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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5 Ways to use Burlap in your wedding

December 15, 2015 / no comments

Are you thinking rustic as your wedding theme? Thinking of incorporating burlap into your rustic theme? There are so many budget friendly ways to add a little touch of burlap into your wedding décor without going over the top. For an elegant look, don’t over do the burlap. Use it in little ways around the room and ensure everything is neatly placed. We have rounded up a few great ideas on how you can use burlap into your wedding design.

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Do you need help planning a rustic wedding with touches of burlap? Contact us today


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A Beautiful Zambian and Canadian Wedding in Ottawa

December 6, 2015 / no comments

We had the pleasure of planning a beautiful Zambian and Canadian Wedding here in Ottawa this past September. Kay and Ryan were married at the Lady of Fatima Parish Church, a gorgeous Church located in Ottawa. Their fusion wedding displayed their love for their family and it was important to both Kay and Ryan to reflect traditional Cultural elements as part of the wedding.   The  beautifully decorated reception took place at the St Elias Banquet Hall located on Riverside were they enjoyed great food, amazing music and more drinks!

Thanks to Dominique from 3Stems Photography for capturing the amazing day!

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Thanks to all the Vendors

Reception Location: St Elias Banquet Hall

Photographers: 3Stems Photography

Cake & Cupcakes: Milos Pastry

Flowers: Beaudry Flowers

DJ : Quality Entertainment

Hair and Make up: AMC Hair Studios

Planning and Decor styling: RSVP Events

To find out more about how we can assist with your wedding, please do not hesitate to contact us!


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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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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

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Sangeet Ceremony

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– 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

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Ottawa Wedding Venue

November 23, 2015 / no comments

Today we highlight Ottawa’s wedding venue Orchard View Weddings and Events!  Are you looking for a rustic yet elegant wedding venue? Then you might want to consider this venue. We are always blown away by the beauty of the grounds and landscape. We consider Orchard view as Ottawa’s destination wedding venue.

Here’s a quick sneak peek of some weddings we have planned at this gorgeous venue.

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Orchard view wedding and events is part of our wedding in a box package. For a information visit My wedding in a box!

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Table set up with Wedding Menus

November 19, 2015 / no comments

I love the little touches that wedding menus bring to the table. They can be used as added wedding décor. I usually tell my clients that the menus are definitely optional and are not a must. They are definitely good to have!  The advantages of having a table menu is to let  your guests know what meals will be served, what is coming next after each course and sometimes the ingredient involved with a specific meal.

Here are some gorgeous menus for inspiration:

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Be creative with it!

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5 Alternative to a Candy or Dessert Bar

May 6, 2015 / no comments

The most popular wedding trends are still the candy or dessert tables. They are a perfect way to add the extra needed decor to your wedding reception and they also double as guest gift favours. Depending on how well they are styled and presented, they act as a focal point as well as an entertainment factor to your wedding guests. Candy and desserts stations are not the only options available for your guests. Here are a few of our favourite alternative options.

1. Ice cream or Frozen Yogurt Bar- Perfect for a really hot summer wedding!


2. Cookie Bar – Love this vintage, garden themed cookie bar!

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3. The popcorn bar- Have separate jars with different flavours for guests to help themselves too.

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4. Coffee/Tea station- Are you a coffee lover? Serve some of your favourite coffees or teas at your wedding! Perfect for winter weddings!

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5. The Champagne bar

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The options are endless. Just ensure you stick to your wedding theme! What will you be serving your guests this wedding season?

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Wedding ceremony decor

May 4, 2015 / no comments

As we are busy planning some beautiful weddings for this season, here are a few ceremony decor that we are totally in love with. The focus is typically on the beautiful couple.

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We hope you are feeling inspired! Happy planning.

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Rustic & Vintage Wedding Ideas

February 7, 2014 / no comments


The great thing about a vintage wedding is that, it never dates! The look and feel of a rustic / vintage weddings screams romantic. Our lovely brides are loving this theme. If you are going with this look, we suggest picking an era (1920s is the best) and once this is done, they are countless possibilities for decorating or playing the part. With Pinterest at your hands,  you simply can not go wrong. Here a few beautiful photos we found to get you inspired.

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All photos sourced from Pinterest– Use as inspiration. Want to plan a rustic wedding or event? Contact us soon.

Happy Planning! Contact us for more details.

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Ann & Derrick Engaged

September 9, 2013 / no comments

Ann & Derrick- Engaged 07.20.2013

Ann says yes to Derrick! RSVP Events had so much fun planning this engagement party with this beautiful Italian family. Everyone was so involved in the planning process. I think we learnt some Italian while planning this beautiful day. With only less than two weeks left, Ann contacted us to plan the day that was important to her and her family. With little time in hand, RSVP worked hard to put together this gorgeous event that reflected the taste of both Ann & Derrick.  All 70 guests had a blast by the end of the night! Enjoy the photos: 


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Rental of tents, chairs and Plates: Party Time Rental

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