Budgeting for the Big Day

She has said "yes" and you have picked a date; now what? The next and probably most important step of wedding planning is deciding on a budget. Coming from two different financial backgrounds, you and your spouse may have separate ideas about financial responsibility and priorities when it comes to wedding expenses. Beyond speaking with your spouse about money, asking each set of parents to contribute to the wedding can be an uncomfortable conversation. Before asking for financial assistance with your wedding, consider the party you are asking, if a contribution to your wedding is going to...

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Edmonton Love

This Valentine’s Day, I’m celebrating my love for a few local Edmonton businesses. I can’t claim to shop exclusively at locally owned shops but I do as often as I can. Dollars spent locally, stay locally, so, get out in the community and browse around, you might be surprised at what you can find. In my previous post I mentioned that I enjoy baking and my favorite place to pick up ingredients is Provisions by Duchess . They carry excellent ingredients, high quality bake ware, international cookbooks and beautiful serve ware and if you aren’t in the mood to bake, their bakeshop is right next...

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