February 13, 2018
As we move further into the twenty-first century, wedding bells are really starting to chime for the millennial cohort. This generation is forging ahead in all sorts of areas and their independent, entrepreneurial spirit is no less on display when it comes to the planning of their wedding days. While previous generations may have been more reluctant to break from tradition, here’s how millennials are breaking new ground and claiming their wedding days as their own.
They Find Budget-Friendly Options
For the generation that came of age during a major financial crisis, there is no shame in throwing a budget-friendly bash. Millennials aren’t as worried about “keeping up with the Joneses” and are more likely to get creative when it comes to finding ways to save money. Whether it’s getting married in a friend’s backyard or getting hitched over brunch instead of a formal dinner, millennials know that you don’t need to break the bank to throw an awesome bash.
They Favour Personality Over Tradition
Rather than following every single wedding tradition down to the letter, millennials are finding ways to incorporate their unique personalities into their special days. Instead of an expensive traditional wedding cake, coffee-loving couples might opt instead for a doughnut tower or Francophiles might choose to go with a croque-en-bouche. Millennial couples are also likely to think more critically about the symbolism behind entrenched wedding traditions. These days, many young brides are choosing not to be “given away” and couples decide to make the fateful walk down the aisle together, hand in hand.
They Aren’t Afraid To Go Minimal
A lot of millennials are also embracing the current minimalism trend and incorporate that aesthetic into their wedding. Instead of buying overflowing bouquets of flowers, millennials love the elegance and class of more simple arrangements. The generation is shaving off the unnecessarily frills on their wedding days so that they and their guests can focus on what matters most.
While there is something to be said for tradition, times are changing and millennials are leading the way when it comes to new wedding trends. Are you a millennia bride? How are you claiming your wedding day as your own?
February 6, 2018
Nowadays, more and more budget conscious brides are choosing to do their own makeup on their wedding days. With so many online tutorials and cheat sheets, it’s easier than ever to achieve a flawless face without the unnecessary expense of hiring a makeup artist. Doing your own makeup is also a great option if you’re thinking of planning a destination wedding. Model Miranda Kerr recently made a big splash with her natural, glowing wedding day makeup. If you’ve been looking to recreate a similar look, here’s how you can get that timeless supermodel glow.
January 30, 2018
When shopping for a wedding ring, there are four things to keep in mind. In the diamond industry, these are known at the “4Cs” and they stand for colour, clarity, carat, and cut. While most people tend to focus on carat, colour, and clarity, cut is just as important—if not more so! The cut of a diamond plays a big role in how the other three characteristics are showcased. If you’re new to the word of diamond shopping, here’s a look at what’s currently trending in terms of that all-important fourth “C”.
January 16, 2018
If you’re a bride-to-be, no doubt you’ve been gathering beauty inspiration for your hairstyle, makeup look, and nail colour. With the help of sites like Pinterest, there is no shortage of beauty inspiration and trend-alerts available online. But aside from the traditional hair, beauty, and nail obsessions, have you taken the time to consider a holistic approach to your pre-wedding beauty list? As we all know, true beauty comes from the inside out, so taking the time to nurture body and mind together is an essential part of preparing for your big day.
January 9, 2018
Bonbonnieres are a classic and traditional form of wedding favours that are easy and inexpensive to put together for the DIY or budget-conscious bride. Traditionally, these little boxes of bonbons have been filled with colourful Jordan almonds. In Australia however, the term bonbonniere has grown to include any type of small gift or favour given to guests at a wedding. As wedding trends grow and change, bonbonniere trends have grown and changed as well. To give you some ideas of what you can gift guests at your own reception, here’s what’s trending in Australian wedding favours this summer.
December 12, 2017
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.
November 21, 2017
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.
November 14, 2017
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.
November 7, 2017
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.
October 31, 2017
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.
October 3, 2017
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.
September 5, 2017
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.
August 22, 2017
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.
August 8, 2017
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.
August 1, 2017
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.
July 25, 2017
Today’s brides are more creative than ever before and many are keen to show off their personalities with their wedding wardrobes. Adding a pop of colour to your wedding dress is a simple way of doing exactly that. A classic white or cream gown with a colourful accent is the perfect blend of tradition and trend. For inspiration, here are three ways to add colour to your wedding dress.
July 4, 2017
Bridesmaid boxes are a popular new gifting trend in the wedding world. Many brides put together a box of goodies to gift their friends when they pop the big question: “Will you be my bridesmaid?” A bridesmaid box is a fun and creative way to ask your girlfriends to share in your special day while acknowledging their important role in your life with a few little gifts. If you’re thinking of joining in on this popular trend, here are some ideas of what to include in your bridesmaid box.
June 27, 2017
Planning a wedding is notoriously stressful. There are so many choices to make and so many little details to think about that it’s easy to see how preparing for this happy event can quickly turn into an overwhelming project. For many brides, their wedding is an event they’ve been looking forward to for years and there is no reason why they shouldn’t enjoy every step of the process. Here are three tips to help you stress less when planning your wedding.
June 20, 2017
Winter weddings are becoming increasingly popular. They are a great option for the budget-conscious bride who wants to avoid the surcharges that come with getting married at the height of the summer wedding season. With celebrities and royals like the Middleton sisters donning classic, long-sleeved gowns, it’s easier than ever to envision the romance of a winter wedding. If you’re considering tying the knot in a cooler season, here are four amazing winter theme wedding ideas for inspiration.
May 10, 2017
Having a beautiful and memorable wedding doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. According to the Herald Sun, the average cost of a wedding for Australian couples is now over $65,000. With numbers like that, it’s easy to get intimidated by the potential costs of planning your special day. Luckily, it’s now easier than ever to stay budget-friendly without sacrificing your dream wedding. Here are our top tips for having a gorgeous, unforgettable, and affordable wedding.