Backyard Weddings: Tips & Tricks!

Backyard weddings are great for a number of reasons: You get to personalize almost anything and everything and it can be as intimate as you’d like. Imagine, saying your vows in a meaningful place where you’ve shared many memories with family and friends.

Your backyard would be a blank canvas which would allow you to dream up anything and everything you’d want to use for decor. You will have to take a few things into consideration, such as: getting a tent, what to do about bathrooms, getting a generator for heat, etc. If you’re having a huge wedding, it can end up costing as much or more than a wedding at a banquet hall, so be mindful of your budget.

If you have decided to do a backyard wedding, then here are some tips to ensure a smooth planning process and wedding day!

1. Rent a Tent

As the weather can play a huge factor, we highly suggest renting a tent for the wedding. You can never be too certain of whether or not it’s going to rain, so having a tent helps ensure the weather doesn’t ruin your day. Tented Weddings are great because you can add whatever you’d like to enhance the space. You could hang string lights along the sides of the tent or have garlands with flowers cascading down from the top. You could even do both lights and garlands. Things to consider with a tented wedding are spacing and the time of day. You want to ensure you have enough room for all the tables, plus a dance floor and you may want to do an earlier wedding so that there’s enough lighting. Unless you’re going crazy with lighting (which can end up being costly), then it’s more than likely going to be too dark if you plan on having a 7pm dinner and would like photos taken of the dancing and festivities to follow.

2. Rent a Dance-floor

Does walking around in high heels getting stuck in the grass ring any bells ladies? Let’s avoid the phrase “Ugh I got my heel stuck!” by renting a dance-floor! A flat and smooth surface is essential for everything to be level as well as making sure the cake table isn’t tilted.

3. Tables & Chairs rentals

Like everything else, you have total freedom in choosing the types of tables and chairs that you would like. Typically, the catering company will provide tables and chairs but if not, there are a lot of reputable companies out there that do rentals. Just ensure that someone is responsible for set up and tear down of the tables and chairs, as you don’t want that falling on your shoulders. Also, for spacing (if you have a smaller backyard to work with), we recommend using the rectangle tables versus the circular, and setting up family style seating can also be a huge space saver. Other rentals to keep in mind would be; heaters if you’re doing a fall wedding, or fans if you’re doing a summer wedding. If you’re using heaters then consider getting a generator to make sure you have enough power for all those lights and heaters!

4. Personalize

Your theme and decor tells a story for your guests and showcases who you are as a couple on your wedding day. Maybe hang tons of fairly lights all over the tress to create a magical ambiance. Have a special table to showcase your favourite photos of you & your fiance, and your parents wedding photos. Decorate anything and everything!

5. Catering

Your backyard unfortunately does not come with an on-site caterer (well unless it does), so you’ll have to do some work here in finding the perfect vendor. Think about your budget and overall theme. Perhaps doing a buffet style dinner would save you some money, but doesn’t quite work with your theme? Then opt for no Hor D’Oeuvres and go with just a 4 course dinner and skip the filet mignon. Another option is to do interactive cooking stations which can definitely be classy and add some fun to dinner. There are so many different food truck options to choose from as well, and you could choose one that matches your theme. Regardless of which option you choose, make sure you ask your caterer all the questions needed so there are no surprises.

We hope any couples planning a beautiful backyard wedding take ideas from some of our tips & tricks!

Happy Planning

True Mate Weddings

Xo

10 Wedding Favour Ideas your Guests will Love!

You may not believe it, but choosing your wedding favours can be one of the most difficult decisions that couples have to make. There are many different types of favours; and some can add quite the bill especially when you have 300 people attending your wedding. It’s a great idea to choose a favour that ties in with your theme, and that means something to you as the bride and groom. It is easy to think you have to go BIG with wedding favours, when in reality- you can do anything you want. At the same time, you don’t necessarily have to do favours. It is a nice thing to have, but not mandatory. Depending on your budget, favours are a component where you don’t have to spend too much. If you happen to have extra room in your budget, you can spend a little more.

You want your guests to take home something memorable, but also don’t want it to be tucked away and forgotten about. Remember to keep your theme in mind and choose something that is gender neutral. A great option for a winter wedding would be blankets to keep guests warm or a cute hot cocoa recipe in a mason jar, while summer weddings could have fans to keep your guests cool.

We’ve put together a list of wedding favours, to help inspire you in finding the perfect favour for your wedding. Each couple is unique and special, we love seeing the most creative ideas come to life.


  1. Honey/Jam

We love this Honey & Jam jar idea! You can eat it, and you will have a jar you can re-purpose. Inexpensive and cute.  ://www.pinterest.ca/pin/173459023120258786/

We love this Honey & Jam jar idea! You can eat it, and you will have a jar you can re-purpose. Inexpensive and cute. ://www.pinterest.ca/pin/173459023120258786/

2. Flip-Flops

Ladies, we all know around the time the dance-floor opens our feet are crying to get out of our heels. Also can be used at beach weddings, or walking around on the grass.  ://www.pinterest.ca/pin/300615343855676807/

Ladies, we all know around the time the dance-floor opens our feet are crying to get out of our heels. Also can be used at beach weddings, or walking around on the grass. ://www.pinterest.ca/pin/300615343855676807/

3. Candy Table and Take-Away Bags

Candy & Sweet Tables add a little something to the wedding. Kids love it and it also doubles as a favour. You can get little in-expensive bags made for guests to put their candy into!  ://www.pinterest.ca/pin/532832199645317433/

Candy & Sweet Tables add a little something to the wedding. Kids love it and it also doubles as a favour. You can get little in-expensive bags made for guests to put their candy into! ://www.pinterest.ca/pin/532832199645317433/

4. Donations to Charities

Donations are a great idea for a couple that would rather give to a charity instead of typical wedding favours.  https ://www.pinterest.ca/pin/319333429819843359/

Donations are a great idea for a couple that would rather give to a charity instead of typical wedding favours.

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5. Personalized Wine Bottles

Wine is a great favour, which you can personalize and guests will most likely take it home and have a glass, or two.  https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/394487248593139753/

Wine is a great favour, which you can personalize and guests will most likely take it home and have a glass, or two. https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/394487248593139753/

6. Personalized Glass

Personalized glasses are great as you can take them home and use daily!  https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/706080047799946749/

Personalized glasses are great as you can take them home and use daily! https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/706080047799946749/

7. Chocolates/Truffles

A very popular wedding favour we constantly see at weddings, easy and really anything edible is a great idea.  https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/343258802848379310/

A very popular wedding favour we constantly see at weddings, easy and really anything edible is a great idea. https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/343258802848379310/

8. Mini Plants

Mini Plants or Succulents are a great favour idea.  https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/818951513465591923/

Mini Plants or Succulents are a great favour idea. https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/818951513465591923/

9. Popcorn Takeaways

Simple, easy and efficient. We have a hunch your guests would enjoy a delicious bag of popcorn.  https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/291819250852522412/

Simple, easy and efficient. We have a hunch your guests would enjoy a delicious bag of popcorn. https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/291819250852522412/

10. Mints

There you have it, 10 great wedding favour ideas to help you on your planning path. Here at True Mate Weddings we love working with our couples to help their wedding day vision come to life.

Happy Planning

True Mate Weddings

Xo

10 Popular Wedding Theme Ideas

When choosing a wedding theme, there are tons of different ideas to choose from. You can go basic or traditional, or unique and tie in two different themes to create an entirely new theme that is special to you. At True Mate Weddings, we believe it’s important to tell your unique love story by utilizing different elements and wedding ideas to bring your particular vision to life. Adding your own touch, makes every wedding is unique in its own way, and it’s those small things that your guests will remember forever.

Once you’ve made a decision on your theme, things become a lot clearer in terms of your vision and how to bring it all together. Your wedding theme should be recognizable by your guests, and be cohesive. You can pull inspiration from anywhere, including; eras, movies, fashion, your favourite season or trends. We have put together a list of some of the most popular wedding theme ideas to give you some inspiration, and help you to visualize your big day!


  1. Vintage

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2. Glam

3. Bohemian

4. Tropical

5. Romantic

6. Garden Inspired

7. Modern

8. Black & White

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All of these themes inspire a different feeling and selecting the right theme, truly allows a couple to tell their story. From the invitation down to the favours, every detail goes into bringing that overall vision to life.

How do you know which colours, what kind of flowers, and what kind of decor to choose? Let us help you create something that is special to you as a couple!

10. Whimsical

PLANNING: Our fave Wedding Resources!

You just started planning your wedding! You’re SO excited to find the perfect dress, the perfect venue etc. There’s just one thing… How do you find all of these? Where do you look? We like to put ourselves in our client’s shoes, to make the planning process a little more enjoyable.. (stress free!) How do you know which are the more established, reliable and trustworthy vendors or which venue will best suit your vision and theme?

We are thrilled to share our favourite wedding resources to help you find extra planning tools, vendors, ideas & advice AND MORE!


  1. Wedding Wire

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Wedding Wire is a fantastic wedding resource used daily around the world, providing couples with information on venues, vendors, wedding inspiration ideas, dresses and planning tools. You can search thousands of vendors including planners, photographers, hair & makeup, rentals, florists and so much more! You can also find reviews and ratings on local vendors to help with your search to find your perfect fit.

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2. The Knot

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The Knot is a Wedding Planning and Inspiration site, similar to Wedding Wire. Sign up and receive access to their “all in one wedding planner”! Registry, Inspiration, Wedding tools, Local Vendors and more. You can also find inspiration from real weddings!

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3. Pinterest

We LOVE Pinterest! We use it to create client’s inspiration boards, to help design their vision & theme! It is really a fantastic site to find almost ANYTHING. You can type what your looking for into the search box; and it will most likely be there. Examples include: Wedding dresses and centrepieces, also once you create multiple boards pintrest can learn what your looking for and will give ideas that is best suited to you.

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4. Style Me Pretty Magazine

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Style Me Pretty Magazine is a great wedding resource, which is also a wedding blog. You can find the most top rated, stunning weddings from all over the world! They give you yearly wedding themes to find your inspiration.

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5. GTA Wedding Network

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As a bride or groom you can use the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) Network to find vendors, venues and anything and everything you need for your wedding. There are also brides in the group that can offer advice as to what vendors they have worked with or what they did that worked for them! Theres any kind of wedding advice and cost saving ideas.

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Happy Planning!

True Mate Weddings

xo

CORAL: The 2019 Wedding Pantone Colour of the Year!

Ever since I was young I always admired Coral and how bright and playful the colour is, which makes us feel mesmerized and warm. We feel extremely energized and happy with this gorgeous colour, making it a wonderful colour of the year! We’re finding that bright colours are very in trend this season and couples are picking up on them; either showcasing very vividly or enjoying it through smaller details in their decor.

The colours that you choose can set the mood of the entire wedding, from the moment your guests receive their invitations. As these colours are very bold and rich, it’s best to choose the other colours in your palette to balance each other out. We cannot WAIT to see what designs all of our lovely couples create!

Enjoy some of our favourite wedding ideas & unique ways to incorporate into your wedding day!

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This beautiful wedding cake gives us beach vibes, its very simple yet stunning. While the main part of the cake is white and plain, it lets us fix our eyes on coral flowers that give that POP of colour.  https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/555842779005783452/

This beautiful wedding cake gives us beach vibes, its very simple yet stunning. While the main part of the cake is white and plain, it lets us fix our eyes on coral flowers that give that POP of colour.

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This luxurious floral arch with greenery is filled with beautiful, creative bright colours that help showcase Coral flowers, guests will feel super calm and fresh, and so inviting you can almost reach out and smell them!   https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/464926361526457602/

This luxurious floral arch with greenery is filled with beautiful, creative bright colours that help showcase Coral flowers, guests will feel super calm and fresh, and so inviting you can almost reach out and smell them!

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A beautiful example of how to incorporate Coral in a small way into your wedding decor. Simple, yet adding a colour that POPS! A great cost-efficient option that looks fantastic.   https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/445786063113573719/

A beautiful example of how to incorporate Coral in a small way into your wedding decor. Simple, yet adding a colour that POPS! A great cost-efficient option that looks fantastic.

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This classy, elegant and colourful and gorgeous centrepiece is giving us total romantic feels. Choosing a lower level centrepiece is cost efficient and can be just as beautiful and clean. Spring is closely approaching and we are inspired.   https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/568860996681289229/

This classy, elegant and colourful and gorgeous centrepiece is giving us total romantic feels. Choosing a lower level centrepiece is cost efficient and can be just as beautiful and clean. Spring is closely approaching and we are inspired.

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Feeling very peachy with this stunning entrance way or backdrop (multipurpose) is a fabulous option if you don’t love how bright Coral can be, still a very lovely and pretty colour that looks just as great.  https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/692639617670258520/

Feeling very peachy with this stunning entrance way or backdrop (multipurpose) is a fabulous option if you don’t love how bright Coral can be, still a very lovely and pretty colour that looks just as great.

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For all our grooms & groomsmen; this is a fantastic way to incorporate Coral into your suits! You can even add a pocket square to be tucked into your suit pocket.   https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/535224736964549672/

For all our grooms & groomsmen; this is a fantastic way to incorporate Coral into your suits! You can even add a pocket square to be tucked into your suit pocket.

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We are feeling major wedding photography inpso vibes!   https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/727401777294204338/

We are feeling major wedding photography inpso vibes!

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We’re loving this Rustic centrepiece design; lanterns are a huge trend coming from 2018 into 2019. Adding rose petals is a stunning way to incorporate your main colours.   https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/473440979555454089/ `

We’re loving this Rustic centrepiece design; lanterns are a huge trend coming from 2018 into 2019. Adding rose petals is a stunning way to incorporate your main colours.

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Stunning chair decor floral arrangement! There are endless possibilities when thinking about chair decor and if you want to add a little extra dazzle.   https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/495396027760909557/

Stunning chair decor floral arrangement! There are endless possibilities when thinking about chair decor and if you want to add a little extra dazzle.

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Stationary! A crucial part of your planning, which isn’t one of the most popular aspects. From the moment you send your Save the Dates or Invitations out to your guests, opening them is the start of excitement.   https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/647462883907197815/

Stationary! A crucial part of your planning, which isn’t one of the most popular aspects. From the moment you send your Save the Dates or Invitations out to your guests, opening them is the start of excitement.

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Geode Cake INSPO: coral has been used in a very light tone yet is still breathtaking.

Geode Cake INSPO: coral has been used in a very light tone yet is still breathtaking.

Happy Planning,

True Mate Weddings

xo

15 Floral Arches for your Wedding Ceremony

Planning your wedding is an exciting and fun process but can also be stressful. There is so many details, big and small that you don’t want to miss! From the cake, to the decor and the flowers- everything is super important. We think about flowers…bouquets.. centrepieces.. what about floral arches for your ceremony/backdrop?

Floral arches add a frame and beauty to your ceremony. Wedding arches can have a religious or a cultural significance, and couples can choose them for decor and to reflect their style as well- can’t forget about the aesthetic. They also add a grand look and are absolutely gorgeous at the end of the isle, and can have a double purpose to be used as a backdrop to your head table.

We find all Floral arches to be especially unique to every wedding and couple, which helps tell the story of every individual bride & groom on their wedding day and shows the bond of two people celebrating their love. To help you with your designing whether your going big or small, here is 15 floral arches!


Lovely Pink - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/247205467030598378/

Lovely Pink - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/247205467030598378/

Lush Greenery - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/448178600414322590/

Lush Greenery - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/448178600414322590/

Rustic Wood with Lush Florals - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/364158319866747131/

Rustic Wood with Lush Florals - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/364158319866747131/

Birch Rustic Canopy - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/31314159895685410/

Birch Rustic Canopy - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/31314159895685410/

Fun fact, this was Mandy Moore’s Floral Arch! - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/48906345939482483/

Fun fact, this was Mandy Moore’s Floral Arch! - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/48906345939482483/

Modern & Romantic - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/551057704401395506/

Modern & Romantic - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/551057704401395506/

Fairytale Woods inspired - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/818810775979975263/

Fairytale Woods inspired - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/818810775979975263/

Simple, yet Elegant and Romantic - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/572520171377291977/

Simple, yet Elegant and Romantic - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/572520171377291977/

Beautiful fabric draped Blush Pink - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/449304500319594896/

Beautiful fabric draped Blush Pink - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/449304500319594896/

Rustic and simple with a modern touch - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/312789136618225074/

Rustic and simple with a modern touch - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/312789136618225074/

Elegant, glam & gold - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/814799757561334746/

Elegant, glam & gold - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/814799757561334746/

Boho, simplistic & rustic - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/204702745549274827/

Boho, simplistic & rustic - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/204702745549274827/

Colourful and lush, just stunning - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/344103227775982254/

Colourful and lush, just stunning - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/344103227775982254/

Unique with Lush Greenery - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/563161128397421135/

Unique with Lush Greenery - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/563161128397421135/


We hope you lovely brides have found some ideas and inspired!

Happy Planning

True Mate Weddings

2019 Wedding Trends: Neutral Colour Palette Ideas!

There are endless options when choosing your wedding colours for your big day, sometimes it can be hard to decide with so many gorgeous colour palettes to pick from! Spring makes us feel so blissful with all the beautiful flowers blooming- and the weather becoming warmer. Neutral colours are so fresh, and make us feel so light and airy. Remember, choosing a neutral colour palette doesn’t have to be washed out, when you can also incorporate touches of pastels- which colour choice portraying different moods.

Darker colours can venture into the more sophisticated and stylish realm, and the lighter colours are lively and whimsical. Choosing natural elements for your wedding, depending on if you are more into glam or rustic- it adds a soft touch. Below you’ll find some stunning ideas to get inspired!


  1. Beiges & Greenery

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Photo Credits - https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/539517230357597084/

2. Sage Green & Gold

3. Light Blue & Champagne

5. Gold, Nude & Green (for the glam bride)

6. Taupe & Creme


You’re engaged! Now what do you do?

First off congratulations!

Being engaged can be super exciting but overwhelming at the same time. The first thing you need to do is set a date or at least a month, as this will help you narrow down all the other possibilities! So okay, you’ve chosen a date but now what? Your family is giving you a list of things to do, Instagram and Pinterest are giving you a list of things to do! Pretty soon you’re feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to prioritize and truly maximize your time.

This is how a wedding planner could come in handy, but perhaps you can’t quite fit one into your budget or maybe you enjoy the planning process . Either way, TrueMateWeddings has a list of time sensitive duties that would best be done sooner than later. Here they are;

1. Call your parents and close friends/family and send out save the dates!

This is especially handy if most of your family live far away, this way they can start planning ahead and making arrangements for travel, etc. Even if you don’t have an exact date, it’s a good idea to let people know as many details as possible in advance.

2. Draft a guest list.

One of the most stressful things to do during wedding planning.  Here at TrueMateWeddings suggest you write down an A-list (people you MUST have at your wedding). Then write down a B-list (people who you would LIKE to have at your wedding). This helps you to choose a venue as you would need a rough idea as to how many guests would be attending. Never under any circumstances let anyone on your B-list know that they don’t fit into the “MUST invite” category. Chances are they already know this…depending on the relationship, but it would still be in poor taste.

3. Create a budget!

When creating your wedding budget you really want to think about which areas of the wedding are a priority to you. Are you more concerned about guest enjoyment than you are about the aesthetics? Then perhaps you’d want to invest more into hiring a stellar DJ and selecting a menu that’s sure to wow their taste buds! On the other hand, if you’re someone who really enjoys wowing your guests with extravagant decor and wearing a top designer gown, then you could spend less on the DJ and buy those beautiful flower arrangements that cascade down from the ceiling! It’s your BIG day so you decide on what’s important, keeping in mind that there are industry standards for pricing and you do get what you pay for! Also, do your research so you know what the average photographer, DJ, etc cost!

4. Find your venue!

This is usually the first thing a couple does before hiring other vendors, so if you’re choosing a popular venue and getting married between the months of May- October, chances are they don’t have many dates left! Some couples will book 2 years in advance to secure their favourite venue.

5. Now that you’ve got your venue, you have a bit of time to relax, unless you’re trying to plan everything in less than a year! The next item on your to do list —we definitely recommend creating a checklist to help you keep track of the important tasks you need to do — would be to book in your photographer, videographer and DJ. These vendors can only service one wedding in a day and are in high demand. Having a quality DJ can make or break the party and overall guest experience, and who doesn’t want beautiful photos to look back on? Videos also add a nice touch when it comes to reliving the experience and the joy of your special day!

6. Write down all the details around your vision!

Start putting together a wedding board with ideas on what you want your wedding to look like. This step is easier when you know your budget, so you’re not putting down ideas that would surpass your budget.

7. Once you have made decisions on the style of your wedding, you can start looking into hiring your other vendors such as; the florist, decorator, cake baker and hair/make-up artist (s). Make sure to book in your officiant as well!

8. Remember to enjoy it!

Sometimes I see couples get so caught up in the planning; choosing vendors, managing their budget, navigating difficult conversations with family/friends , planning the different pre-wedding events, that they start treating it like a second job, and not a fun one at that! The last thing you want to do is to burn yourself out before your Big Day, so take some deep breathes, schedule time to just relax and remember at the end of the day, you’re marrying the one person you want to spend forever with!

Now that we’ve given you a summary of the next steps to take, we hope you’re feeling a little less overwhelmed, but if not always feel free to contact us with any questions or to book in a Free meeting!

We love helping couples and Coffee and sweet treats are always on us!

Happy planning,

 

TrueMateWeddings

 

Photography by : Liza Litvinovich

Bridal Shows- Top 4 Questions to Ask& Tips

“To go, or not to go; That is the question ?


 Here at Truemateweddings we HIGHLY recommend you attend at least one bridal show.  This is a great opportunity to speak with various vendors face to face. This allows you to meet all the potential vendors that could help make your wedding day a relaxing and memorable experience for you! It also gives you a chance to get tips, and get answers to questions you might not have gotten otherwise.

Thanks to the bridal shows hosted all over the GTA, it makes attending and securing a top vendor easier than ever! 

Truemateweddings will be at attending a few bridal shows this year. Last weekend we participated in the Niagara Wedding Show, which was awesome and this weekend we will be participating in the Hamilton Show. Also, we will be apart if the first ever Peel Bridal Show! This is a good chance for you to meet us and gain some insight as to whether we would be the best fit for your wedding!

 When approaching a vendor it may be intimidating at first so we here at Truemateweddings have the top 4 questions you should be asking each vendor. 


1.) How long have you been in business ?

2.) How many clients do you take on per day?

3.) Will you be the one I deal with on the day of my wedding?

4.) What’s your price list? 


These are the top 4 questions we believe will help you get a good understanding if you want to proceed with a vendor.  If it’s a photographer, DJ or photographer you also want to ask if they own their own equipment!


Bridal shows can be both overwhelming and fun! It’s a great opportunity to bring all the ladies together, or do something fun with just your mother and maid of honour! There will also be many opportunities to win great prizes , take photos and grab some goody bags !

Tips to be more prepared:

1.) Bring people who you know help to keep you grounded, and genuinely want to help you with your wedding plans.

2.) Carry sticky labels with your names, email, phone number and wedding date. It is optional to add your mailing address.

3.) Prepare questions that you’d like to ask each vendor in order to maximize the value received from the show.

4.) Come in the mood for snacking so you can enjoy all the tasty treats and samples!

Bridal shows are fun and helpful especially if you come prepared! So go on and attend, you have nothing to lose!


Yours Truly,


TrueMateWeddings



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