Now the fun really begins when it comes to wedding planning!! If you use the analogy of constructing a home, then Steps 1 through 4 are liking digging deep into the ground to place solid footings of a home; knowing where the electrical and waterlines are going to tie in. Steps 5 through 8 are like laying out the firm foundation, the framing and roof of the house, window, plumbing and electrical outlet placements. All these previous elements need to be done first to ensure that you don’t need to double back on decisions that are going to now be made. Costly mistakes can be avoided by proper planning and organizing the planning in the first place. It’s like installing all the high end luxurious bathroom fixtures and then only to realize that the plumbing wasn’t connected because the pipes and waterlines were never installed; or possibly installed in the wrong place. Now you’ve got to rip out the bathroom and start over again. In our books, a definite waste of money and time!! It’s like the saying goes, “cut once measure twice”. Let us help you avoid getting into a tangled mess.
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We want to help build fabulous wedding experiences for your guests that won’t flop or coming tumbling down. Steps 9 and 10 are just the start of the creative design process. Think of it like selecting the different tiles for the bathroom; floor, walls and shower stall. Will they be ceramic, porcelain and/or a natural stone? Should you use a combination of the three? If you use all three, which ones should be use on the floor versus wall versus within in the shower stall? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each of those materials? Likewise a professional wedding planner helps guide through these multiple layers of design and style when it comes to weddings. Just as there are thousands of decisions that need to be made when a home is constructed, so there are thousands of decisions that need to be carefully weighed when planning a fabulous wedding. As professional wedding planners, we help you consider all your options and curate that ultimate aesthetic component to everything your guests will see, hear, touch, feel and taste.
9) Bridal Shows – besides magazines and going on line to find resources and vendors; attending bridal shows or bridal fairs are most popular. There are lots of people to see at these shows. However, not all shows are created equal. Some are too small and offer only a handful of vendors, while others are too large that you can’t remember who the first vendor you met was compared to the last one when you were walking out the door. Going to a bridal show should be an experience in and of itself – but a positive one. We recommend that couples attend the WedLuxe bridal show on Sunday, January 6th 2013 hosted by the Fairmount Royal York and not because we will be there! However, if you do come – make sure that you drop by our booth A9 in the foyer to say “hi”. Last year, the feedback that we received from couples was that it was a “waste of time” going to any other show as one groom put it.
Here’s the commercial that aired on the Finale of Bachelor Canada about the WedLuxe show.
10) Wedding Gown – now, this is what most brides long and wait for….YES, it’s finally time to go wedding gown shopping and Say Yes to Your Dress!! This is the perfect time to now go shopping because you have budget to work with and you have the venue which directly impacts the style and formality your wedding gown ought to be. The time frame and process of selecting this very important dress deserves its own blog postings so we will be giving out more specific information about shopping tips, style references, explaining the difference between a trunk show and sample sale, and so much more. Please stay tuned!!
You will also find many bridal salon and boutiques displaying a wide range of styles, fabrics, embellishments at the WedLuxe bridal show. Just for the eye candy alone – you shouldn’t miss this incredible show.
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Please visit us the WedLuxe show and let us know what you think about the show or simply comment below. Don’t forget that we have a super amazing contest for brides to enter at our booth A9 in the foyer beside the entrance to the ballroom!!