wedding advice

Real Brides Spill - The Best Advice They Received

Real Brides Spill - The Best Advice They Received

It’s no secret; the moment you get engaged, people begin showering you with their words of wisdom, solicited or not.

This past year I sat down with a few of my recently married couples and asked them: “What is the best advice you received while planning your wedding?”

Here’s what they had to say….

How to Make Your Own DIY Wedding Survival Kit

How to Make Your Own DIY Wedding Survival Kit

Though never a girl scout myself, my decade-long experience as a wedding planner has taught me to believe wholeheartedly in the motto, “Be Prepared.” Over the years, I’ve developed my own DIY kit for wedding day survival needs - from breath mints and sewing kits to batteries and super glue, I learned quickly that it never hurts to be as well equipped on one’s wedding day as possible!

Couples often ask me, “What is the worst wedding disaster you’ve experienced?” Though disasters rarely do happen, there have been times when my survival kit has come in handy. For example, that time a bridesmaid’s zipper split as she was due to walk down the aisle, or the best-man speech which almost never happened when the batteries on the microphone suddenly died.

It’s important to keep in mind that, sometimes, things happen which may be out of your control but can be easily rectified with a few tweaks and quick fixes. That’s why I recommend having a wedding day survival kit on hand.

What happens if it rains on your wedding day?

What happens if it rains on your wedding day?

Do You Have a Plan B?

Your entire life you have pictured an outdoor ceremony, so as the date draws near and the weather forecast doesn't look like it's going to be in your favor, it's time to decide what to do. If you are planning an outdoor wedding, you may want to consider having a back up plan. As a wedding planner, the one thing out of my control….is the weather! The weather where I live in Alberta is crazy, it could be raining one minute, sunny the next and snowing after that.

My advice? Prepare for the worst and hope for the best!

A Wedding Planner's Top 10 Wedding Favors {Edible Edition}

A Wedding Planner's Top 10 Wedding Favors {Edible Edition}

Wedding favours are a personal choice, some couples opt to do them, while others do not and there is no right or wrong answer. If you choose to have them, make guests feel like they are taking home a little piece of you and your special day. Favours are more than just a keepsake, they can often act as dessert, decor, tie in colours and as you will see below, they can even double as stationery!

Fun Fact: in my experience the wedding favours least likely to be left behind at the end of the night….are the ones you can eat!