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TIPS: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS + BYRON BAY WEDDINGS

Byron Bay is set in the Northern Rivers in New South Wales (NSW). It is 40mins south of the Gold Coast, Queensland boarder (see map). To make life extra annoying…

Queensland doesn’t have daylight savings and NSW does!

This means you will fly into Brisbane or Gold Coast airport on ONE TIMEZONE and then hit a SECOND TIMEZONE. It means your guests driving down from Brisbane or the This means you will fly into Brisbane or Gold Coast airport on ONE TIMEZONE and then hit a
SECOND TIMEZONE. It means your guests driving down from Brisbane or the Gold Coast will be an hour late.

Be mindful of this time zone change, and plan your travelling to factor in daylight
savings.


EXAMPLE:

If you tell your guests your ceremony is at 3pm QLD time, it means it will be 4pm NSW time

QLD- 3pm
NSW-4pm

 


 

In 10 years of servicing the wedding industry I have seen a lot of mishaps due with daylight savings:

  • A Gold Coast Celebrant was hired for a Byron Bay wedding and had never worked there before. She had absolutely NO idea that daylight savings existed. The ceremony was delayed 45mins for her to arrive. The bridal party was doing laps in the Kombi van

     

  • We have had numerous guests travelling from Brisbane the morning of the wedding and completely missing the ceremony. If you get daylight savings wrong you are an hour late but you ALSO have all the traffic on the highway AND getting into Byron Bay town itself
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Daylight savings: Sunday 6th Oct 2019 to Sunday 5th April 2020

OUR TIPS
  1. Tell guests the ceremony time is 30mins before it actually starts
  2. Have a wedding website and include information for travelling guests
  3. Recommend travelling the DAY BEFORE the wedding so you are already in town for the day of the wedding