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2 Practical Planning Tips For A DIY Wedding

Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to plan a signature wedding whilst avoiding hiring professionals? If so, you’d be wise to ask this question. It no secret that hiring a wedding planner and getting someone else to do all of the work on your behalf in terms of preparations can cost a pretty penny. However, the investment is often worth it for most people as wedding planners make your entire wedding preparation phase a pleasurable experience. They come equipped with years of knowledge and experience in planning weddings. In addition, they also come with a lot of links and connections, so you may find yourself being able to get a venue at a premium or book the most exclusive caterers in all of Sydney. This is what good planners can do for you. If you’d like to enjoy these luxuries, reach out to us here at Clarence House. We’d love to help you simplify your entire wedding preparation process.

However, there are some couples that may prefer to avoid the added expense of hiring a good planner. They’ll wish to save that money and opt for a DIY wedding (Do It Yourself).

If you’d like to plan your very own DIY wedding, you may find that this may not be as easy as you’ll initially think. Unless you’ve had prior experience with wedding planning, the sheer workload that you’d have to cater for is bound to be overwhelming, if not all-out impossible for one person to do on their own. But here are a few tips

1. Organize Everything Early

Our very first tip for couples who’d prefer to host a DIY wedding is to get organized and prepare everything early and in advance. Life can often get very packed and busy during the most popular wedding seasons. As such, if you’d like to plan your weddings for these times of the year, it would be best to start getting everything in order at least 6 months in advance. If you start planning your wedding date, you may find that most caterers and venues will already be booked. And if you’re planning it DIY, you won’t have the value of the connections and links that a good professional planner has to leverage for a booking at late notice.

2. Make a Checklist

Our next tip is one that is particularly important for DIY wedding planners. This is to make a checklist at the very beginning of the wedding planning process and check it twice. Wedding planning can often get very overwhelming simply due to the sheer magnitude of work that needs to be done and coordinated all at the same time. So keeping a record of all these important tasks is a great way to say organized.

Here at Clarence House, we’d love to help you plan your wedding at a reasonable price. With us, you don’t have to consider going DIY. We’ll provide you with an expert team that will take care of all of your needs and makes your wedding days amazing, all at only the most reasonable cost.

Wedding Planning On Budget
Wedding Planning

2 Clever Ways To Plan A Wedding On A Budget

Have you dreamt about your wedding since you were a child? Maybe you envisioned a beautiful arch laced with intricate patterns of white and pink roses in a large church or grande hall. Or maybe you dreamt of the perfect ceremony held on the beach as the sun sets while your lover says, “I do”. Whatever your dream, the very first step that you must take in order to make it a reality is to evaluate your finances and set a realistic budget.

Sorting out the budget is one of the most important things that any newly engaged couple must do. The budget plays a massive role in a wedding as it’s money you have to spend and that will affect all the major decisions that you’ll have to make when it comes to planning your wedding. Your venue will need to pay in advance. Your caterer will need their deposit. Your wedding dress will need to be purchased. Your cake will need to be ordered… and so much more. For these reasons, it is very important to spend some time determining how much you’ll be able to spend in order to get everything prepared for your big day. Avoiding this could result in your wedding purchases and payments putting you in debt, which no one wants.

However, setting a budget can also have adverse effects. Many couples sometimes find that their hopes can be halted if their budget does not comply. For this reason, you may see that the funds you have available may not allow you to make each and every single one of your dreams a reality.

Be that as it may, there are a few clever methods that you can use in order to build your dream big day while on a budget. Read on to learn a little more about these options.

1. Make Defined Priorities

The very first tip that we have for you is to make defined priorities. When you’re planning a wedding whilst on a budget, it is very important to prioritize the most important elements and give those the largest fractions of your budget. These key elements include your venue, caterer, décor, cake, and clothing options. Instead of spending money on smaller less important details, such as professional wedding invitations, you should focus your spending on the elements above. Once these things have been taken care of you’ll then be able to host a beautiful wedding.

2. Consider Reducing The Size of Your Guest List

Another clever option, if you’d like to host a premier wedding whilst on a budget, is to reduce the size of your guest list. Most weddings tend to become very expensive because couples find themselves having to caterer for 200 people. This will then mean selecting a more expensive venue that has a larger capacity as well as paying for 200 peoples’ meals.

However, if you choose to limit your guest list to only your closest Clare friends and family members, you’ll find that quite a lot of funds will open up for better spending.

Here at Clarence House, we are experts when it comes to planning beautiful weddings whilst on a budget. If you’d like some help getting your funds in order, or you’d prefer a wedding planner who’s able to help you plan a dream wedding whilst on a budget, reach out to us today!

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Upcoming Wedding Trends For 2021

Since time began and couples started getting married thousands of years ago, weddings have been very important events in many peoples lives. They herald the dawn of a new age for most couples as vows are exchanged and marital commitments are made. However, though the purpose of the event has remained the same over time (and probably will remain the same for centuries to come), weddings themselves have evolved. As new trends emerge, many couples have seen themselves opting out of the most traditional choices, in favour or a wedding that is a little more unique and glamourous.

In this blog, we are going to list a few of those emerging wedding trends that are taking 2021 by storm. These wedding concepts and ideas have been made popular due to their lavish and glamorous styles. Therefore, if you’re looking to plan an event that will stun all of your guests while maintaining all of the elements you envision when you picture your dream wedding, they would be great options to consider.

1. Outdoor Venues

Outdoor venues are wedding trends that have really take off in recent years. However, they have never been as big as they are now in 2021. Many people have begun to find themselves branching away from the conventional grand hall and church setting venue types in favour of a slew of more illustrious options. Wedding ceremonies that are located in beautiful botanical gardens or on beach fronts have really begun to take off.

These venue types are often a great option for you to consider because they provide a setting that is a little more intimate for you to say, “I do”.

2. Micro-weddings

Micro-weddings are also a new trend that is predicted to really take off in 2021. These are smaller sized weddings that have guest lists limited to 20 people. To learn more about micro-weddings, click HERE. These types of weddings are often favoured because, due to the limited number of guests, they allow couples to plan more extravagant events while on a budget. In addition, they are also the best choices if you’d like to host a destination wedding.

If you’re looking for a wedding planning company that has its finger on the pulse of the most popular and premier wedding trends in Sydney, we are at your service. Here at Clarence House, we pride ourselves in our ability to not only help our clients plan their dream wedding no matter what the circumstances, but in the fact that our weddings are unique and luxurious events.

Reach out to us today if you’d like your big day to lead in the most popular wedding styles and trends. We can make that dream, and so much more, a reality.

Wedding Planning Tips
Wedding Planning

2 Essential Wedding Planning Tips for Newly Engaged Couples

There is nothing better than being in a post-proposal bliss; this is a state that most couples enjoy when a spouse has recently popped the big question and their other partner has followed up with the most glorious rely in the entire universe, “Yes”. As such, this time is often a very happy and carefree grace period. One can spend all of their time gushing about their new fiance to their friends and family, as well as enjoying the bubble of joy and love that overcomes any relationship that’s newly engaged.

However, the time will soon come when this bubble will pop and the stresses and anxiety associated with wedding planning turn your life from bright and colourful to shades of grey. Your days that had previously been spend smoozing with your fiance will now be spent labouring over guest lists and stressing over venue expenses. This is all written in the stars as wedding planning is never an easy task. Creating the perfect wedding event requires quite a lot of commitment, organization, and coordination; but most of all, it requires wedding planners to put in an awful lot of work!

This can all be overwhelming for a newly engaged couple especially if they have no idea where to start. However, there are a few ways that couples can ease their wedding planning stresses and make the process so much easier. In this blog, we are going to give you 2 essential wedding planning tips that will do just that.

1. Have Open and Honest Communication

Most of the time, couples struggle with wedding planning due to a lack of good communication. This often results in the wrong decisions being made, which can be the cause of deadlines or complications later on in the future. As such, it is very important to make sure that both you are your spouse are speaking openly and honestly about your preferences and choices. From there, good compromises can then be made, which is vital if you’d like to create both your and your partner’s dream wedding.

2. Deal with your budget first

Our next key tip for newly engaged wedding planners is to talk about your budget first and get the money in order. Most people make the mistake of leaving the budget conversations for later. However, this then results in the spending of money on frivolous things such as premier wedding invitations when the main elements (e.g. your venue, caterer, cake, dress, etc.) have not been taken care of. If you’d like to avoid this and avoid potentially going into debt over your wedding, you should priorities budget allocating as one of the first and main activities of your home sale process.

Being throw into the deep end with wedding preparations is a lot to handle for most people. However, it will be so much worse for you if you’re recently engaged and have no idea where to start. But here at Clarence House, we can help you ease all of these stresses and plan the perfect wedding. We are equipped with a strong team of wedding planners that are experts at their jobs, and that have years of experience.

So what are you waiting for? Reach out to our company today!

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Wedding Planning

3 Things To Consider Before You Start Planning Your Wedding

Planning a wedding is usually a lot of work, especially if you are hoping to plan an amazing event. It requires wedding planners to be organised and to invest a lot of time and effort. Millions of tasks will need to be co-ordinates all at once, in order for your big day to proceed seamlessly and without a hitch. As such, preparation is often key.

In this blog, we’ll point out 3 key elements that you should consider and plan for way ahead of time, when creating your dream wedding.

1. Likes and Dislikes

Soon after your engagement, unless you have to speed up the wedding planning process for any other reason, you will be afforded a grace period. As such, this will be the time to spend hours with your spouse enjoying your engagement and swooning in the beauty of your new found love. However, this does not mean that you should be idle in this period. During this time, before the wedding planning shenanigans truly get crazy, you should spend a little time talking with your spouse about each other’s preferences. Talk casually about your likes and dislikes in relation to a venue, menu type, colour scheme, décor options, cake flavour and any other wedding details you’ll be planning later. This will help you narrow down your selections before it’s time to make all of the proper decisions, which can save you a lot of time in the future.

2. Consider Your Finances

Next up, as you get into the full swing of wedding planning, it’s very important to start by having a conversation with your spouse about your finances. The money that you have available to spend on your wedding will affect every major decision from your venue, to your theme to your menu etc. As such, it’s very important to come up with a realistic budget at the very beginning. This will help you ensure that your wedding preparations won’t put you into debt.

3. Choose a Date and Venue

At this time, the full work load associated with the wedding planning process will be approaching. As such, it will be very important to make the two most important decisions first, before everything gets crazy. You should spend these final moments selecting a date and venue, then prepare for the onslaught of various wedding details that are sure to follow.

Here at Clarence House, we understand how hard it can be to plan a wedding. As such, we’d like to offer you our services, and help lift that burden so that you can simply enjoy the beauty and love you’ll feel on your big day.

Wedding Unique Tips
Wedding Tips

2 Experts Tips That Will Make Your Wedding Unique

We’ve all heard the story: Boy meets girl and they fall in love. They go on a few dates, then profess their undying feelings in a church or other religious places  with their friends and family. This is the classical love story that most romantic movies rely on. As a result, most people often duplicate this story and plan their weddings around religious centers within their local area.

While the traditional venue that has a disco ball on the dance floor at the reception, has the potential to be a magical event, it’s something that is duplicated time and time again. As such, if you choose this option, you may begin to find it hard to differentiate between your wedding, and many of the other weddings that you may have attended (from friends and family).

The true key behind turning your wedding into a truly enchanting event is to make it unique. This is something that even surpasses the power of setting a larger budget. I mean, sure… you could hire all of the most expensive things, in order to dazzle your guests. With an unlimited budget, you could choose the perfect venue, set the most delicious menu and purchase amazing decor. However, unless you make your wedding unique to you and your spouse, it will just be another lavish event.

Below, we’ll talk about a few expert tips that will help you plan a unique wedding.

1. Consider your preferences

The first expert tip that will help you plan a unique wedding is to consider yours and your spouse’s preferences throughout the decision-making process. Every individual has their own unique character, likes or dislikes and preferences. As such, if you choose options that uniquely appeal to you and your spouse (even if they are not the most popular trends at the time), this will help you differentiate you wedding from the masses. These preferences include elements such as your colour scheme, décor options, menu type, venue type and so much more.

2. Do not be afraid to make bold decision

Our next expert tip, when it comes to planning unique weddings, it’s not to fear making bold decisions. Most weddings fall under a defined category when it comes to expectation. These include the traditional church venue, the 4 course menu, the classical white dress and many other over used tropes. While these themes have the power to create a truly amazing event, you shouldn’t fear the idea of potential venturing out. If your preferences favour a change, you should embrace the idea of changing up these tropes, in order to plan a wedding that is uniquely yours.

Maybe you and your partner love pizza, so you can set that as the main course. Or maybe you’re both fans of the beach, so you can select a beach front location as your venue. All of these unique choices (if they fit for you) can help you create an event that’s not only amazing, but fresh, bold and uniquely yours.

Here at Clarence House, we love helping our customers plan weddings that are fresh and unique. If you’d like us to help you do just that, contact us today!

The Ultimate Wedding Planning Process Guide 2019
Wedding Planning

The Ultimate Wedding Planning Process Guide

Just got engaged and you are wondering where to start? Do not worry; we have it all in place for you.

Figuring out how to plan a wedding can be very difficult at first. Seeing and experiencing someone else’s wedding as a guest is different from planning your own wedding! It’s a whole different ball game. If you’re in a fix and not sure where to start planning, here’s our trusty Clarence House guide on how to start the ultimate planning process for a wedding.

1. Organize Your Thoughts, Ideas, and Plans

The organization is very important when planning your own wedding. There are quite a lot of items to keep track of. You need to identify your vendors as it’s important to have the right people to ensure your big day flows smoothly. Decide your budget from the get-go and do your best to stick to it.

2. Find an Excellent Maid of Honor or Groom’s Man

You need to choose a very good maid of honor and groom’s man as these two will be your support system as a couple. If they are willing, they will be your assistants and help you manage the whole process, so that you are not overwhelmed.

3. Get Your Priorities Right

There are so many things to do when it comes to planning your wedding. Sit down with your fiancé and select five things that are important and which you would like to see happen at your wedding. These will become your priorities, the importance of other matters will be seen in the light of these five issues.

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4. Book a Wedding Venue in Time

The wedding venue is one of the biggest expenses and such a critical factor in getting everything else to fall into place. Begin touring wedding venues early, as soon as you have your budget figured out so that you don’t miss out on the venue of your dreams. Sydney wedding venues like Clarence House’s The Lemnos and The Victorian get booked fast for a reason!

5. Have a Wedding Folder or Binder

One of the key things to help you plan is to pick the right wedding planning materials. Do plenty of research, going through bridal, fashion, food books and magazines. Keep the printed documents in a ring-bound format.

6. Hire a Competent Wedding Planner

You also need to hire a good wedding planner for your special day. This person will help you coordinate and plan most of your printed items, like invitation cards, textiles, decorations, designs and color choices.

7. What Type of Wedding Do You Want?

Ask yourself key questions about the kind of wedding ceremony you want, the number of guests, venue, type of music, catering and food options, season and time of the wedding, source of funds and number of the bridal team. Consult wedding experts and blogs for inspiration.

Where Can You Go for All Your Wedding Planning?

Contact Clarence House today to book a tour of our stunning wedding reception 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

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Wedding Venues

Top 2 Wedding Ceremony Venue Types That Will Making You Swoon

Picture this… gentle ripples of foamy water lapping up on the edges of a tranquil beach as the sun’s dwindling reflection lingers on the tip of the horizon. Bright vibrant rays of golden dust and orange red tinted clouds circle the sky above, as the gentle melody of the sea sets the backdrop to that magical moment. You stand on the foot of a beauty floral archway, your focus lost in the gaze of your fiance’s magical eyes, as the moment to share your vows and declare your endless loves comes closer and closer…

Or you may find yourself standing in a beautiful green oasis littered with gorgeous trees and a wide collection of flowers eliminating all of the colours of the rainbow. The sweet fragrant allure of each flowers will fill the atmosphere, bathing you in a romantic bubble of lavender and honey suckle, as your spouse stands opposing you in the center of that natural wonderland. Both of these magical experiences hinge on one very important wedding decision: the venue!

Overall, the wedding venue that you choose will have a huge effect on your wedding experience. As such, it is very important to invest in selecting the perfect venue. However, with there being so many beautiful venue types, selecting just one can sometimes be very hard. Be that as it may, here at Clarence House, we’d like to help make this decision a little bit easier for you. Below, we’ll walk you through our top two wedding venue types, and help you learn which one is right for you.

1. An Oasis on the edge of the sea

There is simply something magical about a meeting of the sky and sea. As such, choosing a wedding venue type that is based on the edge of the sea can create an enchanting ceremony experience. This could be a beach front wedding at sun set (like the first description above), or a Balinese oasis on a platform that floats further into the sea.

2. Natural Garden Wonderland

Choosing to host your wedding in a beautiful botanical garden is another great option that may initially seem daring, but that has great potential for reward. There is nothing more beautiful and peaceful than nature’s beauty. As such, selecting a garden venue would be a great way to maximize in this beauty for your wedding ceremony.

In addition, garden’s tend to require very little décor, since they will be littered with bright flowers and plants that are decorative in themselves. As such, this venue option could actually free up funds within your budget, which can give you more capital to splurge on a better menu, or on buying your dream wedding dress.

Here at Clarence House, we enjoy helping our clients plan their dream weddings. As such, if you have any more questions on how to choose your dream venue, or any other wedding details, Contact us today!

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Top 2 Tips for Managing Your Wedding Budget

The lights… The Decor… The Menu… Choosing the Perfect venue. When planning your dream wedding, it’s very easy to get bogged down in all of these details. You’ll need to make sure that every single element is not just perfect but complementary as well so that the entire wedding experience blends together seamlessly into one magical event.

However, when planning your wedding it may be very difficult also remember that you have budget constraints. Your dream venue, which may be that private beach you’ve had your eye on, maybe the perfect environment for you when you say your vows. But, the price tag can be a couple of thousand dollars that could be out of your reach. Additionally, the most delicious menu from that restaurant that you and your fiance first met at, or the city’s premier decorator may also be the perfect planning additions that are sure to make your big day magical. But, they may require you to pay through your teeth.

However, there is a way to plan your dream wedding while staying within your budget. If you commit yourself and discipline your spending through the planning process, you can create a magical event that would rival even the most expensive luxury wedding experience, all while remaining within your budget. Below, we will explore 2 tips that will help you create your dream wedding on a budget.

1. Set a defined budget and control your spending habits

The first tip is to be disciplined during the planning process. As you read above, it can be very easy to get caught up in each wedding element. You could find yourself splurging hundreds of dollars on the perfect wedding napkins, which could have damning effects on your budget. So, discipline is key. To help maintain discipline, you should start by drafting a tight budget from the beginning. For this, it would be advisable to sit down with your spouse, a copy of your bank statement and a calculator, then carve out slices for each major element. Set an estimated budget for your venue, caterer, cake, décor, and all of the other major wedding elements.

Once this is done, you’ll know where you stand in terms of your budget, which can help calm your spending habits overall. For example: If you know that you only have a few thousand dollars to secure a venue, this can put spending hundreds on the perfect napkin printing into perspective.

2. Optimise your wedding plans

Our second tip for you is to optimise your wedding planning for greater spending. If you’d like a wider budget to splurge on livening up every wedding detail (which can help create your dream wedding experience), you could free up the extra funds required for this by reducing the size of your guest list. As such, if you plan a micro-wedding, this can help reduce your budgetary limitations and free up funds for more lavish spending.

Planning a wedding is never easy, especially when planning one on a budget. However, here at Clarence House, we’d like to help simplify your planning experience. Our team is equipped with a wealth of experience in creating dream weddings, especially on a budget. Reach out to us, and we will begin making your dream come true.

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The Best Wedding Décor Ideas in the World

Planning a good wedding requires a lot of hard work and effort. There are many decisions that must be made, each of which will directly influence the outcome of your big day. You’ll have to choose your caterer, find a venue, select a music choice (band or DJ)… and so much more. In addition, a good wedding day will also require a lot of coordination and organization on your part, which is bound to be a lot of work.

That is what is required to plan a “good” wedding day. However, if your hoping to plan a wedding day that is more than simply “good”… that is spectacular, that is breathtaking… that is out of this world! If your hoping to create the wedding that most people can only dream of, then it will require a little more. It will require something extra… something that is magical in its beauty, uniqueness, and rarity that it will make all of your guests’ eyes bulge with amazement.

Below, we will explore a few of these incredible wedding decor ideas that are sure to no only take your wedding to the next level but to blow it out of the roof.

1. Mood Lighting

One of the best ways to make your wedding a unique and rare occasion is to illuminate it in a unique and rare way. Anyone can choose a ballroom that’s well lit. However, it takes a whole new level of incredible to select lighting options that will twinkle, glow, flicker, and dazzle… all while creating an incredibly romantic atmosphere of love and passion. For this, mood lighting is perfect. You can choose to light candles within your venue, and have them brighten up your wedding with their warm glow, or to hang radiant fairy lights up on your ceiling and create an almost heavenly effect that imitates that of a beautiful starry sky.

2. Natures Beauty

Another great way to turn your wedding into the wedding of the century is to not only choose the perfect décor items but to capitalize on the natural beauty that radiates all over the world. For this, either selecting a premium wedding venue or choosing to host a destination wedding would be the perfect option. Image a bright golden sunset bathing your skin as your toes curl into a bed of sand while you look into your partner’s gorgeous eyes that radiate small glimmers of the vast ocean around you. Or the fragrant aroma that tickles your nose as you stand in a natural wonderland filled with bright radiant flowers. Nature can be one of the most beautiful decorative elements you’ve ever seen.

Here at Clarence House, we Love planning weddings that are out of this world. Contact us today and we’ll help make your big day a world-class event.

Dreamy Wedding Venues
Wedding Planning

Brighten Your Wedding With These Dreamy Lighting Decor Ideas

When you picture your dream wedding, what do you see? Maybe you envision floral arrangements decorated on the edges of a bright white aisle in the church of your dreams. Or maybe your fantasies are a little more fantastical. Your vision may include a stunning sunset backdrop glimmering off the edges of the horizon as the sea washes up on your toes when you say, “I do”. These types of luxury weddings can all be created. However, the one thing that will directly influence the romantic tone of your wedding and create a light and airy ambiance is your choice of lighting. Lighting up a wedding can be the perfect way to create a beautiful atmosphere fit for a romantic movie. As such, it is very important to select the best lighting option, in order to turn your dream wedding into a reality.

Below, we will explore a few dreamy wedding lighting options that won’t just serve as a method for you to illuminate your venue, but as beautiful decorating pieces that will dazzle all of your guests.

1. Candlelight

Candlelit weddings are some of the most magical celebrations anyone can host. As the gentle wicker of a softly flickering flame floods into a room, an atmosphere of love and passion is instantly created that will take your big day to the next level. In addition, taper candles can also serve to decorate pieces on tables during the wedding reception. They will illuminate any room with a lively glow that is sure to make your wedding day sparkle that much more.

2. Fairy lights

Imagine a delicate string of twinkling lights that reflects the vastness and beauty of the night’s sky. This is the stunning effect that a ceiling made up of fairy lights will have on your venue. There is no way to deny the magical sensation that bright fairy lights create when they’re strung up in a beautiful design. As such, if you’re hoping to elevate your venue and create the perfect backdrop for a deeply romantic occasion, fairly lights are your best option.

3. Disco Balls

Why glow, when you can sparkle! Nothing creates the mood for a festive celebration like a spinning disco ball that sparkles with all the colours of the rainbow. If you’re looking to turn your wedding reception into a real party, disco balls are a great option for you.

Here at Clarence House, we enjoy helping our clients select the best possible décor items, in order to make their wedding days as magical as they can be. Contact us today and we’ll find the perfect featured lighting choice for your wedding that will create a bright vibrant atmosphere of love and romance.

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Everything You Need To Know About Micro Weddings

Many people underestimate the power of an intimate micro wedding. They may even consider planning a micro as being synonymous with eloping. However, in this blog, we will dispel all of these assumptions. Micro weddings are a great option if you’re looking to make the most out of your big day while on a budget. When you plan a micro wedding, you are blessed with many more options in terms of choosing an intimate setting and choosing the best menu possible. It’s no secret that if you’re hosting a large wedding (unless you have an unlimited bank account), your options may be somewhat limited. However, with a micro-wedding, you could have it at the beach or in a beautiful garden, instead of having to opt for a traditional church or a grande hall. In addition, you will also be able to select more expensive and premium options when you choose your menu because you’ll be catering to a smaller number of people.

To dispel the rumors of micro weddings being the same as elopement, a micro wedding is a wedding that hosts less than 20 guests. As such, it could become a destination wedding (since the guest list is smaller, so it will be easier for all your guests to fly out for your wedding). However, this is not always the case. In this blog, we’ll explore some of the key benefits that you’ll experience if you choose to plan and host a micro wedding.

1. Reduced Cost

The obvious benefit that you’ll experience, and our first point, is that micro weddings are a million times cheaper than regular more traditional weddings, or large weddings. This is usually the case for obvious reasons. If you’re planning a wedding for a guest list of up to 100 people (unless each person is paying for their meal and a share of the venue cost, which is highly unlikely) this will usually be quite expensive. However, if you’re planning a wedding for less than 20 people, you’ll be responsible for paying for less meals and can opt for a smaller venue. Overall, your wedding’s total cost will be significantly cheaper.

2. Greater Intimacy and Lower Stresses

Micro weddings are usually very intimate and stress-free. When planning a wedding that is designed to host less than 20 people, you’ll find that your job will require a lot less work. This will allow you to spend more time in the proverbial “honeymoon” phase with your fiancé, instead of having to constantly worry about all of the little details involved with hosting a large wedding. Also, the micro wedding is a lot less chaotic due to the reduced guest list. As such, this will further help to ease your tension when you finally say, “I do.”

Here at Clarence House, we enjoy helping our clients plan the perfect micro weddings. Contact us today and we can help you construct a happy and intimate wedding day.

Wedding Stress
Wedding Planning

How to Cope with all that Wedding Stress

When you watch romantic movies often, you may begin to think that weddings are easy to plan. It’s almost always the same story. A bride meets her groom in the beginning of the movie and it’s love at first sight. They talk for a little bit, and then the date, then drama drama drama… until you skip forward to 5 minutes before the end of the movie where their standing at the alter.

However, the unfortunate reality about planning a real-world wedding is that it takes a lot more than 5 minutes. It also takes a lot of effort. From booking your venue and hiring a caterer, to overseeing your venue’s decor while coordinating with your baker, planning a wedding can be a full-time job. And as most full-time jobs, it can also be the cause of a lot of stress.

If your feeling stressed because of wedding preparations, we’d love to support you and help ease your wedding planning burdens. As such, below, we will explore 3 key tips that will help you manage your stress levels when planning your wedding.

1. Meditate

Wedding stress can sometimes be very worrying. All of the feelings of tension and stress that it causes may flood your body with bad energy. As such, when it comes to releasing these negative feelings, meditation is a great way to do so. The added benefit when it comes to meditation is that you can meditate at any time, and in any place. Simply calm your breathing and attempt to quieten your mind. After a few moments of oneness with your inner self, you’re sure to find yourself with renewed energy.

2. Breathing Exercise

If your feeling stressed, simply taking a deep breath can do wonders. I know it sounds silly, but bear with me. In times when negative thoughts and harsh energies are filling your body, you can expel them by simply taking a long deep breath. This will help make you feel a little bit more centered, which can make a huge difference when you’re facing wedding planning stresses.

3. Remember your “Why”

Sometimes, when you start to get bogged down in the intricacies of the wedding planning process, you may begin to lose sight of “Why” it is that you’re planning a wedding in the first place. This can then cause your stress levels to increase exponentially. But this won’t happen if you remember your why. When you’re feeling stressed due to wedding planning, simply take a look at your fiancé’s beautiful face and remember why exactly it is that you want to marry them in the first place. This is sure to dispel your stresses and provide you with renewed vigor.

Planning a perfect wedding venue is always very stressful. However, it doesn’t have to be. If you’re looking to have a stress free wedding experience, simply reach out to us here at Clarence House. We are equipped with a strong team that has a wealth of experience in planning stress-free weddings. As such, when you work with us, you’re guaranteed a hassle-free experience. Contact us today and you can be one step closer to planning a stress-free wedding.

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Wedding Venues

5 Main Things to Remember When Choosing a Wedding Venue

Weddings can be very difficult to plan. Though organizing seating charts and coordinating with caterers can be a very tough job, the hardest part about most weddings is decision making. You’ll have to choose your flowers, your decor, your menu, your color scheme and so much more. But amongst these, the most important decision of all is the wedding venue you choose. Your venue sets the background for the entire day. As such, it is very important to get this decision right. Here at Clarence House, we are equipped with years of knowledge and experience that will help you select the perfect venue.

Here are a few tips to consider, in order to make the right choice for your wedding venue.

1. Choose a destination

The first major decision that you should make, when selecting your wedding venue, is to ask yourself whether you’d like to have a local wedding or a destination wedding. Choose a location that fits both your dreams and that of your spouse. Also, factor in your budget and guest list. Ask yourself whether you’d be able to add travel costs to your overall budget. In addition, you should think about whether your invited guest will be able to travel to a remote destination for your wedding.

2. Cut out your “NO” venues

The next important tip is to think about your “No” venues. For this, you must ask yourself which venue types you will most definitely not want to get married in. Maybe you hate gardens, or you’re not a fan of the beach. These questions will help you narrow down your list of potential venues, by illuminating those venue types that you don’t like.

3. Think about your estimated guest number

Considering the size of your guest list is another very important part when it comes to finding the perfect wedding venue. If you have a rather large guest list, then your wedding will require a bigger space (maybe a grand hall or a large church). However, if your guest list is a little on the smaller side, this opens you up to more intimidate wedding venues (e.g. gardens and beaches).

4. Come up with a ballpark budget figure

Your budget will probably be the largest factor that impacts the type of wedding venue you’ll be able to get. As such, it is important to consider any budgetary constraints right at the start.

5. Look for the “Wow” Factor

Finally, after you’ve factored all of the above and come down to a shortlist of potential wedding venues, it is now time to look for that “Wow” Factor. Amongst your list, looking for any venues that immediately catch your eyes, or that have something special that you like.

If you’re looking to find your dream wedding venue, contact us here at Clarence House. We will be able to find you the perfect wedding venue and make your dreams come true.

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Wedding Planning

5 ways to elevate your dream wedding

Have you attended a lot of weddings? At this stage, you’ll most probably have a good understanding of all the general elements that one must consider, in order to plan a dream wedding. By now, you’ve probably picked your dream wedding venue and sorted out your decor. You’ve probably settled on a beautiful color scheme, planned out your wedding interplay down to the second. However, most wedding planners will often find that no matter how perfect your wedding may be, it may closely resemble those you’ve attended. Are looking for something that will take their wedding to the next level and make it stand out from the crowd?

Here are 5 elements that will “Wow” your guest, and make your wedding uniquely amazing.

1. Use the power of candlelight

There is just something special about a candlelit room. Candles create a romantic environment that is guaranteed to boost your wedding. By creating an atmosphere of love, candles allow you to feel a deeper connection with your partner on your big day. They will also enchant your guests, and take the comments you’ll generate about your dream wedding from 8/10’s, to 10/10’s.

2. Hire a wedding stylist

Though you may have a keen eye, professional assistance could be the difference between a good wedding, and a great wedding. Hiring a professional wedding stylist will allow you to furnish your wedding with décor that doesn’t simply match, but that complements your venue and overall wedding atmosphere.

3. Use Calligraphy

When it comes to making a wedding absolutely amazing, often the small details make a huge difference. As such, investing in calligraphy (beautifully written and printed invitations, custom napkins, and menus) has the power to truly elevate your wedding day. By ensuring that all your prints are in gorgeous ink, you’ll turn your dream wedding into a reality.

4. Flowers

Another very important element that has the power to take your wedding to the next level is the flowers you choose. Flowers are your ultimate decorative tool. As such, it is important to ensure that all your bouquets not only look good but smell amazing as well. This will quite literally allow you to place the smell of “love in the air”.

5. Personalize everything

Our final tip, and probably the most important point, is to personalize all your wedding elements. You should choose a venue, choose a style and choose a menu that uniquely appeals to you. This will allow you to truly make your wedding day stand out from all the rest.

Are you looking to plan a perfect wedding that is both unique and a total of 10 out of 10? If so, you should reach out to us here at Clarance House. We are equipped with a strong team that has a wealth of experience in hosting weddings. Contact us today and you can be one step closer to having your dream wedding.

Wedding Destination
Wedding Planning

How To Choose The Perfect Wedding Destination

Your wedding venue impacts all of the major elements that will contribute to planning the perfect wedding. From when you walk down the aisle, to that incredible moment when you both say “I do”.Your wedding venue will set the stage for the biggest day of your life. Above all else, what most of your guests (your friends and family), you will remember most parts of your wedding but so the venue needs to be memorable in both photos and videos. The place that you eat. The photos you take and store in your wedding album… the memories you make; all of this will be impacted by your venue decision. As such, it is very important to make sure that you’ve settled on the right choice.

Here are a few tips to consider, in order to make the right choice for your wedding venue.

Think about where you don’t want to get married

This may seem like an irrelevant tip. However, if you’d like to make your venue decision period as short and painless as possible, begin by thinking about the worst wedding venue you can imagine. Maybe you hate the beach, or you’re not a fan of going to church. Ask your partner about the venues that they despise, then use this information to factor out all of these venue types from your decision making.

Consider your optimum guest number

Another important factor you’ll need to include in your wedding venue deliberations is your optimum guest count. Think about the number of people that you’d like to have at your wedding. This can help you choose between big and small venues, which will further help you in narrowing down your list of potential wedding venues.

Write down your estimated Budget

The amount of money that you and your spouse have to pay for your wedding is another very important question to ask yourself, as you look through potential wedding venues. Obviously, some wedding venues will cost more than others. Talk about what figure you’d be comfortable with for the cost of renting out your venue, then use this figure as another filter to cut down your list of potential venues.

Choose the venue that feels right

After you’ve narrowed down to just a few prospective venues that would be perfect for you, it is now decision time. Sit down with your partner and ask each other about the wedding venue you like best from the list. Shuffle through your list and look for a venue that has a “Wow” Factor (something that draws your attention). From this, you’ll be able to select the perfect choice.

Whatever your dream wedding venue maybe, we can make it happen. Here at Clarence House, we are equipped with a strong team that has a wealth of experience in hosting weddings. Contact us today and you can be one step closer to having the wedding of your dreams.

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Wedding Planning

3 Things to Consider When Planning Your Luxury Wedding

Are you ready for the biggest and the greatest day of your life? Well, even though your wedding day can be an amazing experience filled with joy, happiness, and lots of smiles, it will also usually involves a lot of work. From finding the perfect luxury wedding venue in Sydney to selecting and coordinating the gorgeous theme elements, planning a luxury wedding is not for the faint of heart. In any movies, when you see the perfect bride walking down the aisle in a stunning dress, as her groom stands near the arch with a big smile on his face this may instantly become your dream. However, there is a lot to consider and there are many important decisions to make in order to make this dream a reality.

Here are the top 3 most important wedding elements that you’ll have to consider, in order to have a luxury wedding.

1. Choose the perfect venue

If you’re looking to plan a luxury wedding your wedding venue will be the most important element that you’ll have to consider. Exotic and unique venues have the power to take an already amazing wedding and bring it to the next level. In order to nail that “Wow” Factor, consider having your wedding at a botanical garden or on a beach. Whichever venue that you choose, you must ensure that it’s an eye-catching backdrop.

2. What’s your colour scheme

Every luxury wedding requires a singular enchanting tone that will be remembered. What’s yours? It’s important to choose a colour scheme that resonates with both you and your bride. Your colour scheme will impact not only what you and your bride’s maids or groomsmen wear, but the colour of the décor you choose and maybe even the cake you buy. As such, you will need to really think about your colour scheme, and select one that not only looks good, but that matches with both you and your partner’s preferences.

3. Style and Decor

The final question you’ll need to ask yourself yet one of the most important elements you must think about when planning your luxury wedding is what your overall style will be. This decision will also be impacted heavily by the luxury venue and colour scheme that you choose. Think about what type of wedding you’d like to have. Would you like a classic wedding (one at a church or indoor venue with a white colour scheme), or do you prefer something a little more out of the box? Whatever choice you make, it’s important to make sure that your decision ties in with the two other elements above.

Are you looking for the best possible luxury wedding venue? Reach out to us here at Clarence House. Not only will we be able to find you the venue of your dreams, but our team has a wealth of experience in hosting weddings that will be instrumental in helping you prepare for your big day. Contact us today and you can be one step closer to having the wedding of your dreams.

Wedding Planning

How To Plan A Luxury Wedding On A Budget

Your wedding is probably one of the biggest days of your life. But hosting a luxury wedding comes with a hefty price tag that is not always attainable or realistic for some couples. The word ‘Budget’ plays a massive role when planning your big special day and in this blog, we will cover the importance of how you can have your extravagant wedding without breaking the bank. At Clarence House, we believe that couples can stick to their wedding budget and still have the wedding they desire by using what we call the ‘splurge and save’ method. To find out more about what it is, read on!

1. What is the ‘splurge and save’ method?

Simply put, you get to splurge on what means most to you as a couple and save on other areas that are not so important. For example, why not have a wedding food buffet and have simple décor as a way to save money. The best way to get this done is by compiling a list of your priorities so that you can both agree on what you get to splurge on and what you are looking to save a bit of money on.

2. How to save on the wedding dress

One of the most expensive price tags that usually come with a wedding is the wedding dress. If this is your splurge purchase, feel free to indulge yourself but if you are looking to save some coin on your wedding dress purchase, here’s how. You can stay on the lookout for bridal sales. These usually come at the end of the season so you need to prepare in advance so that you take advantage of any sales that will be on offer.

3. Simple and stylish décor

One great way to keep under budget is by opting for simple and stylish décor. Better yet you can choose a venue that is already beautiful and needs little in the form of décor to make it shine. We have such venues at Clarence house. All our venues are stunning and will be the perfect backdrop for your luxury wedding. The great thing about working with us is that we are committed to making each couple have an authentic experience at our wedding venues. All our previous clients will attest to it, that our service is unparalleled, and the wedding experience is one that stays with couples for a very long time to come.

There is a reason why we are one of Sydney’s best wedding reception venues. Our team has a wealth of experience hosting weddings for many couples. Contact us today and you can be one step closer to having the wedding of your dreams.

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The Ultimate Guide To Planning A Micro Wedding

There’s been a buzz about micro weddings, have you heard it? If you are planning a wedding in 2020, we are pretty sure that you have considered having one. It’s undeniable that the pandemic has changed the face of the wedding industry. Some couples were forced to change their dates and others were made to scale down their wedding plans. If you find yourself in that situation and don’t know how to have a micro wedding, fear not. At Clarence House, we embrace every couple’s vision for their wedding, and we are here to give you the ultimate guide to planning a micro wedding.

1. What is a micro wedding?

There’s a lot of conflicting information about what exactly a micro wedding is. This is because they are so similar to intimate weddings. By nature, micro weddings are intimate. As a couple, you get to choose what a micro wedding means to you. What you get to realize is that micro weddings are more about the mindset than a specific number of guests. Their flexibility and intimacy are exactly what makes them special.

2. How to trim your wedding guest list

Whether you have been forced to reduce your guest list by circumstances that are beyond your control or you had planned to have a micro wedding from the get-go, trimming your guest list is inevitable. Couples will be tempted to keep adding guests and before you know it, they will need to be trimmed to fit into the schedule. The easiest way to get this done is just by simply sticking to one guest list and not entertaining the thought of adding more.

3. What to wear at your micro wedding

The fun thing about having a micro wedding is you get to wear whatever you like. This is a chance to break from tradition and fully express yourself. You can choose any outfit that will best reflect your personal style. Think along the lines of a backyard wedding dress, a wedding jumpsuit, or a black wedding gown. Whatever floats your boat, this is the time to let yourself enjoy your wedding day in an outfit of your choosing.

4. Personalize your wedding experience

The great thing about micro weddings is that they are more focused on the wedding experience that your guests will have. Things that would have been cumbersome for a big guest list become more manageable for a smaller crowd. Take your time picking out elements of the day that you are sure will enhance the wedding experience for all your guests.

There is a reason why we are one of Sydney’s best wedding reception venues. Our team has a wealth of experience hosting weddings for many couples. Contact us today and you can be one step closer to having the micro wedding of your dreams.

Wedding Tips

5 Wedding Ideas You’ve Never Seen Before

Weddings are a big event. It’s a chance for the couple to fully express who they are and to show their love. Across the last couple of years, couples have been thinking outside the box for ideas that they can use to make their wedding truly unique we have mentioned a few themes. At Clarence House, we are committed to making each wedding that we host as unique as the couple that will be getting married.

Below are 5 wedding ideas that you’ve never seen before. To find out what these are, read on!

1. An Indoor/Outdoor Wedding
You may think that you’ve seen this before, but we are just about to surprise you. Outdoor weddings are very romantic. This is the reason why many couples opt to have their weddings in an outside venue such as a garden. For those that want to take it up a notch, you can bring the outdoors inside and have an indoor wedding that feels like it is outside. To make this look more authentic, you can lay grass on top of the floor in your wedding venue and decorate the walls with flowers.

2. Themes
This has come in the form of having Vintage theme- have antique decoration like weathered doors and worns in wood seats, or even have vintage classical getaway cars for all your travel needs for your wedding day. Romantic theme- Use soft hues, delicate lighting, plenty of pastel florals, hanging lights, calligraphy or even have a flower wall. Whimsical theme- bright splashes of colour, bohemian components by using incorporate design of elements like multicoloured balloons, streamers, punchy floral arrangements and mismatched chairs. Modern theme- by using think clean lines, geometric shapes and minimal designs. Rustic theme- by using string lights, mason jars, twine, lace and use a lot of wood that contributes to the simple and homey vibes. Themed Décor- the timeless style e.g. Great Gatsby era lavishness that includes robust fonts, ornate gold and sparkles and a lot of geometric shapes with sharp lines oh let’s not forget the tasteful glitz and jazz-age glam with a touch of ode to the vintage allure. Tropical theme- Have plenty of plants (like palms fronds and neon florals), laid- back décor and a signature cocktail.

3. Cheesecake (literally)
Everybody loves cheese and everybody loves cake so why not have both in the form of a wedding cheesecake. The wedding cake is synonymous with weddings but there’s no reason why you need to have a traditional fruit cake or sponge cake at your wedding. Having a cheesecake is a unique feature that will leave your guests marvelling. Instead of having something sweet they can have a tangy mix between cake and cheese, and they will all enjoy its yummy goodness.

4. Cone Juice
Summer is a great time to have weddings. The sun shining and plants in full bloom make it easy to host a great wedding. If you are having your wedding outside you can have this Asian inspired summer treat to keep your wedding guests cool. This is made by adding syrup to finely crushed ice. For an extra punch, you can add some gin or vodka to the cones so that your guests can really enjoy the experience.

5. Sparklers
Sparklers are usually used at birthday parties, why not have them at your wedding. When you are having your first dance as a couple, you can give sparklers to your guests that will be around the dance floor. This lightens the night and it also creates a romantic atmosphere that you will remember for a very long time to come. It will also look great in your wedding photos.
Contact our Clarence House team today and we will help you plan the wedding of your dreams.

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Wedding Venues

Tips And Tricks- How To Choose Your Perfect Wedding Venue

Pretty much every aspect of your wedding is optional. You can decide not to have a wedding cake and have a cupcake arrangement instead. Some brides ditch traditional wedding gowns and go for more modern dresses or pantsuits. One thing that is universally not optional is the wedding venue. No matter what type of wedding you choose to have you will need to have a venue where you will host your guests. This is where your family and friends will congregate to help you celebrate this big moment in your lives.

Finding a venue that ticks all your boxes is not easy but at Clarence House, we are here to make that step easier for you. To that end, we have compiled a list of some of our top tips for finding the perfect wedding venue.

1. Consult a wedding planner

This is very important. Before you start looking at spaces, consult a wedding planner. Wedding planners are more intuitive about the capabilities of a space, how the layout will look like as well as the type of décor that will work well in that venue. At Clarence House, we have an in-house wedding consultant that will be able to walk you through our venues and explain just how you can work with the venues that we have available.

2. Choose a venue that you like

This might seem like it goes without saying, but it’s important that you choose a venue that aligns with your vision. Many couples fall into the trap of only going for the trendy wedding venues instead of looking for one that really reflects who they are from the friendly customer service to making your special day a wow factor that will leave you breathless and have smiles throughout the day/night. When you choose a venue that works well with your theme and one that enhances it as well, you will make your wedding feel more connected to the venue that you choose.

3. Get the numbers right

Firstly, you need to know the number of guests that you will have at your wedding. Some venues work best for smaller events and will look cramped if you have too many guests. Alternatively, big venues will not work well for small weddings. Secondly, your budget must be compatible with the venue that you choose. Remember that there will be other added costs such as décor and floral designs. It will be hard to stay under budget if you choose a wedding venue that is too highly-priced.

There is a reason why we are one of Sydney’s best wedding reception venues. Our team has a wealth of experience hosting weddings for many couples. Contact us today and you can be one step closer to having the wedding of your dreams.

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French Style Wedding Reception Venue

France… the home of l’amour.  There is something very unique about the French style which cannot be replicated. It’s no wonder why many couples choose to embrace a French theme for their wedding. French-style encompasses romance and whimsy with enchanting blush palettes, lace, and elegant floral arrangements. Your guests will surely be enchanted!

At Clarence House, we have the perfect French-style wedding reception venue. If you are looking for a Sydney wedding reception venue that oozes French class, look no further. Read on to find out how you can have the ultimate French-themed wedding at Clarence House.

1. Lush gardens

The first step towards having a French-themed wedding is by getting a venue that fits your budget and at Clarence House, we have a bloom filled garden which will be the perfect backdrop for your wedding ceremony or wedding reception. A garden in full bloom has no equal you will get the added benefit of having a venue where you can take gorgeous photos to remember your big day.

2. Parisian décor

With a French-themed wedding, there is a big difference if you pay a lot of attention to the décor that will be chosen for the day. At Clarence House, we have a team that is ready to work with you so that you get the best décor. Candelabras, renaissance accents, and lush, dripping florals with romantic blush tones, these are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what we will help you get for your wedding.

3. Wedding floral inspiration

One of the most important aspects of a French-themed wedding is florals. Lots and lots of florals are important to get the venue to look just right. Sumptuous bouquets and frothy garden pieces will make your wedding look and feel authentically French. Peonies, carnations, snapdragons, and dahlias in ornate flower arrangements will make your wedding look beautiful. Vintage vases and antiques will add a perfect touch of Parisian class.

4. Bridal inspiration

When you book at Clarence House you get more than just a wedding venue, we have an in house wedding specialist with whom you can discuss all the details of your wedding. Undoubtedly, the bride is the main focus of any wedding. We will work with you to get everything just right so that you have a day to remember. French style is about elegance and we love it when a bride embodies that.

There is a reason why we are one of Sydney’s best wedding reception venues. Our team has a wealth of experience hosting weddings for many couples. Contact us today and you can be one step closer to having the Parisian wedding of your dreams.

Wedding Venues

Tips To Find The Perfect Sydney Wedding Venue

Did you recently get engaged? Are you planning your wedding and considering which venue you will use? We have some top tips below that can help you to find and choose the right location for you. Read on!

1. Home or away?

This may seem pretty obvious but you need to know where you are going to have the wedding. For many couples, their hometowns are where they plan to marry but there is also a pull of having an exotic location for the wedding. Sydney has many beautiful venues. If you are still not sure then you can use the questions below to help you decide.

  • Where will most of your guests be coming from and how far will they have to travel?
  • If some guests won’t be able to come because of added expenses e.g. Flights, will you be okay with them missing your wedding?
  • Is there enough accommodation for all your guests?
  • Will the venue require you to provide your guests with transport to and fro?
  • Will the vendors that you plan to work with have easy access to the venue?
  • If the location is far, are you okay with finding vendors virtually and potentially not having a face to face meetings with them?

The answers to these questions can help you narrow down your options.

2. Logistics and budget

Your budget will have a great impact on the wedding venue that you eventually end up using. You need to have a number that you are comfortable with and have a rough idea of how many guests you will have on the day. Some venues will not be appropriate for your budget or they can be too big or too small for the number of guests that you want. You can then figure out what different venues offer, and which one is most appealing to you.

3. Style

Now that you have a better idea of what you need, you can focus on what you want. Imagine what your perfect wedding looks like then get it written down. This will help you make big and small decisions concerning the style of your wedding. At this point, you can set appointments with your top options to see if they will be a good fit for your vision. If you find a venue that ticks all your boxes, put in the offer and you can start all your other wedding preps.

4. Have fun!

Wedding planning can be very stressful and overwhelming but you must still have fun with it. Remember, this is a happy event and so it must be fun to plan so that you can look forward to it. At Clarence House, we have a beautiful boutique wedding venue for those that want to get married in Sydney.

Contact our team today and we will help you plan the wedding of your dreams.

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Where To Find A Boutique Sydney Wedding Venue

Planning a wedding can be frustrating and stressful. If you are doing everything yourself it can quickly become very hectic and overwhelming. To make it easier for you to have a wedding day that runs smoothly and boutique venues are a great option. Get a good value for money as they provide wedding packages to fit any budget. At Clarence House, we have two gorgeous venues for you to choose from. Read on to find out more about each of them.

1. The Victorian Room

This is a classic wedding venue that is designed to give you an immaculate wedding experience. It is grand yet remarkably intimate and can comfortably house between 110 to 320 guests. When you choose the Victorian Room, you can dance the night away under the warm glow of elegant crystal chandeliers. This venue really has a timeless elegance, charm, and ultimate sophistication. It is so beautiful that you can leave it as is and have your wedding or customize it to your own personal taste.

2. Be thoughtful

The Lemnos is a stunning purpose-built wedding venue. It’s the perfect setting for what will undoubtedly be one of the best days of your life. Its charm, beauty, and extravagance balance flawlessly to create a great ambiance. By choosing the Lemnos, you get everything you are searching for in a wedding venue and more. It is a unique space for club members. You can inquire to find out how you can become a Lemnos Club Member.

At Clarence House, we have a beautiful boutique wedding venue for those that want to have intimate weddings. Contact our team today and we will help you plan the wedding of your dreams.

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Wedding Tips

How To Have A Small And Intimate Wedding

When it comes to wedding celebrations and size does matter. Having a few invited guests can mean that you end up having a more intimate celebration for those that a near and dear to you. You will have more time to spend with each guest and all your invitees can really get to know each other and contribute more in that setting.

Intimate weddings really do have their advantages and at Clarence House, we love having couples who want to have intimate weddings. To help you, we have compiled a list of tips and tricks that you can use to make your small wedding a resounding success.

1. Make the most of your budget

For couples that have limited resources but still want a certain level of quality that they would not be able to provide for a lot of guests perhaps downsizing the guest list is a great option. It’s better to have a 4-course meal for 50 guests than to only provide cake and punch for 300 guests. Use this opportunity to make the day special for the guests that you will invite.

2. Be thoughtful

The great thing about planning a small wedding is that you can be more thoughtful about your wedding invitations and thank you cards. With a small guest list, you can be more intentional and put a more personal touch on these. You could opt to have handwritten thank you notes or have more ornate and elaborate invitations. You really want to make your guests feel like ‘the chosen few’ so spend the extra time.

3. Be detail-oriented

Many people mistakenly think that a smaller wedding is synonymous with a simpler wedding. When the wedding is smaller everything requires careful attention to detail. Snafus that would have been unnoticed with 200 guests milling around will be glaringly obvious when there are 50 guests or under. For this reason, you really need to be detail-oriented.

4. Keep the guest list small

This goes without saying… the only way to make a small wedding successful is by keeping the guest list small. Any other efforts will go down the drain if a wedding for 50 ends up having 120 guests it will make you will look very disorganised. To keep yourself in charge why not go for a venue that is specific for smaller weddings so that it is easy to resist the temptation of an ever-growing guest list.

At Clarence House, we have a beautiful boutique wedding venue for those that want to have intimate weddings. Contact our team today and we will help you plan the wedding of your dreams.

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