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How to Prepare for the Tweed Wedding Trail

As you may already know by now, wedding planning can be an all consuming, never ending big, black hole of lists, tasks, recommendations and to do’s, so we thought we’d offer our tips about how to make the most of the Tweed Wedding Trail and prepare for your day (we’re talking Trail day, not your wedding day!) So here’s five things you can do now to make things easier when the 17th of January rolls around.


Get your support crew confirmed

Think about the people you may want to come along with you. Obviously your partner, but also you want someone who is going to think of the things that you might overlook (maybe your mum) and someone who is going to make it super fun (maybe a bridesmaid or groomsmen.) January is a busy month, lots going on so make sure you get them locked in early. You can invite them along with our Facebook event.


Figure out what venues you want to visit

So if you’ve already booked a wedding venue, this decision is made purely on which suppliers you would like to meet, so make sure you check out which suppliers are where here. But if you haven’t yet figured out where you will be having your wedding it’s a good idea to narrow down the options before the day. There are 9 venues across the coast and hinterland so getting to all 9 in 5 hours will be pretty tricky. Think about your absolute non-negotiables, this may help cross some off the list. Perhaps you want a tipi wedding, you have 200 on your guest list or you want to be close to the beach. We think visiting 4 or 5 venues will be manageable, you can download some more information on the venues here.

Do some research on suppliers

There will be over 100 suppliers showcasing their creative flare and talents on the day and with all the activity at each of the venues it can be easy to get side tracked. so we suggest doing a little research on suppliers before Trail day.

Plan the day

The venues are open from 11am – 4pm, so you are free to explore at your own pace, however there are some activities that may interest you that are time dependant. Like the Tweed Eco River cruises from Ancora (departing at 10.30, 11.30 and 12.30), or the Oscar and Ivy Bridal Collection Launch Parade at Osteria (starting at 12pm, book your seat here to get a free glass of bubbles to enjoy while you watch!) Work your Trail day journey around your key times, and don’t forget to consider travel time. Google maps is your friend!

Help us be COVID Safe

Each venue will have a COVID Safe plan in place, so every person attending will be required to check in at each venue you visit. It is now mandatory that NSW venues use the Service NSW app for all check ins. We strongly recommend you download the app now to save some time on the day. Download from the Apple Store here or Google Play here.

Make a weekend out of it

Regardless of how far the journey is to the Tweed Coast from your home, driving between each of the venues can take it’s toll, so we’d recommend making a little weekend out of it, book in a cute Air Bnb or perhaps trial one of the resorts if you’re wedding guests are going to need accommodation, make a reservation for dinner and check out the local producers in the area.


We can’t wait to see you around the Tweed on Trail day!

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