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11 Country Wedding Ideas to Spice Up Your Big Day

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11 Country Wedding Ideas to Spice Up Your Big Day

Have you always wanted a country wedding that celebrates classic beauty in a glorious, natural setting? Whether it’s simple, rustic, elegant or vintage that you’re after, there are plenty of ways to achieve it. Let’s look at some of the most popular country wedding ideas relating to dress, décor, location and nostalgia. Dress This is an obvious place to start, as the wedding dress itself is often the first thing to be decided. Perhaps a classic lace or silk dress, or a vintage dress from the roaring 20s or stylish 50s? A pure and simple milkmaid gown straight from Tess of the D’Urbervilles? More and more brides are opting for the Boho look – carefree gypsy-style dress with flowers woven through the hair. It’s really up to you. Photographs This is...

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Developing a Checklist for Selecting a Conference Venue

»Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Conferences | Comments Off on Developing a Checklist for Selecting a Conference Venue

Developing a Checklist for Selecting a Conference Venue

Let’s say you’ve held a meeting and made the decision to host a conference for your business, and everyone is excited and raring to go. Well, that’s just the first step – now comes the hard work of organising it! This includes deciding where to hold it, whether to provide accommodation, how to promote it, the topics and speakers to invite, drawing up a schedule, and of course setting the budget. Drawing up checklists for the various aspects of a conference can take a lot of the stress out of the process. For example, you can make task lists for choosing speakers, scheduling, presentations, sponsors, topics, staffing, bookings, equipment required, and the venue. Let’s focus on the latter – what to consider when selecting a conference...

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Great Things to Do and See in the Goulburn Valley

»Posted by on Oct 25, 2015 in Accommodation, Restaurant & Cellar Door | Comments Off on Great Things to Do and See in the Goulburn Valley

Great Things to Do and See in the Goulburn Valley

The Goulburn Valley region is situated in the heart of Victoria centred on the Goulburn River. The region stretches from Shepparton and Kyabram in the north to Kinglake and Marysville in the south, encompassing many regional centres, small rural towns and villages along the way. There is a wide variety of things to do and see in this region, for lovers of both indoor and outdoor activities – from fine dining and visiting galleries and wineries, to fishing, hiking, mountain climbing and sightseeing. Getting around the region Much of the region had its beginnings in the gold rush of the 1850s, and many people in those days traversed the river by paddle steamer. These days, the region is easily accessible by car and rail – with VLine stations at Shepparton and...

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Seven Tips for Setting (and Sticking to) Your Wedding Budget

»Posted by on Sep 22, 2015 in Weddings | Comments Off on Seven Tips for Setting (and Sticking to) Your Wedding Budget

Seven Tips for Setting (and Sticking to) Your Wedding Budget

Your wedding is probably the biggest event you will ever organise, and of course you want to get it just right. Getting carried away can happen to the best of us though, so setting a budget is vital to ensure that you not only have a wonderful day, but that you don’t pay dearly for it afterwards! Before you dive into the preparations, here are a few tips for setting your budget, and sticking to it in the face of temptation! Decide what’s most important The size of your budget is a very personal decision, so there’s no right or wrong figure. You need to take into account how much you can realistically afford to spend, and how much you want to. Do remember that your wedding day is just the start. You are likely to want a honeymoon, and to have something in the...

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Six Tips for Arranging a Conference in a Regional Area

»Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Conferences | Comments Off on Six Tips for Arranging a Conference in a Regional Area

Six Tips for Arranging a Conference in a Regional Area

Holding your conference in a regional centre offers many potential rewards, and a few challenges. In holding your event in a regional area, you will be offering not just the information, ideas exchange and networking opportunities that an effective conference generally provides, but also an ‘experience’. If you’re on the lookout for conference venues in regional Victoria, here are a few tips to help you smoothly organise a successful event. Make logistics a priority Holding a conference outside any metropolitan centre brings issues of logistics front and centre. It’s important to consider how easy it will be for delegates and staff to make their way there. Think about public transport options, and driving times, bearing in mind that most people will be...

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