Weddings

Everything you need to know about planning your wedding

Author: Canadian Living

Weddings

Everything you need to know about planning your wedding

Planning the wedding of your dreams is no small feat. Here are expert tips to help you with writing the best guest list, planning an eco-chic wedding, choosing the right cake, saving some money, and for those who need the advice, being the best bridesmaid as possible! Also, check out our FREE elegant invitations for Jack and Jill parties, bridal showers, a bachelorette party and your big day.

We have it all to ensure your wedding goes off without a hitch.


5 printable bridal-themed invitations
Beautiful invitations for your Jack and Jill party, bridal shower, bachelorette party and wedding. Plus, a save-the-date card you can send out before your wedding invitations.

10 ways to have your dream wedding without breaking the bank
The best day of your life doesn't need to put your in debt for the rest of your days.


50 ways to save on wedding expenses
Smart, creative ideas that spare your wallet and add a personal touch to your special day.


How to have a green wedding
Save the earth – and some money – by opting for an eco-friendly wedding.


Eco-friendly wedding attire
Planning a wedding? Reduce your impact on the environment by following these tips for green clothing for the bride, the groom and the wedding party.

How to stay calm on your wedding day
Relax before you walk down the aisle with these great tips.



How to write the best wedding guest list
Who to include — and who to leave off your list.



How to be a great bridesmaid
Be aware of what's expected of you before agreeing to be in the bridal party.


The bridesmaid survival guide
You can survive with both your friendship and your sanity intact!



Real or artificial: Which wedding cake is right for you?
A wedding cake to eat or a wedding cake to have forever? Find out the pros and cons of artificial cakes for today's modern wedding.


Creative wedding cake toppers
Make your wedding complete with a wedding cake topper to match the style and personality of you and your love-to-be.


Get the wedding cake of your dreams in 7 easy steps
Don't be disappointed on the big day. Our 7 steps to your dream wedding cake will ensure you get exactly what you want.


Canadian Living's guide to do-it-yourself wedding receptions and showers
Your one-stop-shop for bridal shower and wedding reception ideas for the do-it-yourself Canadian bride.


Recipes and how-to guides

14 sparkling wines for every budget
Want to buy bottle of bubbly but don't know where to begin? We've got just the right sparkling wine or for your style, taste buds and budget.


Step-by-step guide: How to open Champagne like a pro
Why ruin good Champagne with an exploding mess? Here's our photographed guide to opening Champagne or sparkling wine with style and grace.

Chocolate Wedding Cake
Make the happy day even more special by serving an elegant dark chocolate cake that will make chocolate lovers rejoice. Make one batch of the cake recipe for the top tier of the wedding cake and a double batch for the bottom one.

Almond Lemon Wedding Cake
Make the special occasion memorable with a delicious Almond Lemon Wedding Cake.


Chocolate Mousse Wedding Cake
Impressive. Showstopping. As perfect as the wedding itself. The outside -- all buttercream, white chocolate curls and pink roses -- is just a promise of the wonderful dark chocolate mousse inside. This is a cake that lives up to the glory of the occasion -- and the future!

Carrot Wedding Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Please everyone with this classic moist carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. It makes a most elegant wedding cake. A garnish of beautiful fresh flowers adds a splendid touch that's worthy of the occasion. Make one batch for the top tier of the wedding cake and a double batch for the bottom one.

Bravo, biscotti: Italian wedding shower cookies
These Italian-wedding-shower favourites are delicious for any occasion. Give any one of our Italian cookie recipes a try for a pleasant surprise. Champagne Cocktail Make this time-tested classy aperitif with any dry sparkling wine.

Cocktail recipes
Passion Fruit Bellini
Usually made with peaches, this cocktail uses passion fruit instead. Champagne instead of sparkling white wine could be a special occasion choice.

Champagne Cocktail

Make this time-tested classy aperitif with any dry sparkling wine.

June Strawberry Champagne Bowl
For a June wedding, or any party for that matter, try this pretty white wine, strawberry and champagne punch.

Raspberry Champagne
Framboise is a brandy distilled from raspberries. Its intense flavour makes a pleasant base for this champagne punch — ideal for garden parties, graduations and wedding receptions.
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