Welcome to Southern Bride!

Southern Bride is a wedding planning support site offering practical and down to earth advice for NZ couples. As well as a blog and Facebook group, there’s a year-long wedding planning course.

Have a look around, join the community, and get some advice.  We’re excited to have you!


Check out the latest wedding planning advice:

Compiling your wedding guest list

One of the first tasks you should be doing is figuring out who to invite…

Your first dance: First Dance Etiquette and Survival Tips for Organised Brides

Your first dance is eagerly anticipated by your family and friends. Your speeches have finished…

Wedding Planning To Do List

Wedding planning can be overwhelming. You’ve got a million different things to do – it…

Wedding Planning Summer Reading List

As we wind down to the Christmas/New Year break, I have been trying to avoid contributing to…

What flowers will be in season for my wedding?

Nothing beats real flowers. I love them… so much so that one of my dreams during…

When the bridesmaid is just not that into the wedding…

One of our Southern Brides is having a dilemma! One of her bridesmaids is just not…

Why does my wedding photographer’s contract say….

  Recently I received a question about wedding photographer’s contracts: “In the contract I’m reading over,…

What’s the difference between a wedding planner, a wedding coordinator and a wedding stylist?

There’s a lot of terms out there that are specific to the wedding industry, and…

Should I feed my wedding photographer?

There’s been a couple of brides ask if they need to feed their wedding photographer…

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Who is Southern Bride?

Who is Southern Bride Profile PictureI’m Amanda, your fairy god-sister. I’m the main lady behind this (more info here) but I’m not doing this alone.  Two heads are better than one, so I have pulled together some awesome wedding professionals to help with their advice and opinions on tough stuff – this team is called Southern Bride Verified. As well as contributing content, and being on hand to answer the tough questions, they’re awesome people to hire for your big day. Southern Bride Verified is your #squadgoals for your wedding day dream team.

Join the Southern Bride Community

The Southern Bride Community is a supportive group for brides getting married in the New Zealand. Your wedding woes, drama and wins are our cup of tea. Come share what’s going on, get practical solutions, support… and a listening ear or two (or 530 at last count…).

The advice you get from us is honest and practical, and also takes into account what’s the “done” thing: i.e. the applicable etiquette.  We’ve got your back! If you’re ready to join (and it’s free, so why not) then pop your details below. You’ll also receive a wedding planning to-do checklist that you can download. It’ll help you get through wedding planning overwhelm into that cool, calm, collected bride you want to be.

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