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Bride & Groom

#97 Summer - Autumn 2019

Bride & Groom is New Zealand’s No 1 selling magazine and the essential guide to getting married. Packed full of informative articles, reader’s weddings, inspirational ideas, helpful tips, latest trends and bridal fashion, to make your wedding planning a breeze.

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editor’s letter

Dear Readers,Welcome to our Summer/Autumn issue of Bride & Groom magazine! Congratulations to all the newly engaged couples, and those about to tie the knot this wedding season.We’re so excited to share the latest wedding inspiration, fashion, fun and helpful planning advice with you, starting with our top tips for a stylish and stress-free wedding, and a useful rundown on making a practical budget. We also guide you step-by-step through those all-important tasks of choosing a venue, shopping for the gown, and kick-starting your bridal beauty regime.Looking for ideas and creative touches for your big day? Be inspired by the beautiful floral feature on page 36, feast your eyes on the gorgeous bridal gowns and slick suits for the guys in our fashion pages, check out the amazing styled shoots…

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tips for a stylish and stress-free wedding

1. When deciding on your wedding date, consider how much time you’ll need to save enough money and plan the event, and any holidays or family commitments.2. Download your free wedding planner at brideandgroom.co.nz which includes checklists, expenses worksheets, questions to ask vendors and more.3. Great venues, photographers, makeup artists and florists all tend to be booked well in advance. So confirm your bookings early.4. If your budget allows, hire a wedding planner. They can help you source the best suppliers, handle last-minute hiccups and even save you money.5. Pay for wedding items as you go, rather than leaving them to the last minute.6. Have an engagement shoot to practice being in front of the camera and get used to working with your photographer.7. A great way to personalise wedding…

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wedding inspiration

(Photo by Marque Brand Studios)idyllic locationSituated in the heart of the Bombay Hills, just 40 minutes from cental Auckland, and surrounded by olives trees, Bracu offers idyllic venue spaces with panoramic views of the olive estate. Their award-winning cuisine will leave your guests talking about the delicious food long after your big day.Bracu, 49 Main Road, Bombay, AucklandPhone 09 236 1033Email events@bracu.co.nzwww.bracu.co.nz“Awesome show! Lots of great ideas. It was well worth traveling to Auckland!”save the date.Join us on Sunday 5 May 2019 as we celebrate New Zealand’s biggest and most exciting wedding event – the 24th Bride & Groom Wedding Show! Packed with glitz, glamour and inspiring wedding ideas to suit all styles and budgets, the Show is a must-attend event for all couples planning their dream wedding and honeymoon.…

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budgeting & money saving

CREATING A BUDGETThe average wedding in New Zealand costs around $35,000. Of course, every wedding is as unique as the couple, so this figure could vary significantly depending on your priorities and available budget. Regardless of how much cash you have to splash, it’s essential to set a budget so you can ensure deposits and balances can be paid on time.STEP 1: DISCUSSHave a frank discussion with your partner about your wedding-day dreams and what you can afford to pay for them – this will hopefully lead you to an overall figure and a realistic starting point for your budget. You should also consider having other family members involved in this discussion if they will be contributing financially.STEP 2: RESEARCHOnce you have your wish-list and a ballpark figure, this will…

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