Monthly Archives: February 2017

Wedding Planning Questions

  • How do I match a bridal hairstyle with a particular dress neckline?

The most helpful answer to this question came from Faces Makeup and Hair who wrote:

“When choosing a bridal hairstyle, it is more important to consider what suits your face shape rather than what goes with your wedding gown.

That said, if you would like your gown’s neckline to show, consider an updo.

Always have a trial with your hairstylist beforehand to make sure both of you are on the same page.”

  • Can we ask the celebrant not to say ‘Mr and Mrs’ if I’m not taking his name?

The most helpful answer to this question came from Stephanie Bromley – Marriage Celebrant. She wrote:

“Of course you may!  I always ask my couples how they would like to be presented to their guests.

  • When I enquire with a celebrant, what should I be asking them?

The most helpful answer to this question was given by Michael Pratt Celebrant. He wrote:

“This is a great question because celebrants love to answer what you want to know.

I am presuming that you have had a bit of time to chat and feel comfortable with everyone and feel that you could make a connection and work together with your celebrant.

Apart from the obvious first question about being available on your chosen day (otherwise a lot of the questions to follow this one might seem a bit of a waste of time.. lol), you might like to ask your celebrant about what might happen in the very rare chance that they are unable to be your celebrant on the day (ie What is your Plan B?)

Celebrants will always have a Plan B, and C up their sleeves – it is in their nature to be this organised and also to ensure that you, as their client, receive the most professional service possible at all times.

The next topic for questions would center around the financials, and please do not be shy in asking – is to enquire about the celebrant’s fees and what is included (ie a rehearsal, travel, etc) deposit, final payments, cancellations etc.

  • Do I provide portaloos if my wedding is outside?

The best answer to this question came from The Vines Resort & Country Club, who wrote:

“For the convenience of your guests, this would be recommended. We can assist you with a supplier if required.”

  • How old is the cut off for kid’s meals?

The best answer to this question came from The Culinarian, who wrote:

“All caterers will have a different cut off for kid’s meals for kids of different ages. It is something that will also vary based on the type of menu you are having, for instance with a cocktail menu it can be hard to stop kids from grabbing adult canapes and so on, with a buffet, some kids will eat as much if not more than some adults.

Also, different kids have different tastes, some kids will eat the same things as adults whereas others will only eat the basic old-fashioned kid’s meals that we have become accustomed to.

It’s best to check with your shortlisted caterers to find out what their policy on kid’s meals is if you are having kids at your wedding. That way, you know what each offers and it can help you make your decision.”

Modern Songs About Love For Wedding

  1. Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
  2. Ellie Goulding – How Long Will I Love You?
  3. Jack Johnson – Better Together
  4. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
  5. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
  6. Beyoncé – Halo 
  7. Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
  8. Rascal Flatts – Yours If You Want It
  9. Alicia Keys – No One
  10. NSYNC – This I Promise You
  11. Ben Harper – Waiting On An Angel
  12. Empire of the Sun – Walking On a Dream
  13. Chris Brown – With You
  14. John Legend – All of Me
  15. Florence + The Machine – You’ve Got the Love
  16. Monica – Angel Of Mine
  17. Busby Marou – Biding My Time
  18. Powderfinger – Burn Your Name
  19. Michael Buble – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  20. Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
  21.  Beyonce – Xo
  22. Mary Lambert – She Keeps Me Warm
  23. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros AS Covered By Lennon  & Maisy – That’s What’s Up
  24. Lorde – 400 Lux
  25. Bruno Mars – Marry You
  26. The Vamps (Ft Demi Lovato) – Somebody To You
  27. Leonard Cohen – Cray To Love You
  28. Lil Wayne Ft. Chance The Rapper (NSFW) – You Song
  29. Kacey Musgraves – My House
  30. Alabama Shakes – I Found You
  31. Train – Marry Me
  32. Adele – One And Only
  33. Bright Eyes – First Day Of My Life
  34. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals – I Chose You
  35. Heidi Newfield – Johnny and June
  36. Sam Hart – Mario Kart Love Song
  37. Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up
  38. Iron & Wine – Naked As We Came
  39. Dierks Bentley – I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes
  40. The Avett Brothers – January Wedding
  41. Ingrid Michaelson – The Way I Am
  42. Meiko – Reasons to Love You
  43. Ben Folds – The Luckiest
  44. Adele – Make You Feel My Love
  45. Alabama Shakes – You Ain’t Alone
  46. Lemar – I Believe in a Thing Called Love
  47. Pearl Jam – Just Breathe
  48. James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go
  49. Adele – Remedy
  50. Tom Odell – Grow Old With Me
  51. Macklemore – Same Love
  52.  OMI (Felix Jaehn Remix) – Cheerleader
  53.  Coldplay – Sky Full of Stars
  54. Drake ft. Majid Jordan – Hold On, We’re Going Home
  55. Vance Joy – Riptide
  56. The Lumineers – Ho Hey
  57. American Authors – Best Day of My Life
  58. Ellie Goulding – How Long Will I Love You
  59. Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne – Rather Be
  60. Ben Howard – Only Love

Most Popular Adelaide Wedding Cars

  • Classic Jags

Winner of the ABIA Hall of Fame 2016 for Jaguar Wedding Transport, Classic Jags offers four vehicle styles to choose from for your special day. Adelaide’s oldest 1949 MKV Jaguar specialist, you have the choice between 1949 Mark V Jaguars, Royal Daimlers, a 1970 XJ6 Series 1 Jaguar, and a MKV Convertible. All chauffeured vehicles are air conditioned, have luxurious red or gold leather, complementary drinks, and include a red carpet, ribbons, and tulle.

  • Cloud Seven Limousines

Promising nothing less than red carpet service, arrive in style to your special day with Cloud Seven Limousines! These vehicles are driven by fully uniformed and courteous chauffeurs, and the service includes complimentary sparkling white wine or non alcoholic wine, a red carpet, and the ability to decorate the car to your liking. And, specialising in making your day run smoothly, you’re sure to have a relaxing, stress-free ride with luxurious Cloud Seven Limousines

  • Kombis4u

Voted Best Wedding Transport in South Australia at the 2014 ABIA Awards, Kombis4u offers a stylish, timeless, and fun way to travel to your wedding day. Providing a high level of service, these chauffeur driven Kombis are fully renovated for your wedding transport needs.

  • P&K Limousines

With a choice of luxury White 11 seater Chrysler 300C Limousines, and new white Holden Caprice Sedans, P&K Limousine offers to make your special day as memorable as possible. Their fully chauffeured luxury limousines are complete with ribbon, tulle, and a red carpet, and come with complimentary champagne and soft drinks on the day.

  • Baileys Limousines

An established professional limousine business, Baileys Limousines offers a choice of three different limos for your special day. A fully accredited and licensed company, these limousines provide a chauffeured service, complete with complimentary drinks, wedding ribbons of your choice, tulle, child seats for flower girls and page boys, and red carpet service on the day.

  • Carrington Wedding Cars

Promising you’ll arrive in style to your special day, Carrington Wedding Cars offers you a choice of a 1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, two 1970 Royal Daimler eight seater limousines, and two 1957 S1 Bentleys. Aiming to provide the best, this service includes fully air conditioned vehicles, a red carpet and colour trim of your choice, and a professional and appropriately dressed driver.

  • Chevrolet Impalas of Adelaide

Family owned and operated, Chevrolet Impalas of Adelaide is devoted to providing the utmost professional wedding transport service for your special day. If you’re looking to create an impact, these Chevrolet Impalas are the cars for you! Their services come with a fully accredited driver, a red carpet on arrival to your ceremony, tulle and ribbons to dress the vehicle, light refreshments, and even umbrellas! And, also offering end of evening transfers, Chevrolet Impalas of Adelaide really has thought of everything to make your day one to remember for years to come!

  • Buicks of Adelaide

A family owned business with over 20 years in the wedding car industry, Buicks of Adelaide offers a truly unique and professional service for your wedding transport. With a selection of classic 1938 Buick Sedans and a 1938 Buick Tourer to choose from, these chauffeured vehicles come with light refreshments, red carpet service, and ribbon and tulle for decoration.

  • Adelaide Chevy Hire

Family owned and operated with decades of experience in the wedding industry, Adelaide Chevy Hire offers matching white 1957 air conditioned Sedans and a Matador red 1957 Convertible for your statement arrival at your wedding. All vehicles come with white ribbons and tulle, red carpet service, and light refreshments for the bridal party.

Something Borrowed Ideas for your Wedding Day

While couples are swiftly doing away with tradition when they plan their wedding day, it seems the ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue’ ritual continues to have a strong presence. Here are some something borrowed ideas for your wedding day:

  1. JewelleryIt may be the most common ‘something borrowed,’ but this is for a very good reason. You can borrow earrings, rings, necklaces and pendants from best friends, siblings, your mother, grandmother and if you have a family heirloom that has been in the family for generations, even beyond that in the family tree. These pieces are often highly sentimental and make the significance of your wedding day really hit home as you put them on before you get married.
  2. Veil

    If you’d like to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to your look and can’t find the right veil that you absolutely love, ask around the ladies in your life and you might be pleasantly surprised.

  3. Shoes

    If you have serious shoe envy for a pair your bestie has been rocking and you share the same size tootsies

  4. Dress

    With the popularity of vintage weddings, what is old is new again so if your mother or grandmother still have their wedding gowns, this could be a great opportunity for you to see if it is something you can fall in love with. You can also borrow a petticoat, hoop, or slip if you’d like a more subtle contribution to your wedding attire.

  5. Clutch

    Unless you have a dress designed specifically with super-practical inbuilt pockets, chances are you aren’t going to have anywhere to stash the essentials for the day – lippy, tissues, maybe your phone? – without resorting to stashing it in your cleavage. So, ask around to see if there is a classy clutch you can borrow for the day. You could be the one to start this tradition for your group of friends!

  6. Cake knives

    They look positively beautiful but are used for all of 30 seconds, so if you know someone who has a cake-cutting set that you can borrow – hit them up! For additional good luck, approach the couple who will have the longest marriage on your wedding day

  7. Handkerchief

    Your spouse and the best men might be sporting pocket kerchiefs on the day, but rather than raiding one of those, ask your Dad to loan you one of his for the day to help with the happy tears that may come at any time during the moving ceremony and fun-filled reception.

  8. A song

    This is not a tangible item but consider a prominent wedding song, like your aisle walk or first dance, for your ‘something borrowed’. It might be a little on the nose to borrow a song from a wedding you recently attended, but maybe reach a little further back and see if you can pinch the song your parents or parents-in-law-to-be danced to. This will add another level of sentimentality to your day.

  9. Brooch

    Borrowing a brooch from a friend or relative is also hugely popular with brides. You can pin it to your dress or on your bouquet. If you have a lot of inspiring women in your life, you can also gather something from each of them to create a bespoke brooch wedding bouquet.

  10. Hair accessories

    Kate Middleton was fortunate enough to borrow a genuine tiara from her majesty the Queen for her wedding day, but for us common folk, you can look for a Swarovski version from someone who has already been married. If tiaras are not your thing, you can go more subtle with hair pins, or more blinged up statement pieces that your friends or relatives may have used in their weddings.