Controlling your guest list with the RSVP card

Calgary Wedding Planner

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

Wedding Cake – From Inspiration to Reality

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Yesterday we showed your our inspiration for C+C’s Out-of-town gift boxes and what they ended up looking like. Today we’re going to share the inspiration we found for their cake and cupcakes and what they ended up looking like. We decided early on during a floral consult we would be using roses quite a bit for the wedding, so we wanted that to transfer over to a few... Read More

The Wedding Brunch

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Looking to mix things up a bit for your wedding meal? Why not host a wedding brunch instead of the traditional reception dinner? There are so many fun idea and you’ll save on the need for a full bar and a DJ or Band. Here are some of our favorite ideas: The mimosa bar – Offer your guests different fruit juices with their champagne. They’ll have a blast trying some... Read More

The Kissing Game

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I’ve been to enough weddings to know one of the VERY first things guest try is “tinking” their glasses to see if the bride and groom will kiss. If your MC hasn’t vetoed this out by the time you make your grand entrance, you can almost guarentee your guests will start the “tinking” right away! A lot of couples ask me what they should do as an alternative... Read More

Keeping Your Guests Safe

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You invite all your family and friends to your wedding to celebrate the most important day of your life, make sure they get back to their hotel or home safe and sound. We’ve had lots of couples arrange for shuttle and cabs for their guests. Recently we hired a shuttle to take guests from a Hotel to the Church because we’re almost sure it’s going to snow and we... Read More