Our Inside The Wedding Planner series features newlyweds that had planned their special day with our An Organised Life x Together Journal Wedding Planner. We take a look inside the Wedding Planner of Michelle & Mackenzie. We chatted to them about their favourite moments from the day, their must haves, what they were glad they invested in & what they could have saved on.
Date of Wedding:
Glasshouse. Auckland, New Zealand.
Favourite memory from the day?
Either when the drag queen Anita showed up for a surprise performance (the look on our guests faces was priceless, not even the bridesmaids knew she was coming) OR when Mackenzie and I found a couple of chairs hidden out the back and sat together alone for the first time all day.
Black or Ecru Wedding Planner?
x3 favourite pages or sections from the Wedding Planner?
- The time-specific checklists - they were so helpful for knowing that we were on track in the lead up. The extra space to add our own items was great, too.
- This might sound weird, but one of my favourite sections is the pocket in the back. Ours is stuffed with keepsakes from the planning process - like instax prints, fabric samples, and a copy of our invitations. It was a handy little hideaway for samples while we were planning and now it is a really cool little time capsule.
- The outfit pages - we really loved how there was no gendered language. It seems like a small victory but it felt like a big one to us to not have to cross out the word ‘groom’, and to have space for both of us to dream up our outfits.
What were you glad you invested in?
Our outfits - it’s a once in a lifetime thing and we both had our dream outfits custom made (Mackenzie with W by Working style and me with Fritz & Sarah) so we felt like a million bucks on the day.
Something you could have saved on?
We opted for a more expensive champagne but, to be quite honest, we don’t think our guests would have tasted the difference had we gone for the cheaper one.
Must have (this can be anything that made your day special/memorable/fun)?
Surprises - our guests had no idea about the pub quiz or the surprise drag performance and it was all they could talk about afterwards!
Discover our An Organised Life x Together Journal Wedding Planner HERE