Iceland Wedding Planner: What Makes Us Different?

Hiring an Iceland Wedding Planner is a key decision to make during your engagement.  There are countless decisions to be made whether you are eloping in Iceland or bringing guests to embark on an adventure wedding with you.  From the legal aspect for securing an Iceland marriage license, Iceland wedding locations, reception venues, transport, additional details, etc.  We are firm believers in ensuring you do your research on what type of Iceland Wedding Planner may fit you best.

There are all types of wedding planners here in Iceland, but not all Iceland wedding planners are created equal, especially when you put us all side by side.  Some offer bare bones services a-la cart, others offer tourist locations only and there are a few who have actually tried to “copy-cat” our style of adventure weddings and luxury elopements, but simply cannot replicate the same high caliber experience as our North American clients expect.

So what sets our Iceland Wedding Planner team apart from others?

First:

We plan and photograph adventure weddings (you’re hiring one team to handle the two most important aspects of your wedding day).  This also means that our Iceland wedding photography team is well-versed in being able to “plan a, b, c, and d” locations as needed for extreme weather.  They also have rugged gear to match (shoot Nikon professional gear) to ensure it handles well through the crazy rains / winds without jeopardizing the quality or quantity of your amazing Iceland wedding photos.

Second:

The majority of our locations are offbeat and on private land  (requiring permits and/or special permissions) so the likelihood of running into other tourists while you’re exploring is typically slim.

Third:

The Experience!  From start to finish we offer a very unique wedding planning platform… We want your planning time with us to feel like fun “date nights” not stressful life moments.  From Skyping with your smiling faces (we want to get to know you) to how we present the wedding day locations to how we transition your day from just a “wedding day” to a unforgettable wedding day EXPERIENCE, you’ll enjoy every minute!  See this amazing wedding video HERE showcasing a bit how an adventure wedding in Iceland with us “feels.”

Fourth:

We are North Americans living in Iceland. The Owner, Ann Peters actually held the first adventure style wedding here over 6+ years ago.  Plus, we personally know how North Americans do wedding details (go big or go home, lol!), expect a certain level of service, class, appreciate stellar customer service, and enjoy creature comforts.  So rest assured your Iceland dream wedding (or Iceland luxury elopement) will come true.  On top of all that, English is our first language so communicating with us will be easy.

Fifth:

We do not do any up-charging on services.  You pay our team of vendors directly (Note: Other wedding planning companies here in Iceland will do an up-charge of 10-30% or more, on top of the price you are paying. We choose to not play those games and pass savings back to you guys rather than taking them for profit).

Sixth:

Not only do we do adventure, but we do luxury adventure weddings.  No other wedding planner in Iceland can pull off an adventurous luxury elopements or large American style wedding  in Iceland like we do… Check out one of our 100+ weddings HERE (and the video of it HERE).

Seventh:

We have an entire section of our website that offers American style wedding rentals from chairs and decor!  See more info HERE.

Eighth:

We are tried and true having planned over 100 Iceland adventure weddings and elopements.  So today we would like to share with you some of the firsthand reviews from our Iceland wedding planner clients…  See more on Google, The Knot, and Wedding Wire.

Iceland Weddings with Guests:

“Not only did we have an epic, unforgettable wedding experience, Ann made sure that our guests were equally blown away. Simply put, Ann Peters aka Iceland Wedding Planner offers a phenomenal service for those looking to have a unique, adventurous wedding experience.

The only critique we have is of ourselves. In trying to stay within our budget, we opted out of some additional services that would have added convenience to the day-of experience. If this is the first time you are throwing a wedding and you are intimidated by the costs, trust us, all of her services are worth every penny! The less you have to stress about details on your wedding day, the better. She blows any competition away with her attention to detail and knowledge of the Icelandic countryside.

Overall, Iceland Wedding Planners planned an amazing wedding adventure for us and our 90+ guests in Vik. The two day event included a welcome reception on Friday evening, then Saturday we began with a morning wedding at the local church, followed by a day-long “super-jeep” adventure for the entire wedding party. This included glaciers, a hot dog bbq in a gigantic cave, and an amazing race down the black sand beach just west of Vik. After all that, she organized an amazing wedding reception for our guests that was beautifully done. We will never forget this special, unique experience. Ann was there every step of that way- she’s organized, driven, considerate, and detail oriented. We simply couldn’t have done it without her.”

Christophe + Mary (New York City, New York)

“I wish I could give Ann more than 5 stars!! I contacted her about planning our Iceland wedding, and about 8 months later it was a reality! Ann was great with communication and answered every single little email I wrote almost immediately. We had a small, family-only wedding (the 2 of us and 9 guests) and Ann made it more amazing than I ever could have dreamed!! She has connections to private locations, which is so necessary now that the top sights in Iceland are visited by so many people each day. Our ceremony was held in front of a secret waterfall and we had our cocktail hour in a private cave — not a single tourist in sight! On top of that, she delivered stunning photos of our perfect day. I would recommend Ann to anyone wanting to get married in Iceland!!”

Cameron + Beau (Fayetteville, Arkansas)

Iceland Elopements:

“Honestly, I am not sure where I can even begin. My (at the time) fiance and I were repeat customers for Ann. Our first trip to Iceland was 2 weeks after our engagement. I searched and searched for a local photographer which was difficult so last minute.. but then I found Ann. She was fantastic. We are not picture people and were scared it would be awkward and it was the complete opposite. We had the BEST time at locations we never would have known about if not for her. Hands down our best day on that first trip to Iceland and our engagement photos were out of this world. So naturally, a year later when our 100 plus people wedding had gotten out of control and too far gone from what we wanted.. going back to Iceland to elope with Ann’s help was a no brainer. Let me start by mentioning.. this was pulled together in LESS THAN A MONTH’S time. Our at home wedding got so out of our reach that we last minute decided to escape for a few days just weeks before our wedding in order to get married on our own terms. Ann was up for the challenge and helped us get everything we wanted without skipping a beat. To say it was the most incredible experience and day of our lives would be an understatement. Her whole team was professional and helpful and honestly just downright FUN. There was not a single detail left out or missed. Our only complaint is that it is over. Luckily our photos are the most breathtaking remembrance of such a perfect day. If you are looking to get married in Iceland look no further, you really cannot find anyone better than Ann and her team! Deciding to elope in Iceland was the best decision we have ever made and it would never have been possible without Ann- her enthusiasm and love of adventure are infectious. We are forever grateful for our most perfect day.”

Rachel + John (Boston, MA)

“My husband and I went to Iceland on our first vacation and ended up getting engaged. We decided we had to go back and elope in such a beautiful and meaningful place. We did a search and of all the planners we found, Ann stood out the most. Her website was comprehensive and she did an artful job of showcasing her wedding/elopement photography. We changed our mind several times before we finally decided on a package and she was very accommodating and never made you feel rushed or like you were wasting her time. The actual adventure elopement was better than any traditional “tour” you’d go on in Iceland. It was just my husband and me, Ann, and our awesome driver. We drove through rivers, up mountains, on the beach while jumping out at every location to take pictures. Touring the country while getting married was the best experience and I’m so glad Ann captured it all for us. When I look at my pictures to this day, it takes me back to each moment as if it happened yesterday. Choosing anyone else would not do that day the justice that Ann did it.”

Didi + Nick (East Coast, USA)

Iceland Surprise Proposals:

“Ann did an absolutely amazing job as photographer for our (surprise) proposal photo session. We live in Chicago and were planning a trip to Iceland for months – and in planning a surprise proposal, I wanted a local photographer who lived in Iceland and knew the area well. Ann surpassed all expectations from the very beginning – she was extremely friendly and responsive, helping plan the day for us. She was also happy to show us around, and she’s obviously knowledgeable and skilled at her craft. She made the experience much more memorable and heartfelt. During the photo shoots, she had tips for exactly how and where to stand, and knew lots of really beautiful locations (we only had time for a fraction of them). Ann went above and beyond in every respect and really captured the magic of that day.”

Dave + Katie (Chicago, IL)

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