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Ididjeridoo's top five planning tips

5 August 2009

1. Don’t sweat the small stuff

A wedding is full of thousands of details and there are bound to be a few hiccups along the way. Focus on the reason for the event - it's not to have the perfect band or the prettiest decor. It’s to celebrate your union.

2. Take time to savour the moments

So many couples report that their wedding was a whirlwind that they barely remember. Consider scheduling time to share a glass of champagne together and reflect for a moment. I would also recommend including a videographer in your budget to capture the day for you both to look back on. You’ll be amazed at how it brings back all the emotion and gives you an insight into things you may not have picked up on during the day.

3. Infuse your personality

Don't have a cookie-cutter wedding. Think about the things you cherish, how you met, your quirky tastes. If travel is your passion, consider naming tables after favourite places you've visited. To write your vows, take inspiration from old letters you exchanged when you first met. If there are different cultures in your union, why not incorporate them into your food menu and favours. These details will render your wedding a thousand times more special and memorable.

4. Don't be one of the herd

Don’t spend money on things just because you think it’s expected. If you don’t really want to hand out favours, then don’t. It’s your day and it should reflect your personalities, even your quirks. So spend your money on the things that count for you.

5. Be budget savy

Rather than accruing wedding debt, pay for it as you go. The number one thing couples fight about, according to psychologists and therapists, is money. You don't want to begin your married life quibbling over pennies and always remember this doesn’t mean you have to compromise.


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Aussie girl heads to London in search of adventure and soon falls for Kiwi boy. The pair begin to plan their Sydney wedding from across the globe and quickly discover a distinct lack of help available for UK based Antipodeans returning 'home' to tie the knot. How many couples are struggling with their long distance wedding planning just like us, they wondered ...

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Shadan is the Aussie girl who married a Kiwi boy, and discovered first hand the lack of help available for UK-based Antipodeans returning "home" to marry.

After more than a decade of customer focused roles, including personal assistant and events coordination, Shadan longed for a new challenge, doing something she was truly passionate about.

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