Posts in Wedding Advice
Pre Wedding Journals | Wedding and Event Cover through With You Financial Services

Your wedding is one of the biggest, most expensive days of your life. You won’t think twice about insuring your biggest assets like your home, your contents or your vehicle which can often cost much less than your wedding day - Am I right? So, why wouldn’t you protect something so precious to not only your future but your memory bank when it can cost you as little as $200?

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Diary of a Wedding Planner | Wedding dreaming

We’ve seen what I often reference as the ‘traditional Canterbury wedding’ and as much as I try my best to avoid speaking it, the word ‘rustic’ tends to sum it up. I’m combining my planning wish list with my craziest creative styling dreams for today’s little journal and sharing with you some of the things I’m literally waiting on the edge of my seat to see play out in the realm of real weddings.

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Pre Wedding Journals | A little helping hand to help you lock in your wedding venue!

One of those lightbulb moments struck me last week and I really don’t know why it took me so long. The most common question I get asked about wedding venues is if I have a list of venues around Christchurch and Canterbury? Well, in short, the answer is yes.

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Pre Wedding Journals | Choosing your wedding songs and a few country bangers!

Choosing your wedding songs can be one of the longest, most drawn out processes to settle on your perfect few tunes! I’ve put my fingers to the keyboard with the only advice you will need to simplify your decision making and have thrown in some of my favourite country bangers to get that mind ticking!

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Pre Wedding Journals | Things to think about when choosing your wedding photographer

As with any special occasion, at the end of the day all we have is memories to reminisce on which is why I personally believe that photography and videography are so important to prioritise on your wedding day. Like with any vendor involved, there are certain things to check out so today I want to touch on those things to help you get your dream boat photography extraordinaire to capture your day.

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Pre Wedding Journals | Creating a more sustainable wedding day with Danni from The Mustard Jumper

Surprisingly, when you think about it, weddings are relatively sustainable occasions. What we’re not hiring and returning, we’re often selling, regifting or reusing the items we no longer need. The ‘Three R’s’ (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) came to mind immediately when I caught up with Danni from The Mustard Jumper recently to talk about the topic and put together some ideas for you to really think about how you can make a step towards a more sustainable wedding day.

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Sharnechella | The most extra hens party Christchurch has ever seen!

Prepare yourselves for MAJOR Coachella vibes, people! Sharne’s hens, dubbed ‘Sharnechella’ seriously reached Bridesmaid level = 1,000,000. These gals sure know how to throw a party!

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The New Kid on the Block | Gather and You

If there’s one thing I love about our city coming back to life, it’s the fact everything is spread out just that little bit further. The cool kids will tell you going out to small towns framing Christchurch for the day is all the rage and one of those special little places is Rangiora.

Cue. Gather and You.

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Pre Wedding Journals | Wedding advice I wish I was given

While I don’t regret having the amazing wedding we had, there’s definitely a few things I would do differently if we could go back in time and do it all over again. Below you’re going to find some of the things I’m glad we did, and of course the all important ‘regrets’ - because we don’t often get a second round at this wedding gig!

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Pre Wedding Journals | Breaking up with a Bridesmaid

Last night one of my girlfriends sought out my advice. She’d seen on one of my recent wedding related stories that a biggest regret of mine was around a certain gal in my bridal party and that she was having issues - Problems that turned out to be far too similar to mine and oh boy, a whole lot of not so great memories were brought up! It’s not something I’ve touched on a lot on here as I prefer to leave things in the past, but I think it’s time to talk and hopefully help those of you finding yourselves in a sticky situation.

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Pre wedding journals | Sleep remedies for the Bride to-be

Wedding planning can be so stressful, am I right? One slight difference in opinion with a family member or friend and you can be sent on a downward spiral of sleepless nights festering over how you’re going to broach the subject next time around. Aside from a s**t tonne of deep breaths, there are plenty of natural remedies that can help you relax and put the emotional and physical tension at bay.

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Bridesmaids Tales | The ultimate wedding survival kit

If you're anything like my dear friend Petrina, you'll rock up prepared for any occasion. And when that comes to weddings, in tow is a giant bag filled with every possible item you may find yourself in need of should things take a turn, big or small. Ready to make a shopping list? Let’s go!

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Bridesmaids Tales | How to ace your role by your Bride's side

Being asked to stand by your gals side on her big day is literally the ultimate extension of friendship you could ever come across. A role that is such an honour should never be taken lightly, and that's why I have called in an expert for this blog. Meet Petrina Chai, you could call her a serial bridesmaid - but one thing is for sure, she has this gig down pat.

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