Words of wisdom: Advice for brides-to-be

What would they have done differently – or know now, looking back? This week we kick off a series where past brides share their words of wisdom.

  • Story by Photo Danelle Bohane

What would they have done differently – or know now, looking back? This week we kick off a series where past brides share their words of wisdom.  

Marguerite, Auckland 
‘Don’t be afraid of what others will think of your gown. Be true to yourself and what suits your shape, and add personal touches to make the look your own.’ 

Anna, Auckland 
‘Organise the big things first, and then turn your attention to the smaller details of the day to express your individual personality.’

Jacqueline, wed in Rarotonga 
‘Be as organised as you can: the more you have sorted in advance, the less you have to fret about on the day. Keep a running budget of what you’ve spent and what you’ve done, and space out tasks so you don’t feel overwhelmed.’

Jyotil, India 
‘Do everything precisely how you and your groom want it to be – it is your day. Don’t let family obligations get in the way. You want to be able to look back and feel like the day was exactly the way you wanted it to be.’

Courtney, Waiuku 
‘Have someone film the ceremony so you can capture the day and relive it forever.’

Charlotte, Waiheke 
‘Have a masseuse come to the house on the morning of the wedding to help you feel completely pampered and relaxed for the rest of the day.’


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