Having a talented and dedicated wedding planner and day of coordinators 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. Every decision you make, from venues to florists and themes, 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!
If you are a wedding planner or day of coordinator and you believe you deserve to be included in the Top Wedding Planners in Toronto and GTA area, please email us the following information at firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered: why we should choose you, a unique description of your business (200-500 words), logo, links to your website and social media, 3-5 examples of your work to be featured. This feature is free of cost because if you can pay to list, then is it really the best business?
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Amavi Event Planning + Design
Amavi Event Planning + Design: proficient planning for busy brides and grooms!
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 minor 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. So 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 incredible 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!
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!
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 the 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!
Eddie Suliman Events
Mystical Weddings was launched in January of 2010 and it’s been a remarkable journey.
On what drew her to this, Eddie says “I was always mesmerized with the whole aspect of weddings and how they came together. The more I volunteered, the more my name got out there and I felt completely in my element. I love the creative ability and to customize each client’s wedding… the magical moment when two lives become one is important to me and what drives me to do what I do.”
Expanding upon the success of Mystical Weddings, she launched Eddie Suliman Events in 2014, with a resume that includes two Mayoral campaigns, the annual Canada Day Together Festival, Taste of Cooksville Festival, Mississauga Arts Council’s annual Masquerade Ball amongst others. Eddie humbly says, “No event is too big for me… I’ll never become so successful that I won’t do the smaller events.”
To maintain her high quality of service, Eddie (smartly) doesn’t say yes to everything. She realizes what it takes to put on a remarkable event and if she’s spread too thin with multiple bookings, she knows the quality will suffer. This acclaimed entrepreneur wouldn’t change anything as she “believes everything happens for a reason” and offers this as advice to others: “volunteer experience is essential, especially when you’re breaking into any industry. Nobody is born knowing everything so create your own style and work hard. Know your worth and don’t feel bad about charging for your experience, time and efforts.”
Eddie is known and admired for her consistent presence with both her family and community and her willingness to help others. She is indeed a strong success story and an inspiration to many.
Glitz and Glam Events
Glitz & Glam Events – Giving you a Dazzling Experience at your Event.
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 ten 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.
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.
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 upfront. 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.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Impresario-Events-101197099982193/
Jenna Planned This
Jenna Planned This is a wedding/event planning & design company based out of the greater Toronto area.
JPT welcomes brides with all budgets and focuses greatly on fine details, emphasizes the importance of going the extra mile for our clients & guarantees client satisfaction. We approach all our events from the point of extreme organization and clear communication to ensure that all our brides feel supported and listened to throughout the planning process and that their needs are 100% met. We specialize in wedding planning, coordination & design. Every planner at JPT focuses greatly on fine details, cohesiveness & uniformity throughout the planning and execution of all our events. Each event planned through JPT holds a level of uniqueness to ensure our clients and their guests receive that WOW factor. JPT takes on all the stress of planning, so you don’t have to– making the bride’s wedding planning process just as relaxing and memorable as the day of her wedding. Jenna and her team provide excellent service to every couple we work with. Jenna planned this has grown tremendously since launching in 2021, having completely booked up our 2022 wedding season availability. We at JPT take pride in our work and only provide the most extraordinary efforts to ensure each bride’s special day is everything she dreamed of and more.
I believe that you should choose Jenna Planned This because my team & I truly care about our clients and love what we do. We treat all of our clients like family and ensure that everything we touch becomes beautiful. We are truly in the business of love and enjoy soaking up every moment up, from witnessing heartfelt vows to watching brides dance the night away on quite literally the best day of their life. We understand how it feels to plan a wedding and how much pressure it can put on a bride. We carry that burden for them, making the process so seamless.
Marielle Gourlay Events
I have had the opportunity to plan beautiful events for over 15 years ranging from extravagant weddings to modern corporate events.
I have had the opportunity to plan beautiful events for over 15 years ranging from extravagant weddings to modern corporate events.
I have also had the opportunity to build key relationships in the events industry over the years, which gives me (and my clients!) access to amazing vendors at preferred rates. When you hire Marielle Gourlay Events, you hire a team of professionals that want to serve you and your vision!
For everything from beautiful intimate weddings of 50, to high-energy fun fairs for 5000, my team offers superior quality, intricate detail and plenty of life!
We are looking forward to working with you and making your dream event come to life!
Rainbow Chan Weddings
We are a passionate team of experienced planners who thrive on creating and crafting memorable weddings in Toronto and World Wide.
With a mission of transforming your most special day into one which reflects your culture, your uniqueness, and most importantly, your love. We believe that wedding planning is so much more than creating something aesthetically beautiful. It is creating a thoughtful experience for you and your loved ones that is representative of you which will last a lifetime in memories.
Our focus is to understand and produce your vision through dedication, organization and meticulous coordination. We have the skills and expertise to turn your ideas into reality while simplifying the planning process for you, we make complex logistics appear and feel seamless. We create classic and timeless celebrations that make an impact, believing that every detail should be intentional, every choice justified. We specialize in fine art weddings combined with a feminine aesthetic. Every wedding is unique and we bring a creative and fresh perspective to ensure that your wedding is flawless.
Whether it be planning every little detail of a large banquet of hundreds of guests, or an intimate and private gathering of your closest friends and family, Our planning services offer you and your loved one’s peace of mind in knowing that your special day is in the hands of someone with both the experience and know-how to make your wedding day truly spectacular. With Rainbow Chan Weddings on hand to mind the minute details of planning and coordination, you and your specially invited guests can fully enjoy every moment of such a splendid day with the added comfort of knowing that a seasoned wedding industry professional is guiding you every step of the way. With unparalleled attention to detail, we can, and has, seamlessly translated wedding daydreams into reality for many couples throughout Toronto and beyond. Crafting an unforgettable experience that is both beautifully styled to perfection and one that truly reflects the aesthetics and sensibilities of you and your loved ones. We have plenty of skills to offer, all reflected in the packages available to those who want a genuinely magical wedding experience: Event Consultation, Day-of Coordination as well as Full-Wedding Coordination.
Upon Occasion Event Planning
Upon Occasion is an event planning company with a passion for creativity in the production of Canada’s most extraordinary weddings, social events, parties, & more.
We truly believe in the transformative power of creativity and design, which gives our events the ability to elevate experiences while engaging and inspiring the people that attend them. Great events and good relationships come from collaboration – with a WPIC (Wedding Planners Institute of Canada) certification, and over 12 years of event planning experience, Upon occasion, planners have developed a simple, innovative, and engaging process that works closely with our clients to deliver a truly perfect event. Striving to make an event that you will be proud of, our years of experience have brought together the finest collection of vendors and suppliers throughout Canada. Upon occasion’s unique vision paired with the exclusivity and preferred rates of our vendors gives us the unparalleled ability to bring your vision to life in a way that surpasses your highest expectations.
At Upon Occasion we are a full-service event planning & design company carefully crafting one-of-a-kind weddings that are inspired by the adventures and love stories of the couples we work with. From beginning to end, we handle everything from finding the perfect venue to negotiating with our preferred vendors – all while following detailed timelines and organized floor plans. Each wedding is meticulously coordinated with our onsite team to ensure your wedding executes just like you imagined. With a certified team of event planners from the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada (WPIC), we work tirelessly to weave your creative vision into reality. All of your vendors, from photographers to caterers, will be hand-picked to match the style, atmosphere, and feeling of your wedding. We also work with various creative teams in floral, lighting, design, & more to give your wedding the personalized touch it needs to be the most important day of your life. Our services include “Full Event” Planning, “ Month- Of” Coordination or any custom package in between.
Wu La La Weddings
Wu La La Weddings and Events is a Markham based boutique event planning company.
The name is a play on word with Lisa Wu’s (our lead planner and owner) last name – because we are here to create celebrations that will make your guests go “ooh la la”;) Our philosophy is simple – we will always try our best to put our clients at the heart of what we do and work hard to deliver the best experience possible. From intimate gatherings to large-scale celebrations, we believe that every event should be thoughtfully and meticulously executed, personalized and joyful. With your investment in Wu La La Weddings & Events, we will be with you every step of the way and guide you through the planning process with care and attention to detail. Contact us today for an initial complimentary meeting, and we can discuss all the plans you have for your big day!
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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.
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 its 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.
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!
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 a 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.
DYNASTY helps make the vision and dream you always wanted, a reality.
2015 is where it all began for DYNASTY weddings. I always had a passion and a love for this industry. I started 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, and 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 the 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 don’t 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 always here to listen and execute exactly what you want for your special day.
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.
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. So whether you need a wedding planner for an intimate gathering or 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.
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.
Every Fab Fete wedding planner is officially certified through the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada. Our team of expert event planners genuinely love what they do, and our passion and dedication are evident to anyone who meets us.
At Fab Fête, we pride ourselves on our connections 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 client’s individual needs, coupled with our strong work ethic, will make any event a huge success.
Jen Han Events
My name is Jen Han, the owner and the lead planner of 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 wedding planner approach: being your best friend. I consider my relationship with you the most important. Rather than a business-oriented relationship of planner-client, I strive to develop authentic, caring friendships 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 three services; Full planning, Partial planning and Day of coordination. I offer a full planning service to someone who wants a stress-free guide, and this service will do from A to Z. If you’ve already started planning a 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.
Le Love Events
Our mission is to provide seamless direction and flawless execution, creating a beautiful event and lasting memories!
During my own wedding planning process, I had great opportunities to work with reputable vendors who created such a beautiful experience. From here, my passion grew, and I knew I wanted to do this for others. So, 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 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 come 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.
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.
With equal emphasis on event day logistics and creatively telling your love story through design, our weddings are top of mind when it comes to the cities best and brightest. Our “experience” based mindset bleeds into all planning aspects, including unique activations designed around the couple, custom and handmade decor that we craft on your behalf, exploring design through a wide range of colour schemes, partnering you with the right planner from our team, considering your desired budget and styling your chosen event environment in a way that feels authentic to you.
In addition, we have recently launched a new line of Virtual Services that aim to support couples anywhere in the world during the unprecedented situation due to covid19. Our planners who hold years of planning and designing experience are able to guide these couples through pivotal moments of their life with clear direction and decisive action. Our work has been featured in notable press and media outlets, including Today’s Bride, Wedding Bells, Event Source, Global News, Green Wedding Shoes, June Bug and more.
Instagram (Love By Lynzie Events + Design): https://www.instagram.com/lovebylynzie.events/
I’m here to inspire you and to ensure that your event is extraordinary, and truly unforgettable.
I’m a certified wedding planner and coordinator through the Wedding Planning Institute of Canada based in Oshawa, Ontario, but serving the GTA. With my meticulous nature and outstanding communication skills, I provide unique services to fit your special occasion. I’m here to inspire you and to ensure that your event is extraordinary and truly unforgettable.
At PinkRose Occasion we offer services not only in wedding planning and coordination, but we uniquely plan and coordinate wedding proposals, as well as offer a groomsmen concierge service (they need help too!)
By liaising closely with to-be-weds who book their services, we are able to understand their needs, wants, and personal preferences. As a result, various packages are available for couples to peruse, including the Emerald Cut, Cushion Cut, and Princess Cut. These bundles contain diverse inclusions, and they are suited to different types of customers. Some are for DIY clients who need extra guidance to bring their vision to life. Others are for newlyweds-to-be who need assistance up to a couple of months before the exchange of vows. While one, in particular, is for those who require a comprehensive service that begins approximately four months ahead of the walk up the aisle. As such, we provide a diverse array of services, including partial planning, day-of coordination, event design, and more.
Plan It Right Events
Plan It Right Events is your partner in planning.
I will provide you with the expert advice and creative ideas you need and coordinate your entire event’s logistical details. With my complete coordination package, I will be there from when you say “yes” to the big question through until the last guest departs. As the client, you will get to enjoy all the wonderful parts of planning your big day while avoiding the stress of the behind-the-scenes work.
Plan It Right events also offers partial coordination packages. Let me take care of as much of the planning as you need anywhere from 6-8 months before your wedding day. This timeline gives me enough time to see the big picture, from meeting all the vendors to creating a timeline perfect for your most special day. I’ll take care of all coordination, from the minute you hire me until the last guest departs.
Lastly, I also offer a day of coordination packages. From 1-3 months prior to your wedding day, through the entire day off, sit back, relax and enjoy all the hustle and bustle of your most special day. Then, allow me to coordinate all the final details, and I will ensure everything is marked off your to-do list and your wedding runs smoothly.
I have been operating this business since 2014 and have successfully planned over 50 weddings and events to date. I am currently accepting 2021 and 2022 bookings. Make sure to send me an email to book your free consultation service where we can discuss your upcoming wedding more in detail and plan out the perfect package for your expectations and budget.
Trevents: Wedding & Event Planning
I’m Trevor Frankfort: lover of love, guest expert on CTV’s The Social & award winning lead planner at Trevents: Wedding & Event Planning.
My professional background comes from Business Management, Project Management, Marketing, Culinary Management, Wedding Planning and Event Planning. My career and life experiences have helped me to think outside the box, stay incredibly organized, as well as remain professional, calm and dependable. I still can’t believe they used J-Lo to play me in the movie version of my life (The Wedding Planner), but I’ll take it. Speaking of movies, in my spare time, I love to collect and watch them. My favourite is Clue (based on the popular board game which I also love), have you seen it? In addition, I enjoy cooking, and I make incredible minestrone soup. I also attend yoga on a regular basis to keep me Zen. Namaste!
Whether you are having a Virtual wedding, a glitzy-glam extravaganza with 400+ people; a cozy celebration of 100; a destination wedding on a beach; an intimate affair of 40 in your backyard; or a private family ceremony, let me help you reduce your stress and give you more time to do what you really want to be doing. Whether it’s martinis with your friends; spa day; boot camp; or just Netflix and chill with your partner. I can help you right from the moment you are engaged all the way through to your wedding day, or I can help out the month before your event to organize everything and make magic happen on the day of. So let’s get this party started! We are going to have so much fun getting to know each other while we collaborate to make your visions and dreams come to life for your special day! This day, YOUR day, is a day that will live forever in your hearts while you live happily ever after. It would be my pleasure and an honour for me to get to be a part of that. So don’t just sit there; let’s get to it. It’s time for us to start planning the most memorable day of your life.
12 Month Wedding Planning Checklist
12 months before
- Determine Your Budget
Before you start anything, you need to make sure that you have your priorities set and are able to afford your wedding since it can be expensive. You should start by planning out what you would want to spend more money on and where you can save a few dollars.
- Begin Making a Guest List
It is important to start making a guest list in the very beginning and organizing it to be able to keep track of RSVPs, invitations, gifts and seating arrangements. We recommend using a spreadsheet with everyone’s contacts and other useful info.
- Decide Theme
Even though your theme shouldn’t be an impulse decision, it is crucial to do it as soon as possible. Look through Pinterest or Instagram for some inspiration and find a wedding theme you fall in love with.
- Look for Wedding Vendors
Start searching for wedding vendors, such as wedding planners, wedding caterers, wedding photographers, wedding florist, wedding officiants, wedding cakes, and wedding musicians. We have a list for the Best Wedding Photographers in Toronto and GTA 2020, check it out to find your perfect bridal photographer.
- Choose your Bridal Party
It is important to choose your bridesmaids, maid of honour and best man early into the wedding planning so that they can help. You should have as much help as you need as it can be a very stressful process.
10 months before
- Start Shopping for Your Wedding Dress
Your bridal gown is one of the most important decisions you have to make. Your wedding gown has to be perfect so take your time searching for it. You can find stunning bridal gowns at Best For Bride.
- Start Planning Invitations
Wedding invitations are your guest’s first impression of your wedding and you want it to be perfect. Start looking for inspiration on Pinterest or Instagram. If you want custom wedding invitations, you can talk to a graphic designer who will make sure your invitations look beautiful.
- Start Looking for Bridal Party Attire and Accessories
Buying bridesmaids dresses can be a real hassle since you need to satisfy all your bridesmaids needs as well as match your wedding theme. You should start as soon as you can to avoid complications closer to the wedding date. Start searching for bridesmaids dresses, mother of the bride gowns, mother of the groom gowns and accessories. You can find beautiful bridesmaids gown at Best For Bride.
- Send Save The Dates
Send the Save the Dates as soon as you’re certain about your guest lists and you are done your invitations. Your guests should know early in advance to be able to keep track of RSVP’s.
- Buy Your Wedding Gown
It’s time to say “YES TO THE DRESS”! If you want to avoid rush fees you should purchase your wedding gown as soon as possible. Although, this decision should be made early into the wedding planning, do not purchase a dress that you are not 100% in love with.
- Register for Gifts
This is the time to sit with your partner and discuss what you would like. First, think about essentials for your home. After, you can think about your hobbies and tailor the gifts around that.
- Hire Wedding Vendors
This is the time to hire all the help you need. You have done most of the work by yourself and now you can have experts make it easier on you. Hire the wedding vendors you searched for a couple months ago if you haven’t already.
- Schedule Bridesmaids Gown Fittings
It is extremely to have all your girls in one place, especially if you have a lot. Start the process of fitting your bridesmaids gowns so that you can fix any complications that may occur with the bridesmaids dresses.
- Book Hotel for Out-of-Town Guests
Depending on whether you have a destination wedding or have guests that don’t live next to you, you need to book hotel rooms for them. Choose three hotels at different price points so that they have the option of their hotel.
- Start Planning Your Honeymoon
Sit down with your partner and plan what you will do after the wedding. Dream big and find something both of you will enjoy doing.
- Start Looking at Wedding Makeup & Hair Inspiration
You can easily find a huge array of wedding makeup and hairstyles on Pinterest and Instagram. Do some research on which looks will compliment your wedding gown and wedding theme.
- Meet with a Florist
Having a florist by your side to make decisions will be extremely helpful. You can choose flowers for your wedding party, attendants, cakes, and venue. There are a lot of decisions to be made and you should always have an expert helping you.
- Assemble the Rehearsal Dinner
Choose the guests that will attend your rehearsal dinner, try and keep it simple by only inviting the most important guests. As well as, start looking and book the venue for your rehearsal dinner.
- Experiment with Makeup Looks and Hairstyles
Sit down with your makeup artist and/or hairstylist and experiment with different types of makeup looks and hairstyles. Find a look that compliments your face and wedding gown and that you feel confident in!
- Buy Wedding Party Gifts
Choose gifts that are thoughtful and meaningful. If you are planning on a budget, you can find something less expensive but you have a strong connection with.
- Write Your Vows
This is a crucial part of your wedding planning. Make sure you take your time to relax, be alone and think of what you would like to say to your significant other on your wedding day.
- Talk to your Wedding Vendors
Take the time to follow up with each wedding vendor to make sure you are both on the same page. Share your ideas with them and have them find a way to make your dreams come true!
Frequently Asked Questions about Finding the Best Wedding Planners and Day-of Coordinators in Toronto and GTA
What’s the difference between a wedding coordinator given by the venue and a professional wedding planner?
The style and feel of your wedding are the responsibility of a wedding planner. A wedding planner produces floor plans, oversees your agenda to keep the day running, and overlooks a thousand other key elements. A wedding planner designs your day, attends to vendors, assists in styling every detail, keeps you on budget, and oversees a thousand other significant details. A wedding coordinator offered by the venue just verifies things that are solely relevant to the venue’s best interests.
What are the responsibilities of a wedding planner?
- Vendor referrals and contract negotiations are provided; all vendor meetings are scheduled and attended.
- Creates floor layouts and timetables in great detail.
- Assists you in determining and managing your budget.
- Tours the facility and partakes in menu sampling.
- Ideas for style are brainstormed, and design elements are coordinated.
- Coordinates the booking of hotel rooms and transportation.
- In charge of the rehearsal.
- On the wedding day, they are in charge of everything.
What qualities should I look for in a wedding coordinator?
- Patience mixed with creativity.
- Budgeting and finance.
- Vows, speeches, and acknowledgements are all part of the ceremony.
- Options and organization.
- Empathy and communication on a global scale
How long is a wedding rehearsal?
Take into account the timing. The rehearsal dinner is usually held the night before the wedding, which is usually on a Friday. The ceremony rehearsal usually starts at 5:30 p.m. and lasts around 30 to 45 minutes.
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