You’re Engaged! Now What?!?! Tip #5

Determine what your budget is for your wedding!

Today’s tip goes hand in hand with our last tip – deciding on what type of wedding you want. Your budget will determine a lot of things – how many people you can invite, the type of reception you can have and how elaborate you can get with your decor. #5 – Decide you budget – this might have to be discussed with your families. Are you and your fiancé going... Read More

You’re Engaged! Now What?!?! Tip #4

How about a breakfast wedding? What kind of wedding will you have?

So if you’ve decided that you’re hiring a wedding planner the next few tips we have for you would be worked through by you, your fiance, your families and of course your wedding planner. Here’s tip #4 #4 – Decide what kind of wedding you want – Is it formal, casual, themed? Do you have a place in mind already for the reception? Do you want a cocktail only reception?... Read More

You’re Engaged! Now What?!?! Tip #3

Lead Planner and Designer, Sonia, having a great moment with a bride at her wedding. Photo by Janine Sept

So while you’re announcing your engagement and choosing your bridal party, you’re also going to start thinking about how much TIME it’s going to take to plan this wedding. Here’s tip #3! Tip #3 – Full time job getting in the way of planning your dream wedding? Or are you still a student? Decide if you have the time to commit to planning all aspects... Read More

Calgary Zoo Photoshoot – Calgary Wedding Planner

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Have you picked up a copy of the Bridal Guide yet? Every year I love flipping through to see all the gorgeous ideas other planner and designers have put together for inspiring brides! And not to mention all the gorgeous real weddings from last year too. It’s so much fun to see what other couples have done. This year we set up a photo shoot in the Calgary Zoo -Enmax Conservatory/Butterfly... Read More

Controlling your guest list with the RSVP card

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You have your guest list done and are hitting the limit with the number of guests you can invite due to the size of your venue. If your single friends decide to bring their date of the week, you’ll have to seat some guests in the bar or hallway if  you’re not careful. So how can you ensure that they know not to bring a date “just because”? Or how do you... Read More

Place cards vs. Seating Chart

Calgary Wedding Planner

So all your RSVPs are back (well almost!) and now it’s time to do the second most daunting tasking on your wedding planning list — the seating plan! (what’s the first most daunting item you ask? Coming up with the initial guest list of course!) Once you THINK you have it all figured out now it’s time to decide if you need or should have place cards, a seating... Read More

Head Table Ideas – Part 2

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So now that you’ve determined the layout of your head table – (see our previous post here) now it’s time to do something special to it! I love to make the head table extra special, especially if it’s a focal point in the front of the room. 1. Spruce it up with some decorative linen – make the head table extra special by using a luxurious linen on it.... Read More

Head Table Ideas

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When working on your floor plan for the wedding reception think outside the box when it comes to the placement and orientation of your head table. Traditionally the head table goes in front of the room, usually on a riser in a long straight line. The bride and groom sit in the middle with the bridesmaids next to the bride and the groomsmen next to the bride. In some cultures, the... Read More

Taking Care of Yourself!

It’s no secret that besides wedding planning, fitness is my second love. I eat, breath, sleep weddings – but when I’m not I’m probably at the gym, doing some sort of crazy class or cooking healthy food. While I’ve always had a passion for fitness, in the past two years it evolved into a hobby for me. So it’s no surprise that my next post is going... Read More

Centrepieces – From Inspiration to Reality

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We’re back to talk about C+C’s reception centrepieces. We were fortunate to work with Rebecca from Rebecca Dawn Designs. Early in the planning process I introduced Rebecca to the bride who had seen some of Rebecca’s work at a work function and had commented on how amazing her work was. So it was an easy match when these two met up! Rebecca quickly harnessed the... Read More