Monday, September 12, 2011

New Zealand Wedding Industry

I don't want to use this blog as a platform to RANT from but I am so frustrated with the New Zealand wedding industry!

Excuse me while I Bridezilla-tantrum for a sec - I KNOW that sometimes the way you envision something is simply not realistic... but the following items don't feature on my wish-list, yet I just can't seem to get away from them!

- a wedding dress that looks like a shuttlecock
- wedding invitations mass printed by a company that uses CLIPART
- bridesmaid dresses in the same matchy-matchy, shiny, dark-coloured style that have not changed since the early 90's.

And suddenly the task of making all these things myself (and my mum) from scratch in just 4.5 months seems very very daunting...

I guess I always envisioned a wedding that was beautiful because it was so simple. A white homestead, gardens, sunlight through the trees...
Something simple like this via

We have got the location sorted, and it's perfect. As for the rest... I have 4.5 months, a budget that barely covers the nessesities, WAY too much internet inspiration, and no actual resources...

We only got engaged 2 weeks ago and I feel wedding-dry already. Is this normal?

    - Amyshka


  1. I think I know where you are coming from, especially when you see on Pinterest how amazing weddings can be when planned in the US. I guess you will have to find inspiration from the virtual world and try to apply it somehow to the real NZ world! For what it's worth, I don't know if things are that much better over here.

    Take care and don't stress! It will all fall into place!

    Best wishes,

  2. I'm glad I'm not the only one who is probably experiencing this! It will definitely be a DIY endeavour... thanks Natasha :)


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