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The benefits of hiring a wedding co-ordinator

The benefits of hiring a wedding co-ordinator

Hiring a wedding co-ordinator may sound like a huge extravagance; another cost to add to what is already fast becoming an expensive day. But if done right, a wedding co-ordinator can actually save you money. Not only that, but the right wedding co-ordinator will also save you time and stress – two very important things to keep under control when it comes to the big day! So how exactly does a wedding co-ordinator save you time, money and stress? We tell you how: Money: It seems like an odd concept, spending money in order to save it, but that...

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Five Things to Consider When Planning an Away Wedding

Five Things to Consider When Planning an Away Wedding

Planning a wedding is so much fun, and planning one that is away from where you live can be even more exciting. You get the double bonus of celebrating your special day, as well as having a mini holiday with your closest family and friends! But it does take a little more thought and co-ordination to plan an ‘away’ wedding, so it helps to have an all inclusive wedding package to help make things run smoothly. Here are some other things to consider to get you started: Accommodation If you’d like to hold your wedding somewhere away from...

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11 Country Wedding Ideas to Spice Up Your Big Day

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Six Tips for Planning a Vineyard Wedding near Melbourne

Six Tips for Planning a Vineyard Wedding near Melbourne

When it comes to wedding planning, the choice of venue is often one of the biggest decisions you’ll make. Vineyards are a popular option, and make for memorable wedding photos and plenty of atmosphere. If you’re considering a vineyard wedding near Melbourne, there are a few things you need to think about.  Choose the perfect setting One of the reasons vineyards tend to make such wonderful wedding locations is the atmosphere. Envisage rustic cellar doors between lush, rolling hills and charming country restaurants overlooking fields of...

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Conference Tips: Choosing the Venue and Engaging Delegates

Conference Tips: Choosing the Venue and Engaging Delegates

There’s no doubt that when holding a conference, the venue is one of the key ingredients for success. But as well as having a conference venue which is conveniently located and offers the right equipment, catering options and facilities, there’s one other essential element to a successful conference – audience engagement. Here are a few tips for engaging your conference delegates. Make every word count It might sound obvious, but the most important basis of any conference is that the information you present is valuable. Start with a...

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Dietary Needs? Discuss with Your Wedding Venue Early

Dietary Needs? Discuss with Your Wedding Venue Early

Deciding on the food for your wedding should be one of the most enjoyable aspects of planning your big day, yet it can be more than a little stressful, especially these days when so many people have special dietary requirements. Wedding venues in Melbourne and across country Victoria that offer restaurants or specialist caterers should be able to help you create a menu that’s both perfectly delectable and practical. However, they may first need a little information about you – and your guests – in order to create the perfect country...

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