Geelong celebrant, Sarah Milgate shares her top five tips for a successful and stress-free wedding day.

Self love

Planning a wedding can be an overwhelming and stressful time. It is important that you and your partner take time out for yourselves and each other. Lean on each other and your friends and family for support, they will want to be there for you.

Budget budget budget

A wedding in Australia costs an average of $30,000. Yes that is a lot of money but you do only plan on doing it once, so you want to make sure it is perfect and represents the two of you perfectly. Set a budget early but understand that things pop up and can change.

Always have a contingency

If Covid has taught up anything it is that unfortunately we cannot control everything and this also includes the weather. Make sure you plan for the unexpected and discuss your options with each other and your vendors. Make sure you understand your vendors Covid conditions and also have a wet weather option. You can never over plan.

Your wedding, your way 

It is your wedding so make sure it reflects the two of you and is what you want, not what you think you should have. It is the one day you will look back on and you don’t want to have any regrets. Make it personal by including readings, poems, a ritual or even your pets. 

Trust your gut

Try not to get caught up in what you should do or what other people want you to do. This applies to your vendors especially, if a provider doesn’t give you the warm and fuzzies there will be one who does, so keep looking. If something doesn’t feel right it probably isn’t so trust your gut and keep moving.

Covid has affected everyone and knowing how much planning goes into a wedding it is devastating when something gets in the way of those plans. It is completely out of the control of you and your providers so try not to let it get you down. During this time, it is more important than ever to stick together and have plans in place in case something happens.


With more than eight years experience in Event Management, Timeless Events By Sarah will be there for you from start to finish.
From the very first meeting to announcing the happily married couple, Sarah aims to take the stress out of your day and ensure you enjoy your special moment to the fullest. She prides herself on relating and connecting with couples and creating a unique, fun and vibrant ceremony.  

Sarah understands what it takes to plan a wedding and is also available to assist in all stages of the planning process, offering MC and Event Management services to be there from beginning to end. Let’s start your day of celebrations right.

0458 823 272