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Bridesmaid & Groomsmen Wisdom

With networks and relationships as inclusive and diverse as they are these days, the old-school notion of “boys on one side, girls on the other” is not only outdated, it’s likely quite problematic when it comes to choosing bridal parties. So today on Polka Dot Groom, we are featuring four very different weddings with one

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Image by Vitor Pinto via Unsplash Organising a hens day can be hard work and a little daunting. Essentially, the selected tribe of the bride need to come together to brainstorm and agree on ideas, a venue, the guest list, games, entertainment, cost, catering…all whilst making the day incredibly special for their beautiful bride! It

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Image: Tealily PhotographyAs an über experienced celebrant and a delightful human being, Robyn Pattison knows a thing or two about weddings, love and the best bridesmaid practice and protocol. Let’s just say, she could write the book.Here are Robyn’s top tips to be being a wonderful bridesmaid or brides-man.Tip 1: Put your head up and

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Over the last couple of years, we have seen a huge trend toward bridesmaids wearing differently styled or even totally mismatched outfits often within the same or a complimentary colour palette. This way, they have the opportunity to wear something that reflects their individual style and tastes. However, the groomsmen, on the other hand, are

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Throwing a bridal shower for your bestie and in need of some unique and original style inspo? This regional Victorian team (GV Bride Tribe) pulled together a bridal shower that is totally doable in any backyard space and guaranteed to make the bride-to-be feel special.The Scene:While this shower was set up in the grounds of a

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Congratulations, you’re a bridesmaid!! So what next?It’s not just about wearing a pretty dress, having your hair and makeup taken care of, and organising a killer Hens Night (although this one is pretty important). You also play a very important role come the Big Day.Your job (yep – you have a job) is to support

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Photography via Jess NichollsSarah & Lach’s Tropical Luxe Bali Destination Wedding Pre wedding pool parties, pre ceremony huddles, post ceremony motorbike rides and those painfully chic but relaxed green suits. Yep, Sarah and Lach’s grooms-crew embody the motto of this vibrant destination Bali wedding – good times and holiday vibes! This is a crew who know how

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Without a doubt, you’re reading this very piece in a panic, as you’ve scoured the internet for the best ways to style yourself and your trusted groomsmen for the big dance, knowing you have under three months to get everything prepared. Are we right, fellas?Fret less, as you have come to the right place. We’ve

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When it comes to pre wedding day fanfare it might look like the girls have all the fun. You only need to look to Pinterest and Instagram these days to see that asking a friend to be your bridesmaid has become the new proposal! Then comes the hair and make-up army, silk robes and sentimental Bridesmaids

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Image by Genessa Panainte on UnsplashSome people might think that asking for your hand in marriage is the big question. Actually, the even bigger question is asking your bridesmaids to be your ‘wingwomen’ for the big day! Whether you choose a friend, a relative or even a colleague, your wedding crew will be on hand to make sure everything

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Image by Sarah May of Stealth PhotographicsBRIDESMAID SANITY TIPSOut there on “the Internet” there are a lot of articles about how awful it is to be a bridesmaid. Um, bridesmaid anxiety anyone? Over here at Sparkle Burlesque bridesmaids are our PEOPLE. We love to meet all of the lovely men and women who come and do

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MARGHERITA TWO

Images via 400 Gradi If you’re like us and your guilty (or not so guilty) pleasure is all things pizza, then we have the perfect hen do for you! Gather the girls and get yourselves to 400 Gradi Brunswick in Melbourne for the ultimate Italian-inspired hen party.400 Gradi owner and Chef Johnny Di Francesco, and

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Image by Jackson Grant via Naomi & Todd’s Modern Mulwala WeddingBeing a groomsman is an honour that most men cherish. It’s a salute to the strength of (often enduring) friendship and support amongst blokes. It is also a time for men to say “I love ya mate” and show genuine affection for one another, a particularly important institution

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Image via Women in Weddings - Gina Tubb, Founder of Miss Ladybird Cakes

Image by Stefani Driscoll via Lauren & Matt’s Country Winery Bannockburn WeddingBuck’s parties are gross.Sometimes.Hopefully you and your friends have evolved beyond the mind-numbing idiocy of the past and are trying to come up with a classy way to celebrate your upcoming nuptials.Is the groom a Masterchef lovin’, avocado smash munching foodie?We’ve come up with a

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Has your bestie turned into bridezilla since the day she got engaged? That can be concerning if you, as maid of honour, are in charge of organising the hen party.It is a very special day or maybe even a weekend – the bride-to-be (hopefully) will only have one hen party, after all! So you want it to

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