By now, if you follow me online, you’ll know that this past summer, after almost 5 years of dating, Alex and I got engaged! Contrary to this picture, we didn’t get engaged here at the Sandbanks Provincial Park, but back in Cornwall, Ontario – where we first met. I’ll share with you the story on how he proposed another time (which was super sweet and super sentimental), but for now I wanted to fill you in on how the past few months have been … stressful! LOL.
Everyone keeps reassuring me that it’s just the beginning that’s stressful, which is getting the “key players” in place: the church, the budget and the venue.
As of today, after being engaged for almost 3 months, I’m proud to say that I have all of that in check plus the photographer/videographer. Whoohoo! Since we decided not to hire a wedding planner (but we will be hiring a day of coordinator), we’ve been doing this ourselves. I have to give a shout out to my cousin Cheryl, who has literally been a godsend! She’s getting married in a few weeks actually, and because of that, she did a lot of research and was kind enough to pass it along to me. It was great to have a starting point, and thanks to her details included on this list (which had prices as well), it was good to see where everything was being priced and compare that.
If you’re in the same spot I’m in – feeling a little stressed about wedding planning, that is – I have some great news for you. This weekend is Canada’s Bridal Show! Your one-stop-shop for all things wedding. I’m really looking forward to it, seeing the vendors and hopefully check off a few more things off the wedding list so I can relax even more! This is also going to be my first bridal show ever and as someone who is engaged (I’m basically wedding-nerding-out deep down inside haha). I’ll be there on Friday with Z103.5 live-on-location from 4-9pm, and then I’m going to come back on the weekend again, to make sure I don’t miss anything (especially the fashion shows!) You can grab your tickets online, and make sure you listen to me this week between 7-10pm on Z103.5, as I’m giving away a 4 pack of tickets!