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Engagement Parties – Are you having one?

By Nancy Curtis / March 6, 2018

Engagement parties can be a fun way to announce and celebrate your engagement, but not everyone has one. The following blog comes from the Emily Post Institute on Etiquette and more precisely their  Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette, 6th edition Engagement parties occupy a funny little niche in the wedding process: They are standard practice in, and more…

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5 Wedding Planning Mistakes to Avoid

By Nancy Curtis / January 23, 2018

As we all know, your wedding day is a very important day in your life. We spend endless hours and plenty of money making wedding plans to ensure that our wedding is everything we’ve ever dreamed of. As magical and meaningful as the day is, it can also be quite stressful and difficult to plan…

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Wedding Show, Fashion show

Top 5 Reasons to Attend a Wedding Show

By Nancy Curtis / January 10, 2018

In this day of online shopping, Pinterest and Instagram, is there still a place for Wedding Shows? And as a bride to be is it worth your while to attend one?  I say ’Definitely, a resounding YES!’ Now I maybe a little biased as I ran my own successful wedding show for 20 years. But…

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3 Things You Need to Know Before You Start Your Wedding Planning

By Nancy Curtis / December 13, 2017

3 Things You Need to Know Before You Start Your Wedding Planning A proposal of marriage – you said yes.  People to call, celebrating to be had!  Isn’t this fun??  Now that the excitement is under control (well for the time-being) and the phone calls/TMs are done, let’s start wedding planning, right?  STOP right there…

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Dressing the Mother of the Bride

By Nancy Curtis / December 4, 2017

Weddings tend to be ‘all about the bride’ but we should not forget another very important person – the Mother of the Bride. Here is a great blog from the Emily Post Institute about how both moms should dress for the big day. In addition to focusing on the bride and groom on their special…

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DIY Wedding Decor

DIY – What Does it Mean When it Comes to your Wedding?

By Nancy Curtis / October 30, 2017

DIY is certainly a very trendy and popular type of wedding at the moment. But while everyone assumes that they know what DIY aka Do-it-Yourself is, I‘m not sure everyone’s definition is the same. When I hear brides tell me that they plan to have a DIY wedding, I need to hear more. DIY Wedding –…

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Wedding Budget – Why it’s so important to do it Now!

By Nancy Curtis / April 10, 2017

Do you solemnly swear to make a wedding budget, honour it, be true to it in good times and bad, in sickness and in health from this day forward? The biggest day of your life could cost more than you think. I’m talking your Wedding Budget! When starting to plan your wedding, it is so…

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Do you REALLY know what your Wedding Day will cost You???

By Nancy Curtis / April 5, 2017

For most couples, a wedding is the first time you’ll ever have to think about planning a huge event, let alone creating a wedding budget. This usually means lots of people start planning in a similar way: First you think about the wedding you want. Then you think about how much you’re comfortable spending. And then…

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DIY Weddings - who helps the bride and party?

9 Things That DIY Weddings Won’t Do For You

By Nancy Curtis / April 7, 2016

You’re getting married. Everyone wants to help, everyone has an opinion, things are becoming overwhelming and you just want to run away. And you are just getting started! That wasn’t what you were dreaming about when you first got engaged, was it? DIY Weddings! It all sounds so easy and dreamy, maybe a little confusing…

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