Weather you imagine opulent long banquete tables and a long guest list or low bohemian settings and your nearest and dearest, day time weddings offer the distinct advantage of being able to take in the amazing views that so many hinterland venues offer. We are spoilt for choice with so many spectactular outdoor venues on the north coast and gold coast hinterland why not take full advantage of what they have to offer and host a daytime soiree. As more couples are customizing their weddings to be a true reflection of their shared style and personality, more weddings are being held at all hours of the day (and even week days). Your wedding day should be a celebration of who you are as a couple, so if a traditional evening wedding isn’t your style, there are many reasons to consider a daytime wedding and reception and with many venues booking out 2 years in advance, many are starting to open their books to mid week bookings and you may find that you have significantly higher rates of venue and vendor availability to make your day reflect your personal style and give you freedom of choice.
While the most popular time for a wedding is a Saturday evening, there’s no rule saying you can’t get married at other times of day. In fact, considering alternative times can actually save you a good amount of money and give you some flexibility when it comes to the type of event you’d like to have. So why not kick off your celebration with a daytime wedding instead of waiting until 6 p.m.? Daytime soirees are very European and in actual fact day time weddings were virtually the norm just a few generations ago. So though it may seem unusual weddings are becoming less structured and more personal with an emphasis on reflecting the newlyweds story and history. This movement is reflected in the increased popularity of the DIY wedding venue that allows newlyweds the freedom and flexability of a beautiful blank canvas on which to stamp your personal touches. You can still have a formal affair with full seated banquet and all the trimmings, a daytime meal allows for plenty of creativity and there is something a little exciting and naughty about drinking champagne before lunch. With a wedding during prime meal time, a full menu is key. You can go traditional with a luncheon, essentially serving the same meal you might offer at an evening wedding (though chicken and fish tend to take center stage more than beef), or you can get playful and offer brunch instead. Consider a waffle bar full of toppings or an omelette station. And don’t forget the drinks. Offer lighter wines alongside a luncheon menu, or champagne cocktails, mimosa and proseceo bars, Bloody Mary station or spiked coffee and espresso martinis. Daytime events provide a lot of flexability, think live chef stations and icy cocktails and even ice cream carts the options are endless.
We have teamed up with an amazing list of talented vendors to put together an all inclusive daytime wedding package for mid week and off-peak celebrations at the stunning @riverwoodweddings to take full advantage of the picturesque serenity of the property. Handpicked wedding industry experts collaborating together for a stunning daytime luncheon wedding during the daylight hours at the picturesque Riverwood weddings.