Edmonton, Alberta · From October 2016

Once upon a time, in a small-town land, there lived a little girl named Stephanie. She wanted to be a princess so much so, that for career day in grade 1,... View more

Once upon a time, in a small-town land, there lived a little girl named Stephanie. She wanted to be a princess so much so, that for career day in grade 1, she dressed up as a princess. As she grew older, she realized the downside of being an actual princess, but didn't give up on that fairy tale ending. While she waited for her Prince Charming, Stephanie went to university where she started playing hockey. She started cheering for the Pittsburgh Penguins, because penguins are so cool! She quietly went about her business, graduating school, moving to Montreal for a year to volunteer, and moving back to pursue a job working with low income children, and a little later at a homeless shelter. Eventually, Stephanie decided to take on a big adventure and move across the country! She quit her jobs, packed up her car, and made the 5-day trek to Edmonton, Alberta. After a year living in the big city, she met her Prince Charming! It wasn't love at first sight, but it was interest at first date! One date was all she needed to know that she had met the man of her dreams. This is not the end of the story. This is only the beginning of her happily ever after!

7 · July · 2018


Advice for a happy marriage
Stephanie of Before the wedding, On 17/March/2018 at 01:41

I am going to a shower for a friend coming up and her mom wants to give her a little "advice book". Anyone receive any good advice? Advice to avoid? Also, I found this article on advice from grade...

Sarah, thursday 13-Jun-19 13 messages 148
Stephanie of Plan a wedding, On 15/April/2019 at 13:39

On the radio this morning, they were talking about guestzillas! Guests who have behaved poorly at an event. One caller said they had set up a video camera at their wedding reception, and one of the...

Emily, sunday 12-May-19 22 messages 497
New Signature
Stephanie of Just Married, On 30/January/2019 at 16:49

One thing that I didn’t really consider was that when I changed my name, I would also be changing the way I sign my name! I went to get my new drivers license and when she said “sign here” I looked,...

Stephanie-Marie, friday 22-Mar-19 41 messages 495
What part of planning has taken up the most of your time?
Stephanie of Plan a wedding, On 30/November/2018 at 21:17

There's lots to think about when wedding planning! What task would you say you have spent the most time on? I think for me, it was finding a venue. I looked up and e-mailed pretty much every venue in...

Paige, saturday 29-Dec-18 27 messages 266
Unmotivated to write thank you's!
Stephanie of Just Married, On 30/November/2018 at 21:06

I NEED to get these done! We got married 5 months ago, got our photos back 1.5 months ago. I'm not motivated to write them though! We wanted to include photos in our thank you cards since we got group...

Maegan, tuesday 4-Dec-18 9 messages 79
Favourite wedding/shower gift
Stephanie of Before the wedding, On 30/November/2018 at 21:11

I know it's not nice to pick favourites but has anyone received a gift that really stuck out? For me, I had a friend draw one of our engagement photos. It's so beautiful and so close to the original...

Stephanie, tuesday 4-Dec-18 6 messages 58
What's on your December to-do?
Stephanie of Plan a wedding, On 30/November/2018 at 21:14

How many items are you hoping to cross off your planning list in December? Last year, I took off most of the month just to enjoy my birthday and all the holiday parties, get-togethers, and family...

Peggy, monday 3-Dec-18 16 messages 88
How much wedding stuff is still in your house?
Stephanie of Just Married, On 31/October/2018 at 14:37

How much of your wedding stuff do you still have? How much is displayed? My mom dried my bouquet, we have a couple flower pots on our mantel, and a word cloud I had made using our wedding colours and...

Donna, friday 16-Nov-18 6 messages 83
How are your vows coming?
Stephanie of Wedding ceremony, On 28/October/2018 at 01:56

Who's writing their own vows? Have you started yet? How many drafts until you feel you perfected them? Are you staying serious or including some humour? Are you letting anyone else read them? Are you...

Alexis, friday 2-Nov-18 11 messages 89
Receiving Gifts in Wedding Colours
Stephanie of Before the wedding, On 7/October/2018 at 07:19

Has anyone else noticed they have been receiving gifts in their wedding colours? I’m not complaining, I chose colours I liked. But for Christmas last year, my MIL bought us a bunch of things for our...

BunnyBride, saturday 20-Oct-18 6 messages 136
Wedding Horror Stories: Want to hear about them or not?
Stephanie of Plan a wedding, On 14/October/2018 at 19:43

When I was planning my wedding, I started listening to a podcast that shared some of the most drama-filled, everything goes wrong, horror wedding stories! I enjoyed listening to those stories and some...

Tracy, friday 19-Oct-18 8 messages 129
You’re wedding dreams as a child versus your actual wedding
Stephanie of Plan a wedding, On 6/October/2018 at 14:40

Who all thought of their wedding as they were growing up? Do you remember any of your plans from your childhood? Is there anything you are actually doing that you had dreamed about doing growing up?...

Sara, tuesday 9-Oct-18 12 messages 98
It’s Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for during the planning process?
Stephanie of Plan a wedding, On 6/October/2018 at 14:35

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s the time of year to state all that you are grateful for! During your planning, engagement what have you been thankful for? For me, it was all the people who were willing to...

Jennifer, tuesday 9-Oct-18 11 messages 48
Shared account or separate?
Stephanie of Living together, On 2/January/2018 at 14:03

Sorry if this question is too personal! Just wanting to get an idea of pros and cons of sharing a bank account or keeping separate ones. Thanks.

Vinod, sunday 12-Aug-18 20 messages 220
Learning new things through the years
Stephanie of Living together, On 13/March/2018 at 01:40

Anyone learn anything surprising about their significant other after years of being together? My dad just revealed to my mom that he didn't really like mushrooms. And my mom has been cooking with...

Vinod, sunday 12-Aug-18 13 messages 95
Getting time to yourself
Stephanie of Living together, On 7/February/2018 at 14:08

Hey all, My fiance and I do not live together so right now we each have our own house to go to. I am the type of person who just needs time to myself to rewind and re-energize. Sometimes, an entire...

Vinod, sunday 12-Aug-18 19 messages 136
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