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:




Happy Planning

RSVP Events | Ottawa Corporate & Event Planners
c: (613) 219-3552

For more information please contact US

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

Happy Planning

RSVP Events | Ottawa Corporate & Event Planners
c: (613) 883-5745

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South Asian Wedding Planner & Decor- Ottawa

November 28, 2015 / no comments

RSVP Events will be visiting the 7th annual Suhaag Show which will be held on Sunday, November 29 at the Hilton Lac Leamy (3 Boulevard du CasinoGatineau, Quebec).

We wanted to let our clients know that we now offer  South Asian Wedding planning and Décor packages to our Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto clients. South Asian weddings are known for their magnificence WOW factor and we understand this.This can sometimes become overwhelming with all the details involved in planning this huge elaborate event. Couples that are planning to throw a luxurious South Asian wedding in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto have come to the right place.

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Source: Photo-3Stems Photography / Planning & Décor: RSVP Events

RSVP Events has experienced and knowledgeable event specialists available to help organize South Asian Weddings.  We understand what it takes to plan a luxury event to meet any  couples style and budget while still producing an awesome event that will be talked about for years to come.   We understand that pre-wedding events are necessary as they create the excitement for family and friends as they count down to the extravagant wedding that is yet to come.

We can cater to your pre-wedding events as well.

–  Pithi ceremonies

Mehndi Ceremony

Sangeet Ceremony

Ceremony on the day

– If applicable – brunch/lunch between the ceremony and reception if on the day.

We understand the importance of the religious rituals that unite the bride and groom and also their respective families. At RSVP Events, we can help you make sure every important ritual and ceremony is carried out smoothly so you and your loved ones can enjoy the festivities and union of the families on this important day. In addition, we can offer valuable resources that help you choose the live music, an important aspect of the South Asian wedding, or inspiration for outfits, themes and decorations tailored to the cultural ceremonies.

We have put together wedding packages that you may pick from. View our packages here and contact us for detail pricing. Our all inclusive wedding in a box South Asian Package is the popular choice for most of our couples. Contact RSVP Events today to discuss your intimate details further. All our consultations are complimentary.

Happy Planning

RSVP Events | Ottawa Corporate & Event Planners
c: (613) 219-3552

For more information please contact US 

“Don’t Forget the Little Things…Like the Ring!”

August 19, 2015 / no comments

Driving by the Ottawa RA Centre on the morning of July 11, 2015, few people would know that inside the hall was being decked out in deep purple, grey and green decor. RSVP wedding planners were hard at work preparing for the bride, Claire Sutherland, and groom, Chris Riopelle and 132 of their guests who would arrive later that day.

The RA centre is a partnered venue of RSVP and really looked stunning that day with the couple’s choice of jewel tones with grey accents.

The chandelier lit room lent an elegance to the ceremony, as did the fitted white chair covers and a beautiful backdrop, provided by Pearl Decor.

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Before Claire and her bridal party donned their wedding attire, they made their way to Noir Salon where their make-up and hair were done. Final preparations for the eventful day were made at the RA Centre.

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Meanwhile, Chris and his Groomsmen got in their wedding gear at home. Mike and Ness Wedding Photographers caught many poignant moments, but what was especially personal was this cute reminder left for Chris on the kitchen chalkboard, “Don’t Forget the Ring!” (heart) Claire.

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Many of the black and white stills taken that day highlight the details which gave this wedding a retro/classic feel. They caught the shine of the men’s polished shoes and the sparkle of bride’s pumps. Shots of family and friends embracing emphasise the closeness of the families as well as the celebratory atmosphere.

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Both bride and groom looked Hollywood worthy. Claire’s wedding gown bodice was embellished with tiny sequins and embroidery, which her hair band with tiny leaves and stones complimented nicely.  This bride chose an eye-catching bouquet from RSVP’s florist partner, Beaudry Flowers, comprised of deep purple and pink roses, hydrangea and status.

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Chris managed to look both classic and charming. He wore a grey suit complete with dark grey vest, white bowtie on white shirt and a pink rose boutonniere.

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Despite the elegant attire, the bridal party really seemed to enjoy their Infinity limo ride to the photo shoot after vows were exchanged... sipping champagne, it was a time to relax, share laughs and enjoy!

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While the wedding party and parents of the bride and groom were off to shoot more wedding moments, guests enjoyed cocktails from 3-6 p.m. at the RA Centre, mingled while music played subtly in the background. Dinner followed at 6 p.m. and was served to the beautifully decorated tables with purple cloths and cylinder vases filled with green apples and white hydrangeas.

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Quality Entertainment made sure that the guests of all ages as well as the wedding party had reason to kick up their heels on the dance floor. It was a lively gathering of families and friends with Chris and Claire visiting the tables happy to have the opportunity to hug, shake hands and generally share a story or two with the extended family. Another great photo opportunity for Mike & Ness to grab more informal wedding shots.

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Finally, before the evening wound up, it was time for the cake cutting. The couple selected a three-tiered white cake from J.S. Creations accented with purple flowers and decorative leaf -like piping in green. A candy buffet was the couple’s way of sending home guests with treats as well as fond memories of the Claire and Chris’ most special day.

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Ceremony & Reception Location: RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON

DJ: Quality Entertainment

Photographers: Mike&Ness Photography

Limo: Infinity Limo

Hair & Makeup: Noir Salon

Cake & Cupcakes: JS Creations

Backdrop: Pearl Decor

Flowers: Beaudry Flowers

RSVP Planners: Main Planner: Genevieve & Lucia

Back up plan for your event

July 19, 2014 / no comments

Corporate Mondays: Have a back plan for your event

Ottawa Corporate Planners

Chances are that something might go wrong at your event. Are you prepared for this? Do you have a back up plan? At RSVP, we are all about looking ahead and planning in advance. The first step is to meet with the client and come up with the most solid plan for the event. We then sit down with our team and come up with a secondary plan in case something does go wrong with the first plan. A few things that might go wrong at any event: Hosting an out door event- it starts to rain, an entertainer cancelling last minute, transportation not showing up and even a power outage!

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Dealing with the problems at hand fast and efficiently tells you a lot about how prepared you were in case of an emergency. Having back up equipment is a good plan in case that microphone, laptop or projector stops working. What if that photographer does not show up? Having an extensive vendors data base, as well as  great vendor relationships is  huge  when you pick up that phone to ask for the favour. A site tour with the venue is always a must. Ask the venue about solutions and steps they have taken in the past to solve problems as they arise.

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Do you have a back plan for your event?

At RSVP we always prepare a risk management plan in advance to ensure that your event runs smoothly.  If you would like to learn more about us, our planning process, and how we might assist you to make your next event a hit,contact us today

Contact us today to plan your next event!

Photo source: Love & Laughter Photography

RSVP Events | Ottawa Corporate Event Planners
c: (613) 807-7787

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How to choose a venue for your Event

May 24, 2013 / no comments

How to choose the perfect venue for your Next Event

Ottawa venues

Are you planning an event? Whether you are planning a business retreat, a conference, a 50th wedding anniversary or any event, you will need a venue to host it in. Securing a venue can be a challenging task for most of our clients.  Here are a few things to consider when choosing your venue.

1. Availability- You are researching the venue and think you have found the perfect place. The first thing you need to do is to make sure that the venue is available on the date you wish to have your event. You should plan for this ahead of time, especially if the date is something you are not willing to be flexible with.

2. Capacity- Make sure the venue can accommodate the number of guests you wish to invite. You will also need to ensure along with tables, that the dance floor, DJ area, bar and any additional tables will be able to fit in the room. Ask for a sample floor plan, room size and make sure you conduct a site visit. The venue should be suitable for the type of event you wish to have.

3. Site Visit- Make sure you make an appointment to take a tour of the venue you wish to have your event. Is the venue handicap accessible? If it’s an outdoor event, do they have a backup plan in case it rains? Does it have sufficient parking? What else is provided with the rental of the venue?

4. Lighting of the room- is the venue to dull or in some cases has no windows? Do you need to bring in extra lighting? Lighting is huge, for photography purposes, décor elements and much more. Visit your venue at the time of day that your event will be held to have a better idea of what it will look like when you hold the event.

5. Sound- Does the venue have good acoustics? This is especially important if you are having entertainment. Look out for the number of outlets that the room has. You might need to bring speakers or extra equipment.

6.Parking- Make sure the venue has sufficient parking for the number of guests attending. And if they do not have parking space, what are the alternatives?

This should give you an idea of what to look for when looking for a venue for your event. Call us today to help you with your next event.

Photos are compliments of RSVP events & Igor Pavlov Photography


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How to Plan a Grand Opening

May 13, 2013 / one comment

10 Tips on how to plan the perfect grand opening

Ottawa Event planner

Photo credit: Phillipa Maitland

Congratulations on starting your business. Whether the business is small or big, new or rebranded we believe you need to show your target market what you are all about.  This is achieved by planning a Grand Opening Event or a company launch! A well planned grand opening event can help any company get the clients that you are targeting.  Planning a grand opening ceremony is very important for any company and it is advised to seek the help of a professional event planner.  Like planning any event, a grand opening ceremony can be stressful.

1)        Find the perfect location:  Having the event at your company location is always recommended, for example a restaurant owner can throw the event at his restaurant. If you do not have a physical address for your company you can opt to rent a venue. If this is the case, planning ahead should be your priority to ensure the venue is available.

2)        Date and Time: Like any event, the date and time should be considered. Your target market should be considered when choosing  the date. Who are you targeting? When do your target market usually work? What sort of events do they attend? Do they prefer going out in the middle of the week or the weekend? Keep all of this in mind when deciding the perfect time and date for your event.  

3)         Guest List- This is where you should really focus on inviting your target market. Take a look at your business plan, who are you targeting? How can you get them to attend your event? Other people you should consider inviting should be the press, your city mayor, vendors that you have worked with and those that you wish to work with in the future, current employees, current customers, neighboring companies if you have one, any former colleagues you worked with and most importantly friends and Family, they will recommend you.

4)        Invitations– this should be done in a timely manner. We recommend sending out an actual invite. Not too early, as guests may forget and not too late as they might already have other plans. E-invites are also acceptable if you are trying to save. Your invitation should have all the necessary information about your company, who you are, what you offer, date and time of the event, address of the venue, dress code if applicable, and how the guests can RSVP. Don’t forget your Logo; keep your branding consistent in everything you send out. Keep track of all your RSVPs, and make sure to send out Thank you cards or emails thanking everyone that attended.

5)        Food & Beverage– Will you be serving food at the event? This will depend on the type of event you will be throwing, time of day and type of business.  We recommend at least having some food for your guests, a drink and some Champagne to toast to your new business. If your business is related to a restaurant, have some samples from your menu to pass. All food and beverage should be complimentary.

6)        Parking– Make sure the venue you host you event at  has sufficient parking for the number of attendees that you have invited to your event. If you can afford it, get valet parking for your guests. This is a nice added touch.

7)        Ribbon Cutting– This is traditionally done at most grand openings. Speeches are done by the owners of the company and are followed by a ribbon ceremony. The city’s mayor if in attendance should stand next to you. This ceremony should be at least 15 minute long.

8)        Entertainment– Depending on your business and event, entertainment should be hired for your event. Some typical types of entertainment are DJs, a band or a soloist, an MC to work the crowd, a musician or a guest speaker, must be well known; this person can sometimes draw more people to attend the event. If they can MC the event, this will be a bonus.

9)        Door prizes/ Freebies– this is great to have and can be given as a thank you for attending. Don’t forgot to add your business cards. Include something that the guests can use towards your services or a product at a later time. We are building repeat business and you need to find a great way to encourage the clients to return. A good example can be offering a 10% rebate on their next purchase, make sure to include an expiration date and any terms and conditions.

10)     Follow up– Don’t forget to follow up with everyone that attended the event. Getting feedback is a great way to see where you stand in your business. You could have guests fill out a survey for an exchange of a coupon. Collecting email addresses is also vital to starting your contact list.

It takes a lot of time to plan a grand opening. You have one chance to show your future clients what you are about. You want to do it right the first time. If you require any help or assistance on planning your Grand opening, please give us a call for an initial consultation.

Contact us today to plan your next event!

Photo source: Love & Laughter Photography

RSVP Events | Ottawa Corporate Event Planners
c: (613) 883-5745

Chanel Inspired Wedding

March 20, 2013 / no comments


Who doesn’t love Chanel? A Chanel purse, some Chanel shoes, A Chanel Inspired Event? We definitely love it!!!

Here are a few ideas to get you inspired in planning your very own special Chanel Event

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 Cake pops

Cake pops are getting to be so popular. Why not add this delicious item to your candy buffet?   We absolutely love the idea of having a Chanel Inspired cake pop.

Table Number

 Unique Table Number

Use a picture frame as an alternative to the traditional table numbers that are found at most banquet halls. This will give it a more stylish and sophisticated look.

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 Chanel Inspired Wedding cake


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 Loving these tall vases!

White, black and a touch of pink used at any event, gives it an elegant & classy look. What theme are you basing your event on? Chanel can be used for bridal showers, weddings, bachelorette parties and much more.  For more Chanel Inspired looks, check us out on Pinterest.