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How many people will fit in a room or marquee?

This is simply a guide to give you a starting point for planning marquee and room occupancy levels. Type of event and space required: (suggested minimums) A Plated Dinner requires 1.2m² per person. A Buffet Dinner and Dance requires 1.5m² per person Use the following formula:     (LxW)÷1.2 or 1.5 =number of people The length x width of a room […]

Decorations and Finishing Touches

The list of decorations, finishing touches and hire equipment available to brides is endless. You will need to make time to think about your requirements, taking into account your venue, theme, colours and budget. Decorate Stategically Spend your money on the things people will see the most throughout the event – not the things they’ll […]

Types of Wedding Receptions

Ensure you choose the right type of reception for you! With wedding receptions totalling up to 65% of your total budget, budgets often play a large part in this decision for the type of reception you will share with your guests. Breakfast or Brunch Food can be light yet substantial.  Your reception usually begins at […]

Wedding Celebrants

A registered marriage celebrant can officiate at your wedding – at a venue of your choice –  and at any time of the day or night.  The cost of a celebrant varies.  Like everything else, you get what you pay for, this must be taken into account before you decide which celebrant is right for you. […]

Wedding Flowers

Choosing a Florist and Floral Designs Flowers are an important part of your wedding day. A florist can provide you with all the floral arrangements, bouquets, corsages and buttonholes you require to help create a theme. Professional florists have their own artistic flair, they are experts and can come up with great ideas and designs. When choosing […]

Wedding Budgeting – Where does the money go?

These days, the average New Zealand wedding costs between $10,000 – $30,000.  Your reception, including food and beverage can often total up to 65% of your total budget. Therefore, the reception venue you select and how many guests you invite will have the most impact on your wedding budget. Here are some guidelines based on […]

Cutting Wedding Costs

If only your pockets were as deep as your love for one another! Well it’s time to set aside the romance for the moment and talk dollars and cents.  Unless your one of a chosen few, where the ‘skies the limit’, you need to set a budget for your wedding. Let’s face it: weddings can […]

Wishing Well Weddings

Wishing Well‘s are a fantastic option for couples who for example, already share a lovely home together full of their fair share of china, linen and platters and other homely materials that couples usually receive as wedding gifts from attending guests. A Wishing Well gives guests the opportunity to provide a monetary gift on your […]