It’s the venue that sets the tone, whether that means monumental church, a sunny beach or - as is increasingly popular, rustic barn.
Which is why WedShed - which bills itself as AirBnb for weddings and connects venues with brides - is such a brilliant idea. (And, no, we're not on commission.)
WedShed is the brainchild of Melany McBride and Amy Parfett. They came up with the idea after a girlfriend became engaged. “We were tasked with helping our bride-to-be find a unique wedding venue. Piece of cake, we thought.”
Not quite. After a long and difficult search for the perfect location, they realised there was a huge gap in the market for privately owned venues - from woolsheds to wineries, airplane hangars and barns to warehouses.
So they came up with WedShed, an online platform that brings together a range of unique Australian venues for hire (not to mention one of those "wish we'd thought of it" business ideas). Brilliant!