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Wedding Apparel New Zealand

Shopping for our wedding has been nothing short of an adventure! Because we are having our wedding in California, we have used companies all over the world to find exactly what we were looking for. I started following Wedding Apparel New Zealand a while ago – before I even started Mary Taylor Weddings! I loved following their Facebook page and seeing all their new custom creations. I was so excited when I got in touch with them and they said they’d love for me to try out some of their products! What I like about Wedding Apparel New Zealand is that they’re not only local but they’re personable. You know that these are real kiwis doing their best to help brides and grooms all over New Zealand. They communicated with me regularly and allowed me to make changes to my items as I needed!

So let’s get in to what I actually got! Click on the name of the item (ie: hat) to go check out their listing directly. First up is this hat! How gorgeous is this hat?! I love that the brim is metal so I can easily shape it. I plan to wear this for not only my bachelorette party but also our honeymoon in Hawaii! To see me wearing it then, follow me on Facebook and Instagram! I can’t wait to get to show off this hat in person and take super cute photos with me!

Next is the sash! I know there are lots of places to get sashes but having our wedding color be gold, I saw this sash and HAD to have it. The gold is really sparkly and I love the ring design that’s added to it. I plan to wear this for my bachelorette party and possibly even my bridal shower!

This next thing is probably one of my favorites because being a photographer, I know how important it is to have a beautiful hanger. It’s not something you normally think about but it’s great for pictures of your dress hanging up and it’s a keepsake that you can use to store your dress even after your wedding day.

Lastly was our custom wine bottle stickers! When I saw these, I fell in love with the idea! Our wedding is wine and travel theme so this added touch is going to look beautiful. For the ones we got, I wish they were a bit more purple toned instead of brown but nevertheless, I still love them and cannot wait to use them (you’ll have to come back to the blog to see what we do with them on our actual wedding day)!

They also included this super cute custom cake topper for my bridal shower as a little gift! It was perfect time because when they emailed to let me know, I had just emailed our baker to order our cake for my bridal shower!

Thank you so much Wedding Apparel New Zealand! I cannot wait to include your gorgeous products in my wedding day celebrations and to show off how we use everything!

If you want to check out Wedding Apparel NZ’s website head to: https://weddingapparel.co.nz/

Don’t forget to follow them on Facebook to see all their amazing products and updates!

To learn more about wedding planning tips, tricks, and deals head to my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MaryTaylorWeddingPlanning and follow me on Instagram: www.Instagram.com/MaryTaylorWeddings. You can also find other amazing deals and products in my Facebook group Mary Taylor’s Wedding Deals & Finds.

I hope this helped you to learn more about Wedding Apparel NZ, their beautiful custom products, and a little bit more about our wedding day! We cannot wait to show you more!

Signing off,

Mary Taylor <3

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Bride’s Guide to Prime Day 2019

It’s Prime Day 2019! As of now there is just over 27.5 hours left to grab these amazing deals!I never really shopped much on previous Prime Days but this year, I am a bride! That means not only do I get to do lots of shopping but I am also looking for the best deals around. Just today, I finally got to purchase flowers that had been sitting in my cart for months! I had no idea they would be on sale but was thrilled when I realized I had just saved over $8! If you’re not already a Prime member, you can sign up for a FREE 30-day trial here. If you would like to create a free wedding registry on Amazon click here.

If you’re looking for a constantly updated list of the best wedding deals, join our group Mary Taylor’s Wedding Deals on Facebook. I have been posting for over 8 hours today with Amazon Prime Day deals! There are so many cool things about the group!

  1. You get to interact with other brides and share your reviews and purchases.
  2. You don’t have to do all the work to find the deals you want – I do it for you!
  3. You can turn on notifications for specific threads that you want to stay updated about (for example: bachelorette party items)
  4. Even after Prime Day, you’ll get to see new deals and get exclusive discounts to all different online stores!

Here are some of the most popular items I have posted about so far!

Bachelorette Party Finds:

Mr. & Mrs.

Bridal Accessories

Flowers / Greenery

Decor

Honeymoon/Travel

For the DIY Bride

Clothes

** All images were taken directly off of the Amazon listing for that item. I do not own the images. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Prices can change at any time and items may run out of stock without notice. I will try my best to update this blog when items are out of stock but cannot guarantee it. These links should still work even after Prime Day but prices may have changed and deals may have expired!

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DIY Wedding Projects

Bridesmaids gifts/bridesmaid boxes: get a nice box or basket and fill it with fun things to ask your friends to be your bridesmaids. Check for an upcoming blog about what to put in your bridesmaids proposal or gift boxes

 

Bathroom utility baskets: click here to read more about these and what to include.

 

Photo Booth props: Ruffled Blog has a blog with some suggestions here.

 

Napkin rings: the possibilities are endless but FabYouBliss gives you some ideas here. You can also use toilet paper rolls (cut in half) and decorate them with lace, tulle, sequins, etc.

 

Wedding cake stands: you can make a cake stand out of an upside down wine glass and a plate!

 

Bird feeder wedding favors: PolkaDotBride has some ideas here

 

Games: make your own large jenga, tic-tac-toe, cornhole, or more. To read more ideas on good DIY games click here.

DIY Decor:

Metal or wood archway

 

Floral arrangements: this is a great way to save money! You could make your bounteierres, flower crowns, bouquets and other arrangements using fake (or real) flowers!

 

Wine bottle or mason jar centerpieces: another great way to save money. Use items that you already have. To keep it simple, just remove the label. To make it even fancier, add lace, burlap, or even glitter to the outside of the bottles.

 

Wedding signs: with paint or vinyl print outs (using a Cricut cutter or by purchasing on Etsy or Wedding Apparel NZ) create signs showing guests where to go, the days events, and more. Here are some fun ideas of signs you could make: read here.

Table identifiers: there are SO many options on how you can DIY your own table indentifiers. Some good options include mini chalkboards, picture frames, mirrors, books,  bottles, mini wood rounds, and so much more!

 

Cork decor: have a bunch of extra wine corks laying around? Use them to make numbers, hearts, and sayings just by glueing them together. You can also use them for name cards!




Come back to this blog as I may update it even more as I find new projects. Also, make sure to like me on Facebook to see updates, deals, and advice! I also plan to share some of my own DIY projects once I get closer to my own wedding date <3

 

Signing off,

Mary Taylor <3