Cocktail Style Reception How to plan a cocktail style reception

Cocktail Style Reception What are things you should consider for a cocktail reception?   We all love a good cocktail party, so why not make it larger scale and plan one as your wedding reception! When I talk to couples and ask them what they enjoy most about weddings, it's always cocktail hour and the [...]

February 16th, 2018|Planning Advice|

Melanie Parent Events 2017 year in review

Melanie Parent Events 2017 year in review When I started thinking about what to write for Melanie Parent Events 2017 year in review I had a few highlights in my head of how 2017 shaped up for my business. But when I sat down and really looked at all that happened I was blown away [...]

January 8th, 2018|Inspiration, Planning Advice|

Basic Invite high quality wedding day stationery

Basic Invite high quality wedding day stationery In the wedding industry I have the opportunity to work with some amazingly talented stationery designers and calligraphers. But I can admit going fully custom and having a full stationery suite designed just for you can be expensive. So I searched the internet and found Basic Invite, the [...]

September 23rd, 2017|Planning Advice|

how to manage the A and B wedding guest list

How to manage the A and B wedding guest list   Oh, the guest list! Drafting a wedding guest list is one of the hardest parts of planning a wedding. Where do you draw the line with everyone's families, extended families, friends and co-workers? You definitely don't want to go broke by trying to please everyone. [...]

September 6th, 2017|Planning Advice|

Emergency Kit What does your planner carry?

Emergency Kit What does your planner carry? At Melanie Parent Events we believe there are some wedding day essentials no bride (or wedding party) should be without on the big day. Although we sincerely hope you don't have to use our Emergency Kit, we always have it handy. You just never know what might happen [...]

July 18th, 2017|Planning Advice|

How to choose your Winnipeg wedding venue

How to choose your Winnipeg wedding venue When we meet with Full Planning couples for the first time after their engagement, our first task is choosing a wedding day venue. But that is always easier said than done. There are many things to look at when choosing your Winnipeg wedding venue. Today we're going to cover [...]

March 12th, 2017|Inspiration, Planning Advice|

white wedding inspiration

White wedding inspiration With a little snow on the ground I though it would be appropriate to have an all white wedding inspiration post! From start to finish an all white wedding is rare. Everyone always incorporates an accent colour, or determines that white is only meant for the bride. Although we are all for [...]

December 12th, 2016|Inspiration, Planning Advice|

Choosing your bridal party

How to choose your Bridal Party photo by: Cameron Elizabeth  Choosing your bridal party can be an easy decision for some and a daunting task for others. So we decided to put together a short post of things you should consider when choosing your bridal party. Intimate group vs. entourage: Do you want to 2 [...]

November 20th, 2016|Planning Advice|

Venue Coordinator vs. Wedding planner

Venue Coordinator vs. Wedding Planner When planning your wedding it's extremely important you understand the difference between a  Venue Coordinator vs. Wedding Planner. As a planner I see clients misconstrue the role of the Venue Coordinator (also referred to as: Event Manger, or in house planner ) far too often. Although we compliment each other [...]

October 26th, 2016|Inspiration, Planning Advice|

Why hire a wedding planner? part two

Why Hire a Wedding Planner: Part Two Picture by Whitney Diane Photography   Let me tell YOU a few reasons why it's worth working with a professional! We have so much information to share to with you we decided to make this into a two part blog post! See the first 5 reason to hire a [...]

August 16th, 2016|Planning Advice|