(Closed) CANADIAN BRIDES TO BE (preferably in the Toronto Area!!!)

posted 10 years ago in Toronto
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I’m from Ontario, but closer to the Ottawa area. I got a lot of stuff from the US or ebay. I find if you cross the border, prices are soooo much cheaper.

If you are looking for silk flowers though, I used Something Spectacular from Detroit. She will travel to Windsor to meet with you.

Other than that, Walmart, Michaels and Dollorama are a Brides Best friends

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I’m in Toronto too! 🙂  I’m getting married and having the reception all downtown – St. James Cathedral and the Rosewater Room.

 I haven’t done too much other than book the big vendors – all the details etc will be taken care of over the summer!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m a Torontoian as well… I’m getting married at a winery north of the city with yummy food. Dress has been ordered, and bm dresses will be ordered this weekend… YAY! Venue and photographer booked as well.   I second Dollarama, WalMart and Michaels!  For anyone who doesn’t have a dress yet, I highly recommend Becker’s Bridal on the Danforth. Ask for Jannie, she was awesome!  

My photographers are Cipriano Palmer, and i love them so far, can’t wait for my engagement pics!  

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - A garden wedding followed by a tented reception on Mr. Hummingbird's father's property.

Hey monty and other Canadian ladies!
I am the only Toronto Bee right now, but I have actually talked to a number of Torontonians through the site so I know we’re out there!
We’re actually getting married just outside of Toronto in Milton, but I’ve been doing planning stuff in the city.
I loved Rebecca at White in Yorkville when I originally went dress shopping, we bought our invitation stuff at The Paper Place on Queen, we’re having our favours made by Queen of Tarts bakery in Roncesvalles and we’ve actually bought a bunch of wedding stuff at the Ikea in Etobicoke.
Dollarama is also awesome. I used to live near the mammoth one in Parkdale and they have a tonne of stuff.
Anyway, welcome to the site and good luck with your planning! 🙂

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Hey

I am getting married north of TO, but I lived downtown up until a few months ago so have done lots of planning there.  I have found most things in my own town (dress, venue, photographer). I have found a fantastic pianist for our reception (instead of a DJ- did anyone used to go see the piano man at the Maddy? that is the vibe we’re going for) who is based in the Niagara area.

If anyone is looking for pashminas (I got 6 for my bridesmaids) there is a great place on Spadina that supplies them wholesale to other stores. I got them for $10 each and they have every colour imaginable.

Has anyone had success finding a MOB dress (that isn’t a traditional MOB-like dress) anywhere around the city? my mom and I have been all over the place! my mom actually wants to go check out Becker’s Bridal- she got her wedding dress there 30 years ago!

glad that there are lots of candadian girls on this site! 

 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m in Toronto – but I’m getting married in NS.  I did, however, purchase a beautiful gown from a Queen West store called Lowon Pope.  The service was amazing, the dresses were beautiful – A+++.  Don’t bother going to bridal shows though.  It’s interesting enough, and the free cake is good – but I didn’t really find much at them that was helpful (even if I was getting married here in Toronto.)

And Hummingbird is right – the Paper Place is wicked awesome.  I also bought a cute book for my guy on Queen west – i forget the store, but the book was called, "Don’ts for Husbands" and is smaller than my hand.  It was published in 1913 and is HILARIOUS.  I think I got it at a shop called Val Halla  – but I could be wrong.  It’s the perfect size for a wedding present the day of the big event.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I live in Toronto (by High Park) and second the kudos for Dollarama and Micheal’s. I haven’t gone to the Paper Place yet…but will this weekend! We’re getting married in Fiance’s hometown of Belleville! Becker’s on Danforth and Chester is a fabulous place to dress shop (I almost fell in love with a few of their dresses). I ended up buying my dress at L&J bridal on Queen street in Brampton. I’m also trekking out to Ikea in Etobicoke to pick up a few centerpiece items!

My mom bought her dress at a shop up on Steeles in Woodbridge…we tried a dozen shops and her dress is lovely.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - A garden wedding followed by a tented reception on Mr. Hummingbird's father's property.

BDB – I’m a High Parker too! Hooray for us yuppies! Hehehe.
Lani – Valhalla is wicked! We buy stuff there all the time and almost got our Save-The-Date Cards there.

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Although we live in the States, we got married in Toronto in October. We had some fabulous vendors! Click on my name for my Knot bio with all the names and links to their websites.

I would recommend every single one without hesistation, especially our photographer (Alessandro Garofalo), our officiant (Roben Goodfellow), our florist (Ladybug Florist) and our cake vendor (Hello!Cakes).

 Email me if you want any more details. Good luck with your planning!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Hummingbird: It’s a fantastic area of the city to live in! I love it! It’s funny, I just noticed on your ‘bio’ that your wedding date is the Saturday following mine! Yay for June brides!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I know I don’t live in T-dot, but I live in BC! I was so excited about Miss Shortcake, because I actually had my high school prom at Swan-e-set, and it is soooo beautiful there.

Also, *cough cough* I am not yet engaged. But I use being a maid of honour for my bff’s wedding as my excuse.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - A garden wedding followed by a tented reception on Mr. Hummingbird's father's property.

Hahaha! High five for getting hitched in June! We mulled the 21st for a bit when we were venue hunting, but since half of our wedding party are teachers and since our actual anniversary is the 28th, we went with that.
High Park is so awesome. I lived in Parkdale for three years prior to our move so it’s a big change even though it’s not that far distance-wise. I love being able to go for walks in the park. It totally helps clear my wedding-planning head. 🙂

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I’m a born and raised and getting married in the amazing city next april =)   Venue is booked (Le Jardin), photo/video booked (XERO digital–> awesome btw) and all the other details are being researched slowly but surely =)  Has anyone gotten married at Le Jardin…i’m tyring to make a decision to use their inhouse speakers or not….big decision for me and my FH b/c the party aspect of the reception is what we are looking fwd too =)

 I got a lot of vendors under my belt so holla at me if you need any advice

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