Frequently Asked Questions
POPUP WEDDINGS OR AS WE LIKE TO CALL THEM MICRO WEDDINGS IS A RELATIVELY NEW TREND, THEY’RE GAINING IN POPULARITY WORLDWIDE, AS PEOPLE CONTINUE TO EVOLVE IN THEIR CHOICE OF CEREMONY AND RECEPTION.
WHAT IS A POP-UP WEDDING?
People are looking to celebrate their nuptials in a meaningful way without the endless to-do lists that often accompany traditional weddings. A pop-up wedding is where a beautiful but temporary venue is created and hosts several couples to exchange their vows in a short and intimate ceremony. Pop-up weddings are about making it as easy as possible and, because more the one couple, will be marrying in the same venue (at different times, of course), the costs are shared, making it a smart and affordable option.
WHAT’S A VOGUE & ROGUE POP-UP WEDDING?
We are the only pop-up wedding service in and around the St. Lawrence 1000 Islands, in Ontario Canada. Vogue & Rogue has created several stylish and exceptional wedding packages in keeping with the season’s latest trends, that takes place in the most exclusive and unique venues the St. Lawrence 1000 Islands has to offer.
IS A POP-UP WEDDING THE SAME AS ELOPING?
Yes and no. An elopement focuses on just the two of you, and if that’s what you desire, pop-ups fit the bill perfectly. But if you still want to share the moment with your nearest and dearest you absolutely can – just on a smaller scale in terms of guest numbers, on average we usually see 10 guests.
HOW LONG DOES A POP-UP WEDDING GO FOR?
It varies depending on the location, but our couples enjoy a 1.5 hr and that’s plenty of time, since the ceremony itself only takes about 20- 30 minutes, including signing all of the paperwork. Leaving plenty of time for photos.
WILL OTHER WEDDINGS TAKE PLACE AT THE SAME TIME AS MINE?
We will host multiple celebrations throughout the day but never at the same time. We book our ceremonies 2 hours apart dedicating 1.5 hours for your ceremony, so you never overlap with another couple. Your ceremony is private, and will be a stress-free wedding ceremony of your dreams at a fraction of the cost, simply by sharing the big-ticket expenses – namely venue rental, decor, floral and photography!
CAN I STILL HAVE A RECEPTION?
Of course you can. In fact, it’s a lovely idea to have the wedding just with your family and closest friends and then head somewhere like a restaurant for a celebratory lunch or dinner with the rest of your social circle. Other suggestions include a beach picnic, a high tea or a champagne brunch or pub crawl. At the end of the day, a pop-up wedding incorporates all the best bits of a more traditional ceremony. It has the company of your very nearest and dearest and the chance to look your partner in the eye and say ‘I do’. The main advantage is that it’s stress-free and budget accessible. It’s about creating a beautiful foundation for the next chapter in your lives.
CAN THE SERVICE BE CUSTOMIZED AT ALL?
There is the opportunity for personalization -- your attire, the bouquet, and the music that plays before and after the ceremony and during the signing of the documents. So, if you’ve always wanted to walk down the aisle to Shania Twain, Green Day or Kylie Minogue, you can. Because the idea is to bring costs down by sharing the day, elements such as décor and styling remain the same, with a focus on neutral tones and beautiful touches in keeping with your chosen venue style.
CAN YOU STILL MAKE A GRAND ENTRANCE TO A VOGUE & ROGUE POP UP WEDDING?
Absolutely. You can still send the groom ahead as per normal and then walk down towards the ceremony, with or without attendants, as your processional song plays. There’s also scope for a bit more personalization. We encourage people to let us know what they’re after and then we try to find a way to fit it into their ceremony and their budget.
CAN WE GET MARRIED ON A DATE THAT IS NOT LISTED ON YOUR WEBSITE?
Anything is possible with Vogue & Rogue Weddings. Let’s chat and get creative.
IS THERE A LIMIT TO HOW MANY QUESTS WE CAN HAVE ATTEND?
On average, we see 10 guests for our weddings but can accommodate up to 24 guests. Keeping our wedding ceremonies small and intimate allows us to keep our pricing within a reasonable range. If your thinking about entertaining more guests, we’d be happy to discuss options.
WHAT KIND OF OFFICIANT IS PROVIDED?
We have taken care of arranging and securing your wedding officiant for you. As our trusted partner, David Price of Priceless Celebrations –is registered in the province of Ontario as a Licensed Wedding Officiant. David encourages and supports couples to choose their own ceremony content that is a reflection of your love and commitment to each other, not a particular religion. Check out his informative website for more information – www.pricelesscelebrations.com
CAN WE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO PROVIDE OUR OWN OFFICIANT OR CLERGY?
ARE ANY LEGAL REQUIREMENTS INVOLVED?
● You apply for a marriage license that you provide in advance to your wedding officiant.
● The officiant who performs your marriage will send you a complete and signed marriage license to service Ontario.
● The complete and signed marriage license is then registered with service Ontario. This is called a solemnization of marriage. You can order a marriage certificate about 6-8 weeks after the signed marriage license is sent off.
SO, IT’S DEFINITELY LEGAL?
Yes, 100 percent.
CAN PEOPLE BRING IN THEIR OWN PHOTOGRAPHER?
We have partnered with an award-winning photographer who will provide you with 5 edited photographs and also the option to buy extra images directly from Stephanie of Live & Breathe Photography. A professional photoshoot is part of the package, so there is no opportunity to bring a photographer to the wedding. But, it’s important to remember that lower costs don’t mean lesser expertise or value for money.
IT IS OK TO BRING CONFETTI, OR ALCOHOL TO CELEBRATE AT THE VENUE?
No as many venues are subject to council regulations with regards to littering and alcohol consumption. Perhaps in the future though.