Wedding Planning – Creative Ways To Ask Your Bridesmaids – Top 10 Sayings for Wedding Stubby Holders!

So you are on the exciting path to planning your wedding day, you have a sparkling diamond on your finger and the man of your dreams by your side. Now for something that is equally as important … choosing your bridesmaids. For some it is an easy choice, a sister or cousin that you are close to or have grown up with and promised the honour to from an early age, for others it will be a group of friends that you can count on, your besties that will be by your side no matter what! Whoever you choose to walk down the aisle before you, to carry your wedding bouquet, bustle your bridal gown and check your teeth, there are so many ways that you can ask them.

Here are a few of the latest trends for ‘proposing to your bridesmaids’… what a lovely way to introduce them to the most important event planning adventure that you will ever face together!

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The trend seems to be the quirkier the better… You could DIY a cute gift box or scrapbook full of memories that you have shared together, photographs and personal items that will remind you of all the good times. A gift of wine or bubbly would be appreciated by any girl and personalised wine bottle labels are another popular idea, you could get miniature ones made up for a smaller bottle to be placed inside your gift box, perhaps with a champagne flute and a few other goodies as a thank you.

Personalised dress hangers are a great idea too, I saw some ideas on etsy.com where the wooden hangers had the names printed or wood-burnt onto the top, there are also some funky ideas where the hangers have the wire part curled into the word bridesmaid or an individual name, you could give each of the girls a little gift card that says, “we’ve got the hanger now to find the dress” or something similar. You could even arrange a personalised bridesmaid stubby holder and wrap this around the central part of the hanger for a double gift idea!

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Some other unique ideas include a fun egg that you crack open to reveal a message, or you could make your own fortune cookies and hand them out at dinner, you can really personalise the message for each flower girl, bridesmaid and maid of honour!

Maybe you will take your girls out or have them over for a casual barbeque with a few cold beverages to celebrate, why not arrange for personalised bridesmaid stubby holders, something that your bridesmaids can keep! Here are a few suggestions of some fun sayings that you can include on the coolers for a bit of fun:

Top 10 Sayings For Your Bridesmaid Stubby Holders…

  1. I need someone to wear an ugly dress so I look prettier in mine!
  2. Did anyone ever tell you how hot you would look in peach satin ruffles!
  3. I can’t say I do without you – be my bridesmaid?
  4. Eat, Drink and Help me plan my wedding!?
  5. Keep Calm and Be My Bridesmaid
  6. I got my man… but I still need my girls
  7. Be my – chiffon wearing, tiara adjusting, teeth checking, flower holding, dress bustling bitch – for just one day!
  8. I moustache (picture of moustache) you a question… will you be my bridesmaid?
  9. I promise there will be no ugly colours, puffy sleeves or bows on the butt – will you be my bridesmaid?
  10. It’s my turn to pop the question… will you be my bridesmaid.

Check out these designs put together using a couple of ideas from our hens night stubby holder templates …

HENS-009-be-my-bridesmaid:

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HENS-001-be-my-bridesmaid:

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Happy Planning!

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Colour Trends, Ideas for your Wedding: Mustard, Black & White

There is certainly something very sophisticated about the way black and white look together and then throw in some subtle colour or even something bold like this mustard yellow to make the perfect wedding colour combination.

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Wedding traditions do not have to be set aside when you choose your colours, you can still have the classic 3 tier wedding cake and the table setting that you have always dreamed of, you simply get to add your own personal touch at the same time.

I love the black and white pattern in the image above that has been replicated onto the cake, the wedding table decorations and thank you gift box on each place setting. Go wild with your wedding flowers and include shades of mustard yellow in your bouquets. Spend some time visiting boutique shops in your area to gather ideas and ways to bring your chosen colour into your wedding.

From your wedding invitation ideas to your table decorations and place cards stay true to your colour decisions and you will have a perfectly themed wedding day.

Here are a couple of design ideas to help you on your way:

Design Reference Number: QRD12751-Mustard-Black-White

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Design Reference Number: QRD-WED-WORDS-026-Mustard

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Happy Planning!

Red Hot Wedding Stubby Holder Colour Combinations 2014!

Colour Trends, Ideas for your Wedding Stubby Coolers: Red, Yellow & White

If you are planning a vintage wedding in 2014 then you should definitely consider this red and yellow colour combination! Lightened off with the usual white wedding trimmings will make for some great wedding photographs like the one in the centre of this collage…

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The modern twist of coloured paper straws for your wedding is becoming a very popular trend and is also a great and simple way to brighten up your wedding reception bar and tables, a little colour goes a long way. Be mindful of the time of year and make the best from seasonal wedding flowers for your bridal bouquets, white peonies and yellow freesia would match perfectly against the classic red rose.

The stunning combination of a yellow bridesmaid dress with bright red shoes will simply pop in your wedding photographs, the bride might like to match her shoes in with the girls and then dress the groomsmen and rest of the bridal party with matching wedding attire, buttonholes and other wedding accessories.

Couples these days tend to have a limited wedding budget and will choose a mostly DIY wedding, there are so many ways that you can make a saving, from creating your own wedding invitations and hand-making your decorations, to holding your ceremony later in the day and having an evening cocktail style reception so that you don’t have the expense of a sit down meal.

Coolaz’s wedding stubby holders are also a great and inexpensive wedding favour gift for your guests, they can also be personalised to match your wedding colours and theme to make cute decorations. You can add the bride and groom names along with the date of the event and even include an individual guest name to double up as a place card, so they will become table decoration, place card and thank you gift all-in-one, another great saving!

Here are some of our latest design ideas for your yellow and red wedding stubby holders:

Design Reference Number: DP-WED-001-YELLOWWHITERED

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Design Reference Number: DP-WED-002-YELLOWWHITERED

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Design Reference Number: DP-WED-003-YELLOWWHITERED

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Design Reference Number: DP-WED-004-YELLOWWHITERED

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Design Reference Number: DP-WED-005-YELLOWWHITERED

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Design Reference Number: QRD10128-Vegas_red_yellow

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Design Reference Number: QRD13179-Red_Yellow

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Happy Planning!

Wedding Trends – Frosty Winter Colours

Wedding Colour Combinations – Winter White, Silver & Blue

Plan your wedding in the winter months and give your special day a magical theme like no other…

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Think fairytale weddings dressed in silver and light blue with sparkling crystals and romantic candles, all dropped onto a stunning winter white canvas. Perhaps you will decide to get married on the snow or with the snowy mountains as a backdrop for your wedding photographs.

Make the most of the decorations that can be found in the shops this time of year for ‘Christmas in July’, pick up some snowflake tree hangers and silver baubels, all items that can double up as decorations for Christmas and your winter wedding. Why not feature a tree for your guests to place their wedding gift cards onto or leave their wedding presents for the bride and groom underneath!

Choose silvery shades and silky materials for your bridesmaid dresses, with white fur shrugs to keep them warm, make sure that you get your groomsman’s ties to match, why not even team up your wedding stubby holders to fit in with this wedding theme too – they will look great in the hands of your bridal party for some fun and informal wedding shots!

Check out these designs for some wedding stubby holder inspiration:

Design Reference Number: DP-WED-001-SILVERBLUE

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Design Reference Number: DP-WED-002-SILVERBLUE

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Design Reference Number: DP-WED-003-SILVERBLUE

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Design Reference Number: DP-WED-004-SILVERBLUE

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Design Reference Number: DP-WED-005-SILVERBLUE

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Happy Planning!

Getting Married in Tropical Queensland

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With sunny days in abundance and a year round temperate climate, QLD really does have so much to offer and countless places to visit! No matter what type of adventure or queensland wedding you are seeking you will be sure to find something in North East Australia! With a variety of terrain from rainforest to ocean, outback to reef you can be sure to tailor a fantastic package to suit you and your guests anywhere in QLD!

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

This is Queensland’s tropical North where you will find thousands of locations for a wedding and discover a place that is full of natural wonders and beauty! Cairns City is a gateway some spectacular scenery from rainforest to the great barrier reef with the village of Port Douglas offering a more sophisticated, low-key escape! This is an extremely popular place for couples looking for a more intimate wedding to elope to and there are so many amazing deals available in this part of Australia.

Perhaps you are looking for a unique spin on your wedding, and well this is one of the most re-knowned places in the world for scooba diving … check out these couples as the say ‘I do’ amongst the coral … what a magical way to get married!

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The Daintree forest is a must see, the oldest surviving tropical rainforest on earth is home to an astounding amount of plants and species of animals! You can get an indigenous guide to give you a tour around the Daintree to find out more about the culture and history of the surrounding area and its people.

Townsville

This beautiful coastal region has such a diverse terrain, with the ocean reefs in the east and the outback in the west the opportunities for ecpolring are simply endless. The town of Townsville is at the centre of all that is on offer, you should take a trip up Castle Hill to take in the views of the city and the near by Magnetic Island.

Magnetic Island, offers some outstanding tropical resorts and is a wonderful destination for a beach wedding with the perfect setting for a unique escape! Getting to the island is only a short 25 minute cruise across the bay, what a beautiful way to begin our journey.

Be sure to think about our honeymoon in this area too, perhaps the more adventurous might take the Great Tropical Drive, a self-driving route that will take you from Cairns and Townsville to some amazing places in Tropical Australia! Check out http://www.greattropicaldrive.com.au/ for more details!

Take in Charters Towers and sample outback life at a cattle station farm stay or see the historic gold milling site at Venus Battery. Ravenswood is another old gold mining town well worth a look!

The Whitsundays
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The 74 Island Wonders that make up the Whitsundays are mostly uninhabited and provide the perfect setting for a day of exploring or simply relaxing on the secluded beaches and coves.

Airlie Beach is the gateway to these stunning islands and the epitome of a beach town, with a carefree vibe and packed full of palm-fringed beaches, waterfront parks, restaurants and bars. The after dark backpacker and travelling vibe is full of energy and most will party to the early hours before embarking on a party boat or organised cruise.

Be sure to take in Whitehaven Beach, this 4 mile stretch of pure white silica sand has been voted one of the best beaches in the world. If you have a little more budget to play with then why not take a romantic flight over heart reef, a stunning collection of coral that has naturally formed into the shape of a heart and looks amazing from the sky above.

The resort Islands include the Hayman Island, one of the top luxury destinations for weddings and honeymoons! Hamilton Island, this is the largest inhabited island and has an airport making it easily accessible for both families and couples. Daydream, Lindeman, Brampton, Long, Hook and South Molle Island are scattered across this beautiful ocean, all offering an array or resort accommodation to suit your personal preference.

Fraser Coast

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This wonderful region is filled with some of the world’s most unique attractions and beautiful scenery. If you can plan your wedding between June and November then the perfect honeymoon treat or trip for you and your guests would be to venture to Hervey bay and take a trip on the water to see the humpack whales that frequent this water during this time.

Just a short ferry ride from Hervey Bay is the outstanding Fraser Island. You can arrange your own way across or join a tour to take you along the highway of sand and the tracks that lead you to some spectacular lakes and waterholes including Lake Mckenizie with its crystal clear freshwater!

You will also find the eco-friendly resort of Kingfisher Bay, if you are planning a wedding with them then they offer discounts on guest accommodation, advise about hens and bucks nights on the island along with a special wedding package and honeymoon visit all in one!

Brisbane

This cosmopolitan city has some top-notch restaurants, cafes and bars. From the river to the coast this green city has the perfect climate, with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year you would be unlucky not to have the sun shining on your wedding day. From the Brisbane river to views of the Storey Bridge there are so many places to visit Brissy.

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If you are looking for something alternative, then why not hop on board The Kookaburra Queen from Eagle Street Pier, this beautiful paddle wheeler boat is an icon of the Brisbane River and will offer you an experience you will never forget! You can also check out the Brisbane Powerhouse, with their rooftop terrace offering a unique space for a memorable event. Or the XXXX Brewery have a wedding package to suit any beer lover and their guests!

The Sunshine Coast

Just north of Brisbane, this beautiful stretch of beach from Caloundra to Noosa has so much on offer with sparkling water and breathtaking scenery what more could you wish for to create your perfect wedding. Noosa Heads is one of the most popular destinations for a wedding in Australia. With pristine beaches and stylish settings making it the perfect spot for a beach ceremony or your wedding reception.

Often weddings held in the region will bring family and friends from all over Australia and the globe to help you celebrate in style. After the wedding celebrations are over, your guests may wish to extend their stay and take advantage of this holiday haven. With resorts like Oceans Mooloolaba and Outrigger Noosa you will be spoilt for choice!

Check out some of our beach designs that you can customise to suit your wedding day and add a personal touch for all of your guests…

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Happy Planning!

Australia’s Northern Territory! Great place for a Wedding!

From the coast to the red centre the Nothern Territory has so much to offer! With a landscape like no other stretching from Australia’s famous monolith Uluru, to the Barkly tablelands and the tropical north where wetlands and waterfalls cut through the national parks to create a stunning backdrop for any wedding photograph! Make sure that you take some time out to meet the locals and soack in the rich aboriginal culture and history, be mindful to watch out for some other locals like the crocodile!

Darwin & Surround

With its tropical outdoor lifestyle, beautiful harbour scenery, surrounded with WWII history and its cuisine heavily influenced by its near by Asian neighbours, Darwin is a true adventure paradise for you and your guests.

Renowned for it’s sunset markets, if you need to pick up a last minute gift for the bride and groom, or grab some final wedding decorations then you’ve come to the right place as you can expect to see arts and crafts in abundance here!

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For a truly unique wedding experience you could take in a Darwin Harbour Cruise or discover the Melville and Bathurst Islands, (Tiwi Islands) on tropical sailing journey. Say ‘I Do’ onboard a private catamaran! Check our Arafura Sailing Adventures for more ideas!
If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground then Darwin also has some amazing hotels and resorts that can cater for all of your needs to create the perfect wedding in Darwin! The amazing SkyCity has some fantastic wedding packages on offer to help you plan your big day!

Kakadu & Arnhem Land

In this stunning location you can witness world Heritage-listed scenery and outstanding rock art, Australia’s largest national park boast cascading waterfalls, giant crocs and exotic birds!

Check out the Wilderness Safari Retreat for some exclusive bush luxury… you can speak to the lodge team about arranging your wedding in Bamurru Plains, an amazing marriage amongst the wildlife.

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Perhaps for the more adventurous this is somewhere to consider for your honeymoon, you could hire a campervan and takes the Nature’s Way Tourism Drive for a romantic adventure! Experience the Mamukala Wetlands, Nourlangie Rock, Jim Jim and Twin Falls along the way, what an amazing way to start your married lives together.

Katherine & Surrounds

The Katherine region extends from the QLD border in the east to the Kimberly region in the west and is a wonderful gateway to nature and adventure. Perhaps the more remote areas like Elsley National Park would not be ideal for your ceremony but certainly your honeymoon of adventure might start with a bushwalk over the spectacular Katherine Gorge! You could hire a car and go on the drive of your life, crossing the Daley river and onto the Douglas Daley area, off into Butterfly Gorge and explore the many waterholes and hot springs that natures beauty has to offer.

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There are heaps of wedding venues in the area including Knotts Crossing, secluded amongst tropical gardens near Katherine River is the perfect location for your wedding in the Northern territory.

Alice Springs & Uluru

Famous for the personality of it’s locals, their love for contemporary art and traditional aboriginal influence along with all the natural wonders around it, Alice Springs is the gateway to your outback adventure and truly Australian wedding location.

You could consider a romantic hot air balloon ride over the West McDonnell Ranges for a truly unique red centre experience! Maybe you could convince your Alice Springs celebrant to go up with you and say your vows in the sky!

Venture out to the spiritual heart of Australia and experience the one true gemstone that is Uluru, also known by the name Ayers rock this awesome sight is a must see. With its extraordinary display of ever changing colours, you cannot miss the natural show at both sunset and sunrise, just amazing!

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Voyages/Ayers Rock resort offers a choice of apartments, a luxury wilderness camp, hotel, backpacker rooms or campground accommodation! You can choose whichever style suits your needs, however the Longitude 131° offers a truly unique experience for your nuptials! In 5-star luxury you and your guests will have private views of the sunset and sunrise over Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, what an amazing way to start your married lives together!

Check out our location design like this awesome Uluru background, just click on the image to take you to some great desigsn, and don’t forget if you can’t find what you’re looking for then you can email our friendly team and they will see what they can find for you!

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Happy Planning!

Planning Your Wedding in Adelaide and South Australia.

Weddings in Adelaide and South Australia

The entire state of South Australia boasts long, warm summers from December to February and mild temperatures throughout autumn and winter. The state’s capital Adelaide is the gateway to the Flinders Ranges and Kangaroo Island, and is easily accessible by air. It is also home to a small population of only slightly more than a million people Adelaide is classed as one of the most liveable cities in Australia.

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Adelaide City

With its cafe culture lifestyle and diverse mix of people the city has a modern feel and an amazing variety of cuisine on offer. With the choice of the Hills and Beach within half an hour drive of the city and state heritage listed parklands surrounding it this wonderful place can make a fabulous destination location for your wedding.

The city prides itself on the many ‘green’ initiatives that they set up in Australia’s most sustainable city; this is therefore the ideal place to hold an ecofriendly wedding.

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Bring in some natural elements to your big day, think outside the box, make sure that you pick native flowers that are in season, beeswax or soy candles for your decorations and choose bomboniere gift ideas that your guests can take home and use time and time again to minimise their negative impact on the environment, like coolaz wedding stubby holders a personalised gift that is also a long-lasting product.

Adelaide Hills, Barossa & Clare Valley

With stunning views across the Valleys the Adelaide Hills has so much to offer, known as one of the finest areas for cool-climate grapes there are charming boutique wineries in abundance. The Lane Vineyard, Bridgewater Mill and the Stirling Hotel are amongst the many places that make the Adelaide hills the perfect spot for your wedding or reception venue.

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The fresh produce is just one of the things that might pull you towards the Barossa Valley for your wedding venue! You can also follow the butcher, baker & winemaker trails to check out some of the culinary delights on offer in this special place – a great excuse for a trip to SA before the big day!

Looking for a more intimate setting for your wedding ceremony, then head to the Care Valley, there are many cure B&Bs in this area and some stunning locations to get those perfect shots of you in your wedding dress in the South Australia scenery!

Flinders Ranges & The Outback

Perhaps for the more adventurous this will be on the list of possible destinations for your adventure honeymoon! Pack up the camper-trailer and head off into the dusty red desert! Keep your eyes open for wedge-tailed eagles and lazy lizards along your journey into the wilderness and you will be sure to get some fantastic photographs of the bush backdrop.

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Maybe you are a couple that just love the country, if an outback setting for your wedding is more up your street then why not seek somewhere like the Arkaba Station, a wild bush luxury resort on the southern edge of the Finders Range National Park.

Choose for your wedding in the ranges from a ridge top dinner to a woolshed venue, or boutique heritage homestead to a deluxe swag for two and camping under the stars! And with 4WD trips, hot air balloon rides, viewing the local wildlife, mountain biking and many other adventurous activities to keep your guests amused this is the perfect location for your intimate outback destination wedding.

Kangaroo Island

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Just a ‘Kangaroos jump’ away from Adelaide this island is a true sanctuary of wildlife and tranquillity with untouched bushland and immaculate beaches, the perfect location for your wedding in South Australia. You can choose from a waterfront location or head to the West of the island to the Wilderness Retreat for an intimate ceremony.

You can also rest assured that your guests will be well fed and watered on this amazing island, due to its location in South Australia a state that is renowned for its produce and preparation, Kangaroo Island is one of the ‘must do’ food and wine experiences in Australia that you and your guests will remember for years to come.

The Murray River

There are two river regions on the Murray in South Australia, known as The Riverland and The Murraylands both great locations to begin your adventure. Why not experience the romance of this mysterious river aboard a houseboat – you can hire your own for an intimate celebration or take all of your guests on board a serviced boat like the Proud Mary, get married and hold your reception on the Murray!

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This is such an amazing place for all of the family, consider it one big waterpark with boat ramps along the way for you to launch your own or hire a boat, jet-ski, water skis or wakeboard. For the more relaxed approach grab your kayak or canoe and drift down stream in the wonderful outdoors!

Planning your wedding in South Australia

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So you’ve chosen the state and made your regional choice, now that you have picked the perfect location and venue for your wedding you can start to organise the fun stuff! Whether you are based in South Australia or interstate there are so many resources available to you for your wedding dress choice, decoration ideas and of course your bomboniere personalised gifts – be sure to check out Coolaz’s direct postage service so that if you are travelling you can arrange for your wedding stubby holder gifts to be there when you arrive.

Happy Planning!