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Is iDo iDo for us?

Whether you are tying the knot, renewing your vows, eloping or you have chosen to travel from abroad to say your nuptials- let iDo iDo host an intimate and stylish celebration for you!  We take the stress and cost out of planning your special day and you get to personalise it your way.

What is a Pop-Up wedding?

iDo iDo Pop-Up Weddings bring together the excitement of getting married into a 90 minute, affordable and intimate celebration in a stunning venue. We have a basic structure but this is your day so you can decide how you spend it!

Say "iDo iDo" - 10-15 minutes
Our friendly celebrant will customise an intimate ceremony for you.

Mix n Mingle- 30 minutes
Your guests will enjoy delicious antipasto platters, non-alcoholic beverages and bubbly as you take a moment to cut your cake and smile for those snaps

Photo Session - 30 minutes
Our talented photographer will capture your memories in front of stunning backdrops. The remainder of the time is spent with your friends and whanau.

No food or alcohol is to be brought on site to be consumed at your wedding. Please note that venue charges differ and this may reflect in the quote provided.

What is a Backyard Wedding?

iDo iDo Backyard Weddings allow you to use your own (or family and friend's) backyard as your venue. It is personalised and sentimental, you can even involve your fur babies if you like! You have the freedom to choose any date that works best for you. There is no venue charge and you supply your own alcohol which also helps minimise costs. We can provide service for your own caterer for to serve your guests with a more substantial meal at a charge.

We plan and coordinate your special day so everything runs smoothly, leaving you and your guests to enjoy themselves!

Don't have a Backyard? Hire One!

We have several options for you to hire a Backyard from $900 for a 3 hour wedding. Enjoy all the benefits of a Backyard wedding including BYO alcohol.

Te Puna Views | Deck & Marquee Area
Farmhouse with views coming online soon! This exciting NEW venue will offer a large deck with views of Mount Maunganui and a horse stud in the valley. Also available is a flat top paddock to erect a marquee. Venue parking available.

Kiripaka at Pukehina | Lawn & Beachfront 
A modern New Zealand Bach. Step off the lawn straight onto the stunning Pukehina beach. There's nothing more romantic than the sounds of the waves, the sand between your toes and the salty air as you say your vows! Street parking available.

Persimmon Lane in Te Puna | Cottage with Balconies & Rose Garden 
This beautifully presented boutique venue in Te Puna is a “Hidden Gem”. Featuring stunning old English rose gardens and lovingly handcrafted filigree work on the cottage and covered balconies. A truly magical place to exchange vows. Venue parking available.

​What is an Elopement?

iDo iDo Elopement Weddings are intimate and delightful!  Your wedding can involve just the bride and groom or you may invite up to six guests.  You will need two witnesses for your marriage to be binding and if required, iDo iDo staff are happy to witness your vows.  You can choose date, time and venue (some venues might incur a charge).

How do I secure my date and time?

To secure your preferred date and time, a 15% non-refundable deposit is required.  We will then require an 'acceptance' online of our T & C's form along with a 40% deposit within 8 weeks of your initial deposit.  The balance of the wedding cost is required two months before your wedding.

Do you offer a payment plan?

Yes we do! Instalments can be made by agreement. 

Can we personalise our ceremony?

Our Celebrant will discuss with you how you can personalise your ceremony and your vows.

What can we bring?

We style the venue beautifully so you shouldn't need to add anything.  However, you can certainly add props such as taonga, cultural, religious or sentimental items, framed photos of family members, bubbles for blowing and party favours for your guests.  Any items brought in will need to be removed at the end of your wedding.  Some of our venues allow pets to be a part of your special day, please ask ahead of time if you would like your fur baby to join us. No confetti allowed.

What does iDo iDo bring?

For our iDo iDo Pop-Up weddings, we provide all the beverages including bubbly and nibbles so you won't need to bring any of your own. Additional bouquets, button holes can also be ordered through iDo iDo directly.

When will we receive our photos?

Our photographers are meticulous about editing and proofing your photos and will endeavour to present a snap shot of your images to you within 2 weeks.  You will then receive your images on a USB stick within 4 weeks, which means you have the freedom to use them as you like!

Can we add extras?

iDo iDo Pop-Up Weddings
Flowers by Tami - Additional Bouquets & Buttonholes
A Matter of Flax - Bouquets & Buttonholes
Nicole Bright - Hair and Makeup
Cakes of Eden- Additional Cake Tier
Robbie Barrie - Solo Guitarist

iDo iDo Backyard Weddings
Flowers by Tami - Additional Bouquets & Buttonholes
A Matter of Flax - Bouquets & Buttonholes
Nicole Bright- Hair and Makeup
Cakes of Eden - Additional Cake Tier
Robbie Barrie - Solo Guitarist
Lemongrass Catering Company - Canapés, Platters & BBQ menu
Share Goodness - Dessert Platters

​What will our cake be like?

iDo iDo Pop-Up Weddings
6 inch double barrel cake, iced in butter cream or naked finish and one flavour. 

iDo iDo Backyard Weddings
8 inch double barrel cake, iced in butter cream or naked finish and one flavour. 

We have lots of different flavours to choose from. The cake is topped with fresh flowers or we can order an acrylic or wooden topper instead. If you prefer a two tiered cake we can arrange this at an additional cost, keep in mind the cake we provide will serve your guests easily.  Left over cake will be boxed for you to enjoy later! Two flavours incur an additional charge.

Unfortunately, due to the Food Safety rules, we must provide all food consumed at our events.

Who organises the music?

iDo iDo Pop-Up Weddings
We play the music you have selected.

iDo iDo Backyard Weddings
We provide a large blue-tooth speaker that can sync with any device. One of your guests will need to manage your music.

We have our own acoustic guitarist at an additional charge, see our home page for details.

Can we visit the venue before the wedding?

iDo iDo Pop-Up Weddings
Some of our venues are privately owned, which means you will only be able to view the venue on their website.  Other venues are more public, and yes these venues can be viewed beforehand.  We select our venues carefully, and feel confident you will love them as much as we do!

iDo iDo Backyard Weddings - Hired Venue
View by appointment only.

Are children welcome?

We're all about families at iDo iDo, so of course children are welcome!  Children under 5 are free and are not counted towards your guest total.  

Is our marriage legally binding if we're from abroad?

Our Celebrant can help you out with any questions you have about this.

​​Do you hold weddings for same sex marriages?

Yes! In New Zealand, same sex marriages are legal, and our celebrant can assist you with how to check if your marriage is legal and binding in your country of origin, if you have come from abroad.

What if it rains?

iDo iDo Pop-Up Weddings
Some of our venues will have an undercover option otherwise we provide a marquee.

iDo iDo Backyard Weddings
The client will need to make the final decision regarding hiring a marquee. This will incur extra costs of hiring, erecting, deliver and pickup. 

Public Holiday & Special Dates

iDo iDo Weddings on a public holiday may incur a surcharge. Flowers are more expensive during the weeks leading up to and near Valentines Day.

 

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