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Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show Presents “Behind the Wedding Day” with Cakes for all Occasions

19 Dec

With the 44th Annual Hamilton Halton Spring Wedding Show fast approaching, TopWeddingShows.com has set out to give you a closer look into the local wedding world, with behind the scenes access to the talented industry leaders who turn your dreams into wedding reality. Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with Margaret  from Cakes for all Occasions by Margaret Carvalho. Visit her website: www.cakesforalloccasionsbymargaretcarvalho.blogspot.ca or http://www.cakesforalloccasions.ca/

Cakes for All Occasions will be at the Hamilton Wedding Show 2013

Cakes for All Occasions will be at the Hamilton Wedding Show 2013

What is the #1 piece of advice you would give to couples planning a wedding in 2013/2014

A: Remember you can’t please everyone and you need to enjoy every moment. Be sure to compromise with you partner

Why is it important for brides and grooms-to-be to shop locally for the wedding products/services?

A: It supports local businesses and is easier access for the couple

What is your favourite wedding themed movie or TV/reality show of all time?

A: My Best Friend’s Wedding

What would you say has been the proudest moment as a business owner in the wedding industry?

A: Giving the wedding couple the wedding cake of their dreams, seeing the final product set up at the wedding venue.

What will you be showcasing at the Hamilton-Halton Spring Wedding Show 2013?

A: Wedding Cakes

Be sure to visit Margaret from Cakes for all Occasions by Margaret Carvalho  in booth #160 at the Hamilton Wedding Show 2013

Also be sure to check out to view the entire Wedding Show Exhibitor List!

44th Annual Hamilton-Halton Spring Wedding Show

January 12 & 13, 2013

The Hamilton Convention Centre

1 Summers Lane, Hamilton

Show Times: 11am-5pm Daily

Fashion Show Times: 1:00pm & 3:30pm Daily

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Behind the “Big Day” with Angie’s Bridal Boutique

23 Jul

Hey Brides-to-Be!  The bridal team from Angie’s Bridal Boutique  has answered some of our top questions about the upcoming wedding season in our “Behind the Big Day” Series.  Angie’s Bridal Boutique has a simple mission: to help you find your perfect dress! They carry many different styles at a range of prices to help you find the flowing train, exquisite bodice, or special little detail that makes your dress perfect! Happy reading.

Q: In your opinion, what are  the biggest rends for the upcoming wedding season?

A: New styles are showing as well as a return of more traditional looks complete with lace and embroidery. Overall, ELEGANCE is certainly the key when choosing your wedding gown for 2012 and beyond.

tradional embellishments with a modern cut=elegance Photo Source: http://allurebridals.com/Store_ProductDetail.aspx?pid=5Fc77426991182ch1c6B

tradional embellishments with a modern cut=elegance Photo Source: http://allurebridals.com/Store_ProductDetail.aspx?pid=5Fc77426991182ch1c6B

 

 

Q: What is the #1 piece of advice you would give to couples planning a wedding ?

A: Start planning Early!  It takes time for everything to come in and you certainly want to leave room for  fittings.

Q: What is your favourite wedding themed movie/TV show of all time?

A: Four Weddings and a Funeral and Rich Bride/Poor Bride

Q: What is your favourite part of the wedding planning process?

A: When the bride find The One…and we are talking about the dress here.  Our whole team loves making people happy and sharing in the bride’s excitement.

Q: What will you be showcasing at the Hamilton-Halton Fall Wedding Show?

A: We will be showcasing new styles from our suppliers including Sorello Vita for the first time in this area. We are so excited! 

Sorella Vita Brand at Angies Bridal and showcased at Hamilton-Halton Fall Wedding Show

Sorella Vita Brand at Angies Bridal & showcased at Hamilton-Halton Fall Wedding Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to visit the entire team at Angie’s Bridal Boutique in booth #208 at the15th Annual Hamilton-Halton Fall Wedding Show~September 29 & 30, 2012~The Careport Expo Centre~ 270 Longwood Rd South, Hamilton, Ontario

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Or Visit Angie’s Bridal Boutique at their Waterdown Location:

Angie's Bridal will be at the Hamilton-Halton Fall Wedding Show 2012

Angie’s Bridal will be at the Hamilton-Halton Fall Wedding Show 2012

 

 

5 Mill St. South

Waterdown, ON L0R2H4

Phone: 905-689-8400

 

 

Hours:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Evenings

by Appointment Only

Wednesday: 12-6, Thursday: 12-8, Friday: 12-6, Saturday: 10-5, Sunday: 12-5

DIY Brides: Does it Really Save You $$?

12 Nov

Living during the economic roller coaster of 2008 to “end it already!”, has made the majority of people re-evaluate what they find important in life and more conscientious about how they are spending their hard earned dollars.  This trend of  cautious consumerism has definitely carried over into the wedding industry.  Over the last year or so, I have seen many brides and grooms get creative in the name of love in order to figure out how to make their wedding happen, without breaking the bank. Some brides and grooms are scaling back the size of their wedding, some are postponing their nuptials until they are on more sturdy financial ground, and others still are finding out ways to “Do It Themselves” in order to save on wedding services. As an event planner, I definitely applaud people brainstorming creative ways to stay within budget and certainly agree that everyone needs to make some adjustments to find alternative ways to live and socialize on a smaller budget.

However, after hearing several DIY horror stories, I have begun to wonder if “going it alone” on you wedding day is actually a cost effective and time efficient way to plan your wedding. I have heard of supplies not showing up when they were supposed to, leaving brides and their wedding parties scrounging local craft shoppes to find all the materials needed for the DIY decor and favour ideas (not only is this incredibility stressful, but they ended up paying twice for the necessary supplies). I’ve heard of brides and grooms creating all their wedding decorations, then hating how everything turned out. In order to have their wedding the way they envisioned it, the couple ended up calling in a professional at the last minute (again double the price). One couple asked friend to be their “photographer” for their wedding and ended up deleting their memory stick at the end of the night…leaving the couple without formal pictures!! Another shutter-worthy story is a groom  that had his brother DJ the wedding with his iPod. The problem was, he only downloaded about one hour worth of songs specifically for the wedding. The rest of the night was either on repeat or a selection of gansta rap that said brother had in his usual repertoire. Uuhggg.

From my perspective, marrying the person that I love is a once in a lifetime opportunity that needs to be memorable and everything I imagined the day to be.  That doesn’t mean blowing the budget, but instead, figuring out ways to make your wedding your perfect day at your perfect price point.  That starts by sitting down and realistically thinking about what is most cost and time effective? Where are the areas of your wedding you care about the most and would like to invest the most money? What areas or wedding product services do you not care as much about and can either eliminate or not invest as much for those services? Most importantly, how are you, as the bride and groom, going to enjoy the day the most? Ask yourself those questions and see if DIY still comes out on top.  You may be surprised by the answer.

Cheers,

Shannon

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42nd Annual Hamilton-Halton Spring Wedding Show

January 8 & 9, 2011The Hamilton Convention Centre

14th Annual Niagara Spring Wedding Show

January 15 & 16, 2011, Quality Parkway Hotel & Convention Centre, St. Catharines

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