Reception

The Perfect Place…

…for my reception. I know I’ve already told you the place, and showed you the picture, but now I want to share the process of getting to there. It was fairly simple. We only looked at two places, and one was Mill Creek. I guess I can’t say it’s called Mill Creek

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Reception

Choose A Venue, Choose A Date

Once I said yes and made my “OMG” calls, all those stored wedding ideas started flooding in my brain. On the first call, people were asking us “When is the date?” Why do people do that? We are just telling you we got engaged! Give us a second to enjoy that first!

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Music + Entertainment

Top 10 Wedding Reception Songs

{All data recorded by Spotify} With wedding season around the corner, couples are opting for both classic love ballads and romance-filled party anthems for their wedding music choice according to data from Spotify. If you’re not familiar, Spotify is a digital music service that you can use on your computer or mobile

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Music + Entertainment

Entertainment: Band

Entertainment turned out to be the main focus for our reception. Nobody likes to go to a predictable ‘been-there, seen-that’ wedding, and I didn’t want that for our guests either. We went with a jazz-funk band instead of a DJ, and are having a few choreographed dances to keep the party going.

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Food + Beverage

Fine Dining

Catering is a huge part of any wedding, but when mixing two cultures together, food is an even bigger factor. We want all of your guests to be happy and enjoy their meal, so we will be serving Canadian food as well as Indian. There are so many options when it comes

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Music + Entertainment

DJ Better Dude

Our venue had the major benefit of a built-in sound system, with the bonus of being able to have different music in every room! Jon and I decided early on that we weren’t interested in hiring a DJ, partially because of the cost and partially because we’d been to our share of

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Food + Beverage

CAKE VS. CUPCAKES

I love baked goods.  I love cake.  I love pie.  I love cake pops.  I love cobbler.  I love cupcakes. I love pie pops.  I love most anything that falls into any other categories not mentioned. With that being said, dessert options for our wedding seemed endless, and (unlike most of my

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Food + Beverage

Budget Wedding Booze

If you’re going to have a party (which our reception will certainly be), you need to have some alcohol. But if you want alcohol, you have to pay the price. And as budget savvy brides, we don’t want to fork over the cash. So it is time to get creative. This process

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Music + Entertainment

Our Wedding Playlist

I know it is silly, but one of my favorite parts of the wedding ceremony is the choice in music. It is the perfect opportunity for the happy couple to show off their style, creativity, and share new songs with their guests. When it came time for us to put together our

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Food + Beverage

Wedding Food & Beverages

One of our priorities is to have an open bar. We want this to be a heck of a party, and I’m a strong believer that an open bar is a good start. Adam’s mum and dad have generously offered to make the wine for the party. Unlike a lot of homemade

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Music + Entertainment

Wedding Tunes

Back when we were growing up in small town Alberta, my sister, Amy & I were exposed to a great deal of non-typical music for the average small town Alberta girl through my dad’s vinyl/cassette tape collection and the independent radio my parents listened to. To this day, I thank them greatly

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Food + Beverage

Choosing Wedding Booze and Beverages

Since our caterer does not provide alcohol and we wanted to save money by purchasing our own alcohol we decided to do so during the Beverages and More (BevMo) 5 cent wine sale, woo hoo! For those on the West Coast who have a BevMo I highly suggest you take advantage of

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Food + Beverage

Affordable Wedding Catering Options

After selecting our awesome venue, we had to figure out what we were going to feed our guests and where it was going to come from. We knew that usually wedding food is around $50 and up per person but that just seemed unreasonable to us. That’s like taking all our friends

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DIY Photo Booth!

Hello my lovely BSB readers! I am back and officially a married lady! Our wedding wasn’t perfect but I couldn’t be happier with the day. We hit a few interesting snags along the way (Sewing a bridesmaid into her dress 30 minutes before the ceremony and Men’s Wearhouse giving one of our

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