From expos to venue visits – Here are our essential wedding planning tips!

Planning a wedding can seem an overwhelming task – but not when you have expert advice on your side! Here are some great tips from the wedding planners at Idle Winds, a romantic country wedding venue near Johannesburg.

  • Picking a date: We’ve all heard stories of couples who have picked the perfect date only to realise it’s on the same day as the Rugby World Cup final, or that a famous marathon will be running past their hotel, cutting off all traffic – so be sure to check your date. A quick run through Google should be enough.
  • Get referrals: You’ve met your photographer and love their work, perfect! Because they do so much work in the industry, they probably know some fantastic florists too or a brilliant band. Don’t be afraid to ask for their recommendations, but be sure to check them out first-hand for yourself before you make a final decision.
  • Be open: The wedding industry is full of creative and unusual ideas, whether you’re a traditional couple or want to really stand out from the crowd. If you aren’t sure quite what you want, wedding expos are a great way to get some inspiration. They’ll showcase everything from different venues and dresses to champagne and cakes.
  • See for yourself: Love a venue you’ve seen online? Go and visit it in person. Seen a dress in a window? Try it on. Want to book the perfect photographer? Try them out for a fun engagement shoot. This will make sure that you are getting exactly what you want, and that the products and services you get are the quality you deserve on your special day.
  • Keep up with your budget: As you plan, get quotes and start spending, keep track of the money in your budget to make sure that you’re not overspending. You might be able to get that incredible dress you want, but you’re going to have to sacrifice somewhere else in order to make it work. Tracking your budget will help you find the wiggle room you need.

Visit our exclusive wedding venue 14kms from Fourways today (H2)

Our wedding venue, located in beautiful evergreen gardens in the heart of the countryside, offers couples a chance to escape the city for their special day. With professional, experienced staff to assist you with choosing the right wedding package, choosing linens and décor, takedown and set up services and catering your reception, you’ll have complete peace of mind.

We also offer you and your wedding guests use of our 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.

At Idle Winds, we aim to deliver a fantastic event that fits your needs as well as your budget. To find out more about what we can offer you, please contact us and speak to our wedding planning team today.


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