How to Make DIY Wedding Flowers

Having a DIY wedding is a well-thought idea when considering the amount of money that will be saved instead of spending to catering services. Some people are hesitant to do white weddings because they think these white weddings are unaffordable. Yes, they really can be unaffordable if you spend so much on catering services.

With DIY wedding, the bride and the bridegroom do the weddings for themselves without incurring too much cost on catering. They start from the DIY table preparations to foods for guests and from photos to DIY flowers. All these can be done at low prices without the fine quality or beauty of the wedding being compromised.

The advantage with DIY wedding is that, apart from saving costs, you will be making a unique wedding indicative of your talent. All the decorations and other services will be upon your shoulders. Unique DIY wedding flowers can add a lasting impression on your wedding. These flowers can be found at low prices and assembled easily. There are various colors you can choose from, depending on your preference. Making DIY flowers is a worth-taking project that you can complete with family and friends in an endeavor to save so much on wedding.

You can make DIY flowers for your wedding by making your own bouquets and leaving the arrangements or by making own bouquets and other arrangements. Both bouquet and flower arrangements can be made on your own. You can order flowers and then get started with DIY wedding flowers before the wedding starts.

Before getting started with DIY flowers, believe in yourself that you can really do that. Self-worthiness will count on your ability to finish the project you have started. You can pick pretty flowers to make your wedding more stunning in a cost-effective way. It is not a time-consuming task to complete all your bouquets within few minutes. By making good combinations, you will emerge successful in the project.

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The quickest way with which you are going to make your bouquets depend on the availability of all supplies needed. Therefore, before getting started, ensure that everything is ready. Supplies could be pair of scissors, tapes, floral foam, vases, and pins, to mention just a few.

For best results of DIY flowers, it is recommended you make the flowers a day before. That will give you enough time to think about perfect combinations of your bouquets. You can choose the vases that you are going to use to complement the exotic appearance of your flowers with. To be successful in making DIY wedding flowers, you need a pro-active team so that you can combine ideas and come up with something well-thought of.

After all the efforts, you will thank yourself for the idea of making a DIY wedding to save so much cost. It isn’t difficult at all to achieve that goal.

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Choosing The Perfect Wedding Ring

Planning a wedding for the modern day bride is without a doubt stressful and daunting task, there are a lot of elements that you need to plan for and take into account such as; the dress, the venue, the finances, the travel arrangements… the list goes on! Being a wedding planning service operating in Australia, Hitched AU wanted to give brides a helping hand by creating this handy guide for choosing your perfect wedding ring. This infographic walks brides through the different stages to choosing your ring, such as choosing; the profile, the type of metal, the different finishes and the choices of colour when it comes to the gem. If you find you still need a little more help when it comes to choosing your wedding ring, there is lots of inspiration and articles to look at here http://www.hitched.com.au/planning/rings/rings.aspx

Hitched AU Choosing The Perfect Wedding Ring

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How to save the top tier of your wedding cake

“Traditionally, the top tier of the wedding cake is not served at the wedding, but saved for the couple’s 1st anniversary or the christening of their first child.” says Melbourne and Yarra Valley wedding cake designer Danielle of Sweetcheeks Cookies & Cakes.

She adds that “Until more recent times, fruit cake was most often used for the entire wedding cake, however these days, it’s actually more common to skip the fruit cake entirely and go for lovely light vanilla cakes with fruit filling, or decadent rich mud cakes with smooth and creamy ganache filling.
It’s also not as common these days to save the top tier – however plenty of couples do still choose to stick with tradition. So here are some pointers on how to keep your cake stored, if you choose to save it for later! (more than 4 days later)

IMG 2522 300x185 How to save the top tier of your wedding cake

Firstly – let your Melbourne wedding cake artist know that you want to save the top tier – this will be important when it comes to serving sizes – the top tier wont be included and they’ll need to leave you with a box to store the cake in after the rest of the cake is cut and eaten by your very lucky guests.
Second – you must leave instructions with the venue to save the top tier – you don’t want it being cut up and served by mistake!
As soon as possible – the cake needs to be placed in the freezer for 1 – 2 hours to let the icing go hard – this prevents it from sticking to the cling wrap you’re going to wrap it in. Of course any toppers, flowers etc should be removed first, but any smaller icing decorations may of course be left on.
After 1 – 2 hours in the freezer, remove the cake and wrap it tightly in cling wrap – ensuring that the cake is entirely covered – top, bottom, sides – all of it! We recommend a few layers of cling wrap when doing this.

The cake can then be placed in an air tight container and stored in the freezer, ready for the first anniversary!
To defrost – remove the container from the freezer – take the cake out of the container, and let it gradually start to defrost in the fridge for 48 hours. It’s important this process is done slowly, so that condensation doesn’t form and ruin your perfectly preserved cake! After 48 in the fridge, take the cake out and let it further defrost to room temperature for another 2 – 3 hours.
Happy 1st Anniversary! Where will you be celebrating? Maybe a fancy restaurant somewhere in Melbourne or the Yarra Valley?

Another alternative to saving the top tier of your cake is to get your cake artist to book you in for a small replica of your cake, or top tier of your cake to be ready for your 1st anniversary.

For more advice and tips on creating the perfect wedding cake for your Melbourne wedding check out the brilliant Weddingbids site as the team there are always pumping out new ideas to create the perfect day.

So tell us – how will you/did you celebrate your 1st anniversary?
Are you one for saving the top tier, recreating it or have you already enjoyed it?!

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Wedding Cars in the Yarra Valley

We love being a part of a good wedding & understand that it’s important not just to turn up but actively make sure all the finer details are covered.

This is why we are recognized by past bridal customers as Top 10 in Australia in Wedding Transport with the (Australian Bridal Industry Accademy) ABIA awards. Our brides vote for our service delivery, value for money and staff attitude.

We take the time to consider the little things like having fresh ice and water on those hottter days and making sure the bride is always kept cool to look her best.

We are a part of making the day run smooth and we have been doing this since 1991. There are always extra things to be done on wedding day & this is where our experience will show and bring a sense of calm to the busy moment of wedding day.

So, if you’re looking for wedding cars Yarra Valley feel free to call us for a chat about what is needed to make the transport easy to organise along with times and locations on 1300 48 11 88.

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Planning a London wedding?

Are you from the UK but living in Australia and planning a wedding cermony or reception on both sides of the world? Well, we’ve got your back!

The Yarra Valley is the most obvious choice in the southern hemisphere (yes, we’re biased!) and if you need a Wedding venue South London we can also help you out with that! Addington palace near Croydon is a great reception venue, but also offers use of the gardens for ceremonies – easy!

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