10 Wedding Planning Resources You Need for Your Sydney Wedding (2022)

How to Plan the Best Wedding in Sydney or Regional New South Wales
If you’re newly engaged and wondering where to start when it comes to wedding planning then read on! We’ve compiled a handy how-to guide of wedding planning resources to help you get started.

How to Plan a Wedding in 13 Easy Steps Article

You can start your wedding planning in 13 easy steps. Wedding NSW has everything you need to plan a fabulous wedding in Sydney and New South Wales.

Wedding Checklist

Don’t forget anything! Use the free Wedding NSW wedding planning checklist to organise the perfect wedding in Sydney or New South Wales.

Wedding NSW Organiser

Available for download in Microsoft Excel format is the Wedding NSW Wedding Organiser. This spread sheet includes the Wedding NSW checklist, guest list planner, budget starter and seating planner.

Wedding Tips and Ideas

Budget saving tips and ideas, wedding etiquette and answers to common wedding planning questions.

Best Wedding Suppliers

Sit back, relax, and browse through some of the best wedding suppliers servicing weddings in Sydney and New South Wales.

Real Weddings

Be inspired be real couples who have been married in Sydney and New South Wales.

How to Articles

Tips and checklists to help you choose your perfect Sydney wedding suppliers. Questions to ask, how to create shortlists to suit your needs and wedding style.

Image Galleries

Quickly find wedding suppliers who fit your wedding style or theme. Don’t have a style or theme yet? Then the image galleries will help you narrow down your perfect wedding suppliers.

Videos

The Wedding NSW Supplier Profile videos are a great introduction to the amazing wedding suppliers in Sydney and New South Wales.

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How to Plan a Wedding in Sydney (2022)

13 Easy Steps to Planning a Wedding

How to plan a wedding in Sydney. Wedding NSW walks you through 13 easy steps to planning a fabulous wedding in Sydney and New South Wales. Wedding NSW has everything you need to plan a fabulous wedding. 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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Sydney Wedding Video FAQ

Is a videographer worth it for a wedding?

Yes!! It’s the perfect compliment to your photos. Relive your vows, comments from guests, the music from your day and more when watching your wedding video.

How do I choose a wedding videographer?

When researching your wedding videographer it’s important that you view examples of their work – watching a completed wedding movie would be ideal. Meet with them and find someone who you feel comfortable with. Check out package inclusions and make sure their included coverage hours will suit your wedding timeline.

What makes a good videographer?

It’s not necessarily having the most expensive equipment, but often someone who is passionate about their work, always looking to improve their skills, and committed to giving you the best service and experience.

How long should my wedding video be?

It depends on what your video company offers, some offer a highlights version, perfect for a quick overview of your day, then you can sit down and enjoy the full movie length version when you have more time. If you’re after a longer video you may need 2 videographers.

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