Okay I don't think anything can beat the the feels of live entertainment!
A live band and or singer just brings so much to the venue! I think 90% of people would have to agree with me on this one, I am a huge taker for busting out on the dance floor to all those classic hits as I'm sure you all are. The music has to be personal to you both as a couple, as well as bringing great atmosphere to please your crowd!
If you hire a DJ to come and spin all your favourite tracks on the most high tech equipment, the atmosphere will be completely different.
Everything comes down to personal choice but I think you should keep an open mind, and maybe go and watch some live bands before you lock anything in :)
Hello everyone & here we are again talking about the dreaded COVID-19.
To all the couples out there I honestly can't even imagine the thoughts & feelings you must be going through. The stress & heartache with trying to postpone your date or even cancel.
Those of you who even had engagement parties that couldn't go ahead, I really feel for everyone with such big plans for 2020! In saying that theres no way anyone could of predicted something like this to happen & hopefully in our life times its the only pandemic we live through! It has been extremely challenging to stay focused as well as positive but lets hope we are through the worst of it, then we can start re working some big future plans :)
I will talk you through some of the Australian government guidelines in relation to weddings.
I will only be talking about Victoria as well. I know other states can move around a bit more freely but we won't think about that as we are based in Victoria.
I know sometimes in the midst of all the planning you may be feeling a bit lost which is completely normal, it can sometimes be mentally exhausting trying to get everything together.
Especially when being asked several questions about themes/styles.
There is no need to feel the pressure when trying to explain your style for your celebration.
You might not even have a specific theme or style you are going for, there may be several things you like from all different themes. The best part about planning you can take a little bit from each idea you like to then put it altogether to make it uniquely your own :)
Start by asking yourself a few questions to begin with.
Do you know where you would like your wedding to be?
What month of the year will your wedding be?
What sort of colour palette are you going for?
These will help you get an idea of what you might be interested in!
Lets get talking about the endless possibilities & don't sweat the small stuff.
Drafting your dream bouquet & centerpieces takes an extensive amount of time.
I know budgets are always a thing you don't want to go over when it comes to your wedding, then your're probably thinking the prices may seem a bit steep for a few flowers but there is far more time & effort put into it when it comes to a wedding.
You are not only paying for the product you are also paying for a service.
In the end if you are happy with the final product then its all worth it.
I know the thought of writing your own wedding vows might sound extremely overwhelming...
BUT I think its so beautiful. It will be well worth all those unpleasant feels in the lead up.
Getting to express your love to your significant other in front of all your nearest & dearest is so special!
It may feel like you are under extreme pressure thinking 'is what I'm writing good enough?' or just fear of writing anything of your own at all. I know it may seem daunting but there is also something that is just so powerful in saying words you have personally written.
Put those negative thoughts to the side & lets get writing.
So I take it you are past the engagement process now you are trying to pick the best time to get married. Here is a little introduction to my findings on what season is the most popular to tie the knot!
Trying to decide on a specific time of the year or month to get married will be one of the most important decisions you will make. This decision comes before you choose a venue, a dress, the vendors or anything else involved in your wedding day.
This is just the beginning of all thats involved so choose carefully.
Lets get down to the nitty gritty of which month is the favourite.
Local sounds more fun! Do you ever like going to the local market to do your shopping? A lot of people think buying local is far more beneficial- one for the local economy & two for your health.
There are hidden perk to using local vendors, and supporting them does more than put a smile on their face.
If you are into the destination wedding side of things, even just a small coastal country town like Phillip Island, these towns rely heavily on tourism (did you know wedding tourism is a thing?), so supporting the local businesses is forever appreciated.
Let's look at 4 reasons why to choose local vendors.
Okay so now its time to gather your nearest & dearest in order to move forward with the planning of your wedding.
This task can be quite challenging when planning.
You might have some life long friends who you know 100% will be there & also some friends that you feel obliged to invite but you aren't that close to anymore.
Just because you are getting married doesn't mean you have to invite anyone & everyone.
Most couples will have a budget per head therefore simply can't afford to splurge on the guest list.
Let me give you a few pointers for creating & culling!
We all know that feeling too well; when you are out & having too much fun, next minute the party or function is almost over, then its time to go home. Those feels are pretty shattering when you're in the mood for a big one! (Unless you are the opposite & looking for an excuse to go home...?) Thats why we are seeing trends shifting and that these after parties are becoming extremely popular. The wedding party, after the reception then moves on to a new venue to go all night!
Wedding venues have a curfew which usually coincides with their liquor licence, meaning they have to stop serving alcohol. Therefore, the party has to end.
Engaged & ready to follow the steps of preparing for the wedding? This is probably one of the most exciting parts, spending the day with your besties to find the ultimate dress that is going to make you look incredibly stunning!
Everyone is on their own journey & will do this very differently. Some girls might not even be engaged & they've chosen their wedding dress! Choose your own adventure!
Here's a few things worth noting for a day of wedding dress shopping.