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Wedding Essentials Directory and Resources


WEWHi there! My name is Magna Goerke, the ‘do it yourself wedding expert.’ After 30 years around weddings and other events I’ve built up a lot of useful resources for those planning their own events. I’m all about connecting people with local, useful and current content that will make their event…
...unique, meaningful and memorable.

This website has been an evolution  of love and hard work.  It started in 2005 as a resource to support my wedding and event planning students.  It's grown to be a great resource for anyone planning an event whether privately or professionally. 

More than just a directory!

        • Most up to date and comprehensive wedding show list
        • Best way to find event venues in one place that makes sense
        • Local BC focus for over 10 years providing helpful wedding resources
        • Useful ideas and directions to proven creative solutions
        • Maintained locally by an industry professional
        • Constant stream of new and interesting content
        • Clean and helpful design that makes it easy to find what you're looking for!

My experience with weddings began 30 years ago as cheap child labour while my mother catered events. I did anything to get out of the kitchen and became involved in decorating halls, arranging bridal bouquets, and designing invitations. Then for many years I was coordinating weddings, filling in where needed. I believe in only doing for people what they can't do for themselves. Through the years I've been involved with 100's of weddings from small to large, casual to formal, budget to elaborate, local to destination. Over 25 years experience in Marketing and Sales for small to very large corporations, has afforded me rich experience in organizing events of every size and formality. My education was earned in Marketing and Event Planning. I eventually created and taught wedding essentials workshops at a local university and an intensive event planning course at a local college. I love to meet people and help them. I have a passion for teaching and I’m very happy that I can give Southcoast of BC brides a lot of knowledge and a lot less stress so they can have their little girl dream wedding without breaking the bank. Explore my website for more ideas and details.magna-grey



Magna Goerke, 'The DIY Wedding Expert'

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