So the wedding date is coming up and it’s your job to put together an evening of fun to celebrate your beautiful friends upcoming wedding! So being the helpful friend that I am I have put together a list of 6 fun and unique Edmonton Stagette ideas to make your planning so much easier! These are just the starting points and if you go right to the bottom I am going to have some fun party supplies you can order in to make it even easier for you! Don’t worry this Edmonton wedding planner has got your back!
- Bridal Party Boudoir Photoshoot
If you have never done a Boudoir photoshoot yet then it is a must! Such an experience of fun, confidence, laughter and empowerment. Plus as a bridal party it makes it even more fun because you get to do it together! Enjoy getting your hair and makeup done, feeling all glam in your photoshoot and when it’s all done you will be all ready to go out and enjoy the evening with your girls.
Amazing Edmonton Boudoir Photographers – LifeDotStyle & Pretty As A Picture
Photo Courtesy of http://lifedotstyle.com/boudoir
- Pole Dancing
Another evening of empowerment and feeling like you are on top of the world is to go with the bride and the girls Pole Dancing! This is actually what I did for my stagette and we all had so much fun. I was definitely surprised at the amount of muscle these ladies have to be able to just smoothly slide down the pole without smashing their knees on the floor like I did. After the class everyone one of my 7 bridesmaids left there feeling amazing and excited for the night to come.
A few Edmonton Pole Dancing places to book with are
Embrace Pole Art & Fitness
Photo courtesy of http://embracepoleart.com
- Spa Date
Who wouldn’t love to go get pampered with the girls before a fun night out? I know I would be jumping for joy at the thought of getting a manicure and pedicure with friends while enjoying a glass of champagne! Check out Forever Young when planning your upcoming stagette!
Photo Courtesy of http://foreveryoungedmonton.com/spa-aesthetic-treatments/event-parties/
- Wine Bar
A wine tasting is a great idea to get your favourite wine loving friends together to try some new wines, snack on some delicious cheese and meat trays and enjoy the evening. I have done a wine tasting at Vines previously for a corporate event and found the evening to be really fun and a great way to try new wines.
- Escape Room
What a way to start the evening! Your whole group in a room that they must work as a team to escape from. This is also a great way to bring the whole group together especially when not everyone knows each other. A few Edmonton escape rooms to try are SmartyPantz, Thrillscape, Break Out Edmonton, Escape City & Exit Escape On Whyte
Photo Courtesy of http://edmonton.smartypantz.ca
- Scavenger Hunt
Another fun way to get the whole bridal party involved is to host a Edmonton Scavenger hunt! You can reach out to Big City Hunt to book yours and they will do all the work for you making it super easy to plan you just have to do the hunt!
Photo Courtesy of https://www.scavengerhunt.com/bachelorette/Edmonton_bachelorette_party.html
Stagette Party Supplies!
Now to make it even easier for you here is a list of some awesome stagette party supplies you might want to add to your next Edmonton Stagette!!
Hope your inspired for your upcoming Edmonton Stagette!
You Edmonton Wedding Planner – Jen Kinal from Fresh Look Event Management
Being that blush happens to be one of my favourite colours and favourite wedding colours I thought it would the perfect time to show some Blush Wedding Inspiration for you. I am going to take you from beginning to end how you can fully incorporate blush into your wedding and also subtly include it.
So let’s start! You are just engaged and ready to pick your bridal party. I love personalized gifts because they are just that much more special ands something that your bridesmaids will always appreciate. So what better gift to give them than a custom blush bridesmaid bracelet with their name engraved into it from Mignon and Mignon! Plus they will be able to wear them on their wedding day!
While you are in the blush jewelry mindset you might want to treat yourself to these stunning blush earrings from Pretty By Susan Jewelry. These earrings have the perfect romantic sparkle for your special day and bring in just that perfect hint of blush to go with your wedding theme.
Next up let’s think about stationary… This is going to be the first thing your guests sees that will give a hint of your theme and colour. Pick something that goes along with your style and the decor you are thinking you want for your wedding.
For example I am going to share with you a few different options so you can see a glimpse of what is available.
- For a very elegant wedding I would go with the shimmery blush wedding invitation that has laser cut out roses. It’s definitely an invitation that will get some ohs and ahhs over. This beautiful invitation is from Paperscape Design
- For the garden party DIYer this beautiful stationary set is the perfect thing for you! It has that beautiful garden party element, bringing the blush and a rich burgundy colour together and it is a printable so you don’t have to worry about ordering in any invitations. This way you can make changes to the PDF yourself and then print at home or your local printer. I found this beautiful stationary from Heaven And Fifth Studio.
- Another favourite way to show blush on an invitation is with the use of watercolour! I really fell in love with this design from JP Stationery because it is such a unique look and then the added photo of the happy couple just pulls the whole invite together and makes it so personal.
Blush Wedding Dresses & Bridesmaid Dresses
So we have the jewels selected and the invitations sent out… Let’s start to think about the attire! Bridesmaids are fun to be able give the colour to so I’ll share some favourites with you when it comes to blush colours and then throw in a few blush bridal ideas for those daring to push traditional white or cream.
- This bridesmaid gown from ASOS I am absolutely obsessed with! The sequin top paired with the tulle bottom would be absolutely stunning on your bridal party and make sure a incredible statement. I can just picture the bridal party photos with you right in the middle looking absolutely gorgeous on your special day!
- This next dress reminds me of a whimsical garden inspired wedding and would look just stunning for your bridal party. I found this beautiful gown from Le Chateau bridesmaid collection.
- For the beautiful bride which I assume I am speaking to, my all time favourite place to shop for gowns is Delica Bridal in Edmonton. They have my absolute favourite all time designer Hayley Paige. I’m going to share with a few of my favourite Hayley Paige images but you will have to pop into Delica Bridal to see them for yourself and try them on! BUT OMG Love them!
And finally let’s get onto the wedding theme and decor which is the part that makes me probably the most happy because I am decor obsessed. There are so many ways you can bring in blush into your wedding. From subtle touches of blush on a all white room, blush in your garden inspired wedding to full out blush wedding with hints of rich burgundy like the invitation I have shown you earlier. To really pull together a theme it helps to meet with an event planner like myself because we have so many ideas swirling in our head on how to complete your wedding ideas but for now let’s have a little fun with today’s blush inspired wedding blog post. So here are a few ideas to really get your thinking blush wedding must haves!
- Blush Flowers – one thing that I always love to see is a beautiful full floral centrepiece on the table. Flowers can be a bit pricey for a full arrangement but you have the option to use the hotels white linens available to you bring in some beautiful blush flowers and then tie it all together a blush napkin.
Photo Courtesy of https://www.stylemepretty.com
- Blush Tablecloth – If your looking to bring in a lot of blush into the room consider using blush linens for your guest tables. This really pulls the blush look through out the room and gives such elegance to your decor.
Photo Courtesy of www.brides.com
- Blush Wedding Head Table – One of my top suggestions for a blush wedding theme is to play with a rose gold sequin linen or a blush detailed linen. It looks absolute amazing for your head table and also really sets the head table apart from the guest tables because of the extra sparkle and design.
Photo Courtesy of www.modwedding.com
- Dessert Table – I really love seeing a beautiful and delicious looking dessert table that has be carefully created to match the theme but also looks like something you cannot wait to get into. This dessert table is the perfect way to treat your guests but also continue the theme going forward. Plus don’t you want a bite?
Photo Courtesy of www.greylikesbaby.com
Are you all ready for you blush wedding? I have given you a few options but of course there is so many more that can be customized to the exact look and feel of your wedding. I hope you leave here inspired and ready for your blush dreams to come true.
And as always if you want more inspiration and want to work with me I would love the opportunity to chat with you about your special day.
Happy Planning! xo Jen
Your Edmonton Wedding Planner – Fresh Look Event Management
Not everyone is going to need or want a wedding planner to help them with your wedding and that is totally ok! It can be an expense that people are not willing to part with however you should consider a few factors about why you should have a wedding planner first before you make your final decision. Wedding Planners can help you so much with your wedding, your decor, the budget (ummm you may have to spend to get a planner but you get back in budget costs!), timeline, day of service. Here is my top 12 reasons why you should hire a wedding planner.
This is really where the Wedding Planner brings the most to the table. We have done this before so we know who and where are all the best vendors and venues are, which cuts down on the amount of time you are going to spend searching for them on your own.
We can visualize your wedding theme/decor instantly giving you ideas that might be perfect for you rather than you again searching and filling up your pinterest board. Let’s be honest, if your board is full how often do you go back to those pinned photos?
The time you are going to spend planning your wedding is huge and even more so huge because for most it’s your first wedding so it’s all new and your learning. A planner saves you so much time in so many aspects that you are going to really appreciate how enjoyable the planning process is going to be.
Here’s the subject that really seems to be the big deciding factor. A good experienced planner can be expensive but they can also save you money, time and stress. We’ve worked with the best vendors and more than often they go above and beyond for our clients because the planner has built a great relationship with them that you the bride and groom get to benefit from. Some vendors also give discounts on their services to planners which we get to pass onto our clients to enjoy. So yes it will cost you money but in the long run it will pay off in so many ways.
Did someone say weddings are stressful to plan? I cannot count the number of times I have been told by the groom (once in their speech) – “I didn’t want to hire a wedding planner originally but I am so thankful we did. You were amazing, my bride enjoyed the whole planning process and she never was stressed out or overwhelmed by the wedding”.
It is our job to take the stress off of the happy couple. We have done this before, we love doing it and it’s our job. Your planner should be able to come to you with ideas, create an entire budget for your wedding that is updated through out the planning process. You should know that if you have questions you don’t have to scour the internet looking for answers but instead just send an email, call or text to your planner. We handle all the details so all you have to do is relax and enjoy!
- BE INVOLVED OR NOT
Just because you hired a planner doesn’t mean that they take over. It’s your wedding day and we are just there to help you along. If you would rather have your wedding planner handle everything then that’s our job and we will keep you up to date on the status of the planning and ask you questions as they come. If you really want to be right in there then let’s do it! It’s your day and really we are just here to do the nitty gritty stuff so you can enjoy the fun stuff!
This is such a scary one for the couple to handle so let your wedding planner take that off your list. We provide you with an accurate estimate of your wedding costs, tell you where to cut/add and give you ideas on how we can make the wedding work within your budget and desired theme/style. Having a planner take this task off your plate is huge, it keeps your budget on track, keeps the bride/groom/both from going too crazy with their wedding desires and you know where you stand. Weddings are costly so having someone experience help you tackle this is beyond worth it.
I’ve said this above but the relationship that wedding planners bring with them is so valuable. We’ve worked with these vendors on multiple weddings so we know that they provide quality work, they are on time, they never fail us in their skills and that when we recommend them we can stand behind them 100%.
- SET UP & TEAR DOWN
Hands up if you want to be setting up your wedding decor the day of your wedding? Or asking your bridal party to head to the venue after dress rehearsal to set up the room? In this virtual blog room I don’t see any hands. Why? Because you have better things do to! Like enjoying your dress rehearsal and dinner, like getting your makeup and hair down with your bridal party on your wedding day. Like partying the night away with all your bestie’s without having to worry that you need to clean up that night before you go home. Let the planner handle that for you! Nobody wants to be on clean up patrol at 1AM. The planner set it up, they know which box each item goes into, the have a team to help them and can get it done for you. Enjoy your day!
- DAY OF COORDINATION
This is the big day and there is so much to get done. Do you want to remember as much details about your day as possible or do you want to remember running around, worried that everyone is going to remember when they need to walk down the aisle, did the candles get lit at the reception, will the dj, lighting, cake and flowers make it to the reception and look good? No you don’t want to remember those details. Who would? Let your planner take care of that. Wedding Planners can catch details that need to be fixed before you even know about it, sometimes you will never know if something went wrong. They also have backup plans in the event that it rains and how they are going to convert your outdoor wedding ceremony to indoors. Your day is so busy and all you should have to worry about it enjoying it.
- THEME & INSPIRATION BOARDS
I’m a little decor and detail specific so I LOVE the theme and inspiration boards for couples. It’s a way to take the bride and grooms ideas make them all work together and give a visual on how the day is going to look from start to finish. We know what is available in Edmonton or who can make it for us. We can give you ideas you didn’t think of, add in venue specific details and really bring your vision to life.
It’s all in the details and Wedding Planners love it! We take care of the details from the decor, to stationary, to where to put the photographer at a table (this seems to be forgotten by a lot of couples), to the coordination of the ceremony to reception. It’s easy to overlook the small details but Wedding Planners know all the details that need to be taken care of even the small ones.
- TIMELINE COORDINATION
Wedding Planners create a detailed timeline that is specific to the bride and groom, the bridal party, the vendors and for themselves. This keeps everyone on time, know where and when they should be there. This also helps the venue know when to expect vendor drop offs like rentals, cake and the DJ. If by chance someone is late they can be easily contacted and if they are lost then they just need to refer to their timeline to know what the address and contact person’s details to get to where they need to be.
- LOVE YOUR PLANNING EXPERIENCE
The planning experience can be such a fun one especially if you are working with a Wedding Planner. It’s the planners job to make it enjoyable for you, we want you to love your planning experience and feel confident that your day is going to be exactly as you want it to be.
If you have any more wedding planning questions feel free to send me an email and we can chat more about your wedding day, questions and why you should hire a wedding planner! xo Jen from Fresh Look Event Management.