By Tarisha Beniprashad
A ton of couples are opting to add cutesy personal touches to their wedding decor by adding handwritten (or not) signs around their ceremony and reception venues, and we are absolutely obsessed with this trend. Whether it’s a quote that near and dear to your heart, some fun dance floor rules for your guests, or a luxe welcome sign, you can’t go wrong with making the addition of a few signs to your decor. If you’d like to see some incredibly cute wedding signs that you never knew you needed, just keep on reading!
CUTE WEDDING SIGNS YOU NEED IN YOUR DECOR
These are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cute signs that you can include in your wedding decor. We hope that our little selection gives you a little inspiration for your own signage! Have you seen any super cute wedding signs lately? Leave us a comment below and let us know, we’d love to hear from you!
Whim Event Planning and Design is a team of Toronto wedding planners and day of coordinators specializing in modern romantic weddings for fun, sweet couples. Get in touch with us today to start planning your dream day!
By Tarisha Beniprashad
Intimate wedding venues in the GTA
These spots are ideal for a cozy ceremony and a reception just for you and your closest loved ones. Keep on reading if you’d like to find out more about some of the most popular intimate venues in the GTA!
With a variety of rooms to choose from, the Old Mill offers class and Victorian style like no other. They also have an on-site 16th century candlelit wedding chapel with stained glass windows that would make for some amazing photographs. With amazing in-house catering and luxurious outdoor gardens, Old Mill is an ample choice for any small event.
Located next to the Stephen Bulger Gallery, the Camera bar is decorate with beautiful art pieces. However, the majority of the space had been left raw, which allows for you to run free with your creativity and create your ideal room. Capacity is 30 for a seated dinner and 110 for a cocktail reception.
Featuring high arched ceilings, fireplaces, antique furnishings, and wooden trim, the Miller Lash house is both versatile and beautiful. The University of Toronto owned spaces allows for 50 seated guests, and a cocktail reception of 100.
An authentic Parisian bistro in the heart of downtown Toronto, Le Select features a beautiful rear garden equipped with heaters for the cooler months, and a wine cellar with 1,200 different labels. This bistro would be a great option for a slightly more casual affair.
The Ancaster Mill is a little oasis in the scenic suburb of Hamilton. With a waterfall complementing the exquisite exterior, this is the ideal location for a small outdoor wedding. There are also a number of rooms inside of the inn to choose from, if you’re interested in an indoor ceremony. You can choose from rooms with a more modern feel, or go for something a little more rustic. intimate wedding venues in the GTA
This location might be the most unique amongst our suggestions. You have the opportunity to exchange your vows amidst free-flying butterflies, serene waterfalls, and lush tropical foliage. The conservatories facilities may accommodate up to 200 reception guests. intimate wedding venues in the GTA
Established in 1908, this club features a Tudor style hall, baronial fireplace, cathedral ceilings, and gothic stained glass windows. In-house catering features seasonal flavors, and local tastes. The largest room in the club had the potential to accommodate 112 reception guests. intimate wedding venues in the GTA
Offering exceptional French-inspired Canadian cuisine, Sassafraz is set in an array of Victorian row-houses in the historic city of Yorkville. Despite having been around for decades, the interior of this intimate wedding venue in the GTA has a refreshingly modern twist. intimate wedding venues in the GTA
We hope that this collection of intimate wedding venues in the GTA helps narrow down your search, and gets you closer to finding the perfect venue for your wedding! Are there any venues you think should be on our list? Contact us today so we can get started on finding the perfect intimate venue for your wedding!
intimate wedding venues in the GTA
Month-Of Coordination is for (almost) everyone.
Why do couples book month-of coordination? Usually these are couples who genuinely enjoy planning and are on top of their details, but want to relax and enjoy their wedding weekend. They want to avoid having to follow up with vendors all day. They want to avoid worrying about setting up small items or coordinating a rehearsal. Our month-of clients are usually professional couples that really want to interact with their guests and enjoy the details and fun aspects of the wedding that they’ve spent months and sometimes years planning.
When a couple books a month-of planner, they typically continue on with their wedding planning until approximately 4-6 weeks prior to the wedding. At this point, the planner and the couple meet and discuss the details of the wedding, and go over timelines, contracts and expectations to get a feel for how the day should play out. The planner also does a final walkthrough of the venue and confirms timings and requirements with all vendors. That sounds wonderful – but how does a client get from their engagement to this point? It can all be very overwhelming.
In order to make the planning experience a smooth one for our month-of coordination clients, we have put together a handy and stylish…..
Isn’t it pretty? This resource package includes:
– Planning Checklist
– Budget Template
– Recommended Vendor List
– Guest List Template
– Etiquette Guide for Addressing Wedding Invitations
– Marriage License Instruction Sheet
– Vendor Contact Sheet Template
– Wedding Day Timeline Template
Why do our clients love this? It gives them the tools they need to efficiently plan their wedding and stay organized. Our clients have full control over the planning of their wedding and we step in closer to the wedding date and ensure that all of this hard work is executed flawlessly.
Why do we love it? We recognize that stepping into an event mid-way can be challenging for the couple, the vendors and of course for the planners. After planning and coordinating several weddings, we realized having that there are benefits to having these resources available from the onset of the planning process. In fact, our couples felt better educated and fully equipped to put together a fabulous wedding. It also helped us step into the wedding midway with the confidence of knowing that our couples used resources and guides that we’ve used time and time again.
Do you want to relax with your friends and family on your wedding day? Contact us today to learn more about our Month-Of Coordination package and how you can benefit from our Client Resource Package!
2015 Wedding Statistics
Weddingbells recently released the results of their 2015 wedding statistics in their reader’s survey report. They found out some pretty interesting stuff, like the most popular month for weddings, and even about the burgeoning role of social media and technology in wedding planning! We’ve summarized their 2015 wedding staticstics for you below:
Couples are engaged for an average 1 year and 10 months.
The average bride was 30 years old.
Size & Location:
Number of projected weddings is up from 157,125 in 2014 to 160,324 in 2015- 22,445 of those wedding will be destination weddings.
The average wedding consisted of 129 guests.
1 in 4 Canadian couples have a destination wedding.
23% of weddings happen in August- we’re guessing this is because our post that explains why winter weddings are awesome wasn’t published until a few months ago 🙂 2015 wedding statistics
Only 18% of Canadian couples hired a wedding planner in 2014, but those who did were 16% more likely to be “ecstatic” with the results of their wedding.
Average cost of a wedding planner was $3,535- which isn’t a bad price for ecstaticism on your wedding day!
Wedding planners worked with an average budget of $37,948 in 2014
36% of brides find wedding planning to be more stressful than enjoyable- as wedding planners, it’s our job to make sure that our brides (and grooms) don’t become this statistic!
2015 wedding statistics
The Role of Digital and Online Media in Wedding Planning:
Brides spend an average of 4.3 hours per week consuming wedding-related media
92% of couples feel it is important that a wedding website be Canadian when they are browsing for information online
80% of brides use Pinterest for wedding planning
42% of brides use a wedding app every day.
Pretty interesting stuff, huh? We were surprised to find that so many couples are opting to tie the knot abroad, when there are so many beautiful venues right here in Toronto! Look out for our Wedding Venues in the GTA post coming soon, that’ll feature some picturesque options for your big day.
Leave us a comment below and let us know which stat was most surprising or interesting to you!
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