Lilly Bridal Blog

 

While some wedding traditions fade with time, one that has endured is the old adage that a bride must wear something old, new, borrowed, and blue. Even some of today’s most modern and avant-garde brides continue to stick to this time-honoured good luck tradition. It’s also popular for some brides to double-up and find a single piece that can fulfil more than one of those categories. Here are some of the most common blue items that are often lent to brides to double as their something borrowed and something blue.

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benefits-buying-wedding-dress-online

 

These days, most women are familiar with online shopping, but you may not have considered the possibility of shopping online for the most important garment of your life: your wedding dress. While it may seem a little daunting at first to make such an important purchase over the internet, there are so many benefits to this style of shopping! Our mission is to make sure that shopping for your dream dress is as hassle-free as possible and brings you benefits you won’t get from a traditional retailer. Without further ado, here are three benefits of buying your wedding dress online.

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how to choose wedding photographer

 

Choosing the perfect wedding photographer is perhaps one of a bride’s biggest and most important decisions. After all, it is the photographer’s work that you will be looking at and enjoying the benefits of for years to come. With the natural desire to snap the perfect wedding memories also comes a lot of pressure in choosing the right person for the job. To help guide you through the process, here are a few tips on how to choose the perfect wedding photographer.

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November 21, 2017

Destination Wedding Gowns

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Destination weddings give brides the perfect opportunity to combine a thirst for travel and adventure with the love and magic of getting married. Hopping a plane to an exotic destination has all the excitement and romance of an elopement, but inviting your friends and family along for the ride also gives you the chance to include your loved ones in this important occasion. Destination weddings typically call for a more bohemian theme and gown trends for these events usually feature flowy fabrics, boho lace, or maybe even a shorter skirt. If you’re preparing for a destination wedding of your own, here are our picks for destination wedding gowns.

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centrepiece ideas

 

Flowers may be traditional wedding décor but today’s brides are thinking more outside the box when it comes to their table centrepieces. There are plenty of more budget-friendly options available that do a better job of expressing your unique personality through décor. Creating unique centrepieces are also a great option for the DIY bride who wants to get things done in advance and not have to worry about last minute deliveries of fresh flowers on the morning of the wedding day. If you’re looking to avoid the hassle and expense of floral decor, here are some unique table centrepiece ideas.

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unplugged ceremony

There’s a lot of hype right now about unplugged wedding ceremonies where guests are asked to leave their phones and cameras in their pockets and purses. In an increasingly digital and documented world, many brides and grooms see the value in asking their guests to unplug and center themselves in the moment. Unplugged ceremonies have their drawbacks and benefits. We’ve rounded up the pros and cons so you can decide if a tech-free wedding is right for you.

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incorporate each personality wedding theme

 

Weddings are all about the joining of two distinct individuals as they make the decision to share their lives with one another. As such, the ceremony and reception should accurately reflect the personalities of both the bride and the groom. Part of what makes a marriage so beautiful and special is the way that two different people find commonality and come together. For that reason, differences in taste and personality should be celebrated and incorporated into your special day. If you’re struggling with how to pair your love of Disney princesses with his Star Wars obsession, here are a few ways to incorporate each personality into your wedding theme.

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wedding-venues-perth

 

For brides on the Southwest coast of Australia, Perth offers countless stunning wedding venues. Complete with sandy beaches, riverside parks, botanic gardens, and mountains, Perth is full of natural splendour. For the urban bride, Perth also offers countless cultural attractions for your guests to enjoy before or after the wedding day including ballet, opera, theatre, art galleries, and museums. If you’re thinking of getting married in Perth, here are our top three picks for the best wedding venues in the city.

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October 17, 2017

The Magic Of A Barn Wedding

 

If you’re a bride who spends any time at all on Pinterest, you know about the magic of a barn wedding. Barn weddings have become incredibly popular in recent years as more and more brides favour budget-friendly, less-formal, and more customizable wedding days. While barn weddings are right on trend, they also offer a timeless and traditional down-home feel for the bride who wants to keep it both stylish and simple. If you’re on the fence about this trend, here are a few of the benefits that make a barn wedding truly magical.

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darwin dream wedding venues

 

Darwin might not be one of Australia’s better-known destinations, but with views of the Timor Sea and access to Kakadu National Park it is naturally a dream wedding location. Whether your dream wedding includes wilderness or waterfront, Darwin has the perfect venue for you. If you’re getting married in the Northern Territory, here are our picks for the best wedding venues in Darwin.

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October 3, 2017

Hen Night Ideas

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A hen night bash is one of the most fun ways to celebrate your upcoming marriage with your closest girlfriends. The hen night is an opportunity to let go of the work of planning your wedding and enjoy good food, great friends, and a glass of champagne! While many traditional hen nights are all about the drinking and dancing, a night at the club may not be your style. If you’re looking for an experience you’ll be guaranteed to remember in years to come, here are our hen night ideas.

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wedding venues canberra

 

This week in our Australian wedding venue series we’re stopping in Canberra. As the country’s capital, Canberra offers history and culture surrounded by forests and nature reserves. With Lake Burley Griffin in the city centre and countless cultural institutions on its shores, the city of Canberra is a beautiful backdrop for any wedding. If you’re planning to tie the knot in the nation’s capital, here are three perfect wedding venues for you to consider.

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September 19, 2017

Unusual Wedding Venue Ideas

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Today, more than ever, couples are moving away from traditional weddings and are choosing to throw a party that expresses both their individual personalities and who they are as a couple. Booking a unique wedding venue is a great way to incorporate that uniqueness and creativity into the entire experience of your wedding day. If you’re looking to step outside the box, here are a few unusual wedding venue ideas your guests won’t forget.

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To continue our regular series on the best wedding venues all over Australia, we are stopping this week in Hobart. This island city is known for its combination of historic districts like Battery Point and natural wonders like Mount Wellington. With its combination of old-and-new, natural-and-architectural, Hobart is guaranteed to have a wedding venue for you, no matter what style you’re looking for. Here are our top three picks for where to get married in Hobart.

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garden inspired marquee wedding on a budget

Wedding receptions set in a cultivated garden with a marquee tent as a centre-piece for the dinner and dancing are a classic choice that will never go out of style. A garden inspired marquee wedding theme seems to encompass everything a bride could want: romance, tradition, and the beauty of nature without the fear or getting rained-out. These lavish receptions can sometimes cause the dollar signs to add up quickly, but it is possible to throw a wedding with this theme without breaking the bank. Here are a few tips for creating that garden inspired marquee wedding on a budget.

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adelaide wedding venues

For many brides, choosing a wedding venue can be a little overwhelming. The venue is one of the biggest budget items in the entire day, so it’s important that a couple feel confident and excited about their choice of location. To help inspire our readers in Adelaide this week, we’ve collected a list of amazing Adelaide wedding venues to take the overwhelm out of your planning.

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three budget wedding ideas with a wow factor

With all the media and marketing hype out there around weddings, it’s easy to fall under the misimpression that you need to spend a fortune to host an impressive event. The truth that those marketing mavens don’t want you to know is that a show-stopping wedding can be achieved on even the smallest of budgets. Throwing a remarkable event has always been more about style than it is about money. With that in mind, here are three budget wedding ideas with a Wow Factor.

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wedding-venues-brisbane

For the Brisbane Bride, there is no shortage of magical places to tie the knot. There’s no need to settle for a run-of-the-mill wedding location when Brisbane has so many unique venues on offer. If you’re dreaming of a wedding venue that your guests will never forget, head to Brisbane to say “I do”.

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what you dont want in a wedding venue

When looking for the perfect wedding venue, it’s easy to get caught up in the dreamy details. After all, many brides have been thinking about their wedding day for years and likely have a carefully curated wish-list. However, knowing what you don’t want is just as important. Since you may not have thought of what not to look for, here are a few things you don’t want in a wedding venue.

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where to get married in melbourne

The Melbourne-based bride has so many beautiful wedding venues to choose from. With coastal views, historic architecture, and a bustling metropolis, there is a place in Melbourne to suit any type of bride, no matter what her vision may be for the big day. If you’re overwhelmed by all the choices, here are our three favourite places to get married in Melbourne.

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