Happy Monday Dotties! We are ticking off our to-do lists this week as some of us begin the trek halfway around the world for team lunches and catchups. We have so much to plan before we see out the year, that we’re making lists, checking them twice (and planning many cocktails within them!)

How do you remain calm during your wedding planning? To alleviate as much stress as possible we suggest you sit down together with your fiancé before you even think of planning and work out what is important to each of you and the items you won’t compromise on. As long as you’re both on the same page, then when you do have to compromise on other things it won’t seem nearly as difficult. We suggest you also take a look at Ms Polka Dot’s Directory for vendors who are keen to help you with your vision for your wedding day. We have Celebrants, we have Hair & Beauty, we have Jewellery and Mobile Bars & Drinks Catering – we even have Catering and Venues! Our vendors are committed to helping you make the most beautiful of wedding days.

Check out Ms Polka Dot’s Directory for wedding vendors who will love your wedding as much as you!

Photo one & two by Twig and Fawn Photography Photo three by Susie Yang Photography Photo four & five by  Casey Jane Photography

We often hear at Polka Dot Bride that the experience of choosing your gown is as important as finding the perfect gown itself. At White Lily Couture Alera and her trained staff pride themselves on excellent service providing a dedicated Style Consultant and your own bridal lounge to make the process the wonderful experience, it should be. With gowns from Australian and overseas designers, Alera has stores in Rockhampton and Brisbane providing the superior White Lily Couture gown experience.

We asked Alera of White Lily Couture five questions in five minutes:

What is your reward after a big working day?

Sitting on our deck with a gin & tonic listening to some tunes.

Favourite weekend getaway?

A city escape to Melbourne full of food and shopping!

What is your most prized possession?

My wedding and engagement rings.

Favourite restaurant?

Bucci on James Street, the yummiest Italian in a relaxed setting.

What do you most enjoy about being in the wedding industry?

Changing the “norm” and helping to create new traditions for the modern age.

Visit  White Lily Couture’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. White Lily Couture is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory.