5 Tips for a Budget-friendly yet Elegant Wedding

5 Tips for a Budget-friendly yet Elegant Wedding

Even if you are not planning on getting married now, chances are you will be in the future, or you will be involved in your daughter or son’s wedding. Your cousin may also consult you on a few tips to use to achieve a dream wedding.

DIY planning can save you thousands. But planning a wedding can be stressful and exhausting. Oftentimes, the bride and groom will hire a wedding coordinator to help relieve some of the burden. Your game here is the ‘Complete guide to planning your dream wedding’ by Editor Carolyn Menyes at Thedailymeal.com.

Here a few tips that you can use to organise your own or child’s elegant wedding at a budget-friendly cost:

DIY Dessert Bar

If you are close with your family members, you should take advantage of their dessert skills, if they have some. A potluck dessert bar can come in handy, saving money that would otherwise be used in ordering your dessert from caterers.

If you have aunties or grandparents that have baking skills, you can use them to share their desserts with your wedding guests. You can ask them if they can make a certain amount of cookies or cupcakes to put at the dessert bar.

Get a small cutting cake for the bride and the groom, then fill the table with some special sweets. One can then use some customised tags that shows who made the sweets or the cake.

5 Tips for a Budget-friendly yet Elegant WeddingHire the dress 

Most people who think about hiring a wedding dress think of it as downgrading the most important moment of their lives. Everyone wants to say ‘I do’ in the perfectly elegant dress and the mention of “hiring a dress” shatters that dream.

However, that should not be the case. You can easily hire a designer dress with all the details and specifications that you want. This will not only ensure you have a dream wedding, but also achieve this dream at a pocket-friendly price.  

Marilyn.nz is a wedding dress hire company with dresses starting at $500 and going up to $1,000. If you cannot afford the hire charge, you could consider taking a small personal loan! 

Buy Used Items

Many times after the wedding, the things needed at the wedding are disposed of by already-married brides. Some of the things may include décor items, candle holders and even chandeliers.

Many physical and online shops sell used wedding items that are in perfect condition that can be reused again at your wedding. These items may also not necessarily be used as some weddings are usually cancelled leaving their wedding items unused, or the previous bride may well have over-purchased!

You can buy these items at a subsidised price that will enable you to have the wedding you have been dreaming of all this time.

Avoid Favours

This is one of the most efficient ways of saving money and time. Instead of giving everyone free rides to and from the wedding, simply let everyone know in advance to cater for their transport so as to save yourself the cost of transportation.

One of the most common misconceptions about a wedding is the use of a limo. Couples should be creative and find other ways of getting to the wedding venue and from without having to hire a limo.

5 Tips for a Budget-friendly yet Elegant WeddingLimit Your Guest List 

This is the most dreaded and crucial part of wedding planning. Dreaded because it’s difficult when it comes to deciding who to invite and not to invite to your wedding. 

The guest list is crucial because you get to reduce the number of people so that you can reduce the cost of the wedding. Remember, the more people you invite, the more food and drink you’ll have to buy to serve them at the reception.

Wedding costs wilvary accordingly. In an article on Cost of Wedding, it says that about 50 per cent of couples spend less than $15,000 on their wedding, while the other half “spend between $19,323 and $32,205.” The honeymoon is usually excluded from the budget.

Be sure to always check with your your accountant or financial advisor before committing fully to any of your wedding plans and taking out a loan. You must carefully read the disclosure statement before considering taking out a loan. Quickloans.co.nz offer loans to New Zealand residents, with repayments terms starting at $20 per week.

 There’s nothing wrong with spending money on your wedding because you only marry once. However, a wedding with a tight budget does not make it any less personal or cheap. It just means the couple chose frugality over debt to save up for their newly-wed life. You can also browse the rest of our site (My Wedding) for more wedding inspirations, tips, and advice.

 

Smart Sunnies at Smart Prices

Smart Sunnies at Smart Prices

When packing for your honeymoon, sunnies should be somewhere near the top of your packing list. After all, who wants to walk on sparkling white beaches and deal with the glare? In fact, they’re probably handy to have around for outdoor weddings, too …. wouldn’t you rather shield your eyes in designer frames than have every image of yourself squinting?

That said, designer sunglasses often come with a huge price tag … and when you’ve already paid out for your wedding plans and long-dreamed of honeymoon, you don’t want to break the bank on accessories.

We’ve been shopping at Smart Buy Glasses and have been impressed. This year, SmartBuyGlasses celebrates ten years of delivering Expertise, Service and Passion to customers around the world, so they must be doing something right!

We love the broad range they offer, including high end designers such as Gucci, Tom Ford, Nina Ricci, Versace, Burberry and many more! Try their Style Finder to select a pair that you know are going to look fabulous on you!

We’ve had a lengthy trawl through some of their latest designs, and list below just a sprinkling of our favourites. Check out their OPTICAL CENTRE for all the lens information you’ll ever need, shop by PERSONALITY or DESIGNER, and give their VIRTUAL TRY ON a go!

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An Elegant Chignon

An Elegant Chignon

dressTo complement Monique Lhuillier’s whimsical and sensual Spring/Summer 2016 Bridal Collection, Moroccanoil Global Creative Ambassador Kevin Hughes created a low modern, elegant chignon. The sleek, sophisticated updo showcased the bride’s natural beauty and provided the perfect foundation for her gown style.

Create the look:

  • Smooth Moroccanoil Treatment Light from mid-lengths to ends of dry hair.

    This foundation transforms, nourishes, detangles and boosts hair’s shine.

  • Create a middle part and brush hair back into a sleek ponytail at the nape of

    the neck, securing with an elastic band.

  • Apply Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream to the ponytail to eliminate

    frizz and add soft definition before wrapping into a soft chignon.

  • Twist ponytail and wrap counterclockwise around the elastic. Secure with bobby pins.
  • Finish with a generous spritz of Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong. It keeps strands shiny and smooth and the style in place all day and night www.moroccanoil.com

Wedding Etiquette

Wedding Etiquette

Wedding Etiquette

by Anita Gatley

When you saw this headline, you probably thought you’d be reading an article about who does what in the ceremony, who sits where and who says what.

However, the term “etiquette” starts much earlier than the above scenarios.

Wedding etiquette starts from the moment you say “I do” … when your planning first gets underway.

As a service provider, it is important I meet with my clients to ascertain how I help them initially and then work out how I can deliver what they are after. Whether the service provider is a celebrant, photographer, wedding travel specialist, venue or anyone else involved in the wedding industry, it’s imperative as an engaged couple that you see these folk as busy professionals.

Give them the time they need to do their jobs, and respect that you’re not their only client. Wedding etiquette means turning up on time for pre-arranged meetings … on time and ready to engage with that provider.

It’s important to remember that although professionals, these service providers also have families. Very often, they’ve arranged to meet with you outside of normal office hours to suit your busy day. They’re usually more than happy to do that, so long as you arrive on time.

It also pays to remember that your wedding day is about TWO people – this is the beginning of sharing your lives together. It’s a good idea if BOTH of you show up to meetings with your service provider. Many of the decisions you’ll be making will be costly ones. Surely decisions about the day itself or the honeymoon should be made together?

Service providers within the wedding industry want to share your vision, and this means building a good rapport with you both. If you are late or simply don’t show up to appointments, it does put a strain on what should be a relaxed relationship!

You wouldn’t dream of not showing up to a pre-arranged lawyer or doctor’s appointment as you know you’ll be charged for it, whether you’re there or not! Why should wedding industry professionals be treated any differently?

You and your betrothed have a partnership, and it would stand you in good stead to treat your relationship with your wedding service provider as a partnership, too. Give those you’ve chosen to work with ample opportunity to prove you’ve made the right decision in opting to work with them.

Show them the courtesy they deserve and you’ll likely see the rewards … treat them as the professionals they are, and they’ll likely go out of their way to make those wedding dreams of yours come true! ♥

Bridesmaids: The Good, Bad, Ugly

Bridesmaids: The Good, Bad, Ugly

Bridesmaids: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

By Lisa Hill

Bridesmaids: The Good, The Bad and The UglyThe subject of bridesmaids has crossed my desk a few times in the last couple of weeks – from brides wanting to dump a bridesmaid, to bridesmaids on the receiving end of being dumped.

The internet is packed with forums where brides note their disappointment in their bridesmaids; almost 8 million results in Google for “Bridesmaid Problems”. I find this topic particularly interesting as brides are often coined as bridezillas. Yet, the heart of these bridezilla moments can often be traced back to a bridesmaid.

So what’s behind the stress? You believe your friendship is solid; nothing could ever break the bond between you. She’ll be there for you through thick and thin, through meltdowns when things don’t quite go to plan like a mother-in-law who’s driving you nuts. Yet even the strongest relationships can buckle under the pressure of wedding planning. As the demands become overwhelming, niggles and complaints from bridesmaids are often the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

There could be differences of opinion over the colour, style or length of dresses or disagreement over hair and make up. Upstaging the bride is a definite no-no! There have been bridesmaids who changed after the ceremony and didn’t partake in the photos, and those who wouldn’t sit at the bridal table as  they’d rather be with a boyfriend.

A perfect example of bridesmaid behaviour was in the movie ‘27 Dresses’ with Katherine Heigel. For her friends she was the perfect bridesmaid – loyal, went the extra mile, not envious or jealous and happy to wear whatever she was asked. On the flip side, when her sister became engaged to the man she was in love with, she set out on a mission to expose her sister in front of everyone at the rehearsal dinner. The result: she destroyed their relationship and broke up the bride and groom; wedding called off!

Although a movie, sadly it bears elements of truth in every day life. Close friends or family members can be ripped apart and ovely, sweet natured women can turn in to she-beasts.

Bridesmaids: The Good, The Bad and The UglyA bridesmaid can be a significant cost for a marrying couple, something often not fully understood. Add up the costs of a dress, shoes, accessories, jewellery, flowers, hair and make-up and then multiply by the number of bridesmaids – it’s a pretty big commitment. When reviewing budgets, it’s often clear that a couple cannot afford to have more than one support person each, and this adds pressure. There are varying opinions on bridesmaids paying for their own dresses and accessories, but this is a topic all on its own.

Take your time – don’t ask too early. You may change you mind closer to the time or someone may come in to your life that you really wish you were able to have in your bridal party. One of the best Bridesmaids we’ve had was the bride’s BROTHER – her Man of Honour. The bride had been let down by two of her bridesmaids; suggesting the book of convention be thrown out the window turned out to be the best decision. Men come with a whole lot less drama.

Think outside the square and BE true to yourself. As we say … BE Timeless, BE Memorable, BE Yourself …

A breakup can either be a humiliating experience or a relief; expect feelings to be hurt or unexpected reactions. She might be thankful if it’s been causing tension; she may also take it badly. It could destroy the friendship, so think it through carefully.

As a gauge, if you’re spending more time thinking about your bridesmaids than your husband to be, you’ve got a problem.


Dear Bride

Please, Please, Please – give careful consideration to who you’d like to fill the role of bridesmaid. Less is often more. The people you have in mind may not get on with each other and this could result in conflict. The last thing you’ll have time for is fire fighting, trust me on that. Your bridesmaid should be pure of heart, thrilled and excited for you, able to appease you when things get too much and ultimately throw you a fabulous bridal shower.

Kind regards

Lisa at Beautiful Events


Dear Bridesmaid

Being asked to have a role in a wedding is an absolute privilege. Please be happy for your sister/friend. Celebrate with her, share in her journey and all the ups and downs that will come with planning a wedding. If you’re still single and haven’t yet found the love of your life, don’t be jealous of her. You never know what single guys might be at the wedding. Green is rarely a nice shade on anyone!

I recognise that you’d like to have your say about what dress you wear or how you prefer your hair or make; however, at the end of the day, it’s HER wedding! One day you’ll get the chance to have things the way you want them. Be considerate, work to a compromise and be honest but kind. If you’re asked to wear a  bright yellow dress, put on a smile and know that she’s given it a lot of thought and that this is what she wants for her day. If you’re not sure or don’t think it’s right for you, ask for some time and give the decision consideration – she’d rather you say no now than take the role, lose a fabulous friendship and not do it justice.


OUR TOP TIPS FOR BREAKING UP WITH A BRIDE OR BRIDESMAID

♥ Whatever you do, don’t do it via phone, text or email.

♥ It will be an emotionally charged situation; now is not the time to bring out the drama queen side of your personality.

♥ At the start of the conversation share your concerns about having this conversation; that you’re worried about how it might go down.

♥ Don’t do it in front of others; have respect for her. You want the friendship to stay intact if possible, so embarrassment is not an option.

♥ Offer to give her a different role – possibly a reading or poem in the ceremony.

♥ Reiterate that you still want her there as a guest and that you hope it won’t affect the friendship.

♥ Be honest – something like “I’d like you to step down as my Bridesmaid”. Then explain why; is it financial, or simply that your fiancé doesn’t have a 3rd person to ask and you don’t want the bridal party to be unbalanced.

♥ As a bridesmaid, decline gracefully. You may prefer to attend as a guest; you may have too many other commitments; or may prefer to sit with your partner and enjoy the day … and that’s okay!

TOP 10 TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL DAY

TOP 10 TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL DAY

TOP 10 TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL DAY

TOP 10 TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL DAY1. Give yourself plenty of time to plan your wedding. Unless you’re a superstar, don’t try and organise it in a matter of weeks. Have fun!

2. Orchestrate things carefully for the big day itself. Anything more than 15 minutes off schedule and things get a little crazy for everyone. If the venue doesn’t provide a coordinator, hire one just for the day. Do remember that perfection isn’t everything. Some of the best moments happen through uncontrolled events taking place. Embrace the unexpected.

3. There’s only so much you can do – prioritise and delegate! You won’t please everyone, so don’t try – it’s your day!

4. Plan travel times. Traffic at 4pm on a Saturday is different to 4pm mid-week.

5. When it comes to hair and makeup, ensure the bride gets underway first. If things get a little crazy, it is far better to rush the maids than the bride!

6. Do you have a wet weather alternative? Let’s be honest, New Zealand’s weather can be fickle and you don’t want to be caught short. Discuss your options with your planner or the venue coordinator well in advance.

7. Take time out for yourself the day before the wedding – read a book, have a massage, perhaps enjoy a picnic with your loved one. If you haven’t organised something by this stage, forget it! If you’ve chosen your wedding suppliers carefully, perhaps using guaranteed professionals like The Wedding Associates, then you should be able to relax knowing that they’ll take care of things on the day.

8. And that leads into our next tip – remember to enjoy the day. It will fly by in a whirl otherwise.

9. Many couples choose to have their first look at each other in private. It allows you to take a deep breath, enjoy the moment together and really feel the emotion of the day.

10. And (finally) remember to eat…all that bubbly on an empty tummy is not a good idea!

FAMILY…THE HEART OF YOUR CEREMONY

FAMILY…THE HEART OF YOUR CEREMONY

Family - Heart of CeremonyFAMILY…THE HEART OF YOUR CEREMONY

By Rochelle Fleming

There are many creative and thoughtful ways that your family can play a meaningful part in your ceremony. As a celebrant I have witnessed many variations on how couples choose to honour family within their ceremony and put a unique stamp on their day.

A Family Blessing of the marriage engages the collective and could take place early within the ceremony or after the couple have shared their vows.

The celebrant could ask the following question of the families: “Do you all give your blessing to this marriage?” to which they would respond with: “We do”. Ring blessings can take many forms, but generally involves the passing of the rings through the hands of the immediate family as they pause and offer a silent blessing to the marriage. The idea is that the rings are warmed by the loving energy and support of their family and friends and this love will be worn for a lifetime.

Having a parent, grandparent or other special family member sharing a few words of wisdom during the ceremony can be touching. These time honoured words could reflect on the highlights of their marriage, what is important within a marriage and their wishes and hopes for the happy couple in their life ahead.

A family time capsule is a lovely idea. Prior to the ceremony family members would be invited to write you a note that will be read on your first anniversary. The letters can include well wishes, advice for married life, and favourite memories of you two together. The time capsule/box will be passed around during the ceremony for the notes to be dropped in and during the ceremony the couple would seal the box up, could be with their favourite bottle of wine, to be opened on their one year anniversary and enjoyed whilst reading the words from the family .

A flower or gift presentation can take many forms. You might like to give both mums a rose, flower or small bouquet in honour of the love and support they have offered to you. It’s a sweet way to recognise mums, parents and family members in general who have supported you in your life.

Family remembrances are emotional and beautiful elements to the ceremony. The lighting of a candle of remembrance recognising those loved ones who could not be there is a special gesture – candles or flames are a universal symbol of love and the human spirit. Cherished items, precious symbols, meaningful passages or treasured poems that hold special meaning to the family member are ways to honour those who have passed. You could also acknowledge their presence by including a photo in the bride’s bouquet or by placing an honorary seat in a prominent position.

These are just a snapshot of a few ideas – how to involve your nearest and dearest ‘family set’ is entirely up to you. Have a good chat to your celebrant about those you’d like to involve or remember, and between you come up with something that is unique that will be heartfelt and memorable on your special day.

www.nzweddingcelebrant.co.nz

 

AND THEY LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER

AND THEY LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER

IN THE FOURTH PART OF OUR ‘BECOMING MR & MRS’ SERIES CLAIRE MOULDS LOOKS AT HOW IT FEELS TO FINALLY BE HUSBAND AND WIFE.

Mr & MrsSo, after months of planning, it’s nearly here and, hopefully, your wedding day will be everything you dreamt it would be from the minute you said ‘Yes’ to the proposal. But what happens when the confetti has settled, the tan has faded and your new life together begins? After all, being married doesn’t start and end with ‘I do’.

In the midst of all the planning and excitement it’s easy to pour all your energy into ‘getting’ married, without taking time out to consider the fact you will soon ‘be’ married. For those having a religious ceremony, marriage lessons are a great opportunity to stop and think about what this change in your relationship means.

While there’s no comparable process for those having a civil ceremony, it’s beneficial for all couples to take a moment to consider what this amazing step represents. Every marriage is different, which is why there’s no handbook for a successful one.

You’re creating something that is unique to the pair of you and which will constantly evolve over time. That’s why it’s so important to share your hopes and fears at the very start, so you can work together to shape it into what a happy marriage means to you both.

‘Happy’ doesn’t mean ‘perfect’ though, so make sure your expectations are realistic. If he didn’t clean the bath before you got married, a marriage certificate isn’t going to change that! Equally, if you argued before you became husband and wife, you’ll still argue once the ring is on your finger. However, arguments within marriage tend to be more constructive than destructive as you both have a vested interest in coming to an understanding – that is if you don’t want to spend a lifetime fighting about the same thing!

One change no bride is ever fully prepared for is having an entirely new identity. I vividly remember watching my husband sleeping the morning after our wedding and being hit by the realisation that, after 29 years, I suddenly had a brand new name. In the space of just 24 hours, I’d become someone else! While sharing a surname only further underlines our togetherness, it’s an unsettling notion to have to relinquish a name you’ve grown up with and which has symbolised you being a part of your own family for so long.

For me, it also marked the end of an era – my maiden name will die with my parents…as I am an only child.

It was certainly a strange sensation to suddenly be called Mrs Gaffney – the other Mrs Gaffney being my new mother-in-law! And even stranger to hear my husband refer to me as his ‘wife’! Men only have to adapt to becoming a husband, but women go through a monumental identity change and mixed emotions are natural. On a practical level it also means learning a new signature – which I still struggle with six years later! Then there’s the contacting of what feels like a hundred different organisations to change your name and marital status on their records.

There’s no denying that your new name is an external sign that you’re now officially a team. If you lived together beforehand you could always have stepped out of the relationship with relative ease. In contrast, marriage brings with it the strongest feeling of love and commitment because you’ve both sworn that it’s forever in front of your family and friends. There’s therefore a tremendous sense of oneness, security and peace.

This in turn means you can now make plans for the future with complete certainty. Before you said ‘I do’ dreams may have been confined to ‘one day I’d like to…’. Now you can really examine what you both want out of life and turn those hopes into reality.

Perhaps you’ve always wanted to live abroad or retrain for a new career? You can now shape your lives in the way you want to live them. What could be more exciting or reassuring than making that journey with the person you love most in the world?

Be warned: one of the consequences of tying the knot is that friends and family will be expecting to hear the imminent pitter-patter of tiny feet and some will be less than subtle about it! From would-be grandparents to friends with children, everyone will be keen to know when your family is going to expand. In particular, be prepared to come under intense scrutiny if you wear loose clothing or avoid alcohol or mention special dietary requirements or display even the slightest hint of nausea (or all of the above) no matter what the cause!

If I had to sum up what being a wife means to me, it would be knowing that I am one half of the most amazing, lifelong team and that my best friend is the other. A sense of belonging that goes deeper than anything you’ve ever experienced; facing the world together. Most of all, it’s about making each other’s journey through life as happy, enjoyable and memorable as possible, supporting the other’s hopes and dreams, helping to alleviate their fears and worries, and receiving exactly the same support in return.

Next issue: Ways to manage the post-wedding slump

Top 10 Tips for a Successful Day

Top 10 Tips for a Successful Day
  1. tipsGive yourself plenty of time to plan your wedding. Unless you’re a superstar, don’t try and organise it in a matter of weeks. Have fun!
  2. Orchestrate things carefully for the big day itself. Anything more than 15 minutes off schedule and things get a little crazy for everyone. If the venue doesn’t provide a coordinator, hire one just for the day. Do remember that perfection isn’t everything. Some of the best moments happen through uncontrolled events taking place. Embrace the unexpected.
  3. There’s only so much you can do – prioritise and delegate! You won’t please everyone, so don’t try – it’s your day!
  4. Plan travel times. Traffic at 4pm on a Saturday is different to 4pm mid-week.
  5. When it comes to hair and makeup, ensure the bride gets underway first. If things get a little crazy, it is far better to rush the maids than the bride!
  6. Do you have a wet weather alternative? Let’s be honest, New Zealand’s weather can be fickle and you don’t want to be caught short. Discuss your options with your planner or the venue coordinator well in advance.
  7. Take time out for yourself the day before the wedding – read a book, have a massage, perhaps enjoy a picnic with your loved one. If you haven’t organised something by this stage, forget it! If you’ve chosen your wedding suppliers carefully, perhaps using guaranteed professionals like The Wedding Associates, then you should be able to relax knowing that they’ll take care of things on the day.
  8. And that leads into our next tip – remember to enjoy the day. It will fly by in a whirl otherwise.
  9. Many couples choose to have their first look at each other in private. It allows you to take a deep breath, enjoy the moment together and really feel the emotion of the day.
  10. And (finally) remember to eat…all that bubbly on an empty tummy is not a good idea!

Your Promises to One Another

Your Promises to One Another

promises to one anotherYOUR PROMISES TO ONE ANOTHER

By Sheryl Mungall

If there is anything you remember of your wedding ceremony, may it be love that brought you here today. It is only love that can make yours a glorious union and by love that your marriage shall endure. As your separate lives merge into one, you are taking into your care and keeping the happiness of the one person in all the world whom you love above all others. You are adding to your life not only the affection of each other but also the companionship and blessing of a deep trust. You are agreeing to share strength, responsibilities and love. You will make promises and declare your love before family and friends, so choose words that mean something to you both. Here are some beautiful vows to help you get started.

  1. I take your hand in mine. This symbolises our friendship, and I promise to be your true friend. It symbolises our union and I promise to keep you uppermost in my life. It symbolises help and caring, and I promise to support and care for you always. But most of all it symbolises our love, and love is what I have for you. I take your hand in mine, for this hour, for this day and for this lifetime. I promise to love you always.
  2. Today I take you to be my husband/wife, and my wish is that we will share our days, our nights, our laughter, our dreams. I choose you above all others to share my life. I love you for yourself and I want you to become all that you can be. I promise to honour this pledge as long as I live.
  3. I promise to love you, to remain honest and faithful to you, to be available for you when you are in pain or grieving, and when you are filled with happiness. I promise to challenge you always, to support and nurture you and be receptive to the gift of your love. I love you with all my heart and I will love you for the rest of my life.
  4. As I take you today to be my husband/wife, I promise to be your constant friend, faithful partner in life, your one true love. I promise to love and support you every day, and I promise to try to be the best man/woman I can be for the rest of our lives. I make these promises to you from this day forward. I will love you always.
  5. I take you to be my lawful wife. To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer for poorer as long as we both shall live.

     

     

  6. I take you to be my husband/ wife, my partner in life and my one true love. I will cherish our friendship and love you today tomorrow and forever. I will trust you and honour you and I will laugh with you and cry with you. I will love you faithfully through the best and worst, through the difficult and the easy. Whatever may come, I will always be there and will love you always.