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Timelines Are In-Place For A Reason!

Let's talk about them for a second.... and imma give you some advice!

These are tricky waters here....because in my eyes-timelines are a loose guideline to keep the day running smoothly. Yes you'll be 10 mis ahead or behind, and it's our job as a planner to gently guide you along without being excessively late.

It's like a science, I know how long certain tasks take and plan for our brides accordingly. By the time your wedding comes, we'll know if @britd (as seen in the photo above) is super organized and on time or not. - B, we love you for being so punctual!

So I'm going to tell you EXACTLY where you will always loose time followed by great advice to make sure you don't let that happen on your wedding day.

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Toast Events Wedding Planning

It starts with BEAUTY.

 Bellow I'm giving you explicit instructions on what to do and what NOT to do on your wedding day! 

GIRLS! This is so-so very important!!!

1. What's the number one thing that will mess up your whole day from the get-go?.....your bridal party arriving late for hair & makeup. This is so unacceptable ladies- get it together! xox Pack your bags the night before, make a list and check it twice because when the morning alarm hits- you gotta be up, present and ON TIME!! And no! You can not pick up a Starbucks on the way- why? Reason number two.

Toast Events Wedding Planning
Toast Events Wedding Planning
Toast Events Wedding Planning

2. The morning should be relaxing and literally want for nothing. When your beauty team is onsite- it's go time. That means no leaving to pick up something you forgot at home or decide you need that Starbucks after all. To all the Maid of Honours reading this blog. This is your cue! It's your job to set the scene. That includes organizing snacks, making coffee, assembling the brides little curated emergencies kit, curating that itunes play list, helping the beauty team set-up, making sure the place is always neat and tidy etc. The morning is your time to shine. The wedding planner isn't there to micro manage everything- so that's your job now :) and for a limited time. You need to keep all the girls in-check with no extra chit-chatting while makeup is being done- this always slows down the process, because once you move your mouth- your artist has to stop. 

Toast Events Wedding Planning
Toast Events Wedding Planning
Toast Events Wedding Planning


3. Someone randomly decided after having their hair done, that they would rather have an up-do than that gorgeous blow-out the stylist just spent 1.2hrs on. For brides, once you make a decision at your trial- stick with it!! There is simply no time for two beauty looks. Same with your bridal party. To avoid this from happening, ask all your bridesmaids to send you a picture of what they would like their hair and makeup style to be in advance. MOH- your job again- make sure those pictures are printed and available for all your artists the morning of. CLICK HERE for my very own Beauty Prep document that I use for all my clients.

Toast Events Wedding Planning
Toast Events Wedding Planning
Toast Events Wedding Planning

And there you have it. My achilles heel for loosing time on your wedding day.

Lastly, I'm going to throw some mathematic at yah! 

Add 5 mins for each bridesmaid and that will equal how late you'll be even if you follow all my advice ;) 

Keep in mind, this is just the tip of the iceberg and there's so much more I could chat about for days!!!

But until then my pretties, stay tuned and visit our blog often for more amazing advice, tips and tricks to help you get through your wedding planning. 




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Ombre Smoothies

It's the morning of your wedding day and the last thing on your mind is eating breakfast-I know! On my wedding day the only thing I could stomach was Rooibos tea and some candied ginger to settle my stomach. It's true, there are so many things going on between makeup, hair and photo's, that if someone isn't appointed with the job of feeding you or at the very least reminding you to eat -it's just not going to happen! 


I'm a big advocate of eating breakfast, but I can also understand why some brides might want to skip it. At the very least I always suggest that one of your bridesmaids be in charge of making smoothies. And if I was in your bridal party, I would be making these super adorable ombre smoothies...

  • 1/2 cup of raspberries
  • 1/2 cup of blueberries
  • 1/2 cup of strawberries
  • 5 slices of peaches
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of yogurt 
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk 
  • 1tsp of coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups of ice

option to add 1/2 tbsp of vanilla protein powder to each layer.

Place 1/2 cup of coconut milk, 1 banana, peach slices and 1/2 cup of ice into your blender and mix for 30 seconds. Pour it into a container and set aside. 

For the second layer, blend 1/2 cup of yogurt, 1/2 cup of strawberries & 1/2 of raspberries, 1/2 cup of ice. Pour it into a container and set aside.

Now that you have two smoothie flavours, put containers into the freezer for 10 minutes until they become a thicker consistency. The last smoothie layer should be added as a topping. I find that the blueberry turns grey if it sit's out for even a few minutes. 

Once your two first layers are chilled, you can then take 1/2 cup yogurt, 1/2 cup of blueberries, 1/2 cup of ice and blend. Briefly set aside.

Fill your cups with the first banana & peach smoothie, then the strawberry & raspberry smoothie followed by the blueberry topping and serve. 

serves 4

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