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Fun holiday party ideas

I just got back from the beautiful Mayan Riviera, Mexico, and I have to shift modes from vacation to holidays (sigh). At least it’s not snowing yet! It’s only the first week of December and I have my first holiday party this coming Friday for my significant other’s company shindig. It’s being held at The […]

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Hidden costs for venues

A wedding planner's wedding

I feel like I’m always on a never ending search for venues. Before it was for wedding clients and now I’m back at it for an event with the charity I work for. There are so many venues in Toronto of varying sizes, atmospheres and budgets. Many things determine what venue is right for you, […]

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Moodboard: A winter wedding

With the cold weather ensuing, I started dreaming of what a winter wonderland type of wedding might look like. It definitely doesn’t happen often and I haven’t done one yet, but how interesting it would be! Imagine sparkle, sleigh rides and hot chocolate. You’d get some really fun photos if there was a nice snowfall, […]

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Unique Chinese wedding elements, pt. 3

My last two posts have highlighted some of my favourite moments at weddings with just what the title says – unique Chinese wedding elements. Part 1 was about a friend’s wedding with their aunts and uncles opening up the reception with a choreographed dance and Part 2 featured my cousin’s wedding at her lion dance […]

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Unique Chinese wedding elements, pt. 2

Many Chinese weddings come and go but not all are memorable. This series is all about the memorable and fun Chinese elements in a wedding. In my previous post I shared about an aunties and uncles’ choreographed dance routine to open up the evening (what a great idea!) and this week I share with you […]

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Unique Chinese wedding elements, pt. 1

Wedding planner's wedding, tea ceremony - Rebecca Chan

I cannot count on my hands and feet how many Chinese weddings I have attended or planned. There have just been too many. I love my Chinese friends and clients, and I especially love my own heritage, but sometimes I wonder how much of a Chinese wedding is done out of tradition and how much […]

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Event planning blunders: Sushi at cocktail hour

They say wedding/event planners are the worst guests because they criticize everything. I’ve gone to so many events and weddings where I shake my head at the rookie mistakes I see. So I thought I’d start sharing some of these things I see, in hopes that people learn from them. Here goes my first one! […]

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Venue Coordinator VS. Wedding Day Coordinator

Do you know the difference between a venue coordinator vs. wedding day coordinator? I have been scouting out venues for a couple I am working with and I keep seeing venues that boast an “Event Coordinator on-site to help the couple”. As enticing as this sounds, the reality is that the venue coordinator is not […]

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