(Image by Alan Hughes Photography)
Each new year brings with it brand new brides-to-be. Your fellas are a romantic bunch – they just love the old Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve proposals, don’t they?
We love it, too, because it means we get to meet more lovely new brides getting set to plan their weddings here on the Sunshine Coast.
Right now I know you’re wondering exactly where the h*ck you should begin with this wedding planning caper? My friend, let me tell you in five points or less. Okay, no actually in precisely five points.
Find a venue
In order to set your date, the first and most important thing you need to do is find your venue. You may have an idea of the area you want to be married in, like Noosa or Maleny. You may only know you want a beach or a hinterland wedding. Maybe you’ve been dreaming of a Westival (wedding festival) for as long as Westivals have been a thing, and you just need to find the right place.
Whatever your ideas about where you’ll tie the knot and celebrate with your guests, getting that venue locked in is priority numero uno.
This is where The Bride’s Tree shines (quick brag.)
We created this Sunshine Coast Wedding Venue Guide especially to help you work out where you want to be married, which venue will tick your style, budget, and foodie boxes.
Connect with other brides
We discovered all of you darling brides have a lot of questions, and you want to find people who relate… And here’s the key thing – that aren’t just trying to sell something to you!
This is how our Sunshine Coast Brides’ Tribe Facebook group differs from the rest – there are NO vendors allowed. So when you ask for advice or a recommendation, you’re getting the goods from fellow brides, who have been through the same thing.
You also get daily access to the gals behind The Bride’s Tree – that’s us, Sally and Jenny! We jump in and offer our best tips and insider info where needed as well. We also give you early access to things like competitions, vendor specials and our quarterly magazine releases.
Get the right planning tools
The right planning tools are FREE planning tools, of course! We have some ready for you to download right here.
If you’re looking to indulge a little with a gorgeous wedding planning book, Bride Business Wedding Planner is the paper porn you’ve been hankering for.
Every single day we post all of our best weddingy finds on Instagram. They are all gorgeous, and they’re all local to the Sunshine Coast, so you’re not just getting a pretty feed – you’re getting useful recommendations!
This is your portal to all the industry Instagram accounts that will become part of your very soul over coming months while you’re planning your wedding. Basically, this is #bridegoals. You’re welcome.
Every week we post articles on this here blog to help you with your wedding planning. Each new season brings with it a new volume of our free online bridal magazine. The next one – our 24th edition (how did that happen?!) – comes out at the end of January and will be our Summer edition for 2018. While you wait, you can flip through some of our previous editions.
Find your dream vendors
Of course the whole point of The Bride’s Tree is to help brides connect with their dream wedding vendors. We have created a categorised Wedding Directory for you. From Beauty and Makeup and Celebrants to Photographers and Marquee Hire, and everything in-between – we have it all, and they are all local to the Sunshine Coast.