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Your day… your way Wedding Blog, Wedding Day, Blog Tips, Reception, Make It Yourself, Bridal, Couples, Party, Pi Day Wedding

Your day… your way

The constant battle that I see couples come up against is the ‘pressure’ to conform to what a wedding day ‘should be’. The dress, suits, rings, cars, ceremony, bridal party, head table, seated reception, speeches, favours, DJ/band, cake…. the list goes on. But guess what? You don’t have to do that if you don’t want to

So you have to do a speech. Have A Good Night, Good Night Sleep, Best Wedding Speeches, How To Focus Better, Cue Cards, Pressure Points, Public Speaking, Wedding Tips, Wedding Planner

So you have to do a speech...

I don't know about you but public speaking speaking is one of the things I dread! And while I still do it, it makes me extremely uncomfortable. Here's some of my tips to make it a bit easier: Be prepared! Winging it hardly ever turns out well. Make sure you know the points you want to cover and either write out your sp

So you have to do a speech. Have A Good Night, Good Night Sleep, Best Wedding Speeches, How To Focus Better, Cue Cards, Pressure Points, Public Speaking, Wedding Tips, Wedding Planner

So you have to do a speech...

I don't know about you but public speaking speaking is one of the things I dread! And while I still do it, it makes me extremely uncomfortable. Here's some of my tips to make it a bit easier: Be prepared! Winging it hardly ever turns out well. Make sure you know the points you want to cover and either write out your sp

Dealing with Death at a Wedding Wedding Blog, Wedding Planner, Blog Planner, I Got Married, Death, Thoughts, Wedding Planer, Wedding Organizer, Ideas

Wedding Blog

Warning: you may find the content of this blog upsetting I’ve seen this topic pop up a bit on various forums recently, so thought I’d throw my two cents in. ​ Bear with me while I outline my journey. When I got married there were a couple of grandparents who had passed away, but overall the core people of our family an

Things to keep in mind when deciding how much to spend on wedding items Wedding Blog, Wedding Day, Keep In Mind, Wedding Planning, This Or That Questions, Pi Day Wedding, Wedding Anniversary, Wedding Ceremony Outline

Wedding Blog

The age old debate when planning a wedding is what to splurge on and what to save on. Whether you have a bottomless budget or a strict one, this topic is bound to come up. ​Your wedding day will be one of the most important days of your life and its significance will last generations. Because of this when considering h

Let them eat cake! Plan My Wedding, Wedding Blog, Wedding Planner, Blog Planner, Food Themes, Let Them Eat Cake, I Foods, Chocolate Cake, Cake Decorating

Wedding Blog

Continuing on with my food theme I thought I’d delve into wedding cakes this week. One thing I was not prepared for when planning my wedding was the complexities around choosing a cake; I mean how hard could it be? ​ After trolling the internet I found my perfect cake; a two tiered chocolate cake decorated with White C

​The post-Christmas budget blues Wedding Vendors, Wedding Blog, Christmas On A Budget, Blog Tips, Budgeting, Blues, How To Get

Wedding Blog

Christmas has well and truly passed; the New Year is underway and your wedding is approaching fast - sound familiar? It is easy to get overwhelmed after the silly season; your credit cards bursting and the balances on your wedding vendors are coming due; it’s easy to suffer from the post-Christmas budget blues. ​ Now

What is it about the dress? (No seriously what is it? I Fall In Love, Falling In Love, Wedding Blog, Wedding Planner, Blog Planner, Perfect Wedding Dress, I Dress, Dresses, Wedding Planer

Wedding Blog

So this is where my passion for all things weddings comes a little unstuck. I was not one of those girls growing up that had a scrapbook with cutout pictures of my perfect wedding dress, I did not play weddings and dress up in lace. So when I came to buying my wedding dress I took the pragmatic approach and looked at m

Its all about the money honey Budget Wedding, Wedding Blog, Wedding Planner, Blog Planner, Budgeting, Things To Come, Money, How To Plan, Wedding Planer

Wedding Blog

As kiwis we are notoriously bad when it comes to talking about money. We avoid the subject; quickly change the topic or fluff over any details. This may be an underlying contributor to why when it comes to weddings we suffer unnecessary anxiety over who will pay for what; and how much we will spend. My advice is to tre