When it comes to weddings, everyone and their mother seems to have something to say. The rules and traditions you must follow. Things you just can't possible exclude. Who to invite. What to serve. Receiving lines, bouquet tosses, garter belts, song choices, the list goes on and on and on. Now, I am usually the … Continue reading Etiquette Rules Every Bride Needs To Know
I have had a few clients this year ask me how they can have a friend or family member perform their ceremony. Seeing as we are not in the United States, and it's not that easy to just become ordained and marry people here, there is another alternative. And a few of my clients are … Continue reading A Twist on Tradition- Ceremony
There is a LOT of talk about a wedding being the "brides day" but let's stop the rumour now. (It's seriously one of my biggest pet-peeves). There is just as much stress, pressure and nerves that are on the groom as there is on the bride. Despite the fact that you may let the planning … Continue reading 10 Things to Remember When You’re the Groom
Is it just me or are people completely dependent and addicted to their phones? (I am not innocent by any means) Everywhere I turn, peoples faces are in their phones or ipads. While online interaction and engagement may be skyrocketing, face to face encounters are surely on the decline, especially when you are sitting with … Continue reading Let’s Get Social (Or Block it Completely) At Your Wedding
When you are planning your wedding, everyone mentions the rehearsal. I mean who wouldn't want to do a walk through of what is basically one of the biggest days of your life? There's comfort in knowing what is going to take place and when it will happen and where people will be standing. I mean … Continue reading The Low Down on Rehearsal Dinners
I read this article the other day from Cosmopolitan magazine and it really stuck with me. Now, let me point out that I haven't read a Cosmo since I was probably in my first year of university, nor do I follow L.C. too closely, but the headline jumped right out at me- "Sorry, but Lauren … Continue reading Guest’s Dress Code- I Agree With L.C. and Here’s Why.
Everyone is super excited when their best friend gets engaged. Immediately everyone starts to picture the big day. As the best friend, you have a pretty good idea of the style, theme, dress, colours your girl is going to go with. You are super excited when she asks you to be a bridesmaid (or Maid … Continue reading Your Guide to Bridesmaiding Like a Champ!
I am going to flip the focus here for a bit. I am going to talk to the bridesmaids out there. There can be a LOT of pressure to be a bridesmaid for a friend or family member. First it can be expensive, approximately $1,700, including dress, shoes, hair and make-up, bridal shower, bachelorette, etc. … Continue reading Tips on Being a Bridesmaid
Speeches can make or break your wedding. People remember the things that are said, or not said. Here are a few tips to help make sure those giving speeches at your wedding are prepared. K.I.S.S Rule- K.I.S.S. stands for Keep It Simple Stupid (there might be a nicer way of saying this but this one sticks out … Continue reading Mind Your Manners: Tips for Toasts & Speeches
Let’s start by saying that traditions are changing and it’s more common that you, as the couple, are the ones fronting the bill for your wedding. If you are getting help from your parents it’s best to know how much they are contributing right at the beginning so you can budget accordingly. Equally, if your … Continue reading Budget: Who Pays For What