Wedding planning a big wedding reception in Melbourne can take a lot out of you, even if you’ve got a team of expert wedding planners working around the clock. To make your life easier, here are a few tips for you from our wedding reception planning experts:
GET MARRIED IN PUBLIC PLACES
Get married in public places. See if the city gardens or your favourite park will allow you to tie the knot in their green spaces, which they often will in exchange for a small donation. It’s so much cheaper and easier, plus you can keep the event small.
GO FOR ALL IN ONE
If you can find wedding venue, reception venue, and accommodations all in one place, it will often be much cheaper than booking a hotel AND multiple venues.
BOOK JUST A FEW MONTHS IN ADVANCE
Planning a wedding in three or four months may not seem doable, but if you can handle it, you may be able to save a fortune on the wedding costs. Most vendors and event planners will be looking to fill up empty slots, and you’ll have more power to bargain.
READ GOOGLE REVIEWS
Many customers leave user reviews on the various wedding services they’ve used, and it’s worth reading those reviews to see if a company is worth working with. Look for a review where a service exceeded expectations or went above and beyond.
SHOW DONT TELL
If you want a certain colour, a certain type of flower, or a certain print for the tablecloths, show your vendors exactly what you want. There are way too many varieties for them to get it exactly right without seeing a picture.
WORK WITH A WEDDING COORDINATOR
If you don’t want to have someone plan the wedding for you, at least consider hiring someone to do the coordinating and organizing on the day of the wedding. It will save you LOTS of headaches.
REUSE WEDDING FLOWERS
If your wedding venue is decorated with tons of flowers, why not repurpose those flowers for the reception? It will save you a small fortune!
DO THE THANK YOU NOTES AHEAD OF TIME
You can’t fill them out completely, but you can write a short note, address the envelopes, and sign your name before the day of the wedding. You can finish them and send them out much more quickly after the big day.
HIRE A VIDEOGRAPHER
Even if you can’t afford a wedding videographer, hire someone to shoot raw footage. You can keep that footage and turn it into a wedding video later on down the line once you can afford it.
BRING THREE PAIRS OF SHOES
High heels will be necessary to look good, but you’ll need a pair of wedges for when your feet tire. If you’re going to do a lot of walking, no one will see the flats beneath your wedding gown.
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WHY IS RED SCOOTER MELBOURNE’S MOST POPULAR WAREHOUSE WEDDING VENUES?
It boils down to one simple thing: our mothers raised us right!
Our mums taught us to:
Be considerate of others and their things
Treat others like we want to be treated
Go the extra mile to make people happy
Thanks to these simple life lessons, Red Scooter has made it a point to go above and beyond to give each customer EXACTLY what they want.
LET RED SCOOTER MAKE YOUR WEDDING DAY THE HAPPIEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE
You focus on the ceremony, your family, your friends, and the wild wedding party, and let us handle the details! Our wedding planners will handle everything you need:
Floral arrangements and décor
Catering and bar service
Ceremony and reception seating
Full facilities and amenities for the bridal party and guests
Our Wedding Planner will take all the stress off your shoulders, and will keep things rolling smoothly until the moment you’re ready to take off for your honeymoon.
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The Wedding Planning ideas listed here are only a sample of what Red Scooter The Unique Events Venue can provide at our New York inspired warehouse venues. We can tailor any function package to suit your needs – and this is only limited by your imagination. We specialize in making every occasion a unique experience – from your guests arrival to the last dance we will help bring your dreams to life at Red Scooter.
Visit us just outside of Melbourne’s CBD, and talk with our professional event planners to see how our award-winning event planning service can help you create the wedding of your dreams! Your satisfaction is our guarantee, and we’ll take all of the stress off your plate – freeing you up to enjoy the wedding you deserve.
Our convertible warehouse chic event space allows you to put your best event forward. With modern, customisable venues for up to 380 people. Each of our venues lends itself as a blank canvas for you to fully customise.
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AND OUR HISTORY OF EXCELLENCE
Red Scooter is proud of its achievement being voted the Best Function Venue according to Restaurant and Catering Victoria. We have also been commended as The Sustainable Business Award from the Environmental Protection Agency for our responsible environmental practices. Wedding Ceremony & Reception.
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