Everything you need to plan your Canadian Rocky Mountain wedding in Banff, Canmore, or Lake Louise.

 

Your #1 Directory of Trusted Wedding Services

This site is here to help you.

First, let's clarify a few things:
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LOCAL

Many suppliers claim to be local, but what does local mean?

Everyone on this site is a GENUINE local business, licensed with an office in Banff, Canmore or Lake louise.

Anyone who doesn’t actually live in this area; who has to travel to get here isn’t local.

Cochrane is 1 hour from Banff, Calgary 1.5 hours,  Red Deer is 3 hours, Edmonton 4 hours, Toronto is the other side of the country. 

Local experts provide exceptional service, no travel fees, no overnight hotel fees, and no risk of being delayed by traffic or weather.

So, shopping local is a smart choice.  Low risk.  Better rates. Better experience. Better knowledge of the area.

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WEDDING EXPERTS

What is an expert?

In the age of “instant experts” we understand how this has become confusing.

Don’t forget that an expert has been around the block! Through years of experience in practising their trade, they know what works and they know the pitfalls 

Expertise doesn’t happen overnight, or when a person only commits part-time to their craft.

Everyone on this site is passionate about and dedicates their life to the wedding industry, we are all full time Wedding Suppliers.

Check reviews on: Wedding Wire and Google.  Experts have lots of reviews. Experts know their industry.

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TRUST

Who to believe?

We get it, the industry is saturated with new photographers, videographers, planners, hair stylists. It’s easy to create a cool-looking website, but how can you tell who has the real experience?

Feel confident in knowing that everyone on this site has a minimum 5 years of exceptional experience in the wedding industry. Most of us have over 10 years experience.

Everyone on this site is already an industry leader in their own category.

Use this site with confidence, we have done the hard work, narrowing down the best local suppliers for you.

Banff Bride has been committed to helping brides & grooms choose the ‘Best of the Best’ wedding services, in Banff Canmore and Lake Louise since 2004.

We are the Real Deal. The ONLY local wedding collective that can stand by its claims.

We love Weddings!

About

Hello. I'm Sharon Carmichael. I have lived in Banff since1994 and I have been part of the wedding industry for over 20 years.

During that time, I have seen many changes.  The industry keeps growing with a large volume of new suppliers appearing each year.

15 years ago, I created a website to help couples in choosing a destination wedding in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, linking to the most experienced and trusted local vendors in this area.

Today, this site is more relevant than ever.  Google is saturated with new suppliers, all eager to cash in on the wedding industry.  How hard it must be for couples trying to determine who is right for them.  We understand your confusion and frustration. We can help you.

I truly believe you have a better wedding experience when you hire local wedding experts.

Sharon Carmichael

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World Class  I am incredibly lucky to live in Banff, one of the most beautiful parts of Canada and the world.  We have lots of hiking in the summer, and skiing in the Winter; your guests will have plenty of activities to keep them busy.

Excellence  I am also fortunate to know every supplier on this site, we have some of the World’s Best Wedding Suppliers right here in Banff, and I have brought them all together to make your job easy and save you time.

Quality  As a Banff Bride member, you must meet our high standards:, you have to be passionate and committed to weddings, be local, and you have to have a minimum of 5 years exceptional experience.

Leading edge  As a group, we meet 3 times a year to share our knowledge of the industry, changes in style and fashions, share experiences, and network.  These meetings are so important to our wedding community.  The knowledge we share helps each individual supplier to evolve with the industry and provide you, the client, with leading edge technology and service.

Community  There are no other groups like ours. We are a unique family of wedding experts. Banff Bride is a tight network.  Everyone on this site is a team player. We want to share, learn, and provide our clients with the best service possible.

This site is primarily a self-planning site - a directory of local services, but we also feature 3 of the best wedding planners in the area.  If you decide you need assistance or wedding day coordination, contact one of our amazing planners:

One thing is for sure, we all love weddings.

Have fun planning your special day.

Sharon Carmichael

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