Entries by Margie McCumstie

Top Five Budget Friendly Wedding Favours (Under $2)

  In this short but sweet episode of the Wedding Wombat, we are exploring options for bonbonierre or wedding favours for the budget conscious bride. Is it possible to have a special little gift for your guests without breaking the budget? My answer is yes! And each of the Top 5 come in UNDER $2! […]

A Hidden Gem- Micro Weddings at North Arm Cove

Hello and welcome to the first episode back in 2021 after a well earned break! So much has happened since we last chatted and we will get into that in today’s show. Plus, we talk with 3 wedding vendors who have joined with me to create something rather special- today’s episode has some big ideas […]

Celebrating National Celebrants Day!

We celebrated National Celebrant’s Day in the Newcastle are with a fancy breakfast with guest speakers and networking, prizes and lots of fun! It was a great chance to catch up and celebrate our work and passion for what we do after such a hard year. In this episode, I catch up with a few […]

Today, Tomorrow and Always

In this episode, we chat with Allison Ockenden from Today, Tomorrow and Always. Allison is a DNA artisan and creates jewellery, wedding rings, memorial objects… and so much more! Today Tomorrow & Always was officially launched on September 18, 2018 by accredited artisan and mother of four, Allison Ockenden. After experiencing the loss of her […]

Speeches. The Scariest Part of a Wedding?

In this episode, we explore something that scares a lot of people- Public Speaking! Speeches are a part of most wedding receptions, but they can seem pretty scary! They don’t have to be. Host of the Wedding Wombat, Celebrant and MC, Margie gives some easy to follow tips to make wedding speeches a breeze! Margie […]

Do We Need A Rehearsal?

Wedding Rehearsals. Are they really necessary? Well, yes. And no. In this episode of The Wedding Wombat, we look at rehearsals and help couples work out if they need one or not. Looking for a unique celebrant who will help you feel relaxed and comfortable so you can enjoy your special day? Contact Margie from […]

Smash the Patriarchy!

In this episode of The Wedding Wombat, we look at traditions in the lead up to a wedding and whether we need to consider their patriarchal influences. Keep, embrace, question or smash the patriarchy? Your choice- but whatever you choose, this is an important conversation to have and consider. We mostly focus on heterosexual couples […]

Taste Me with a Gem on the Coast

In this episode, we chat with Gillian Hollingsworth from Taste Me Creative Catering and reveal a gem on the Central Coast. The Wedding Wombat loves discovering special services and venues- especially if they aren’t as well known. Gillian does all the catering and functions at The Lakes Surf Lifesaving Club in Budgewoi and rarely does […]

To change or not change?

In this episode, we explore the issues surrounding whether you should change or not change your surname. I share an insightful article by Soraya Kishtwari that she wrote for HuffPost. The original article can be read here- https://www.huffpost.com/entry/getting-married-bride-changing-name_n_5f457611c5b64f17e13562a0?fbclid=IwAR2Wh3IlWD96HcwCfcxkkMIbsz0jaG3OO727J2_5BjTY6ios8gYxxB63Sfc and I share TWO Top Fives this episode- the Top 5 Reasons TO change your name and the […]

Kahyangan is Heaven for Couples

Ingrid Galloway has been working in the Spa industry since 1999, mainly in 5 star hotels in Sydney, Australia and for her private clients. Her various roles have included spa therapist, manager, trainer and business owner. She loves what she does and often her past clients have praised her for giving them “the best treatment […]