Allysandra and Aldaine’s wedding at Coogee Beach SLSC was a beautiful mix of romantic floral vibes and traditional design! The ceremony took place on the venue’s balcony, where guests could enjoy 180 degree views of Cockburn Sound and thousands of rosepetals lining the aisle created a truly romantic and intimate setting. In keeping with their theme, the couple chose not to use lots of flowers in the decor . The bride looked lovely in a lace mermaid gown, a natural half-up hairstyle. All of this fit perfectly with the modern feel. We’re so grateful that Tonita Photo and Video captured all of the beautiful design elements and heartfelt moments of this special day!

You said “yes” so what now?

If you’re reading this it means that you’ve recently said “yes” to the man or woman of your dreams. Congratulations! While you may still be floating on cloud 9, we know that you’ve got work to do and we’re here to help you make the most of your engagement. Below, you’ll find 9 things to do right after saying yes that will surely set you up for wedding planning success.

1. Tell your nearest and dearest

Call your family and friends and let them know about the exciting news! They will be so happy you took the time to let them know before updating your Facebook status.

2. Start dreaming about your wedding

Before you start checking off a checklist, sit down with your partner and talk about your wedding day vision. Getting each other on the same page with help eliminate miscommunication down the road. While you can find tons of great ideas and inspiration on our Pinterest boards, we also have a few other ways to get you inspired for your big day! Be sure to check out what other Perth weddings are doing by visiting our Real Weddings page. If you’re having trouble figuring out the perfect palette for you, be sure to check out our Wedding Color Palettes Pinterest board.

3. Set a budget

This is definitely the least fun part of planning a wedding but is key when it comes to deciding what vendors to hire and how many guests to invite. We’ve created a Budget Tool that will get your finances looking sharp for the big day!

4. Take engagement photos

Take your engagement photos as early as possible, as you’ll want to include a photo or two on your save the date cards. You can find all kinds of engagement photo inspiration on our Engagement Photo Inspiration Pinterest board.

5. Create a guest list

After you set a wedding budget, sit down with your partner and create a list of people you would like to invite. You will want this guest list prior to meeting with venues and caterers. This will decide what you will be able to afford and what type of venue will work best for you guest count. To make sure you get all the information you need for your invites, we’ve created a Guest List Tool.

6. Choose a venue & set a date

Now that you know your guest count and budget, you can start the venue search. Come prepared with questions and take photos when you’re touring venues.

7. Build your vendor team

Select your dream team early as many of the best professionals are booked a year or two out! Ready to hire your wedding photographer, planner, florist, and more?

8. Say yes to the dress

Even though you just got engaged, you might be shocked to learn that it can take 6-9 months for your dress to be shipped to you. This doesn’t include the time it took you to find your dress! It’s best to get this step out of the way as soon as possible just in case there are any last minute hiccups.

Saying yes to the dress was one of my favorite moments when I was planning my wedding.  It can be for you, too! You can also peruse our Wedding Dresses Pinterest board to see what real brides are wearing all around the world.

9. Stay organized

There are tons of ways to stay organized during the wedding planning process.  You don’t want to be overwhelmed or stressed out on your wedding day. Make sure and put in the time beforehand to ensure your wedding goes off without a hitch!

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“Mariana went over and beyond all my dreams, hopes and expectations to make Our wedding day the most Perfect, Elegant, and Beyond Breath Taking Day of our lives!
From the stunning Aisle and Arbour decor to the whole Hall decorated to PERFECTION, and Not To mention the Stunning and Delicious Cake Mariana includes in her affordable packages!!!! I could Not Rave or Recommend a More Perfect Human Being to Entrust Making Your Special Day Beyond AMAZING!
Thank You Mariana!!!”

-Allysandra Genelle Van Dyk (Bride)