Words of wisdom: 'My advice for brides-to-be'

What would they have done differently – or know now looking back? We’ve asked past brides for their words of wisdom for those eagerly anticipating tying the knot.

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What would they have done differently – or know now looking back? We’ve asked past brides for their words of wisdom for those eagerly anticipating tying the knot.

Tracy, Canterbury 
‘Before you contact service providers or suppliers, do your homework and spend time researching. If you are organising your wedding from afar, have a Skype chat with potentials to make sure you are on the same page.’

Nicky, Hawkes Bay
‘Hire the right people to do what they’re good at, and let them do it. For instance, book a photographer who is at the top of their game- these are your only memories of the day.’

Natalie, Oamaru 
‘Be organised and choose your dress well before the day, but avoid trying it on too often – it’ll feel more special if you haven’t slipped into it too many times.’

Tessa, West Auckland
‘The day goes by so quickly it can be easy to get caught up in the details and forget to spread yourself around, so be sure to talk to each of your guests at least once.’

Jasmine, Christchurch 
‘Take a moment at the reception to sit back with your new husband and drink in the atmosphere.’

Tania, Timaru 
‘Having our event on a Friday meant we had the whole weekend to celebrate with our family and friends, so we organised a barbeque on Saturday. This was great because we found that our wedding day just flew by!’


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