Best of Polka Dot Wisdom 2017

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Ms Zig Zag

The main purpose of our wonderful Wisdom blog is to provide a special space where our extensive list of wedding vendor experts from our Polka Dot Directory can share their hard earned knowledge on all things weddings. When we say all things, we mean all the things! From jewellery wisdom, speech writing tips, what cake is right for your personalities to behind the scenes access to experts, and even how you can involve your dog in your wedding.

Here’s a look back at the Polka Dot Wisdom posts you couldn’t get enough of in 2017!

Image of Sophie and Sean’s Christmas Hills wedding by Corey Wright Photography

Top 10 Tips for an Effortless Outdoor Wedding

“We’ve done many a fine dining menu in a powerless shed with no running water, and while logistically it’s tricky, an outdoor wedding under the stars is something we love to help create.” – Your Private Chef.

Image by Studio Impressions Photography

Top 10 Tips for Including Dogs in Weddings

“If your dog is a very special part of your family, and you simply adore the idea of including them in your wedding ceremony, Jamie and I, the dog-loving duo at Brisbane City Celebrants, have put together our Top 10 tips to ensure everything goes ‘pawfectly’ for your dog-friendly ceremony.”

What Would They Know? Janet Hogan of Villa Botanica and Botanica Weddings

Villa Botanica is a beautiful home surrounded by magnificent gardens, rivalled only by the equally magnificent view of the Coral Sea – the colours shining like only these tropical jewels can.

Images by Miss Ladybird Cakes

“Probably the most common thing I hear at the end of my bridal meetings is ‘Well, that wasn’t hard at all’ which has always made wonder why brides think it would be hard? I mean it’s cake…if anything it should be super easy!” – Gina of Miss Ladybird CakesImage by Popcorn Photography via Alicia and Mark’s Romantic Vineyard Wedding

Engagement Ring History and Customs Around the World

“Most people who live in a Western culture simply know that the engagement ring almost always goes on the fourth finger of the left hand. But do you know why?” – Pascale Helyar-Moray, Founder and Director of StyleRocks.

Image by Veri Photography via Ashlee and Kate’s Heartfelt Yarra Valley Wedding

Mother of the Bride Speech Tips

“The mother of the bride (or groom) speech is one my favourite speeches to help out with, but it’s also one of the hardest.” – Lynda of Silvertongue Speeches.

Images by Wendy B Photography

Wedding Ceremony Misconceptions Unveiled

To put your mind at ease and get your wedding planning off to a great start, the Brisbane City Celebrants duo have lifted the veil on the most common misconceptions they encounter when it comes to the logistics of wedding ceremonies and marriage paperwork.

Images  by Jasmine FraserGeorgia Bourke Photography and Ashley Gasperino

Behind the Door With… Jasmine Fraser

“A sparkly engagement ring often marks the beginning of a couple’s journey toward married bliss, and this week on ‘Behind The Door With’ I’m thrilled to be meeting a designer of such sparkly things, Jasmine Fraser.”

Image by Angela Gallo

Wedding Food Trends 2017

We asked one of our favourite caterers, Your Private Chef, to share the yummy wedding food trends that everyone is eating up in 2017.

What Would they Know? Michael Bird and Tye Dunn of Native Weddings

Take two down to earth guys who serendipitously meet when making a film. Move forward to today and you have Michael and Tye who together create the magic that is Native Weddings.


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