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How To Plan Your Wedding
How To Plan Your Wedding Down To The Tiniest Detail
The day you slip into your white dress, walk down the aisle and exchange vows with your beloved is one of life’s extra special moments. It’s an opportunity for you to share and celebrate your love with your nearest and dearest, and to cheers to the next step of your adventure. However, planning your special day isn’t a “one size fits all” situation. Different couples will value different things when it comes to their wedding, and working within your budget can be tricky if you aren’t confident navigating the world of wedding planning.
Whether you’re in the middle of planning your big day or just starting the adventure, we’ve put together a few wedding planning tips that will help make planning every single detail of your wedding as easy as possible!
Look for ways you can make your wedding unique to you
One of our biggest tips for couples wanting a unique wedding is to dissect every little aspect of the day. If you don’t like the idea of a traditional wedding cake, forego one for cupcakes, doughnuts or ice creams instead. If you and your partner are known for throwing epic parties, why not keep the ceremony as simple as possible so that you and your guests can get to the after-party sooner? If the norms and “rules” around weddings make you uncomfortable, don’t be afraid to ignore them in favour of what will actually make you and your partner happy – after all, it’s your special day!
Select a venue that works for you
For many couples, selecting a venue is the hardest and most nerve-wracking aspect of planning a wedding. After all, it really does shape the entire day. With six uniquely beautiful wedding venues to choose from, Victoria Park can cater for intimate affairs of 50 guests right up to massive celebrations of 380 guests. Each of our venues includes stunning finishing touches (such as sparkling chandeliers or floor-to-ceiling city views) and can be styled to suit your individual theme. With private bars, exclusive outdoor decks, and all in a convenient location only 3km from Brisbane City, you won’t find a more perfect destination for your wedding.
Make it a memorable experience for your guests
While your wedding day is ultimately about you and your partner, it’s also an opportunity to celebrate with your loved ones. You know how earlier we were thinking about different ways to make your wedding unique to you? This will come in handy when planning special moments for your guests to enjoy! If you choose to have your photos taken between the ceremony and reception, why not set up a pop-up garden bar in The Orchard where your guests can enjoy custom cocktails and a playlist of your favourite love songs? Or, instead of serving classic desserts, treat your guests to ice creams cones while they boogie on the dancefloor.
Get extra help where needed – you’re only human!
One of the most important things to know before you start planning your big day is that you shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help. When you choose to host your wedding at Victoria Park, we’ll provide you with a dedicated wedding planner who will help you plan every aspect of your day and help ensure it runs smoothly. Styling and décor is another big part of your day, but if you’re not confident with your own styling skills working with a wedding stylist can help you enjoy the wedding of your dreams.
Make sure you do plenty of research on local vendors (or chat to your personal wedding planner) and put together a mood board so that you have a detailed idea of how you want your wedding to look and feel. A stylist can help bring all the details together and will help add the final touches to your venue to help make your wedding day “you”. Alternatively, with a range of styling packages on offer at Victoria Park, as well as a list of trusted suppliers, your dedicated wedding planner can take all the stress off your hands!
Plan a run sheet, but don’t be afraid to run wild
Once you’ve put all the work into planning your special day, it helps to have a run sheet (even if it’s a brief one) so that you and your bridal party, guests, vendors and wedding venue have an idea of how the day should run smoothly. Your wedding planner or photographer will typically take care of this, but make sure you run your eyes over it to make sure it suits you.
If you want to have speeches before the drinks get out of hand, plan accordingly. If you don’t want to leave the party to take photos with the bridal party, make sure you organise a pre-reception space for your guests to enjoy a few drinks and some mingling. It’s also a good idea to keep the reception plans fairly flexible – the last thing you want to do when the dancefloor is pumping is leave to organise dessert!
Do what feels right for you (and ignore everything else!)
Ultimately, the best way to plan your wedding is to do what feels right for you and your partner. Working with a venue and wedding planner that understands what you want of your special day is vital to ensuring that you enjoy the wedding of your dreams. Stay true to what feels right to you and the rest will follow!
Planning a Brisbane wedding? Read more about Victoria Park Wedding Venue. Here at Victoria Park, we are thrilled to be recognised as one of Brisbane’s most romantic and spectacular wedding venues. From our sprawling gardens and uninterrupted views of Brisbane City to private bars and tailored menus, our team of wedding planners are committed to making your planning process as seamless and enjoyable as possible.