Deborah Marks of Deborah Marks Weddings and Occasions, Jo Kilburn marriage celebrant and wedding photographer Bec Skimmings of B&B; Photographics ready for the Looking on the Bride Side information evening.
Deborah Marks of Deborah Marks Weddings and Occasions, Jo Kilburn marriage celebrant and wedding photographer Bec Skimmings of B&B; Photographics ready for the Looking on the Bride Side information evening. Jacklyn Wagner

Look on the bride side of life

THERE is a lot to organise in the lead up to a wedding – what the bride and groom will wear, invitations, flowers, decorations, photographers, make-up, hair-dos, a celebrant, a venue – it can be stressful, and even the experts can find it a lot to juggle.

But, looking on the “bride side” there is a lot of help at hand and planning your special occasion need not end in tears.

Professional photographer Bec Skimmings from B&B Photographics has been to many weddings, and thought planning her own occasion would be easy. Mrs Skimmings is one of the organisers of Looking on the Bride Side, an information evening for brides-to-be which will be held at Tommy’s in Lismore on Friday, August 5.

“I was genuinely shocked at the number of decisions to be made and all the things I didn’t know,” Mrs Skimmings said.

“That is how Looking on the Bride Side was born. There is great value in providing brides with an event aimed at helping them sort through these tough decisions.”

Nine local businesses will be involved in the evening, and everything from popular hairstyles and what to put in your invitations to timing your day just right to get the right light for your photos will be covered.

And, for just $20 you get a glass of champagne and nibbles. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Our Kids charity.

For more information phone Bec on 0403 667 805.

 

MARRIAGE STATISTICS – AUSTRALIA 2007

The “bride side”: 116,322 marriages registered.

62.9% conducted by celebrants, 37% by ministers of religion.

Most popular month was March, followed by November, then October.

The not so “bride side”: 47,963 divorces were granted.

SOURCE: ABS



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