BREAKING THE RULES
“For budget reasons we chose to have an intimate wedding with just immediate family, but held a large engagement party. We made it clear from the beginning that the wedding itself would be family only, so as to have no misunderstandings or confusion down the line. Luckily everyone was really understanding, and we made the most of our engagement celebrations with all of our friends.” – Charlotte, Wellington.
CHEERS TO THAT
“We had lots of guests travelling from overseas for the wedding and wanted to make them feel welcome. Rather than hosting a sit-down rehearsal dinner with just our family and the bridal party, we planned a cocktail evening and invited all the guests from out of town.” – Laura, Auckland.
“My maid of honour knew bungee jumping had always been on my bucket-list, so organised for me (and those others who were brave enough) to do it as part of the hen’s party. This was then followed by a much needed pamper session accompanied by delicious cocktails! The perfect mix of adrenalin and relaxation.” – Michelle, Christchurch.