How to Choose the Perfect Melbourne Wedding Cars (2022)

Your wedding cars are more than just getting you and your bridal party from A to B on your wedding day. Usually the best place to start is refining your wedding transport requirements, and here is Wedding VIC’s handy check-list to help you out.

  1. How many people are you needing transport for?
  2. How many pickup locations?
  3. Will you require cars whilst undertaking photos after your ceremony?
  4. Will you require transfer to a reception venue?
  5. Will you require transfer to accommodation after your reception?
  6. Will you require transport for parents, children, or other special guests (eg grandparents)?
  7. Does your wedding have a theme that you would like your choice of wedding transport to accommodate?
  8. What will you be wearing? Brides with large trains, or hooped skirts may need wide access doors and a large seating area – small cabins might not be suitable.

Create an transport plan. Number of people, number of hours, start and end suburbs, type of cars most suitable – stretch limousine, classic cars, modern machines. Once you have this sorted, select a shortlist of wedding transport companies and send them an enquiry! Compare packages and inclusions and meet with your shortlisted wedding car suppliers. This will help you double check that they’re going to be able to deliver what you require.

Modern cars, class and vintage wedding cars, unique wedding cars, luxury cars and stretch limousines, you’re sure to find your perfect wedding cars on Wedding VIC. No matter what type of car or how large your wedding party, you’re sure to find something to suit your requirements. Sit back, relax, and browse these popular Melbourne wedding car suppliers.

Melbourne Wedding Transport Companies

Black Limousine Melbourne Black Limousine Melbourne - Overview Pure luxury and opulence awaits in our Chrysler 10-seater limousine...Prepare for pure luxury as our black limousine arrives at your service.Black Limousine Melbourne strives to provide our clients with the highest quality limousine service at very affordable prices! Our Chrysler 10 seat limousine is well appointed with all the luxury features you could expect.We… Continue Reading
Checker Cab Weddings Checker Cab Weddings - Overview For a wedding that oozes style, arrive in a famous New York Checker Cab!Our totally original New York Checker Cab is fully restored with all the features these iconic cars are famous for – the limo-sized rear seat, checker stripes, air conditioning, roof light and flag fall meter. Against Melbourne’s sophisticated urban backdrop, it… Continue Reading
Bentley Wedding Cars Bentley Wedding Cars - Overview Bentley Wedding Cars are the only owner operated Melbourne wedding car company with two matching Bentley Continental Flying Spur 4 door sedans.Specialising in weddings and making your day full of everlasting memories.All cars are available for inspection and to discuss your wedding transport needs in person just visit our purpose built showroom at a time… Continue Reading
Gold Class Hire Cars Gold Class Hire Cars - Overview Welcome to Gold Class Hire Cars.We can offer a fleet of superbly presented classic and vintage cars covering Melbourne metro, the Dandenongs, Yarra Valley and the Latrobe Valley.If you choose to use our transport services on your special day, you do so with the peace of mind that comes with dealing with specialists who… Continue Reading
Samba Kombi Services Samba Kombi Services - Overview The kombis from Samba Kombi Services are the perfect wedding cars for an impressive entrance and also provide a unique backdrop for your wedding photos.Let us help make your special day one you will never forget!Our company and dedicated team offerPremier chauffeured kombi servicesBeautifully restored VW split screen kombisThe most incredible and unforgettable experienceThe… Continue Reading
Melbourne Wedding Bus with Tour Local Melbourne Wedding Bus with Tour Local - Overview Your guests' journey home will be the last memory they have of your special day; we make sure it's a memorable one!Here at Tour Local, we provide a luxury and reliable guest transport service, with the ability to service both the Melbourne metro area and its regional surrounds. We ensure that your guests arrive… Continue Reading
Mustangs in Black Mustangs in Black - Overview With over 20 years of weddings behind us, we know just what your special day needs.Here at Mustangs in Black we aim to give you exceptional VIP service and a wedding day you will never forget! Our head-turning fleet will add that classic touch to your day. Our experienced, professional and friendly drivers will… Continue Reading
Sherbrooke Hire Vintage Cars Sherbrooke Hire Vintage Cars - Overview Sherbrooke Hire Vintage Cars offers a selection of original 1920's convertible sedans and limousines for your Melbourne wedding. All cars are chauffeur driven by the company’s professional, uniformed staff and can hold between four to six passengers – perfect for the whole bridal party.Models Available: Cadillac 1926, 1925 Hudson, 1928 Hudson, 1929 HudsonNumber of… Continue Reading
GT King GT King - Overview 'Rain, Hail or Shine, we'll get you there on time! Wow your guests with Australia's wildest muscle cars, the XYGT.Raise eyebrows and get everyone talking.Australia's largest fleet of GT wedding cars and GT Limos. Rain, hail or shine we'll be there with you for every moment of your special day. Established since 1989 we've… Continue Reading
Cassars Limousine Service Cassars Limousine Service - Overview Cassars Limousine Service pride ourselves in providing the ultimate service making your special day one to remember. Our service is second to none. You can have the formality of a Chrysler 300C Sedan or for a larger group, the luxury of our Chrysler 300C Super Stretch Limousines with jet doors. Complimentary on all of… Continue Reading
Mustang Chauffeured Cars Mustang Chauffeured Cars - Overview We are considered the pioneers of the Mustang Car Hire Service in Victoria. Operating since 1989.We are also a family run business that takes pride in our service to customers, with a very professional team of chauffeurs. We also take great pride in the presentation of our showroom quality vehicles. The vehicles, comprising of convertibles and a very rare fastback,… Continue Reading
Limousine King Limousine King - Overview Limousine King has an enviable fleet from stretch limousines to luxury and classic cars. Premium quality, regularly maintained and serviced vehicles that will take you on an experience through Melbourne like no other stretch limo hire company can. From the sheen of every vehicle to the professionalism and expertise of our drivers, Limousine King can… Continue Reading
Paradise Chevys Paradise Chevys - Overview 1957 Chevrolet Belair Classic Car HireParadise Chevys takes pride in providing a truly professional and reliable service for your special event, eg weddings, birthdays, formals, debutantes, cruises, etc.The 1957 Chevrolet Belair has distinct features that range from the trademark fins, sparkling chrome of the era and left hand drive, to the elegance of the… Continue Reading
Caddyman Cadillac Car Hire Caddyman Cadillac Car Hire - Overview Melbourne's King of Cadillac'sMelbourne's largest wedding car operator of 1959 Cadillacs. Pink and red convertibles, red and white coupes, and sedans! Firstly, congratulations on your engagement!  At Caddyman Cadillac Wedding Car Hire, we understand that your wedding day will probably be the single most important event that you will organise in your life. Our aim… Continue Reading
Enrik Limousines Enrik Limousines - Overview Experience the ultimate in luxury wedding transportation with multi-award winning Enrik Limousines. Renowned for class and comfort, a fleet of Chrysler limousines and sedans provide the perfect entrance to your dream day.Here at Enrik Limousines, our chauffeurs are fully licensed, safe, punctual and maintain a standard of care that covers much more than just… Continue Reading
Star Wedding Cars Star Wedding Cars - Largest Fleet - Largest Variety Overview At our brand new state of the art showroom. Our new showroom is located in the close vicinity to the city and is over 5500 sqms.Please feel free to pop in for a coffee whilst checking out our amazing range of top end luxury vehicles. We are not a… Continue Reading
Glamour Ride Limousines Glamour Ride Limousines - Overview Glamour Ride Wedding Cars and Limousines provide a professional and friendly service for the weddings in Melbourne. We pride ourselves on making your wedding day as smooth as possible for the Bride and Groom. We will provide you with a wedding day run sheet so you can plan the activities from the pickup, to… Continue Reading
Red Carpet Limousines Red Carpet Limousines - Overview Red Carpet Limousines specialize in making your occasion a special and memorable one. Treat yourself to luxury with the total red carpet experience. Our limousines are maintained to the highest standards and are safe and reliable. We are fully licensed with the taxi directorate, are liquor licensed and members of the Wedding Car Association… Continue Reading
Five Star Chauffeur Service Five Star Chauffeur Service - Overview Your wedding day is one of the most important in your life! Every little detail needs to be perfect. We can help take the stress out of the day by organizing your Melbourne wedding cars.A popular choice in vehicle for the day is the BMW 7 Series, a perfect combination of a stylish exterior… Continue Reading
White Classic Jags White Classic Jags - Overview On your wedding day White Classic Jags will make your special day enjoyable and memorable. Our white classic Jaguars will compliment any wedding or special occasion.White Classic Jags are a family owned business with years of experience. Our trained chauffeurs will roll out the red carpet and give the happy couple a bottle of… Continue Reading
Formal Car Hire Formal Car Hire - Overview Welcome to Formal Car Hire Melbourne. We are a premier wedding car hire service in Melbourne.Since starting our car hire business in 1987, we have earned a reputation in Melbourne for excellent administration and professional customer service and are very proud of the response from our customers who have used our luxury wedding cars… Continue Reading
Melbourne Classic Car Rentals Melbourne Classic Car Rentals - Overview We have a wonderful range of unique retro, classic and luxury cars.Add that special touch to your wedding day by renting a classic car (or two). A unique, stylish, elegant, retro, classic or sporty vehicle will leave a lasting impression on the wedding party and guests alike. Enjoy the more traditional cars or go… Continue Reading
Absolute Limousines Absolute Limousines - Overview MELBOURNE'S ONLY STATESMAN SUPERSTRETCH LIMOUSINESAt Absolute Limousines, we provide you with the very best in personal, attentive and reliable service...We appreciate that any occasion spent in our limousines is a very special one for you. Nothing is too much trouble to ensure your journey exceeds your expectations.Our stretch limousines can cater for up to… Continue Reading

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How to Choose the Perfect Photographer for your Melbourne Wedding (2022)

Wedding VIC’s 9 Step Guide to Finding the Perfect Melbourne Wedding Photographer

  1. How many photos are you looking for? A couple dozen amazing shots to build an album, have printed and displayed? or hundreds or thousands? Some photographers take less photos, but they might be more to your liking. Other photographers may take many images and many may be quite similar.
  2. Create an action plan. Will you require photos of you getting ready? travel to and arrival at ceremony venue? Ceremony (obviously)! Then groups – how many? Photo-shoot of newlyweds on location? Reception coverage? How many hours do you think this might be?
  3. Browse wedding photographer’s portfolios. Look at their different styles.
  4. Once you have selected a shortlist of photographers send them an enquiry!
  5. Meet with your shortlisted photographers and ask them to show you completed albums, or a large range of photos from a single wedding. This will help you double check that they’re going to be able to deliver they style and quantity of photos that you’re after.
  6. Make sure your personalities match! Will you be comfortable with them on your wedding day?
  7. Compare packages and inclusions.
  8. Get post production details. Will you expect every image to be art-worked? or just a few hero images?
  9. Once you’ve settled on a photographer, check their contract and look for additional costs like overtime, printing, supply of digital images, and cost for special effects.

Melbourne has some super talented wedding photographers. No matter what type of style or wedding coverage you’re after, you’re sure to find something to suit your requirements. Sit back, relax, and browse these popular Melbourne wedding photographers.

Melbourne’s Most Amazing Wedding Photographers

Really Good Weddings Really Good Weddings - Overview With a fun, candid approach, Really Good Weddings photographs couples in love and helps them celebrate their day.Providing really good photos to last a lifetime. I capture your day the way it happens and unfolds, no setting up shots, and no awkward posing. No one wants a bossy photographer directing the day.Really Good Weddings… Continue Reading
Love Journal Photography Love Journal Photography - Overview Love Journal wedding photographers in Melbourne are truly blessed to experience such a diverse range of weddings. Our wedding photography is guided by the love story being written by our couples. We are dedicated to making your wedding a creative masterpiece, creating memorable moments with beautiful imagery, and making something you will hold dear for the rest… Continue Reading
CKS PhotoLab CKS PhotoLab - Overview Hello, welcome to my page.I am Chethan, a portrait and wedding photographer based in Melbourne. My style is the perfect blend of both documentary style and creative portrait style. I feel the moment that I see through my eyes and document it through photographs. I am very friendly and flexible to discuss your needs… Continue Reading
Love is Sweet Weddings Love is Sweet Weddings - Overview So you're getting hitched? Congratulations! And now you're looking for a wedding photographer. Your idea of a wedding is spending as much time with family and friends, not having to pose for photos for hours on end and just having one big party. All with a big fat smile planted on your face. Are… Continue Reading
Briars Atlas Briars Atlas - Overview You’re getting married with either just the two of you, or the two of you and your community. You want record of that, and not in a way that makes you want to tear your eyeballs out (sorry for the visual), but in a way that makes you go, holy basted badger balls, yes,… Continue Reading
Mighty Vision Mighty Vision - Overview Natural. Creative. Artistic.Located in the lively Melbourne suburb of Malvern, Mighty Vision is an international award-winning studio that has more than 10 years’ experience in photography and videography. Our innovative team offers creative, contemporary and natural wedding photography and video, and will professionally capture all unforgettable moments with your personalities and the spirit of… Continue Reading
Precise Moment Photography Precise Moment Photography - Overview Precise Moment Photography is a boutique photography studio in Melbourne's northern suburb of Craigieburn.We love capturing images of love, the spontaneous special moments between the two of you, happy and emotional tears and all the uncontrollable smiles throughout your wedding day.We have been photographing wedding photography in Melbourne for over 23 years.  Gallery Enquiry… Continue Reading
Elise Kapeller Photography Elise Kapeller Photography - Overview Elise Kapeller Photography offers more than 10 years of experience in the wedding industry, and an unmatched ability to artistically capture beautiful and candid moments.Having won multiple prestigious international, national and state awards for both her photographs and wedding albums, including Australia’s Top Emerging Wedding Photographer of the Year in 2011 for Capture Magazine,… Continue Reading
Millgrove Photography Millgrove Photography - Overview Hi, I’m Jon – a 2017, 2018 and 2019 ABIA Finalist for Wedding Photography, a member of the Equality Network and Voted #1 Yarra Valley and Dandenongs Photographer in the 2017 and 2018 Brides Choice Awards.Having studied photography for 3 years at University, I’ve been a full-time professional wedding photographer for more than 9… Continue Reading
freshphotography freshphotography - Overview Hi there,we are Souri and Andreas from freshphotography. Two wedding photographers who love to shoot special and stylish weddings in and around Melbourne. A wedding is so much more than a ceremony and a function - we tell the story of your day in a creative and natural way. It’s all about emotion and… Continue Reading
Lavan Photography & Videography Lavan Photography & Videography - Overview Hi! We are a group of passionate and talented photographers and videographers based in Melbourne who want nothing more than to create art with the capture of your love story.Inspired by the sound of the ocean, and the beauty of the land, we always try to fill our images with that mood. We strive… Continue Reading
Black Avenue Productions Black Avenue Productions - Overview Intimate, candid story tellersBlack Avenue Productions are a team of passionate wedding photographers and wedding videographers who are hopelessly romantic and truly care about creating love stories of real couples. We’re a small team of like-minded friends working within a professional collective of creative storytelling.Our packages can be mix and match to suit your… Continue Reading
Gaëlle Le Berre Photography Gaëlle Le Berre Photography - Overview Each moment is captured as it unfolds, using natural light and spontaneous shooting, to ensure your special day is always remembered.The gaze of secret intimacy shared between the bride and groom on their wedding day is a moment of irreplaceable beauty that I strive to capture in its pure, unadulterated form.As a passionate wedding photographer, I strive… Continue Reading
Anthony T Reynolds Photography Anthony T Reynolds Photography - Overview Anthony T offers a variety of wedding and special occasion photography packages to suit your special requirements.I'd love to meet with you and yours in person to see if we can work together  to make your day as wonderful as possible! If time constraints prevent a pre-wedding meeting, then my considerable experience will help… Continue Reading
My Scandi Style My Scandi Style - Overview Hey, I’m Kelly, a Melbourne wedding photographer.Choosing the right photographer is crucial, you want someone that will put you at ease on one of the most stressful days of your life, someone that you can connect with and someone that has your back, as well as creating some beautiful memories to boot, surely not… Continue Reading
CreationsPhoto CreationsPhoto - Overview Specialist in beautiful, professional photos for small weddings and engagements. Custom, flexible and affordable packages. Elegant, relaxed images. Last minute bookings welcome :-)Are you planning a simple, intimate wedding and looking for someone to take happy, professional pictures for just a few hours? Creations Photo specialises in small weddings, capturing moments you want to… Continue Reading
RTB Photography RTB Photography - Overview Russell Borrett, a fully accredited member of Australia's peak body for professional photography, the Australian Institute of Professional Photography.With extensive experience in wedding photography, family, baby, and portrait photography in Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and across Australia.Russell also has experience working for a modelling agency Victoria Models, modelling photography and portfolios for fashionistas and up… Continue Reading
Raimond Aide Photography Raimond Aide Photography - Overview Impeccable personal service and exceptional value from a boutique studio for all your photography, album design and videography.Visit Raimond at either his Mornington Peninsula or Templestowe studio to discuss your unique vision for your special day.You can relax knowing that only Raimond will photograph your special day and design your album together with you.… Continue Reading
Paul Rowley Photography Paul Rowley Photography - Overview Thanks for visiting!My photographic mission is to create images that capture the true essence of your special day in a discreet and non intrusive manner. A beautiful mixture of fun, candid and stylised shots that reflect your personality professionally crafted into memorable wedding images that you will cherish for a life time.I work with… Continue Reading
Mike Semple Photography Mike Semple Photography - Overview Mike Semple, of Mike Semple Photography, is well-known for his Melbourne Wedding Photography. Mike's style is best described within the Melbourne photography industry as being candid and relaxed, capturing all the fun times and the special moments of your wedding day. He aims to make you laugh, make you cry and take your breath… Continue Reading
Louisa Jones Photography Louisa Jones Photography - Overview I love to meet new people and would love to meet you!As your photographer on your wedding day, my aim is to maintain an unobtrusive presence so that your photography experience is relaxed and comfortable. From candid to posed portrait styles and detail shots, you will have all aspects of your most exciting day… Continue Reading
Lindy Photography Lindy Photography - Overview Bespoke wedding photography created by Lindy Photography.Lindy will capture your wedding with elegance and style, creating a visually stunning story of your wedding day.Allowing you to enjoy yourselves, Lindy will blend into the background capturing the emotion of the wedding as it unfolds. Photographing what actually happens rather than interrupting and dominating your special… Continue Reading
Epic Photography and Video Epic Photography & Video - Overview EPIC IS REDEFINING THE ART OF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY!Based in South Yarra, Chris and his carefully selected team of photographers use a natural, creative and quite unique approach of capturing your wedding in a way that will bring the best out of you on your very special day.Although today's trend in wedding photography is leaning… Continue Reading
David Fowler Photography David Fowler Photography - Overview When you want to get it right, your day captured beautifully and loving every minute of it, then talk to David. It's what he's been delivering for over 15 years. Relax knowing your day, venue, friends and family are being captured by David, a multi award winning Master photographer. It could be a shoot… Continue Reading
Carmel Trease Photography Carmel Trease Photography - Overview It is your special day and my pleasure to be able to photograph your wedding the way you want it photographed.I offer a personalised and individual service, tailoring wedding photography to suit each couples sense of style and ideals-candidly photographing all the love, happiness and emotion of your day with particular attention to detail.To… Continue Reading
Alexandra Bradley Photography Alexandra Bradley Photography - Overview At Alexandra Bradley Photography we offer fun, fresh and creative photography and videography catering to your specific needs. Over the years with our experience, we realise all couples are very different - some love the camera, most hate it, so we talk to you to find out about YOU and what you want.A happy… Continue Reading
Passion8 Photography Passion8 Photography - Overview Andrew, Fiona and the team from Passion8 Photography approach photography in a fresh, fun and professional way.On your wedding day, Andrew and Fiona will both capture the moment. Their aim for your special day is to capture beautiful and natural images of you. With many years of photographic, design and digital experience, they will… Continue Reading
Run Wild Photography Run Wild Photography - Overview Hello there!We're Drew and Maddy! We are a husband and wife team.Since opening our studio in 2011, we've dedicated ourselves not only to our craft, but to the best possible experience for our lovely couples.We understand the tremendous amount of effort that goes into planning the most memorable day of your live (we've been… Continue Reading
Rural Image Photography Rural Image Photography - Overview Photographer Wendy Ellis specialises in rural weddings. So much so that you can almost feel, smell and touch the essence of the Australian landscape through her images.Based in a small Wimmera farming community, Wendy is known for her candid, documentary style of photography, which is popular amongst bridal couples getting married in regional Victoria.Wendy… Continue Reading
iframeuhang iframeuhang - Overview Unique Framing SpecialistsPrints :: Photographs :: Mirrors :: ChalkboardsFraming OptionsHave your treasured family and wedding photos beautifully and uniquely framed. All photos are bordered and divided by mirror glass. Please see below sample framing options.Single Portrait / Single Landscape - A1 $200, A2 $138, A3 $90Double Portrait / Double Landscape - A4 $108, A3… Continue Reading
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High Quality, Custom Designed Stubby Holders

If you’re looking for a personalised wedding gift then look no further! Sit back, relax and crack open a cold one in style with your very own custom made stubby holder. These stubby holders from Art’n About Stubby Holders are a great keepsake for your guests to remember the occasion by and continue to use. xx

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10 Wedding Planning Resources You Need for Your Melbourne Wedding (2022)

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

  1. How to Plan a Wedding in 13 Easy Steps Article

    You can start planning your wedding in 13 easy steps. Wedding VIC has everything you need to plan a fabulous wedding in Melbourne and Victoria.

  2. Wedding Checklist

    Don’t forget anything! Use the free Wedding VIC wedding checklist to plan the perfect wedding in Melbourne or Victoria.

  3. Wedding VIC Organiser

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

  4. Wedding Tips and Ideas

    Budget saving tips and ideas, wedding etiquette and answers to common wedding questions.

  5. Best Wedding Suppliers

    Sit back, relax, and browse through some of the best wedding suppliers servicing weddings in Melbourne and Victoria.

  6. Real Weddings

    Be inspired be real couples who have been married in Melbourne and Victoria.

  7. How to Articles

    Tips and checklists to help you choose your perfect Melbourne wedding suppliers. Questions to ask, how to create shortlists to suit your needs and wedding style.

  8. Image Galleries

    Quickly find wedding suppliers who fit your wedding style or theme. Don’t have a style or theme yet? Then the image galleries will help you narrow down your perfect wedding suppliers.

  9. Videos

    The Wedding VIC Supplier Profile videos are a great introduction to the amazing wedding suppliers in Melbourne and Victoria.

  10. Follow our Social Channels

    Stay in touch, keep up to date, discover expos, open days, special offers, new wedding suppliers and more across our social channels.
    Facebook – facebook.com/weddingvic
    Instagram – instagram.com/wedding.vic
    Twitter – twitter.com/weddingvic
    Youtube – youtube.com/channel/UCF1WVms2f-AyrKanQMKpsug
    Pinterest – pinterest.com.au/WeddingVIC/

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How to Plan the Perfect Melbourne Wedding (2022)

13 Easy Steps to Planning a Wedding

You can start planning your wedding in 13 easy steps. Wedding VIC has everything you need to plan a fabulous wedding in Melbourne and Victoria. Browse affordable Melbourne 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 Melbourne 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 VIC 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 VIC 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 VIC 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 VIC 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 VIC 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.

  10. You!

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