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Last year, Choice Magazine (an independent Consumer based publication in Australia) did a survey on whether vendors really charge more for weddings than other events. We touched on this issue when I interviewed vendors, and wrote about it in February “W Is For Weddings- Behind The Wedding Word Part One & Part Two“. It’s an

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Phew! We’ve come to the end of Febusave! Over 9000 people pledged to save for the month of February which I think is a pretty fantastic effort! Don’t forget to close off your pledges on the Febusave website (under Enter & Win) to win $5000.I managed to stay away from snacks and treats for February

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Claire and Tim captured by You Can’t Be Serious PhotographyI am delighted today to introduce a woman who has become a dear friend- Carolyn Gerin is the creator and co-author of the three book Antibride series for Chronicle books, she coordinates the Antibride blog (for which she asked me to write as Aussie Bride) and

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Chelsea and Mark by Renee BrazelWelcome back to part two of our feature article “W Is For Weddings – Behind “The Wedding” Word!2) In a television report on the (Choice) article it was suggested that prospective brides and grooms not tell the vendor that they required their services for a wedding, but for a party

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Anna and James by Zoom PhotographyIn 2009 the Australian magazine, Choice, ‘sought quotes from 60 reception venues, cakes makers, hire car businesses, entertainments, florists and photographers in Sydney and Melbourne.’ Two ‘shadow shoppers’ were assigned to the task. ‘One shopper asked for prices for her wedding and another for her 40th birthday. Both events had

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Issy’s wedding bouquet captured by Angela Higgins PhotographyOne of the first things people ask me when they get engaged is “What do we do now?”. The first thing I always say is “Enjoy it!”. I think so often we rush too fast past these precious moments, without sitting there and just relishing in the fact

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An Australian journalist and TV presenter, Antonia Kidman is never far from the spotlight. She’s presented two TV series, The Little Things & The Bigger Things on issues surrounding raising children and is currently appearing on Foxtel’s Lifestyle You channel.As the ambassador for Febusave, a mum, an engagee and someone who has recently taken charge

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When I was first approached late last year to be a blog ambassador for Febusave I was a little apprehensive. I tend to stay away from money on Polka Dot Bride (as mentioned previously) because I believe inspiration is not dependent on budget. It was like a big white elephant in the room though I

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Weddings are expensive, but not only for the hosts of the wedding but also for friends. There’s the cost of new outfits, presents for pre wedding celebrations,  flights, accommodation, wedding present and more.Kate Perry has written an article today which examines the real costs for others of your wedding. It’s a good read! Check it

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