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A BIG THANK YOU!

Thank you to all the lovely brides-to-be who visited our site today at the 2012 Bridal Expo in Mount Gambier. Wedding & Event Management Services look forward to working with you all to create your dream wedding!

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and if you were one of the unlucky ones who couldn’t make it then take a peek at what you missed (Courtesy of the very talented Fed Creative team).

2012 Elite Events Bridal Expo from Fed Creative on Vimeo.

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BLING WEDDING INVITATIONS

Looking for a bling to your wedding invitations – try these beautiful Jewel wedding invitations from Black Tie Wedding Invitations. It can be made in any number of ribbon colours and base card combinations.
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WEDDING RECEPTION VENUE INSPIRATION

Countless times I am asked to source unusual or different venues in our region to hold weddings or events. We are so lucky to have the Coonawarra wine region offering the best reds in Australia. With so many wineries in this area think about having your next wedding or event in a winery. Wedding photos in vineyards are amazing with autumn vine leaf colours of reds, browns and golds or the cool greens in summer. There are also many choices of barrel rooms that are steeped in history and tradition or are sleek and modern in their look and can be the perfect venue setting for your special day. I have put together this inspiration board to start your creative juices flowing……

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AMAZING WEDDING INVITATIONS

I just love finding new wedding invitations and these gems are from Papers of Distinction in Melbourne. The first one featuring the Florentine Design is my favourite – an elegantly embossed high quality invitations card with an accessory pocket for your Gift Registry or RSVP cards. There are many more designs available so have a look at their online gallery at www.papersofdistinction.com

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TRADITIONALLY WHO PAYS FOR WHAT WHEN PLANNING A WEDDING??

A while ago I read this article about who pays for what at a wedding. This advice still does apply when you are planning a traditional wedding but remember there are so many variables – whether you have been living together for a long time and already have a family, if you have been married before, what religion you belong to and what the expectations are, your own financial situation and your parent’s and partner’s financial situations – the list is endless. So only use this as a guide and bear in mind that not everyone sticks to tradition.

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Category                                                  Traditionally, who pays?

Beauty
Bride’s Hair ………………………………….. Bride
Bride’s Makeup …………………………….. Bride
Bridesmaid’s Hair & Make-up …………….Bride

Bridal Party
Bridesmaids’ Dresses & Accessories …….Attendant
Flower girl’s Dresses & Accessories ………Bride
Groomsmen’s Suits & Accessories ……….Attendant
Pageboy Suit & Accessories ……………….Groom

Bride’s Attire
Bride’s Gown …………………………………Bride’s family
Bride’s Headpiece & Veil …………………..Bride’s family
Brides Shoes & Accessories ……………….Bride’s family

Ceremony
Celebrant or Officiant ……………………..Groom
Ceremony Decorations ……………………Groom
Ceremony Musician ………………………..Groom
Ceremony Venue …………………………..Groom

Flowers & Decoration
Bride’s Bouquet …………………………….Groom
Bridesmaids’ Bouquets ……………………Groom’s family
Ceremony Flowers ………………………….Groom’s family
Flower girl’s flowers …………………………Groom’s family
Groom’s Boutonniere ………………………Groom’s family
Groomsmen’s Boutonniere ……………….Groom’s family
Reception flowers & Centrepieces ……….Bride’s family

Gifts
Bridesmaids gifts …………………………..Bride
Groomsmen’s Gifts ………………………..Groom

Groom’s Attire
Groom’s shoes and Accessories ………….Groom’s family
Grooms Suit ………………………………….Groom’s family

Honeymoon & Travel
Spending Money ……………………………Bride & Groom
Honeymoon Travel & Accommodation ….Groom
Wedding Night Accommodation ………….Groom

Misc
Bomboniere ………………………………..Bride & Groom
Rehearsal Dinner ………………………….Groom

Wedding Photography & Videography
Extra Prints & Video Copy ………………..Bride & Groom
Photographer’s Fee ……………………….Bride’s family
Videographer’s Fee ……………………….Bride’s family

Wedding Reception
Beverages – Alcoholic & Softdrink ……….Bride’s family
Reception Meals ……………………………Bride’s family
Reception Music ……………………………Bride’s family
Reception Venue …………………………..Bride’s family
Wedding Cake ……………………………..Bride’s family

Wedding Rings
Bride’s Wedding Band ……………………Groom
Groom’s Wedding Band ………………….Bride

Wedding Stationery
Invitations & Reply cards …………………Bride’s family
Thank you notes & Placeholders ………..Bride’s family

Wedding Cars
Transportation ……………………………..Groom

Wedding Planning
Wedding Consultant ………………………Bride & Groom