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How Chic Planner is transforming the art of
wedding planning in Bangkok
If there is one name in the wedding planner game that every bride with style most dreams about, it is his.
In the business of wondrous weddings for 13 years now, Chic Planner is one of the most renowned wedding planners in the Bangkok luxury wedding industry, offering some of the most exclusive and extraordinary services — though ‘services’ is hardly the half of it. Going beyond mere decor and organisation, Chic Planner is about experiences, about memories, and about dancing a fine ballet between dream and reality. An endlessly refined reel within his picturesque portfolio is imminent proof thereof.
We recently sat down with Suriya ‘Kung’ Krutthong, or Mr. Chic himself, to talk all things wedding planning, from transformative arts to the rise in LGBT weddings, and the paramount importance of fresh flowers. Read on and immerse yourself into the fantasy, and be mindful not to fall a head over a heel as you go along.
*Suriya ‘Kung’ Krutthong
What sets Chic Planner apart from many other wedding planners not only in Thailand but around the world, is his exclusive clientele. The bold and bright Bangkokian does not accept any walk-in customers, but prefers rather to dedicate his time wholly and entirely through appointments made in advance at his headquarters. This allows for a beautifully bespoke service and planning process. His clients are those who strive for the ‘extra’ in ‘extraordinary’, and are willing to dream big to achieve this. Like the fresh roses he adores, Chic Planner is very much a unique and handpicked wedding planner by many.
Whilst the company was founded over 13 years ago, its success and prominence is only rising, especially now. As the wedding planner puts it, “weddings are no longer just about the bride, just about the dress, or just about the photos. It is the full experience, the ambiance, the setting — every moment, every sense. More and more people are waking up to this.”
Bring the Drama
Granted, whilst the experience is what deems Chic Planner a place in the Weddings Hall of Fame, it is his impressive transformation of space that draws in an endless number of admirers. These have allowed the company to take on projects even out of the country, making Chic Planner a truly global service.
The creative process begins with a discussion with bride-, groom-, and families-to-be, before a concept is agreed upon. Each concept is entirely tailor-made and unique to each project, and whilst there is plenty of room for compromises, Chic Planner emphasises that it is essential he leave his splendid signature on each project. It is such for which he is so recognised.
Not one to hold back on grandeur and glamour, Chic Planner conducts both wedding decoration and wedding transformation. The latter has earned the wedding planner great acclaim, often remodelling entire spaces into real marvels of design and decadence. The results are insane manifestations, as Mr. Chic has become internationally renowned for his crazy conversions of space. A true wow-effect for anyone who enters his venues, Chic Planner knows how to create a whole new mystical universe for its clients. Spaces are turned from halls and ballrooms to completely unrecognisable and entirely outstanding and elaborate mini worlds; something which is extremely unique about the Bangkok wedding planner, and something really special for those who seek the one-of-a-kind.
It’s in the Details
Beyond the more obvious grandeur, this does not mean Chic Planner does not sport fine and impeccable attention to detail. In fact, the smaller accents are where the Bangkok wedding planner most sparkles.
Mr. Chic prides himself in using fresh flowers, and fresh flowers only. “We use only the finest materials, and the freshest flowers, from petal to petal. The scent is also very important; after all, a wedding experience is about indulging all five senses, not just the one.”
From a sea of flickering tea lights to a blanket of shimmering gemstones, we were intrigued by where and how he finds inspiration. “I watch movies, admire art and flowers, read design books, and travel abroad to seek inspiration. It is all around, you just need to pick which select elements to draw upon.”
Sights to Behold
Covering countless celebrities, A-listers, and even royalty, the client list of Chic Planner is long and impressive, from the wedding of Bitoey to DJ Man, to the very recent marriage of Taya Rogers to Mika Chunuonsee. Nevertheless, name-dropping is mundane to the Bangkok wedding planner, and entirely unnecessary. His work speaks — if not sings — volumes for itself.
He describes to us one of his more recent projects, where the couple he was working with had a love for the Harry Potter universe. Using this feat as the inspiration, the wedding space was entirely transformed into a sensational Hogwarts of sorts. “To imitate floating candles, we used hanging crystals, and mystical animations. There were many charming gimmicks, whilst still maintaining an elegant flair.” It is a fine balance between innovation and beauty, and proof of a transition in trends to modern times. Whilst he swoons deeply for the beauty of nature, the Bangkok wedding planner does not shy away from using state-of-the-art technologies, and playing with animations and interactive light fixtures to transform a space with digital detail.
The wedding industry is an interesting one, especially at this time, pulling away to a slight break from tradition in many ways. It is both a challenge and a driving force for Chic Planner, who embraces change like icing on the (wedding) cake. “Newlyweds nowadays are more open-minded and more willing to do something different when it comes to planning their big day.”
Another spike more commonly spotted is the rise in LGBT weddings. The wedding planner proudly and boldly holds several of these to his name, embracing a new and growing clientele and the exciting opportunities they pull into the story.
There was a time when it was questioned why there was even a need for a wedding planner, and whilst the answer can lie anywhere between time, organisation, and societal pressures, the enquiry does not exist for Chic Planner. Granted, his business dedicates the time, manages the organisation, and knows how to convey a grand image, yet people come to him for far more than that. Beyond wedding planning, he is the curator of a spectacle, even if just for one evening, the magnificent maker of a memorable, modern-day fairytale.
As we end our rendezvous seated beneath a grand chandelier within Khun Kung’s own office, we ask him for a final piece of advice he’d offer soon-to-be brides and grooms. “Always keep an open mind. Everything happens for a reason, and anything can be fixed. Remember, everything stems from love.”
Over the past 11 years, Chic Planner has established itself as Thailand’s preeminent wedding organizer, creating stylish and timeless talk-of-the-town celebrations, tailored around the individual style, tastes and preferences of couples
LUXURY AND SOPHISTICATION are two fundamental pillars of Chic Planner’s philosophy, according to founder Suriya “Kung” Krutthong. “A wedding happens only once in a lifetime. It’s an historic day in the lives of the bride and groom, which is why we are so passionate and dedicated to create an unforgettable experience for them,” he says.
This passion, coupled with an uncompromising approach to quality and attention to the smallest detail, has earned Kung and his team at Chic Planner a reputation they are very proud of. They have created some of Bangkok’s most talked-about and extravagant wedding events, turning the wildest dreams and aspirations of many couples into reality.
Conceived from the most creative and beautiful inspiration, these splendid occasions have been so brilliantly executed, earning the company a top spot on Signature Weddings magazine’s “Most Influential Wedding Company” list.
Another secret of Chic Planner’s success, says Kung, is quite simple: flowers – and lots of it! “We have made a name for ourselves with flower arrangements and installations, using loads of the most beautiful flowers. Our use of flowers has set a new industry standard, because no one has ever used flowers in such an extravagant way. It makes it quite challenging and you have to rely on very specific skills and talents,” he explains.
The biggest reward for Kong lies in being part of the happiness that is created through weddings – the happiness of the bride and groom. “I’m in love with weddings,” he professes. “The charm of weddings is that people are always smiling when they come to see us. everyone who attends the wedding is happy. The beginning of a new life together for a couple is such a joyous occasion. Sometimes the planning towards the special day can take up to two years, so we become very close to the couple – like family, really. This is the real appeal for me, making it very different from other professions.”
Since there is such a close relationship with clients, Kong admits that there is consequently also a lot of pressure on him and his team to meet the high expectations of soon-to-be-married couples. Clients expect to be wowed and to have a wedding that’s different, and Chic Planner is known for delivering exactly that: a wow factor.
“We have been very lucky in always getting a very clear brief from clients. They would tell us what they like and don’t like, and we would come up with a concept that’s in line with that. Many couples are quite daring to go out of their comfort zone – to go along with our ideas. For example, once we decorated a Chinese banquet entirely in black, and another couple wanted the ballroom transformed with a ‘Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’ theme – something straight from harry Potter. These kind us challenges are really fun for us,” Kung says.
He has very specific ideas on how the business of organizing weddings in Thailand has evolved in recent years. “In 11 years, other industries don’t seem to have so much history. But for the wedding planning sector, so much has happened. In the beginning, Thais were only familiar with the term ‘wedding studio’. When we first started with wedding planning, it was something very new in Thailand. Back then there wasn’t anything like it, but we started doing it anyway.”
Kung admits that is was rather challenging in the beginning, because clients didn’t understand what their services encompassed. “They didn’t realize that flower arrangements and the services offered by a wedding planner are two entirely different things. As a wedding planner, we are highly specialized – it requires a lot of skills and expertise; how to use flowers in a theme to create something exquisite and beautiful, knowledge of different flower varieties, the shape of the petals, the symbolism behind some flowers… each stalk, each petal, all of it contributes to the whole event. It’s almost as if we are using flowers to create sculptural decorations,” he explains.
“Also, we use only real flowers. Whether you are standing right next to the flower backdrop or three metres away, you can still sense the natural beauty of the flowers. This is all part of the services offered by a wedding planner. It took at least three years to make people comprehend the concept, and from there on we started to make a name for ourselves,” Kung recalls.
Indeed, Chic Planner is renowned for transforming venues entirely with flowers into a magical wonderland. “I still remember when we first started – the first time we filled an empty courtyard with three tons of flowers in three days,” Kung says. “There was a waterfall, a castle… and everyone talked about it because they have never quite seen anything like it.”
He admits that, at times, the scale of the projects they take on comes with certain risks. “An example is the wedding of M.L. Songlak Svastivadhana, a member of the Thai royal family – like many of the other guests. We used altogether 1.5 tons of fresh flowers, and thousands of Swarovski crystals – all threaded and suspended from the ceiling. It required detailed craftsmanship and very precise engineering skills to ensure the safety of guests. Worse still, we only had one day to complete the task. It was a big challenge, but very rewarding.”
Kung also vividly remembers the wedding of Tan Thaugsuban, a high- society occasion attended by 16,000 people. Just to imagine the logistics is a nightmare, but he and his team ensured that it all went down without a hitch.
“Of course, I am very proud of the successes we have achieved. every event – no matter how big or small – is an experience that makes us even better, forever striving for perfection. I currently have 35 staff in total, which in this industry is quite high. everyone receives continuous training according to their individual specialties. At the same time we have a lot of fun and enjoy every new assignment,” he says.
Kung adds that Chic Planner does not have any sales staff – every team member is a specialist – and they don’t o er an o -site service. Clients have to consult with them at their studio, unless of course they have to scout a specific event location.
Asked to define their work in one sentence, he says: “Our work is a symbol of beauty, style and exquisite taste with luxury being a key attribute.”
Chic Planner offers a one-stop service to cater for any kind of wedding, with a strong focus on tailor-made solutions to ensure that every event is a
masterpiece all of its own. For clients requiring extra-special care and attention, Chic Planner Privé is a highly personalized service, complete with a dedicated personal assistant to the bridal couple. “each year we accept only three bridal couples for this exclusive service,” Kung says.
Another standout is the luxury brands used by the company – everything is of the nest quality. “There is no compromise for us, only the best will do. That, combined with our creativity, energy, workmanship, exquisite craftsmanship, the way we embrace nature in our work and the passion we demonstrate is after all what sets us apart.
“We sell exclusivity, from the first time a customer steps in to consult with us until the event that’s ultimately such an important historical page in their life. It’s our job to ensure the most special day in a bridal couple’s life is as perfect as it could possibly be.”
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