Getting hitched? Check out these Hot Tips
Updated: Jun 14
Is that ring burning a hole in your pocket? have you decided its time to take the plunge and drop a knee, and ask that special loved one in your life to marry you?
Then congratulations you are on your way to the chapel of love. There are however a multitude of exciting things to plan and conjure up to make your special day unique, memorable and totally your own.
Welcome to my blog entry, focusing on my Six hot tips to help you say “I do”. So you’ve set the date now it is time to get down to business.
Hot tip No. 1
Resist the dreaming and do the budget Before you do anything else.. Try not to ignore this, it is your No 1. Priority, have the discussion with family so that everyone knows what the expectations are, especially if the respective families are going to contribute, be as transparent as possible.
Hot tip No. 2
Your Wedding Style - Plan It:
Sounds obvious, I know but think about the style of your wedding, is it going to be just the two of you + immediate family or the full noise bridal party, formal traditional, casual relaxed, do it all yourself and rope in your mates and loved ones.
Where is it going to be indoor, outdoor, formal and traditional, casual and relaxed, atop a mountain, in a vineyard, Marlborough Sounds, Waiheke Island, Queenstown, or in your own backyard…
having decided the style and location now it is time for.
Hot tip No. 3
Now don't muck around, BOOK IT - Especially if you are having an international wedding. It really does take the stress out of the day for everyone… and by everything I mean everything.
In no particular order but I am putting CELEBRANTS at the top of the list, the Venue, the Photographer, the Caterer, the Florist, the Music - band or DJ, Transportation, Hire gear,
PS we will talk about the hows and vows in the August issue
Hot tip No. 4
Save the Date
Now you know the style you can tailor design your invite, make a list then send the save the date invite out to family and friends.
Hot tip No. 5
Now you’ve got the logistics sorted its time to think about yourself how are you going to look on the day, having narrowed it down, the dress and suit style might be a little easier to choose…along with the overall bridal party look, I think the more time you give it the better the result.. you don't want to miss out on your favourite designer, or that special lace, bow tie, or cuff links, it just puts the icing on the wedding cake…
Hot tip No. 6
Three months out from the wedding it is time to apply for your wedding licence check it out go to www.govt.nz
Next month I will discuss Hot tip No.1 with some Best advice from newlyweds .
Christina at everydaylifecelebrant