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

Make your Melbourne wedding look amazing!

  • Do you have a wedding theme? It might be colour based, movie based (Gone with the Wind, or The Great Gatsby maybe), formal or informal, modern or vintage, beach or country, or nothing at all. A wedding theme will help your wedding stylist put together an amazing concept.
  • Will you require hire items? Marquee, chairs, tables, chair covers, shade, toilets, etc.
  • Flowers can make your venue look amazing. How about a gorgeous flower wall or arbour, then beautiful floral table centrepieces at your reception.

Check out these Melbourne Wedding suppliers who can help to turn your wedding vision into something amazing.

Melbourne Wedding Decoration, Decor & Hire Companies

Wedding Marquees Peninsula Wedding Marquees Peninsula - Overview Welcome to Wedding Marquees!Mornington Peninsula's premier marquee rental company. Wedding Marquees services all aspects of marquee hire, party hire, corporate events and specialises in bespoke wedding receptions. We believe on ground experience and first-hand knowledge… Continue Reading
Having a Party Having a Party - Overview Having A Party is an innovative and well-established event hire company that has been providing excellent party hire to a variety of clients, servicing Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula and the Yarra Valley.We stock the latest… Continue Reading
Adept Photo Booths Adept Photo Booths - Overview Adept Photo Booths have been delivering industry leading ‘couple first’ photo booth experience for over 5 years.So what is ‘couple first service’ you may ask?We simply understand that your wedding day is all about… Continue Reading
DecorTree Australia DecorTree Australia - Overview DecorTree is a Melbourne-based company specialised in artificial trees for hire. Since 2016 we have transformed hundreds of spaces for weddings, engagement parties and other special occasions. Our team is committed, meticulous, caring and… Continue Reading
Action Event Services Action Event Services - Styling Hire and Services Overview Whether it’s an intimate gathering in the family back yard or a grand gala wedding for 1200 people at a five star venue, every bridal couple want the same thing,… Continue Reading
RTR Productions RTR Productions Pty Ltd - Overview RTR Productions has been at the core of many weddings over the years, assisting in the delivery of live entertainment, visual inspiration, and an all-round unique experience. RTR is a complete production house focusing… Continue Reading
TipiKata TipiKata - Overview TipiKata is Victoria's first event hire company that specialises in hiring giant kata tipis that originate from the Lapland region of Sweden. These tipis provide a completely unique and versatile outdoor event space, that… Continue Reading
STAGElife STAGElife - Bringing your event to life! Overview One of Melbourne's leading boutique Event Production companies, the professional team at Stagelife provides audiovisual systems, staging and decor for weddings, second to none. We are ready to help… Continue Reading
Pro Light & Sound Pro Light & Sound - Wedding Lighting Hire in Melbourne Overview Being asked to assist with the biggest event of your life is not a responsibility we take lightly. We understand the need to design and stage the one event… Continue Reading
Waverley Party Hire Waverley Party Hire - Overview Waverley Party Hire have available of full range of party hire items for a small informal reception at home to a large marquee we can supply and advise on your requirements.Available for hire:Marquees and… Continue Reading
Chill Mobile Coolrooms Chill Mobile Coolrooms - Overview No doubt your special day will involve some beautiful food and drinks. Avoid messy ice buckets and warm drinks. A mobile coolroom is a very clean and effective way of keeping everything refrigerated including… Continue Reading

Melbourne Wedding Florists

Dream Weddings and Events Dream Weddings and Events (Vic) - Overview Dream Weddings and Events Vic has partnered with My Design Flowers. This business offers our clients their every wish for the perfect day. With over 15 years’ experience in floristry and wedding events, we… Continue Reading
Naomi Rose Floral Design Naomi Rose Floral Design - Overview Naomi Rose Floral Design is an award winning floral designer, creating stunning conceptual designs for weddings and events throughout the Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne and surrounds.Firstly, I would like to say congratulations on your engagement!… Continue Reading
Florium Creations Florium Creations - Overview Let Florium Creations be a part of your special day with beautiful, unique and unforgettable floral arrangements.Florium Creations is an independent florist specialising in weddings and events offering the most lavish and beautiful floral… Continue Reading
Hailey Paige Flowers Hailey Paige Flowers - Overview Bespoke styling and floral arrangements for weddings and events.At Hailey Paige Flowers, we understand the role that flowers play on your wedding day.Our wedding flower packages will be styled and customised to suit your… Continue Reading
Rosaline Flowers Rosaline Flowers - Overview We believe you deserve the wedding that you have always wanted - without the stress. Rosaline Flowers will ensure stunning wedding flowers are the perfect backdrop that you can admire in your wedding photos for years to come. We are passionate… Continue Reading
Petal To The Metal Floral Design Petal To The Metal Floral Design - Overview Petal To The Metal Floral Design specialise in wedding, event and corporate flowers and have been the preferred florist to the award winning Port Phillip Estate for the past 6 years.Petal To The Metal came to… Continue Reading
Heathmont Flowers Heathmont Flowers - Overview Be completely happy .... with your choice of wedding flowers designed by Helen, a Qualified Floral Designer.Call Helen to discuss your special needs and receive expert advice to co-ordinate your flowers for your special… Continue Reading
Flowers by Tatari Flowers by Tatari - Overview Flowers by Tatari is a reliable and experienced floral team ready to provide you with the best guidance on floral designs and add that extra touch to your special occasion.Our designs vary from corporate,… Continue Reading
Floral Delights by Rachael Floral Delights by Rachael - Overview My name is Rachael and I am the owner and Head Florist at Floral Delights. With over 10 years experience in the floristry industry I have a passion for flowers and my inspiration and… Continue Reading
Everafter Everafter - Flower Preservation Overview Everafter OrbsEnclose your precious wedding flowers in a gorgeous crystal clear orb. Beautiful hand crafted orbs are a gorgeous jewel of your lifetime. Each and every orb is a unique bespoke design… Continue Reading

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100 Beautiful Wedding Bouquet and Flower Designs for Melbourne Weddings (2022)

Melbourne has some amazing wedding flower suppliers. We’ll help you find the best wedding floral design for your Melbourne wedding celebration.

Your perfect wedding flowers should reflect you wedding theme. Your wedding theme might be colour based, or modern, vintage, rustic, etc. You can also carry your floral theme through to your cake with your chosen flowers featured. It might be helpful to select your bridesmaid dresses prior to choosing your flowers, that way your wedding florist can ensure their wedding bouquets will complement the style and colour of  your bridesmaid’s dresses.

Here are some wedding flower designs from Melbourne’s most popular wedding flower suppliers.

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For more great wedding flower ideas, check out the Wedding Florists page for the complete list of Wedding VICs wedding flower suppliers. 

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Stunning Melbourne Wedding Flowers

Your wedding flowers should be as grand or as subtle as your personality. The floral designs from Naomi Rose Floral Design enhance weddings of all sizes, from beautiful bouquets through to full event styling and installations. Using artistic sculptural skills with florals and design, Naomi Rose’s aim is to make your special day as memorable and stress-free as possible.

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