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.

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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6 Ways to Choose the Right Wedding Photographer

Images by Two Little Starfish. You can check more images on their Facebook Page and on their Instagram account. Images also by Binh Trinh wedding photography. After so many months and weeks of wedding planning, you will be surprised how fast your day will go by. Before you know it, ...
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Why Hiring a Professional Wedding Videographer is Important

With the average cost of a typical New Zealand wedding is around $30,000, weddings are expensive. Unfortunately for most brides in New Zealand, wedding planning is always a compromise between the wants vs the needs vs the dreaded wedding budget. Cutting down on the wedding budget is a common task, ...
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4 Wedding Planning Tips To a Wedding That Perfectly Suits You

  Now that you have finally secured a venue for your wedding ceremony and wedding reception, it is now the time to create your wedding planning guide that looks and feels totally you! How do you see yourself when you look in the mirror on your wedding day? What wedding ...
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