V.I.B. Weddings Issue 1
ASK THE EXPERTS: PEARLY WHITES
WITH CLARITY DENTAL Q: What are some dental procedures that could take my smile to the next level? A: As you start planning your wedding, you think of a date, location and what to wear. What most of us forget to do is think about our smile – that is until we receive our wedding photos back! At Clarity Dental, Dr. Hala Salama performs simple and affordable dental procedures that can enhance your smile in a short amount of time. Here is what we recommend: Cleaning or hygiene: In many cases a thorough, professional cleaning is all that is...read more
ASK THE EXPERTS: ON LOCATION
WITH PLANNED PERFECTLY Q: How many different colours should we incorporate into our wedding ceremony and reception venues? A: Every wedding is unique, and bringing together all of your favourite design and décor details can be challenging. Tables and seating occupy a large portion of the wedding reception venue, so approach these items with care. The linen, décor and chair covers should not take away from the cohesiveness of the venue or compete with the main focal points. For example, a bright sash on the chairs may distract from the...read more
ASK THE EXPERTS: LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
WITH MANUEL F. SOUSA PHOTOGRAPHY Q: How far in advance do we need to book our wedding photographer? A: I generally suggest booking your photographer anywhere from one year to 18 months ahead of your wedding date to be safe. Of course it all depends on certain factors. For example, what time of year is it? Is it on a weekend or weekday? Is it a destination wedding? Once you know which photographer you want for your wedding day, don’t procrastinate and take the chance that someone else will book them first. It will be a good feeling knowing...read more
ASK THE EXPERTS: HE LOVES ME!
With Academy Florist Q: How much should we budget for wedding flowers? A: Typically, during an initial email inquiry or in-person consultation at Academy Florist, our customers are unsure what to budget for wedding flowers. Because every couple has a unique vision for flowers and their special day, we customize every single wedding order. Our customers are looking for items such as large focal arrangements, centrepieces, bouquets, boutonnières, corsages, garlands, wreaths, hairpieces, cake flowers or guest book table arrangements for their...read more
ASK THE EXPERTS: RING BLING
With Bijou Fine Jewellery Q: Engagement rings and wedding bands are a huge investment, how can we be sure that we’re getting good value for our money? A: For centuries, engagement rings and wedding bands have served as symbols of everlasting love. Incorporating diamonds and other rare gems, as well as precious metals like gold and platinum, it’s no surprise that these rings come with a cost. To ensure that you get the most for your investment, make sure that your jeweller uses top quality gems, like GIA certified diamonds. Ensure you are...read more
Ask the Experts: Made-To-Measure
With Eph Apparel Q: How long in advance should we order suits for our wedding party? A: Here at EPH Apparel, we recommend placing wedding party orders no less than three months in advance to allow adequate time for turnaround and pick up. Wedding season is peak time in our industry, and we don’t want to turn any groups away because they’ve left the ordering process too late. Allowing sufficient time to attend a fitting will ensure our team will be able to create a made-to-measure suit for every man in your wedding party at a fraction...read more