How to Buy the Perfect Engagement Ring

Buying an engagement ring is a big decision. It is important to choose a ring that is both beautiful and meaningful to the couple.

How to buy an engagement ring

  1. Do your research

    Before you start shopping, it’s important to know what you’re looking for. Consider your budget, the style of engagement ring your partner likes, and the type of metal and stone you want.

  2. Shop around

    Once you know what you’re looking for, it’s time to start shopping. Compare prices and styles at different jewellery stores.

  3. Ask for help

    If you’re not sure what to look for, ask a salesperson for help. They can guide you through the process and help you find the perfect engagement ring for your partner.

  4. Be prepared to negotiate

    Don’t be afraid to negotiate the price of the engagement ring. Many jewellery stores are willing to work with you to get you the best possible price.

  5. Make sure the ring is sized correctly

    Before you buy the engagement ring, make sure it’s sized correctly for your partner’s finger. You can have the ring resized later, but it’s best to get it right the first time.

  6. Buy the ring from a reputable dealer

    Make sure you buy the engagement ring from a reputable dealer to avoid getting scammed.

  7. Get the ring insured

    Once you have the engagement ring, it’s a good idea to get it insured. This will protect your investment in case the ring is lost or stolen.

  8. Enjoy the moment

    Once you’ve found the perfect engagement ring, it’s time to propose! Enjoy this special moment with your partner.

Wedding WA features some of Perth’s best jewellers, check them out today.

Continue ReadingHow to Buy the Perfect Engagement Ring

💕 How to Plan a Wedding in Perth

13 Easy Steps to Planning a Wedding

How to plan a wedding in Perth. Wedding WA walks you through 13 easy steps to planning a fabulous wedding in Perth and Western Australia.

Are you looking for the perfect Perth wedding coordinator/planner? Look no further than Wedding WA! We have been helping couples plan their dream weddings for over 20 years, and we know what it takes to create a truly unforgettable day. We offer a comprehensive range of tools, from image galleries and real weddings for initial inspiration, budgeting tips and articles with unique ideas, through to info on Perth’s best wedding suppliers. Browse sample packages, special offers and more. We make it easy for you to create a personalised Perth wedding that fits your unique style and budget. Find the best vendors for your wedding and know that your wedding day will be amazing, from start to finish. Follow our social channels for all the latest tips, specials, offers, and open day info. We look forward to helping you make your Perth wedding fabulous! xx

1. Enjoy being engaged!

Be in the moment and enjoy this special time together. Start storyboarding your ideal wedding day. Discuss it together. What do you picture? Casual or Black Tie? Rustic or Fairy tale? Local or Destination? Wedding WA has real weddings you can browse for inspo.

2. Tell your family and friends

Announce your engagement and discuss your wedding plans with your family and friends. Find out if any VIPs (parents, potential bridal party members) have commitments that would rule out certain dates for people you really want attending your wedding in Perth.

3. Decide on the style of wedding

Your Perth wedding style will narrow your venue choice. Venues often book many months, or years in advance. Once you have your wedding style, then it becomes easier to pick your venue. The most popular styles are:
Fairytale = city ballroom
Rustic = country or winery
Beach = coastal or water views
DIY = community hall, sporting venue, private home
Destination = somewhere with great views and accommodation.
Check out the Wedding WA venues or catering companies and make some enquiries as to availability and pricing.

4. Set your budget

Once you’ve received info on potential venues, you can think about your budget. Talk to your parents and see if they plan on contributing towards your wedding. Think about how much you can save and afford to spend on your wedding. You might like to open a separate account for wedding savings and spending. Once you have a rough budget you can consider how many people you can afford to have at each venue. Of course, it’s also an option to ask people to donate cash in lieu of a gift to help off-set the cost. Wedding WA has a budget planner you can download to help you out.

5. Start booking!

Typically it is the reception venue selection that sets the date. Then couples consider their ceremony location – which may be at the same place. Wedding WA has some great ceremony venues to consider – gardens, beaches and churches.

6. Photographers, video and cars!

Perth wedding photographers and cars can also be booked out many months, or years in advance. Don’t forget a video! Many couples skip the video, but it’s an gorgeous way to relive the forgotten or never seen moments. Have a browse through Wedding WA to find your preferred suppliers.

7. Celebrant

Your choice of celebrant can make or break your ceremony. Meet with a few and make sure they make you feel relaxed and confident. This will help with any nerves on the day.

8. Flowers, Decoration, Decor, Hire, Cake

What are you going to need to make your Perth wedding venue fabulous? Do you need to hire chairs and crockery for a DIY wedding? Will you have floral arbors and centerpieces? Some venue packages will include decorations – check what is included – it may be centerpieces, chair covers, etc. They may also include a wedding cake.

Consider a floral theme – it could be colour or style based. Remember that you’ll be holding your bouquet throughout the ceremony and photos – they can get heavy!

Will your wedding cake be used as dessert? This will determine what size your bakery will recommend. You can also get different tiers with different flavours! Heavenly! xx

9. Music and Entertainment

Musicians at your ceremony can set a lovely mood for your wedding. The entertainment options are endless – DJ, swing band, jazz singers, band. Photobooths can be fun too!

10. You!

What are you going to look like and wear at your wedding? Browse through the Wedding WA fashion, hair and makeup, and rings and jewellery sections for inspo and amazing Perth suppliers.

11. Guest list and bridal party

Work out your guest list. Select your bridal party. It can be less stressful to select your bridal party closer to your wedding date, eg 3 months before. It’s easier to not select someone, than have to un-select them. Wedding WA has a guest list and seating planner you can download to help you out.

Invitations! Send out invitations for your hens or bucks party, and then the wedding. Typically wedding invitations are sent 3 months in advance. Although this is flexible, and sometimes a save-the-date is important especially for friends or family that might need to travel a long way, arrange time off work, or save up to attend!

12. Honeymoon

Yay! This can be any time you like. Soon after your wedding day, or some time later. Many travel agents offer a honeymoon registry and can be an easy, but fabulous gift from your guests. If you are planning on changing your name, ensure you have your passport and travel documents in the same name! It might also be necessary to have a credit card in this name too, especially when confirming bookings or collecting tickets.

13. The last details

Maybe you’re looking for something unique to finish off the day? Or a dance studio to WOW your guests with a special routine? A thank-you gift for your bridal party and / guests is often nice too.

Continue Reading💕 How to Plan a Wedding in Perth

Gorgeous Wedding Accessories

iWed provide beautiful, but affordable wedding accessories and supplies. Their range includes veils in various lengths, many different styles of tiaras, hair accessories, jewellery, bouquets and flowers, cake toppers, party supplies, bomboniere and gifts, invitations and stationery, decorations, wedding accessories and more! They regularly add new products and follow their socials to keep up to date with new additions and specials offers!

Continue ReadingGorgeous Wedding Accessories

Affordable Wedding Accessories and Supplies

The team at iWed noticed a gap in the market for gorgeous, modern, affordable wedding accessories, so they’ve converted their wedding experience into an amazing store. Their aim is to help provide beautiful, but affordable wedding accessories and supplies. Their range currently includes veils, tiaras, hair accessories, jewellery, flowers, cake toppers, party supplies, bomboniere and gifts, invitations and stationery, decorations, wedding accessories and more! They regularly add new products and follow their socials to keep up to date with new additions and specials offers!

Continue ReadingAffordable Wedding Accessories and Supplies

Affordable Perth Wedding Rings

Combining 15 years of fine jewellery experience with their own wedding planning journey, Australian Wedding Rings are so excited to offer you the best Australian-made quality wedding bands, in the easiest way, at the best price. Shopping for classic gold and platinum wedding bands on their website is easy. From measuring your finger size, live pricing on thousands of options, FAQ and website chat to answer any of your questions.

Continue ReadingAffordable Perth Wedding Rings