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Vicky & Shane Struthers

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it’s all in the details PHOTOGRAPHER: Georgette Photography PHOTOGRAPHY VENUE: Lake Ontario Park WEDDING LOCATION: Harbour Restaurant, Kingston WEDDING RECEPTION: Harbour Restaurant, Kingston

Kate-Lynn & Scott Howells May 7, 2016


What made our day special was that we didn’t over complicate things. We kept our details as simple as we could and it allowed us to actually enjoy the whole day with our friends and family. It truly felt like we got to celebrate.

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it’s all in the details PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER: Nvision productions JEWELLER/RING DESIGNER: Blue Nile (Engagement ring) TUX SHOP: Suit Supply DRESS SHOP: Second Hand Revival from Endeavour Foundation CATERER: Waupoos Winery CHURCH/HALL: Waupoos Winery DJ: Sound on Sound LIMO SERVICE: A1 Limousine FLORIST: Barber’s Flowers ACCOMMODATIONS: Claramount Inn HONEYMOON LOCATION: Elements of Byron Bay, Australia

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it’s all in the details PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER: Sam Shepherd Photography JEWELLER/RING DESIGNER: Canadian Artic Brilliance by Peoples DRESS SHOP: Exchanging Vows Bridal Boutique in Collingwood TUX SHOP: Moores CATERER: Sans Souci MAKEUP/HAIR/STYLIST: Jessica Purchase (Arbonne) Elisa Generaux (Strandz Belleville) FLORIST: Dahlia May Flower Farm, Trenton RENTALS: Main Event Tent Rental & Dewmill Outdoor Events ACCOMMODATIONS: The Waring House HONEYMOON LOCATION: This Christmas in Vancouver B.C (to ski)


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it’s all in the details PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER: Jason Kelly Photography JEWELLER/RING DESIGNER: Bride: Peoples / Groom: Ben Moss DRESS SHOP: Custom Made Dress by Bellatrix at Romantic Threads TUX SHOP: Custom made by Heather Piper at Very Merry Seamstress CATERER: San Souci catering MUSIC/DJ/MUSICIANS: Marion Drexler Band FLORIST: Michelle at Chartreuse Flower Works, Kingston HONEYMOON LOCATION: Eastern Cowboy Horseback Adventures, Parham, Ontario


Entertainment included a sword fight performed by real Vikings, and a circle dance performed by some of the maidens and the bride. Live music played by the bride’s aunt and uncle’s band, The Marion Drexler Band. During the first dance, they sang an original song called Under the Honey Moon. It became the bride and groom’s wedding song. It is special because it is medieval tradition to drink honey mead for the first month (or moon) to encourage fertility. Hence the term: Honeymoon. The bride and groom drank out of handmade Celtic wedding goblets, each one carved with two rings around the stems.

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it’s all in the details PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER: Danielle Murphy Studio JEWELLER/RING DESIGNER: Zeal Metal GROOM’S WEAR: Tip Top Tailors and Sears MUSIC/DJ/MUSICIANS: Octave Entertainment MAKEUP/HAIR/STYLIST: LaceFace Makeup Artistry FLORIST: Brockville Farmers’ Market – BROKOR Greenhouses RENTALS: Party Spectacular ACCOMMODATIONS: Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Gananoque


Stacey & Curtis Mc Kague October 9, 2016


We met walking our dogs and love the outdoors so we wanted to incorporate both themes into our wedding. The ceremony was held along the shore of the Thousand Islands National Park, Mallorytown Landing, followed by a reception in a rustic barn at Happy Life Farms. Having our dogs present as well as Stacey’s arrival at the ceremony site in the cedarstrip canoe that was made for Curtis by his father created a memorable and special wedding day. 28 2017 Wedding Trends


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it’s all in the details PHOTOGRAPHER Quinte Portrait Studios VIDEOGRAPHER: Erica Groves Videography JEWEL LER/RING DESIGNER: Charm: Tip Top Tailors and Sears DRESS SHOP: Lily’s Bridal TUX SHOP: Chris James CATERER: Dewmill Events MUSIC/DJ/MUSICIANS: Daniel “Chico” Good at Chico and the Machine Disc Jockey Service MAKEUP/HAIR/STYLIST: Amanda Posadowski/ Sarah Hall INVITATIONS: Exclusive Invites FLORIST: Loyalist Flowers RENTALS: Dewmills and Homemade Jam DJs, Photo Booth & Décor CAKE: Confetti Occasions ACCOMMODATIONS: Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront Hotel and General Wolfe on Wolfe Island

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Lisa & Tony Garrido September 17, 2016


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Anne Marie & Landan Burns-Keaney AUGUST 13, 2016

it’s all in the details PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER: Marilyn Warren Photography, Videographer: Wedding Captures by Keavan McKinney JEWELLER/RING DESIGNER: Mappins, Peoples Jewellers TUX SH OP: Lafferty Crossings, Belleville CATERER: The Greek Banquet Hall CHURCH/HALL: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Belleville, The Greek Banquet Hall MUSIC/DJ/MUSICIANS: Music at the Church: Kate O’Quinn, Aunt of the bride, DJ: Homemade Jam! Peterborough MAKEUP/HAIR/STYLIST: Hair: Steph McLean, Makeup: Maureen Corrigan, Bride’s mom (Mary-Kay Cosmetics) FLORIST: Janet Demaiter, Aunt of the bride INVITATIONS: Brass Dog PEC RENTALS: Dewmill Events – White Chair Covers ACCOMMODATIONS: Fairfield Inn & Suites HONEYMOON LOCATION: Bahamas

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Melissa &Justin Vader June 17, 2016


it’s all in the details PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER: Richardo and Angelo at Boundless Wedding Photography JEWELLER/RING DESIGNER: Design by Sevan, Toronto DRESS SHOP: David’s Bridal, Scarborough TUX SHOP: Moores CATERER: Wildwood Hospitality CHURCH/HALL: Belcroft Estates Event Centre MUSIC/DJ/MUSICIANS: Keep them Dancing MAKEUP/HAIR/STYLIST: The Farmhouse Spa at Belcroft Estates FLORIST: Arteeza Flowers, Melissa RNTALS: Theresa at Kerr Events and Design CAKE: Silvana White, Treat Me! ACCOMMODATIONS: Belcroft Estates HONEYMOON LOCATION: Europe


We are perfect for each other, we are about 60 per cent complete opposites but the other 40 per cent we are one person. I think we create the perfect balance every couple needs. Our wedding day was a long time coming and it was absolutely perfect, truly one of the best days of our lives, besides the day our daughter was born.

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Vicky & Shane Struthers May 28, 2016 it’s all in the details PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER: Shayne Bampton Images JEWELLER/RING DESIGNER: Charm MOORES: All Dressed in White TUX SHOP: Moores CATERER: Isaiah Tubbs Resort & Conference Centre CHURCH/HALL: Isaiah Tubbs Resort & Conference Centre MUSIC/DJ/MUSICIANS: DJ Dave Stephens MAKEUP/HAIR/STYLIST: Maura-Jo Kennedy Haytaoglu - Arbonne FLORIST: Coriander Girl CAKE: Confetti Occasions ACCOMMODATIONS: Isaiah Tubbs Resort & Conference Centre HONEYMOON LOCATION: Across Canada West Coast road trip


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Emily & Kristian Batchelor One year later

Photography by Arlene Repar

Favourite memory of the day? Seeing each other for the first time. I couldn’t stop crying and Kristian couldn’t stop smiling. It was a very special moment.

Favourite memory since the wedding? Our honeymoons were pretty amazing, going on our first airplane ride, spending uninterrupted time together, and seeing new places. It has also been wonderful starting our life together, getting a dog, and sharing in the little moments.

If you could do it again, what would you do differently? We would do nothing differently. The day was perfect.

Best piece of advice received? Someone told us to remember the little moments of our wedding day. The moments that weren’t photographed, that were private between us, moments that made us smile.

Best advice you’d like to pass on? Don’t worry about the small stuff. Once the day comes all you will care about is saying, “I do.”

Biggest change since your wedding? We didn’t live together before our wedding, so getting used to each other’s routines has been a big but wonderful change.

What are you looking forward to in the next year? Looking forward to growing closer together, continuing our adventures, and making more memories.

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Photography by Nikki Leigh Photography

When did it hit you that you were married? It really hit us that we were married when we were on our honeymoon. For the first time, it was just the two of us. Another ‘wow’ moment was when we moved all our belongings together in our house. Even now after a year of marriage we are still having those little moments.

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Any advice on the planning a wedding? Plan the day that you want, don’t worry about the little things, and don’t be afraid to ask for help.

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Wedding Planner W E D D I N G C H E C K L I ST 1 2 OR M O R E MONTHS B EFORE TO BE COMPLETED BY _______________________________________ Meet with financial planner, meet with lawyer Determine potential dates and times for your wedding Decide on the size, formality, and setting for your wedding Create a wedding and engagement budget Reserve the locations of your wedding and reception Meet with and book the clergy or officient Choose your wedding party and participants Choose your wedding rings Draw up your initial guest list Organize your engagement party Decide if you are having a Stag & Doe party Other _____________________________________________________

9 –1 2 M O NTHS B EFOR E TO BE COMPLETED BY _______________________________________ Order your wedding dress and attendants’ attire Book your photographer/videographer Reserve a caterer Arrange for décor, chair covers, and linens Book your live entertainment or DJ Reserve your florist Order your wedding cake Reserve any rental items from the rental company Register your gift choices at your favourite store Research accommodation for out-of-town guests Plan your honeymoon Mail out ‘Save the Date’ Cards Other ______________________________________________________

6 – 9 M O NTHS B EFOR E TO BE COMPLETED BY _______________________________________ Decide on your menu Reserve the musicians and soloist for your ceremony Reserve your limousine service Order your invitations and any other stationery Order party favours for your guests Mother’s outfits are chosen Check marriage licence requirements Decide on a stag & doe venue Other ______________________________________________________

3 – 6 M O NTHS B EFOR E TO BE COMPLETED BY _______________________________________ Finalize your guest list Choose the reader for your ceremony Finalize your order with the florist Reserve the men’s wedding attire Make an appointment with your hairdresser Make appointments for nails and makeup Other _____________________________________________________

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2 MO N TH S B E F O R E TO BE COMPLETED BY _______________________________________ Mail the invitations Decide on your wedding vows or compose your own Finalize the reception menus Confirm the wedding details with the musicians and clergy Have the programs printed Purchase gifts for parents and attendants Schedule final dress fitting for bride and attendants Other ______________________________________________________

1 MO N TH B E F O R E TO BE COMPLETED BY _______________________________________ Apply for a marriage licence Plan the rehearsal dinner Meet with photographer and videographer Other ______________________________________________________

2 WEEKS BEFORE TO BE COMPLETED BY _______________________________________ Have the attendant’s parties Draft the speeches Finalize reception details Call any guests who have not replied Confirm details with your hairdresser and makeup artist Deliver song lists to musicians or play lists to DJ Confirm honeymoon reservations Other ______________________________________________________

1 WEEK BEFORE TO BE COMPLETED BY _______________________________________ Finalize seating plan Determine the order for the procession Have your rehearsal Confirm accommodation reservations Pick up the attire for the groomsmen Confirm the final numbers with the caterer Confirm details with limousine company Deliver your marriage licence to the officiant Create a seating arrangement for the reception and write out place cards Choose someone to hand out the favours Choose someone to return any rented items after the wedding Write any cheques required for the wedding day Pack for your honeymoon Other ______________________________________________________

O N TH E DAY Give the wedding bands to the best man Give the best man any cheques that will need to be given out Present the attendants and parents with their gifts Relax and enjoy your special day! Other ______________________________________________________


Wedding Planner D E ST I N AT I O N W E D D I N G C H E C K L I ST

In addition to the standard Wedding Planning Checklist, consider the following items when planning a destination wedding.

C H O O S E YOUR DES TI NAT ION & SELEC T A WEDDI NG DATE When selecting your destination, consider the following

Decide what time of year you would like to get married and select a preferred date. Determine the style of wedding you would like to have – traditional, informal etc. Choose the setting you would like for your wedding – historic, exotic, seaside, countryside, etc. Consider the cultural experience you would like you and your guests to have – a holiday in the sun, a trek through the jungle, gourmet delight, etc. Choose the climate you would like for your wedding day Determine the time of year you would like your wedding to take place – what will the weather conditions be like at that time of year? What is the average cost to get married in a particular country? If you would like to have a large or small wedding – how far your guests will have to travel will affect how many people will be able to attend How easy it is to plan a wedding in a particular country – could you plan your own wedding, would you have to use a tour operator or wedding planner? The legal and residential requirements for getting married in a particular country Other ______________________________________________________

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS  ontact the Foreign Embassy or Consulate to confirm the legal and C residential requirements to get married in the country of your choice. Understand the time frame and the steps that must be completed to ensure your marriage can take place. Other ______________________________________________________

COMPILE GUEST LIST  ink about who you would like to spend your wedding day with and Th compile a guest list. Speak to guests as early as possible in order to estimate the numbers that may attend. This will help when speaking to wedding planners, tour operators, suppliers and choosing your wedding venues. Other ______________________________________________________

P LA N YOUR WEDDING ABROAD Determine how much you would like to spend on your wedding Determine the style of wedding you would like to have and how much involvement you would like to have in its planning. Decide if you would like to use a wedding planner, a tour operator or plan your wedding yourself.

E X TR A ACTIV ITIE S When getting married abroad most couples hold extra activities and celebrations. Decide if you will have a rehearsal or pre-wedding day dinner Decide if you will have a post wedding day breakfast or lunch. If you are holding extra celebrations investigate and book appropriate venues. Decide if you will organize group sightseeing activities. Investigate possible activities. Decide if you will have a party upon your return home. If yes, add this to your budget, compile a guest list, and investigate and book venue. Other ______________________________________________________

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS FOR GUESTS Investigate and select a range of suitable accommodation for your guests. Ensure you find accommodation that caters for all budgets. Ask hotels if they will offer a special rate for your guests. Confirm what date your guests must book by to secure accommodation. Determine if a deposit must be paid. Will this deposit be refundable if a guest does not use the accommodation? Determine if a hotel will be willing to put information in your guests’ rooms example welcome letters & gifts. Decide if you will book accommodation on your guests’ behalf or ask your guests to book their own accommodation. If your guests are going to book their own accommodation, compile a list of recommended hotels to go in their information pack. Be sure to mention any special rates and booking reference codes. Ask the hotel if they provide airport transfers. Provide your guests with this information in their information pack. Determine where you guests are staying and when they arrive and depart Other _________________________________________________

G U E S T IN F O R MATIO N Compile information pack or set up a wedding website. This information should be given to guests with their invitations. Write a wedding welcome letter to put in your guests’ hotel rooms. This is a nice surprise for your guests and a good way of re-iterating the itinerary for your celebrations. Other ____________________________________________________

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Wedding Planner BU D G ET D E SC R I P T I ON

CEREMONY Decorations: Location Fee: Officiant Fee: Marriage License: Musicians Fees: Ring Pillows: Rentals: Other:

RECEPTION Decorations: Location Fee: Food: Drinks: Favours: Rentals: Cake: Favours: Other:

ATTIRE Bridal Dress: Headpiece, Veil: Undergarments and hosiery: Shoes: Accessories: Jewellery: Bridal Makeup/Nails: Bridal Hair: Groom’s Tuxedo/Suit: Groom’s Shoes: Bow tie/cuff links, accessories: Other:

RINGS Bride’s Wedding Ring: Groom’s Wedding Ring: Engraving:

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EST IM AT E

D EPO S I T

PAY MEN TS

BA LA N CE

ACTUA L


Wedding Planner BU D G ET D E S C R I PTI ON

EST IM AT E

D EPO S I T

PAY MEN TS

BA LA N CE

ACT UA L

FLOWERS Bouquets/Boutonnieres: Ceremony: Reception: Rehearsal Dinner: Other:

PHOTOGRAPHY Photographer: Videographer: Albums: Engagement Photos: Additional Prints: Disposable Camera:

TRANSPORTATION Transportation for Wedding Party: Guest Shuttle: Parking Attendant: Other:

STATIONERY Invitations: Response Cards: Thank you Cards: Postage: Guest Book: Other:

MUSIC Ceremony Musicians: Wedding Band: DJ: Cocktail Hour Musicians: Sound System Rental: Other:

GIFTS Bridesmaids: Groomsmen: Parents: Out of Town Guests: Other:

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Wedding Planner EV E N T F U L D AT E S B R I DA L SHOWER

E N G AG E ME N T PARTY

Date & Time:

Date & Time:

Location:

Location:

Contact:

Contact:

Telephone:

Telephone:

Email:

Email:

B R I DA L SHOWER

BACH E L O R PARTY

Date & Time:

Date & Time:

Location:

Location:

Contact:

Contact:

Telephone:

Telephone:

Email:

Email:

B R I DA L SHOWER

BACH E L O R E TTE PARTY

Date & Time:

Date & Time:

Location:

Location:

Contact:

Contact:

Telephone:

Telephone:

Email:

Email:

C EREM ONY R EHEAR S AL

R E H E AR S AL D IN N E R

Date & Time:

Date & Time:

Location:

Location:

Contact:

Contact:

Telephone:

Telephone:

Email:

Email:

C EREM ONY

R E CE P TIO N

Date & Time:

Date & Time:

Location:

Location:

Contact:

Contact:

Telephone:

Telephone:

Email:

Email:

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BEST MAN

Name: ________________________________________

Name: ________________________________________

Telephone: ____________________________________

Telephone: ____________________________________

Email: ________________________________________

Email: ________________________________________

BRIDESMAIDS

GROOMSMEN

Name: ________________________________________

Name: ________________________________________

Telephone: ____________________________________

Telephone: ____________________________________

Email: ________________________________________

Email: ________________________________________

Name: ________________________________________

Name: ________________________________________

Telephone: ____________________________________

Telephone: ____________________________________

Email: ________________________________________

Email: ________________________________________

Name: ________________________________________

Name: ________________________________________

Telephone: ____________________________________

Telephone: ____________________________________

Email: ________________________________________

Email: ________________________________________

Name: ________________________________________

Name: ________________________________________

Telephone: ____________________________________

Telephone: ____________________________________

Email: ________________________________________

Email: ________________________________________

Name: ________________________________________

Name: ________________________________________

Telephone: ____________________________________

Telephone: ____________________________________

Email: ________________________________________

Email: ________________________________________

Name: ________________________________________

Name: ________________________________________

Telephone: ____________________________________

Telephone: ____________________________________

Email: ________________________________________

Email: ________________________________________

FLOWER GIRLS

RING BEARER

Name: ________________________________________

Name: ________________________________________

Parents: _______________________________________

Parents: _______________________________________

Telephone: ____________________________________

Telephone: ____________________________________

Email: ________________________________________

Email: ________________________________________

Name: ________________________________________

Name: ________________________________________

Parents: _______________________________________

Parents: _______________________________________

Telephone: ____________________________________

Telephone: ____________________________________

Email: ________________________________________

Email: ________________________________________

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Wedding Planner S P E C I A L A S S I STA N T ' S L I ST

Assigning others to perform duties below will help you alleviate the stress of the day.

BEFO RE T HE WEDDING

AF TE R TH E W E D D IN G

Pick up bridal gown_________________________________________

Return any rental items______________________________________

Pick up bridesmaids' gown____________________________________

Return cake stand rentals____________________________________

Pick up tuxedos____________________________________________ Wash & decorate cars________________________________________

Return tuxedos_____________________________________________

Pick up rental items_________________________________________

Take the wedding dress to the cleaner___________________________

Set up and decorate ceremony site_____________________________

Drive couple to airport_______________________________________

Set up and decorate reception site______________________________ Place seating chart, place cards, favours_________________________

Mail announcements________________________________________

Deliver cake to hall__________________________________________

Take disposable cameras to be developed________________________

Deliver flowers to bride______________________________________

Pick up couple from the airport after honeymoon_________________

Deliver flowers to groom_____________________________________ Deliver corsages and boutonnieres_____________________________

___________________________________________________________

Drive bride to hair appointment_______________________________ Drive bridemaids to hair appointment__________________________ Coordinate food for bride and groom’s dressing locations ___________________________________________________________

AD D ITIO N AL TAS K S _________________________________________________________

Carry bride's emergency kit___________________________________

_________________________________________________________

Drive bride & bridesmaids to ceremony site______________________

_________________________________________________________

Drive groom & groomsmen to ceremony site_____________________ Assign someone to tuck away gifts during ceremony and reception periodically________________________________________

S HORT LY B EFOR E OR DURING C EREMONY Lighting candelabras before or during ceremony__________________ Laying the aisle runner_______________________________________

_________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________

Place and light votive candle on the candle table and place long

_________________________________________________________

matches for the lighting of the candles__________________________

_________________________________________________________

Distribute ceremony programs________________________________ Remove decorations from ceremony site and take to hall ___________________________________________________________ Pay the officiant / others_____________________________________

REC EP T I O N Liaise with the venue manager and the MC - handle any emergencies _ and final details____________________________________________

_________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________

Remove envelopes to a discreet location after all guests have arrived

_________________________________________________________

Transfer gifts at the end of the evening__________________________

_________________________________________________________

Pay the venue manager______________________________________ Remove decorations from hall and clean up______________________ ___________________________________________________________ Drive the wedding couple to their night's accommodation or airport

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_________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________


Wedding Planner R E N TA L C H E C K L I ST R EN TA L DETAI LS

High Chair/Booster Seat

Company: _____________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________ Telephone: ___________________________________________________ Email: _______________________________________________________

Qty __________

$ __________

Other _______________________ Qty __________

$ __________

Other _______________________ Qty __________

$ __________

BA R Portable Bar

Qty __________

$ __________

Contact: _____________________________________________________

Highball Glasses

Qty __________

$ __________

Date & Time of Pickup/Delivery: _______________________________

Wine Glasses

Qty __________

$ __________

Date & Time of Return: ________________________________________

Punch Bowl

Qty __________

$ __________

Cost/Deposit: _________________________________________________

Champagne Glasses

Qty __________

$ __________

Name of Person Picking Up: ____________________________________

Champagne Fountain

Qty __________

$ __________

Other _______________________ Qty __________

$ __________

Other _______________________ Qty __________

$ __________

Other _______________________ Qty __________

$ __________

T EN T S Tents

Qty __________

$ __________

Chairs

Qty __________

$ __________

Dance Floor

Qty __________

$ __________

_____________________________ Qty __________

$ __________

Candles

Qty __________

$ __________

_____________________________ Qty __________

$ __________

Candelabras

Qty __________

$ __________

Flower Arrangements (Silk)

Qty __________

$ __________

DI N N ERWAR E

D E CO R ATIO N S

Aisle Markers

Qty __________

$ __________

Flatware

Qty __________

$ __________

Ivy Garland (Head Table)

Qty __________

$ __________

Dinner Plates

Qty __________

$ __________

Mini Lights

Qty __________

$ __________

Bread/Butter Plates

Qty __________

$ __________

Tulle

Qty __________

$ __________

Dessert Plates

Qty __________

$ __________

Head Table Backdrop

Qty __________

$ __________

Cups/Saucers

Qty __________

$ __________

Podium

Qty __________

$ __________

Gravy Boats

Qty __________

$ __________

Centrepieces

Qty __________

$ __________

Meat Platters

Qty __________

$ __________

Envelope Drop

Qty __________

$ __________

Serving Bowls

Qty __________

$ __________

Archways

Qty __________

$ __________

Coffee Percolator

Qty __________

$ __________

Easels

Qty __________

$ __________

Ceiling Decor

Qty __________

$ __________

Chair Covers

Qty __________

$ __________

TA BLEWAR E Linen Tablecloths

Qty __________

$ __________

Pillars

Qty __________

$ __________

Linen Napkins

Qty __________

$ __________

Silk Trees

Qty __________

$ __________

Table Overlay

Qty __________

$ __________

Other _______________________ Qty __________

$ __________

Table Skirting

Qty __________

$ __________

Other _______________________ Qty __________

$ __________

Tables

Qty __________

$ __________

Other _______________________ Qty __________

$ __________

Round

Qty __________

$ __________

Other _______________________ Qty __________

$ __________

½ Round

Qty __________

$ __________

Other _______________________ Qty __________

$ __________

Rectangle

Qty __________

$ __________

Other _______________________ Qty __________

$ __________

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Wedding Planner CEREMONY SITE COSTS

TE R MS

What is the facility rental fee? ___________________________________

What is the length of the facility rental? Is there an overtime fee if your

___________________________________________________________ Is there a ceremony fee?________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ What is the set-up/break-down fee?______________________________ ___________________________________________________________ What is the staffing fee? _______________________________________ What is the overtime fee? ______________________________________ Is there a fee for security personnel? ______________________________ ___________________________________________________________

ceremony lasts longer? ________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Will you allow photographs and video during the ceremony? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Do you have use of the entire site? If not – what areas can your party use? ___________________________________________________________

S ERV I C ES

___________________________________________________________

Does the site provide staff such as an on-site coordinator? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Does the site provide items such as tables, chairs, chair covers? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Does the ceremony site provide adequate parking space or valets? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ What are the costs involved?____________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Does the site provide on-site security. What are the costs involved? _____ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Does the site have a liquor licence?_______________________________ ___________________________________________________________

What is the deposit and when is the remainder due? ________________

A M EN I T I ES Are there changing rooms for the bridal party? _____________________ Are there picturesque locations for photo opportunities? Both inside and out? _______________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Are there sufficient restroom facilities?____________________________ Is there, or can you set up, a coat room?___________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Is the facility in a desirable location? Consider the view and any potential noise interruptions. Is it easy to get to? Is it close to any nearby attractions? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Is there a podium/microphone?_________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Is a sound system required? ____________________________________

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___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ What is the cancellation policy? ____________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Are there restrictions on food or drinks in any areas?_________________ ___________________________________________________________ Are candles or open flames allowed? _____________________________ Does the site have any music or noise restrictions?__________________ ___________________________________________________________ Are there any decorating restrictions? (ie. hanging items from the ceiling / walls)_______________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Will there be another ceremony during, before or after yours? If so, how will this affect your event?_________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ If an outdoor location, are there backup plans for rain or inclement weather?____________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Is there a place to put up a tent?_________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Are there enough chairs for the ceremony or will you need to rent additional seating?_____________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________


Wedding Planner RECEPTION SITE COSTS

PACK AG E S

What is the facility rental fee? _____________________________________

What is included in the wedding package? ___________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

What is the cost for food?_________________________________________

Facility rental? _________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

What is the cost for beverages?____________________________________

Food and beverages? ____________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

If you can hold your ceremony on-site, what is the fee? _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ What is the staffing fee? (including bartenders, waiters etc.) _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ What is the overtime fee? ________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Is there a fee for security personnel? ________________________________

Ceremony on-site? ______________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Set up and break down? __________________________________________ Staffing? ______________________________________________________ Cake? ________________________________________________________ Flowers? ______________________________________________________ Linens? _______________________________________________________

S E RV ICE S

_____________________________________________________________

Is there an in-house caterer or a list of preferred caterers? If so, are they the

_____________________________________________________________

exclusive caterers, or can you provide your own?

Is there a fee for parking or valets?__________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Are there on-site kitchen facilities? _________________________________

Is there a cake plating fee?________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Does the reception site have a list of recommended vendors?

Is the bar cost per person/open bar? _______________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Can we have a signature drink? Cost? _______________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ If I supply my own wine is there a corkage fee? _______________________ _____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Does the reception site provide staff such as an on-site coordinator, waiters and bartenders? ________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Does the reception site provide items such as tables, chairs, chair covers,

Other_________________________________________________________

plates, and glasses? _____________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Does the reception site provide adequate parking space or valets? ________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

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Wedding Planner RECEPTION SITE What are the costs involved? ______________________________________

Do you have use of the entire reception site? If not, what areas can your

_____________________________________________________________

party use? _____________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Does the reception site provide on-site security. What are the costs

_____________________________________________________________

involved? _____________________________________________________

What is the deposit and when is the remainder due? __________________

_____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________

A M EN I T I ES Are there changing rooms for the bridal party? _______________________ Does the facility provide guest accommodations or are their convenient locations nearby? _______________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Is there a bar area or can one be set up? _____________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Are there picturesque locations for photo opportunities? Both inside and out? _________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ What is the cancellation policy?___________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Are there restrictions on food or drinks in any areas?___________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Are candles or open flames allowed? _______________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Does the site have any music or noise restrictions?____________________ _____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Are there any decorating restrictions? ______________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Is there a dance floor? ___________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Will there be another party during, before or after yours? If so, how will this

Are there sufficient restroom facilities? _____________________________

affect your event?_______________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Is there, or can you set up, a coat room?_____________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Is there a payment schedule? What kind of deposits are required?

Is the facility in a desirable location? Consider the view and any potential

_____________________________________________________________

noise interruptions. Is it easy to get to? Is it close to any nearby attractions?

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________

S ITE

_____________________________________________________________ Is there a stage for the head table? _________________________________

Site:__________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Address:______________________________________________________

Is there a podium/microphone?___________________________________

Contact:______________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Date & Time:___________________________________________________ Style of site:____________________________________________________

T ERM S

Extras:________________________________________________________

What is the length of the facility rental? _____________________________

Cost:_________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Deposit:_______________________________________________________

Is there an overtime fee if your wedding reception lasts longer?__________

Notes:________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

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Wedding Planner PL ANNING YOUR DÉCOR Q UES T I ONS TO ASK YOU R DEC ORATOR

D E CO R ATO R

Are you available for our date? ____________________________________

Company:_____________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Address:______________________________________________________

Do you offer free consultations? ___________________________________

Contact:______________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________ How long have you been in business? _______________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Do you have a portfolio I can see?__________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________

DĂŠcor included:_________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Extras:________________________________________________________ Cost:_________________________________________________________ Deposit:_______________________________________________________

Are all of the pictures on your website and in the portfolio your own? _____________________________________________________________ What does pricing include?_______________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Can you provide examples at different price points? ___________________

B R ID E AN D G R O O M W IS H L IS T Favours _______________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Guestbook_____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Placecards ____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Seating Chart__________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Can you provide references?______________________________________

Welcome Bags__________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

How many weddings have you done?_______________________________

Centrepieces___________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

How many do you do in a year? A month? A day?______________________

Aisle Runner___________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Do you do this full-time? _________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Do you have any training or certifications?___________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Are you insured?________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________ Garland_______________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Wedding Card Box______________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Wedding Bubbles_______________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Other_________________________________________________________

What is your cancellation policy? __________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

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Wedding Planner I N V I TAT I O N S Q UES T I ONS TO ASK YOUR PRINT ER How long have you been in business?_______________________________ _____________________________________________________________ What is your design background?__________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Do you have samples?___________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ What types of printing processes do you offer and which do you specialize in?___________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Which do you recommend for my budget and style?___________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Do you offer custom invitations as well as templated styles?_____________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Is there a fee if I want to order a sample of either an existing invitation style or custom design? If so, how much? ________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ If I choose a custom wedding invitation, what are my options for colour, paper type, ink, and fonts? What is the word limit for the text?___________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Can I order my table numbers, place cards, ceremony programs, menus, Thank You cards, etc. from you? If so, what is the extra cost? ____________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Do you offer a package or a discount price if I order all of the invitation components at the same time? ____________________________________ _____________________________________________________________

Can your photo specialist also convert colour images to black & white or sepia? Is there an additional cost? _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Are there any new styles, trends and colour combinations you would recommend?___________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ How much will it cost to mail?_____________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Will you assemble the invitations?__________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Are you willing to print on kit invitations?___________________________ _____________________________________________________________ How long will they take?__________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________

O P TIO N 1 Store:_________________________________________________________ Address:______________________________________________________ Style:_________________________________________________________ Colour:_______________________________________________________ Extras:________________________________________________________ Cost:_________________________________________________________ Deposit:_______________________________________________________

O P TIO N 2 Store:_________________________________________________________ Address:______________________________________________________ Style:_________________________________________________________ Colour:_______________________________________________________ Extras:________________________________________________________ Cost:_________________________________________________________ Deposit:_______________________________________________________

that? If so, does the image need to be saved in a specific format?_________

Attach any pictures you've seen or website URLs of things you like, to serve as inspiration.

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Do you have photo retouching available, and if so, what is the price range?_

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

If I want to include a picture or graphic on my cards can you accommodate

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Wedding Planner I N V I TAT I O N T I M E L I N E C H EC KLIS T

PRE-WED D I NG : Save the Date Cards Qty __________ Wedding Announcement

$ __________ $ __________

WED D ING I NVI TATI O N CO M P ON E N T S: Outer Envelope Qty __________ Optional Inner Envelope Qty __________ Invitation Qty __________ Reception Card Qty __________ Directions / Map Card Qty __________ Response Card Qty __________ Save the Date Cards Qty __________ Wedding Announcement

$ __________ $ __________ $ __________ $ __________ $ __________ $ __________ $ __________ $ __________

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TH ANK YO U CA RD S Shower Thank You Cards Wedding Thank You Cards Response Card

Qty __________ Qty __________ Qty __________

$ __________ $ __________ $ __________

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Begin working on your guest list so you will know how many wedding invites (and maybe save the dates) to eventually order (one per single adult, couple, or family invited). Start your wedding invitation shopping so you can narrow your choices to only your favorites. Be sure to order samples, which are usually blank, so you can personally see the paper and design. If you are planning to mail save the date cards to guests, begin searching for your preferred design of them as well.

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If you will be sending save the dates, place your order based on the number of guests to whom you will be mailing them as they are optional. Review sample wedding invitation verses and give some thought as to how your wording will read. If sending save the dates, prepare and mail them.

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Select your wedding invitation design and gather all the details that will be printed on them such as date, times, name, and address of location(s), etc. Determine what invitation enclosures or extras you will also be ordering – reception cards, response cards, pre-printed return address on envelopes, direction/map cards, decorative envelope seals, colored lining for inner envelopes, matching thank you cards or informal notes, etc. Some of these options may not be available depending on your chosen style. You may also be able to order matching menu, table, and place cards for your design. The more items you can order together, the more you will save by avoiding separate shipping costs later.

If you are including response cards, check with your dinner location to see how far in advance they need your final guest count so you can select the RSVP date that will be printed on them (typically 2–3 weeks before wedding). You also need to decide whose address will be printed on the response envelope or postcard (meaning they will receive the replies). If you are doing your own invitations, create and mail one to yourself to see how they hold up through the mail.

Finalize your wording and place your wedding invitation order. Remember to order some extras now so you won’t run out if there are last-minute guests to invite and so you also have a few as keepsakes. If the option is available, order some extra envelopes just to be safe. Review your guest list to make sure you have current addresses for everyone. Consider custom wedding stamps for mailing your wedding invites. Some retailers give you the option of choosing from pre-designed wedding postage or simply uploading a photo to create your own stamp design. NOTE: Be sure to have one of your ready-to-mail invitations weighed at a post office before you purchase any postage stamps to make sure you are using the correct amount for each invitation.

3 /4 MO N TH S • • • • • •

Fold and/or assemble your wedding invitations, if necessary. Hand address mailing envelopes and write guest names on inside envelopes, if they are included. Purchase and apply postage stamps to the response card envelopes or response postcards, if they will be included. Assemble all wedding invitation pieces and insert them into already addressed envelopes. Take one fully assembled and sealed invitation to the post office to have it weighed to determine the correct amount of postage needed. Purchase your stamps or order custom wedding stamps with appropriate postage amount required for mailing.

6 /8 W E E K S •

Seal the envelopes, apply postage stamps, and mail them all at the same time directly at a post office location.

3/4 W E E K S • •

Prepare and mail any other wedding-related invitations, rehearsal dinner, post-wedding brunch, etc. Keep track of the response cards as they are returned by checking off their names from your guest list.

2 /3 WEEKS • •

Contact any guests who didn’t mail back their response cards. Provide final guest count to reception/dinner location.

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Wedding Planner T R A N S P O RTAT I O N QUESTIONS TO ASK When should we book?__________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ How do we book the vehicles we want?______________________________ _____________________________________________________________

Are food and beverages allowed in the vehicle?_______________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Is there a limit on how many stops we can make?______________________ _____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

What type of vehicles do you carry?_________________________________

How many staff / chauffeurs are provided with the vehicle?______________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Do the chauffeurs carry umbrellas? ________________________________

What wedding packages are available and what do they include?_________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Are there any cancellation fees?____________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Do you give a discount if we book more than one vehicle?_______________

Can you provide references?______________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________ How many people does each vehicle accommodate?___________________

O P TIO N 1

_____________________________________________________________

Company:_____________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Address:______________________________________________________

How much is the deposit?________________________________________

Contact:______________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Telephone / Email:______________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Website:_______________________________________________________

When is the balance payable?_____________________________________

Vehicle:_______________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Colour:_______________________________________________________

What is the overtime rate if the wedding goes longer than expected?______

Extras:________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Cost:_________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Deposit:_______________________________________________________

What happens if a breakdown occurs?______________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Are decorations and ribbons allowed on the vehicle? Who supplies them? _ _____________________________________________________________

O P TIO N 2 Company:_____________________________________________________ Address:______________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Contact:______________________________________________________

What type of media does the vehicle supply? (CD player, MP3 player

Telephone / Email:______________________________________________

hook-up, TV etc.)_______________________________________________

Website:_______________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Vehicle:_______________________________________________________

Are the vehicles used for other weddings on the same day, or only one

Colour:_______________________________________________________

wedding?______________________________________________________

Extras:________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Cost:_________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Deposit:_______________________________________________________

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Wedding Planner C AT E R E R Q UES TI ONS TO ASK Can you supply examples of suggested menus along with prices? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Are you familiar with my wedding site?____________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Are there any kitchen requirements?______________________________ ___________________________________________________________ What do you charge? __________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Are you willing to work with my budget?___________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ What suggestions do you have given my needs and budget?___________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Are taxes and gratuities extra?___________________________________ Does the cost cover setup and cleanup?___________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Is there a minimum charge? If so, how much?_______________________ ___________________________________________________________ What are the deposit and cancellation policies?_____________________ ___________________________________________________________ How long are the staff available for?______________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Do you include a cake stand and knife if required?___________________ ___________________________________________________________ Will you cut the cake and supply plates, forks, and knife? If so, is there an extra fee for this?_____________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Do you supply and serve tea and coffee? Is there an extra fee for this? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________

Will you do the wedding cake?___________________________________ Are there different options for serving the food? (plated, family style, or buffet)___________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Do you allow substitutions?_____________________________________ Are you able to handle special requests? (allergies, menu for kids, etc.)__ ___________________________________________________________ How many dinner options are available?___________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Do you offer seasonal or local food?_______________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Will you provide a late night buffet? If yes, how much extra does it cost and what are the menu options?_____________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ What other services do you offer?________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Do you provide wait staff ? ______________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Do you offer rentals?___________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Will there be a representative available on-site during the meal time?___ ___________________________________________________________ Can you provide references?____________________________________ ___________________________________________________________

VENDOR Company:___________________________________________________ Contact:____________________________________________________ Cost per person:______________________________________________ Deposit:_____________________________________________________

ME N U

What is the deadline for notification regarding menu selection?

Soup / Salad:_________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

Appetizer:___________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

Main (1) :____________________________________________________

What is the deadline for notification regarding final guest count?_______

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

Main (2):____________________________________________________

Do you provide linens? If so what options and how much?____________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

Main (3):____________________________________________________

Do you supply the dishes / cutlery? Are there different options for these?_

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

Dessert:_____________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

Coffee / Late night buffet:_______________________________________

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Wedding Planner C H O O S I N G A F L O R I ST C H EC KLI ST

If picking up the flowers, are there any special travel or storage instructions I should know about?____________________________________________

Bridal Bouquet

$ __________

Throwaway Bouquet

$ __________

Groom

$ __________

Bridesmaids

Qty __________

$ __________

Groomsmen

Qty __________

$ __________

Mother of Bride

Qty __________

$ __________

Mother of Groom

Qty __________

$ __________

Grandparents

Qty __________

$ __________

Aisleways

Qty __________

$ __________

_____________________________________________________________

Alter /Arch

Qty __________

$ __________

_____________________________________________________________

Entryway at Reception

Qty __________

$ __________

What happens if the flowers I pick are not available?___________________

Centrepieces

Qty __________

$ __________

_____________________________________________________________

Buffet Table

Qty __________

$ __________

What is the policy if I want to add extra items such as another table

Bar Table

Qty __________

$ __________

centrepiece or boutonniere at the last minute?________________________

Cake / Cake Table

Qty __________

$ __________

_____________________________________________________________

Other________________________ Qty __________

$ __________

_____________________________________________________________

Other________________________ Qty __________

$ __________

Can you provide flowers for the wedding cake? If so, are they edible?______

Other________________________ Qty __________

$ __________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ What time will you be at my ceremony and reception sites to set up?______ _____________________________________________________________ Is there a discount if I supply my own vases?__________________________ _____________________________________________________________ What rental items do you have? How are they priced?__________________

Do you have photographs or samples of your work?____________________

QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR FLORIST

_____________________________________________________________

Are you able to have everything done by my wedding day?______________

How many weddings do you do in a day?____________________________

_____________________________________________________________

F L O R IS T O P TIO N 1

Are you familiar with my ceremony and reception location?_____________

Company:_____________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Address:______________________________________________________

What flowers will be in season for my wedding?_______________________

Contact:______________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Do you offer flowers that are off season as well?_______________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Do you offer extras such as feathers, candles, gems, etc.? _______________

Flowers:_______________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Cost:_________________________________________________________ Deposit:_______________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

F L O R IS T O P TIO N 2

_____________________________________________________________

Company:_____________________________________________________

Do you offer artificial arrangements?_______________________________

Address:______________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Contact:______________________________________________________

Will you make up a sample arrangement before the wedding? If so, what is

Flowers:_______________________________________________________

the fee for this?_________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Is there a delivery / set-up fee?_____________________________________

Cost:_________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Deposit:_______________________________________________________

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Will you deliver? Set up? Is there a charge with this?___________________

Style:_____________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Shape:____________________________________________________

How far ahead do I need to order my cake? __________________________

Topper:___________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Tiers:_____________________________________________________

What would the total cost of the cake be, and do you charge additional fees

Colour:___________________________________________________ Flavour:___________________________________________________ Filling:____________________________________________________

for any decorations? ____________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________

Extras:____________________________________________________

What is your policy on returning extras such as the cake toppers, and

Groom’s cake:______________________________________________

what if something is damaged? ____________________________________

TASTING Date:_____________________________________________________ Company:_________________________________________________ Time:_____________________________________________________ Attending:_________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________ Can you make a groom’s cake? ____________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Do you offer tastings? Is there a fee for this?__________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Do you lend, rent, or sell cake knives? _______________________________

Q UES T I ONS TO ASK YOU R BA KER

_____________________________________________________________

How much experience do you have making wedding cakes, and will you be

How much cake should I order?____________________________________

the one doing the baking exclusively, or will you have assistance?_________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Do you have a portfolio?__________________________________________ Do you do cupcakes?____________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________

What is the cost per serving? _____________________________________ _____________________________________________________________

Can you provide references? ______________________________________

How much of a deposit do you require? _____________________________

Can I schedule a tasting? _________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

When is the balance due? ________________________________________

What flavours/fillings do you offer? ________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________ When are you planning on baking the cake? (Two days before the wedding maximum is the best time frame.) _________________________________ _____________________________________________________________

Will you provide a written contract for me to sign outlining the costs and details of the cake? ______________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________

Do you offer artificial/show cakes?_________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Will you provide sheet cakes?_____________________________________

CAK E D E TAIL S

_____________________________________________________________

Company:_____________________________________________________

What rentals do you have available?________________________________

Address:______________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Contact:______________________________________________________

Am I required to provide cake stand/pillars?_________________________

Cake Details:___________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________ Can I bring in my own flowers/cake topper?__________________________ _____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________

Do you decorate with fresh flowers?________________________________

Cost:_________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Deposit:_______________________________________________________

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Wedding Planner CHO OSING A PHOTO GRAPHER Q UES T I ONS TO ASK YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER Are you the only photographer in this company? ______________________ If I hire you, am I guaranteed you will be the one showing up to shoot my wedding? If yes, can I get that in writing? _____________________________________________________________

How far will you travel to a wedding before charging a travel fee? _____________________________________________________________ Do you charge a fee if the wedding and reception are in more than one location? What if we want to go to a third location for pictures? Is there a charge for this?

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Is the work I am seeing all yours and only yours or is it a compilation of

What happens if on the day of the wedding you are unavailable?

work from more than one photographer?

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Do you offer a website and CD of my images? If so, is this included in the

Can you show me three or more complete weddings you’ve done?

packages or this is an extra fee?

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Do you offer traditional wedding photography?

If you don’t have a package that works for me, would you be willing to try

_____________________________________________________________

and customize one that suits my specific needs and is within my budget?

Photojournalism? Or both?

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Are albums or prints included in the package?

Is color, B/W and sepia photography included, or is there an extra fee for

_____________________________________________________________

B/W and sepia?

Do you offer high-res images or just prints?

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Do you offer special effects, digital colour separation, and retouching?

Do you offer only traditional albums, or do you have a wide variety of

_____________________________________________________________ If so, are these services included or do you charge a fee for these services? _____________________________________________________________ Do you offer timed packages (ie three hours, four hours)? _____________________________________________________________ _Is unlimited coverage included in your packages or is there an extra fee for all day coverage? _____________________________________________________________ Are you willing to come extra early to get shots of us (the couple) before the ceremony if we choose to do that? Would there be a fee for this? _____________________________________________________________ Do your packages include one or two photographers and is there an extra fee for a second photographer?

options to choose from including any coffee table-style books? _____________________________________________________________ How long will it take for us to receive our albums? _____________________________________________________________ What is the copyright for the photos? _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Are high-res images available? _____________________________________________________________ Do you offer payment plans and what are the terms? _____________________________________________________________ Are you okay with other people taking photos?

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

How many photographers do you work with and what staff can we expect?

How long will you keep our photos?

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Do you work with an assistant?

Is the engagement session included?

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

How many and what kind of cameras do you use? (Do you have backup

Am I able to order more photos or albums months after the wedding?

equipment if something breaks?)

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

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Wedding Planner PHOTO GRAPHER

VIDEO GRAPHER

Q UES T I ONS TO ASK YOU R

Q U E S TIO N S TO AS K YO U R

P H OTOGR AP HER

V ID E O G R AP H E R

Do you do love/trash the dress sessions?___________________________

How long have you been in business?_____________________________

___________________________________________________________ Do you bring any props for pictures with you? ______________________ ___________________________________________________________ Is so, is there an extra fee for these?_______________________________

___________________________________________________________ What kind of cameras do you use?________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Do you have lighting available?__________________________________ ___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

Will you provide references or a portfolio?_________________________

Are you flexible in the timeline?__________________________________

Do you work alone or do you have an assistant?_____________________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

What timeline would you suggest?_______________________________

What do you normally wear to weddings?__________________________

___________________________________________________________

Can you do multiple camera shots?_______________________________

Do you expect dinner?_________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________ What do you normally wear when shooting a wedding? ___________________________________________________________ Are there any special requests?__________________________________

What is your editing style?______________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Will you do interviews?________________________________________ Do you offer packages? Highlights?_______________________________ ___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

How much input can I have in music selection?_____________________ ___________________________________________________________

(Questions to ask yourself)

When can we expect our DVD?__________________________________

Do you feel comfortable with this person?_________________________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________ Do you have a good working relationship?_________________________ ___________________________________________________________

P H OTOGR AP HER DETAI LS Company:___________________________________________________ Address:____________________________________________________ Website:_____________________________________________________

Will it be available online?______________________________________ Do you have a demo DVD?______________________________________ What are your rates?__________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ What does that include?________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________

V ID E O G R AP H E R D E TAIL S

Contact:____________________________________________________

Company:___________________________________________________

Package:____________________________________________________

Address:____________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________

Contact:____________________________________________________ Package:____________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

Cost:_______________________________________________________

Cost:_______________________________________________________

Deposit:_____________________________________________________

Deposit:_____________________________________________________

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Wedding Planner D I S C J O C K EY

MU S I C I A N S

Q UES T I ONS TO ASK YOUR DJ

Q U E S TIO N S TO AS K YO U R MU S ICIAN

Are you available for our date?___________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ What services do you offer?_____________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ What is included in your music library?___________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Do you offer an early set-up time?________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Will the DJ take requests?_______________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Do you offer lights & effects? If so at what cost?_____________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ How many hours will you play for a specific fee?____________________ ___________________________________________________________ How far will you travel?________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Are you familiar with our event locations?_________________________ ___________________________________________________________ What do you need the facility to provide for you? ___________________ ___________________________________________________________ Do you carry insurance?________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ What are your rates?__________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Can you provide references?____________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ How long have you been in business?_____________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Do you have a contract?________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ How far ahead do you book?____________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Do you require a deposit?_______________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Payment plans?_______________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________

Do you specialize in weddings?__________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ How many have you done recently?_______________________________ ___________________________________________________________ How many musicians do you recommend for my wedding?____________ ___________________________________________________________ How long have the musicians been playing together?_________________ ___________________________________________________________ Will you learn new material and if so, will you rehearse it before the wedding? ___________________________________________________

DJ DETA I LS

MU S ICIAN D E TAIL S

Company:___________________________________________________ Address: Contact:____________________________________________________ Details:_____________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Cost:_______________________________________________________ Deposit:_____________________________________________________

Company:___________________________________________________ Address:____________________________________________________ Contact:____________________________________________________ Details:_____________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Cost:_______________________________________________________ Deposit:_____________________________________________________

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How many weddings have you done?_____________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Can we book the exact performers who will be at our wedding? ___________________________________________________________ Do you or the venue have all the sound equipment you need?__________ ___________________________________________________________ How long do you need to set up? _________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ If we want specific songs do we need to provide sheet music?__________ ___________________________________________________________ Can we watch you preform prior to the ceremony?___________________ ___________________________________________________________ What is your cancellation policy?________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ What is your definition of continuous music?_______________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Do you have a CD or download of your music?______________________ ___________________________________________________________ Can you provide references?____________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Are you able to do the ceremony and the reception?_________________ ___________________________________________________________ What is the cost?_____________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Is there a deposit due? _________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Other_______________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________


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