So, you’ve been secretly planning your wedding on Pinterest for the last 10 years. But now that you’re actually engaged, you have no idea where the heck to begin!
If you’re already feeling overwhelmed, don’t stress – you’ll be pleased to know there are so many incredible websites, blogs, and online resources available to help you plan your perfect day.
Whether you’re looking for styling inspiration, planning tips, pre-loved gowns, or venue recommendations, keep reading as we round up our top 10 Australian wedding websites for engaged couples below.
For Smart Wedding Planning: WedSites
Well, we couldn’t kick off our list without a special mention to our own online platform here at WedSites! Simply put, WedSites is a digital wedding planner and wedding website builder all-in-one. We’re an Australia-based startup supporting couples from around the world and have worked super hard to create a suite of smart wedding planning tools that help couples save time and stay organised.
Our online platform allows you to build a personalised wedding website, send digital invitations, track RSVPs online, and create a custom wedding planning checklist, with a bunch of helpful features including a budget calculator and seating chart creator. Plus, we’re constantly sharing wedding planning tips, free templates, and printable checklists right here on our blog!
For Women In Love: Dancing With Her
Dancing With Her is the world’s leading wedding resource for LGTBQ+ women. Launched in 2017, this empowering wedding publication is available in both digital and print edition, and pride themselves on celebrating and showcasing women in love.
Along with featuring real wedding stories, dreamy styled shoots, and the latest industry insights, Dancing With Her has also curated a directory of inclusive wedding vendors from across the globe. We love everything these guys stand for, and their dedication to improving diversity and representation in the wedding industry across Australia and the world.
For Venue Hunting: Wedshed
No idea where to begin with finding your dream wedding venue? Enter: Wedshed.
WedShed is an online directory featuring the best of the best local wedding venues and suppliers in Australia, Bali, and New Zealand. This clever platform makes it super simple to research and narrow down your ideal location, all from the comfort of your home.
You can refine your venue search using specific filters such as location, guest capacity, facilities, and property type – from chapels to restaurants, warehouses, and vineyards! Once you’ve compiled your short-list, you can then enquire with each venue directly via the website to ask questions or arrange a viewing.
For Eco-Friendly Wedding Tips: Less Stuff More Meaning
If you’re the kind of couple who values mindfulness, connection, and protecting our planet, you’ll love the online community at Less Stuff More Meaning.
Described as the hub for eco-friendly and ethical weddings in Australia and New Zealand, these guys are dedicated to helping couples plan their day with less stuff, less stress, and more joy. The platform features a handpicked directory of eco-conscious wedding vendors, a “Mindfully Wed” digital wedding planning guide, and plenty of real weddings to be inspired by.
For LGBT Couples and Their Allies: Mr Theodore
Mr Theodore is Australia’s largest same-sex wedding guide, dedicated to promoting local wedding suppliers that are supportive of marriage equality.
This popular online platform showcases an array of same-sex love stories, helpful wedding planning resources, and a specialist directory of inclusive vendors. You can also purchase your own print copy of The Mr Theodore Magazine via the website, or book in for a Wedding Planning Consultation with founder Alexander Ross.
For Real Wedding Inspiration: Hello May
Hello May has long been one of our favourite places to find modern, on-trend wedding inspiration here in Australia. Known for their epic real wedding features, these guys take you behind-the-scenes of each celebration as they interview the newlyweds and share their unique stories.
Along with their beautiful online blog and directory, Hello May is also available to purchase in print, with each magazine filled to the brim with bridal fashion, beauty tips, planning advice, vendor recommendations, and real wedding stories. Plus, yearly subscriptions are available to get you through the entire wedding planning journey!
For Wedding Dress Shopping: Still White
Looking to save some extra dollars at your wedding? Purchasing a pre-loved gown is a great way to maximise your budget, while also being friendlier on the environment. Still White makes it super easy to shop your dream wedding dress from home, as Australia’s largest online marketplace for pre-loved and sample gowns.
You can explore thousands of premium dresses at a range of price points (including brands like Grace Loves Lace, Made With Love, and Karen Wilis Holmes), with the option to filter your search by size, style, designer, and budget. And once you find your dream dress? You can sell it again on Still White after the big day!
For Creative Wedding Ideas: Nouba
Nouba is another one of our go-to sources for nontraditional wedding inspiration in Australia and New Zealand. This design-driven bridal blog is dedicated to creative couples, featuring stacks of real weddings, DIY tutorials, and a directory of epic local suppliers. You can even filter their real weddings by style (eg: rustic, colourful, industrial) to help you easily find relevant inspiration for your upcoming celebration. Not to mention a seriously beautiful Instagram feed we could spend hours scrolling through!
For Luxury Bridal Accessories: The White Files
The White Files is a modern wedding blog and curated bridal marketplace for Australian brides. Along with showcasing modern, fashion-forward weddings, the platform also features an online store with everything you need to complete your wedding day attire – think gowns, earrings, wedding bands, and hair accessories from premium designers across the globe. Perfect for brides wanting to add a hint of luxury into their special day!
For Vendor Recommendations: One Fine Day
If you’re ready to build your dream team of vendors, look no further than One Fine Day. Not just a boutique wedding fair, this online hub features a handpicked edit of trusted wedding professionals across Australia, from photographers to stylists, planners, celebrants, decor hire, and more.
Along with a directory of premium suppliers, the website also includes a blog packed with inspiration, and a mailing list so you can stay up to date with special offers, supplier discounts, and upcoming events.
Looking for more wedding planning inspiration? Head over to the blog for our latest tips on wedding etiquette, budgeting, guest lists, and more!