Month: April 2015

Food & Fashion Networking Night – Have you booked your Tickets?

Food & Fashion Networking Night

Celebrating Womanhood/Motherhood: Thursday 30th April 2015 at Caloundra RSL (Auditorium) from 5.30 – 8pm

Supporting local charity SunnyKids, whilst promoting local businesses!

Chef Favours will have our Stall there on the night & you could win one of our Taste Crates

Did you know the celebration of Mothers Day goes back to the era of Ancient Greeks & Romans? But the roots of Mothers Day history can also be traced back to the US by Anna Jarvis (who wasn’t a mother herself, but became a Mother figure) in the early 1900’s. In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed the proclamation, creating Mothers Day the second Sunday in May, as a National holiday to honour Mothers.

A market night style event will be held on Thursday 30th April at Caloundra RSL’s auditorium from 5.30 – 8pm with 30 local businesses showcasing their products & services, from Food to Fashion, to Massage, to Homewares and lots more. There will be a fashion parade on Stage from locals KC Bridal, and Just Devine Ladies Fashion. There will also be a great interactive spice blend class from award winning local retailer Red Hot Chilli Pepper.

There will be a huge raffle supported by many local businesses to raise much needed funds for local charity; SunnyKids.

The emphasis is also a networking fun night for all local women from all walks of life. All women in business, as well as stay at home mums, and even if you’re a mum at heart, they are all welcome to attend. Tickets can be purchased by via http://www.kcbridal.com.au/events/ or by calling Cindy on 0414392004 or email Cindy@KCbridal.com.au. The price of $28.80 includes a drink on arrival, canapés and lots of fun!

We look forward to seeing you there.

Come one, come all to celebrate Womanhood & Motherhood while raising much needed funds for Sunshine Coast local charity, SunnyKids.

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Wedding Planning Survival Guide

After speaking to so many lovely Brides & Grooms-to-be recently it got us thinking maybe we should do up some tips for planning your wedding from our own experiences. We are definitely not perfect wedding planners by any means but thought these tips may be helpful

– The Beginning

It’s totally normal to feel overwhelmed when you first start looking around at wedding suppliers, bridal magazines & wedding expos. After all it’s the biggest event you will most likely ever organise. Don’t be surprised if you think about eloping at this point (again totally normal). The trick is to take it one day at a time and give yourself plenty of time to organise suppliers & save money so there is not as much pressure on you as a couple and you can enjoy the experience.

– Wedding Suppliers

Don’t just settle with wedding suppliers, just because a venue offers you a preferred wedding supplier list doesn’t mean you have to use that list. Make sure you feel comfortable with all your wedding suppliers & meet them in person if you can. They are a very big part of your day and the weeks leading up to the big day. Try to choose suppliers who are reliable, organised, professional & easy going. The last thing you need is a supplier stressing you out on your big day.

– Advice

During your wedding planning you are going to have lots of family and friends giving you advice about what you should or shouldn’t do for your wedding, what they did for their wedding etc. Don’t get me wrong some of the advice will be helpful & some of it not so much. At the end of the day just remember its about you two as a couple and what you want for your day, they’ve had or will have their own turn.

– Invitations

You will definitely need a wine/beer/shot when you start talking invitations for your wedding. Our number one advice – Don’t care about what other people will think, just invite who you want to invite. Ask yourself this question; will I be hanging with this person 5, 10, 15 years from now? If the answer is no you know what to do, you will have to be brutal with the list unless you are a millionaire. Kids are always a hard topic with weddings; whether you choose to invite kids or not make it fair which means all or nothing.

– Costs

Try to keep a close eye on your budget as weddings can get out of hand very quickly with supplier costs. DIY is also another great option there is so much you can do with your wedding to save money. Best of all your wedding will have a handmade, personalised touch. We designed all our own wedding invitations and made our own Chef Favours for our Bomboniere gifts. We also hired a student videographer instead of hiring a big expensive company. We planned all our own honeymoon and accommodation.   Also pay for as much of the wedding yourselves as you can, don’t spend your parent’s retirement fund money. Of course your parents will want to chip in but make it fair, it’s not about how much money you spend it’s about celebrating with loved ones.

– Honeymoon

Plan to go on your honeymoon soon after your wedding, trust me you will need it and look forward to it so much.  You need that time off to enjoy being newlyweds, it really is bliss!!!

Favourite Wedding Quote:

“A wedding is a party, not a performance. If at the end of the day you are married to the one you love, then everything went perfectly”

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