Here at Gathering Events, we adore the magic of outdoor celebrations; the lights, the stars and fresh air. It is not always an easy task planning such a special event, so we wanted to share with you some tips and tricks when creating your unique outdoor wedding.

The {dreaded} budget

Before you jump onto Pinterest and build your dream wedding board, it is so important that both partners understand and are aware of the wedding budget. Having a goal is critical to the entire wedding planning process, and will ensure you stay on track. From here, the real work begins, and you can start to get quotes for your big ticket items, such as the venue, marquee or tipi and catering.

Know your style

Research is key at this point, make sure you are aware of the style and experience you are wanting to create. If you waiver, you may find yourself wanting to hire, buy and make every beautiful feature or item you come across. Do you love the relaxed bohemian style, beach vibe, gold and brass or a large traditional sit-down wedding?

Find the right location  

Location really is a big decision, as it plays a huge part in determining your style, and also effects your budget when you consider available facilities such as bathrooms, refrigeration, power and water! It is also worth taking not of parking, closeness to transport and on-site accommodation. Living in Brisbane, you are open to stunning wedding spaces across Byron Bay and the Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast.

In a recent release, Walkabout Creek venue launched their Lakeside Lawn space, which is an incredible example of a venue that can provide an magical out atmosphere, super close to Brisbane CBD.

Let’s talk abOut rain

Let’s be honest, weather is unpredictable, and you need to plan for it. Rain is not the end of the world, and can actually be very charming and bring guests closer together. Just make sure that when it starts to rain, you have enough space for all guests to relax under some much needed cover.

That is so you…

We believe one of the biggest compliments you can give a couple is telling them... ‘that is so you’. This means you have created a day reflective of your style and emotion (not just something that have been replicated from a wedding blog). To do this, add creative touches, such as a killer band you know, a cuisine station you both love, a late night whisky bar, a few DIY elements and even a signature cocktail.

Make sure your magical day is an unforgettable experience, with a little help from us, your celebration under the stars will exceed your expectations. If you want to know more about our whisky bar, caravan bar or pop-up bars send us an email, we would love to share our experience and be a part of your happily ever after.

Photography: Millyjane Photography