Wedding Special

We are offering our It’s Your Day ( Month of Coordination)  Package for a special price. This package is usually $1000 

Now we are offering couples this package for $500.00  

For wedings from September 2011-May 2011 

I’m so excited for this! 

See below for details:

 Create a stress-free event: one to remember with love.

 Is it your dream to sit back and relax on your wedding day and leave all the logistics to someone else…other then your family and friends? Our wedding day coordination package is designed for the couple that has planned their wedding and just need a little professional polish to make their wedding go off without a hitch.

 * Two consultations, in which the wedding plans will be discussed in detail.

* Professional advice & etiquette guidance.

* Prepare detailed itinerary of wedding day events.

* Review and confirm vendor contracts.

* Visit ceremony and reception venues.

* On-site coordination for rehearsal, ceremony and reception.

* Supervision of the set-up of the ceremony site, flower arrangements, etc.

* Assistance to the bride and wedding party prior to the ceremony.

* Supervision of the set-up of the reception site.

* Placement of centrepieces, place cards, etc.

* Receiving deliveries on your behalf (wedding cake, flowers etc.)

* Supervision of and communication with vendors for the duration of the reception.

* Assistance to the guests in any possible way.

* Troubleshooting when needed.

* Issue payments to vendors.

* Wedding Day Emergency Kit on hand

* Create a stress-free event: one to remember with love.


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Save the Date for the Bridesmaids Movie

Get the girls together for a night out, this movie will for sure get the girls giggling and their minds off all the wedding planning stress. I loved Knocked Up and the Hangover, so this movie is pretty much the girl version of the “Hangover”.

Starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Chris O’Dowd, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthyWendi McLendon-Covey and you can’t forget Jon Hamm.

Synopsis: When Annie (Kristen Wiig), a simple Midwestern girl is asked to be her best friend Lillian’s (Maya Rudolph) maid of honor, she struggles to please the snobby, rich bridesmaids at every pre-wedding event.
So see you May 13th in a theatre near you.

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Wedding Welcome Baskets


(pic via Puerto Rico Wedding Planner)

Welcome our Out-of-Town guests with a basket or bag. A welcome basket is a package of gifts, treats and information given to out-of-town guests to make them feel welcome. Simple or elaborate, your goal should always be to show your guests that you appreciate them taking the time out of their normal schedules to travel to your wedding celebration.

In addition to whatever you choose to include, a welcome bag should always include an itinerary of the weekend’s events and a handwritten thank you note for attending the wedding (yes, this is in addition to the thank you note you’ll send for the gift).

 If you’re having any children coming in town for your wedding, consider creating a special basket just for them, even if they won’t be attending the reception. Such as colouring books, candy and travel size games. The parents would be thankful.

Consider putting in  local specialties such as local food or beverages, souvenirs, area maps, tickets or passes to local amusements, bottle water, etc. 

Some ideas for our area:

Popout map of Clarington area, local fudge (Village Candy Shoppe), bottle of wine or cider ( Archibald’s Orchard & Estate Winery), local magazine ( Life in Clarington), local  coupons ( Bowmanville Zoo, Cedar Park), yummy treats ( Bobbi’s Cake Lollipop Shoppe), Gift Cards ( The Old Newcastle House Taps & Grill) Tea or Coffee ( Lauriam Tea House), buttertarts ( Tyrone Mill).

The Welcome bags can be left at the hotel where the guests are staying and the front desk will usually distribute them to guests upon arrival. The decor of the bags can match the theme of the wedding.

(The Wedding Outlet)

You can also add some standard items such as:

  • Itinerary outlining all wedding-related activities
  • Disposable camera
  • Note pad & pen
  • Your favorite restaurant menus ( just a few, don’t overload them)
  • Contact name and phone number in case anyone has questions (Assign a good friend or family member to be the primary contact)
  • Bottles of water & snacks. Wedding guests that are staying at hotels will appreciate not having to pay the high prices at the mini bar.
  • Maps or tourist info for the local area. Visit your local chamber of commerce or visitors bureau; they can provide plenty of handouts.
  • Local coupons (to outlet stops, tourist attractions, etc.)
  • If you are having a destination wedding, sunscreen, lip balm, magazine’s, sandals, etc.

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Just Engaged!

Wearing Princess Diana’s sapphire engagement ring,  bride-to-be Kate Middleton and fiancé  Prince William make an engaging debut as a couple at St. James’s Palace in London on Nov. 16 – just hours after announcing their plans to wed in London in the spring or summer of 2011. I can’t wait to hear about the details of this wedding.

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Fashionista Friday

I love shopping!  What woman doesn’t?  And I love doing research on shopping.   Everything from what’s hot for the season, new stores or websites and bargains at our local malls.  Now I find myself researching topics of unfamiliar territory.  A bit of “off roading”- if you may.  Being single…and well…never married, you’re probably wondering why the heck I’m writing for a wedding blog.  What do I know about wedding topics?

Well I’ll be honest…I don’t know much about the wedding stuff….that’s why you guys have Bobbi-Jo.  But I do know fashion, and I’m continuously reading and researching information for the other shopaholics like me!

 One website I like to browse through on a regular basis, is a store in New York City called “White House Black Market”

White House Black Market is a boutique that offers beautiful clothing in a simple palette of white and black.  Splashes of red, grey and blue sometimes frequent the apparel, but for the most part it’s pretty simple in color.

“The Wedding Boutique” which is featured on their website has a handful of bridal gowns, bridesmaids dresses and accessories for the more classic and minimal styles.

They have four beautiful bridal dresses this season to choose from.  All under $700!  And I LOVE the accessories especially the “Rosette Bridal Clutch” and the “Ivory Satin Double Rose Clutch”.  Rosette’s are BIG this season.  They are trendy yet elegant. 

Take a peek at the website…and then yet another reason for a roadtrip!  Enjoy!

Barb Griffin

Fashionista Writer

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McHappily ever after: McDonald’s Wedding

I never thought I would see that day that McDonald’s would offer wedding packages, but in Hong Kong anything can happen. You never know it might even catch on here.

There will be no alcohol allowed, only soft drinks and a wedding “cake” made out of a pile of carefully placed McDonald’s apple pies. And let’s not forget the “french fry kiss” where couples nibble on opposite ends of a french fry before kissing. Best of all, it is very affordable, costing only a few thousand Hong Kong dollars. Hmmmm….I wonder if you could get Ronald McDonald to perform the ceremony?

Would you get married at McDonald’s? I’m not sold yet. I met my husband at Tim Horton’s, but you didn’t see us getting hitched in drive through window.

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Groom Cakes


A groom’s cake is a  wedding tradition typically associated with the American South. While a wedding cake may often be decorated in white and light in texture and/or color, the groom’s cake can take a variety of forms, many incorporating chocolate or fruit.   Cheesecake sometimes serves as a groom’s cake. The groom’s cake is often served at a separate table from the wedding cake at a wedding reception, though it may be served as a dessert for a  rehearsal dinner. 

With its roots in Southern tradition, the groom’s cake has been around for many years and is back in fashion on the wedding scene.

Modernizing the Groom’s Cake Tradition

Traditionally, a groom’s cake was sliced and boxed for the unmarried girls attending the wedding. She would take it home and place it under her pillow hopeful that the man she dreamed of would become her future husband. Man if it was that easy I would be wedding crashing to find my groom.

Today, the cake is meant to be a reflection of the groom’s interests, favorite sports, hobbies, profession, pretty much anything he enjoys. In my case my husband would have a 24 of beer and a tv remote.

Popular Themes for Groom’s Cakes:

  • Hobbies – photography, chessboard, poker table, pool table, bowling, books, etc.
  • Sports – hockey, football, golf, snowboarding, fishing, etc. 
  • Team Sports – the groom’s favorite teams
  • Wild Animals
  • Favorite Beer or Beverage

The cake can be ordered by the bride as a surprise for her groom, by the groom himself, or by the bridal couple together.  I don’t recommend the cake is to be displayed near the wedding cake, it’s design and presence should not compete with the wedding cake. Which should always be at the top for design and placement. 

When to Serve the Groom’s Cake

It’s a personal choice when to serve the cake – at the rehearsal dinner, as an alternate dessert with the wedding cake, or as a late night dessert for the wedding party. Groom’s cakes traditionally tend to be fruit cake or chocolate cake, but that shouldn’t dictate the bride and groom’s choice.

If the cake is to be pre-boxed and taken home by the guests as favors, then there are several creative ways to display it. The slices can be individually boxed and arranged to look like a tiered cake on a cake stand. Alternatively, a couple could order individual petit four cakes in place of one full-sized cake. These petits fours can then be boxed for the guests, and could boast the couple’s monogram.

A groom’s cake is not mandatory at a wedding, but it does add a special and memorable touch.

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