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You're engaged! Once you're done screaming it from the rooftops, there is work to be done. We want to help you stay on track of everything, so we're giving you our best wedding planning advice. From selecting the date for your big day to the latest wedding trends, you can find everything you need to know here.

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Covid Guidelines for Social Gatherings Across Canada
Trends & Tips
As Canada manages the Covid-19 vaccination rollout, the provinces and territories are adjusting guidelines for weddings. We've rounded up the latest details here.
7 Things You Need to Know if You’re Planning a Bilingual Wedding
Planning a bilingual wedding? Here’s everything you need to do to make everyone feel included on your big day.
10 Ways to Avoid Going Over Budget on Your Wedding
There’s a good chance that you will be spending a pretty penny to host your epic wedding celebration. We’ve got a few tips on how to manage the costs.
The Ultimate Wedding Tipping Guide
A lot goes into a wedding and there are a few people you’ll definitely want to thank at the end of the day. Here’s a cheat sheet for all your tipping needs.
24 Awesome Nautical Wedding Ideas
Trends & Tips
Dreaming of sailing off into the sunset? We've got lots of nautical wedding ideas to help you navigate through planning your big day.
6 Ways to Host a Kid-Friendly Wedding
Creating a children’s table isn’t the only thing you can do to make your wedding kid-friendly. Here are a few more ideas.
5 Reasons Why Rainy Wedding Days Are Awesome
Trends & Tips
Don’t let the weather get you down on your big day! Rain could even make your wedding more magical.
29 Awesome Cottage Wedding Ideas
Trends & Tips
For all the nature lovers out there, we've got lots of creative wedding ideas for getting hitched in Canadian cottage country.
28 Unique Wedding Entertainment Ideas Your Guests Will Love
Trends & Tips
Want to wow your wedding guests? We’ve got some wedding entertainment ideas that will add that extra oomph to your celebration.
10 Creative Ways to Use Watermelon at Your Wedding
Trends & Tips
From fun wedding centrepieces to a refreshing recipe ingredient, watermelon adds style and flavour to your wedding menu and decor. Here are all the creative ways to use it.
How to Shop for Same-Sex Wedding Attire Without Ruining the Surprise
Trends & Tips
It’s a conundrum that same-sex couples grapple with: How the heck do you find complementary wedding attire without spoiling the wedding day reveal?
How to Change Your Name in Canada After Marriage
Legal Paperwork
If you’re not sticking with your pre-nuptial name, here’s how to change your name in Canada. It’s not complicated, but there may be a lot of paperwork.
How to Book Wedding Vendors While Social Distancing
Trends & Tips
Planning your wedding while social distancing? Here are a few tips to keep in mind while looking for your wedding vendors.
How to Work Social Distancing Into Your Wedding Plans
Trends & Tips
Here are some tips to help you reimagine your wedding in the midst of COVID-19 and minimize contact at a social celebration.
5 Reasons to Have a Weekday Wedding
Trends & Tips
Thinking of hosting your wedding between Monday and Friday? Sounds like a great idea to us! Here’s why.
How to Plan an Outdoor Wedding
Trends & Tips
Planning on having an open-air celebration? Here are some helpful tips and tricks for planning an outdoor wedding.