(Closed) Brides from Down Under Help!

posted 6 years ago in Intercultural
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@case105:  Hi, I’m a Kiwi but Im not a wedding expert lol.  I have been to a few, but I am using a lot of things I have seen on wedding bee from US brides as my inspiration (and I am doing a Destination Wedding in Thailand) as we dont really do things like wedding favours in NZ, even things like signature drinks are quite new.  Are you having your wedding in NZ? Most weddings I have been to dont do a mother/son, or daughter/father dance. The father does usually give the bride away tho.  The couple do a first dance.  I guess tradition is more of our food.  If you have any specific questions I can try to help.

Post # 4
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283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My mother is a kiwi and she said traditionally their weddings were a lot different to ours. Basically you invited your main guests, theY come to the ceremony, then you sit down for the reception and then when you are done eating all the people who want to celebrate with you come for the drinking and dancing part. I hadn’t heard of it until she told me. Her wedding was in kiwi land 🙂

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

When I said all the people who wanted to celebrate come to the drinking part, I meant people whweren’t invited to the ceremony or dinner reception…

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I’m a NZ’der and I didn’t think our weddings were that different from American weddings. 

Generally you have your ceremony in the morning or afternoon. After this the bride and groom go off for photos. The guests go to the reception venue, dinner is served, then there are speeches, cake is cut, dessert is served and then there is dancing. 

There is usually a father/daughter dance, but mother/son dances aren’t that common.  

NZ’ders enjoy drinking and partying, so receptions can go on for hours. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@case105:  some people do that, where some are invited just for drinks later, but I wouldnt do it myself.  Most weddings I have been to everyone was invited to all parts, but one had other people turn up later. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@case105:  haha, yeah of course lol, imagine that.  It would usually only be not close friends or workmates just invited later for dancing etc as all family and close friends would be invited to all events.  Are you wanting to incorporate some kiwi things like pavalova as one of the desserts etc for your wedding? 

Edit: And um no to just having disposable cameers instead of a photographer. lol.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@case105:  make sure you put kiwifruit & cream on it lol. also lamingtons are yummy. a photobooth would be cool. what state are you getting married in? you could have some nz wine.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@case105:  its a classic NZ sweet treat, its sponge cake dipped in jelly (not jam, I tihnk you say jello lol) but gelatine jelly and then coated in dessicated coconut, cut in half and filled with whipped (usually real not canned) cream.  The usual flavours are chocolate (with icing) and strawberry (with jelly).  Here is a recipe http://www.greggs.co.nz/recipes/strawberry-lamingtons and http://www.kidspot.co.nz/recipes-for+2607+20+Cakes-&-Baking+Easy-lamingtons.htm

Here are some images.  They are awesome. Your Fiance will know what they are.

 

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper

@traveller:  Stop trying to claim something so great as Kiwi! Lamingtons are Aussie bugger off you sheep shagger! (joking lol)

Lamingtons are yummy but I think Pavlova with kiwi fruit for dessert  and pineapple lumps as the favour would rock.

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