• Head of B2B Communications at Easy Weddings
  • Evolve industry events coordinator
  • Editor, Australian Wedding Industry Report
  • Formerly journalist and editor at national, regional and community news titles across Australia including Yahoo News, 7 News, The Age, APN Newspapers, Fairfax and Leader newsgroups


  • B2B communications
  • Marketing strategy
  • Trends & insights
  • Public relations
  • Event management


Mel Buttigieg joined Easy Weddings in 2022, as a newlywed COVID bride, having navigated the impacts of pandemic postponements first-hand. She’s the Easy Weddings face you’ll see most if you run a wedding industry business, as she hosts webinars, advises small and mid-size business owners on marketing strategy, and produces the Evolve industry events. Her mission is to simplify the wedding industry for Australian suppliers.

Prior to joining Easy Weddings, Mel bolstered the marketing-led growth of direct-to-consumer funeral industry e-commerce start-up Bare Cremation. She understands the many similarities between the two major life events — weddings and funerals. At Bare, Mel built an extensive resource centre packed with information to educate Australians on the end-of-life planning process. Her journalism background helped to break down the complexities of the estate administration process with empathetic and informative content.

In addition to the Easy Weddings Pro-Education page, you can also find Mel’s editorial work as a freelance columnist for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, as well as a back catalogue of articles for Yahoo Australia. She also runs a zine distro with her partner, collaborating with a community of writers and artists across Australia to share their work with the community.

Mel holds a Graduate Diploma of Communication and an undergraduate Journalism degree from Deakin University.

About Easy Weddings

Easy Weddings is a wedding planning resource millions of couples have used since our launch in 2000.

Today, we reach over 400,000 monthly users with content that inspires, educates, and supports couples from their engagement through to the final moments of their wedding. Couples can find a venue or any of their suppliers using our directory. Or, they can get more hands-on support from our team of wedding package designers who plan weddings in Australia and abroad.

We're on a mission to make planning a wedding easier for all couples. We're committed to providing advice you can trust from experts both in and beyond our network.