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Wishes for Bride and Groom on a Wedding Day
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Wishes for Bride and Groom on a Wedding Day

Are you still trying to figure out what to write on a wedding card?

The wishes for the bride and groom are sent through cards on their wedding day. Wedding wishes can vary depending on whether the bride or groom is your family member, friend or co-worker. A great wedding message should be sentimental, sweet and tailored to the couple. Here is a guide, with specific examples, on wishes for the bride and groom on a wedding day.

Formal wedding wishes

You can use the theme of the ceremony to express your happiness for the bride and groom. For example, you can write: “Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be part of this wonderful day. Wishing you all the best in life as you embark on this wonderful journey together.”

Casual wedding wishes

It is acceptable to write a more casual wedding message in the card, regardless of who the recipient is. You can keep your wishes short and sweet, like “Best wishes!” or “Congratulations on your wedding!”

Funny wedding wishes

You can also write a funny message on the card that you think will make the couple laugh, as long as there are no offending jokes. Examples are “Be super good to each other” or “Thanks for inviting us to join in the fun as you get married. Big congrats!”

Religious wedding wishes

Religious wedding wishes include God and quote scripture. Consider the couple’s beliefs and practices and customize their message. Christian examples can be: “Love is patient. Love is kind. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4-13” or “Congratulations on your wedding! May God bless you and your union.”

Wedding wishes for a family member

You can choose to go general or very personal depending on how close you are to the family member. You can write: “Best wishes on your union and a warm welcome to the family!” or “Great addition to our family. I am so happy to celebrate with you. Hearty congratulations!”

Wedding wishes to a friend

You can choose a wedding wish for your friend based on how funny, serious or personal your relationship has been. You can write: “In all the times that we have known each other, this is a great joy to be part of your wedding celebration. You deserve the best love with your new (husband/wife).”

Wedding wishes to a co-worker

For your co-worker, you can go with the general wording, for example: “Congratulations on your wedding! Now, when you are on your honeymoon, do not even worry about work!”

Discuss your wedding ideas and more with Clarence House events experts

Make an appointment with Clarence House professionals for all your wedding ideas and plans. With over sixty years of experience in hosting thousands of weddings, Clarence House knows exactly how to make your wedding event more intimate, special and memorable. Call us today on (02) 9750 3555 or (02) 9789 1662 or send us an email at admin@clarencehouse.com.au
best flowers for june wedding
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List of the Best Flowers for June Wedding

Are you wondering which wedding flowers to choose for June?
June is a great month when it comes to wedding flowers as there are so many fabulous options at this time of the year. However, choosing the perfect wedding flowers that fit your style and match your colour choice can be overwhelming, especially when the choice is so huge. Here is a selection of the best flowers for a June wedding.


Roses thrive well in hot, humid weather and can take centre stage during the month of June. The large variety of scented roses will give you a more natural, garden style flowers.


These trumpet-shaped blossoms have a strong fragrance and can give a wedding bouquet of flowers that looks contemporary. The flowers can be used to add height and additional structure too tall centrepieces.


These tall beauties will lend a country-garden feel to wedding arrangements and create a wow factor when placed in a vase. They come in all shades of blue from powder to cobalt and navy, and most colours are at their peak from the month of June.
Delphinium flowers can be incorporated into ceremony or reception arrangements, as well as arm sheaf bouquets.

Bishops flower

This delicate flower looks like cow parsley, is a great choice when it comes to the best flowers for a June wedding. The flowers hold better in the vase and the dainty heads will dance above the bigger flowers, creating a lightness and meadow feel.


These are pink or purple flowers on a vine. The larger heads on the vines will enable the florist to create movement and interest outside the main body of the flower arrangement.


Daises are one of the cutest and most versatile blooms that will bring life to your June wedding flowers. There is nothing more cheerful than a vase full of daisies, which can pair well with yellow flowers. Daises are lovely flowers for a casual wedding.


The scent of lavender is very unique and one should be familiar with the scent before choosing lavender for a bouquet. The flowers make a good choice for scattering from a flower girl’s basket.


Yarrow comes in yellow tones, as well as white, pink, and red and is attractive, adding a pleasant scent to wedding flower arrangements. The cut flowers last as long as three weeks, so brides can take these home to grace their tables after the wedding ceremony.

Where to go for your wedding flower arrangement and advice?

Call Clarence House today. With over sixty years of experience in hosting thousands of weddings, we know exactly how to make your wedding event unique, special and memorable. Call us today on (02) 9750 3555 or (02) 9789 1662 or send us an email at admin@clarencehouse.com.au
Why You Should Hire a Wedding Planner in Sydney
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Why You Should Hire a Wedding Planner in Sydney

Do you feel overwhelmed by the thought of planning a wedding? Are you still debating whether you should hire a wedding planner or not?
Planning a wedding can be very stressful as it is a continuous process of managing and solving all sorts of issues. A wedding planner is a professional consultant who can assist you with every task involved in planning your wedding, making the wedding process much easier and more enjoyable. Here is why you should hire a wedding planner in Sydney.

Taking off responsibilities off your shoulders

Preparing for a wedding can eat up a great deal of your time. Having a planner enables you to let go of those time-consuming responsibilities to a professional. Your wedding planner can take care of scheduling appointments, dealing with vendors and work through the nitty-gritty issues of your day.

Staying within your budget

Most couples work on a set-out budget and timeline. A wedding planner can help you get the most for your money and stick to your budget by getting you the best deals. He/she can help you determine what items can be cut from the budget. Hiring a good wedding planner will help you get things done according to the plan and keep you on schedule. 

Professional advice

A wedding planner will provide unbiased and creative feedback that may not come from anyone else. He/she can guide you through any tricky situations that may arise during wedding preparations.

Fresh ideas

Sometimes it may be difficult to come up with fun and unique style or theme ideas for your wedding. Professional wedding planners have countless brilliant and original ideas that can give you an unforgettable wedding experience.

Have trusted vendors

This is one of the best reasons why you must hire wedding planners. A wedding planner can recommend and help you secure the best vendor without you having to go through a lot of contracts and paperwork. He/she will negotiate deals that you would not get otherwise since they have ongoing relationships with most local vendors.

Minimize stress

Another huge benefit of hiring a wedding planner is that he/she can get rid of the stress that you may feel during the planning process. He/she will take care of your venue bookings, catering, transportation, photography, vendor hiring, invitations, return gifts, and everything else.

Curate all events

On the actual wedding day, it is convenient to have your planner take command of the venue and vendors, coordinate logistics, and make sure that everything runs smoothly. He/she will be the first one on the scene to fix any issues that may come up, leaving you to relax and enjoy your special day with loved ones.

Looking for a professional wedding planner to hire?

Call Clarence House today. With over sixty years of experience in hosting thousands of weddings, we know exactly how to make your wedding event unique, special and memorable. Call us today on (02) 9750 3555 or (02) 9789 1662 or send us an email at admin@clarencehouse.com.au
10 Amazing Wedding Vows and Rituals for Your Wedding Ceremony
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10 Amazing Wedding Vows and Rituals for Your Wedding Ceremony

Wondering how to word your vows and express your union? Relax and read on.

We have witnessed couples exchange vows in a variety of ways. We have also seen many interesting rituals that couples perform to symbolically unite them. Some choose to write their own vows while others simply pick from those provided. Wedding rituals can be personalized too. Here is a handy guide on 10 amazing wedding vows and rituals.

Choosing Your Marriage Vows

Your wedding vows are such an important part of your marriage. You can ask other married couples for tips on how to write your own vows or you can adapt the traditional ones to make them personal to you. Vows can be short and to the point. In Australia, certain words must be included in your vows to ensure your marriage is legal.

Saying Your Vows

To make sure you do not miss any word, you can repeat your vows after your officiant or you can read them from a card. Writing down your vows is the preferred way of doing things but you can choose to memorize them if you want. However, if you decide to memorize your vows, just make sure you’ve given your officiant a copy so they can help along if you forget.

Sand Ceremony

The symbol of sand is a popular wedding ritual for many weddings ceremonies, especially when the couple has children. Different colored sands are poured into a vessel, creating unique patterns which symbolize the coming together or blending of families.


A handfasting ceremony or tying the knot symbolizes the making of a promise or a covenant. Many versions of handfasting exist and you can create your own version.

Rose Ceremony

The rose is a symbol of love and can be used by combining colors, such as white to represent your pure intentions and red to represent love.

Wine Ceremony

Many versions of the wine ceremony are available, such as the one where you seal love letters to each other into a box with a bottle of wine to share later on or toasting each other with wine.

Coin Ceremony

This is a ceremony where one partner drops coins into the other partner’s hands. This symbolizes the promise to help provide for each other. Your partner then drops the coins back into your hands, to symbolize the sharing of your earnings and wealth.

Cord Ceremony

Here, the cord, which is in a figure of eight, is looped over the shoulders of the couple. This symbolizes infinity and unity.

Candle Ceremony

Lighting a candle or candles is popular with couples today. In this ceremony, the bride and groom light the large candle together using the pre-lit small candles.

Wishing Tree Ceremony

The guests are given cards to write their wishes and hopes for the couple’s future and they hang these on a tree.

Who to Contact When Wedding Planning

Book an appointment with Clarence House for help with choosing a wedding venue. With over 30 years of experience hosting thousands of weddings, Clarence House knows exactly how to make your wedding event unique, special and memorable. Call us today on (02) 9750 3555 or (02) 9789 1662 or send us an email at admin@clarencehouse.com.au

Know What Happens at a Wedding Reception
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Know What Happens at a Wedding Reception

Are You Wondering How You Can Schedule Your Reception?

Although they may be some formalities, like cutting the cake and throwing the bouquet, the main point of the reception is to party. The reception adds to the good memories of a wedding. It is therefore important to plan and know in advance what to expect. Here is what typically happens at a wedding reception.

The Arrival of Guests at the Reception

After the wedding ceremony, the couple, bridal party, parents and close family members usually take their pictures at a different location while the guests get to the reception. You need to work with your DJ and reception venue manager to determine the best order of events. As the guests arrive, they are welcomed with a drink and some snacks and are shown their seating arrangement. A gift table is also available for guests to place their wedding gifts.

The Arrival of the Bride and Groom

Most people hire a DJ who creates the perfect ambiance for the venue and the couple’s entrance. The entrance of the couple and their bridal party to the reception is announced and they can go ahead and take their seats at the head table.

Time for Speeches

The master of the ceremony begins by welcoming everyone and toasting the bride and groom. He then invites the best man to thank the bridal team and shares a bit about the bride and groom. The bride’s father also makes his speech followed by the groom.

Food is Served

The wedding party is usually served first, then the rest of the guests. If a buffet is served, there should be someone to direct the guests to the meal to maintain order. However, many couples choose to have the food served at the table.

Dance Floor Opens

After the meal, the bride and groom have their first dance to a song of their choice. Their parents then join in, followed by the bridal party. The floor is now open for everyone to come and have fun. During this time, the bride and groom may also choose to toss the bouquet and throw the garter.

Cutting of the Cake

The couple cuts the wedding cake together and feeds each other, and then the flower girls hand out to the cake to the guests.

Goodbye Song

As this song plays, the couple moves from seat to seat, thanking each and every guest. The couple leaves to a hotel and then takes off to their honeymoon destination. The guests may choose to dance or may start leaving too.

Where to Go for Your Wedding Event and Best Reception Venue

Clarence House boasts two world-class wedding reception venues that are a must-visit. With over 30 years of experience hosting thousands of weddings, Clarence House knows exactly how to make your wedding event unique, special and memorable. Call us today on (02) 9750 3555 or (02) 9789 1662 or send us an email at admin@clarence.com.au
Top 6 Wedding Trends Every 2019 Bride Should Know About
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Top 6 Wedding Trends Every 2019 Bride Should Know About

Are You a Bride About to Get Married in 2019?

Here are the top 6 wedding trends that every bride intending on walking down the aisle in 2019 ought to know.

1. Here Comes The….dress

2018 had its fair share of weddings, with the highlight being the royal wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle. And for brides hoping to get married in 2019, all eyes were on the dress. Duchess of Sussex’s wedding dress did not disappoint. It featured an elegant open boat neckline, three-quarter sleeves, and a train of sizeable length. The dress has continued to inspire, and as you shop, there’ll be no shortage of similar dress trends on the market.

2. Colourful Floral Bouquets

We for one are happy to see colorful floral bouquets trending once again. Recent wedding seasons have seen brides opting for muted colour palettes for both their bouquets and their main centrepieces. However, it seems colour is back in the game and it promises to be a really bright 2019 wedding season, indeed.

3. Eco-Friendly Décor

There has been a recent upsurge in couples looking for more eco-friendly décor and stationary options. A lot of couples looking to get married are making environmentally friendly decisions regarding their big day. This includes choosing wedding invitations made from recycled paper, opting for cutlery and paper plates that can be recycled, as well as for settling for less synthetic décor and more shrubbery and flowers.

4. Radical Food Choices

Gone are the days when weddings were strictly a traditional affair. Today, people understand the concept of hosting a wedding their way. For this reason, we’ve seen more couples break away from the expected meal arrangement of having a traditional formal, sit-down meal. Hire a food truck! Serve your food buffet or cocktail style! Enjoy the freedom of throwing your wedding, the way you want it. Remember, your wedding, your rules.

5. Statement Wedding Cakes

Now you can have your cake and eat it too! If you’re going to splurge on one thing, you might as well make it the cake. In 2018 we saw a lot of interesting wedding cakes and desserts. One thing that was clear to see was that couples seemed to have no qualms about splurging on their cakes, and the bigger the better. The trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down, and will likely continue all throughout 2019.

6. Balloon Walls

We’ve all heard of flower walls, but have you heard of balloon walls? Balloon walls seem to be all the rage this wedding season, because of the numerous ways in which you can get creative with them. If you don’t want to simply float balloons into your reception hall, then consider getting fashioned into a monogram featuring you and your partner’s initials.

Discuss These Trends and More with Our Clarence House Gurus

Clarence House boasts two world-class wedding reception venues worth touring. If you’re in the hunt for a wedding venue, book an appointment with us today. You can call us and talk to one of our friendly staff members on (02) 9750 3555 or (02) 9789 1662 or send us an email at admin@clarencehouse.com.au

6 Types of Wedding Ceremonies You Should Know – Clarence House
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6 Types of Wedding Ceremonies You Should Know – Clarence House

Are you trying to decide the style of your wedding Ceremony?

When it comes to wedding ceremonies, there are many options available such as religious, interfaith, non-denominational and civic ceremonies.
A religious wedding ceremony and marriages blessed by the church are still a choice for many couples. However, others opt to skip the religious part entirely and just have a civil ceremony, write their own romantic wedding vows, and personalize their ceremony to meet their own desires. Here are six different types of wedding ceremonies.

1. Religious Ceremony

If faith and religion are a strong part of your life, you are most likely going to choose a religious ceremony.
Most of the religions are licensed to conduct a religious wedding ceremony. This is legally binding, but for some faiths, a civil ceremony will also be required. In most religions, attending counseling or pre-marital classes, as well as attending weekly religious services for a set period of time before the wedding, is a requirement for the couple.

2. Interfaith Ceremony

An interfaith ceremony allows partners from different religions to celebrate their union, instead of getting married in one place of worship. A specialist person can assist in ensuring that the ceremony reflects both religions and cultural practices.

3. Non-denominational Ceremony

In a non-denominational ceremony, different celebrants may be involved and there is a reflection of some religious spirituality. However, the ceremony does not stick to one religious denomination or religion in particular. This wedding ceremony is an option for couples who have a general religious or spiritual belief but have no affiliation to one particular type of church or religion.

4. Civil Ceremony

A civil ceremony is usually a small, non-religious ceremony that is officiated by a registrar. It is held in a town or city hall, or any other place that can legally hold civil ceremonies. The only people who must really be present for a civil ceremony are the bride and groom, the civil official, and the legal witnesses, but a small bridal team, friends, family and someone to give the bride away, may also be present.

5. Humanist Ceremony

Humanists do not believe in God but believe that they can be good and loving members of society by simply following the strong moral codes of society, without adhering to any religious codes. In this case, couples exchange their own written vows that speak of their love and promises to each other and also exchange rings.

6. Same-Sex Weddings

Couples with same-sex marriage can legally register their relationship as a civil partnership. This allows their relationship to be legally recognized and gives them added legal rights as well as responsibilities

Contact Us

Discuss these types of wedding ceremonies and more with Clarence House professionals. Clarence House boasts a prominent name in the wedding event industry through hosting thousands of events. If you are looking for a place that can give you that special, memorable dream wedding, make an appointment with Clarence House today. Call us today on (02) 9750 3555 or (02) 9789 1662 or send us an email at admin@clarence.com.au