A Sydney bride is unhappy after a rally against marriage equality was held outside the cathedral where she was married on Saturday.

The couple said they had had “no idea” about the 500-strong crowd that gathered outside St Mary’s Cathedral ahead of a march through the city, according to ABC News.

“I’d prefer they just moved, to be honest,” said the bride.

Rally organiser Phillipa Bruce said they had expected a bigger crowd but had problems with advertising the rally.

“Unfortunately, we had radio advertising ready to go out and that was delayed for whatever reason,” she said.

“We were expecting a bigger turnout but without being able to reach through the media that’s very difficult.

“When your ad gets canned again and again you have to ask what is happening there.”

A Yes rally was also held on Saturday, meeting at Belmore Park and marching into the inner west, before ending with a dance party at Camperdown.

Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek addressed the Yes rally, saying the marriage survey should never have happened.

“My constituents have had their homes graffitied, spray painted, hateful messages scratched into the walls of their homes,” she said.

“$122 million wasted, it never needed to be, so I feel angry as well as sad.”

Five million Australians are yet to vote in the marriage equality survey.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics recommends returning votes this week to ensure they are counted.

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