Can I Have a Potluck Wedding?


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Dear Steff We’ve set our date for Feb next year and we’ve excited to be planning our wedding. We like to do things differently and always knew we’d be having a bit of an alternative event. I want it to feel more like a music festival or picnic then the usual stuffy, formal wedding. We […]




Wedding Planning in the Digital Age – Apps for Busy Brides and Grooms


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Wedding Registry App from iLists

I’m about to take a bold step into uncharted territory. In the next month I’ll be purchasing my next Ipad. That’s right, from 2013, this NZ wedding celebrant is going digital. The iPad presents a unique solution to a problem I’ve been having conducting wedding ceremonies for some time. As I am vision-impaired (I’m considered […]




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 […]




Gothic Wedding Planner guest post on Ultimate Goth Guide

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Amy, the friendly and knowledgeable lass over on the Ultimate Goth Guide blog, has just posted a guest post by me – Tips for Planning the Perfect Gothic Wedding. Here’s a little teaser: Agree on a budget early on, too, and add on a 10% contingency for unforeseen expenses. Weddings can be unfathomably expensive, but […]




The Evils of Save-the-Date cards

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As those of you who’ve read my book, the Gothic Wedding Planner, know – I’m opposed to STDs. I mean Save-the-Date cards, although it never hurts to remind ourselves to practise safe sex. Practise a lot, if you’ve got the opportunity 🙂 Save-the-Date cards. I hates them. We didn’t send them out, and when my […]




Gothic Wedding Advice: A $500 wedding, can it be done?

Dear Steff Help! We are SO POOR! I mean, food-stamp poor. My fiance was laid seven months ago, and I was laid off last month.We’re making just enough to pay the bills and keep our house, but we’re living on noodles and half-price leftovers from the farmers market. We used the last of our savings […]