Wedding

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

Jessica Lisi | Posted 12.07.2014 | 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."

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.

WATCH: Surprise! Let's Get Married

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Karley and Ian weren't married. But when Karley found out that she had cancer, she started to ask herself: "What am I waiting for?" So she organize...

Brides Pay It Forward

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

When downtown New Westminster was gutted by a huge fire, Marisa Wiens sprang into action. After learning that Golden Brides bridal shop was one of ...

Sticky Situation: If I Donate to a Wedding, Do I Need to Give a Gift?

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

Our daughter just told us that she is getting married this holiday season. The reception will be in a chic downtown Toronto hotel. It will be a very intimate civil wedding with about 30 guests. They have informed me that they will be requesting a $150 donation per adult. I am told that this is the new modern way of getting married...

Sticky Situation: Does My Dad Have to Give Me Away at My Wedding?

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 12.02.2013 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

I'm 30 years old and getting married for the first time this holiday season. I've supported myself since I was 18 years old and have lived with my fiancé for the past three years. Traditionally fathers walk their daughters down the aisle, but my father and I aren't close. I also feel too old and independent for the ritual. Should I just swallow my pride to save wedding stress?

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.

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.

I Called Off My Wedding and I'm Happier Than Ever

The Purple Fig | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

My boyfriend proposed, and suddenly I was a fiancée. All the pressure for a legit BIG FAT Italian wedding was all on me. How could I disappoint? Planning my family's wedding, turned into a full-time job, signed, sealed and almost delivered in a mere eight months. I had lost sight of what I was doing, and who I was doing it for. In fact, at month six of Wedding Boot Camp, I wasn't even sure I wanted to marry my boyfriend.

Accessories for the Mother of the Bride: The Finishing Touch

Terrie Tibbetts Martin | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada Style
Terrie Tibbetts Martin

One of the biggest mistakes mothers make is in breathing a sigh of relief once they have decided upon their dress, and completely forgetting about the accessories. Accessories are to a mother's dress what a frame is to a painting. It completes the picture and draws the eye in.

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.

Dressing the Mother of the Bride for a Destination Wedding

Terrie Tibbetts Martin | Posted 04.03.2013 | Canada Style
Terrie Tibbetts Martin

As weddings become less traditional and more personalized, some couples are opting for destination weddings; which brings about the inevitable question: "As a mother, what should I wear?" A destination wedding can be the best of both worlds; a vacation and a wedding all rolled into one!

How to Be the Perfect Wedding Guest

Whitney Pizale | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada Living
Whitney Pizale

Being a professional wedding planner, I often get questions from friends and family regarding proper guest wedding etiquette. Here are some of the top guest-related questions I am asked (with answers!) along with tips for being a great guest.

Five Things You Should Know Before Setting Up Your Wedding Registry

Hana Abaza | Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada Style
Hana Abaza

Weddings are funny things. They're riddled with etiquette dos and don'ts, complex social dynamics, and conflict between family members. One of the areas where there seems to be the most confusion is your wedding registry. To help you avoid some common wedding registry pitfalls and get what you really want from your registry, here are five things you need to consider before you start.

My First Real Life Big Fat Greek Wedding

Natalie Karneef | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada Living
Natalie Karneef

My husband, Tony, is of Hellenic origin, and although we've been together for six years, this was my first wedding as part of the family. (Our own, with an outdoor ceremony conducted by a Unitarian minister at a maple sugar shack, definitely didn't qualify as Greek.) But there have been lots of other events -- engagement parties and funerals, the dipping of babies in olive oil -- and they all have one thing in common, aside from the abundance of food: half an hour before we leave the house, my husband goes bonkers.

Hey Ladies, What's Stopping YOU From Proposing?

Colette Kenney | Posted 09.10.2012 | Canada Living
Colette Kenney

So many women ask the same question: why won't he propose? Well, this week, a man wrote in and flipped the script -- hey ladies, what's stopping your from proposing? (Or for that matter, asking men out on dates, and paying for that date?) We've come a long way from the 50s, maybe we should start acting like it...

A Celebration of Natural Beauty: A "Destination" Wedding

2 For Couples | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Style

From the gorgeous bride, to the breathtaking Vancouver Island venue, this wedding is a celebration of natural beauty. Alex and Joanna met on a...

How to Find the Perfect Wedding Dress

Lu Curran | Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada Style
Lu Curran

Why do brides put so much pressure on themselves to find the "right" dress? The hunt will be easy. You need to know what you want and go for it! Choosing your wedding dress should be a fun and exciting process. Here are some tips...

How to Dress for Wedding Season

Lu Curran | Posted 07.15.2012 | Canada Style
Lu Curran

Wedding season is upon us. When thinking about wedding season -- most guests start thinking about their bank accounts, and how weddings can quickly drain any extra money that they do have. Depending on how well you know the bride or groom -- there is more than just the wedding to attend.

Unplug, Relax and Enjoy Your Vacation

Candice Walsh | Posted 07.11.2012 | Canada Travel
Candice Walsh

One week in the Dominican Republic at an all-inclusive resort for a good friend's wedding. This is the place where you DON'T bring your laptop. But, I reasoned, the self-employed don't get vacations. Then I put away my laptop, and I had the best week of my life.

Wedding Gifts Fit For A Royal

The Huffington Post Canada | Karolina Weglarz | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Style

This time last year, we were all excited for Prince William and Kate Middleton's big day -- from the dress she was going to wear to the lavish celebra...

J. Crew Bridal: A Sneak Peek At Their Spring 2012 Collection

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 06.12.2012 | Canada Style

Who doesn't love a good sneak peek -- especially when it comes to home decor, fashion or beauty products? In this regular feature, we'll take you behi...

Pick: Have a Wedding, or Keep Your Job

Cassandra Scrimgeour | Posted 05.16.2012 | Canada Living
Cassandra Scrimgeour

I'm employed on contract. I'm thankful for this. But when this contract ends, what will be next? What if my luck runs out and I can't find anything? The thought of unemployment fills me with anxiety, and a fear I feel in my bones. It's unknown territory that I'm not anxious to discover.