First things first. You’re engaged! Congratulations!
Planning etiquette says, first you pick the location, and that’s where we come in. We would like to highlight some of the loveliest must-have venues for the 2023 wedding season, and we encourage you to call and book a tour with them, so that they may showcase all the magic and wonder each has to offer.
When picking a venue, you need to first decide on the number of guests you will have attending. With larger weddings making a comeback post COVID, once too grand venues have become the perfect choice for stylish wedding. Thinking more intimate? These venues offer specific locations on their grounds, and put together packages that suit your guest list. Here in Cottage Country, we have some hidden gems, and we want to share them with you.
Naturally you will want to choose a wedding dress that makes you feel like the best version of yourself, but don’t forget about comfort along with style. Proper fit is important so be sure to trust someone well qualified with your alterations
Are you planning a meal, or perhaps passed hors d’oeuvres? Do you need a caterer, or will your venue be able to look after the details of feeding guests?
Many florals can be sourced locally if in season, and are easier on the pocketbook if they are not special order. A reputable florist will be a great help when it comes to tracking down that special bloom you have your heart set on.
Finding the perfect officiant is something you will want to check off your list early. You must use a celebrant who is legally registered with the Province of Ontario. This less-traditional option often provides the flexibility to customise a ceremony which celebrates your values as a couple.
Do you need transportation? Hiring a service to look after getting you from point A to point B is important. Read reviews – you want to be there on time. You can rent various sizes of vehicle, anything from a 6-seater sedan, formal limo or classic car.
Will you be hiring a DJ for your special day? Maybe a band! If you need the use of AV equipment for other parts of your day this could be an important detail. If so, remember to ask if they are willing to cover your ceremony as well as your reception.
Your wedding photos are filled with moments you will be reminiscing on for the rest of your life; you definitely want the photos to capture and reflect the feelings you had on your special day and you need someone who will take the time to listen to your wishes. Research photographer portfolios; with so many different styles you want someone who is willing to take the photos you want.
The reality is that no matter what you choose for your special day it will all be magical and full of love. Remember, the focus of the day is on each other and the special people who share in your love. Choose things that represent who the two of you are, and enjoy the ride – it only lasts a day.