February 2017 – She Said Yes

February 2017 archive

Big Little Lies you’ve been told about Wedding Planning

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Between my experience as a wedding planner, the research I do to bring you’re the best wedding planning advice right here, and the comments and messages I receive from confused brides-to-be, I’ve seen my fair share of wedding planning myths, fallacies and downright lies! Whether well-meaning, budget-saving or advertiser-serving, it can also lead you astray […] Read more…

How to Plan a Wedding that’s Totally “You”

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How to Plan a Wedding that Suits you Perfectly Whether you’re still searching for a venue, or you’ve just secured a venue and a date and you’re wondering where to go and what to plan from here – I suggest you start thinking about the way you’re going to plan a wedding that’s totally “you”! […] Read more…

Your 1st Wedding Anniversary Gift Guide

The first year of marriage is often considered the year of adjustment. As you celebrate this special 1st wedding anniversary, reflect on the both the delicate and hardy aspects of your marriage and of your love for one another. We recently celebrated our first wedding anniversary, and it got me thinking – while our marriage is wonderful […] Read more…

How to Plan a Feminist Wedding

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Planning a wedding, you soon realise that wedding planning itself, (like, perhaps the institution of marriage) has clearly defined gender roles which possibly don’t conform to your feminist ideals – and quite rightfully so. So can you plan a “feminist wedding”, or rather, how can you plan a wedding that doesn’t contradict the very idea of […] Read more…

How to Start Your Wedding Guest List

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Starting your wedding guest list may not sound too difficult. You choose the people you want to spend your special day with, include the requisite family members, and hope at least 90% of the guests accept your invitations and show up at the wedding. However, unless you have an unlimited wedding budget (and sometimes even when you do), your guest list can’t […] Read more…

One Month til Your Wedding – the Final Countdown

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If you haven’t got a little white book (perhaps you’ve just discovered it, but there’s only one month til your wedding and you don’t think it’s worth having for just 30 days), then you won’t have a diary with all of these important checklists and notes marked in it. We can’t have that! If you want […] Read more…

7 Ways to Treat Yourself this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day 2015 was my last as a ‘girlfriend’ – becoming a fiancé on February 15th. Valentine’s Day 2016 was spent with my absolute best friends in the world, followed by the evening with Blair – the day after my hens party (with just 6 days to count down til my wedding). Looking forward a week […] Read more…

Starting a Wedding Budget

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You’re engaged – now what? You need to work through the Initial Checklist and start the all important wedding budget! The wedding industry is a multi-billion dollar one: around £10 Billion annually in the UK, US$51 Billion in the States, and who knows how much in New Zealand… but the “average” wedding budget in NZ is $35,000 – it’s […] Read more…