February 21, 2017

Perfect Gift for your Fiancé

Here are my top 3 elements to include in your gift for your spouse on the wedding day. 1. Last a lifetime This is likely a gift that will end up representing the magical day for a lifetime, so make it last a lifetime! It can be something that is passed down and used over and over. 2. Will calm their nerves This is a chance for you to bring up an inside joke between […]
February 14, 2017

Handling Wedding Planning Stress

Whether or not you have a wedding planner on your side, it’s important to keep in mind that planning your wedding can be a lot of work. You and your fiancé will end up talking about the wedding ALL the time and this can really tire you out over the year. My advice is to split up your year of planning into thirds or quarters. Between these, delegate time to take breaks from planning and […]
February 6, 2017

How Much Wedding Cake to Order

Some couples decide to serve their wedding cake as the dessert, while others prefer to serve a dessert and let their guests self-serve the wedding cake a little later in the night. Here are my suggestions to deciding how much cake to order. First thing you need to do is decide if you’d like to keep the top tier for your first anniversary. In that case, exclude the top tier from your serving count. If […]
January 31, 2017

4 Tips to Keep Vendors Happy

1. Communication When chatting with your vendors via email or phone, try to be as clear as possible. Use lists to clarify exactly what you’re asking for and always respond in a timely manner. They need time to make sure all your requests are taken care of, so the sooner you respond, the better they can serve you. 2. Be polite Show them the same respect you expect in return. Planning your wedding can get […]
January 23, 2017

How to: Get a Marriage Licence in Toronto

Step 1: Complete your Marriage Licence Application. Step 2: Visit 1 of 4 Administrative Locations in Toronto: City of Toronto 100 Queen Street West, Rotunda Toronto, ON M5H 2N2 Etobicoke Civic Centre 399 The West Mall, Main Floor Toronto, ON M9C 2Y2 North York Civic Centre 5100 Yonge Street, Ground Floor Toronto, ON M2N 5V7 Scarborough Civic Centre 150 Borough Drive, Floor 3 Toronto, ON M1P 4N7 Monday to Friday (except holidays) 8:30 a.m. to […]
January 17, 2017

How to: Keep Guests Happy

As wedding guests, we may not always notice what kept us happy, but we definitely remember what made us unhappy! Here are my 4 tips to keep your guests smiling on your wedding day. 1. Be mindful of lag time It’s important to be aware of the flow of your timeline and the realistic amount of time it’ll take to get through the different events throughout the night. Guests don’t like waiting around for something […]
January 10, 2017

First Look Dilemma

For those who aren’t sure, a First Look is private moment for the happy couple to see each other for the first time before their ceremony. Although traditionally the first time a bride and groom sees each other is at their ceremony, the First Look is becoming more and more popular. Either way, there are definite pros and cons to both traditional and non-traditional options and I’ll give you my opinion as well! Seeing Each […]
December 5, 2016

Ziyan & Lu

When I met Ziyan and Lu at a local coffee shop, I could tell right away how much their wedding meant to them. They spoke to me about their family coming to Canada for the wedding and how much of an honour it was for them to attend. Both, Ziyan and Lu approached me with ideas for the other. At the end of the night, Ziyan and his band serenaded this beautiful bride and Lu […]