How to Plan the Perfect Sydney Wedding

How to Plan the Perfect Sydney Wedding

How to Plan a Wedding in 13 Easy Steps

You can start planning your wedding in 13 easy steps. Wedding NSW has everything you need to plan a fabulous wedding in Sydney and New South Wales. Browse affordable Sydney wedding suppliers, real weddings, wedding inspiration and unique ideas, wedding package info, special offers and more. Follow our social channels for all the latest tips, specials, offers, and open day info. We look forward to helping you make your Sydney wedding fabulous! xx

  1. Enjoy being engaged!

    Be in the moment and enjoy this special time together. Start storyboarding your ideal wedding day. Discuss it together. What do you picture? Casual or Black Tie? Rustic or Fairy tale? Local or Destination? Wedding NSW has real weddings you can browse for inspo.

  2. Tell your family and friends

    Announce your engagement and discuss your wedding plans with your family and friends. Find out if any VIPs (parents, potential bridal party members) have commitments that would rule out certain dates for people you really want attending your wedding.

  3. Decide on the style of wedding

    Your wedding style will narrow your venue choice. Venues often book many months, or years in advance. Once you have your wedding style, then it becomes easier to pick your venue. The most popular styles are:
    Fairytale = city ballroom
    Rustic = country or winery
    Beach = coastal or water views
    DIY = community hall, sporting venue, private home
    Destination = somewhere with great views and accommodation.
    Check out the Wedding NSW venues or catering companies and make some enquiries as to availability and pricing.

  4. Set your budget

    Once you’re received info on potential venues, you can think about your budget. Talk to your parents and see if they plan on contributing towards your wedding. Think about how much you can save and afford to spend on your wedding. You might like to open a separate account for wedding savings and spending. Once you have a rough budget you can consider how many people you can afford to have at each venue. Of course, it’s also an option to ask people to donate cash in lieu of a gift to help off-set the cost. Wedding NSW has a budget planner you can download to help you out.

  5. Start booking!

    Typically it is the reception venue selection that set’s the date. Then couples consider their ceremony venue – which may be at the same venue. Wedding NSW has some great ceremony venues to consider – gardens, beaches and churches.

  6. Photographers, video and cars!

    Wedding photographers and cars can also be booked out many months, or years in advance. Don’t forget a video! Many couples skip the video, but it’s an gorgeous way to relive the forgotten or never seen moments. Have a browse through Wedding NSW to find your preferred suppliers.

  7. Celebrant

    Your choice of celebrant can make or break your ceremony. Meet with a few and make sure they make you feel relaxed and confident. This will help with any nerves on the day.

  8. Flowers, Decoration, Decor, Hire, Cake

    What are you going to need to make your venue fabulous? Do you need to hire chairs and crockery for a DIY wedding? Will you have floral arbors and centerpieces? Some venue packages will include decorations – check what is included – it may be centerpieces, chair covers, etc. They may also include a wedding cake.
    Consider a floral theme – it could be colour or style based. Remember that you’ll be holding your bouquet throughout the ceremony and photos – they can get heavy!
    Will your wedding cake be used as dessert? This will determine what size your bakery will recommend. You can also get different tiers with different flavours! Heavenly! xx

  9. Music and Entertainment

    Musicians at your ceremony can set a lovely mood for your wedding. Other entertainment options are endless – DJ, swing band, jazz singers, band. Photobooths can be fun too!

  10. You!

    What are you going to look like and wear at your wedding? Browse through the Wedding NSW fashion, hair and makeup, and rings and jewellery sections for inspo and amazing Sydney suppliers.

  11. Guest list and bridal party

    Work out your guest list. Select your bridal party. It can be less stressful to select your bridal party closer to your wedding date, eg 3 months before. It’s easier to not select someone, than have to un-select them. Wedding NSW has a guest list and seating planner you can download to help you out.
    Invitations! Send out invitations for your hens or bucks party, and then the wedding. Typically wedding invitations are sent 3 months in advance. Although this is flexible, and sometimes a save-the-date is important especially for friends or family that might need to travel a long way, arrange time off work, or save up to attend!

  12. Honeymoon

    Yay! This can be any time you like. Soon after your wedding day, or some time later. Many travel agents offer a honeymoon registry and can be an easy, but fabulous gift from your guests. If you are planning on changing your name, ensure you have your passport and travel documents in the same name! It might also be necessary to have a credit card in this name too, especially when confirming bookings or collecting tickets.

  13. The last details

    Maybe you’re looking for something unique to finish off the day? Or a dance studio to WOW your guests with a special routine? A thank-you gift for your bridal party and / guests.

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Southern Highlands NSW Wedding Celebrant

Southern Highlands NSW Wedding Celebrant

Fiona King has been a celebrant working from Sydney since 2010 who has tree changed to the Southern Highlands. Fiona understands that a couple needs to feel supported. Certainty is important! She keep the paperwork simple and efficient and is never EVER late! Fiona also play the harp and can play your guests arrive + for the bridal procession. Having Celtic heritage Fiona is somewhat of a handfasting expert too.

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Affordable Wedding Accessories and Supplies

Affordable Wedding Accessories and Supplies

The team at iWed noticed a gap in the market for gorgeous, modern, affordable wedding accessories, so they’ve convert their wedding experience into an amazing store. Their aim is to help provide gorgeous, but affordable wedding accessories and supplies. Their range currently includes veils, tiaras, hair accessories, jewellery, flowers, cake toppers, party supplies, bomboniere and gifts, invitations and stationery, decorations, wedding accessories and more! They regularly add new products and follow their socials too keep up to date with new additions and specials offers!

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Sydney’s Most Popular Wedding Car Hire Suppliers (2020)

Sydney’s Most Popular Wedding Car Hire Suppliers (2020)

Planning a wedding in Sydney or regional New South Wales? You’ll need to book your wedding cars ASAP. Wedding NSW has wedding cars for every style of wedding! We’ve compiled a list of Sydney’s most popular wedding cars for 2020. Modern cars, class and vintage wedding cars, unique wedding cars, luxury cars and stretch limousines, you’re sure to find your perfect wedding cars on Wedding NSW. xx

Kombi ExperienceKombi Experience-Overview Kombi Experience, offers wedding and event transport services in vintage VW vans. Take your pick from Rob’ Frizza’s family of ogle-worthy, vintage Kombis including; Mr Darcy, Koko Freeda, Little Miss Sunshine and Wilber. Frankly,… Continue Reading
Revel DriveRevel Drive-Overview Revel Drive is an emissions free, professional chauffeur driven Tesla serviceYour wedding day is one of the most special days of your life and we are committed to ensuring that you travel in style and comfort… Continue Reading
Noels Bus CharterNoels Bus Charter-Overview We can get your guests from one venue to another safely and quickly, transport is in air conditioned comfort to the wedding ceremony and then on to the reception and back home again. You… Continue Reading
Coastline LimousinesCoastline Limousines-Overview Take a journey with Coastline Limousines who will comfortably transport you in style to and from your big day.Our friendly drivers make you feel special and comfortable on your special day. Our vehicles will… Continue Reading
Klassic KombizKlassic Kombiz-Overview Our charming split screen Kombis are iconic and we will provide the perfect package with professional drivers and attention to detail, so your wedding day will be memorable riding in these iconic beauties.If vintage,… Continue Reading
Elite Chevy HireElite Chevy Hire-Overview So, you've got your wedding date lock in, found the perfect dress and you're ready to roll... not quite?The time has come to find the perfect ride to the alter. You'll feel like a… Continue Reading
XciteHummerRidesXciteHummerRides-Overview Welcome to XciteHummerRides, when it comes to car hire and rides, we offer the BEST! We cover weddings, birthdays, hens parties, school formals, anniversaries, executive pickups and drop-offs, concerts and sports special appearances, all… Continue Reading
Royalty WeddingsRoyalty Weddings-Overview Welcome to Royalty Wedding Cars where nothing is a problem and above and beyond is standard for us.Royalty Weddings offer an outstanding collection of fully restored luxury wedding cars for hire in Sydney, included… Continue Reading
A Bridal Affair Wedding CarsA Bridal Affair Wedding Cars-Overview A Bridal Affair has been providing classic wedding cars and limousines in NSW since 1998.A Bridal Affair was the first company to introduce the two tone champagne colour to the wedding car Industry in… Continue Reading
FJ Wedding and Formal Car HireFJ Wedding and Formal Car Hire-Overview Welcome to FJ Wedding and Formal Car Hire! We hope we can surpass your expectations when you hire one of our classic cars for whatever occasion…There is nothing quite like a classic Holden wedding/formal/getaway car… Continue Reading
Sapphire Coast LimousinesSapphire Coast Limousines-For the ultimate in glamour, luxury and style! Overview The Sapphire Coast Limousine Service has been operating for over 20 years. We operate from the South Coast to Sydney, including Canberra and Cooma. Our cars… Continue Reading
Stretch Porsche HireStretch Porsche Hire-Overview Stretch Porsche Hire have been in business since 1999 when Australia's first ever stretch Porsche was completed in a small workshop in Sydney. Not only do we offer the hire of our truly magnificent… Continue Reading
Stylish LimousinesStylish Limousines-Overview Wedding limo hire in Sydney has never been as stylish or as easy as with Stylish Limousines. We have been providing limousine services for many years and are committed to providing you the highest… Continue Reading
WOW LimousinesWOW Limousines-Overview WOW Limousines provides a luxurious and professional chauffeured service for weddings and special events throughout Sydney. We have an exclusive range of vehicles that will grab everyone's attention when you arrive at your destination.… Continue Reading
Kombi WeddingsKombi Weddings-Overview Kombi Weddings offers personal service, competitive rates and immaculately maintained vehicles for your wedding day.At Kombi Weddings, we strive towards quality, professionalism and excellence and are proud to be appointed members of the Australian… Continue Reading
Sydney Eleanor HireSydney Eleanor Hire-Overview Is there any other wedding car as good as Eleanor? Fans of the film Gone in 60 Seconds, with Nicolas Cage, will know the 1967 Shelby GT500 is a car you don't turn down!These… Continue Reading
Classic Bridal CarsClassic Bridal Cars-Overview Welcome to Classic Bridal Cars. We are Sydney's most awarded fleet of wedding cars and have one of the widest selection of classic and vintage Jaguar, Daimler, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, convertibles and limousines.Today, the… Continue Reading
Castlecrest Wedding CarriagesCastlecrest Wedding Carriages-Overview Travel to your ceremony in beautiful style, whether your dream fairytale, a vintage wedding or just to add a breath taking moment to your special day. Let Castlecrest Wedding Carriages and their professional staff… Continue Reading
I Do Wedding CarsI Do Wedding Cars-Overview Welcome to I Do Wedding Cars Sydney Sydney’s newest, hip, funky, fresh, wedding car company also catering for school formals or any special occasion throughout the Sydney metropolitan area.Our fleet of cars come with… Continue Reading
Admire LimousinesAdmire Limousines-Overview You've chosen the venue, and you've chosen the outfit, but what kind of car do you have in mind for your special day? What other little extras would make your day even more magical?… Continue Reading
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Freelance Makeup Artist in Southern Highlands NSW

Freelance Makeup Artist in Southern Highlands NSW

Emma McGill Makeup Artist is based in Medway, Southern Highlands, NSW, servicing all areas. Offering makeup application, hair styling and spray tanning. Emma’s signature style is a natural enhancing look, without being too over done, focusing on your most beautiful features, with fresh glowing skin. xx

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Sydney’s Most Popular Marriage Celebrants (2020)

Sydney’s Most Popular Marriage Celebrants (2020)

If you’re planning a wedding in Sydney or regional New South Wales then you’ll need a wedding celebrant! Whether your ceremony will be formal or casual it’s important that you connect well with your marriage celebrant. We’ve compiled a list of Sydney’s most popular marriage celebrants for 2020. Have a browse and see who you can relate to. Best wishes for a fantastic wedding ceremony! xx

Narelle MurrayNarelle Murray Marriage Celebrant-Overview Being a celebrant is my passion, especially weddings! I want every couple to have the ceremony they have always dreamt of so it has to be a ceremony to remember for all the right… Continue Reading
Fiona KingCelebrant Fiona King-Overview Hello, Fiona here. I’ve been a celebrant working from Sydney since 2010 and have tree changed to the Southern Highlands. I already know my around having conducted many weddings in the Southern Highlands over… Continue Reading
Alison BurrellAlison Burrell Marriage Celebrant-Overview Weddings are my passion and making your wedding day a wonderful and memorable experience is my aim.Having been a Celebrant for many years, I have a huge amount of experience and can tailor your… Continue Reading
Karen BrownKaren Brown A Timeless Love-Overview As your celebrant, you have my guarantee that I give you a high level of service, I am professional, organised and I meticulously take care of the important legal requirements for your wedding ceremony.I… Continue Reading
Siobhan AdamsMs. Adams, Siobhan-Overview Hello, and a warm congratulations to you if you've recently become engaged!I provide modern, upbeat and quality bespoke ceremony services from Brisbane to Byron Bay and beyond. Although I’m based in this stunning location,… Continue Reading
Victoria LanghamVictoria Langham Marriage Celebrant-Overview Congratulations, you're getting married!Imagine your most beautiful day... Let me help you create the ceremony of your dreams! You deserve everything to be perfect.Whatever your ideas are about your 'Beautiful Day' it can be… Continue Reading
Pauline FawknerPauline Fawkner Marriage Celebrant-Overview Weddings have been a huge part of my life for years now. I have been a full-time celebrant for many years and still love my work. Every couple is different and every wedding should… Continue Reading
Ann DallyAnn Dally-Overview There's no one magic ingredient that makes a wedding day sensational – it’s all those little things that combine together to create the perfect mix. Need some help to get started? Kick off your heels,… Continue Reading
Dave CallananDave Callanan-Overview Wow! You are getting married!Congratulations on your wonderful decision!My name is Dave Callanan and I am an authorised celebrant based in beautiful Echuca, the home of the riverboats on the Murray River! I also… Continue Reading
Danielle DuBoisDanielle DuBois-Your Marriage Celebrant Overview Your Marriage Celebrant, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, offers formal or informal ceremonies, on a beach, on a boat, headland or in a floral garden, it would be my pleasure to provide… Continue Reading
Vincent MooreVincent Moore-Hills Wedding Celebrant Overview I really enjoy my role as a Marriage Celebrant. My commitment is make your wedding day a wonderful, special day that you will always remember.I have a relaxed, flexible and easy-going… Continue Reading
Shelley AllturnerShelley Allturner-Overview Congratulations! What an exciting time for you to be celebrating your love for your partner or the naming/blessing of a child. Your special occasion is all about you and your loved one and I… Continue Reading
Sharon WaySharon Way-Overview My name is Sharon Way and I am an authorized registered Civil Marriage Celebrant.I have had this privilege for the last 7 years and I am currently providing my service to the Central Coast,… Continue Reading
Ken SadlerKen Sadler CMC JP-Authorised Marriage Celebrant Overview IT’S YOUR DAY I WILL HELP MAKE IT PERFECT FOR YOUA personal service for your special day. I will present a copy of your service to you at the end of… Continue Reading
Mary JonesMary Jones-Authorised Marriage Celebrant Overview Congratulations on getting married!It’s an exciting time, so let me be your celebrant and help you plan the best wedding ceremony you could wish for - with just the right words,… Continue Reading
Judy AshtonJudy Ashton-Overview Why choose me as your celebrant?I am a romantic at heart and want everyone to have their special day just the way they want it. I am a professional but easy going, always prepared… Continue Reading
Joy RulewskiJoy Rulewski-Authorised Civil Celebrant Overview Congratulations! You've set the date..And now looking for the right celebrant to officiate at your wedding!Well, you’ve come to the right place! As an experienced authorised celebrant, I’ll guide you and… Continue Reading
Dianne MorpurgoDianne Morpurgo-“Creating beautiful ceremonies” Authorised Marriage Celebrant, JP. & Toastmaster Overview How exciting it is as you start preparing and planning for your wedding day.Congratulations on your pending marriage and welcome to my page. My name… Continue Reading
Annemarie McDonellCeremony4u-Overview CONGRATULATIONS !My name is Annemarie McDonell and I am an Authorised Civil Marriage Celebrant.It would me my pleasure to officiate your Marriage or special occasion for the joy it will bring to you on… Continue Reading
Catherine BrockbankCatherine Brockbank-Your personal guide to your Dream Ceremony CMC, JP, RN Overview Thank you for considering me as your Registered Civil Celebrant.As a Celebrant, I see beauty, love and commitment and I am grateful to be… Continue Reading
Beverly Simmons-HurtadoBeverly Simmons-Hurtado JP-Civil Marriage Celebrant Overview I have been appointed as an Authorised Civil Marriage Celebrant by the Attorney-General’s Department for many years. I am authorised to solemnised marriages in Australia and has since officiated numerous weddings… Continue Reading
Vivienne Benson-HodgeVivienne Benson-Hodge JP CMC-Authorised Marriage Celebrant Overview Every couple in love has a different vision about what makes the perfect Wedding Ceremony. Every love story is unique and for that reason I dedicate myself to helping couples create… Continue Reading
Orna BinderOrna Binder JP CMC-"Your Choice, Your Voice, Your Ceremony!" Overview An experience devoted and friendly marriage celebrant with attention for details, specializing in beautiful, creative, memorable ceremonies that you'll never forget.A celebrant for all ceremonies: weddings (as well… Continue Reading
Lesley KerlLesley Kerl – Budget Priced Celebrant-Marriage / Wedding Ceremonies and Same-Sex Marriages Overview I am a happy, relaxed and very experienced Celebrant. I am very affordably priced and sometimes even charge LESS than the Registry Office - and I come… Continue Reading
Simone Lewis-CocksHeart2Heart Marriage Celebrant-Overview Creating a marriage ceremony which is unique to you takes planning and consideration, and the best place to start is with a celebrant who will help you to realise your dreams.My name is Simone… Continue Reading
John SheedyJohn Sheedy-Overview I’ve been married almost 40 years and I worked in NSW Local Courts for a similar period of time and had the privilege of officiating at my first wedding at a court registry over… Continue Reading
Jenny NobletJenny Noblet – Celebrant-Newcastle/Hunter Valley/Port Stephens/Lake Macquarie/Central Coast Weddings – Renewal of Vows – Reaffirmation of Vows – Commitments – Baby Namings – Funerals Overview An experienced celebrant, I am professional and well organised, but relaxed – I… Continue Reading
Jenaleen DownieJenaleen Downie-Overview Hi I’m Jenaleen Downie. I am an experienced wedding celebrant, having conducted numerous wedding ceremonies throughout the Central Coast, Newcastle and Hunter regions since 2010.I was a NSW finalist in the Australian Bridal Industry… Continue Reading
Angela FinnAngela Finn – Sydney Marriage Celebrant-Experience Joy Overview Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. It’s a very exciting time, but sometimes all the planning can be stressful. So I am here to help! I will work with you to take the… Continue Reading
Paul MeagherPaul Meagher-Civil Marriage Celebrant Shoalhaven/Illawarra and Southern Highlands Overview My name is Paul Meagher, and as an authorised Celebrant with over 20 years experience, my commitment to you is to ensure that I will create a… Continue Reading
Adrian DowneyAdrian Downey CMC JP-Overview Hi, my name is Adrian Downey, a younger male civil marriage celebrant located in the Hills district North Western Sydney NSW. Your ceremony is a very important moment in your lives, it should be… Continue Reading
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