Venues and dec­o­ra­tion

Glamour (South Africa) - - Wedding / Savvy tips - By The Wed­ding Expo team

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“Choose an off-peak day, like Fri­day, to save on the venue and on your week­day re­hearsal din­ner.” – Reese Rowe, sales di­rec­tor

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“Host your cer­e­mony and re­cep­tion at the same venue to save on trans­porta­tion.” – Jen­nifer Stiebel, founder of events com­pany

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“In­stead of rent­ing ex­pen­sive linens, top your venue’s stan­dard cot­ton table­cloths with a dec­o­ra­tive run­ner.” – Emarie C Van­galio, brand di­rec­tor

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“For a lounge-like set­ting for cock­tails, ask to bor­row so­fas, chairs or ta­bles from other rooms in the venue in­stead of rent­ing fur­ni­ture.” – Sara Fay Egan

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“Use dis­pos­able bam­boo plates for starters and dessert. They cost less, plus they’re eco-friendly.” – Marci Delozier Haas, events di­rec­tor

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A prop­erly drawn-up an­tenup­tial con­tract done by an at­tor­ney.

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Your pho­tog­ra­pher. Th­ese are images that will be with you for years to come. Go with the best you can af­ford and one who makes you feel com­fort­able.

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videog­ra­pher. This may seem like an un­nec­es­sary ex­pense, but you’ll re­gret not get­ting videos of your day.

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A makeup artist. Whether it’s a small or big cel­e­bra­tion, you’ll feel more con­fi­dent, you’ll pho­to­graph bet­ter and your makeup will last longer than what DIY could pos­si­bly of­fer.

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Cor­rect lin­gerie. Make sure you get fit­ted for sup­port by an ex­pert. Prop­erly fit­ted un­der­wear will of­fer you com­fort and sup­port, and make your dress look and fit bet­ter.

The Wed­ding Expo de­tails

Cape Town 10 and 11 June, at the CTICC Dur­ban 5 and 6 Au­gust, at the Dur­ban ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre Joburg 26 and 27 Au­gust, at the Tick­et­pro Dome Tick­ets start at R100 via tick­et­pros.co.za. For more info, visit wed­ding-expo.co.za.

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