BREAK­ING THE RULES

New Zealand Weddings Planner - - Just Engaged -

“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.

THE BUCKET-LIST

“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.

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