How to plan a wedding in a day

In Australia, we just celebrated the 1st anniversary of everyone’s least favourite wedding planner – COVID, and it’s still running the show. With the recent, sudden Melbourne lockdown, brides are still feeling the pressure to plan an unshakeable wedding - think outdoor venues, small guest lists and back up plans.

In Australia, we just celebrated the 1st anniversary of everyone’s least favourite wedding planner – COVID, and it’s still running the show. With the recent, sudden Melbourne lockdown, brides are still feeling the pressure to plan an unshakeable wedding - think outdoor venues, small guest lists and back up plans.


Our bride did just that!


Our stunning OC Bride, Hannah, is a true testament to the resilience of the modern bride - and the power of a determined woman. When Hannah first visited us in Melbourne, she had plans of a glamorous wedding on the Vegas strip. Months later, Hannah rebooked at OC, after changing her plans to a local Melbourne wedding on the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s Day. As Melburnians now remember, Valentine’s day 2021 was spent in a snap 5 day lockdown. So, Hannah did the impossible: successfully planned and rescheduled her wedding in a day.

Read on to learn how she did it.

Our stunning OC Bride, Hannah, is a true testament to the resilience of the modern bride - and the power of a determined woman. When Hannah first visited us in Melbourne, she had plans of a glamorous wedding on the Vegas strip. Months later, Hannah rebooked at OC, after changing her plans to a local Melbourne wedding on the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s Day. As Melburnians now remember, Valentine’s day 2021 was spent in a snap 5 day lockdown. So, Hannah did the impossible: successfully planned and rescheduled her wedding in a day.

Read on to learn how she did it.

The Hannah Gown

Ever a fan of Hannah, we named her dream Vegas gown after her. With a sleek neckline and luxe Mikado fabric, the fitted silhouette is a step back into old Hollywood luxury.

The Hannah Gown

Ever a fan of Hannah, we named her dream Vegas gown after her. With a sleek neckline and luxe Mikado fabric, the fitted silhouette is a step back into old Hollywood luxury.

The Hannah Gown

Ever a fan of Hannah, we named her dream Vegas gown after her. With a sleek neckline and luxe Mikado fabric, the fitted silhouette is a step back into old Hollywood luxury.


VENUES


All Inclusive Venues

All-inclusive venues are one of the safest and easiest choices in a COVID world! With all your expenses wrapped up into one vendor, all-inclusive venues can reschedule you with ease, if needed. You need only pick the next available date. We have also seen the popularity of midweek weddings growing this year. With a busy wedding season in 2021, some of the only dates left this year are weekdays - and your bank account will love it. More affordable and available, these unconventional dates are the key if you are marrying this year.

All Inclusive Venues

All-inclusive venues are one of the safest and easiest choices in a COVID world! With all your expenses wrapped up into one vendor, all-inclusive venues can reschedule you with ease, if needed. You need only pick the next available date. We have also seen the popularity of midweek weddings growing this year. With a busy wedding season in 2021, some of the only dates left this year are weekdays - and your bank account will love it. More affordable and available, these unconventional dates are the key if you are marrying this year.

All Inclusive Venues

All-inclusive venues are one of the safest and easiest choices in a COVID world! With all your expenses wrapped up into one vendor, all-inclusive venues can reschedule you with ease, if needed. You need only pick the next available date. We have also seen the popularity of midweek weddings growing this year. With a busy wedding season in 2021, some of the only dates left this year are weekdays - and your bank account will love it. More affordable and available, these unconventional dates are the key if you are marrying this year.


Outdoor Venues

Our restrictions in Australia allow for more guests at outdoor venues, so we always recommending moving the party outside! If you need to move your date for any reason, outdoor venues will provide a safe option for moving forward in this uncertain world. One of the sweetest options is a wedding classic - the backyard wedding. You know it will always be available and home is where the heart is. Throw in a fancy tent, some fairy lights and a smaller, more intimate guest list and you are set!

Outdoor Venues

Our restrictions in Australia allow for more guests at outdoor venues, so we always recommending moving the party outside! If you need to move your date for any reason, outdoor venues will provide a safe option for moving forward in this uncertain world. One of the sweetest options is a wedding classic - the backyard wedding. You know it will always be available and home is where the heart is. Throw in a fancy tent, some fairy lights and a smaller, more intimate guest list and you are set!

Outdoor Venues

Our restrictions in Australia allow for more guests at outdoor venues, so we always recommending moving the party outside! If you need to move your date for any reason, outdoor venues will provide a safe option for moving forward in this uncertain world. One of the sweetest options is a wedding classic - the backyard wedding. You know it will always be available and home is where the heart is. Throw in a fancy tent, some fairy lights and a smaller, more intimate guest list and you are set!


OUTFIT


Little White Dress

If you are opting for a more intimate ceremony in lieu of restrictions, a little white dress is the perfect finishing touch. Elope in a Hepburn style mini and never feel more chic. Your Little White Dress will stand the test of time in your photos and you can always wear it again! Your anniversary dinner outfit will be set for at least the next few years. The best part about our LWD collection is it is ready to ship to your door so they’re perfect for a last minute plan! Remember when ordering online that our gowns are in US sizing, it’s best to compare to the size chart to find your perfect fit.

Little White Dress

If you are opting for a more intimate ceremony in lieu of restrictions, a little white dress is the perfect finishing touch. Elope in a Hepburn style mini and never feel more chic. Your Little White Dress will stand the test of time in your photos and you can always wear it again! Your anniversary dinner outfit will be set for at least the next few years. The best part about our LWD collection is it is ready to ship to your door so they’re perfect for a last minute plan! Remember when ordering online that our gowns are in US sizing, it’s best to compare to the size chart to find your perfect fit.

Little White Dress

If you are opting for a more intimate ceremony in lieu of restrictions, a little white dress is the perfect finishing touch. Elope in a Hepburn style mini and never feel more chic. Your Little White Dress will stand the test of time in your photos and you can always wear it again! Your anniversary dinner outfit will be set for at least the next few years. The best part about our LWD collection is it is ready to ship to your door so they’re perfect for a last minute plan! Remember when ordering online that our gowns are in US sizing, it’s best to compare to the size chart to find your perfect fit.


In Stock Gowns

If time is running out and the date is getting closer, our In Stock Collection will always be waiting for you. Full of exclusive limited edition gowns, we have a stunning range of design that are kept in stock in and can be shipped within weeks. If you have had trouble finding the perfect dress in these crazy times, this convenient collection is definitely for you!

Our OC stylist picks for our In Stock Collection are: Lily, Allora and Lola!


TRENDING NOW

Fancy & Laid Back

In our Sydney and Melbourne boutiques, our stylists are seeing polar opposite trends forming: the laid back bash and the formal affair. While some of us wish to keep the event small and easy to comply with even the strictest guidelines, others are throwing the party that they dreamed up in lockdown mania.


Fancy Forever

We love our bold brides that are opting to make the most of their large venues and relishing in a Covid free Victoria. If you’re a glamazon with a large guest list, these are our OC picks for you!

Gowns: Grace, Florence and Prim.

Laid Back Lovelies

For our more low key, micro-wedding babes, we see the vision and we love the idea of an intimate affair. These are our picks for you!

Gowns: Ziggy, Hattie, and Bardot.


CONCLUSION


In these times, it’s important to find the right balance between risk and reward. You don’t want to play it too safe when it comes to your wedding but we understand wanting to plan an unshakeable wedding. So, be like Hannah and plan a wedding that you can reschedule in a day! Whatever style you choose or date you save, OC will be here to find you the perfect gown on any timeline.

In these times, it’s important to find the right balance between risk and reward. You don’t want to play it too safe when it comes to your wedding but we understand wanting to plan an unshakeable wedding. So, be like Hannah and plan a wedding that you can reschedule in a day! Whatever style you choose or date you save, OC will be here to find you the perfect gown on any timeline.