Wedding Ceremonies for Shy Couples

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If you’re shy, nothing sounds worse than standing up in front of a crowd of people and saying your wedding vows or giving a speech. For many shy brides and grooms, their loathing of talking in front of others can mar what should be a happy day. If you suffer from shyness, here are a […]




Wedding Planning Tips: Ensure Your Wedding Day Runs Smoothly Without Your Presence


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When it comes to a wedding, even the most laid-back lasses can turn into uber control freaks. And who can blame you? You’ve spent months planning every detail and laying down the dosh for the event – so how does anyone expect you to just let go of the reins as your wedding day approaches? […]




Choosing a Wedding Photographer to capture your alternative wedding


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For many alternative brides and grooms, the choice of photographer is one of the most important wedding-related decisions. Wedding photography isn’t just about capturing those special moments to remember forever, it’s about having your very own professional photographer create dramatic and fantastical portraits of you and your beloved, the kind worthy of gracing the pages […]




What will you do with your wedding dress after the wedding?


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As a bride, I was shocked to discover the amount many girls spent on their wedding dresses. My own dress, a red gothic wedding gown with a 7-foot train, came in at around $500 and is to date the most expensive piece of clothing I own, but is considered a cheap wedding dress by bridal […]




Lessons from an Alternative Wedding Celebrant


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I now have a Wedding Planner and Celebrant Facebook Page! I’ve been a registered New Zealand wedding celebrant for nearly a year now, and I’ve been thinking it would be a great idea to write a post reflecting on some of my experiences being “front and center” at the weddings of friends and acquaintances. Here […]




Guide to Designing Your Own Gothic Wedding Dress


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When it comes to wedding dresses, most girls have a very strict concept in their heads, and gothic girls are no different. You know from the outset your dress is going to be dark and dramatic, and you might even have a photograph or a character from a movie or book whose dress you’d like […]