Coaster To Your Wine


This blog post goes out to all of those who have four or five chiffon dresses hanging in their closets that NO we will not shorten and wear again (raises wine glass like Leo in Gatsby). I feel ya babes. Being a bridesmaid seems like much more of an honour BEFORE you’re holding their dress and hearing them pee. I thought I’d pop a few polite coasters on the table before you brides plonks (I mean place) your glass down and wedding plans commence, so as to help my dear bridesmaids in need.

Coaster # 1 - Be kind with colour…

So, you don’t want to be ‘outshone’ on your wedding day. Fair enough! Unless you pop us all in puffy white princess dresses, we’re confident that will not happen. With the exception of Kate Middleton of course. Poor thing. Pippa’s hot! Consider your girls and how they’re going to feel in a canary yellow dress before you throw them down an aisle. Think about their complexions, shapes and what materials sit well on them. They’ll be relieved in so many ways.

Coaster # 2 - Don’t be overly strict…

Most girls know what works for their hair, makeup and body shape. Let them either pick or consider the styles that will work for them. Give them options. Yes, it’s stressful. You’re anxious and you want everything to be perfect. Which is totally understandable! But try to keep your cool. These are people who love you and want to stand beside you and support you, regardless if their hair looks electrocuted by the canapé hour. 

Coaster # 3 - Understand…

We’re not superheroes. Things go wrong, we forget things and we have busy lives. Just listen and don’t be overly disappointed when we stuff up. Love the girls that are loving you. After all, we have paid to wear a dress for approximately five hours and then have to attempt to sell it on gumtree for the next five years. Throw us a bone! 

Now that a few coasters have been laid, HAVE FUN WITH YOUR GALS!! They love you and want to try and make your wedding day all that you imagined it to be. Pick up those wine glasses, clink them together and spill it all over carpet. These are the times to make memories that you can talk about for decades to come (clean the carpet tomorrow, wink). 

Written By Jemma Payne

Edited By Carole Hansen

The Moments

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As a fresh new season of weddings commence, I’ve decided to shoot ‘For The Blog Of Twine’ into the atmosphere, writing about all things weddings and interviewing local legends about their unique experiences in the wedding industry. As a wedding planner & coordinator, I’m steering through an industry that has many asteroids that can and should be avoided. Hence the beginning of this blog! A light and cheeky insight into the world of weddings to help out my fellow bride and/or local business partners. 

Honestly Jem, a blog?! For real?! Heck Yeah! Lets roll with it and see what goodness might flow from these new waters bitches! (Pre-warning, a few little swear words & grammatical errors may sneak in over the duration of this blog so as to correctly display my passion for all things weddings, I’ll aim to keep it tame though). 

Three AWW moments

Most awkward moment I’ve had with a bride?

I asked her what her fiancés name was and I could’ve sworn she said ‘Anus’. So I double checked. That wasn’t his name. I should’ve known.

Most awful moment I’ve had at a wedding?

Music had to be turned of by 11pm sharp. I got booooooed intensely when I had to remove the aux cord. It haunts me to this day.

Most awesome moment I’ve had at a wedding?

One single beam of hot sunlight was shining on this super cute groomsmen’s bald head as he was up the front of the ceremony. He was sweating a lot. Now he’s my best friend and lifelong love. Awwwwwww.

Three BLESS Moments

The bride’s reaction to being told they’re breathtakingly beautiful. So many people can’t accept a compliment or being admired. It’s a sad reality. But something special I’ve found about a bride’s wedding day, is they FEEL beautiful and can easily say ‘thank you’ when someone compliments them. I’d love to see more humans love themselves like that!

When the loudest & overly friendly guest finds YOU and chews your ear off about their life and how they are totally happy being single right now. There is always one.

The couple who are adamant that they don’t want to throw the bouquet or take the garter off. Interestingly by 11pm some bloke is walking around with a garter around his head and girl is crying over in the corner because some chick accidentally punched her in the face when she dove for the bouquet. Bless. 

The BEST Moment

For many couples, they wouldn’t change a single thing about their day, the good and the bad moments. Even if the heavens opened up and rained on their parade, they wouldn’t wipe a single bit of smudged mascara from their beautiful wife’s face. It’s all too special to change and the memories last a lifetime in your hearts. Treasure the moments, people.  

Written By Jem Payne

Edited By Carole Hansen