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6 --- A Times Newspapers Supplement --- Strictly Bridal 2013 www.times.co.nz NZ Wedding Celebrant Congratulations, the fun of planning a wedding has begun. It is important to make sure that you have the right person there on the day to guide you through a very important part of your day, your wedding ceremony. As your wedding celebrant I will make this day a unique and special event, created just for you, to capture and show the love that you have for each other. Your ceremony and vows will be created to reflect the special memories you have with each other, and your hopes and aspirations as a married couple. Your ceremony should be in keeping with the style you are looking for and I look forward to working with you to make sure that it is relaxed, simple, elegant, intimate, personal, fun and memorable. 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The type of wedding planned, your figure, skin colouring, personal style and budget will all influence your choice of gown. Start your search at least six to eight months ahead of time. These days many dresses or bodices are imported and to secure your chosen gown in the right size usually means orders need to be in several months ahead. Even if buying off the rack, fittings and alterations if needed all take time. There are many specialist bridal stores. Take along a friend and allow plenty of time because trying on wedding dresses can be very time-consuming. It may even pay to book, especially if shopping on the weekend and remember, some salons charge a fee for trying on gowns. If you find something you love but which need adjustments, the sales consultant will usually take your measurements, order the dress and arrange to have alterations done for you. When buying off-the-rack, it may be possible to order simple changes but anything elaborate may call for a made-to- measure dress with the in-house designer. Dressmakers specialising in bridal and evening wear can usually assist with the design and will draft the pattern too. Let them help choose the material as they will know which fabric will best suit you and the dress. They know where to shop and can often suggest ideas to add that individual flair. Cost will depend on how elaborate the dress is, the type and quantity of fabric. The beauty of many dressmakers is that their appointment times are flexible. Hiring a gown is a cost-effective alternative but, before doing so ask questions such as: How often has the dress been worn? Are alterations included in the hire cost and is the dress a sample or the exact one available? If wearing the dress worn by your mother or grandmother, alterations may be necessary. Visit a trusted dressmaker and also a dry cleaning specialist to check if modifications and freshening up can be carried out without spoiling the line of dress or fabric. Styled to Suit: No matter how much you love a gown be sure the style and the fabric flatter your figure before making the final choice. Are you broad shoulder, wide hipped, small-busted or fuller figured? Are you tall and willowy or tall and handsome, short and petite or short and solid? Is your neck short or long? Would you benefit from a V-shaped or square cut neckline? Are you tall enough for a bouffant skirt or would slim-fitting enhance your daintiness? Classic shapes encompass pear-shaped, hourglass, petite and buxom and where a full skirt may suit one, it may dwarf another. Consider whether a fabric crushes badly and if it is comfortable to sit in. With so many considerations, be sure to try on different styles in different fabrics. By heeding the advice of experienced wedding couturiers and you'll walk up the aisle looking and feeling every bit the princess you are. "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue." No wedding is complete without flowers but which style is for you -- a single bloom, a trailing bouquet, a fragrant posy or a sheaf of sunflowers? When visiting the florist take a picture of your dress and that of the bridesmaids. A swatch of fabric may also help in your final choice. A good florist will show you catalogues and photographs of arrangements and will also advise on corsages and buttonhole flowers. Many weddings have a colour theme, which may be picked up in the gowns, men's ties, venue decorations and, of course, the flowers. But be realistic about your desired blooms. Check if they will be in season or you could pay a fortune. Also ask if the flowers you most like are available in the colours you want. Where bride's once chose white or ivory FLORALFantasy flowers today the choices are unlimited. Remember that the wedding venue and the reception lounge may also require flowers. Some venues include flowers in their costs but many don't so talk to your florist about extra arrangements. For brides who wish to keep their flowers forever there is the option of quality faux flowers which look just like the real thing and can solve the problem of seasonal blooms and colours. Today's bride has endless choices and a good florist will help her choose wisely.
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