Planning tools 101: wedding venue comparison chart

You may be following along with this series on our new totally customizable document of wedding planning spreadsheets in Google Drive. They'll help you build out the best wedding planning binder for super organization in spreadsheet form (my fave kind!). We're showing you the wedding venue comparison chart, which is a chart we haven't seen elsewhere before in this form. We're talking a total venue chart to fill in with your venue option totals, specific amenities, parking information, notes, and photos to help you make your wedding venue decision.


The "just don'ts," self care, and discussion board reminders we all need during wedding planning

Having had an account on The Knot since I was 13, when the internet was just a place of pretty, floofy things with which I could pretend to plan my virtual future, I thought I had cultivated a good notion of what planning my actual wedding would be like. Sure, a little more involved than the average person would expect, but there are so many tools and people to help, and people to do it every day. No big deal. Like the Megabus bathroom I got locked in after my engagement, wedding planning turned from deceptively easy in-and-out adventure, to getting sealed in a small airless space that just smelled like poo. Here are the top five things to remember during wedding planning.


Why it's totally okay to plan a wedding your way… even when you're told otherwise

When I asked Brian to marry me, tranquil and quiet energy swirled around us. In all the perfection that this was for us, I didn't expect the whirlwind that would come — the questions, assumptions, unsolicited advice, and all the "good things" that go along with an engagement in two large and loving families. Our quiet serenity on that beach on Toronto island slipped away from me so fast, I went looking for it in all the wrong places.

How cancer prepared me for wedding planning

When planning a wedding you have expectations, and ideas of what your big day should be, right? Sometimes life gets in the way of that. After 11.5 years of living with cancer, I'm getting married at the end of October 2016, and cancer has been the perfect trial and error for this entire process.

Cancer has been no walk in the park. But sometimes I have days where I can walk miles and still have energy to make dinner AND bake some vegan cookies. Other days, not so much.