Category Archives: ETIQUETTE

WEDDING WEDNESDAY | Bride Prep + Details

As we find ourselves at the start of the summer wedding season, brides and grooms, planners and vendors such as ourselves, are working to polish off all the details for the upcoming big day! The invitations have been sent, cake ordered, wedding day couture picked and honeymoon booked. Here’s a look at our key details one should not forget in prep for the upcoming wedding festivities:
This Week we focus on the BRIDE…

As the bridal showers are winding down, and the registry gifts are coming in, one should never forget to send handwritten and personal thank you notes to ALL of your shower guests. We have always been firm advocates of etiquette and written correspondence, and this occasion is one that should be top on your list. This is the first correspondence coming from you, and very likely the recipients include your future mother-in-law, new relatives and your closest gal pals – so make it a thank you note reflective of your personal style and persona.

Make a great first impressions and let us help you create a custom thank you card or postcard! Many of our past designs range from super girly, to modern and sleek, to flirty and cheeky.

**PS. Dont forget about your wedding thank you notes as well!

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Let’s not forget to prep and get that bridal glow for the big day! Diet and exercise will make anyone look and feel better, however teaming that with a specific 60-day pre-wedding skin regime will undoubtedly improve skin tone, resulting in a fresh, radiant and unblemished complexion.

The Soya Girls have tested and certified this regimen as a shoe-in to reveal your TRUE beauty! Read more

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Brides, you may be getting married… but don’t let him forget why he lusts after you in the first place! A sexy new newlywed lingerie wardrobe to keep the fire hot and fun, is key!
Trend Tip: An emerging trend in the past few years is brides creating a sexy photobook as a personal and private gift to her groom.

Here are our sexy faves:

Belinda Basque Collection by Agent Provocateur
(photo credit Agent Provocateur website)

Bridal Collection from JACOB
(photo credit Jacob website)

Get that body in check! All bride’s want to look amazing and stunning on their big day, and especially on their honeymoon to show off their new lingerie (see above).

In the GTA? Here are some resources that’ll blast that bridal body:
Moksha Yoga
Totum Life Science
Lyzabeth Lopez Hourglass Workout

Also, check out the blogpost from our friend Cindy Johnson at Platinum Events Group.
A 3-part Wedding Bootcamp Routine, to get your body looking fabulous!
PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3

Stay Tuned next Wedding Wednesday for our focus on the GROOM…


ETIQUETTE | Thank You Cards for my wedding clients

Further to my THANK YOU Note post.. I ALWAYS handwrite Thank You cards to all my bride and groom clients.
I use our SIGNATURE collection THANK YOU Cards in pink or black.

ETIQUETTE | Thank You Notes by Colin Cowie

Never underestimate the power of ‘thank you’ notes. We always stress and believe in handwritten correspondence at v:space studio.
It is SO nice opening the mail box to find something other than a bill… before I get into depth (later posts..) some words from Colin Cowie, Karen’s fave entertaining expert:

“When you receive a gift from someone, Colin says the proper protocol is to send a written thank you note within 48 hours. “[That’s] 10 points,” he says. “[A phone call is] 9 out of 10. An e-mail, 8 out of 10. A fax, 7 out of 10. The most important thing is just to acknowledge it. … It’s never too late—you can do it in two weeks’ time as long as you remember.” In fact, Colin says the first thing he does every morning is write last night’s thank you card on his personal stationery. You’ll also find Colin’s stationery at his favorite chocolatier, liquor store and florist. That way, when he sends someone a box of chocolate, a bottle of wine or a bouquet of roses, he can dictate a note on his stationery instead of a generic gift card. “I think those details are important,” he says.
– Colin Cowie, on Oprah show

Karen’s fave Colin Cowie books – CHIC & WEDDING CHIC, definite go-to books for chic + modern glam.  We are now following Colin on twitter @ColinAWCowie