Last updated 6 months ago
There are certain myths and omens associated with weddings, some which apparently bring bad luck and some which bring good luck. Whether you believe them is up to you but here is a look at some of the most popular and what they mean:
Tears On The Day
Surprisingly if the bride cries on her wedding day it is good luck. It is said that if this happens then the bride will have cried all her tears leaving none for the marriage.
Making Your Own Dress
It is apparently bad luck to make your own wedding dress, because for every stick sewn a tear will fall during the marriage.
The Time Of Your Wedding
It is said that exchanging your vows while the minutes hand is moving upwards because the minute hand is believed to be ‘ascending towards heaven’.
Does Your Husband’s Last Name Begin With The Same As Yours?
According to this Victorian rhyme ‘to change the name and not the letter; is to change for the worst and not the better’; it is unlucky for a woman to marry a man with the same letter of his last name as her maiden name.
Dropping The Wedding Ring
Superstition is unable to make up its mind on this one, on the one hand, it is lucky because it wards off evil spirits, however on the other hand, it is said that whoever drops the ring will be the first to leave the marriage.
Rain On The Big Day
This is another tricky one – supposedly rain drops signify the tears that the bride will cry throughout the marriage and in the lucky version rain is said to be a sign of the coming of children.
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Last updated 6 months ago
Weddings are one of the most expensive celebrations you’ll ever be a part of. Although it’s not always easy to cut corners when it comes to organising the perfect wedding day, you won’t have much of a choice if you’re on a tight budget. Here are some handy tips on how to save money when planning your wedding celebration:
Talk it Out
Understanding what aspects of the wedding are most important to your partner will allow you to see where it is going to be easiest to cut costs. If neither of you are particularly fond of live music, save money by hiring a DJ.
Decrease The Size of Your Wedding Party
Gone are the days of having multiple bridesmaids and groomsmen - it’s now commonplace to have only one or two close friends in your bridal party, which can cut costs dramatically.
Rethink Your Guest List
Remember that the cost of a wedding is usually calculated per guest, so you might want to ask yourself if spending over $100 on a friend-of-a-friend that you have only met a few times is really worth it.
Pick A Cheaper Day Of The Week
Most couples choose the weekend to get married in order to make it easier for their guests, but booking your wedding during the week can significantly cut down on your costs.
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If you are planning an event that is outdoors or partially outside it is important to make sure that you consider the weather implications so that you can keep your guests comfortable.
Warm weather is lovely but when it gets too hot it can make any event unbearable. Keep your guests comfortable and free from dehydration by having lots of water available and by choosing a venue with good ventilation and air conditioning. If your event is taking place in a cold location ensure that you have a well heated facility.
If rainy weather is forecast to attend your event ensure that your venue will be able to eliminate slippery surfaces and protect electrical items such as speakers. Strong gusts of wind can damage outdoor seating and temporary structures. A good venue will always do a risk assessment and provide you with an indoor area where people can go if it so happens to rain. Remember that if lightning is present sound and lighting systems can be damaged and may even have to be dismantled or disconnected.
Humidity is not fun for anyone, not only does it make people feel sticky and uncomfortable it also destroys perfectly straightened hair. As a tip make sure your venue has good air conditioning which can dry out the humidity, also check if they have a de-humidifier (you can cover up the humming noise of one of these with your music), lastly open all doors and windows.
A waterfront venue with both indoor and outdoor facilities will be the ideal solution when faced with unexpected bad weather. Contact the Waterfront Function Centre (02) 9529 7276 to find out about the different event spaces they have on offer.
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There is no doubt that wedding colours are one of the most important aspects of a wedding reception, but they can also be the most difficult to choose. If you have no idea which colours are going to suit your big day best, consider one of these trendy colour combinations:
1 – Blush and Mauve
These colours look absolutely splendid together. They ooze elegance and romance, and will infuse an abundance of colour by adding small decorative details and touches in blush and mauve.
2 – Garnet and Tangerine
Together these colours are beautifully exotic and summery. Their vibrant combination will definitely draw the attention of your guests. Don’t go too overboard on table details, but instead use a brightly coloured tablecloth and set it off with subtle china and cutlery.
3 – Aqua and Chartreuse
These shades of blue and green are a fantastic offset for one another. Because these colours are found naturally in nature you can find them in flowers and have them in centrepieces and floral arrangements with ease.
4 – Lavender, Cream and Chocolate
When you think of cream and chocolate you should also think of cake. Think about having a chocolate cake and perhaps cream icing or butter cream and to give it a luxurious look have your cake designer paint intricate designs in lavender. For a rustic look use wicker baskets and fill them with a little lavender alongside your flower arrangement to give your venue lovely scents.
5 – Fuchsia and Navy
There are some lovely fuchsia flowers around that can be arranged into beautiful arrangements and offset with navy touches to give your venue a bold, fresh colour combination.
Planning a Wedding in Sydney?
A waterfront wedding reception venue in Sydney will look spectacular, no matter what colours you decide on. If you’re on the lookout for one, get in touch with the Waterfront Function Centre on (02) 9529 7276 to find out more and arrange a visit.
Last updated 10 months ago
Gentlemen, if your company is throwing an event and the invitation says black tie it is not an indication that you can wear a pair of black skinny jeans, a white shirt and a skinny black tie. A black tie event is exceedingly formal and it is important that you dress the part. If you are a little lost for inspiration, think James Bond.
This video gives a few simple tips for dressing for a black tie event. The most important part of picking your outfit is ensuring that you feel comfortable, you can do this by wearing breathable fabrics and also by still staying true your own individual style. You don’t need to go as far as having a ruffled shirt but as it is a formal event a black or midnight blue suit is the standard.
A single breasted jacket is the best choice for a black tie event. To jazz your suit up experiment with a bowtie, or coloured shirt, and as a great finishing touch you can even add a flower as a boutonnière in your lapel. Your trousers should be the same material and colour as your jacket. As a rule some believe that trousers should also have a waist covering which can be a waistcoat or cummerbund which looks a bit like a very wide belt. When picking shoes be sure to pick a pair that is black, comfortable and elegant.
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