Post # 92
@Miss Circe: Just wanted to say (cause I’ve been to Thailand a few times and going back for our honeymoon) would reccomend Bangkok for the shopping and atmosphere and Phuket for lazing around next to the beach, still great night life, but a bit more relaxed! Chiang Mai is amazing in terms of culture and a bit more of a back to nature feel. Such an amazing country!
Post # 93
@Miss Circe: that sounds amazing. i would definitely want to go to that.
May i ask where it is?
Post # 94
@Miss Circe: lady v had a sale a few weeks ago and i had to buy myself two dresses (for research purposes) hehe. I love them!
my dress just arrived! i went home for lunch and there it was. there are a few things i want to have altered but overall i’m very pleased with the quality. 🙂
Post # 95
@Miss Circe: We spent a couple of days in Singapore, then went to Phuket for 5 nights (it wasn’t long enough – I’d definitely go for double that!) then to Bangkok for 2 nights, up to Chiang Mai for 3 before we flew to Langkawi (Malaysia) for the final 5 nights. We loved seeing everything but if we were to do it again we’d stay in Phuket (or another beachy place) as that was our most favourite. We lay on the beach/by the pool, drank cocktails, ate delicious food, took naps and repeated and repeated. It was heaven. We stayed here and it was extraordinary value for money.
Post # 96
@Wellington Bride: Just to add my 2 cents. I LOVE THAILAND!! Darling Husband and I have been there 3 times now and everytime I think of going on holiday I have to drag my mind away from Thailand. No great surprise we went there for our honeymoon but this time we went to Koh Samui…it was AMAZING!! We spent 2 beautiful weeks at the most gorgeous resort! I actually feel a bit sad thinking about it. Now that im 19weeks preg I dont imagine a trip to Thailand is in the near future.
Post # 97
@Miss Circe: That sounds fab!! Are you thinking of Dry & Tea for the high tea and hair? I see that all the time at City Works Depot when I get bagels and it looks so nice!
Im in the process of planning a hens night too. We are doing a small high tea at my place in the arvo then booking taxi’s to take everyone into town. We are going to Encore Cabaret which im super excited for. They do a couple hours of entertainment and you have a full dinner! Its costing $100 each.
Post # 98
Ooh thanks so much for that info! I’m going to add that to our “Possible Honeymoon Locations” document *sigh* my anal-retentiveness scares me sometimes lol
@Wellington Bride: That hotel looks so amazing!
@spink75: Yay! It’s a place called Dry & Tea (http://www.dryandtea.com/). A friend of mine went there with her girlfriends a couple of months ago and she raved about it so I thought it might be fun to try it out ourselves. Ahh! I wish I knew about their sale – actually, maybe it’s a good thing since I have just managed to clear my credit card lol. And that’s super to hear about your dress I’m really glad that it’s turned out well and I can’t wait to see it.
@MeeShell: Yes it is! And I’m glad the bachelorette ideas are going down well so far lol. Now just have to run it through with the bride. At least with her, I don’t have to worry about going to Men of Steel again. Ooh dinner and a show? Going to add that to our list. When’s that hen’s night?
Post # 99
@Miss Circe: Yeah we went to Men of Steel for my hens night and that was only in Feb so I definatley dont want to go there again…im pretty sure their acts wouldnt have changed and it seemed like cheating to be going again so soon! Haha are you going to tell the plan for the hens night? Iv been keeping it a secret
Post # 100
@MeeShell: Yea we went last March for our friend’s bachelorette (she’s my fellow bridesmaid now [let’s call her B] and her Maid/Matron of Honor [A] is the one whose hen’s we are planning) and A didn’t like it at all lol. She liked it even less when B got her a private lap dance lol.
Well B started the precedent when she told us what she wanted for her hen’s – apparently a big no-no according to the Etiquette board but we didn’t care since it made our lives easier, so we’re planning on running things by A to make sure she’s cool with it – especially since her mom and very Catholic aunts will be joining us for part of the festivities.
Post # 101
Gosh, so much reading to catch up on!
Just popping in to say ONE YEAR TODAY until my wedding So very excited.
Off to my friends wedding later, what a great way to start our one year countdown!
Will read through everyone’s posts when I have more time (and be sure to check in more often!)
Hope the plans are going well for everybody xo
Post # 102
Hey ladies I thought I’d jump in too – 5 weeks to go!
Here’s my details…
- Wedding date: 18th January 2014
- Ceremony Venue: Martin Bosley’s Yatch Club Restaurant (Martin is an old friend)
- Toast Wine: Lanvin Champagne
- Florist/Decoration Hire/Event Stylist: Daisy a Day, Wellington (my friend Cathy)
- Wedding Planner/Day of Coordinator: Martin has that sorted
- Celebrant: Our friend Brenda became a celebrant this year… Woop woop!
- Photographer: Our friend Melle in Aussie is a wedding photographer so we are flying her over
- Cake Vendor: Charlie & Cake
- Makeup Artist: Sandy (old friend) from Pura Vida in Wellington
- Hairdresser: Frances and Lee from Trois on Allen, Wellington
- Bridal Gown: my friend Iona who is a fashion designer is making a dress from me I saw in a Martha Stewart magazine
- Accessories: care of my mum – pearls (my something old)
- Shoes: Stuart Weitzman red shoes from Los Angeles – to die for…
- Wedding Bands: Stewart Dawson’s
- Groom’s Suit: Suit from Hartfords in Lambton Quay
- Bridesmaid Dresses: I have a guy (man of honour) so he’s in a suit
- Groomsmen’s Suits: Same as grooms
- Flowergirl Dress and/or Ringbearer Outfit: N/A
- Transport: N/A as guests are staying literally right over the road
- Wedding Night Accommodation: The Copthorne, Wellington
- Honeymoon: mini moon in Martinborough then 6 weeks in South America for the FIFA football World Cup in June/July
- Gift registry: Mildred & Co ( a seriously cool and super cute website)
- Favours: we are brewing beer with a local craft brewery (we do home brew) plus a donation to The Cancer Society
- Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas
I’ve had my hens which was a weekend with the girls in Martinborough (wine region for those not in the know) but I will do a high tea at Hippoptamus the day prior to the wedding (no presents) as we have heaps of people flying in for the wedding and I’d like to see them as much as poss…
Post # 103
Hi Kiwi brides past and present! I know this is a bit of an old post but I was wondering if any of you can let me know roughly what you all paid per person for catering?
Post # 104
@TG123: $99 but we were at a high class restaurant. The food was awesome.
Post # 105
I got married a couple of weeks ago and here are a couple of pictures from the photographer of the day. (I havent uploaded pic before to WB so fingers crossed it works out).
I will do a proper recap when we get more pics but essentially it was the BEST day of my life. Utterly wonderful, superb, awesome and every other superlative I can think of.
Apart from the cliche of marrying my soulmate and true love at the ripe age of 42 the thing that overwhelmed me the most was how many people flew into Wellington for my wedding. When I looked at the table of guests (we had one long table of 72 people) I felt so much love from everyone. We had little in the way of family (6) there so it was mostly our friends – I had girlfriends who flew in from the States, Austraiia and Europe and some of them have been in my life for well over 24 years. It was awesome. The food was fantastic, the weather stunning, the speeches made people cry – it was elegant and classy and people had FUN!
Post # 106
@brixey: Congratulations! Beautiful pictures. You look amazing. Where did you get married in Wellington?