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WeddingWise Awards - Best of 2016

Benek Lisefski • January 11, 2017
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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…

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…

WeddingWise Awards - Best of 2014

Benek Lisefski • January 19, 2015
WeddingWise Awards - Best of 2014 - WeddingWise Articles

Welcome to the fifth 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 honored this year! Read below to learn about each award and see the winners.

2014 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 10 or more positive ratings and reviews in 2014. The winners of the 2014 WeddingWise Top Rated Vendor Awards are:  {listings1}

2014 Editor’s Choice Award

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

WeddingWise Milestones

Benek Lisefski • July 22, 2014
WeddingWise Milestones - WeddingWise Articles
We don’t like to toot our own horn very often, but WeddingWise has recently passed a few big milestones which we’re really proud of and we wanted to share.

Over 4,000 wedding vendor reviews

Since 2010 we’ve provided the facility for brides, grooms, friends, and family members who attend a wedding to write reviews for the vendors they had experience with. As of today, we have over 4,000 reviews published on the site, with more being submitted every day. We’re proud to be the only comprehensive NZ wedding directory with honest, independent customer reviews. When you choose a vendor from the WeddingWise directory you can be confident you’re making smart choices trusted by thousands of others that have come before you. And don’t forget to submit your own reviews to share your experience too. We’d also like to give thanks to all the members of WeddingWise who have put in the extra effort to engage their customers to write reviews for their businesses. You’re all setting great…

Welcome to the new WeddingWise

Benek Lisefski • March 28, 2014
Welcome to the new WeddingWise - WeddingWise Articles
We’ve been working hard for months to completely redesign and rebuild WeddingWise from the ground up, and we’re excited to announce that the new version is finally here! With a new design, an exciting new Lookbook section, and heaps of new features, we’re sure you’ll love it.

Brand new responsive design

Every part of every page has been redesigned from scratch to create the best possible experience for you. Banner ads, cluttered sidebars, and any other unnecessary adornments are gone. What’s left is a beautifully simple design, completely focused on displaying the images and text you want to see in the best possible way. It’s faster, cleaner, and easier to use for everyone. Plus, it’s designed to look just as good on your tablet or phone, so you can access WeddingWise anywhere you go.

Member accounts & powerful profiles

You can now sign up for a WeddingWise account which gives you a bunch of powerful new tools. If you’re a bride or groom, your account will let you save…

WeddingWise Awards - Best of 2013

Benek Lisefski • January 15, 2014
WeddingWise Awards - Best of 2013 - WeddingWise Articles

Welcome to the fourth annual WeddingWise Awards!

As usual, we’re honouring the best of the best in New Zealand weddings, as chosen by the public and by our editors. But this year we’re doing it a bit differently! We’ve simplified everything to focus our honours on only the most prestigious awards - Top Rated vendors, and Editor’s Choice. As WeddingWise continues to grow, and popular vendors get more and more reviews, we have to clarify our award criteria so we continue to highlight only the best of the best in the NZ wedding market. This year’s awards are more difficult to earn than ever before, and we’re being very upfront and transparent about what it takes to qualify for an award so everyone can set goals for earning one next year. Congratulations to all of the amazing wedding vendors who are honored this year! Read below to learn about each award and see the winners.

2013 Top Rated Wedding Vendors

This is our most prestigious award which is given to the vendors who…

Marriage Equality Act: What it Means for Marriage in New Zealand

Steff Green • April 23, 2013
Marriage Equality Act: What it Means for Marriage in New Zealand - WeddingWise Articles
After the Marriages (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Act 2013 passed its final reading in Parliament with 77 votes to 44, same-sex marriages will become legal in New Zealand from 19 August 2013. I’m proud that as a country we are finally recognising the rights of same-sex couples to wed, and I look forward to being able to perform same-sex ceremonies in my roles as marriage celebrant. Whatever your stance or opinion on the marriage bill might be (and you are welcome to your own thoughts on the matter), you may be wondering how it will affect you as a couple or as a vendor. This article should cover the basics of the new laws and give you some resources to find more information.

What the Marriages Act 2013 Means for Couples

When the new law comes into affect in August, all couples (regardless of gender or sexual orientation) will be able to legally marry.

Why doesn’t the Marriages Act 2013 take affect until August?

The August 19 start-date gives the Births, Deaths and…

Announcing WeddingWise Resources

Benek Lisefski • April 11, 2013
Announcing WeddingWise Resources - WeddingWise Articles
We are very happy to announce five new WeddingWise resources available for download today. Use these free PDF resources to help you plan your perfect wedding. You can view them online, save them to your computer, or print them out for your wedding planning folder and to take on vendor visits. Wedding planning is too hard and too expensive to do without support, and we want you to get wedding wise! That’s why we’ve worked hard to create the most thoughtful, comprehensive, well designed, and easy to use planners and checklists you’ll find anywhere. Download them now for effortless wedding planning. Head on over to our Resources section to see the latest additions. See our new Wedding Planners & Checklists Special thanks to Steff Green for helping research and write the resources, and to Dillon Photography for the use of their beautiful photos for the covers.

Please welcome our new blogger: Steff Green

Steff Green • February 24, 2013
Hi, I’m Steff, the new blogmistress behind the WeddingWise blog. I’m a freelance writer, blogger and illustrator based in Auckland, and I’m also a registered New Zealand wedding celebrant. As a celebrant, it’s my job to facilitate the ceremony, from helping the couple write their service right through to pronouncing them married. I specialise in alternative and quirky weddings, everything from small, intimate garden tea parties to themed weddings – recently I’ve officiated at a Victorian Gothic and a Lord of the Rings ceremony.

What do I love about weddings?

I love a good party – who doesn’t? But a wedding is more than a party – it’s a celebration of love and commitment and everything that’s good in life. A wedding is also a window into a couple’s life –every time I perform a ceremony, I feel truly blessed to be sharing such an intimate moment with my couples. Being able to stand up on the altar while two people make such a powerful commitment to each other –…

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