The amazing team at the Royal Canadian Military Institute put together such a wonderful evening for us. We were absolutely spoiled rotten! The food, the drinks, the decor and the hospitality were out of this world.
*A special thank you to WPIC alumni, Kathryn Eley who is the Operations and Communications Director at RCMI*
We were greeted by Jovie ofPinya Letters who wrote out our name tags in beautiful calligraphy.
The Guitar Guys wowed us with their musical magic throughout the cocktail hour in the Library. It is always a pleasure hearing this talented trio.
The food was incredible! It was never ending and so delicious! Charcuterie, paella, grilled cheese sandwiches, lamb, pork, etc. Dairy-free, gluten-free and vegetarian and vegan were all available as well.
The strolling magic of Spencer Scurr left us wanting more.
Portraits on White provided a wonderful photo booth. I know a few of us went back a few times, LOL! (No names mentioned, right Krystyna?)
The fabulous Cassandra (Office Manager) and Cristalyne (Admin) for WPIC Inc.
After we had time to mix and mingle, we were shown all around the venue’s wedding locations. Your couple can have their ceremony onsite, cocktails, reception and the couples closest friends or family can stay over in one of the nine hotel suites. Of course, the couple can stay, too.
“Each of our nine rooms feature elegantly crafted pieces of Canadian made Bogdon and Gross furniture, sumptuous, bedding, ample closet space, a private bar area with refrigerator, modern facilities, and spa quality amenities.” -RCMI
Sash & Bustle provided the beautiful wedding and bridesmaid gowns as well as the custom robe.
Patricia’s Cake Creations provided the gorgeous cakes and cupcakes that were on display in the Dining Room for our WPIC Learning Event.
We worked really hard to put together an amazing group of panelists and questions for each of them that were relevant and dare we say, controversial.
WPIC co-founders, Tracey and Danielle were so excited to start off the learning portion with a HUGE announcement. WPIC will be offering a Wedding and Event Design Certification Course! The 1st class will begin on June 8th and run for five weeks. The amazing Paras Mehta will be the instructor.
Our panel consisted of top wedding pros from various backgrounds in Toronto. They were brought in to represent wedding professionals that we as wedding planners work with on a regular basis.
The point of this event was to have a better understanding of what each others roles are, and why each team member is so important to the our couples’ wedding day.
Professionalism and a positive attitude are required by all of the wedding team.
Egos and misunderstandings need to take a backseat for the benefit of the wedding festivities.
The biggest takeaway of the evening was that communication is so very important between all of the wedding professionals involved.
Some of the questions were as follows:
*The venue told my couple they don’t need a wedding planner, because they already have an onsite planner. How can I tactfully address this situation?
*The DJ wants to have access to the open bar, how can I ensure that my client’s wedding is not ruined?
*I am a DJ/Florist/Decorator/Venue Coordinator. Why does the wedding planner think she/he controls the entire event?
*The Invitation Designer is charging a lot of $ and the parents of the Bride are freaking out and want to buy from Etsy. How can I explain to them why it costs what it does?
*I was just told that when weddings are involved, the price triples. How do we explain to our clients and their families why things cost the way they do for weddings?