RDT EVENTS + BEAUTY is a full-service event planning and design company, as well as one of Toronto’s top beauty experts. As masters of both beauty and design, we are innovators and trendsetters, executing your vision with unparalleled creativity and detail.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding Planners in Toronto Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Renata, from RDT Events + Beauty.
Where have you been featured?
WedLUXE, Wedding Bells, Style Me Pretty
What types of weddings do you specialize in?
Why do couples love working with you?
My love of designing combined with planning sets me apart from those who solely plan. I love to be hands-on in the design process and work collaboratively with décor and execution. I also feel my personality makes couples attracted to me – I’m down-to-earth, personable, patient and driven. I won’t stop until I get something just right to each client, and I feel my honesty makes my clients feel very secure. I also put a lot of heart into my events and I like to think you can feel it.
What do you love most about being a wedding planner?
Not only is wedding planning a creative outlet where I get to inspire people around me with the most amazing details to make their day perfect to them, but a lot of it is behind-the-scenes organization which is so mentally stimulating. You face daily challenges that when you overcome, is so fulfilling. You are also part of someone’s most important day! You get to guide people down this incredible path of possibilities to make their dream wedding become a reality. Something really special about what I do is seeing the final product come together after months of hard work– this moment from my perspective is so magical and also when the couple walks in and sees their completed event space for the first time. Their reaction and expressions to every detail and element really make all the hard work, worth it.
How did you get started?
I first entered the world of bridal in 2009 by starting with makeup artistry. I loved being involved in a woman’s most important day of her life – the energy, positivity, and love that filled the room was so infectious. Who wouldn’t want to be surrounded by that? I learned more and more about the industry as I got more experience and met tons of contacts along the way. I started planning by planning small events for friends, which led to larger events for friends of friends… And it brought me to where I am now! It was an immediate love when I began to plan.
What budget range do you cater to?
What typically happens at the beginning of the process when someone contacts you?
The first step after someone has contacted me is a complimentary consultation meeting. I like the client to meet me to get a sense of me as a person. It’s very important for the client and myself to click as it makes the process that much more enjoyable for us both.
I also them to feel confident and comfortable with who they are working with to plan this momentous day! This consultation is more of a casual conversation about their dream wedding – I like to learn about the couple and their story, and of course, wedding details: their wants, desires, likes and dislikes and of course, budgets.
Renata, we can’t thank you enough for the incredible job you did with our wedding. You brought all our visions to life, and not to mention your creativity! We had the wedding of our dreams thanks to you. When you got it, you got it… And you have it! Your style, originality, and attention to detail all shines through everything you do. I can’t say enough good things about you and how enjoyable you made the whole process for us; we had no stress and you made sure of that. You were also such a joy to deal with. We could not have asked for a better person by our side through the planning process and guiding us through the day of. Thank you Renata for making sure that the most memorable day of our lives was so perfect.
– Giordana & Shane
Renata is a creative, innovative, organized and forward-thinking individual with an amazing eye for detail and the ability to creatively take a client’s vision and bring it to life. In whatever capacity you work with her, she is supportive and organized from start to finish making your dream event into a reality.
Working with you was by far one of the best experiences in our wedding planning process, we had a clear vision of what we wanted and after our initial meeting and you got to work on adding to that vision. You truly listened to us when we conveyed the type of atmosphere that we were looking to create and with your creativity, it helped to fill in the blanks we were missing. Having you as part of our team alleviated stress both leading up to the wedding and on the day of, we knew that we were in the best hands and that you would take care of us. You ensured that we were on track with vendors, confirmed all of our services for us before the wedding, attended meetings with the florist to make sure that our vision was being brought to life, and then artfully made sure it all came together on the day of.
You are a master of your craft; you bring beauty to life for your clients and will stop at nothing to make them happy (and for us that consisted of her preparing 350 napkins with black ribbon bands and olive branches tucked in to each). You work with a smile, offers support, and is an expert in organization and beauty. We are so thankful that you were with us on this journey.
– Daniela & Cornelio
Renata, we just wanted to thank you for such a wonderful experience helping us plan such a magical wedding day. It truly was spectacular and we have you to thank for that. You’re an absolute visionary! Your kindness and patience matched with your creativity are a force to be reckoned with. We are so happy we put our trust in you because you did not disappoint. You were there every step of the way and paying attention to who we were and what we wanted for this important moment in our lives.
We were so elated seeing everything come together, it’s such a wonderful feeling to trust someone and to be able to relax knowing you’re in good hands. Everything was so beautiful and your attention to detail was present, we (and everyone else) were in awe of how gorgeous the venue looked! Modern romance is what you promised and modern romance is what we got! You really are the best in the biz! Thank you a million times over!
– Stephanie & Daniel