Monday, August 20, 2012

Weddings InStyle & Events InStyle is hiring!

Weddings InStyle & Events InStyle is looking for an Intern to assist with the upcoming 2013 Season.

Before you shoot off that resume, please review the following to make sure this is you:
  • You must understand confidentiality. We are a sounding board for our clients. Like in Las Vegas what is said and done with us, stays with us. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • You must be interested in the wedding/event industry. We prefer students studying Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Event Management and Hospitality/Tourism.
  • You must have strong communication skills.
  • You must be available to work weekends (including Friday).
  • You must be a hard worker and understand that while this job can be glamorous, on the day of the event, it’s an extremely physical gig.
  • You must be able to commit to a 3-4 month internship term. Weekday & Weekends
  • You must be well put together and presentable. We SELL style and drama we DON'T employ it! When we meet, we need to see how you would meet with our clients and vendors. So yes, we will be checking you out: your clothes, your hair, your makeup, your accessories….all of it. Do your clothes fit properly? No tight clothes, cleavage, etc please. 
  • You must have a great sense of humour and be approachable and social.
  • FINALLY, you MUST realize that this job is nothing like the Jennifer Lopez movie.  
  • Own transportation is a bonus!

Still sound like you?  Fabulous! Here are some tips on how to stand out from the rest:

Tell us a little about yourself in the email body (but not your life story).  We want to get to a feel for your personality to see if we’ll mesh with our team! Bonus points if you love bubbly!

Please do not call us to check the status of applications. 

Tasks may include, but are not limited to:
  • Coordinating with Clients & Vendors
  • Social Media & Marketing
  • Wedding Research for new local talent and trends
  • Assistance in client meetings 
  • Event Timelines
  • Vendor Liaison
  • Taste Tasting new Vendors
  • Day of Event Coordination 

Bridal/Event Experience is preferred, but not a must. If you love Pinterest, Cupcakes, Champagne and everything chic, and are a Hopeless Romantic, and have a fabulous eye for detail-please apply.

Send your resume and cover letter to
To apply, please write FALL INTERNSHIP in the subject of your email; include your resume as an attachment, and your cover letter within the body. Your cover letter should explain why you are the perfect candidate for the position. Be sure to include previous experience, what you'd like to gain from the internship and why you are passionate about this industry.

Learn more about Weddings InStyle and Events InStlye click on the highlighted links and don't forget to become a Fan on Facebook @ & - we notice the little things and the enthusiasm.

This Internship is unpaid, however school credit can be negotiated and there are plenty of other perks that come along with the job.

We are ALSO seeking an Event Manager to Run Evening/Weekend Events

Tasks may include, but are not limited to:
  • Conduct research to identify new opportunities for bringing about innovation in events
  • Discuss with clients about their specific requirements and expectations concerning the event
  • Manage and developed a strategic plan of action to ensure that the cost of the event remains under the decided budget
  • Search and negotiate suitable venue or locations if outside of our capacity as per the requirement of client and within their budgetary constraints
  • Carry out all the functions as per legal guidelines and contracts
  • Work on determining a suitable layout and theme of the event as per the requirement of the client
  • Oversee new and existing staff prior to the event so that all operations and duties were executed smoothly and as per clients guideline

Key Skills & Core Competencies:
  • Must be available to work evenings/weekends - this is a part-time position
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Enthusiastic and self motivated
  • Communication and customer handling skills
  • Ability to work in fast pace environment
  • Knowledge of budgeting and financial management
  • Have own transportation
Send your resume and cover letter to
To apply, please write EVENT COORDINATOR in the subject of your email; include your resume as an attachment, and your cover letter within the body. Your cover letter should explain why you are the perfect candidate for the position. Be sure to include previous experience, what you'd like to gain from the internship and why you are passionate about this industry.

This is a paid position. 

*Both positions must be available to interview in Ottawa.

Express your gratitude for great service by voting for Weddings InStyle


Wedding Industry Experts is a unique website that is uniting the wedding industry by recognizing vendors who excel in their fields in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

There is no Judging Panel 
- Instead of appointing an arbitrary panel of judges to pick winners, the Wedding Industry Experts Awards is a true peoples choice Awards. Anyone can vote for the vendors they love. The results will show who is the most popular choice in each category by city, state/province, country and internationally.

Over the course of the last week we have seen some of our fellow colleagues in the industry be recognized for their fabulous efforts (We supported their nominations by clicking thru on Facebook or Twitter of COURSE!) Never be so busy side eyeing everyone else's blessings that you can't see YOURS staring you in the face! We believe in CELEBRATING not HATING because there's MORE than enough fabulous to go around!
Call it the laws of attraction but today Weddings InStyle was honored with their own nomination in the category “Best Wedding Venue under 150 people”.

What we particularly LOVE about this award, is much like the Brides Choice Award that we won in 2011 & 2012 - is the fact that it is 100% driven by people JUST like you who want to honour and express gratitude for the great service they received or are receiving.

Click Here to cast your vote. Voting closes at 4pm on August 31. Just follow the link and click to vote.... Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy. Best part you don't have to leave your email address or fill out any form just click away. They use cookies and IP Address tracking to ensure only one vote per person per day is recorded. 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Your support means everything to us and inspires us to continue to do what we do InStyle!

Much Love,
Weddings InStyle team!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Engagement ring. ✔ Fiancé. ✔ Venue ????

You have found “the one” that you want to spend Happily Ever After with … now what?

It’s time to decide what kind of wedding you want. Breakfast or Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Champagne & Cake, Sips & Bites or a dinner reception.

Champagne & Cakes is probably the least expensive type of reception, and is what was once the norm for most weddings. Everyone gathering post vows for a bit of cake and a few toasts. If you go this route we suggest that you put on your invitation "Champagne & Cake to follow" so that guests will know there isn't a meal - always best to manage expectations.

If you are opting for more of an affair; here are some things to consider when selecting your perfect wedding venue.

Weddings/Events InStyle

If the ceremony and reception are in two different locations:
  • What is the distance?
  • Will there be traffic?

  • Transportation: how will people be arriving? How will you get there? Will you keep your guests waiting and if so what is your plan so to entertain your guests and start the party off right?
  • For out of town guests, are there hotels nearby?
  • What are the refund policies if any?
  • Parking
  • Restroom accessibility
  • Gratitude’s and taxes
  • Is there Bride/Groom Room so you can escape if you need to?
  • Do they offer Turn Key Services – They will decorate for you?
  • Is there an on site Wedding Planner & Day of Coordinator?
  • Do you see yourself planning the wedding day of your dreams with this person, as you will be tightly connected until the day after your wedding.
  • What near by locations are there for pictures?
  • Does the venue allow candles? 
  • Does your venue have a variety of reputable vendors that they work with and can recommend to you? Are you allowed to bring your own vendors?

  • Does the venue come with a sound system? 
  • How is the lighting? A crucial question as no one wants to celebrate in a dark room. 
  • Is the room beautiful or do you need to spend extra money covering up the walls?

  • Is there a back up plan in case of rain?
  • Do you need a permit?
  • How is the sound system? Will everyone be able to hear the ceremony/speeches?

Food and Drink
  • Do they offer a variety of Caters?
  • Can they accommodate special meals? Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian? All your favourites like midnight Poutine Bars and Sushi?
  • Can you do your own signature drinks?
  • Are there minimums you need to reach for food/drink?
  • Does the wedding venue allow you to supply your own cake/desserts?
  • Is there a Cake Cutting fee?
Just a few things to consider as you set out on your hunt for the perfect venue. 
We at Weddings InStyle wish you best of luck with your search, and with all the planning for your upcoming wedding.
Until next time!