Timing is everything when planning your big day

Timing is everything when planning your big day Photo courtesy of © Thomsens Photography

Your partner has surprised you with a romantic proposal - and a gorgeous ring - and you've shared your exciting engagement news with your friends and family. Everyone is thrilled for you, and they all ask the same question: when is the big day?

When it comes to planning a budget for a wedding a lot of thought goes into the dresses, flowers, photography and theme for a wedding, but your choice on the time of year or day of the week you get married can save you thousands of dollars.

When it comes to the most popular time of the year for couples to tie the knot, the Australian Bureau of Statistics found November is the most popular month with 14,592 (12.3%) marriages, followed by March with 14,584 (12.3%) marriages. But if you've always dreamt of an outdoor ceremony on the beach, overlooking the water or set amongst the beautiful rainforest on Fraser Island the weather can be a make or break factor.

Cooler months such as June or July may not seem like the obvious, but with an average temperature of 24 degrees and less chance of rain - it could prove to be the perfect time of year to host a beautiful outdoor wedding on Fraser Island.

With white sandy beaches, world-famous lakes and pristine rainforests Fraser Island is the perfect location to host a dream wedding and the team at Kingfisher Bay Resort pride themselves on their ability to take the stress out of wedding planning.

Located between the Great Barrier Reef and the Sunshine Coast, Fraser Island enjoys pretty good weather all year around. Naturally, in Queensland, the hotter it gets, the more humid it becomes which can increase the chance of rain. So if you're banking on blue skies, while being protected from cool sea breezes, there is no better place to say "I do".

Having been awarded Queensland's best Resort Reception Venue at the Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) Awards for the last three years running, word is quickly spreading that the Kingfisher Bay Resort team provide a one-stop-shop for couples who are dreaming of a magical, hassle-free, island wedding.

This year couples who book a wedding at Kingfisher Bay Resort can receive a special offer of a $1000 saving on their wedding package. Further information about our ABIA award-winning wedding packages can be found here.