Six Steps to Finding Your Perfect Wedding Planner

Jessica Lisi | Posted 01.06.2015 | 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.

A Letter To The Man I Married 18 Years Ago

Lori Gard | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada
Lori Gard

Love, Tonight, we sit out on the veranda, you and I, while candles flicker quietly at our feet. Three citronella in pots reduce to liquid. I say I ...

Bridesmaid Dress Shopping Is The Worst

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Style

So you're about to be a bridesmaid, huh? Exciting stuff -- or so you thought. When your friend asked you to be a member of her bridal party, you we...

Reporter Covers Her Own Marriage Proposal

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 08.09.2014 | Canada Living
Jennifer Pellegrini

In early May, another sign appeared outside the Tribune's office. This one had a black question mark on it, but there was still no solution to the pink-heart riddle that had captivated the attention of the community. The plot thickened.

Things We Do At Weddings That Would Be Creepy Anywhere Else

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.21.2014 | Canada Living

There are many things that take place at weddings by accident that are hilarious and/or strange (we're looking at you, flash mobs). But this video ver...

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.

Traditions That Will Change How You See Weddings

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

Weddings involve countless customs and traditions no matter where they take place in the world. Whether it’s an extravagant three-day wedding in ...

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...

Valentine's Proposals: Selecting the Ideal Diamond

Kelsey Malenchak | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada Living
Kelsey Malenchak

Presenting a diamond ring can be one of the grandest gestures a man will make so it should be almost perfect. Many choose Valentine's Day as a romantic time to pop the question. With February 14 right around the corner, selecting the ring is a difficult and anxiety-filled process. Educating yourself before purchasing that once-in-a-lifetime piece will ensure you get exactly what you want (and what she wants).

Grammys: 33 Gay And Straight Couples Get Married During Macklemore's 'Same Love'

HuffPost Canada Music | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada Music

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis raised the stakes on water-cooler award show performances when they not only performed their same-sex marriage anthem "Same ...

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.

Getting Married, Separated, or Divorced? Dust off the Old Will

Paul Taylor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Paul Taylor

If you're getting married, you need to think about your will. In Ontario and some other provinces, getting married revokes your existing will. While there are limited exceptions to this, the document sitting on your (or your lawyer's) shelf is likely a number of years old and does not take this into account.

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 ...

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.

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.

SavvyMom Roundup: Mommy Wars and Advice from Gwyneth

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It's all about mommy wars this week. That's what caught my attention. 1. The mommy wars show no sign of dissipating despite the progress we have mad...

YOU DECIDE: Bride Slams Guest For Food Basket Gift: Right Or Rude?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.20.2013 | Canada Living

Navigating the land mines of wedding etiquette is a delicate dance, and the most confounding of all has got to be the rules around gift giving. Do you...

It's OK to Be the "Marrying Type"

29Secrets | Posted 08.13.2013 | Canada Living

We all have the freedom to skip the ceremony, share some living space, and leave it at that -- but what if that doesn't cut it for you? What if you need to stand in a church, on a beach, in front of a priest or a justice of the peace, and actually marry the person you love? Well, that's OK too, and here's why.

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.

What Dresses to Wear For Wedding Season

Carolyn Desrosiers | Posted 07.01.2013 | Canada Style
Carolyn Desrosiers

When shopping for the perfect wedding guest dress, it's important to think about the type of wedding it will be, and who will be there, and then choose accordingly. Here are a few rules to help you impress a crowd while not taking the spotlight off the bride herself.

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?

Mother of the Bride Style Solutions for Any Shape

Terrie Tibbetts Martin | Posted 07.10.2014 | Canada Style
Terrie Tibbetts Martin

Mothers often panic when faced with having to search for a dress for their child's wedding. Most mothers don't have the same figure they had when they were brides. The good news is that if you know which styles best suit your figure, you are more than halfway there! To make the process easier, I have listed specific figure issues or body types.