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Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Planning your wedding can feel overwhelming and stressful. That is why the Ottawa Wedding Planner was established in 2002. We know that having local resources at your fingertips will help make your wedding planning an enjoyable experience. There are several features that set us apart. We have a wedding directory filled with local Ottawa wedding vendors featuring beautifully displayed ads. You can get all the information you need to plan your wedding. We also have the ability for you to be able to share your engagement or love story. We keep our local events page up-to-date with Ottawa & area wedding shows, and other wedding related events. On the events page, you can sign up for our email newsletter, where we notify you of local events and wedding vendor promotions. Last but not least, we have a free member's area and iPhone App where you can sign up to receive a free wedding website and other planning tools.

Ceremony Music


Choosing your processional and recessional music can be fun! If you’re looking to go the classical route, then you have to look no further than these songs: Wedding March by Mendelssohn, Bridal Chorus by Wagner, Canon in D by Pachelbel, or Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by Handel. You’ll have heard these at many weddings before, and they are all approved by mothers, churches and generally wedding goers everywhere. If you want to walk down the isle to something that […]

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Your clergy choice will be easy if you or your spouse has been attending a church, but for secular couples choosing an officiant can take a lot of research and referrals. Choosing the right officiant not only means the tone will be set by the clergy person, but that you’ll be happy with the ceremony as well. Before you pick a name out of the phonebook you should do some research, talk with your fiancé, each set of parents, friends […]

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It’s very rare to live in the same city you grew up in these days, which can make the decision of where to get married difficult. Especially if your family is an hour away and his family is on the coast! With this decision looming, how do you go about deciding where to hold your nuptials? There are a number of ways to tackle this question, and it mainly has to do with the outcome of the location discussion with your […]

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Writing Your Own Vows

Ottawa Ontario

Writing your own vows is a deeply personal and emotional task, so if you decide to write your own vows, don’t wait till two weeks before the wedding because you need time to reflect on your relationship before you start writing. Once you’ve got your wedding vendors booked you should begin to write your vows. Although before you start putting a lot of time and energy into your writing you should run this idea past your officiant. They might require […]

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Choosing the Right Church


When you’re considering where you should hold your ceremony you might consider a church, which is traditional but not a necessity, unless it is meaningful to you. If you’re not a regular church goer and you decide to hold your ceremony in a particular church be prepared to speak directly with the minister/pastor/priest. You should have a list of questions you have in regards to your ceremony and the expectations of the church. You should confront any problems now and […]

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The Gift Registry for the Bride Who Already Has It All


Are you the bride who has already been on her own and has everything she needs in the kitchen, bedroom and bath? If so, don’t worry you can still register gifts, with online stores and funding sites you can register for just about anything! Here’s how you do it, at you can register anything and I mean anything! If there are vintage items you would love, or quirky things that you can only find online, set up a registry […]

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Centurion Center’s New Catering Menu

Centurion Conference & Event Center

We’re so excited to release our new catering menu because it’s full of mouth watering, ridiculously fabulous food! Whatever your occasion is, we’ve got food for you from morning to night, even finger food for events that require a taste of home. When you choose the Centurion Center to cater your event you receive our superb catering on or off site and food displays that are almost a shame to eat. For your next event order our delectable food from our […]

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Joey & Karen

Congratulations to Joey and Karen getting married on July 12, 2014 in Ottawa Ontario!   Congratulations on your engagement! The Ottawa Wedding Planner wishes you a happy engagement, and an even happier ‘happily ever after’. Please use our wedding directory to find local Ottawa wedding vendors!

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Gift Registry Returns


When you start your registry you’re excited to do something with your fiance that feels like you’re really starting your life together, even if it’s as simple as choosing a flatware pattern, it still has depth and meaning for the two of you. After you’ve completed making a number of gift registries you look forward to receiving the items and preparing your homestead. But what happens when you get multiples of the same items? You now get to return them […]

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Wedding Gift Registry Etiquette


A bride can’t add her registry list to the wedding invitations or tell everyone about all the things she’s registered, but she can tell a few key people about where she’s registered to get the word out. When writing the invitations to a bridal shower don’t try to make people feel compelled to buy a git for the bride by writing something like, “John and Jane just bought a new house and would greatly appreciate a gift from their registry. […]

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