Port Douglas Weddings

A mid-afternoon Port Douglas beach wedding proves to be very popular and it is no surprise as to why. As the sun sets on the crystal clear water lapping against silky sand along Four Mile Beach and sunlight streams through the canopy of the Daintree Rainforest, Port Douglas provides the ultimate backdrop to celebrate the happiest day of your life.

Port Douglas Beach Weddings

From romantic beach and rainforest nuptials, quaint beachside chapels, to traditional church affairs, couples continue to choose Port Douglas Queensland Australia as their wedding destination not only for the premium scenic surroundings the region has to offer but the high level of service provided by local wedding planners, celebrants, photographers, florists, musicians, and hotel accommodation staff ready and happy to cater to your every whim.

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No matter if you are wanting a traditional or contemporary wedding, Port Douglas offers plenty of options to make your special day both magical and memorable.

Planning Your Port Douglas Wedding

To make your wedding run smoothly it is important to leave nothing to chance in the planning process. In Port Douglas there are many wedding planners who can assist you with every aspect of your special day.

The key to a perfect Port Douglas wedding is in the planning so make sure you are going to give yourselves plenty of time to have a good think about what things you would like included in your Port Douglas wedding celebration. It's a good idea to spend some time researching current wedding trends such as the type of wedding dresses that are the most popular, the types of flowers in season for the time of your wedding, the food choices that are available in the destination of your wedding and the fun tours and activities you can do pre-post your wedding day with all of your family and friends.

If you do not have the time to look after all of the wedding planning details then you may want to engage a professional wedding planner who is a local to Cairns and Port Douglas and one who knows all of the better wedding suppliers that they may already have a good working relationship with. A good wedding planner can also take away all of your stress and worries as they live here and can organise things very easily.

Whether your Wedding is an intimate celebration for two or a distinctive celebration with your family and friends, wedding packages can be tailored to ensure your perfect union at very reasonable prices.

For advice on Port Douglas wedding planners see The Cairns Holiday Specialists as they work closely with all of the wedding companies from Cairns, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove and Port Douglas. You can call them on 07 4059 5959 or 1300 852 526 Have a look here for Cairns, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove and Port Douglas wedding planners.

Port Douglas Wedding Accommodation

Not only will a Port Douglas wedding create lasting memories for you and your partner, the region has a fantastic choice of Accommodation to ensure the comfort and happiness of yourselves and all of your guests that will no doubt want to use your wedding as a good excuse for an extended holiday in the tropics for the whole family. From luxury hotels and resorts to self contained holiday apartments and beachfront holiday houses and private homes, Port Douglas is certainly not short on choice or budget and the best people to help arrange all of your wedding accommodation is The Cairns Holiday Specialists - Port Douglas.

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Register Your Port Douglas Wedding

When you Register Your Wedding with The Cairns Holiday Specialists you and all of your family and friends that are attending your Port Douglas wedding will be able to make hotel and resort accommodation bookings with locals that know every single holiday accommodation house in Port Douglas giving you added piece of mind that your guests are going to be well catered for and save lot's of money to spend on other activities on your wedding holiday.

All you need to do is Register Your Wedding with the Cairns Holiday Specialists and complete the Registration Form advise your guests on your wedding invitations to make their accommodation bookings with the Cairns Holiday Specialists mention your wedding code that is provided to you and you, Your Family and Friends will automatically receive these benefits.

The Bride and Groom:

  • * Discounts on Already Discounted Accommodation
  • * Discounts on Your Cairns Honeymoon
  • * Discounts on Cairns Tours and Attractions
  • * Free Cairns Wedding Supplier Registry
  • * Marriage Miles Points
  • * Wedding Referral Rewards
  • * Baby Bonuses

Your Family and Friends will also receive the following Great Holiday Saving Benefits when they book their accommodation and tours with the Cairns Holiday Specialists

  • * Discounts on Already Discounted Accommodation
  • * Discounts on Cairns Tours and Attractions
  • * Wedding Referral Rewards
  • * Holiday Guest Referral Rewards
  • * Return Visitor Holiday Rewards

As an added bonus for Registering Your Wedding with The Cairns Holiday Specialists you and your guests are covered by our Best Rate Guarantee and you will receive discounts on the already discounted accommodation rates on our websites.

Other reasons to Register Your Wedding with Cairns Holiday Specialists is to receive even more Bonus Discounts On Tours for your family and friends for trips to

the Great Barrier Reef

the Daintree Cape Tribulation Rainforest

Hot Air Ballooning

White Water Rafting

There are many, many additional tours you and your guests may just want to participate in whilst visiting Port Douglas in Queensland Australia and Cairns Holiday Specialists Staff can advise you on all the touring options availiable.

To Register Your Port Douglas Wedding just call The Cairns Holiday Specialists on 07 4059 5959 or 1300 852 526 or email them at info@cairnsholidayspecialists.com.au and advise them of the day and date of your wedding and the number of guests expected along with any other questions you may have for them that may be able to assist you with planning your Port Douglas wedding.

On your wedding invitations to your guests just send them a short note advising them to book their wedding accommodation with the Cairns Holiday Specialists and receive the Discounts on Accommodation and Discounts on Tours for Port Douglas. The link to print on the invitations will be http://www.portdouglastravel.com

Once your guests have chosen their holiday accommodation they just call the reservations team on 07 4059 5959 or 1300 852 526 and mention Your Registered Wedding and their accommodation will be discounted even further and they will also qualify for all of the other Bonus Discounts for wedding groups.

As the Wedding Register is kept at The Cairns Holiday Specialists you will be able to know when your guests will be arriving into Port Douglas and where they will be staying and for how long etc. The reservations team can also arrange transfers from the Cairns airport by coach, private car, helicopter, and limousine or rent a car for you and your wedding guests.

So to put happy smiles on your wedding guests faces Register Your Wedding with The Cairns Holiday Specialists and save, save, save.

Port Douglas Wedding Spa Parties

When you arrive in Port Douglas a few days early for your wedding it's a nice idea to get together with your friends and indulge in a day at a Port Douglas day spa for some pampering treatments to relax your body and assist your skin to be in radiant health for the wedding day.

Be it for a body scrub, a relaxing massage or a full day of facials, body wraps, hydrotherapy, tanning or waxing its all good. When you have Registered Your Wedding with the Cairns Holiday Specialists just book all of your Port Douglas Wedding Spa appointments and receive great discounts on your spa treatments

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Port Douglas Wedding Services

Now you have chosen your wedding hotel accommodation provider, and the wedding date is set you will need to select a wedding celebrant. As wedding celebrants differ greatly in style, it is important to find one that you and your partner feel comfortable with and speaking with a few of them either via email or telephone will give you a good idea on your wedding celebrant partner for your special day.

Have a look at their websites as this will give you an idea of their experience and other ideas on where to actually conduct the wedding ceremony. Some of the fabulous Port Douglas nuptial venue options your wedding celebrant may suggest could be on the beachfront at Four Mile Beach, under the swaying palms at Anzac Park overlooking the ocean and rainforest clad mountains beyond, inside St Mary's Wedding Chapel, on a private charter yacht, beside a waterfall or even on a solitary sand cay in the middle of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The latter three could be booked with The Cairns Holiday Specialists to receive your wedding discount bonus saving off the price of these suggested private charters.

Port Douglas Wedding Photography and Videographer

Your wedding photos and videos will be loved and cherished forever and it is important when planning your wedding days schedule to ensure your wedding photographer and videographer are there to capture the special moments of when you are having your hair and make up done with all of your bridesmaids, to capture that first shot of you finally completely dressed in your wedding gown and admiring yourself for the first time in front of the mirror with your mother.

Select your wedding photographer or videographer by looking at some of their work on websites or ask around with friends and family if they have any recommendations or you can speak to The Cairns Holiday Specialists and they will be able to make some recommendations of local Cairns and Port Douglas photographers and videographers.

For guests that cannot make it to your wedding celebrations in Port Douglas it's a great idea to set up a live cross via the internet for your absent friends and family to gather around the computer to watch you take your wedding vows in Port Douglas paradise. This way they will not feel left out of your intimate celebrations.

Port Douglas has some great locations for the wedding shoot especially for those Sepia antique looking shots or the stunning black and white images. The Sugar Wharf overlooking the Port Douglas Inlet with its grey wooden planks and rustic building are perfect for artistic photos with the ocean and inlet framing the background. Just a short car ride away you could be running off into cane fields in your wedding dress with the beautiful rainforest clad mountains as your back drop. The Balley Hooley steam train and or the old station are other popular options for those antique looking images.

Port Douglas Wedding Transport

White Horse and carriage, stretch limousine, classic car, stretch Hummer or private helicopter, trike motorcycle, or skydive parachute down onto the beach, your imagination is the only limitation when making a grand entrance on your wedding day. Port Douglas has many options to get you to the church on time. Just make sure you pre-book your wedding chariot well in advance to ensure that your preferred mode of wedding transport is available for the same time as your wedding celebration. Get some quotes from The Cairns Holiday Specialists for your preferred wedding transport options and once a decision has been made lock in the time and date as soon as possible.
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Port Douglas Wedding Cakes

Like wedding transport, your imagination is the only limitation when deciding on your dream wedding cake. Select a flavour that is both your favourite and then look all over the internet for a design that suits you and your partner and it will be the sweetest treat you have ever tasted. Choose from flavours like Ganache, moist chocolate mud cake, traditional dark fruit cake, carrot cake, banana cake, moist white chocolate cake, Jaffa cake, caramel, Madeira and much much more.

Wedding cakes come in all shapes and sizes and bizarre designs individually crafted for each couple. Sometimes wedding cakes can be very complicated and the baker will need plenty of notice to perfect his craft and create your dream wedding cake.

Some people say size does not matter and this is true when it comes to your wedding cake as it the flavour and eye candy that gets your attention. From single tier to multi tier or multi multi tier it can be dependant on your guest numbers if you plan on having enough to give your guests a little slice as a parting gift. It also used to be an old tradition to keep the bottom tier as christening cake for your first born in some religions.

Wedding cakes become edible pieces of art like 3D sculptured cakes, themed wedding cakes like a vintage red fire truck with a fireman and bride riding high up front that symbolises maybe how the happy couple met. Cup cake towers are pretty trendy now along with funky cakes, horse and carriage cakes, church cakes and of course bridal cakes.

Little added extras to think about on your wedding cake are the icing lace work, flowers, bells, and slippers, the caricature of the bride and groom and anything you would like to add to make your Port Douglas wedding cake unique to you both.

Port Douglas Wedding Flowers

Cairns Tropical North Queensland has some stunning native flora that can be incorporated into your bridal and bridesmaids bouquets, bride groom button holes, and other decorations. Cairns and Port Douglas are home to some of the world's finest florists who are happy to work with you when creating a signature floral design for your wedding day.

When selecting your wedding flowers think about how you would like your bouquet to look in front of your beautiful white wedding dress. Would you like it as a teardrop, posy style, cascading down the front of your dress or a style you can carry sheaf like on one arm whilst you grip your father on the other? Wedding flower button holes, wedding bouquets, corsages, table centerpieces, and the chapel or church pew decorations also need to be considered as they really make the day special with the colours and fragrance they emit.

Some of the types of flowers traditionally used for wedding displays are lilies, orchids, roses, posies, frangipani, oriental lilies, gerbera and chrysanthemum.
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Cairns Wedding Suit And Bridal Hire

Port Douglas to date does not offer a dedicated bridal gown and suit hire outlet to accommodate all your wedding fashion needs but you can certainly have your choice of bridal and suit hire shops in Cairns. From traditional bridal couture to a more casual beach look, choose a style that suits you as a couple. Shirts, vest, cuff links, shoes, suits, ties, morning suits, tails, tux, papal collar, traditional collar it can all be so confusing for a man that may have never worn a suit before so it would be a good idea for you to accompany him to the suit hire outlet and assist with the fittings just to ensure his choices are going to make you proud and happy to be with him on your wedding day.

Bridal gowns in all colours, sizes and styles, strapless, mermaid fit, feminine and flirty, tea length, elegant, flowing and flouncy, full neck, scooping neckline, off the shoulder, one shoulder strap and much more. There is a style to suits all brides and if you spend some time to look on line for current styles and trends to ensure your wedding dress of choice is up with the times then you will look radiant on your wedding day.

Bridesmaid's dresses can come in a myriad of colours, all sorts of lengths, round neck, scoop neck, off the shoulder, strapless or even a blouse and skirt with Bolero jacket to match. Just remember to be kind to your bridesmaids and dress them in something that they will also feel a million dollars. Take into consideration their hair colours, their physical fitness and body shape and of course their unique personalities and then you will have happy confident wedding photographs to cherish forever.

Cairns Wedding Dress Designers

Go on splurge it's your wedding day and a once in your life opportunity to own that dream dress. If your intended complains just tell him you will work off the expense with love for the rest of your lives.

Occasionally wedding dress designers will sell off their wedding dresses that they have created to put on display in their shop fronts so it's always a good idea to call in and speak to the designers and see if you can come to some arrangement once they have finished with their display.

Otherwise you could go to a Bridal company that arranges unique weddings from the beginning to end and carry their own range of wedding gowns and have a dress designer within the company that makes them individually for each bride which they then sell after the big event.

Make an appointment with a Cairns wedding dress designer and show them some examples of what you have gathered as your ideal design for your wedding dress and then see what inspirational ideas they come up with. Also talk about fabrics, motifs, beading and lace and how long it will take to finish your wedding gown and more importantly the cost of design and completion.

Port Douglas Wedding Make Up and Beauty

Mobile hair and makeup artists in Port Douglas are happy to travel to your hotel, resort or apartment and make you look beautiful ready for your grand entrance. If you are coming to Port Douglas for your wedding day from interstate or overseas just ensure that your regular hairdresser has your hair in the best condition it can possibly be, naturally coloured and trimmed, healthy and shiny.

It's also a good idea to have a good look around on the internet for wedding style hair do's that suit a tropical climate especially if your wedding is mid afternoon when it's a little warmer. Another idea is to do some pre-wedding hairdo trials with your regular hairdresser to see if you like the end result of what you had in mind.

Another aspect to think of is your make up. Because you are in a warmer tropical climate that you may not be used too, you may sweat a bit so be sure make sure you have been staying healthy and eating all the good foods to make your skin look naturally radiant so that you will not have to apply layers of make up to hide all of your bad habits. Make sure you stay cool everywhere you go once your make up is applied and maybe even carry a beautiful hand fan to keep you cool.

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Port Douglas Hens and Bucks Nights

Celebrating a hens or bucks night in Port Douglas can be fun and unique or it could put your wedding day in jeopardy so be careful and ensure your family and friends are not going to cross that line with some of the pre-wedding frivolities.

Whilst Port Douglas boasts plenty of bars, pubs, and Restaurants, brides and grooms to be can also celebrate their intended nuptials with a round of Golf on one of the many award winning golf courses, or have a day of being pampered at some of the finest day Spas in the world, or taking in a tour of the Port Douglas Great Barrier reef or the Daintree Cape Tribulation rainforests.

Some other wedding group's activities could be to all go Hot Air Ballooning, white water rafting, snorkeling and diving and lot's more have a look here for some more ideas.

Once your wedding is registered with the Cairns Holiday Specialists make sure you book all of your wedding group tours and activities with them to receive the Bonus Discounts On Tours for you and your friends and family.

Email them at info@cairnsholidayspecialists.com.au or call them on 07 4059 5959 for some great ideas for you and your wedding guests. Here are some other wedding destinations in the Cairns region that you may be interested in: Cairns, Trinity Beach and Palm Cove so have a look here for more information on these other Cairns wedding destinations.