Wedding_Registry

Sure, picking out tons of presents for yourself sounds like fun, but the process of setting up a wedding registry leaves many nearlyweds feeling completely overwhelmed… So, to help you get started, we’ve put together a handy guide to registering the right way that will save you from a lot of stress. FIRST THINGS FIRST Register Early If you’re having an engagement party or an early wedding shower, it’s especially important to prioritize the wedding registry. Giving yourselves plenty of… Read more »

wedding-registry

Some sort of wedding registry is a must for every engaged couple, whether you want to go the traditional route or shake it up with a honeymoon, experiential or hobby-based version. But after you add all the gifts to your wedding wish list, how are you supposed to spread the news to your nearest and dearest without seeming too, well, greedy? Like most wedding-related matters, the answer to this question comes with its own set of rules and etiquette. But… Read more »

Wedding planning can be a stressful time, especially if you let it get to you. Read on for five ways to stay sane during your wedding planning process. 1. Have date nights with your partner where you agree not to talk about the wedding at all. You have to have some time together when you can talk about all the other important things in your life! 2. Schedule some time with friends. Whether it is a pedicure, a night out,… Read more »

wedding_invitations

Wondering when on earth to start thinking about wedding invitations? There’s a whole slew of steps involved in finding, ordering, and sending the perfect invites, so we’ve mapped out every part of the process right here. You’re welcome!   Find inspiration – 6+ months before the wedding Invitations should NOT be your first wedding planning priority (you have a venue to find and a caterer to hire!), but start browsing the web for styles you love. You never know if… Read more »

Wedding Budget

These days, more and more couples are financing their own weddings; with the average age of marriage on the rise, today’s couples often have more cash at their disposal than those who married 20 years ago. However, there are still plenty of couples who need parental support to pay for their big day. But asking for that kind of financial backing can be a sensitive subject, so here’s some advice on how to make the big money talk as painless… Read more »

wedding-rules

Rules? What wedding rules? We’re all about making your wedding as perfectly you as possible, no matter what. So, here are eleven traditional big day elements you can totally bail on.   1. Wearing a wedding dress. Not down with a gown? If you’re just not feeling a frock, try a wedding pantsuit, jumpsuit, romper, or separates. 2. Wearing a white gown. Blush, mint, and blue are are increasingly popular options. But if you want something a little more avant-garde,… Read more »

wedding-vows

We’re not typically in the business of telling you what you should and shouldn’t do on your wedding day because we believe that every couple and every wedding is unique. However, the more we think about it, there’s one aspect of your day that we really (really) do encourage: writing your own wedding vows. When it comes down to it, what’s most important aren’t the decorations on your tables or the colour of your bridesmaids’ dresses, but rather the marriage… Read more »

signature-wedding-cocktail

The signature wedding cocktail is one wedding tradition we absolutely love. It combines two things we’re big fans of alcohol and theme parties! (Also, serving just beer, liquor, and a signature cocktail is a fantastic way to save money on your wedding.) If you’re struggling to try to figure out what cocktail represents you as a couple, here are three tips for choosing your signature wedding cocktail for your big day.     1. Take inspiration from your location. If… Read more »

Photo Booth

It seems like every time a fun new trend hits weddings, someone is already declaring it “over.” The wedding photo booth is one of those trends; it’s gone from a fun novelty to a common occurrence at every wedding. Now many couples are worried it’s played out. But before you put away the funny props and fake mustaches, here are five reasons it’s still worth it to have a wedding photo booth.   1. It’s a good source of entertainment…. Read more »

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 »