wedding planning tips

Real Brides Spill - The Worst Advice They Received

Real Brides Spill - The Worst Advice They Received

The dreaded wedding advice! No matter where you are at in your wedding planning process, people seem to like to shower you with their words of wisdom. Good or bad.

Recently I sat down with a few of my past brides and grooms and asked them about some of the BEST advice they had received while planning their wedding and blogged about it here.

And because I couldn’t resist, I also asked them: “What was the WORST advice you received while planning your wedding?”

Here’s what they had to say:

WORST 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….

The Best Apps To Help Plan Your Wedding Day

The Best Apps To Help Plan Your Wedding Day

We live in a digital world and these days there are so many useful tools to help you plan your wedding. You can create a wedding website, set up a honeymoon registry or layout your reception floor plan with the click of a mouse. As a wedding planner, I’ve used many an app and have narrowed down a list of my personal favourites for brides and grooms-to-be.

Discover a few of my favourite apps to help you plan your wedding day!

How To Choose The Perfect Wedding Party

How To Choose The Perfect Wedding Party

Can we talk about your wedding party peeps?! Selecting your wedding party, though a no-brainer for some, can cause quite a bit of stress for others. You are, after all, choosing a smaller group of friends and loved ones to play a significant role in your special day - for some, that decision can be an anxious one!

If you are one of those people, I have a few solutions which can help you clarify how to choose your perfect wedding party. Let’s dive in!

It’s a huge honor to be selected as part of a loved one’s wedding party, so it’s important that you choose those who are nearest and dearest to you; for example, many choose life-long friends and family who they believe or feel will be beside them for many years to come. Consider the following:

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 {Non-Edible Edition}

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

It’s the end of the night, after a beautiful wedding, and what do you think is left on the tables? Yup, the wedding favors.

As a wedding planner I have seen my fair share of favors, the good and the not so good. Here is the list of my top 10 all time favorite. Give your guests something they would love to take home! Also, see last week’s list of my top 10 edible wedding favors.

1. Cactus, succulents, seeds – I love cacti, succulents and air plants. Mainly because they are easy to keep alive in my plant challenged house (ha!) but they are so pretty. Send your guests home with a little potted plants or seeds they can grow themselves. They will think back fondly on your wedding as they watch them flourish.

3 Ways To Make Wedding Planning More Fun

3 Ways To Make Wedding Planning More Fun

Planning Your Wedding Should be Fun - And it Can Be!

Planning one of the most important and special days of your life can be a daunting task. You may find yourself giving in to the stress of the planning process and missing out on the fun aspects of it! To help you stay on track - and actually enjoy the process - here are a few simple, lighthearted tips for brides and grooms to be.

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!