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Photo by Jonathan Ong via Simone & Christian’s Wedding With the Winter chill hitting the air, it’s time to consider how to put the ‘wow’ factor into your Winter Wedding.Bring your Ceremony Time ForwardAs wedding planners, we always suggest an earlier ceremony time during non-daylight savings and the cooler weather months to take advantage of the

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Image via Wedding Expo AustraliaThere’s so much to organise for a wedding and sometimes you might be left feeling like you don’t know what’s next; that’s when attending a wedding expo will help you to know what’s out there and what is right for your wedding.At a wedding expo you’ll find a range of vendors

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Here at Polka Dot Bride, we do love our wedding planners. With an eye for elegance, what looks good and pulling together a cohesive look, wedding planners seem to have an innate sense of style. Put organisation into the mix and you have a recipe for a relatively fuss free wedding planning journey. Caitlyn of

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Image by Jenny Cuerel Photography via  Magic Moments – Love and LaughterThe Hidden value of vendor reviews Today our friends over at Brisbane City Celebrants are filling us in on why checking your wedding vendor reviews is even more valuable than you may realise.When choosing your wedding suppliers, it’s not uncommon and definitely recommended to do a little

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There’s always someone who takes on the bulk of the wedding planning load – whether it’s the bridal couple, a family member or a wedding planner. The detail and juggling can be a mammoth undertaking, not to mention the on the day coordination of vendors and guests, and setup/pack down of the reception. This is

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Image by Jackson Grant via Michelle & Clint’s Chic Wedding At The George BallroomThe 2018 International Trend Report is here and there is a lot for you to look forward to as you plan your upcoming wedding. The buzzwords for the coming wedding season are “guest experience.” The more you can incorporate different ways for your guests to

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Image by The Tsudons via Emma & Monty’s Botanical Brisbane Marquee WeddingThere is something wonderful about planning your own wedding and seeing it come to life from a Pinterest board to the big day. However, not surprisingly, there are also a great deal of things to consider: the style and scope of your wedding, the costs – in

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Image by Claire Morgan via Alex and Philippe’s Austrian Winter WeddingWhether it is an Austrian winter wedding or a surf-side Hawiian wedding you dream of, one thing for certain is a destination wedding takes a lot of effort to pull off, but they’re well worth it! Escaping the hustle and bustle of your usual surroundings and heading somewhere

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Image by White Rabbit Productions via Mel & Jamie’s Lovely Yarra Valley WeddingAccording to Australia’s largest wedding survey conducted by Easy Weddings, an average Australian wedding costs $20,913 and you must admit it’s a big number. So, before couples even start to plan their wedding, they have to deal with this horrendous figure, which can be a bit

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Melbournians are all about being on trend with every aspect of their lives so it was only a matter of time before the traditional “chicken and beef” sit down wedding reception evolved. These days, anything goes for reception styles and catering; the ever so popular long tables with feasting platters are always a winner, or

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Image by Leesa MealingRosie + James are an acoustic covers duo and DJ service based in Sydney, and they also happen to be partners in life, too! Combined they’ve been active in the music industry for almost two decades, which means they’ve worked very closely with countless engaged couples on planning everything music-related for weddings.

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Image by Kosal Ley via UnSplashStress is a series of reactions that lead people to a state of mood alteration, which can have serious consequences such as anxiety and depression. Though stress is closely linked to work, it can be present in any area of life, especially when an abrupt change in routine, such as

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Image by Florido Weddings via Courtney and Damian’s Byron Bay Barn WeddingThe mother of the bride (or groom) speech is one my favourite speeches to help out with, but it’s also one of the hardest. There is no tradition, no requirements, no box ticking of thank you’s or welcomes – you have the rare opportunity of a

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When speaking with a lot of couples in the early planning stages of the wedding, they often have the idea in their heads for a large wedding with 100+ guests. While for some this is unavoidable, due to large extended families or big groups of friends they just have to invite, it is interesting to

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Chic Rustique is a wedding planning, styling, florist and hire service all rolled into one business. You would think that would be rather a challenge for one person, but Miriam thrives on creating stunning events – whether they be a wedding or other celebration. Each bridal couple has their own story and Miriam is able

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