Saving money

Where to Save and Splurge for your Wedding

Ceremony - Intimate Burroughes Building wedding with string lights and lavender

Couples always ask me where in their budgets they should be spending on and where they should save. Rarely do couples have an unlimited budget, so naturally they will have to allocate based on where their priorities lie. Some couples will splurge on everything, while others will save on everything too, so there is no right […]


Wedding Paper Divas promotions

Now that the holidays are over, you’re getting geared up for wedding planning. If you are like many of the couples I am working with, you are thinking about when to send invitations and if you should send save-the-date mailings. I have a special promo from one of my favourite online retailers below, if you […]


Wedding Budget Discussion on Yahoo Finance

This past month I had the pleasure of having being featured in Yahoo Finance for their series “Just Explain It” with Ashleigh Patterson. We had a great wedding budget discussion. The video is about the astounding cost of attending a wedding. The numbers are quite shocking to the naked eye! Click here for the a link […]


How a wedding planner can save you money

Toronto Hunt Club wedding

One recent email conversation with a bride-to-be was about how she would decide on the venue first and then see if she had enough money left in her budget for wedding planning services. My post today and my reply to this comment is that wedding planners are not simply an expense but they can actually […]

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Tips on planning an awesome road trip: Online tools

My last blog post before the holiday season was about planning an awesome road trip and finding unique (and affordable) accommodation. This post is about something that is equally important for planning, and that is using online tools at your disposal to make planning easier. I’ll use a trip I took to Montreal last year […]


Tips on planning an awesome road trip: Accommodations

Preface As the winter rolls in, I start to feel my itch for travelling again. I love taking mini trips to quaint destinations, whether it is warm or cold outside. In the last two years I’ve enjoyed short trips to Port Colbourne, Niagara-On-The-Lake, St. Jacobs, Collingwood, Montreal and Wasaga Beach to name a few! I […]


Wedding-inspired holiday party ideas

Going along with my last post about fun holiday party ideas, I’ve brought to you a few ideas from my wedding experiences that can be easily implemented in your next house party over the holidays. Consider bringing some of these lavish ideas used at galas and weddings for your next holiday party (for a fraction […]