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We asked the experts for the single, best piece of advice they’d share to make the your wedding the best day everrrrr. Get the notepad ready, open the Word doc, be prepared to start screenshotting – do what you gotta do.
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Words by Karina Lowndes
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So you’re engaged. Congratulations! Now for the fun part…

For some, planning a wedding (read: spending hours scrolling through Pinterest and Instagram and co-ordinating vendors) is their calling. For others, it just ain’t their cup of tea. Either way we know that at the end of the day everyone wants an awesome celebration. Obviously.

With that in mind, we asked the experts for the single, best piece of wedding advice they’d share to make the planning and the big day that much better. In a nutshell, here is what they offered up…

 

Go Your Own Way

Invest the time to work with your celebrant and reap rewards of having a ceremony that really feels like yours on the day. – Nicky Surnicky – Marry Me Nicky.

Break the “rules” and do what you want – it is all about what suits you as a couple and your guests after all so have fun with it!! – The Butcher, The Baker, The Stylist and Creator.

Make your day about you, what you want to experience and share with each other. – Daniel Ferris Photography.

Trust your vendors and don’t get too caught up in trends. – Ruby Tree Creative.

do it your way – enjoy it! – Chloe Kerr Cake.

Please, follow your heart. Be yourself – Turtle & The Pelican.

Trust your gut – Flowers on the Mill.

Stay true to who you are. – Bespoke Country Weddings.

Image by The Butcher, The Baker, The Stylist and Creator.

Keep It Simple

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Ivory Lane Event Styling & Hire.

Keep it simple. – Tipi Luxe.

Keep it simple, Classy, but simple. – Dot and Herbie.

Image by The Brides Collection.

Let Go of Tradition 

Don’t conform to traditions because you think that’s what you should do. There are no rules when it comes to getting hitched, make the day what you want it to be. – Poppy’s Getting Married.

Get all of your wedding traditions together, put them in a bag, put that bag in the bin. You’re not celebrating tradition, you’re celebrating your marriage! – Josh Withers.

Do what you want, not what’s tradition or expected of you. – Katherine Wilson Photography.

Create a day that is personal and unique to you – if a tradition doesn’t speak to you, don’t feel pressured to include it. – Wild at Heart.

Image by Heart and Colour

Remember What’s Important

Whenever you start to feel stressed, throw on a killer tune and dance it off. Weddings are supposed to be FUN from the planning to the honeymoon! – Pippin & Otto Studios.

It’s all about the little things. – Hi-Yo Silver.

Don’t sweat the small stuff, laugh about the unexpected hiccups. – Kristie Carrick Photography.

Leave expectations at the door, enjoy your day together! – Gathering Events.

Image by Ivy Road Wedding Photography, styling by Stitch in Time Event Planning & Styling

Soak It All In

Take a moment to stand back and take it all in – the day goes by so quickly! – Bek Burrows Styling and Events.

Take a moment in the evening to step back and take it all in. – Barn Owl Films.

Be in the MOMENT! – OOMPH Booth.

Remember to have fun and take time out with your partner during the big day. – Steff Matheson Makeup Artist.

It only happens once – take in every moment and let us handle the other details. – Stitch In Time Event Planning and Styling.

Take a moment on the day with your new husband or wife to stop, step back and take it all in! – Hunting Louise.

Revel in the joy of it all! – Sol + Co.

Bouquet by Poppy’s Getting Married.

Make Things Easy

Make quick decisions and wedding planning will be easy! – Georgia Young Couture.

Allow as much time for everything as possible! – Gavin Cato Photography.

Don’t stress! Hire good people to work with you and then relax, knowing everything will be taken care of! – Scentiment Flowers.

South Coast & Country Bathroom Hire. – South Coast & Country Bathroom Hire.

Image by Wattle & Lace.

Outsource

Delegate, delegate, delegate! – The Byron Bay Wedding Celebrant.

Relax and enjoy the moments and if you can, outsource the little jobs. – My Little Peony.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. – The Brides Collection.

Don’t cater your own wedding, relax and enjoy the moment. – Cocktail Gastronomy.

Hire one hell of a good wedding planner! – The Super Styler.

Image by Janis House Photography.

Have No Regrets

A wedding video is a must. – May Rose Style.

Don’t skimp on skincare. – Michelle Cato Makeup Artist.

Get a wedding film! Biggest regret of most brides. – Wattle & Lace.

Buy sensible shoes!!!!! No amount of photoshopping can remove a face full of shoe purchase regret! – Janis House Photography.

Want to read the lessons we learned from planning our own weddings? Find them here

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