Welcome.

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Since launching in early 2018, Geelong Wedding Guide has been an online platform for local vendors to showcase themselves to potential clients in our directory. Fast forward to 2019 where we had our first large scale expo. I remember worrying that no-one would turn up. Much to my surprise we had a line out the door, well before opening time, and over 2000 people through the doors. We've just wound up our third expo (a little differently this year due to old mate 'Rona) and we're already onto the next phase of Geelong Wedding Guide.

Introducing, Geelong Wedding Guide the Magazine. Launching in January 2022, this beautifully printed magazine will be full of local talent, real weddings and elopements, supplier stories, tips + tricks, wedding planning tools and so much more.

 

We are so grateful to be a part of this incredible industry in Geelong, celebrating local love.

What makes us unique?

 

Geelong Wedding Guide the magazine will have helpful articles written by the Geelong wedding community, aka the people that know what they’re on about. The articles won’t be your average ‘how do you choose your wedding dress’ articles either! Some examples of articles are ‘why does a photographer cost so much’ and ‘how to look after your mental health during wedding prep’.

 

The mag will be an informative and helpful guide to planning your wedding. A practical no BS guide to planning your big day!

 

It will have checklists for each stage of the planning process – not just your average 12, 6 and 3 month lead time checklists.

 

Plus, the mag will be something that couples will read time and time again, this isn’t just a mag full of ads and pretty pictures – that is what Instagram is for!

 

All advertisements are offered to suppliers with graphic design available in-house at no additional cost.

 

Only quality imagery will be accepted for all submissions, whether that is for real weddings or advertisers to ensure that the publication remains a premium product and is consistent throughout.

And something we're beyond excited about is that we're going digital as part of our printed publication! Say helllllo to the era of QR codes (and not ugly ones that stick out like a sore thumb either!). QR codes will be strategically placed throughout the mag to allow readers to find out more or get in touch with their suppliers instantly. Without having to fumble through a website to find out about pricing or a contact form.

Meet The Team.

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Dani Fontana

Editor and Creative Director

Wife, mother and owner of Geelong Wedding Guide, Boutique Event Co + Tom Collins Caravan Bar. Dani founded Geelong Wedding Guide out of frustration during the planning of her own wedding in 2017. When Dani was planning her own private property wedding, there was virtually nothing online to assist with planning a wedding locally. Of course there were Victorian and Australia-wide directories, however there was nothing specific to the Geelong region. And now a further gap in the market was found for a fresh, fun and schmick mag that was full of local talent, with relatable weddings and elopements. We have no doubt that you'll love this mag, just as much as we love creating it for you.

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Ruby O'Dowd

Graphic Designer

Ruby loves weddings. Over the years she has stock piled her room with wedding magazines, baked wedding cakes, designed wedding stationary, helped style and coordinate weddings and watched endless hours of wedding videos. She has worked as a photographer and graphic designer for the past 5 years, ran a cake business with her bestie Jess and is lucky enough to currently work with Jessica Alderton Events assisting with styling and coordinating weddings. It is such a dream come true to be able to design Geelong Wedding Guide and help bring it to life, a magazine devoted to celebrating local love.

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Tiffany Long

Sales Manager

Tiffany has spent the last decade helping clients plan their most special day amongst the vines at

Terindah Estate.

She took great delight in seeing the couples joy when all of the planning and hard work came together to create a day that was everything they dreamed of and more!

Over the years she has also developed a passion for the Geelong food and wine scene and takes every opportunity to boast about what the region has to offer. This led her to the realisation that she has a flare for marketing and started to create fun and interactive content for wineries, restaurants and event companies.

Now after becoming a mother for the first time last year, she has decided to focus her creativity on assisting Geelong's local industry superstars to showcase their talents and unique services through direct marketing strategies.

She can’t wait to speak to you and see how she can assist with personalising an ad for your business in the upcoming edition of

Geelong Wedding Guide.

Advertise with us.

If you're looking for an advertising option that is going to make your business shine above the rest, look no further than our online directory and annual magazine. With in-house artwork (by our girl Ruby) included in all forms of advertising, you are in the trusted hands of professionals without breaking the bank on additional graphic design fees. Not only that, Ruby also doubles as a photographer - ask us how we can get the perfect images for your advertisement (and your socials!) with a personalised photo shoot for your

small business

Get in touch with us today to request a media kit and to find out more about how we can help you grow your business in the region.