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When ‘Playing Cupid’ is a Good Idea

You’ve gotten lucky and found the person you want to be with for the rest of your life. Your wedding day is YOUR day and it’s going to be very special. But... what can be more special than having relationships start on the day your marriage begins? Planning the seating arrangements at your wedding presents an opportunity for you and your soon-to-be husband to play “cupid.” It’s always risky business setting people up but if you look at your wedding [...]

April 18th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

5 Tough Conversations to have Before you get Married

Before you get married you need to get through tough conversations that really shine a light on your relationship. It’s going to be awkward and uncomfortable, but every engaged couple needs to know what to expect and make sure their partner is on the same wavelength about the important aspects of the life you plan on building together. Whether these conversations are about determining how many kids you’d like to have, what faith you’d like them brought up in, or [...]

April 10th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Wedding Photography: It’s all in the Style!

Your wedding photos are what keep the memory of your big day alive for years to come. Unlike picking flower arrangements, or the music that’s going to play at your reception, your wedding photos are less predictable. The only time you’ll get to see them is after the wedding. You may have found the perfect wedding dress, but the search is not over yet! You still need to choose a photographer that you click with and that will be able [...]

April 3rd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

VOW-SPERATION: 10 Inspirational Movie Quotes to Get You Started

You’re standing at the altar, looking into the eyes of your fiancée knowing that very soon you will be married. As you hold that piece of paper in your hands, you realize you're making the ultimate commitment. You’re not only professing your love for this person, but you’re making a promise. For a lot of couples, vows are used to solidify their profound love for one another. Traditional wedding vows are fantastic but don’t be afraid to mix it up! [...]

March 19th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Why you shouldn’t use blue tissue paper to wrap up your wedding dress

  A wide-held belief is that brides should wear something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue on their wedding day for good luck. In addition to being advised to follow this harmless superstition, brides are also often given tips on how to preserve their dresses after their big day is over. An old dress preservation method still common today is to wrap your wedding gown in blue tissue paper before storing it away. Your grandmother probably swears that [...]

March 12th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

You’re Getting Married! Now What?

  He finally pops the big question, “will you marry me?” You’re not surprised, you knew this day was coming… but you can’t help but to be overwhelmed with emotion. Of course you say ‘‘Yes!” The next couple of weeks fly by. You’re happier than ever and you can’t help but tell every single person you see the great news. And then it hits you… You’re getting married. You’ve got a wedding to plan. You don’t know where to start [...]

March 6th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

5 Wonderful Winter Wedding Spots in the Ottawa Area

Beach destination weddings aren’t for everybody. Besides, there's no better place to be than Ottawa in the winter! We’ve got Winterlude, Beaver Tails, the Rideau Canal, ­ski hills all around us, and the most picturesque snow and ice sculptures around. Ottawa has everything you need to host the quintessential winter wedding. This week, we did some digging and found some cool ideas for destinations in and around the National Capital Region, and clever and unique ways to accentuate your environment and [...]

From Runways to News Stands: Canadian Brides are Going Vintage

Last weekend, PreserveYourDress.com had the privilege of stealing the show (literally) at the Wedding Palace Bridal Show at the Shaw Centre in downtown Ottawa. We were humbled to show you some of our most captivating work – specifically, this gorgeous handmade custom gown originally worn in Toronto in 1951. As we discussed with you in last week’s blog, the experience was an amazing one! Throughout the weekend, we spoke with hundreds upon hundreds of beautiful brides-to-be from all over the country, [...]

January 27th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

PreserveYourDress.com Does Ottawa’s Wedding Palace Bridal Show!

  The day you choose to spend the rest of your life with someone is special for so many reasons. In this industry, we are so fortunate to witness this magic every day! But sometimes, the moment is extra special. This past weekend at the Wedding Palace Bridal Show at the Shaw Centre here in Ottawa, was one of those moments... We were lucky enough as an exhibitor not just to meet with hundreds of brides-to-be, but also to feature one [...]

3 No Fuss Wedding Planning Sites for the Busy Bride

My best friend of over two decades is getting married this year. The date is fast approaching this October, so naturally, her wedding planning has just kicked into high gear! Recently she sent me a link to a site she’s been working on, chock full of stories, family photos, and important details about the wedding and registry. It was handy, aesthetically-pleasing, and incredibly organized. As it turns out, the site that she used has all the background coding and design [...]