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 »

I have seen how hectic and overwhelming the getting ready process can be for brides. Establishing a beauty timeline is essential for creating a stress-free wedding day. Below are my top ten tips to keep things on track for your hair and makeup before you say “I do.”   Photography by: I Love Wednesday   1. To ensure that everything runs smoothly on your event date, be sure to schedule a consultation and trial session with your makeup artist and… 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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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 »