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Complete Wedding Venues Guide & How to Choose the Perfect One

wedding venue with a married couple

Your wedding venue is probably the first big decision you’ll make when planning a wedding. There’s a lot to think about, so this can be a tough decision. Here’s how to find and choose the perfect one.

wedding venue with a married couple

Types of Wedding Venue

The most traditional wedding venue is a house of worship, such as a church or mosque. These are usually available for the wedding only, but some also offer reception space. Hotel weddings are also popular, as you can usually have the whole day in one place. For large weddings, banquet halls work well. Looking for a rustic venue? Choose a barn. You could also get married at a vineyard, winery, garden, country house, restaurant, city hall, or even at home. No one type of wedding venue is better than another. It all depends on your tastes and needs for your wedding venue.

What To Look For When Choosing A Wedding Venue

When you start looking, dozens of venues are bound to come up. Narrowing down which ones are worth visiting can be tough. Start by considering some important factors.

  • Budget. What is your budget? If you’re on a tighter budget, look for packages, as these are often cheaper. Many venues don’t list their prices on the website, so you may have to call to enquire. Don’t look at a venue that you can’t afford, or you’re sure to feel disappointed when you can’t book it.
  • Location. Where do you want to get married? Is the venue easy to travel to? Is there enough parking for those who will drive? What public transport is available to those who won’t? Are there enough hotels nearby for all your guests/
  • Space. How many people will the venue hold? It’s no good falling for a huge country manor for 500 guests if you only want 50, and it’s equally troublesome to view an intimate public garden with room for 50 if you want 500.
  • Personality. Does the venue suit your style? If you’re a modern couple, is that church really for you? If you’ve always dreamed of a classic white wedding, is a funky downtown restaurant the best pick?

wedding rep with an arrangement of flowers

When Is The Right Time Book A Venue?

Popular wedding venues often book up well in advance, so most people book their venue at least a year in advance of their wedding. From first-hand experience with managing Davenport House, a large country house wedding venue in Shropshire, this is when most of our couples tend to book the venue.

If you want to get married on a weekday or a less popular time of year, then you might be able to leave it a little longer, but booking too close to your preferred date is generally not a good idea. Sometimes, if you book really far in advance, you may be able to get a bit of a discount too.

Where Do You Find Wedding Venues?

Google is the place where most couples start when they start looking for their wedding venue. Search for ‘wedding venues near me’ or search for wedding venues in the area you want to get married. You should find plenty of options this way and will find both venues’ own websites and listing sites.

Wedding fairs can also be a good place to find a venue. Many venues hold their own wedding fairs, so you can see how the venue might look when dressed for a wedding, look around the venue and find some local wedding vendors at the same time.

Wedding Venues On A Budget

If you’re on a budget, don’t worry. There are some great options for wedding venues.

  • Family property. Does a family member have a large, beautiful garden? Maybe you could get married there? Garden weddings at home are very popular and can make for beautiful, relaxed ceremonies, with no money spent.
  • Small venues. Small restaurants, local bars, and town halls often have space for weddings that will be much cheaper than larger venues. If you’re planning a smaller wedding, one of these could be ideal.
  • Book early. Many venues offer deals for those willing to book well in advance.
  • Choose an unpopular time. Most people want to get married in the Spring or Summer, on a Saturday. These make those days much more expensive, thanks to the increased demand. If you don’t mind when you get married, you can save a lot by choosing a weekday, or getting married in the Winter or Fall.
  • Book a package. Lots of venues offer package deals, where you get venue, food, and items like flowers all included. These can often be cheaper and mean you know exactly what everything will cost from very early on, so you know how much you need to save.

Couple Choosing a wedding venue

Questions To Ask A Wedding Venue Rep

When you go to look at a wedding venue, you should ask the person who shows you round lots of questions, so you can find out as much as you can to help you make the right choice. When you’re looking, it can be hard to remember all those questions, so it might be useful to write them down before you go. You could also email over all your questions before the appointment, so your rep can find out the answers to anything they’re not sure about before you arrive.

Start with the basics to make sure the venue has everything you need. Ask questions about the space, and the practicalities, like setting up for the ceremony, and how the reception will work. If you need something specific, like wheelchair access, a quiet space for people to get away, or unisex toilets, your viewing is the time to ask.

  • Is the venue available on the date that you need it?
  • How many guests can the venue accommodate?
  • What are their wedding packages and what is included in those packages?
  • Will there be other events at the same time as your wedding, or will the venue be yours exclusively?
  • Is there somewhere that you can get ready at the venue?
  • Can you bring in outside food if you don’t want to use their catering?
  • How long can you have the room for? Can you drop things off the day before, set up the night before, and leave things to collect the next day if you need to?
  • Who will decorate the venue? When will you be able to get in to decorate if the venues don’t set up themselves?
  • Is there a smoking area?
  • Is the venue accessible to wheelchair users?
  • Is there a cloakroom?
  • Is there a bar? What sort of bar?
  • Is there a secure area to store gifts?

Ask some questions about how the venue is set up for weddings. Usually, you have to view venues empty (although you may be lucky and be able to see it set up for someone else’s wedding if the venue is ready in advance). If you can’t see your venue dressed for a wedding, these questions can help you to picture what it will look like.

wedding venue during summer

  • How is the room usually laid out for a wedding? What layout options are there?
  • Do they have photos of past weddings at the venue?
  • Can you see it dressed for a wedding?
  • Who will be the contact on the day of the wedding?
  • What will you need to bring yourself? Ask about things like stands for signage, cake stands, a cake knife, and any other practical and decorative items that you aren’t sure who will provide.

Ask about decorations. Some venues have some basic decorations that they will put up for you, while others expect you to bring in everything. Some will have rules about things like lit candles or confetti, so ask first.

  • When can you start decorating?
  • Are there any restrictions on decorations that you can bring in?
  • Can you have candles?
  • Can guests throw confetti?
  • What decorations does the venue provide?
  • How many people can sit at each table?
  • Will they provide items like menus or place cards?
  • Are there high chairs available for children?

Ask plenty of questions about the food, especially if you have dietary requirements.

  • What are the different ways that the venue can serve food, such as buffet, family, or silver service?
  • Do they have in-house catering or preferred caterers?
  • Can you arrange a menu tasting? Is there a cost for this?
  • Are any drinks provided with the meal or for the toast?
  • Can they accommodate dietary needs?
  • How many menu choices can you offer your guests?

If you plan to serve alcohol, either via the venue’s bar or by bringing in your own, you should ask a few questions about this.

  • Does the venue have a liquor license/
  • Does the venue provide the alcohol and the bar service?
  • Are any drinks included in the price of your bookings, such as a welcome drink, wine with the meal, and a drink for toasting during the speeches?
  • Is there a cash or an open bar?
  • Is there a charge per bartender, or will the venue hire them?
  • What happens to any unopened bottles after the reception has finished? Will you be charged for these?
  • Can you bring in your own alcohol? Is there a corkage fee for this?
  • Are there any restrictions on their alcohol service?

For your reception, ask plenty of questions about music, dancing, or any other entertainment that you think you might like to have.

  • Does the venue have their own band or DJ? Do they have ones they recommend? Can you bring in your own?
  • What kind of sound system do they have? If you need microphones for speeches, do they have those?
  • When can the band, DJ, or other entertainers set up?
  • What time do they allow you to play music until?
  • Can you bring in things like a photo booth? What are the rules for this?
  • Are there any photography or video restrictions?

Don’t forget to ask about the money too. Even if you know the overall cost or cost per head, you may have more questions.

  • Can you set up a payment plan?
  • What deposit is required, and when by?
  • When must the balance be paid?
  • What payment options are available?
  • What is the cancellation policy?

If you’re getting married outdoors, you should plan for the weather turning out badly for you. Nobody likes to think about it, but you should make sure that your venue has a back-up option available, just in case.

  • Are there any covered areas outdoors in case of rain?
  • Is there an indoor space you could move to?
  • Is there a generator for power outages?

Married Couple

Don’t forget to talk about some of the practical points that your guests will need to know too.

  • Is there overnight accommodation at the venue? Do they have deals with local hotels? Is there anywhere that they recommend?
  • What are the room rates for overnight stays for guests?
  • Is there a discount available for a block of rooms or rooms for guests?
  • Is there parking at the venue? How many spots? Where else can guests park if there aren’t enough?
  • Is there a valet service?
  • Is there a cost to park?
  • Is there anything else going on nearby on the same date that may make it hard for guests to find somewhere to park?
  • Is there a local taxi firm that they partner with to offer discounted rides to guests staying elsewhere?

It can feel like you’re asking endless questions, but it’s important to get all the information you need. As well as being beautiful, you want to make sure that your venue can cater for all your needs, whether that’s plenty of parking for all your guests, a safe, nut-free menu for your cousin with allergies, rooms for out-of-town guests, or a payment plan to spread out the costs. Much of this information can often be found on the venue’s websites or in their wedding brochures, so spend some time looking through these. Make notes, and don’t be afraid to make notes during your viewing to help you remember everything.

Start your research early, so you have plenty of time to find your dream venue, at the right price and with everything that you might need.

And if you need wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, bridal accessories and more, check out Best for Bride website.

 

Author Bio – Lizzie Adams

Lizzie Adams is the owner of the wedding business Davenport House which is a luxurious wedding venue located in the heart of Shropshire. Lizzie’s background as an international wedding planner and the stunning weddings created at Davenport means that couples get access to the very best wedding planning at the gorgeous Stately home and estate. From progressive, modern weddings to the more traditional country house affairs, Lizzie has seen it and planned it all. Lizzie is active on Facebook and Instagram and she’s happy to answer all of your wedding-related questions.

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The comprehensive guide to understanding body types and how it relates to wedding dress selection

Why is it important to identify your body type before you shop for your wedding dress?

Does the very thought of wedding dress shopping make your nervous?

As exciting as bridal dress shopping is, many brides dread the idea of choosing the wrong dress for their special day. This can be an expensive and often, irreversible mistake.

Now, here’s the good news! You can avoid such a mistake.

Wedding dress shopping isn’t complicated if you understand certain basic concepts about dress selection. And this is what we will explore in detail.

I’ll first describe the exact step-by-step procedure to identify your body type, since this factor has great significance in your wedding dress selection.

Thereafter, I’ll help you identify the best wedding dress choices based on your findings. Keep reading to find out more.

How to identify your body type

One of the first and most important factors to consider when selecting any dress (not just wedding dresses), is identifying your body type.

Yes, this is important, because dressing right is about celebrating your best features and hiding (or diverting attention from) the less desirable ones.

If you search online, you will find tons of articles describing different ways to identify your body type. Most of these work with three measurements: the bust, waist and hips. However, wedding dresses are more fitted than regular garments. So, you will require one more measurement, and that is your shoulders.

When it comes to determining your actual body type, we will be following the Bayou equation , where the shoulder and bust measurements can be used interchangeably. This is because not all women are alike.

So, if you have a particularly big or small bust or broad/narrow shoulders, you may fall into two categories, instead of just one. In such a case, you should ideally explore options that are suitable for both body types and find dresses that suit you best.

Let us get on with the actual measurement procedure. 

How to accurately measure yourself to find your body type

You will be taking your measurements standing upright. Here is what you will need for it:

  • An accurate tape measure and notepad for the reading
  • A calculator
  • Comfortable fitting clothes
  • A helping hand (optional)

Although you can do the measurements yourself, the shoulder and bust measurements are usually more accurate when someone else does it for you.

Here is how to carry out each measurement.

Shoulders: It is better to have a friend measure this for you. Your shoulder measurement is the total tape length from one edge of the shoulder all around you to the same point.

Bust: This is the circumference measure across the fullest part of your bust, holding the tape taut but not too tight.

Waist: Locate the narrowest part of your waist. It will usually be just above your belly button. Use a tape measure to go around your body along this point and note it down.

Hips: This measurement should be taken just below the hip bone. Locate this point and find the circumference of this area.

If you aren’t sure of getting the measurements right, here’s a guide on wikiHow that will help you with detailed instructions and illustrations.

 Identifying your body type based on your measurements

Now that you have all your measurements, it is time to use your calculator and do the following Math.

  1. Shoulders or bust / hips
  2. Waist / shoulders or bust
  3. Hips / shoulders or bust
  4. Waist / Hips

Once you have these numbers figured out, you can use them to identify your body type from the four different standard types, which are:

  1. Apple or Inverted Triangle
  2. Rectangle or straight body type
  3. Pear or Triangle
  4. Hourglass

These are based on Bradley Bayou’s technique, as outlined in his book, The science of sexy.

You can also find detailed explanations for these calculations, here on the Oprah website.

Now, let us look at how to correlate the numbers you just figured out to the corresponding body type. 

Different body types and their characteristic features

To discover your body type, you will need the numbers you just measured as well as those that you previously calculated. They were:

  1. Shoulders
  2. Bust
  3. Waist
  4. Hips

And the ratios of

  1. Shoulders or bust / hips
  2. Waist / shoulders or bust
  3. Hips / shoulders or bust
  4. Waist / Hips

Read on to understand the four different body types and find out which of these you identify with best.

Apple or Inverted Triangle

If you are an inverted triangle, the ratio of (Shoulders or bust / hips) will be greater than or equal to 1.05.

This means that your shoulder or bust measurement will be greater than your hip measurement by 5%.

Defining characteristic: your shoulders or bust will be larger than your hips.

Rectangle or banana

Pay attention to the ratio of (waist / shoulders or bust). If you are a rectangle, this ratio will be greater than or equal to 0.75.

If this is the case, next look at your bust and hip measurements. They should be within 5% of each other. To establish this, take the largest of your three measurements and multiply it by 0.95. Then multiply the remaining two measurements. If the result is greater than that of the (largest measurement x 0.95), you are a rectangle.

Defining characteristic: Your shoulders, hips and bust are similar in size.

Pear or Triangle

If you are a triangle, the ratio of (Hips / Shoulders or bust) will be greater than or equal to 1.05

In other words, your hips will measure at least 5% more than your shoulders or bust.

Defining characteristic: Your hips are broader than your shoulders

Hour glass

There are three factors to satisfy if you are an hourglass

Firstly, the ratio of (waist / hips) should be Less than or equal to 0.75

Next, the ratio of (Waist / Shoulders or bust) is less than 0.75

And finally, your shoulder and hip measurements will not differ by more than 5%.

Defining Characteristic: Your upper and lower halves are well-balanced, with a well-defined waistline.

If you would like to further evaluate these formulae or understand each of these calculations and how they relate to the different body types, visit this article on the Daily Fashion Muse. 

So, we have now understood how to identify each of the body types using different measurements and calculations. We also analyzed the defining characteristics of all the four body types.

Let us now look at the desirable features as well as the less favorable aspects of different body types. 

Desirable features and less favorable aspects of different body types—what to highlight and hide

Even before you identified your body type with the help of this guide, haven’t you felt that certain dress styles look better on you than others?

This is because each body shape has certain desirable features and some less flattering ones. Different dress styles draw attention to different aspects that work in the favor of certain body types.

So, let us start.

Apple or Inverted triangle.

Best features: Your curves, slim legs and full bust

Less desirable feature: Thick waistline and narrow hips

When choosing a wedding dress, you should focus on creating a curvy look by adding definition to your waistline. Styles that flare out at the hips, concealing its narrow dimensions will balance both halves your body. Also look for designs that add volume and curves to the lower half, thus toning down the dimensions of the top half.

Rectangle or Banana

Best features: Smaller bust

Less desirable features: Lack of curves and undefined waistline

Silhouettes that create the illusion of curves where there aren’t any, are the best choice for this body type. Skirts with added texture or elements like ruffles and bows that add volume will enhance the dimensions of your hips and create a curvy figure.

Pear or Triangle

Best features: Small bust and narrow waistline

Less desirable features: Large hips

Keep details in the hip area simple and tone it down with more texture and added volume in the upper half. Dresses that flare from the waistline will conceal and distract from the hips. They will also highlight your upper torso and small bust.

Hour glass

Best features: Balanced upper and lower halves and well-defined waistline

The hourglass is considered the ideal body type as it is naturally balanced and curvy. Close-fitting dress styles that highlight your natural curves are the best choice for this body type. Nevertheless, the hourglass can carry off any dress style easily and you will have more options to choose from if you are an hourglass than any other body type. 

Understanding popular wedding dress silhouettes

By now, you should have successfully identified your body type and you should also be aware of the best and less desirable features of it. So, what is next?

Finding the ideal wedding dress silhouettes for your body type, isn’t it?

Well, not just yet.

Before we go there, I think you ought to understand the different types of wedding dress silhouettes that are currently available. This will help you understand what each one looks like and why some of them are suitable for your body type, while others aren’t.

So, here are the top-most and popular wedding dress silhouettes you should be aware of:

A-line

Look at the dress in this image. Do you see how it resembles the shape of an A, with the skirt that flares out from the waistline? Hence the name A-line!

So, this dress style basically has a bodice that fits closely along the rib cage and then flares out into a smooth A-shape from the waist.

A variation of the A-line, called the modified A-line is also gaining popularity among brides. Here is one such gown.

Notice how it is fitted along the bodice and the waistline, all the way down to the hips. It gently flares into an A-line shape from the hips downwards. The benefit of this style is that it is roomier around the hips. Although the simple A-line silhouette is a classic, the modified A-line dress has an edgier look, and is better suited for a modern touch.

Ballgown

The signature princess style silhouette, this style is characterized by its full and voluminous skirt. The dress style also features a snug-fitting bodice that offsets the thick skirt. Here is a perfect example.

You simply cannot miss the thick and wide skirt that characterizes this silhouette. It is a very feminine style that is dramatic from every angle. Whether it is the fitted bodice, the ample skirt or the statement train, the ball gown is the silhouette that can stir up quite an impact.

Mermaid

If you wish to show off your natural curves, there couldn’t be a better silhouette to choose. The mermaid fits snugly all the way from the bodice to the waist and hips, down to the knees. It then flares out beyond the knees, creating a stunning statement. Look at this dress and you will see what I mean.

Not only is the silhouette sexy, it also oozes confidence and style. Not every bride can carry a mermaid-style dress well. So, if you have the body for it, it is a style you shouldn’t overlook.

Trumpet

This silhouette is often confused with the mermaid. However, there are stark differences.

Firstly, the bodice is straight and not snug-fitting like the mermaid. It is also more forgiving than the mermaid, since this style flares out from above the knees.

Here is a trumpet style dress to demonstrate this difference.

Do you see how the shape closely resembles that of a trumpet? The skirt is also less voluminous compared to the mermaid. Nonetheless, it is a style that allows you to highlight your curves and feminine figure.

Sheath

Just as the name suggests, the sheath is a straight silhouette which falls to full length after skimming the body along its natural curves. The sheath is unusually feminine, like you can see in the following image.

This is because of how it gently hugs the body, without being too close-fitted. This creates the illusion of curves, even when there aren’t any. The silhouette also elongates the body, making it appear taller and slimmer.

Empire

This is a unique silhouette that is defined by its raised waistline. Unlike other wedding dress silhouettes, the waistline in an empire dress is higher than the natural waistline. It appears just under the bust. The following image illustrates how it looks.

If you look carefully, you will see how the bust has a very distinct demarcation, and the skirt flows into layers right beneath it. It gradually flares away from the body, but the difference is that this happens from right under the bodice. The skirt is loosely draped, while the bodice is well-defined. This style camouflages the waistline and hips, and is a very forgiving style that hides the flaws in the lower body.

Dropped waist

Just like the name suggests, this dress silhouette has its waistline lower than the natural waistline. So, the bodice continues all the way down to below the waist, and slowly flares into a skirt that flows to full length. For instance, check out this dress.

This is a popular dropped waist design, where the draped bodice continues all the way down the waistline to near the hips, where it then flares out into a full skirt. The dropped waistline detail is emphasized with the draping pattern of the dress. The style elongates the torso, making you appear slimmer in the upper body and adding more volume to the lower half beyond the hips

That brings us to the end of the most popular wedding dress silhouettes that you will come across. Now, let’s move on to the fun part—identifying the best wedding dress silhouettes for each body type!

Remember that there may be more than one silhouette recommended for each body type.

This gives you a good variety to choose from. It also means, you can have a lot of fun trying dresses of each type during your wedding shopping appointment, till you find your favorite. 

Best wedding dress silhouettes for each body type

In the previous chapters, we looked at how to identify the different body types. We also covered the characteristic features of each body type, including ones that are desirable and those that are best camouflaged.

We also analyzed the most popular wedding dress silhouettes available. It is now time to combine all this information together. This will help us to find suitable wedding dress silhouettes for each body type.

Read on to find out what are the recommended dress styles for each body type, and don’t forget to make note of what is right for you.

Apple or inverted Triangle

The ideal wedding dress will help you flaunt your curves, which is your strongest asset. It will also hide your slight hips, and create a curvy look by adding more volume to this area. Here are some suggestions:

Recommended dress silhouettes:

An A-line dress with a thick skirt will look beautiful on you. Aim to find one that nips at the waist and flares out beyond it. This will create the illusion of a slim waistline, and highlight a curvy figure.

Also look at ball gowns. The full skirt of this style makes it best for brides with slender hips and legs.  They achieve the same effect as an A-line gown, with a slim waistline and thick layers in the skirt that create a curvy figure.

Styles to avoid:

The basic idea is to avoid any dress style that draws attention to your slender lower half or thicker waistline. This would mean dresses like the trumpet and mermaid that fit closely all the way down to the hips.

Rectangle or banana

If your body type is straight or rectangle, you will lack a curvy appearance. So, dresses that create the illusion of curves where there aren’t any are the best choices.

Recommended dress silhouettes:

Explore ball gowns, since these create a very feminine look with a nipped waistline and thick skirt. This will also draw attention to your small bust, while balancing out the overall look with a full skirt.

Another dress style that works on straight figures is the sheath. Since the dress loosely drapes along your natural body, it adds the illusion of curves.

Styles to avoid:

Any dress silhouette that lacks a defined waistline will exaggerate your straight figure. So, avoid styles like the fit and flare, mermaid or dropped waist gowns.

Pear or Triangle

Your best asset is your toned and trim upper body. So, dresses that draw attention to this area and distract from your ample hips will look best. Since you have a small bust, you can also consider dresses with textured and embellished bodices.

Recommended dress silhouettes:

Ball gowns flow away from the waistline, thus camouflaging your large hips. So, this is a great choice to consider.

A similar effect can also be achieved with an A-line dress that flares out from the waist, hiding the area below it under layers of fabric.

Styles to avoid:

Avoid any style that accentuates the hip or stomach area, since these are your less desirable traits. This means that the trumpet is a definite no! Also avoid the sheath, since it adds more volume to the lower half.

Hour glass

If you are an hourglass figure, you are fortunate. Yours is the body type that looks amazing in any and every wedding dress silhouette. Nevertheless, flaunt your beautiful natural curves in dresses that draw attention to your figure. Choose wedding dress silhouettes that will highlight your natural figure, and you will look stunning. Here are some suggestions.

Recommended dress silhouettes:

Yours is the perfect body type to flaunt fit and flare dress styles like the mermaid and trumpet. Since these silhouettes course snugly along your natural curves and flare out beyond the hips, it will create a dramatic look.

Styles to avoid:

A well-balanced figure like the hourglass will look good in any dress silhouette. So, there are no specific dress styles to avoid. Even so, it is a shame to hide your curvy and sensual figure under dresses which drown you in layers of fabric. Although you will be able to carry it off, you can do better than choosing an A-line or sheath silhouette. 

Wedding dress selection for plus-size and petite brides

Apart from the different body types we discussed earlier, there are two more that we haven’t looked at till now. These are:

Plus-size and petite

This guide would be incomplete unless we discuss wedding dress selection for women who fit this category too. So, let us find out more.

What is plus size and petite?

In the fashion industry, anyone with larger than average proportions is plus-size. So, the typical dress sizes in this case would be 14 or more.

Petite women, on the other hand, have a small stature and are shorter than average. Their characteristic feature is a well-balanced overall figure but height that is less than 5’3”.

Let us look at wedding dress selection for both the plus-size and petite bride in detail.

Defining characteristics of plus-size brides

The fit and proportion of plus-size women differ from that of other women, as their curves are more exaggerated. Most plus-size women are curvy in nature.

Plus-size women also have body types that fit into the five different categories we discussed earlier: triangle, straight, inverted triangle and hourglass. The only difference is that the actual measurements for these women will be larger than the average.

Best wedding dress silhouettes:

The best wedding dress silhouette for your body shape will depend on which body type you resemble closely. Use the guidelines in the previous chapter to determine the best dress silhouettes for your body type.

Nevertheless, a general recommendation is that you choose dresses with good fitting, so it plays up your natural shape.

The empire-style and dresses with a well-defined waistline like the A-line or ball gown look amazing on plus-size brides.

Styles to avoid:

Stay away from loosely draped dress silhouettes like the sheath. These only add extra pounds to your look. Also avoid fabrics that cling and instead opt for structured gowns.

Check out our video below, for more help with dress selection when you are plus-size.

Defining characteristics of petite brides

Petite brides are short, but with a well-balanced figure. However, their height can make it difficult to find many options in wedding dresses, as the typical wedding dress is designed for women of height 5’5” or more.

Best wedding dress silhouettes:

Any wedding dress style that creates the illusion of extra height by raising the waistline is recommended for petite brides. A-line dresses, trumpets and sheaths also work for this body type, since it is well-balanced in both halves.

Styles to avoid:

Petite brides will look even shorter in dresses with dropped waists. So, this is definitely a style you shouldn’t wear. Similarly, elaborate silhouettes like the ball gown can overwhelm the smaller size of a petite bride and is best avoided. 

Do check the following eHow video for more tips on selecting your wedding dress, when you are a petite bride.

Checklist for understanding your body type and selecting the right wedding dress

Now that we’ve covered the entire scope of this subject, I thought this quick and easy checklist will help you with your wedding dress selection. So, here are the steps to follow.

  • Begin by attempting to identify your body type by measuring your
  • Shoulders
  • Bust
  • Waist and
  • Hips
  • Perform the following calculations
  • Shoulders or bust/hips
  • Waist/ shoulders or bust
  • Hips/ shoulders or bust
  • Waist/ hips
  • Correlate your measurements with the identified body types:
  • Apple or inverted triangle
  • Banana or rectangle
  • Pear or triangle
  • Hourglass
  • Plus-size
  • Petite
  • Cross-check with the suggested dress silhouettes to understand your options

And finally,

  • Go wedding dress shopping, armed with this information!

So, that’s it about the different aspects of wedding dress shopping by body type. Didn’t I tell you that it wasn’t complicated if you followed the right steps?

Now you know all about identifying your body type and choosing the right wedding dress silhouettes accordingly. So, tell me what are the new features you will be looking for when you go wedding dress shopping by dropping us a comment below.

For inspiration and also a look at the latest trends in wedding dress fashion, visit this link to our bridal dresses. You will find an enormous variety of wedding dresses with all style features and details here. Use it to shortlist your favorites and prepare yourself for when you go shopping.

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The definitive guide to bridesmaid dress shopping

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Bridesmaid dress shopping is an indispensable and important aspect of your wedding planning.

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Choosing the right dresses for your wedding party members involves unique challenges such as finding dresses that your bridesmaids approve, that also work with the wedding theme.

So, bridesmaid dress shopping may even end up being more demanding than wedding dress shopping itself! However, with proper preparation and planning, you can tackle bridesmaid dress shopping efficiently.

This comprehensive guide to bridesmaid dress shopping will discuss all that you need for stress-free bridesmaid dress shopping.

So, let’s get started!

Preparation for Bridesmaid dress shopping: Decisions to make

Did you know that the actual shopping process begins much before your bridesmaids set foot in a shop?

Ideally, you should start planning bridesmaid dress shopping at least six months before the wedding.

This will give you enough time to finalize the selection criteria, co-ordinate with your girls and fix shopping appointments and book alterations when the dresses arrive.

So, let us look at the different steps to consider during the preparation stage.

What is the budget?

Being chosen as a bridesmaid comes with many perks. However, at least some of your girls may worry about one aspect—the expenses they must bear.

According to this survey by the Knot, the average bridesmaid dress costs $150. It may be higher or lower based on the bride’s preferences.

Make it easy for your bridesmaids by asking them what they are comfortable spending. Accordingly, fix the budget and restrict choices to dresses in this range.

If the price is a severe constraint, here are some practical ideas to save on bridesmaids dresses.

Who makes the final choice?

Gone are the days when the bride would choose a single dress for all her bridesmaids. Modern brides are fashion-conscious and acknowledge the fact that their bridesmaids would like to be consulted about their preferences.

If you are really flexible, you can even let your bridesmaids pick their dresses themselves. However, there is a challenge!

When you give them free rein, the final look may not be cohesive.

Avoid this issue by specifying two to three guidelines. Choose from color, fabric type, length, neckline style or sleeve style.

The other option is to take the whole group shopping at the same time and ensure that the final decision is yours.

When to go shopping?

Bridesmaid dress shopping should be completed months ahead of the wedding. Play it safe and book the session four to six months in advance.

Talk to your bridesmaids and schedule their appointment in such a way that it is convenient for most of the crew.

For bridesmaids who stay far away, you can even explore the option of buying their dress at a different store that is near their place. This will make the collection and alterations much easier.

Where to buy?

The best place to shop for bridesmaid dresses is at a real store. However, it is important to shop at least a few months before the wedding. Stores require time to place your order with the manufacturer and get it delivered.

When you decide to shop at a real store, you can touch and see samples prior to ordering. Your bridesmaids can also try on the dresses to see how it looks on their bodies. This eliminates confusion regarding the quality of the fabric, dress style and choosing the wrong size.

Nonetheless, there are certain challenges when you decide to take the girls shopping. Let us look at what they are and how to tackle them.

To invite all the bridesmaids or not?

If you will be making the final decision regarding your bridesmaid dresses, you will have to go shopping with them. However, it is a bad idea to take all your bridesmaids with you for the first appointment.

Too many opinions can result in chaos and you may end up more confused than before.

Instead, take someone you trust (like your Maid of Honor or mother) when you first visit the boutique. Share your vision with the shopping consultants.

Also, remember that your bridesmaids will have different body types and complexions. Discuss these factors with the sales team.

With their help, narrow down your choices to a few dresses. Make your choices in such a way that there is something suitable for everyone.

These will be the ones that your bridal crew will finally try on. At the next appointment, include all your bridesmaids and help them make the final decision.

Sizing issues and other challenges

When placing the order, your sales consultant will measure the girls and select the size that is closest to their measurements. Since sizing charts are different from those for regular clothes, their bridesmaid dress size will differ from their regular dress size.

Remember that it will be easier to take in a big dress than add extra inches to one that is too small. Choose accordingly.

In the rare case that a bridesmaid is unable to go shopping and you should order on her behalf, choosing the correct size can be a problem. Ask her to get measured by a professional seamstress to ensure you are given accurate measurements to choose the right size.

Once the dresses arrive, each bridesmaid will need one or two alteration sessions to get the dress to fit correctly. Alterations will typically take one to two weeks.

Factor this into the bridesmaid dress shopping schedule. Be considerate of their schedules when planning their fitting appointments.

Now that we have looked at the different challenges you will face during the preparation stage, let us move on to the more interesting task—the actual dress selection.

Getting down to business: Actual bridesmaid dress selection

Once you have fixed the budget and where and when to shop for your bridesmaid dresses, you are ready to begin the actual selection process.

As we discussed earlier, you have two options: either join the bridal party when they go shopping or let your bridesmaids handle the task themselves.

Irrespective of which option you choose, you must guide your bridesmaids towards suitable dresses by supplying a few specifications. Let us look at the various factors that you should consider in this regard.

Choosing colors and styles: factors to consider

Although it isn’t necessary that all the bridesmaids should wear the same color, it is essential that the dress colors match the color palette of your wedding.

If your central colors are bold and bright, it may not flatter all your bridesmaids. In such a situation, you may like to look at dresses in neutral colors. Not only will this complement your bridal look, but it will also blend with any theme.

The bridesmaid dress choices should also complement the bridal gown in terms of fabric and style. This will ensure that your bridal portraits with the wedding party will look splendid. So, complete your wedding gown shopping to go bridesmaid dress shopping.

When choosing your bridesmaid dress color, remember that flexibility is key to a good-looking wedding party. By being open-minded you can find dresses that flatter all your girls, which also tie with the overall wedding theme. For more insight on how this works, watch this video

With proper planning, you can use different dresses to create a dynamic, but attractive wedding party. Here are some practical mix and match ideas to make this happen.

Same color, different dress styles

Give each of your bridesmaids a distinct look by choosing dresses with different style elements. You can vary the silhouette, neckline details, sleeve length, and even hemline to make this happen.

Then tie together their different styles with color. You can ensure that the color remains the same throughout the group by picking different dresses from the same collection.

The result will be fabulous!

Same dress style, different colors

Most designer bridesmaid dresses are available in a range of colors. So, choose different colors for each of your girls.

With this option, the group will look very lively. The bonus is that you can pick colors that suit each of your bridesmaid’s skin tones.  Since you are varying only the color and the rest of the dress design remains the same, you needn’t worry about cohesiveness.

Variations of the same color

Here’s another variation of the first idea we discussed. In this option, you settle on a single color, say purple. Then have your girls choose dresses in different shades of blue. So, you can have dresses in purple, lavender, plum, and periwinkle. The base color will unify the group while each of the girls enjoys her own unique look.

Prints of a type

Printed dresses are all the rage now. So, if you want to enhance the overall style quotient of your group, consider printed dresses. To unify the group, specify the type of print (You can choose from florals, geometric designs, animal prints, etc.) This is also an excellent way to highlight the theme of the wedding through their choice of outfits.

Using the same texture

By choosing the same fabric, you can again create an elegant mix and match effect. Fabrics like lace, chiffon, net or velvet have their own individuality. Choose different colors or styles while keeping the texture similar and you will have a winning combination.

Another unique challenge when choosing dresses for a bunch of ladies is to ensure that it flatters each one of them. After all, you want all your wedding party members to look their best on your special day.

How to find dresses that flatter different body types

Look at your bridal party and you will see that no two women are alike in terms of body structure.

Nature has blessed each woman with her specific body shape.

Body types are basically divided into four: apple, pear, hourglass and rectangle. Each of these body types has its own favorable aspects and some not-so-desirable ones. And this varies from one type to the other.

Hence, a dress style that flatters a specific body type may not look good on another one.  Since the women in your group will each have different body types, it is unlikely that any random dress style will flatter all of them.

So, you have two options:

  • Mix and match silhouettes, so each woman gets a dress that suits her specific body type.
  • Opt for universally flattering styles that will look good on most of the women.

Let us look at each of these in closer detail.

Mix and match silhouettes

The ideal dress style for any body type will highlight the best assets while distracting from the less desirable ones. The dress would also create a balanced structure that resembles an hourglass.

For an apple body type, the upper torso is more prominent. To balance the lower half, it is necessary to choose dresses that create the illusion of a waistline and more volume to the slender proportions of the lower body.

On the other hand, a pear body type has thicker hips. To balance the shape, it becomes necessary to enhance the upper body with a textured yoke.

So, if you have a pear-shaped and apple-shaped bridesmaid, the same dress silhouette would not suit both.

In such cases, consider mixing up silhouettes to flatter these individual body shapes. Keep two or three factors in the dresses similar for overall cohesiveness.

Universally flattering styles

Sometimes, you may simply not have the time or energy to find dresses that flatter each of your bridesmaids. Otherwise, it could be that you prefer to finish off the task faster by choosing a single dress style for all the bridesmaids.

In such cases, it is best to play it safe with universally flattering dress styles. These dresses will look good on almost all body types and your girls will be less likely to complain.

Let us look at some of these options:

Flutter sleeves

When your bridesmaids are from different age groups, have different body types and are of different heights, choose dresses with flutter sleeves and it will suit everyone.

Not only does this result in a modest look, but it is also elegant and flatters almost any woman.

Midi-length skirt

Midi dresses end between the knee and the calf. The benefit of this length is that it is slimming and elongates your legs.

Keeping it below knee-length makes it ideal for women who aren’t fond of showing much skin. This length will also draw attention to their shoes, making it another attractive factor. You can have the exact hemline altered to hit the best part of the leg for each girl.

Fit and flare silhouettes

This dress style is fitted around the torso and flares out from the waistline. It is a universally flattering dress style that creates the illusion of a slim waistline when there isn’t any. It also highlights the waist area in a good way.  

Hence, it is a style that works for both pear and apple-shaped women. Fit and flare dress styles create a curvy figure for a rectangle body type while emphasizing the slender waistline of an hourglass figure. Hence it is a win-win for all body types.

Bridesmaid dress shopping based on season and formality

When choosing bridesmaids dresses, be mindful of the weather conditions at the time of your wedding. Make decisions regarding the dress fabric, hemline and sleeve length based on how cold or warm it will be.

The bridesmaid dress choices should also complement the formality of the event. Opt for casual styles when the wedding has a semi-formal or casual theme. In formal settings, elegant and sophisticated choices look best.

Here are some tips:

  • For warm months, light-weight and breathable fabrics like cotton, linen and chiffon are ideal. You can opt for silk, velvet or wool when the weather is cold.
  • Long gowns are a good choice for autumn and winter. Midi and Mini dress look good in summer.
  • Match the bridesmaid dress style to the formality of the event. Long gowns in bold colors look good at formal weddings while short dresses in cheerful colors and lightweight fabric are suitable for informal settings.
  • Sleeveless and strapless dress styles can make your bridesmaids uncomfortable in cold weather. Either opt for longer sleeves or select accessories like shrugs and stoles to keep them cozy in such conditions.

Other important factors to consider when choosing bridesmaids dresses

While we have already covered the most important aspects of bridesmaid dress selection, there are some more factors to consider. Let us look at what they are.

Are your bridesmaids uncomfortable wearing certain styles?

Certain neckline, sleeve-length or hemline choices may be unsuitable for some of your bridesmaids. And you want your bridesmaids to be comfortable and not too conscious about their dress on the day.

So, it is a good idea to check with them about the dress elements they would rather not have in their dresses.

Are some of your girls uncomfortable in shorter dress styles? Do they find certain necklines (like strapless or a deep-cut V) to be too revealing?

Get their insight on these aspects and make a wise decision that will not inconvenience them.

When there are plus-size or petite bridesmaids

When choosing bridesmaid dresses, you may not always have the same variety of options if you have plus-size or petite bridesmaids.

The good news is that there are specific dress collections for petite and plus-size women and you can choose from them. Nevertheless, you may like to be more flexible with your selection criteria if you would like to keep the look cohesive in such cases.

If you narrow down your choices to very specific details, it may be more difficult to find suitable dresses for bridesmaids who are on either end of the size spectrum.

If a bridesmaid is pregnant

When your bridesmaid is pregnant, you cannot really predict the exact size to order for her bridesmaid dress. If you are ordering the dress five to six months in advance, her measurements can change drastically by the time the dress arrives. So, this is a very tricky situation.

Here are some options you can consider:

  • Choose a dress with an empire waistline which is by and large the most flattering style for a pregnant bridesmaid.
  • Look for maternity bridesmaid dresses that are designed to keep pregnant women comfortable while looking good.
  • Order up to two sizes larger than her current measurements. This should ideally compensate for the increase in bust and hip measurements over time. In case the dress ends up being too large, it can always be taken in.
  • Rather than choosing the same style for all your bridesmaids, you may like to restrict your selection criteria to the same color, but different styles when one or more bridesmaids are pregnant.

For more tips on how to shop for a pregnant bridesmaid, visit this article.

Choosing accessories to complete the look

The dress is always the highlight of the bridesmaid look. However, suitable accessories will further enhance their style quotient. So, here are some guidelines to help.

  • If you have chosen the same dress for all your bridesmaids, let them pick out their own jewelry and accents. This will help their individuality shine and also prevent the “cookie-cutter” look.
  • For dresses that are brightly colored or embellished with details and texture, keep accessories to a minimum and let the dress do the talking.
  • For mismatched bridesmaids, bring the look together with the exact same accessories. This can be shoes, belts or even statement jewelry.
  • Accessories quickly add up. Since they are paying for their dresses, it wouldn’t be nice to ask them to buy expensive accessories as well. Just give them guidelines like color and material and ask them to buy the nearest match within their budget. Or you can consider gifting them their accessories to wear on the day.

The final stage of bridesmaid dress shopping: Alterations and Collection

The final part of bridesmaid dress shopping is collecting the order and getting it altered to fit correctly.

We mentioned earlier that almost all bridesmaid dresses need one or two alterations. Let your bridesmaids know about this.

Bridesmaid dress alterations are ideally done a month before the wedding. This will help to get the best fit even if there any weight fluctuations after the dress was ordered.

Have your bridesmaids fix their appointments with a professional seamstress well in advance. This will ensure that the dresses will be ready on time. Also, remember that professional seamstresses can be very busy during peak wedding season and prom season.

It is a good idea to schedule the fitting appointments at the same time as placing the dress orders. For more valuable inputs on how to prepare for bridesmaid dress alterations, visit this post on the Martha Stewart website.

Step-by-step process to follow to ensure bridesmaid dress shopping is completed on time

We have now looked at all the details about preparing for bridesmaid dress shopping and the dress selection criteria. So, let us move on to the step-by-step process to ensure things are completed as per plan.

  1. Start on time: Begin planning for your bridesmaid dress shopping at least six months before the wedding. This will leave you enough time to narrow down your selection criteria, book the appointment, take your girls’ shopping and plan alterations after the dress arrives.
  2. Put your MOH in charge of scheduling shopping appointments and checking on progress: If your bridesmaids will be handling the shopping and dress selection themselves, you should keep tabs on their progress. Since you will be busy attending to other wedding-planning tasks, you can also entrust this important job to your Maid of Honor.
  3. Keep a tab on whether things are progressing as per plan: Plan a schedule or complete-by date for each of the tasks related to bridesmaid dress shopping. Then, communicate the set deadlines to your team of bridesmaids and check whether things are progressing as per plan.
  4. Plan fittings and alterations: Receiving the bridesmaid dress is only part of the process. Next, you should also stay on top of fittings and alterations to ensure the dress is perfect in time for the wedding. Add this schedule to your calendar and remind your bridesmaids to attend their appointments as per the plan.

To wrap it up…

Bridesmaid dress shopping is as challenging as bridal dress shopping. Nonetheless, you can tackle it efficiently with a planned and organized approach. The three main stages are:

  • Preparing for bridesmaid dress shopping
  • The actual dress selection process
  • Fittings and alterations

We have looked at each of these factors in detail over the course of this guide, and you are now all set for the process. Follow these steps and your bridal party will look fantastic.

Find a fabulous and updated collection of designer bridesmaid dresses at Best for Bride. Click here to visit our collection today and pick your favorites.

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Best Wedding Hairstylists in Toronto and GTA 2020

Best Wedding Hairstylists in Toronto

Bridal Hair is a beautiful and meaningful art. Every bride-to-be wants to look beautiful and confident on their wedding day. We want to help you find the perfect wedding hair stylist for you. We have compiled a list of the best wedding hair stylists in Toronto and GTA. As each one has their own style and preference, the list is in alphabetical order. These are the Top Wedding Hair Stylists in Toronto and GTA nominated by Best for Bride. Enjoy exploring and admiring their beautiful works of art! We have also included Frequently Asked Questions for Hair Stylists at the bottom of the post.

Antonella Cumbo

I have been practicing my craft for 14+ years, I strive to give each individual a unique personalized experience. And always keeping up to date on trends and fashion. 

I started my career as a co-op student right out of high school. At the time I didn’t know I wanted to do hair for a living, until one day I sat in on an “updo” class and absolutely fell in love with the art of styling. It was then when I realized that I wanted to make woman feel and look beautiful. Over the years of hairstyling, woman have been afraid to get updos for the fear of not liking it, or ending up with the dreaded “prom hair”. I made it my mission to make sure I offer a unique style of consultation that includes vision crafting, and face shape analysis to determine the best look for their face and body type. This always works. And most often they end up wearing it for a few days!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/antonellacumbo/

Alexis Ibero

5 years of experience in the world of hair has launched me into a romance with styling, educating, & expressing myself through the art of what I love most.

Connecting with amazing young women,and who they love most on their special day, offering on-location, licensed, professional hairstyling for the GTA, Prince Edward County and beyond! Texture, & undone, romantic effortless styles fuel my creativity, and make me look forward to every beautiful babe I get to work with. You can also find me behind the chair, as a part-time stylist & employee at Nahids Salon & spa down town Toronto. I am a wife, coffee & pasta addict, hobby seamstress, and lover of all things girly and creative. 

I truly feel so lucky to be living the reality of working my dream job. I 100% feel, down to my bones that I am doing exactly what I was meant to be doing. And I couldn’t see it any other way. I am so excited you are here, & already hoping our paths cross!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisibero/

AnnimationsMkUp

We are determined to serve our Brides above and beyond a hair styling vendor, to truly exceed all expectations and elevate their Bridal Hair experience. A relaxed and professionally executed wedding morning leads to a beautifully styled Bride, and Bride who feels beautiful fully enjoys her special day with confidence and less stress.

I’m Annika, and I am the owner and lead stylist at AnnimationsMkUp. I received my Cosmetic Techniques and Management Diploma with Honors at Seneca College in 2010 which included a course on Formal Hair Styling, and have trained with Schwarzkopf trained stylists over the years, attending many workshops and classes to hone and develop my techniques. AnnimationsMkUp stylists pride themselves on being able to work with a client’s hair, encouraging it to behave and style with shine and volume that surprises and excites each of our Brides. Creating the appearance of length and volume especially in romantic updos have become a key style we are known for.
We believe each Bride is adorned with an invisible “Mrs.” crown on the day of her wedding, and we are constantly refining our skills and training to ensure that crown sits on the most beautiful head of hair that is designed with the Bride in mind. Our extensive questionnaire and consultation process dives deep into the Bride’s theme, style, her hair’s condition, her vision, and allows us to create a look to not only perfectly tie all of those elements together, but to help each Bride improve her hair care routine and offer services and products to do so, making her vision of her day a reality.  

Beyond the trial and day of styling, we offer booking for Ayurvedic hot oil scalp massage to improve scalp health and hair growth, as well as having stylists on our team who are fully licensed to cut, colour, and treat hair with products such as Olaplex. We also work with highly-regarded and fully licensed extensionists and high-quality extension suppliers to offer our Brides every possible avenue to achieve the look they are going for. 
Additionally, we work with various bridal accessory retailers to assist our Brides with final touches for their look if they so need it. 

Website: http://www.annimationsmkup.com
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/annimationsmkup
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AnnimationsMkUp

Beauty Bar by Nadya

Nadya Manohar is a professional and luxury makeup artist specializing in Western and Eastern Indian bridal for over a decade.

Based out of Brampton, Ontario, Nadya uses a variety of specialized techniques learned through vigorous training with top industry professionals that capture your beauty on and off camera. Nadya is triple certified in makeup, hair, and skin. She continues to learn new and upcoming products, procedures, and techniques to perfect her craft and provide her clients with the luxury service they deserve in all things cosmetic.

It all begins with what you want your special day to look like. Nadya brings your visions to life with her expertise in makeup and hair with over a decade of experience in the bridal industry. Nadya is a visionary and her goal is to ensure your dream comes to life. Your special day is all about you. Nadya is a professional cosmetic specialist that is reliable and trustworthy. Her easy-going personality makes for a relaxing and comfortable experience; you can relax while Nadya takes care of all things cosmetic.

Website: https://www.beautybarbynadya.com/
Instagram:https://instagram.com/triple_s_artistry/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/triplesartistry/

Carley Artistry

Carley Artistry was founded in 2017 by Carley Chamberlain, a Toronto hairstylist and makeup artist with over 10 years’ experience in commercial, film and wedding beauty.

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The Carley Artistry Bridal Team ethos is personally tailored beauty. We offer brides a chance to be their unique, true selves on their wedding day, and we make that happen by listening to what you need, working through options at your preview and making sure you leave glowing from the inside out.Our team members come from a diverse range of personal and professional backgrounds and skill sets, and we do our best to pair our clients with the perfect stylists for them. 

Dreaming of a high bun and tousled texture? Our stylists have got you. 
Classic elegance, in a chic chignon? We do that too.
Cascading waves for days are our speciality.

We believe you should look like yourself, whatever that means to you – and we will help you achieve it with exceptional hair skills and high-quality luxury products. While our passion is beauty, we are also serious about business. You can expect clear pricing, responses within 24 hours, exemplary hygiene standards, and always reliable service from the Carley Artistry team. 

Our team has worked on over 100 weddings! We bring fresh energy, laughter and positivity to every appointment, and truly enjoy sharing your special moments and can’t wait to beautify you and your loved ones!

Website: http://carleyartistry.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carleyartistry/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarleyArtistry/

Hair by Ash J

Hi there, I’m Ash! I have been a stylist for just over 4 years now. 

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I specialize in blonding and bridal. Doing hair is my passion. It’s something I crave doing when I’m away from the chair for a long period of time. I feel it is important to continue my education, to keep up with the latest trends, and to use my knowledge to create exactly what my clients are envisioning. I strive to create a true connection with each client, and making them happy is what is most important to me. My goal is to make you feel pampered, relaxed, and like you can be your true self while in my chair. My favourite part about my career is seeing my clients grow. From graduating school, to landing that new job, to having children, or tying the knot with your best friend. It truly is a privilege when my clients ask me to be a part of their big day. Making someone feel beautiful on one of the most important days of their lives is a feeling you almost can’t describe. Hair is such an important part in someone’s life, and being able to make people feel like the best version of themselves is a blessing. Being a stylist is something I wouldn’t change for the world.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hairbyashj/

Hair by Jennesa

Hello! I am Jennesa. Styling hair has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember.

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I am the youngest sibling in a large family so I participated in multiple weddings from a young age and getting my hair styled was my favourite part. I always appreciated the stylists who were perceptive and creative and as a result those are the attitudes I bring with me to each session. In elementary school I would get up early just to curl or style my hair before heading to school. I understand the confidence and happiness that comes from a good hair day.

Before pursuing my career as a bridal hairstylist, I attended university and I received my Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree. I completed my program as a nurse and immediately began working towards my passion- bridal hair! My nursing education taught me so much- including the importance of good communication and careful organization, which are skills that I bring with me behind the chair to every style I create. My passion for bridal hair has only grown since I began. I am constantly expanding my knowledge of different hairstyles and techniques through advanced education from professionals across the globe.

My goal is to work closely with each bride to ensure a special experience from the time you inquire through to your big day!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jennesahair_/
Website: https://www.hairbyjennesa.com/

JKGlam

JKGlam is a luxury bridal hair and makeup team serving GTA, Simcoe and Muskoka area.

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Justyna, the owner and creator of JKGlam has over 10 years of experience in the bridal industry. Through passion for makeup and beauty, Justyna carefully curated a team of like minded and talented artists to cater to bridal services, events, corporate functions and photoshoots. We offer hair and makeup, airbrush make-up, eyelash extensions as well as group and one on one makeup lessons.

We pride ourselves on professionalism, continuous education and skill development in order to provide the most current looks and styles. Through a tailored approach our team ensures that each bride and client feels like the most GLAM version of themselves. We accommodate large groups and travel no any chosen venue. In 2018 JKGlam introduced Destination wedding services, providing piece of mind that you will look amazing wherever you are.  

Website: https://www.jkglam.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jkglam/

MakeupWorx

Welcome to Makeup Worx where we specialize in all things beauty.

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We are an elite on-site team of bridal and event hair gurus obsessed with making you look your absolute best creating red-carpet styles and timeless on-trend bridal looks. Within the first few minutes of working with our team you will experience our passion, dedication, calmness, speed and precision. We put you at ease through our experience and signature approach. From the most intricate up-dos, soft and romantic styles and braid work, to cascading vintage and Hollywood waves, our hair gurus are always on top of the latest trends and techniques. 

Our Makeup Worx hair gurus have spent years dedicated to their craft and come from a background of top notable salons across the GTA. Stepping away from the traditional salon chair to follow their exclusive passion for bridal and special event hair, the Makeup Worx team provides the most intricate attention to detail while creating timeless hair for your special day. Our dedication to ensuring our brides and bridal parties look flawless is paramount. Our experience, professionalism and expertise is a reflection of being in business for over 11 years based on reputation alone. 

Website: http://makeupworx.ca/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/makeupworx/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/makeupworx

Rachel Renna

From classic styles to the most glamorous, Rachel is excellent at discovering her brides best look for their special day or bringing any brides vision to reality!

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Rachel has over 10 years of experience as a bridal specialist and is best known for her method of “freestyle” formal hair designs and her ability to style even the most challenging of hair types.  She is the personal hairstylist to Jessica Mulroney and works in both bridal and television, for some of Toronto’s most influential business professionals and socialites.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachelrenna/

Rikki Zucker

Rikki Zucker is a highly skilled and professional licensed Hairstylist working in and around Toronto for the last 10+ years. 

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Starting as a painter and sculptor it was a natural progression for Rikki to become a hairstylist, making the face and body her new canvas.  Rikki works in all mediums in the hair industries including: fashion, beauty, photography, film, TV, advertising, theatre, runway, headshots, commercials, bridal and more. Her work has also been published in a number of magazines.  She has also done countless brides and their bridal parties.Whether Rikki is working on a celebrity or a bride, she will bring out the best features in a person with a light touch and attentions to detail, while catering to that person’s current style and comfort level.

Rikki offers a mobile hairstyling service (working with all hairstyles, hair types, extensions and wigs) so brides and their bridal parties can get ready either in the comfort of their own home or at their venue, making for a stress free morning. Rikki loves to work on brides, she feels honoured to be a small part of someones special day and start that day on the right foot. Getting to see the bride in her dress feeling beautiful and know she had a small part in that, is truly an honour!

Website: https://www.rikkizucker.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rikkiz/

Sam’s Hairband

My name is Samantha Wilson. I am a freelance hairstylist. I have been doing hair since I graduated from Marca College, ten years ago now.

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Hair is my passion. I live and breathe to create with hair. I love the feeling  of being able to make someone else feel pretty or beautiful or just to feel good about themselves. I have been blessed with opportunities to work on dozens of published photoshoots and with some of Toronto’s most established and talented photographers. I have also had the blessing and opportunity to work on an Independent Film and on a couple TV Shows. I was most recently the Key Hairstylist for Top Chef Canada. I love all aspects of hair. There is just something so special about having a person choose you to do their hair for their wedding day. One of the most important days in a persons life. To be invited to be apart of something so special truly is such an amazing feeling.

Although, I do hair in many different capacities, doing Bridal Hair will always be one of my favourite things to do. It’s so special to be able to do hair for someone on their wedding and have your work be in their photos for the rest of the lives. Then to receive such wonderful and kind words of thanks in thank you cards and reviews from Brides, it’s very touching. And even more so, to build not only client relationships with these people but lifelong friendships also. It’s a wonderful career and creative life to be apart of. I am grateful for all of my clients and for all of the amazing opportunities that I have been blessed with. Every time a bride decides that I am worthy to be apart of their special day, I am on a mission to do everything I can to make them the happiest possible with me and my work. Even though this pandemic has caused some set backs for 2020 Brides, 2021 holds a lot of potential and I hope to help a lot of brides and be privileged enough to be apart of many weddings in the coming years. 

Website: http://samshairband.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samshairband/

Styled by Nadia

With over 18 years of experience in the hair industry, my passion and love for hair began as soon as I entered a hair salon.

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I’ve always loved painting and for me it was a world that reminded me of that similarity of art and creativity that captures the beauty and glory of what the hair industry represents. Over the years with education and experience I have grown even fonder of this industry as I’ve learned to keep up to date with the latest trends and styles to make my clients feel their absolute best as that being my absolute goal. My work has been displayed in bridal magazines, recognized in the beauty industry and acknowledged by celebrity hairstylists but personally for me my proudest accomplishment and joy comes in that very moment when a client sits on my chair and walks out not only looking absolutely beautiful externally but feels it even more internally. To have my clients share their life, journey and hardships with me is an honor and privilege as it motivates me to keep striving not only to expand and flourish  in this industry but to make a difference in someone’s life. The hard work, the sacrifice and long hours make it all worth it even after so many years. 

Website: https://www.hairstyledbynadia.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/styledbynadia/

Teased Bridal

At Teased Bridal, we’ve had the honour of providing hair and makeup services for hundreds of brides and their loved ones over the years.

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As our bride, you can feel at ease knowing a team of trusted beauty professionals will travel to be by your side on one of the most memorable days of your life.

Our love of what we do stems from building relationships with our brides, and our goal is to celebrate what is unique, lovely & authentically you through our artistry. This all begins with a thorough consultation so we can gain a detailed sense of who you are, your aesthetic, how you foresee the day unfolding and most importantly how you want to feel. Pulling out these details from your vision allows us to fine-tune your hair and makeup blueprint to not only make you feel amazing but to ensure the final reveal feels authentic to you. 

Website:https://www.teasedbridal.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teasedbridal/

Vibrant Beauty

Brenda Beltran is the artist behind Vibrant Beauty hair and makeup who has garnered a reputation for being a talented professional with innovative ideas and technique. 

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Brenda is a full-time freelance artist that works all year round creating countless bridal looks, this coupled with a down to earth demeanour make her a favourite for repeat clients, especially brides. She enjoys the opportunity to teach hairstyling classes and to work on corporate headshots, commercials, editorials and special events. Rated as one of the top artist based in the Hamilton area with over 9 years experience, Brenda’s polished hair skills and superior customer service will leave you feeling exceptional!

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/_vibrantbeauty_/
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/vibrantbeautyservices/

FAQ – Wedding Hairstylists

How do I communicate what I want to my hairstylist?

The best way to communicate what exact hairstyle you want is by showing photos. Make sure to do your research and find some inspiration on Instagram or Pinterest. Having a clear idea of what you want will make it a lot easier for the hairstylist to find the hairstyle you want and will make the entire process much smoother.

What should I research to prepare for my appointment?

When finding the perfect hairstyle for you, you need to first find some inspiration. This means going on Instagram or Pinterest and finding what other people have done for their wedding and find a hairstyle you can picture yourself in. It is important to find a couple pictures as sometimes the look doesn’t always turn out as you planned. Another thing to keep in mind is the style and neckline of your dress. Do you research about the different styles of necklines and what hairstyles look best paired up with the dress.

Best for Bride‘s bridal shop is the perfect shop for a vast range of wedding dresses and accessories, all of them with prices that will surprise the brides-to-be! At Best for Bride, you’ll find a wide range of wedding gowns, stunning bridal dresses and flower girls, elegant and classy mother of the bride dresses, as well as a number of accessories like veils, jewelry. Check us out at https://www.bestforbride.com/.

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Best Wedding Makeup Artists in Toronto and GTA 2020

Best Wedding Hair and MUA Toronto

Bridal Makeup is a beautiful and meaningful art. Every bride-to-be wants to look beautiful and confident on their wedding day. We want to help you find the perfect wedding makeup artist for you. We have compiled a list of the best wedding makeup artists in Toronto and GTA. As each one has their own style and preference, the list is in alphabetical order. These are the Top Wedding Makeup Artists in Toronto and GTA nominated by Best for Bride. Enjoy exploring and admiring their beautiful works of art! We have also included Frequently Asked Questions for Makeup Artists at the bottom of the post.

Amber Malik Makeup

Bringing a bride’s vision of how she wants to be seen on her most special day, to life.

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With over 20 years of experience in Bridal Makeup Artistry, I have had the opportunity to work with various brides, from different cultures, all with their own unique vision of how they want to look for their big day. This job has taken me to different countries, and allowed me to become such a crucial part of someone’s special day. I work together with my brides to come up with the perfect vision of their Makeup look based on their features, outfits, jewelry, and if they have a theme for their wedding. I specialize in South Asian Bridal Makeup, so we get to create different looks for all the events that take place, which is always so amazing. I have the opportunity to create flawless looks that are both traditional and timeless for a ceremony, to trendy and bold for a reception – giving my brides the best of both worlds. I am obsessed with my brides not only looking amazing, but feeling amazing when they see themselves in the mirror for the first time as a bride. Because of this, I ensure I’m available to them until they are ready to leave for their ceremony. When a bride books her Bridal Makeup with me, they have the comfort in knowing I will be there, by their side the entire time.

Aside from Bridal Makeup, I enjoy creating bold makeup looks on myself to share on my social media. This helps me to not only practice different techniques, but it allows me to keep up-to-date on the latest makeup trends. Makeup has been a passion for me for as long as I can remember, and creating various looks on myself has really helped showcase my talents, continue to learn, and step out of my comfort zone. Combined with my experience and passion, my makeup brushes welcome every bride to come sit in my chair. 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ambermak_makeup/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ambermalikmakeup/

AnnimationsMkUp

My name is Annika,  and I founded AnnimationsMkUp 6 years ago to change the face of Bridal Beauty, literally!

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We live to provide professional, friendly service with outstanding results. No more awkward, silent wedding mornings with a stranger who does what they want to do instead of what makes you feel like you! 
I began my career right here in the GTA in 2010, serving much of Southern Ontario, from Belleville to London and beyond. Over the years I have built my team with artists and stylists who exhibit excellent skill, professionalism, and positive energy, which is a major key to our Brand Difference. We have our teams based and focused in the GTA, as well a few sets of artists out west in Alberta who serve all of that province and eastern British Columbia. 
Brides have described us as talented, having contagious positivity, putting them at ease, and a joy to work with. It is their unforgettable, happy experience with us making that first positive impact on such an important day that drives us to serve with excellence.  
We now are proud to have a 5 Star Rating on WeddingWire and several publications in bridal magazines, continually striving to develop our skills and exceed our Brides’ expectations with each wedding we are so fortunate to be a part of. 

Website: http://www.annimationsmkup.com
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/annimationsmkup/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AnnimationsMkUp/

Beauty by Jenny G

Beauty by Jenny G offers Luxury mobile makeup and hair services throughout Toronto, the GTA and beyond.

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We specialize in the bridal industry, however services are also provided for other special events, corporate shoots, magazine editorials and photoshoots. Lead Makeup Artist and Owner, Jenny, has been servicing brides for over a decade, providing them with luxury products, iconic looks as well as evolving styles. She has expanded over the last several years by curating a talented team of makeup artists and hair stylists to service larger bookings and keep up with the demand. Jenny and her team offer high quality service at the location of your choice. Talent, professionalism and care is what sets us apart from the rest!  

Website: https://www.beautybyjennyg.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautybyjennyg/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beautybyjennyg

Beauty MarQ

My name is Carla Marques owner of Beauty MarQ which is a mobile company that is unique, we believe in bringing out the natural beauty in all our brides and clients.

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We are truly passionate about all things beauty! Beauty MarQ bloomed in 2010,  we have worked on many brides and clients in the industry. I was an award winner for Creative Makeup Artist of the year 2018. I have worked with many makeup companies in the past. Graduated from CMU. This past summer I was approached to work for Goop which is Gwenth Paltrow company, her company is clean beauty, which I really enjoyed learning more about, cause I like to bring out the soft glam with makeup on my brides and clients.

The reason for Beauty MarQ to be chosen for this category Top MUA I believe that we have a great love for makeup and hair, I truly believe we have a team of great talent, we are all creative, hardworking, we listen to our brides and clients and achieve the look they want, for any occasion. Beauty is something that we like to enhance on our brides on their day! Making them feel special and beautiful is our reward.

Website: https://www.beautymarq.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beauty.marq/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beautymarqcm/

BlushPretty Makeup

BlushPretty Makeup and Hair Artistry is Toronto’s premiere mobile artistry team and beauty bar.

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With a highly skilled team of both makeup and hair artists, BlushPretty offers a variety of services both in-studio and on-location. From makeup and hair to skincare, BlushPretty is the name on everyone’s perfectly painted lips. We believe in emphasizing and highlighting the unique features that make you beautiful! It’s not about transforming you, it’s about celebrating you. Whether it’s making your skin glow naturally with tailored skin treatments, adding liner to make your eyes pop, or showcasing your healthy hair with an amazing updo – we love the way YOU look. Make a statement with your natural beauty and let us put the exclamation mark on it!

Bridal beauty services are offered throughout Southern Ontario including: Toronto, Greater Toronto Area, Peel Region (Mississauga, Brampton), Halton Region (Burlington, Milton, Oakville), Niagara Region (Niagara on the Lake, St. Catharines), York Region (Richmond Hill, Markham, Aurora) and the Durham Region (Pickering, Oshawa). We also service Calgary, Alberta and its surrounding area! Our team is also willing to travel across Canada for destination weddings.

Website: https://blushpretty.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlushPretty/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blushprettyteam/
https://www.instagram.com/ms.blushpretty/

Carley Artistry

Carley Artistry was founded in 2017 by Carley Chamberlain, a Toronto hair and makeup artist with over 10 years’ experience in commercial, film and wedding beauty. 

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The Carley Artistry Bridal Team ethos is personally tailored beauty. We offer brides a chance to be their unique, true selves on their wedding day, and we make that happen by listening to what you need, working through options at your preview and making sure you leave glowing from the inside out. Our team members come from a diverse range of personal and professional backgrounds and skill sets, and we do our best to pair our clients with the perfect stylists for them. Dreaming of a fresh and modern look? Our stylists have got you. 
Classic elegance? We do that too. 

We believe you should look like yourself, whatever that means to you – and we will help you achieve it with exceptional makeup skills and high-quality luxury products. While our passion is beauty, we are also serious about business. You can expect clear pricing, responses within 24 hours, exemplary hygiene standards, and always reliable service from the Carley Artistry team.  Our team has worked on over 100 weddings! We bring fresh energy, laughter and positivity to every appointment, and truly enjoy sharing your special moments and can’t wait to beautify you and your loved ones!

Website: http://carleyartistry.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carleyartistry/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carleyartistry

Claudia Coelho Artistry

Whether it be a lesson, a makeup appointment or glam for your big day, I aim to address your specific needs to create the perfect look, for you! 

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With just under 10 years of experience and a reputation for professionalism, artistry and sanitation, Claudia Coelho Artistry is dedicated to creating a beautiful and comfortable beauty experience with each and every one of her clients. 
As a professional makeup artist, it is very important to me that each of my clients, looks, but more importantly, feels beautiful in their own skin. My goal for everyone who sits in my chair, is to create a timeless look, unique to each person’s style and comfort level. 

I respect natural beauty and believe a beautiful makeup is a balance of simplicity, good products and great skin prep, with a serious importance on hygiene and sanitation.

Website: https://claudiacoelho.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/claudiacoelhoartistry/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/claudiacoelhoartistry
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/c_artistry/

Dawna Boot Makeup

Industry leading hair and makeup team, Dawna Boot Beauty is one of the most sought after beauty teams for bridal, fashion and branding beauty across Canada.

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Dawna Boot Beauty offers top of the line mobile hair and makeup artistry seen on celebrities, influencers, CEO’s and brides alike. Each artist at Dawna Boot Beauty brings expert, industry-leading artistry and provides each client with an unparalleled services. We pride ourselves in not only our beauty expertise but also our approachable and friendly connection that we create with every client. From our uniforms to our brushes and the beauty we create for you, the Dawna Boot Beauty experience is designed to feel VIP down to the smallest detail. At Dawna Boot Beauty, we take the time to discover what makes you feel truly beautiful. Whether it be through one of our hands on extensive trials where we leave no stone unturned, or through a series of questionnaires and detailed correspondence, discovering that something special that makes you feel like your most beautiful self, is our number one priority.

With mobile teams in both Ontario and British Columbia, Dawna Boot Beauty is available for on location and destination bookings in Canada and across the globe.

Website: http://dawnaboot.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dawnabootmakeup/

Emma Hughes Makeup

Emma is a professional makeup & hair artist located in the north end of Toronto.

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Growing up with a love for painting and drawing, Emma developed her talents into the world of cosmetics.
In 2014 she decided to follow her dreams of becoming a makeup artist and enrolled in one of North Americas top rated makeup academies. Graduating second in her class at C|MU college of makeup art & design (Formerly complections)
Emma is trained in all areas of makeup artistry including print, bridal, runway, film & television, special effects & prosthetic makeup. Currently Emma is focusing on building her bridal business, and has been featured in strictly weddings, elegant wedding magazine, and now best for brides!  Emma is known for her gentle touch, kind heart and gentle humour. Emma is a dedicated leader, and has helped to build sanitation protocols for fellow artists in Ontario.

Website: http://www.emmahughesmakeup.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emmahughesmakeup/
https://www.instagram.com/emmahughesbridal/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emmahughesmakeup

Green Orchard Beauty Studio

At Green Orchard Studio, we are not just a highly skilled team of wedding servicing professionals, we are family.

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We collaborate because our talents are stronger when together. Makeup and hair  packages are put together with great care and class. Our mission is to bring out your best look by enhancing your natural beauty! We specialize in wedding hair and makeup services all in Toronto GTA and southern Ontario.Seeing our clients happy and provide exceptional customer service is our top-most priority. Green Orchard Beauty Studio is a Toronto based company, offering luxury beauty services for your wedding, special event or photo shoot. Their beauty experts’ passion is to make women feel special on their big day by creating a perfect look that suits their fashion style and personality! 

Head Makeup Artists Angelina and Evgenia and their team are certified, professional makeup artists and hairstylists that have years of experience in bridal and fashion industry. They worked on numerous fashion shows and fundraising events including Supermodel Canada search, Miss Ukrainian Canada, Fashion against Cancer, Anokhi Awards, Tigran festival and others.  Green Orchard studio’s team also works with creative agencies, doing makeup and hair for commercials and interviews. Working in the industry for a long time as freelance makeup artists made them realise that together they can create more magic! Their latest photoshoot publications in blog and magazines include Wedluxe, Perfect palette, Today’s Bride, Bridal affair, Elegant weddings, Confetti, Bellelumiere, Trendy bride, Redcarpet and Fashion Forward.

Website: https://www.greenorchardstudio.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenorchardbeauty/
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Honey’s Beauty Lounge

Hafsa, the owner of Honey’s Beauty Lounge is a professional makeup artist providing ultimate makeup & hair experience. 

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Her natural flair and talent, for the art of makeup is the reason for pursuing the profession as her career. With over 12 years of experience in the Beauty Industry, Hafsa’s work has featured in various magazines. Her work reflects both innovation and style. Paired with her natural ability to enhance, manipulate or beautify, we can offer you the best experience on your event. The core of our work has always been brides, but also work regularly on photoshoots – fashion, commercial, and bridal. She appreciates the subtlety and the power of makeup. 

She started her creative journey from an early age.  Hafsa’s work strives for precision, versatility and elegance. She has an attention for detail and ability to create beautiful flawless skin. Her professionalism and passion has led her to participating and collaborating with big influencers. Hafsa is  currently based in Brampton, Canada. She is also skilled in the art of hairstyling.

Website: https://honeysbeautylounge.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Honeysbeautylounge
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Honeysbeautylounge

Jessica Wolfert Makeup

I am a certified professional makeup artist providing luxury services to the GTA & surrounding areas as well as abroad! 

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My passion for makeup was discovered at a young age and began my career in makeup 5+ years ago. As an artist, I truly believe we are never finished learning which is why I have obtained certifications & attended celebrity masterclasses including Canadian Beauty College, Makeup by Mario, & Faces by Rob and am always researching the latest trends & hottest products. I will ensure that my client walks away feeling their best by enhancing their natural beauty with any look of their choice. 

I have worked with many celebrities/influencers, collaborated with top beauty brands, worked hundreds of weddings and have been featured in magazines & blogs such as Wedluxe, Elegant Wedding, Brides Today, Eventsource, and more. I pride myself on striving for perfection with every application. I feel that in order to achieve this, open communication with the client is a must to ensure that they can fully express themselves by explaining what look they want and making any changes necessary to achieve that look while still feeling like themselves. 
I look forward to meeting each & every one of my clients and I’m excited to create the look they envisioned for their big day! 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Jess.wolfert.beauty/

Julia Dantas Beauty

Julia Dantas is a full-time Canadian Content Creator, Celebrity Makeup Artist and Educator!

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Five years ago, Julia made her way into the beauty industry after graduating top of her class from the College of Makeup Art & Design in Toronto. Since then, Julia appeared as a top finalist on Kim Kardashian West’s show, Glam Masters and was able to learn hands on from the best artists in the industry! Most recently Julia has been working with Alexx Mayo, Lizzo’s makeup artists and has assisted him in creating some iconic Lizzo looks such as: The Grammys, Saturday Night Live, the AMA’s.

Locally, Julia spends her days educating up and coming makeup artists throughout Toronto. Each summer Julia finds herself fully emerged in the wedding season with bridal bookings. Due to high demand, Julia has hired a full bridal team consisting of 10 different makeup artists and hairstylists in order to fulfill every bride’s needs! Additionally, Julia was featured in the July edition of Marie Claire magazine; the youngest makeup artist ever to be featured in the magazine, and also had a year-long partnership with Burberry.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Beauty-by-Julia-1640579099548325/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliadantasbeauty/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjbbkRIzPo_sXjzjMGNJ_Jw

Kirsch Cosmetic Studio

Our personalized approach to beauty helps us to embrace our brides needs. We listen to their description of how they picture themselves on their wedding day. This gives them confidence to look and feel beautiful.

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We have a supply chain of beauty products to help us use the most advanced technology with the highest quality tools. Temptu AirPod Airbrushing, Modelrock Individual Eyelashes, Custom made shadows, lipsticks and lipglosses. Paraben free products along with long-lasting mascara and liners. We provide ‘Perfected Brows” because we also offer Brow Shaping services in our studio. With offer reasonable rates in our own beautiful private rooms in our Studio or On Site for your event. We are most reliable. Whatever your needs we have many options to choose from for every makeup and hair budget. Please note we have only one Hair and Makeup stylist otherwise we are a Team of makeup artists. We have been offering our services for over 20 years and in fact mentored many successful artists including this past summer an artist from Tokyo, Japan.

Susan Kirsch is also an expert in camouflage makeup which is most helpful for those brides that have broken out. Raz and Lia are experts in eyelash extensions hence their steady hands. Julia’s expertise in long-lasting makeup techniques for those with absorbent skin. We are also meticulously clean using disposable felt tip applicators for lip products, as well as having a large assortment of makeup artistry brushes in our personal kits.We have experience with varied skin tones and enjoy all traditions of wedding ceremonies. We do everything with a smile to help our clients relax and enjoy their day, truly service orientated. It is the mantra of Susan Kirsch, to always keep the clients best interests at heart and to focus on their needs. People always ask Susan, after all these years don’t you get tired of working on weekends, Quote “I apply makeup for brides because I feel it is an honour to be with a bride on her wedding day. I think about how her wedding day photo is forever” Susan Kirsch.

Website: www.kirschcosmeticstudio.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kirschstudio/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kirschcosmeticstudio/

Look Devine Beauty

With over 10 years experience ,  makeup artist Erin LookDevine has excelled  in   glamming brides and their bridal parties making them look their absolute best on one of the most special days of their lives .

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While working for some of the top beauty brands such as Estée Lauder and managing a beauty department throughout the week she always stays on trend while keeping her kit  stocked with the latest products . 

Specializing in all races and ethnicities any bride can book with her company Look Devine Beauty knowing that she is in the best of hands . While Servicing  brides  from Niagara , Hamilton and the GTA Look Devine Beauty is going into their 6th bridal season with a full team of artists excited and waiting to give you the ultimate  beauty experience on your big day !

Website: www.erinlookdevine.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinlookdevine.xo/
https://www.instagram.com/lookdevinebeauty/

Makeup by Rebecca K

I’m a professional Makeup artist servicing Toronto and the GTA for bridal and special events

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I have a background in fine arts and fashion, which has given me a true advantage in the industry. In 2013, I graduated at the top of my class from complections college of makeup art and design and since then I have made bridal and editorial makeup my number one priority. The amount of passion I have for beauty is unmatched.  I listen to what my clients want and specifically tailor each makeup to the individual. I’ve always said that colour is my second language and I’m able to work with any skin tone and type. I’m best known for creating natural makeup looks, although glamour is in my wheelhouse. I believe that makeup is used to give a person confidence and my goal is to make anyone who sits in my chair, feel like the best version of themselves.

Website: www.rebeccakmakeupartist.com 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebeccakmua/ 

Makeup Worx

Welcome to Makeup Worx! We are known for creating that flawless, contoured, dewy glow for our clients which lasts all day and night.

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We specialize in airbrush foundation. It is our trademark as Airbrush Angels. The art of creating a flawless look is our staple. I can’t even begin to explain how much the art of makeup means to me. Growing up with a skin condition I had my first makeup experience when I was 16 years old and it truly changed and shaped my life. The way I felt after looking in the mirror was magical. When I first opened Makeup Worx and made the decision to work for myself, I never imagined I would stand along such an incredible team of talent 11 years later. We truly love what we do. Making our brides shine and smile is what we live for. 

Through dedication, hard-work, respect and love for our clients, brides and team I am so proud of what we have accomplished together. The mere smile after a grand reveal, the hair toss that signifies an instant confidence boost, and the tears of joy to share that you’ve never felt better. This makes our day as much as it makes our brides day. 

Website: www.makeupworx.ca 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/makeupworx/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MakeupWorx/

Mina Beauty

In June of 2018, Mina took a leap of faith and decided to start her business as a Makeup Artist after deciding she was no longer interested in a career in law.

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After two years of vigorously pursuing her passion and perfecting her craft, she is now a well-established Toronto Makeup Artist and has travelled all over the Greater Toronto Area to doll up her beautiful bridal and party clients. One of her biggest accomplishments was when she travelled to New York City to do makeup for Afghanistan’s top female singer and songwriter, Aryana Sayeed, for her USA Tour. Aryana loved Mina’s work and called her on stage at the end of her concert to show her appreciation. 

Mina takes pride in ensuring her clients look and feel their best on their special day(s). Her ability to understand and deliver her clients’ visions while implementing her own creative touch has guaranteed client satisfaction and loyalty. Mina’s active and growing presence on social media, particularly on Instagram, helps her stay up to date on the latest makeup trends and her clients often refer to her creative eyeshadow looks as inspiration for their makeup. She is driven by client satisfaction and goes above and beyond to make sure everything is picture perfect. Her skills and techniques ensure that the makeup stays intact and looks flawless throughout the event. Seeing the smile on her beautiful brides’ faces motivates Mina to continuously work on and perfect her craft. Mina has recently expanded her business to provide hair services in addition to her makeup services and is looking forward to the upcoming bridal season.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/minaabeautyy/

Orly Waldman Makeup

Orly is a certified award winning luxury Makeup Artist with over 17 years experience in the wedding industry. 

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Her love for makeup artistry began as a little girl when she became fascinated with the special effects makeup on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This led to her working on an independent film, Punch, as the lead makeup artist at the age of 17. Eager to pursue a career in the field, Orly attended various courses to enhance her knowledge in the beauty industry. While studying, she quickly fell in love with bridal makeup.

She has perfected her services for women of every skin tone and type and has since been awarded annual awards by  Wedding Wire. Orly specializes in luxury bridal makeup but is available for special events of all kinds i.e. bar/bat-mitzvahs, bridal showers, individual or group makeup lessons, and entertainment industry events. Orly has a full team of talented makeup artists and hair stylists to flawlessly create a unique experience for every client.

Website: www.orlywaldman.com 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orlymakeupwaldman/

Rachel Renna

Rachel is a 3rd Generation Makeup Artist

She is a bridal specialist and excels in natural, glamour, camouflage and airbrush makeup techniques for both western and ethnic bridal styles.  She is highly credited for her work with Jessica Mulroney, Meghan Markle and is a master at her craft.  

Rachel actively works in both the wedding and television industries, for some of Toronto’s most influential business professionals and socialites. She has contributed to over 1000 weddings to-date, has raving reviews and is passionate about utilizing her skills to make her clients look and feel their very best on their special day

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachelrenna/

The Beauty Concept

Shirley Wu is an award winning well renowned makeup artist and hair stylist known for her unique style of makeup application and exquisite hairstyling.

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Shirley is highly acclaimed with an elite clientele base which sets her apart from other skilled artists in the industry.  Shirley speaks about beauty from the inside out and as such advocates taking care of oneself with health, nutrition in mind.  She resonates so greatly with all whom she meets, her kind demeanour is indeed her label. Shirley’s emphasis is also on empowerment of women thus a huge advocate for elevating others as she rises and grows herself with true leadership qualities.  Her ongoing efforts for giving back to the greater good are unparalleled to the communities she has proudly established herself in, thus a true testament to this facet of her life with making a difference in the lives of others. 

Shirley was the youngest hairdresser that opened her own salon at the age of 17 in Lahore, Pakistan, becoming also an entrepreneur and stylist. She came to Canada in 1991 and opened The Beauty Concept by Shirley Wu where she brought her artistry and personal style to brides, pageants, performers, artists, performers and many people who experienced her magic touch.  In addition, Shirley offers classes for makeup and hairstyling, business coaching, and her own line of cosmetics.

Website: www.thebeautyconcept.ca
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautyconceptofficial/

Toronto Beauty Group

With a foundation in fashion but core focus on weddings award winning bridal beauty company Toronto Beauty Group and owner Jessica Jean Myers have been trusted with a bride’s most important day over 1000 times. 

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They are a full service mobile makeup & hair company that services Toronto and surrounding areas including popular wedding destinations like Muskoka and Niagara-on-the-Lake. They also boast a large team of specialists so are able to handle bookings of all sizes.  Toronto is a multi-cultural city and Toronto Beauty Group prides itself on a portfolio that showcases that diversity in ethnic backgrounds, skin tones, hair types and styles.  No two brides are a like so it’s important their look and style be catered to them specifically.

Jessica Jean Myers and her team of artists specialize in highlighting a bride’s natural beauty & essence – a bride should always look like herself on her best day, are words they live by.Whether a bride dreams of elegance and glamour or is inspired by soft romantic boho styles for her wedding day Toronto Beauty Group has an artist for every bride’s beauty goals.

Website: www.torontobeautygroup.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/torontobeautygroup/

Union Wedding Toronto

Union is a boutique on-location make-up/hair service covering Toronto and the GTA that was founded by a hair stylist and make-up artist in Vancouver circa 2008.

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We work closely and collaboratively with all of our brides to ensure that every detail is picture perfect, with a style that’s Hollywood rather than heavy-looking. As a small operation we focus on getting to know brides so that we can create an experience that is tailored to the client’s preferences (that applies to the coffee, the music and the jokes!)        Make-up only, hair or combined services are available as per the client’s request, and a bridal trial is always offered so that we can ‘try on’ any looks that the bride has in mind. Union’s work has been featured in magazines such as Weddingbells, WedLuxe and Wedding Planner. 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unionweddingsto/

Vibrant Beauty

Brenda Beltran is the artist behind Vibrant Beauty and has always had a deep love for makeup!

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She took her talent of drawing and painting and brought her artwork to life through makeup artistry. Now, an accomplished and diverse make-up artist, she has successfully managed to turn that excitement and love into an incredible career spanning more than 9 years in roles such as make-up artist and hairstyling. Her philosophy is all about bringing out a woman’s natural beauty by enhancing their best features to compliment their skin, style and personality. Her work has been published in several online and print magazines. Brenda finds so much joy in making women feel and look beautiful and is always thankful to be a part of such special occasions! 

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/_vibrantbeauty_/
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/vibrantbeautyservices/

FAQ – Makeup Artist

What is a bridal makeup trial?

A bridal makeup trial is where we meet for the first time, chat and go over styles/looks you’ve chosen putting them to the test. You should do your research before coming to a bridal makeup trial by finding several photos of looks you want to try. At the bridal makeup trial, your makeup artist will test out the looks to see whether you like it or not. This meeting can take up to a couple hours since it is the time to really get to know your makeup artist. As well as for the makeup artist to get to know you. Your wedding day is a very important day and you want to look as beautiful as possible, so the makeup artist needs to get to know what you like and what you feel confident in.

How long before the wedding should I book a bridal makeup trial?

You should book the bridal makeup trial around 4-8 weeks before your wedding. Before you book your bridal makeup trial, make sure to have the details of your wedding planned and finalized. This means that you know what your wedding dress looks like, you know the theme of your wedding and the colours of the flowers. This is important because different looks math different colours in your theme. As well as, your bridal gown make a difference as certain makeup looks match better with certain necklines.

Do makeup artists travel to the client for their wedding day?

Most makeup artists offer mobile services meaning they do travel to the client for their wedding day. Check with your makeup artist to see how far they are willing to travel on that day. Some makeup artists even offer mobile services for destination weddings or wedding outside of their city. Although, almost every makeup artist will demand travel fees as is it expensive to travel. Make sure to do your research on different makeup artists to see who is closest or has travel fees that is within your budget. All in all, find a makeup artist that makes you feel beautiful and stress-free.

Best for Bride‘s bridal shop is the perfect shop for a vast range of wedding dresses and accessories, all of them with prices that will surprise the brides-to-be! At Best for Bride, you’ll find a wide range of wedding gowns, stunning bridal dresses and flower girls, elegant and classy mother of the bride dresses, as well as a number of accessories like veils, jewelry. Check us out at https://www.bestforbride.com/.

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Best Wedding Planners in Toronto and GTA 2020

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Having a talented and dedicated wedding planner is crucial for your special day. The pressure of planning your own wedding is insane and it is always helpful to have someone help you implement your ideas and create new ones to make your wedding day perfect. From venues to florists and themes, every decision you make has to be meticulous and thoroughly thought of. We compiled a list in alphabetical order of the Top Wedding Planners in Toronto and GTA to help you find an event planner that will bring your dream wedding to life! We have also created a 12 Month Wedding Planning Checklist you can find at the bottom!

Amavi Event Planning + Design

Amavi Event Planning + Design: proficient planning for busy brides and grooms!

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Amavi is a boutique wedding and event planning company specializing in creating bespoke, romantic, and unforgettable experiences for couples in Hamilton, the GTA, Niagara, and beyond.  With a collaborative planning style, heartfelt passion for little details, and devotion to going above and beyond for each and every couple, your special day will be nothing short of a perfect reflection of you.

With a focus on full-service planning for busy brides and grooms, Amavi takes on a limited number of clients per year, offering an exclusive experience for our clients.  Come and be swept away in dreaming about every detail of your perfect wedding day with us – we want to know what makes your heart soar!  Allow us to assist you in creating an event that makes you weak in the knees and evokes every wonderful emotion to create a memorable experience for you as well as your guests.

Life is made of moments worth celebrating – don’t get caught up in the stress of planning.  With Amavi, you’ll enjoy every moment leading up to your special day, while we take care of the details! 

Website: http://www.amavievents.ca
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/amaviplanning
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/amaviplanning

Beth Jacobs Weddings & Events

Beth Jacobs Weddings & Events  is a boutique event planning and design firm that specializes in all things weddings, social and corporate events. We strive to advocate for our client’s needs with the utmost amount of empathy, treating each event as if it’s our very own. 

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From getting to know our clients, we find what their passions are, what drives them in business, their relationships, or the particular celebration under the microscope. From there we use our expertise to really drill into how we can make each event exude their essence in a way that creates all the happy tears to cherish for a lifetime. I, Beth Olatunji, the owner and creative director, started this business as a way to regain myself through my passions. With a lot of hard work, buckets of sweat, and a few tears too, we can all proudly stand behind our mission and our purpose within this industry. 

We have been fortunate to have been published in multiple bridal editorial magazines such as Today’s Bride, Lavish Dulhan, Elegant Wedding Magazine, The Bridal Affair Canada, The Bridal Guide Canada, and more. We are also proud members of the WedLuxe Glitterati which stands to be the global authority in luxury weddings worldwide.We could not have gotten this far without our dedication and perseverance through each challenge and obstacle that has come our way. As we continue to push forward in uncertain times, we remain faithful that we will continue to rise above each hurdle and press onward to continued success.

Website: www.bethjacobsevents.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/bethjacobsevents
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bethjacobsevents

Blush and Bowties Events

Blush + Bowties is a Toronto-based and international, boutique style wedding planning company, specializing in charming, stylish, personalized parties…oh, and celebrations that are really fun to attend, too!

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We pride ourselves on taking an innovative and modern approach to wedding design and planning. Our approach to curating events begins with small details, those that tell a story and evoke the imagination: a handwritten love note, a perfect peony, an antique door, a family heirloom, a vintage trunk, a colourful typewriter. Blush + Bowties approaches your design with a sense that anything is possible, that something old can be something new, and most importantly, that it is reflective of you.

We are there from beginning to end, from inception to execution, and present at all the in-betweens. We provide focus for your vision and experience and skills to make it happen. If you know exactly what you want, then we can help you find the right resources to achieve your dreams; if you are lost for inspiration, we will inspire. We are experts in the industry who will open the door to fab venues and introduce you to reputable and talented wedding artisans. 

Website: https://www.blushandbowties.ca/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blushandbowties/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eventsblushandbowties/

Brocade Events

Wedding Planners, Event Visionaries, and Organizational Ninja’s Who Love a Great Party!

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Brocade Events is an award-winning, professional wedding and special event planning company that makes moments happen for busy people who want their wedding (and planning experience) to be a smooth and fun one from start to finish.  

​Led by owner Janis Martinello, the Brocade Events team is an extremely organized and professional bunch, who come loaded with reliable information, sound advice, and creative ways to make any event a night to remember. We specialize in creating custom planning packages for all occasions, and use web-based software solutions to give you access to all of your information and planning tools from anywhere in the world.

Our team has worked with hundreds of reliable vendors and industry professionals over the past ten years, so we can find you the best people, places, and strategies to rock your celebration. Above all else, we love people (yes, even your wack-a-doo family members), and we believe in celebrating love, life, people, and moments.  Our clients love us for our humour, professionalism, and just enough whimsy and realism to make their events memorable. 

Website: https://www.BrocadeEvent.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brocade_events/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrocadeEvents

Designed Dream Wedding

Designed Dream is an award-winning planning and design company in Toronto. We pride ourselves on being in the event industry for over 10 years and having successfully planned and coordinated over 300 weddings and events!

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For us quality is always more important than quantity, for that very reason, we never overbook ourselves and ensure, that all of our clients get a personal touch and attention they deserve!
Our talented team also speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, and German. Some couples believe that hiring a wedding planner would be an additional expense, however, in reality, you won’t spend anything extra. A Wedding Planner offers so many benefits and discounts from vendors, that your budget stays intact, and sometimes, you can even save some money.

But while saving money is important, TIME is actually much more precious. Imagine how much of it will be yours to enjoy if you hire us to take care of all the time-consuming details. Organizing, planning, negotiating, coordinating and taking care of the last-minute issues on the wedding day will wear you out. You can never be sure that everything will go as smoothly as planned.That’s why we are here and will handle everything to ensure you are getting the wedding you deserve and that you will actually have the opportunity to enjoy it! 

Website: http://www.designeddream.com/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/fidan_designeddream#
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Designed-Dream-Wedding-Planning/199558196733853
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/DesignedDream 
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh-qietn11XNp5sIeWjrEaA 

Dynasty Weddings

DYNASTY helps make the vision and dream you always wanted, a reality.

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2015 is where it all began for DYNASTY weddings. I always had a passion and a love for this industry. I started out as an event decorator and an onsite coordinator. As my journey began, I encountered new opportunities so I decided to open my own wedding business and become a fully certified wedding planner. Weddings are my passion, I feel it in my soul when I help couples prepare for the most memorable day of their lives. Planning the beginning of someone ‘s wedding  all the way to end of their special day is so unique and romantic.

DYNASTY likes seeing nothing but smiles on each of our client’s  faces. I find that couples say they dont need a planner in the beginning, but those who give me feedback say they wish they hired one! Wedding planning takes a lot of effort and time such as  finding the right venue to matching the right decor and finding every little detail within a budget.  DYNASTY is alway here to listen and execute exactly what you want for your special day. 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dynasty.weddings/?hl=en

EPI Events

Your wedding should be a memorable and unique moment in your and your partner’s lives. It should reflect who you are, and the love story that binds your souls together.

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EPI Events is a full-service wedding planning company located in the bustling heart of Toronto, Ontario. Guided by founder Lilia Khodja’s experience, our team of passionate & forward-thinking event planners have the skill, enthusiasm and reliable tools and processes to create a wonderful experience for your perfect wedding.
Born and raised in France, she speaks several languages and has organized weddings of all sizes across France, New Zealand, and Australia.

This experience has given her and EPI Events an unmatched level of knowledge and expertise in global trends, with a french touch. Lilia Khodja is a valuable asset on your wedding planning team, nimbly able to create an event experience that will leave people talking about your long after it’s done.
As one of the best wedding planners in Toronto, EPI Events can handle a wide range of wedding sizes. Whether you need a wedding planner for an intimate gathering, or a wedding planning services for a large ceremony  EPI has the experience and know-how to make your wedding celebration an unforgettable, stress free success.

Whether you’re looking for a guide to take you through every step of the process, or just some last-minute help pulling all the details together, our passionate team is on call to create the wedding of your dreams!
We offer tailored made wedding planning services.
Let our expert team of seasoned wedding planners lend you their knowledge and expertise to make your wedding dream come true.

Website: https://epi-events.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/epi.events/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/epievent/

Fab Fete Events

Fab Fete Events is a Toronto-based wedding and event planning company that specializes in designing and creating tailored celebrations for special occasions.

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Every Fab Fete wedding planner is officially certified through the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada. Our team of expert event planners truly love what they do and our passion and dedication is clear to anyone who meets us.  
At Fab Fête, we pride ourselves on the connections we have with our clients, along with our extensive database and personal relationships with Toronto’s best and most reputable vendors.

Our job is to shop, source and spend time creating an event that is the ultimate reflection of our clients. Our clients’ individual needs coupled with our strong work ethic will make any event a huge success.

Website: http://www.fabfete.ca/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fabfetemichelle/
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Glitz and Glam Events

Glitz & Glam Events – Giving you a Dazzling Experience at your Event.

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At Glitz & Glam Events company, your wedding is OUR priority and we recognize that a wedding is one of the most important events a bride will ever need to plan. We are Passionate, Organized and love to throw a good party! 

Our team of trained and certified event and wedding planners are readily available to provide a step-by-step guide in planning the wedding and event of your dreams. We have the skills, knowledge and over 10 years of experience combined to bring your wedding dreams and visions to life. 

Services we provide include: Consultation, Day/Month of Coordination, Partial wedding and Full Wedding Planning services. We cater to clients worldwide having their events in Toronto/GTA and we look forward to discussing your special day. 

Website: http://www.glitzglamevents.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glitzglameventsco/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlitzGlamEventsandCo/

Impresario Events

At Impresario Events, we care deeply about one thing:   making sure that our couples are truly happy with how their wedding day unfolded and with the entire process leading up to it.

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This is why we really get to know our clients on a personal level and then focus on championing their unique style and vision to make sure their wedding is authentic to them.   It is what fuels our relentless dedication and attention to every detail along the way to make sure nothing has been missed.   It’s what makes us work so hard to ensure that the execution of the wedding day appears flawless and effortless.   It’s what guarantees our pricing is always fair, honest, flexible and up front.    It’s why we maintain strong relationships with vendors and venues from across the wedding industry who offer outstanding service and value.    And it’s what has resulted in making us one of the top reviewed wedding planning companies in Toronto and the GTA.    

In business since 2011, Impresario Events exclusively offers wedding planning services, including Full and Partial Wedding Planning as well as Day of Coordination (aka Month of Coordination).   We also offer “full service” destination wedding planning in Mexico and the Caribbean.We work will all budgets and have extensive experience with brides and grooms across all faiths and cultures including (but not limited to) South Asian, Persian, Jewish, Chinese, Catholic, etc.   We support marriage equality and welcome inquiries from all couples in love!    Impresario Events offers complimentary initial consultations and would be happy to provide a free, no-obligation quote for our services.  

Website: https://impresarioevents.ca/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/impresario_events/?hl=en
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Impresario-Events-101197099982193/

Jen Han Events

My name is Jen Han, the owner and the lead planner of Jen Han Events.

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  • Jen Han Events

 I am a bilingual (Korean, English), Wedding Planners Institute of Canada certified professional with years of experience in planning, organizing and executing wedding events. I have gained knowledge and worldview of diverse cultures due to frequent travels and I have a distinct philosophy in my approach to being a wedding planner: being your best friend. I consider my relationship with you the most important. Rather than business-oriented relationship of planner-client, I strive to develop authentic, caring friendship and take time to get to know the real you. I strongly believe this makes all the difference in our level of engagement to one of the most important days of your life. The friendship will bring out the unique individual character and this will make your wedding ooze of your style and fantasies expressed in an alluring and creative fashion that cannot be recreated. 

I have 3 services; Full planning, Partial planning and Day of coordination. I offer Full planning service to someone who wants stress-free guide, this service will do from A to Z. If you’ve already started planning wedding but don’t know what to do next and need someone to ask questions, Partial planning is perfect for you to keep you in the right track. However, if you only need someone on the day of your wedding to direct and make you feel comfortable, Day of coordination will help your special moment goest nice and smooth. Jen Han Events will listen to clients’ wishes, share ideas and make those wishes come true. 

Website: https://www.jenhanevents.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jenhanevents/

Leigh Events

Weddings have captivated our hearts perpetually, forever drawn to the intimate love stories they celebrate. It’s about more than styling and aesthetics. At Leigh Events, we fall in love with the real-life tales about our couples. 

  • Leigh Events
  • Leigh Events
  • Leigh Events
  • Leigh Events
  • Leigh Events
  • Leigh Events
  • Leigh Events

Founded in 2010 Leigh Events is a leading full-service special events planning, design, and management company. 

The stories we all hope to tell someday. How we met the love of our life, the secret moments and clues hidden throughout the journey to your happily ever after. It all makes sense looking back.It’s your unique story that we bring to life.Some of our couples are understated and refined. Others are glamorous yet graceful. Spontaneous and unique. And some of our couples could never be summarized in a few words. It’s their diverse perspectives, culture, and creativity that inspire each and every one of us.Created thoughtfully with the intention of intimacy, we aim to emotively encapsulate a celebration personified from the stolen glances between two lovers and the intimate experience shared with family and friends.

​There’s always a meaningful story to tell. One where two lives fatefully intertwined and remain devoted to expressing love in its most crushingly beautiful form. At Leigh Events, our wedding planning will actualize your purest expression of the love you share. We artfully create intricate experiences and events — not to portray, but to evoke.

Website: www.leighevents.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leigheventsco/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leighevents/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/leigheventsco

Le Love Events

Our mission is to provide seamless direction and flawless execution, creating a beautiful event and lasting memories!

  • Le Love Events
  • Le Love Events
  • Le Love Events
  • Le Love Events
  • Le Love Events
  • Le Love Events

During my own wedding planning process, I had great opportunities in working with reputable vendors who created such a beautiful experience for me. From here, my passion grew, and I knew I wanted to do this for others. In November 2019, I became certified by the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada and started my own business. It was scary but felt right! I threw myself right into networking by attending wedding open houses and events, signing on to help other planners and by completing online workshops to learn more. Within a month, I obtained my first few clients! Le Love Events is a wedding and event planning business based in Toronto. We work closely with clients to bring visions to life by adding uniqueness, style and personal touch.

I believe Le Love Events should be nominated for Top Ten Wedding Planners as we truly create a unique experience for our clients throughout the whole planning process. We work closely with our clients from budget preparation, vendor management, theme development, and creation of detailed itineraries, etc. However, I feel that our true individuality and exclusivity comes from the relationship we establish. We are more than just wedding planners, in that we become friends and confidantes with our clients. We are there to be supportive, flexible, and laugh or cry together and create the wedding or event of our client’s dreams! Le Love Events is grateful to be part of the event industry and we look forward to future opportunities.

Website: https://www.leloveevents.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leloveevents/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leloveevents/

Love by Lynzie Events

Plain and simple, Love by Lynzie is the go to planning and design agency in Toronto for bold, unique couples who want to celebrate the beginning of their marriage in unmatched style.

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  • LovebyLynzie Wedding Planning
  • LovebyLynzie Wedding Planning