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WEDDING PLANNING TIPS AND ADVICES

This is our ever growing library of tips and advices from New Zealand wedding vendors, brides and our MKW team to help you on your wedding planning journey.

What You Need To Know About Bridal Hair and Makeup Trials

  Ladies, we all know that bad hair days and a smudged makeup can happen anytime. With a quick dash to the powder room and some quick fix, you are ready to face everyone again. But this isn’t always the case. This shouldn’t happen on one of the biggest, most ...
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How to Find the Right Celebrant for your Wedding

Finding the right celebrant is like finding the perfect pair of shoes! In finding the right shoes, you have to think about what you want. You want a pair of shoes that are going to fit with what you need them for. Think about it - you are heading for ...
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6 Easy Ways to Manage and Trim Your Wedding Guests List

Stunning wedding bouquet with the bride and her 6 bridesmaids Image by Misi Chan Photography After you have booked your wedding venue, photographer, got your dress sorted out, hair and make up, catering, now its time to work on your wedding guests list. Who to invite, who can you not ...
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How To Make the Most of Your Trash The Dress Photo Shoot

Image by Dolce Wedding Photography   While most brides will find “trashing” their wedding dresses ridiculous, more and more brides in the recent years step up and experience this out of this world photo shoot. According to brides, the entire experience can be very liberating. Imagine getting to wear your ...
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Choosing the Best Wedding Location for a Marquee Wedding

Because a marquee wedding can take place virtually anywhere, you have the luxury of picking the best wedding location of your choice. From private residence to roof-tops, to beach fronts to forests, your selection is practically endless. But before you choose the best wedding location for your marquee wedding, here’s ...
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Hacks for the Budget Conscious Bride

Fairy lights, gorgeous wedding cakes, wooden farm tables with cascading bouquets: It looks like your dream wedding all put together by Pinterest. However, you know at the back of your mind with all these, it can pull a huge toll on your wedding budget. There are a few tricks that ...
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Real Brides Spill Their Wedding Planning and Wedding Day Mistakes

Generally, brides planned their most important day carefully, prudently and cautiously. They plot ideas for weeks, decide on color schemes and motifs, and most important decide on who’s in and who’s out on their guest list. Most of the time, these brides succeed. However, there are still some details that ...
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How To Hire a Wedding Planner That Perfectly Suits Your Wedding

Wedding planning is never an easy task. There are so many details involved that a lot of brides-to-be overlook things especially staying within their wedding budget and being consistent with their theme and motif.  With so many wedding ideas in their mind right now, they just don’t know where to ...
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What You Need to Know About Bridal Hair and Makeup

Your wedding day is your time to shine. Of course, all brides want to look and feel more beautiful than they already are. That’s why it is important to hire a hair and makeup artist that knows how to take care of their brides and bring out the best of ...
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Planning Your Wedding Budget… And Sticking To It

Image by: Agnes Grace Photography   During your wedding planning, one of the most important decisions you and your partner will make is deciding what your wedding budget will be. At this stage, your wedding vision and the reality meet and will push you and your partner to know your ...
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4 Tips in Planning Your Outdoor Wedding

  There is something about an outdoor wedding that is indescribable. Its bright blue sky, the natural breeze, the picturesque backdrop, and so many others are primarily the reasons why brides, especially in New Zealand, dream and envision their big day to be. But in reality, there is a significant ...
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How To Avoid Having a Boring Wedding

  After all the months and months of wedding planning and preparations, it comes down to how successful your wedding day will be. Yes, your wedding is for your happiness and satisfaction and not for the people around you. But we know you wouldn’t want to see guests yawning immortalized ...
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Choosing the Right Wedding Photographer

After so many months and weeks of wedding planning, you will be surprised how fast your day will go by. Before you know it, you’ll be having coffee with your husband reminiscing about your wedding day. That’s why having the right wedding photographer to capture and preserve your wedding day ...
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Why Hiring a Professional Videographer is Important

  Surprisingly, a number of brides still opt to skip having a professional videographer on their wedding day. Some find it unnecessary because they already have a professional photographer on their big day and having another professional will be too much. And some brides find it too expensive and may ...
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Orlando Country Club

Orlando Country A 'country wedding' just minutes from the city! Featuring the Orlando Country 'Lake House' with its beautifully landscaped surroundings and un-obstructed rural views with an endless offering of perfect photo opportunities. As an all in one wedding venue Orlando Country has an impressive style all of its own. ...
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