Top-selling bridesmaid dress trends of 2017

STORY Laurie Wallace-Lynch MAIN IMAGE Flickr/Blavou London “The biggest colour trends for 2017 in Maid of Honour and bridesmaid dresses are sophisticated shades of Wine, Steel Blue and neutrals,” says Lori Lohsen, David’s Bridal Divisional Merchandise Manager for the Bridesmaid Division. David’s Bridal recently unveiled their 2017 Bridal Lookbook Collection …

Vineyard weddings are a hot trend in 2017

STORY Laurie Wallace-Lynch Château des Charmes, Niagara-on-the-Lake “You are surrounded by vineyards which back onto the Niagara Escarpment and when the sun sets over the vineyards it casts a magical light and you are transported to another time and place.” – Michèle Bosc, Château des Charmes, Niagara-on-the-Lake Add to this …

Setting the date – 4 important factors to consider

The season couples choose to get married can affect many aspects of their ceremonies and celebrations. Vendors are in high demand during popular wedding seasons like spring and summer. But those same vendors may be more flexible and less expensive during those times of year when fewer couples tie the …

3 tips for couples considering Friday or Sunday weddings

The cost of weddings continues to rise. In its 2016 Real Weddings Study, bridal resource The Knot found that the average wedding cost couples and their families more than $35,000. With such a high price tag, it’s no wonder happy couples look for ways to save money.   One of …

Tips for planning the perfect honeymoon

Honeymoons are big business. According to a recent Conde Nast Bridal Infobank survey, the average couple spends more than $5,000 on their honeymoon, indicating just how much meaning couples assign to their first official trip as newlyweds.   If the average spending on honeymoons seems high, it’s important for couples …

Employ helping hands during wedding planning

Accepting the honour of being in a friend or family member’s wedding means more than dressing in the fancy clothing and showing up on the designated date.   The wedding party — particularly the bridesmaids and groomsmen — should understand that standing alongside the happy couple generally means doing some …

Engagement ring buyer’s guide

Wedding planning often begins moments after couples get engaged. Once a ring is presented, a new chapter in a relationship is born.   While couples remember the sentiments and the style of their engagements forever, the engagement ring serves as the lasting symbol of that momentous occasion. Choosing the right …

Factors to consider before choosing a wedding venue

Once couples become engaged and share the good news with their friends and families, the next step is to begin planning their weddings. While couples must make a myriad of decisions during the wedding planning process, perhaps none is more significant than where to tie the knot.   According to …

5 Personalized Bombanier Ideas

Wondering what to give your guests as a token of appreciation for attending your wedding? Here are five great ideas to consider for your wedding bombaniers. Say Cheese Share a personalized wedding album which gives guests something unique that they can add photographs of their memories of the wedding to. You can …