(Closed) New Zealand Vendors

posted 6 years ago in New Zealand
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Is there a particular vendor you are looking for? Im sitting with a huge pile of New Zealand Weddings and Bride and Groom magazine….will keep an eye out. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I will see if I can do some research for you! Im nearly done all mine so might as well carry on! 

As for the dress, if you have the opportunity to buy it there and bring it home with you I difinately would. They are really expensive here. Im tossing up between two. in NZ they are $2295 and $3895. I emailed a coulple of bridal stores in LA and they were $1095 and $1200…Im sure they would be pretty pricey to post but perhaps sneak it into your suitcase and pay the $50 overweight fee at the airport?? 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Which bit of South Taranaki are you getting married in?  My Darling Husband is from a wee place in south Taranaki and we’re going to a wedding in Stratford later on this year.

You could check out the website http://www.weddings.co.nz, it has lots of good info and a pretty good forum where you can ask lots of questions.

Good luck with the planning 🙂

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@Zephi:  My Darling Husband is from Patea which is literally just down the road from Kakaramea 🙂

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Check out weddingapparell.com.au. They have some beautiful dresses!!! And Ive seen one that has been shipped over here from Oz for less than $300 and it was GORGEOUS! Stunning, I tell ya! =]

Good luck xx

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

[Disclaimer: I’m not from Taranaki, although various bits of my family are]

Some varieties of peony/tulip/rose will definitely be in season.  There is (or was, in 2011) a peony grower in the Wairarapa with some gorgeous flowers. I think they only sold to trade, and I can’t find anything on the web (it’s NOT Peonies of Martinborough, that’s a gift shop), but with any luck they’ll still be going. It would probably be best to consult a florist, plus they would be able to tell you which varieties (of any flower) can be sourced – it wouldn’t necessarily be the same set as those available in the US.

Brunch receptions aren’t particularly typical in NZ, but I don’t think your guests will be shocked or offended. Probably just intrigued.

There is zero wrong with asking B&Bs if they’d consider renting for a wedding.

If you are googling for vendors, the two most likely Taranaki locations to find them are New Plymouth and Hawera. I’d suggest also at least checking out vendors from outside the immediate region – Taupo and Wanganui are both (relatively) big and only a few hours away; Wellington and Palmerston North (and aforementioned Wairarapa) only a few more.

 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

FWIW, and I don’t know anything about their travel radii, I was really happy with all of my NZ vendors:

Photographer: Mike Heydon, Jet Productions (Wellington)
http://www.jetproductions.co.nz/

Flowers: Bev Wihone, Treetop Flowers (Martinborough)
http://www.treetopflowers.com/Home.html

Celebrant: Megan Whelan (Wellington)
(no website AFAIK, but you can find her on the celebrant register at http://www.dia.govt.nz/web/marriagecelebs.nsf/regionmap?readform )

Hair/Makeup: Jo Bentley, Calma Therapies (Greytown)
http://calmatherapies.co.nz/

Didn’t have DJ/band, and catering was built into the venue.

 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Argh, the recommended spelling is “Whanganui”. But I’d recommend searching for both Whanganui and Wanganui – some websites may use the latter.

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