Frequently Asked Questions
You will have at least 30 minutes for your reception, where you can cut your cake, eat, drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages – dependent on the venue) and celebrate. If you have any special touches you’d like to add, e.g first dance, speeches etc – let us know!
On that note, if you don’t want to run out of time for a photo session, please be mindful of the estimated time allocation. With photo sessions, keep in mind that coordinating a group of people can be time-consuming and can cut into your time.
To us here at Evented, we relate it to pop-up shops. We come in (pop-up), set everything up, open the doors to all of our lovely couples and soon after, disappear leaving little trace that we were ever there. Pop-up weddings are small, time conscious but beautiful events that above all else, focus on the love between you and your partner.
The average price tag for a traditional wedding in Alberta is $25,000, that can be a big sum to take on for many. When it comes to celebrating your love, you and your partner deserve something special and stress-free for your wedding day, regardless of your budget. That is where Evented comes in, we create an intimate wedding for you without the big overhead or stress. It is perfect for tying the knot or renewing your vows! You get to be spending your day with your nearest and dearest all without breaking the bank.
Yes, the wedding party will be included in your guests count. They can be standing right up there beside you and your partner or watching from the front row. If you wish to have additional bouquets or boutonnieres, please let us know and we can give you a custom quote.
Don’t worry! Even 90 minutes is plenty of time to celebrate. We ensure our couples are comfortable with the pace! You will begin with guests arriving (5-10 mins), then the ceremony will begin (10-15 mins), the remainder of the time (75 – 105 minutes) is for the mini reception and photo session, where there will be delicious treats and refreshments. You can decide whether to spend more or less of your time taking posed photos. No matter what you decide, you will end up with amazing photos that will last a lifetime. After it’s over you and your hunny can continue on celebrations at any location of your choosing (we can help with any bookings).
If you would like more than 90 – 120 minutes for your wedding, additional hours can be added.
You need to bring a valid marriage license that is in good condition (not folded). If, for any reason, this is forgotten on the day, we will not be able to carry out a legally binding marriage. Unfortunately, no refund will be given if you forget to register or bring the license with you on the day. Other than that, bring your fashion flare, wedding rings, smiles and each other!
At the trial Blushed Beaute learns how makeup sits on your skin, they make skin care recommendations and together, with no time stress, they talk about your dress, your colors and your favorite looks. From there they take their time and create a look you are comfortable with, sometimes adjust it just to see if you like it. They can do that because it’s not your wedding day. They also want to know how you feel about the makeup and want to make sure there’s time to make changes (or recommend haircuts/colors/skincare changes etc).
We recommend getting your marriage license at least 30 days before your big day. Prior to being married in Alberta, you must obtain an Alberta Marriage Licence from an Alberta Registry Agent. Fees vary amongst Registry Agents. This Licence is valid for 90 days from the date of issue.
- The registry agent issues a two-part document. The top part is a Registration of Marriage and the bottom part is the Marriage Licence.
- The full document (Registration of Marriage and Marriage Licence) must be given to our marriage officiant prior to the ceremony.
- Please do not fold the marriage license, it must be in good condition.
For more information, visit Getting married in Alberta
You do not need to know the witnesses prior to the wedding so your coordinator and photographer can count. If you bring your own witnesses, they must meet the following requirements:
- The witnesses must be 18 years of age or older.
- The witnesses cannot be cognitively impaired.
- The marriage officiant keeps the marriage license portion of the form and submits the Registration of Marriage portion for registration within two days of the ceremony.
- A Marriage Statement will be prepared by our Marriage Officiant and presented to you at the end of the ceremony.
- The Registration of Marriage document is permanently archived with Alberta Vital Statistics.
- The information on the Registration of Marriage is used to create government issued marriage documents.
- You are responsible for ordering a permanent Marriage Certificate, which is the legal proof of the marriage. This application can be made at any Registry office.
For more information on how to order a marriage certificate, visit here.
Of course! Same sex marriages are 100% legal in Alberta!
Yes!! You would select the “Your own chosen Venue” package. We will create a custom quote for you depending on your desired location. If it is outside of the immediate Greater Edmonton area, we recommend booking 5-6 months in advance so that we can coordinate all of the vendors without a rush. However, if there is less than this amount of time, do not worry. Get in touch and we will do our very best to make your dreams come true.
Please note, that with destination events, the travel and accommodation costs of your Evented coordinator and any other vendors from the Edmonton area will need to be covered by you. We will always do our best to stay within your budget. Please keep in mind that if you obtain a marriage license in Alberta, you must get married in Alberta.
You can see photo examples of the above themes here.
If you have no preference, we base the flower colours and styles on the season. Colour scheme will be kept fairly neutral for Romantic and Rustic themes and brighter for Quirky themes. If you have a favourite colour or flower let us know and we will do our best to incorporate them!
You also have the option to upgrade your Bouquet and Boutonniere to include specific flowers that may be out of season or to a different material (such as handmade paper flowers, or silk bouquets). You can also upgrade to have real flower decor on your chairs, archway, or table. All of these options have custom rates.
Our officiant performs a ceremony with vows pre-written. If you would like to personalize and bring your own or include readings, we ask that you let us know during the initial consultation or at least 3 weeks prior to passing it on to our officiant to skim over and prepare.
If the venue allows music, we will have a collection of music that will be played through your 90+ minute wedding. If you have particular songs you would like to play during the ceremony, please let us know. We will have to be able to download the song, if we are unable to do so, we will ask you to supply the song.
For live music, the musician has a set they will play. If you have a particular song request, please let us know and we can see if the musician is able to include it in their set.
Whether you have your own officiant, caterer or photographer in mind we do not offer discounts in any of our services. You are more than welcome to discuss with us anything you may have in mind.
1.) We first start off with asking a few questions about your travel habits, accommodation needs, and any other details we need to know before booking your surprise trip.
2.) Once, we complete the initial assessment, we will research possible places and choose the best destination we think you both will enjoy.
3.) We tell you the total cost, and if the cost is approved, we take your passport numbers and other needed documents and book your trip.
4.) On the wedding day, before we say goodbye, we will hand you an envelope with the destination name, any instructions and an information package about your stay, location and some activities you can do. You can decide whether to leave right away or go home get ready and then leave. If requested, we can arrange transportation to the airport for you as well!
Unfortunately, we cannot change the destination if you dislike it. However, we want to make sure we pick a place that suits both your style and is a place that you haven’t gone before so we always do an initial assessment to get lots of details from you. If you are still worried, we can always provide you a list of a few places (one of which would be your actual destination) before making any bookings to give you a chance to let us know if one of those destinations is not a favourite.
When traveling unexpected things may happen, we will do our best to provide you with the contact information for local authorities as well as the direct lines to any involved service providers. If they are unable to solve the issue, we are one call or email away.