wed4Anyone would love a wedding in a unique place, and more so when that place happens to be within Australia. Australia is an ocean country. It is situated at the middle of Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean. This beautiful country exists on a large square land ant the nation takes position six in size when compared with other countries. The capital city of Australia is Canberra, with the Sydney city as the most popular tourist destination in the country. It is an Island country, and no land that borders it these factors makes this country a very suitable destination for lovebirds from all over the world to hold their weddings in


Australia has got very many and unique wedding destinations that attracts many people from foreign countries. The destinations include;

• Villa Botanica: It is a wedding venue famous known in Australia. Located near the Coral Sea almost at the edge of wonderful Whitsunday.

• Botanica Bali: It is a wedding venue that earns Australia lots of money. People are attracted by the unbelievable services provided here.

• Miskawaan Luxury Beachfront Villas: Offers an amazing retreat for couples and their guests.

• Paperback Camp: A combination of luxurious accommodation and delicious food is found here. Generally, one receives warm hospitality inn this destination. All the peace you need, you get it from this beautiful camp.

• Blanket Bay: Suitable for weddings and honeymoon. The comfortable lodge found here is an attractive site for many.

• Kawarra Beach Resort and SPA: It is naturally romantic resort for weddings. Once here, you fill in heaven.

• Peppers salt Resort and SPA: The only wedding destination where one can enjoy 20% accommodation cost for the quest.

• Mantra South Bank: It is a ten minute walk from the Central Business District. The venue is located near cultural and art performing places. You can really enjoy the culture of this country around here.

• Breakfree Aanuka Beach Resort: Want to keep memories of your wedding? Come to this destination. With the moon twinkling over your sweet marriage vows over the night. Suitable for night weddings.

• Mantra Legends Hotel: Provides a wide range of wedding facilities. You don’t have to worry about anything while arranging to have your wedding here.

• Pepper Guest House Pokolbinb: It is a beautiful wedding grounds admired by many couples.

• Pepper Manor House Sutton Forest: It is located at the middle of green hills. The environment here poses a romantic nature, making it ideal for weddings.

• Peppers Arlie Beach Whitsundays: Very warm reception here that ensures long life experience to all who visit the place.

In Australia you find unique wedding destinations for those who want to marry away from home. All you need to have your wedding here is an Australian Visa. A wedding held in unique destinations like the ones in Australia adds a little inspiration in your marriage life. It is a dream of many to have a wedding in a unique destination. A place away from home is preferred by many. One can have peaceful and silent moments to spend with a lifetime partner without disturbance.

Planning your Sweet 18 Birthday Party

18 is such an important age (mostly for females) in the Philippines. Most of their childhood dreams of wanting to hit puberty and become an adult culminate by turning 18. It’s their “debut” and you can’t have a debut without a debut planner, right? Not exactly. It’s still is a good idea to have a debut party planned but for people on a budget, planning on your own could be an option. Here are some planning options to help you get started.

Of course, anyone’s 18th birthday is important – every birthday is! But this day reflects you’re coming of age as well as a welcome to the adult world. Reflect hard on what defines you as a person and let that show on how you choose to spend your birthday. It could be as simple as a family gathering with a few of your closest friends having dinner and drinks. It could be as elaborate as a cotillion with a theme built around things you are passionate about like art, the sciences—anything goes!

Jade Green Gold and Purple Peacock Musical Wedding or Party Invitation and RSVP Card. Comes in Musical Box that Sings! Singing Music boxed invite in jade. Totally custom, high end/class, couture, elegant invite.

Jade Green Gold and Purple Peacock Musical Wedding or Party Invitation and RSVP Card. Comes in Musical Box that Sings! Singing Music boxed invite in jade. Totally custom, high end/class, couture, elegant invite.

Plan ahead and Budget Well

This is especially true for elaborate debuts as well as birthdays that will be spent out of town. Planning means that you have to canvass for event places, food cost, and amenities (favors, invites, chairs, tables, and man power to name a few). You have to check the budget constantly if it could fit your desired number of guests. Always keep in mind that a more ambitiously themed party will either cost more money or will require you to be more resourceful with the budget you already have. It is a good idea to start planning at least 6-9 months in advance so you can space out all the details. First thing, find a venue that can accommodate your date and your budget, then plan to do one item per week on your to do list. Remember if you want custom invitations, they can take up to 5 months to come in (according to what you want) so after you have chosen your venue and the date; order the invitations next. You might want to consider the latest trend in invites: MUSICAL invitations.


It’s a party—it’s YOUR 18th birthday party. On this day, everyone is looking at you. If you planned properly, you should be all set.  Don’t stress yourself out too much that you can’t have a good time anymore, especially come the day of the event. Some things will mess up. Not everything will fall into place and that’s ok. Don’t let it get you down and instead have fun with what’s working alright. It is, after all, a celebration of your life, so at the very least, bring that life to the party.

These are very basic points to take not of to help you maximize your time and money but don’t let this restrict you to what you think is best for you. Spoil yourself every once in a while. It is your debut after all.

Our Guest Poster is from the Phillippines
Pierre Angela Cruz, is a Marketing Consultant for Ailen Lim Evernts Planner. The leading debut party planner in the Philippines. She can be reached at cruisepiyer@gmail.com


4 To-Dos Before You Say “I Do!” #IDo

As the owner of Music Box Invites, I have been working with brides for a little over a year now and I believe a lot of them don’t realize just how long it takes to plan a wedding. One of the main problems is that there are just TOO many options, too much information and brides today are used to living in a world of instant response (text, emails, skype) but the wedding industry is based on custom made goods and that takes longer.

To avoid the inevitable stress, here are some must-have tips every engaged person needs to keep in his or her repertoire – before they even plan the wedding date! So before you say I DO, Do ….

1.   Collect

Before choosing a date or venue, start collecting things you love about other weddings, gowns, tuxedos, venues, etc. You can keep a folder for each wedding item (flowers, invites, gowns, etc) and put the pictures, notes, torn out magazine pages in each folder. Another great place to collect the things you love is on Pinterest. I believe every bride needs a Pinterest board for her wedding. In fact, I suggest one board for each “folder”.  Then you can share that board with prospective vendors (the invitation board goes to invitation designer, flower board to florists, etc).

2.   Involve

Go over your collection of loved items with your spouse to be and get his or her input. I know most men are not that interested but involving them is a great way to get your marriage off to a good start. You guys are a team. At the very least, if he hates something you can take it out of the “folder”.

3.   Plan

After about a month of “collecting”, go back over the folder and narrow it down – decide your theme and colors, what time of the year you want to be married and what type of venue appeals the most to you. Get advice from your “guests to be” before looking at the venues and choosing a date.

Custom Invites can take up to 6 months!

Custom Invites can take up to 6 months!

4.   Schedule

Understand how long things take — gowns can take 6 months to come in, venues and best photographers are sometimes booked a year in advance, custom invitations can take 3 to 6 months. A bride must give herself time to get things done. I suggest assigning only one to two tasks a week to accomplish in order of the items that take the longest. Creating a timeline on excel can help*. Use your “dream” wedding date and then back up each week to see when you would need to start to get everything done without over-stressing yourself.


If you can afford it, seek out a wedding planner before making any decisions (but after your collection of folders). And meet with at least three before making a decision on which one to go with. Get references, read their reviews and see other work they have done.

*Joann Marks has an excel spreadsheet with tabs that will help any bride with their timeline, budget, guest list, etc – available free for the asking.

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