September 2015 – She Said Yes

September 2015 archive

Oh Snap! Instant Wedding Snapshots with Interlike App

It might seem ironic that someone who appears to share so much of her life on social media, instantly revealing the night’s outfit, occasion or shopping haul, would want an ‘Unplugged wedding’. That is, to ask my guests not to spend their day and night using their camera-phones and uploading my wedding photos to their social media. While there’s plenty […] Read more…

What do guests like at a Wedding?

It’s a tricky balance to achieve, a wedding to suit the wants and whims (and financial sustainability) of the Bride and Groom, and one that their guests will talk about for years. This isn’t the first time I’ve spoken about this, and while I haven’t changed my tune (sorry girls, wedding guests love an open bar), I’ve […] Read more…

The legalities of Marrying in New Zealand

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It’s all very exciting planning a wedding, but without following the legal requirements, you’ll end up with a brilliant party and no husband!  New Zealand legal requirements are fairly simple, the key element being arranging a marriage licence between 3 days and 3 months in advance; and registering the marriage after the ceremony. Who can […] Read more…

How to ask your bridesmaids to be part of your bridal party

Once you’ve picked the perfect teams, how do you go about asking your chosen girls (or boys) to partake? Before you bowl on in there, keep in mind what can go wrong (and some Bridesmaid fails) and make sure you’re prepared to tell your bridesmaids what’s involved, and don’t be offended if one of them politely declines (it can be an expensive/cumbersome obligation, […] Read more…

DIY: Can you make your own wedding cake?

What can a DIY Bride achieve with a Wedding Cake? As a general idea, I suggest a competent baker could make this cake the day before the wedding, provided they have most of the day at home, and of that time at home, around 5 hours of labour time. I made this for my birthday […] Read more…

Choose your Bridal Party

The first step in ensuring your party is there to support you on your wedding day and at all key stages in the lead-up too is to choose the perfect team. Who to ask? When considering who to ask, keep in mind what role they’ll have to help with: Organising an Engagement Party (are they organised, […] Read more…

Perfect Bridal Party: Introduction

I received a message this week which really got me thinking about the bridal party … here’s a few excerpts I’ve had permission to repost: “I noticed behaviours in her I didn’t like… Demanding and ‘my way or the highway’  I told her ‘no kids at the wedding’ to which she responded ‘well mine will be there’; I […] Read more…

Dermalogica Face Mapping: Get to know your skin!

It’s all very well me suggesting you amp up your routine in the pursuit of perfect skin, but unless you know your skin’s individual needs, you might end up throwing good money after bad without addressing the real concerns and necessities. That’s where it pays to ask an expert – someone who is professionally qualified […] Read more…

How to get Long-lasting and lust-worthy Lashes

I absolutely love having long, lush lashes and wearing falsies, but I’m absolutely terrible at putting them on, so hardly ever trust myself to do so out of fear I’ll spend the evening uncomfortable and with my eyes watering off the rest of my makeup.  Crying off your lashes isn’t ideal on any day, but […] Read more…

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