Real Weddings

Post-wedding budget breakdown

Well, all the planning is finished, the wedding is over, and married life has begun. It’s crazy to think that all of that hard work is finally complete, and there is nothing left on my to-do list. The day was truly amazing, more than I could

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Honeymoons

Honeymooning in St. Lucia

I just wanted to share a little bit of our honeymoon with you, since it’s always fun to see where people decide to spend their first week or two as a married couple. I know that many people struggle with picking “the perfect honeymoon destination”, so

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Random

I’m back as a Mrs.

Hello everyone, Sorry for my disappearance over the last few weeks. The weeks leading up to the wedding were crazy and tiring to say the least. I thought I would say a quick hello and leave you with a few photos from my pre-wedding shoot to

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Music + Entertainment

Entertainment: Band

Entertainment turned out to be the main focus for our reception. Nobody likes to go to a predictable ‘been-there, seen-that’ wedding, and I didn’t want that for our guests either. We went with a jazz-funk band instead of a DJ, and are having a few choreographed

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Wedding Decor

DIY Project List

For those of you on Pinterest, you know the hours spent searching through various wedding ideas can be endless. I have found some really great DIY’s that I am currently working on and hope to accomplish before the end of the month, but we’ll see if

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DIY PROJECTS

Birdcage Cardbox

One of my DIY’s was our birdcage cardbox. It’s very simple, but it’s just something that adds a little personal touch, rather than using the one that the hall offers (that you know hundreds of bride’s have already used). My mom had an old decorative birdcage

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Honeymoons

Caribbean Honeymoon

The honeymoon is booked, and I am already dreaming of days on the beach with a cold drink! I have never been to the Caribbean, let alone traveled much at all, so the honeymoon was a big decision and we wanted to make the ‘perfect’ choice.

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Tough Subjects

A Guest List Larger than We Wanted

When envisioning our wedding days as a young girl, I’m sure we have all pictured different things. From the decorations to the location, but no matter what you decide, the size of the guest list will have the biggest impact on your budget. I knew having

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Food + Beverage

Fine Dining

Catering is a huge part of any wedding, but when mixing two cultures together, food is an even bigger factor. We want all of your guests to be happy and enjoy their meal, so we will be serving Canadian food as well as Indian. There are

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Wedding Decor

Ceremony & Reception Decor

Here’s the fun part! Decorating your venue. I have seen so many beautiful photos on the various blogs I read, and had such a hard time narrowing it down, but here’s what we’re planning to do. Since our Ceremony and Reception are both taking place at

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Bridal Party Gifts

Wedding Party Gifts

Being part of a wedding party is more than just walking down the aisle and standing at the front of the church. The people you choose to stand up with you are usually the closest family or friends that you have, and have shown their support

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Flowers and Decor

Flowers and Ceremony Decor

Flowers and decor are one of the easiest ways to make a statement but can be done on a very small budget, it’s all about creativity. Flowers were a tough decision for me, seeing as my mother is our florist. She has so many ideas and

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