Warrior Rose Events

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Brisbane, Gold Coast, Toowoomba
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Advice for getting married at an AirBnB

We’re hoping to get married at an Air BnB - and make a wedding weekend out of it. Are there any logistical things that we need to think about that would be different from getting married at a traditional wedding venue? Things we need to consider?

Warrior Rose Events

Hello! I planned a wedding at an AirBnB in October 2020 and it was lovely. A few things worthy of note are:

  • Some AirBnBs issue a surcharge to use the venue for events or weddings due to plumbing or space concerns on the property
  • Consider the location and parking nearby - you don't want guests driving through heavy trees or winding driveways late after a wedding, or walking too far to get to an Uber
  • The AirBnB might have restrictions on decor, such as if you wanted a marquee or tipi as these often need to be pegged into the ground and could hit water pipes etc.
  • You may or may not need a vendor with COVID Safe plan depending on the size of the space and the number of guests you're expecting
  • Some vendors may issue a slight surcharge depending on the venue's facilities (but it's unlikely) and if the vendor needs to provide anything extra to work your event.
  • The venue may not have wheelchair access or bathrooms if required
  • Depending on the layout of the venue, you may or may not have as much privacy as you want while getting ready in the morning and could struggle not to see your soon-to-be spouse if you're trying to follow tradition

Overall, it's a great option for a venue, just make sure to work out all the kinks first :)

Good luck, you've got this!

Is it necessary or traditional to buy your wedding suppliers thank you gifts?

I wasn't sure whether this is a tradition of some kind? If so, what kind of gift would be appropriate and how much?

Warrior Rose Events

It's not a tradition, at least not one I've heard of or considered.

A small card or note to say thanks would be a lovely gesture but certainly not expected and would honestly be felt as going above and beyond.

Overall, not a tradition and not necessary but appreciation is always valued by any supplier/vendor :)

What do wedding guests REALLY want?

For our wedding, we want our guests to have the best time, we figure if they're having a great time, so will we. We've got our ideas, having been to weddings ourselves, of what makes the overall experience an awesome one... but would love to hear all perspectives, please!

Warrior Rose Events

Guests usually have two major goals at a wedding.

1) to see two beautiful people get married and start the journey of living their lives together

2) to have fun!

Having fun is always going to come down to the individual, from personal preference of menu or drink items to if they woke up on the wrong side of the bed that morning. Some guests are just downers and will find something to not love about the day regardless or what you have on offer. But ultimately, it's like any party - all you need is good food, good drinks and good music. 

If you want specifics, I think having something a little bit extra or fun can be a win. Think photo-booth, doughnut wall or gelato cart! Depending on your vibe, you could even hire a giant jumping castle for adults.

The atmosphere of the venue and music will always contribute to the success of the day, so make sure to pick options of these that you love and will bring the right vibe.

Good luck!

How do I determine what friends to invite and leave off the guest list during covid?

I have had chronic health issues since 2013, after being diagnosed with breast cancer. I had to have implants after mastectomy and have had health issues ever since. I mostly stay in contact with my friends on social media but don't hang out with most of them in person, especially since covid. I have a long time friend that used to invite us to her events but stopped a few years ago. We still run into each other and she has asked when my wedding is and she knows my fiance, as they used to work together as managers for a retail pharmacy. Her kids and my son grew up around each other but I'm not sure if they should be on the guest list or not? She always says she misses us and we need to hang out but it never happens. I'm just not sure how to decide who we should include or not include and we are trying to stay within our budget AND keep up with social distancing during this pandemic.

Warrior Rose Events

I'm personally pretty blunt about guest lists, so here are my thoughts and how I suggest people process this conundrum:

  • If you wouldn't want to have dinner with that person one-on-one, don't pay $100+ for them to attend your wedding.
  • How often do you see/talk to this person in a deep and meaningful way? More than just "how was your weekend" or "how are the kids?"
  • If talking to this person on your wedding day meant you wouldn't get to speak with others (because, realistically, you can only get around to maybe 60% of everyone there), would you be okay with that?
  • Do you know this person personally or are they the friend of a friend/parent?
  • Process of elimination: write out your entire ideal list of guests, highlight anyone who is a "must-have" - this is your A List - and see how many that is. Room for a few more? Great, add in a few more from your B List - these are the people who you 100% want but maybe aren't as A List as your bestfriends or immediate family. Keep working through as a process of elimination.

Ultimately, it's your day. Make the choice that makes YOU and your partner happy. If people choose to be offended by it, that's on them, not you.

Good luck!

What are some things you can cut out from your wedding?

Warrior Rose Events

It comes down to your personal preferences and priorities, but some could be...

  • Printed invitations - printing and postage are something you can save on by sending out a digital invitation via email or, if you know anyone who is handy with tech, you can create a website or use a free app online.
  • Wedding favours - many get left behind, are tacky or don't have any use after the wedding. It's an older tradition that modern couples are forgoing to save those extra dollars and no one seems to mind.
  • a DJ - I personally regretted not having a DJ, but if your crowd isn't huge on dancing, you can just plug a device into the speakers and play your fav choices off Spotify or Apple Music.

Those are my top three to cut costs - what do you think?

Do you take a commission from any of the vendors you would refer us to?

Warrior Rose Events

No, I don't. I personally don't see this as totally ethical; if I refer you to a vendor it's because they tick the right boxes - fits your budget, client style/preferences, quality service and availability.

I do like to suggest vendors I've worked with before (again, if they suit your budget, preferences etc.) because there's ease on my end when we know each other already, and I know they provide a quality service from experience. If they offer a discount for booking through me, you pocket that difference and we all win - you get a discount, the other vendor gets business and I've made everyone happy.

Best,

Mikaela


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