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Canadian Brides!!!! Calling all Canadian Brides!!!

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#1 Amarillis

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    Posted 29 June 2009 - 01:46 PM

    I have noticed there is a large population of Canadian brides here, and sections like the Cuba forum are really picking up in popularity.

    Cuba - Best Destination Wedding Forum

    I am curious to know what are your Canadian sources of information, products, travel etc. for planning your DW. I know that many of the vendors/sources/products discussed here are sourced from the US.

    If you sourced elements of your wedding in Canada, what Canadian Vendors did you use

    1. Registry:
    2. OOT bags:
    3. Wedding Attire:
    4. Rings:
    5. Invitations:
    6. Flowers:
    7. Decor:
    8. Travel Arrangements:
    9. Are you active on any other Canadian Forums? (if yes which ones):
    10. Other:

    Simply copy and paste the above table - and fill in your responses.

    I'll go first!

    #2 Amarillis

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      Posted 29 June 2009 - 02:23 PM

      I tried my hardest to buy as much as possible through Canadian vendors, simply b/c paying duty is quite expensive.

      1. Registry: Sears / Sears.ca
      2. OOT bags: 4imprint.ca for travel mugs
      3. Wedding Attire: The Dressroom MY DRESS(Toronto) & Moores (grooms suit, and GM clothes)
      4. Rings: Canadian Diamonds - Robert Brown Jewellers (Sudbury)
      5. Invitations: Central Printers (Sudbury)
      6. Flowers: Bridal Blooms by Laura Bridal Blooms By Laura(Oakville)
      7. Decor: The Wedding Shoppe
      8. Travel Arrangements: Weddings by Oceans
      9. Are you active on any other Canadian Forums? (if yes which ones): Weddingbells and Frugal Bride
      10. Other: Boudoir Photos -- Lisa Mark Photography

      #3 *Nadine*

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        Posted 29 June 2009 - 04:01 PM

        ooh fun, good topic Amy!
        1. Registry: The Bay (not yet, but going to)
        2. OOT bags: ebay.ca, 4imprint.ca (travel mugs-not ordered yet)
        3. Wedding Attire: Evalina Couture (my wedding dress.. here in calgary), Banana Republic (Groomsman linen pants and white dress shirt)
        4. Rings: Jewels by Design; Jewels By Design-Calgary, Alberta, Canada-Custom Design Jewelry-Home Page (my ring)
        5. Invitations: not doing them - is that bad?!
        6. Flowers: N/A
        7. Decor: N/A
        8. Travel Arrangements: Travel Professionals International - Canada’s premier Home Based Travel provider for leisure and corporate independent travel management services
        9. Are you active on any other Canadian Forums? (if yes which ones): weddingbells.ca
        10. Other: dollar store for oot bag contents

        #4 Sita&Nate

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          Posted 29 June 2009 - 04:09 PM

          Great Idea for a thread--I can't wait until I am later in the planning process to be able to fill it in!!

          However, it will be great to see other people's compilations

          #5 ~*Lisa*~

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            Posted 29 June 2009 - 04:26 PM

            Great idea Amy!! I'm still 6 months away from the wedding, but I'll fill out what I have so far.

            1. Registry: Sears Canada (not done yet, but plan on it)
            2. OOT bags: haven't decided yet
            3. Wedding Attire: aunt is making my dress, materials bought at Fabricland & Gina's (Sudbury), FI's clothes bought at Moore's (Sudbury)
            4. Rings: e-ring bought at Ben Moss & bands bought at Robert Brown (Sudbury)
            5. Invitations: paper bought at Michael's and envelopes from Papergarden.com
            6. Flowers: nothing yet
            7. Decor: nothing yet
            8. Travel Arrangements: Sears Travel www.searstravel.ca
            9. Are you active on any other Canadian Forums? (if yes which ones): nope
            10. Other: ummm can't think of anything else

            #6 *Heather*


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              Posted 29 June 2009 - 04:30 PM

              Hmmm OK let's see...

              1. Registry: The Bay (not yet, but going to), Bed Bath and Beyond, Crate and Barrel
              2. OOT bags: not really doing these. Just printing out some papers and putting them in a pretty envelope - haven't done this yet...
              3. Wedding Attire: My dress: Ritche in Toronto, Groom's suit: Harry Rosen in Toronto, BM dresses: Banana Republic, GM's outfits: pants from Club Monaco, still need to get shirts and suspenders.
              4. Rings: A jewelry wholesaler here in Toronto, I think her name is Dana McLaven?
              5. Invitations: wedding posters by Matt at Doublenaut in Toronto
              6. Flowers: N/A
              7. Decor: N/A. Might buy some votives from Ikea.
              8. Travel Arrangements: Flight Centre groups department
              9. Are you active on any other Canadian Forums? (if yes which ones): nope
              10. Other: My shoes: Holt Renfrew. FI's and GM shoes: adidas Canada. Can't really think of anything else!

              #7 JulieG

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                Posted 29 June 2009 - 04:33 PM

                Great thread idea. I will come back and update when I get more time, probably when Ella goes to bed :)

                #8 Jenn79

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                  Posted 29 June 2009 - 05:14 PM

                  Let's see if I can remember, it's been a while!

                  1. Registry: The Bay & Home Outfitters
                  2. OOT bags: Dollarama
                  3. Wedding Attire: My Dress, Bridal Creations in Kingston, ON; my shoes, Payless; Menswear, pants and sandals from Marks Work Warehouse, shirts from a random going out of business sale in the mall (can't remember the store name); Flower girl dress, MIL made herself from a pattern and material I picked out at Fabricland
                  4. Rings: Bands: Magpie at Rideau Centre, Ottawa; Engagement ring from Tang Jewellers at Rideau Centre, Ottawa (recently went out of business)
                  5. Invitations: printed our own, cardstock from Michael's
                  6. Flowers: Bride bouquet was included with the wedding package, bridesmaids I made myself with flowers I found at Bowrings
                  7. Decor: n/a
                  8. Travel Arrangements: Cruise Ship Centres, Orleans (Expedia CruiseShipCenters - Your cruise vacation specialists!)
                  9. Are you active on any other Canadian Forums? (if yes which ones): no
                  10. Other: Cake Topper, part of the Charming Tails figures collection; Signature frame, Chapters Bookstore; Bridesmaids' gifts, I really can't remember, it might have been weddingfavours.ca
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                  #9 itsfinallyhere

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                    Posted 30 June 2009 - 11:09 AM

                    1. Registry: not doing it
                    2. OOT bags: KW surplus, dollar store, Bo-de's
                    3. Wedding Attire: Jr. Ushers - The Children's Place (Linen suits)
                    groom HM&Co (linen suit) Banana Republic for linen shirt
                    4. Rings: mine - Ben Moss
                    5. Invitations:
                    6. Flowers:N/A
                    7. Decor: micheals, dollar store, walmart
                    8. Travel Arrangements: Marlin Travel
                    9. Are you active on any other Canadian Forums? (if yes which ones): Canadian Bride, wedding bells
                    10. Other: boudoir - Honeybourne Intimates
                    photographer - Pamela Wideman Photography

                    #10 K'osh

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                      Posted 30 June 2009 - 01:08 PM

                      1. Registry: Sears
                      2. OOT bags: Michaels, Walmart, so far...haven't got everything yet
                      3. Wedding Attire: mine and my girls: David's Bridal, my mother: fariweather, men don't have anything yet
                      4. Rings: e-ring: Raffi Jewellers, no wedding band yet
                      5. Invitations:Michaels (msg in a bottle)
                      6. Flowers:Michaels
                      7. Decor:michaels, dollarama, bowring
                      8. Travel Arrangements:Flight Centre
                      9. Are you active on any other Canadian Forums? (if yes which ones):Nope
                      10. Other:

                      36 people + Bride & Groom are coming to Cuba!!!

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