All Inclusive Wedding in Perth ON

February 4, 2016 / no comments

Perth is an absolutely gorgeous location and if you are thinking destination, think Perth in Ontario! RSVP Events has partnered with the Royal Canadian Legion in Perth to bring you beautiful weddings.  This recently improved venue can accommodate over 200 people. We would love to invite you to the open house taking place February 20th, 2016 from 1-4pm.

Enjoy beautiful music by In Touch Media, passed canapés by the Stone Cellar!

Perth Legion Open House

You can choose to have your wedding ceremony right on site or opt for the natural outdoor beauty of Stewart Park.  Perth is strategically placed in the heart of the Rideau Lakes District in Eastern Ontario, making us less than an hour from major centres like Kingston or Ottawa. If you’re looking to get out of the city and celebrate your wedding in a charming, friendly atmosphere, Perth is where you need to be!

They have  All inclusive wedding packages for $12, 000 based on a 100 guests. This is an amazing deal!

See photos of the hall here!

Please RSVP on the Facebook Page or contact us for more information!

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Complimentary Wedding Planning Consultation

January 13, 2016 / no comments

Take advantage of our complimentary wedding consultation offered to couples. If you recently got engaged and have not booked any vendors, or if you are in the middle of planning but would like to know what RSVP Events can do for you, we suggest booking a complimentary consultation with one of our wedding specialists. This package is for the couple that wants to meet with a Wedding Planner to see how they can help you with your upcoming wedding. Our wedding specialist will help determine your needs and prepare a detailed wedding budget budget for  you and fiancé!

We will share with you some great wedding tips,  ideas, prepare a detailed wedding plan and agenda to ensure things run smoothly and offer you some peace of mind.

During your first complimentary consultation, we will discuss what you already envision for your wedding day. We will discuss theme ideas, food and entertainment preferences, and event design & logistics. At RSVP Events, we offer individualized attention and expert consultation to each client no matter how large or small the event or budget. We’ll assist you in planning an event with as much flare and individuality as you and your guests. We’ll help you nail down every minute detail and are always available to you for support by email or phone.

Let us help you take care of the details so that you can focus on what’s important, enjoying your event and entertaining your guests.

Here are a few things that you can expect us to be working one during your time with us: WEDDING PACKAGES

  • Budget development
  • Event design
  • Vendor management
  • Contract review and negotiations
  • Site selection
  • Wedding guests accommodations
  • Rehearsal
  • Day of coordination.

Our details wedding packages are available here:




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5 Unexpected wedding expenses

January 5, 2016 / 2 comments

As you are planning your wedding budget, they may be a few things that you may or may not have considered. Brides and grooms are mostly concerned about hidden costs but forget the little things that could just pop up as you may have forgotten or just simply not considered.  To help you avoid these unexpected surprises,  here’s a few extra things to remember when setting your budget:


This is an easy one but is usually forgotten by a lot of my clients. They see one price and the moment HST is added they second guess the budget. That is because they did not think about this added cost. Have you ever called a venue and asked them what their menu prices are? You are provided with a $50.00 per person rate. And you think great! I can work with that, only to realize you did not think about the added taxes or the next one gratuities that goes on top of that?


Gratuities are usually added to almost any company offering a service.  They are a few vendors that you definitely have to tip and this includes the venue (the servers and bartenders), usually hair and Make up artists, transportation and anyone really that you felt went above and beyond at your wedding. These are all added costs. Most venues automatically add a 15 to 18% fee to your bill no matter what- so keep this in mind when planning. Don’t assume.


As you are getting ready in the morning with your bridal party, it is always great idea to have food in the room to munch on. Something to drink as well is great, during summer, over lots of water handy. Both wedding parties need to be fed. This could easily be another $100-$150.


Any vendors working 6/8+ hours should at least be fed.  We wrote an article here about feeding vendors. Mostly wedding planners, DJs/MC, photographers/videographers and bartenders if outsourcing. Some venues do offer vendor meal pricing.


Are you ordering specialty chairs or specialty furniture for your event? You definitely want to think about delivery fees  and this could range from $80 – $100 depending on where the delivery venue is located.

Other fees to consider:

Socan fees, corkage fees, licenses (alcohol, marriage), food minimums, rehearsals (Food, officiants), cake cutting fees, hair and make up trials, in some cases food tasting fees and bridal alterations.



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Muskoka Wedding planner

December 25, 2015 / no comments

Did you recently get engaged? Congratulations on your engagement. Are you thinking of planning your wedding in Muskoka Ontario? RSVP Events now specializes in Muskoka Weddings. We will be happy to sit with you and discuss your wedding plans and needs in detail. We love the feel of cottage weddings and Muskoka provides the perfect setting. For a list of places to get married in Muskoka, read our Muskoka wedding venue guide here.

We recommend our Out-of- Town wedding package for out of town brides!

What is involved in this wedding package?

  • Regular scheduled meetings (over our RSVP Skype account or over the phone)
  • In-person venue video walk through with an RSVP specialist to allow you to visualize the event space
  • Vendor recommendations with our in-town vendors, communication with vendors, facilitation of vendor bookings/payments/contract
  • Simplification of in-town vendor meetings if you visit prior to the wedding
  • 12 month wedding planning schedule
  • Budget development and payment schedules, management of budget
  • Theme and style development & Wedding etiquette
  • Contract review, development of detailed wedding day itinerary
  • Hotel and transportation management with preferred hotel


Happy Planning

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Joie & Colin’s Wedding at NeXT Kanata

December 23, 2015 / no comments

A long over due post about an amazing wedding we planned and executed back in June. I LOVED THIS WEDDING. Everything about this wedding was fabolous, laid back, beautiful  and heart warming just like the amazing couple, Joie & Colin!

From the beginning Joie wanted to incorporate colours and themes from St. Vincent where she is originally from. To keep it elegant, we used white, yellow and teal. Using feathers was also a big part of the theme.

Colin & Joie chose to host their wedding at NeXT in Kanata known for its amazing food and service. They chose to work with our “Wedding in a Box package” to bring their wedding to life. Mitch Lenet Weddings who is also part of our wedding in a box package was on site to capture all the special moments.

Hair and Make up by AMC Hair Studios.

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The men enjoying

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The beautiful day started with the first look! Beautifully captured by Mitch Lenet Photography!

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First Look by Mitch Lenet

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Fun times with the girls

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What happens when the limo forgets the bride and groom? We try to hitch hike our back in time for the ceremony.

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Ah we made it:

Wedding ceremony at NeXT Kanata restaurant

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Family formals with Mitch Lenet

First speech

The First Dance
First dance

And we cannot forget that fun, upbeat father and daughter dance…

Father daughter dance

Father and daughter dances

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See the full gallery here. 

Vendor love:

Photographer: Mitch Lenet Photography
Venue: NeXT
Flowers: Beaudry
Officiant: All Seasons
Hair and Make up- AMC Hair Studios
DJ-Quality Entertainment
Planners and Designers- RSVP Events


Our clients Joie and Colin really wanted to use our Wedding in a box Package. We were honored to be part of their day! To see what our clients are saying about our work, take a look at our reviews: Here

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How much does an average wedding cost?

December 22, 2015 / no comments

You are engaged, excited and ready to plan a wedding. How much does a wedding really cost? The answer –  every wedding is different. Planning a down to earth, relaxed backyard BBQ wedding is different from planning an elaborate 350 person wedding. You still need to determine your wedding budget before going out and booking all your wedding vendors.

We will attempt to break down some costs for you – Based on a 100 person wedding.

Here’s how it breaks down…

The wedding venue, room rentals (including catering) eats up a third of the budget, at $9, 500
The rings and bands ring in at $3,000 (average)
The photographer snaps up $2,300
The gown costs $1,500- $3000
The decorations and floral arrangements $3,000
Videographer $2,700
The transportation and limos- $850.00
The cake eats up $550
Jewelry and accessories cost comes out to $250
The hair and makeup takes a $450 including trials
Party favors demands $250
Wedding DJ and Ceremony Music $1400
The invites, programs, and other stationary needs draw out $550

Average cost of a Wedding Planner from $950-$3000.00

Other things to consider:

  • Wedding tips
  • Cake cutting fees
  • Gifts to each other
  • Deliveries of items such as cake
  • Wedding dress alterations
  • Taxes
  • Corkage fees
  • Tear down fees
  • Church/ceremony and officiant
  • Open Bar

There’s still time to shed costs before the big day. Don’t panic. A specialized wedding planner can determine your needs and create a wedding budget that works for you.

This gives you a great idea on the costs of weddings. Your wedding cost more or less depending on packages offered per vendor.


Our clients Jen and Tim opted to use our Wedding in a box Package. We were honored to be part of their day!

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Photo source: Chelsea Mason Photography


Take a look at our wedding in a box gold package here!

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Corporate events with Style

December 21, 2015 / no comments

Take your event to the next level by making it chic and sophisticated. The easiest and simplest way to do that is by using lounge furniture. High end lounging furniture! Lounge furniture can add so much class to any event.

Here are a few reasons why it works with corporate events.

  • Perfect for filling out empty places especially if you are using an extremely large room
  • Gives an area for people to talk privately before an event starts 
  • Adds to the overall look and theme of the event
  • It provides seating especially during the cocktail time 
  • It’s great opportunity for people to sit, socialize before the event 

Keep in mind that they are out door furniture and those that you can use inside. The furniture should definitely match your theme and colours.

Here are a few furniture to drool over:

Corporate lounge furniture

Source: Guidesoutdoor corporate lounge furniture

Source: Biz bash

Cocktail furniture decor

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Source: Mode

If you are looking for an event specialist and stylist to help you take your next event from boring to talk of the town, contact us today! Take a look at our themed event blog. 

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La Grange de La Gatineau Open House

December 19, 2015 / no comments

Know anyone still looking for a wedding venue? Pass this on to them! La Grange de La Gatineau located in the Quebec area is a perfect venue for those looking to host a rustic wedding. If you would like a few ideas on how to decorate this, read our lovely blog: Using burlap to decorate your wedding venue or rustic and vintage decor ideas.

La Grange de la Gatineau would like to take this opportunity to invite you to view their new venue and facilities:

Open House details: 

80 ch. Summer in Cantley, QC.

Sunday January 31st,  2016 from 11:00 to 16:00

Refreshments will be served

La Grange de la Gatineau is a distinctive meeting and event center located only 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa/Gatineau. For ultimate privacy, each wedding has exclusive use of the historic facility in its idyllic woodland setting.

Spring, summer and fall outdoor wedding ceremonies are romantic and beautiful on the lush lawns overlooking the Gatineau River. Any season of the year, the magnificent Great Hall, with  a cathedral ceiling and panoramic windows is also available for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

The Executive Chef offers an imaginative, fresh menu served by their accomplished servers.

The breath-taking La Grange de la Gatineau will make memories for a lifetime!

Please confirm your presence to 819-827-3164 or at


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How To Plan A Glamorous Wedding

December 19, 2015 / no comments

Do you love pretty things? Is glam and extravagant your style? Then you will love the tips we have put together on how to achieve a glamorous wedding style that will leave your guests wanting more. As much as we love new trends, we love to look back on some wedding ideas that happened 50 years ago. Tie in the old and the new for a glamorous romantic vintage styled wedding.

  1. Serve champagne to your guests. Want to make a wow statement and double it as your focal point? Why not set up a champagne tower. It looks great and tastes even better. As much as the champagne can double as entertainment, have real entertainment for your guests for the cocktail hour or in between meals. Think, acrobats, live statue performance, belly dancers, drummers, live bands- the possibilities are endless.

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2. Everyone by now should know that invitations really set the tone for your event. Make sure your wedding invitations reflects the type of event you are setting out to have. When your guests receive the invitation they should be able to tell how formal the wedding is by the type of paper you used, the font used to write the wording and the packaging (envelope in this case).  Your wedding planner and invitation specialist should be able to help determine this.

3. Table design! It’s all about the little details and how to make it work.  Nothing says glam like gold! Don’t over do your table. Touches of gold here and there will make your wedding look extremely elegant. A nice charger plate with gold rims, glassware and flatware that are gold and gold votive candles will do the trick.

For a more classy look, I would suggest using all white linens. This represents pure, clean and elegant. The accessories that you use to dress up the table will compliment and tie it all in. For chairs I would suggest renting white/gold chiavari chairs or ghost chairs.

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4. Flowers and candles. Flowers and more flowers is the key to romantic glamorous wedding. Tall centrepieces is the key but low flowers on the table works just as well. A candlelit atmosphere will definitely set the intimate vibe for any wedding. Don’t be shy, use lots of candles. Ideally use different styles of candle holders to give depth and originality (some venues do not allow wedding candles, please ask)

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5. Your wedding ballroom. With all your beautiful glam wedding decor you need a gorgeous elegant wedding ballroom room to go with it. A room that has details, crystal chandeliers and gorgeous window. Don’t limit your searches to only ballrooms, think museums, mansions, industrial wedding venues  and luxurious wedding venues. Read our blog on some awesome wedding venues in Ottawa.


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Take a look at our wedding in a box gold package here!

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How to Decorate Mason Jars for a Wedding

December 16, 2015 / no comments

Today is Inspiration Wednesday. Are you a DIY Bride? Watch this great video by Alexa wedding planner in Knoxville and learn how to decorate mason jars to use as centerpieces for your wedding. She used lace, twine, burlap, and pink ribbon in this video.

How to Decorate Mason Jars for a Wedding

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