Budgeting That Makes Sense ~ Hamilton | The Budget Spreadsheet

MAY 2014 | Yes, it’s true. The Wedding Budget Spreadsheet has been updated with the latest price ranges and elements as researched through reviews on wedding vendors by The Team @ The Ring! The Wedding Budget Spreadsheet gives basic price ranges for absolutely everything, from the marriage license to the wedding memories, and includes columns for […]

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Red Tape Made Easy for Hamilton Brides 

Paperwork you need to know about before you get married in Hamilton, Ontario Marriage Licence –DOWNLOAD FORM (PDF Format) The marriage license application process is short and sweet, but you’ll need to know the right details. Your best bet is to visit the registrars office at city hall with your hubby. Download the form to […]

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{design palette} Fire & Ice

From the Fall/Winter 2012 issue of The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine Ancaster Mill (♥) (read review) hosted this elegant, high-end winter wedding on February 24th, 2012. To set the tone for a winter wonderland on a snowy day, guests were greeted with hot apple cider, complete with cinnamon sticks for stirring. Bride and groom, Siviwe and […]

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Photo: Hessenland Country Inn, Ontario wedding venue on Lake Huron

A few of our favourite things featuring Ontario wedding venues & experts

From beaches to ballrooms and fireplaces to all things fancy, there are hundreds of reasons to love being an Ontario bride or groom. We’ve listed some of our favourite things right here, featuring Ontario wedding venues and Ontario wedding experts. BEACH WEDDING PHOTOS on Ontario’s West Coast… You don’t have to board a flight to find a […]

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Kayla & Nick's Wedding at The Museum with DJ Charlie Clean

Ultimate Wedding Songs Database – Wedding Processional, Reception Entrance & First Dance Songs!

Ultimate Wedding Songs Database – First Dance, Wedding Processional & Reception Entrance Song Ideas From The Beatles and The Piano Guys to Lennon & Maisey, Eric Clapton and Dustin Lynch, this list is filled with some of the best possible song ideas (and their corresponding music videos) of today and all time that you could […]

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Best for Bride

{trends} Best for Bride’s Wedding Fashion Forecast for 2017

If you’re shopping for your wedding dress, you’re going to fall in love with 2017’s hottest wedding fashions! From necklines to colour, the bridal fashion team from Best for Bride (bestforbride.com) – located in Toronto, Etobicoke, Barrie and Hamilton – brings you this list of the top trends in bridal fashion for soon-to-be brides. Good to know Best […]

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{Real Wedding Story} White, Gold and ‘Manhattans’ complete this Classic Blacktie Wedding

From Australia to Canada: Kelly and Patrick currently live in Australia and wanted to have a Canadian wedding back home in Hamilton, Ontario. They showed their guests a classic black tie wedding with white linen, gold charger plates and even ‘Manhattans’ and ‘Old Fashioneds’ during cocktail hour! BRIDE & GROOM: Kelly Rombough + Patrick Wright WEDDING […]

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{Expert Tip} Top Wedding Dress Shopping Tips from Best for Bride

Wedding dress shopping is as tedious as it is thrilling! But don’t be discouraged. You can improve your chances at finding “The Dress” quickly, when you plan well for your shopping trip.  The bridal experts at Best for Bride (www.bestforbride.com) suggest the following tips for brides who will soon begin their wedding dress search. Start […]

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Photo: Spirits Intrigued Photography

{Tips} Top Ten Tips to enjoy any Destination Travel Plan

Photo above: Spirits Intrigued Photography Planning a destination wedding or a honeymoon? We have the perfect tips for you to make your trip even better! Read on and then start packing!! 1. Do not expect to find things as you experience them at home. You left home to find different things. 2. Do not take anything TOO seriously, […]

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PAST: You’re invited to an all-about-weddings weekend across SW Ontario!

Sep 25, 2017 | If you’re planning a wedding, want to meet local exhibitors and design your dream day, the team at The Ring is are hosting Wedding Expos in three cities just for you: Brantford, Stratford and Oakville!! Here’s what you’ll want to know/do… 1. Find the event nearest you and register for free tickets […]

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{Reality Wedding Story} Gatsby, Glitter & Glass

Courtney Thack and Dean Thorpe’s theme for their wedding theme was ‘Glitter and ‘Glass’. Courtney explains, “It was a play on Great Gatsby without being so specific. The inspiration came because I wanted to have an elegant affair, something like a glamorous cocktail party where people could feel regal.” The couple tied the knot in […]

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{reality wedding story} A Waterfront Wedding

BRIDE & GROOM: Heather Lewis & Paul Paonessa WEDDING DATE: October 13th, 2017 LOCATION: The Waterfront Banquet & Conference Centre (thewaterfrontcentre.com), Hamilton, ON # GUESTS: 143 BUDGET: $20,000 THEME: “Our theme was inspired by the rustic look… We  went with black and white with pops of gold. These colours went very well with our fall […]

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{reality wedding story} Beachy & Beautiful at Niagara-on-the-Lake

BRIDE & GROOM: Alycia and James Rollo WEDDING DATE: June 24th, 2017 LOCATION: Legends on the Niagara (niagaraparks.com/legends-on-the-niagara) “We loved the idea that our ceremony and reception could be in the same place for the ease of the day and for our guests. The second we walked into Legends we knew that we had found “the […]

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The halter neckline is an option for girls who want a more modern take on their wedding gown without being revealing.

How to Choose the Right Neckline for You

An Expert Tip with Ingersoll Gown shop Sew Stylish Wedding Works (sewstylishweddingworks.com) There are so many different gown styles, shapes and sizes, which is what makes gown shopping such a personal experience for each bride. When you’re shopping for that perfect dress, one style detail that deserves some special attention – is your ideal dress […]

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Gown found at Sew Stylish Wedding Works

{review} Sew Stylish Wedding Works

Ingersoll gown shop staffed with expertise, great selection and clientele from as far away as Toronto We sat down with Pauline Chambers and Susan Keburis, Owners of Sew Stylish Wedding Works, surrounded by an incredible selection of gowns of all styles and sizes. Minutes into our interview, we understood why brides from as far away as […]

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Photo: Have Heart Photography

{expert tip} Marriage License: How much does it cost and where can I get one?

Photo above: Have Heart Photography Marriage License: How much does it cost and where can I get one? Without a marriage license, a wedding is just a really fun party! So if you’re planning a wedding in Ontario you’ll need a marriage license. And while all marriage licenses are created equal, they do vary in […]

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Our Favourite Royal Inspired items at Wedsy.ca!

With the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just around the corner, it got us thinking about our favourite fairy tale inspired items at Wedsy.ca (wedsy.ca)…. MORE ABOUT WESDY.CA | Wedsy.ca (wedsy.ca) is a fresh online wedding shop run by the girls at The Ring (more details in their review in The Ring, here). […]

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Wedsy.ca has some FUN items for your bachelorette party!

Celebrate your bachelorette party in style with some of these Wedsy.ca (wedsy.ca) items that are begging for a party!… MORE ABOUT WESDY.CA | Wedsy.ca (wedsy.ca)is a fresh online wedding shop run by the girls at The Ring (more details in their review in The Ring, here). To find out more, email Wedsy.ca directly using the […]

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The Financial Diva

The Financial Diva tells us what the most important call is when wedding planning

THE MOST IMPORTANT CALL – PLANNING TOGETHER “Your wedding will be one of the most memorable days of your life, but then what? Will it be ‘happily ever after’ or just a great wedding? Will it be debt, crash and burn, or a debt-free, dream life that finds you more in love than ever on […]

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Flower Girl Cape

Super Cute Flower Girl Items at Wedsy.ca!

How cute would your little ladies look with these Flower Girl items?!?! There are so many different ways that you can make your flower girl feel special and included in your big day. Check out these super cute items that are available at Wedsy.ca (wedsy.ca)…   MORE ABOUT WESDY.CA| Wedsy.ca (wedsy.ca)is a fresh online wedding […]

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Photo: Anne Edgar Photography | Venue: Ancaster Mill

Anne Edgar Photography captures a classic and beautiful wedding at Ancaster Mill | Melissa & Stephan

Melissa and Stephan wanted a wedding that was beautiful but not over the top. With help from the Ancaster Mill (ancastermill.ca) and oh so gorgeous photos from Anne Edgar Photography (anneedgarphoto.com), we think they got exactly the right balance between natural beauty and classic modern. Check it out… Bride & Groom: Melissa Davies & Stephan […]

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Elm Hurst Inn and Spa

{review} Elm Hurst Inn and Spa

Elm Hurst Inn & Spa is an ideal all in one location with all inclusive and à la carte options to suit every couple Nestled on thirty-three acres of countryside with 140 years of history, the Elm Hurst Inn & Spa has been the ultimate wedding location for many couples. With rooms that can accommodate […]

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Ring Bearer Super Cape | $20 - Personalization Fee $6.95

Ring Bearer items at Wedsy.ca for your little man!!

Make your little man feel like a super hero with some of these adorable ring bearer items! These will make them feel so important and special on your big day! Check out these and many others at wedsy.ca (wedsy.ca) MORE ABOUT WESDY.CA| Wedsy.ca (wedsy.ca)is a fresh online wedding shop run by the girls at The […]

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Cambridge Mill

{review} Cambridge Mill

Cambridge Mill provides brides with a stunning location and fabulous view of the Grand River If you’re looking for a timeless, unique and romantic location to host your Wedding, you’re going to want to check out Cambridge Mill. This location, which is family-run by life-long restaurateurs, the Ciancone Family, has been designed specifically to be […]

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In love with Rose Gold! | Wedsy.ca

Are you like us and have totally fallen in love with the rose gold trend?!?! Wedsy (wedsy.ca) has so many items right now that will fill your rose gold craving! Check it out… MORE ABOUT WEDSY.CA| Wedsy.ca (wedsy.ca) is a fresh online wedding shop run by the girls at The Ring (more details in their […]

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Cambridge Wedding Expo

The Ring Sets the Date in Hamilton!

June 2018 | After years worth of requests by brides and exhibitors & after endless planning to make it happen… we’re over the moon to announce The Ring’s Hamilton Wedding Expo is officially on the calendar!!  ♥ The team is sooooo excited to announce The Ring’s Hamilton Wedding Expo will take place at Carmen’s Banquet Centre on […]

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