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Wedding Saviours set to pay-it-forward with a free wedding for one lucky K-W couple
Wedding Saviours is coming to Kitchener-Waterloo to give away a FREE WEDDING to a couple that otherwise would not be able to afford it. A team of wedding professionals and business partners are currently working to pay-it-forward in their community in the ways they know best!
"Wedding Saviours is an innovative new business that combines the modern art of social networking, with the old fashioned concept of goodwill," said Brenda Holdsworth, President and Founder of Wedding Saviours Inc. "It is part of a new wave of socially grounded businesses that measure their bottom line not only based on profitability, but on social activism. We are more than just a business with a mission statement; we’re on a mission – Making the world a better place one wedding at a time!
Whistle Bear Golf Club set to expand its clubhouse for future brides
Whistle Bear Golf Club will rebuild its clubhouse and continue to make improvements to its golf course as the club transitions into a full-scale country club.
Renowned architect, William Hicks, of Oakville-based Hicks Partners, has been retained to lead the expansion and redesign of the clubhouse, while Carrick Design and award-winning golf course architect Doug Carrick will oversee changes to the golf course.
Favorite Thing: Retractable Awning Keeps Mother Nature at Bay
We love the gorgeous patio at Firerock Golf Club for outdoor ceremonies. And the new retractable awning is an ideal option for some shade on a hot summer day or, as a safe guard against a rainy outdoor ceremony. Perfect for the ceremony, cocktail hour and dancing under the stars...Love it!
The Master of the Ceremony
Whether you want a traditional reception, a casual outdoor affair, or a small cocktail party, the key to a relaxing and enjoyable celebration is making sure that someone is organizing and running the show. Entrust this task to someone you're sure can handle the job and enjoy your party!
The Art of the Toast
The Wedding Reception Toasts
Balancing a hearty chuckle with a sincere tear may be the secret behind the successful wedding toast. While each toast may not work out exactly this way, there are ways to ensure that this time is meaningful and well-planned, rather than feeling like a long-winded lecture.
Receiving Line Dilemmas
"No matter what we do, we're doing something wrong"
From strict timelines to awkward moments with divorced parents, even the receiving line can risk bringing an extra ounce of drama to wedding day planning. Does your family expect a receiving line after the ceremony? More importantly, if you didn't have one, would they notice? Brides have a choice to make when it comes to the long-running (some receiving lines can take well over an hour to finish!) but important task of allowing their guests to offer their congratulations and best wishes.
Wedding Trends: Outdoor Ceremonies
A Day in the Life of an Outdoor CeremonyAt least half of the brides out there have debated on having an outdoor ceremony. You immediately think nature, simplicity, beauty... But then is it really? What's the scoop on weather, temperature, high-heeled shoes on the grass... We've asked some of The Ring's experts to find out the truth about the 'outdoor ceremony'!
Wedding Trends: The Off-Day Wedding
Having an ‘off day’ can be a good thing: Sundays & Fridays
Choosing to have a wedding on an ‘off day’, can also be a great pick for brides who don’t have a lot of time to plan. You’re much more likely to get the vendors you want (and possibly a special rate) for a Friday or Sunday wedding, as opposed to the traditional Saturday
Wedding Trends: Off-Season Weddings
Brides are saying 'I Do' to off-season weddings, velvet gowns & twinkle lights
Traditionally, from about May to October each year, the K-W area’s wedding vendors, churches, and banquet halls are hoppin’ with weddings. This is a given. For brides, this means that if you're starting to plan less than twelve months before the big day, you're going to have a tough time finding vendors and locations for your wedding, that aren't already booked.
Wedding Day 'Hiccups'
That One Little Thing
photo by Depiction Photography
Did you know that there will be that one little thing that will go wrong at your wedding?
"What!?", you say with shock and horror. How could anything go wrong with my perfectly planned, fairytale wedding? Easily ... since you are the bride and everyone expects you to stand around looking beautiful, making the whole wedding thing look like a walk in the park. Meanwhile, you feel like the success of your of wedding depends on whether or not the reception hall folded the napkins the right way, or if the photographer takes that picture of you with your grandmother’s poodle, or...