Wedding Planning Timeline (12 months)

You’re getting married next summer. Think it’s a little early to plan your perfect wedding? Think again. Venues and caterers are already booking up. But before you charge out to book a hall, order flowers and create the ultimate in wedding menus, we suggest you sit...

Green Wedding Planning Tips

Many eco-conscious couples are opting for green weddings, reflecting their love for each other and for this beautiful blue planet we call earth. A green wedding is a statement about who you are and the values you will share as a couple. A green wedding can also add...

Winter Wedding Ideas

When it comes to planning a wedding there is a lot involved, especially when you’re planning a wedding in the winter. In this article we’ll share some of the most creative winter wedding ideas we came across. It has been rated as one of the most stressful...

Tips on Picking Your Wedding Planner

A professional can help you plan every aspect of your wedding or just certain aspects of it. Before searching for one decide how much help you are looking for. You should take your budget into consideration when making this decision because it will cost you more to...

Small Wedding Ideas

There are cases when a bride and groom decide they would like a smaller wedding that includes only their closest friends and family. While there are many reasons for this decision, the most common one is a small budget, but this does not mean they can get out of...

Named Wedding Tables

If you think plain old numbers are kind of boring, ask your wedding planner about giving your wedding tables distinctive names instead. Borrow an idea that high end hotels have been using for years. By naming their rooms after cities or presidents, they make them...

Ways to Save Money with a Wedding Planner

Wedding planning is such an exciting time, filled with love, anticipation, financial stress, endless planning, coordination, more stress… Yikes. Sadly, due to the laundry list of demands brides-to-be deal with, anxiety can leave you wanting to ditch your...

Ten Great Marriage Proposal Ideas

It’s not always easy, but it’s worth the time it takes to think of the perfect marriage proposal. We thought we’d give you a few ideas to kick start brainstorming process for this ultra romantic and memorable occasion.  Some are for women who would prefer something...

Visual Fall Wedding Ideas

Fall weddings are a lot of fun! Yes, it gets colder, yes the leaves start to fall. But it’s your special day! Does it matter when it happens? No. So, if you’re planning a fall wedding next year or looking for ideas to polish up your late fall wedding this...

Napkin Folding

We at Simply Elegant know that an important part of ensuring that your event in Calgary (or anywhere else for that matter) is a success has to do with paying special attention to the details. Those small finishing touches can make a big difference. And that’s why this...

Should I Hire a Professional Caterer for my Seasonal Party?

You have finally decided to throw that Big Holiday Bash! There are a million decisions that need to be made, and deciding whether or not to hire a professional catering service is tops on your list. View our Christmas catering options. You also have to select a date,...

Office Christmas Party Food

In this article you will learn how to plan your office Christmas party menu. At the heart of any successful office Christmas party is great food and drinks. Usually the hardest part of planning a party is what to serve. Some parties feature appetizers, some offer full...

5 Rules to Rock your Corporate Catering

Those in charge of organizing and planning lunch and breakfast catering services know that it’s tough to keep things fresh and unique time after time. However, with the company relying on you to make events run seamlessly, it’s useful to keep up with new...

Considerations for Successful Corporate Catering

From a simple deli sandwich to an executive boxed lunch; a hot breakfast to a buffet lunch for large training sessions – corporate catering requires careful planning. Understanding your guest demographics and meeting time frame will help direct the menu choices and...

Choosing Your Catering Menu by Event Type

When hiring a catering service in Calgary, it is important to understand the distinction between the various types of catering menu available. The menu that you choose has to coincide with the type of event that you need catered. Check our Christmas catering packages....

Choosing the Best Caterer for Your Event

There may be no other choice that is more influential to a successful party than that of the perfect caterer for the event. Therefore, careful research and interviewing techniques should be used before making the final selection of any professional catering services....

5 Unexpected Benefits of Office Flowers

The corporate world is continually searching for ways to engage employees and bolster productivity, many times turning to expensive measures that just don’t produce the desired results. One of the most underutilized methods for improving employee morale is beautifying...

Making the Most of your Wedding Flowers

You have just received a gorgeous bouquet of flowers! Don’t watch your hand delivered wedding flowers fade away, and look droopy and tired after only a couple of days. Fresh wedding flowers will eventually lose their bloom, but with the proper care you can keep them...

Penny Pinching Kids Party Planning

Ever wonder how you can create a great party that is fun and safe for your children for less than $60 including gas? Here’s our kids party planning tips to make your next event a blast! Considerations for age appropriate parties Invite a maximum of children to...

Halloween Decorations Ideas

Halloween – it’s not just for kids anymore! Check these Halloween decorations ideas to make this Halloween spooktacular! Scary or not, it’s that time of year when the ghosts, goblins, super-heros, and all sorts of other characters arrive on your doorstep to party or...