How to Buy a Wedding Gown

From a Consultants point of view…..


Photo Credit – Farawayland Wedding Photography – Lucho Berzek

When ladies are shopping for a wedding gown they do some research on-line at all the designers websites,  pinterest ,  craigslist and facebook etc…  “ON MODELS” – they have an image how they would like to look on their very special day. Realistically they want to look like the model showing the gown.. Thus Models are used frequently to showcase clothing. #Marketing 101

Tip #1 – When looking for a gown, compare your body type with the model, do you have the same shape? if not less likely it will look the same on you.

Tip #2 – When trying on gowns and you have no idea what looks good on you, try all the styles ie: Ball Gown, Mermaid, (Trumpet) (Fit-Flare) same thing, Sheath, A-Line, Empire Waist and Drop Waist.

Tip #3 – Never judge a dress on a hanger (try it on when the consultant asks you) she is a professional and knows her fashion.

Tip #4 – RULE – take pictures, what you see in the mirror is not what you see in the camera.

Tip #5 – If you are planning on loosing weight or gaining weight – don’t shop a year out. Buy off the rack 2 months before your wedding. You cannot guarantee you will loose or gain unless you hire a certified trainer to reach your goals.

Tip #6 – Don’t shop with lots of girls….too many opinions will ruin your appointment.

Tip #7 – Enjoy the moment… don’t over think –  It’s not all about the dress – it’s about you and your partner spending the rest of your lives together.

Tip #8 – Buy a veil the same time you purchase the dress, easier to style out your vision.

Tip #9 – Tie your hair in a pony or updo for your appointment – its hard work jumping in and out of dresses – and your hair will get stuck in zippers and lace back try on’s.

Tip #10 – STOP looking when you purchased your dress – no need to compare anymore.


Bridal and Fashion Consultant, Wardrobe and Photo Shoot Stylist
Jennifer Logan-Manzer

Photo Courtesy – Google Images




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Welcome to Wedding Planning

My sincere thank you’s to all those who came to our GRAND OPENING LAUNCH PARTY❤
It’s a great start meeting new friends and expanding our bridal network. I love my job as a Bridal & Fashion Stylist and Planner and am looking forward to meeting new brides and grooms that need advice on planning your special day. Our TEAM are experts – and we respect all genders, cultures and religions – it’s all about LOVE when it comes to Marriage.

Lets connect you to the right people so we can plan your special day. If you are needing a wedding gown / brides maid dresses / suits / music / decor / photography & video / make-up and hair / catering / bridal boot camp / event planners, limo rentals etc….  – we can refer you to our TOP TALENT – we are a one stop wedding planning group and we want to WOW your WEDDING.

Contact us today for your free consultation: Lets get started❤
Model & Public Figure – Michelle Poole
Hair and Makeup – Jasmine Lad
Dress / Jewelry / Veil – Tiffany’s Vancouver Bridal 
Stylists – Myra Miks / Jennifer Logan-Manzer
Sponsor – Theresa Hughes (Coca-Cola)
Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Logan-Manzer









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#10 Tips for Budget Brides

23Ladies / Gentleman – are you on a tight budget but still want a romantic wedding??

My husband and I got married 09/09/09 – on a Wednesday

Tip 1# – Pick a day that means something special to you and yours, also your guest list will be less. Don’t worry about hurting people’s feelings that it’s not convenient for them – it’s all about love, not entertaining your guests on your expense.

Tip 2# – We did a back yard garden ceremony – no extra cost for a venue.


Tip 3# – Invitations use print master gold (DIY) / wedding favors DIY.

Tip 4# – Photographers – we explored photographers that were good but didn’t have wedding experience and they offered us a TFP = Trade for Print so they could use our photos for their up and developing website.  BTW – they are now professional wedding photographers.

Tip 5# – Dress – under $200.00 didn’t purchase from a bridal shop (but if you do look at bridal shops go off season sales), simple elegant and ivory / white. Brides maid dresses from retail shop $20.00 each. We did our own hair and make up…

Tip 6# – Food and drinks (either finger or tapa’s) so much cheaper than sit down dinners, we bottled our own wine / bought some beer and served water.

Tip 7# – Hired a friend (DJ) for the wedding, they will often give you a reasonable discount and they can be a guest as well for your wedding.

Tip 8# – Pawn shop wedding rings – something old / something new.

Tip 9# – Flower / decorations  – dollar store and DIY.

Tip 10# – Honey moon – 2 nights at a local B&B on a River Float House, no travel needed.

Remember – weddings don’t have to be a huge expense – but if you want an expensive wedding I can help you too… #BrideOnABudget



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Do you have what it takes to be a “Fashion Model”?

Building your modeling career and portfolio takes time, effort and dedication. A model must be self-confident and resilient to navigate the fashion industry. Confidence and a strong-will are the best weapons of self defense in this high-paced, ever evolving and fiercely competitive modeling world, and with so many photographers also wanting to take a leading edge for that right photo to build up their portfolios – you need to market yourself and work on promotions.s14

Being a model you  have to be prepared to withstand long hours with fashion coordinators, directors outside or in a photo studio, while keeping a positive and helpful attitude. Nobody wants to work with a model who makes the job more difficult with negativity – or feels uncomfortable photographing.  So do you have what it takes??

Our model in this shoot was amazing, it was cold outside, evening photo shoot and had to work several hours in the elements.

If you want to succeed in the modelling business you have to put your heart and mind into it. However, keep in mind that the professional cycle of a model can be extremely short lived unless you work on promotions and marketing,  like sports you will have retire at some point. So enjoy the race by living it passionately.

Photo – Soul Mate Productions, William Orsua
Make up & Fashion – Priya Singh, Jennifer Logan-Manzer
Model – Amy Sharon Manzer

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Why create your own Website? #SocialMediaToday

31Since social media is such a big influence to share / collaborate / educate and to sell product and services – it would be crazy not to have a social platform to engage with your target audience about the services you provide.  I found when working for other businesses and working their facebook / and twitter accounts, I was promoting and driving traffic, “Likes” “Followers” to their fan pages and because I have a large personal network – I would ask my friends and fans to follow the places I have worked… but after leaving those work places my fans still continued to follow them – yes I provided those businesses with more followers / likes – but what was in it for me now that I left that company.

I came up with the idea – why not set up my own Website and drive traffic this way.. I keep my own fan base and I tell them privately where I work so they can come see me personally. Yes I’m in Sales and I make base + commission – it only makes sense, that I would help my customers personally.

West Coast Wedding Services is a Network Team of Professionals. Bridal Sales, Photographers, Video Services,  Make-up Artists and Event Planning.  This team collaborates and we all win win by referring business back to each other. It makes total sense that at the end of the day – your social network engages with you instead of the business you work for. Be the brand ambassador of the place you work at and set up your own social media platform. #SocBiz #Sales #Service

Come visit our website and collaborate –

Photo Credit – Jennifer Logan-Manzer
Models – Dorothy Yeung & Merv Sibs



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West Coast Wedding Services

Amy1 It was back in 2012 after a great run with IBM and IKON – 15+ years working in “Sales Operations” supporting sales teams,  I had to re-think my career again after re-bounding from a lay-off  – I took some time off from corporate life and had to look at my future career choices. I did some temp assignments and looked at a few opportunities, but nothing I was passionate about.

Yes I made lots of money but it comes with a price.. you have to report to a controlling manager or bullies. It was in 2014 that I came up with a plan and something I loved doing –  being married and dream weddings and my boss is my customers… I targeted all the Bridal Shops in my area, knocking on doors – no emails – no phone calls. I was hired on as a Bridal Sales Consultant, but I wanted to go further… in 2015 I partnered up with photographers, make up artists, event planners and started our new web site of net-worker’s – it took me over 20 + hours to test it and add photos, and it’s still inAmy production. Now I work on Bridal Row in New Westminster, BC – and have a great team that has skills in all area’s.

This is my dream job …. and if we win the lottery I will continue my mission to helping young brides find their perfect wedding dress. #SYTTD – but my husband wants to retire😉

Here is our website

Photo Credit – Jennifer Logan-Manzer
Model – Amy Sharon Manzer



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Selfie Mirror Sticker Giveaway


We constantly see our friends posting selfies of themselves while on vacation, hanging out with friends, doing fun activities, working out etc. When we see this, we subconsciously think “wow, that person has an exciting life and does all sorts of cool things…” right?

Taking selfies has become so common that it’s now uncommon if someone doesn’t. Typically, people take multiple selfies and only post the best one (some post them all) on a personal level I don’t take selfies – I much prefer someone else taking my photograph, but hey that’s me.

That all being said about people wanting to take photo’s of themselves (the #Selfie)  –  the  mirror sticker enhances your selfie photo in a panoramic view.  Do you want to try it?

Even more exciting, I have ten stickers to give away to some lucky readers! All you have to do to enter this giveaway is like this post and/or follow two or more of Selfie Mirror Sticker’s social media pages listed here: Also here is a link to buy on line for your friends and family


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Jennifer Logan-Manzer

Jennifer Logan-Manzer

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