For most women, one of the most exciting things about becoming engaged is the anticipation for the big event. Once you say yes and slip a beautiful rock on your left hand, the very next thought is often one of bridal magazines, planning notebooks and meetings with the perfect vendors to make your wedding day a dream. 

For the past two years, this precision planning has taken on totally new meaning. The fun and excitement has been replaced by quiet enquiries, changing plans, crossed fingers and sometimes indefinite postponement.

As we move into a post-lockdown phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, excitement is building once again. Events are going ahead with more certainty and number restrictions have eased. To-be brides are looking around for fresh ideas to create a celebration that was worth the wait. 

To help connect engaged couples with wedding businesses, Bundaberg’s beloved Wedding Spectacular will return this June. Sponsored by Crush Bridal, the 2022 event will be an intimate affair, before building to a full-scale extravaganza in February next year. 

Host Cassandra Egan, from Elegant Events, said the newly named Crush Wedding Spectacular was an opportunity for local couples to plan their entire wedding in just one day, with the Region’s leading wedding suppliers all in the one place at the same time. 

“Our vendors are just as excited about the return of the Crush Wedding Spectacular, so they can meet and talk to couples face-to-face and share in their excitement,” Cassandra said. 

“With more than 30 wedding vendors and suppliers attending this year, the event will be everything engaged couples expect from a quality bridal expo. We have live music and a pop-up shop by Mint Six Boutique, as well as swag bags for the first 100 couples. 

“We also have a major prize giveaway, valued at more than $5000, which includes a celebrant, music, venue, photography and grazing table. Vendors will automatically go in draw to win an advertising package from Crush Bridal.” 



Come Along Crush Wedding Spectacular, Sunday, June 12. 9am – 1.30pm at the Bundaberg Civic Centre