Honeymoon Destinations to Add to Your Bu...

Great Barrier Reef Visit the world’s largest coral reef system with 2,900 individual reefs, more than 900 islands that stretch over 2,300 km, and over 1,500 species of fish! Taj Mahal Located in India, this is an over-the-top tomb built by an emperor for his deceased wife. View the large 300 metre garden and the raised marble water tank in the middle with a reflecting pool that reflects the image of the mausoleum. Florence, Italy This is a city famous for its history of medieval European trade and finance (one of the wealthiest cities of the time). It’s considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. Florence is also ranked one of the top 50 fashion capitals of the world making it an important city in Italian fashion. Halong Bay, Vietnam Halong translates to “where the dragon descends into the sea”. Legend has it that […]

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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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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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Do’s & Don’ts of Wedding Invita...

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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Hiring a Wedding DJ...

A wedding DJ can make or break your special day, so be sure to hire a reputable and professional DJ to keep your guests entertained. Read review sites to make sure you have a highly recommended DJ who will make your wedding memorable. Visit the DJ’s website to learn about the packages they offer and find out how much experience they have. Sound Obsession has been servicing the Greater Toronto Area for over seven years! Meet up with your DJ to make sure you’re comfortable with the actual person. Address any concerns you may have and ask all of your questions. Get a quote and be sure to ask about any extra fees. (Overtime? Extra equipment?) Make sure you and your DJ have a written contract. If s/he won’t provide one, look elsewhere. Ask your DJ about his/her music collection. Is it updated? Create custom playlists with the DJ to […]

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2014 Wedding Trends...

Summer is fast approaching, meaning there will be a lot more weddings to attend this year. There are so many great new wedding trends this year! If you’re in the final stages of wedding planning, this blog post is for you. We decided to narrow down our five favourite ones to share with you. (image source) 1. Tired of the traditional white dress? It’s okay to go with nude, blush, and peach shades now! These are soft and romantic colours that will carry the same effect as the wedding dress, maybe even better. 2. More and more couples are requesting specific music to fit their wedding themes (movie theme, French theme, etc.). Talk to your wedding DJ to plan out your playlist! (image source) 3. Photobooths are gaining popularity, especially now that social media is on the rise. Your guests will love posing with fun props and sharing their prints […]

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5 Tips for Planning Your Own Wedding...

Planning your own wedding can be stressful, but compared to hiring a wedding planner, it can save you a lot of money. Below are five tips to help you and your partner get started. Set a budget – Before you even start looking around, you need to know how much you and your partner are willing to spend on the wedding. Having a clear budget will allow you to determine the type of food, venue, extras (and so on) you’re looking for. Make sure to set some money aside for any bumps you might encounter along the way. Create a guest list – By having your guest list earlier in your planning process, you’ll have a general idea of how to budget and how big you want your venue to be. If you don’t have enough in the budget, you’ll need to make some guest cuts. Cutting just 10 guests […]

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Always Research The DJ Company...

Choosing the right wedding DJ is a crucial element towards planning a fun and memorable wedding reception.  Ideally, everyone would like an experienced DJ that can read a crowd to get the party going! Well the good news is you can have that amazing DJ at your wedding, but you must take the time to educate yourself by doing research first. There are many different methods and criteria of seeking and choosing a Wedding DJ such as search engines like Google, word of mouth, and using the in house DJ of your reception venue, just to name a few. Before choosing your wedding DJ you must carefully consider the credibility of the person referring the DJ company and whether there is a conflict of interest. For example, most couples are not aware of the nature of relationships between wedding venues and DJ companies. Quite often the recommended in- house DJ […]

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