4 savvy entrepreneurial women share their best bridal tips

Any bride-to-be knows there are a million decisions to be made leading up to the big day. However, preparing for the occasion shouldn’t be cause for stress. So who better to spill the scoop on wedding hair, make up tips and seating plans than savvy women who’ve already walked down the aisle, survived the reception and danced until dawn? Read on for the clever bridal tips and tricks that every bride-to-be will appreciate.



Publicist at Communiqué

“Your wedding day is not the time to experiment with a different hair-style or make-up.  Spend time time leading up to the wedding trying out how you want to look on your wedding day and make sure you provide your hair and makeup artist with some references.”

“A videographer is essential – it was the best thing that we did.  The day goes by so quickly, so it’s nice to be able to watch a highlight video capturing your wedding day with all your loved ones.”

Elle Halliwell


Daily Telegraph Fashion Editor, Nova 96.9 Host and Channel 9 Commentator

“Arrange small time outs with your husband during the wedding reception. Taking five minutes for yourselves just outside the reception space to take in the moment and catch up is so important as it will help you to enjoy the night together.”

Bianca Cheah Wedding


Founder and Managing Director of Sporteluxe.com

“During the official ceremony keep it real and keep the guests engaged. I took a selfie just after I kissed my husband and that got the crowd cheering and laughing. Also make your vows humorous, it’s a winner with the guests. I threw in that I promised to be tidy and shut the wardrobe doors 🙂 “

“It’s a bride’s worst nightmare for their dress to pull at the sharp heel of their shoes walking down the aisle let alone falling over. So to stop this, file the heel of your shoes so the edges are smooth. This way the fabric will glide past the heel rather than snagging your veil or dress”

“Stop, breathe and be in every single moment as much as you can, while you can and where you can. The time flies by so quickly and before you know it, the night has ended.”

Julie Stevanja, Stylerunner founder


Founder and CEO of Stylerunner.com

“Create mood boards on Pinterest, and find beautiful bridal accounts on Instagram (I like @the_lane)”

“Set a deadline for everything to be finalised at least 3 days before the wedding. That way you can spend a couple of days relaxing, getting nails done and going to a spa so that you feel amazing on the day!”

“Don’t underestimate how long the seating plan will take. Give yourself a few days to revise it and sleep on it before you lock it in.”