We bet cha might like this.

Thanks to my friend Emily for showing me this neat site,
There are all kinds of products, restaurants, and even experiences like Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours and music lessons up for grabs on this site.

The Bridal &Wedding section of the site has wedding dresses that are normally $1000+ in the stores for only a couple hundred dollars to start. It’s free to register, and the bidding is very similar to that of Ebay. Other vendors that have items available are DJ’s, Jewellers, Photographers, Limos, Bakers and Salons.

If you’re a Bride that wants to purchase local products and save some money, perhaps this is a route you want to take – or at least look into. Just know that with bidding, there’s usually a time period you must wait  until the bidding is closed, and if you’re not a patient Bride, this method may not be for you.

I encourage you to check out the site and take a look around for other items that may not particularly pertain to your actual ‘wedding day’ but can be incorporated in other wedding related festivities – like Stag & Doe prizes, gifts for your wedding party, and experiences or outings for your bachelorette or stag parties.

Do you think you’d keep betting on a “must have” item like Samantha Jones did from Sex in the City?  Find out by visiting the site! SOLD!
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Wine Not?

If you’re looking for a romantic, classy, exclusive venue for your up-coming nuptials, why not look into Ontario’s Wine Country? Check out Wineries of Ontario for official information about Ontario’s beloved wine regions including Niagara on the Lake, Grimsby, Prince Edward County, Toronto and Pelee Island.

Niagara on the Lake is one of my most favourite areas to visit all year round. From walking and shopping during the holidays, to experiencing a live theatrical show and picnic in the spring or summer, there is plenty of things to do and enjoy while visiting for the day, weekend or even a few days to a week.

Niagara on the Lake (NOTL) boasts many Inns as well as B&B’s because it’s a very popular location for romantic getaways, honeymoons and even weddings! Niagara’s Finest Inns showcases some of the most exquisite Inns in the region. Having your wedding ceremony and reception at an Inn allows you to have an intimate gathering with close family and friends and yet feel like you have travelled away to a remote piece of property, but you are really only about 20 mins from Niagara Falls and an hour or so from Toronto!
If you need a bit more room for hosting your wedding, try Vintage Hotels – where you can find information on hotels like Queens Landing, Pillar & Post and Prince of Wales.

Wineries in the area that have large rooms dedicated for weddings and special events are; Hernder Estate Wine, Casablanca Winery &; Inn and Peller Estates.

No matter what you choose, having your wedding at a winery or an Inn within the beautiful region of Niagara on the Lake allow you to have a theme at your fingertips. Incorporate wine into the menu, use corks as place card holders, use grapes and vine leaves in your decor, centerpieces or cake and give an engraved or personalized wine stopper as a guest favour. There are plenty of ways to enhance the theme of your wedding with fine details.

Think you might want to look into an Inn or winery for your wedding?
I say, “wine not!”
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Can you do me a favour?

Wedding favours – also sometimes called ‘bonbonnieres’, ‘thank you gifts’ or just simply ‘guest gifts’ can come in all shapes, sizes and prices.

You may know right away what you want to give your guests as a token of appreciation for sharing and celebrating with you on your special day – or you may not have the slightest idea. Thankfully, there are websites that offer such gifts – like our favourites; Weddingstar and Beaucoup.

Do you want the gift to match the theme of your wedding, your colour scheme, or your personalities? Will it be a practical gift of something your guests can use after the wedding, or simply a decorative gift?
Will it be something to represent tradition or culture? Will it be edible? What about whimsical or nostalgic? The choices are endless – and entirely up to you.

Favours nowadays can be personalized by more than just the favour tag – you can get customized stickers, labels and ribbon with your names, picture or caricature, initials (monogram) or your wedding date on them.

Another question you’ll have to ask yourself and your partner – do you want to forgo the favour all together to be eco friendly and green? A good way to do this is to donate to a charity. Many charities offer wedding donation packages – like the Canadian Cancer Society, or Tree Canada.

Still think you want to give a gift, but stay green? Why not give a plant bulb, flower seeds or a tree? How about purchasing from Canadian company TangerineSmile where they make the environment and reducing their carbon footprint a priority?
Do me a favour?
Give your guests a gift that you are happy to send them home with – for at the end of the wedding, when it’s all said and done, this finer detail will be the icing on the cake of your fabulous event – so you’ll want it to be meaningful and respresentive of you, your partner and the day you said “I do.”
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Best Picture

Can you guess which of the Best Picture nominees from this year’s Oscars helped create the theme for these weddings?

What is your favourite movie?
Can you recreate a scene or overall imagery from a film for your Engagement or Wedding photos?
With a little bit of creativity and imagination, I’m sure you can!
*Images from Google search
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