How to Get Your Groom Involved in Wedding Planning

To succeed as a married couple, it is essential to develop good communication, teamwork, patience, and trust. All these characteristics are formed from the time you start dating, but all of the things you’ve learned will be tested once you are engaged and planning the wedding.

Planning a wedding is an enormous task that involves a lot of decision making. By working as a couple, you can avoid putting the burden on just the bride and learn how to compromise with each other. If you want your groom to become more involved, here are a few tips on how to get him to be more enthusiastic about preparing for your big day.

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How to Lose Weight Before the Big Day

There is no rule saying you have to go on a wedding diet. But for some people, shedding a few pounds makes them feel their best in their dress or suit. Unfortunately, that goal might get pushed to the back burner between planning the day and attending a number of appointments. Suddenly, you find yourself a month away from your wedding and the number on the scale is the same.


Crash diets such as juice fasts or cleanses can be tempting “quick fixes” but they won’t help you reach your goal safely. They are going to rob you of the calories and energy that you need to feel good and function properly.


Restrictive diets can also take a toll on your hair, skin, and nails.


You want to go into it feeling your absolute best,

your absolute most confident, energized self.

The best way to do that is to really make sure you focus on w

hat you’re adding to your diet and not what you’re eliminating.

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Basics of Styling Your Wedding

Cohesion is key.

Before you start trying on dresses, printing your stationery or sampling your cake – look at the big picture.

What vibe do you want to set on your wedding?   Create an overarching concept and stick to it!


Here’s how:

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How to Get Married in New Zealand

There are two ways to get married in New Zealand:
a. by a registered marriage celebrant
b. in a registry office


Registered Marriage Celebrant.

You can choose a religious or independent celebrant to officiate your wedding.  You also have the freedom to decide when and where you’ll get married and have the opportunity to write your own vows.


Registry Office:

Weddings in registry office are held during normal office hours.  Unfortunately, you have to use standard vows and these can’t be customise during the ceremony.

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“I said YES” – now what?!


I bet you still have that smiling face after getting officially engaged!

The flutter beating of your heart, that rapid breathing… that’s excitement right?

Uh… no, no!  Don’t listen to that anxious voice slowly creeping in your brain and overwhelming you with worry.

Don’t overthink, feel. 

I got your back remember?


Here’s some basic things to consider after you said ‘Yes’.

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