Planning a wedding can be daunting once the engagement period wears off and you start to crunch the numbers. Each bride has her budget, and it’s important to know what you’re working with when planning the finer details.
Some brides have the luxury of parents paying for their wedding… but not all brides are that lucky. The organisation is key to making sure your special day runs smoothly and your finances are in check so you don’t have any nasty surprises down the track.
Here’s a checklist of what you need to include an consider when planning your wedding.
Bombonieres for guests
Reputation of the venue
Deposit cost of the venue
Final cost per guest
Additional decor (toasting glasses, cake knife, wishing well)
Guest seating plan
Photo booth operator
Band or DJ (or both!)
Bridal party dresses
Bridal accessories (handbags, head pieces, shoes, jewellery)
Stylist and make-up artist
Bridal party gifts
If you have any questions about planning your wedding, feel free to contact our office at Lincoln of Toorak anytime.
It seems to be popping up everywhere, in fact, we are booked out for months on end with this new style of function – high tea!
When asking your bridesmaids to be a part of your bridal party, you can’t just do it via text! It needs to be memorable, incredible, and in the right setting that will amplify that special moment forever. Or what about when you introduce the in-laws to each other and discuss the finer details of the wedding?
Picture this – an intimate setting of scones, savouries, champagne and tea with cute personalised stationary for each guest, flowers and plants surrounding you to make the table settings even more picturesque. What more could you ask for when selecting those special people to be part of your dream wedding?
High teas are the perfect setting to start the planning, who could resist an afternoon tea with delicious light food and a cheeky beverage? At Lincoln of Toorak we have been consistently asked for high tea requests, proving the new trend is in full swing!
It’s that time of year again – back to uni! With a long and busy year ahead, it’s important to start planning your university events early. But with so many things to think about, this is no easy task.
A key point to remember when planning a function is that every one is different, and should be tailored to the guests’ (and host’s) needs. This is a crucial factor for success.
Networking lunches and career nights are a great way to help students get the edge they need to further their careers and motivate their study. It’s often difficult to get the balance right for these types of events. Some can be too formal, leaving students little opportunity to socialise with industry professionals, whilst others can be poorly structured with confusing messages about the purpose of the event.
Having access to the proper facilities and services needed to run your event makes all the difference. Introductory speeches are a great way to welcome guests and explain the aim of the event, while information sessions can be easily handled through the use of:
- Wireless microphones
- A lectern
- Projection equipment
Also important is providing a warm but professional atmosphere. This can be achieved with:
- Cocktail-style finger food
- Appropriate drinks menus
- Neatly decorated and labelled stalls
Being able to tailor these options to your needs adds the personal touches necessary to make sure your guests feel comfortable and well looked after, whilst encouraging them to network and socialise.
Similarly, social events such as award ceremonies or balls can be significantly enhanced through the right atmosphere and entertainment:
- A great DJ
- Security personnel
- Personalised food menus
- Stylish and photo-worthy interior settings
- Inner-city location
This will help create an enjoyable and memorable night for all and will certainly leave the attendees feeling satisfied and impressed. A central location like Toorak also means you can party all night in the nearby CBD or one of Toorak’s nightlife hot-spots without any transport woes!
Event planning should be fun, so why not let the venue do the hard work for you? A multi-purpose setting is a great way to alleviate the stress of organising events, whilst allowing you to add the special touches that will make any occasion a successful one!
Have a look at what others have had to say about our event planning services!