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9 Trendy Things To Have At Your Melbourne Wedding

In this age of social media domination, there is now a lot more coverage and exposure of someone’s wedding day online. This means a whole lot of sharing of ideas and concepts you might not of previously considered! Here are some of the biggest trends that we’ve seen a lot of recently that you might want to steal for your big day!   Signage with a difference Almost a prerequisite at a lot of weddings at the moment is lots of cute custom signs. They bring a lot of personality to the day, and can be a great way to…

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8 Things Running a Wedding Venue in Melbourne has Taught Us About Wedding Day Problems

In our time running a Melbourne wedding venue, we’ve seen hundreds of beautiful couples celebrate their big day and along the way we’ve heard a lot of industry horror-stories. With our experience in the wedding industry, we’ve come to understand that wedding day mishaps can happen. Yes, even with the best intentions, things can go a little pear-shaped. With that being said, we’ve noticed that there’s a set of common issues that tend to reoccur over and over. With this insight, we’re able to plan ahead and give our doting couples some advice on how best to avoid and deal…

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A Must Have Guide To Inspecting Melbourne Wedding Venues

If you talk to seasoned wedding planners, many will agree that beyond things like the dress, the photography and the food, the thing of utmost importance on your wedding day is your venue. It’s the first thing your guests see on arrival and it’s what they’ll be surrounded by for the rest of the day and night. So if you want to ensure you’re equipped with all the info you need to pick the right Melbourne wedding venue for you, read on.   Inspecting wedding venues: how to plan By this point you’ve probably narrowed down the wedding venues that…

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Melbourne Wedding Failsafe Tips For Any Weather

Whether you’re having a wedding in the midst of summer or in the middle of winter, it’s important to plan to make sure your celebrations are weather appropriate. This becomes even more relevant for a Melbourne wedding, given that Melbourne is known as a city that can often experience four seasons in a day. So, what can you do to brace yourself for all kinds of weather? Here are our best tips!   Look at wedding venues that offer a backup plan The last thing you’ll want to do is see an undesirable weather forecast a few days out from…

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Top 2017 Wedding Trends, to Look Fabulous on Your Special Day

It’s that big moment when the door opens and your husband-to-be’s heart skips a beat when he sees you walking down the aisle. Every bride wants that ‘WOW moment’ and there are so many different styles out there to choose from! As always, be true to yourself – it’s your big day so be comfortable and confident in what you are wearing. With a little bit of help from our friends at Raffaele Ciuca, we are showing you the 7 big trends to look out for in 2017. All about the sleeves  Oh, so many options! Sleeves have definitely been a…

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29 Online Tools To Give You Wedding Planning Superpowers

Planning a wedding is stressful. Let us pause for a moment while you reel from the sheer enormity of that patently obvious understatement. Lucky for you there is an enormous amount of online resources out there to drastically reduce your planning hours and stress levels. This list will show you which ones to choose from. Out ultimate list of 29 wedding tools and websites to make planning your wedding easier is a generous mix of practical tools and exceptional resources that help you get your bases covered from day one, just use the below filters to narrow down the best…

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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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