Wedding

Dad Dies Just Minutes After Father-Daughter Dance At Wedding

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada Living

Heartbreaking.

Where To Have Your Engagement Photo Shoot In Vancouver

Todd Hauptman | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Living
Todd Hauptman

I often remember hearing family and friends suggesting that someday you will find the one and you will just know. I usually dismissed their suggestions and thought that the chance of love was unlikely. This past year I have found and am now engaged to my beloved so the journey of engagement is something I am facing at now.

Let's Love

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Living
Michael Bernard Fitzgerald

Take a moment to read a love story today. There's a constant flow of negative news lately with fear being the catalyst. Knowing that fear's counterpa...

What To Bring To All The Wedding Functions You're Invited To

The Huffington Post Canada | Bria John | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Living

Don't know what gift to bring? We've got you covered.

Asking Wedding Guests For Cash Is Insulting, Tacky And Rude

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

The wife of his best friend suggested (actually, strongly insisted) that we demand a monetary contribution from our guests. My spouse and I disagree. I find this insulting, while he is hell-bent on it! Can we ask without insulting?

Put A Ring On It

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Living
Michael Bernard Fitzgerald

The summer of 2014 had me almost getting married -- preparations were in place, rings were purchased and the date was set. But love is hard sometimes, and life doesn't always play along, even with the best intentions.

Bride Cancels Wedding, Throws Heartwarming Party Instead

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Living

This is way better than a real wedding.

Genius Invention Helps Brides Use Bathroom Easily On Wedding Day

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Style

Because the struggle of peeing on your wedding day is oh-so-real.

Sticky Situation: Asking For Cash As A Wedding Gift

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

Once upon a time, etiquette experts would have completely discouraged your daughter of asking for money. Untraditional and tacky, they would have tissed! Rest assured. As a modern manners maven, I know one thing for sure: etiquette evolves based on societal norms.

Artwork Is A Wedding Gift That Will Draw You Together

Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood

Artwork is that place where you start your adult married life together. You choose artwork as a couple, and thereby visually diarize this time in your life which means so much. Every single day. Why? Because it's on your wall. Not in a drawer.

Married After One Date

Lenora Thompson | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada
Lenora Thompson

That's right! My husband and I had just one date before our wedding. Wise men say Only fools rush in But I can't help falling in love with you I'd n...

Sticky Situation: Two Wedding Celebrations, How Many Gifts?

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

For starters, every first time wedding invitation has a gift obligation. The only exception is when you're a distant colleague, friend or family member, and you have not had any contact with either of the future newlyweds.

The Secret Pain Of Caretakers

Lenora Thompson | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada
Lenora Thompson

Staring up at the constellation Orion on a crisp winter's night, I wonder how much longer I can bear the pain. The pain of watching my husband cringe ...

How to Announce Your Engagement

Karen Cleveland | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Living
Karen Cleveland

Congratulations on your engagement! You found your match -- that's the hardest part. The rest is just blissful happily ever after, right? Well, sort of. Engagements tend to bring an onslaught of unsolicited advice.

Financial Tips to Help Couples Live Happily Ever After

Pramod Udiaver | Posted 07.23.2016 | Canada Living
Pramod Udiaver

For many couples weddings are the first time they must make a decision together about large sums of cash, and they may not be sure with how to approach their finances.

Why Calling Me a Brown Girl Isn't Racist

Reeha Korpal | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Living
Reeha Korpal

Here is the thing -- "brown" is not a derogatory term. It is not a word rooted in oppression, exclusion, bigotry, or hatred of any kind at the social or institutional level. The term is value neutral. It holds no malice, or intent to harm. It is not a powerful reminder of disenfranchisement and racial divisions such as the term"n*****." As wonderful as it is that people want to step up to the plate to help create inclusion and openness, I just wish it was with some context. Instead, get up off your feet when you hear some of the following slurs that are offensive and have been historically directed towards brown people.

10 Savvy Wedding Spending Tips to Keep Your Budget in Check

Sandra Hanna | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Living
Sandra Hanna

According to a recent survey by coupon site RetailMeNot.ca revealed Canadians spend an average total of $776 on gifts for wedding related events such as showers, engagement parties and the actual ceremony. And that's just one wedding! To keep your wedding budget in check, I've pulled together my top ten savvy spending tips.

Getting Married at 25 Is the Best Decision I've Ever Made

Charlotte Ottaway | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Living
Charlotte Ottaway

My husband is my greatest fan in life. He is constantly encouraging me to chase my dreams, pushing me to face my weaknesses. He inspires me; he balances me. He supports me in everything I do. When you have someone standing beside you, ready to nudge you forward and catch you when you fall, it feels like anything is possible. I'm 27 now, and I still have a lot to learn about married life. But I already know the choice to wed my husband was the greatest decision I've made so far. Being a wife has changed my life in ways I hadn't ever considered.

21 Swoon-Worthy Love Quotes For Your Wedding

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Living

It’s April, which means that we’re about to start a new season. Not summer: wedding season. More than a third of Canadian engagements occur bet...

Sticky Situation: Asking Bridal Shower Guests for Cash Is a Definite Don't

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

My son and his future wife, live together in a small apartment. They are hoping to soon purchase a house. When we discussed the shower, she told me that she is thinking of a money shower. This seems very tacky to me. I am mortified. What should I do?

A Wedding Crashers Roadmap to Banquet Halls in The 'Burbs

Yelp Canada | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada Living
Yelp Canada

The warm rays of summer are almost upon us and we have something very serious to discuss with you:It's wedding season! But whether you're planning one, attending one, or maybe even crashing one, here's an ironclad roadmap of some of the most noteworthy venues along your 400 series wedding travels.

Sticky Situation: Who Pays for a Modern Wedding?

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 04.27.2015 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

Dear Julie, My niece is getting married in a civil ceremony, in May. Since this Valentine's Day announcement, the family climate is extremely explosive with regards to the payment of her wedding. According to wedding etiquette guidelines, do her parents have to pay? Please enlighten us

Six Steps to Finding Your Perfect Wedding Planner

Jessica Lisi | Posted 03.08.2015 | Canada Living
Jessica Lisi

You've told your family, your friends; you've shown off that beautiful ring that sits on your left hand, a symbol of eternal love. Nothing could make you happier. Now what? It's time to plan the wedding and you are considering hiring a wedding planner to keep you on track, but how do you pick the one that is right for you, your wedding, and your vision?

DIY Ideas That Will Add a Touch of Luxury to Your Wedding

Jessica Lisi | Posted 02.05.2015 | Canada Style
Jessica Lisi

Luxury doesn't mean a wedding should be void of any personal touches in favour of a grandiose theme or setting. And DIY doesn't have to mean a crafter's dream, it can mean small personal touches in your plans for the big day. Here are five ways to expand your thoughts on DIY while adding a touch of luxury to your wedding with personal flare.

Sticky Wedding Situation: Mother of the Bride Dilemma

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

My ex-husband and I are divorced. It is not amicable. We just co-exist. We are both remarried. My daughter wants us to both walk her down the aisle. I agree, and so does my ex. I went to my current husband. He threw a tantrum and stated that "everyone" will think that my ex and I are still married."