Opulent Occasions

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Sydney, Canberra and surrounds
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Expert Advice

As a wedding professional, Opulent Occasions offers expert advice to help couples plan their perfect day. Ask a question or read their expert advice.

Idea's for the day after your wedding with your guests?

There are many ideas for what to do with your guests the day after the wedding. Why not have a nice lunch, picnic or BBQ. You could even consider a fun day outing that wont take up a lot of your energy such as a boat ride, day at the beach, organise a murder mystery or whatever hobbies you and your fiance are into.

How do you seat your wedding guests at your reception?

It's always best to try and seat guests that will get along with each other and know each other together. Usually the family and people closer to you are sat at the tables closer to the bridal table if you are having one.

What should the bride wear to the rehearsal?

This depends on what kind of rehersal you are having. If you are having something more relaxed then something 'Casual Dressy' or 'Casual' dress codes are appropriate. However if you are after something a little more 'Blacktie' or 'Cocktaiil' then you can specify this as well. 

At the end of the day it is your "before the day" day, so it is your call as to how fancy you want to make it. The only thing to check would be dress code restrictions on certain venues.

How do you decide the order of the bridesmaids?

Usually there isnt an order of Bridesmaides per-say, more just a maid of honor and the rest are equal. However if the struggle is to name who is maid of honor, then you can name more than one maid of honor with specific duties listed for each one.

How big should our wedding party be?


Congratulations on getting engaged! 

I believe this is a very personal question and it is individual to each bride. I questioned myself on my own wedding about this a number of times. The answer is more who you want to be up with you on your day. Whether it is family, friends or a mixture of both. It is your wedding so there is no wrong answer as long as it is an answer you are happy with.

note: it is nobodys decision except for yours and your partners and you hopefully should not feel pressured by anyone. If this does occur I can offer some helpful tips.

I wish you all the happiness!

How do I know what to do next?


There are many checklists you can look at online and even download to help you feel more in control. 

As a wedding planner i have a number of packages available including ones that are just to check you are on track and help you to book in some things when you may not have time. If you would like to have me list my packages please send me an email or give me a call.

Penny Pardon

Events Director

Opulent Occasions


0402 459 128

How can I incorporate something special at the end of the ceremony?

I believe this is such a personal thing. Have a think about what you would like to include and your celebrant should be able to incorporate this for you.

Some ideas are.

  • Hand Binding
  • Tip of different colour sands into a jar to symbolise coming together
  • Giving of flowers to family members (sometimes to symbolise a loved one passed)

Whatever you do, as long as it means something to you!

Do we need to invite plus ones?

Usually the first thing asked when planning a wedding is the number of guests. Decide on your guest numbers and then stick to it as best as possible, as going too far over may blow your budget. You can always have a polite note on your invitations that lets guests know there are no plus ones.

If you have room for plus ones after the initial guest list RSVP's then you can add them on.

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