Thinking about hiring a wedding planner to help with your big day? Other than the wedding day setup and coordination (which a day of coordinator can cover!), many of the wedding planning duties involve organizing big day logistics prior to the day. Photographer: Lara Hotz From finding your style to helping you secure the best vendors, here are five things that your wedding planner will totally take care of: 1. Helping you hone in on your style. Not so sure what type of… Read more »

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Choosing the right wedding florist can make all the difference at your event. Researching wedding vendors can feel totally overwhelming; there are so many options (and so many dollars!) involved, and in many cases, you’re shopping for something completely new to you. So here are 4 basic things you should know before booking your wedding florist. Photographer: Michelle Fiona 1. Should I look for a florist that focuses specifically on weddings and events?  A lot of retail florists just don’t… Read more »

Yes, photos are one of the few things from your wedding that you’ll actually have forever. So, on top of finding a wedding photographer you absolutely love, it’s definitely worth doing your part to make his or her job as easy as possible! While any pro will come with heaps of knowledge and experience, here are six things you can do to help things go smoothly. Photograpy by: Frank Farrugia 1. Plan your timeline with lighting in mind. Any photographer… Read more »

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If you’ve done your research on whether you should hire a wedding videographer, you already know that the main pros of a having a wedding video are playing back your day in motion and being able to listen to the audio. While the reasons below might not pop into your head immediately, they are definitely great points to consider when making your decision.    Photographer by: Frank Farrugia 1. Your failing memory Think about it: how much do you really… Read more »

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So you want to set the right tone for your big day with your wedding invitations, but you don’t have a big budget. Don’t sweat it! There are plenty of ways to get gorgeous invites without breaking the bank. Here are 10 ways to save big on your big day stationery.   1. Make your own invitations.  If you have a great printer at home, you’re halfway there! Browse wedding blogs or online stationery stores for gorgeous free invitation templates that can… Read more »

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This may come as a surprise, but there’s NO rule saying your wedding has to include dinner and dancing. Busting a move might feed a little odd at a mid-morning brunch reception or if your celebration is super intimate, for example. Or, maybe you and your spouse-to-be just aren’t that into dancing. That’s totally OK!  There are plenty of other entertainment options to consider for your big day. Before we get started, here are a few tips. First, pick activities… Read more »

It happens sometimes… a falling out with a friend or family member. But when things have gotten too hot to handle with someone you’ve invited to the wedding as a guest, is it ever okay to go back on an invitation? If you’ve sent the Save the Date, received the RVSP, and now you’re not sure you want the person at your big day, what’s a someone to do? We’ve got a few tips for navigating these tough questions when… Read more »

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Wait! Before you say yes to that beautiful dress, there are some super important factors you need to consider… Here are few questions you’ve gotta ask prior to purchasing your big day gown.   1. Will this dress be appropriate for the season? Make sure to consider your wedding date when picking out the dress. You might fall absolutely in love with a dramatic brocade number, but if you’re getting married in the summer, will you wilt? (Probably.) 2. Is… Read more »

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Agreeing to be a bridesmaid or maid of honour is no small task: depending on the size of the wedding and the bride’s expectations, you may have a lot of pre-wedding and day-of responsibilities or maybe you’ll just have a handful of parties to attend (lucky you). It’s important to be informed before you dive into the role of bridesmaid, so read on to discover everything that might be asked of you if you agree to take on the challenge…. Read more »

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Creating a wedding budget is one of the most stressful aspects of wedding planning. Talking money can leave you feeling frustrated and burned-out just a few weeks into your engagement. To help you navigate this part of the process, we’ve put together some tips for creating your wedding budget without ever threatening to just call the whole thing off and elope. Here are some ideas to help get you started.     Figure out what sort of wedding you want… Read more »