Forethought by Samantha

Sydney, NSW - Australia

About This Vendor

The Forethought team is full of talented humans that only have one concern and that is ensuring you have the very best of days! We love working with our couples from the very beginning, alleviating all overwhelming desires to run to another country and elope (let’s be clear we get to come if that happens!).

Detail-oriented, Forethought by Samantha is your new event bestie, offering guidance, emotional support and a commitment to couples that goes above and beyond the extraordinary. Samantha collaborates with a network of amazing tastemakers at fabulous venues, partnering with the industry’s best suppliers throughout Australia to bring weddings in on time and on budget.

Fees include but are not limited to:

Concept design – the creation of a unique and personal vision of how your day will look and feel.
Sourcing of suppliers to suit vision and vibe.
Meetings at the ceremony and reception locations with you and on your behalf.
Liaising with suppliers to source quotes within your budget, regular supplier meetings particularly in the lead up to the day.
Documentation of all suppliers (quotes, plans, vision).
A full budget of your wedding, regularly updated, sourcing the best possible pricing for you and your budget requirements.
Visual floor plan of the ceremony/reception styling, detailed supplier contact list, run sheet for the suppliers/venue/MC for perfect flow.
Event management and support until all formalities are complete and you are ready to hit the dance floor with your loved ones.
Have you heard about our fictional Drunk Uncle Pete we blogged about this guy… we all have one and I have met him, we’ve got your back with all family and friend dynamics.

Enquire via WedShed to find out more.

Servicing: Sydney, Southern Highlands, South Coast, Hunter Valley, Central Coast.


“From the moment I met Sam enquiring about weddings we just clicked. Sam has a positive energy about her, which is completely magnetic. Who is more perfect to organise a wedding. Now I’m a pretty chilled person so a wedding planner always seemed ludicrous to me. How wrong I was. I certainly did underestimate how much organisation has to be done for a wedding; it would have been overwhelming except I didn’t need to worry about it. After only a few short coffee dates I felt comfortable in leaving 99.9% of the wedding to Sam. Sam understood what style of couple we were and who I was as a bride and the rest was history. Our wedding day was an absolute dream and I know we owe that to Sam. We cannot thank her enough for her passion for creating magic and her genuine caring nature. We just love her and now consider her a friend.”


“Sam, where do we begin to say a huge thank you for everything you did to plan and run our wedding day. Being super relaxed about planning a wedding I did not give much thought to hiring a wedding planner, that was until our first meeting, where your incredible energy and passion blew me away, you discussed all the things you offer apart of your service and from there I knew straight away that I wanted you apart of our day. Your energy and passion were felt throughout the whole lead up to the wedding, never missing a heartbeat and truly offering everything you said and so much more. I loved that I was able to maintain being so relaxed that most of the time I would let you make most of the decisions in trusting your professional judgment so well. Not knowing any floral arrangements, bouquets, table pieces, the whole set up of the venue and extra surprises on the day just made the day even more magical.

You allowed Regan and I to be nothing but excited for our wedding day and we cannot possibly contain enough words to completely express our gratitude for what you did for us. And this was just the lead up to the wedding. On the day you were far beyond our expectations, from setting up the venue early morning to leaving well after the night had ended… and everything in between with even ensuring our glasses were always full. Our day was made truly special because of you. You really are an absolute expert in what you do and we are so honoured to have worked with you. You still have us in awe! Thank you so much Sam, love always.”

Jacinta and Regan xoxox


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Chit Chat

  • Fav thing about your job? Getting to meet amazing couples and work with some very talented professionals.
  • Last meal on earth? Red wine and french cheese.
  • Three things you'd take to a deserted island? Large sunglasses, an extra-large novel and champagne or chapstick...
  • Best wedding-related tip? Its all about the team! If you pull together a talented bunch of humans you can relax and let the magic unfold around you! x
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