Wedding Tips for Your Big Day
It’s easy for a bride and groom to become overwhelmed by the growing list of “to dos” before they walk down the aisle to say their “I do’s.” Creating an intimate affair with your own personal stamp on the occasion can become increasingly stressful as the date approaches. Refined has some wedding tips and recommendations that will reduce the stress and guarantee beautiful lasting memories on your big day!
- Invite your nearest and dearest (and that’s it)
Consider inviting only your inner circle of friends and family to your wedding. We’re sure your great Aunt Ida is a barrel of laughs after two gin martinis, but does she need to be there? Keeping the guest list shorter is lighter on the pocket book — and on the planning!
- Invest in fun personal touches
You don’t have to go to exorbitant lengths to impress your guests. Truly, they are thrilled just to be invited! Creating a signature cocktail is not only a fun activity with your fiancé, but is also a creative way to welcome guests into cocktail hour. Of course our recommendation would be to visit the libation experts at LB Distillers who can whip up something tasty that also has a personalized flavour profile unique to your special day.
- De-stress before the wedding celebrations begin
You don’t need our permission to pamper yourself! Self-care should never be overlooked, especially while planning your wedding. Grab your girlfriends, bridesmaids and your soon-to-be mother-in-law. Enjoy a spa-like experience without the starch etiquette rules at SpaSome, where laughter is strongly encouraged!
- Document your love story
This is a moment in your relationship that should be captured, remembered and revisited for years to come. You can’t go wrong with a hopeless romantic photographer like Chelsea Cameron of Lovestruck Portraits, who captures the essence of your love through the lens of her cameras! For a unique-to-you video that will blow your friends and family away, husband and wife videographer team Allia and Kyle of Whiskey & Wildflowers Videography will make your wedding video feel like movie magic!
- Take your nuptials or honeymoon abroad
Thinking about a destination wedding or travelling abroad for your honeymoon? Travel consultant Lucille Brown, CTC can help select a destination, and then a resort, that reflects you as a couple and what you love. Whether it’s on a beach, in romantic Europe or on a cruise in the South Pacific, this time will be extra special!