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Sandcastles Weddings with Shari Grenier

My brides depend on me to think for them when their brains are crazy with wedding details, to fight for them when vendors aren’t cooperating, and to be their strength when they have very little left of their own. I can do the same for you!


I am available for as much or as little involvement in your wedding planning as you wish! Perhaps that means you want my assistance planning the entire wedding… or just an hour of consultation… or perhaps you want me to be on-hand the day of the wedding to make sure everything goes smoothly…


If you wish to plan your own wedding but want the guidance of a professional, the DIY Wedding Planning Programme is for you!

How can you benefit from a Sandcastles Wedding? 

  • You will save time — I will bring the wedding vendors (florist, DJ, caterer, etc) to you, so you don’t have to source them out yourself.
  • You will save money — I will help you get the most from your wedding budget, and guide you away from costly mistakes.
  • You will save energy, because I will do the legwork for you, while making sure you have not overlooked any details.
  • Your family will be able to enjoy the day better, knowing that I am working for you behind the scenes.
  • You can leave all the unglamorous details to me, so you can have more time to concentrate on each other.

Planning your own wedding? 

I am available to officiate your wedding ceremony!


All couples who plan their weddings through Sandcastles are automatically covered by my “officiant contingency policy.” If for any reason your officiant is not available at the last minute, I will waive my usual officiating fees and perform your ceremony.


Sounds good? Contact me today to find out how I can help you plan a wedding to remember!

About Shari

Shari Grenier opened Sandcastles Weddings in 1996. Since then have helped countless brides plan their dream weddings. In 2018, she became ordained to perform wedding ceremonies. 


This unique combination of wedding planner and ordained clergy has made her highly sought-after, both internationally and here at home. Her love of Paris, New York and London, and her familiarity with these cities enables her to plan your dream destination wedding.


A resident of Ajax, her primary area is Toronto and Durham Region. She regularly travels outside this area for no extra charge, as long as the distance is reasonable.


In addition to planning and officiating weddings, Shari trains and certifies wedding planners, and has written two books on the subject: Weddingology, which is a resource for brides as well as wedding professionals, and The Sandcastles Guide to Starting and Managing Your Own Wedding Planning Business.

Shari performed our marriage ceremony and she is wonderful! She’s also a wedding planner, I wish I’d found her sooner! ~ T.S.


I had Shari for my wedding planner back in 2005 and I couldn’t say enough about how professional and knowledgeable she is! In 2020, we’re thinking of a milestone anniversary party and we won’t hire anyone else! ~A.F.


Shari planned my daughter’s wedding at the Old Mill in Toronto. Since they lived in the US at the time, I was the one doing all the work. I couldn’t have done it without Shari’s help and patience! ~ L.S


We had a fairy tale wedding at Casa Loma and Shari was our fairy godmother! She took care if all the details so we wouldn’t be stressed and she was there the night of the wedding to make it all come together. ~S.S


Our wedding was a tented affair at our family’s home. Shari worked with not only us but also my parents to make sure everything was perfect. She even told the people at the farm next to our lot so they wouldn’t fertilize and ruin the day for us and our guests. And she stayed late to make sure the caterers left my mom’s kitchen spotless. ~T.L