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Wedding planning 101 – creating your perfect day!

Once you’ve had the proposal accepted and get to show off the ring, it’s time to start planning. Before you jump right in to booking venues and selecting dresses and formal wear, there is some pre-planning you should do to make the rest of your planning go smoothly and stay on budget. Brainstorm: Set aside ... Read More »

Wedding day activities on the Coast

Weddings are for making memories, for the bridal couple and the members of their wedding party. If you are getting married on the Coast, here are our most popular suggestions to stay calm and relaxed before the wedding: 1. Walk the greens. Golf is always a safe bet for a group activity – whether you’re ... Read More »

Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair on Saturday

Coastal Weddings and Events is excited to present “Inspirations” – The Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair on Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Sechelt Indian Band Hall (5532 Xweus Avenue, Sechelt, BC). From inspiring décor and fashion displays to innovative ideas and set ups, “Inspirations” provides the engaged couple with ... Read More »

Big Day inspirations at Wedding Fair

With many engagements happening over the holidays, the Wedding fair on January 16th is perfect timing for newly engaged couples wondering how to start planning their weddings on the Sunshine Coast. This year’s show is almost full with over 30 wedding professional to help with everything from wedding planning to photography and of course wedding ... Read More »

Start planning ahead for your big day

Starting anywhere from one year to nine months ahead… Announce engagement/publish engagement photo in The Local Select wedding date Hire Wedding Planner/Consultant/Coordinator Determine type of wedding, location, theme, # of guests Determine budget and how expenses will be shared Buy a Wedding Planning guide/daytimer Develop a record-keeping system for payments Create a working guest list ... Read More »

Wedding Fair will have it all

The team at Coastal Weddings and Events together with a team of Sunshine Coast businesses including Rent it Canada, The Rainbow Room, In Tents Rentals and over 20 other exhibitors are coming together for a bridal fair and fashion show on Saturday January 17th, from 11am – 4pm at the Sechelt Band Hall behind McDonalds (fashion ... Read More »

What you need to know to plan a wedding menu

One of the main issues, and a major expense, in planning a wedding is feeding the guests. When it comes to choosing a caterer or planning a menu, Lina Jakobs from the Bonniebrook Lodge lists a number of factors you will need to keep in mind when approaching a venue for information. First, have a ... Read More »

Food options for your wedding guests

Once a couple has officially tied the knot, the newly recognized man and wife and all of their guests will retire to a party room where they can mingle, dance and enjoy a good meal. In the past, standard fare like prime rib and roasted chicken dominated wedding menus. But today’s weddings cater to people ... Read More »

Coast popularity as wedding destination grows

The Sunshine Coast is growing in popularity as an exotic destination for weddings. From such far-flung parts of the globe as South Africa, New Zealand, Kenya, Japan, India, or Gander NL, couples are booking accommodations and facilities at West Coast Wilderness Lodge (WCWL), Rockwater Resort and Painted Boat Resort and Spa. WCWL operator Paul Hansen ... Read More »

Destination weddings a romantic start to happily ever after

Following on the heels of our daughter’s recent engagement was the announcement of a destination wedding, a trend gaining tremendous popularity particularly over the past five years. Paula Rizos, Commercial Director, Western Canada with Transat Tours Canada confirms why. “A wedding in the tropics is the most romantic start to a couple’s happily ever after. ... Read More »

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