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Hamilton, Ontario ยท From June 2017

I love planning, I love my partner and I can't wait for the day to be here!

Happily married 🎉

July 7, 2018

1677days 12hrs


Hair and Make up Costs
Courtney of Beauty, On March 19, 2018 at 15:04

I'm finding Hair and Make up costs are CRAZY. Currently I'm trying to sort out how much to tip and would love some feedback. Make up: Bride - $25 (I paid $65 for my trial, so day of is...

Maria, saturday 1-Jan-22 10 224
rsvp Follow Up
Courtney of Plan a wedding, On May 22, 2018 at 16:43

Our RSVP deadline is coming up on June 1 (which makes me realize how soon the wedding is!) I have about 10 people who I haven't heard back from as of yet. Do I need to wait until June 2nd to reach out...

Vinod, sunday 28-Apr-19 11 146
Just a bit sad.
Courtney of Before the wedding, On February 17, 2018 at 21:23

Really bad title, I know. I'm feeling very.. sad for my wedding right now and was just hoping to get some words of encouragement. It's been a bit of a difficult road as my FH's family hasn't been...

Jeannette, monday 27-Aug-18 8 234
Wedding Showers
Courtney of Before the wedding, On July 16, 2018 at 12:58

So I'm a bridesmaid in my friends wedding. She's amazing and I love her a lot (sort of irrelevant but just wanted to state it). Anyway - through a turn of events, she's going to end up having three...

Julia, wednesday 25-Jul-18 16 190
We got our wedding Video!
Courtney of Just married, On July 12, 2018 at 14:39

I just had to share this with you guys. One of the most amazing moments of my life and I couldn't be happier with how the videographer captured the ceremony. All I told him was I wanted the vows and...

Tatiana, wednesday 18-Jul-18 18 190
The Wedding Bells Rang!
Courtney of Just married, On July 11, 2018 at 13:02

My wedding day has come and gone (July 7th). It was a PERFECT day weather wise, and almost everything went off without a hitch. I haven't gotten my photos from my photographer yet, but did get some...

Lor, wednesday 18-Jul-18 24 266
Its today!
Courtney of Before the wedding, On July 7, 2018 at 07:31

I'm getting married today. Holy crow. Its surreal the day is here. Before I start getting ready I wanted to thank all of you in this community. You are wonderful and caring people and it's been great...

Natasha, tuesday 10-Jul-18 25 202
Thank you Speech help
Courtney of Plan a wedding, On June 14, 2018 at 14:10

I'm making a ton of discussions these days. Sorry! I'm currently writing my and my partner's thank you speech. It's tricky cause both our parents are divorced, so we have a lot of separate people to...

Jessie, tuesday 10-Jul-18 7 123
4 Days Left
Courtney of Before the wedding, On July 3, 2018 at 17:03

I'm at the 4 day mark. And the anxiety is setting in BAAAAAAAAAAAD. I was fine until today, and now every so often I get what I can only describe as an anxiety attack (which I normally don't get). I...

Courtney, wednesday 4-Jul-18 17 246
Rehearsal Dinner Food
Courtney of Before the wedding, On June 28, 2018 at 18:30

I need your guys' big brains. What Rehearsal dinner food can I cater in. My MIL suggest greek food. Any other ideas that aren't crazy expensive and fairly easy? My FH wanted to BBQ burgers.. but I...

Jennifer, friday 29-Jun-18 10 132
Hour Shower
Courtney of Before the wedding, On June 13, 2018 at 21:34

I've just been invited to an 'around the click' bridal shower. And was assigned 4AM. The bride is actually my MOH and I am one of her bridesmaids so I want to do something sweet for her, but 4AM!!! In...

Jessie, tuesday 26-Jun-18 13 278
Wedding Shower
Courtney of Before the wedding, On June 13, 2018 at 16:47

Myself and the two other bridesmaids are hosting/putting on a wedding shower for my friend. I'm spending a decent amount on food, game prizes and the favours for the event, but I'm not sure if I'm...

Leanne, thursday 21-Jun-18 7 132
Courtney of Plan a wedding, On June 15, 2018 at 18:27

So we originally weren't hiring a Videographer because we both didn't want to spend the additional money. We planned on setting up some go pros to capture the ceremony as I really wanted to have our...

Rachael, wednesday 20-Jun-18 15 159
Decor - Done and Dusted!
Courtney of DIY, On June 14, 2018 at 13:36

I'm getting married in 23 days.. holy crap. I just finished getting all my decor, and I've set it up, taken pictures and placed it into tupperware bins to drop off at the venue. I wanted to share some...

Rayann, friday 15-Jun-18 27 262
Maid of Honour Gift
Courtney of Before the wedding, On May 28, 2018 at 12:58

I need help! I've bought my wedding party gifts already, but I wanted to do a little something extra for my maid of honour as she's been AMAZING during this process. She's currently getting: A S'well...

Genis, friday 8-Jun-18 16 166
One major piece of advice?
Courtney of Plan a wedding, On May 29, 2018 at 10:52

As you go through your wedding planning - what is your one major piece of advice that you would give to your past self or to other newly engaged planners out there? Mine would be - don't tell ANYONE...

Amber, monday 4-Jun-18 18 246
Babys at Weddings
Courtney of Before the wedding, On April 3, 2018 at 14:13

My FSIL is pregnant, which is great, and is due about 6 weeks before the wedding. We didn't want kids at the wedding, and were sort of hoping she would leave the baby home with her husband's parents,...

Kelly, monday 4-Jun-18 16 205
Groomsmen/bridesmaid duties
Courtney of Plan a wedding, On May 24, 2018 at 21:16

What are the things you're asking your bridal party to help out with on the day of your wedding? I'll be asking the groomsmen to help seat people as we don't have ushers, and to ask people to sit to...

Vinod, tuesday 29-May-18 8 127
What a weekend!
Courtney of Before the wedding, On April 30, 2018 at 17:40

I had two major event this weekend: 1. My first dress fitting. I am SO SO happy. I love my dress, but there were things that made me feel like I wasn't going to be that pretty bride. My seamstress...

Marcia, saturday 5-May-18 11 141
I'm on Wedding Planning Fire!
Courtney of Plan a wedding, On March 22, 2018 at 18:19

I'm just over 3 months out from the wedding and I'm on final touches FIRE if I do say so myself. Our vendors have been booked for ages. But I ordered the groomsmen ties/pocket squares (round 2 as my...

Leah, tuesday 1-May-18 21 243
Share Something! Best thing about your partner?
Courtney of Before the wedding, On March 28, 2018 at 20:41

I think sometimes with weddings we forget about the most basic thing... How much we love our partners! Tell me something (or morethings) about your partner that you LOVE? And share a cute pic if you...

Marcia, thursday 19-Apr-18 30 220
Courtney of Plan a wedding, On March 31, 2018 at 19:24

I've pretty much done most the wedding planning on my own. My FH has been there if I need an opinion but not really done any of the leg work. It's fine. I enjoy the planning. I have asked him to do...

Erin, tuesday 17-Apr-18 13 251
Marriage Licence Application
Courtney of Ontario, On April 2, 2018 at 12:34

I'm starting to pull together everything I need to get the actual Marriage Lincence. This form has a section for "Religious Domination". Anyone know if this HAS to be filled out? Or by what criteria?...

Erin, tuesday 17-Apr-18 3 59
Courtney of Before the wedding, On April 3, 2018 at 11:46

I still find it amazing how many issues there are to navigate around Family and Friends when it comes to weddings. When I got engaged, and asked my 4 best friends to be a bridesmaid, I didn't imagine...

Erin, tuesday 17-Apr-18 14 201
Time Line Help!
Courtney of Plan a wedding, On April 10, 2018 at 12:03

So I've had my time line done, but think I might have gotten myself in a bit of a pickle. Our photographer recommended 1.5 hours after the ceremony, and I only budgeted an hour. 4:30PM - Ceremony...

Bianca, tuesday 10-Apr-18 9 137
Courtney of Wedding ceremony, On April 1, 2018 at 18:21

Is anyone having readings for their weddings? My FSIL has agreed to do a reading for us, but wasnt sure what to read. I'm aiming to select three that I like and then let her make the final decision....

Joey, monday 2-Apr-18 8 102
Love Quotes
Courtney of Plan a wedding, On March 18, 2018 at 11:40

For my favours, I want to put a short and sweet, but not too mushy quote about love or the heart or something like that. Anyone have any recommendations? It's to go on a book mark.

Courtney, monday 19-Mar-18 8 105
Am i a bad bridesmaid.
Courtney of Before the wedding, On January 31, 2018 at 16:29

I need to know, bluntly, if I'm being a horrible friend/bridesmaid. I'm getting married this year, as is one of my good friends. My wedding is first (in July) and hers is at the end of September. We...

Maureen, monday 19-Mar-18 26 396
Hair Help!
Courtney of Beauty, On March 10, 2018 at 23:05

I'm going for my second hair trial on Tuesday (I didn't like the style I originally picked and think a low bun look would be better for me) but I'm totally torn if I want a braid or not. I feel like...

Bianca, thursday 15-Mar-18 16 177
Day of Time Line
Courtney of Plan a wedding, On March 7, 2018 at 21:10

I'm trying to put together my day of time line and for the most part, no problem. However, how do you schedule the photographer? I have them for 8 hours and I was thinking of having them start at...

Erin, thursday 8-Mar-18 6 116
Picking up the Invitations!
Courtney of Before the wedding, On March 5, 2018 at 18:25

I am SO SO SO excited. I'm headed to pick up the invitations in a few minutes as I just got the call that they are ready! For me, this is the most real part of the wedding.. sending invites, getting...

Erin, tuesday 6-Mar-18 12 108
Wedding Photos - Must Do List
Courtney of Before the wedding, On February 12, 2018 at 13:45

What photos are on your 'must take' list when it comes to family/friend combinations. I'm struggling because both my FH and I have divorced parents. In my head the parents pictures shouldn't include...

Brittany, friday 23-Feb-18 16 167


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