A timeline to help plan your wedding

Planning a wedding is an exciting time, but it’s also a big job! Here’s a timeline and wedding planning tips from our wedding planning team at our country wedding venue near Pretoria to help you stay on track and keep your wedding plans running smoothly. One year before your wedding  Think about the type of wedding you want to have Draw up a budget Pick a wedding date and time of day Start looking for the perfect wedding venue Hire a wedding planner if you need one 8-10 months before your wedding  Invite friends and family to be part of your wedding party Shop for and order your wedding dress Decide on the type of entertainment you want – a string quartet? DJ? – and book them Start interviewing and booking your professional team – photographer, videographer, florist and so forth If you need to rent furniture and tents for your ceremony or reception, start looking now. Decide who will be your marriage official and book them 6-8 months before your wedding  Decide on your wedding invitations and order them Choose your wedding rings and order them – it’s especially important to do this early if you want them custom engraved Renew or get your passports if you are planning an overseas honeymoon Decide on what type of honeymoon you want and book it Decide on what type of cake you want Choose your bridesmaid’s outfits and purchase/book them 3 months before your wedding  Order your wedding cake Mail your invitations Write your vows Book your stylist and makeup artist – trials are a great idea! Start dance lessons 1 month before your wedding  Confirm with your marriage official what documents you will need for the day If you are getting a prenuptial contract, speak to a qualified lawyer and finalise the document Have a final fitting for your gown Confirm with all your vendors that they have the correct details for the day Contact guests for outstanding RSVPS and confirm with your venue The last two weeks before your wedding  Groom’s haircut Final fitting for groom and groomsmen Plan out the order of your ceremony Collect and make favours for wedding guests Book car rental company, if needed The day before your wedding  Have a wedding rehearsal Have the event of your dreams at our countryside wedding venue near Pretoria At Idle Winds, just 14kms from Fourways, we offer our clients a team of professional, experienced event staff to ensure that your day goes off perfectly. With onsite wedding planners, wait staff and chefs, we can assist you with everything from choosing linens and cutlery to setting up and taking down décor on the day. We are also happy to accommodate your own selection of service providers on the day. We also offer you and your wedding guests use of our onsite-accommodation. This consists of 58 comfortable double and twin-sized rooms and you also have the option to include a wedding breakfast in your package. If you would like to find out more about our wedding venue, reception and ceremony options as well as the packages we offer, please contact us today. Our wedding planner and team will be happy to assist you and guide you around our beautiful country venue. Back to wedding venue near...

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How to plan a winter wedding

The popularity of winter weddings is on the rise, especially at countryside wedding venues like Idle Winds – and it’s not hard to see why. The Hartebeespoort area offers warm, sunny days, stunning starlit nights and beautiful natural scenery as far as the eye can see! Here’s some great wedding planning tips for planning your special day: Look out for specials: Since this time of year is considered to be outside the wedding season, many venues offer great discounts on booking and accommodation. In addition, some vendors may also be able to give you more budget-friendly prices on décor, photography, transportation services and even food! Stay warm: Brides and grooms love this season for it’s cooler temperatures that allow you to wear more layers without breaking into a sweat, so it’s a wonderful opportunity to go formal and extravagant with your outfits. If you’re choosing outfits for your bridal party, be sure to keep the temperature in mind for them too – a lovely faux fur stole for bridesmaids and long, tailored jackets for the groomsmen will look elegant while keeping everyone comfortable. Go seasonal: Winter definitely conjures up distinct themes, so go wild and enjoy what they have to offer rather than trying to force a more summery theme. Rich colours and big log fires are warm and cosy while a snowy, glittering theme brings glamour, elegance and magic! Try keep your food and décor in season as well, to avoid paying higher costs for flowers that have to be flown in. It gets dark early: While the clear winter skies look stunning in person, they are not ideal for photography. Remember to check when the sun is setting and plan your ceremony and reception accordingly so that you have enough time for photographs outdoors. Alternatively, choose a venue that has beautiful indoor settings that can provide the perfect backdrop. Plan your perfect wedding experience at our exceptional venue At Idle Winds, just 14kms from Fourways, we offer our clients a team of professional, experienced event staff to ensure that your day goes off perfectly. With onsite wedding planners, wait staff and chefs, we can assist you with everything from choosing linens and cutlery to setting up and taking down décor on the day. We are also happy to accommodate your own selection of service providers on the day. We also offer you and your wedding guests use of our onsite-accommodation. This consists of 58 double and twin-sized rooms and you also have the option to include a wedding breakfast in your package. If you would like to find out more about our wedding venue, reception and ceremony options as well as the packages we offer, please contact us today. Our wedding planner and team will be happy to assist you and guide you around our beautiful country venue. Back to wedding venue near...

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From accommodation to a wedding planning team, our venue near Pretoria offers the best for your special day

At Idle Winds, we know just how important your wedding day is – which is why our team works so hard to treat each couple to the most unique and romantic day they deserve. Our wedding venue, located in the scenic countryside just 14kms from Fourways, offers you a complete service for your day including a chapel set in our lush gardens, a choice of reception venue and a Guest Lodge. Our team also offers you personalised attention and services on your day as well as access to our experienced wedding planners and co-ordinators to help ensure that your event runs smoothly. With several reception options, we’re able to accommodate small, intimate gatherings as well as large parties. Our main venue is elegantly lit by chandeliers and set in a manicured rose garden and can easily accommodate up to 250 guests as well as a dance floor. Smaller venues can accommodate anything from 10 to 40 people and offer you a rage of indoor and garden settings – making them ideal for any wedding, any time of year. We also offer comfortable accommodation for you and your guests in our 58 well-appointed twin and double bedrooms. In addition, we can offer you a wedding breakfast as part of your package. Let us make your special day exceptional If you would like to find out more about our wedding venue, reception and ceremony options, as well as the services we offer, please contact us today. Our wedding planner and team will be happy to assist you and guide you around our beautiful country venue. Back to wedding venue near...

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Extensive menu, accommodation and location options from our scenic wedding venue near Pretoria

At Idle Winds, our aim is to provide brides and grooms as well as their guests with a complete wedding experience. Our wedding venue offers you a wide selection of choices, from food to function and ceremony locations, in order to deliver an event that is tailored to your specifications and reflects who you are as a couple. Set in the countryside just 14kms from Fourways, you and your guests will be immersed in natural beauty. Featuring striking indigenous landscapes and manicured evergreen gardens, we offer bridal couples a truly unique backdrop to this momentous occasion. Couples can choose to have their ceremony in our charming chapel or create their own ceremony setting in the garden itself. We also offer a wide range of function venues for your reception, from a stunning chandelier-lit ballroom that seats up to 250 people to more intimate spaces that are ideal for smaller groups. In addition, we offer you and your guests the use of our comfortable and relaxing onsite-accommodation. This consists of 58 well-appointed double and twin-sized rooms and you also have the option to include a wedding breakfast in your package. Tailored menu options for your special day We know just how important it is that all the needs of you and your guests are accommodated for your event, which is why we offer customised menu options for all of our bridal couples. Our chefs and wait staff are happy to accommodate dietary specifications and develop menus that are the perfect accompaniment to your event. For more information about our venue, accommodation, menus or wedding packages, please do not hesitate to contact us today. Back to wedding venue near...

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Make your dreams come true with luxurious wedding accommodation and relaxing spa treatments

Looking for the ideal wedding accommodation in a tranquil, beautiful environment where you and your guests can get pampered and receive the first-rate service you deserve? Idle Winds, located approximately 40 minutes away from Pretoria, Sandton and Krugersdorp, is the perfect venue – on almost nine hectares of beautiful, private gardens with multiple venues and a friendly and attentive staff, this luxurious wedding accommodation will dazzle both you and your guests. In addition to offering luxurious wedding accommodation, Idle Winds also has experienced wedding co-ordinators who will work with you to ensure that everything down to the very last detail is perfect for your special day. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and no expense should be spared; we will go above and beyond to deliver results that will blow you away. Take advantage of our relaxing spa treatments for you and your wedding party. Everyone, especially the bride, deserves a little extra pampering in honour of this special event. Our spa treatments will leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and looking your most beautiful while our staff members cater to your every need. Your guests will enjoy the experience from the moment they arrive while they relish the serene, beautiful environment. We have 58 en suite rooms that are perfect for all of your guests, while you and your spouse enjoy our special Honeymoon Suite with its own private patio and garden. Other amenities you’ll be able to take advantage of include our prize-winning restaurant, the gardens and the Wagon Wheel Pub, which keeps everyone cosy during the cold months! For more information about booking Idle Winds for your wedding, please contact us today. Discover why we’re the go-to choice for luxurious wedding...

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