Creative yet efficient wedding planning

We plan and coordinate your wedding from helping you with the theme to coordinating the day of. Check our wedding packages below.

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Packages

We offer three convenient wedding packages (Silver, Gold, Platinum) as well can customize any package to fit your vision.

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 timeline, 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,  and discuss your location and vendor options. You are given the tools to create a realistic budget breakdown and start your timeline two-hour and 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, and ensure ceremony decor is moved to the reception location if necessary. Oversee placement of wedding favours, place cards, centrepieces, 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 busy couples 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, and ensure ceremony decor is moved to the reception location if necessary. Oversee placement of wedding favours, place cards, centrepieces, 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.

Our customers speak

Simply Elegant
4.7
Based on 103 reviews
Simply Elegant
4.9
Based on 27 reviews
Sara Lua
Sara Lua
It was wonderful to have Simply Elegant cater our family wedding.I had the pleasure of meeting Sharon and Peter who were very kind, respectful and always ready to answer any of my questions.The food was exceptional and all our guests had only excellent things to say.The staff went above and beyond! Kind to all the guests, very professional and were constantly checking in to make sure we had everything we needed.I would absolutely recommend them to my family and friends.Thank you Simply Elegant for being a part of our special day.Betty.
Jennifer Cunningham
Jennifer Cunningham
I recently contracted Simply Elegant to do the catering for my wedding and from the first step a year prior and right until the end I was completely satisfied with my service. Peter was incredibly helpful and offered so much advice and let me customize and then change my menu a few times with no problems, he even remembered me mentioning my husband had dietary restrictions and accommodated his needs without being asked. Everyone I spoke with was friendly, professional and very helpful. They day of my wedding with off without a hitch in regards to the role Simply Elegant played. They knew exactly what they were doing and I was able to enjoy my day with confidence that no issues would arise.If you're looking for catering, definitely choose Simply Elegant.
Kerri Jenkins
Kerri Jenkins
Simply Elegant catered my girlfriend's wedding last weekend - I can't say enough positive things about the 3 lovely ladies who went above and beyond helping out. They were a big help and were just absolutely phenomenal. The little extra touches went a long way. Highly recommend them.
Erika Donald
Erika Donald
Had a fantastic experience with Simply Elegant for our wedding and recommend them wholeheartedly!Peter was wonderful to deal with and had his chefs create a whole Southern-inspired buffet menu at our request - all of it was delicious! To put it in context, we'd previously tried pretty well all of the Southern restaurants in Calgary and found each of them to have some good dishes and some bad. Simply Elegant's pulled pork, mac and cheese, cornbread and creamy coleslaw were definitely tastier than anything else we tried. We also requested a pistachio cake, which was delicious, and collard greens which were a huge hit.The food was definitely a highlight of wedding, just as we'd hoped, and we keep getting tons of compliments on it. I only wish I could enjoy the whole menu again! I should mention that the service at the wedding itself was also great. We've already recommended you to friends. Thank you!!
Sheila Gair
Sheila Gair
Peter and staff's professionalism and attention to details, from start to finish, was very reassuring. Simply Elegant made the catered portion of our son's wedding absolutely worry-free and the meal was delicious. Thank you so much. I would highly recommend their services and would definitely hire them again. Cheers - Sheila
Mandy M
Mandy M
If you sincerely want to enjoy the experience of your own wedding, please hire Sharon Barwick for your own wellbeing. Believe me, I never care to write reviews online, but I know I am doing future brides a favour by telling everyone else that she is a “wedding fairy godmother.”I mean, where do I start? She is incredibly intuitive. I was shocked how she “got” my vision in an instant, and she could finesse the details seamlessly. She is hyper-organized even for my standards— and yes, that’s saying a lot. She’s also so darn honest. Even when everyone else says your lipstick looks “stunning” she can spot how you might look a little “off” and kindly help you achieve the look you know you want deep down inside. And get this, with her expertise, Sharon even saved me money while we were planning the décor and floral arrangements. Did I mention she stayed under budget?Having said all that, I ultimately I love her because she innately has a good, vibrant, and sincere energy to her. I think that is essential for every wedding. My entire family fell in love with her. That’s why I made sure her picture is part of my wedding album. I just wished I hired her when I first planned the wedding. She made this horrid planning experience fun! Yes, I said it, it was fun with Sharon!Anyway, I am so grateful she serendipitously fell into my life. Now I am paying it forward by introducing Sharon to all of you. Good luck!
Cheryl Ryan
Cheryl Ryan
My experience with Simply Elegant was outstanding. Starting with creating my vision to the day of the Wedding. I would recommend Simply Elegant in a heart beat. Everything was beautiful and I didn't have to worry about a thing on my wedding day. Everything was taken care of with so much attention to detail.
Jennifer Bird
Jennifer Bird
I had my wedding at Skyline and it was amazing. Thank you to the simply Elegant team. Thx to Sharon loved my centre pieces, thx Jade for the beautiful decor and thx Peter for the amazing food. Would recommend this venue to anyone looking for a wedding venue. Thx for making our dream wedding come to life. They were very professional, listened to my ideas and brought it to life. I absolutely loved our wedding !!!
Logan Hamblin
Logan Hamblin
We used Simply Elegant for our wedding June 2020.They did a grazing table and served a sit-down supper.The food amazing and many guests asked who we used.Peter and his staff came to our house in the country and made-due with what was provided. They left our kitchen spotless and the service was fantastic. Simply Elegant accomodated many of our changes due to Covid-19 and were wonderful to deal with. Our family will definitely use them for any future catering needs.
Amber Ward
Amber Ward
We just did a food tasting for our wedding. The food was amazing! Peter was an absolute pleasure! Very excited to have them cater our day!
Simon Francis Gabas
Simon Francis Gabas
Great food!
Leanne Northwood
Leanne Northwood
We ordered Christmas dinner from Simply Elegant catering and everything about the experience was great. The ordering process was easy and they were very responsive to questions. The quality of the food and presentation exceeded our expectations. We may never cook Christmas dinner again 🙂
Sandi B
Sandi B
We had the prepared turkey Christmas dinners at home from Simply Elegant.We followed the simple heating instructions ~ only 12 minutes!The presentation, ingredients and taste were absolutely perfect! We would highly recommend for an authentic, carefully prepared turkey dinnerLovely!!!Thank you so much!
Shelina Esmail
Shelina Esmail
Ordered short rib dinner for Christmas....absolutely AMAZING!!! Tried Simply Elegant for the first time and waiting to see what the next special dinners are as it was superb!! Definitly a "get again" dinner! Thank you!
David Martenson
David Martenson
Our family Christmas dinner, catered by Simply Elegant, was excellent! It was one of the best I’ve had - in terms of quality of food and creative recipes (sorry to any family members reading this who may have cooked a Christmas dinner in the past!). Our group was small but Simply Elegant was prompt in responding to our requests. I’m not one prone to writing a gushy review, but Simply Elegant deserves one! Thank you for making our dinner special.
Melody Herman
Melody Herman
We had a very small family celebration for our son’s graduation in our backyard. The meal Simply Elegant provided was superb. And I mean that. Working with them setting it up was easy! When Chef Jeremy arrived, with a completely professional preparation of food to be cooked in my kitchen, I was able to relax and enjoyed the evening. The steak - it was so tender! My son said he could have used his spoon to cut it. Highly recommend them.
Western Site Reception
Western Site Reception
Amazing food and great service !!!
Brendan Tutty
Brendan Tutty
Couldn't possibly have gone any better! Seriously amazing location, absolutely professional staff and the food was so delicious. Very accommodating management with the covid precautions. I would recommend
Ken Moghadam
Ken Moghadam
Amazing staff and wonderful food! We had the best Casino Royale party ever!
Christina F
Christina F
Simply Elegant did my sons grad. They decorated and made the meal! It was amazing! The staff was awesome and the food was equally as awesome. Love these guys and would recommend them to anyone for all their catering needs. Thank you again for making our night more memorable!!!
Cian Calvert
Cian Calvert
Just finished my “Business of Wedding and Social Event Planning” course at MRU, taught by Sharon Barwick! She is full of knowledge and such an amazing individual. Would give more stars if I could! Love love love her.
Jennifer Quaas
Jennifer Quaas
Simply a one stop Shop, simply great Service, Simply Elegant!
Laurie A. Fitzherbert
Laurie A. Fitzherbert
I called Simply one Saturday afternoon, in desperate need of a caterer for a Tuesday meeting. Peter created a menu, presented, and delivered 100% on time! I have used them two or three times since, and each time is exactly the same! Professional, prompt and perfect! I don't look for anyone else anymore. I always call SE!
Rachael Terner
Rachael Terner
Simply Elegant did a fantastic job with the florals at our gala - they were open to our outside-of-the-box ideas and make our vision a reality. They were prompt and friendly while setting up, and even picked everything up again afterwards. Thanks, Jade!
Laura Kidner
Laura Kidner
Each and every has had WONDERFUL food and service. So good there were few leftovers....
Michelle Crone
Michelle Crone
Excellent service for a small gathering. Showed up on time and catered to our needs. Staff was able to go with the flow when needed - food was excellent and house was left spotless. Can't thank you enough - such a great experience.
Peter Stauffer
Peter Stauffer
Great Job! thank you for your support on our project. Your services were exactly as advertised. I will certainly be using you on our next project in February.
Hospice Calgary
Hospice Calgary
Simply Elegant has been our ‘go to’ caterer for the past seven years. Whether serving a BBQ lunch to a crowd of 600+ or an intimate Board function, they have customized their menus and service to meet our exact needs. Hospice Calgary wholeheartedly commends Simply Elegant as a caterer of choice.
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Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

Is a 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 documents you are agreeing to for your wedding services including payment schedules.

Resources

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