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Parties & Celebrations Award 2016

by sweetangels

February 20th, 2017

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Parties & Celebrations
Top 25 Awards – We are #2
Sweet Angels Wedding and Event Management has been selected as one of the Most Popular Party and Event Planning!

Sweet Angels are the Most Popular Party And Event Planning Service in the Wollongong Region.

Marriage Celebrant, Paul Meagher from – All Ceremonies – Guest Post –

by sweetangels

October 27th, 2015

Getting Married …… you will need a Celebrant or Minister?

But how should you go about selecting the person most likely to give you the perfect ceremony?

This celebrant/minister is the most conspicuous service-provider for your very special life-event, and you’ll want that event to be presented in a way that is memorable for all the ‘right reasons’.

Therefore your choice of celebrant is one of the most significant decisions that you will make with regard to your wedding, for it is the celebrant who starts you out on your journey through life as a married couple.

It is therefore important to choose your celebrant carefully, and, within reason, you should not make your decision based upon cost alone.

“The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of cheaper prices is forgotten”

It can be daunting. There are so many options out there male, female, young, old, spiritual, religious, cheap, expensive and not to mention shapes & sizes.

Thankfully, using a checklist you can speed the process up considerably. But from my over 23 years’ experience, I believe there is only one essential criteria in choosing your celebrant/minister and it’s pretty simple – you must ‘click’ with your Celebrant as a person. If you don’t get on with them or you don’t think your family and friends will – don’t book them!

Remember it’s your wedding – so play by your rules.

Things to think about and ask are:

Personality: Does the celebrant inspire confidence that your ceremony will be professionally prepared and presented in accordance with your wishes, Does the celebrant listen to you and respond to your needs, Can you write your own vows? Will your celebrant support you in this? Will you know what your celebrant intends to say at your ceremony? Will your celebrant encourage you to have an input into your ceremony?
Do you feel that you will be welcome to contact your celebrant about any issues regarding your ceremony and not be considered a nuisance or a bother?

Knowledge & Experience: Is the product and service the celebrant is offering in tune with what you want? Has the celebrant a wide range of experience upon which to call? Does your celebrant have lots of great ideas and does he/she give you the impression that your marriage is as important to him/her as it is to yourselves? Can the celebrant make suggestions as to elements to be included in your ceremony? If you change your mind about the content (or style) of your ceremony is your celebrant sufficiently innovative and flexible to adapt as well? Is the celebrant an experienced public speaker with clear a speaking voice? Will all your guests be able to hear the ceremony? Will the celebrant provide a PA system if necessary? Does your celebrant have testimonials from previous clients that you could have a look at and photos of recent weddings that he/she has conducted? Is the celebrant a ‘hobbyist’ celebrant or a full time, professional celebrant? Does this matter to you?

Professionalism: A Civil Marriage Celebrant has certain obligations under the Marriage Act 1961 – are these explained to you at your first meeting. In what ways will your ceremony be personalised? Will the celebrant attend an on-site rehearsal in the week/days leading up to your wedding? What will the celebrant wear on the day? What happens if there is an inordinate delay in agreed start time for the ceremony? Is the fee that the celebrant has quoted, the total charge or are there (hidden) extra charges that might be levied later – such as if you decide to include an extra ritual? Does the celebrant have a copyright license? Does the celebrant hold Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance? Is the celebrant a member of at least one professional celebrants’ association? Does the celebrant offer an obligation-free initial meeting to allow you to ascertain if he/she is the right person for you?

As for me I’m a Celebrant who considers himself to be easy going, relaxed, loves a laugh and open to new ideas and be truly committed to
giving each couple a personalised wedding in the style they want.

It’s not me marrying you; it’s about you marrying each other in front of your family and friends as witnesses.

I want to tell YOUR unique story. It doesn’t have to be grand, it just needs to be yours.

Recommended Suppliers

by sweetangels

September 8th, 2015

Wedding Dress / Bridal Shop

Sweet Angels Bridal

All New Designer Wedding Dresses – At Reduced Prices!

Sizes 6 to 30 – $200 to $999

Phone: 0434 899 013

Suite 1 / 4 George Street, Warilla Shellharbour City NSW

Website – www.sweetangelsbridalformalwear.com.au

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/sweetangelsbridal


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Paul Meagher

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Celebrations By Mary

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6 Tips – About Wedding Contracts

by sweetangels

March 13th, 2015

Before you jump into signing a contract and committing to suppliers and services, slow down to consider that you’re about to enter into a series of legal agreements. Though signing contracts is no one’s idea of fun, they help to protect you and your family on one of the most important events of your life. So it’s crucial to understand what you are signing and to get them right.

 

  1. Scope of services

The scope of services is the most important part of any wedding contract because this is where your vendor specifies what it is that you will actually be getting for your money. Does your contract say how many hours of service you will be getting or list any products, like photo albums or digital files, that you will be receiving after the wedding? You’ll want to be clear both about what is provided and about what is not included, so that everyone’s expectations are in perfect unison and there are no conflicts during or after your celebration.

  1. Wedding Insurance – In case of emergency

Of course, you would never want to cancel your wedding. But things can happen — unexpected weather, illnesses, or even happy news, like newborns in your family, may require you to change the location or date of your wedding. Cancellations can also happen because of unforeseen circumstances with a supplier or service. When agreeing to a cancellation policy described in your contract, you need to carefully inspect and understand what happens and the repercussions involved (such as the refunding of your deposit ). In most circumstances you will loose your deposits and any other cost’s that you may have already incurred. Some contracts will still require full payment if they have not been given sufficient notice.Wedding Insurance will compensate you for any loses involved. There is a variety of different insurance policies available and you need to choose a policy that is right for you and your circumstances.

  1. Signatures matter

The name of who signs the contract can be more important than you think. Besides you and your partner, if another party, such as your parents, are paying for wedding services, that legally makes them the ultimate client. That means that if a vendor comes across a familial disagreement, they will ultimately listen to the person whose name is on the contract.

  1. Flexibility goes a long way

Since the planning process often takes around a year or more, changes along the way are not uncommon. You may decide to move the reception indoors, or your parents may insist on increasing the guest headcount by 30. Wedding planning is a fluid process, so look over your wedding contract and discuss whether your vendor allows for flexibility, as well as what changes made will mean (often it will be things like additional staff or additional cost for time or supplies). And always, always get those changes in writing!

  1. Travel means extra cost.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         If you’re having a destination Wedding ,or even if you’re simply heading to a venue outside of your city, travelling to your location is something that should be addressed in your suppliers contract. Consider and look for a travel fee, and remember that you are required to provide them a meal at the reception. All these travel-related details may change the cost and require additional arrangements on your end.       If you are having a destination Wedding discuss if you’re responsible for covering airfare and accommodation for your supplier. Ideally if you are having a destination Wedding use suppliers from the local area of the destination.
  2. Know your payments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Wedding suppliers and services require an initial booking deposit to secure your booking, and then either another payment during the planning process and/or a final payment just before your wedding. Make sure the payment schedule and the amounts are all clearly shown in your contract so you can budget ahead. As you can imagine, with a dozen vendors, that’s a lot of payments to keep track of. Set up reminders so that you do not forget when a payment is due.

The Meaning of The Word – Wedding!

by sweetangels

March 13th, 2015

“Wedding” literally meant the process of  the purchasing of a bride for breeding purposes.

The word wedding comes from the original meaning of to “gamble” or “wager”.

The Anglo-Saxon word “wedd” had 2 meanings –

1 – That the groom would vow to marry the woman.

2 – It also meant the payment of money or a barter that the groom paid to the bride’s father.                                                                                                 – It is believed this is why it is still  customary for the father-of-the-bride to “give away” his daughter.

Wedding Gown Guide.

by sweetangels

March 13th, 2015

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