👰 10 Things Every Queensland Bride Needs to Know to Plan the Best Wedding in Queensland (2022)

1. Wedding dresses can take a long time to arrive

Make sure you start looking for your wedding dress at least four to eight months prior to your wedding day.

2. Schedule trials for everything beauty related

The last thing an Queensland Bride needs is crazy eye-brow’s, hair colour disaster, or make-up that they hate. If you’re using a hairdresser, makeup-artist or beautician for the first time, make sure you schedule a trial. Allow enough time for any mistakes or disappointments to grow back or be rectified.

3. Ask your suppliers if they have other bookings on your wedding day

Feel comfortable that they’ll be able to accommodate your needs if any other wedding or event has delays. Do they have enough time between commitments?

4. Ask your suppliers if they have a backup plan in the event of sickness or other emergency

What will they do if they are ill on your wedding day or there is a family (or other) emergency?

5. Get a good night’s sleep the night before

No Queensland Bride ever wanted a hangover on her wedding day! Schedule your ceremony rehearsal, hens’ party, catch-up with interstate friends and relatives either a couple of days before your wedding, or in the days after.

6. Something will go wrong on your wedding day

Have a list of suppliers and their contact number and give to a member of your bridal party, relative or close friend. Make sure they have their mobile phone with them on your wedding day.

7. Prepare an emergency kit

Make sure you prepare an emergency kit and give it to a member of the bridal party or a close family member or friend. Include paracetamol, tampons, band aids, mints, lip-gloss, comb, etc. Guy’s pockets can also be great for this! Give your Dad your lippy! Also make sure you have water available for the bridal party throughout the day.

8. Delegate tasks on your wedding day

Adelaide Brides should enjoy their wedding day! Delegate tasks to family and friends. Ask someone to collect the cards on the night and put them somewhere safe so they are not left around and forgotten or stolen. Let family or friends know if they can take home table centrepieces or decorations. Have someone nominated to take photos, be in charge of the guest-book, etc on the day.

9. Schedule some time-out after your ceremony

Enjoy being newly married! Have a bit to eat and enjoy each other’s company in between photo sessions and greeting guests at your reception. Also make time to share a special moment with those close to you.

10. Queensland Bride name change tips

If you’re planning on changing your name, make sure all of your honeymoon reservations are made in your new name. You’ll also need a new passport if heading overseas. Also, sometimes when checking in or collection tickets you’ll need to present the credit card used for purchase, so you might need to travel with cards in your Maiden and Married names.

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💕 10 Wedding Planning Resources You Need for Your Queensland Wedding (2022)

How to Plan the Best Wedding in Brisbane and Queensland
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 QLD has everything you need to plan a fabulous wedding in Brisbane and throughout Queensland.

Wedding Checklist

Don’t forget anything! Use the free Wedding QLD wedding planning checklist to organise the perfect wedding in Brisbane and throughout Queensland.

Wedding QLD Organiser

Available for download in Microsoft Excel format is theย Wedding QLD Wedding Organiser. This spread sheet includes the Wedding QLD 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 Brisbane and Queensland.

Real Weddings

Be inspired be real couples who have been married in Brisbane and Queensland.

How to Articles

Tips and checklists to help you choose your perfect Queensland 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 QLD Supplier Profile videos are a great introduction to the amazing wedding suppliers in Brisbane and Queensland.

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💕 How to Plan a Wedding in Queensland (2022)

13 Easy Steps to Planning a Wedding

How to plan a wedding in Queensland. Wedding QLD walks you through 13 easy steps to planning a fabulous wedding in Brisbane and Queensland. Wedding QLD has everything you need to plan a fabulous wedding. Browse affordable Queensland 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 Queensland 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 QLD 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 QLD 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 QLD 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 QLD 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 QLD 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.

10. You!

What are you going to look like and wear at your wedding? Browse through the Wedding QLD fashion, hair and makeup, and rings and jewellery sections for inspo and amazing Queensland wedding 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 QLD 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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Queensland Wedding Photography FAQ

How do I choose a good wedding photographer?

Look through websites and blogs for wedding images you like. Be sure to view images of the same wedding to get a feel for how the photographer documents a wedding. Create a shortlist of wedding photographers and meet with them. You’ll want a photographer who makes you feel at ease so you can enjoy your wedding photo shoot. Often it is ideal to have a pre-wedding or engagement shoot to give you a feel for how your wedding day photography will go.

How long should I hire my wedding photographer for?

Some wedding photographers charge by the hour, others have packages for a specified number of hours, some offer full day coverage. How much of your day do you wish captured? Couple getting ready at one or multiple locations? Ceremony is a must. Photoshoot afterwards? Reception arrival, but also including speeches? Cake cutting? First dance? Couple leaving?

How much does wedding photography cost?

The cost for your wedding photography will vary according to number of hours, creativity and experience of the photographer, amount and style of image editing, the delivery of an on-line or printed album, the delivery of printed images / canvas and other services that wedding photographers can offer – including 2nd shooter, travel, video or drone coverage. Some photographers charge by the hour, others have packages which can be altered to suit your budget and needs. Some photographers have short packages from $500. Most couples spend between $3000-$4000.

Do I need a wedding album?

Some couples skip the wedding album and just receive their images on USB. This is great for those with smaller budgets, but keep in mind that digital data can corrupt and you wouldn’t want your wedding photos to be accidentally deleted! A wedding album is a great way to show family and friends the highlights of your day.

Do I need my images re-touched?

Most couples prefer to have ‘natural’ images from their wedding day. Some photographers deliver images as taken. Other wedding photographers apply filters and other creative digital touches to achieve their photographic style which might still appear natural to most people. Be sure to discuss digital editing and other creative enhancements with short-listed photographers and determine if you would like re-touching and if it is a part of their package or extra cost.

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Queensland Hens and Bucks Party FAQ

When should you have your hens or bucks party?

A hens or bucks party can be held at any time, however a couple of weeks before the wedding is common. It’s a great chance to escape from any wedding planning stress and to get excited for the big day.

Who pays for the hens or bucks party?

Typically guests pay for themselves. However, it is not unusual for the bridal couple to cover the costs.

Who should be invited to the hens or bucks party?

The guest list should be made up of the bridal party as well as good friends and family members who are also invited to the wedding. Typically the best man or maid of honour will host the party and should be inviting the guests. They will work with the bride or groom to finalise the guest list.

What is the point of a hens or bucks party?

It’s typically seen as a celebration of the last days of single life.

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