The Calgary Wedding Company

Simply Elegant is a one-stop-shop for all things weddings in Calgary, Alberta. Book your venue, plan your wedding, order catering, rent decorations and buy wedding flowers dealing with a single reliable wedding company.

There are many wedding venues in Calgary and it’s a bit overwhealming to choose the right one. Simply Elegant was of great help guiding us through the process, explaining venue options and helping coordinate the venue contract.

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Wedding venues

A wedding venue is one of the first things brides think about when starting to plan their special wedding day. Simply Elegant manages weddings at Waterfront Park in Calgary and offers deals with partner wedding venues. Get your wedding venue and all related services in one place – at Simply Elegant.

Waterfront Park is the new development in the Northwest of Calgary. As a partnership between Simply Elegant and The Shriners this venue offers plenty of indoor and outdoor wedding venues. Explore your options at Waterfront Park in Calgary. Check our other partner venues at VenueConcierge.ca.

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Our wedding was a large wedding of 600 guests! I had a vision of a Parisian glamour themed wedding and was very worried a size this large of a wedding would quickly turn into a nightmare. Let me tell you, I was wrong! Enter the Wedding Fairy, Sharon Barwick and Simply Elegant owner, Robert Virda.

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Wedding planning

We’ve been planning weddings in Calgary and Area since 1996. View our weddings image gallery and request a free consultation with our in-house wedding planner.

Check our customer testimonials about our wedding planning and coordination services.

Read useful articles to help you navigate through the wedding planning process.

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Packages

Did you know that weddings can take up to 250 hours of planning?

From the moment you decide to marry to the night of your big day, there can be a multitude of details to consider.

Simply Elegant is a full wedding service company that provides catering, decorations, flowers and planning services. We even supply entertainment for anything from a harpist to an interactive DJ or band.

We have 3 packages for you to choose from depending on your budget and how much you need one of our wedding designers to plan your day.

Call us to schedule your free 1-hour wedding consultation today (403) 242-0598!

Silver

Day of wedding only. Ranges from $800 to $1,500

This is the ideal solution for the super organized couple who want to plan and execute their wedding themselves, but require some direction with time lines, preferred vendors and budget development to start them on their way. This wedding package includes:

  • Planning meeting to discuss your time line, vendors and budget
  • Rehearsal Day activities
  • Wedding Day execution of activities

Gold

Let us guide you. Ranges from $1,800 to $3,500

Perfect for the bride and groom who have the time to do all their own leg work with research, budget development, itinerary, phone calls and contracting of all vendors but require the guidance of seasoned wedding planners. This wedding package includes:

  • Initial two hour meeting to fully understand your vision, discuss your location and vendor options. You are given the tools to create a realistic budget breakdown and start your time line schedule.
  • Wedding Preparation Meetings: Five one hour scheduled meetings to answer all your pre-wedding concerns to keep you on track right up to the wedding day including follow-up emails. Venue site visit will be completed by wedding planner early in the planning stages to assess unforeseen challenges.
  • Vendor Confirmation: We are your wedding day point of contact for suppliers, can perform any vendor final payments, confirm all delivery and pick-up times the day before. We forward all vendors your wedding day schedule, location maps plus emergency contact lists.
  • Rehearsal Coordination: Two hours are included for the rehearsal. Simply Elegant ensures your wedding party understands and is comfortable with the wedding day and ceremony details. Everyone including the MC receives your wedding day schedule, location maps plus emergency contact lists.
  • Ceremony Coordination: Two Simply Elegant wedding coordinators orchestrate a seamless wedding day before and after your ceremony. Includes cueing wedding party, music, etc.
  • Reception Coordination: We coordinate the photo session, ensure ceremony decor is moved to the reception location if necessary. Oversee placement of wedding favors, place cards, centerpieces, lighting and entertainment set up. Simply Elegant is there to support all facets of this special evening. We transfer gifts and money to a predetermined, safe location once everyone is seated for the meal.
  • Wedding Day Emergency Kit: Designed to remedy wedding day emergencies range from mosquito spray to bobby pins, glo stick for entertaining the fussy flower girl to rainy day umbrellas.

Platinum

We design the day for you. Starts at $4000.

This package is meant for the busy couple who prefer to rely on the expertise of a professional wedding planner from beginning to end. Simply Elegant professionals will provide current wedding design trends into every detail of your dream wedding. This wedding package includes:

  • Full-service management from concept creation to full implementation of the wedding day itinerary.
  • We manage all the details to provide you with a stunning, seamless and stress free wedding.
  • Initial two hour meeting to fully understand your vision, discuss your location and vendor options. You are given the tools to create a realistic budget breakdown and start your time line schedule.
  • Wedding Preparation Meetings: Five one-hour scheduled meetings to answer all your pre-wedding concerns to keep you on track right up to the wedding day including follow-up emails. Venue site visit will be completed by wedding planner early in the planning stages to assess unforeseen challenges.
  • Vendor Confirmation: We are your wedding day point of contact for suppliers, can perform any vendor final payments, confirm all delivery and pick-up times the day before. We forward all vendors your wedding day schedule, location maps plus emergency contact lists.
  • Rehearsal Coordination: Two hours are included for the rehearsal. Simply Elegant ensures your wedding party understands and is comfortable with the wedding day and ceremony details. Everyone including the MC receives your wedding day schedule, location maps plus emergency contact lists.
  • Ceremony Coordination: Two Simply Elegant wedding coordinators orchestrate a seamless wedding day before and after your ceremony. Includes cueing wedding party, music, etc.
  • Reception Coordination: We coordinate the photo session, ensure ceremony decor is moved to the reception location if necessary. Oversee placement of wedding favors, place cards, centerpieces, lighting and entertainment set up. Simply Elegant is there to support all facets of this special evening. We transfer gifts and money to a predetermined, safe location once everyone is seated for the meal.
  • Wedding Day Emergency Kit: Designed to remedy wedding day emergencies range from mosquito spray to bobby pins, glo stick for entertaining the fussy flower girl to rainy day umbrellas.

Had a fantastic experience with Simply Elegant for our wedding and recommend them wholeheartedly! Two weeks later, I’m still getting texts and feedback from friends and family telling me that the food was awesome and one of the best meals they’ve ever had at an event.

Erika Donald

Wedding catering

Looking for wedding catering menu options? Check our menu packages and let us know if you’d like to customize. We have wedding reception and sit-down dinner menus available.

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We have our very own in-house herb cultivator and we try to source local food for our catering options.

Our chefs know how to make your wedding day special with mouth-watering food. Having fresh food, made from scratch in our kitchen is what makes Simply Elegant a wedding caterer of choice for many Calgary weddings.

We’re proud to be recognized by Avenue Magazine as the Runner-Up for the Best Wedding Caterer in 2021. We are also featured as one of the top wedding caterers in Calgary in 2021 by the ThreeBestRated.

Get your questions answered in our FAQ section. Read client testimonials about wedding catering. Read useful articles in our wedding resources section.

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When we walked in the hall, the transformation that your team did in preparing the tables was amazing. You made the hall look great.

Donald and Mary Beaton

Wedding decorations

With so many aspects of a wedding to coordinate, it’s easy for some details to get missed. Having a decor styling that suits your personality can take your wedding to the next level of sophistication and elegance.

Get answers to common questions we get about wedding decorations. Read our client reviews for our wedding decor projects. Learn more about our wedding decorations process in our blog. Browse our wedding decorations gallery.

Stop by our showroom to view samples and discuss your wedding decorations with our in-house experts. See for yourself why Simply Elegant makes wedding decorations Calgary brides love.

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We used Simply Elegant for our wedding bouquets, some decor and catering! We were so happy with everything! The food was AMAZING (I was glad there was left overs lol) the bouquets were stunning!! Peter and Sharon were fantastic to work with!

Jessica Smith

Wedding flowers

At Simply Elegant we have our own in-house floral designer that creates bouquetes and arrangements to suit and complement your vision.

Read some of our customer reviews of the wedding flowers we created. View the wedding flowers images from past events. Read our blog to learn more about how we design wedding flowers.

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All-in-one Calgary Wedding Company

Simply Elegant is a wedding company based in Calgary, Alberta. We bring brides peace of mind. Get your entire wedding taken care of by one team of coordinators lead by our award-winning wedding planner Sharon Barwick.

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Frequenty Asked Questions

As a wedding planning and design company we get some questions more often. Here’s a few answers to more common questions about weddings.

What is a wedding planner?

A wedding planner is a professional event planner who specializes in weddings. They coordinate and consult with the couple in selecting the venue and complete design of the wedding. Wedding planner is not a decorator nor a florist. BUT Simply Elegant can offer all of these services under one roof.

How much will my wedding planning cost?

Planning is offered on an as needed basis. You can choose to use consulting services at an hourly fee; hire a wedding planner for the day of the wedding or use full planning services to take the stress away and plan the whole wedding from start to finish.

Out of town services include a travel fee and a per diem for meals and lodging.

Is contract with a wedding planner necessary?

Contracts protect you and your vendors. Your wedding planner may help you assess vendor contracts as they are a legal document you are agreeing to for your wedding services including payment schedules.

Do you have wedding décor packages?

Our décor is as individual and unique as our couples in their selection on their venue choice, theme and colour scheme. Our design studio showroom gives you the chance to view a variety of looks so that you decide on where you want to invest your décor dollars.

How can I save money on wedding decorations?

You can do parts of the wedding yourself. Simply Elegant provides rentals of linens, chair covers, centrepieces, backdrops, etc. You can do all of the installation and take down yourself or hire our experienced decorators do it all or just the take down.

Can I provide some of the décor at my wedding?

Some clients want to use vases, ceremony gates and archways, antique prams, etc. in their ceremony. Bring in your specialty décor pieces to our design studio prior to your wedding and our staff will include the décor in the whole look.

Are wedding decorations contracts necessary?

Contracts protect you and your décor providers. Read all of the fine print in every vendor contract as it is a legal document you are agreeing to for specific services they are providing plus a payment schedule. Ensure that your rentals are not taken or damaged by guests as you are responsible for their safe keeping.

Do I need a wedding planner?

A wedding planner offers advice and insight on “what a client doesn’t know that they don’t know!” Most weddings can take up to 250 hours to plan. Book your wedding planner first as they can help you save time and often money with vendors and in negotiations.

How can I save money while working with a wedding planner?

A wedding planner saves you time and may negotiate rates on your behalf. They know the preferred venues that will be the perfect fit for your wedding. As venues get booked a year in advance, this should be the first consideration.

Next your wedding planner can assist with sourcing and booking the caterer and the church or wedding commissioner. Once these main suppliers are contracted, then they move forward with other suppliers such as the photographer, florist, decorator, entertainment, printer, etc. and can manage each of these vendors.

Do you charge for cake cutting?

No, we don’t charge a cake cutting fee, only for the rentals for plates and forks.

Do you offer tastings?

Yes, once we send you a quote and you like what you see, we can certainly sit down to discuss the details and have a tasting at the same time.

Do you charge gratuity?

No, we don’t pre-charge gratuity. We leave that to our clients’ discretion.

Do you have pricing for children’s meals?

Yes, children under 3 eat for free and children between the ages 3 and 8 get 50% off their meal.

Are the menus posted on the website customizable?

Yes, all menus are ideas and suggestions only and can easily be changed to your liking.

Do I need a florist?

Professional florists make your job easier and stress free. We take great care in handcrafting wonderful floral arrangements that match your office environment. Our florists use only the very best flowers grown by reputable growers.

How much will my flowers cost?

Your investment in flowers depends on your taste, the type of flowers, how often you require replacement flowers, etc. Flowers purchased during peak floral times like Valentine’s Day, Christmas and Mother’s Day can increase your costs by 30%.

Using flowers in season can help reduce costs although many flowers are shipped in from the USA, South America and Holland on a regular basis.

Do I need to match the flowers with my bridesmaid’s dresses?

No as it is better from a cameras point of view to accent the dresses – not blend in.

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