Bride and Bouquet
  • Posted on 15 Sep 2015

The tips and expert tricks for planning the wedding of your dreams.


Planning a wedding whilst navigating your way through the map of modern manners can be tricky. When it comes to this moral mine-field, do a little research and don’t be afraid to ask questions. The more prepared you are for those sticky questions and concerns the less stressful the planning process will be.


Your wedding invitations are one of most important planning elements, giving your guests the first glimpse of what’s to come. For a little wow factor think outside the box and ensure you give your guests plenty of notice, especially for those required to travel interstate or internationally.

Mariana Hardwick

Image by- Mariana Hardwick

The Dress

Given the all importance of ‘The Dress’ it’s important to allow plenty of time to find ‘the one’, depending on your gown it can take up to 12 months for your dream gown to come to life.

Get Wedding Ready

It’s important on your wedding day you look and feel your best. Be sure to research and book a bridal makeup and hair stylist well in advance that will create the look that suits you and your bridesmaids.

The Cake

Whether you opt for something traditional or modern, large scale or small, choose something that will wow guests anyway you slice it.

Floral Arrangements


For a wedding to remember for all the right reasons, ensure your day is a true reflection of you as a couple. Whether you opt for a full-fledged theme, or a few subtle details incorporating some sort of style guide will make the planning process a whole lot easier. Creating a scrapbook full of magazine articles and inspiration is a great way to shape your theme. Pinterest is a great resource for this.


Fresh flowers are the perfect accent for any occasion. Whether you opt for an opulent bunch or a singular bloom, flowers work as ideal accessories and or decorations. Talk to a professional florist about what blooms will work best for you, with consideration to style and season

Wedding Favours

Thank your guests for celebrating your special day with some unique favours / bonbonniere. Do your research and opt for something that is truly ‘you’, capturing the memory of the day.


Don’t get so caught up in the wedding planning process that you forget about the honeymoon! Your options are endless so get the inspiration flowing early and start planning your post-wedding festivities like a pro.

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We would like to thank Media Ink the publishers of ‘Wedding’ magazine for the use and reproduction of their content used in this article. All content copyright Media Ink