Having a wedding rehearsal dinner? Some things to think about

Having a wedding rehearsal dinner? Some things to think about

Most couples opt to hold a rehearsal dinner of some sort. Held the night before the wedding day, it’s a chance to catch up with family and celebrate in a low key way before the formalities. Today I thought I’d answer some common questions and give some tips for organising a relaxing and productive pre-wedding dinner. What’s the point of…

How Children at Weddings Can Work for Everyone
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How Children at Weddings Can Work for Everyone

Children at weddings may not be everybody’s cup of tea, but having little people at your nuptials does not necessarily equal cake smashing carnage. The key to keeping the day free of tantrums and tears (from both adults and children!) is to bring together an interesting bunch of activities and games which will keep children…

Wedding Usher Duties – What Does a Wedding Usher Do?
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Wedding Usher Duties – What Does a Wedding Usher Do?

Ever found yourself wondering ‘what does a wedding usher do?’ Does your usher simply show people to their seats at your reception? Or are they involved in the organization of wedding photos too? Let’s walk you through the usher duties checklist.  What is an usher? An usher is someone who is tasked with the role…

My Wedding Budget – Real-life figures, my actual spend + wedding budget planner
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My Wedding Budget – Real-life figures, my actual spend + wedding budget planner

I regularly ask my Southern Bride Community – “what’s the biggest challenge you’re facing in your wedding planning right now“… the answers can vary, but it’s not usual to hear: “Trying to stick to a budget” “Nervous about finding stuff within budget” “MONEY” “I’m having budget issues” “Everything costs way more than I budgeted for” “Just…

What do the parents pay for?

What do the parents pay for?

If you’re opting to go the traditional route, and the bride’s parents have offered to pay for the wedding, you might be thinking the groom’s parents get off scot-free and don’t have to pay a thing… but they are actually expected to cover some costs. On the other hand, perhaps you’re looking to appeal to your parent’s…

“Can I bring my new boyfriend?” – Handling plus one requests

“Can I bring my new boyfriend?” – Handling plus one requests

“What a freaking bridezilla!” – This is a sentence no sane bride wants to hear a guest or friend utter while she’s wedding planning. The connotations of the word “bridezilla” aren’t exactly nice: i.e. you’re irrational and… how can I put this politely…err… a bit of a bitch? Unfortunately in the quest to avoid being called…