Just Said Yes?
Caught The Wedding Planning Bug?
Your wedding will be the first and last massive event that you ever plan for yourself.
From budgeting to guest list pruning – you’ve got your work cut out for you.
Luckily for you, I’m sharing all the insights that I have learnt along the way.
- Beautiful indoor spaces for a stress-free weather-proof wedding in Sydney
- A complete list of awesome Sydney wedding vendors you need to lock in ASAP🔥
- How to honour your cultural roots on your wedding day without having to wake up at 3am🔥
- Your ultimate 12 month wedding planning timeline🔥
- Is wedding videography necessary?
- QUIZ: what bride are YOU?
- Did you know? Winter is the best time to plan your wedding
- Sydney wedding florists we adore
- 13 effective habits of the stress-free bride🔥
- Engagement sessions – yes or no?🔥
- How many hours of wedding photography do you need (and how to calculate it yourself)?🔥
- Getting family formal photos done right (and quickly!)
- Is candid wedding photography what you really want?
- Before you go down the DIY wedding rabbit hole, read this
- Make sure you ask your wedding photographer these questions before you hire them
- These are our favourite Sydney wedding makeup artists
- PS – an 8 hour wedding timeline looks like this
- 5 reasons why you do not want a wedding videographer🔥
- That one time a bride told me she didn’t like her wedding photos ..
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General Wedding FAQs
Getting Married - The Process
To be legally married in Australia, a person must:
- not be married to someone else
- not be marrying a parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, brother or sister
- be at least 18 years old, unless a court has approved a marriage where one party is aged between 16 and 18 years old
- understand what marriage means and freely consent to marrying
- use specific words during the ceremony
- give written notice of their intention to marry to their authorised celebrant, within the required time frame.
Your celebrant will help you understand these requirements.
When Should I Lock In A Wedding Vendor?
As soon as you possibly can!
Many busy wedding vendors are booked out well in advance (9+ months).
To avoid disappointment, try to lock a wedding supplier ASAP!
Is A Booking Fee Normal?
Every wedding vendor will require a deposit of some sort, typically payable the time of booking.
The booking fee (or deposit) ensures that your booking is formalised.
For wedding suppliers that take on only one project per day (e.g., wedding photographer), the booking fee prevents them from taking on other work.
There is no industry standard for the booking fee amount – each vendor sets it according to their requirements.
How To Spot The Difference Between Amateur And Professional
At first glance, it may be difficult to spot the difference in the quality of work between an amateur and a professional.
The devil however, is in the details – that is, a professional will have appropriate business insurances (public liability, WorkCover, personal accident injury) so that when things go wrong (and they do!), they are properly prepared to deal with them.
An amateur quite often will not.
For any type of on-site installation (e.g, suspended florals), your wedding venue will require your wedding supplier to prove that they are certified and/or qualified to carry out such work.
For 99% of Sydney-based wedding venues, wedding suppliers must provide a Certificate of Currency for $20M Public Liability cover.
Should I Feed Our Wedding Vendors?
You don’t have to per se, but when you do, your wedding supplier will go the extra mile for you.
For example, your wedding day coordinator is often by your side from the morning until the very end. He/she has absolutely no opportunity to take a break, let along go have a sit-down meal – especially if your wedding venues are out of town. The same applies for wedding photographers.
Typically, we pack our own snacks to keep our sugar levels topped up throughout the day but nothing beats a hot meal at night after 9+ hours on our feet.
Are Tips Customary?
And we never expect to be tipped.
All we want is for you to have the best of times and to love our work.
Angus Porter By DKC – Wedding Photography & Wedding Films
Tues, Weds, Thurs 11:00 – 20:00
Fri, Sat, Sun CLOSED
12/8-10 Lane Cove Rd
Ryde NSW 2112