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Simple thing to decide wedding day schedule

It’s best to employ the “early to bed, early to rise” strategy here.

This will give you time to wake up with a healthy breakfast and a shower to freshen up before the flurry of activity that is about to begin.

 

The Arrivals

This is when the bridesmaids, makeup artists and hair stylists will make their way to your home if you have mobile services, or if you are meeting at a salon, it’s time for you to get a wriggle on out the door to meet everyone.

As a guide, it usually takes the bride one hour each in hair and make-up, while you should allow 45 minutes for each bridesmaid for makeup and 30 minutes each for hair.

If you have a flowergirl, allow half an hour for both hair and makeup.

 

Beauty and the Bridesmaids

Your make up artist will usually automatically go for the bridesmaids first, so you will be the freshest for the ceremony. Get them organised and into the beauty chair!

 

9.30am: Hair time

Hopefully, the hair stylist can finish up the bride’s look within an hour and get started on the Bridesmaids’ ‘dos.

 

10am: Bridal Beauty

The bridesmaid makeup should almost be done now, so it’s the bride’s turn to get beautified.

 

11am: Arrival of the documenters

If you have a photographer and/or videographer, you should get them to arrive in time to capture the final touches of the hair and makeup on camera. They can also start shooting your bridal gown and accessories before you put them on.

 

12pm: Lunch

Even though your stomach might be aflutter, sustenance is key to help you get through this day. Make sure you organise a light lunch and some water for yourself and also your bridesmaids so there is no fainting!

Smart wedding venues industrial

This chic industrial art space for events is located in the heart of South Melbourne and is the perfect spot for your dream wedding.

If you’re getting married, you want to celebrate in surroundings that reflect your personality, this is  somewhere stylish, modern, and art-conscious with an innovative combination of contemporary art gallery and function venue.
Factory 51 is Brisbane’s ultimate location for a unique wedding in its industrial chic Function Room.
The venue is nestled in inner-city Coorparoo and offers outstanding rustic and industrial character and visual appeal with rustic red brick walls, steel beams, and a dazzling chandelier coupled with polished concrete floors and a private laneway terrace.

With its imposing towers and 19th century French architecture, the majestic Pumping Station is a historic gem.

You can create a truly unique wedding here, with cocktail or seated wedding spaces and access to the steam engine room or Boiler House.

You won’t have to restrict the guest list here, with capacity for up to 450 guests.

Mt Duneed Estate is the perfect wedding venue with a difference, from large rustic dinners in the Barrel Hall, aptly named after the old wooden wine barrels which provide a unique setting for any celebration, to relaxed yet elegant cocktail parties in the Vineyard Room.
Located one hour from Melbourne and easily accessible from Torquay or Geelong, the estate caters for wedding celebrations of all sizes and styles, including romantic ceremonies nestled amongst the beautiful olive groves.
Overlooking acres of vineyards, the lush open spaces of the estate provide a perfect backdrop to stunning photo opportunities.

Engagement party plan tips

You’re set to celebrate your engagement to the love of your life and everyone is coming to party with you. But what do you wear to your engagement party?

An engagement party is all about having a good time and celebrating this life milestone with your nearest and dearest, so it’s important that you feel amazing!

Traditionally, the bride-to-be will wear a dress in white or cream that is shorter than the customary full-length wedding gown.

Most engagements typically have a cocktail dress code, calling for dresses at, or slightly above, knee-length andhigh heels, but if you are the one choosing the venue, theme and dress code, you can choose whatever you want to wear.

In this case, you can embrace traditional white or cream, or throw it all to the wind and choose something that reflects your personality. If the dress feels right to you, go for it.

Here are some gorgeous engagement party outfit styles to consider:

 

White

All white is the traditional outfit choice for brides-to-be. While it has a timeless quality, it is very “bridal” in nature, which can really make an impact at your engagement party.

This is a fun way to turn up the style factor and help you to stand out.

The best thing about them is that the options are endless and you can make a simple and comfortable dress style really pop with a print or textured element.

You can dress down by choosing a simple cotton dress for a daytime event, or dress up with a silk number for an evening soiree.

 

Bling Bling

Wedding dresses can include some beading, lace and other elegant elements, so why not mix it up for your engagement party with a stunning use of sequins and beading?

Things to do for your Hens party

Your big day is approaching and you want to celebrate with one last hurrah with the girls. But because every bride-to-be is different, one hens party does not suit all.

While backyard parties with all the quirky hens attire is still a popular go-to if you are on a bit of a budget, but there are plenty more options out there if you want to get a bit adventurous.

Here are some fun things you can do for your hens party.

You can go the pre-mix cocktail bucket and blender at home, or splurge a bit and venture out to a venue near you.

Or you could go with a company like Liquid Infusion, who specialise in hen’s parties and send their most dashing young barmen in for the occasion.

The best part about the latter option, is there is no clean-up and you can spend the evening in one spot or use your cocktail event as a prequel to other adventures later in the night.

If you like things a little sweet and more subdued, you can enjoy a cooking class with your gals. The smell of freshly baked goodies invokes a sense of fun, adventure and nostalgia in everyone, so make sure you pack a camera to capture all of the fun.

Places like The Sconery offer everything from cupcake baking to high tea classics.

 

Be flexible with your Hen’s party

Luxury Hen Parties offers a range of relaxing, fun, and wine and dine packages to send you off into married life with a smile. Offering dancing, yoga, massage, beauty, acupuncture, manicures, cheese making, flower crowns, healthy high tea, a personal chef and so much more. More and more brides-to-be are health-conscious and would love nothing more than connecting with their friends in a spiritual kind of way, like through yoga.

Tips to make wedding guests happy

When planning a wedding, it is easy to get swept up in making sure everything is perfect for the couple tying the knot. But there are some simple ways you can make sure you keep your wedding guests happy on your big day.

They don’t cost a lot, and won’t add hours of extra planning on your part, but these 10 simple ideas will keep your wedding guests happy.

 

Give plenty of notice

Weddings are a big deal and if you are having a destination wedding, or inviting guests from interstate or overseas, they will need a lot of notice of your impending nuptials so they can make the necessary arrangements to ensure they can attend.

Traditionally, invitations go out three months before a wedding, but you might like to extend that out further by sending out Save the Date cards or magnets.

This will give guests plenty of time to know when your big day is, without putting the pressure on you to have all of the details locked in.

 

Set up a website

More and more couples are setting up wedding websites because it’s an easy way to keep all of your guests up to date on the latest arrangements for your wedding.

Easy Weddings has an easy-to-use wedding website tool, where you can list travel details, maps, contact details and other information to keep your guests informed all the way through your planning, right up to the big day.

 

Location, location

If you are planning an outdoor wedding in the summer or spring, it’s nice to look for a location that provides some shade for your guests.

If your ideal location doesn’t offer that, consider hiring a gazebo or marquee for them to sit or stand under, or provide parasols for guests to provide some relief from the sun.

 

Beating the heat

If the temperatures are on their way up around your wedding date, plan ahead by arranging portable fans, extra shade and/or bottles of water for your guests.

If you are having an outdoor wedding, perhaps even provide a large pump bottle of sunscreen towards the back of the ceremony or reception set-up and get your celebrant or MC to inform guests that it is available – you don’t want your guests to get sunburn!

This will help them to enjoy your big day without worrying about melting in the process.