Wedding Planning

Five Great Expectations When Planning a Wedding Abroad

Gillian Farber | Posted 07.31.2014 | Canada Living
Gillian Farber

Living abroad is one thing -- planning a wedding from abroad is a whole other story. A very complicated, internet driven, blog obsessed story that involves checking your email 24/7 and a secret love affair with Pinterest. So from one traveller/amateur bride-to-be to another, here are my "Five Great Expectations" leading up to your big day.

How To Tell Your Stories In a Meaningful and Memorable Way

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

This may sound a bit structured, but it will help family and friends who don't see you that often to understand the event and how your special occasion unfolded. If you are combining written content with photos or a video. Try to keep the number of words to seven hundred (or less). This seems to be the magic number before people start to drift off when reading online.

The Biggest Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Wedding

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Living

It only takes a few hours of wedding planning to realize there are a million things to be done and even more decisions to be made. With all the wed...

6 Apps That Can Help You Plan Your Wedding

CP | Diana Marszalek, The Associated Press | Posted 06.01.2014 | Canada Living

Doug Appleton's grandparents couldn't travel to his New York City wedding last October, but the tech-savvy Floridians were as present on the Big Day a...

Your Ultimate Wedding Planning Timeline

Whitney Pizale | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Living
Whitney Pizale

January and February are big months for wedding planning. People get engaged over the holidays and want to get the planning process started. I thought I would post a general wedding planning timeline with tips to help you through it all.

Stop Wedding Battles Before They Start

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada Living
Jennifer Pellegrini

A wedding is not a Kickstarter campaign. Guests are invited to share your special moment, not to help you fund your future purchases or to pay off an over-priced wedding. It's wrong to judge a gift-giver for the gift given. Remember: you asked them to come to the wedding you planned.

Have Wedding Gifts (and Expectations) Gotten Out of Hand?

Karen Cleveland | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Living
Karen Cleveland

The subject of wedding gifts, from the lead up events, to the expectations on guests, to the cost of all the rigmarole, is a loaded one. To set the record straight, it's nice to bring a gift to a wedding, it's a norm some might say, but couples are never to expect or demand a gift. That reeks of entitlement.

Finding the Perfect Wedding Photographer

Angel Pui | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Angel Pui

I know, I know -- we are supposed to look for a venue first, set our wedding date, and then take care of the rest, like photography and all the other fun stuff. Since we're still finalizing our guest list, I thought I could at least secure a few things, like our photographer. Call me an anxious bride, but I just need to make some progress and move this wedding planning along!

Helpful Tips For a First Time Wedding MC

Whitney Pizale | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada Living
Whitney Pizale

Being asked to MC a wedding can be a scary experience. Not only do you have to speak in front of all the wedding guests, but most people are unsure of exactly what the role involves. Unless you have a wedding planner on the day to give you cues, it is hard to know when to step up to the mic and what to say when you get there. Here is a list of helpful tips.

Cheesy (But Sweetest) Father-Daughter Dance Songs

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.12.2013 | Canada Living

Summer love. It's not just about new whirlwind romances but about weddings, family vacations and spending quality time with your dear ones. It's al...

How to Make Your Wedding Speech Utterly Forgettable

Gayle Kertzman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada Living
Gayle Kertzman

Speeches are an inevitable part of any wedding, and as a wedding planner I can tell you that the best ones are the ones that are quickly forgotten. If, years later, the most memorable part of the wedding is your speech, it means it was terrible. Unless you're a professional comedian. Which most of you are not.

How Bridal Swap Cuts Wedding Costs

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.31.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The average cost of a Canadian wedding was more than $25,000 last year, so it makes sense to check out ways to save money like the Vancouver Bridal Sw...

I Call Foul on Wedding Guest List F*ckery

Heather Magee | Posted 05.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Heather Magee

If I received a card in the mail advising me that I was not invited to someone's wedding, I would toss that bad boy straight into the recycle bin. Are there really people out there who assume someone is going to lose sleep over not being invited to a wedding? Is it really necessary to break the news in such an official (read pompous) manner?

A Sweet-As-Pie Engagement Shoot In Rural California

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada Style

Luke and Laurel live in San Diego, but they're country folk at heart and were looking to add some down-home flavor to their engagement shoot. Luckil...

Why Take A Standard Engagement Photo When You Can Do A Shoot In A Stadium?

2life Weddings | Kate Drummond | Posted 02.26.2013 | Canada Style

Meet Ashley and Mike, the oh-so in love couple in this engagement shoot from Luna Bella Photography. The couple met as students at the University ...

Wedding Planning Startup Prevents Bridezillas

John F. Gray | Posted 04.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia
John F. Gray

While women are really excited to be engaged, they're generally not very excited to plan the wedding. Early in Angel Pui's career as a wedding dress designer she got an intimate look at how overwhelming, stressful and confusing the planning process is for many prospective brides.

A Sexy Breakfast-In-Bed Engagement Shoot

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada Style

Ooh la la! Just in time for Valentine's day, we've got a steamy breakfast-in-bed session from A Click For Two Photography. Carlotta and Andrea live i...

A Winter Engagement Shoot in Central Park

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada Style

Daniela and Rafael flew all the way from Brazil to New York with one wish: to have a snowy engagement shoot in Central Park. They must be on fab...

Put Your Best Face Forward On Your Wedding Day

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Style

You've booked the photographer and DJ and have bought your dress — your wedding to-do list is in rather good shape. But one thing you could be forge...

Gorgeous Engagement Shoot At Ranch Includes Horses And Hay

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada Style

Sonya is a horse-loving, country girl at heart, whose prince charming happened to be a city slicker from New York. While Michael didn't exactly ...

A Jane Austen-Inspired Engagement Shoot

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Style

Alice in Wonderland meets Wes Anderson meets Jane Austen in this adorable literary-themed engagement shoot. Aside from being college sweethearts...

30 Awesome First Dance Tracks For The Bride And Groom

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 07.10.2014 | Canada Style

Choosing a song for your first dance as husband and wife can be daunting, especially if you and your sweetie pie don't have a song that is distin...

A Super-Cute Lakeside Engagement Shoot At Sunrise

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada Style

You would never guess that these fresh-faced lovebirds were up at five in the morning in order to be ready for their closeups as the sun came up...

25 Non-Cheesy Father-Daughter Dance Songs

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada Style

Your father. He taught you how to tie your shoes, and how to throw a curve ball. He made you pancakes on Saturday mornings, and always offered a...

A Romantic, Snow-Filled Engagement Photo Shoot

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 12.12.2012 | Canada Style

Sure, we spend most of February lamenting the dirty, slushiness that winter has become, but we have to admit that Old Man Winter has a romantic ...