♥ Book Early
Celebrants and local wedding venues often have bookings up to two years in advance with March and November being
the most heavily booked popular months. Think about the possibility of having a weekday wedding where the cost is
Remember to relax, breathe and smile. This is your special day - so enjoy it!!
Will sign her MAIDEN NAME on all documents including the Marriage Certificate.
♥ A Best Woman or a Brides-Man
Today the Bride can choose Brides-Men for her attendants and the Groom may also have a Best Woman.
There are many simple ways children may be included in the Ceremony, from Flower Girls and Ring Bearers to the
important job of holding the bouquet. It is important to include them in the rehearsal so they know what is expected
Many venues forbid the use of confetti because of its environmental impact. Consider some other options like bubbles,
dried rose petals or rosemary (a sign of fertility). If you are unsure - your venue or the council will advise you of what is
♥ Council Approval
If you marry in a public place you will most likely need Council Approval and pay a booking fee. Please check my
Resources & Links page for Council details.
♥ Flies are NOT our Friend
If you think flies will be an issue, then consider purchasing cans of repellent for your guests.
Creating a Wedding Register with a list of gifts from which your guests can select a gift which also suits their budget is
very popular today and offered by many department stores. Remember to create a list of who gave you what when you
sit down to open your gifts, and you can thank each person for their specific gift.
The buttonhole flowers are worn on the left lapel with the flower up. The pleats on a cummerbund are worn facing up.
♥ Guest Accommodation
If you have guests coming from out of town, then please consider their budgets for accommodation. It is also a really
nice idea to provide them with a local map including points of interest and restaurants in that area.
♥ Hen's Parties & Bucks Nights
It is really wise to consider holding these fun events at least 3 to 4 weeks prior to your Wedding Day for many reasons.
♥ Mothers of the Bride & Groom
Please consider both mothers and consult them each about what the other is wearing.
♥ Postage Stamps with a Wedding Photo
Australia Post offers a very unique service and will print your very own postage stamps with a photo from you wedding.
♥ Water Bottles and Shade for an Outdoor Ceremony
The Sun in Australia can be extremely uncomfortable on a hot summer day. It is a really great idea to provide bottles of
water if you think your guests will be outside for a prolonged period of time. Please consider shade cover for your guests.
♥ Wedding Invitations
Invitations are usually sent out 2 months prior to the wedding date. If you are concerned about your date being at a
busy time of year like Christmas or during a Public Holiday, then sending your guests a "Save the Date" notice months
before the invitation is a great idea. Include in the invitation your PLAN B Wet Weather alternative together with the
contact numbers of your Management people. Your guests can contact your Management people on the day to confirm
where the ceremony will be held.
♥ Wet Weather Contingency Plan
It is important to have a wet weather alternative if you have arranged an outdoor Ceremony. I recommend you allocate 2
or 3 of your guests as Management people, who can advise your other guests of the decision you make on the day. It
can be helpful to supply some umbrellas for your guests if you still decide to go ahead with this option and to ensure
you have some large umbrellas in the wedding cars in case of rain.