It’s the suits, the shoes, the jewellery, the head piece, the ties, the coats you’ll wear later. It’s your day after outfit, or the clothes you’ll wear to the rehearsal. It’s the outfits you’re gifting your wedding crew and the suspenders you’ve had made for your dad. There are so many beautiful and meaningful aspects to your wedding attire. It makes sense that they align with your values so you can wear them and gift them totally guilt free.
The first choice is quite possibly the simplest – will you invite any at all? The second choice a little harder – if only some, then which? The third – how to communicate clearly who’s invited, is more of a logistics kind of question, and the fourth – how to gently let down those who are not is definitely the least fun of the bunch.
In order to truly create new traditions, I also think it’s important that we understand exactly where the old ones came from and exactly why we feel the need to break them. In this post I’ll be looking specifically at the traditions of some prenuptial events, ‘bridal showers’, ‘stag dos’, ‘hen’s parties’ – where they came from, what they represent and a few alternatives you may want to consider if they’re all starting to sound a little inappropriate, or a touch out-of-date…
Hiring a wedding planner doesn’t have to be some luxury item reserved only for the rich and famous. Actually, I’d like to throw myself out there and say that if you can afford to throw a wedding, you can afford to hire a wedding planner.
I was led to write this post in answer to the question on everyone’s lips, “Can I still hire you to plan my wedding if I’m not really all that eco-friendly?” And the answer is quite simple really – of course you can! But let me explain why, and in fact, let me explain how hiring me is even more perfect if being eco-friendly in every day life isn’t something that comes particularly naturally to you.
Here in New Zealand we have a uniquely stubborn “Do It Yourself” attitude. It’s what helps us to really get up and go, create unique and innovative thing, and it gives our little country way down the bottom of the earth it’s character. It’s in our blood, it’s something to be proud of and it’s an absolute blessing that I wouldn’t have any other way… but… it can also be a curse. Sometimes, it really is just best to bring in the professionals.