24 Amazing Places to Elope in Australia

Australia has many beautiful locations for an elopement wedding.  From white sand beaches to rolling green hills.  From bustling urban centres to iconic landmarks.  Whatever your vision is for your special day, you’ll find the perfect destination for your elopement in Australia.  

You’re spoilt for choice with places like these…

Awesome Places to Elope in NSW

1. Hunter Valley

Elopement Venue Hunter Valley

As one of Australia’s most popular winery regions, the Hunter Valley is somewhat of an international landmark.  Tourists flock here for the laid back country vibe, beautiful vineyard vistas and the many international events that are hosted among the vines.

There’s so much to do in the Hunter Valley that you can easily spend 5 days enjoying all that's on offer here.  Hire bikes and enjoy a leisurely ride along the well worn scenic route between wineries. Stop to say hello to the Kangaroos grazing in fields along the way.  And of course, enjoy some of the world’s finest food and wines at the many award winning restaurants in the area. 

Elopement Tip - Take a hot air balloon ride and get married high above the vineyard dotted countryside! 

2. Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour Elopement LocationSydney Harbour from Lavender Bay - Fiona + Bobby Photography

Sydney is home to many great landmarks and iconic locations. No more so, than Sydney Harbour.  And you can get married at just about all of them including; under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, at the Sydney Opera House, in front of or at one of the many venues inside Luna Park.  

There’s also many beautiful spots for wedding ceremonies and photos in the Rocks precinct. Hickson Road Reserve is a popular place for taking photos as it offers a plethora of backdrops from the iconic Sydney Ferries, to Circular Quay, the bridge and Opera House.  Expect to see multiple wedding parties jostling for spots in the Spring and Summer months - and a queue of Limos parked in the nearby narrow streets.  

Sydney harbour also offers many locations a little more off-the-beaten track including secluded beaches, corner cafes and local seaside swimming pools which are all perfect spots for small and intimate wedding ceremonies.

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3. Leura

Around 100km from Sydney in the Blue Mountains National Park, you’ll find the sleepy town of Leura. Mount Solitary is a rocky peak just south of the town. The 360-degree view you have of the park from this vantage point, is truly sublime and quite possibly the single best place to elope in Australia. 

The area is perfect for hiking enthusiasts with many bushwalking tracks on offer.  Explore local waterfalls or bring your tent and head out overnight during spring and autumn.  (There’s a high risk of fires during summer) 

If shopping is more your thing, you’ll love the town’s quirky boutiques and cafes which offer cosy fires during the colder winter months.  Leura is the perfect destination for winter elopements because you can stay secluded in luxury for a week without seeing a single other soul.

4. Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay Elopement VenueSituated in the south-east of New South Wales, Jervis Bay makes for a picturesque getaway. The incredibly soft and pristine white sand, see-through turquoise water and the seclusion from larger civilisation, is perfect for a micro wedding. 

There’s hardly anyone around except for the occasional humpback whale, a few dolphins and a couple of cheeky wallabies. Just you, your lover, the wildlife and sun.

5. Tathra

Further south on the Sapphire Coast is the happening little holiday spot of Tathra. This is a great spot for families with affordable accommodation. The heritage listed Tathra Wharf is a beautiful spot for wedding photos and a great place to stop for coffee.

Right by the town of Tathra is the Mimosa Rocks National Park and for those who love adventure, the Bundadung tracks offer some of Australia’s best mountain biking. There’s plenty of places to elope here, including Moon Bay where you can swim after. Or along the Middle Lagoon walking track which is a brilliant spot for an intimate photo session and champagne picnic.

Awesome Places to Elope in VIC

6. Melbourne

Melbourne ElopementStreet Weddings in Melbourne - Gold and Grit Photography

If you want to have an elopement in a city that never sleeps, be dazzled by lights and incredible street murals, shop until you’re ready to drop, enjoy great coffee, have a cocktail in an underground bar and generally feast your senses, then Melbourne is the perfect secret wedding location for you.

Often described as Australia’s cultural epicenter, Melbourne has a great choice of clubs, pubs, wine bars, restaurants and event venues.  The Melbourne Cricket Ground in the centre of the city hosts many sporting events and there are plenty of theatres and concert venues for shows and music events. If there’s something happening right now, it’s happening in melbourne!

FYI, many of the best drinking and eating spots in town have no street signage so you’ll need to do a little investigative work to find out where to go. You can ask your wedding celebrant to point you in the right direction.  There's several groovin' Melbourne celebrants in our list of the 25 best elopement celebrants in Australia. They'll give you the run down on current happening places.

7. Geelong

Those of you that love to go sailing or boat riding, this public port is a great option for an elopement location. Quiet yet not too quiet, the shoreline offers some great spots for a low key reception dinner.  And for your ceremony, Geelong is a place for those that want to get married out on the water. It's also home to many classic car shows.

8. West Gippsland

For those that love adventure and the great outdoors, West Gippsland will top your list of perfect elopement locations. The area is an hour and 15 minutes drive from Melbourne and offers lots in the way of bushwalks, hidden waterfalls, secluded wooden walk bridges and seemingly unexplored forest.  There’s loads of places for completely private wedding ceremonies surrounded by some of nature’s best treasures.

West Gippsland Destination Elopements
Toorongo Falls Reserve by Bonnie Pix & Flix  

The Toorongo Falls Reserve is Jurrasic, lush with thick lime green vegetation and rocky flowing streams. Grand Ridge Rail Trail is a must do!  The mining town of Walhalla can be explored on foot, making it a great activity leading up to your ceremony.

9. Aire Valley

Slap bang in the center of the Olangolah Plantation lies the Aire Valley. The breathtaking waterfalls are surrounded by very dense foliage. There are hiking paths around the falls, but there’s no direct route to them. Those who want utter privacy coupled with a beautiful background, need not look any further.

One of the best experiences in the Aire Valley includes having breakfast with Australia’s friendliest Koalas at Lavers Hill.  (Fancy having your wedding ceremony witnessed by a Koala?)

10. King Valley

Excellent wineries, artisan food, gorgeous coastlines and a brilliant choice of accommodation. King Valley is located in Victoria, just north of the Gracebrook Vineyards. Bright green fields are left undisturbed, right by the vineyards, so you can have a small private elopement outside. Take a stroll by the bank of the King River for amazing wedding photographs.

Elopements Places in Tasmania

11. Launceston

Launceston Destination Elopements

The stunning country landscape surrounding Launceston provides a gorgeous backdrop for your elopement - Jonathan Wherrett Photography

The final stop of the River Tamar, this beautiful town and it’s gorgeous hillside suburbs are a treat for your weekend strolls. One of the city’s best places to get married is Cataract Gorge Reserve.  A unique basin with walking trails, a public swimming pool, beautifully maintained gardens and spectacular views of the gorge waterway from atop its own chairlift.

Have photos with the local barefoot kids playing at the waters edge, in the beautiful gardens and of course, while you experience a ride up the hillside.

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12. Canberra

The nation’s capital city is actually a lot quieter and more spacious per person, than almost any other capital around the world. The Australian War Memorial is definitely one of the largest attractions and would make for a nice backdrop to your elopement.

Science and technology buffs will love a Questacon wedding while the more politically minded among us could venture to Parliament House.

13. Tidbinbilla

ACT Elopement VenuesAustralia's quintessential farming landscape just outside of Tidbinbilla - Translucent Photography

In the heart of the Australian Capital Territory, the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve lies silently in one of the most beautiful mountainous regions in the Australia. Take a hike through the jungle, out onto the plains, stand on the boulders and watch the sunrise together. With almost no one for hundreds of miles around, you couldn’t ask for a more secret wedding location.

Tidbinbilla gates open at 7.30am and close 6pm in winter and 8pm in summer.  The nearby Gibraltar Falls offers another stunning option.

Awesome Places to Elope in Queensland

14. Albany Island

Right at the most northern part of Queensland, is Albany Island. As if you weren’t already in paradise, you’ll find palm trees, soft golden sand, small wooden cottages and all the coconuts you could possibly eat. There’s plenty of privacy on the island, especially on the beaches as most of the coast is bare. 

Set up camp and bring your own hammock.  For the evening of your wedding, hire a wedding stylist & caterer to create a romantic dinner for two on the beach.  Imagine just the two of you and your very own stretch of the whitest sand and bluest water you’ve ever seen.  

There’s a restaurant on the island and organised fishing trips.

15. Brisbane

Brisbane ElopementsBrisbane River Weddings - Oakman Photography 

Brisbane is a great urban setting for a small wedding. Sitting pretty on a river, there are plenty of water activities to do with your short list of guests. You can go jet skiing, boating, parasailing, or snorkelling in Moreton Bay. At night, you can book a private table at one of the city’s skyline restaurants and watch the city lights from above.

16. Woodfordia

Just outside the Bellthorpe Forest Reserve 2, Woodfordia is a small town that holds one of Australia’s top arts and music festivals. Those that love folk music and dancing, should make this their elopement location. You’re right by the forest to hold your secluded ceremony but at night, you can sing and dance away with your small troop or newly made like-minded friends.

Elopement Destinations in Western Australia

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17. Perth

Taking the title for the greatest coastal city in Australia is Perth. What a jewel, this place is. Unlike Melbourne or Brisbane, Perth doesn’t have a bay. Instead, it’s suburbs are open to the Indian Ocean. This means you can go surfing during the daytime and then have your ceremony on the beach at sunset.

Ride or walk along the flat cycle paths that follow the Swan River.  Experience the affluent suburbs and make plans for your retirement here.  The weather is perfect, the people are friendly and the pace of life is more country than urban.

18. Gibson Desert Nature Reserve

If you want a small wedding with absolute privacy and loads of open space, then the Gibson Nature Reserve in Western Australia is one of the top elopement locations for you. It is exactly as it is in the photos. Red sand, barren flatlands, in the middle of nowhere and with just a few termite mounds to keep your company. 

You might be the first couple to elope here!

19. Cape Le Grand

This isn’t just any old beach location. It's completely empty of people. Situated in the south of the Western Territory, you have an entire coastline to yourself. You can, of course, visit tourist hotspots such as Frenchman Peak, giving you a view for hundreds of miles around.

20. Pink Lake

Pink Lake Elopement DestinationPink Lake - WA

Standing in front of a biological marvel like Pink Lake will make your wedding unique. The pink water occurs to the algae that react to the light and heat on certain days. A large swell of water that is literally pink, could also be used to symbolise your love for one another.  

Hire a wedding photographer that offers drone photos to capture the best of your experience in this unique place.

21. Prince Regent National Park

In the northern part of Western Australia, this protected UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve can be surveyed from the air. Book yourself a plane guide that will whizz you and your lover around the skies, so you can observe the waterfalls, convergence of rivers and the incredible orange rock cliffs. 

Elopement Destinations in South Australia

22. Adelaide

Adelaide Elopement There's a growing number of murals appearing in Adelaide - Bridget Quain Photography 

If you want your elopement to be in an urban city without the hectic vibe, then Adelaide could be your first choice. It's a coastal city so you get the best of both worlds. The world-famous Adelaide Central Market is where you can buy exotic produce if you’re planning on cooking yourselves. It’s also a short drive away from the Cleland Conservation Park where you can walk among emus. 

23. Granite Island

Jump aboard the horse drawn tram and cross the wooden causeway from Victor Harbor to Granite Island.  Make friends with a penguin, get married on a huge granite boulder, walk the Kaiki track and spot a southern right right whale between June and October.  

Take a picnic and enjoy the spectacular views.  Watch out for sheep poo on the west side of the island!  

24. Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

Take an adventure to an outback wedding destination in South Australia.  A stupendous example of ancient aboriginal art, this park is for those that want a backdrop that has stood the test of time. Surrounded by beautiful rolling hills, you have ultimate privacy but more than enough room to hold a small wedding.

Australia is truly blessed with many serene and empty spaces that could be the backdrop for your secret wedding ceremony. Elopements are special because they’re private, intimate and perhaps that little bit extra meaningful. Get our guide to the 25 most recommended elopement celebrants in Australia. They can help you find the perfect location for your elopement.

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South Coast Farm Venues

Wanting a farm wedding on the South Coast?  Get your gumboots ready because we’ve got loads of options to share with you.  Here’s a quick list of preferred Farm Venues on the South Coast or for more options, download the complete list of 74 South Coast Wedding Venues.

And just a heads-up, farms are one of the first venues to get booked out during peak wedding season so make sure you enquire with them early.  Here’s a run down on the farms available for weddings on the South Coast...

Farm Venues on the South Coast

For the full farm experience including climbing over paddock fences in your whitest best there’s plenty of working cattle and horse farms in the area.  All working farms have on-site accommodation so you can enjoy the property and it’s furry inhabitants over several days.

If sharing the views with a Llama or two and collecting chook eggs is more your thing there’s loads of farmlets and farm stay properties with DA approval for weddings.  These properties range in size and cater from elopements right up to weddings with 180 guests.

And if it’s largely the fresh and relaxing country air you’re looking for, many properties that double as event venues in the area are surrounded in neighbouring farm land.  These venues include wineries, breweries, estates and the like.   Many of these venues are popular with couples as you can have a ‘farm wedding’ even though the venue isn’t actually a farm itself. 

Farm Weddings on the South CoastCupitts Winery & Brewery on the South Coast.  Image by Olguin Photography

For this reason, we recommend downloading the complete list of South Coast Venues.  Amongst the 74 wedding venues on this list there's loads of properties that are either surrounded by or have a neighbouring paddock or two.

Whether you’re wanting to cuddle furry creatures or soak up the relaxing country air, enjoy peace and privacy or take in the epic farmland views across hills and out to the ocean, the South Coast has a huge variety of farm style properties for every type of wedding experience. 

Farm Venues in the Illawarra

The Illawarra region has several farm styled wedding venues, and they come with extra trimmings. One of our favourites is a popular family-owned winery and microbrewery in Gerringong, where you can also stay the night in a 4 bedroom cottage.  Not only does this property provide a gorgeous setting amongst the vines, the view across rolling farm hills, the mountains and ocean is Illawarra at its country finest.  

Gerringong itself is a fertile dairy farming area perched atop an impressive headland.  It’s hard to escape the dramatic ocean views and is one of the reasons the area enjoys so many weddings.  

The town is quaint and bustling with several interesting shops and the area boasts an impressive food and wine scene.  There’s plenty of hinterland and seaside holiday homes to book for guests, and for those that prefer a hotel, Wollongong is a short 35 minute drive.  Nearby towns of Gerroa and Berry also offer plenty of entertainment and places to stay.

Illawarra Farm VenueFarm weddings at Seacliff House in the Illawarra.  Enjoy 360 degree farm land views that stretch to the ocean.  Image by Alana Taylor Photography

Another hugely popular venue in the area has 360 degree views across 500 acres of cattle farming countryside.  Late in 2017 the old farm shed on the property was converted into a modern barn to host weddings.  It’s a photographer’s dream with 20 metres of floor to ceiling black steel framed windows creating a beautiful light-filled and ambient space.  There’s even a sandstone fireplace making it a cosy and romantic venue for winter weddings.

Farm Weddings in the IllawarraThe Barn at Seacliff House

The Illawarra has several other farm style venues including a heritage property and a woolshed. You'll find these venues in our complete list of 74 South Coast Venues

Farm Venues in the Shoalhaven

Choosing a farm wedding in the Shoalhaven is exciting for everyone - both you, and your guests.  The landscape from its country paddocks to pristine white sand beaches, turquoise water and native bush surrounds makes it one of the most spectacular places in the world.  Adventure starts here!

For water lovers there’s surf beaches, kite surfing, snorkelling, diving and paddle boarding.  If you're engaging in water sports try to avoid bumping into a whale :) From May to November the annual migration takes place and you’ll easily spot whales heading to warmer waters from the coastline.  If you’re having a spring wedding in the area, keep your eye out for the newborn whale calves on their way back south. 

Aside from the other aquatic wildlife attractions including seals, penguins and dolphins, you might also spot an elusive platypus if you’re staying or getting married at one of the area’s many farms.  Just about all farms have resident kangaroos, the area has a healthy population of wombats and the birdlife here is to behold.

Several South Coast farms have enough onsite accommodation to sleep your entire guest list.  A popular property for smaller weddings, houses up to 30 guests in the main residence.  This venue has several gorgeous ceremony and reception options including a long table under the stars or in refurbished horse stables.

Farm Venue in Horse StablesBundara Farm caters for micro weddings of up to 30 guests.

Most of the weekender farms, where you can hire the property exclusively for several days have both outdoor and covered wedding reception venue options.  One of our favourite places offers a renovated hay shed and barn overlooking a dam where kangaroos graze for weddings of up to 180 guests.  

The property has a range of spaced out and self-contained cottages including wilderness huts and boat sheds so that up to 53 guests can stay onsite with you, in individual accommodation.  Your guests can pick greens from the veggie patch, collect fresh hen eggs and take carrots to Rosie the chestnut horse who is not shy to pose in your wedding photos.

Shoalhaven Farm Wedding VenueThe wide-open kangaroo-filled property of Worrowing in Jervis Bay with it's unique boat sheds to accommodate wedding guests.  

The South Coast also has plenty of not-exactly-a-farm wedding venues surrounded by farmland.  There are wineries where cows graze in the surrounding paddocks.  There’s a farmlet with affordable marquee options.  There’s also a horse farm where you can enjoy a peaceful and private wedding ceremony on the banks of the Shoalhaven River followed by a rustic reception in the converted indoor arena. 

Finding a farm wedding venue in the Shoalhaven is easy - there’s loads of them, and we’ve got them all listed here for you.  

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Farm Venues in the Southern Highlands

A convenient two hours from both Sydney and Canberra and nestled in the stunning bush surrounds of the Southern Highlands, are several working farms which are hugely popular for weddings.  You’ll want to enquire about these properties as early as possible as they’re often booked out more than 18 months in advance!

“Oozing rustic charm and with acres of idyllic picturesque surrounds” could just about describe every wedding venue in this region.  Some have water views of rivers or dams.  Some have heritage listed features.  There’s ruins, sculptures, award winning garden art, boat sheds, jetties, hay sheds, barns and more photo opportunities per inch of grazing land than you can herd a highland cattle with.

Every wedding venue in the Southern Highlands is spectacular.  And rustic.  From glam and brand new high ceiling barns with floor to ceiling cathedral windows to shelf lined walls overflowing in books.  

And the sunsets in the Southern Highlands are spectacular!  Local wedding photographers will tell you that there's nowhere in Australia that does sunset wedding photos quite as magically as the Southern Highlands.  

Farm venue in the Southern HighlandsThe incredible Bendooley Estate in the Southern Highlands

If you want to get further off the beaten path head to Gundaroo in the Southern Tablelands where wide open farmlands are home to an abundance of native wildlife including kangaroos, wombats, echidnas and wallabies.  There’s a farm on 170 acres of grazing land here that hosts weddings in their hayshed.  You can have your wedding ceremony near the creek winding behind an old shearing shed or in the homestead’s manicured gardens.  You can also stay for the weekend in a cottage on the property and get ready on the morning of your wedding here.

Farm Venues in the Far South Coast

Further South on the Sapphire Coast is a purpose built event centre on historic farm land where you can invite 200+ of your nearest and dearest and have a good ‘ol kick up in the yesteryear styled barn.  The venue also offers smaller cocktail events of up to 60 in their gardens.  

The far South Coast also has a range of farm-style properties where you’ll find plenty of wide open space, fresh country air and a horse or two in the neighbouring paddocks.

Bundara Farm KometHave a cuddle with Komet at Bundara Farm

Whatever style of farm wedding you’re planning, there’s a property for it on the South Coast.  Download the complete list of 74 South Coast wedding venues to help you get started on your search.  Cover image: Translucent Photography @ Cupitts

Tales from a Covid-Bride

I’ve always dreamt about what my wedding day would look like. From a young age, I’ve had my Pinterest board adorned with white lace dresses, moody floral arrangements and almost too-good-to-eat cakes.

When I got engaged in January 2019, the dream became a reality and instead of pinning to my wedding board, I was able to start making enquiries and booking wedding vendors.

I’m a very organised person and like to know what’s happening at all times. So it only took my fiance and I a few months to lock in everything from the venue to entertainment, our photographer, celebrant and even my dress.

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Ovolo Woolloomooloo - Dom & Florian's wedding venue (image by Fiona & Bobby)

And because I’m organised, I’d also already thought of what could go wrong in the lead up to, and on my wedding day. There were backup plans to my backup plan! But it’s difficult to preempt a global pandemic.

We were to marry on March 28th 2020. My fiance and I resigned from our jobs with exciting plans to move to Paris after the wedding. We would have our first year as newlyweds in the most romantic city in the world.

But March came around, and time started to tick by in super slow motion.

News of a flu-like bug exploding in China had seemed so insignificant to our wedding plans. But every couple of days, there was Scott Morrison appearing before us on our TV’s with news that Australia was not immune to Covid-19. We were told to brace for a total lifestyle overhaul.

I never thought an invisible bug would impact my wedding. Yet here we were. Our
prospects of achieving a wedding and moving abroad were getting slimmer by the day. My well laid plans in disarray. Cue random bursts of crying at the drop of a hat.

On the 20th of March, 8 days before our wedding, the Australian borders were closed to all international travellers. The announcement was expected so we already knew that some guests coming from overseas would no longer be able to attend our wedding.

Due to the travel ban, we had to chop around 20 people from our guest list. This meant having to reshuffle the seating plan and work with our venue to reorganise the space and catering.

The following day restrictions were set to 100 people - including venue staff and vendors.

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The Piper Room at Ovolo Woolloomooloo where Florian & Dom were to have their wedding reception. Image by Fiona & Bobby

Excluding our international attendees, we were expecting a total of 150 local guests. Uninviting 60 people was one of the most stressful and difficult moments of the entire wedding planning process. I come from a huge Italian and Spanish family. Invitees on my side alone were close to 100, plus all my fiance’s family and our combined friends. It was heartbreaking having to send out that message.

Our seven-piece band was stripped to a duo and we had to send one of the photographers home early. So many guests were incredibly understanding and some even volunteered up their spot to make more room. However, we did have a couple who weren’t impressed and haven’t spoken to me since receiving the un-invitation.

I lost count of the times I cut our guestlist and redid the seating plan. Over and over again, to try to make it work. Some days my fiance would come home to find me crawled up in the foetal position in different rooms around the house.

I was so frustrated about the entire situation and how helpless I felt in the middle of it all. I had looked forward to this day for my entire life and each week that passed saw that dream slip further out of reach.

I was annoyed at so many things I couldn’t change. I was annoyed at seeing photos posted to social media of those friends who squeezed in their wedding in the months earlier. I didn’t think I was a very jealous person, but the green-eyed monster made an appearance from time to time, leaving a path of hysterical crying and scrunched up seating plans in her path.

The week before the wedding saw the restrictions become even stricter with each venue requiring the square-metre rules enforced. With seven days between this new requirement and the wedding day, we decided our wedding was no longer looking like the day we had originally hoped or the one I dreamt of since I was a little girl. I don’t think I could have coped with the uncertainty looming over my head for another week so we made the call to postpone the wedding.

We informed our wedding reception venue and asked for available dates they had in
September for Fridays and Sundays (we knew Saturdays would have been snapped up
months beforehand). Once we were able to find a suitable date, we emailed our amazing wedding planner, Janet from J Event Design, who coordinated with our incredible vendors to lock in the new date.

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Styling, florals & wedding planning by J Event Design

We had decided to get an on-the-day coordinator to ensure everything ran smoothly and found Janet through Wedlockers. I honestly can’t recommend a wedding planner/coordinator more highly. Janet became our go-to person, taking care of all vendors throughout this process. In hindsight, I’m not sure how I would have coped without a planner.

We had no issues reorganising with our wedding vendors. We didn’t want a refund from any of them because we planned to use their services, just at a later date. In the end, we only lost about $400 in the process, which came from the florist as she wasn’t able to cancel an order of imported roses. We had the roses delivered to our house to brighten up the place.

From the day we made the decision to postpone, it felt as if a weight had been lifted and I could finally think about something other than the wedding.

It’s funny when you find another couple who had to also reschedule their wedding as you both have a mutual understanding of the pain endured in the past few months. I recently had a job interview where I bonded with the interviewer over our shared misfortune and the heartache that we’d endured having to reschedule our wedding. I ended up getting the job!

I laugh when I hear of how stressful people found planning their wedding pre-covid, thinking I would plan three weddings in place of what I went through. It’s cute you were worried about your welcome sign, I had to get a whole new one! Complaining about the cost of posting thank you notes? Try sending out invitations twice!

I guess the most important lesson I took from all of this is whilst the wedding day itself is something so many dream of, more focus should be put on why you’re getting married in the first place.

My fiance was so incredibly supportive and loving during this time, wiping away tears and sending emails all over the place. It was a great exercise of throwing a couple into a high-pressure situation and seeing how they perform.

A message to all those Brides and Grooms who have had to reschedule - hang in there! We’re all in this together. One day we’ll have the fairytale wedding we’ve always dreamt of.

And for those who have friends going through planning during Covid, reach out and let them know you’re there for them. Offer to help or lend an ear for a rant or cry. These are unprecedented times and some days are harder than others, so a quick message checking in goes a long way.

As for me, I’ll be sitting with fingers (and toes) crossed that I can finally get married at the end of September.

You can follow Dom & Florian's wedding journey at The Girl From Sydney.

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