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Non-Traditional Ways Couples are Planning Their Wedding

Non-Traditional Ways Couples are Planning Their Wedding

May 22nd, 2017 Tradition has always been a part of the marriage ceremony, and whether that be cultural traditions, or wearing a white dress when walking down the aisle, but in the last couple of years, we’ve seen this tradition slowly dwindle down. My favourite tradition that wasn’t used was when Jay Z took Beyoncé’s last name instead of the traditional reversal. So what other trends are we noticing? Well, here are our Top 5 Non-Traditional Ways Couples are Planning their Wedding. White Wedding Dresses: It slowly started when the stark white wedding dresses started going into different hues, like the off-white’s and ivory’s, but lately we’ve noticed brides wearing dresses with colour. Some brides will simply change their white shoes but a predominate colour that matches their wedding scheme, while others will actually have a bright pink wedding dress! Registries: More couples are deciding to live together before getting married, so they already have the household items they need, but since it’s rude to ask for money at...

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Best Kept Secrets for Photos in the GTA

Best Kept Secrets for Photos in the GTA

May 15th, 2017 Yesterday, we enjoyed our Sunday driving around the GTA. As we enjoyed the weather, we began looking at the amazing, hidden photography locations for our beautiful couples! This is where today’s blog came into play! Here are our Top 5 Best Kept Secrets for Photos around Town! Cherry Beach: An obvious one when you think about it, but no one ever thinks about this great location for their wedding photos! When it features sandy beaches, wooded areas, a boardwalk, and cute, cool bridge, why wouldn’t you have your photos here? Edwards Gardens Conservatory: In one location, you have a large fountain, a staircase, beautiful walking trails, gardens, bridges… It’s a must see that allows you to have both traditional and non-traditional photos in any season. Kensington Market: You go there every week for the awesome food and great deals, but do you ever notice the lively feeling or colourful buildings? It’s a great, hip neighbourhood that will get you amazing shots! Lawrence Market: Want something even...

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Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner

Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner

May 8th, 2017 After working Canada’s Bridal Show the weekend of January 8th, 2016, and speaking with countless couples, we started thinking why wedding planners are needed in today’s wedding. Whether for full wedding planning, or month-of coordination, every wedding needs a wedding planner, just like every restaurant needs a head chef, because you need someone to be making sure every little detail is completed perfectly and without hesitation. So, with that in mind, here are our top 10 reasons why you should hire a wedding planner! You deserve everything to be perfect on your big day! A great wedding planner will minimize the stress and maximize the fun. You’re not very good at sticking to a budget. Your wedding planning experience should be enjoyable, not stressful. Great wedding planners ensures dreams are made reality. You don’t want to spend hours finding suppliers and trying to figure out who is trustworthy. Wedding planners have worked with so many different vendors, and know which vendors will give you the wedding...

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Top 3 Do’s & Don’t’s about Decorators

Top 3 Do’s & Don’t’s about Decorators

May 1st, 2017 It’s the first day of May, and we could not be happier! Beautiful flowers will start to bloom, the weather will start to warm up, and the colour schemes brides will be able to choose from will be so amazing, we can’t even describe how excited we are! With all these colours and options available, event decorators are essential in any wedding. The amount of work, time, and effort event decorators put into your wedding makes them valuable on so many different levels, because they make the vision of your wedding come true, whether it be how you want your house to look, the ceremony to look, or the reception! In the spirit of how critical event decorators are, here are our Top 3 Do’s and Don’t’s About Decorators! Do… Don’t… Make sure you have a budget in mind. People can spend thousands of dollars on their décor, and though completely worth it, it might not be feasible for you. When you meet with the decorator,...

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Top 4 Do’s & Don’t’s About Bakers

Top 4 Do’s & Don’t’s About Bakers

April 24th, 2017 It’s that time! Your wedding is approaching, and it’s time to book your baker! You want someone delicious, of course, but there are so many options for you to decide on, like if you want a cake, cupcakes, cookies, pastries, and so much more! So how do you decide which baker is right for you? Here are our Top 4 Do’s and Don’t’s About Bakers! Do… Don’t’… Taste the cake before you put down a deposit, and remember that the way your cake tastes now is the way it’s going to taste on your wedding day. If not, make sure somewhere in your contract there’s a money-back clause. Bring a bunch of people to your tasting. You will have too many different tastes and it will make it too difficult to decide which flavour to go with. Select a style, either before you go meet your baker, or during your meeting. A true baker will be able to create a cake specifically for what you want,...

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Top 5 Ways to Help Decide What Time of Day You Should Get Married

Top 5 Ways to Help Decide What Time of Day You Should Get Married

April 17th, 2017 You’ve found the perfect place to have your ceremony, but now you’re wondering when you actually get married! Do you get married in the morning? In the afternoon? How early? What’s too late? There are many things to consider when deciding when you should get married, and to help you figure it out, we’ve put together our Top 5 Ways to Help Decide What Time of Day You Should Get Married! How early are you willing to wake up? This is especially important if you like to sleep in! Depending on how large your bridal party is, you may have to wake up as early as four o’clock in the morning to start getting your hair and makeup done. Can you handle that? Are there any other weddings happening that day? You want to make sure that there is plenty of time between weddings. You don’t want anything overlapping, like décor being set up while guests are still leaving the previous wedding. When are you starting...

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