Once Upon A Wedding 2016

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Once Upon A Wedding

Two people fell madly in love

……………………………………………………………

Realising we want to spend the rest

of our lives together, we’ve set a wedding date:

……………………………………………………………

And this is where we’ll tie the knot:

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Once in a while...

Love gives us

a Fairytale

f you’re reading this booklet, then you’re about to

write a new chapter in your own love story.

It’s our greatest hope that ‘Once Upon A Wedding’ will

serve to assist you in planning toward your “Big Day”,

and introduce you to ideas and great people who can

help you along the road of your wedding adventure.

While we don’t promise magic carpets, genies or fairy

dust, there will be most certainly be moments of magic.

If you choose to meet with the trusted wedding experts

mentioned in this book, they’ll do their very best to

reduce the stress often associated with planning a

wedding day.

All the best for fabulous wedding journey and a magical

wedding day!

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Contents

Introduction - “Once in a while love gives us a Fairytale”..... 2

Timeline for Wedding Planning........................................ 4

Budget................................................................................. 8

Choosing a Venue............................................................... 10

Catering for your “Big Day” if venue only...................... 22

Choosing your Celebrant................................................... 26

Legal Requirements........................................................... 31

Choose your Photographer & Videographer.................... 33

Questions for your Photographer..................................... 34

Videography - Love in Motion.......................................... 36

Setting the Scene (Hire, Props, Theme).......................... 39

Planning your Flowers....................................................... 46

Plan your music and entertainment.................................. 50

Finding the Perfect Dress.................................................. 56

The Right Choice of Dress................................................ 58

Pampering, Make-up & Hair............................................. 61

Wedding Stationery............................................................ 64

Letterpress Revival............................................................. 65

Wedding Transport & Travel............................................. 68

Emergency Kit Checklist................................................... 74

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Timeline for

Wedding

Planning

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his guide will help you keep everything under

control and running smoothly. It allows an

average of six to 12 months preparation, and is based on

a traditional style wedding. If you plan to get married

in a shorter time, or have a different style of wedding,

don’t worry - the planning and order will remain much

the same. It helps to start planning your wedding well

in advance to ensure all runs smoothly. Delete any

items that don’t concern you and insert any extra items,

then just tick off your achievements as you go.

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12 Months Before

Set the date for the wedding

Book wedding ceremony venue

Book wedding reception venue

Set the budget

Choose the theme/style/colours for your wedding

Choose a wedding celebrant or Minister/Priest

Make a provisional guest list

Choose bridesmaids and groomsmen

Book photographer and/or videographer

Book DJ/ Band for reception

Book hairdresser and make-up artist

Book caterer

Book florist

Book wedding day transport

Begin search for wedding dress

Consider a beauty and fitness regime

6 Months Before

Finalise wedding dress

Buy wedding lingerie

Order wedding cake

Design wedding invitations

Reserve honeymoon travel and

accommodation (Renew passport?)

Purchase wedding rings

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Compile wedding gift list & register

Choose mens & womens wedding attire

Research guest accommodation for destination

weddings

Discuss menu details

Consider party favours

Finalise guest list and addresses

3 Months Before

Send out invitations

Fit suits for groomsmen

Choose wedding breakfast menu

Buy gifts for attendants

Buy Wedding Shoes

Ask people to make speeches

Meet with florist

Select wedding rings

1-2 Months Before

Hair and make-up and spray tan trial

Choose wedding songs

Apply for marriage licence

Choose or write your wedding vows

Organise a time for wedding rehearsal

Draft seating plan

Chase up late wedding replies

Book manicures


Get final hair cut

Hen and Stag dos

2 Weeks Before

Finalise seating plans/table names

Give numbers to caterers

Write place cards

Check in with suppliers and service providers

Wear in shoes

The Last Week

Hold rehearsal

Decorate venue

Pack for honeymoon

Organise service provider payments

Pick up suits

Manicure, pedicure and fake tan

Massage

Your Wedding Day

Eat breakfast and drink lots of water in the morning.

Enjoy the pampering and keep relaxed. Remember to

thank friends and family for their help.

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The Budget

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ou’re engaged and you’ve set a date. Now what?

In our experience as wedding planners, our first

piece of advice to clients is set a wedding budget. Then,

once you’ve determined the most you’re willing to spend

(and where you’ll source the funds), set aside 20% of

your total budget. Hide it. Get rid of it as far away

from yourself as possible. This 20% will serve as your

emergency fund ONLY IN AN EMERGENCY to

cover last-minute purchases, or cost overruns. Holding

fast to your budget will require discipline, courage and

sheer willpower but you’ll be so much happier (and far

less stressed), if you do.

– Peter & Valeta Duncan. Founders/Managing Directors, The Wedding Guy.


Wedding Ceremony Venue

Wedding Reception Venue

Celebrant/Minister/Priest

Photographer

Videographer

DJ/Band

Caterer

Wedding Cake

Alcohol

Hire Equipment

Florist

Transport

Hairdresser

Makeup Artist

Bridal Attire & Bridesmaids

Groom Attire & Best Man

Wedding Lingerie

Wedding Shoes

Wedding Cake

Travel Agent/Honeymoon

Wedding rings

Wedding Stationery

Gifts for attendants

Hens Do

Stags Do

Fitness Trainer

Miscellaneous

TOTAL

QUOTE ACTUAL

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Choosing a

Wedding

Venue

electing your preferred choice of wedding

venue can be quite a daunting task. Here are 5

quick-fire tips to consider before sealing the deal when

it comes to booking the right wedding venue.

Tip #1 Understand the logistics

Taking the logistics of a venue into consideration can

actually save you big headaches later on - how many

guests you will need the venue to fit, the season, time

of day you want to have your wedding and any special

needs your guests might need (i.e. can your venue of

choice accommodate guests on site?).


If the venue holds weddings in all seasons, make

sure you ask questions such as, “Is there heat and air

conditioning? Is there a ‘backup’ space in the event of rain?”

Tip #2 Visit your venue at the right time of day

Visit your venue at the very time of day your wedding

will be held. Everything from how the light floods into

the area where your ceremony and/or reception will be

hosted, to how quickly it gets cold, or when the sun

sets, could determine whether this is the right venue

choice for you. If you’ve secured the services of a

wedding planner or coordinator, this is also the perfect

time to take them out to the venue. Oftentimes, those

wedding professionals may have worked with the

property before and able to share valuable insights and

impartial advice.

Tip # 3 Read the fine-print

There are two very different types of wedding venue:

full service and venue only. A full service wedding

venue may include table linen, chair covers, linens and

catering supplies. On the other hand, “venue only”

offers you the space and it’s up to you to do the rest.

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You will be responsible for booking all of the vendors

for the wedding day. Either way, it’s important you

read the fine-print of any contract before signing, so

you’ve a clear understanding of what the venue can, or

can’t, offer you leading into and on your ‘Big Day’.

Tip #4 Decide On Your Wedding Style & Feel

Your wedding “vision” may involve a romantic

vineyard, an elegant barn, or a secluded escape. But just

like it’s not easy to fit a square peg into a round hole, it

is not easy to plan a style-specific wedding at all venues.

Taking into account what style wedding you want will

help you choose the venues you need to visit.

Tip #5 Ask, Ask & Ask Again

Most venues will have someone with whom you can

ask the myriad of questions you’ll have when seeking

your perfect venue. Important questions you might

not think to ask are: “How many weddings are held here in

one a day? Who will be here helping me the actual day of the

wedding? Do you have any construction or landscape changes

coming up before my wedding? Do you anticipate any changes

to the venue before the wedding day?”

Just when you think you have asked enough questions,

ask again and then, of course, get everything in writing!

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A stunning azure lake and bottle green hills make the perfect venue for

the most important day of your life. Whether you and your partner

are wishing to be married on the sandy white shores, in a secluded

bush setting or at the lodge with the views of the stunning vista in the

background, the choice is yours to decide.

Lakes Lodge is a great winter wedding venue as well.

Lakes Lodge Wilderness Retreat | 692 Lake Okataina Road | Rotorua

p | +64 7 362 7849 e | weddings@lakeslodge.co.nz w | lakeslodge.co.nz

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Princes Gate Hotel

Weddings – Our Specialty

Your day is special so let us make your

dreams become a reality.

We have so many options for you to choose from:

• The Monarch – A beautiful large venue

that caters for up to 130 people.

• Memories - A beautiful room that can take

up to 130 people as a chapel or 80 people as

a wedding venue.

• The Club – Weddings from 15 to 80 people

Rotorua’s most exclusive hotel offering wedding

packages tailored to your requirements, a

dedicated wedding planner, and beautifully

appointed, stylish accommodation for your guests.

For all enquiries, please call for a

personalised tour of all our facilities.

07 348-1179 info@princegate.co.nz www.princesgate.co.nz

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DISCOVER the ultimate

chocolate box wedding setting,

with on-site chapel and landscaped gardens for

your ceremony, a superb range of reception

rooms suitable for up to 160 guests, delicious

catering options and tranquil accommodation,

all wrapped up to your desire.

DISCOVER the ultimate

chocolate box wedding setting,

with on-site chapel and landscaped gardens for your

ceremony, a superb range of reception rooms suitable for

up to 160 guests, delicious catering options and tranquil

accommodation, all wrapped up to your desire.

Call to book or arrange a tour

of our Resort today!

Call to book or arrange a tour of our Resort today!

07 376 0260 ı www.hukafallsresort.com ı Taupo

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Let’s discuss your wedding over a coffee…

‘THE VENUE OF DREAMS’

VR Rotorua Lake Resort is ideally located on the shores of

beautiful Lake Rotoiti, Okawa Bay, just 15 minutes from central

Rotorua. Spread over seven acres of landscaped gardens, offering

a truly spectacular atmosphere for ceremonies.

WE CUSTOM DESIGN YOUR WEDDING.

· Unmatched options like helicopter landings for the couple.

· Complimentary night in our Bridal Spa Suite, a bottle of bubbly

and wedding breakfast the following morning with late checkout.

· Venue for all weather.

· Outdoor heated pool, spa pools, sauna, gym, kayaks, mountain

bikes, tennis courts, boat marina, life size chess set, petanque

court, pontoon boat and a luxury 53 foot catamaran.


The Venue of your dreams…

State Highway 33, RD4 Rotorua

0800 505900 · weddings.rotorua@vrhotels.co.nz · www.vrweddings.co.nz


CELEBRATE

your way, with us.

All inclusive package from

per

$119 person

www.rydges.com/rotorua | 272 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010

Contact Nicola McCarrison:

nicola_mccarrison@rydges.com

+64 7 349 5381

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Romantically

Rustic

weddiN gs with C harm & style

Consider the easy charm of a rustic wedding

with New Zealand’s premier country venue.

Against breathtaking views of Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island, you’ll fall

in love all over again amongst our rolling hills, beautiful trees, and quaint

old sheep yards. Our world-class facilities offer a unique range of gorgeous

rustic indoor & outdoor settings that can cater from 10 to 350 guests.

We have everything to make your once-in-a-lifetime

day perfect.

Call to discuss how we can create your unique

wedding experience. Please contact Diane Curtis

on 021 689 859 or diane.curtis@nttourism.co.nz

www.agrodome.co.nz

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Catering

if “venue only”

A

number of fabulous wedding venues of choice are

‘venue only’ meaning that you’ll need to hire in

your own caterer(s). While this may seem problematic,

on a positive note it affords you a lot of scope to get really

creative and enlist mouth-watering menu options and

fun wedding vendors that will really make your wedding

day occasion unique. There are a vast range of mobile

caterers from luxury mobile commercial kitchens, to

your favourite tapas or takeaway style vendors.

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Catering to your wedding needs

* We can travel anywhere within the Greater Bay of Plenty region

and will go further if required

* Our Senior Chefs and Function Managers have over 100 years

combined experience in delivering superb quality food and

service

* We have a selection of set menus but are always happy to

create tailor-made menus specific to each individual wedding

* We offer various food options for weddings including buffets,

plated meals, table platters, or self service drop offs.

* We have a wide range of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic

beverage packages plus specialty homemade punches

* Mention this ad and receive a 10% discount off food and

beverage on any booking

PHONE: 0800 CATERING / 07 348 3885

EMAIL: sales@thecateringco.co.nz

www.thecateringco.co.nz

The Catering Company is proudly owned and operated by The Fat Dog

Cafe & Bar Ltd in Rotorua. This gives us great flexibility in providing you

with a varied range of options for any special requirements you may have.

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Sugar Tiers

Cake Design

Laura Cannon & Ruth Jones

Ph 022 689 2006

fb.com/SugarTiers · sugartiers @

outlook.com

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We create custom made cakes for any occasion.

Catering for all of Bay of Plenty.

The perfect

blend of cake

and art!

Carey Baker: 027 321 5077

“Our Cake Company” on Facebook.com

bakersinnz@vodafone.co.nz

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Choose your

Celebrant

W

hatever you do, don’t choose purely on price.

Cheap is not always best. You may not think

so, but your celebrant has a large influence on your

wedding day. They’re the first person your valued

guests will come into contact with and will set the

benchmark leading into, during, and post-ceremony

if they mingle with your guests directly following the

ceremonies conclusion.

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Consider these handy tips before making your choice:

Male or Female? - Do you prefer one or the other or

are you not fussed? Make sure you ask your partner

too. Don’t assume they’ll want the same as you…

Personal style - Does the celebrant have a personal

style or way of conducting a ceremony? Do they

present as relaxed, welcoming, with a weave of humour

mixed in for good measure? It’s important you choose a

celebrant who not only understands your wedding day

‘vision’, but is also sensitive to your values and beliefs.

If you really want to personalise your wedding, ensure

you choose a celebrant who “gets you” as a couple.

Cost - New Zealand celebrants range in price on

average from $350.00 - $700.00. Factors influencing

price may include level of experience, qualifications,

and in some cases whether the celebrant is a radio or

TV celebrity. Again, while price may be an important

consideration, having the right celebrant setting the

atmosphere on one of the most important days of your

life can’t be understated.

Throughout the process of selecting your celebrant, remember

this is all about you, your love and your future together.

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If you’ve short-listed candidate celebrants you’re

wishing to interview, here are some important questions

to pose:

* Ask the Celebrant about the extent and breadth of

their experience, particularly if you have specific ideas

as to how you’d like to approach your ceremony.

* Ask what help, information and resources they

provide to couples in terms of ceremonies, traditions,

readings and writing personal vows; and if appropriate,

ask about equipment such as PA systems for outdoor

ceremonies.

* Ask how they work and what the process will be.

A celebrant should explain how they work. Choose

someone who will guide you clearly during the

process of creating your ceremony, encouraging you to

participate in the process, to ensure that you achieve

what you want in terms of content, style and tone.

A great celebrant should inspire you with confidence,

so that you can relax and anticipate your wedding day

with excitement. After all, this is the day on which you

will make your vows to the person you love and want

to spend the rest of your life with.

– Peter Duncan [Managing Director/Co-founder, The Wedding Guy]

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theweddingguy

Multi-award Winning Celebrant

& Wedding Planner

WINNER 2015 Wedding Industry

Experts Award – Peter and

Valeta Duncan, OUTSTANDING

CONTRIBUTION TO NEW ZEALAND

WEDDING INDUSTRY

WINNER 2015 Wedding Industry

Experts Award – The Wedding Guy,

BEST CELEBRANT, NEW ZEALAND

PETER DUNCAN

Event Speaker & Master of Ceremonies

{0276} MARRY ME

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theweddingguy.co.nz

fb.com/theweddingguy

WINNER 2013 Wedding Industry

Experts Award – The Wedding Guy,

BEST WEDDING PLANNER, NEW

ZEALAND

WINNER 2013 Wedding Industry

Experts Award – The Rotorua

Wedding Booklet, BEST WEDDING

eBOOK, NEW ZEALAND

WINNER 2013 Wedding Industry

Experts Award – The Wedding Guy,

BEST CELEBRANT, NEW ZEALAND

WINNER 2012 Wedding Industry

Experts Award – The Wedding Guy,

BEST CELEBRANT, NEW ZEALAND

WINNER 2012 Wedding Industry

Experts Award – The Wedding Guy,

BEST WEDDING PLANNER, Rotorua,

New Zealand

WINNER 2010 Westpac Rotorua

Business Excellence Award –

Customer Service

WINNER 2009 Westpac Rotorua

Business Excellence Award –

Customer Service

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CHRISTINE GRANT

“Passion” is the word to best describe my role as YOUR

Celebrant. I am a FULL TIME celebrant with 15 years

experience. Why - because I enjoy the diversity of people.

Together, we will create a ceremony that reflects your ideals

and personalities. I have so many ideas - just ask. I use a

wireless sound system with an IPod link and have a wireless,

hand-held mic. Do check out my website - then, let's meet!

Ph: 07 578 1235 or 027 226 8110 E: christinegrant@xtra.co.nz

www.christinegrant.co.nz

Member of Celebrants Association of New Zealand (CANZ)

Belinda de Lautour

Celebrant & Wedding Planner

Mobile: 021 482 858 ı Office: 07 378 8161

belinda@theweddingangel.co.nz

www.theweddingangel.co.nz

fb.com/theweddingangel - marriage celebrant

valeta j duncan

Diploma in Theology

celebrant/wedding planner

{the better half}

07 345 9230

027 MARRYU2 (027 6277982)

valetad@xtra.co.nz

www.facebook.com/theweddinggirlnz

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The

Legal

Requirements

A

marriage licence application, referred to as a

‘Notice of Intended Marriage’ BDM 60 can be

obtained from a marriage registrar’s office in your

area, or online at the Department of Internal Affairs’

website: www.bdm.govt.nz

If you’re seeking to marry in one place but live

elsewhere, you can apply for your marriage licence in

the town/city in which you live.

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The Legal Requirements for your NZ Ceremony

You must be married by a registered wedding

celebrant. To find out if a celebrant is formally

registered in New Zealand, visit the Births, Deaths,

Marriages website: www.bdm.govt.nz

You must have a marriage licence to be signed on the

day by the bride and groom, two witnesses and the

wedding celebrant.

You must marry at either of the two places mentioned

on your marriage licence application.

During the ceremony you must say to each other in

some way that you are going to take each other as

husband and wife or words to similar effect.

The full names of the couple must be used when

making their declaration.

You must be over the age of 16 years of age. If you

are 16-20 year old, you need the signature of your

guardian or one of your parents.

For details on current cost of licence applications refer

to: www.bdm.govt.nz

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Choose your

Photographer

&Videographer

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our wedding day images will record one of most

significant occasions in your life, so choosing your

photographer/videographer is an important decision

to make. Consider these essential elements: their

personality, style, and package price. Select someone

you feel comfortable with and whose professional style

you relate to. Make sure to discuss the timing of the

whole day with them so you’re all aware of whether

there is enough time for the amount of images you

would like to be taken.

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Questions for your photographer:

• Are you able to see albums of previous weddings they

have photographed?

• Do they belong to a registered organisation (e.g.

the NZ Institute of Professional Photographers)? If

things don’t go to plan, it gives you an organisation to

fall back on for complaints etc.

• What packages do they offer? Full day, half day or do

they charge an hourly rate? Are they GST registered?

• Do they provide digital negatives? At what cost?

• What ideas do they have for photography locations?

• Do they have two sets of equipment in case one breaks

down or batteries die?And do they have options for

one photographer or two?

• Do they have a contract or some type of guarantee?

• Are they happy for guests to take photographs at the

same time? Are you?

• Do they have a studio or some alternative for wet

weather?

• Do they have options for you to make instalment

payments?

• Do they offer albums and books, CDs, DVDs,

enlargements etc?

• How long after the day until you see the proofs?

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Award winning NZ wedding photographer - fun,

relaxed, professional & affordable, available

throughout NZ and abroad. Call Clare for your

customized Wedding Photography Package.

CLARE GORDON

PHOTOGRAPHY©

021 622 692 · fb.com/claregphotography · claregordonphotography.com

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Videography – Love In Motion

Moving images and sound create lasting impressions on people.

There is a fundamental shift in the way that Kiwi

couples are choosing to remember their wedding day.

And there’s an equal shift in the way videographers

are capturing a wedding day: employing cinematic

technique and employing drones to capture stunning

results.

Whether you appreciate it, or not, your wedding day

will be over in a flash. A film can help you remember

all the little details, preserve the big moments and

experience some of the things you didn’t see the first

time. Remember too, you’ve spent countless hours

planning, preparing, anticipating and spending money

to make your big day perfect. You deserve to have the

best way to remember it.

Create something memorable you will cherish forever.

Don’t leave it too late as popular photographers and

videographers are booked well into the next wedding season!

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SUGAR & SPLICE

p r o d u c t i o n s

stylish boutique wedding videos

facebook.com/sugarnspliceproductions

www.sugarandsplice.co.nz

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Setting the

Scene

Hire, Props, Theme

I

ntroducing a wedding theme allows you to

to explore your romantic side, express the

whimsical, or to reflect your sense of adventure. While

some brides will venture down a road of the

classic white wedding, you may prefer a

theme better suited to your personal style,

values, or past-times. The possibilities

are as endless as your imagination.

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Phone: 021 809 306

or 07 348 1651

Email: marksarah@xtra.co.nz

FaceBook.com/lunavintagehire

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We at ‘Andys Marquee & Party Hire’ understand that every

wedding is unique. Let us help you create the wedding day

of your dreams. We provide beautiful silk-lined marquees,

flooring, lighting and more.

Crockery · Cutlery · Glassware · Furniture & Bar Leaners · Wedding

Linen · Wedding Arches · Platters & Trays · Catering & Buffet Equipment

· Wedding Cake Accessories · Bar Equipment · BBQs, Spits & Roasters

· Chiller Trailers · Umbrellas · Heaters · Jukeboxes & PAs · Lovely Loos

‘Come speak to the most experienced in the business’

Andys Marquee & Party Hire

30 Sunset Road, Rotorua. Phone: 07 348 3400

Mobile: 021 480 916 Email: info@andyshire.co.nz

www.andyshire.co.nz

Check us out and like us on Facebook: fb.com/andyspartyhire

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EVENT HIRE

Happy Days Marquee and Event Hire have it all.

From hire equipment, chillers, BBQs, tables,

chairs - even wedding dress hire!

Marquees · Crockery · Glassware · Heating · Chillers · Table

Accessories · Furniture · Cutlery · Gas Heaters · Dance Floors

· Cooking Equipment · Lighting · Chairs · Catering Equipment ·

Table Linen · Dance Floors and much more…

408 St Aubyn Street, East Hastings

Call now: 06 876 6213

We look forward to every call.

Email us:sales@happydayshire.co.nz

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Eventrent are creative, professional,

experienced and reliable - making

the process easy and enjoyable.

www. eventrent.co.nz

OUR

SERVICES INCLUDE

• Large range of hire items

• Installation & removal

Wedding flowers

•Event styling

Wedding planning

.….

You only get one chance to do

it right, so why compromise on

EMAIL - info@eventrent.co.nz quality? Contact Eventrent

PHONE - 07 378 6614 or 021 876 329

WEB - eventrent.co.nz VISIT US - 27 Miro Street, Taupo

2016 Wedding Industry Awards Winner - Best Hire & Theming

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Wedding · Special Event Styling · Florist

Vintage· Rustic · Beach · Elegant Props · Lights Hire

Photography: Pure Love Photography

Wedding Stationery: Sooperdooper Print

Model: Svetlana Hornby

Venue: The Agrodome

Flowers : The Naked Florist

Hair : Crazy Beautiful

Makeup: Svetlana Mobile Beauty

027 911 4465

Follow us on Facebook

putiputirecycled@gmail.com

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Planning your

Flowers

A

wedding would just not be the same without

flowers. Every bride wants her wedding to be

memorable and her choice of flowers or arrangements

should reflect her specific taste and personality. Her

flowers should create a theme to make her wedding

day special and provide the finishing touch to this very

special day.

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Floristry In Flax

Combining Art with Nature

Handcrafted Flax Bouquets

(all Maori protocol adhered to and

respected), Paper Rose Bouquets

& Wooden Rose Bouquets.

www.floristryinflax.weebly.com

fb.com/floristryinflax

Phone 0274 333 915

77 Devonport Road, Tauranga

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You’ll LOVE our Flowers

1222 Eruera St, Rotorua, NZ

www.rotoruaflorists.co.nz

At Rotorua Florist, the highly qualified and

experienced team believe every bride deserves

to have a personalised experience and take

pride in turning dreams into reality.

Call 07 348 1092 to make an appointment to

discuss your needs, then meet with Katie and

her teamto make your dreams come true.

Katie McLaughlin

Floral Designer

Flowers for your special occasion

Ph/Fax: 07 347 4371

Mobile: 021 103 2501

daisychainflorist@xtra.co.nz

www.daisychainfloristrotorua.co.nz

Corner Fenton & Ti Streets, Rotorua

Find us on Facebook

Daisy Chain Florist Rotorua

Florist

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Plan your

Music and

Entertainment

O

ne of the best investments on your wedding day

is your entertainment. It is the chance to relax

and have some fun.

Make sure your Wedding DJ has wedding experience - a

club, bar, garage, rugby function DJ is not a wedding DJ!

A good wedding DJ will take pride in their appearance

and setup, ensuring everything looks immaculate.

Ask them to show you pictures of some past wedding

setups, and to let you know what you can expect.

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Cheap speakers produce cheap sound and are not

reliable. Professional speakers are expensive. Ask

your DJ what brand of speakers they intend to bring.

(Examples of quality brands are JBL, QSC, and RCF.)

Make sure the DJ will play music you and your guests

want to hear; a good wedding DJ will have experience

in diverse crowds and know how to cater for all. It is

worth noting some DJs refuse to take requests and

want total control over the music - will you be happy

with that?

Equipment will fail at some stage; does the DJ have a

backup plan on the night?

Make sure the DJ has a signed written contract you

both agree to. This will protect you from the DJ

bringing the wrong equipment, starting late, finishing

early or not turning up at all. If the DJ says a contract

is not needed, find another DJ who does!

Invest in a professional wedding DJ, and make sure

your guests leave with memories of a great wedding.

- Joel from Absolute DJs www.absolutedjs.co.nz

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Finding the

Perfect Dress

I

t’s so much more than just a dress! Find the

perfect silhouette for your shape and focus on

your personal style. Don’t worry about the size on the

label, just find the right fit for you and feel fabulous.

Find the right colour for your skin tone - there are various

shades of white from ivory to alabaster.

Are you considering a veil? Veils flatter the face and give

a bride an air of mystery and innocence. Generally,

the more formal the occasion, the longer the veil. Take

your time and consider all the options.

You’ll look and feel beautiful on your special day.

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For your Bridal gown call us to book a consultation…

We carry sizes 8-26 in store.

Shop 115 Centre Place Mall, Central City Hamilton

Phone 07 834 1237

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The right choice of dress:

The style you choose may be classic, trendy or have

elements of both. Chances are, the basic construction

will be similar to one of the styles below:

Mermaid/Fishtail

This dress hugs the body and begins to flair, usually

at the knee. The flare can be modest or exaggerated.

This design accentuates a woman’s figure and shows

particularly well on tall, athletic women, or the classic

hourglass shape.

Column/Sheath

This dress has a narrow shape that flows straight down

from the neckline to the hem. It tends to hug the body

and show any and all curves. The column is appropriate

for all types of weddings, especially casual occasions on

the beach. This silhoette suits the hourglass figure, tall

& thin, and the petite.

Modified A-Line

Fitted on the bodice and hips and gradually flares to

the hem, forming an “A” shape. The skirt of a modified

A-line dress fits closer to the body than a traditional

A-line. Ideal for all body types.

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Ball Gown/Princess

This is the classic fairytale princess

dress. It has a long, flowing skirt and

a fitted bodice. It has lots of fullness,

created with petticoats or hoops. Well

suited to the tall & thin, apple shape and

pear shape.

Tea Length

A dress that falls in between the ankle

and the knee. Ideal for all body types.

Trumpet

Fitted through the body and flairs mid-thigh. The

cut is between a modified a-line and a mermaid cut.

Ideal for frames with small waists. This style of dress

accentuates your tummy and hip area. Suits hour glass

and tall & thin.

A- line

A fitted bodice that has a modest flair in the skirt. A-line

wedding dress designs are among the most popular

sold today. This is a universal classic that suits almost

any body type.

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Pampering

Make-up

& Hair

P

re-wedding day pampering can be the ideal

solution to deal with the stress of planning your

Big Day. You could even make a party of it by setting

up a spa pampering party for your bridesmaids instead

of going out the day or night before the wedding.

There are a number of outstanding Salons and mobile

Hair & Make-Up Specialists - in either case, ask if you

can have a “trial run” well before the wedding day.

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of tranquility in the heart of Rotorua.

· Rotorua Mud Facials

· Purifying Honey Facials

· Hot Stone and Relaxation Massage

· Laser Teeth Whitening

· LED Skin treatments

· Non Surgical Liposculpture

Let us get you ready for your big day.

Pamper parties available.

Call 021 644 522

Suite 6, 1163 Eruera St, Rotorua

www.thebeautystudio.co.nz

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ZHOOSH U Creative Hair

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Come and see either Karen or Chaz, your specialists in bridal hair.

Nail and Make Up Technicians available if required, as well as a

mobile hairdressing service if you need us to come to you.

We cater for both small and large wedding events.

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Wedding

Stationery

any couples opt to do their wedding invitations

and stationery themselves - a great way to get

the personal touch. If you don’t think you have the time

(who does!?) for each individual name tag, invitation,

envelope, table plan etc. talk to a design shop or printing

company, or even a graphic designer - they will be able

to talk you through a cost effective way of achieving

what you want in a fraction of the time leaving you free

to attend that massage you really, really need.


Letterpress revival

From the beginning of mechanical printing in 1445,

letterpress was the only method of printing. It was the

new technology of the day, that spread quickly from

Germany to the known world, just as the internet (in

25 years) has taken over communication today.

Letterpress lasted for over 500 years. It had all but

disappeared by the 1970s, being replaced first by offset

printing and today, more and more by digital printers.

However in the last few years worldwide, there has

been a revival of letterpress print: mixing old press

technology with computer generated text and graphics.

Letterpress is again available with its unique qualities;

tactile, with a deep inked impression, giving a

wonderfully sharp and crisp look, both distinctive and

elegant.

With interesting design, letterpress printed stationery

can look more like a piece of art rather than just a nice

invitation.

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Every couple is unique.

Every wedding day different.

Let your wedding stationery reflect that.

Linda Page

Graphic Designer

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021 022 65822

page.linda@me.com

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Wedding

Transport

&Travel

W

hether a stretch limousine, American muscle

car, helicopter, floatplane, tractor or horsedrawn

carriage - arriving to your venue is the first part

of your grand entrance before you walk down the aisle.

If you’ve determined a wedding theme, you might also

choose a means of transport which best compliments

either your theme or ceremony venue.

If you’re having an overseas wedding or honeymoon,

there are travel companies waiting to hear how they

can assist you to create your dream come true. They

have a wealth of knowledge and advice on how to make

it happen.

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Do YOU know a wedding supplier/vendor worthy

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Nominations open Friday, September 2nd 2016.

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An event not to be missed!

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Emergency Kit Checklist

Dress Disaster

Management:

Safety pins

Small folding scissors

Mini sewing kit (dark

& light thread, needles)

Hem tape

White chalk (to hide

smudges on dress)

Spot remover

Clear tape

Suit Disaster

Management:

Black chalk (to hide

smudges on suit)

Shoe polish kit in

correct color for groom

& groomsmen.

Lint roller for suits

Corsage pins

Mini Medical Kit:

Headache tablets/

Pain reliever

Allergy tablets

Natural sedatives

Nausea tablets

Diarrhoea pills

Plasters/Band-Aids

Hangover pills

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Hair Must-Haves:

Hair pins

Hair bands

Travel sized hair

spray or gel

NB Contact Details:

A comprehensive

printed list of wedding

supplier’s names &

contact numbers

(Landline and mobile)

A printed list of

mobile numbers for

wedding party and

family members on

both sides.

Hydration & Energy:

Bottled water and

straws to drink it with

once lipstick has been

applied.

Something healthy

and light to snack on to

keep energy up (dried

fruit, nuts, etc.)

Technology:

Mobile phone

charger

Charged camera for

getting-ready group selfies

Make Up & Nails:

Nail clippers

Clear nail polish (for

pantyhose runs)

A back-up bottle of

coloured nail polish

(matching bride & bridal

party’s painted nails)

Lip balm and gloss

Emery board

Extra earring backs

Spare pantyhose

Lipstick, bride &

bridesmaid’s colors

Blotting powder

Freshness Kit:

Dental floss/toothpicks

Eye drops

Deodorant

Tampons

Mints/Breath Spray/

Mouthwash

Toothbrush & paste

Q tips

Perfume/cologne

Hand towelettes

Tissues

Razor for groom

Tweezers

Insect repellent

(if outdoors)


Wishing you a

Happily ever after

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