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Confessions of a wedding Planner: What I'd change About My Own Wedding

While our wedding was an incredible day, I’ll also let you in on the dirt of what I would change if I could do it all over again!

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I first met with Isha and Kartik in January 2023, just 4 months before their planned wedding date. Wanting to get married in Edmonton but planning from Boston Massachusetts, where they currently reside, they originally started their wedding planning journey with another wedding planning firm. Unfortunately at just four months before the day, there was […]

Isha and Kartik’s Elegant Hindu Wedding

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… And which vendors to hire first! You’re engaged – YAY! You’ve celebrated together, shared the exciting news with your loved ones and perhaps have started scrolling for inspiration. And then… BOOM, the overwhelm kicks in. There is SO much to do. So many decisions to make. Do we hire a wedding photographer now? What […]

Do These 3 Things After You Get Engaged

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4 Tips from one of Edmonton’s Best Wedding Planners  One of the most overwhelming things for couples to decide on is their wedding design and style… and I totally get it, there are A LOT of options out there.  With changing trends (mason jars to sparkles everywhere, pampas grass, and everything in between), Pinterest and […]

Wedding Design, Without Regret

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Wedding Planner. Wedding Coordinator. Wedding Designer. With so many terms and not a whole lot of guidance on the meaning of any, it’s no wonder that so many clients come to our initial consultation very confused.  One of the first questions we ask potential clients is “how can we help you?” and often the answer […]

Our Wedding Packages Explained: Full Service Planning

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Well, friends:  2020…. WHAT.A.YEAR!!! To say that this year has thrown us for a loop is an understatement, and while we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for COVID-19, we aren’t out of the woods quite yet for 2021 Weddings.  Many couples, in Edmonton and beyond, are starting to wonder… should […]

Let’s Talk About It: Is a COVID Wedding Right for You?

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“Your wedding must have been amazing….” A phrase I hear often. From couples in Edmonton planning their own wedding to fellow wedding vendors and of course, strangers who have just found out what I do for a living.  And you know what? My wedding WAS amazing! It is hands down one of the days that […]

Confessions of a Wedding Planner – What I would Change About My Own Wedding

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It goes without saying that our world is currently upside down. In just a matter of days our lives have been slapped with a big fat PAUSE button leaving so many with uncertainty and worry. Social Distancing and Self-Isolation are terms that have become a part of our everyday vocabulary – words that before all […]

COVID 19 Couples: A Step by Step Guide to Postponing Your Wedding

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And just like that a new decade is upon us! I read somewhere that if you were born in the 80’s (like Jill and I were) that you’ve lived in 4 decades…. mindblown to actually have that realization. I definitely don’t feel that old but time doesn’t lie, friends.  BUT today we’re not here to […]

Our Top 10 Wedding Trends for 2020

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We Went. We Learned. And Now – We Conquer. It has been a few weeks since we returned from Vegas where we attended the Wedding MBA– an absolutely massive conference dedicated to Wedding Pros. As Wedding Planners, heck as any entrepreneur (wedding or not), it’s SO easy to get stuck in the head down and […]

Edmonton Wedding Planners hit Vegas – Our Wedding MBA Recap

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If you’re engaged, and if you’re reading this we assume you are (except for… hi, mom!), you’ve probably thought about hiring a wedding planner in some capacity. With so many available services, we’d like to lead you through some of our most requested wedding packages and what you need to consider before committing to one.  […]

Our Wedding Services Explained – Wedding Day Management

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I'm the founder and lead planner/designer over at Sandra Bettina Weddings & Events - a boutique wedding planning firm specializing in weddings that embody contemporary luxury with a touch of tradition. With a focus on timeless and personal weddings, we customize and curate elegant weddings for couples in Edmonton, the Rocky Mountains and beyond. 

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