Wedding Planning Resources

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Our team of wedding and event professionals, creatives, researchers, fellow wedding professionals, and creators, answer your wedding planning questions! If you have a question that you'd like us to answer anonymously, you can email it over to reception@peppermintandco.ca / Read full wedding articles on www.peppermintandco.ca xo

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Hello lovelies! Welcome to Wedding Wednesday Q & A where we answer your wedding questions! We'd love to hear from you! Email your questions or suggestions over at info@peppermintandco.ca - we pick a wedding question to answer every Wednesday! Download your free wedding planning kit here: https://bit.ly/Your-Free-Wedding-Planning-Kit Visit us at www.wedding-planning-resources.com for wedding tips & guides! xo

Dec 2

39 sec

Mimosas & Bonding! What To Do At Post-Wedding Brunch? Figuring out how to plan a post-wedding brunch and what to do? Activities and entertainment ideas for your post-wedding brunch? In this guide, we are sharing what to do at your post-wedding brunch! #WeddingPlanning #PostWeddingBrunch #WhatToDoAfterTheWedding FULL ARTICLE: https://www.peppermintandco.ca/what-to-do-at-post-wedding-brunch/ DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE WEDDING PLANNING KIT: https://bit.ly/Your-Free-Wedding-Planning-Kit

Dec 2

3 min 23 sec

How many months? When do you *really* need to send wedding invitations? Are you starting your wedding planning and wondering when to send wedding invitations? Wondering how far in advance to send wedding invitations? When to mail wedding invitations? How soon do you send out wedding invitations? How early do you send out wedding invites? In this guide, we share tips on when to *really* send your wedding invitations! #WeddingInvitations #SaveTheDateWedding #SendingWeddingInvites There are definitely a million answers out there. Also, so many different situations and circumstances will help you determine when to send the invitation. Here: https://www.peppermintandco.ca/wedding-planning-timeline/ is a traditional timeline that you can follow. There is no “hard” rule when the invitations have to be sent. We have suggested that you send out their invitation sooner for family members who might need more time to plan. Download your free wedding planning kit here: https://bit.ly/Your-Free-Wedding-Planning-Kit

Nov 23

3 min 22 sec

#WeddingVendors #WeddingPlanning #WeddingTips Should? Or Shouldn’t? How do we know if we should wait for other vendor inquiry responses? Or just book the ones that already did? Wondering how you can choose between wedding vendors? How long should you wait before you decide on your wedding vendors? In this guide, we are answering these questions! Full Article: https://www.peppermintandco.ca/booking-wedding-vendors/ Wedding Planning Timeline: https://www.peppermintandco.ca/wedding-planning-timeline/ Download your FREE Wedding Planning Kit: https://bit.ly/Your-Free-Wedding-Planning-Kit Happy Planning! xo

Nov 11

3 min

Real or fake? Do you notice a difference when having real bouquets & fake centerpieces? Planning on using silk flowers as wedding centerpieces? Maybe still sticking to real flowers for your wedding DIY bouquet? Artificial flowers centerpiece for your wedding? Realistic wedding flowers? In this guide, we are sharing tips on how to work around real wedding bridal bouquets and fake centerpieces! Silk Fake Flower Arrangement Guide: https://www.peppermintandco.ca/classy-fake-flower-arrangements-how-to-make-it-less-tacky/ Easy and Affordable DIY Wedding Centerpiece Ideas: https://www.peppermintandco.ca/easy-affordable-diy-wedding-centerpiece-ideas/ How To: DIY Greenery Centerpiece Guide: https://www.peppermintandco.ca/how-to-greenery-wedding-centerpiece-step-by-step-guide/ Dried Flower Arrangement: How To Guide: https://www.peppermintandco.ca/diy-dried-flower-arrangements-wedding-ideas-guide/ Download your FREE Wedding Planning Kit: https://bit.ly/Your-Free-Wedding-Planning-Kit Happy Planning! xo

Oct 20

3 min 30 sec

Your wedding is going to be the biggest event of your life. So it would help if you made sure that everything is well-planned and well-managed. Wedding planning can pose some challenges due to the additional items in your to-do list and managing your daily routine to include your newly added wedding planning tasks. #EasyWeddingPlanning #WeddingPlanningTips #HowToPlanAWedding We’re sharing easy tips to help you manage tasks and alleviate some stress! These simple yet handy wedding planning tips are going to smooth your wedding planning process. So let’s get started! FULL ARTICLE: https://www.peppermintandco.ca/easy-wedding-planning-tips/

Oct 12

4 min 36 sec

We answer your wedding questions! Easy and fun wedding planning! We curate wedding guides & resources to help make your wedding planning journey manageable & fun! Let’s celebrate life & love! How do you plan a wedding with a budget of $10,000? Is it possible? Where do we cut costs? #BudgetWedding #WeddingPlanningTips #$10kWedding A lot of factors can affect your $10k wedding plan. In this guide, as well as in all the articles linked below, we are sharing tips on how you can pull off your $10k wedding! * Cocktail-style wedding instead of full dinner (packaged appetizers are also a good idea!) * Shorter wedding reception 4-5 hours only * Minimalist bar *or DIY bar station* (signature cocktail) * Set up your own playlist and entertainment * Rent a small studio or buy out a restaurant (instead of a venue/banquet) with in-house chairs and tables that allow events (where you can also bring your own speaker!) * DIY easy and affordable centerpieces Cocktail Wedding: https://www.peppermintandco.ca/cocktail-wedding-planning-guide-how-to/ DIY Bar Station: https://www.peppermintandco.ca/tips-to-create-the-easiest-sangria-bar-you-will-ever-set-up/ Signature Cocktail: https://www.peppermintandco.ca/is-a-wedding-signature-drink-necessary/ DIY DJ: https://www.peppermintandco.ca/how-to-dj-your-own-wedding/ DIY Centerpieces: https://www.peppermintandco.ca/easy-affordable-diy-wedding-centerpiece-ideas/ Frugal Wedding Tips: https://www.peppermintandco.ca/frugal-wedding-tips/ 30 Wedding Hacks To Save Money: https://www.peppermintandco.ca/wedding-hacks-to-save-your-money-top-30-tips/ How to Plan a Low Budget Wedding: https://www.peppermintandco.ca/how-to-plan-a-low-budget-wedding/

Oct 12

2 min 14 sec

Just because you want to save money doesn’t necessarily mean you want to be super cheap. You might want to look at things creatively and from another angle where you can save💲 but still look and feel classy! #MoneySavingWeddingTips #FrugalWeddingTips #WeddingBudgetHacks Also, you’re not cheap; you’re smart with where you invest your budget for the wedding! Right? We got you boo! Here are some creative ways to save money on your wedding! * Skip the full wedding invitation suite 0:15 * Friday or Sunday Wedding 0:38 * Sign up for trunk shows and sample sales 1:03 * Hire a day-of wedding coordinator or help 1:26 * Rent them 2:15 * Stick to bar basics 2:33 * Same venue for ceremony and reception 2:52 * Make the most of your photographer’s time 3:23 * Stick to one flower variety 3:58 * Let them eat cake.. or not.. 4:12 * Sharing is caring 4:48 * Easy on the gifts 5:13 * Creative Buffet 5:37 * Consider buying out a restaurant 6:04 * Creatively limit your guests 6:31 * DIY Wisely 7:14 * Consider having a backyard wedding 7:48 * Airbnb is your friend 8:16 * Consider a brunch wedding 8:49 * Transportation 9:22 * Consider pre-arranged / a la carte 9:42 FULL ARTICLE: https://www.peppermintandco.ca/20-creative-ways-to-save-money-on-your-wedding/

Oct 12

10 min 26 sec

Marriage is not just between 2 people, but actually between 2 families. So when a merging of families happens, there might be some unavoidable challenges. #DifficultInLaws #FamilyConflicts #WeddingPlanning There might be situations that you will find yourself dealing with conflict with difficult in-laws and even other family members as you move forward with your wedding planning. When you are in this situation, it takes more than just planning your wedding. But also understanding how to navigate the relationships that are being formed. As you know, once you officially get married, it is also official that they will be your family as well. Together with Skylark Counselling, we have put together this video to help you deal with difficult in-laws and family conflicts while wedding planning. Skylark Counselling: http://www.skylarkclinic.ca/ Full post: https://www.peppermintandco.ca/dealin... TIPS FROM SKYLAR COUNSELLING: 1. Team Approach 1:22 2. Healing Time 1:46 3. Avoid Triangulation 2:13 4. Improvement Focus 2:40 TIPS FROM WEDDING CONSULTANTS AT PEPPERMINT & CO. LTD. 1. Understand your triggers 3:26 2. Your non-negotiables 4:46 3. Work with a professional 5:21 4. Non-judgemental approach 6:18 5. Partner Support 7:58 Sending you love and positive vibes! xo

Oct 11

9 min 46 sec

Feeling extra creative and bold? Why not make your own (DIY) wedding bouquet? #DIYWeddingBouquet #DIYBouquet #DoItYourselfWeddingBouquet This is usually discouraged especially if you are having a big wedding and a packed day. But if you feel like you can carve in the time to be creative and crafty to do your own bouquet, and if this is something that will truly save you money and make you happy, we say go for it! Now before we begin sharing the “how to”, it is always good to set your expectations. * What type/style of bouquet are you looking to make? * Do you have specific flowers you want to have in your bouquet? * Where can you get these flower varieties, and can you get them in bulk in time for your wedding? * Are you able to create a “space” where you can process, prep, and design the flowers? * Will you have a chance to “practice” making your bouquet? * Is this DIY project saving you money, and are you using your time effectively? You would want to consider these questions and prepare to help you manage this DIY project. Of course, we know that wedding flowers can add up and get expensive, so this DIY concept might be a good idea to consider if you are ok with a more “unstructured” design. Watching this video will help you determine if you are up to DIY your bridal wedding bouquet! Get a feel of the step by step! It will seem easy and quick, but it does require some practice! READ FULL ARTICLE: https://www.peppermintandco.ca/how-to-make-a-diy-wedding-bouquet/

Oct 11

6 min 19 sec

FULL ARTICLE: https://www.peppermintandco.ca/how-to-plan-a-low-budget-wedding/ * Setting Priorities and Expectations 0:43 * Managing your budget 2:26 * “Off-season” is the way to go 3:03 * Venue 3:29 * Go Paperless 4:45 * Food Options 5:49 * Bar 5:49 * Photographer & Videographer 6:13 * Flowers & Decor 7:08 * Choose your guests wisely 7:44 * Rent and Return 8:03 * Petite Cake 8:19 * Entertainment 8:45 “Low budget” can vary, and this is hard to define. There really isn’t a “range” for this. Even if others assume that it becomes low budget when a budget goes “less than” a certain amount, this is still very circumstantial. #HowToPlanAWedding #LowBudgetWedding #SmartWeddingPlanning This video can serve as a guide to making the most of the budget that you have set for your wedding. And if you feel that you are opting for a “low budget” wedding, we can definitely develop alternatives and creative ideas that will be as close as possible to your vision without breaking the bank! Just because you are planning a “low-budget wedding does not necessarily mean that it WILL or SHOULD look low-budget! We got creative tips and tricks to help you elevate what you have planned with a low-budget wedding!

Oct 11

9 min 30 sec

If you will become the person of honor at your best friend’s wedding and are currently thinking about how to write a wedding toast for the newlyweds, you have landed at the right place. FULL ARTICLE: https://www.peppermintandco.ca/how-to-write-a-wedding-toast-or-speech-for-the-newlyweds/ THE FLOW: * Start by congratulating the couple 1:09 * Introduce yourself 1:35 * Relive the first time you "met" them together 1:47 * Share funny stories 2:08 * Go over their amazing qualities 2:30 * Share your hopes for the future of the couple 2:58 ETIQUETTE & TIPS: * Time Limit 3:32 * Pronounce words clearly 4:00 * Privacy 5:07 * Allow some time for editing 5:27 * Practice, practice & practice 6:06 #WritingAWeddingToast #WeddingToast #WeddingSpeech The sentiments associated with writing wedding toasts can be both humbling, tear-jerking, and exciting. We will help you compose the perfect wedding toast for the newlyweds that will be quite memorable and filled with equal parts of heartfelt humor. We got tips to get you covered, from the epic wedding speech to the time required and speaking etiquette in front of the whole crowd! Thousands of wedding speech ideas are available on the internet, but you want yours to be unique and light-hearted that will leave an ever-lasting impression, right? We got you! Here are tips and tricks on how to write a wedding toast or speech for the newlyweds!

Oct 11

7 min 35 sec

FULL ARTICLE: https://www.peppermintandco.ca/why-you-should-consider-having-your-wedding-at-a-restaurant/ We’ve rounded up reasons as to why you should consider having your wedding at a restaurant! #RestaurantWedding #BudgetFriendlyWeddings #AffordableWeddings Quality of food 1:08 Great for intimate weddings 1:44 Pocket some savings 2:07 Little to no rental is needed 2:59 Less Managing 3:40 Create your own dancefloor 4:12 Multiple areas/sections 5:06 Privacy 5:56 Creative seating and layout 6:15 Restaurants are only often associated with celebrations and events but not weddings, which is understandable. After all, weddings usually require more tables, a dance floor, a DJ booth, a space for the bar, and other requirements! But that’s not always the case, is it? There are amazing restaurants with great layouts that allow you to work around your own floor plan goals. Some restaurants can accommodate your wedding reception and can also possibly save you money! You got great food in-house, you can plug into their existing sound system, you can have bar access, great staff, an intimate vibe, and just all the good stuff! It’s just a matter of finding the right restaurant!

Oct 11

9 min 15 sec

Wondering what you can DIY for your wedding? We got ideas that you can consider! #DIYWedding #DoItYourselfWedding #BudgetBride If you are feeling creative and crafty, these ideas will work for you! In the full article below, we also included step-by-step guides to help you execute these ideas! This way, you can determine which one/s works for you best! FULL ARTICLE: https://www.peppermintandco.ca/what-can-i-diy-at-my-wedding-that-will-not-stress-me-out/

Oct 10

7 min 55 sec

#WeddingPlanningTips #HowToAvoidWeddingStress #HowToPlanAWedding WHAT ARE THE TOP 3 THINGS TO FOCUS ON DURING WEDDING PLANNING? This video is not is actually not based around any planning process or strategy but more on the “approach.” It is like “planning” before the wedding planning. Before you get on how to plan a wedding or looking for wedding planning tips, a wedding planning checklist, or even a wedding planning guide, set guidelines with your partner. 0:27 Focus on you and your partner's headspace 0:53 Set-up a decision-making process 1:43 Set schedules and deadlines Wedding Planning Timeline: https://www.peppermintandco.ca/wedding-planning-timeline/ Wedding Planning Steps: https://www.peppermintandco.ca/how-to-break-down-steps-in-your-wedding-planning/

Oct 10

3 min

Buffet or not? Is buffet tacky for a wedding? #WeddingPlanning #Buffets #WeddingReception It can be. But if you plan it effectively, it can definitely work. Depending on the number of guests you are having, you can set up, plan logistics and activities/entertainment to help manage the buffet “system.” Also, if you are opting for a buffet, ensure that you have heavy hitters during cocktail hour. Like mini burgers and fries. Appetizers that can hold up your guests a little longer as they wait their turn to get dinner. We've listed creative and strategic tips that can help make the buffet “not” tacky at all. FULL ARTICLE: https://www.peppermintandco.ca/is-buffet-tacky-for-a-wedding/

Oct 9

6 min 19 sec