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Lake Bled Wedding

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Lake Bled Wedding

Hello,

my soon to be fiance and I are very into traveling. A few months ago we found Lake Bled, Slovenia and absolutely fell in love with the idea of getting married there. Although we will have to pay for plane tickets from the United States, we still think it may actually end up being cheaper than getting married in the states. We have been in contact with the company Primavera Bled. Does anyone have experience with them? We would love to hear from anyone who has been married at Bled or even traveled there, as we have never been. Slovenia seems like a beautiful country that isn't as tourist heavy as other European countries. We are interested in visiting Ljubljana as well, can anyone comment on this city?

For those who have been, what is the weather like in early August or September?

Thanks :)

Morgan

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1. Re: Lake Bled Wedding

Hi,

mora about wedding at Bled you can find in this and other forums on Tripadvisor:

tripadvisor.com/…34089095

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g274863-i502-k1432…

Slovenia is a small country with great diversity. West part is in Julian Alps, east in continental former Panonian see and Mediterranean south part with Karst. Weather in August is warm, temperature betwen 20 and 35 degree C, could be daily storm. It depend also in which part of Slovenia you are.

Ljubljana is small capital city, friendly, safe and open to people. More will find on Trip. also:

tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g274873-i1320-Ljub…

I am sending you some links of slovenian touristic, nature and culture sights:

Tamar: http://www.kam.si/977_v-tamar-iz-planice.html

Planica: http://www.ratece-planica.si/

Belopeška jezera - Lago di Fusine: sl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belope%C5%A1ki_jezeri

Kranjska gora: http://www.kranjska-gora.si/

Rusian chapel: kranjska-gora.si/Kulturne-znamenitosti/Ruska…

Vršič: http://sl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vr%C5%A1i%C4%8D

Trenta: http://sl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trenta

Dolina Vrata: slovenia-trips.com/eng/natural-sights/trip/9…

Slap Peričnik: http://sl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peri%C4%8Dnik

Dolina Radovna: http://sl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radovna

Dolina Krma: mojstrana.com/naravne_znamenitosti/…

Vintgar: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bled_Gorge

Triglavski narodni park: http://www.tnp.si/national_park/

Pokljuka: http://sl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pokljuka

Pokljuška soteska: slovenia.info/en/…

Slap Savica: slovenia.info/en/…

Bohinjsko jezero: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Bohinj

http://www.tourist-boat.eu/

Vogel: http://www.vogel.si/summer

Blejsko jezero: http://www.slovenia.info/?jezero=190

Blejski otok: bled.si/en/…the-church-on-the-island

Blejski grad: http://www.blejski-grad.si/en/

Jama Pod Babjim zobom: showcaves.com/english/…Babjim.html

Adventure park Bled: http://pustolovski-park-bled.si/en/

Rafting Bled: bled.si/en/what-to-do/summer-sports/rafting

Mestno jedro Radovljica: http://www.slovenia.info/?_ctg_kraji=3850

Mestno jedro Kranj: http://www.slovenia.info/?_ctg_kraji=2585

Škofja Loka mesto in grad: http://www.slovenia.info/?_ctg_kraji=2748

Arboretum Volčji potok: http://www.arboretum-vp.si/lang/index.php/en

Minimundus park: http://www.minimundus.at/en/

Ljubljana mesto: http://www.slovenia.info/?_ctg_kraji=2611

Ljubljanski grad: http://www.ljubljanskigrad.si/home/

Tromostovje: www.ijs.si/slo/ljubljana/three_bridges.html

Predjamski grad: http://www.slovenia.info/?grad=654

Postojnska jama: www.postojnska-jama.eu/en/?setLocale=en_US

Škocjanska jama: http://www.park-skocjanske-jame.si/eng/

Kobilarna Lipica: http://www.lipica.org/en/

Koper mesto: http://www.slovenia.info/?_ctg_kraji=2579

Piran mesto: http://www.slovenia.info/?_ctg_kraji=2651

Velika planina: http://www.velikaplanina.si/Home

Logarska dolina: www.logarska-dolina.si/index.php?jez=EN

Maribor mesto: http://www.slovenia.info/?_ctg_kraji=2625

Ptuj mesto: ptuj.info/index.php/en/history-of-ptuj.html

Celje mesto: http://www.slovenia.info/?_ctg_kraji=2894

Museum Slovenija: http://www2.arnes.si/~ljprirodm6/

Terme, spa: http://en.slovenia-terme.si/

Have a nice time

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2. Re: Lake Bled Wedding

Hello

We are getting married in Lake Bled in June 2014, also with Primavera and so far they have been faultless! I am London-based so it was reasonably cheap and easy for us to go over there last February to meet with the team. Matjaz was extremely helpful and gave us the grand tour of Bled, including several reception options so we could make an informed decision.

However everything else has (and will continue) to be done by email, including cake and flowers decisions - we simply sent them some pics of what we like and they will design accordingly. This is fine for us as we are fairly laid back and like the idea of some stuff being a surprise, but may not be so good if you have strict ideas and prefer to taste the menus, cake/ visit the venues etc beforehand.

Reading all the posts for Lake Bled weddings, it seems to me that the majority of people go with Primavera so you will be in good hands.

For us, Bled was perfect. We wanted somewhere abroad but not too far away, and also somewhere reasonably cheap. I would say we will be paying a third of what the average UK wedding costs. Our initial quote (the basic package for 10 guests, Castle ceremony, Hotel Toplica reception) came in at around £6k. Nowhere in the Uk could you get married in a castle at that cost!

We visited in February 2013 so very different from our (hopefully sunny!) June wedding-date but we were totally blown away by the beauty of the place, and the locals all said it is even more special in summer.

Hope this is of some use! Glad to help further if you have any more Q's

Jennie

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3. Re: Lake Bled Wedding

Thank you for your very helpful reply! Once you have your wedding in June I would love to hear about it :)!

Since you have been, could you tell me a bit about which venues you prefer? We are looking into the church for the ceremony, but don't know whether to hold the reception in the castle restaurant or hotel toplice.

Are you booking rooms at hotel toplice?

Thanks again,

Morgan

Edited: 12:31 pm, January 20, 2014
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4. Re: Lake Bled Wedding

Hello Morgan,

Myself and my husband got married in Bled April last year. Feel free to email me as I can send you some documents I put together about our wedding and also if you would like any advice or photos. My email address if jollygroovy@yahoo.com.

I have also started a face book group where others who have married in Bled or are planning Bled weddings have joined. https:/… clicking on that link may work failing that if you email me your face book name I will add you. Then you are able to ask questions and get a variety of people who can respond :-)

Hope that is helpful,

Amy

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5. Re: Lake Bled Wedding

Just thought I would add--

We used Primavera and were extremely happy with our wedding. Like Jennie said it helps if you are a little laid back as although they will try and get things like you ask or show them in photos you will never know until you are there what things are going to be like.

For example, I had asked for and sent a photo (and even colour swatch of fabric) of the shade of purple for the flowers. When the flowers turned up I was surprised they were more of a dark prinky red colour and not purple at all!!!!! But although a surprise, they looked nice with the purple colour we had as our theme. The fact that Matjaz our wedding planner was such a lovely friendly person made the wedding perfect more than the colour of my flowers :-) Although I know some brides may have struggled with this so it is something to be a where of.

We got married at the town hall registry office, had a horse and carriage ride round the lake, went out on the Pletna boats to ring the wishing bell at the Island church and had a reception at Pension Mayer. Mayer was the cheapest place we were shown and was not on the lakeside but oh my what a beautiful rustic venue and we were so impressed by the food. We also got on well with the staff and have been back to visit since our wedding and the waiter remembered us :-)

Anyway I could talk forever about Bled and our wedding so just email if you want :-)

Amy

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6. Re: Lake Bled Wedding

We will be getting married in July in Lake Bled and are using Da Petra (http://dapetra.com/) for our wedding planner. Could not be more pleased with the process to date. Petra is extremely professional, detail-oriented, knowledgeable, helpful, and proactive. Just a pleasure to work with. Will post an update after the event.

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7. Re: Lake Bled Wedding

Petra arranges weddings in Bled, in Radovljica and also elsewhere in Slovenia. I recently blogged about this for anyone that might be interested in other wedding venues too - …wordpress.com/2014/…

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Update to April 16, 2014 Post:

Highly recommend Da Petra for wedding planning in Slovenia. From beginning to end, Petra took care of us with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail. She and her colleagues are an absolute pleasure to work with. You can expect frequent, timely and comprehensive communication throughout the process. Petra took the time to understand our needs and desires; made helpful suggestions; arranged everything before, during and after the event perfectly; took care of all legalities (we did not even have to be in the country until 3 days prior to the event because she completed all of the preparatory in-country paperwork and coordination on our behalf); and gave us a beautiful wedding that exceeded all expectations. Petra seems to know everyone everywhere, which is fantastic (and they all seem to love her). We felt so very well taken care of. Cannot say enough nice things about Petra and da Petra. The folks at the Bled Registry Office were also phenomenal -- so very warm, gracious and caring. The photographer, hair and makeup artists, and the driver that Petra arranged were also the best! Highly recommend the Vila Bled for a wedding meal -- we had a private, gorgeous spot on the terrace overlooking the gardens, lake and island church -- the food and wine and service were excellent, the setting elegant and beautiful, and the view was glorious. Petra and her staff selected gorgeous bouquets and table floral arrangements for us. Loved the horse drawn carriage and pletna boat rides, as well as ringing the island church bell. Getting married in Bled was a truly wonderful, memorable experience and engaging Petra to orchestrate everything was the best decision we could have made. So, so happy!

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Lake Bled is an amazing place to go to get married. My son and his wife had their wedding there last weekend and it was absolutely perfect. The location was fabulous, weather great, and the people just so friendly and considerate. The whole day from start to finish could not have been better and we'd recommend it to anyone. All arranged with a wedding planner in Bled.

Photos and description of the whole weekend are on JWalking https:/… - brilliant!

Edited: 5:30 pm, August 18, 2015
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10. Re: Lake Bled Wedding

Hello, I have recently got engaged and am looking into having our wedding in Lake Bled as my parents have visited and said it was amazing.

I have e mailed Primavera wedding planner and so far got no response. I am hoping they will contact me soon as I just want a few ideas of availability for next year, prices, the type of ceremony we can have etc and would like to get the initial stages done ASAP.

If they have availability then we are hoping to visit in December for ourselves and get a feel for the place and hopefully meet the team.

At this stage I would like to know how you found Primavera and how long it normally took them to reply to e mails as I am finding it quite frustrating at this early stage.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Katie

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