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With Australia Day around the corner and more of us showing our Patriotic side, we thought we would have a look at some ways to inject a little “Australiana” into your wedding, minus the cringe factor! Adding touches of your heritage is common in other cultures, however with no real national dishes to speak of (pie and sauce anyone?) and no national costume that you would actually be seen dead in outside of a farm (blue singlet and stubbie shorts anyone?) it makes it hard to incorporate your national heritage without feeling like you are in some kind of theme park. The bride online team have come up with some ways to allow you to add subtle touches that will compliment and accent your wedding, which are also easy to implement for couples who may be saying “I do” overseas and want to weave a little bit of Australia in to their special day.

We would love to hear any suggestions that you may also have and of course don’t forget about our real weddings section, where you an submit pics of your wedding for brides to be to drool over!

Add native flowers to your boquet or table arrangements

Have Australian made bathroom accessories (soaps, lotions etc)

Include an Australian element to your bonboniere (garnish with a native flower, small potted seedling etc)

Include native foods such as Kangaroo, Crocodile and Barramundi on your menu

Use Australian made products for your invitations and stationery. Use images of Australia on your invitations

Use an Australian designer to create your dress and to design your accessories (pink akubras were all the range in 2011)

Use iconic Australian landmarks in your wedding photography (if possible)

Think beyond the obvious, there are some amazing Australian products out there, go hunting and gathering and see what you can find!

Image: Cromer Golf Club



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