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2 --- A Times Newspapers Supplement --- Strictly Bridal 2013 www.times.co.nz 60 Kilimanjaro Dr, Meadowlands. Ph 534 2664. Kilimanjaro Dental Centre Whiter, brighter smiles for your big day Whitening of teeth is the easiest and quickest way to enhance your smile. e procedure is best nished a few weeks before the wedding day. If you are an organised person, then the best long term results will be achieved from the take home kit chosen by your dentist, which will be right for your teeth. If you decide at the last minute to get whitening done, then in o ce treatment isthewaytogo---anhourisallittakesto get whiter and brighter teeth. A word of warning here would be appropriate. Whitening works best on natural teeth, and llings and other dental work done on teeth will not change color. A good Scale and Polish will make a huge di erence to your smile. Your gums will feel healthier and whitening will work more e ectively if teeth have been professionally cleaned by a hygienist or dentist. Bad breath is usually due to infection in the gums, which in most instances is relieved by a good scale and clean. If you are happy with the color of your teeth, but not the placement of teeth (as in crowding or 'bunny teeth'), then just straightening them will make a huge di erence. It may take only a few months to do the initial correction, and you could continue with the braces a er the big day (yes, braces can be removed and put back again for a small additional cost). We now o er invisible braces, or braces that are attached on the inside surface of the teeth, which then are not seen (invisible aligners and lingual braces). Whitening does not last forever, but can make a huge di erence to the con dence levels and for you to ash a beautiful smile. We provide orthodontic and whitening services at our centre. Give us a call and come in for a FREE whitening consultation with the dentist*. *conditions apply 208233-v2 AUCKLAND EAST & SOUTH Impeccable presentation for ceremonies and receptions, indoors or outdoors We have everything to make your wedding celebration perfect -- Tables, chairs, linen, tablewear, lighting, as well as catering, bar and outdoor equipment, plus all accessories. Personal and professional service. Top quality equipment, decorative flair. Call us for a comprehensive consultation Party Hire -- 179C Harris Rd, East Tamaki JOSEPH WAY TI RAKAU DR HARRIS RD BP GARAGE 179C 121834 A visual record of your wedding day is essential especially when there is so much happening that it often becomes a bit of a blur. To build a rapport with the all-important person who will capture those special images, it pays to start your search early and book well in advance -- these specialists can be booked out 12 to 18 months ahead of time so don't delay. Seek personal referrals, browse websites and peruse bridal magazines. Specialist photographers/videographers have the equipment and expertise to capture the mood of any wedding either as a beautifully compiled photograph album or on a DVD. Visit them at their studios and view examples of their work. Check if they are a member of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP), generally an assurance of professionalism and a high standard of work. Be up-front about your expectations, requirements and budget -- a range of packages will generally be available. Check too that photographer and videographer can work with each other and talk about the style of photographs -- formal, informal, a traditional setting or a contemporary approach. A good photographer will make you feel confident, will be flexible and will keep everyone relaxed and happy during photo sessions. A few tips: ♥ Be clear but realistic about expectations. ♥ Make a list of photos required at each phase of the wedding eg at home, at the ceremony, bride and father arriving, group shots, guest/family photos. ♥ Be punctual. ♥ Time the ceremony so there is enough natural light for photography afterwards. ♥ Allow enough time between the ceremony and reception for photography (1 to 2 hours). ♥ Don't allow photography to make you late for the reception -- hot food and cooking is timed for your arrival and being late plays havoc with schedules. ♥ Supply photo locations to chauffeurs. MAKING Memories 6-12 Months ♥ Decide on the type of wedding, number of guests and prepare a budget. ♥ Decide when and where you would like your ceremony and reception to be held, check availability of venues and book. ♥ Choose and book a celebrant or meet with the minister or priest of your chosen church. ♥ Choose a photographer or videographer and book. ♥ Contact the people you would like as your bridal attendants, best man, groomsmen, etc. ♥ Choose a colour scheme or theme for your wedding. ♥ Begin the search for the wedding gown. If you decide to have one made, choose the designer and dressmaker. ♥ Draw up a provisional guest list. 3-5 Months ♥ By now the wedding gown should be organised or purchased, the style of the groom's suit chosen and booked or purchased. ♥ Best man and groomsmen's suits, and attendants' dresses should be organised. ♥ Choose and order invitations, write and send. ♥ Meet with photographer and discuss arrangements, photo preferences, locations. ♥ Decide on accessories for the wedding party. Book florist. ♥ Finalise your guest list. ♥ Choose and order cake. ♥ Book make-up artist and hairdresser. ♥ Choose wedding rings. ♥ Learn wedding dance. 1-2 Months ♥ Have a trial hair and make-up session. ♥ Contact celebrant, minister or priest, check all is in order and arrange rehearsal date with all people concerned. ♥ Final fittings for all bridal party members. ♥ Apply to the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages for a marriage licence. (Valid for three months from issue.) ♥ Check the RSVPs from guests and keep a list of numbers attending. When finalised, consult your caterer. ♥ Order wine and finalise the menu with caterers. ♥ Arrange reception seating plan and place cards. 2 Weeks ♥ Visit your florist to have detailing of bouquets and flowers for church and reception finalised. ♥ Re-confirm all arrangements, eg honeymoon, photographer, car hire, hair and make-up, suits, dresses, flowers, venues, caterers, etc. ♥ Wear in your wedding shoes (bride and groom). ♥ If you're having a hens' or stags' night, do it now -- not the night before the wedding! ♥ Confirm with attendants, best man, family or friends, things that need doing after the wedding (eg returning hired clothing, taking care of the bride's gown, storing wedding gifts, etc) and decide who's doing what. 1 Week ♥ Don't panic. ♥ Hold a full rehearsal of the ceremony. ♥Doadummyrun through the journey at the same time and day of the week as the ceremony to be sure transport and timing is correct. Plan an alternative route in case of delays on the day. ♥ Arrange for any hire items to be collected. ♥ Have a facial, massage, manicure and pedicure. ♥ With the preparation over, you can now relax and enjoy your wedding day! ♥ Those giving speeches should be planning what to say! Check List Wedding venue Reception venue Celebrant Photographer Musicians and entertainment Wedding gown Caterers Florist Transport Honeymoon destination Wedding night accommodation The cake Rings Make-up artist Hairdresser Groom's suit Best man/ groomsmen's suits Hire equipment (tables, chairs, etc) Attendants' dresses Invitations PLANNER THEWedding "There is nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream."
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