Recent Posts by Amy McNall

How to Choose a Wedding Photographer

Hi all!  I'm coming to you today with a video - because pictures are worth 1000 words, so videos are worth 1 000 000, right?  If you're near the beginning of your planning process, you're likely starting to think about booking a photographer.  Here, I chat with my talented friend Erin from Woodgate Photography about…
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Building a Strong Foundation for your Wedding Planning ‘House’

'Tis the season for engagements, and if you're one of those holiday engagements, congratu-freaking-lations!!  HOW EXCITING!!!  Your head is probably spinning right now, and with good reason.  There's a LOT to think about as you start your wedding planning journey, and you'll want to make sure that you set yourself up for success as you…
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How to ACTUALLY make money on your Stag & Doe

Hi, and congratulations on your upcoming wedding!  In this day and age, where wedding budgets can reach the sky and beyond, it may be on your radar to have a stag & doe/buck & doe/jack & jill/whatever it's called in your region.  Basically, a stag & doe is a ticketed, fundraising event held before your…
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When, Where and How to Create Your Wedding Registry

If you haven't yet started your wedding registry, you may find that you're either (a) SUPER excited about it, and can't wait to go 'shopping', or (b) COMPLETELY overwhelmed, and don't know where to start. Never fear!  There are lots of places to go for help, not the least of which are the specially trained…
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5 Ways to be Productive in Your Planning This Winter

If you're anything like me, and many of our couples, you went gangbusters as soon as you got engaged, booked your venue and all of your vendors, and now you're not sure what you're going to do over the winter. It's inevitable that there will be a bit of a lull in the planning activity…
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12 Ways to SLASH Your Wedding Budget

Here's a question that I get all the time, and I wish there was one universal, easy answer! The unfortunate thing about life, really, is that few of us have unlimited budgets to spend on our weddings.  (And, if I'm being 100% honest with you, I wouldn't recommend that you spend a fortune, even if you…
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5 Budget Mistakes Most Couples Make

You're likely going to spend a lot of money on your wedding.  Here are some mistakes I see a lot of couples making.  Hopefully avoiding these five things will help you keep your budget in check! Not establishing a budget FIRST I see this all the time.  Couples come to me having booked four or…
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To Tip or Not to Tip?

As a wedding planner, I get this question A. LOT. Like, every week, multiple times. Thing is, there's no real answer, unfortunately.  In Canada (because we're so gosh darn polite), we don't like to have open conversations about this kind of thing, and everyone is kind of wishy-washy about it.  With a few exceptions, of…
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Don’t do this at your wedding. . .

There are a whole lot of informative posts out there that are chock full of what you should do on your wedding day.  There are fewer advising you what NOT to do.  Well, friend, read on for a planner's take on things to avoid on the day.  Don't:  Spend the whole reception mingling sans spouse. …
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Newly engaged? Avoid the overwhelm!

How many weddings have you planned?  None, right?  (OK, maybe one, or maybe you helped your BFF, but realistically, there's probably NO reason why you should know what you're doing right now.  So don't worry if you're completely lost.) Most of our clients apologize for not knowing where to start, or what to do next. …
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