Help! I’m the Maid of Honour!

Being chosen as the maid of honour for a friend’s wedding is one of those great roles people long for. But what, exactly is expected? And with the changing nature of weddings, do you have to deliver a maid of honour’s speech? Here’s a quick guide to get you started. The role First and foremost,Continue reading “Help! I’m the Maid of Honour!”

Gay Marriage Name Changes

LGBTIQA+ couples getting married have a slew of traditions to wade through to decide what works for them. But gay marriage name changes are possibly one of the most significant of them. The question of whether—and how—to decide about a name change is still tough for same sex couples getting married. So in this postContinue reading “Gay Marriage Name Changes”

Great Dates for Weddings 2023

What are the best wedding dates for 2023, Australia? I have a few suggestions… Special days Quite a few special days happen to fall on a Saturday in 2023 Dates with nice numbers Novelty dates with little competition Avoiding Saturdays for your wedding ceremony can make booking easier and save you some cash. 2023 hasContinue reading “Great Dates for Weddings 2023”

Wedding Music Tip #4

FIND WEDDING PLAYLISTS THAT SUIT YOU Finding wedding playlists to suit your ceremony is a challenge. And although the technology that rides around in our pocket has dramatically opened up the options, there is now even more to wade through! Have you ever had that feeling that there must be the perfect playlist out thereContinue reading “Wedding Music Tip #4”

What Do We Have To Say?

If you want a short ceremony or you’re going to write your ceremony yourself, here is what you have to include.

Given Away?

When it comes to gay wedding ideas, giving away the bride is not the most obvious consideration, but it can be relevant for same sex couples.

BDM Fee Increase

On an entirely different note for this blog, a price hike has led me to review my pricing structure for weddings. Victoria’s Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) recently increased the cost of birth, death and marriage certificates by almost 50%. In my opinion, this increase is not just extreme in value, but alsoContinue reading “BDM Fee Increase”

Help! I’m the Best Man!

Being chosen as the best man for a friend’s wedding is one of those great honours people long for. But how do you write a best man’s speech, and what else is expected? Here’s a quick guide to get you started. The role First and foremost, a best man should remember that he is thereContinue reading “Help! I’m the Best Man!”

Wedding Music Tip #3

CLASSIC WEDDING SONGS Classic wedding songs used to be social cues. When I was a lad we knew when to stand and when to sit based on the tune that was being played. These days, I have to tell guests when it’s time to stand or sit. I like it when couples select music that’sContinue reading “Wedding Music Tip #3”

Changing Your Name After Marriage in Victoria

You don’t have to change your name when you get married. But if you decide to, the most challenging part is prioritising what to do first. So here’s a guide for newlyweds changing their name after marriage in Victoria. What are my rights? You always retain the right to use the name on your birthContinue reading “Changing Your Name After Marriage in Victoria”

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