After a deliciously hot, yet humid summer, the weather is now settling down as we roll into the autumnal months. Were you one of the lucky ones to be proposed to over summer? Well you have the most incredible journey ahead and we’re here to help you organise everything. Let’s start with your gown…probably the most meaningful and expensive piece of clothing you’ll ever own. Before you actually go shopping, have a good look at your body shape as the correct fit will flatter your best features. Do you have a triangular shape or are your hips fuller? Our article on ‘’Sizing up’’ will help you choose the most flattering style. Then which heels do you match to your gown? Consider comfort, height and colour. Choose shoes that you love the feel and look of. A great pair of shoes are both beautiful and sexy.
Talking about feeling beautiful and sexy this is one occasion that you deserve to be spoiled with lots of pampering. Being beautifully prepared for your wedding day can be a lot of fun and such a part of the wedding prep process. There’s your hair style to think about, the colour of your makeup and nails. Oh you do have an opportunity here to really splurge!
So that’s the girls only part sorted! The rest of the wedding plans involve you and your fiancé. Once you start looking for a venue to hold your celebrations, think about the theme and imagine it all tying in together. A beach theme won’t really go with an historical estate! Work on what you both love, your personalities and the size of wedding you’d like to have. Will you be having a church wedding or a pretty arch on the beach? How many guests will the reception room comfortably hold? Are you thinking sophisticated elegance or beachside beauty? Go to page 36 for plenty of information on flowers, chair covers, table centrepieces and food. We’re lucky enough to have a huge variety of wedding venues both beachside and throughout the hinterland that you’ll be spoilt for choice. But don’t forget that the most popular venues will be booked early.
Saving your memories by choosing a reputable photographer is one of the bigger decisions to make. There are certain questions that you can ask before meeting them to determine if they’re the right choice to capture your special day. Remember that you’ll be spending quite some time with them, so having them answer a few key questions will help you find the right one for your day. Now let’s face it…there never seems to be enough hours in the day or days in the week to fit everything into our busy schedules. On page 70, our article “Tips for the time poor bride” should help you balance your days. Being inspired, multi-tasking and generally getting things done can be made easier for you by following our ideas. Hope you’ve got the time to read the article!