Posts tagged wedding planning
Marquee Wedding Reception Styling Ideas!

Marquee weddings are the perfect option for couples wanting to create their ultimate wedding day from scratch. We’ve recently shared our complete guide to the planning and logistics involved in a marquee wedding... but what about the styling and decor?

When it comes to marquee reception styling, there really are no rules! With a blank canvas to work from, you can design a wedding that truly represents your own personal style. From furniture and decor through to flowers, lighting and signage, each detail can be specifically chosen to bring your ideal wedding vision to life.

Over the years, we’ve seen some seriously beautiful marquee weddings - so thought we’d compile a few of our favourite styling concepts to get you started! Keep scrolling for some marquee styling inspo from recent celebrations, including colour palettes, furniture hire and more.

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Cocktail vs Sit-down Wedding Receptions: Costs Involved and Things to Consider

Planning a wedding involves endless decision making. Spring or summer? Big or small? Beachfront celebration or hinterland escape? No matter where or when you’ve decided to host your special day, one of the trickiest decisions can actually be choosing between a cocktail or sit-down wedding.

Personally, we love both options equally, although there seem to be some misconceptions out there surrounding the differences in costs and logistics for each one. So, we thought we’d talk you through each style to help you make your final decision.

If you’re currently torn between a cocktail or sit-down wedding reception, keep the below tips in mind to choose the best fit for your celebration.

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When to Hire Furniture For Your Wedding: A 12-Month Timeline!

Throughout your wedding planning experience, it can seem like there are endless things to organise before the day - especially when it comes to locking in all of the suppliers and products you’ll need to bring your wedding to life. So where exactly does furniture hire fit in?

“When do I need to hire furniture for my wedding?” would have to be one of our most frequently asked questions, and after helping hundreds of happy couples over recent years, we have a general timeline that we recommend based on our previous experience.

Keeping in mind that some furniture items book out faster than others, this timeline is basically a rough guide on which furniture items you should lock in first, and which pieces can wait until you finalise your plans. If you’re currently wondering exactly when to hire furniture for your wedding, keep reading for our suggested 12-month guideline to get you started!

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Everything you Need to Know About Table Layouts!

One of our most frequently asked question is hands down – "how many guests do your tables seat" or "how many tables will I need for ‘x’ amount of guests". It's definitely something that you want to take the time to think about properly – too many tables and you'll lose the sense of intimacy with so much empty space, but not enough tables and you may have some floating guests without a seat!

If you're currently trying to determine how many tables you'll need for your wedding reception, keep reading as we walk you through some different floor plan options and things to consider before making a final decision.

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Planning Tips | Where to Begin with Hiring Furniture for Your Wedding | Furniture Hire Checklists

Planning a wedding can definitely feel overwhelming during the early stages. As a bride-to-be, it’s probably the first time you’ve ever had to organise a big event, let alone your very own wedding - a.k.a one of the most important days of your whole entire life (no pressure or anything!).

Check out this helpful blog post where we help you create your very own furniture hire checklist - along with giving you some furniture hire tips and tricks along the way.

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Real Wedding | Kathryn + Dylan | Marquee at Private Property, Brisbane

We have been getting SO much love for Kathryn + Dylan's beautiful wedding photos across our social media channels, and when you see the complete day unfold it's easy to see why. Talk about a showstopper wedding!

Bold colours, lush florals and a dream team on board - check out the blog for more from this marquee wedding in Brisbane, along with our top tips on recreating this look. x

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Real Wedding | Ashley + Alex | Mt Pleasant Community Hall

 This beautiful country-style wedding at Mt Pleasant Hall is a true reminder of what weddings should be about - love, family, friends and celebration. After waking up to flash flooding, crazy weather and no hot water, Ashley and Alex along with their amazing team of suppliers overcame the odds to create one seriously gorgeous wedding.

More beautiful imagery from Dean Raphael on the blog, along with some wise words from the bride on dealing with last-minute dramas, trusting your wedding suppliers, and focusing on what's really important! 

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Deux Belettes | Byron Bay wedding venue

We are pretty lucky to work with some incredible venues across the beautiful Byron Bay region. 

One of our favourites? The unique chateau and guest-house at Deux Belettes

From traditional sit-down receptions and marquee weddings to elegant cocktail parties, it's safe to say this beautiful venue is best suited for the sophisticated Byron bride. We spoke to venue manager Sharon and wedding planner Hayley from The Wedding Series to get some insight behind the venue inspiration and their memorable moments - and we definitely received some colourful stories in return!

Read on for more stunning imagery and some wise words from the Deux Belettes team!

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Real Wedding | Britt + Dan | The Orchard Estate, Byron Bay Wedding Venue

Every time we work alongside the powerhouse team at The Events Lounge, we know that some serious magic is going to be created. Britt + Dan's beautiful Byron Bay wedding at The Orchard Estate was no exception!

More gorgeous imagery on the blog, along with our top styling tips to recreate this look.

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