Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Wasaga Beach Wedding Rentals - CONTEST - WIN $1000 in wedding props + styling for your Special Day - Wedding Contest

You could WIN $10000
in wedding props + styling from 
Little Wee Prop Shop

Little Wee Prop Shop knows it's the 'Little Things' that make an event memorable.  We're a brand new vintage props shop located in Wasaga Beach, Ontario.
We offer both small and large details to ensure your photographer can capture the most stunning moments of your big day.
for details/rules on how to enter 
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inspiration, DIYs and more.



 

Monday, February 6, 2017

Wedding Coloring Book - NEW 2017 Designs - Kids Wedding Favor - Kids Wedding Coloring Pages

The 2017 
Wedding Coloring book 
Collection is here
 Stunning new designs have just been added to the Little Wee Shop.
Your littlest guests will adore these new full color front covers.  They are so precious.  The wedding couple is left for them to color but the remainder of the page is in full gorgeous color sure to be welcoming for your little guests & will add elegance of your wedding table.
Designs range from floral to rustic.  You've got to see the full collection.
 
Little Wee Shop uses hand drawn images in their books - no computer generated clip art here.  Kids will love coloring all of the little details.
 












   
There are plenty of little activities & games to keep the little ones busy too.

                                                Rustic Style
                                      Geometric/Modern Style

Friday, July 15, 2016

Wasaga Beach Wedding Rentals - Wedding Prop Rentals - Party Rentals - Wasaga Beach Rentals

Wasaga Beach Wedding Rentals

Wedding and Event Prop Rentals for Collingwood 
and the surrounding area



You've got to see our growing inventory www.LittleWeePropShop.com


 
Create that breath taking atmosphere at your wedding or event by adding just one or many vintage inspired pieces from the newest Collingwood Wedding Rental business Little Wee Prop Shop.  
We offer unique vintage props and furniture rentals for weddings, stylists, event planners photographers or the party host that wants nothing short of an amazing atmosphere.

Reserve your special day now!
Contact  
LittleWeeShop@gmail.com 
Like us on Facebook: +LittleWeePropShop 







Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Kids Tree House interior photos - Kids Play House Designs


Tree House - Interior Photos

We've completed the interior of our tree house.  See the full tree house building here.  Here is my daughter using the little cooking station.  I simply re-used my sons old tool bench.  The little wooden nails I turned into stove knobs.  She stores her little dishes under neath.

 We added a hairy chair for a reading nook in the corner.  It adds some fun texture to the space.

 Of course you have got to have a spot for a tea party.  We included a little wooden table under the window for all of her most precious guests.


 For storage we have a little coat rack for the kids aprons and a wooden crate for pillows, blankets slippers and toys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Time for a snack.

 Old bed head and foot boards used to keep them safe in the upper loft.
  View out the front window and door.  More interior photos can be found in this post here.

 
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A $3000 Dollar Wedding - How we did it

  Realistic tips to Plan a Budget Friendly Wedding

These tips will have you laughing all the way to the bank

Getting married north of the GTA in 2017?  
Check out our wedding prop + styling contest here: 

The Time of Year:
We married in the fall (September), choosing a non-summer wedding can save you money on venues, photographers, hotels and more.  There just isn't as much competition during this time of year.
Consider holding your wedding on a Sunday.  Venues and photographers are more affordable.  You can host a reception on another date or go for afternoon cocktails.
Your guests want to support you, so you may be surprised 
how flexible they  can be. 
We also chose our date to be a week following our friends wedding.  This meant we could re-use multiple items from her wedding.  Read more on this below.
Suggestions: Get on social media, see who's hosting a wedding/event in your area to see who might want to share or sell some of there decorations/flowers etc...

The Dress:
$30
I shopped for my dress after prom season.  Have you seen prom dresses lately? Oh my gosh they are stunning.  Low and behold I found my dress on a discount rack.  It was $40, I immediately ran to the change room to try it on.  It couldn't have been better, but it had a small stain at the bottom (more bartering) so at the register I showed the stain and got another $10 discount.  That's right my dress cost me $30.
Veil: 
I borrowed a girlfriends Veil (Free).
Alterations:
You don't need a bridal shop to alter a dress.  There are plenty of great local tailors.  Consider asking around in a local Facebook group for referrals. 
I took it to my local neighborhood tailor and she altered my dress around the waist and neck for $70.
Suggestions: Consider renting a dress, buying a used dress & non-wedding dresses. 

The Bouquets:
Free
I picked all local flowers for my bouquet and wrapped them in black ribbon to contrast against my dress. 
My bridal party did the same.  I think they photographed beautifully.
Suggestions: Ask a neighbor to use a few flowers from their garden,  ask a local florists for older flowers they might offer as a discount the day of your wedding or the night before.  Find venues in the area that might let you buy/have used flowers.


The Wedding Venue (Vows):
Free
This takes some research.  Non- church wedding locations can be easy to find and fairly cheap. Think Out of the Box.  Consider some of these options:
Local Parks, find a nice large tree
Local Forests
Barn
Cottage
Lake Side
Any Venue that could use some free press (Coffee shops, general store, restaurant)
Things to note: Ensure you get permission from the local town, venue, or owner before holding your ceremony and ensure they agree with you bringing chairs, props etc... And always leave the location as it was found. 
Our Location (Local Airport):
We got engaged at the airport, my Dad is an airplane artist, and I even announced the birth of our first son at the airport with a 'Welcome home Dad' sign.  So the airport was fitting.
Contacting your Vendor:
I called the airport and proposed my idea.  I suggested it would be great advertising for their location (both the hangers, runway and restaurant).  It would also add another revenue stream for them.  In exchange I would provide our wedding photos for them to use in marketing material & contact our local press to cover the event.  Cost - Free. 
I chatted with the local pilots and plenty of them were happy to fly me in for free just for the experience. 
I flew in on in an ultra-light plane including a buzz by our seated guests.  We married in front of the plane right on the runway.  A huge hit among guests & made for unique photos.
Don't be afraid to ask your friends & family if they have connections to someone who might have a cool venue option for you.  
Suggestions: Consider contacting your local news to shoot the ceremony and provide press to the vendor.  Share photos with the venue.  Think of ways it can benefit them in exchange for free or at a lower cost. 



Photographer:
50% off
I knew this would be our most expensive item, and for me it was the most important to have memories to share.  
This is were your bartering skills come into play the most.  I contacted over 15 local photographers and requested a discount from everyone.  All except 3 were willing to come up with some kind of deal.
I indicated I was having an 'out of the box' type wedding at the airport and it would be great for their portfolio.  They offered us close to 50% off with a price of $1800. 
Suggestions:  Express you're on a tight budget & what type of package they can over (less time for example).  A decent photographer can gather plenty of stunning images in a short period of time.  Offer portfolio incentives like unusual photo opportunities of a unique ceremony, unique entertainment - anything that might help a photographer build their portfolio.  Call local schools with a photography class, there are plenty of aspiring photographers with great skills.


Bridesmaid Dresses:
I kept with a traditional color pallet.  I wanted photos that would stand the test of time so we went with black & white.  I allowed my wedding party to pick their own dresses in any style so long as they were black.  
Suggestions:  Used dresses, sample sales, prom dresses, & non-wedding dresses.
Reception:
$300
I approached a local farm where they sell corn and had quite a large kids area with covered domes, corn mazes and often hold school BBQs.  They had never hosted a wedding before but thought the idea was great.  I requested to set up the night before and host the event after dinner until 1am.  They were on board and supper excited again for the new revenue stream.  Their cost $400. 
~ Following our wedding they now host regular weddings at their location. 

 Food: 
$350
We catered our wedding ourselves we had 60 guests.  Our menu included plenty of salad,  bread & corn on the cob (cheapest options).  We also had access to a BBQ at our venue with friends who volunteered to cook both chicken and salmon (bulk priced from a fresh fish market).  We asked a few family members to make desserts and my bridesmaid made my cake. The cake topper was a DIY by me.  Find them here. Little Wee Shop
I consulted some 'cooking for groups' website to determine the amount we would need.  In  the end we ended up having way too much food but everyone was more then pleased with the options.


Drinks: 
$100
We bought wine for each table then had a paid bar with a friend who graciously bar tended for us.  

Flowers / Decorations:
Free / Borrowed / DIY
Remember I mentioned our wedding was a week after our friends?  Well I re-used all of her roses & flowers from her wedding the week before (I kept them in my fridge for a week).  I took these stunning roses that I cut down & gently pruned for all of my center pieces along with her little vases.
We also borrowed all of their lights that made for a great atmosphere.

I made my own table numbers & ring pillow from wood slices.  These were the inspiration for my Little Wee Shop on Etsy.  You can see these tree slice ring pillows here: LittleWeeShop.

Photo Shoot Location:
Free

A few weeks before my wedding I scouted out places to shoot our wedding photos.  I happened upon an old farm with a few old buildings on the property.  I asked the owners if we could shoot our wedding photos there and they were over joyed with the idea.  Cost to us Free. They came out great.
                                    


Hair and Makeup:
$140
My hair was $140 and the girls paid for there own up do's too.  We all did our own makeup. 

Invitations / seating cards: 
$30
 I made my own and printed them at home on some nice watercolor type paper.

Tux Rentals:

$180
My husband rented his tux for $180.


TOP TIPS
Photos courtesy of kostelphoto.com
Venue: roundsranch.com



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