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My Experiece With 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! I will include links below so you can easily find the items on their website! 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’s 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 was 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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AliExpress Finds

** SPOILERS ** First of all if you’re a friend who will be attending our wedding, although I love your support and I am so glad you’re reading this blog… I am giving away some spoilers (which I would love to keep a surprise for you until our wedding day)! Definitely come check it out afterwards though! Thanks for understanding!

We all know how expensive weddings are. Some even say that prices get marked up just when using the word “wedding”. In order to have everything we wanted (and more) we learned to budget our wedding and shop frugally. One way we are doing this is through AliExpress. We actually loved it so much we buy several things from there now (not just wedding items). 99% of what we have ordered from AliExpress has not only arrived but also has been incredible quality. It is good to note that AliExpress items do take a long time to arrive because they are coming from China. However, if you have the time to, definitely check it out! Just don’t forget to make sure you have plenty of time.

In addition to using AliExpress, we also enrolled in Ebates. This gives us an extra 3% (or more if they’re running specials) back on every single purchase we make. If you click here to sign up you’ll even get an extra $10 for free!

Here is a list of all the things we have purchased so far (check back as I may update the list as I continue to buy things):

Boutonnieres & corsages:

http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bzGuH1zA

Amazing quality! They definitely don’t look as fake as I thought and from a distance you won’t be able to tell at all! They had tons of options which I loved too.

Ties:

http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bMoOrdUM

Gold Bow tie:

http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bqi4tHKu

We got two different gold ones to try them out. All of them were amazing quality!! They are long, thick, and absolutely perfect!

Probably the best find of all… my fiance’s ring:

http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/4m0z7vQ

Only downside they don’t have half sizes but this was amazing quality as well. Heavy and thick metal.

Customized ring box: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/ceJbl6D2

I am still not sure what I want to wear on my head so I purchased a few options:

Tiara 1: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/Rph4JZI

Tiara 2: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/xHVE3EuV

Veil with lace detailing: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/nTQvvrS

I haven’t received the veil yet but both the crowns look beautiful. They are heavy, quality material. I seriously cannot decide which one to wear!

Custom wood watches: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/wKXxouY

Engraving purchased separately: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/72gvX20

Buy the watches and add on the engraving. Only issue we had was that the engraving had quotation marks on them instead of just the writing. We still need to reach out and see if they can send us another one free of charge. Remember when ordering something from another country to clarify with the salesperson that you’re on the same page. Other than that the quality is gorgeous and it comes with a box and cushion just like it’s pictured.

Earrings to match my engagement ring: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cZFfF4Tm

LOVE these! They match perfectly and look very high quality! I couldn’t find anywhere else in person that sold these.

Champagne balloon for bridal shower/bachelorette party: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/con9SMlK

Still waiting for these to arrive but super excited about them!

All of these are things we actually purchased for our wedding!

Some other items that I didn’t end up purchasing but they do have good reviews and/or recommended from other brides:

 

Long veils: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/KuN6Cfm

http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/QZ8BQGs

Hangers: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cmA2wKhw

Team Bride/Bride to be sashes: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bccdpMbO

Bigger pack (only available in black): http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bDhrc3xE

Customized hip flask: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cGNcawpw

Customized bottle openers: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/b3THDt7K

Lace table runner: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cKymmaBW

Heart banner: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/UFoAiSM

Headpiece with cage: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/YyWzrCk