Meet your Planners
Behind the clipboards
We are at your service.
We believe in the personal touches that make your wedding meaningful, romantic and unique. The name “Maid for the Bride” is exactly that – we are here to serve you when and where you need help most.
The best part is that you choose how much (or how little) assistance you require.
Our goal is to cater to your needs, no matter where you are in the planning stages. No matter how large or small the request, we are always happy to lend a hand.
We offer a variety of services that are based on the practical jobs you would ask your own wedding party to do, including the Coordination & DIY Packages. Rather than relying on family and friends to get the details done, we take on the challenging tasks and help you coordinate, guide, delegate and deliver all of the key details. All services are tailored to your individual needs.
Please know that hiring a reliable wedding planner doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, what you plan to spend is entirely up to you. Our initial consultation meeting is free of charge. It gives us a chance to discuss your needs, giving you the opportunity to decide if we are the right fit for your wedding.
Maid for the Bride
Lead Wedding Planner
Having had the honour of planning, coordinating and designing over weddings over the past 13 years in the Toronto and Thunder Bay areas, Shalini can confidently take the guesswork out of your hands. She specialises in "fusion" weddings, meaning she loves to bring together different cultures, families and traditions to best reflect the couple and their relationship.
She is versatile and has worked on weddings of all scales, from small intimate weddings of only 10 people, up to 1000 person weddings and everything in between. She has extensive experience with a wide variety of budgets, customs, traditions and communities.
Shalini is a certified wedding planner with The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada (WPIC). She also studied event planning at Humber College. Her interest in planning really started while she was studying at McMaster University, when she as asked to create themes and execute birthday parties, graduations, and engagement celebrations. This blossomed into weddings and showers, as well as corporate events. She now focused on weddings but brings a lot of other experience to the table.
Shalini now lives in Thunder Bay with her family and prides herself on her experience, versatility, and detail-oriented skills. It is her goal to deliver flawless execution, personal touches and dedicated support. Above all, she is here to help make your wedding a unique reflection of you, as well as stress-free and unforgettable.
After realizing she was exceptionally organized and always put in charge of throwing a killer birthday party for family and friends as a teenager, Tamara quickly realized she was made to enter the wedding and event planning industry. It didn't take her long to become certified as a Wedding Planner with the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada (WPIC) and now, she's lucky enough to call it her career.
As the previous owner & lead planner of Tell a Tale Weddings and Events, Tamara brings a tremendous amount of qualified experience to Maid for the Bride. Consistently making dreams come true right here in Thunder Bay and throughout Ontario & Quebec, Tamara will do whatever it takes to ensure her clients are happy & satisfied throughout the entire planning process.
Whether it's a wedding, business event, anniversary, shower or birthday, Tamara ensures that every opportunity is made her #1 priority and always goes above and beyond her client's expectations.
When you choose Tamara as your wedding or event planner, you aren't getting just the "bare minimum." You're choosing someone who pays extremely close attention to detail, is a phenomenal communicator all while ensuring your entire fairy-tale is brought to life.
Vanessa is a passionate teacher who is extremely organised, an effective communicator, and has a fine eye for detail. Therefore, event planning and assisting wedding planners here in Thunder Bay came naturally and has become a new passion for Vanessa. She enjoys the excitement that comes along with preparing and executing various kinds of special events and looks forward to bringing clients dreams come to life.