Happy New Year!

Welcome 2014!

If you got engaged over the holidays – Congratulations! Do you think he read this post on ‘picking out a ring’ first? We hope so!

The planning process is not only exciting, but can be a bit daunting. Be sure to check out some of our tips found on the blog here, and here. And come back often as you plan your wedding – you just might see a Real Wedding that captures your ideal vision for your big day. We’d love to be able to work with you this year or in 2015 so we can assist in executing your plans, details and oftentimes stressful event logistics. Hosting a wedding is the biggest party you will ever throw in your life – so we want to help make sure it’s a memorable and stress-free one.

So, with the New Year comes resolutions and goals. Do you make a list each year of things you want to accomplish or see/do/taste? When planning a wedding you might have the typical goals like; stay within budget, lose 10 pounds and book your favourite photographer (even if that means you have to change your wedding date to snag them) – but you might also find that when planning a wedding there may be goals that you just didn’t plan on writing down on January 1st. For example, you didn’t think that you’d have to make sure that you don’t forget about your other interests (the gym, reading, SITC marathon days, etc) as Bride Brain can often takeover all of your thoughts. Don’t lose sight of your friendships and relationships too – other people in your life will have big life moments as well this year, so be sure to spread your wedding talk around and make sure you listen to what they have to say about their life. And I’m sure you won’t be thinking that you might have to make a resolution to not let your future-Mother-In-Law get under your skin. Yeah, you know the woman that you don’t mind now? Well, that may change once the planning begins and she starts telling you what she wants you do to for your special day. Or it may not be your future MIL, it could be your Groom’s sister, your cousin or even  your best friend! There is typically at least one ‘wedding vampire’ in a group that will suck all the fun of planning and decision making out of you. Now, this isn’t to scare you, it’s just to give you a bit of a reality check. Although planning a wedding is fun and exciting, it is also a lot of hard work, blood, sweat and tears. Remember; “Nothing that is worthwhile ever comes easy.”

So, what can you do to make sure that at least some of the planning comes easy? Add hiring Bride’s Butler to your list of goals for this year. Our Day of Coordination services commence two months prior to your wedding; the final weeks that everything just seems to come together and seem ever so overwhelming. Picking and choosing vendors, colours and dresses is fun – but getting all of those decisions and details together to form an event is like entering into a math test without even knowing what 4 x 4 is. Really, it can be very confusing and stressful – which is not how  you want to feel just weeks before your big day. That’s why we step in 2 months before to help you formulate a timeline, confirm details with your vendors and basically get into your head of how you want your wedding to be. So, add us to your goals this year so that you can focus on other things this year that will bring you happiness and let us take care of the execution of your wedding day so all you have to do is show up, smile and have the time of your life! We guarantee that your wedding day will be the best day for you this year!

Dates are booking fast (August is completely booked!), so be sure to Say Hi or drop us an email at info@ to set up a time to chat about your big day!

Best of luck with your goals and resolutions this year!