A wedding is such a magical event, and will become a memory you will cherish, especially if it reflects who you are as a couple. That's why you want to spend some time thinking about and dreaming up a unique and stunning style for your wedding. 

Every element of your wedding, from the flowers to the food, to the tables, will all contribute to the look and the feel of your wedding. It can be those small things that make that final experience feel supremely special. That's a lot of things to get absolutely right!

So, now that spring has arrived, here's how to start planning your dream wedding.

Create a Checklist

This might sound like an extremely practical or uninspiring tip to start off with, but it's also one of the most essential. A lot goes into planning a wedding, and missing an element or a two, is easy to do.

So, don't leave things to chance. Instead, start a checklist the moment you start planning, so you have everything written down. And, this can mean starting with your dream wedding venue. Melbourne has so many wedding spots, but if you have your heart set on a special place, it is always good to have that sorted from the beginning.

Choose Your Colour Palette

This is one of the first decisions you need to make because it will determine everything from the flowers to how you decorate your wedding and reception venue. A nice and easy rule to follow is to start with one central colour and two or three complementary colours to complement it.

It is important to take some time with this decision. Think about your favourite colours and how they will interact with your venue location. For example, if your wedding is outside, then how will your colours look against the greens of the garden or the blue of the sky?

Also, think about choosing some contrasting colours. For example, setting light accents against a darker background will make everything really pop!

Find Your Theme

Choosing a theme for your wedding will help tie everything together, and having a direction will also make certain decisions easier. If you're on the fence about whether you should include a piece of furniture or a floral arrangement, it can be as easy as asking yourself if it will fit with your theme.

Remember to keep your theme consistent throughout your wedding. Including themed styling tweaks in the following can really bring that wedding to the next level.

● Décor items

● Accessories

● Floral arrangements

● Linens

● Stationary for invitations, menus, and anything else you have written for the day

Think About Lighting 

Not many people think about the lighting in their wedding venue, so this idea can make your special day stand apart from the rest. The proper lighting can highlight particular areas or throw interesting shapes around the room as the day goes on.

This means it is important to look at the lighting in the room when you've chosen your wedding venue. As well as whether or not your reception will continue into the night. Think about how you can use light to make the space more intimate, expansive and really accentuate your theme. 

But you don’t have to fret if all this feels a bit daunting to you. When booking at Pearl Riverfront you can take advantage of the experienced, onsite event organisers, and it will be as simple as calling up the team and asking. With friendly staff that are ready to help, you can rest assured that your event can run smoothly and without all the stress.

Incorporate the Five Senses

The chances are that you've thought about colours, decorations, a delicious menu and music. But if you really want that 'wow!' experience, you should consider tickling those other senses. Touch and smell can be very evocative and create a mood and feeling that's hard to define and will make your wedding unique.

Here are some ideas for incorporating all five senses in your wedding:

● Use scented candles

● Choose flowers with scents that echo your theme

● Think about the textures of your linens, furniture and decor

● Use an aromatic spray for the rooms

● Have unique perfumes created for the bride and the bridal party


These are just some of the additional things that will make your day that extra bit special and memorable for you and your guests.

Bring Spring to Your Menu

Spring is a great time for food, so you should take advantage of it to make your wedding even more special. Spring foods are light, fresh, and truly elegant. So, for the perfect wedding menu, indulge your guests with the freshness of local produce on offer at this time of year.

But don't worry, whatever season you were looking to have your wedding, the best food choices are always seasonal. So whether it is Winter and you want to warm your guests with rich and decadent foods or Summer, and you need a supremely light and fresh menu, seasonal foods will always be your best option.

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Choose the Perfect Venue 

Choosing the right venue for your wedding is one of the first decisions you will need to make. It's also one of the most critical decisions, as it will determine everything from the theme to the number of guests you can invite. It is good to ask about the capacity and floorplans as this is the best way to map out your space.  

Choose a venue with grand architecture, a unique location, and a great atmosphere that suits the style you're aiming for is important. And then let all of those elements inspire you. 

However, it is also important to look at what more each venue has to offer. For example, at Pearl Riverfront you can take advantage of the convenient location to the Yarra River. With direct riverside access, you can create such an amazing experience for your guests, letting them mingle and enjoy themselves whilst sprawling out onto the serene riverfront. 

This is how the experts can create the best marriage ceremonies and wedding receptions for you in Melbourne.

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Be Consistent

Whether you choose to have a simple, elegant wedding or something big and filled with flowers, consistency is key. This is more complicated than you think because it means you have to have an eye for detail and look at everything from the colours to the textures, the shapes to the size of your wedding spaces.

You don't want your wedding to be a blur of colours and items that don't quite fit together. Instead, choose a few elements that recur throughout the wedding and the wedding venue. This is known as a motif, and it can include:

● A shape like leaves, hearts, or curling vines

● A place like the beach, the mountains, or a much-loved foreign location

● Textured fabric that you use in selected spots around the room

● Flowers that you use in your bouquet as well as on invitations or fabric

● Bringing the outdoors into your wedding with wood furniture, twigs, and leaves

The Takeaway

A lot goes into planning a dream wedding, but you can make it easier by choosing the right wedding venue here in Melbourne. Talk to our expert team to learn how they can make planning your perfect day a little easier.

Or, for more information on creating your bespoke wedding experience, take a look at our wedding brochure and begin dreaming of your perfect day.