Wedding Tips

Planning your wedding can be one of the most stressful times of your life, but it doesn’t have to be! Delve into the articles below for all the information on every part of your wedding, from a list of the most unique venues in Victoria, to how to get your dream wedding on a budget. Be sure to attend the Melbourne Wedding & Bride Summer Bridal Expo in January for inspiration and advice from some of Melbourne’s leading wedding industry professionals!

The Silver Splendour – Wedding Jewellery

The Silver Splendour – Wedding Jewellery

The Silver Splendour - Wedding JewellerySterling silver, in all its classic wonder, stands as a shimmering testament to the exquisite marriage of beauty and timelessness. A metal that transcends eras and trends, this stunning metal captivates with its enduring allure,...

RAISING SPIRITS-Services & Decorations

RAISING SPIRITS-Services & Decorations

RAISING SPIRITS As you bid farewell to your final unmarried moments and look towards an exciting new future with the love of your life, it has become almost a given to celebrate with your closest friends and family. Whilst a night out on the town and wild hens night...

SHAKE YOUR TAIL FEATHER-Dancing

SHAKE YOUR TAIL FEATHER-Dancing

SHAKE YOUR TAIL FEATHER Just like bucks night are shrugging off the stereotype of wild nights out, hens nights too are becoming more creative in their activities – tailoring the night to its participants instead. For a night of fun, consider incorporating the joy of...

A POCKET FULL OF POSIES-Flower Girls & Page Boyd

A POCKET FULL OF POSIES-Flower Girls & Page Boyd

A POCKET FULL OF POSIES While the bride all dressed in white is the star of the show, the charming cherubs who precede her down the aisle scattering flowers and carrying the wedding bands have been known to steal their share of the spotlight. Melbourne Wedding &...

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER-Engagement Ring

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER-Engagement Ring

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER It’s true that you can’t help who you fall in love with. Each one of us has a unique story to tell, with no tale more special than the love you share with your partner, as you both journey through life together. Standing at a crossroads between...

A TIER FOR TWO -Wedding Cakes

A TIER FOR TWO -Wedding Cakes

A TIER FOR TWO   Wedding cakes have had a long and rich history, their presence flavoured with tradition and symbolism that has effectively withstood the test of time. No matter the size or style, this seemingly simple feature at weddings can poignantly capture the...

STEP INTO THE STUDIO-Feature

STEP INTO THE STUDIO-Feature

STEP INTO THE STUDIO Breaking free from the pressures of everyday life and being immersed in the tranquility of art is a creative escape form loved by many – and for good reason. Looking beyond life’s necessities and instead turning to deeper forms of expression are...

LOVE FROM NEW HEIGHTS-Videography

LOVE FROM NEW HEIGHTS-Videography

LOVE, FROM NEW HEIGHTS Videography captures the moving image; it’s expressions of love and exchanges of endearment between loves ones – the tears and laughter shared. It’s the couple’s first look as their eyes meet across the room, and the parting expression as the...

TAKE ME HOME-STEAD-Venues

TAKE ME HOME-STEAD-Venues

TAKE ME HOME-STEAD As the saying goes, with age comes beauty, and nothing could be truer than that of homestead wedding venues. Whether large or small, grazing land or vineyard, homestead locations have an enchanting atmosphere and presence that sets them apart from...

ONE FOR THE ROAD-Transport

ONE FOR THE ROAD-Transport

ONE FOR THE ROAD  As the old adage goes, it’s not always about the destination, but the journey. With the right vehicle and a friendly chauffeur, the ride to and from your wedding can be just as fun as the ceremony and reception. Melbourne Wedding & Bride’s...

FOR A BETTER CAUSE-Wedding Gifts

FOR A BETTER CAUSE-Wedding Gifts

FOR A BETTER CAUSE Weddings are time of giving and receiving – whether that’s the love shared between the happy couple, the gifts purchased by family and friends from the registry, or the little wedding favours handed out to each guest on the big day. With this...

A MODERN FAIRYTALE-planning & styling

A MODERN FAIRYTALE-planning & styling

A MODERN FAIRYTALE For many people, dreaming of their wedding day as a young child was a fairytale in and of itself; the flowing white dress, the floral-clad arbour, and the love of your life at the end of the altar. Now all grown up, there’s no reason this special...

MAKE A MOVE-photography

MAKE A MOVE-photography

MAKE A MOVE There is some debate about what makes the perfect wedding photograph, but as with other forms of art, the most beautiful images are the ones that capture authentic human emotion. With camera technology surpassing unimaginable heights, there is no need to...

A PICTURE OF HAPPINESS-photo booths

A PICTURE OF HAPPINESS-photo booths

A PICTURE OF HAPPINESS Though often overshadowed by the main event, your hens night celebration is still one to be eternally treasured. While notions of a wild night of drunken debauchery still prevail within society, brides-to-be are more commonly breaking away from...

FOREVER HAS A NICE RING TO IT-jewellery

FOREVER HAS A NICE RING TO IT-jewellery

FOREVER HAS A NICE RING TO IT  Standing as a symbolic representation of the connection with your partner, much like your relationship, your ring is also meant to withstand the tests of time and may, on occasion, require a little bit of maintenance to ensure it...

TUXEDO ROYALE-Fashion

TUXEDO ROYALE-Fashion

TUXEDO ROYALE   When compared to the eye-catching statement that is the wedding gown, the groom’s attire might falter in comparison. Enter the tuxedo! Timeless, clean-cut, and offering a sleek debonair sense of style, this choice of suit stands out among the rest as...

COLOURS OF THE WIND-flowers

COLOURS OF THE WIND-flowers

COLOURS OF THE WIND While the everlasting elegance of white floral arrangements will never go out of style, thanks to the gifts of nature, there are a plethora of other colourful options and vibrant shades both worthy of consideration and vying for a spot in your...

THE MASTER OF CEREMONIES-entertainment

THE MASTER OF CEREMONIES-entertainment

THE MASTER OF CEREMONIES Whether they’re announcing the happy couple at the reception or coordinating the best man and maid-of-honour’s speeches, MCs play a vital role in ensuring a seamless and stress-free wedding. Here, Kirrily Ireland delves into the...

COME TOGETHER-celebrants

COME TOGETHER-celebrants

COME TOGETHER Love is a boundless force that can transcend all obstacles, and in many cases love prevails even over cultural and faith differences, with couples embracing the beauty of diversity, rather than allowing these differences to divide them. For these...

A NEW TAKE ON LACE-Bridal fashion

A NEW TAKE ON LACE-Bridal fashion

A NEW TAKE ON LACE Lace has become a humble hero in modern wedding gowns, adding texture and detail in an effortlessly elegant way. No matter the style of dress, it infallibly works to complement and elevate the design. Kirrily Ireland speaks with Kate Egan, owner of...

IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER-Beauty & Wellbeing

IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER-Beauty & Wellbeing

IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER Dating back to the times of Ancient Egypt and Cleopatra, eye makeup has been used for centuries to accentuate and enhance the eyes – the windows to the soul and our most powerful communication tool. Bethany Hayes sits down with owner and...

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Videography

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Videography

From that breathtaking moment you glide down the aisle, to the close-up shot of you and your partner saying your “I Do’s”, having these memories on video means you can relive the day in all its glory for years to come. Rene Hart explores the fundamental elements to consider when looking for a wedding videographer who can perfectly capture the spirit and magic of your big day.

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Venues

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Venues

Selecting your venue is by far one of the most difficult parts of the wedding planning process. Equipped with some simple information and a plan of attack, you’ll be able to make the process fun rather than frustrating, writes Tijan Biner.

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Transport

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Transport

The most important day of your life starts with getting into the wedding car of your dreams, but the magic lies in the finer details that make the journey all the more special. Rene Hart speaks with Mark Heinsen from Fantasy Limousines and Alex Jovanovic from Triple R Luxury Car Hire about some of the additional services car hire companies offer to complement the experience of your wedding transportation.

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Photography

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Photography

You’ve hired the perfect photographer, you’ve picked a beautiful wedding venue and you’re really excited to capture beautiful photos from the day – then the weather changes. Whether there’s downpour or extreme heat, the weather doesn’t have to ruin your wedding photography. Georgia Jordan investigates ways to work around difficult weather conditions and still capture amazing photos.

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Photo Booths

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Photo Booths

Photo booths are an increasingly popular mainstay at modern weddings that allow you and your guests to capture the joy and excitement of your special day. To maximise the benefits of your photo booth, there are certain aspects every couple should consider. Cloe Timperley explores a number of ways that that you can get the most out of your photo booth on your wedding day.

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Jewellery

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Jewellery

Dress hunting may be the most talked-about stage of wedding planning, but there’s joy to be had in finding timeless pieces to match your gown. To ensure you sparkle in all the right places, Tijan Biner speaks with James Temelli of Temelli Jewellery about what to consider when choosing your wedding jewellery.

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Hens Party

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Hens Party

The revelry of the hens night is a rite of passage for all brides-to-be, but it’s not always limited to short dresses and karaoke. From luxe spas to gorgeous wineries, Tijan Biner has compiled some of Victoria’s top party ideas that’ll make your hens night one to remember.

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Grooms Fashion

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Grooms Fashion

When it’s time for your man to choose his wedding attire, he should consider individual taste, as well as the theme of your wedding.. Rene Hart speaks with managing director of Mens Suit Warehouse, Daniel Mortellaro about some of the ways your groom can match his suit to your wedding theme.

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Flowers

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Flowers

Selecting your flowers can be one of the most exciting decisions you’ll make in the lead up to your big day. Kate Fitzgerald rounds up some of the best tips and tricks to help make your planning process go off without a hitch.

Melbourne Wedding Expo Video Production- A Crucial Keepsake

Melbourne Wedding Expo Video Production- A Crucial Keepsake

Deciding to elope can be a fantastic way to celebrate your marriage, and while it eliminates much of the hassle associated with planning a traditional wedding ceremony complete with a reception, numerous guests, and too many details to count, there is still quite a bit that needs to be considered. Pamela Hale uncovers why videography is one of the most significant elements worth incorporating into your special day.

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Entertainment

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Entertainment

It’s an age-old debate, but what worked for your best friend’s urban wedding might not work for your black-tie, countryside affair. Cloe Timperley speaks to Paul Haymes from Baker Boys Band and Tony Curini from DJ First to compare the key differences between bands and DJs, in order to see which act best aligns with your own celebration.

Melbourne Wedding Expo Styling- Sign Me Up!

Melbourne Wedding Expo Styling- Sign Me Up!

Personalised signs are trending, and for good reason. From using them as a means of easy, stylish communication to direct your guests, to a great backdrop for photos, bespoke signage has a lot to offer. Here, Lucy Mackey explores different styles and materials for your personalised wedding signage.

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Wedding Planning

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Wedding Planning

Whether you simply want some guidance or you need a professional to handle your entire wedding, choosing a planner will ensure you get the day you deserve. Rene Hart speaks with Jacque Tonin, owner of Events by Jacque, about her profession as a passionate wedding planner and stylist.

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Wedding Traditions

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Wedding Traditions

Celebrating a couple’s ‘I dos’ is an incredibly joyous event, and cultures around the world partake in some fascinating wedding traditions to mark the occasion. Jade Gillan rounds up a dozen such rite-of-passage rituals, some so endearing you’ll want them for yourself.

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Cakes

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Cakes

From the traditional fondant masterpiece to the naked cake slathered in buttercream, the possibilities for your wedding cake are endless. Kate Fitzgerald chats to Amy Leamon, owner of A Taste of Passion, to hear about the latest trends she is seeing on the wedding cake scene.

Tips On How To Get The Most Out Of The Melbourne Wedding Expo

Tips On How To Get The Most Out Of The Melbourne Wedding Expo

TIPS ON HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THE MELBOURNE WEDDING EXPO Now that you’ve announced your commitment to each other, with a shiny new ring to mark the occasion, it’s time to bring to life your vision for your big day. Pinterest boards, faithful googling and hours of...

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Bridal Fashion

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Bridal Fashion

Just like you found the perfect partner, finding the perfect dress is a combination of love at first sight and a little bit of luck. If you’re thinking of stepping away from tradition, Tijan Biner explores a range of colour options to consider when deciding on a non-white wedding gown.

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Beauty and Wellbeing

2022 Melbourne Wedding and Bride Summer Expo- Beauty and Wellbeing

Youthful, dewy skin is still topping the charts as one of the most desired looks for brides-to-be. Tijan Biner speaks to the owner of High Endz Hair & Makeup, Nirosha Samaranayaka about how you can achieve a naturally radiant complexion that’ll make your skin glow from within.

Melbourne Wedding Beauty Tips – Ready Set Glow

Melbourne Wedding Beauty Tips – Ready Set Glow

READY, SET, GLOW Melbourne Wedding Expo Beauty Tips Getting married is a beautiful declaration, and with all eyes on you, it’s important to put your best face forward. With advice from Darlene O’Gara, national training manager at Australian Skin Clinics, Annie...

Top 10 First Dance Songs – Melbourne Wedding Inspiration

Top 10 First Dance Songs – Melbourne Wedding Inspiration

Artists like John Legend, Ed Sheeran and Christina Perri have dominated wedding playlists for years. Songs such as ‘All of Me’ and ‘Perfect’ are still noteworthy first dance choices, but couples looking to expand their choices in 2020 can look to this list for...

Top 10 Engagement Ring Styles of 2020

Top 10 Engagement Ring Styles of 2020

Top 10 Engagement Ring Styles of 2020 With summer well and truly on the way, the season for weddings and engagements quickly approaches! The engagement ring is a very personal accessory, and while we all have our own tastes when it comes to what our perfect ring looks...