20 Most Popular Honeymoon Ideas in 2018 from Australia

Top 20 Honeymoon Destinations Roundup by Vogue Ballroom
Picking the perfect honeymoon spot can begin to appear as overwhelming as planning your wedding– it feels like the more you look, the harder it is to choose. (But, let’s be real, it’s an entirely great problem to have in the plan of things.) You have numerous methods to limit all those choices, depending on when you’re taking a trip and what your concerns are.

Similar to your wedding day at Vogue Ballroom, excellent weather condition and ideal sightseeing opportunities go together during a location’s high season– which likewise means high space rates and more crowds (so reserve early!). Throughout its low season, seasonal organizations– restaurants, destinations and island ferries, for example– will typically close down or close for renovations. And once you understand when you’re going, you can begin crossing off areas in the middle of their hurricane or rainy seasons, or their […]

By |March 14th, 2018|Honeymoon, Weddings|0 Comments
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4 Things Not To Do After Buying Your Dress

Whether you’ve tried on one or one hundred, selecting the wedding dress of your dreams is a big milestone. 

Now that you’ve purchased your dream wedding dress, you should have felt huge pressure lifted off your shoulders.  But your work isn’t over once you’ve picked out your gown. So what should you not do after buying your wedding dress?
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Below are 4 things you should avoid to ensure you don’t suffer from wedding dress regret.
Do not… Go too hard on the diet after buying your wedding dress
Your spouse to be loves you for you! Not a skinnier, fatter, taller or shorter version.  

Many brides want to lose a few pounds before their wedding day, but it’s important to do so in a healthy and not overly drastic way. Don’t try to lose a bunch of weight on a ridiculous diet that will probably give you mood swings during an already […]

By |March 10th, 2018|Wedding Dresses, Weddings|0 Comments
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Popular Wedding Dress Trends 2018 & Bridal Gowns

See exactly what wedding dresses are popular 3 months into 2018!
Fall 2018 Bridal Fashion Week has passed, and the dresses are spectacular. Our fashion team struck the ground running to bring you the current patterns straight from the runways. From the quite pink dress to regal capes and slinky slip dresses, we’ve got all the hottest bridal gown patterns you have to understand.

Spring 2018 bridal dresses are here and– spoiler alert– they’re incredible! We’re digging deep through all the wedding dresses that boiled down the Bridal Fashion Week runways and bringing you all the latest bridal patterns. From superhero capes to boomerang-ready fringe and updates on off-the-shoulder and lace, we’ve got all the trends you have to know about.

Read on to see a few of our favorites.

Capes and Capelets

Not into veils? A full-length bridal cape or much shorter capelet is the best alternative: It still adds measurement to your dress, […]

By |March 7th, 2018|Wedding Dresses, Weddings|0 Comments

Unique and Unusual Bucks Night Ideas for Around Melbourne

So You’re Organising A Bucks Party In Melbourne?
You’re looking for fun, exciting and memorable bucks party ideas and venues that will have the boys AMAZED by your planning skills.

We’re all familiar with the stock-standard lad’s night out bucks party that involves drinking plenty of beer and spending the night in a dark (and sometimes questionable) bar. If that vibe doesn’t appeal to you and you’d prefer something not as tacky, there are so many more ideas out there. Melbourne has plenty of things to do when it comes to your bucks party, so here are a few classier ideas.

The bachelor party started as a gentlemen’s celebration: a civilized night of drawing-room drinking, smoking, and toasting to the bride’s health.

Boy, have things altered.

While most of today’s bachelor parties have dumped the civilized bit in favor of a raunchy night on the town, the list of attendees has stayed the very same. […]

By |January 3rd, 2018|Weddings|0 Comments

How to Keep the Guest List Small at Your Wedding

Planning a wedding can be one of the most exciting times in your life, but when it comes to creating the guest list, things can sometimes get a bit daunting and awkward. No one wants to have to cull friends or family off the guests list, and there’s always the lingering worry that they may bring it up and question as to why they weren’t invited. Here, we’ve created an etiquette guide to trimming that guest list with minimal stress.

Divide Guests into Tiers and Go from There

One effective and systematic way to cut down the guest list is to divide guests into tiers of A, B, C and D. If you’re having purely a closest friends and family affair. If you’re having something a little bit bigger, invite B as well, and so on and so forth. When you’re deciding who to include in you’re A list, the general rule […]

By |January 3rd, 2018|Weddings|0 Comments

How to Write your Own Wedding Vows

When it comes to the big day, there are so many details that will stand out – the wedding venue, the bridal car, the dress, the catering. The biggest thing that people will remember from the ceremony, though, are the vows. Not only that, but it’s a way of expressing your love and gratitude for your partner, to tell them how you feel. It can be a nerve-wracking experience, because you want to say exactly the right thing and encapsulate precisely how you feel.

If you’re a bit stuck about how to go about writing your wedding vows, or you find the concept intimidating, here we can give you a few tips, tricks and methods to inject that extra bit of feeling, emotion and sincerity into your vows, so they are perfect to be spoken on the big day.

Write them Together and Share the Same Vows

Two minds are greater than […]

By |December 28th, 2017|Weddings|0 Comments

Classy Hens Night Ideas for Melbourne

A gaggle of pink feather boa-clad women sporting glasses of Moscato or rosé is the recipe for the clichéd hens party, but why not go for something a bit more unique and special? As the World’s Most Liveable City, Melbourne has a huge selection of entertainment options, bars, restaurants, classes, shows and boundless culture. So, why not tap into this side of things for your hens party ideas? Here, Vogue Ballroom explores a few options for alternate hens party ideas.

Bey Dance Class

If the bride-to-be is a fan of Beyoncé (and let’s be honest – who isn’t?), why not take a Bey dance class? Learn how to dance like Beyoncé in any of her music clips. Just choose the song, pick a date and off you go with the girls to learn how to dance like your body’s too bootylicious.

Head to Hepburn Springs for a Spa Day

Get out of the city […]

By |December 11th, 2017|Melbourne Weddings|0 Comments

Honeymoon Locations Around Victoria

Deciding where to have your honeymoon can be tough – especially with so many options near and far. Should you choose locally, interstate or travel abroad? Sometimes travelling abroad simply isn’t worth it, with travel time and jetlag cutting into your holiday time. With so many beautiful places in Victoria, you may as well make the most of the short time you both have off work to enjoy your honeymoon, without the fuss of travelling a huge distance. Here’s a few options to explore for honeymooning in Victoria. 


Located a 90-minute drive from Melbourne in Victoria’s Spa Country, arty Daylesford is home to an array of galleries, pubs, quaint cafes and restaurants. If you’re feeling especially adventurous, you can go glamping in a luxurious tepee. Nearby Hepburn Springs has several indulgent day spas to visit, so you’ll definitely have a relaxing time when you yourself to a trip to Daylesford. 

Wilsons Promontory […]

By |December 3rd, 2017|Honeymoon|0 Comments
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The Best Wedding Films of All Time

We all remember those stand-out movie weddings, for whatever reason. Perhaps they were especially humorous, disastrous, romantic or just a classic tear-jerker. Wedding movies are something that Hollywood does well, and when it comes to couples saying “I do” in movies, there are a few that spring to mind.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

This iconic wedding romantic comedy film speaks to a lot of people in mixed-background couples, but is also generally just a humorous commentary on when two very different families are brought together in a marriage. Involving plenty of cringe-worthy, laugh-out-loud and touching moments.

Four Weddings and a Funeral

The 90s were the time for great wedding films, and the Brits do them the best. This movie falls under both categories, AND it has Hugh Grant in it. The plot revolves around a charming Englishman who is unlucky in love, and his encounters with a beautiful American woman at his friend’s […]

By |November 8th, 2017|Weddings|0 Comments
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Wedding Flowers by Season

We all know that fruit and vegetables go in and out of season, making them cheaper or more expensive, but did you know that flowers also have seasons? It makes sense, but just because they’re available in florists it doesn’t mean they are easily or locally available. If they aren’t in season, that means that they are sourced from elsewhere, and that can mean that flowers are damaged from long-distance travel. Here we’ve created a guide to which flowers to choose for which season by month, so you can get the best quality in-season flowers for your budget.


December, January, February

Hydrangeas can add that something blue to a beautiful bouquet, while the pure white of water lilies will add a fresh and elegant look to any wedding dress. For something different go for the vibrant red poppy, which will add a stunning visual contrast to a white wedding dress. 


March, April, May

For […]

By |November 8th, 2017|Wedding Flowers|0 Comments
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The Most Famous Wedding Dresses of All Time

When it comes to incredible wedding dresses, those glitzy and glam celebrities have got it down. From bouffant gowns made from miles of fabric to elegantly sheer dresses and everything in between, they’ve come in all shapes, cuts, colours and sizes over the years. Here we have a look at just a few of the most famous wedding dresses throughout history.

Princess Diana

Diana, Princess of Wales, was wed to Prince Charles in 1981, and her dress definitely reflected the fashion of the times. It consisted of a full skirt, puffy long sleeves and a ruffled neckline complete with bow. The 25-foot train was the longest in the history of royal weddings. Princess Diana also wore a simple, flowing veil on her wedding day. 

Kate Moss

It makes sense that this style icon wore a wedding dress that was revered by fashion magazines and coveted by women all over the world. The champagne coloured […]

By |October 26th, 2017|Wedding Dresses|0 Comments
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Wedding Accessories for Her

As well as the traditional “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”, there are plenty more ways to add accessories and personal touches to your bridal ensemble.

An embroidered handkerchief

Have a friend embroider a dainty handkerchief with a supportive or funny message for you to be surprised by on the day. Having a handkerchief on hand is also a great idea, for if you get teary during those special vows! Plus, it can be a wonderful keepsake from the day.


Here’s a fun one! If you’re planning on doing a garter toss, you can make your own garter with your bridesmaids before the wedding. Make two; one to keep as a memory of the day and one to do the toss. 

A dreamy hair wreath

This is another one that can made with the bridesmaids before the wedding, and used as chic accessories for the day. Each bridesmaid can make her own wreath […]

By |October 20th, 2017|Melbourne Brides|0 Comments
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Wedding Accessories for Him

On your wedding day, you want to embody the image of the suave gentleman groom. You’ve picked out your suit, but now you need a few more finishing touches to top off the look. Here are a selection of accessories that will get you looking ready for the big day with so little effort.


A three-piece suit is the epitome of gentlemanly style and charm. For that old-worldly sophisticated look, choose a navy or brown suit with a matching waistcoat.


The brogue is a timeless addition. Pair your three-piece suit with a pair of brown leather brogues for a match made in heaven! 

Pocket Handkerchief

If you’re all for attention to detail, opt for a silk pocket handkerchief. If you’re feeling bold and brave, choose a splash of vibrant colour. 

Bow Tie or Tie

A bow tie presents the perfect look for a vintage, country or folksy wedding. There are so many colours and patterns out […]

By |October 14th, 2017|Weddings|0 Comments
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7 Different and Unusual Wedding Car Ideas

Choosing a wedding car is an exciting and fun part of the wedding planning process. You get to pick a car that reflects the personality of you and your significant other, one that will drive you to your special day and that you’ll drive away as a wedded couple in, ready to start a life together. Why not pick a car that’s a bit different to the norm? Check out our ideas for an unusual wedding car…

Volkswagen Beetle

A VW Beetle is a delightfully cute option, for anyone wishing to have a quaint country or vintage-inspired wedding. There are plenty of different kinds to choose from, too! 

Volkswagen Kombi

This one’s for the free-spirited couple. There are so many possibilities when it comes to using a Kombi as a wedding car. You can deck out the interior, and there are heaps of beautiful colours to choose from. 

Red Double Decker Party Bus

This vibrant, […]

By |October 2nd, 2017|Wedding Cars|0 Comments
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Wedding Day Traditions And Superstitions From Around The World

You’ve probably heard the saying going “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” for a bride to carry these four special objects as good luck charms on her wedding day. The saying originates from an old English tradition to bring good fortune to the happy couple. Every culture has their own traditions and superstitions when it comes to marriage. Here are just a few from around the world…


This well-known and now widely used tradition originated in Italy. Instead of using bits of paper or rice, originally the guests would throw candy, such as sugared almonds, as the bride and groom walked by.


In Mexico, the bride will carry two bouquets, one for herself and another representing a tribute to the Virgin Mary.


In Japan, the bride, groom and their parents will take three sips each from three cups of sake. This […]

By |September 19th, 2017|Wedding Traditions, Weddings|0 Comments

Christmas Party Ideas

Corporate Christmas Party Ideas in Melbourne
It’s getting to that time of year again, where the workplace events team have to come up with office Christmas party ideas. If you’re a part of that team, you know how many difficult decisions there are to make – what to set as the theme, what date to have the event, and so much more. However, the most important decision, is choosing where to have the venue. There are so many options out there in Melbourne, vying for your attention. However, there’s only one that can provide you the whole comprehensive experience. At Vogue Ballroom, we offer a stunning venue for your office Christmas party. With professional staff, a great location and space, superior catering and reasonable rates, Vogue Ballroom is here to offer you the party of a lifetime.      
The full Christmas party experience
Vogue Ballroom can offer you everything you could ever want […]

By |September 18th, 2017|xmas|0 Comments

6 Weird And Wonderful Wedding Venues Around The World

A wedding should be a representation of the couple’s personality. With infinite types of personalities out there, it goes without saying that there have been all different kinds of weddings to match. If you can think of it, it’s probably been done. Here are just a few of the more unusual wedding venues around the world.


Located in beautiful Cornwall, the Eden Project is a unique place in every sense of the word. Using innovative technology, two biomes have been created underneath huge domes. It’s kind of like if The Secret Garden met a sci-fi film. You can get married in either the Mediterranean or Rainforest biome amongst the greenery, and enjoy a sustainably sourced feast with your guests afterwards. 


If you’re both winter or snow lovers, an Arctic Circle wedding in the Igloo Village in Lapland could be the perfect choice. Options for the ceremony include […]

By |August 28th, 2017|Melbourne Venues, Wedding Venues, Weddings|0 Comments
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Guest Involvement Ideas To Make Your Wedding Day Wonderful

Your wedding day is all about making special memories with your friends and family that you can cherish for years to come. You want your guests to mingle and have fun, and there are a few little activities and techniques you can try on the day to get the ball rolling on guest involvement. Try these suggestions we’ve seen for weddings at Vogue Ballroom to make your wedding day as entertaining as possible for you and your guests.


Place a few disposable cameras on each table for guests to take their own happy snaps. You’ll be sure to have a laugh at the funny photos, or marvel at the beautiful moments that your guest will capture when you’re sorting through them later. Otherwise, you can let your guests take the cameras home to develop themselves. 


Put a guest questionnaire at every table setting, including questions about the guest themselves, their […]

By |August 19th, 2017|Weddings|0 Comments
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Ahh, celebrity weddings. We love to scrutinise them, draw inspiration from them and just plain gossip about them – from the dress to the catering and everything in between. The biggest talking point would have to be the location and venue, and the more exotic or extravagant the better. When it comes to high-profile celebs, there are no holds usually barred. Here are just a few of the most famous and fabulous celebrity wedding locations from around the world.


Victoria and David Beckham had their fairy tale wedding at this Irish castle in 1999. With sprawling grounds, two ballrooms, 12 rooms for guests and the potential to rent out the entire venue, it makes for the ultimate wedding celebration. 


If you’ve seen pictures of this location, you may recognise the house as the one from The Notebook, so it’s already got that ultimate romance factor. […]

By |August 11th, 2017|Melbourne Ceremonies, Weddings|0 Comments
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De-coding dress codes

Navigating dress codes can sometimes be a wardrobe nightmare. When you have a special event that has a dress code, what do these codes really mean? Be ready to plan your outfit for your next wedding or special occasion with our guide that takes the guesswork out of getting dressed!

Black Tie

For men, this dress code is crystal clear- wear a tuxedo. It’s a little more complicated for women as things generally are! You can technically wear a long ball gown type of dress to a formal cocktail dress or even dressy separates. There are more options but this can also mean more confusion. If your hair, make up and jewellery is quite dressy you can’t really go wrong so work with this also to create your black tie look as it can make all the difference.

Black Tie Optional

This dress code is a bit more of a grey area. Basically, it […]