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stryder1587 wrote:
Dec 4th, 2017 2:04 pm
Just to update this thread, thanks for all the helpful responses!
We had consultations at Ancaster Mill, Spencers at Waterfront, St George Golf and Country, Old Mill, Kortwright Centre, Arlington Estate, Willowspring Wineries, Angus Glen Golf Club, Oakview Terrace and Guild Inn.
We ultimately decided on Guild Inn because we liked the huge windows backing on to Guildwood Park (good for photos), newly renovated this year (April/May 2017), price was within our budget and within GTA.

The next step is booking photographer/videographer. Any recommendations?

For invitations, we were thinking online (e-invitations). There are some that think you can't replace the personal touch of a well design hand mailed card, while some think it's a waste of paper, costs more and people don't end up sending mail replies anyway and easier to manage RSVP's online. What do you guys think? Are there any good online invitation companies you'd recommend? There are some free ones, but some have ads in them. We want to be able to customize the response options so they can reply whether they attend ceremony only, reception only, or both, so we can keep track.

Thanks!
As Poppwl noted, it really depends on your guests. I'd say half our guest list would've preferred online communication whereas the other half were more traditional (*ahem* older) and preferred printed invitations. We didn't care much about fancy stationary so we opted to print them online using Vistaprint. Just a single invite with details, RSVPs were requested via email or phone.

If you choose to use Vistaprint, they usually have a semi-annual sale in January and July where most products are 50% off. I'd also recommend ordering at least three weeks in advance since faster delivery means higher rates.
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stryder1587 wrote:
Dec 4th, 2017 2:04 pm
Just to update this thread, thanks for all the helpful responses!
We had consultations at Ancaster Mill, Spencers at Waterfront, St George Golf and Country, Old Mill, Kortwright Centre, Arlington Estate, Willowspring Wineries, Angus Glen Golf Club, Oakview Terrace and Guild Inn.
We ultimately decided on Guild Inn because we liked the huge windows backing on to Guildwood Park (good for photos), newly renovated this year (April/May 2017), price was within our budget and within GTA.

The next step is booking photographer/videographer. Any recommendations?

For invitations, we were thinking online (e-invitations). There are some that think you can't replace the personal touch of a well design hand mailed card, while some think it's a waste of paper, costs more and people don't end up sending mail replies anyway and easier to manage RSVP's online. What do you guys think? Are there any good online invitation companies you'd recommend? There are some free ones, but some have ads in them. We want to be able to customize the response options so they can reply whether they attend ceremony only, reception only, or both, so we can keep track.

Thanks!
Majority of people don't keep invitations so a fancy one is not necessary. VISTAPRINT is probably your cheapest bet with good options for customization. Prices vary widely and it depends on your formality. An actual invitation usually indicates a more formal affair.

We got 60 invitations (cheapest option) including envelopes for $33 all in.

As for responses, we did them all online - email or website and we did not have any issues. Everyone we knew was able to email or use the internet.
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stryder1587 wrote:
Dec 4th, 2017 2:04 pm
Just to update this thread, thanks for all the helpful responses!
We had consultations at Ancaster Mill, Spencers at Waterfront, St George Golf and Country, Old Mill, Kortwright Centre, Arlington Estate, Willowspring Wineries, Angus Glen Golf Club, Oakview Terrace and Guild Inn.
We ultimately decided on Guild Inn because we liked the huge windows backing on to Guildwood Park (good for photos), newly renovated this year (April/May 2017), price was within our budget and within GTA.

The next step is booking photographer/videographer. Any recommendations?

For invitations, we were thinking online (e-invitations). There are some that think you can't replace the personal touch of a well design hand mailed card, while some think it's a waste of paper, costs more and people don't end up sending mail replies anyway and easier to manage RSVP's online. What do you guys think? Are there any good online invitation companies you'd recommend? There are some free ones, but some have ads in them. We want to be able to customize the response options so they can reply whether they attend ceremony only, reception only, or both, so we can keep track.

Thanks!
Can you share what were the quoted costs for the different venues you saw and the cost for the venue you booked? Thanks!
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Guild Inn looks like a great place. Pricing doesn't seem on the cheap side though. I am surprised because based on guest count you provided, this space seems a lot bigger than what you may need. Is this venue shared? Multiple weddings at the same time in different rooms?

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