5 Ways to Incorporate Your Pet into Your Wedding Day!

You are engaged and soon to be married, but you have pet who you just can’t stand to not include. We totally get it! Well, today we have shared 5 ways you can bring your pet with you along for the big day! Keep reading…

1. Invite your pet to the wedding! – At your wedding your pet could be the perfect guest. Greeting wedding guests, and providing cuddles and laughs for all.

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2. Include your pet in your bridal photos! – Whether you have a horse, dog, or maybe a pig, get together with your photography and discuss how you can have your beloved pet in your photos.

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3. Let your pup lead the way for the Flower Girls down the aisle – When the Flower Girl or Girls come down the aisle, don’t let them do it alone! Have your pup come down the aisle complete with a floral leash.

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4. Honour you pet with the coveted role of being you ‘Pet of Honour’!

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5. Let your pet be your dessert and cocktail inspiration! – Dedicate your cake to them, or even create a feature cocktail to incorporate them into your menu.

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There you have it! 5 ways you can include that special pet on your special day. Thanks for reading!

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Our Top BC Destination Wedding Venues

Want a destination wedding but hoping to stay in BC?!  Here are our 5 favourite venues for weddings that feel like you are far from home without needing to take a plane!

 

#1. Nita Lake Lodge- Whistler BC

A boutique Whistler hotel right on the lake.  It is the perfect place for a cozy, lakeside wedding.

We love weddings up at Nita Lake Lodge whether it’s winter or summer! The venue offers beautiful outdoor and indoor options.

 

 

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#2. Sea to Sky Gondola– Squamish BC

Sweeping views of the Howe Sound, luscious coastal forest, and surrounding mountains.”- Sea to Sky  One of the most gorgeous places in BC to have a wedding would be here.  Last July we celebrated Lindsay and Claudio’s special day.  Just take a look at how beautiful their day was up in Squamish BC.

 

 

Photo credit: Sara Rogers Photography 

 

#3. Spirit Ridge– Osoyoos, BC

Get married in Canada’s very own desert.  With the beautiful vineyards, the mountains and Osoyoos lake surrounding the area, this will be any wine lover’s destination wedding.

 

 

 

#4. Painted Rock Estate Winery–  Penticton, BC

Terraced on a hillside overlooking the vineyards and Skaha Lake in Penticton, let the spectacular views set the tone for your wedding celebration and provide a beautiful backdrop for your photographs.”- Painted Rock

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#5. Hatley Castle– Victoria, BC

If you have ever wanted a fairy tale wedding, then Hatley Castle is the place to go.  It is absolutely magnificent.  Take a look…

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Getaway for your wedding without actually getting away.  BC is such a beautiful and diverse province.  It would be amazing to have your wedding at any of these destinations. Thanks for reading!

10 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer

So you’re ready to book your photographer and you have a few on your mind.  It is so important to get to know the photographer you want to book before you book them.  Down below are some questions we think you should ask so you can get to know who is going to be working with you on your big day.

 

  • How long have you been in business?
  • How many weddings have you photographed?
  • What are your wedding packages and pricing?
  • Can we see your online portfolio and also see full galleries of weddings you havephotographed?
  • Will you have an assistant at the wedding?
  • What kind of venues and locations are your favorites for photography?
  • Do you include an engagement session with the wedding package?
  • How many photos can I expect to receive after the wedding?
  • What type of equipment do you use?
  • Will you have a backup camera if yours fails?

Glass Slipper’s Wedding Décor Checklist

It is one thing to plan out your wedding, create the timeline and organize your guests, but did you plan for all the small details you might need with décor?

 

 

 

 

Now that you’ve got an idea of some items you may need, here are some questions we suggest you ask your decorator to make sure they are making your vision come true.

 

  • What is your favorite type of wedding style?
  • Do you offer favors, aisle runners or linen rentals?
  • Will you do a site visit at the venue if necessary?
  • What is your favorite type of wedding style?
  • Will you give your opinion on my décor ideas if I need it?

 

 

Thanks for reading, happy planning!

10 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Caterer

When booking a caterer for your wedding, you want to make sure they see the vision you want and that they have the quality you are seeking for your wedding day.  Here are some questions below we think are great to ask.

 

  • How many weddings have you done?
  • Are you permitted to work at my client’s venue? Have you worked there before?
  • When is the final guest count due?
  • Do you provide liquor? Bartenders?
  • Do you offer vegetarian/vegan selections?
  • What is the ratio of servers to guests?
  • What options do you provide for children’s meals?
  • Can you provide coffee and tea service?
  • Do you cook on-site at the event location?
  • What type of menu do you recommend for my budget, taste, style andnumber of guests?

 

5 Tips for Creating Your Wedding Day Timeline

Feeling a little stuck on how to organize your wedding day?  Well let us help you out!  There are so many things that need to be scheduled and accounted for on your day, and it is such a huge help to create a timeline.  The tips below are sure to help!

 

Tip #1- Use Google Docs or similar platform…

When choosing a platform to create your timeline, Google Docs is definitely our first choice.  You can easily create and share your timeline with whomever over Google.  Add in your mom, your wedding planner, or any vendors you want to have access to the timeline.  They can add in their contact information, and their time of arrival so there is no miscommunication.  The key piece, is that when everyone is working on it, adding things in, the timeline is always up to date.  As well, you don’t even need to print it off.  With Google Drive you can access your timeline anywhere like on your phone.

Tip #2- Start Your Timeline From Scratch…

A big mistake is to try and copy a timeline from the internet.  Your wedding is going to be different than Cindy’s from Ohio, so don’t try to follow her timeline that she has shared online.  Instead, try to find a blank template that you can use to start off and then make it all your own.  Click here to see a PDF of a blank timeline we want to provide to help you!  Most brides who are not hiring a coordinator will create the timeline themselves or work with key vendors like photographer and caterer to assist but most wedding planners will help to create a timeline for you… wink wink 😉

Tip #3- Distribute Your Timeline…

Make sure to give a copy of the finalized timeline to all your vendors, your VIP’s, like mom, bridesmaids, wedding planner, venue manager, etc, the week of the wedding.  If any last minute changes need to be made, change them on the Google Doc and then everything will always be up to date.

Tip #4- Give Yourself Enough Time…

When creating your timeline, give ample time for things like hair and makeup, transportation, toasts/speeches and for photos.  You have to remember these things can sometimes run a little long.  So try to plan for that.  If photogrpahy is important to you, ensure you are running your timeline by your photographer so they can tell you timing it will take for photos you want to capture, ei, bridal party, first look and family photos.  You may have a detailed schedule made for your day, but sometimes things can get off track, so be prepared and try to live with the moment and enjoy your special day!

Tip #5- Reach Out to Vendors…

Make sure to go through your contracts with vendors to verify what time they will be arriving and what requirements are needed for them when they arrive.  For example, if you are getting married at a hall, and your decorator expects the tables and chairs to be set up prior to them arriving, make sure you communicate to find out what your vendor may need or want.  Another important thing is to talk with your photographer and make sure you have the right timing for the photos you want.  Often enough, you will book the cheapest package for 8 hours, and because there is already so much going on in the day, you amy not get the photos taken you wanted.  So converse with your photographer to figure out what will be best for you. One more thing, and this is crucial, if you are getting your hair and makeup done, do not tell just tell the artist to come at 9am.  Talk with the artist so you know how long hair and makeup will take.  Otherwise you could be screwing yourself over for timing.

 

Thanks for reading… hopefully these tips will help you create your wedding day timeline and if you need some serious collaboration and help, Glass Slipper is just a call away!

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