How To: Save Our Weddings


Here’s an update; we have received advice that both Couples and Industry service providers should contact their local MP representative for State Parliament, to state their specific case around COVID Weddings and Private Events.

Wedded Wonderland’s Save Our Weddings initiative has received enormous support and has been re-shared hundreds of times by both Couples and the Industry. Here’s how you can join the Campaign.

“Your local MP has a powerful voice to put this forward to Parliament. We know that the roadmap is there, we’re aware that the considerations have been made. We just want them to tell us, so we can tell you, and you can move forward with your plans. It’s all about communication.”

Wendy El-Khoury, Founder of Wedded Wonderland & Wonderland Media

How To: Contact Your Local MP (VIC)

  1. If you’re located in VIC, click here.
  2. Scroll down to the dropdown section under ‘Search Federal Electorates’, and change ‘Locality or Suburb’ to ‘Postcode’.
  3. Insert your postcode in the small box above the dropdown menu and click on the blue ‘Find’ button.
  4. Scroll down to find a table with relevant suburbs.
  5. Find your suburb and click on the word under the ‘Electorate’ column.
  6. You will be redirected to a page dedicated to your Electorate – your local MP’s name will be at the top of the page, next to ‘Member:’.
  7. Save your MPs name, and search it on Google along with the word ‘Contact’ (e.g. ‘John Smith Contact’).
  8. Click on the first result.
  9. Scroll down until you come across an email address – this should end in ‘.mp@aph.gov.au’.
  10. Send your email to the above-mentioned email address.

How To: Contact Your Local MP (NSW)

  1. If you’re located in NSW, click here.
  2. Enter your postcode in the ‘Postcode’ box and click ‘Search’.
  3. Select your street name from the ‘Street’ box and click ‘Select’.
  4. Confirm that the ‘District’ presented is your own, and click ‘View District Profile’. This will redirect you to a new page.
  5. Scroll down to the ‘Parliamentary Representation’ section. Your MP is the first one on that timeline. Confirm this by checking that their ‘Date’ states ‘Present’.
  6. Save your MPs name, and search it on Google along with the word ‘Contact’ (e.g. ‘John Smith Contact’).
  7. Click on the first result.
  8. Scroll down until you come across an email address – this should end in ‘@parliament.nsw.gov.au’.
  9. Send your email to the above-mentioned email address.

If you’re not located in NSW or VIC, click on your location to be redirected to the equivalent website: QLD, SA, WA, ACT, TAS.

What To Write: Templates

We have put together two templates: one for Couples, and one for business owners. Please find these below

For Couples

Subject Line: Requesting Wedding Roadmap

My name is (insert full name) and my postcode is (insert postcode). I am a (bride-to-be/groom-to-be) who was originally set to marry on the (insert original wedding date).

I have (insert number of guests) guests, and my wedding is valued to cost (insert cost of wedding). So far, I have spent (insert # of hours spent wedding-planning) planning my wedding and spent (insert amount of money spent) on doing so. I have (insert # of suppliers involved in your wedding) involved in my wedding.

As a couple, we are requesting a roadmap from the Government, to confirm when our wedding can take place. We are willing to comply with COVID Safe restrictions.

For Business Owners

Subject Line: Requesting Wedding Roadmap

My name is (insert full name) and my postcode is (insert postcode). I/We operate in the Weddings and Events Industry. Our business has not been operating since (insert date). My business name is (insert business name) and I operate in (insert postcode).

As a business owner, I have lost (insert amount of business lost). Should my August to December weddings be postponed or cancelled, I am set to lose (insert amount of money). Annually, I have (insert # of clients) clients and (insert amount of turnover) in turnover.

I am requesting a roadmap from the Government, to future-proof my business, an extension of JobKeeper, and a subsidy for the Wedding and Private Event Market.

Digital Content Coordinator: Zoe Kanlis

Featured Image: Elisa Romeo Photography

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