Common mistakes brides make

Be prepared do not be surprised by the unexpected

There are common mistakes brides make which can be avoided. We are not all born wedding planners and some of us need some guidance to pull off an amazing wedding day.

Arranging a wedding is no mean feat with managing finances, timelines, suppliers, guests and the list goes on. No wonder many bridal couples become incredibly stressed during this time. Continue reading

Small Intimate Wedding Ideas

small intimate wedding ideasBe serenaded with the benefits of down-sizing your guest list with small intimate wedding ideas and the River Deck’s wedding coordinator will help.

Most people picture a small intimate wedding with 2-20 guests. However venues can consider a wedding to be small with up to 50 guests. But as your guest list diminishes your opportunities increase. Continue reading

Confetti Alternatives For Your Wedding

confetti alternativesIt’s essential to look into confetti alternatives for your wedding as more venues no longer permit confetti if you want that “confetti shot” to complete your wedding album.

This Roman tradition that once involved throwing grains or flowers to symbolise fertility and prosperity, is experiencing a resurgence that is anything but traditional. Things like eco-friendliness, wedding themes, and colourfastness now govern choosing creative exit toss ideas. Continue reading

How to buy your Wedding Dress for less

how to buy your wedding dress for lessIt’s imperative you rationally analyse how to buy your wedding dress for less before hitting the shops or your computer keyboard. For the savvy bride, your bridal gown is one of the easiest areas to save money in current wedding planning.

Whether you’ve been drooling over a fairytale style ballgown, a bohemian beach wedding maxi, or a simple yet classic wedding style, there are many options out there to help you find your dream dress at the perfect price. Continue reading

25 Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding

25 ways to save money on your weddingWe have come up with 25 ways to save money on your wedding as the average wedding costs are beyond most peoples budget. According to the latest Bride to Be magazine Cost of Love survey the average wedding in Australia now costs $65,482. More here

Wow this is more than double the average from three years ago.

Ouch! What a scary thought for couples planning their wedding.

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered… Continue reading

Wedding Function Coordinators do Make your Day

wedding function coordinatorsWhether guiding you every step of the way or supporting you during your special event, wedding function coordinators do make your day.

The best ones make magic come to life, and keep you on track, with solutions that suit your circumstances and personality. Always on top of the game, they know all the local key wedding industry players and despite having almost seen it all, they never shy away from doing things differently or better. Continue reading

What should the Best Man Wear

best man wearWhat should the best man wear is a question best answered by considering his role and the overall theme of a wedding. After all, the best man is a key cog in wedding proceedings.

Entrusted with holding the wedding ring, he’s also responsible for making sure the groom gets to the ceremony, keeping the groomsmen in check, and complementing the bride and bridesmaids both through his ensemble and in his reception speech. Continue reading

Same Sex Ceremony Suggestions

same sex ceremony suggestionsFeel understood and be inspired with our same sex ceremony suggestions that celebrate your love. Make a promise to commit to one another and share your lives together with those whom are important to you.

Same Sex Ceremony Options

Honour your relationship and commitment to one another by having a commitment ceremony conducted by a civil servant. Although these are not currently legally binding ceremonies, they are a step many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) couples choose to take on their path of intertwining their love and shared futures. Continue reading

Wedding Speech and Toasting Tips

Wedding speech and toasting tipsWedding speech and toasting tips help to ensure you are well prepared, reduce your nerves and be able to give an unforgettable wedding speech.

So you have been given the honour to give a wedding reception speech or toast at a close friend or family member’s wedding. A wedding is a lifetime event and celebration for a couple so it is important to provoke emotion and laughter. Continue reading