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Do I Want an Indoor or Outdoor Wedding and Reception?

By Guest Blogger Diana S.

Do I Want an Indoor or Outdoor Wedding and Reception?

 

image-2-1It’s time to start planning your wedding, but before you start inviting your guests, you should think about the venues. Do you want to have your ceremony and reception in a restaurant, big wedding hall; or would you like it to be outside in the park, winery or at the mesmerizing Sydney beach? If you are having troubles deciding, then you should carefully list all the pros and cons of both options and see what best fits your budget and desires.

Indoor wedding

Pro: you don’t have to worry about the weather. Since you’re in a controlled environment, you don’t have to worry about sudden rain, snow or winds that could ruin your big day. You are basically safe to assume that both you and your guests will enjoy the wedding and reception in a comfortable and safe place.

Con: limited space. Every wedding venue has a maximum capacity, due to fire codes and other safety regulations. This may very well affect the number of guests you can invite. If you want a bigger reception, then you have to look for a bigger venue, which will be more expensive. Also, there might be some restrictions when it comes to decoration, which may alter the style of your wedding.

Pro: double purpose. Some venues have the capability to double both as a reception and ceremony venue. This can save you plenty of money if you are on a tight budget. Additionally, there are the benefits of being in a position to negotiate for lower package prices, catering services and even a free valet parking.

Con: higher demand. You should take into account the availability of the venues. If your wedding is during autumn or winter, then it will be harder to find available venues for your own wedding. During colder weather, the demand rises and you shouldn’t forget about that while planning your big day.

Outdoor wedding

image-4-3Pro: wide open space. Plenty of open space makes the whole wedding more family friendly. If there will be toddlers and children present who like to run around and move a lot, then it is easier to entertain them outdoors. Outdoor venues can accommodate many fun activities such as releasing birds, balloons, butterflies or paper lanterns and you can let the kids blow bubbles and enjoy. Also, if you have chosen to have a beach wedding, you can easily limit the open space with a few privacy screens from Sydney specialists and prevent any unwanted guests or letting your kids wander off.

Con: the weather. You can never know how the weather will turn out, so rain or snow could surprise you. Even though forecasts are close to predicting the weather, you cannot entirely plan it and the elements might end up ruining your big day. That’s why you should have a backup plan in case you are planning an outdoor wedding.

image-2-3Pro: little décor needed. The very nature is already you major wedding decoration. If you have chosen to have a reception at the park, you already have pretty flowers and plenty of greenery to complete the décor. If you are having a beach wedding, then there is nothing prettier than a mesmerizing landscape of a sunset or never-ending horizon. All you have to do is decorate the tables and chairs, and your wedding ceremony and reception are completely ready.

Con: restrooms. Even though many outdoor venues have restrooms nearby, it is probable that they are a bit further from the party. Decent walks may not be an issue for your guests, but it’s always good to ask about those facilities and their situation before booking an outdoor venue. It is beneficial to have a restroom nearby if some extreme or urgent situations do occur.

There you have it. The most common pros and cons people look at when deciding on their wedding venue. Sit together with your SO and see what fits your needs the best and have the most mesmerizing wedding day ever.

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Get Prepped For A Winter Wedding

Get Prepped For A Winter Wedding

Although wedding season is typically in the summer, being a bride in the winter months can be really rather special. There’s something about cozying up to the most amazing man of woman you’ve ever met and saying I do. Summer weddings, of course, need a lot of planning; that goes without saying. But winter weddings can throw new problems and challenges into the circle. They can be breathtakingly beautiful, so it’s well-worth the extra effort. As long as you prepare properly, you should be absolutely fine. Just imagine snow on your wedding day…how utterly magical!

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  1. Shop for wedding dress accessories

One of the wonderful things about a winter wedding is that you get to shop for more than just the dress. Finding your perfect wedding dress is, of course, a dream come true. You might not want to wear a dress just because it’s warm, though – where’s the romance in that! On the other hand, though, no bride wants to spend her special day feeling freezing and uncomfortable. You get the best of both worlds! You get to shop for a dress and matching warm accessories. Consider a cure faux fur stole or perhaps some butter-soft leather gloves. There’s so much to choose from.

  1. Love the planning

Your wedding day is going to be the most wonderful and exciting day of your life. To make this special day go without a hitch, you should think about enlisting the help of a trained professional. You need a Wedding Planner! Do your research and if possible get some recommendations. A wedding planner should be someone that you would trust with your vital wedding details. They should also be able to stay very calm under pressure! It’s also great if you really enjoy their company too – that way the wedding day is fun for everyone! When everyone is having fun, things tend to run a lot smoother. Providing the planner is in control…

  1. Consider velvet

Once you have fitted your drop-dead-gorgeous wedding dress and sought out all the most perfect accessories, it’s time to think about your guy! A winter wedding is a perfect opportunity for the man to have a little fun with his outfit. Of course, you want him to be chic and handsome all the time, but winter fabrics are just that much more luxurious! Imagine his in a dark navy velvet suit with a crisp white shirt. How about a beautiful tweed jacket? Make sure you both explore the options.

  1. Make it sparkle

With the nights drawing in a lot quicker, you have the perfect opportunity to play with your wedding lighting plan! If you want to light candles, make sure the environment is super safe – no wedding day accidents allowed! Super sparkly set of fairy lights in mason jars look amazing at winter weddings. Try out different ideas before you decide and have a look on Pinterest for further inspiration. You could even add some glitter in if you like!

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Find Your Wedding Style in 4 Easy Steps

By Guest Blogger Diana S.

Find Your Wedding Style in 4 Easy Steps

 

Modern, elegant, rustic, or vintage are just some of the possible choices that will define your wedding style. Deciding on a particular one, or even opting for a combination of several different styles in order to create your unique vibe is an essential part of wedding planning. With the plethora of choices, it can sometimes be difficult to opt for the one that you’ll enjoy the most. However, with a few easy steps, you’ll be able to make the best choice.

image-2-1Look around your home

Your home is the reflection of your personality. Therefore, look around it and get a closer look at your wardrobe to see what the characteristics of your personal style are. Do you like wearing comfortable clothes, easy-going boots and fedora hats? Is your kitchen filled with vintage items and bronze and brown tones? If so, your number one wedding style choice could be rustic. On the other hand, you are maybe more of a girly type that enjoys wearing miniskirts, cute blouses and silver headbands and have a house décor in which white, ivory and rosy tones are predominant. In this case, you might be looking for an elegant and sophisticated wedding.

Find inspiration through various sources

Even if you’ve fantasized about your dream wedding since your childhood, you could never get enough fabulous ideas. Therefore, it’s time you started flipping through the bridal magazines, search the Internet and consult your friends. Bridal magazines are filled with fabulous gowns, accessories and venues that could potentially define your wedding style. Pinterest is one of the best online sources of wedding ideas. You can find inspiration for everything you need there ‒ from a dreamlike venue, through delicious food to the enchanting wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses. Sometimes thinking about weddings that you’ve been to can also help you decide what you want – or don’t want – yours to be like.

image-5-1The type of venue

One of the first things you should do, when planning a wedding, is decide on the type of the venue you’d want the ceremony to take place at. Think whether an elegant ballroom is the ideal place, or you’d rather go for a shabby chic barn. On the other hand, maybe the outdoors is a more attractive location, so a beach or a forest wedding would be just the perfect option. Additionally, you could go for a unique venue such as an ice hotel in Sweden, or even a mesmerizing waterfall in Iceland. Going to a remote destination will automatically require an intimate wedding with a small number of guests. Furthermore, don’t forget to consider the service that the venue provides. Be sure to know whether the catering services are included or if you need to think about that as well. An on-site catering will make the wedding styling unique, since the guests will be able to see how the food is prepared on the premises.

image-1-4Think About the Colours

The one element that amalgamates the entire happening is the choice of colours. A specific colour should unite all the wedding elements including the stationeries, the wedding dress, bridesmaids’ dresses, and finally the venue décor. The colour wheel could be of great help if you haven’t had any particular colour palette in mind. Subtle light shades of green, pink, peach and yellow are about the most loving tones you could include into the wedding décor. Match them with white, to fashion the gorgeous fairy tale wedding.

Choosing the wedding style is challenging but essential at the same time. You can’t have the perfect wedding unless you know what kind of an ambience you want to create. Therefore, follow the previously mentioned tips and you’ll easily figure out whether you want a rustic, modern, elegant or vintage wedding.

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