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Donut Walls

Donut walls are hugely popular overseas, and now you can get them in  Auckland too!  Our handmade donut wall comes with a sign and holds 70-210 exquisite donuts, we can customise them to fit with any colour scheme too! The donuts themselves are like no other donuts you have had before, they are handmade from…
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What are my Responsibilities in the Wedding? Traditionally Speaking!

Whether you are a stickler for tradition or just wanting to know how they did it in the old days, this is the article for you. Keep in mind, we are talking responsibilities in the traditional sense, these days there are no rules, but it never hurts to understand tradition and wedding etiquette, so here…
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3 Requirements Your’ll Need To Plan Your Own Wedding

Planning a wedding is a big job. Like many couples you may want to give it a crack yourself, if you have these 3 qualities you will be just fine. Time They say it takes at least 250 hours to plan a wedding. Once your've been through it, your'll know that to be true. These days…
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Selecting your Guest List for your Wedding

Completing the guest list is one of the hardest tasks of wedding planning and one that can cause regrets with many couples. This can be because they have either left out guests they really would have liked to come because of budget constraints or venue capacity. Or it can be from inviting guests they really…
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3 Steps to Budgeting For Your Wedding Planning

When planning your wedding, setting your budget should be the very first task you undertake. So many times, couples start booking suppliers without any real thought into how much it's all going to add up to. The problem with this is, you might not have enough budget for every element you will need to make…
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6 Tips On Giving A Successful & Memorable Speech

The thought of giving a speech can be the stuff of nightmares, I know this to be true for myself. The pressure to pull off a heartfelt, funny and memorable speech and not falling flat is seriously intimidating. Here are our top tips to ensuring that your speech is all that and a bag of…
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How To Be The Bride’s Best Support Person

So... your daughter/ daughter in law/ sister/ best friend/ niece or some lucky lady in your life is getting married and she's going to need a lot of support. You think you are fit for the job? Let's make sure with our 3 must haves to being the Bride's best support person.   Be Available…
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20 Things You Just Don’t Know Until You’ve Planned A Wedding

Wedding planning is one hell of a ride and until we are right in amoungst it do we realise this and then when it's over we wonder how we made it through alive. To prepare you here are 20 things that you really don't know before you have planned a wedding... There is just SO much to organise and…
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How To Deal With Negative Or Unsupportive Family Or Friends

When we think about wedding planning we picture forming closer relationships with our loved ones, swooning over wedding details with our besties and all round just having a great time! For some that absolutely happens but unfortunately weddings can also bring out the worst in some people. I've heard stories of overbearing mother in laws,…
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When Is It An Appropriate Time To Take Photos At A Wedding?

With so much talk about 'unplugged' weddings and using wedding hashtags, it can get confusing for guests to know when it is appropriate to take photos on their phones or cameras at a wedding so here it is... DO- BEFORE the ceremony by all means it is appropriate to take photos with other guests or…
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The 5 Stages Of Wedding Planning

Your've probably heard about the 5 stages of grief but have you heard about the 5 stages of wedding planning? Oh my goodness this is SO exciting- I have no idea why people complain! Holy shitballs- there is literally so. much. to. do. I did it! I can't believe I have most of this wedding…
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How To Deal With Your RSVP’s

One of the biggest complaints couples have is collecting RSVP's and it comes at the most stressful end of the wedding planning process. Here are a few do's & don'ts to help you keep sane and get those RSVP's in on time.   DON'T send your invitations too far in advance When sending your invitations…
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Five Reasons To Have A Winter Wedding

Goodness it's been a little chilly here in Auckland this week (what's that about?!)  It got me thinking about Winter weddings which do seem to be gaining in some popularity and we wanted to look at the pros of having your wiedding during the colder months. We all know why summer is so popular but…
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What NOT To Do When Writing Your Thank You Cards

You may be well over wedding planning by the time the day finally rolls around but your job as bride and groom is not over until those thank you cards are in the post! A few thank you card dont's to help you on your way...   Don't...Leave it too long 1-2 months post wedding is acceptable…
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The Biggest Mistakes Couples Make- And How To Avoid Them

1. They don't start with a realistic budget I see it time and time again, eager couples book the venue, spash out on a great dress and then realise there are lots of expenses they either didn't know about or had unrealistic expectations on. It's so important to research and get quotes right at the…
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6 Practices To Making Your Wedding One Of A Kind

Making it you To make a truly one of a kind wedding you need to add in some personal elements. One way is to create a gallery of photos in your entrance way containing framed images from your relationship. You could also leave little stories around the reception room or hang your childhood photos on the…
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9 Bouquet Types For Your Bridal Bouquet

Choosing the right style of bouquet is a pretty important decision and one that considers your dress, your venue and your overall feel of the day. Check out your options below... Posy A small usually tight round bouquet that can be held in one hand. Often wired and light to hold. Posy's are perfect for…
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Wedding Dress Trains

  The Sweep or Brush Train The brush train is only a few inches longer than the front hem so it just brushes the ground. It fits with most dresses, styles and occasions so is the most versatile. The Court Train The court train is slightly longer than the brush, extending approximately 3 feet from…
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Questions to ask your Hair/Makeup Artist

There's a lot to consider when choosing suppliers for your big day, it pays to ask the big questions. We put a few together for your hair & makeup artist. Becks  Should I be doing anything to prepare my skin and hair for my wedding day? Your hair & makeup stylist may be able to…
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24 Examples of Great Table Names for your Wedding

It's so fun for the guests who may not know you so well to get to know a little more about your life and personality, table names is a great way to not only provide a talking point for the guest tables but to let a story or two about you out as individuals or…
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So your engaged! Now what?

I hear it over and over again, 'I don't know where to start,' 'there's just so much to do and so many options,' and lots of 'I kept meaning to get organised and now i'm running short on time.' The key to starting is... well, starting.  All you need to do is pick up a…
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The Thing About Digital Wedding Invitations

I wanted to touch on the beauty and wonderment of receiving a wedding invitation in the good ol fashioned mailbox. I don't know about you but I just love getting something in the mail that isn't a bill or junk mail and sadly, it rarely happens. We are getting more and more digital everyday and…
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