Sydney is a beautiful city with many opportunities and possibilities when it comes to planning a wedding. It can be done on a budget or you can go all out or it can be as simple or as elaborate as you want. When it comes to planning a Sydney wedding you are only limited by your imagination.
Ok, so you have chosen the date but where do you go from here? Just think of what sort of wedding you would like simple, romantic, different, elegant or something else. For a Sydney wedding there are many places to choose from that cater for all sorts of tastes. Such places are: hotels, the botanical gardens, the beach, light houses, parks, a church, halls, the Opera House, on the Harbor and if you would like something a little different, how about a top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge or a theme park? Many people also offer their houses for weddings, a lot of these homes are the turn of the century and are absolutely beautiful. Most of these places can also host the reception, but if you would like to have your reception somewhere else like in a waterfront hotel, restaurant or resort make sure you book well in advance. As with most big cities places need to be booked at least six months in advance.
If you are still not sure where to have your wedding why not go to the Sydney Wedding Expo? This is a great way to find venues, dresses, services and decorations and save you some money. They will give you lots of advice and ideas as they have worked and specialized with Sydney weddings for years. If you are looking for services then this would probably be an excellent place to start, especially when it comes to catering services. When it comes to Sydney caterers there are dozens upon dozens of them, they cater from the traditional to the exotic and everything in between. When dealing with Sydney caterers, make sure you ask lots of questions, get taste samples, ask their prices for per head and make sure you get a quote. As with any wedding service shop around give other services their quotes and no doubt they will try and match them if not beat them, again saving you more money.
When it comes to saving money on your Sydney wedding don't be afraid to shop around and even check out student services as they need the experience and will do great work but it will be at a fraction of the cost. Most have worked with other Sydney weddings and will gladly take the job, especially when it comes to photographers as it will boost their portfolio.
Other hints to save money when having a Sydney wedding include trying to have it on an off peak season, this is usually the autumn and winter months and the prices usually drop dramatically. Another place to save money on a Sydney wedding is at the flower market. You can usually get twice the amount of flowers at the same price if not a little cheaper than at most florists. The only real downfall when buying from a flower market is that you have to buy them either on the day or the day before the wedding and most times have to arrange them yourself, but many would find this to be a fun and creative outlet.
Having a Sydney wedding doesn't have to be expensive, it can be as fun or as elegant as you want, you have services that will bend over backwards to get you to hire them and have lots of places where you can save money. Remember, you are only limited by your imagination, so use it and you're on your way to having the perfect Sydney Wedding.