Wedding Articles The complete brides' guide

Get all the planning advice and tips you’ll need to plan your perfect wedding! Articles cover topics including wedding vows, invitation layouts and printing, toasts, order of service, budget planner, civil celebrants and much more. Browse the category list on the left to find the subject you are looking for.


How to write a (kick-ass) bridesmaid speech!

Here are some tips for pulling off the perfect bridesmaid speech though, of course, they could be used by anyone tasked with speaking at a wedding.


How to avoid family dramas on your wedding day

If you have relatives that can't stand each other, here's eight tips for how to avoid family dramas on your wedding day.


The pros and cons of hiring a wedding stylist

A wedding can truly be one of life's great joys, and celebrating your union with the most beautiful and memorable occasion is something that every bride and groom strive for. That's why more and more couples are interested in hiring a wedding stylist to help them create some magic for their big day.


Cake smash: 13 wedding cake smashes we love

They're messy, sticky and just a little bit icky, but for couples who like that sort of thing, wedding cake smashes are all the rage.


Addicted to marriage: folks who like to marry – again and again and again…

Screen legend Elizabeth Taylor did it eight times. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch four. And actress Pamela Anderson had three husbands over four marriages. But re-marriage isn't confined only to celebs. When it comes to marrying more than once, plenty of us 'normal folk' appear to live by the credo 'If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again...'


What size wedding cake do I need?

It's a seemingly straightforward question: what size should my wedding cake be? Yet, there are so many factors to consider before making a final decision...


Baby, it’s cold outside: my (awesome) Winter wedding

A real Winter bride shares her advice and experience - both good and bad - for holding a Winter wedding.


Ghosties, ghoulies and little green men: (unreal) wedding photos that are out of this world

From dinosaurs and zombies to ghosties, ghoulies and little green men, there's plenty of room to have a little fun with your wedding photos - as these brilliant (highly Photoshopped) pictures from photographers and photo compositors across the globe prove.


8 wedding trends we’re loving right now

Weddings may be all about tradition, but they're also about trends. We chatted with some of the country's top wedding vendors about what's hot in wedding planning right now. Here are 8 trends we saw crop up again and again...


Modern vs traditional: 8 big wedding etiquette questions answered

Wedding traditions and etiquette vary from generation to generation, but they also change from time to time. Here are 10 wedding etiquette traditions explained alongside their modern equivalents. It's entirely your choice whether you snub them - or stick with them!


Sweetheart, boatneck, scoop? Wedding dress necklines explained

Part of the secret to finding the most flattering wedding gown is figuring out which neckline works with your body shape - but which one is it? Halterneck or scoop? Sweetheart or boatneck?


How to pull off the ultimate Gatsby wedding

Gatsby style is all about the roaring 20s: plush, lavish and elegant. Sounds too much for a wedding? Absolutely not. If anything, it’s one that’ll make a statement—a really sparkly one


Wedding reception games: let the fun begin!

Wedding reception games make it easier to break the ice and get the crowd to mingle. Ready to channel your inner child? Let the games begin!


14 totally corny love songs you won’t be able to resist including in your wedding playlist

Whether it's for your first dance or your big walk down the aisle, here are 14 supremely cheesy love songs that are so darn corny and so darn sugary sweet, you'll (secretly) adore playing them at some stage during your wedding - no matter how many of your guests roll their eyeballs.


Wedding photography: 21 fun bridal party photos

Of all the photos you'll take on your big day, you want a few that truly stand out, especially those taken with your bridal party who are, usually, your nearest and dearest. Here are 21 ideas for fun bridal party photos that you'll have as much fun posing for as looking at.


8 classic earrings for a classic bride

When it comes to earrings for your wedding day, there is no shortage of style or colour options, but if you're a classic bride, looking at maintaining a classic look, here are eight timeless options that cater for every budget!


10 wedding photos we absolutely adore

Of the thousands of wedding photographs we see every year, some jump right off the page and poke us in the hearts. They don't need to be technically perfect - or highly edited, but there's something about them that forces us to stare - and keep staring. Here are 10 we've recently seen that did just that!


30 thoughts every bride has on her wedding day

We spoke with a dozen brides in a range of age groups and these were the most common things most of them thought at some stage during their big day (though some were a little embarrassed to admit it)!


10 utterly romantic wedding photos you must see (and shoot)

Weddings. They're all about romance and there are plenty of opportunities for a sweet shot of a kiss or loving embrace, but a really good wedding photographer will go beyond the norm and capture those truly unique and intimate moments that, in one look, show the viewer exactly how the newlyweds feel about each other - and not a word need be spoken.


Bridesmaid dresses your bridesmaids will LOVE (as much as you do)!

Bridesmaids. They come in all shapes and sizes - as well as fashion tastes - and, realistically, there is no single bridesmaid dress that will suit every bridesmaid's body - or style preferences. So, we've combed through hundreds of bridesmaids' gowns to create this collection of gorgeous dresses to suit all manner of maids - and, of course, their brides.




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