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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Affordable Wedding Venues in the Gauteng Area

The first step in preparation for a wedding is to find the perfect venue that will suit all your needs. The venue will form the backdrop of your special day and care should be taken when making the choice.

Ultimately you will need a venue that is flexible when it comes to catering, decor and structuring a package around your needs and budget - unfortunately there are very few of those venues out there.

When you are a bride-on-a-budget the last thing you want to hear is "that is just how much it costs" or "unfortunately weddings are expensive". There is no reason why any wedding should break the bank (unless you are the owner of the bank and have more money than wit). A flexible venue and a little creativity will go a long way in aiding you to "create" the venue of your dreams.

We have taken the liberty to compile lists of venues that will be able to assist you in your quest for perfection and affordability. Here are the first 10 venues for your consideration.

1. Rose View Hill

A lovely venue, situated in the Kameelfontein area just outside Pretoria. The area has a bushveld feel to it which creates a lovely atmosphere. For the bride who loves the outdoors and who wants to have a "green" wedding, this venue will be perfect. The best news - they are helpful, flexible and so affordable.

Rose View Hill Wedding Venue & Chapel - photo banner

2. Diamant Vallei Landgoed

This venue is centrally located between Pretoria and Cullinan on the N4 highway. They have various options for your wedding, including having the ceremony in a forest and having a garden reception.

3. Die Boskapel

Situated just outside Pretoria/Johannesburg in a woodland environment, the Boskapel offers you the ideal venue to host your wedding. You can have your ceremony in the chapel or woods and there are numerous picturesque locations for wedding photos.

4. Bufulong Wedding and Function Venue

Bufulong wedding and function venue is situated half an hour north of Pretoria, set among acacia trees and natural wetland. This is the ideal getaway for your dream wedding on an exclusive 200 Ha game farm. They have various specials listed on their website and an excellent photo gallery to give you a feel for the
beautiful area and surrounds.

5. Zakopane Country Village

Zakopane is situated in Brits, only 15 km from the   
Hartbeespoort Dam. It is a peaceful paradise, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but still conveniently situated for either Johannesburg or Pretoria. The wedding venue offers beautiful views of the Magaliesberg Mountains. Indigenous trees 
surround a typically French garden, complete with rose bedding, lavender, and other wonderful smelling herbs overlooking a dam. Horses and horse stables contribute to this idyllic picture offering opportunities for memorable wedding photographs.

6. Die Klipskuur

The word idyllic comes to mind when you look at the photos of 
this exquisite venue. Even though the venue is located near   
Heidelberg, it is worth the mention. Die Klipskuur was built in 1914 and has been transformed into a farm style venue. Your 
ceremony can be held in the wood or on the stoep next to the venue. Couples who prefer the more traditional ceremony can make use of the Klipkerk in Heidelberg.

8. Nguni Ranch

If you are planning to have your big day at a wedding venue near Pretoria, you have to go and see what the Nguni Ranch offers. They offer a range of services as well as a chapel, large reception area and beautiful garden. This venue was only launched recently, which means they have amazing special in order to promote their venue.

9. Tussen-I-Bome

This is a unique venue for your wedding and almost every function you can think of. Our venues, also in the ox-wagon style, can cater for groups up to 120 people. Ideal for smaller weddings, conferences, team-building, year-end functions, birthday parties, christenings, dedications etc. This venue specializes in catering for your needs. Tussen-I-Bome is situated on the Moloto Road, approximately 26km from Montana.

10. Onderstepoort Lapa (Exceptional Events)

With 16 years in events and function coordinating, the team from Exceptional Events will definitely provide personal and dedicated attention at competitive prices that is excellent value for money. They can accommodate up to 200 guests for a breakfast, lunch and dinner wedding and can structure a package to your unique requirements.

We hope that this will assist you in a choice for a wedding venue that will suit your budget. Keep an eye on the blog for the next post with some more venue information. Variety is the spice of life after all.

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Monday, 28 January 2013

Our First Official Post (Excitement)

So he has popped the question and already decor ideas, themes, colour schemes, dresses, and flower choices flood your brain. Because you have been dreaming of this day since you were a little girl, you want everything to be just perfect, and then it hits you - you will have to plan your dream day on a budget (oh no!)

There is no reason to fret - and I am here to let you know that you can have a fabulous wedding without breaking the bank. I know there are a lot of ladies out there who are conscious about how they spend their money and who prioritizes financial security after the wedding ahead a spending frenzy.

I commit to posting tips, photo ideas and any specials, to help give you that edge when it comes to planning your wedding. Keep an eye out for weekly posts which will increase should there be a high demand.

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Here's to the start of an amazing journey on how to plan an affordable wedding!