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10 Things To Do After Getting Engaged

Congratulations! For many people, this is the time of year when at least one person you know (or yourself) has just gotten – or will get (on Valentine’s Day) – engaged. Once engaged, there are several things you need to do in order to stay organized. We’ve created this handy starting guide for you below. Enjoy! What to do after getting engaged: Tell your family! Share the amazing news with your friends and family in person or individually. There’s no need to blast it on social media just yet. Cherish the moment! Research local photographers who can take the perfect engagement photos for you. If you have a photographer friend who’s willing to help out, even better! Choose some dates you want to have your wedding on. You might have one special date in mind, but it’s always good to have a back-up in case of venues being booked, etc. Choose your wedding party. These […]

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Art Gallery of Hamilton

  Are you looking to get married in Hamilton, Ontario? One of Sound Obsession’s favourite venues in the city of Hamilton is the Art Gallery of Hamilton, located at 123 King Street West. The Art Gallery of Hamilton offers an alternative atmosphere to your traditional wedding hall with its stylish look and modern design.  Your guests will have the privilege of viewing the many works of art displayed throughout the gallery and relax in the sculpted garden with their favourite beverage in hand while you are off taking photos. Not getting married at a church? The Art Gallery of Hamilton’s sculpted garden is a perfect alternative. Your guests will enjoy the convenience and stress-free experience of not having to travel to separate venues. Located in the heart of downtown Hamilton, your out-of-town guests have many hotels to choose from. With so many things to do in Hamilton, they can even […]

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Learn to Dance!

Already have your song for your first dance? Want to “WOW” your family and friends with some smooth dance moves, and make it a dance you’ll both remember forever? Sound Obsession welcomes Denise Aversa, a professionally trained Latin Ballroom dance instructor! Denise has a real passion for dancing and studied, performed, and taught at Rafika’s Studio of Dance & Performing Arts in Mississauga. Her dance career began at a young age in ballet, where she was able to appreciate technique and learn how to use the body to achieve purposeful movements. Her classes in Latin Ballroom was a hobby that quickly turned into a passion, so she pursued her dreams of being a professional dancer and instructor.   Denise is excited to be able to bring her expertise to any wedding to entertain guests or even to help spice up a couple’s First Dance. Even if you’ve had no prior […]

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Sound Obsession Photobooth Launch

We’re so happy to announce that Sound Obsession has launched a Photobooth service! Having a fun booth and props for your guests will make your event a memorable one. Your guests will have a little souvenir to hang on to and you’ll get to see what your guests are up to while you’re busy entertaining others. We currently have five packages at different price points for you to choose from: Shaken Not Stirred (2 hours), The Sun Set (3 hours), Havin A Blast (4 hours), and For The Longest Time (5 hours). All packages include: set-up/take down one photo booth attendant unlimited photos (4×6 or 2 individual 2×6 strips) black & white or colour photos customized logo and text on prints choice of backdrop fun props downloadable images from a password-protected online gallery Photo booth features: 22″ touchscreen interface live view monitor Canon T3i DSLR professional camera professional studio lighting […]

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5 Wedding Cocktail Ideas

So you’ve seen our blog posts featuring 5 wedding appetizer recipes and 5 wedding dessert recipes, here’s one for cocktails! If you plan on having a small wedding with close friends and family, it’s easy to make personalized drinks for them. Hiring a bartender can be pricey, so have your friends and/or family members help prep these in bulk! You can make these drinks in bulk by putting them in a big jug or punch bowl and having guests serve themselves. These can also be made into non-alcoholic drinks – perfect for the kids. Here are five simple cocktail recipes that we collected for you. Enjoy! Lemonade Sparkler Rosemary-Citrus Punch Watermelon Margarita Iced Coffee Frappe with Cotton Candy Strawberry Cachaca Cocktail

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5 Wedding Dessert Recipes

Did you enjoy our recent blog post with 5 wedding appetizer recipes? Well here’s an even sweeter one: wedding desserts! Again, these desserts aren’t limited to just weddings. Try them out at your next bridal shower or other party! They’re sure to be a hit. Here are five delicious dessert recipes we gathered for you. Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs Chocolate Treasure Boxes Little Cherry Pies Chocolate Mousse Parfait Mango-Agave Sorbet We hope you enjoy these dessert recipes! Let us know if you try any of them out. We’d love to see your pics on Facebook or Twitter!

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How to Pick Your Wedding Playlist

One thing you should plan early on is your song playlist for your big day. Hiring a wedding DJ will help you immensely because s/he can offer you advice based on past experiences, especially if you have no idea what type of music to choose for each event of your day (ceremony, dinner, etc.). Start planning early. It can be really stressful if you leave your music to the last minute because you’ll probably have to cut out a lot to fit everything in. Start with what you know and narrow them down! You want a good balance of slow and fast songs that will set the mood for your guests. Let’s break it up: Pre-Ceremony As your guests enter and take their seats, you want to have a playlist that sets the tone of the evening. It’s best to include some mild music that will prepare your guest for […]

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5 Wedding Appetizer Recipes

If you’re looking to save money on hiring a chef or restaurant to serve your appetizers, you can definitely make them at home yourself! Get help from your family and friends and make it fun! We gathered five recipes for wedding appetizers for you to try out. Even if you’re not having a wedding, you consider these recipes for your next party! Saucy Asian Meatballs Purple Potatoes with Poached Quail Eggs Avocado Fries with Spicy Roast Garlic Dip Cucumber Cream Cheese Tomato Bites Grilled Eggplant with Feta Cheese, Pine Nuts, & Basil We hope you enjoy our five picks! Remember to share your photos with us on Facebook or Twitter if you make these!

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Do’s & Don’ts of Wedding Invitations

We understand that the many rules associated with wedding invitations can become overwhelming. To help you eliminate a bit of stress, we’ve put together some guidelines to help you get started on those wedding invites. DO’S DO plan enough time to assemble, address, and mail your invitations. Don’t forget to gather all of the names and addresses of everyone on your guest list. DO use the third person when writing your wedding invitation. Never use “I” or “We”. Instead, try “Mr. Bob Smith and Miss Jane Brown…”. DO try to use the correct names and titles of all guests, if possible. It is more welcoming and guests will feel more welcomed to have a personalized invite and place card at their table. DO be specific when addressing recipients on your wedding invitations. Unless you really don’t care, avoid using “and guest” or “and family”. This will avoid confusion when your […]

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