In a spurt of enthusiasm yesterday progress has been made on the wedding arrangement front (and about time, too, I’ve been sitting on some of this stuff for a few months!).
I met with the Victoria Hotel, which is where we plan on having the reception (in their Swanston Room which has a lovely art deco feel, but alas, not nearly enough photographs). Here’s one I found on the Victoria Hotel’s website. I think it’s currently set up for a conference, so you’ll have to pretend it has centrepieces and chair covers.
They’ve been really helpful and have one of the better value packages that we’ve managed to find in Melbourne (and their food looks delicious). After much discussion, I think the fiance and I have agreed on the following menu (in a 50/50 drop):
Entree – Roast Pumpkin & Sweet Potato soup / Vegetable Tartlet
Main – Prime Porterhouse Steak / Chicken Mediterranean
Dessert – Strawberry Shortcake Sandwich / Sticky Toffee Pudding
I also managed to find myself a wedding ring as a jeweller in the CBD was having a closing down sale so I got it for 40% off. Of course, it was still horrendously priced for what it is. I have no idea how they manage to get away with charging such ludicrous prices!