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Vancity Vendor: Soirée Lounge & Soirée Planners

May 2nd, 2014 by Jeannine

Vancity Vendor: Soirée Lounge & Soirée Planners

If you’ve been walking around Yaletown, you may have come across a place called the Soirée Lounge on Mainland Street. It is event planner Kim Trehan’s brainchild. It is a complimentary event planning studio providing brides and industry vendors a space dedicated to providing inspiration and assistance in planning the big day. Couples can come in, … Continue Reading…

Vancity Vendor Faves: DIY

April 9th, 2014 by Jeannine

Vancity Vendor Faves: DIY

Want some DIY inspiration? My Vancity Vendor photographers have seen them all so I asked them to send me their favourites. Which do you like best? Dallas Kolotylo Photography See feature photo above. “Our favourite DIY item this past year has got to be the hundreds of little Paper Flowers that were made by Myra … Continue Reading…

Ask the Pros:
DOC vs. Banquet Coordinator

February 12th, 2014 by Jeannine

Ask the Pros: DOC vs. Banquet Coordinator

Today’s topic is often a misunderstood one. A lot of brides find themselves questioning why they need to hire a wedding day coordinator even though their venue “already provides one.” What they don’t know is that they have completely different responsibilities. To help explain, I’ve enlisted the help of some friends of mine… Briar Johnston, … Continue Reading…

The Perfect Proposal… On a Budget

January 20th, 2014 by Jeannine

The Perfect Proposal... On a Budget

It’s what every woman dreams about… aside from her wedding of course! How will her boyfriend propose? You hear proposal stories everywhere, each one more romantic or grander than the last. It seems like the pressure is on your guy to plan something that will become the talk of the town so I sought the advice … Continue Reading…

4 iPhone/iPad Apps
for Wedding Planning

January 15th, 2014 by Jeannine

4 iPhone/iPad Apps for Wedding Planning

Thanks to tablets and cell phones, information is right at your fingertips and they are there to make your lives easier… even when you are planning your wedding. I found a few apps that may be right up your alley! (By the way, these are not sponsored, I actually downloaded them and tried them out … Continue Reading…

Analyzing the Bathroom Basket

December 16th, 2013 by Jeannine

Bathroom Basket

I love the idea of bathroom baskets, it’s a simple way of making your guests feel more comfortable at your wedding. Imagine if someone had a splitting headache or maybe stained a shirt, they can avail themselves to an aspirin or a stain remover you’ve provided for them so they can get back to enjoying the … Continue Reading…

Elope at the OPUS Hotel!

December 4th, 2013 by Jeannine

Elope at the OPUS Hotel!

I love elopements… no doubt it’s something I would consider in the future. That being said, when OPUS Hotel contacted me and told me about this new service they were offering, I got excited. For those wanting a very simple, affordable, intimate, yet stylish wedding, without the frustration of planning a big event, this might be for … Continue Reading…

Vancity Vendor:
Absolute Events and Rentals

September 27th, 2013 by Jeannine

Vancity Vendor: Absolute Events & Rentals

Carmelle Belanger believes that everyone should be able to afford their dream wedding. As a budget bride once herself, she says she couldn’t bear paying $25 or more for just one tablecloth. She decided to do something about it and opened her own wedding decor rental company called Absolute Events and Rentals. Absolute Events and … Continue Reading…

How to Save on Asian Weddings

September 16th, 2013 by Jeannine

How to Save on Asian Weddings

Asian weddings are rich in culture as well as cost. With 100+ guestlists being quite common, it can be a financial burden for the couple and their families. I decided to seek the help of wedding planner Julia Wei of Fortune Events to find out if there are ways to cut costs. Fortune Events is … Continue Reading…

The 4 Roles of a Bridesmaid

May 22nd, 2013 by Jeannine

The 4 Roles of a Bridesmaid

Being a part of the bridal party comes with more responsibility than you think. It’s not just about standing up for your best friend at the most important moment of their lives, there are a few other duties and responsibilities that may be bestowed upon you. Support System – Part of being a bridesmaid or … Continue Reading…