It’s all in the details! Why every detail matters for your dream wedding

It’s all in the details! Why every detail matters for your dream wedding

Planning your wedding is full of details. How many hors d’oeuvres per guest for cocktail hour, how many drinks to account for in open bar, how long the linens should be for your guest tables, what gifts to give your bridal party, what songs for the different parts of your ceremony and then your reception! It goes on and on but hey, that’s why they hire me.

The details I am talking about today are details that make your wedding day your own. Guests appreciate seeing your personality come out and for your dream wedding, every detail matters!

One of my clients had her very favourite little person be her flowergirl. She was too little at the time to carry flowers so instead the flowergirl carried this tiny nest that we had tied the rings into. She was so careful with it and the rings made it safely down the aisle!

For some couples it might be a his and hers drink for example. This gives guests an option to choose at the bar that is not the usual drink perhaps. It also lets them see your personality shine through.  Just make sure it’s a drink your bartenders can make without causing a lineup!

His and her's signature drinks | Wedding Details | Renaissance Studios

It might be a favour that reflects your love or your personality. In this case, the bride had a very cheeky sense of humour and had many different Anne Taintor cards attached to her favour boxes. This one says “She was one cocktail away from proving her mother in law right”.  Love it!

Anne Taintor favor vinyl record charger | Wedding Details | Renaissance Studios

A detail that this bride didn’t want to forget was her father. He had passed away and it was very emotional for her to not have him there on her wedding day. Since he wouldn’t be there to walk her down the aisle or to do a speech nor to have a father/ daughter dance, this bride chose her cousin. Her cousin was extremely honoured and quite emotional himself at this enormous privilege.

To honour her dad, we attached a pendant with her father’s photo onto her bouquet so she carried him around all day with her. We did the same for her best friend and Maid of Honour who had also lost her Dad.

Memorial locket wedding bouquet | Wedding Details | Renaissance Studios
Pink orange green wedding bouquet with memorial locket | Renaissance Studios

Lastly, I always love it when couples give each other notes with a gift on their wedding day. It’s so emotional for both of them to open something from the person that loves them the most in the world on their wedding day. In this case, my client had given her groom her father’s pocket watch. As stoic as this groom was, I don’t think he held it together long when he saw what she had given him!  I know I sure didn’t!

Groom gift pocket watch | Wedding Details | Renaissance Studios

All photo credit to Renaissance Studios Photography.

Susan & Stephen

Susan & Stephen

Susan & Stephen

“From my very first meeting with Erica, I knew I would be in good hands.  Our 18-hour wedding day was completed without a single hiccup, which means that all of our memories are full of joy. “

Bride and groom on golf course in Ottawa | Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club | Union Eleven Photographers

The wedding planning process began almost immediately after our engagement over the Christmas holidays. We wanted to be married within the year so the search was on to find and book some key vendors. We finally chose our wedding date based on who and what was available. We had less than 8 months, but being a new bride-to-be, I was eager and excited. It was a good thing too. Steve was living in the USA so I had to take care of most of the planning on my own. However, within a couple of months of breathing and dreaming all things wedding, I began to lose steam. As I looked over my to-do list, I began to feel overwhelmed. That’s when a friend of mine told me about Erica.

From my very first meeting with Erica, I knew I would be in good hands. Even though there were many things still to do, she provided me with the reassurance I needed time and time again. Erica offered much-needed advice and plenty of ideas while leaving final decisions in our hands. She would come well-prepared to our meetings and always help in areas that we were struggling. Her relationships and experience with vendors made us feel comfortable with any negotiations. And she offers all of this along with a friendly, positive attitude. Our friends and family even made a point of telling us how much they enjoyed interacting with her.

We highly recommend Erica because ultimately we are certain that our wedding was a success because of her involvement. Our 18-hour wedding day was completed without a single hiccup, which means that all of our memories are full of joy.

Susan & Stephen

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Lori & Chris

Lori & Chris

Lori & Chris

 

“I also appreciated all the ways you helped us to spend our money wisely.  It’s easy to get excited and go overboard when dreaming of your wedding but you kept us in check and helped to pick what best fit our budget.”

Couple kissing on bridge | Orchard View Wedding and Event Centre | Brian T Walters Photography

Chris and I can’t thank you enough for all you did for us to help make our special day the most memorable day of our lives. You’re help through the planning phase was a lifesaver, even to this type A control freak! At first, I was worried about working with a planner but you were fantastic and helped to make the entire experience an enjoyable one. I really appreciated your suggestions as well as you letting me micro manage the whole thing. Your flexibility was fantastic along with your recommendations. I also appreciated all the ways you helped us to spend our money wisely. It’s easy to get excited and go overboard when dreaming of your wedding but you kept us in check and helped to pick what best fit our budget. The result was truly the wedding of our dreams!

I especially appreciated your help on the night of the rehearsal. Who would have thought after seeing so many weddings on movies and TV that I had no idea how they actually go!

Having you as our Wedding Planner was worth every penny! My Mom and I got to enjoy every moment leading up to the wedding without worry! On the wedding day, Chris and I were also able relax and enjoy our guests knowing you had everything under control and would let us know where to be and when.

Thank you! I will definitely be recommending you to anyone getting married that I come across!

Sincerely,

Lori and Chris Needham

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Kelsea & Kory

Kelsea & Kory

Kelsea & Kory

“The planning process went so smoothly because you were so easy going, patient, organized and always had great ideas. Anytime I didn’t know what I was going to do for certain things you always came up with great ideas, which we used and made our day that much more special.”

Beautiful Bride and Groom | Ottawa Wedding | Ryan Parent Photography

As soon as we first met with you we knew we wanted to work with you. The planning process went so smoothly because you were so easy going, patient, organized and always had great ideas. Anytime I didn’t know what I was going to do for certain things you always came up with great ideas, which we used and made our day that much more special.

We both were able to enjoy every minute of the wedding day knowing you were behind the scene taking care of everything.  Everyone at our wedding was gushing about how great our wedding planner was. Friends and family still waiting to get married will definitely have you in mind after seeing all the hard work you put into our wedding.

We wouldn’t have had the wedding of our dreams without you.  We can’t thank you enough for making our wedding day so special!

Kory and Kelsea

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