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Wedding Day Emergency Kit

The venue is decorated to perfection, you’ve picked out the most delicious wedding cake, your groom is waiting for you at the end of the aisle and you have your dream wedding dress from Bridal Secrets. After all that careful preparation and planning, you are finally about to marry the one, your one. The last thing you want is a minor mishap to ruin your special day. Having a few small things on hand for when disaster strikes can help. Give this list to your bridesmaids so they can make sure your wedding day runs smoothly.


Bobby pins and hair …

Your Wedding Plan Timeline

Your wedding day will be one of the most memorable days of your life and with a little preparation, you can save yourself a lot of stress and disappointment.

12 – 16 Months

Set your budget: This is vital to focus on from the beginning so you know how to allocate your funds to the areas that are most important to you.
Book the venues: Venues can book out far in advance, so to make sure you find the perfect location to suit your date and budget – make sure you get in early!

12 Months

Start a vision board: Once you have the venue …

Makeup and Hair Ideas for Your Wedding Day

On your wedding day, you want to feel like the best version of you. There are some key rules to guide you on your way down the aisle to help you feel confident and beautiful on your special day.

It’s important to have makeup that flatters your colouring for your wedding day. A trial with a makeup artist is a must to make sure you feel gorgeous on your big day. Bring in any jewellery you will be wearing and a swatch from your dress. Make sure you photograph yourself with your makeup on to see if there will be any …

Adding Colour to Your Wedding Outfit

Weddings are a deeply personal ceremony and celebration, which is why so many brides-to-be find picking a dress that best reflects their personal style so difficult. Bridal Dresses come in a huge range of cuts, fabrics and lengths, but for creative brides that want something a little more different with colour, it can be difficult finding a gown that balances grace and timeless style. So, in a world filled with colours of pearl, white, ivory and cream, how can a bride find something a little different?

Bejewell and Beguile
One of the easiest and most effective ways to add a touch …

The Biggest Wedding Dress Fails

Picking the perfect bridal gown comes with many stresses, especially when there are so many gorgeous designs and options to choose from! Having helped hundreds (or thousands?!) of blushing brides select a stunning bridal dress for their special day, we have seen, experienced and solved almost every sort of bridal-based challenge in the industry.

To help you avoid fashion fails for your big moment, we have compiled our best tips to help you and your bridal party get on the right track to wedded bliss.

Letting someone else call the shots
Well-meaning but overbearing friends, mums and grandmothers can single-handedly derail what …

Deciding on your wedding dress

Recently we conducted a quiz to learn what details preoccupied brides when planning their wedding. From wedding dresses (bridal dress or bridal gown?) to accessories (pearls or diamonds?) to flowers (roses or lilies?) and more, we got a sense of the burning questions that brides must typically address. In this post, we’ll cover deciding on your wedding dress.


Perhaps more than any other single item, the defining feature of a wedding is the wedding dress. It’s the dress that serves as the centrepiece in wedding albums. And it is the dress that many brides have dreamed about since girlhood when …

Selecting bridal accessories

Recently we conducted a quiz to learn what details preoccupied brides when planning their wedding. From wedding dresses (bridal dress or bridal gown?) to accessories (pearls or diamonds?) to flowers (roses or lilies?) and more, we got a sense of the burning questions that brides must typically address. In this post, we’ll cover choosing accessories to go with your bridal wear.


We asked survey participants “What kind of accessories will you/did you wear on your wedding day?”. Some participants chose to honour the British tradition of “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue…”. Others added a bit of sparkle …

How To Make Your Wedding Day Extra Special

Your wedding day is one day you will never forget but with a few small touches, your wedding can be as unique as you are.

Signature Drinks
Choose a few of you and your partner’s favourite cocktails to serve at your wedding and name them after a special moment or memory. That time you were drinking sangria on your first date at a Spanish restaurant, your favourite red from that wine tasting or even that unique cocktail you whipped up during a night in.

Don’t forget that boutique beer you discovered on a road trip for the lucky groom.

Read Also: Selecting …

The Do’s and Don’ts of Wedding Dress Shopping

The Do’s
Do bring an honest group of friends and family that know you well. Having other people who know your style can help you decide when you are spoilt for choice and also be able to tell you the truth if something just isn’t working for you.

Do bring any lingerie or shapewear that you intend to wear under your wedding dress. A convertible bra is a great option as you can alter it depending on the gown you’re trying on.

Do be open-minded: Bridal boutiques like Bridal Secret are full of professional staff that are passionate about finding the …

Why It’s Better to Buy Your Wedding Dress from a Local Shop Rather Than Online

To buy online or not to buy online, that is the question. If you’re debating whether it’s better to order wedding dresses online or head down to a local store, we’re here to tell you just why checking out Sydney wedding dresses at a real life shop just makes better sense. Read on to find out why!

Avoid huge mistakes
We’ve all see those dress horror stories on the internet. The misshapen mess ordered from China, the cream dress instead of the white, the rash-inducing fabric – yuck! Who wants to make a mistake with their wedding dress? Online stores …

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