lizzythebride wrote:Welcome to the new brides! We had a beach wedding (well, grassland next to beach at North Burleigh) on a friday. went we went back there on the saturday for a bbq i was really glad we'd had it on the friday as there were sooooo many people and there's no way we would have got the spot we wanted. for anyway getting married in school holidays or weekends, just keep that in mind. although i'm sure no onlookers would intrude...it does get quite noisy!
if you've got lots of interstate guests, i'd definately recommend a ceremony close to reception and accomodation if possible. if not, then perhaps think of organising a bus to transport everyone.
we got married at a surf club so can't help out with any reception venues with accomodation, but with all the hotels on the gold coast i'm sure there'd be no shortage!
looking forward to hearing all your plans
lizzythebride wrote:i wouldn't necessarily rethink the date, but perhaps the beach...i wouldn't be getting married on 10 jan at surfers put it that way!
B2BinGC wrote:Which brings me to another question....when u have ur ceremony and reception at the same place....what happens when u go off for photos?? what happens to the guests??
Cheeky Roxy wrote:B2BinGC wrote:Which brings me to another question....when u have ur ceremony and reception at the same place....what happens when u go off for photos?? what happens to the guests??
The weddings that I have been to that have the ceremony and reception at the same place, while the bridal party are off getting drinks is when basically the pre-dinner drinks and nibblies start. As the ceremony is normally held around 3 and by the time registry is signed and photos with family are done it's around 4 - 4:30ish.
tahnee_s wrote:Just wondering if anyone knows any good celebrants on the gold coast and what is a good price for a celebrant?
FH and I are after a celebrant that has a bit of a humourous side so when the nerves kick in, he will break the ice IYKWIM
miss andrea wrote:Hi Ladies!
It has been a while since my initial post. I have been frantically trying to find a venue so that we could set a date and get married this year! However, we are really struggling to find a house to rent and have the wedding without dropping a disgusting amount of money on a place at Soverign Island
I am now trying to source a penthouse to use as my wedding reception and venue.
However, I have picked my dress that I want, which is good, we have set our guest list and have a caterer and staff (through FH's) work that will do everything for cost, so as soon as we lock in the venue, the rest will follow suit!! Fingers and legs and toes crossed!
I am going to the wedding expo at the Gold Coast Arts Centre on Sunday, so hoping to get some inspiration on invitations, flowers etc and then you never know, I might find something that will allow me to find our venue!
Hope everyone else's planning is going well.