Email Scam : Lucas Jones & Carmalea Myers

The latest permutation of the classic “Nigerian” scam (you know, oops! my silly assistant overpaid you with my fake cheque, can you pay the travel agent on my behalf) is here.

Just don’t even bother. You can report it to the police, but they can’t waste their time on stuff like this. You can have fun with this person and collect another fake cheque for your collection of fake cheque, sure, why not?

But under no circumstances should you actually pay this person or any of their associates any money!

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Are Weddings Getting Smaller? (infographic)

We hear this at least once a week, from decorators, planners and catering managers: weddings are getting smaller and smaller! Are they?

Canadian Weddings By Size as of 2013

Canadian Weddings by size, since 2008, according to the brides registering for services on and (sample size ~10,000)

We like data. The measurable kind. So what we did is compile the above chart from the information provided by Canadian brides registering for service quotes on and the BRIDE.Canada website. The sample size is quite large, over 10,000 couples, so the results are definitely accurate.

At First Glance : “How Big is the Average Wedding?”

This was the first thing we looked at. Because it is easy. Just get the computer to find the median, every year. (the median is slightly more accurate than the average for this type of data sets). We needn’t have bothered. The “typical” wedding, on every single year, except 2011, was 120 guests. Hmm….

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Engagement Photography Contest 2013 : Part I (Winter+Spring)

Is it this time of year already? Why, yes, it is!
In fact, we are long overdue. But we decided to combine Winter with Spring this year, since Winter is only two months long (January+February).

Either way, the first part of our 2013 Wedding Photography Awards is open for submissions.

Best Engagement photographs is Canada, Winter & Spring 2013

Click to visit the submissions page


The rules are simple, as always: Details & Submissions, on our Contest page on BRIDE.Canada

The Grand Prize!

We almost forgot! We have a great prize for the winning couple this time around : a pair of tungsten carbide wedding bands (!) courtesy of Black Tie Rings. Check them out.



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Kleinfeld Bridal opening in Toronto, at HBC

The plot thickens! More big news from the ever-changing fashion retail landscape this week. The Bay, in Toronto will be hosting a Kleinfeld’s boutique, as of this coming year. Wow! Here it is, on the official news release:

Hudson’s Bay Says “Yes” to Kleinfeld

Hudson’s Bay Brings World-Famous Kleinfeld Bridal to Canada for the First Time Ever at its Toronto Queen Street Location

 TORONTO – The wait is over for fashion-loving Canadian brides-to-be. Hudson’s Bay is launching the Canadian flagship of renowned bridal retailer, Kleinfeld Bridal, in its Toronto Queen Street location. For the first time ever, blushing brides do not have to cross the border to “Say Yes” to the Kleinfeld experience.  With exclusive rights to the brand in Canada, Hudson’s Bay will open a 20,000-square foot Kleinfeld flagship in early 2014.  Brides will now have access to expert bridal consultants and the same scope and breadth of designer gowns available at the New York store.

Hudson’s Bay is already number one in Canadian bridal registry, and the new Toronto Kleinfeld Bridal flagship adds to this position, offering Canadian brides an unmatched addition to its current line of gifts, home and lifestyle products — perfect for any bride-to-be.

“This is a thrilling day for our team at Kleinfeld,” says Ronald Rothstein, Co-Owner of Kleinfeld Bridal. “We are the largest luxury bridal retailer in the world and look forward to bringing the finest selection of exclusive designer wedding gowns to Hudson’s Bay.”

“We are so happy to bring the leader in bridal fashion, Kleinfeld Bridal, to Hudson’s Bay, and to Canada,” says Bonnie Brooks, President, Hudson’s Bay Company. “Bringing Kleinfeld to Canada further supports our overall product differentiation strategy for Hudson’s Bay, which is to deliver new, relevant and exclusive brands and concepts to the marketplace. This incredible partnership will further our position as Canada’s headquarters and leading destination for gift registry, and now for designer bridal wear. Hudson’s Bay is proud to provide what will be the only full-service bridal destination, offering brides and their wedding parties a full selection of fashion, jewelry, gifts and more.”

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