When my husband and I were planning our first big wedding in Melbourne, I decided to make my own.
I’m a big fan of planning for weddings, and the cost of organising a traditional wedding was too high.
We decided to do our own wedding, using what we’d learnt at the workshop and the budget that we had.
We planned for everything from the size of the wedding party, to what foods we’d be serving, to where we’d get the reception.
I was surprised at how much planning went into making this happen, and what a good time it was.
But it was not a quick process.
After planning, we took down the wedding menu and looked for the cheapest food to fill the venue.
We even had the catering booked, but couldn’t find a suitable restaurant.
I then had to call a few restaurants and ask them to cater the reception for us, but they weren’t interested.
Finally, I called the wedding planners, and after talking to a few, they agreed to our plan.
We were able to organise a wedding with some of the same people, with the same budget, and a similar venue.
There were also some great ideas, and many tips that helped us along the way.
Here are some of my favourite tips that you can learn from.
Choose a good location.
There are plenty of places to have a traditional, low-key wedding in the city.
I used a small house that was near a local park.
This is a great option for couples that don’t like crowds, and couples that want to have an intimate wedding.
However, it’s best for larger weddings, so choose a place where you can easily see the whole venue and where the crowd is smaller.
Choose the right theme.
For a traditional event, a wedding should be simple and casual.
A simple theme can help you to find a venue, and you can use the same venue for every event.
For example, if your wedding is for a friend, or if you are a single couple, then it’s probably a good idea to create a new theme that fits both of your interests.
For the other types of weddings, there are more options, such as an event with a mix of couples, couples with friends and friends with friends.
Find a photographer.
The more people that are attending your wedding, the better you will be able to find the right photographer.
It’s also a good opportunity to choose a wedding photographer that has a good reputation in the industry.
Make sure you have enough flowers and a small floral arrangement.
A small floral bouquet or flower arrangements is a good way to make sure your guests get to know your venue.
However you want to get to your wedding venue, the more people there are, the bigger the crowd, and this means more flowers.
If you’re planning to hold an event for more than a few hundred people, then you need to consider whether you need a large floral arrangement, or a small one.
If your event is only for two or three people, it may be a good option for you to create one large bouquet for all of them, and use that as a backdrop for the flowers.
Get a venue map.
A venue map is essential for planning your wedding.
It can be helpful to have one for each of the venues you want your event to take place at, as well as a small map of the area where the wedding will take place.
It will also help you decide which venues are suitable for the wedding.
Have your cake.
A cake is the final element of a wedding, and is often the most expensive part of the cost.
It is often made up of various different items, which means that it’s expensive to purchase everything separately.
For this reason, I like to get a cake that I can put in the cake bag, and that I will reuse as many times as I need to.
If I make a large cake, it usually takes a lot of cake to put together.
If the cake is small, it can be easier to get all of the different pieces to fit together.
Have a big tent or tent flap.
A big tent is great if you’re using the same tent for both the reception and the wedding reception.
The smaller the tent flap, the smaller the crowd and therefore the more space you’ll have.
Have something to hang the cake on.
I have a few pieces of cake that are hanging from a large wall.
It makes it easier to hang a cake from the wall, and it also makes it a lot easier to have people watch as it’s being made.
Have someone cook the cake.
The idea of cooking a cake is simple, but it can take some time and planning.
There is no need to worry about it, as the cake cooks on a flat surface, which makes it easy to clean