Category: Vendor Tips

Before and After Beauty Pics

  Before and After Hair and Makeup Pictures   Professional hair and makeup makes a huge difference when it comes to your overall wedding day look. Even the natural look needs a professional hand.   Below you will find before and after pictures sent to us by some of the vendors featured on Frugal Bride. To visit […]

Choosing a DJ

Choosing a Wedding DJ submitted by Maximum Music DJ Service   The importance of choosing a wedding DJ service can be underestimated. DJ service truly is a crucial component of your special day. Your wedding dance is a thank-you to your guests; they (and you) should really enjoy it! While your buddy from high school […]

How To Get The Kate Middleton Look

Article contributed by Best for Bride   On her wedding day, Kate Middleton embodied quiet elegance and poise. Dressed in a dazzling white wedding dress created by Sarah Burton (for Alexander McQueen), Kate looked truly regal as she walked down the aisle at Westminster Abbey. Always stylish and appropriate, the brunette beauty chose to highlight […]

Wearing the Right Bridal Shoes

Written by Best for Bride   There are shoes that are made for walking in the park and there are shoes intended to highlight an awe-inspiring outfit when you’re attending a gala night of high fashion. Weddings are no different to occasions that call for appropriate shoes. Of course, the bridal shoes you choose deserves […]

Beauty Tips

Beauty Tips by Alisa Lyons – Make-up & Hair Services   1. Six months before the big event get a good facial and address problems such as; dull complexion, blotches due to sun exposure or breakouts. Get your eyebrows shaped and continue grooming them till your wedding day.   2. Stick to a daily cleansing […]

Chocolate Fountains

Article submitted by Rose-Desiree ZE MEKA from Fontaine Chocolatee   You dream of the perfect wedding? Come one step closer while treating your guests to something special by celebrating with a chocolate fountain. Chocolate fountains have become the most sought after attraction at weddings and related parties. A chocolate fountain offers a welcoming sight and […]

Working with Your Baker

Working with Your Wedding Cake Baker submitted by Jane Brook from Sweet Nothings, Calgary   You’ve got the dress, ordered the flowers, chosen your rings and booked the venue. So you need to order a wedding cake?   Here’s a few hints to assist you, and your potential baker, so between you, you can achieve […]

Selecting a Bakery

Selecting a Wedding Cake Bakery Submitted by Francine, Sweetcakes   If your wedding cake is not supplied by the hall or caterer, take time and care in choosing a baker. Your wedding cake is an important part of the wedding celebration. You will want it not only to look wonderful, but taste fabulous. Today there […]

Yoga and Meditation

Yoga and Meditation submitted by Fit, Firm ‘n Fab and Written by Davelle Morrison   A regular yoga and meditation practice help you to lose weight   Yoga is a series of postures meant to relax and stretch your body yes but it also allows you to increase your flexibility, strength & balance while becoming […]

Eat Your Way to a Beautiful You

Written by Alana Gold, Registered Dietian Truestar Health   Do you want to get rid of those bags under your eyes? Would you like your skin to have a healthy, natural glow? Of course you do! Instead of spending money on expensive beauty products to help you look rested, brighter and more youthful, why not […]

How to Choose a Hairstyle

How to Choose a Hairstyle submitted by the Susan of Total Image by Susan   As a bride, your desire is to dazzle with perfect hair. But what does that means for you?   There are so many Bridal hairstyles to consider coupled with well intended advice from friends and family that is can be […]

History of Hairstyles

History of Hairstyles submitted by Gillian at Celebriry Hairstyles   INTRODUCTION   Hairdressing is arranging or otherwise altering the hair for enhanced beauty, for practicality, or to indicate status. The process may involve cutting, plucking, curling, braiding, bleaching, dyeing, powdering, oiling, or adding false hair (such as a wig or fall) or ornaments. Hairdressing has […]

Getting Burned

Shoot and burn wedding photography packages.   Article submitted by James Roberts Photography   You don’t want to get burned with your wedding photography.   “Shoot and burn” is what a lot of photographers today are doing for their clients: shooting digital images and simply turning over a disc of images to the bride.   […]

Beauty Regime

Beauty Regime submitted by Dorota Buczel, Professional Bridal Make-up   Bridal make-up starts with great skin. Here’s a list of things you should keep in mind and avoid a few days before the wedding:   • Avoid substances that could give you oily skin, swelling and irritation. These include red meat, alcohol, caffeine, spicy or […]

Your Wedding Day Make-up

Your Wedding Day Make-up written by Makeup by CC   Your wedding day is probably going to be one of the most memorable days of your life, and rightly so, you want to be unforgettably beautiful! So how exactly does a bride-to-be go about achieving that “bridal glow”? Well, there are a couple of things […]

Choosing a Makeup Artist

Choosing a Makeup Artist by Sandra Hamill   Everything will get hectic in making your wedding day the perfect one ! Choosing a makeup artist can be easy if you know what to look for. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers to make your search easier.   Where do I begin to look? […]

Tips for DIY Makeup

Tips for DIY Makeup contributed by Styleyes Makeup Artistry    Are any of you thinking about doing your own makeup for your wedding? I’ve got a few tips for you to keep in mind.   1. Please remove any unwanted facial hair. This should be done no less than three to four days prior to […]

Choosing a Seamstress

Contributed by Lisa Van Hattam   Choosing a  seamstress is a lot like choosing any other professional to do work for you. Although we all want a great deal, you want to make sure the person is qualified to work on such a complicated and special garment.     Here are a few pointers to […]

Guide to Acquiring your Dream Gown

Guide to Acquiring your Dream Gown by Marie Routhier   Easily one of the most stressful (yet fun!) parts of the wedding, gown shopping can be seen as a serious rite of passage for any woman. This is a designer’s advice for gown shopping, to make the experience as wonderful as possible, as well as […]

Choosing the Right Headpiece

Contributed by Sussman’s Bridal Supplies   Choosing the Right Headpiece can be an interesting new experience as most of us aren’t used to wearing decorations in our hair. The good news is that selecting a headpiece doesn’t have to be an intimidating or budget-breaking enterprise. The headpiece is meant to be the crowning touch – […]

Choosing Jewellery for Bridesmaids

Choosing Jewellery for Bridesmaids by Elizabeth Webster Goddard   Offer your bridesmaids “a choice within a selection” that you can live with! Select nickel- free jewellery to avoid metal allergies. Nickel is the metal that triggers most reactions.   Option 1. The same jewellery for all. This provides an exact match and helps coordinate the […]

Wedding Gown Shopping Tips

Wedding Gown Shopping Tips contributed by Rebecca Rode A Lovely Bride   What the bride will wear the day of her wedding is usually the number one priority for most brides planning a wedding. Purchasing a wedding gown can be a very costly event if you do not do your homework. The following article will […]

Dude…where’s my backdrop?

“Dude…where’s my backdrop?” submitted by Vivian’s Decorations & Designs   Lately I’ve been receiving a number of brides who have come to me after dealing with what I call “bootleg” decorators. The ones who promise the world, but then come up so short on their wedding day, it’s really kinda sad. Here are some questions […]

Why Don’t All Wedding Videographers Cost the Same?

Article submitted by Night Day Productions   Professional wedding videographers can range in price from $500 to over $5,000. What gives? As long as they’re professionally trained, properly equipped and experienced, why the drastic difference in price?   First of all, it’s important to understand that videographers (this goes for photographers and other artists too), […]

Music and Copyright Laws

Music and Copyright Laws submitted by Debora Grice from AVLA   • Music at your Wedding   • Copying music onto an iPod type device or burning custom cds is a great way to save money at your reception. BUT you should know that copying music for anything outside of your own personal listening does […]

8 Things to Know Before Hiring a Videographer

8 Things to Know Before Hiring a Videographer by Nishi Dias from Night Day Weddings   Nothing captures the true, raw essence of a wedding like professional video. But there are a few things you should ask before you hire a wedding videographer.   1. Are they really pros? Recent advancements in technology have made […]

10 Tips for a Greener Wedding

10 Tips for a Greener Wedding contributed by Dan and Laura Forbes   1. Shorten your guest list – the more guests that you invite to your wedding, the greater your carbon footprint will be for the event. The more people that are on your list the more food that will be consumed, the more […]

Learning To Dance

Learning To Dance by Wedding Dance Planner   Learning to dance is an essential part of Wedding Day planning. Don’t think of it as just another box on your bridal checklist. Unlike the flower arrangements, dancing will last forever. The ability to dance with your partner will outlast your Wedding Day and is something you’ll […]

Which Video Style are You?

Which Video Style are You by Love Always Video   Photos of your wedding are great, but there’s nothing quite like seeing your memories in motion by hiring a videographer. Like everything else involved in planning a wedding, choosing a videographer to record your big day can be a daunting task. There are, however, some […]

Green Wedding

Green Wedding submitted by the Kristin Campbell from Toronto Botanical Garden   How to Host an Environmentally Friendly Wedding   Just putting a little extra thought into your event can go a long way to greening your wedding, but we think it is well worth the effort! Here are some tips on how to have […]

Top 5 Things that can go Wrong

Top 5 Things that can go Wrong submitted by Kasia from Prelude to a Kiss   I’ve heard it all too many times, “shoulda, coulda, woulda”, about everything from the DJ to the Décor, from the Venue to the Videographer. And it makes me sad every time! The memories of your wedding day should be […]

50 Tips for a Green Wedding

50 Tips for a Green Wedding submitted by The Wedding Lens Invitations -Use recycled paper for your invitations -By using recycled paper, you can save a lot of paper and a lot of trees, especially considering how many pieces of paper get mailed out (directions, return envelopes, etc…) -Use electronic communication for invitations, updates, and […]

Gone But Not Forgotten

Gone But Not Forgotten submitted by Jennifer Borgh Events   Every good wedding planner knows how to save their clients money, reduce their stress and deal with unforeseen problems that arise. However, an exceptional wedding planner can take the wedding to a whole new level. They can delve deep into the couple’s psyche and help […]

Clothing and Posing for Engagement Portraits

Clothing and Posing for Engagement Portraits by Douglas Foulds Studio   When it comes to planning your big day around great photography, it all comes down to two things: controlling the light and controlling the people. This article provides some practical advice on scheduling your day, selecting locations, dealing with guests with cameras, and ensuring […]

Wedding Gown Consignment

Wedding Gown Consignment submitted by Tara Savoline of Gown Go Round    Once your wedding day has come and gone, gifts have been opened, cake eaten and honeymoon enjoyed it’s time to think about what to do with your beautiful dress. Regardless of what you decide to do with it your first step should be […]

Hiring a DJ

Hiring a Wedding DJ submitted by Two Js Music   What’s a wedding without good tunes? A good DJ is as important to a party as the decoration of the hall or the dinner menu.   Choosing a DJ for your wedding reception is one of the most important decisions that you can make. Everything […]

Clothing and Posing for Engagement Portraits

Clothing and Posing for Engagement Portraits by Neil Speers   While your photographer is responsible for your posing and creating the energy to make an engagement portrait session a success, here are a few tricks that help to make an image you’ll be proud to hand down to your grandchildren.   Clothing   You want […]

Top 10 Questions To Ask A DJ

Top 10 Questions To Ask A DJ submitted by Skip a Beat   Hiring a disc jockey is something you will likely only do once or twice in your lifetime. Given the number of disc jockeys that appear in a Google search or in the Yellow Pages, how do you tell them apart?   Here […]

Bride and Groom Trivia

Bride and Groom Trivia by Skip-A-Beat Entertainment   Directions:   1. Chill a bottle of wine   2. Crack open the bottle of wine and when you are alone, just the two of you, begin to brainstorm all the different roles you play in life (co-worker, child, sibling, friend, niece/nephew, coach, team mate, etc.)   […]

Chinese Wedding Timeline

Chinese Wedding Timeline submitted by Lisa at Hello DJ   Please note: All phone numbers have been removed from the timeline below but you should include all the phone numbers for your vendors and VIPS   Lisa & Paul’s Wedding   Rehearsal: Thursday August 23 rd , 2007 – 6 PM Location: Hart House Chapel […]

Feeding Your Vendors

Feeding Your Vendors submitted by Elan Wedding Consultants Inc.   Not sure who you need to feed? Read on..   The officiant is generally issued a proper wedding invitation and treated as a guest, especially if you regularly attend their place of worship. If they accept they are usually seated at the parents’ table.   […]

Oh No, Not Another Photo Montage

Wedding Photo Montageby Terra Sorensen @ Chunky Little Munky Productions   How to have a slideshow presentation your guests will actually enjoy.   A slideshow presentation can get your guests talking – and not in a good way if it`s a presentation that looks like it was produced by the high school yearbook club. I […]

Your Wedding Wine

Article submitted by Once Upon A Vine   What better addition to a joyful wedding: “.and wine that makes the heart of mortal man rejoice”. Ps. 104:15   Your wedding plans will include many occasions when your own wine will be not only extremely economical, but it can also be customized, creative, not to mention […]

Ceremony & Reception Live Music

Wedding Ceremony & Reception Live Music submitted by Bartlett Duo   Music helps to make your wedding day a warm and memorable event. Live musicians performing pieces which you have selected are a pleasant attraction for your guests to watch and listen to during your wedding. Also, they can be fun to interact with during […]

Do It Yourself Flowers

Do It Yourself Flowers submitted by The Bloom Room   Someone asked me the other day what my biggest wedding nightmare was, based on my eight year experience in the industry. I hesitated and thought. No obvious mishaps came to mind until I remembered my own wedding. I created all my own wedding florals and […]

Choosing Wedding Music – The Recessional

Wedding Recessional Music submitted by Cheryl Campbell   After you have said your vows, signed the register and enjoyed the fabulous music that you have chosen for your ceremony, all that is left to do is triumphantly walk (or run) down the aisle. And of course, you will need the perfect piece of music to […]

Choosing Wedding Music – The Processional

Wedding Processional Music submitted by Cheryl Campbell   Music at weddings can add a great deal to the special day but choosing it can be a daunting task, particularly if you would like to feature classical music and you are faced with literally thousands of choices.   The Wedding March/ The Processional Many weddings feature […]

Submit an Article

  The brides love to hear from professionals.   Any vendor that currently has a Basic Listing or Banner Ad package on can participate in submitting a maximum of 2 articles for this section.   You will receive full credit under the title and a direct link to you website. Please note: Articles should […]

Ceremony Location

Wedding Ceremony Location submitted by Carolyn Burke Wedding Ceremony Services   To ensure that you will have the ceremony that you have always dreamed of, you will want to plan carefully. You will want to decide exactly what type of ceremony you want. You may want the ceremony to be laced with tradition; to be […]

Wedding Day Hair

Wedding Day Hair contributed by Sharifian Salon & Spa   It’s your big day, and you want to look your very best.from the ‘tips of your toes’, to the ‘top of your head’.   Start by looking at hairstyles and getting an idea of what look you want. Take some time to think. Think about […]

DIY Flowers

DIY Flowers submitted by Jo Lind from Wedding Flowers DIY   Do-it-yourself wedding flowers have become more popular in recent years as resources for creating them have become more available. However, many women do not have the time or other means to take advantage of this option. One simple alternative is to do a little […]

Flowers on a Shoestring

Flowers on a Shoestring submitted by Buy and Send Flowers Online   From the rings to the shoes, from the food to the flowers, weddings come at no small cost. It only makes sense that current brides and grooms-to-be are choosing to penny-pinch wherever possible. Wedding flowers often become the first casualty of a budget-minded […]

Ceremony Music

Wedding Ceremony Music submitted by Cheryl Campbell   Music at weddings can add a great deal to the special day but choosing it can be a daunting task, particularly if you would like to feature classical music and you are faced with literally thousands of choices.   PROCESSIONAL   The Wedding March/ The Processional Many […]

Stress Free Ceremonies

Stress Free Wedding Ceremonies submitted by Rev. John McKibbon BA MA   Many wedding magazines, planners, and wedding shows provide a multitude of great ideas and resources to help make your day special. They focus on everything from hairdos and headpieces to transportation and can be a bride’s and grooms best friend as they plan […]

Butterfly Releases

Butterfly Releases submitted by the Association for Butterflies   Have you thought about releasing butterflies at your wedding? Butterfly Releases are spectacular and breathtaking .   Ordering: Order your butterflies early; it takes butterfly farmers approximately four to five weeks to raise your butterflies for your butterfly release. This will ensure that you are able […]

Care of your Jewellery

How to Care for your Jewellery submitted by Elizabeth Webster Goddard – Fifth Avenue Collection Jewellery   Do   1. Choose a safe place to put your rings when you take them off. Always use the same place, for memory’s sake. 2. Store a diamond where it will not rub up against other jewelry. Its […]

Pre-Marriage Classes

Pre-Marriage Classes submitted by Russ and Mary Marcus   With marriage preparation classes ranging in length from 2 – 15 hours and from free to $500.00, it is difficult to know which one to choose.   For some of you it will be an easy decision. If you have to take the course to get […]

Officiant Tips

Wedding Officiant Tips submitted by Rev. John McKibbon   Your ceremony is one of the most important elements of your entire day. Just as a beautiful ceremony can set the tone for a successful and meaningful day, so to can a poorly conducted and poorly organized one cast a shadow over your day. Unfortunately, the […]

Wedding Stationery

Wedding Stationery contributed by Lano Tondu – Discount Invitations   Invitations Announce your plans for the future with wedding stationery that captures the joy you feel.Select one that suits your style and personalize it with words that reflect your love and happiness. You should mail your invitations four to six weeks before the wedding date […]

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