Ice Sculptures For Every #Wedding Budget

Ice sculptures may be considered a luxury but this unique and elegant piece of decor can be incorporated into any wedding.

The price of wedding ice sculptures depends on two things, size and intricacy. There are some small, simple designs that work great for small budget weddings and there are large, elaborate sculptures for upscale, big budget affairs.

Check out some of these options:

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Flower vases made of ice are extremely beautiful and relatively inexpensive. 

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Having an ice bar is one of the most exciting and practical ways to use ice sculptures. They add an element of fun at the bar and they’re a very memorable part of the wedding. They can be quite pricey though. 

Traditional ice sculptures are usually one piece that is the center of attention. These are a perfect choice for a big wedding with lots of decor – flowers, lights, crystals, chandeliers, candles, the whole nine yards. If you have a big ice sculpture like this, which can cost a large chunk of your budget, will likely be well-lit and sparkle across the room. 

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One of the latest trends in wedding ice sculptures is the ice cake. In many cases the wedding cake is mostly a decoration piece anyway. Newlyweds won’t be able to cut the cake, but it’s a great option for trendy couples who don’t care for the extra calories. 

Ice sculptures work in any wedding season. Get creative and add some ice to your big day. 


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What Will Your First Dance Be Like?


What will your first dance be like?

Remember the first slow dance of your life?

You were probably too young to know any special steps or too shy to do them even if you did. Chances are you just shuffled from side to side, barely lifting your feet off the ground, while your hands sweat on the shoulders of your elementary school crush. (more…)

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Hardest Question Ever to Answer, What Do You Do? by Jane Dayus-Hinch

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‘What exactly is it that you do….?’  I find this the hardest question ever to answer….

As a wedding planner it’s my role to make sure that EVERYTHING on a wedding day runs to time, to plan and I’m three steps ahead making sure that the Bride and Bridegroom are doing what they should, when they should and everyone is happy and it’s like juggling plates on sticks is the best visual I can give you. (more…)

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Choosing A Wedding Date With Jane Dayus-Hinch

And here we are in the month of May. The winter is finally over, the sun is shining, the flowers are starting to bloom, the lambs are in the fields and its time to think about your forthcoming wedding…..


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A Wedding Grace With Jane Dayus-Hinch

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I am asked many times if it is appropriate to say Grace before a Wedding Breakfast (the first meal a couple eats together after they are married….) if indeed the wedding was a civil ceremony…? (more…)

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Brides and Grooms Beware:Top 10 Buying Mistakes


Top 10 Buying Mistakes

By:Dino Di Saverio

Much like planning your wedding, purchasing your first home will require careful thought, planning and preparation. Avoid rushing yourselves through the process, or thinking that a decision has to be made on the spot. Take your time to do the necessary research and follow the steps of the home-buying process prudently. Real estate professionals can offer plenty of advice, but do keep in mind that not all professionals have your best interest at heart. Ultimately, it’s going to be up to you and your fiancé to make sure that you are making the right decisions. (more…)

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Questions For Your Caterer


                Many modern brides want choice and control over the decisions of their weddings. Whether you and your hubby are foodies or you have a menu idea that is unique and a reflection of you as a couple, some brides find it very important to have a say over their food menu. Whether you are wanting your cultures signature dish incorporated into your reception dinner or have an array of yours and your husband’s favourite tastes at your meal, finding a caterer would be ideal for you. What should you know about caterers? What are some basic questions you should ask? Here are a few to add to your check list! (more…)

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5 Tips For Renting A Limo

Renting a limo for your wedding is a beautiful way to travel in style. The stress of not driving on your big day and being pampered with a beautiful limousine is the route many brides and grooms go. But when it comes down to choosing a limo or car company for your wedding day, what are some tips and advice you should have in mind?

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Brides: The Law Behind Buying Your First Home


Dino Di Saverio

What You Should Know Before Signing the Dotted Line…

Some time ago, I had the privilege of speaking to a well renowned, Oakville Real Estate Lawyer, Robert Rose.  With over 30 years in the business he has worked with countless clients, closing an estimated 1000 deals per year.  Mr. Rose has a solid grasp of the real estate market and can provide clients with an abundance of useful information and legal advice, especially to young couples searching for their first home. (more…)

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Brides: Hiring A Realtor

Should We Hire a Professional Realtor?

 Real Estate Agent Dino Di Saverio gives us his tips on why hiring a Realtor helps you shop for a home and why it is a valuable asset…

Whenever you and your significant other decide it’s time to begin the house hunting process, you’ll have to decide whether or not you are going to tackle this BIG endeavor alone or with the services of a professional Realtor.  I guess it’s the same dilemma couples have of whether or not they’re going to hire a professional wedding planner to advise and look after every detail of their special day.  The only difference is enlisting the services of a professional Realtor isn’t going to put a dent in your cheque book.  Now, I bet I even got your fiancé’s attention with that one. Humour aside, working with a Realtor is quite simply a win-win situation. Here’s why: (more…)

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Social Media and Your Wedding!

Why tweets, Facebook groups and blogging make your wedding easier!

Weddings are now more organized then ever! Brides and grooms everywhere are taking advantage of social media and its platforms to speak to their guests, plan engagement parties, bridal showers and link their bridal party to each other without trying to coordinate with so many different schedules! Social media is saving a bride time and making their life a lot easier to connect with their guests. (more…)

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Dino Di Saverio gives GTA brides some advice on another important step for a bride and groom…buying their first house!

Now that you’ve made the commitment to get married and start a life together, the next biggest decision you’ll make is finding that perfect place to call home. The one mistake that most young couples make is thinking that they can’t afford a home, and convince themselves that their only option to becoming first time homeowners is to rent or lease. With the high cost of weddings these days, many couples find themselves struggling to put money aside for a home as they watch their savings deplete. For some, the financial burden of saving money is compounded by having to repay school and/or car loans. Needless to say, the idea of even thinking about buying a home is a daunting one, especially for those who think that in order to buy, they must have at least $80,000 lying around for a sizeable down payment. (more…)

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The Bridal Guide Would like to Congratulate The Grand Prize Winners of

The Bridal Guide would like to Congratulate The Grand Prize Winners of the Free Mortgage for a Year draw at Dominion Lending Centres Mortgage Village

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From the article by Jan Dean – Mississauga News

Buying a house is wonderful. Finding out you’ve won $12,000 towards your first year’s mortgage payments takes it to a whole new level! (more…)

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Cakes, Caterers and Creations- A Bride’s Signature

The modern bride’s mantra is simple, to have creative control over their wedding. From something as extravagant as a wedding theme right down to every last detail, the bride wants her say. Many businesses have taken notice to this trend and have responded. From venues allowing custom caterers to beautiful elegant cakes, a bride gets what a bride wants. There are many trends occurring to allow the bride to have her say from everything from signature dishes to specialty creations. (more…)

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A Groom’s Choice:Tuxedo Verses Suit

A bride is the center of attention on her wedding day, but who ranks a close second? Her husband of course! Many brides and grooms debate what a groom should wear on this important day. Should it be the elegant tuxedo or a great suit? Both brides and their husbands to be must choose what suit suits best! (more…)

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Why Four Brides Does No Favors to Brides

Katie Adamchick shares her opinion about Bridal TV Shows and regular brides. Should we second guess ourselves?

By Katie Adamchick

On one hand, I wish that the explosion of bridal shows that are so popular on TV these days had happened just a little earlier. They really boomed in popularity right around when I was getting married…too late for me to garner any wisdom from them. (more…)

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Hosting The Perfect Bachelorette


Your best friend is getting married. The big day is coming up and you want to show your friend one last night of being “single”. Here are some tips for planning a great bachelorette party. (more…)

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Browsing Bridal Shows

Congratulations! You’re getting married! It is a wonderful time but there is so much to do and decide on and let’s face it, time flies. With so many decisions to make in such little time, many brides find themselves overwhelmed to come up with creative ideas. From the ceremony to the center piece it is hard to find a balance between your personal creative touch and the amount of time left in your day. As a modern bride, you may research on the internet various ideas and creations, but there is nothing like physically seeing a product before purchasing. With such time restraints how can you accomplish many different tasks in a period of time?


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Bridal Showers:Advice From One Bride To Another

By Katherine Adamchick

Maybe you’re married and maybe you’re not, but it seems like every girl, at one point, or another, will be responsible for hosting, or at least helping, with a bridal shower.  Even if you have had your own bridal shower, many ladies remain stumped when it comes to planning a bridal shower. (more…)

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Choosing Bridal Undergarments


Your gown fitting is just weeks away, time to shop for the undergarment to make your fitting run smoothly.  Building anything of beauty starts with the right foundation. (more…)

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Being A Bridesmaid



When you are asked to be a bridesmaid in a friend or family member’s wedding, it is an honour. However, when you joyfully agree to stand by the bride for their special day, there is a lot to consider when committing to the biggest day of your friends life. (more…)

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Halloween may be over but there still is a type of monster lurking about. She has been seen wearing too much make-up and barking orders at her unsuspecting bridesmaids. Yes, bridezilla lives and she is not going anywhere! (more…)

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The Importance of Gift Registries

The Importance of gift registries -The Bridal Guide

Brides everywhere are looking for ways to make their wedding a smooth process.  They implement processes that make wedding planning just a little easier.  Receiving gifts from guests is a process that needs organization. Initially, a bride does not think that getting presents is something that needs planning but the transportation of gifts from the venue to your home and the process of writing many thank you cards for specific items takes some organization. It must also be considered that there will be some returns or exchanges for a few gifts, especially if there are doubles. How can a bride make this long process a little easier? Especially with a possible honeymoon a day or two after the wedding!

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Children At Your Wedding

The Bridal Guide children at your wedding

When writing your invitations, brides have a lot to consider. For every guest invited, one has to state whether each person that is invited is inclined to bring a guest. Furthermore, each family may bring their children. One invitation can evidently be the official invitation for five people. Brides must incorporate the extra guests in their final list. Some couples may not be interested in having children at their wedding. As a bride, do you want babies, small children or young teenagers at your wedding?

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The Cupcake Craze

The Bridal Guide - The Cupcake Craze

When the ceremony is over and the wedding reception begins, guests arrive to the venue that the bride has spent well over a year planning. From centre pieces to the décor, guests are in awe of the bride’s sense of style and the ambiance of the event. Other than the bride herself, the focal point of the room is of the wedding cake. Tiered, circular, squared, big or small, the cake is the piece de resistance of any celebration.

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The Bride of Today

The Bride of today -The bridal guide

Over the last several years, the design, structure and overall ambience of weddings have taken a huge turn. Brides who once followed strict traditions of a church ceremony and a venue reception are taking the reins back to their own wedding, infusing their own ideas and creativity to craft the perfect day. From destination weddings to a unique style of wedding dresses, weddings across North America have never been more creative! Brides can now identify with their own wedding by showering guests with a special day that represents them.

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