Meet the Team:
PHOTOGRAPHY • Katie Nicolle Photography, CO- PRODUCER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, AND CONCEPT DESIGN • Make My Day Count Weddings & Event Planning + Design, CO-PRODUCER, CO-SWEET TABLE STYLING, AND CAKE CONCEPT DESIGN • The Cocoa Cakery, FLORAL DESIGN• Ooh La La Designs, STATIONERY • The Polka Dot Paper Shop Boutique, CO-SWEET TABLE STYLING • August in Bloom, HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST • Bespoke Beauty, GOWN • Legends by Romona Keveza from Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay, SHOES • Aruna Seth (White Heels), Badgley Mischka (Blue Heels) from Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay, EARRINGS • Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay (Drop Earrings), RINGS AND STUDDED EARRING • Diamond Duchess, CANDLES • Helix Candles, TABLECLOTH AND NAPKIN • Linen Closet, ORNAMENT CALLIGRAPHY • Love Lettering, CHINA • William Ashley, PHOENIX CHAIRS • Majestic Chair Boutique, CHRISTMAS TREE STYLING • Make My Day Count Weddings & Events Planning + Design, GOLD PILLOWS • Susan Murray International, SILVER BALL GARLAND AND FUR PILLOWS • The Cocoa Cakery, BACKDROP • Event Graffiti, VENUE • DiNardo’s The Mansion, MODEL • Spot 6 Management
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Thinking of your upcoming nuptial, and you can’t decide if you would like to have a mixture of Luxe and rustic elements? We’ve styled the best of both world here for you, with an awesome team of vendors.
PHOTOGRAPHY • Alicia Thurston Photography, PRODUCER, CONCEPT CREATOR, DESIGN STYLIST AND PLANNING • Make My Day Count, DECOR AND FLORAL DESIGN • Covers Couture Decor & Floral Design (Floral Design, Candle Holders, Napkins, Gold Rim Charger Plates and Candelabras), STATIONERY • Jolie Papeterie Boutique (Seating Chart, Menu, Thank You Tags, Invitation Set), LOCATION • The Hartman Gallery, ENGAGEMENT AND WEDDING RINGS • Diamond Duchess Inc., HAIR AND MAKEUP • AGLOW by Joan, GOWNS • Vera Wang, ACCESSORIES • Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay (Pink Alan Anderson Necklace; Aruna Seth Shoes, Badgley Mischka Clutch), ADDITIONAL ACCESSORIES • The Loved One (Headpieces, Earrings, Bracelet, and Necklace), FURNITURE RENTAL • Divine Furniture Rental (Clear Acrylic Round Back Chair and Natural Brown Tuscan Chairs), CUSTOM AISLE RUNNER • Dance Floor Décor, ADDITIONAL RENTALS • William Ashley (Dinnerware, Glassware and Flatware), CATERING • Treeline Catering, ICE CREAM SANDWICHES • Sweet Sammies Ice Cream Sandwich Co., SWEETS • The Cocoa Cakery (Cakes and Sweet Table Design); Make My Day Count (Creme Brûlée and Fresh Berries, Champagne Signature Drink), ICE SCULPTURE • Ice Boy Inc. (Packaged and Decorative Ice), FAVORS • ODWO Handcrafted (Wooden Bow Ties), Make My Day Count (Octagon Mirrors), MODELS • Spot 6 Management
On this blog we’re talking about selecting your Venue, very important info.
There is a lot to consider when choosing your venue, be aware of location, location, location!!! Another important note, please read venue reviews. You won’t regret it!
Be considerate of your guests travel time.
Ask your venue, If they have free or paid parking( hotels especially).
For your ceremony rehearsal, ask if it would be the same On site manager on the night of rehearsal that would be there on the day of wedding. (Details and Needs sometimes gets lost in translation or just forgotten).
If you are using the same venue for ceremony find out about cost, Find out about sound system/projectors; and if it’s an additional cost!
This might sound crazy but ask if they have enough chairs to accommodate your guest for ceremony space (I have had this happen before, one of our brides hired us of month of coordination…we got there on rehearsal night and I asked the manager if that’s all the chairs they had for ceremony space, and they said no we have more! Day off it turns out they had only 140 chairs on the patio for 250 guest!
Inquire about Wheel chair accessibility, you may have a family member or guest who needs an elevator or ramp.
Having great food is very important, it’s one aspect of your wedding your guests will remember. If you have a set budget, ask Which day works best to stay within it, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Never be afraid to ask about savings/discounts!! Also proof of insurance and liquor liscense.
Are Vendors and kids meal prices the same as my guest.
Find out if they can cater to your cultural needs! e.g (Kosher catering).
Would they have enough waitstaff per tables so your dinner would not be cold by the time it gets to the table.
If you bring in a traditional family dish would they charge extra for additional china use and service.
See if the venue only works with certain preferred vendors!
Ask caterer about your venue choice, Each venue is different in terms of extra fees for location and space for the caters use!
Some venues Also work with preferred D.J’s . If you have your own D.J, you might have to pay extra plug in fees. Uplighting might be only through their D.J’s also at an additional cost!
What time are vendors allowed to set up.
If due to Any acts of God or family emergency, would my fees be refunded or my date and would it be switched to whenever is convenient and works for venue and me.
Ask about other hidden fees such as, service fees, SOCAN fees, damage, per hour rate if your guest stays to party hard. lol, vendors who didn’t show up on time for tear down, Cake cutting fee, ask if open flame candles are allowed, if there’s another wedding or event on your day, would facilities be shared, and would it be maintained throughout the evening, taxes & gratuities, extra staff, heritage fees.
And most importantly ask if they understand your vision!
There so much more to look for on your contract! Do not hesitate to give us a call.