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The Malta Postal Museum is home to an extensive collection of postal artifacts related to Malta’s long and colourful history.

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You don’t afford hiring an event planner to take care of the whole lead up to your wedding but you need some extra help on-the-day? Did you know you could still hire yourself a wedding planner on-the-day of your wedding? There are a whole lot of benefits when opting for this and we’re going to tell you exactly what they are!

Firstly, your Maid of Honour and Best Man can actually enjoy the wedding and celebrate it with you rather than having to run around the venue making sure that your wedding goes along as planned.

Having a professional working for you on the day will ensure that things run smoothly both in setting up the venue as well as during the wedding process itself.

An on-the-day wedding planner will secure a one point reference for all. In this manner any problem that arises, people know that they’re the go-to person and you secure that no one comes and stresses you, your bridal party or groom's men more than you already are!

Being professional wedding planners, your chosen on-the-day wedding planner can give you guidelines based on actual experience working in weddings. They know exactly what should be avoided and what should be done.

Finally, hiring an on-the-day wedding planner is very cost effective and they are open to bargain a price that is cheaper than direct quoting. Trust us, this will work out cheaper than you think at the end of the day.

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By Nicole Borg

 

The more we participate in wedding fairs, the more we realise how important and beneficial it is both for us as a company as well as for the bride and groom, to be present at such fairs. Here everyone’s able to meet with the people who might end up providing a service at their wedding while seeing some products and what they can add to your special day live, helping you make a more informed decision by the end of it. Moreover, you are bound to get some lovely offers and discounts which have been set specifically for the occasion.

Moreover, wedding fairs constantly prove to be the ideal setting where all wedding service providers starting from photographers, videographers, wedding planners, and caterers just to mention a few, are given a platform through which they can show off their work. Brides and grooms have the luxury to compare different suppliers on the spot and test them out to see which ones will cater more for their specific needs.

Wedding fairs are extremely helpful for all those freshly engaged couples who seem to have no idea where they should start with their planning. However, this is not only limited to those couples who are just starting out their wedding planning. You can visit a wedding fair at any stage in the planning process. You never know, you might come across something that could have slipped your mind or completely not thought about.

Before going to the fair, especially if newly engaged, make sure to have a check-list of things you’d like to look into and book and maybe highlight which exhibitors you’d definitely like to visit.

With a whole lot of freebies, food tasting and fantastic discounts you will most definitely leave the wedding fair with a bargain. See you lovely couples at the Say Yes Wedding Fair.

This venue enjoys scenic views of Balluta and Spinola Bay. It is a perfect venue for weddings, both standing and seated receptions.

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It wouldn't be the first time a bride asks someone she trusts and loves to be her bridesmaid and something happens that causes the bride and her chosen bridesmaid to drift apart. This is why you need to make sure the people you're asking to be part of your bridal party are there to stay. But how could you know this for sure? What do you need to ask yourself?

 

First you need to make sure you know why you want these people in your bridal party. While some options are obvious, especially when involving your sister or sisters-in-law, others might seem forced. You might believe that because you've known someone for a long time, or because they chose you to be part of their bridal party, you owe it to them to include them in your own wedding preparations. At the end of the day, this is YOUR wedding day and so it is YOUR choice as to whom will get the chance to accompany you on your special day.

 

Moreover, when including your friends as part of the bridal party, you need to analyse their character and how able they are to handle stress and let go when an argument occurs. If you know someone is hot headed, has a tendency of bailing on you, or does not have the slightest of clues as to how to compromise, then you might want to opt out of choosing them to be part of your bridal party. On top of this, if you can tell someone won't be in your life for the long haul, then do you really want them to be in all the preparations, photos and videos of your special day? But then again, many times it is hard to predict the future.

 

Another thing you need to make sure of is this: do you think all the members of the bridal party can get along together? If you know two or more of the members don't agree on anything and just love to pick at each other, then it might be an option to opt out of having both of them in the group. Additionally, do take note on the groom's wishes and make sure the members of the bridal party get along with him well enough.

 

Finally, make sure that the people you choose will be willing to contribute to the planning and can help you out when you get stuck. If you know someone won't manage to be a helping hand, you might want to look elsewhere.

 

By Nicole Borg

Starting the weekend after Easter, the peak season for weddings is seen by many as the most ideal time period for their special day. The peak season reaches its high in May, June and the beginning of July. September is also a popular month, and October brings the peak season to a close. 

But exactly why are these months so popular? Apart from guaranteeing the couple a sunny wedding, it also brings to the table a multitude of wedding themes like an outdoor wedding with a night of fireworks, beach weddings, pool and garden weddings as well as boat weddings. Moreover, the spring/summer season provides the benefit of fresh fruit and vegetables for all the health conscious couples. Last but most definitely not least, the colours of the season derived from nature with flowers for spring and lemons for summer. Additionally it’s the perfect season for a bright colour wedding.

Being the most popular season for weddings, the couple needs to be on top of all bookings and they need to be finalised with ample time in advance. Booking at least two years in advance is necessary when the wedding is on a Saturday or eve of a Public Holiday. Having a contingency plan for your wedding venue is always an important thing to reduce stress in case the weather does not cooperate, especially if the venue chosen does not offer both an indoor and outdoor area.

The same reasoning applies for suppliers. Wedding vendors and service providers are all maxed out during peak season. The couple needs to book the suppliers well in advance, especially when they have specific requests of what they want.

Expectedly, peak season offers higher prices, and its exactly the season to avoid if you’re either running a wedding on a limited budget, or you want to go against the norm. 

By Nicole Borg

The more we participate in wedding fairs, the more we realise how important and beneficial it is both for us as a company as well as for the bride and groom, to be present at such fairs. Here everyone’s able to meet with the people who might end up providing a service at their wedding while seeing some products and what they can add to your special day live, helping you make a more informed decision by the end of it. Moreover, you are bound to get some lovely offers and discounts which have been set specifically for the occasion.

 Moreover, wedding fairs constantly prove to be the ideal setting where all wedding service providers starting from photographers, videographers, wedding planners, and caterers just to mention a few, are given a platform through which they can show off their work. Brides and grooms have the luxury to compare different suppliers on the spot and test them out to see which ones will cater more for their specific needs. 

Wedding fairs are extremely helpful for all those freshly engaged couples who seem to have no idea where they should start with their planning. However, this is not only limited to those couples who are just starting out their wedding planning. You can visit a wedding fair at any stage in the planning process. You never know, you might come across something that could have slipped your mind or completely not thought about.

Before going to the fair, especially if newly engaged, make sure to have a check-list of things you’d like to look into and book and maybe highlight which exhibitors you’d definitely like to visit.

With a whole lot of freebies, food tasting and fantastic discounts you will most definitely leave the wedding fair with a bargain. See you lovely couples at the Say Yes Wedding Fair.

One thing people are really fond of is holding on to memories. Needless to say, your wedding day is most definitely one memory you'd want to cherish and keep forever. With the hundreds of options to choose from in Malta, the hunt for a wedding photographer begins.

 

While choosing a photographer because their work is aesthetically pleasing to you is important, this factor should not be the only one you consider, First you need to figure out logistics details like whether they're available on your wedding day, if they're familiar with the venue for your wedding and also if their package prices fit your budget.

 

If all of the above is in your favour, then the next and most ideal way forward is that of getting personal. One of the most uncomfortable situations you can get yourself in would be that of hiring a photographer you're not really compatible with just because someone suggested them to you. This is a clear recipe for stressing yourself out, and let's face it, planning a wedding is already stressful enough as it is. Firstly make sure that the person you're speaking to is the actual photographer that will be taking care of your wedding shoot. Also make sure to meet the back-up photographer in case an emergency happens and your chosen photographer has to miss your wedding.

 

Asking to see some of their work could be helpful for you to make up your mind both on the photographer as well as the style you'd like them to take for your wedding specifically. Don't hesitate to make suggestions of shots you'd like to be taken.

 

By Nicole Borg

When comparing Maltese weddings to those abroad, it is becoming more and more easy to see the spectacular celebrations these islands allow. However, to organise a wedding fantastically you need the make sure that you have a set budget in mind which you will work around to the best potential.

Due to this, reality eventually has to kick in: organising a wedding is expensive. In order to have a comfortable (not luxurious) wedding, to cover the cost of 100 guests from all facets one needs to have a budget of at least €10,000. The longer the guest list, the more expensive it gets. If you want to go for complete luxury, then for just 100 guests the price will go up to that of €30,000. Despite this being quite a large budget, at times planners still find it a difficulty to fulfill all of the couple’s wishes.

When working with a wedding planner, in fact, one of the first questions asked is actually what kind of budget they will be working with. Due to living in a country set by presuppositions on what a wedding should be like, many brides and grooms grow up with a thunderous amount of ideas and expectations for their special day, which unless they have an open ended budget for, they might not be able to fulfill. Through the setting of a budget, the wedding planner will be able to guide the couple better in terms of their financial reality and thus leading them to make the right choices that won’t break the bank.

As soon as there is a proposal for marriage, the couple then needs to start planning their wedding and the budget will determine all the remaining factors from now on. Whether it’s choosing a wedding theme, venue and even whom to invite, the bride and groom need to be strict with themselves but also make sure that they are making their own decisions and are not being pushed towards something that they will eventually grow to regret.

By Nicole Borg

So you’re now engaged and eagerly waiting to get hitched? The next big step in your life requires a lot of planning, so prepare to roll up your sleeves and put your compromising skills to test. You’ll find it handy for a successful married life. If you’d like to plan your wedding by yourselves, you might want to keep reading this one!

Around 1.5 to 2 years before the wedding, create your own wedding binder. This will become your wedding idea holder as you stick into it anything you see yourself including in your celebrations. At this stage, you also need to set yourself a budget. With this budget, you can decide what kind of party you’d like to organise and the most important people you’d like to be there. It would also be wise to set a date and book the venue, catering and the church, if making use of one. This especially if your wedding is in peak season! If you’re getting married in a church in Malta and you’re Maltese, make sure to apply for the Cana course during this period.

Around a year before the wedding make sure to prepare your family and friends who will be part of the bridal or groom's party. Make sure that your start looking for bridal wear, wedding attire, flower, cars, photographer and videographer as well as band, especially if you specifically want one professional over another or have a very strict budget to abide by.

6 months before the wedding make sure that you choose and buy your invitations, as well as start making honeymoon plans. Meet with the priest or officiant taking care of your wedding. Also make sure to get the bridesmaids’ dresses, and make plans for the groom to also find a suit. Book any extra chairs and lighting systems if needed, as well as a florist. Maybe also create a draft timetable for the day.

4 months before to select and order the cake. Provide your best man and maid of honour with your guest list so they know whom to invite to the bachelor and bachelorette parties. Make sure you start dress fittings in case of any alterations needed. Moreover, you need to schedule any hair and make-up artists from now, as well as choose the music for your wedding ceremony. If you're planning a destination wedding, then make sure to send out invitations to your guests so that they have time to book the flights. It may be wise to hire a wedding planner for a destination wedding, this will allow the couple more time to actually enjoy planning the little things, whilst the planner takes care of all the rest!

3 months prior finalise the menu and the flowers. Order any souvenirs or choose a charity to donate souvenir money to. Make sure to purchase any undergarments necessary. Finalise running order for the ceremony and the reception. Also by now you should purchase the rings!

2 months before the wedding, start by contacting all vendors again to make sure all’s well with your bookings. Meet up with the photographer and videographer for any pre-wedding shooting. It it's a civil wedding relevant paperwork needs to be ready by now. Same applies for the civil papers for a church wedding! Go through the playlist with the entertainers. Finally, enjoy your bachelor/bachelorette party!

1 month before the wedding make sure that all invitations have been sent, and no one important has been missed.  Also, organise your last fitting. Start sending out final payments and also double check times for hair, make-up and vendors. Make sure to assign seating positions if necessary, as well as write vows if its a civil wedding.

Finally - your wedding week is here! Make sure to iron out final details by reconfirming timings with vendors and delegate, delegate, delegate! Go pick your dress and suit up, and brides make sure to break in your wedding shoes. Also, pack for your honeymoon before, so that you won’t need to be worrying about that during your special day!

Despite all this, all those who want to avoid all stresses that wedding planning could bring and enjoy the journey as it goes may want to consider hiring a wedding planner. Wedding planners are able to put together a fabulous wedding in about 2 to 3 months!

By Nicole Borg

 

 

The more time goes by and the more the summer heat gets underneath our skins, the more the Maltese population slowly slowly becomes attracted to winter weddings. Being blessed with a location on the map were snow is not an issue, one can rest assured that no road will be closed due to being blocked by snow (then there’s rain yes, but unless you’re planning to organise a wedding in the middle of the Msida roundabout, you’re good to go).
 
One thing that might prove to be a challenge is planning the wedding photoshoot. With a winter full of shorter days you know you need to take those photos as early as possible during the day, and maybe just maybe consider a morning wedding rather than an evening one.
 
Something to consider when choosing a venue for a winter wedding is the ideal type of setting. When getting hitched in winter, it is not going to be an easy task to find a place that has blooming flowers everywhere. You might want to consider indoor spaces, securing yourself that had a rainy day to occur you and your guests will be sheltered under a roof. Such venues could be one of Malta’s many palazzos, wedding halls and even barns that can provide heating for a cold winters’ day.
 
Although many might see planning a winter wedding as limiting, you or your wedding planner will be helped tremendously with the limited choices to choose from, reducing yourselves the burden of having long nights of extreme planning and indecisiveness when it comes to wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, flower choices and wedding themes.Additionally, a winter wedding will be a breath of fresh air for all those working on a tight budget since during this season, venues, caterers and a multitude of other suppliers offer great discounts, some even up to 50% off the final bill!
 
Whilst there is no guarantee whatsoever that you will be granted a sunny wedding day, one of the best things about a winter wedding is that it will not get lost amongst the hundreds of summer weddings that are going on. It is less likely that it will clash with another wedding and that your guests would be on holiday. Suppliers, make up artists, and venues would be an easier task to handle and you will find most of them available on your special day.
 
Whilst it might not be a white wedding in Malta, it can definitely live up to the expectations of the winter wonderland wedding of your dreams.
 
By Nicole Borg