I went with Quality Entertainment and HATED them.. completely mess my whole reception up! My cake I loved!!! Kakes by Judy she is in Kanata She was great to deal with and the cake was so yummy!!!!!! highly suggest her!! Good luck and congrats! p.s. If you don't have a photographer yet , check out blacklambphotography Linda is fantastic!
For cake we went with the Ottawa Cake Lady. The cake was gorgeous and delicious and she is very reasonably priced. She is in Barrhaven. I would highly recommend her.
The Ottawa Cake Lady
For the DJ we had PM Event Services. Pat the owner is wonderful to deal with and you get a very personalized service. You get to meet with the DJ and you can upload all your must play and do not play lists as well as dedication songs to their website. It's the way to go in my opinion. There is nothing worse then having a DJ that won't play what you want and you also want to meet them ahead of time. We had a meeting with the owner and the DJ before hand.
PM Event Services
Tel. (613) 296-6222
Fax. (613) 822-9518
We had a wedding planner that was just amazing and she recommended the best vendors to us. We went with everyone she recommended. If you need a planner I can give you the details.
I am in need of a planner, just started so really need recommendations on everything! lol Also what price range am I looking at for one?
Your cake looked amazing!
All information is much appreciated!
Thank you for the information, so much to know and so much to do!
Kakes by Judy Wanted to give the email... Mine was four tiers ( the biggest possible) and was $350 !
You are very welcome. Well for a planner you can't go wrong with Lynn Lee of Weddings Unveiled.
She is amazing! I don't know what we would have done without her. As for the cost it depends on the level of service you want. She has many options including "day of planning only" or planning for the entire event.
We were able to relax on the day of our wedding and totally enjoy ourselves and all our guests. If there were any problems we certainly were not aware of them as she handled them all.
I also can recommend a great photographer and flower shop. Photolux did our pictures and they are one of the best in the city. Anthony was a lot of fun and he doesn't just do the typical pictures. We have so many great shots it's hard to choose our favourites. And for flowers we went with Flowers Talk and Elizabeth was so good. She gets really involved and helps you to choose the perfect flowers for your day. She's very creative. And for stationary I cannot say enough about TAGZ.
I like Quality Entertainment for DJ, I think what you need to do is be very specific about the type of crowd, age group and music you like so they can pair you with the appropriate DJ.
I went with TJ's Cake Design, Julie Ann Johnston. http://www.tjscakedesign.com/
She was really reasonably priced (I had cupcakes) and the cake was awesome. My girlfriend used her for her wedding too, her cake is the 4 layer offest tier pink and brown mosaic cake picture on the website.
Thank you so much!
Kathy again, thank you, I have written all info. down and will start the phone calls tomorrow!
I went with TJ Cake design too!! I loved Her! She was great to work with and really put my mind at ease because I felt she cared about my cake. She was the best price I found! She worked within my budget to create exactly what I wanted for what I could afford!!!
I called and booked a meeting with Pat, he is great, but not cheap! lol
Tell me that he is worth evey penny?! lol
I read your post and you say that you are just starting out. For a photographer, consider XPhotography. They are a small family business. We did our family reunion with them and have booked them for our wedding. Their prices are excellent. Here is their website: www.xphotography.ca
Good Luck, wedding planning is hard.
I definitely think he's worth it! When are you meeting? He also did a slideshow for us to show at the reception and he did a great job. I went to the wedding show in Jan. last year at the Westin and I was not impressed with the DJ's that were there. And there are very few where you actually get to meet with the DJ in advance. From what our planner told us the two best in the city are Quality and PM Event. We didn't go with Quality as you couldn't meet with the DJ in advance. Let me know how you make out. Hope you like him!
Again with Quality (I hate to bring this up again) but I had planned out type of music personality of DJ we wanted and that he was going to be our MC not a problem to it all they said on the phone in numerous conversations. At the wedding they played a majority of techno music, when we said no techno or hiphop till later in the night, he told one of my guest that " he knows music because he worked at clubs" to which she responded " It's a wedding! Not a club" he told us at the wedding that he wasn't going to be MC, we ordered a wedding wheel that was never used. Anyways, on that note, I have to agree with Kathy, make sure you can meet with the DJ first! A wedding reception is most of the money put into the wedding, the DJ can make or break all that work :)
How is you planning going so far?!
I am so glad we went with PM after hearing your experience Nicole. We made the right decision. The DJ was great and he played things we requested and he was very good with the guests. There were some kids at our wedding and he was great with them and played music they liked too. I have no complaints.
Thanx Girls for all the info.
Planning so far is going ok, but so much to-do... We met witha photographer went very well! we have another meeting before we make a decision.
So far all I have is a venue and a date! lol
I have a meeting lined up with PM as Kathy suggested he sounds great over the phone so hopefully we will have that booked this week.
I am thinking of getting a coordinator but again they are not cheap, I have a consultation lined up for this week as well, so I will see what prices she can offer.
The next battle will be the dress, and the cake, I an going to call The Cake lady as I have seen many great reviews...
Thank you for the info. the more the better! ;)
We used Quality Entertainment, and loved them. We had an absolute blast at our wedding, and are very thankful to them for it. They were alot of fun.
For our cake, we went completely custom. It wasn't cheap, but well worth it. "The Girl With The Most Cake."
www.thegirlwiththemostcake.com They are absolutely stunning cakes, and they are very talented!
Anyone know of a dance company to teach a funky first dance? I was at the wedding show this weekend and saw one at the fashion show and I called so many dance companies and all they do is salsa and rumba and they charge a fortune for a dance routine. I don't want to do a traditional first dance I want a dancy song
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