10 Ways To Balance Colour At Your Wedding

Sarah Pollok • October 16, 2017
10 Ways To Balance Colour At Your Wedding - WeddingWise Articles
While it seems simple, choosing the perfect wedding palette is far more complex than picking your two favourite colours and calling it a day. The endless rules and techniques about shades and hues are overwhelming at the best of times, so we’ve put together a list of the 10 most common colour mistakes, and how you can avoid them. 

Mistake #1 Too many colours

Like a kid in a candy store, it’s easy to get excited about all the different colours and palettes you can choose for a wedding. The key here is to keep it simple. With a mix of 2-4 colours, you’ll keep your wedding décor cohesive, making it look polished and classy.

Mistake #2 Staying Strict

While you don’t want your wedding looking like a mismatched rainbow, it’s also important not to fall too strictly into two exact colours and shades. To avoid this, palettes will often include a neutral complementary colour like cream or tan, as well as playing on lighter or darker shades of the primary colours. For…

Five Wedding Etiquette Tips Every Millennial Bride Should Know

Sarah Pollok • October 02, 2017
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Let’s face it, social media has changed life as we know it, and weddings are no exception. While some customs like chapel weddings, lace garters and even white wedding dresses are on the way out, there are still some traditions that are key for a classy modern wedding. So here are five top etiquette tips every millennial bride should know.

1Gran before the Gram

The proposal, the ring, the emotions, it’s easy to get swept up in the moment and like us millennials do with most things, celebrate the event with our online friends. While a social media announcement (or hint) is always the most efficient and dramatic way of breaking the news, it’s certainly not the most personal. So before you get posting, snapping or gramming, make sure that the important family and friends hear the news first, face to face or by phone call. Your tech-clueless grandma will appreciate it, I promise.

2It’s Complicated

Much like changing passports or bank statements, the updating of your…

DIY weddings - where to spend and where to save money

Trisha Miller • March 27, 2017
DIY weddings - where to spend and where to save money - WeddingWise Articles
It’s no mystery that weddings are expensive. In fact, the average wedding costs around $30,000. Although most of us wish we could spare no expense on the happiest day of our lives, it’s just not always a reality. So, the question is, how do you achieve a DIY, budget-friendly wedding that is still the wedding of your dreams? Let’s dive into the basics of what you need to know in order to do this at a fraction of the traditional wedding price.

Venue

This will often vary wildly depending on where you live, but if your perfect wedding involves an outdoor ceremony, check with local parks, beaches, and recreation areas to see if a wedding ceremony is allowed. It may be a matter of paying a small fee for a permit to use the space. This could potentially save heaps compared to a fancy venue. Do you know a friend or family member with a house or bach in that perfect seaside or rural setting? Organise a less formal wedding in that space instead of a commercial wedding venue.…

What to do when you don’t want alcohol at your wedding?

Trisha Miller • February 22, 2017
What to do when you don’t want alcohol at your wedding? - WeddingWise Articles
When you think of a wedding, do you see champagne bubbles? Toasts with wine glasses in the air? Or maybe you think your family would prefer a keg of beer? If you said “no” to any of the above questions, then you’re in the right place. It may seem unheard of, but heaps of weddings choose not to serve alcohol. It could be because you’ve made a personal choice not to drink, maybe you don’t want the party to get too rowdy, or you just don’t want to spend the extra cash it costs to load up the venue with spirits. No matter the case, there are multiple solutions to your dry wedding conundrum. 

If You Decide Not to Serve Alcohol

Distract from the fact that it’s a dry wedding. Having a dry wedding is nothing to be ashamed of, but traditionally people are used to having alcohol served at these types of functions. So, having a lot of activities planned is always a good idea. This way, you won’t receive too many questions about where the booze is. This option…

WeddingWise Awards - Best of 2016

Benek Lisefski • January 11, 2017
WeddingWise Awards - Best of 2016 - WeddingWise Articles

Welcome to the seventh annual WeddingWise Awards!

We’re honouring the best of the best in New Zealand & Pacific weddings, as chosen by the public and by our editors. With greater competition and more attention to online reputation each year, WeddingWise Awards are more difficult to earn than ever before. So winners, be proud to be listed among the best of the best! Congratulations to all of the amazing wedding vendors who are honoured this year! Read below to learn about each award and see the winners.

2016 Top Rated NZ Wedding Vendors

This is our most prestigious award which is given to the vendors who stood out for receiving the highest praise from their customers. To qualify for this award vendors must have received 15 or more positive WeddingWise ratings and reviews in 2016. The winners of the 2016 WeddingWise Top Rated Vendor Awards are:  {listings1} This group of NZ’s finest wedding vendors continue to set the highest standard of service, as evident by their large…

Spring Weddings – All About Nature

Brooke Faulkner • September 28, 2016
Spring Weddings – All About Nature - WeddingWise Articles

Spring weddings are all about nature and DIY.

We’ve been stuck indoors all winter daydreaming about the sweet little flowers getting ready to bloom, and about how we can incorporate them into our special day. With spring wedding season upon us, it’s finally time to turn our dreams into realities. We’ve done all the prepping there is to do - from finding the ring to booking the caterer to choosing the dress - and now it’s time to get crafting! Here are a few spring DIY ideas to inspire and delight your creative spirit. Have fun!

Bring the Outdoors In

Spring is the perfect season for an outdoor tent reception. Why? If it’s sunny your guests can frolic, and if it’s rainy, they’ll have shelter. But of course the best part about an outdoor spring wedding is being surrounded by the beauty of the natural world. Why relinquish that beauty to outside the tent? Wildflower garlands and foliage canopies are a stunning way to earth-up a boring canvas tent. Bring in…

5 Alternative Centerpieces & Bouquets

Trisha Miller • September 15, 2016
5 Alternative Centerpieces & Bouquets - WeddingWise Articles
If the traditional simple floral arrangement isn’t quite your style or allergies are an issue during your ceremony, you might be looking at other options for stunningly creative centerpieces and bouquets. Although contrary to traditional decor, non-floral items can be used in beautiful ways to construct breathtaking motifs for your big day.

Cages & Lanterns

With or without floral accents, lanterns are a timeless choice for any centerpiece or bouquet. The metallic surface can be left in a pristine state, which will coordinate with any colour scheme for patterns. To add a antique feel, rough up the metal a little with some sandpaper or add some brassy tones to imitate tarnish. Lastly, spray paint the entire piece according to your colour choice. This can make old metal look good as new.

Sweets & Candies

Want a piece that you won’t have to waste? A quick and easy cotton candy bouquet won’t last long into the reception. This way you and your partner can share the…

Little White Book - Wedding Diary & Organiser

Benek Lisefski • July 28, 2016
Little White Book - Wedding Diary & Organiser - WeddingWise Articles
We’ve teamed up with Megan from She Said Yes to bring you a 10% discount on this beautiful wedding planning book. Read on to find out more…

A beautiful wedding begins with a beautiful planner

There’s so much to organise, and the little white book is designed to make that much easier – incorporating wedding planning as a seamless and simple part of day-to-day life.  A compendium of everything you need to plan your wedding, a 12 month count-down diary with checklists at regular intervals, journal prompts, space to record appointments, and most importantly, room for your thoughts to record everything memorable about the process.

Get yours today for 10% off!

Order your Wedding Organiser and get 10% off when you use this special coupon code for WeddingWise.co.nz readers only. Enter this coupon code at checkout:weddingwise We’ve got to say this looks like a mighty-fine wedding planning product. Beautiful and thoughtfully designed, with everything you need and nothing you…

WeddingWise Awards - Best of 2015

Benek Lisefski • January 11, 2016
WeddingWise Awards - Best of 2015 - WeddingWise Articles

Welcome to the sixth annual WeddingWise Awards!

We’re honouring the best of the best in New Zealand & Pacific weddings, as chosen by the public and by our editors. With greater competition and more attention to online reputation each year, WeddingWise Awards are more difficult to earn than ever before. So winners, be proud to be listed among the best of the best! Congratulations to all of the amazing wedding vendors who are honoured this year! Read below to learn about each award and see the winners.

2015 Top Rated NZ Wedding Vendors

This is our most prestigious award which is given to the vendors who stood out for receiving the highest praise from their customers. To qualify for this award vendors must have received 15 or more positive WeddingWise ratings and reviews in 2015. The winners of the 2015 WeddingWise Top Rated Vendor Awards are:  {listings1}

2015 Editor’s Choice Award

Our Editor’s Choice Award goes to a small collection of vendors who caught our attention…

Free video training to help you grow your wedding business

Benek Lisefski • December 02, 2015
Free video training to help you grow your wedding business - WeddingWise Articles

NZ Wedding Vendors: would you love to book more brides, create more income & rapidly grow your wedding business?

WeddingWise was created to help NZ wedding vendors connect to their ideal customers online, and we’re always looking for new ways to offer value to the hard-working wedding industry professionals in our directory. That’s why WeddingWise, partnered The Wedding Entrepreneurs Academy, would like to invite you to some free video training specifically for wedding business owners wanting to grow their business. If you’re struggling to stand out in the crowd, or develop a powerful brand that positions you as a leader and an expert then this training is a MUST. Developed by Kim McGann, Founder of the Wedding Entrepreneurs Academy, this training is exactly what you need to begin building the wedding business of your dreams. Kim created this system after building her own 6 figure multi award winning wedding business, and is now sharing it with WeddingWise members.…

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