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EDMONTON WEDDING PLANNER: Tip Tuesday Wedding Dresses

WEDDING DRESS SHOPPING || EDMONTON WEDDING PLANNER

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The first thing on many bride’s lists is shopping for their dream dress, and I can’t blame you it can be fun – but it can be stressful as well, so here are a few tips to keep in mind when bridal dress shopping.

1. Make appointments! The best way to enjoy your experience is to book appointments in advance, this will ensure you will have a fitting room and a dedicated employee to assist you. They generally help more than one at once, however, if you walk into a store they generally can’t help too much as they have booked appointments.

2. Don’t bring everyone. Trust me, not worth it. Have you seen “Say Yes to the Dress”? Of course you have! The bride brings her friends with good intentions and then it turns out they hate her style and talk her down out of her dress and then there’s bickering back and forth. That’s normal, limit it to three people. You don’t need more, take photos and send them after, plus if everyone in the bridal store brought 10 people there wouldn’t be any room to walk around.

3. It’s just a number. Yes, I’m talking about the size. You will go up in wedding dress sizes from your normal pant sizes generally 2-4 sizes, so be prepared. It’s an emotional time and the last thing you want to do is go up in size, 99.9% of brides go up in size, it’s just the way the dresses are made. Another thing about size is go with the recommended size, don’t order two sizes smaller, you’re sabotaging yourself. Dresses can be taken in, but not let out very much at all.

4. It takes 6-9 months to order. Generally only six months, but it could take more so be prepared to order early and wait.

5. Trust your bridal consultant! Does it look awful on the hanger and she’s suggesting it? Trust me, try it. They have seen that dress on so many brides and body shapes they know who it fits best. My own wedding dress I wouldn’t have tried on based on how it looked on the hanger. It was the perfect dress for me.

PHOTO CREDIT: ENV PHOTOGRAPHY

Happy dress shopping!

Cheers,
Julianne Cragg | Edmonton Wedding Planner
A Modern Proposal Event Planning
c: 780.901.5630

EST. 2008 Edmonton Wedding Planner | Banff Wedding Planner | Canmore Wedding Planner | Cochrane Wedding Planner | Emerald Lake Wedding Planner | Golden Wedding Planner | Jasper Wedding Planner | Lake Louise Wedding Planner | Mountain Elopements | Moraine Lake Wedding Planner | Nordegg Wedding Planner

EDMONTON WEDDING PLANNER: Friday Find

ROSEGOLD TIES|| EDMONTON WEDDING PLANNER

edmonton wedding planner rosegold tiesRosegold is my favorite color, that is no secret. You should have seen my delight when I was finally able to find rosegold colored ties. Guess what my husband’s getting for Christmas!

You can find them here for the men in your life!

Cheers,
Julianne Cragg | Edmonton Wedding Planner
A Modern Proposal Event Planning
c: 780.901.5630

EST. 2008 Edmonton Wedding Planner | Banff Wedding Planner | Canmore Wedding Planner | Cochrane Wedding Planner | Emerald Lake Wedding Planner | Golden Wedding Planner | Jasper Wedding Planner | Lake Louise Wedding Planner | Mountain Elopements | Moraine Lake Wedding Planner | Nordegg Wedding Planner

EDMONTON WEDDING PLANNER: Tara + Scott

GREYSTONE GARDENS AND SNOW VALLEY WEDDING || EDMONTON WEDDING PLANNER

Ceremony Venue: Greystone Gardens|| Reception Venue: Snow Valley|| Wedding  Coordination: A Modern Proposal Event Planning || Photographer:BettiJane || Flowers: Fabloomosity || Rentals: River City + All West + Stage Coach Rentals || Cake: Art of Cake || Doughnuts: Moonshine Doughnuts

Tara and Scott were some of the funniest clients I have ever had, such an incredible couple with beautiful spirits and many stories from their times abroad, traveling for theater and Ukrainian dancing. They had just wanted a day with their friends and family that was happy, light hearted, and full of yummy food.

That doughnut wall. The many hours Scott and family put into making this remarkable piece was just one of many DIY projects that made this wedding complete.

Cheers,
Julianne Cragg | Edmonton Wedding Planner
A Modern Proposal Event Planning
c: 780.901.5630

EST. 2008 Edmonton Wedding Planner | Banff Wedding Planner | Canmore Wedding Planner | Cochrane Wedding Planner | Emerald Lake Wedding Planner | Golden Wedding Planner | Jasper Wedding Planner | Lake Louise Wedding Planner | Mountain Elopements | Moraine Lake Wedding Planner | Nordegg Wedding Planner

EDMONTON WEDDING PLANNER: Tip Tuesday Wedding RSVPS

WEDDING TIPS GUESTS WHO WON’T RSVP || EDMONTON WEDDING PLANNER

edmonton wedding planner invitationsNine out of ten brides will be frustrated at some point with guests and their failure to RSVP to their wedding. In fact, I could say its about 99% of the time. Everyone has the guests who know about the wedding and respond immediately, we have the guests that you know are coming and don’t reply – We’re looking at you Aunt Margret. It’s poor etiquette not to respond in one form or another. If the guest wants to keep the invitation and RSVP card – that’s fantastic but I’m sure they can RSVP with you another way.

So how long do you wait? Well you wait until your RSVP date – usually a month prior to the wedding, you will need your head count and allergies for your venue at the latest finalized a week prior and usually a fairly solid number a month out, things change and they will accept your finalized number a week out. So what do you do about these guests who cannot commit? Have someone call them or do it yourself. For example if it was my aunt on my mother’s side I would ask her to call, or call myself. It isn’t the most fun part of the wedding, but it has to be done and you’ll need the names for the seating chart as well. The earlier you have it completed the happier you will be.

For those who cannot commit after the RSVP date, inform them that you need to provide a final number. Personally I would consider them not attending and not reserve a seat for them.

 

Photo: Ampersand & Grey
Stationery: PinkPolka Design

 

Cheers,
Julianne Cragg | Edmonton Wedding Planner
A Modern Proposal Event Planning
c: 780.901.5630

EST. 2008 Edmonton Wedding Planner | Banff Wedding Planner | Canmore Wedding Planner | Cochrane Wedding Planner | Emerald Lake Wedding Planner | Golden Wedding Planner | Jasper Wedding Planner | Lake Louise Wedding Planner | Mountain Elopements | Moraine Lake Wedding Planner | Nordegg Wedding Planner

EDMONTON WEDDING PLANNER | Friday Find

GEOMETRIC PLACE CARD HOLDERS || EDMONTON WEDDING PLANNER
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If you don’t know me well, know that I’m a sucker for anything geometric, especially if it’s metallic. If I was planning an event I would totally have these to hold place cards – plus your guests can take them home and they could hold up photos later! Win-Win!

You can find these magnificent place card holders on etsy here!

Cheers,
Julianne Cragg | Edmonton Wedding Planner
A Modern Proposal Event Planning
c: 780.901.5630

EST. 2008 Edmonton Wedding Planner | Banff Wedding Planner | Canmore Wedding Planner | Cochrane Wedding Planner | Emerald Lake Wedding Planner | Golden Wedding Planner | Jasper Wedding Planner | Lake Louise Wedding Planner | Mountain Elopements | Moraine Lake Wedding Planner | Nordegg Wedding Planner

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