Wedding tips by Elmarie | Events Manager

Updated: Apr 23, 2020

One of my brides is industry professional from Protea Hotel. She was happy to share some valuable tips with other brides.

1.      Stick to your budget and be smart with it.

2.      Accept that you can't please everyone.

3.      Be present in each moment.

4.      Have faith that all of your efforts will be worth it.

5.      Less is more & make the planning FUN!

"I am the Marketing and Events Manager at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein. I am ambitious and driven. I thrive on challenge and constantly set goals for myself, so I have something to strive toward. I'm not comfortable with settling, and I'm always looking for an opportunity to do better and achieve greatness. Because I love what I do, I have a steady source of motivation that drives me to do my best. Please support my beautiful Hotel when the lockdown is lifted."

Elmarie's motto in life is the following:

‘If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life.’ – Marc Anthony

Happy planning!


Elmarie de Villiers



Elmarie has given useful tips, almost mottos to live by during your planning process.


Meraci expert wedding tip:

Your wedding will be amazing, but sometimes one or two things will not go 100% to your satisfaction during the day, the best way to handle this is to go with the flow and to be graceful. The guests will not know if something went wrong, except if you reveal it through your behaviour. Rather be a blushing bride, than someone who acts inappropriately during their own wedding. Guests tend to remember this. Have fun and be present in the moment!
- Meraci Photography


All the photos on the blog are photographed by Meraci Photography. Remember to visit the website regularly to read more insightful blog posts. An informed bride is a happy bride. The website also lists the wedding photography packages available.

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