👰 10 Things Every Adelaide Bride Needs to Know to Plan the Best Wedding in Adelaide (2022)

1. Wedding dresses can take a long time to arrive

Make sure you start looking for your wedding dress at least four to eight months prior to your wedding day.

2. Schedule trials for everything beauty related

The last thing an Adelaide Bride needs is crazy eye-brow’s, hair colour disaster, or make-up that they hate. If you’re using a hairdresser, makeup-artist or beautician for the first time, make sure you schedule a trial. Allow enough time for any mistakes or disappointments to grow back or be rectified.

3. Ask your suppliers if they have other bookings on your wedding day

Feel comfortable that they’ll be able to accommodate your needs if any other wedding or event has delays. Do they have enough time between commitments?

4. Ask your suppliers if they have a backup plan in the event of sickness or other emergency

What will they do if they are ill on your wedding day or there is a family (or other) emergency?

5. Get a good night’s sleep the night before

No Adelaide Bride ever wanted a hangover on her wedding day! Schedule your ceremony rehearsal, hens’ party, catch-up with interstate friends and relatives either a couple of days before your wedding, or in the days after.

6. Something will go wrong on your wedding day

Have a list of suppliers and their contact number and give to a member of your bridal party, relative or close friend. Make sure they have their mobile phone with them on your wedding day.

7. Prepare an emergency kit

Make sure you prepare an emergency kit and give it to a member of the bridal party or a close family member or friend. Include paracetamol, tampons, band aids, mints, lip-gloss, comb, etc. Guy’s pockets can also be great for this! Give your Dad your lippy! Also make sure you have water available for the bridal party throughout the day.

8. Delegate tasks on your wedding day

Adelaide Brides should enjoy their wedding day! Delegate tasks to family and friends. Ask someone to collect the cards on the night and put them somewhere safe so they are not left around and forgotten or stolen. Let family or friends know if they can take home table centrepieces or decorations. Have someone nominated to take photos, be in charge of the guest-book, etc on the day.

9. Schedule some time-out after your ceremony

Enjoy being newly married! Have a bit to eat and enjoy each other’s company in between photo sessions and greeting guests at your reception. Also make time to share a special moment with those close to you.

10. Adelaide Bride name change tips

If you’re planning on changing your name, make sure all of your honeymoon reservations are made in your new name. You’ll also need a new passport if heading overseas. Also, sometimes when checking in or collection tickets you’ll need to present the credit card used for purchase, so you might need to travel with cards in your Maiden and Married names.

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💕 10 Wedding Planning Resources You Need for Your Adelaide Wedding (2022)

How to Plan the Best Wedding in Adelaide or Regional South Australia
If you’re newly engaged and wondering where to start when it comes to wedding planning then read on! We’ve compiled a handy how-to guide of wedding planning resources to help you get started.

How to Plan a Wedding in 13 Easy Steps Article

You can start your wedding planning in 13 easy steps. Wedding SA has everything you need to plan a fabulous wedding in Adelaide and South Australia.

Wedding Checklist

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Wedding SA Organiser

Available for download in Microsoft Excel format is the Wedding SA Wedding Organiser. This spread sheet includes the Wedding SA checklist, guest list planner, budget starter and seating planner.

Wedding Tips and Ideas

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Sit back, relax, and browse through some of the best wedding suppliers servicing weddings in Adelaide and South Australia.

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💕 How to Plan a Wedding in Adelaide (2022)

13 Easy Steps to Planning a Wedding

How to plan a wedding in Adelaide. Wedding SA walks you through 13 easy steps to planning a fabulous wedding in Adelaide and South Australia. Wedding SA has everything you need to plan a fabulous wedding. Browse affordable Adelaide wedding suppliers, real weddings, wedding inspiration and unique ideas, wedding package info, special offers and more. Follow our social channels for all the latest tips, specials, offers, and open day info. We look forward to helping you make your Adelaide wedding fabulous! xx

1. Enjoy being engaged!

Be in the moment and enjoy this special time together. Start storyboarding your ideal wedding day. Discuss it together. What do you picture? Casual or Black Tie? Rustic or Fairy tale? Local or Destination? Wedding SA has real weddings you can browse for inspo.

2. Tell your family and friends

Announce your engagement and discuss your wedding plans with your family and friends. Find out if any VIPs (parents, potential bridal party members) have commitments that would rule out certain dates for people you really want attending your wedding.

3. Decide on the style of wedding

Your wedding style will narrow your venue choice. Venues often book many months, or years in advance. Once you have your wedding style, then it becomes easier to pick your venue. The most popular styles are:
Fairytale = city ballroom
Rustic = country or winery
Beach = coastal or water views
DIY = community hall, sporting venue, private home
Destination = somewhere with great views and accommodation.
Check out the Wedding SA venues or catering companies and make some enquiries as to availability and pricing.

4. Set your budget

Once you’re received info on potential venues, you can think about your budget. Talk to your parents and see if they plan on contributing towards your wedding. Think about how much you can save and afford to spend on your wedding. You might like to open a separate account for wedding savings and spending. Once you have a rough budget you can consider how many people you can afford to have at each venue. Of course, it’s also an option to ask people to donate cash in lieu of a gift to help off-set the cost. Wedding SA has a budget planner you can download to help you out.

5. Start booking!

Typically it is the reception venue selection that set’s the date. Then couples consider their ceremony venue – which may be at the same venue. Wedding SA has some great ceremony venues to consider – gardens, beaches and churches.

6. Photographers, video and cars!

Wedding photographers and cars can also be booked out many months, or years in advance. Don’t forget a video! Many couples skip the video, but it’s an gorgeous way to relive the forgotten or never seen moments. Have a browse through Wedding SA to find your preferred suppliers.

7. Celebrant

Your choice of celebrant can make or break your ceremony. Meet with a few and make sure they make you feel relaxed and confident. This will help with any nerves on the day.

8. Flowers, Decoration, Decor, Hire, Cake

What are you going to need to make your venue fabulous? Do you need to hire chairs and crockery for a DIY wedding? Will you have floral arbors and centerpieces? Some venue packages will include decorations – check what is included – it may be centerpieces, chair covers, etc. They may also include a wedding cake.
Consider a floral theme – it could be colour or style based. Remember that you’ll be holding your bouquet throughout the ceremony and photos – they can get heavy!
Will your wedding cake be used as dessert? This will determine what size your bakery will recommend. You can also get different tiers with different flavours! Heavenly! xx

9. Music and Entertainment

Musicians at your ceremony can set a lovely mood for your wedding. Other entertainment options are endless – DJ, swing band, jazz singers, band. Photobooths can be fun too!

10. You!

What are you going to look like and wear at your wedding? Browse through the Wedding SA fashion, hair and makeup, and rings and jewellery sections for inspo and amazing Adelaide wedding suppliers.

11. Guest list and bridal party

Work out your guest list. Select your bridal party. It can be less stressful to select your bridal party closer to your wedding date, eg 3 months before. It’s easier to not select someone, than have to un-select them. Wedding SA has a guest list and seating planner you can download to help you out.
Invitations! Send out invitations for your hens or bucks party, and then the wedding. Typically wedding invitations are sent 3 months in advance. Although this is flexible, and sometimes a save-the-date is important especially for friends or family that might need to travel a long way, arrange time off work, or save up to attend!

12. Honeymoon

Yay! This can be any time you like. Soon after your wedding day, or some time later. Many travel agents offer a honeymoon registry and can be an easy, but fabulous gift from your guests. If you are planning on changing your name, ensure you have your passport and travel documents in the same name! It might also be necessary to have a credit card in this name too, especially when confirming bookings or collecting tickets.

13. The last details

Maybe you’re looking for something unique to finish off the day? Or a dance studio to WOW your guests with a special routine? A thank-you gift for your bridal party and / guests.

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💕 How to Choose the Perfect Adelaide Marriage Celebrant (2022)

If you’re planning a wedding in Adelaide or regional South Australia then you’ll need a marriage celebrant! Whether your ceremony will be formal or casual it’s important that you connect well with your wedding celebrant. The ideal wedding celebrant will be someone who makes you feel natural and relaxed. You should be able to pick up on their friendliness and organisational skills at your initial meeting. They should show genuine interest in crafting an unique wedding ceremony for you that will incorporate aspects of your romantic journey along with the necessary legal requirements. Reach out to a few celebrants, have a chat with them about your wedding ideas, and see whom you feel most comfortable with.

You might also like to check and see if your short-listed celebrants will be conducting any other weddings in Adelaide on your chosen date, and see how they plan to accommodate the timing of the ceremonies. You don’t want them stuck in traffic when they should be at your wedding!

Some Adelaide marriage celebrants will also offer a PA system or microphone to ensure your guests can hear you well. This can be particularly important if you plan on having a video taken on your day. Be sure to give your videographer your celebrant’s details so they can plan the best way to capture your wedding.

Similarly, some celebrants can provide a signing table along with special pens and more. Be sure to ask what extra touches they provide as part of their wedding service.

Best wishes for finding your perfect Adelaide marriage celebrant. Here’s a list of some of Adelaide’s most popular wedding celebrants.

Happy wedding planning. xx

Professional Adelaide Marriage Celebrants

Pat Haynes KissKiss Civil Ceremonies - Overview Hi there, my name is Pat Haynes and I’m a marriage celebrant.Let me say straight up....it's all about you two! Whether you're after a 'Short n Sweet' ceremony, a 'Hitched in a Hurry' (legals only) ceremony or 'All the Bells and Whistles' ceremony, I can help you, every step of the way. I want… Continue Reading
Karen Lynch Weddings by Karen - Overview Hi, I am Karen, it's great connecting with you via Weddings SA. I love the sentiment of intimate affairs held in a place that is meaningful and memorable for couples and their guests. I specialise in smaller weddings and registry style weddings as well as the more substantial wedding groups.  Every ceremony is personally crafted… Continue Reading
Lynn Lovell Lovelly Weddings - Overview My name is Lynn Lovell and I am a Commonwealth authorised civil marriage celebrant, based in Adelaide’s east, servicing the metropolitan region and SA country areas by arrangement. I offer different styles of ceremonies with reasonable fees and it would be my pleasure to help you with your wedding whether it be barefoot, black… Continue Reading
Haidee Swalue Haidee Swalue - Overview Unique and awesome you... I would love nothing more than to create your fun, deep, luminous, quirky, classic, wonderful, ceremony with all the feels! I would be absolutely honoured to be your celebrant. My name Is Haidee, I am a Certified Marriage Celebrant, and I love my job. I have always been infatuated by… Continue Reading
Sarah Warwick Sarah Warwick - Overview Fun, relaxed, authentic yet beautiful ceremonies are my core business. Organisation is key to planning a fabulous ceremony that you will remember for the rest of your life. Let me take care of the organisation so that you can be gently guided through what can be an overwhelming process. Let's do it with heart,… Continue Reading
Jacqui Leopardi Jacqui Leopardi - Overview Hello! My name is Jacqui Leopardi and I am lucky enough to be a full time marriage celebrant, based in the Adelaide Hills since 2015.  I absolutely love what I do and I would be honoured to be a part of your wedding day. Being chosen as your celebrant is an incredible honour and… Continue Reading
Ann Gant Ann Gant - Overview Hello my name is Ann and I would love to be a part of your wedding day!! I have been a celebrant for 14 years, and I put my heart and soul into every ceremony. I pride myself on a professional ceremony every time. I am a fun, relaxed, and calm person so my ceremonies… Continue Reading
Joelie Moncrieff Joelie Moncrieff Celebrant - Overview I'm Joelie, and I'm hoping we can work together for your sacred event. My approach to ceremonies of all types is free from traditions, open, honest, vibrant and inclusive of all lifestyles and circumstance. I love to write and I happily design ceremony scripts that work for you and your situation with intimate and unique… Continue Reading
Penelope Carrick Celebrations By Penelope - Overview Winner of the South Australian Civil Marriage Celebrant of 2018 & Runner-up 2019  Congratulations on picking your human for life, you're getting married! Hi, I'm Penelope, I've been a full-time Adelaide marriage celebrant for 8 years, and I've been involved with over 400 ceremonies. I know I don't look old enough right!  I'm outgoing,… Continue Reading
Shelley Dover Shelley Dover - Overview About You: It's All About You. No really - today is all about you! I consider my role in your wedding day as a privilege. It is an honour to work with your wishes, provide thorough support and attention to detail - to ensure that your ceremony is joyous and as individual as you. Friends and… Continue Reading
Jen Attard Jen Attard - Overview Hi, I’m Jen Attard. As your marriage Celebrant I will work by your side to create you unforgettable memories of one of your most exciting life celebrations!  If you’re reaching for the moon, stop and I’ll take you to the stars! I will write you a personal, relaxed ceremony which will incorporate welcoming your… Continue Reading
Sherri Dawson Sherri Dawson Marriage Celebrant - Overview I want to marry you! I am a qualified marriage celebrant located in the north of Adelaide (servicing all areas). I will bring enthusiasm, passion, fun and energy to your wedding ceremony. I will work with you to design your perfect ceremony. I love what I do and I consider it be both an… Continue Reading
Michelle Ware Michelle Ware - Overview Ceremony Your wedding ceremony is important to me, I will ensure to make it a beautiful and unforgettable day, for you both, and your family and guests. I am very passionate about every ceremony, and give a professional, personal, and individual service, which can be simple, formal or informal. Every ceremony is unique and… Continue Reading
Mary Fieldhouse Mary Fieldhouse - Overview That magical ‘I do’ is a once (or twice….) in a lifetime moment. For a fun, relaxed and stress-free ceremony you need an easygoing yet professional celebrant.Hi, I’m Mary and I will make that special moment perfect with a personalised and beautifully created ceremony. My attention to detail, a sense of calm, and 15… Continue Reading
Marisa Wilson Marisa Wilson - Overview Your wedding day should be something to enjoy. It should be as unique and quirky and wonderful as you are. It should reflect who you are and who you want to be as a couple. While it can be a little confronting to stand in front of your loved ones, it's also the one… Continue Reading
Joylene Goldsworthy Ceremonies with Joy - Overview Congratulations!! You're getting married. What an exciting time in your life! Choosing a Marriage Celebrant is very personal. It's really important to feel comfortable with your Celebrant and feel confident that you can communicate your dreams and ideas honestly. Your wedding ceremony should be all about you and your partner and helps to create… Continue Reading
Joanna Tsalikis Joanna Tsalikis - Overview Congratulations on your decision to marry and welcome to another of life's rich journeys. As a celebrant with over 10 years experience, I am actively engaged in the community and have a background in performing arts, education and public speaking. At this joyous time my aim is to bring a fresh, creative and innovative… Continue Reading
Gerrelyn Glico-Wong Gerrelyn Glico-Wong - Civil Marriage Celebrant Overview As the years go by, you'll look back upon your wedding day and recall a joyous feeling, a passionate vow and a momentous kiss. This is a day to remember which gives you the memories that will live in your heart forever. With this, it is my great pleasure to help… Continue Reading
Colleen Higgins Colleen Higgins - Overview Congratulations! You are soon to be married with many fun filled adventures ahead. This is one of the most exciting times in your life and as your Celebrant I would be privileged to get to know you and perform your wedding or ceremony. I am a modern and fun Celebrant with 4 years experience… Continue Reading
Christine Trenwith CMC Christine Trenwith - Overview Hello I'm Chris, I’ve been a Marriage Celebrant for 13 years and married hundreds of fabulous couples, in my relaxed, professional, down to earth modern way all over Adelaide and they've all been beautiful, lots of fun and loved by everyone! My wonderful couples have voted me No.1 Winning Celebrant for the last 3… Continue Reading
Aldgate Ceremonies Aldgate Ceremonies - Overview Aldgate Ceremonies offers two fully qualified and registered celebrants, father and daughter team, Len Rolfe and Felicity Lawley-Sinclair. It would be our honour to officiate your ceremony. Whether your dream is to have a grand affair or a private gathering, your desire is traditional, modern or just plain quirky, it is our wish to… Continue Reading

Marriage Celebrants throughout Australia

If you’re planning a wedding in another area throughout Australia, be sure to check out these articles.

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Adelaide Wedding Photography FAQ

How do I choose a good wedding photographer?

Look through websites and blogs for wedding images you like. Be sure to view images of the same wedding to get a feel for how the photographer documents a wedding. Create a shortlist of wedding photographers and meet with them. You’ll want a photographer who makes you feel at ease so you can enjoy your wedding photo shoot. Often it is ideal to have a pre-wedding or engagement shoot to give you a feel for how your wedding day photography will go.

How long should I hire my wedding photographer for?

Some wedding photographers charge by the hour, others have packages for a specified number of hours, some offer full day coverage. How much of your day do you wish captured? Couple getting ready at one or multiple locations? Ceremony is a must. Photoshoot afterwards? Reception arrival, but also including speeches? Cake cutting? First dance? Couple leaving?

How much does wedding photography cost?

The cost for your wedding photography will vary according to number of hours, creativity and experience of the photographer, amount and style of image editing, the delivery of an on-line or printed album, the delivery of printed images / canvas and other services that wedding photographers can offer – including 2nd shooter, travel, video or drone coverage. Some photographers charge by the hour, others have packages which can be altered to suit your budget and needs. Some photographers have short packages from $500. Most couples spend between $3000-$4000.

Do I need a wedding album?

Some couples skip the wedding album and just receive their images on USB. This is great for those with smaller budgets, but keep in mind that digital data can corrupt and you wouldn’t want your wedding photos to be accidentally deleted! A wedding album is a great way to show family and friends the highlights of your day.

Do I need my images re-touched?

Most couples prefer to have ‘natural’ images from their wedding day. Some photographers deliver images as taken. Other wedding photographers apply filters and other creative digital touches to achieve their photographic style which might still appear natural to most people. Be sure to discuss digital editing and other creative enhancements with short-listed photographers and determine if you would like re-touching and if it is a part of their package or extra cost.

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