GIVEAWAY: The Sydney Ultimate Wedding Planning Party

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The Sydney Ultimate Wedding Planning Party is holding it’s third event at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday 15th of September.

There are two sessions this year – a lunchtime one and the Gala evening event. Guests to the daytime event will enjoy champagne & canapés, early access to the party’s exhibitors, bridal fashion show and a goodie bag valued at over $500.

Guests attending the Gala evening event will enjoy access to the Ultimate Wedding Planning Party vendors, a free wedding planning show seminar featuring some of Sydney’s leading event experts, a bridal fashion show and a goodie bag valued at over $500.

In it’s third year, The Ultimate Wedding Planning Party is putting on a grand show with some of our favourite names. The evening fashion show will showcase the latest and most stylish designs from Steven Khalil, Rhonda Hemmingway, Amsale for Angela Wilson and MJ Bale Men’s Formal Wear.

All while enjoying champagne and canapés from Opera Point Events in their Opera Point Marquee!

Guests will also enjoy

Guests to the evening event will enjoy a trend report from the editor of Bride to Be Magazine and industry insights, tips & tricks from Sydney wedding professionals.

All guests will also receive the chance to enter a luxurious honeymoon for two to Fiji (flying business class and staying five nights at the Likuliku resort).

Daytime session tickets are $50 each while Gala evening tickets are $80 each. To purchase you can visit the wedding planning party website here

Polka Dot Bride has two double passes (each valued at $160 each) to The Sydney Ultimate Wedding Planning Party GALA Evening Session to give away!

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post and answer this:

Why do you need help planning your wedding?


Get creative and have fun with your answer!

Competition closes 9th September 2010 5pm Australian EST. Entrants must be residents of Australia and aged 18 years or older. The winner will be chosen by Magnet PR and will be informed by Polka Dot Bride by email and announced on the Polka Dot Bride site. This prize is not redeemable for cash and does not include travel or accommodation costs. This competition is a game of skill; no chance enters into deciding the winner. No late entries will be considered.

  • Penny says:
    August 24, 2010 at 10:24 am

    The reason I need help with my planning is the gap that seems to occur between my vision and reality! The magazine style result I often envision seems to end in chaos at times – I need someone who can put my fantasy into reality and also tell me when my idea is absolutely foul!

  • Liss says:
    August 24, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Why? I wish it were a simple, straightforward answer. I need help cause I feel like I have no idea! I get an idea, then I change my mind and this just keeps on happening. I would love some help to make my ideas become reality!

  • Jaci says:
    August 24, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    From bows to bells, ribbons to receptions, I haven’t a clue, on what to do! Help is desperately needed!

  • Lekisha says:
    August 24, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Help wanted. Female, FT Designer, usually has great ideas when it comes to helping others with big events but the time has finally come for her big day and is totally lost. Seeks wedding professionals. Email to enquire 🙂

  • mellylucas says:
    August 24, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    i need help.desperate. my guests need to eat more exciting food than carrots and broccoli…i am a 4th year dietetic student on prac trying to organise weddings but cant clear my head of healthy eating guidelines, which dont do much for decor!!! i neeeeed help!!! =)

  • Jeremy says:
    August 25, 2010 at 9:37 am

    As a soldier, I’ve had plenty of time to think about my life while away in Afghanistan. So when I returned I took my partner Jenna to the top of the tallest tower in the world in Dubai and proposed. It was amazing, but now we are really struggling to find ideas and a venue for our wedding. We don’t want the “princess” wedding but a cross between traditional and modern. Please help us.

  • Jadey says:
    August 27, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    I need so much help! I am 6 months out from my wedding. I have had job issues, budget cuts and now I am working 60+ hours a week. My family and friends are asking me whats happening because the only thing organised is the date! Help! Please let me come to the Ultimate Wedding Planning Party so I can have a night making my wedding fun again instead of the stress I am in trying to get it all organised when I have no time. I’ve dreamt of our wedding day my whole life and I need this to help make it happen.

  • Lucy says:
    August 27, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    I have too many wonderful ideas (especially from Polkadot Bride!)and cannot, for the LIFE of me, put them together! I need direction, inspiration and vendors i can bounce ideas off! What better place then the Ultimate Wedding Planning Party!

  • Lauren D says:
    August 27, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Like any newly engaged couple entering into researching the “perfect day” the sheer amount of information is absolutely overwhelming. I have a very basic “idea” of what my day should look like, however this is often conflicting with the many different reports on perfection available in various bridal mags and websites. What my fiancee and I need right now is a one stop shop with all of the premier exhibitors in the one place so that we can successfully ascertain the appropriate methodology to transform our ideas into the illustrious “perfect day”

    I would honestly love nothing more then to have the wonderful opportunity to be able to bring someone along to best help me decide what truly will best represent our individual style on our day, and really able to appreciate the great talents that will all be congregated int he one room at the one time.

    Polka Dot Bride – if you please give me this opportunity I will be forever grateful!

    Overwhelmed bride-to-be

  • Lynnie says:
    August 27, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    It would mean so much to me to go to this.
    My fiance and I have had to change our plans and instead of getting married in June in Enlgand which is all planned and booked we are now getting married in Sydney in March!
    I have not researched a single Australian supplier because we have done everything in the UK. This gala would be so so helpful in seeing what Australia has to offer a planning bride!
    (We have lived in Sydney for the last 4 years)

  • Claire W says:
    August 30, 2010 at 11:50 am

    I desperately need wedding suppliers with a firm hand and a great deal of patience to unravel my stream of consciousness into an awesomely beautiful day for my wonderful partner and I.

    The opportunity to meet so many brilliant suppliers would be amazing!

  • Coby says:
    September 3, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Simply being engaged I truly did enjoy…
    Having a sparkling diamond ring from my perfect boy.
    So for 8 months, I postponed planning my big day,
    much to my Mother’s (very vocal) dismay.

    But now the wedding is fast approaching,
    and my ‘to do’ list, I have no way of broaching.
    I know I should see excitement ahead,
    but really inside there’s only pure dread.

    The Ultimate Wedding Planning Party is just what I need,
    To meet Sydney’s best vendors, and to plead…
    “Help me create the wedding I dream about”,
    With so much talent, my wedding is sure to stand out!

  • Victoria says:
    September 6, 2010 at 9:55 am

    I need help planning my wedding because I have no idea about anything! It would be really great to have some help and get some inspiring ideas

  • Charmaine says:
    September 8, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Why do you need help planning your wedding?

    To be honest I have a vision what I want but cannot get my bum into gear and put one step infront of the other for it to flow freely. I also would like to have some uniqueness and what Im seeing around newcastle is mainstream.

    Guidance and inspiration is what I am after. Talking and observing peoples creations and feeling what i want will determine what i want from suppliers.

    Im a simple girl looking for guidance from people who know best in the plannings of weddings.

  • Timothy says:
    September 8, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    I feel abit weird posting here as I am a male.

    Why do you need help planning your wedding?

    I love my fiancee with all my heart. The problem is she wants to have a registry wedding whereas I am a traditional guy who wants to have a easy romantic wedding as I am only going to marry the love of my life once. So I do want to have equal input into the planning to make it something that is 100% about my beautiful bride and I.

    I love looking at wedding magazines but feel that If i get the opportunity to attend this event I can interact and plan and show my wife to be that a wedding is about showing our love for one another and thats why there are people to help and show how to plan the perfect wedding with whatever budget we have available.

    I want to also find a really nice cake supplier cause we both love our cake.

  • WINNER: Sydney Ultimate Wedding Planning Party | Polka Dot Bride says:
    September 14, 2010 at 8:34 am

    […] A brief interlude to announce and congratulate Timothy & Lauren D for being our two winners for our Ultimate Wedding Planning Party Giveaway! […]



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