process and was always receptive to all our crazy ideas and worked with us to make the wedding of our dreams. From our first meeting, Lisa was not only the most friendly and happy of the planners we interviewed, but she also inspired confidence that she can deliver the wedding of our dreams.

Her attention to detail and experience in the wedding industry meant her entire team anticipated and delivered from morning to night. From making boutonnieres when they got lost, to making take home flower arrangements for the guests at the end of the night from our decor, her team went over and above to make the smoothest wedding day possible.

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Samantha
Samantha Sent on 03/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best Wedding Planner Ever!

Lisa and her team is AMAZING! I can't thank her enough for planning and coordinating my dream wedding. The whole experience exceeded my expectations. Lisa was so responsive and organized from the day I contacted her to the wedding day.
She knows the best vendors and gives the best advice. She saved me so much time from those back and forth long emails to vendors. I was seriously blown away when I walked in to our ceremony & reception. It was everything I dreamt of and MORE! I felt zero stress the day of my wedding. The whole team was very detail orientated even my guest noticed. For example, when I needed to be blindfolded for games, Eva put sunglasses on me first then the blindfold so it won't ruin my make up. She always made sure everyone including our families were taken care of. They helped me with my dress, shoes, hair all day and made sure we were picture perfect. Thank you again Lisa, Eva, Michelle, Alex, Jon for everything! Please don't cheap out on a wedding planner, it was the best investment ever! It may seem pricey at first but trust me, the amount of work they put in, they are underpaid. They are not your average wedding planner/coordinator. They have a WHOLE TEAM!!!
Anna
Anna Sent on 23/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best planners in Vancouver, BC.

My husband and I got engaged in December 2021 and were married in July 2023. Shing Weddings, ran by Lisa and Michelle, we had hired after pouring over other planners and interviewing dozens. They have been with us for a little under two whole years and every week they were more organized and on top of everything than none of us could've ever imagined.

My husband is Chinese and I am western. Two very separate cultures - Michelle and Lisa both speak Mandarin, Cantonese, and English; making not just the planning of the two cultures work in sync (especially with the many challenges and differences we had to overcome), but also easing the communication.

Leading up to our wedding, Michelle sent out emails long before needed, and both Michelle and Lisa got us organized ourselves with easy homework and assignments to keep us up to date on what we needed to do. She reminded everyone as needed and many of my other vendors as well as our venue (Fraser River Lodge) spoke highly of our planners and their communication.

My family had many arguments in meetings, that would make most people uncomfortable to idly witness; Michelle and Lisa took everything in grace and was able to turn any negative or animosity experiences into something positive and productive.

Day of, Michelle and Lisa had two other coordinators on site - Alex for the groom, Eva for me (the bride). Eva was everything I needed and more. Come to find out, Eva is highly sought after for her work and has traveled the world doing day of coordination - and I'm not surprised in the least. I had no direct experience with Alex but if he's anything like Eva, he would've been fantastic too.

Michelle and Lisa are professional, therapeutic, organized, kind, considerate, on top of everything... utterly fantastic. My family paid around $15,000 for two years worth of time as well as extra assistants to the day. They are worth well beyond that. (I was actually under the impression for a long time that we paid them $20,000, and even I thought that was inexpensive.) For everything that they do, are, and provide, they are worth tens of thousands more.

I recommend Shing Weddings because they are legitimately the best planners in Vancouver, BC (and I say this as someone who regularly plans events as well). One of the most important decisions you will ever make when planning your wedding is hiring your planner and day of coordinators, and you absolutely need Shing Weddings to be apart of your day.
Dat
Dat Sent on 16/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best Wedding Investment - Shing Wedding Services

Planning a wedding can be an overwhelming task, but thanks to Shing Weddings, our special day turned into a truly unforgettable experience. From the very beginning of our journey with them, we were impressed by their professionalism, attention to detail, and unwavering commitment to making our wedding day perfect.

First and foremost, the team at Shing Weddings went above and beyond to understand our vision and requirements. They took the time to listen to our ideas, preferences, and concerns, and then seamlessly incorporated them into a comprehensive plan. Their expertise and creative flair added a touch of magic to every aspect of our wedding. They had so much experience when it came every aspect of a wedding: we had a traditional Catholic Ceremony, Chinese/Vietnamese Tea Ceremony, and Chinese Banquet Reception Dinner Party.

One of the standout features of Shing Weddings was their extensive network of trusted vendors. They recommended top-notch photographers, florists, caterers, and entertainment professionals, ensuring that every element of our wedding was of the highest quality. Throughout the planning process, the team maintained clear and timely communication. Michelle was there to promptly answered our questions, provided regular updates, and offered valuable advice whenever needed. Their professionalism and responsiveness instilled confidence in us, allowing us to relax and enjoy the journey towards our big day.

On the wedding day itself, Michelle and the team truly outdid themselves. Every detail was flawlessly executed, from the breathtaking floral arrangements to the seamless coordination of the ceremony and reception. Their attention to even the smallest elements was evident, creating an ambiance that left our guests in awe. The team worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure everything ran smoothly, allowing us to focus on making beautiful memories. Jon was simply amazing walking around and making sure that everyone was okay and provided water to my bride and I while taking photos ( I would have never thought that it was needed). Hanna, was right beside the bride for every photo that was taken to fix her hair and fix my pocket square (They put in so much work and effort to this chaotic day).

The exceptional service provided by the team: Michelle, Jon, Hannah, Vania, Emily, and Lu extended beyond the wedding day. Their commitment to our satisfaction was evident in their post-wedding follow-up and support. They genuinely cared about our experience and went above and beyond to address any concerns or requests we had.

If you're searching for wedding services that will exceed your expectations and turn your dreams into reality, we wholeheartedly recommend Shing Weddings. Their passion, professionalism, and dedication make them a standout choice in the industry. Trust them to handle every aspect of your special day, and rest assured that you will be in the best hands possible. Our wedding day was everything we had hoped for and more, thanks to the incredible team at Shing Weddings. They’re worth every dollar because your wedding day will be smooth and fun. I give them 6/5 Stars!
Peter
Peter L. Sent on 12/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our Dream Wedding by our Dream Wedding Planner

We started the wedding planning process unsure of whether we needed a wedding planner. ​​Ultimately, I'm extremely grateful that we not only ended up hiring one, but also because we ended up with Shing Weddings.

With their extensive experience, Lisa and her team (Nancy, Alex, Jon, Amari, Sarah, Emily, Hannah) helped us organize our Dream Wedding for over 100 guests in two separate venues--the afternoon ceremony at Hycroft Manor, and the evening cocktail & dinner reception at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. Shing Weddings is not the cheapest among planners, but as the adage goes, you get what you pay for.

During the planning process, Lisa was professional, reassuring and responsive. She is culturally aware, as well as emotionally sensitive, particularly when it comes to our complicated family dynamics.

Approaching the actual wedding day in December, we were faced with heavy snow which caused travel chaos both in and out of Vancouver (75% of our guests were from out of town), as well as within Vancouver between the two venues. Thankfully, Lisa and her Team calmly and seamlessly navigated the challenges --they made it look so easy (which I'm sure was not!)!

Ultimately, the result was a beautiful snowy winter wedding that was flawlessly executed and where our guests have said it was the most fun & beautiful wedding they had ever attended! 

Thank you Lisa and the Team for all the heart and love you have put into this most important of milestones in our lives!! We're very grateful!
Melissa
Melissa T. Sent on 02/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best investment!!!

Shing Weddings was 1000% the best decision we made for our wedding!! We knew we wanted Lisa as our planner after meeting her in 2019 and seeing how genuine, knowledgeable, and passionate she was about her work. Our wedding was postponed twice due to the pandemic, until we finally got to celebrate in 2022. Within the 3 years, Lisa consistently worked so hard to make our big day what we envisioned. She truly went above and beyond, and our wedding turned out to be so much better than what we expected!!!



We live in the US so 99% of our planning was virtual, which was never a problem. Lisa was very quick and responsive to all our questions/concerns. She resolved issues seamlessly and was extremely helpful to secure our venue when we couldn’t be in town! Her organization was top notch and our jam-packed 16 hour wedding day would not have gone so smoothly without her planning. She worked so well with the rest of our vendors, and her insider info/connections were very helpful and saved us money!



On our wedding day, Lisa and her team were AMAZING!!! We couldn’t believe how stress-free we were because they had taken care of every single thing. We did not expect to feel so spoiled on our wedding day! Anh, Greta, and Jon were like our personal assistants; they were so kind, attentive, and efficient. From the tea ceremony to the end of our reception, they made sure we looked our best, were hydrated and fed; we never had to lift a finger! They also made sure our family and friends were well taken care of, and they were so quick to resolve any hiccups that came up unexpectedly. We had tons of guests that complimented the Shing team during the wedding and even weeks later. We truly had the best day ever and a huge part of it was because of Lisa and her team!! Having Shing weddings was definitely the best investment; we are forever grateful and can’t imagine what our wedding day would be without them!!
S.
Shuqing Sent on 28/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect wedding!!

We are extremely happy with the Full Wedding Planning Experience provided by Lisa and her team at Shing Weddings, who helped us plan our wedding in Vancouver while we live in Toronto. The true value in Lisa and her team was not only the flawless execution but also her ability to translate our vision and personality into the event itself. We received an overwhelming amount of praise from all our guests, friends and families alike, especially commenting on how the wedding was authentically us.

Lisa is very knowledgeable about the industry and it is evident that she is truly passionate with her work. Food is very important to us and is something that we want our wedding to stand out for, and we are happy that Lisa came with a lot of experience managing catering services from her previous career. She reached out to our favorite restaurants to potentially provide catering for our wedding, and we saw her guide a restaurant owner to develop a sample menu and a quote. After we decided not to engage with the restaurant owner, Lisa helped us find the right catering company, and worked with them to develop a customized menu which reflected our taste. Our review is simplifying the process as there were so many details that Lisa was working through with our caterer and other vendors. Details as trivial as changing plates after serving the fish, yet so important as these are the details that elevated the guest experience and without a professional planner like Lisa, they are easily overlooked by the couple.

On our wedding day, we were so grateful for the presence of Lisa and her day-of-coordination team (Alex, Jocelyn, Jon and Tim). Before the day, our friends and family kept warning us that it is normal for the couple to have no time to eat, and feel hungry and exhausted during the whole day. However, Lisa’s team made us feel so pampered and stress-free that we were able to thoroughly enjoy the whole day while staying reasonably fed and hydrated. There was always someone on her team ready to hold our bouquet or drinks when a conversation with guests turned into a quick group photo. They always found the perfect breaks between our interactions with guests or songs on the dance floor, to feed us a quick bite, top up our drinks or to offer water. Lisa’s team is highly experienced and prepared for any “emergencies” that could happen on a wedding day. Two of our guests ripped their pants (because we were having so much fun!) and Lisa was prepared to come to their rescue.

Last but not least, Lisa genuinely cares for her couples. During the planning process, when we sought her advice when our out-of-town guests with a toddler had a question, Lisa went above and beyond to personally help with their situation; and when we received disagreements on certain details from our family, Lisa offered her perspective from past experience and gave thoughtful advice which helped us arrive at amicable solutions. After the wedding, we also learned from our guests that we were not the only ones that got fed with quick bites on the dance floor by Lisa. All our family and friends adore Lisa and we all had the greatest time. We can’t recommend her enough to anyone planning a wedding in Vancouver!
Christa
Christa D. Sent on 28/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The Best Wedding Planning Team

To Michelle, Lisa, and the incredible team at Shing Weddings: Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts, for everything you’ve done. Words can’t truly express our immense gratitude to you and the Shing Team. Our most special day was one we’ll never forget, and we’ll always cherish how we felt and how stress-free the entire day was.

To any couples out there planning a wedding, we highly recommend Michelle and Shing Weddings. From the early planning stages to our wedding day, Michelle had been with us every step of the way and had honed in on every detail, minor or major. We believe she must have been in the military in a previous life because of her unbelievable attention to detail, and ability to execute a lengthy 20-hour wedding day event, with that intense and accurate military-precision. Everything was coordinated flawlessly, from the photographers and videographers, emcees, hair and makeup team, florist and decor, photobooth, DJ, venue reception, to the installation of the dance floor. We celebrated our special union at three locations, and each event was a huge success. My hard-to-please Vietnamese parents were super impressed by everything, which if you know Asian parents, this speaks volumes.

We all know wedding celebrations are expensive, and we couldn’t imagine spending all that money and leaving it up to chance about how the day will go. We needed insurance, and that insurance was Michelle and the Shing Team. We felt entirely at ease and had zero stress in the days leading up to the wedding and on our wedding day. We only felt overwhelming love and joy. Shing Weddings was the best investment we made in our wedding, and we received an immeasurable return on the investment. It was quite the daunting task of planning a 200-person wedding at three venues but Michelle helped guide us through every step. No question was too silly and no detail was too insignificant. Our wedding day was truly the happiest day of our life, and we are eternally grateful to Michelle and the Shing Team.

Thank you, Michelle, Nancy, Krista, Alan, Josh, Alex and Lisa at Shing Weddings,

Love, Christa and Jason
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