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As a certified wedding planner, it is essential for me to make sure that I continue to nurture and grow my relationships in the industry which is why I attend bridal/wedding shows. But for any bride, bridesmaid, friend, mom, aunt ..the list is endless, it is essential that you attend as many bridal shows as possible well ahead of your pending nuptials. As a bride, you need to attend bridal shows for the following reasons:
  1. TO MEET VENDORS AND MAKE A PERSONAL CONNECTION
When it comes to selecting wedding vendors it is important that you select the vendors who match your aesthetic and vision, as well as those you have a good rapport with as this is very important as you will be working with them for a very long extended period of time. Any vendor can do a good job, but good is not what the goal is for your wedding day. You want great and “above and beyond” the normal expectation because this day only happens once. You are trusting the vendors with your biggest day, so it is very vital that the rapport and vision match up.

It is always a pleasure when I get asked to plan something, and this birthday celebration was no exception! A close friend, an amazing photographer and just a genuinely beautiful soul - Alyssa, of Alyssa Dawson Photography, asked and I couldn't say no! Helping her plan her husband's 'SPF 30' themed birthday dinner was such a joy because as I've gotten to know the both of them in the last year - and I am so happy to call them my friends. Her husband's 30th took place at Vital Supply Co. Cafe + Blend Bar which is such a perfect space for a small and intimate gather. The food was amazing and the experience itself was pure bliss. Chef Reuben, who is also one of the masterminds behind Belgard Kitchen and Havana provided an amazing narrative description of what was being placed in front of us each time (no pictures unfortunately as we were all too busy stuffing our faces with delicious healthy goodness)! That in itself (narrative) not only heightened the dining experience, but it allowed you to taste every morsel and appreciate every ingredient that made up each course. If you have never been, I highly recommend that you try Vital Supply out!

Aly Armstrong’s event showcased the best of the industry and offered couples, vendors, and other industry members the opportunity to mingle and rub shoulders at the beautiful JW Marriott Parq Vancouver. Decked out in beautiful decor from Vancouver’s best, the event delivered on the luxe experience.