Finding the Perfect Venue

March 31, 2011 at 6:36 am | Posted in Wedding Venues | Leave a comment

There are several things to keep in mind when trying to find the perfect venue:

Find the perfect wedding venue

Find the perfect wedding venue

1) Firstly (and quite importantly) you will need to decide if you want to have the ceremony and reception separately or in one place  – then you can get to choosing a church and/or a venue.

2) You’ll need to decide what type of wedding you are going to have – from lovely breakfast weddings, to vibey sundowner evening type weddings – each type of wedding will be more suited to a particular type of venue. For example, Emily Moon River Lodge is fantastic for sundowners to bring in an evening wedding at this stunning venue.

3) Are you after a country wedding, or a coastal affair? Remember to keep in mind the time of the year that your wedding will be held – a winter wedding on the beach probably isn’t the best idea, however a sunny winter afternoon could be perfectly suited to some country wedding venues.

4) Always remember to ask for all costs when getting a quote from potential wedding venues – are things like decor and food included in the quote, and how much do they charge if you happen to run over the pre-arranged venue hire time?

5) Try to consider the logistics of getting to and from the wedding venue. Not just for you, but also for your guests. If the venue is difficult for people to get to, will you be able to arrange transport? Also consider how guests will get around the venue itself, especially for younger children and the elderly.

6) Many venues tend to get booked up well in advance, so as soon as you have a wedding date in mind – get to booking that venue that you have your eye on!

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The Cake – Cupcakes, Fruitcake or Death by Chocolate?

March 11, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Posted in Wedding Cake | Leave a comment

The question these days seems to be, what kind of a cake are you going to have?

And there is nothing simple about the answer. The options are quite literally limitless.

Traditional fruitcake with white icing, a parade of cupcakes or a three-tier double chocolate cake? Then there are the accessories. Traditional cake topper, humourous new age cake topper or no cake topper at all?

Whilst we are at it, how about not having a cake at all? What about a chocolate cascading fountain with a variety of fresh fruit for those informal summer weddings?

Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake

With the sheer amount of choices available, what’s your opinion?

Image courtesy of: Eros Wedding Guru

Giving thanks – people to remember in the speeches

March 3, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Posted in Speeches | Leave a comment

During the speeches, make sure the following people receive thanks:

–          The bridal party (bridesmaids and best men)

–          The parents of both the bride and the groom for their contributions and support

–          Any extended family that helped in preparing the wedding

–          Any parties that travelled from far away to attend the wedding

–          All the guests for attending

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