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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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2 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
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…

10 min.
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…

3 min.
wedding inspiration

idyllic location Situated 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, Auckland Phone 09 236 1033 Email events@bracu.co.nz www.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. Ellerslie Racecourse and its…

4 min.
budgeting & money saving

CREATING A BUDGET The 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: DISCUSS Have 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: RESEARCH Once you have your wish-list and a ballpark figure, this will…

1 min.
subscriber rewards

5 PRIZE PACKS worth $450 to be won! The new sparkling fresh floral scent My Fifth Avenue by Elizabeth Arden features crisp citrus notes complemented by feminine florals, musk and woods. www.elizabetharden.co.nz The Herb Farm’s Hydrating Overnight Face Mask is a creamy mask that deeply hydrates overnight so you can wake up to soft, radiant and nourished skin. www.herbfarm.co.nz A Bride’s Wedding Day Survival Bag from Astra Bridal, containing wedding-day essentials for those little emergencies, including a sewing kit, tweezers, safety pins, nail file, earring backs and more! All packaged in a stylish canvas bag. www.astrabridal.co.nz Revlon Kiss Plumping Lip Crème is formulated with Volulip™, designed to deliver instantly fuller, smoother looking lips and visibly enhance the size of lips over time. www.revlon.co.nz Beautiful wedding jewellery! Sparkle on your wedding day with these stunning and…

3 min.
flower power

BUDGET Your budget is the most important factor when deciding on your wedding flowers, as it will impact the number, style and size of arrangements that can be created for you. Typically accounting for 5% of your total wedding budget, make sure you’re honest with your florist about how much you can spend so they can show you what is possible within your budget. Talk about flowers and arrangements that are ‘must haves’ and ‘nice to haves’ and prioritise – could you have smaller table centerpieces to make room in your budget for that beautiful floral chandelier? Can you include more greenery to keep the cost down? VENUE Consider the space where you’ll have your ceremony and reception. Is it vast with high ceilings, requiring larger arrangements? Or is it small and…