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Same-gender wedding planning

More than a decade ago, same-gender marriage was legalized in Canada. Since then, weddings for LGBTQ couples have become a part of the fabric of Canadian society. Same-gender weddings today are as unique as the individuals getting married. This is evidenced by the...

Corporate Christmas Cheer – How to Organize a Festive Office Party

Halloween is over, Black Friday shopping is done and now, just when you thought you could relax, Christmas is around the corner and…you’ve been selected or volunteered to organize the office Christmas party. Don’t fret – just like Christmas wrapping paper patterns,...

Graduation Event Planning

Probably one of the most significant events in anyone’s life is that of their high school graduation. The fashion, the friends, the food and the venue are all important to the graduate. It’s worth noting that more and more, people are holding year-end celebrations to...

2017 – A year for great celebrations!

What’s Red and White all over and topped with a big “Yahoo!”? Clearly it’s Canada’s 150th birthday celebration Calgary style. Simply Elegant is brimming with excitement about events that will take place in 2017. Combining the annual Calgary Stampede celebration with...

10 Party Planning Tips for 2017

As we usher in 2017, here are our Top 10 Tips to make your next party a big hit. 10. Take the time to coordinate the food, music and dress code for your party to come up with a theme that guests can talk about. Pick a couple of colors to use throughout and choose...

Collaborate with Your Event Planning Service Provider

In most areas of life, collaboration is a-must when it comes to carrying a project to a successful completion. It’s the same story when it comes to working with an event planning service provider. Ideally, the event planner you’re working with for your event will be...

Private Party Planning Tips

Private parties can be scheduled for just about any reason that people would gather to celebrate.  The most common reasons to schedule a party include milestone birthday, such as Sweet Sixteen, lodge and organized group awards ceremonies, such a Girls Scouts or...

Event Management 101

A successful event starts with strategic planning and is dependent on the ability to anticipate obstacles. Because there are always obstacles. If you are going to work with an event planning company, you need to interview them first. You want to know they’re going to...

Summer Party Planning Tips

So you’re planning to throw a summer party. And, of course, you want your summer party to be a huge success. Good news – that’s completely doable. But to throw a summer party that’s guaranteed to wow your guests and leave a lasting impression, you’ll need to get...

Party Etiquette Tips

Parties are a great opportunity to meet new people, re-connect with those you haven’t seen in a while, and generally have a good time socializing. In any type of event, whether it’s casual or formal, everyone should practice proper etiquette. To help you make a good...

Celebrating Father’s Day

Here’s a fun fact: Father’s Day dates back almost 4,000 years. The story goes that a Babylonian youth named Elmesu carved the first known Father's Day card in clay with a special message that wished his dear old dad good health and a long and happy life. We’re sure...

Event Security Tips

Event security is often an afterthought in event planning, but it should be one of the most important topics to plan out. Having an event secured from many different angles requires forethought and and proper event planning. Here are some best practices successful...

Booking Celebrity Bands

Companies sometimes wonder if it's possible to hire bands that have celebrity status for a private, corporate or charitable event. And the answer is: yes, if the price is right. The fee range is huge and, of course, the bigger the name of the band, the higher the...

Throwing a Birthday Party for Adults

Want to know how to throw a successful birthday party for adults? We can help. Whether you're throwing a birthday party for your wife, or husband, or your best friend, there’s good news: a little creativity can go a long way. And creativity is important. Who wants to...

Your Dog Deserves a Party Too

Now that we’re right in the middle of the dog days of summer, we thought it might be a fun idea to offer some suggestion on how to throw a dog party. Yes, a party for your pooch. And why not?  After all, our pets are part of the family. And more and more, people are...

10 Tips on Insurance Liability for Event Planning

In the process of planning an upcoming event, insurance can protect the decisions of an event planner and it can also protect the financial security of the clients of the stated individual. In the process of event planning, insurance is always important regardless of...

6 Event Planning Tips for Negotiations with your Suppliers

In an event planning service, an event planner needs to negotiate with several suppliers in order to make all the things perfect in the exact schedule of an event. Such individual will become more effective and reliable in this kind of business by following these tips...

6 Simple Ways to Save on Corporate Event Planning

Corporate events can help your company improve morale, disseminate important information to employees and encourage camaraderie in a relaxed setting. Although the Alberta economy is not at its peak condition, you can throw a corporate event on a budget and reap the...

Charity Event Planning Tips

Fundraising and charity events are growing in popularity in cities all over Canada. Per plate events, sales parties, and gatherings with ticket purchases whose proceeds go to a specific charity fund are making their rounds in social gatherings in both metropolitan...

Helps Your Guests Navigate Dietary Restrictions

These days it seems that everyone knows someone who is dealing with nut allergies, gluten intolerance, diabetes and even religious preferences.  Dealing with everyone’s dietary restrictions can be a headache but when you work with a professional event planners it’s as...

How to Hire an Event Planner?

This week we will be discussing what to look for in an event planner, after all they are the ones you will be working closely with throughout the duration of your event. First Impressions Some may say that first impressions are deceiving, others state that our...