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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Romantic Wedding Lighting

How do you set a romantic mood your wedding reception or ceremony to make it unforgettable?

Just add fairy lights we say. You will not believe what a difference a few strings of fairy lights will make to your decor. In some instances, brides use fairy lights as the main focal point of their decorations and it will always look unbelievably stunning.

A recommendation would be to opt for the yellow fairy light instead of the 'cool' white fairy lights that you can also buy. The softer lighting makes a big difference when it comes to the composition of wedding photos taken of the venue or reception hall itself.

Fairy lights can be used indoors and creates a spectacular scene for any outdoors or garden wedding too. The possibilities are endless.

You can now hire or order fairy lights and rope lights from Plan-a-Wedding-on-a-Budget as well as some awesome paper decor that adds that little something extra to your lights. You also have the option of our team setting up the fairy lights for you at your venue. For more information on pricing and terms, email us at

Once again it has been a pleasure to share some valuable inspirational information with you and we hope you will share our blog with friends, family and brides-to-be. Also go and like the Facebook page by clicking on this link, so you can stay up to date with all our posts and product developments.

Here are some photo ideas to get your creative juices flowing - until next time... Ciao!

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Decor Ideas and Suppliers

In the past year we have noticed the combination of vintage and modern elements when it comes to wedding decor, and we love the way it makes the wedding and reception come together.

By combining ribbons, knitted flower items, candles and fairy lights, you can add that romantic touch to your wedding decor and make your entire wedding decor unique and special.

Plan-a-Wedding-on-a-Budget is excited to announce that we can now provide various decor items on request at affordable prices. Below, we attach some of the items that we are selling/hiring as well as some ideas for using these items as your wedding decor.

For more information, quotes and prices, email us at :

We look forward to proving some of the little details to make your day extra special!

                                          Some of our products <3

                                          Some birdcage ideas <3

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Honeymoon Competition Options

My husband always says - "If you don't buy a ticket, you can't get on the ride". Perhaps you can be one of those lucky people who win their honeymoon (which won't cost you a cent).

Here is one such opportunity, presented to you by Good Housekeeping (The Magazine). Follow this link to their website, register and answer one easy question and you could be on your way to a dream Honeymoon in Mozambique.

Who would say no to a free honeymoon, in paradise.

Buy YOUR ticket and get on this ride!

Win a romantic trip to paradise

The Perfect and affordable Bridesmaid Dress

Still don't have that perfect dress for your bridesmaid(s) - here is your chance. At low, low prices, you can scoop up beautiful dresses that will have your bridesmaids looking glamorous on your day.

Gone are the days where a bridesmaid was supposed to wear the tacky dress, so as not to overshadow the bride. Brides, wouldn't you rather want stunning bridesmaids to compliment you on your BIG day.

Don't miss this SALE.

Ready, set, GO!!!

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Bride&Co. saves you money!


Bride&Co. is having a blowout sale with the added bonus of free alterations to your dress until the end of the sale.

For more info go and visit their page by following this link:

You can also go and like their Facebook page by clicking here:

Never say we didn't give you the scoop on savings and specials!

Have fun!


Where to Buy awesome Wedding Goodies

Whether it is shoes, bridesmaid dresses, your dress, a garter, mother of the bride dresses, the cute little dress for the flower girl or your wedding accessories - is the place to do it.

I can personally vouch for their excellent and speedy service, seeing that I bought my Vintage wedding shoes and some accessories from LightintheBox and only had to wait 5 working days for shipment. I also wear a UK size 7 shoe, and my shoes fit perfectly (no chance of me pulling a Cinderella stunt #wink wink)

Top Quality Lace/ Satin Upper Stiletto Heel Peep Toe With Bowknot Wedding Shoes/ Bridal Shoes
Beautiful, aren't they?
Finding vintage anything was the worst headache in the world. Try and Google vintage shoes, accessories, decor or anything really and you will on most occasions be taken to BidorBuy where people are selling their old shoes from the 1960's (which is not vintage, it is used). Or you will end up on someone's website who wants to charge you an arm and a leg for anything that fall under the vintage description (because vintage is in demand).

Such situations call for creative and affordable alternatives - and lucky for me, I came across the LightintheBox website (by pure luck or fate, who cares).

I know what you are thinking - "The prices are in dollars and I have to use my credit card to pay". Do not worry, they have secure payment options available, even if you are using your credit card and their prices are really fair, so the dollar bit should not bother you too much.

Go and visit their site for all your wedding requirements, and feel free to compare prices with local suppliers who provide the same or similar products - I am sure you will not be disappointed. Plus, they HAD the exact vintage shoes I walked almost 50km through malls searching for - which is why I will recommend them to anyone and everyone.

Happy shopping!

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

De Haven Oost Wedding Venue Special

The De Haven Oost Wedding Venue is running a 2013 special which is worth a post on its own!

The first 20 brides to book an appointment and confirm their 2013 wedding with a 50% deposit will qualify for one of the following specials:

A Friday Wedding worth R35 000 for only R15 000

A Saturday Wedding worth R40 000 for only R18 000

A Weekday Wedding worth R30 000 for only R15 000

You have to confirm our 2013 wedding with a deposit of 50% before 1 July 2013 in order to qualify, so time is of the essence.

What to do:
  1. Contact Nikita van Heerden at to make an appointment
  2. At your first appointment the wedding details and available dates will be discussed
  3. After your first appointment a 50% deposit must be paid within 5 working days.
  4. Please confirm with Nikita that you are still under the first 20 brides that qualifies for the special before you pay any deposit.
  5. Card facilities are available for deposit payment at De Haven Oost Venue.

Terms and Conditions apply
Nikita Cell no: 071 671 5176
Neville Cell no: 082 384 7949
Retha Cell no: 082 490 7373

Do not miss out on this exclusive opportunity!
You can also go and like them on Facebook to keep up to date with what is happening at this venue 

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