As your Day of Coordinator we are with you for 8-10 hours on your wedding day ensuring all of the fine details you’ve planned are executed the way you wanted and envisioned. Together with the officiant, we manage and coordinate your ceremony. We assist with the photo shoot, and we are there at the reception keeping everything on schedule.
We remind you that it’s time to cut the cake, have your first dance, and throw your bouquet. While you’re busy being a blushing Bride & newlywed, we are in the background putting it and keeping it all together.
A wedding is a major event – and the logistics and details should be treated as such.
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Friday the 13th turned out to be a lucky day for these two newlyweds after all! We were so happy that the sun shone brightly, it was warm out and that this wedding went off without a hitch!
Rebecca was very organized, which always helps. She chose to work with wonderful vendors who arrived on time and executed professional services. We had the chance to work with Michael Coombs of Prodigy Entertainment and Sandra Valente of Seize the Moment Photography.
The ceremony was at 4pm at St. James Cathedral Church in Toronto and was an Anglican service. The choreography of the ceremony was rehearsed the night before with the help of the Priest. It was seamless!
Pictures were taken outside the church with both families – including cousins, aunts and uncles! Thankfully, my Assistant Brittany was on point and had everyone coordinated.
The reception was at the Rosewater Supper Club and the staff there was wonderful to work with! They were helpful, friendly and went above and beyond for the happy couple.
Rebecca looked wonderful in her white dress with her blond curls. She was a very calm Bride and enjoyed every moment of her special day! The Bridesmaids wore dresses by TwoBirds, it was neat to see them all wearing dresses with sleeves for the ceremony and then changing the style for the reception.
Lily-of-the-valley was used for all bouquets, boutonnieres and centrepieces – one of the more expensive aspects of the wedding. The cake was 2-tiered and had a bird design on it to match the program, menu cards and favours.
Once the party started after dinner and speeches, Rebecca had me hand out props for specific songs. There were cowboy hats for country tunes, sunglasses for “I wear my sunglasses at night”, light-up rings for Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” and inflatable guitars for “Summer of 69”. All of the guests loved the props and thought they were great fun!
Overall the wedding was beautiful – great friends, wonderful family and lots of love. Rebecca & Tom are very lucky to have each other and to have had a lovely wedding on Friday, the 13th.
Thank you Rebecca & Tom for inviting us to be a part of your wedding. We wish you lot’s of happiness as you start your lives together.
*Photos by Seize the Moment Photography
This is the last post in our CopyKate series. If you want to know how to mimic other elements of William & Kate’s wedding that we didn’t feature, call us for a Consultation meeting.
The flowers’ meanings in the bouquet are:
Lily-of-the-valley – Return of happiness;
Sweet William – Gallantry;
Hyacinth – Constancy of love;
Ivy – Fidelity; marriage; wedded love; friendship; affection;
Stay tuned for an upcoming post of our recent Bride, Rebecca. She had Lily-of-the-valley centrepieces and bouquets – for all of her Bridesmaids and herself! Simply beautiful, and classic – just like Kate.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – being a Bridesmaid (or Maid of Honor) is hard work.
If it was all fun and games like the newest movie to hit the theatres; Bridesmaids, then no one would ever gripe about being one.
As a Bridesmaid you’ve got to have the dress, shoes, hair, make-up, nails, accessories, gifts, showers, possibly a stag & doe, a bachelorette party, the rehearsal and the wedding itself. Then on top of all that you should provide support, guidance and a shoulder to cry/lean on.
Bridesmaids want to look good on the wedding day, we get that – but you have to make sure that you do not purposefully try to upstage the Bride. It is her day. As a member of the wedding party you should consider yourself a “co-host” for the festivities, especially the ceremony & reception. Be polite, gracious and not overbearing. Do as you are asked, be flexible and simply put; be a good friend.
Still not sure what to expect as a Bridesmaid? Ask the Bride.
You can however be sure of the following:
Money – expect to spend it. If you can’t afford $500 upwards to $1,000 to be a Bridesmaid, then respectfully decline. The couple (specifically Bride) should inform you what is expected in the role as soon as she invites you to join the wedding party. By no means should you feel bad or guilty for having to decline.
Attire – the likely hood of you actually liking the dress and wearing it again is slim. There are more styles offered now that able to remain in your wardrobe, but again, it’s unlikely. A lot of Brides are opting for black dresses so that the Bridesmaids can wear them again. What you won’t see too often are white bridesmaid dresses, although it’s more popular in the UK as seen in the Royal Wedding.
Participation – you will need to attend any wedding related meetings, rehearsals, showers, and events. Enjoy each of them to the fullest. Weddings are a great excuse to celebrate and enjoy life.
If you’ve been asked to be a Bridesmaid, perhaps you might consider giving a gift to the couple from all members of the Wedding Party. If you all chip in a little bit for a gift, it will help all of your pocket books. And if you want to do the Bride a big favour, hire us for Day of Coordination. Having us there on the wedding day will allow you and everyone at the wedding to simply enjoy the day for what it is – a gathering of family & friends to celebrate a union of love. No Bridesmaid I’ve ever known wants to feel like an employee of the Bride on her special day. You are her attendants, there to take part in the occasion with her.