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The top 10 mistakes to avoid when planning your wedding

Booking your venue before creating a wedding guest list Couples are often so excited about their wedding that the first thing they do is book a venue; understandable, since wedding venues book out so fast these days. But before you even think about doing this, spend some time compiling a guest list. You don’t want to end up booking a venue that isn’t large enough for your brood, and you don’t want to end up with too much empty and unused space either. If you compile a guest list in advance, this will also help you find the right venue…

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Set the date: reasons to plan a wedding for any season

Congratulations, you’re engaged! As a newly engaged couple, one of the first things you think about is setting a date. Whether that date is 6 months down the track or two years away, there’s a lot to consider, and one of those things is the time of year. Many couples opt to set their wedding date in summer and spring, as the very thought of chilly weather on your big day can bring on a touch of anxiety. The thing is, there’s no need to be anxious, because weddings in winter, or in any season for that matter, can be…

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The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

When you are about to get married, there is so much to think about. You need to get everything organised within a short space of time – the average engagement time is between 13 and 18 months according to a study from the Huffington Post. Here at Ballara Receptions we’re more than just a wedding venue and we can offer a full wedding solution organising all of the required providers for the big day, because of this we have a lot of experience in organising wedding providers and making sure all the elements come together. So below is our guide…

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Wedding Seating Plan Charts: The Ultimate Guide

Weddings are beautiful, emotional, joyous occasions, but they can also be a bit of a logistical nightmare. This is why you need to a good quality wedding seating plan chart to make sure everything runs smoothly. Take a look at our ultimate guide to a making a wedding seating plan chart that you can be proud of. Is a Seating Chart Really Necessary? We understand; with so much to think about at a wedding, is it really necessary to add more work to that ever-growing pile? Well, yes, unfortunately, it is, particularly if you are having a large scale wedding…

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Tips on how to pick a wedding venue

Picking a wedding venue (for both your ceremony and reception) is often one of the first things couples do once they are engaged. What kind of wedding do you want. Before you even begin to look at venues, decide on what kind of wedding you want to have – formal or informal, religious or not religious, lunch or dinner time frame, what kind of styling and theming etc. Once you have these answers you can start to narrow your search Set a budget. When you start to look for a venue, you need to consider what your budget is –…

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