We've featured The Wedding Assistant Diary before, but sometimes, great products deserve a podium for themselves. The Wedding Assistant is one such product that we stand firmly behind, and that we absolutely adore. Two of my (it's Fil here!) closest friends recently got engaged *yay*, and one of the first birthday gifts (their birthdays are both in September) I thought of getting them was a Wedding Assistant. I love the idea of this compact diary, that's both packed with information and inspiration, and that leaves you spaces to write your own notes and thoughts. It's perfect for the bride on a run, and at only R80, its well below the average price of wedding diaries available on the market. Let's look at the Wedding Assistant a little more closely..
This handy little directory-come-diary consists of several colour coded divided sections, each specific to aspects a bride will need to consider when planning for her big day. The first few pages are all about you and your hubby to be. You can fill out your personal details, your engagement story and your bridal party details. Already, the book has become like a private wedding journal. And we love it! Other useful pages include a check-list, a wedding timeline and a budget planner
To get your creative juices flowing, the next few pages consist of real weddings that have happened in and around KZN - there are a vast amount of different aesthetic styles and this is a great mood board to get you inspired. One of the weddings featured is the talented Nadia's of Cupcake Couture!
What follows are your categorised sections. These are venues, catering, cake trends, entertainment, decor, flowers, attire, bridesmaids, beauty, accessories, photographers, and civil unions. Our favourite categories include the stationery category (duh), which gives you space to stick in some pictures for inspiration and even paper swatches. The 'theme' category is equally as useful, giving you generous space to create a mood board and even stick in some colour swatches. A great idea is to go to a DIY store and get some paint swatches of colours you like. Stick them in this book and you have your colour palette handy wherever you are! One last category that we find invaluable in this planner is the 'nifty ideas' category. These are filled with pages of little details and ideas that often get overlooked and done last-minute. With suppliers like Cupcake Couture, Fat Tuesday and Freshly Found listed, we just know that this section will be of great use to any bride!
There is no doubt in my mind that this book would not be useful to any bride. Used correctly and to its full potential, it can be a really handy tool to keep in your handbag, within a moments reach, for any ideas or inspiration you may have. The Wedding Assistant is currently stocked at Fat Tuesday in Kloof, but it can be posted to you should you require it. I got absolutely stellar service from the girls at The Wedding Assistant, and found my copies in my postbox in under two weeks. Find them on Facebook here for more information and on follow them on Twitter here! If any brides-to-be in KZN are reading this, trust us, this handy little book will make planning your wedding a breeze!
Pictures: All taken from The Wedding Assistant Facebook page or photographed by Ruby and the Swallow at the
Heritage Market Bridal Fair
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