wedding planning: finding the dress

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Sorry it’s been a while between wedding planning posts. As I’m sure all previous brides understand, things have gotten busy and time has gotten away from me. In this series, I’ve already covered setting a date, setting a budget, choosing a venue and today I’m talking you through finding the dress. Read More

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wedding planning: choosing a venue

Our church doesn't look like this, but it's the right place for us

Our church doesn’t look like this, but it’s the right place for us

There are so many aspects to wedding planning and I’ve already covered setting a date and setting a budget. The next thing on the very long to-do list is to choose a venue. This is a tricky one because it can help to set the tone for what your wedding day will look like.

Just like with my budget piece, I will not be telling you exactly where we have selected because while I don’t mind telling the people I personally know, I don’t want strangers to know the date and place of where DG and I will become man and wife. In light of this, you’re probably thinking “what’s the point of writing a blog post about it”, but I’ll be sharing with you how DG and I came to choose the places* we have. Read More

wedding planning: setting a budget

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Better start saving now!

Planning weddings not only take a lot of time, they also cost A LOT of money. In fact, the average Australian wedding costs an average of $36,000. Before I started planning a wedding, I thought this was absolutely crazy. What on earth were these people doing? Then in my initial enquiries, I realised how easy it would be to spend that much. But I am determined not to. I don’t want to come back from my honeymoon swimming in debt or with no money. So after setting a date, DG and I had to sit down and figure out a budget.

This is where the fun stops. No, really. Weddings are expensive. Read More

wedding planning: setting a date

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A few people have asked and I’ve decided it could be fun, so here is the first of I don’t know how many blogs relating to the process of planning the wedding!

Setting A Date

When you get engaged, the first thing that everyone asks is “when are you thinking of getting married?” I know this, because I am generally one of the askers. As DG and many other newly engaged men will say “I was more just thinking about the actual proposal and hadn’t really thought much further ahead then that”. For the girls, if they are like me and have a time of year in mind, it will all depend on when they got engaged.

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don’t read posts on weddings (except this one)

Originally published on KiKi & Tea

The new craze in wedding gifts – helping to pay for the honeymoon

The new craze in wedding gifts – helping to pay for the honeymoon

As you all know, I got engaged recently. Even though many people expect me to be like Monica from “Friends” with a massive binder filled with every wedding idea I have ever had, I’m not. Surprised? You aren’t alone. I am enjoying filling the amazing wedding binder I bought from kikki k and the “wedding notes” book my lovely sister gave me. You see, while I haven’t planned everything already in my head, I have waited my whole life to plan a wedding.

This may be less impressive to some given the fact that I am only 22, but I have always found the thought of planning a wedding to be incredible. When one of my coworkers told me how relieved she felt when wedding planning was over, I couldn’t understand and thought it would be different for me. Now, I am starting to see what she means.

Everyone has an opinion on weddings. Read More