How To Create a Themed Bridal Shower

How To Create a Themed Bridal Shower

If you have been following along, you know I’m a big fan of themes! Subtle or not, they can add so much to a wedding or bridal shower.

Today I have the pleasure of sharing with you, a fun tropical bridal shower from Orange Trunk Vintage Rentals….and I’m seriously gushing over it!

So how do you create a themed bridal shower you ask?

Win a Beautiful Wedding Bundle from The Wed Life!

Win a Beautiful Wedding Bundle from The Wed Life!

If you’ve subscribed to The Wed Life emails, then you are already receiving our freebies and know about our awesome Giveaway. But even if you haven’t - though we really think you should - you’ll be glad you stopped by, because we’re giving away a sweet bundle of goods and services geared towards making your wedding as wonderful as possible.

When you join The Wed Life Challenge, not only do you gain access to a wide range of resources and discounts for wedding vendors and services, you also get entered into our Giveaway!

Sounds pretty great, right?

We’ve partnered with brands who are just as excited as we are to give one lucky couple a bundle of awesome wedding goodies which you can use to plan your perfect day. When you enter our Giveaway, here’s what the lucky winner will receive!

The Most Effective Ways to Design Your Wedding Using Pinterest

The Most Effective Ways to Design Your Wedding Using Pinterest

Oh, Pinterest! What did we ever do before this digital giant on an inspiration board was created?!

Pinterest is one of the top social media platforms today which is used by millions around the globe to find inspiration, products, and design tips for virtually every project; from parties and weddings to corporate events and DIY projects. It’s undoubtedly one of the best resources out there which couples can use to source inspiration and ideas for their own wedding design, but it can also be a rabbit hole of information!

Don’t spiral down the Pinterest hole and become overwhelmed by the plethora of options and inspo! To ensure you use Pinterest effectively when designing a basic scheme or vision for your wedding day, try my top eight tips to help you truly benefit from Pinterest as a planning tool.

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:

How to Pull off the Perfect Wedding Ceremony

How to Pull off the Perfect Wedding Ceremony

When it comes to the wedding ceremony, most couples find this aspect of their wedding to be a complete mystery. The confusion of who stands where, who walks when, and who leads whom, remains to be seen. Questions you may not think to ask immediately can range from, “Who holds my bouquet?” or “What name do I sign; my maiden or married name?”

As a wedding planner, I’m often involved in the logistics of the wedding ceremony order. I’ve broken down the order for you to help eliminate any anxiety or confusion with a few helpful steps!

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!