Niagara Wedding Blog How to Write a Great Thank You Letter... A thank you letter is a heart felt letter written to someone to thank them for either being involved in something important in your life, for helping you with something, or for giving you a generous gift. It is also a way to tell them just how much their generosity or involvement meant to you. When it comes to weddings, sending out thank you notes is an absolute must. Weddings involve multiple people taking time out of their daily lives, usually on more then one occasion, to celebrate something special... Read More... Wedding Invitations: Tips on What You Should Include... It is now time in the wedding planning process to create and send out your wedding invitations. The question is, what exactly is included in the wedding invitation? This article provides some information on what you should include on your actual invitation, as well as what is usually included in the overall wedding invitation suit. Wedding Invitation: The wedding invitation is the main piece of information in the wedding suit, providing the who, when and where of the wedding... Read More... Important Tips When It Come To Sending Save The Dates... Save the Date cards are becoming more and more popular, but what are they exactly? Should you send them? What do you put on them and who do you send them too??? Save the Dates are considered the “pre-invitation”. It announces your official wedding date and allows guest to know that they are going to be invited to your wedding, giving them ample time to plan ahead. This article discusses the importance of save the dates and provides some key tips to keep in mind when sending out your save the date cards... Read More... Tips for Artending a Wedding Cake Consultation... Deciding on your wedding cake design, and cake designer, isn’t as easy as one thinks. There are many details involved with determining who to use as well as which design best suits your wants/needs. Here are a few things to consider: 1) Know your budget – this will help the cake decorator to direct you to a style within your budget... Read More... 25 Inspirational Wedding Cake Designs... Choosing your perfect wedding cake can be a very difficult and daunting task. Wedding cakes not only come in many different shapes, sizes, colours and flavours; but the decor and detail options are endless. This article features 25 inspirational wedding cakes to help you narrow down which style and design best represents you and your wedding... Read More... Why Hiring A Professional DJ Is So Important... Many common misconceptions are made surrounding the job description of a disc jockey at weddings. Often those unfamiliar with the industry believe that DJ's just show up at a venue, turn on their laptop screens, open a playlist in iTunes or on YouTube, and just press play. Because of this misconception, newlyweds often turn to family or friends for the responsibility of their wedding entertainment. “Uncle Tom loves music and is the life of the party, let’s get him to DJ!” “Hey honey – that guy, our neighbour Ron down the street loves music, why don’t we ask him?” or “Let’s hook up our Bluetooth Bose speaker and connect our iPhone for the night.”... Read More... DJ´s Need Experience in More than Just Music DJ´s aren´t just button pushers selecting songs at random to make a noise at your party. They need to be experienced in system configurations, sound dynamics and volume levels, all of which are different in every room or hall. A great sound doesn't just happen by accident. Proper amplification with hi current commercial equipment is absolutely essential. As a rule, the higher the wattage of the system, the better the sound. A powerful amp can make mid level quality speakers sound great at any volume. DJ´s have to know how to set up their array of speakers to create a great sound in any... Read More... 12 Questions You Should Ask a Wedding Decorator You are now at the stage in your planning to start determining what your wedding décor is going to look like. You have looked at all the wedding magazines. You have been on PINTEREST and have pinned your perfect wedding together. Now the question is how do you take this vision and turn it into reality? Although some couples take on this task themselves, this option is not always optimal. This is why hiring a Wedding Decorating Company can be very helpful. But how do you know what company is best for you? Below are 12 questions you should always ask a wedding decorator to help determine if they are the right choice for your wedding. Read More... Picking the Perfect Wedding Officiant It seems that media and magazines spend a lot of time focusing on all aspects of the wedding but the person who will marry you! It’s all just a big party without the Officiant and you should make sure that you are picking someone who matches your day and will bring your theme and vibe of your day into the ceremony, after all the ceremony is the first thing your guest’s will experience and will set the tone for the whole day. The ceremony should reflect you as a couple and be so meaningful and personalized that it will seem like you have an old friend doing the ceremony instead of... Read More... 14 Questions You Should Always Ask Your Wedding Photographer... When choosing your Wedding Photographer, planning is key! After the initial narrowing down of photographers, when you find a few who’s style suits your own and who’s packages line up with your budget, it’s time to start doing the hard work and narrow down that search even further until ultimately you find “the one". Continue reading for a list of questions you should always ask a photographer before hiring them for your wedding... Read More... Why Hiring a Professional Wedding Photographer is so Important... Through out the wedding planning process you are going to have to hire many important Wedding Vendors, including but not limited to the venue, the food, and the décor. Through out this hiring process, professional wedding photographers can often be left out as people try to cut costs by getting a friend or family member to take the photos instead. This article discusses why both wedding photography and why hiring a Professional Wedding Photographer is so important. Read More... Unplugged Wedding vs. Custom Hashtag????? In the carefully curated world of social media – should one unplug at their wedding or embrace it and run with a custom hashtag? There is no right or wrong answer but some food for thought. What will you and your guests take advantage / appreciate more - an unplugged wedding or a custom hashtag? Continue reading to find out more about both unplugged weddings and custom hashtags; and to determine which option, if either, would work best for your wedding... Read More... 30 Inspirational Floral Wedding Bouquet Ideas... Floral Wedding Bouquets come in many different styles, shapes, sizes and colours. Not to mention the many different flower options you can choose from. Although designing the perfect bouquet for your wedding may be a challenge at first, determining which flowers are in season during your wedding date, your wedding colours and your preferred bouquet style will help with this decision process. Continue reading for inspirational Floral Wedding Bouquet ideas to help you determine which styles and colours best suit your wedding... Read More... 8 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Wedding Planner There is a lot that goes into planning a wedding from choosing the wedding date, to choosing your Wedding Venue and Vendors. From creating a guest list and sending out invitations, to staying on budget. Not to mention everything that must be taken care of on the actual wedding day. Although not every couple will need to hire a Wedding Planner to help carry out their wedding visions, many will find this option to be helpful in making... Read More... How to Include Baby's Breath Flowers into Your Wedding Baby's Breath Flowers are small (typically white) flowers commonly known as "filler flowers" in bouquets. Now a days, however, baby's breath is becoming a very popular trend within weddings. These little flowers are starting to show up in many aspects of a wedding including not only the flower bouquet, but in hair pieces and flower crowns, wedding decor, wedding cake/dessert decor and in wedding "detail" photos. Reasons for their increasing popularity include their symbolic meaning of everlasting love and pureness of ones relationship, along with the fact that they tend to be inexpensive and available year... Read More... Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Ceremony Location One of the first things you need to do when planning your wedding is to pick out a Ceremony Location. Typically, you would do this roughly 12 – 18 months prior to your wedding date. This location not only represents the place where you and your partner tie the knot, but it sets the tone for the rest of your wedding day. Finding the perfect ceremony location, however, is not always easy. Not only are there many venue options to choose from, but there are many factors to consider as well. Continue reading for tips to help make choosing your Wedding Ceremony Location a little easier... Read More... 20 Wedding Favour Ideas A great way to say thank you to all your guests for attending your wedding and celebrating your special day is to provide them each with a Wedding Favour. Wedding Favours are small gifts that each guest gets to take home with them at the end of the night. Typically, these little gifts are placed around the dinner table(s) beside everyone's name tag, however, they can also be placed on a special table for guest to pick up on their way out... Read More... Helpful Tips for Creating Your Guest List You and your partner are officially engaged and have started the wedding planning process. You have decided on your wedding date, created your budget and picked out your ceremony/reception locations. Now for what may be the hardest part of planning a wedding … creating your guest list. Unfortunately, the ability to invite everyone you know is rare which means that most people must cut off their guest list at some point. Although creating a guest list may not be the most exciting part of planning your wedding, considering these helpful tips below will make the process a little easier... Read More... Helpful Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Party Your wedding party is your support group. They are the ones you can turn to, helping you plan for one of the most important days of your life. They can help come up with ideas and suggestions for your wedding, help to carry out wedding planning tasks, or simple just be by your side as you plan for your special day. Your wedding party also helps to make sure that you wedding day goes smoothly and are there to take care of any issues that may arise, leaving you and your partner worry free. The question is, how exactly do you choose who is going to be in your wedding party... Read More... Choosing Your Perfect Wedding Dress (Based on Your Body Type) One question that many Brides struggle with is how do you find your perfect wedding dress. There are so many amazing dress designers out there and so many stunning dresses to choose from. The problem is, that the style of wedding dress you might think you like the most, is not always the style of wedding dress that will look the best on your particular body type. The easiest way to find the best dress for your body type is to look for dresses with a silhouette that will highlight your favourite assets and conceal your not so desirable ones. In order achieve this, your must first determine what body type you are... Read More... Inspirational Photos for Bridal Hair Pieces Once you have chosen your Wedding Dress, its time to choose the type of Bridal Hair Piece you would like to use to help "accessorize" you dress. Bridal Hair Pieces tend to come in three main categories - Wedding Veils, Hair Accessories & Flower Crowns. The wedding veil was originally made to be able to cover one’s face while walking down the aisle. They are used throughout the world; and have many symbolic interpretations. Today, however, wedding veils tend to be used more as an iconic part of the bridal ensemble. The length of the veil is... Read More... 2018 Pantone Colour of the Year: Ultra Violet - 18-3838 Each year, leading colour forecaster, Pantone Colour Institute, predicts the trending colour of the year. This year they announced this colour to be Ultra Violet - 18-3838. Many people within the wedding industry, especially Decorators, Wedding Planners, and Florists look forward to this announcement, as this tends to be the trending colour choice in weddings for that year. Although I loved last year's Pantone colour "greenery", I am really excited for this year's colour... Read More... Tips for Choosing Your Perfect Wedding Date You are now engaged and are about to start planning your perfect wedding. The first step, and a question your will be asked many times during your wedding planning process, is the wedding date. Choosing your wedding day may seem like an easy task at first. All you need to do is pick a date and everything will fall in place from there right? Unfortunately, picking a date for your wedding is not quite that simple. There are many factors that both you and your partner should consider when making this important decision. Not only is this the day both of you tie the knot, but it is the day you will... Read More... Planning A Wedding - A Wedding Planning Timeline & Checklist Recently Engaged? Planning a Wedding? Not sure when to start to the planning process or where to even begin? Planning your wedding does not have to be stressful. NiagaraWeddingHelper.com is a free online wedding directory and a great resource when planning your wedding in the Niagara and surrounding area. It offers you links to the areas finest Wedding Professionals and Venues, along with many helpful wedding planning tools! One extremely helpful wedding planning tool... Read More... 12 Tips for Attending A Wedding Show Recently Engaged? Planning your wedding? Not sure where to begin your wedding planning process or what style of wedding you are even interested in? A great place to start is to visit a local wedding show. Many of these shows occur during the spring and fall and are a great way to speak to a variety of vendors for many different areas of a wedding, all in one location. If you are a bride/groom that is not sure what kind of wedding you want, wedding shows can help give you an idea of what types of options exist within the many different areas of a wedding, and help you get an idea of what styles you... Read More... Thinking Destination Wedding??? Think Niagara... Looking back into the past, Niagara Falls has long been recognized at the Honeymoon Capital of the world. Many newlywed couples would flock to Niagara to celebrate their Honeymoon and to look upon the falls as a romantic setting. Well that tag is now being changed to reflect the true reality of Niagara becoming a world class wedding destination. With all the beauty and spender that the entire Niagara Region has to offer, there is no reason that you should need to plan your wedding else where. Once being noted for having one of the most beautiful and scenic waterfalls in the world, The Niagara area has... Read More... Bridal 911 - What Every Bride Should Have With Her on Her Wedding Day When it comes to planning your wedding, no detail should go over looked. You have taken the time to be sure that your days schedule has been well planned right from the time you wake up in the morning to the time you departure from your reception at the end of the evening. You have made sure that your dress is exactly what you have dreamed of, your hair and makeup are perfect and made sure to accessorize with items that set up the perfect look. All the flowers, food, photographers, reception hall and music have been planned to a tee. Now, the only thing that needs to happen is for... Read More... Inspirational Red and White Wedding Ideas While getting into Team Canada Olympic spirit, I have come up with some inspirational red and white wedding ideas. Red and white can be incorporated into a wedding in many different ways... from the wedding bouquets and decor, the wedding party attire and accessories, and even the dessert and appetizers. It is a great way to show off a little Canadian spirit and a nice pop of colour for a winter wedding! Continue reading for inspirational ideas on how you can incorporate red and white into your wedding... Read More... Tips and Ideas for Planning Your Stag and Doe We all know that one of the main roles that the wedding Party has other than standing up for you is the Stag & Doe Party Planning. However what if you´re wedding Party has no experience in this field and you do not want to be left planning your own party. Seem kind of tacky right? Well here is another option. Tell your Wedding party to click to this page and find out what all has to be done. Here are a few Stag and Doe Planning Tips and games for a Stag and Does that are sure to make the big night a success. 1) Planning: First do you know how to plan a Stag & Doe? If not find someone who does... Read More... Want to learn more about Niagara Wedding Helper's latest news, events & wedding tips? Join Our Mailing List Interested in Advertising on Niagara Wedding Helper.com? Click Here! Follow Us Follow Niagara Wedding Helper's Social Media to get the latest wedding tips & trends and to see what Wedding Professionals in the Niagara/Hamilton area are up to!