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Choose the ceremony and reception venue, find your dress, prepare the necessary paperwork, make the guest list, and stay on top of your budget. Here’s everything you need to know to plan your dream wedding step-by-step.



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Move in Together Before or After the Wedding?
Amanda, On August 17, 2022 at 12:06

Hey lovely brides-to-be and newly married ladies! Deciding to move in with your partner before of after wedding is what a lot of couples think about. A lot of people see moving in together as a great...

Derek, thursday 25-Aug-22 8 136
Invitation / rsvp Anxiety
Julie, On August 16, 2022 at 18:14

Just reading over some of these invitation discussions and OH MY....MY HEAD! There are too many dates to keep in mind and it's quite overwhelming. Our Wedding date is May 6, 2023 and plan on sending...

Derek, thursday 25-Aug-22 16 252
Peoples - good or bad for bridal sets?
Jenny, On August 12, 2022 at 16:13

We’re looking at getting a bridal set for me for the wedding - is Peoples any good? I’ve seen some scathing reviews online so I’d love some opinions from here before we commit to it.

Derek, tuesday 23-Aug-22 11 137
Premarital Counselling
Kate, On January 9, 2022 at 17:25

Hi all! Curious to know if anyone has done/is going to do premarital counselling? I’ve always been a believer in therapy and recently decided I’d feel better if we did this though I know my fiancé is...

Jessica, monday 22-Aug-22 5 110
How would you feel about Prenuptial Agreement?
Melanie, On August 16, 2022 at 11:39

How would you feel about Prenuptial Agreement? I’m currently living with my Fiancé for 4 years and in relationship with him for 8 years. He owns the house co-signed with his Father. His parents live...

Hank, monday 22-Aug-22 5 155
Hello to all my July 2022 Brides!! How are you feeling?
Marsha, On July 4, 2022 at 17:34

Hey Ladies Long weekend is over and there was a lot happening that was a great distraction. Now back to wedding mode. How are you all doing? can you believe this - July is actually here. Do you all...

Marsha, tuesday 16-Aug-22 21 304
Marriage Licence
Meghan, On July 27, 2022 at 12:25

This morning we picked up our marriage licence!!!! ahhhhhhhh I cant believe how real everything is starting to feel we are officially 44 days out!! how many more days till your weddings??

Stacey, tuesday 16-Aug-22 26 131
Wedding Dress!
Kate, On July 26, 2022 at 15:07

Hi all : ) We are having a small party with friends and family (approx. 23 people). It will be in the evening from 5pm-11pm at a downtown condo party room with a terrace, very beautiful spot! I...

KELLY, thursday 11-Aug-22 13 152
Engagement ring on wedding day
Melanie, On August 3, 2022 at 14:21

What did everyone do with their engagement rings on their wedding day? Specifically during the ceremony! Did you wear it on your right hand, not wear it all?

Dessa, tuesday 9-Aug-22 8 188 1
How soon after sending invites do you get rsvp's?
Jenny, On August 3, 2022 at 13:27

So we sent out invites a little over three weeks ago and I feel like I'm getting rsvp's super slowly - no one on my fiancé's side has rsvp'd yet and besides my parents and maid of honour only three...

Rachay, monday 8-Aug-22 10 152
Final details
Lissa, On August 4, 2022 at 14:23

We’re 58 days away from the big day so now we’re at the stage of fine tuning all of the final details. How many days away are you and what do you have left to do? I just picked up our marriage license...

Rachay, monday 8-Aug-22 12 126
Nicole, On August 4, 2022 at 17:34

Hi guys! I was just wondering what the appropriate timeline is to send out wedding invitations? We aren’t doing save the dates, just the invites. However, the majority of our guests do not live...

Rachay, monday 8-Aug-22 8 124
Invitation Envelopes - labels, tacky?
Julie, On July 28, 2022 at 13:52

Trying to keep this wedding within budget as best as possible. With that said, working on the invitations and i love DIY. The inexpensive route with Staples doesn't allow for pre printed envelopes. Is...

Julie, tuesday 2-Aug-22 13 187
Bridal Party Gift
Ellen, On July 25, 2022 at 13:23

What are some good bridal party gift ideas for my girls?

Audrey, thursday 28-Jul-22 16 119
Frustrated about the rehearsal dinner
Jenny, On July 25, 2022 at 13:48

So apparently when we first asked my fiancés dad to host and pay for the rehearsal dinner literally over a year ago he heard “host” and not “pay” and now is apparently shocked that they’re supposed to...

Elizabeth, thursday 28-Jul-22 13 176
Frustrating and worried about covid
Daily, On July 23, 2022 at 17:15

I just need to vent!! People are so selfish!! Uhh my husband’s cousin and daughter already RSVP and I just messaged her today asking which hotel shes staying. Now she said she won’t make it!! Like...

Carine, thursday 28-Jul-22 8 141
Wedding Color Theme
Ellen, On July 25, 2022 at 13:24

What are some wedding color theme ideas?

Alyx, wednesday 27-Jul-22 5 59
Engagement party thank you gifts
Chantel, On July 26, 2022 at 12:13

Hi everyone! I am currently thinking of a tiny thank you gift for the guests attending our engagement party in October. I have seen a lot that guests don't actually take the gift so to make/buy less...

Carine, tuesday 26-Jul-22 12 96
Hair and makeup trial
Meghan, On July 14, 2022 at 10:47

Has/is anyone not doing a trial? I personally know my makeup artist very well so i'm not worried that she'll butcher me on my wedding day and the hairstyle i want is so simple that you couldn't mess...

Julie, tuesday 26-Jul-22 10 85
It’s my bridal shower today!
Jenny, On July 23, 2022 at 09:55

I’m super excited for my bridal shower today 😄 were your showers a surprise or did you know about them beforehand?

Meghan, monday 25-Jul-22 4 67
Bachelorette Party Weekend
Amanda, On July 13, 2022 at 23:04

Hey Ladies!!! I can't keep my excitement to myself!!! My MOH, myself and my other girlfriend are heading to Calgary tomorrow for a weekend of music at the Calgary Stampede!! Tomorrow night we're off...

Amanda, thursday 21-Jul-22 17 176
Buck and Doe - Permit Process and Costs
Christine, On August 28, 2019 at 12:34

If you think buck and does are tacky and tasteless - stop reading right here haha. They are completely normal and expected where I live and super fun for all. We are planning on having a buck and doe...

Shyann, tuesday 19-Jul-22 4 634 1
Marriage License
Meghan, On July 14, 2022 at 11:00

When I go pick up my marriage license does my Fiancé have to come with me? he doesn't seem to understand why we both need to be there. but i was told once that we both have to be there. Can anyone...

Meghan, friday 15-Jul-22 15 171 1
Rehearsal Dinner problems
Meghan, On July 14, 2022 at 10:50

We have called soooooo many restaurants to host our rehearsal dinner the friday night before our wedding and no one wants to take us!! i'm at a loss and don't know what to do! a brunch after the...

Hank, friday 15-Jul-22 8 85
Detail Photo's
Amanda, On July 14, 2022 at 11:03

What items did you include in your details box for your photographer? Any items you forgot that you wish you had included? I'll be asking our photographer what she recommends too but thought I would...

Carine, friday 15-Jul-22 9 93
Swoop Airlines
Amanda, On July 10, 2022 at 21:52

Just a heads up to anyone flying FLYSWOOP anytime soon, a few of my family and friends flights have been either cancelled completely or changed to anther date without reason within the last 2 days for...

Stephanie, thursday 14-Jul-22 11 143
Let's talk about feelings...when a bridesmaid bails on you
Maria, On July 9, 2022 at 20:31

Hey everyone, I'm sure I'm not the only one this has happened to! A little less than a year ago I unfortunately had a bridesmaid say she couldn't make it do to finances, but was mature about it and...

Stephanie, thursday 14-Jul-22 8 143
rsvp deadlines
Meghan, On July 13, 2022 at 11:48

Hey everyone, so our RSVP deadline for our guests to send in by is July 16th my fiancé and I sent out reminders to the people we have not received yet a month ago and there are still 11 RSVP's we have...

Alyx, thursday 14-Jul-22 22 138
Bethany, On July 13, 2017 at 19:51

Hi all, I'm wondering if everyone is, or if it's a must, to wear bridal lingerie?? I only ask because of course I want to be sexy that night but my dress isn't designed to wear anything up top.. I can...

Henry, wednesday 13-Jul-22 11 558
Options for the Bar!
Kate, On July 12, 2022 at 15:04

Hi lovely community, Question...what are you serving for your bar? I have looked at the calculators online to help with guest count, etc. We are hosting a small wedding, 23 people (2 of which do not...

KELLY, tuesday 12-Jul-22 3 69
Photographer in Mexico
Hailey, On July 11, 2022 at 10:25

Looking for a photographer around the Cancun Mexico area for our destination wedding next year! Anyone have any recommendations?

Hank, monday 11-Jul-22 2 47
My Bridal Shower
Amanda, On July 4, 2022 at 23:05

This past weekend I had my bridal shower out at my mother in laws lake house! And while I had my shower, the guys went golfing! Even though 2 of the 3 days was completely raining, it was a great...

Amanda, friday 8-Jul-22 4 86


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