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Traford Street, Gore
T. 03 208 7731.
Mon-Thurs 9.30am-7pm, Fri & Sat 9.30am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm.
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Tasteful variety of wines, ales
Competitive prices with credit
• provided for un-opened returns
Expert advice to suit your needs
Delivery and pick-up locally
• Complimentary glassware and
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Ferndale No 2RD
Fax 03 203 3922
Phone 03 208 7023 www.mltgore.co.nz
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Open 11am tll late
Be receptive to receptions
Planning a wedding reception involves a lot of work, but it doesn't have to be
Here are some tips to make
the planning easier.
First, determine the location
for the reception.
Although having it at the same
place as the ceremony will make
things easier, you can choose to
have it elsewhere if you'd like.
Popular choices include hotels,
restaurants, residences, clubs or
Remember, whatever location you
choose will set the tone for the
After selecting a location, check
into the fees and make sure they
will fit into your budget.
At some locations, a flat fee will
cover everything, including food
At others, all it will cover is the site
rental and you will have to work
with other companies or suppliers
to get what you need. Keep track
of what each company will
provide and what you'll be
The next question is food. Do you
want appetisers or a full meal?
Budget is a factor, so know the
number of people you'll be
feeding before you call for menus
Find out if plates, glasses and
silverware are included in the
price, and if not, what the cost for
those will be. If they're not
provided, have your caterer
suggest other suppliers.
With food come beverages.
Be sure to include the cost of
alcohol, including bartenders and
any wait staff.
Consider, too, the liability of
serving alcohol and provide a
shuttle or taxi for those who may
Consider parking and
entertainment as well. For parking,
take into account any valet service
or guards that might be needed.
For entertainment and dancing,
think about bands and DJs and
check around for prices and
Many DJs provide their own
equipment and can oblige any
number of musical requests and
Finally, don't forget to factor in tips
and gratuities in your spending
plan. These can account for a
significant cost and you don't
want to be scrambling around in
the midst of the reception to come
up with additional money.
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We will create a dream
on your Wedding Day...
Take the opportunity to
discuss plans with us now -
we would love to help.
Gifts for guests
Wedding favours show guests you
appreciate them and allow them to share
with you all the joys of your special day. If
you have a wedding theme, centre your favours
around it. For example, a horse-shaped key ring
could be just the thing to commemorate a
western-themed wedding. Just let your imagin-
ation be your guide!
Edible favours are always a hit. Heart-shaped
cookies or candies are delightful ways to let your
guests share in the wedding fun. Again, you can go
back to your theme for ideas. A creative baker can
make cookies shaped like hula girls for a Hawaiian-
Personalised wedding favours are great for guests,
but they require extra cost and planning for you.
All sorts of things can be used for these from key
chains to picture frames. Just remember to double-
check names or initials so there are no mix-ups.
The Internet is a great place to go for ideas - plus
ordering online is a breeze. You can even organise
different wedding favours for men, women and
children attending your ceremony.
As you make your selection, work within your
budget and keep in mind the number of guests
you plan on inviting. Make sure you have a reliable
source for the proper amount of wedding favours
and allow plenty of time to have the gifts
produced and delivered. If you're using a wedding
consultant, bridal store or jeweller, ask them for
advice - they're always
willing to help out.
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