Quick Guide to Getting Married: The Wedding Things You’ll Need

Now that wedding season is just around the corner, we thought we’d share some helpful tips for your special day! First of all, congratulations on your engagement and on your upcoming nuptials! Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and to make sure it’s going to be an event to remember, we’ve created a quick guide to getting married that touches on the essentials of the wedding ceremony and all the little wedding things that will make your wedding phenomenal.


After you’ve decided on the guest list, the next most important wedding thing on your getting married to-do list is to send the save-the-date cards. Save-the-date cards are traditionally mailed to your recipients, but you can be creative and opt for an email card instead which could get you a quicker RSVP from your guests.

Bridal Gown and Bridesmaids Gowns 

A gown is one aspect of your wedding that you really can’t do without and while you do have the option of hiring a seamstress to create your gown and your bridesmaids’ gowns (or sewing it yourself!), your best bet for a beautiful bridal dress is through a bridal boutique. Choose a bridal gown that speaks to you and maybe makes you cry tears of joy. For your bridesmaids, it’s a great idea to choose your bridal colour and let your bridesmaids pick the style of gown that best suits their individual body type.


You have literally hundreds of options for venue, but it’s important to narrow down your list early because this is one wedding thing that’s time-sensitive. Typically venues are booked months, if not years, in advance so choose your venue and book early to avoid getting married on a day (or a season) you don’t really want.

All the Culinary Wedding Things 

Your wedding cake is to the wedding food what you are to the wedding – the centrepiece and star. After all eyes will be on you, they’ll turn to the cake so it’s important to book a cake testing as early as possible to choose the flavour and style of your cake. You can opt for cupcakes if you don’t want one cake or opt to have a combination of cake and dessert buffet. It’s all up to you. Another one of your key wedding things is the food for your reception dinner. Keep in mind any potential allergies and objections your guests may have and offer them satisfying options.

A Brilliant Smile 

If you’re getting married, a smile that’s just as radiant as you are is a wedding thing you won’t want to leave off the list. Forget something borrowed and something blue – a new Million Dollar Smile from Arbutus North Dental Centre in Vancouver will guarantee that you’ll look and feel your very best on your wedding day.

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