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.

New Zealand wedding photography contract – a comprehensive guide

Sourced and written by Olga Bhana, a founder and photographer at Bhana Photography Congratulations, you are now engaged! 😊 It is such an exciting time for both of you and definitely a stage where you will concentrate on what is important to you the most. From setting a wedding date, ...
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10 Wedding budget hacks to cut down your wedding cost – Our Comprehensive Guide

Images by Binh Trinh pre-wedding photographer from Picture Perfect Photography. While weddings are a beautiful and exciting milestone in a couple’s life, .not everyone knows how things are going on behind the scenes. Dreamy as it may seem but reality check, the wedding planning can be a lot stressful, considering all ...
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11 Scenarios That You Need a Wedding Planner

11 Scenarios That You Need a Wedding Planner   “Do I need a wedding planner?” This is one of the biggest questions you have to ask yourself during the wedding planning process. Can you handle all the requirements? The needs and demands of organizing a wedding? Do you easily get ...
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12-Month Wedding Planning Guide [With a Freebie]

Congratulations on your engagement! We are very excited for your journey! Here’s a 12-month wedding planning guide to help you plan and organize your big day. Since there’s no rulebook when it comes to wedding must-haves and to-dos, you are welcome to personalize this wedding planning checklist to your own ...
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15 Top Auckland Wedding Venues to say ‘I do’

One of the first agenda every newly engaged couple must do is to find and book a wedding venue. You will not only secure a wedding date, but it will also ease decisions on wedding specifics like: wedding decorations seating arrangement floral arrangement and so many other wedding inspirations With ...
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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

Contributed by Jade Kyles, a Timaru Wedding Celebrant. Website: My Kiwi Wedding Profile: 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 ...
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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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