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Great Mother of the Bride or Groom Tips – Part Two

great mother of the bride or groom tips

 

We hope you found our Great Mother of the Bride or Groom Tips – Part One useful. We’ve got some more advice for you to bear in mind for your child’s wedding.

Set Your Own Time

Part of realistic planning is putting time aside for your own preparations. Whether it’s outfit shopping, makeup testing, dance practice or even writing a speech, setting time aside just for planning your own essentials for the day itself is as important as helping your child with the same process. More preparation means less stress, which is good for everyone.

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Wedding Customs Around the World #2 – New Zealand

What counts as traditional varies as much as these wedding customs around the world. In this regular series, we’re going to take a look at different types of ceremonies in various cultures.

Wedding Customs Around the World - New Zealand

 

Since a Maori wedding Haka went viral across the internet a couple of days ago, we’ve decided to look into more depth at the wedding traditions of New Zealand.

Before its colonial days, Polynesian Maori wedding tradition was very tribal and territorial. Many marriages were arranged to the benefit of a stronger tribe with more land, and all needed the blessing of a tribal elder. In the 18th century, New Zealand was colonized by the British Empire, and Western traditions and customs started to appear with increased trade and settlement. For example, bridal showers are often referred to as Kitchen Teas, it is considered unlucky for the bridal couple to see each other before meeting at the altar on the wedding day, and the meal after the ceremony can be referred to as a the Wedding Breakfast, no matter what time of day it is held.

Despite the creep of colonisation, Maori traditions still live on in New Zealand, wedding ceremonies being no exception.

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Top Wedding Trends for 2016

As 2015 draws to a close, we take a look at some classy, odd, interesting and inspiring wedding trends for 2016.

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Bold Colour Choices

From bright highlights, to subtle ombre arrangements and even metallics, expect to see striking use of colour in everything from table arrangements, seating decoration, bouquets, and even the bridal dress itself.

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Wedding Customs Around the World #1 – Japan

What counts as traditional varies as much as these wedding customs around the world. In this regular series, we’re going to take a look at different types of ceremonies in various cultures.

Wedding Customs Around the World - Japan

Japan’s main religion is Shinto (closely followed by Buddhism), where traditional Japanese wedding ceremonies have their origin. Although Western-style Christian weddings have become the majority in Japan (even if the couple are not followers of the religion), many couples still decide to go the traditional Shinto route in terms of costume, location and ceremony for their special day.

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