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Christmas Party Planning

After a year of hard work, everyone looks forward to relaxing and unwinding at their work Christmas party. It’s a chance to let your hair down, reward your team, suppliers and clients with a day or night of fun. Though it may seem early, the...

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Reunions

Love them or loathe them, reunions are an opportunity to catch-up (often after many years) to reminisce about old times and re-kindle past friendships. Aside from school reunions, where teachers and students can reconnect, family reunions offer the same opportunity to bring back that sense...

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Graduation & Valedictory Dinner

Graduation is an exciting experience, one that offers students a sense of achievement after many years of great toil and sacrifice at high school or university. An end of year Graduation or Valedictory lunch or dinner with family and friends is a reward for those...

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History of Mother’s Day

In Australia, Mother's Day falls on the second Sunday every May. It is widely celebrated across the country amongst families, who sometimes travel significant distances to re-unite. One of the earliest recorded traditions of giving gifts to mothers on Mother's Day is believed to have...

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Funeral Wake, a Celebration of Life.

A funeral wake or memorial service is an opportunity for family, friends and close ones to remember and honour the memory of someone who has recently passed. It is an occasion to celebrate a life, whilst also providing support and comfort to one another. Families...

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Christenings at Doyles Bridge Hotel

Many parents nowadays look forward to celebrating the birth of their child with a christening or non-religious naming ceremony known as a naming day. This occasion is usually celebrated within a few months of birth, and is the perfect opportunity to present your new baby...

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5 Tips for the Perfect Wedding Guest List

If you are planning a wedding, then from your hundreds, even thousands of friends (mostly on Facebook) you’ll have to cut things down to a more manageable and economically feasible number. Here are some tips for your wedding guest list or any function… 1. STICK...

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7 Tips for the Perfect Wedding Dress

It’s all about the dress, however, it’s still a good idea to keep things in check, below are some of our tips. Stick to a Budget  The temptation to go overboard will always be there, after all it’s your big day. But try to keep...

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Wedding Day Weather

Creating the perfect wedding can be daunting - guest lists, bridal dress, suits, table settings, seating plans, menu selection, and the list goes. Careful planning can go long way, however, when it come to Melbourne’s weather, well that’s something totally out of anyone’s hands …...

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Tips for Throwing a Holiday Office Party

With the proper planning, an office holiday party can be a memorable, exciting event to help workers feel valued and appreciated after a long year of hard work. Here are our top tips for throwing a holiday office party that guests will remember fondly.  ...

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2016 Wedding Activities and Trends

With so many creative ideas and upcoming trends available for weddings, it’s easy to make your day a truly memorable experience for all involved. These days wedding planning goes far beyond choosing colours and flower arrangements. From photo booths to DIY candy stores and anniversary...

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What’s Your Party Style?

Choosing a theme for your next party can be an exciting process for some and for others a bit overwhelming. So where do you start? You may be throwing an engagement party, special birthday or an end-of-year work celebration and want to add some fun...

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How to Plan Music for Your Event

Function Planning 101:  How to Plan Music for Your Event ... Your choice of music can make a big impact on your event, creating an almost tangible atmosphere and even affecting the pace of proceedings. You may even need to select music for different stages...

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Brides Checklist

Function Planning 101: A guide for planning your wedding ... Every bride can benefit from a little guidance when it comes to planning her wedding. There is always so much to do before the big day. Here is a handy check list for you to...

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Avoid Stress on Function Day

Function Planning 101: Tips For On the Day ... Function planning can be stressful, but proper planning and a few simple tips will help you to make sure it all goes to plan. Here’s our basic guide of what to do on the day of...

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