wedding tips


  • When you should you start arranging your wedding plans:

It never too early, or too late, as soon as you have found the partner of your dreams start getting some auspicious dates together & think about the events you would like to host & the type of venue you wish to host them at.

  • Selecting a venue:

Selecting the right venue is key, so this should be your number 1 priority as the best venues always get booked up  well in advance especially on the most auspicious dates, up to 18 – 24 months is not unheard of.

  • Things you need to consider when selecting a potential venue:

      • Availability of dates
      • Hours of hire
      • Private / in house  catering
      • Corkage fee
      • Extra costs, for example,  security, parking attendants etc
      • Number of rooms / suites available
      • What’s included in the hire price
      • What restrictions do they have


  • Booking a priest:

Think about the type of wedding you wish to have & this will go hand in hand with your guest numbers. To host a quiet, serene wedding with your closest friends & family that can all interact & really feel part of the wedding is best achieved with guest numbers of up to 350. There are only a few priests who will conduct this type of ceremony and even fewer who can explain the wedding ceremonies & their significance to you and your guest.

  • Choosing  a mandap:

The mandap will be the focal point of the wedding, the first thing that catch your guest’s eye as they enter the wedding venue & will set the ambience for the wedding day. Consider the venue décor & lighting when selecting a mandap so the mandap & wedding venue both complement each other.

  • Choosing your caterer:

The catering is where you shouldn’t compromise as this is what most guests will comment on & remember long after the wedding is finished.  Look at your menu selection holistically across all your events in conjunction with your theme.

  • Décor:

This should be a core part of your budge, and not just an afterthought.  Allocating budget for décor like chair covers & sashes, venue lighting & centre pieces for tables. This will lift the whole event & add the wow factor to your special day.

  • Hair & beauty:

The best artists get booked up in advance so make this a top priority. Ensure you look at the artist’s recent portfolios & go on recommendation from other brides in terms of their professionalism, abilities & most importantly punctuality. All artists charge a nominal fee for a trial but it is well worth it.  Ensure you are 100% comfortable with the artist & they listen to your views as well as give you honest feedback & ideas.  Once you have selected your artist use their expertise to assist you to accessorise your outfits.

  • Supplier Contracts:

Ensure the suppliers you select are reputable & come highly recommended so they provide good quality products at fair prices.  It is very important to get specific contracts which detail the items you have booked or they have offered you as complimentary in writing.  All colour schemes should be specified on the contract so there are no unwanted surprises on the day..

  • Timetable / Itinerary:

A detailed itinerary of the day is essential to ensure your special day runs as you wish & on time. This has to then be implemented by someone you trust 100% to execute this on the day. To be guaranteed this is compiled and carried out  as per your vision hire the services of a professional wedding planner like Style Occasions, there is no substitute in our opinion.

  • Enjoy!:

This is the best advice of the list as this day will never come round again so ensure you relax & enjoy the events & let your wedding planner work their magic!

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