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EDMONTON WEDDING PLANNER || TUESDAY TIP: INVITATION LIST

TUESDAY TIP: INVITATION LIST|| EDMONTON WEDDING PLANNER

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“I do like kids, I really do – just not at weddings.”, I hear it all the time,  as a mother and wedding planner – I 110% understand. Not having kids invited saves a lot of money and a lot of guest space too. You can invite the parents and not the child – it’s perfectly fine. So how do you do this?

1. Have parents/family members descretely pass the word that you’re having an adult only reception.

2. On your RSVP card, indicated “We have reserved _____ seats in your honor” and fill in the blank for each household. Now, with that being said – you can’t invite everyone elses’ kids except that one cousin who has children that do not behave. You invite one, you invite all.

3. Address the invitation to those who are invited.

For example, if my husband, daughter and myself were invited it would say:

The Cragg Family
or
Mr. + Mrs. Cragg
Miss Eleanor Cragg

If you were only invited my husband and myself:
Mr. + Mrs. Cragg

 

Cheers,
Julianne Cragg | Edmonton Wedding Planner
A Modern Proposal Event Planning
c: 780.901.5630

EST. 2008 Edmonton Wedding Planner | Banff Wedding Planner | Canmore Wedding Planner | Cochrane Wedding Planner | Emerald Lake Wedding Planner | Golden Wedding Planner | Jasper Wedding Planner | Lake Louise Wedding Planner | Mountain Elopements | Moraine Lake Wedding Planner | Nordegg Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner | Jasper Wedding Planner | Banff Wedding Planner Event Planning by Lead Coordinator Julianne Cragg. A Modern Proposal Event Planning provides wedding planning, wedding coordination, and wedding design services in Edmonton.

EDMONTON WEDDING PLANNER || FORT SASKATCHEWAN ABIGAIL + BRENT

FORT SASKATCHEWAN ABIGAIL + BRENT || EDMONTON WEDDING PLANNER

Ceremony Venue: Fort Saskatchewan || Reception Venue: Fort Saskatchewan Royal Canadian Legion || Wedding Design + Coordination: A Modern Proposal Event Planning || Photographer:ENV Photography|| Flowers: Fabloomosity || Rentals: Special Event Rentals  || Cake: Art of Cake ||

 

Abigail + Brent were married on September long weekend out in Fort Saskatchewan. Abigail looked aboutsolutely radiant in her beautiful gown and floral crown, but I’ll let all of ENV Photography’s photos do the talking, I had a hard time picking photos as they are all amazing.

If you’re a local you know about the “sheep in the park” A+B wanted them to be present during their wedding as they happen to be local celebrities. They certainly did steal the show at the ceremony. They were quite the characters trying to eat Abigail’s beautiful bouquet from Fabloomosity during formals, and provided many laughs.

Home made eclectic napkins were made, as well as hand painted rocks for escort cards by the mothers – which were absolutely stunning and added such a beautiful touch to the bohemian feel of the wedding. Abigail’s dad made the backdrop for their “photobooth” with their stunning find of a love seat, and Brent’s father made the photo prop of the standing poloroid for the ceremony. Each added such a personal touch, and they were a hit with the guests.

 

Cheers,
Julianne Cragg | Edmonton Wedding Planner
A Modern Proposal Event Planning
c: 780.901.5630

EST. 2008 Edmonton Wedding Planner

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EDMONTON WEDDING PLANNER || TIP TUESDAY: THE BAR

TIP TUESDAY: THE BAR || EDMONTON WEDDING PLANNER


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When it comes to weddings, there are two things guests really, truly care about – the food and the alcohol. It’s true, I hear it all the time at weddings, I do a lot of observing during the course of a wedding.

So how do you make sure your bar isn’t a flop? Well, I always have been asked is it okay to do a cash bar how do we handle it? Well, I would say most of my weddings are open or toonie bars. A lot of the time the toonie bars – are donation to keep the drinking down just a bit, more controlled. A good way to think about it is, would you go to a friends house and pay for your own wine? Generally not. Etiquette indicates that the host must pay for the liquor. However, there are ways around this!

Here are a three tips to control your bar:

1. Limit the liquor choices. If you have a simple bar those of us who are particular about our whiskey simply won’t drink as much. I’ll use myself as an example, I’m extremely picky with my rum, down to 2-3 brands and most aren’t carried at hotels or bars, I would be that guest who wouldn’t drink if you had it paired down to wine on the tables and beer at the bar.

2. Hand out tickets for the bar, if you give every guests 3-4 tickets for alcohol you limit the liquor consumption. Now, if that guest wishes to completely intoxicate themselves you’re off the hook.

3. Have wine poured. Sounds like it costs more? No, actually. A controlled pour allows for bottles of wine that would be unused at another table be used – for example if you have a table of all red wine drinkers or perhaps a table where only one person consumes wine, those unopened bottles would waste. It looks fancier, and it allows the bottles to be controlled.

 

Cheers,
Julianne Cragg | Edmonton Wedding Planner
A Modern Proposal Event Planning
c: 780.901.5630

EST. 2008 Edmonton Wedding Planner | Banff Wedding Planner | Canmore Wedding Planner | Cochrane Wedding Planner | Emerald Lake Wedding Planner | Golden Wedding Planner | Jasper Wedding Planner | Lake Louise Wedding Planner | Mountain Elopements | Moraine Lake Wedding Planner | Nordegg Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner | Jasper Wedding Planner | Banff Wedding Planner Event Planning by Lead Coordinator Julianne Cragg. A Modern Proposal Event Planning provides wedding planning, wedding coordination, and wedding design services in Edmonton.

EDMONTON WEDDING PLANNER || BOHEMIAN PHOTOSHOOT

BOHEMIAN PHOTOSHOOT || EDMONTON WEDDING PLANNER

Ceremony Venue: Caledonia Stables|| Wedding Design + Coordination: A Modern Proposal Event Planning || Photographer: Chasing Dreams Photography   || Flowers: Fabloomosity || Rentals: Special Event Rentals || Cake:  Cute + Classy Cakes ||

I love boho, and I was invited to coordinate a photoshoot, and I love boho. It was an easy yes, totally my jam. Thank you to all who participated. The opportunity to have some furry friends to assist and act as models came up – and we had two incredible show horses join our models, they were very sweet. It was their first time modeling for a styled shoot and I think they did a fantastic job. Enjoy looking for some inspiration – these images just make my heart happy!

 

Cheers,
Julianne Cragg | Edmonton Wedding Planner
A Modern Proposal Event Planning
c: 780.901.5630

EST. 2008 Edmonton Wedding Planner | Banff Wedding Planner | Canmore Wedding Planner | Cochrane Wedding Planner | Emerald Lake Wedding Planner | Golden Wedding Planner | Jasper Wedding Planner | Lake Louise Wedding Planner | Mountain Elopements | Moraine Lake Wedding Planner | Nordegg Wedding Planner

Edmonton Wedding Planner | Jasper Wedding Planner | Banff Wedding Planner Event Planning by Lead Coordinator Julianne Cragg. A Modern Proposal Event Planning provides wedding planning, wedding coordination, and wedding design services in Edmonton.

EDMONTON WEDDING PLANNER || Congratulations You’re engaged, now what?

EDMONTON WEDDING PLANNER || Congratulations You’re engaged, now what?

Photo Credit: Melissa Rae Photography

Most brides take the first opportunity to go to the dress store and forget the basics. When planning such an important event there are a few things you need to look at before ever stepping in a dress store.

First think of the kind of wedding the two of you want. Is it local, destination, large, small etc. (you don’t need to determine colors or theme but a general idea of your wedding).

Second set your priorities for the wedding – is it the budget, venue, dress, photos, food, number of guests? If you have your heart set on a certain venue, and their capacity is only 150 or their minimum is $18,000 you may need to reconsider a few items.

The third thing you need to sit down and look at before hiring anyone or even looking at those dresses, is BUDGET. The first two steps coincide with the budget. Unfortunately you cannot have a princess wedding, with 300 guests on a $10,000 budget. You also need to discuss upfront with the parents or anyone else involved if they will be contributing.

Once the budget, priorities, and vision have been discussed you can go dress, venue, photographer, etc. shopping. If you don’t do these steps first you will only cause yourself frustration, and possibly hurt your budget.

Happy Planning!

 
Cheers,
Julianne Cragg | Edmonton Wedding Planner
A Modern Proposal Event Planning
c: 780.901.5630

EST. 2008 Edmonton Wedding Planner | Banff Wedding Planner | Canmore Wedding Planner | Cochrane Wedding Planner | Emerald Lake Wedding Planner | Golden Wedding Planner | Jasper Wedding Planner | Lake Louise Wedding Planner | Mountain Elopements | Moraine Lake Wedding Planner | Nordegg Wedding Planner

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