5 Reasons to hire a day-of wedding coordinator

December 12, 2015 / no comments

A day-of- wedding coordinator is considered as “a nice to have” option for most couples only if there is left over budget. A wedding coordinator should instead be considered has “a must have’ on your list when planning for your day. Top 5 reasons why we think you should invest on this.


Did you ask your cousin and her friends to help set up or decorate your tables? Did they volunteer to help if needed? They are your friends and family. Yes they want to help as much as possible. The bottom line is that they are there to enjoy and celebrate your day with everyone else. Wedding Coordination on the day is much more than setting up a table or the ceremony. It’s ensuring your vendors know what to do, where to set up, what time things are happening, trouble shooting and moving things around if things are running late. Hiring a wedding planner will ensure that all your to-dos are covered, allowing your family and friends to enjoy the day.


Without a wedding coordinator you will get interruptions from vendors – DJs, MC, Venue managers etc.  asking you several questions. Believe us when we say they have asked us questions through out the day. This is needed to ensure there no issues on the day. Let a wedding coordinator be the the trouble shooter and the in between go to person. We do have a detailed wedding itinerary that we use to ensure we are one step ahead.


A wedding planner will design a detailed event time line to ensure your day is smooth. The time line will have a line by line detailed list about what is coming next, what to expect and when to expect things to happen. This detailed wedding itinerary will allow your planner to make sure you don’t miss any special moments. We will also ensure special people, such as your parents do not miss anything.


Do you have a wedding decorator? Are you DIYing your decor, do you need a stylist to ensure it looks great. An event planner or stylist will ensure that your vision is brought to life just as you had imagined it. Let a professional handle this.


From developing a detailed time line, to vendor confirmations, decor set up and the overall management of the day details, a planner will ensure that every detail is taken care of and that everything runs smoothly. The less things that go wrong on the day, the better experience you and your guests will have.

See what past brides and grooms are saying about RSVP Events.  

Photo credit: Ashley Notley Photography & Mitch Lenet Weddings 

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Bridal Shower with Scentsy

November 12, 2015 / no comments

Bridal Shower with Scentsy

Are you hosting a bridal shower soon for a soon-to-be-bride? Why not host a Scentsy Party? Here are the benefits:

  • There is no cost to you at all to have a Scentsy consultant attend any event
  • The consultant will explain how Scentsy works
  • The Scentsy consultant will run the show. They will need a small table to display all the warmers, scents and products. Each of the lovely ladies attending will get a catalogue to go through.
  • Just provide some mimosas and munchies for the ladies and have fun!

Be inspired! Here are a few of my favourite warmers that you can purchase for the bride:

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Hosting a Scentsy bridal shower is a lovely way to provide a bride with the gift of Scentsy!

Kate Buchanan is my go to person for all my Scentsy orders. If you are thinking about hosting a Scentsy Party, contact Kate to make all the arrangements. She can be found here: www.katebuchanan.scentsy.ca or contact her directly here

Happy Planning

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5 Mix and Match dresses that we love

November 11, 2015 / no comments

We are in love with Mix and Match bridesmaid dresses! Not only are they gorgeous, stylish and modern, but are perfect for bridesmaids that are on a budget! The dresses give the girls the opportunity to work with there different body sizes and shapes! We are all not the same 😉 Here are our top 5 picks!

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Photo by Landon Jacob Productions via Style Me Pretty


Photo by Jenny Sun Photography via Style Me Pretty

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 Photo by Amanda Suanne Photography

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Photo by Jamie Street, Rad + In Love Photography

Wedding dresses

Dresses via Ted Baker, Photo by Jose Villa via Magnolia Rouge

Which is your favourite match?

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The Best Ever Bridal Shower

June 10, 2015 / no comments

What is a bridal shower without the perfect theme to begin the fun!? Not only does it look great, but it sparks a creative inspiration for whatever activities you are looking to have. For instance, having a theme, gives guidance towards which games to play, where it should be held, what food should be served and how you and your guests should dress! In addition, having a theme will allow you to design your invitations accordingly; sending your guests their first hint as to what kind of day they can expect to have. Not only does holding a themed bridal shower help guide your itinerary for the day, it also makes planning a lot more fun!

Below is a list of equally charming bridal shower themes you could imitate when it comes time to hosting yours. 

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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A Mad Hatter Tea Party

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An Oriental Outing

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Bridals By the Sea

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2015 Trends- Bridesmaids Dressess

May 15, 2015 / no comments

We are totally loving the printed bridesmaid dress look! They are not only for the bridesmaids, but any bride can wear this look as well. They are different options available out there from watercolours (Which we are sooooo in love with) to sequin and even polkadots! Just have fun with it,  especially if you are looking to be different. Take a look at some of our favourite options below.

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Source: Photo by Love Katie + Sarah via Ruffled / Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Apryl Ann via Green Wedding Shoes / Photo by Heather Hester via Snippet and Ink / Photo by Anna Rose Photography via Ruffled / Photo by Amy Majors Photography via Grey Likes Weddings / Photo by Jarvie Studios / Photo by Virgil Bunao via Southern Weddings

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Plan the Perfect Bachelorette Party

March 19, 2014 / 2 comments


Attention Maids of Honour – Planning a Bachelorette Party is tricky because you not only have to plan around what your Bride wants, but you also have a group of people that you need to ensure have a blast too. The trick is variety. We have some great ideas to help you plan the perfect Bachelorette Party in Ottawa with the objective of making the Bride feel as special as possible surrounded by the people she loves the most.

Is your Bride the Quiet Type looking to spend the night with a delicious meal, good conversation and Mojitos? Or is she the Outgoing Type, wanting to try something new, go hiking for a weekend or take a dance class with all her favourite people?  Is she a Wild Type looking for a night that she may not remember? Nostalgia often fuels a Bachelorette Party and she may want to kick it on the town at her favourite clubs, with her bests and her dancing shoes (or no shoes at all!). The bottom line is, the night must be one to remember and a night to remind the Bride about how loved she is, not only by the person she is about to marry, but by those who have supported her along the journey.


The Buzz, is a fantastic intimate restaurant located at 374 Bank St, Ottawa. Known for their Martinis and Mojitos, The Buzz offers an intimate space, with a beautiful ambiance and perfect energy for everyone in your party. Start your night at The Buzz with their delicious dinner menu featuring items such as their Ahi Tuna Nachos or their House Specialty Buzz, Steak Frites! Once you’ve indulged, you have the option of simply hopping across the street to Babylon or Barrymore’s to dance you little hearts out. The Buzz is open late and has a variety of beverages, so if dancing is not in the cards, stay and enjoy the wonderful service, music and drinks. It’s a perfect spot for the Brides looking to catch up and socialize with her closest buds in style. 

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 Photos Courtesy of www.villageottawa.com/www.thebuzzrestaurant.ca

Other unique spots for your Bachelorette Soirée:
Oz Kafe – 361 Elgin Street

The Black Tomato – 11 George Street


Okay, so you don’t just want a quiet night eating and drinking, you’d prefer doing something together as a group activity. This is a great idea, but can be tricky depending on how many people you have in your party. Pole Dancing has become a very popular Bachelorette Party option. It is an activity that is fun for all shapes and sizes and gives everyone the opportunity to let go, learn something new, feel sexy and most of all laugh. Ottawa Pole Fitness, located at 1066 Somerset St. West, offers a fun and comfortable experience with 2 beautiful studios and professional teachers.  OPF is no stranger to hosting unique, sexy Bachelorette Parties.

Ottawa Pole Fitness Bachelorette Parties

Photo Courtesy of Ottawa Pole Fitness

Other unique ideas for your Bachelorette Adventure
Hiking at Gatineau Park

iNSiDE Out STUDiO Barre – 1412 Wellington Street W.


Finally, if you just want to go out and let loose with your party, Chinatown’s Shanghai Restaurant always guarantees a blast! With Saturday night Karaoke, hosted by Ottawa’s very own and very famous China Doll, Shanghai is the place to be if you’re ready to party, laugh and sing your heart out. Not many singers in your group? Zaphods, at 27 York Street in the Byward Market, guarantees an awesome time playing a variety of your old-time fav songs to dance to and some obscure but totally danceable Indie hits. Zaphod’s dance floor is made for those ready to break it down and go wild.

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Other spots for your Wild Bachelorette Party:
Barrymore’s Music Hall – 323 Bank Street

Whiskey Bar – 12 York Street

Now that you have some great ideas, go ahead and start planning! Combine dinner and dancing or hiking and sing Karaoke, and make her night memorable. Make reservations well in advance and ensure everyone in the party knows the plan. Remember this night is for the Bride and her friends to celebrate friendship and love! Happy planning!

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