How to choose and hire your Kitchener-Waterloo area wedding experts
Five things to consider when choosing a wedding planner
One of the questions most brides will ask themselves at some point during their planning process is, “Should we hire a wedding planner?” Endless details, countless hours and a substantial financial investment goes into planning a wedding and it’s no wonder so many couples hire a planner to help them navigate the many details of their wedding planning process. We recently asked Lauren De Koster, owner and principal wedding planner at Twelfth Night Events in London for some advice when it comes choosing a planner.
Here are Lauren's top five points to consider when choosing a wedding planner...
Q&A with a NithRidge bride & groom
Choosing the right venue for you is crucial. Here's how one couple chose theirs.
Photography by re:action photography (www.reactionphotography.ca)
If you're a member of The Ring, you already know that interviewing brides is a big part of The Wedding Ring's pursuit of doing the research so that you don't have to.
Caylyn and Claudio used NithRidge for their rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, wedding day hair and make-up for the bridal party (with breakfast served), ceremony, photos, and reception.
For each review we write, we also interview three to five (sometimes many more) couples who worked with the vendor in question. So it's safe to say that over the past couple of years, we've heard thousands of first hand accounts of who brides hire and why.
Recently, we interviewed Caylyn and Claudio Sa about where they tied the knot, how they chose, how they budgeted, and in the end, what the results were. With everything from pouring rain and critical budgeting to romantic fireworks under the stars, we just had to share this interview. This is The Ring's Q&A with Caylyn and Claudio Sa about their July 17, 2010 wedding at NithRidge Estate Weddings & Events (www.nithridge.com).
Eat, Drink & Be Merry!
Catering & More...
K-W has many, many professional event catering companies to choose from, but there are some things you need to know before jumping to the conclusion that you need one or before hiring one that isn't right for you.
What You Probably Didn't Know about Your DJ
The Disc Jockey
What to look for in a DJ Since most disc jockeys’ music libraries are huge, you will rarely find musical reasons to hire one DJ or service over another. Focus instead on credentials and references. Ask about rates; if they are considerably lower than the industry norm, there may be a reason. If they are higher, ask for justification. Remember, you only get what you pay for.
Making Memories CLICK
This weekend I was at the Bingemans 'Wedding Dreams' Bridal Show in K-W, and I was dumbfounded by the number of excellent photographers on display there. Being fully addicted to the beauty of great photography, I was naturally compelled to ask a million questions. And brides....
Tips on Choosing a Reception Site
Questions to Ask
Okay, the ceremony surely is the most important part because it bonds the union of bride and groom forever, however the reception is often the longest part of the day, the part where Dad may say something that will make you cry, champagne will be served in toasts to you and the man you love, and everyone will rejoice in the lifetime decision you've just made! Here are a few things to think about when looking at your reception site.
Tips on Choosing a Ceremony Site
Questions to Ask
This is the part where you walk down the aisle and say 'I Do' to the man you love. This will mark the real beginning of a union in which you'll share your life, happiness, tears and dreams. The Ceremony Site you choose will need to reflect your religious beliefs, your backdrop (indoor/outdoor) and the intimacy-level you want to share with your guests (is it small and quiet or in an open space with hundreds of guests?). Here are some things to consider when looking at the site at which you'll tie your lives together