Resources

1. Wedding Service Providers   and   2. Wedding Venues

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1. Wedding Service Providers

Accessories

Wedding Favours, Accessories & Gifts   Shop online for over 2000 unique and affordable wedding favours, wedding day accessories, invitations and stationery, wedding party gifts and more!  Located in London, Ontario but we ship nationwide.

Attire

To Suit Your Fancy Wedding Decoration & Event Design Experts

Toronto Brides

Wedding Dresses in Toronto Find Your Dream Dress in our bridal store in Toronto: wedding dresses, bridal gowns, evening, bridesmaids and mother of the bride dresses for rent and sale.

Wedding Veils & Accessories Visit Distinctive Veils & Accessories for a complete selection of wedding accessories including Birdcage veils, Lace veils, Hair Jewelry and Bridal Shoes

Beauty Services

Makeup in Motion

Hair And Spa In Motion  A mobile team of licensed hairstylists, hair colour masters, aestheticians and make-up artists that comes to your home. We also do wedding updos, proms and hair extensions.

Catering, Cakes and Candy

Frostings by Judy  Stylish sweets for your special occasion.  With truly unique designs and expertise in creating stunning sweets, Judy can make your dream wedding cake a reality.

Directories

Visit Wedding Planning Directory for all of your Wedding

Your Wedding 101

Canadian Brides Click Here to Find Canadian Wedding Vendors

Top Wedding Services Online Directory Wedding Services online web directory

Canada Shopping  CanadaRetail.ca is the Internet’s most complete Canadian Shopping Directory, helping online shoppers find Canadian Products and Services fast with one click shopping in over 90 categories.

Bridalyellowpage.com – Wedding Directory and information on the web.

Wedding Planning with Dress Up Your Wedding!

Disc Jockeys

Kenneth Robert Entertainment  Professional Disc Jockey Services, Professional Bridal Consulting, Complete Audio Visual Services

www.pumpitdj.com Your ONE and ONLY stop for all your Entertainment needs. Pump It Mobile Disc Jockey Entertainment cannot wait to serve you. Our goal is to keep you, the customer, satisfied at all times. From your initial phone call until the last song of your event we make sure your event is one you and your guests will remember. DJ Ryan 905-809-9602

Best Music DJ Services

United Entertainment DJ Services

Entertainment and Dancing

*Dance Steps* — Add the beauty and grace of ballroom dancing to your wedding. (Serving Oshawa, Whitby and Ajax, Ontario)

Favours

Wedding Favours, Accessories & Gifts   Shop online for over 2000 unique and affordable wedding favours, wedding day accessories, invitations and stationery, wedding party gifts and more!  Located in London, Ontario but we ship nationwide.

Gowns

Distinctive Veils & Accessories  Visit Distinctive Veils & Accessories for a complete selection of wedding accessories including  Birdcage Veils, Lace veils, Hair Jewelery and Bridal Shoes

Invitations

Invites Galore! Wedding Invitations    Your perfect wedding invitations usually ship in 24 – 48 hours. Exquisite invitations in traditional, trendy, formal or casual, chic or whimsical invitations at accessible prices. Virtual online proof & free thank you cards with 100 invitations.

Jewelry

Diamond Carat Weight Get the insights and educational resources on diamond carat weight that will help you choose that perfect stone.

Modern Design  Modern designs is the Manufacturer & Wholesaler of Diamond Jewelry, Custom Jewelry Store since 1978

Jewellery   Shop online for a wide selection of gold jewellery and watches from leading international designers at low internet prices with fast home delivery service – jewelleryboutiques.eu

Music

Music4life ensemble – violins and cello

The Pepper Shakers – live music for all occasions

Georgia Hathaway violinist

Junyet – Guitar wedding music with passion and style – Flamenco, Mediterranean, Jazz, Classical

Simply Strings is an excellent sister duo that plays for weddings, cocktail hours and other special events using a combination of guitar, violin, viola and/or voice.  They love to learn song requests in order to make your special day as beautiful and personalized as possible.  gwhorms@gmail.com  IG: @simplystringsduo

Professional harpist Liane James holds a Master of Music degree in harp performance from the University of Toronto. Her performances are beautifully artistic and melodious. 416-567-7753     liane.james@gmail.com

Ian Gomme — Excellent Scottish bag piper — iaingomme@hotmail.com — 416-909-6305

Terry Tufts (acoustic guitar & vocal)) Instrumental and/or vocal services for seating and ceremony.

George Fung Music  Classical ensembles such as String Quartets, String Trios, Violin & Piano Duo, Flute/Violin/Cello Trio, Organ & Trumpet Duo, and Vocal Soloist & Piano. George is also the organist and piano specialist of the ensemble. Audio & video samples and testimonials.

Acoustic music on a range of traditional instruments — beautiful Celtic and Nordic instruments. Steafan and Saskia are respected international musicians providing a wide repertoire, even music written and played just for your special day — perfect for ceremony and reception in any venue: church, hall or park setting! They can even provide a Ceilidh and caller, which brings together families and friends.

Photographers

Giulia Moltisanti Photography

Oshawa Weddings

Harvard Photo – Professional Wedding Photography Toronto  Photojournalistic wedding photography in Toronto. Let our professional photographers capture your precious memories with a creative and artistic flair using cutting edge digital equipment.

Ontario Wedding  We are a small collective photographers who specialize in a unique style of wedding photojournalism.

Planners

The Diar Collection The-Wedding-Planner.com  Wedding planning resource with a national and international wedding vendor directory, expert articles, step-by-step planning, classified ads, and much more. It’s never too soon to start planning!

Videographers

Oshawa Weddings  Producers Cut  Producers Cut produces both documentary and sophisticated wedding / special event digital videography and photography.

AllWeddingBridal.com

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2. Wedding Venues

When planning a wedding you will need a place for the ceremony and usually a place for the reception (perhaps using the same room for both). The reception might involve a banquet or light refreshments. If you are not being married in a church, using its facilities and hall, a number of excellent resources for finding a wide variety of venues is available below.

Where you hold your wedding ceremony influences not only its atmosphere but also every aspect of the manner in which your wedding service is designed. People can only move where there is room to move. They cannot process down an aisle where none exists. If the wedding venue you choose includes challenges to the movement of the bridal party a wedding rehearsal may be advisable.

Since many venues add so much atmosphere to the event, choosing your venue wisely and appropriately to the tone and theme of your wedding will add much to the event.

Choose a wedding venue appropriate to your wedding theme and tone

The theme and tone of your wedding should conform to your personalities and budget as well as be comfortable for your guests. So early in your wedding planning you should consider the atmosphere most appropriate to you and your wedding. On this basis you move forward to book the Officiant, the ceremony and reception locations and the wedding planning team appropriate to this theme. You are limited only by your imagination, from traditional to adventuresome.

Choose a venue appropriate to the size of your wedding and the needs of your guests

A crucial aspect of bringing the vision of your wedding to fruition is the venue you choose, whether to accommodate an intimate gathering for a few close friends or a blockbuster celebration for all members of your extended family and everyone you and your family have ever met, or perhaps something in between these. Whatever, it is important that you agree on the size of the wedding and that you choose a venue to accommodate the number of guests and the services necessary to the style and theme you have chosen. (And book it early as they tend to fill quickly.) While viewing prospective venues exercise your imagination—picture how you can transform it into the unforgettable location of your dreams.

Many grand wedding venues are available

Grand hotels, opulent banquet halls, ornate gardens, beautifully restored historic sites infuse wedding celebrations with awesome ambiance. Clubs and lodges rent halls which can be decorated tastefully to your theme. Golf courses usually have specially designed wedding venues blessed with spacious views of rolling hills and greens.

Wedding venues on a budget

A limited budget may call for more ingenuity as more elaborate venues elude your financial grasp. Don’t despair. I’ve officiated some really beautiful weddings in backyards, public parks, gazebos, restaurants, community centers, bed and breakfasts.

Perhaps there are large homes with substantial garden lots that might be available if you ask. You could possibly approach the owner concerning how much they would charge for the use of their grounds for a wedding with your number of guests, at your time, for a specified period of time. The worst that could happen is that they say, “No”, which would leave you no farther back than you were when you started. Best case scenario, they might ask little or no compensation for its use and even be complimented that you asked. Having invested time and money into the beauty of their residence, owners of gardens are generally pleased that their efforts are appreciated by others. Thinking outside the box might prove less expensive than venues designed for weddings. If you choose an outdoor venue, however, it would be wise to have an alternative in your plans should it be necessary.

Be creative. If your funds are limited, stay within your means. You can even enlist friends and family to assist with preparations and catering.

Outside Wedding Venues

Wedding venues located in the great outdoors are very attractive but are vulnerable to weather complications that no one can control. If you choose such a location, it is always wise to have an alternative, more sheltered, covered or indoor location in mind, in case the undesired or unimaginable happens. Having this alternative close to your outdoor venue is important, especially if your wedding is large or your guests are coming from a distance and/or are unfamiliar with the territory. Placing signs in the outdoor location directing them to the alternate at a distance from the outdoor venue rarely works as well as you would like, as it means added travel time for your guests, probably making a number of them late. To prepare for this possibility you will also need plastic signs with waterproof text, as paper board signs will usually sag and perhaps run in the wet.

Smaller, more intimate weddings seem able to manage last minute changes better than larger ones, as guests can be phoned and redirected. For this it is always wise to collect the cell phone numbers of your guests in case this should be necessary, as you can contact them en route.
Some locations will offer the possibility of an indoor alternative. There may be added cost to this, but, since it is such a precious occasion, your wedding, the expense could be worth it.

Indoor Wedding Venues
Venues that are covered or indoor are more dependable, usually with a less expansive feel, but with a more easily managed atmosphere, decoration and temperature. They also extend the “wedding season” beyond the summer months.

Even if the size and budget for your wedding is small, there are many beautiful places that you can access at reasonable expense.

It’s your wedding. Do it your way.

Local Wedding Venue Possibilities

Ajax / Pickering

4 Seasons Golf and Country Club Claremont
Ajax Convention Centre
Carver’s Cottage
Deer Creek Golf and Country Club
Kinsmen Heritage Centre
The Lake House
Pickering Museum
Perfect Little Moments

Clarington

Clarington Older Adult Centre
Bowmanville Rotary Park
Port Darlington Marina
Port Newcastle

Oshawa

Banquet Halls

Durham Banquet Hall — Our passion is your event!
Harmony Creek Golf and Country Club
Holiday Inn
Jubilee Pavilion
Kedron Dells Golf and Country Club
Kinsmen Valley Park
Lakeview Park
Oshawa Botanical Gardens
Parkwood Estates
Port Darlington Marina
Southwoods Bed and Breakfast
Skorski Polish Hall
Ontario and District Shrine Club, Oshawa
Royal Canadian Legion
Woodview Community Centre, Oshawa
Trillium Trails

Port Perry

7 Mile Island
Jester’s Court Restaurant
Nestleton Waters Inn
Port Perry Waterfront
Scugog Shores

Scarborough

Guildwood Park
Miller Lash House
Qsiss Banquet Hall
Rosetta McLean Park
Scarborough Golf and Country Club
Bluffer’s Restaurant

Toronto and north

Donalda Club
Edwards Gardens
Estates of Sunnybrook
Inn on the Park
Le Parc Banquet Hall
Maple Downs Golf and Country Club
Richmond Green Park (Mill Pond Park)

Uxbridge

Foster Memorial Temple
Golfer’s Dream
Lakeridge Links
Skyloft
Uxbridge Meeting Hall
Uxbridge Museum
Wooden Sticks Golf and Country Club
Wyndance Golf and Country Club

Whitby

Carruthers Creek Golf and Country Club
Cullen Central Park
Heydon Shores Pavilion
Rotary Sunrise Park
Rotary Centennial Park Pavilion (Booking: Iroquois Centre 905-668-7765)
Royal Ashburn Golf and Country Club
Trafalgar Castle
Whitby Curling Club
Royal Canadian Legion

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