Plan It To Perfection
Deciding on the number of guests will greatly narrow down your venue choices. Most venues can cater for smaller weddings of 50 guests, but there are only a few venues that can accommodate a party of 200 people.
Your venue hire fee will make up between 15% to 20% of your total wedding budget. Take the venue cost and multiply it with 5. If this figure is above your total budget, then it is too expensive and you will be better off to continue hunting around.
Ask the venue manager about the power sources and whether the existing infrastructure can handle more lighting and the power needed for your speakers and sound equipment. If not, you will have to notify your DJ and lighting company to bring additional leads to avoid overloading and embarrassing power cuts during the evening.
Popularity of season, unfortunately, creates a peak in demand and it is for that reason that you will have to start looking around at least 1 year ahead of time if you want to be certain of getting a specific date. In the Western Cape, summer and autumn (due to high winter rainfall) are the best seasons to get married in.
Make sure that you have exclusive use of the venue on your wedding day. The last thing you want is to compete with another couple for the best photo opportunities or run out of parking space or guest accommodation.
A Huge Thank You - Cape Point Vineyards
Dear Dinie, Now that the family has gone home I finally take the time to thank you for the amazing g wedding that you have organised for us! Everything was perfect, beautiful, absolutely stunning and above all our expectations! I will not hesitate to recommend you to any of my friends and contact. Thank you a million again!
Warm regards Pauline 31 December 2022 Cape Point Vineyards
Thank You My Pretty Vintage!
Dear Dinie, Elizabeth and team. Bruce and I just want to extend a huge thank you to you and everyone at MPV for the absolutely beautiful flowers and decor for our wedding. Everything was absolutely gorgeous and beyond my wildest dreams. Thank you for also doing such a late take down. We appreciate all the hard work and incredible creativity you bring. We are so grateful to Trunk Events for recommending you. All the best for 2022
Best wishes Leila and Bruce
Letter of Appreciation
Thank you so much for all that you did for Thomas and my wedding. Your flowers and décor were stunning, to say the least. The guests kept asking me who did the décor and flowers!!! The bouquets were some of the most unique I've seen and exactly what I envisioned and wanted. My bouquet now takes pride in our Cape Town house as it's an array of beautiful dried flowers. You listened and understood our vision of as little as possible of waste and the dried flowers were a hit. The different colors, the Sewe Jaartjies, Pampas and all the different flowers that were used was just amazing! The centerpieces of shells, dried flowers, candles and larger arrangements for all the guest tables were beautiful. The placemats, the wall décor etc, etc, etc, our main table, WOW Dini. Dankie Dankie Dankie. Everywhere I looked I saw only beauty and originality. I loved your use of earth tones, sage, mints, creams, whites so unique!!! Thank you so much for working with us and Thekla to bring our vision to life! It was our pleasure to have the opportunity to work with you during 2021, on Sunday 02 2022 and a pandemic. I look forward to referring you to more clients in the future- I know they will be as blown away with your work as we were!! Thanks again!
Chantelle and Thomas | 2 January 2022 Loch Lynn Estate
T & L - Cavalli Estate
Thank you for the team effort & for your assistance of the wedding magical set up.
T & L Cavalli Estate
Amazingness is My Pretty Vintage!
Where do I even start with the amazingness that is My Pretty Vintage!? We first met Dinie, Elizabeth, and the rest of the team via email through our wedding coordinator and felt like we hit it off right away! After a few short emails briefly explaining what we had in mind for flowers and décor, we quickly received a reply with a quote along with further detailed questions about more specifics. Throughout the process of planning My Pretty Vintage was always available for questions via email or phone and were also more than happy to do a mock table with us to get a better idea of what we liked. They weren’t afraid to make suggestions (which we were happy to hear. After all, they are the professionals and have done waaayyy more wedding than us!) but were also open to our ideas as well. We absolutely loved working with the whole team, and they truly made planning fun and exciting <3 The day of the wedding could not have turned out more beautiful, and we definitely have My Pretty Vintage for that. And while I think any couple can agree that planning a wedding can often be stressful, My Pretty Vintage genuinely made our wedding day stress free. We never had to worry about any problems (because if there was one, we certainly didn’t know about it!), and they set up like true professionals. All the many colours were perfect, and the flowers, coloured glass pieces, and other décor were absolutely stunning. Our guests raved and raved about how gorgeous it was! Our day could not have turned out more perfect, and I think the pictures speak for themselves! So there you have it. If you’re looking for a florist / décor stylist and our on the fence, I give My Pretty Vintage two very big thumbs up!!
Carrie Grochos. April 2020 Bride
The Best Décor Team A Girl Could Ask For
The best decor team a girl could ask for leading up to (and of course, including) her wedding day. Their work was top shelf, and we were so impressed. They executed my vision for a cultural symphony so effortlessly. It took a few takes (and a couple of ladders), but I really think that it was so worth the trouble! Our guests can not stop raving about how spectacular everything looked; how it all came together. I still feel like I'm in a bit of a dream state, remembering that perfect pop of pink - the bougainvillea was everything. I think all three of our traditions and cultures were woven seamlessly into the look and feel of the day, and that is truly special. Angie, Dinie and Elizabeth were kind and patient through all the back and forths, and their excellent service calmed me down and made me feel like everything is under control. Thanks!