The most stressful and important part of any wedding is the planning and getting everything exactly right for the big day. But, this exercise could soon become a breeze, writes Anna Hager.

They say that February and March are the most popular months for getting married. Explains a noticeable increase of wedding proposals around this time of year. Or it might be just as simple as the cold weather and cosy environment making husbands-to-be realise just how much they want to tie the knot with their loved one?

Whichever the reason might be, soon after the bride-to-be has recovered from a twisted and bruised wrist, caused by her girlfriends enthusiastically yanking her engagement finger into all directions it was never meant to go, the doom and gloom of planning the most important day in a girl’s life starts.

Canapés and cake, seated or standing, inside outside, priest or wedding celebrant, morning or afternoon, photos, accommodation for relatives, the honeymoon – and as you can imagine this is only the tip of the iceberg.

There’s the culling people off the wedding list to make them fit into the preferred venue exercise – should you really invite uncle Geoff and Auntie Sue, who you haven’t seen in at least ten years? Choosing the bridesmaids and groomsmen is no easy feat either and then, what should they wear?

If you’re now wondering how we suggest you could make this all a little easier, look no further than Sydney’s ultimate wedding event.

On Thursday September 15, 2010 the Opera Point Marquee, one of Sydney’s premier wedding venues, will turn into a fairytale playground for brides and grooms to be. The third annual Ultimate Wedding Planning Party (UWPP) is an exclusive event that will allow you to mingle with Sydney’s wedding planning elite, who is more than willing to share their wisdom for a small price. At $50 for a lunch session and $90 for the Evening Gala you’ll be treated like stars.

Whilst strolling through interactive booths and sipping and nibbling on complimentary champagne and canapés, you’ll get the chance to have one on one chats with experts discussing your upcoming nuptials, as well as access to UWPP exclusive special offers.


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If you’re in luck you might even win a dream honeymoon at Likuliku Lagoon Resort, courtesy of Coral Seas, V Australia and Likuliku Resort Fiji.

For those of you opting for the Evening Gala you’ll get to attend seminars with amongst others, Steven Khalil and Rhonda Hemmingway speaking about the latest in bridal couture, Anthony Del Col presenting reception styling ideas and Bobbi Brown introducing the best in terms of make-up.

If that’s not enough lucky door prizes and a gift bag worth over $500 might lure you into attending this must-see wedding planning party.

Details //  Ultimate Wedding Planning Party
Where //  Opera Point Marquee
When //  Thursday, September 15, 2010; Lunch session starts from 12pm – 2pm and Evening Gala from 6pm)
Contact //  Tickets can be purchased from; for further information visit