VENUES: Once got engaged and started working out dates and logistics, we only had two sets of dates to choose from within a four-month span. As many of our friends were also getting married in the upcoming year, most dates had already been blocked. If we wanted all of our friends and family to be able to attend and also be able to go to our friends’ weddings, we knew we made to make it happen quickly. We were able to successfully plan our wedding in four months as I wasn’t fussy and knew exactly l what I wanted. With that being said, however, everything I did have in mind and on my wish list wasn’t available. As most people start planning their wedding and making bookings one year in advance, every possible venue that made our desired list of options had been booked. Finally, there was availability for our preferred date for our Hindu Ceremony at The Langham Auckland and it was exactly what I had hoped for.
We didn’t use a planner and I found that this worked best for me. A wedding is about being able to express your personality and nobody knows you better than you know yourself. Planning the entire wedding myself not only allowed me to explore options that I was comfortable with, but also express who I am as a person. The Langham provided me with a coordinator in the lead up to the wedding. I provided him with all the contact details of my wedding professionals and he liaised with them for the weeks beforehand and coordinated with them on the day.
The Mehendi and Hindu Ceremony were planned by me, while my husband and his family planned the Reception, which was held at The Wharf.