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Best Pakistani Boutiques in the GTA area

When you are lost with without your traditional dress……   Where do I start? My experience with finding Pakistani boutiques for my wedding dresses and other party dresses was terrible.   To start I will say, bing a Pakistani myself, I can assure you that you can tell apart Pakistani wedding dresses from Indian wedding dresses. Now I’m not saying Pakistani brides can’t wear Indian made wedding dresses, but if you are looking for actual Pakistani styled wedding dresses the ones you can find at Indian bridal boutiques will just not cut it. Unfortunately, I was stuck in the position where I was Gung-ho about finding and wearing a Pakistani wedding dress. And boy oh boy was it hard to find...

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Checking in on things the week of or even month-of

You will need help!!!! Trust us, you will thank us after... You absolutely HAVE TO find someone who can help you manage last minute runs for things forgotten, emergencies with vendors and generally making sure everything holds together. It could be your maid of honor (but I think she will already have too much on her plate, so spare her if you can), other friend who is not part of wedding party and even better if it’s a month-of or week-of event planner. Last week/month before the event can get even more hectic than the first few weeks of planning. As you get closer to the Big day, all vendors will start being in touch more often, to clear any last-minute...

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How to manage contact with all your vendor and guests?

Do I really need to be in contact with my vendors all the time? YES. Maintaining contact with all your vendors weekly (at the start of the planning) at a minimum is a MUST. Don’t forget, they are dealing with multiple clients, but you are dealing with just them. As a result, they can fall behind and sometimes mistakes get made (we are all humans after all), and it is critical that these mistakes get caught in time and don’t translate to a complete disaster on the day of the event. We strongly suggest creating an email specifically for maintaining contact with your guests and vendors. Maintaining contact with all your vendors is critical but so is staying sane and...

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How to make your guest list and stick to it?

  How to manage your guest list.... Making a guest list and sticking to it is hard. Your budget will help get you started on the right path in terms of what you can afford and will help trim down your guests lists. If your budget is low/restricted however, and the guest count higher, generally the quality of food/beverages and entertainment (DJ/MC) will take the biggest hit (as that tends to be one of the biggest costs). So in order to stay on the right path when you are starting out with your guests list, start with the people most important to you that you would like to share your big day with. Ideally you have established a limit based...

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How to plan your budget?

How to plan your budget?..... Wedding planning is going to be a lot harder unless you have at least outlined a rough budget and weddings as we have experienced first-hand, can quickly spiral out of control in terms of budget. In this age of easy access to gorgeous pictures on Pinterest and Instagram it is easy to get lost in a whirl of ideas and want a bit of everything. To stay on track, start by creating a mood board so everyone can present their ideas, and nothing will be a surprise. Include pictures for your color themes, center piece ideas, flowers, cakes etc. It is critical for you and your partner to sit down and outline what things are...

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