What theme to pick for your wedding venue

What theme to pick for your wedding venue One of the hardest parts of picking a wedding venue in Gauteng is making sure that your theme can be incorporated into all the spaces that the venue has to offer. Before you can start checking out venues to find the perfect one, you need to decide on a wedding theme! Here are some great themes for 2013 to consider: Summer forest Forget about pinks and reds everywhere – transform your wedding venue into a summer forest, complete with fake moss, mushrooms and trees. One of the great things about this theme is that you can make it as whimsical – by including fairy lights and lots of décor – or as subdued as you want. Use fake trees and plants or choose a venue that’s nestled in the bush to make your forest more realistic. Retro theme Whether you’re a retailer, florist or accountant, it’s impossible to miss the increasingly popular retro vibe. Transform your wedding venue into a retro restaurant, complete with milk shakes and caterers on roller skates, for a fun and friendly vibe. Make sure you hire a juke box, play 80s music and decorate your tables with bright colors, records and tiny disco balls. Winter wonderland If you’re planning a winter wedding, this wonderland theme offers many possibilities and options. You can frost everything from plates and flowers, decorate tables with silver glitter and snowflakes or even have an ice sculpture at the bridal table. You can also decorate the wedding venue with polystyrene balls to create a snow-like effect. Still searching for the perfect wedding venue in Gauteng? Find out what Idle Winds has to offer...

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Winter wedding wonderland at Gauteng wedding venues

Winter wedding wonderland at Gauteng wedding venues Thinking of booking your spot at a wedding venue in Gauteng for May – July? Winter weddings are becoming quite popular, with many brides opting for weddings during the cooler months. There are a number of reasons why winter weddings have become so popular, including the following: Clothing options A growing trend among brides is to have a quick dress change after the church ceremony and dinner. During winter, there are tons of options to dress up or dress down your wedding dress, including a furry hat, full-length white coat or long-sleeved white gloves. Interesting themes Winter wonderland is a picturesque, out-of-the-ordinary theme for a wedding. You can play around with everything from fake snow to frosted flowers and silver balls in order to catapult your guests to a different world! Other winter themes include ‘autumn’ colours like browns, reds, greens and browns, gluhwein fountains and thick, furry carpets. Perfect weather Winter in Gauteng isn’t that cold and many wedding venues in Gauteng will offer indoor and outdoor seating options, complete with patio heaters and indoor climate control. One of the advantages of winter weddings is that your photos can be taken outside without all your makeup smudging and melting. Great rates For some wedding suppliers – such as florists and dressmakers – the May to July period is considered the ‘slow months’. In order to make up for the decrease in business, many of these suppliers offer discounted rates on their services. It’s worth your while to shop around and get a few discounts if you’re getting married in winter. Looking for the perfect wedding venue in Gauteng for your big day? Then contact Idle Winds...

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Where are modern brides looking to get married in Gauteng?

Where are modern brides looking to get married in Gauteng? Year in and year out, Johannesburg, Centurion and Pretoria brides search for the perfect wedding venue in Gauteng. Over the past few months, there has been a noticeable shift on where young and modern brides are choosing to get married. Forget about everything you’ve been reading on wedding blogs – these are the popular spots for modern brides to get married in Gauteng these days: Muldersdrift Muldersdrift has become increasingly popular among brides over the past few years – and the wedding market has been capitalising on this trend! Muldersdrift, which is situated on the West Rand of Johannesburg, offers a rustic, country feel that’s still close to the city. The easiest way to check out all the wedding venues in the area is to take a Sunday afternoon drive along the N14 (heading towards Krugersdorp). You’ll see everything from famous, luxurious wedding venues like Avianto to smaller, more intimate wedding venues in the small dirt-roads near the N14. Hotels and bars In the past, most brides opted for formal wedding venues for their big day. Today, an increasing number of modern brides are getting married in hotels as well as scenic pubs (like Gillroys just outside Johannesburg). Hartbeespoort The Harteespoort area has remained one of the most popular areas to get married. The proximity to the city, along with the bush feel and a ton of attractions make it the perfect option for everyone from young to older brides. If you’re looking for a wedding venue in the Hartbeespoort area, make sure to book a venue that offers overnight accommodation. Even if the venue is close to the city, some people may prefer to stay the night after your big party. Looking for the perfect wedding venue in Gauteng? Visit the Idle Winds...

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