Covid-19

  • Follow These 3 Tips to Have the Most Magical Intimate Wedding

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    Fan of intimate weddings? Well, no problem, even if you’re not and want to host it because of the given world circumstances, trust us, with some of these following tips, you’ll definitely love how your small wedding can be the most magical experience you’ve ever had!

    Personalize Your Wedding Items

    A micro wedding means you will not have lots of guests and people to take care of. So, why not make proper arrangements for the ones that are going to come? With a short guest list, you can customize nearly everything for them. From their wedding invites, seating arrangements to their food plates, everything can be set according to how they’d love it. That’ll surely leave them in awe and admiration for your care and devotion to make their experience memorable!

    Newlyweds and friends open a bottle of champagne posing on the green lawn

    Lesser Guests, More Budget for Fun!

    With fewer guests on your list, you’ll have more money to spend on your desires. For example, you can arrange a splendid bouquet for yourself, wear your favourite designer outfit, arrange captivating food dishes and entrance ideas, a creative bar and a lot more! So, what do you think now? Isn’t hosting a small wedding blessing in disguise? In fact, it’s going to be the best event you’d ever planned, because of the possibilities of things you can do.

    Why Not Give a Treat?

    With more money left on your plate, you can plan a proper food treat for your guests at your wedding. One idea is to offer each of them their favourite dishes, or you can simply arrange a buffet and let everyone have fun at your most enchanting and intimate wedding.

    Final Words

    An intimate wedding is something that ends up giving lots of magical moments to couples. You get a chance to celebrate your day with the people closest to your heart. That not only makes you host a splendid micro wedding but also gives you a chance to live your day to the fullest in the most relaxed environment! 

  • Why should you have an intimate wedding even after Covid!

    Happy bride and groom dancing and celebrating at wedding reception with friends holding sparklers

    If the pandemic has taught us anything it is that everything revolves around the people whom we genuinely care for. In a nutshell, that is what intimate weddings are all about, celebrating love with your closest ones. Tying the knot in such an intimate affair gives you an opportunity to savour every precious moment and revel in candid joy – without being overwhelmed by tons of attendees. But what else can you gain from opting for a small wedding? Let’s dive in!

    Less stress

    Even though stress is not an option when working with a top-notch wedding planner, intimate weddings will relieve you from any additional stress. That includes drafting an extensive guest list and spending countless nights thinking who will sit where.

    People toasting wine glasses
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    The option to pick a meaningful wedding venue

    Remember that place where you had your first date? Or where you celebrated an important milestone of your love story? While with larger receptions you have limited opportunities due to capacity, with an intimate wedding you will have a palette of opportunities to choose from. But this time, you can select a venue that has a profound meaning for you both.

    Darling, it’s all about the details!

    Micro weddings elevate the whole guest experience which gives you an opportunity to show your appreciation for their attendance. You can handwrite beautiful and caring notes, curate special favours and include personal touches with creative table place cards. There are a whole plethora of opportunities to infuse your personality in every single detail.

    Man and woman kissing
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    Heartwarming guest experience

    Having an intimate wedding will give you the chance to include your guests in the course of wedding events throughout the day. For example, you can include them all in your ceremony by having them read a verse from a reading. Furthermore, instead of having a reception, make it a dinner party – that will create a cosy vibe and an intimate ambience that they will surely appreciate.

    You can make it a whole weekend celebration

    With micro weddings comes this amazing opportunity to organize more activities and spend quality time with your favourite people. In order to awe-inspire them even more, you can easily plan a destination wedding that they will never forget!

    Whether you choose to have an intimate wedding or an event of your own preferences, we are sure it will be extraordinary and magical! To plan it to perfection, get in touch with us for we are too excited to learn every bit of your love story and realise your dream vision!

  • How To Plan a Stress-Free Wedding During a Pandemic

    It’s 2020 and in the middle of a pandemic your partner just asked you to spend forever with them! Now the question: how do I (and should I?) start planning a wedding during a pandemic…and make it stress-free?

    Below we’re sharing some of our tips for saving your sanity while planning your nuptials (and no, a pandemic shouldn’t stop you!)

    Hire a Wedding Planner

    We may be a bit biased but it is one of THE best investments you’ll make! You know that one corner of your house that collects clutter and the sigh of relief when you finally organize it? When you invest in a wedding planner, we’re that sigh of relief. We will be your go-to for questions, styling, and flawlessly executing your vision. Plus, with regulations constantly evolving, we can be the point of contact in the event of needing to make any adjustments. Say hello to your new best friend!

    Start your dress shopping online

    If you’ve created that dream dress board on Pinterest, now is the time to kick that dream into reality! Think about what silhouettes and details you are attracted to and start making a list of gowns you think you’d like to try on.

    Tip: Don’t overwhelm yourself by booking tons of appointments, you’ll end up confusing yourself trying on dress after dress (yes, we know it’s fun!) If you insist on visiting a few shops, stick to a maximum of 3. Trust your stylist, when you put on “the one,” you’ll know!

    Go the digital route

    Designing the perfect invites, custom calligraphy, beautifully lined envelopes. While it’s a nice touch, it can also take a toll on your budget! By choosing the digital route for your invitations (which can still be customized just like paper invites), you can kiss goodbye tracking down RSVP’s, as well as easily make changes with a click of a button.

    Pick a venue that offers an all-inclusive package

    If you thought the venue was just the space to hold your event and the rest was on you, think again! Many venues offer an all-inclusive package which can include your tables, chairs, dance floor, and more! Rentals can add up quickly so not only will you save time finding vendors to rent these items from, but also money!

    Just because a venue offers an all-inclusive package, doesn’t mean you HAVE to use what they offer. If you would rather rent your own chairs, go for it! Just ensure to communicate this with your vendor and brainstorm with your wedding planner as they can point you in the direction of vendors they love and trust!

    There it is, some of our top tips on planning a stress-free wedding during a pandemic! If you’re reading this after the pandemic, you can still put all of these tips to use when planning your day. Darling, don’t panic, we’ve got your back! Are you ready to bring your dream wedding to life? Download our information packet and let’s get to planning!

  • How to plan a stress-free wedding during a pandemic

    It’s 2020 and in the middle of a pandemic your partner just asked you to spend forever with them! Now the question: how do I (and should I?) start planning a wedding during a pandemic…and make it stress-free?

    Below we’re sharing some of our tips for saving your sanity while planning your nuptials (and no, a pandemic shouldn’t stop you!)

    Hire a Wedding Planner

    We may be a bit biased but it is one of THE best investments you’ll make! You know that one corner of your house that collects clutter and the sigh of relief when you finally organise it? When you invest in a wedding planner, we’re that sigh of relief.

    We will be your go-to for questions, styling, and flawlessly executing your vision. Plus, with regulations constantly evolving, we can be the point of contact in the event of needing to make any adjustments. Say hello to your new best friend!

    Start your dress shopping online

    If you’ve created that dream dress board on Pinterest, now is the time to kick that dream into reality! Think about what silhouettes and details you are attracted to and start making a list of gowns you think you’d like to try on.

    Tip: Don’t overwhelm yourself by booking tons of appointments, you’ll end up confusing yourself trying on dress after dress (yes, we know it’s fun!) If you insist on visiting a few shops, stick to a maximum of 3. Trust your stylist, when you put on “the one,” you’ll know!

    Go the digital route

    Designing the perfect invites, custom calligraphy, beautifully lined envelopes. While it’s a nice touch, it can also take a toll on your budget!

    By choosing the digital route for your invitations (which can still be customised just like paper invites), you can kiss goodbye tracking down RSVP’s, as well as easily make changes with a click of a button. 

    Pick a venue that offers an all-inclusive package

    If you thought the venue was just the space to hold your event and the rest was on you, think again! Many venues offer an all-inclusive package which can include your tables, chairs, dance floor, and more! Rentals can add up quickly so not only will you save time finding vendors to rent these items from, but also money!

    Just because a venue offers an all-inclusive package, doesn’t mean you HAVE to use what they offer. If you would rather rent your own chairs, go for it! Just ensure to communicate this with your vendor and brainstorm with your wedding planner as they can point you in the direction of vendors they love and trust!

    There it is, some of our top tips on planning a stress-free wedding during a pandemic! If you’re reading this after the pandemic, you can still put all of these tips to use when planning your day. Darling, don’t panic, we’ve got your back!

    Are you ready to bring your dream wedding to life? Download our Information Pack and let’s get to planning!

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  • How to keep your wedding Covid-safe in Australia

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    It’s such an uncertain time with weddings, with ever changing requirements that vary state by state.

    A lot of our clients are postponing with the help of our wedding planning team, but we know a lot of you have made the decision to power ahead with your existing date but are unsure what is a Covid-safe plan for your wedding, what the requirements are and how to make sure you’re still having a wonderful event.

    It’s so confusing right?

    Should you choose to go ahead with your event during the current Pandemic, your Darling Don’t Panic wedding planner will work with you to ensure you meet the current requirements and have the most amazing wedding you can.

    It’s part of our job now to know, understand and enforce the relevant Covid-safe plans for your day and that of all suppliers involved.

    For your own reference, please refer to the below for direct links to the most relevant information in your state in Australia

     

    Should you wish to enlist the assistance of one of our wedding planners to help you with your Covid-safe wedding or wish to have our help to postpone or change your current wedding plans, we would be more than happy to help.

    Simply download our Information Pack to find out more and get started.