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Ultimate list of wedding contests 2023-2024

Ultimate list of wedding contests 2023-2024

Ultimate list of wedding contests 2023-2024. Award-winning violin and cello duo, string trio and quartet serving Canada. Love is in the air, excitement is building, and dreams of a perfect wedding day are taking shape. Weddings are not just about vows and rings; they are grand celebrations that bring together friends, family, and the couple’s nearest and dearest to witness the union of two souls. Planning a wedding can be a joyful yet daunting task, with numerous decisions to make and details to consider. However, imagine if there was a chance to win the wedding of your dreams—an opportunity to turn those aspirations into reality without breaking the bank. Enter the world of wedding contests, where lovebirds can partake in delightful competitions that offer the chance to win extraordinary prizes and create an unforgettable wedding experience.

2023-2024 and beyond

See the list below, and please note that depending on when you read this blog, some contests may have expired already. But, keep in mind many contests go from year to year, and there are always new contests to look out for!


Wedding contests have gained tremendous popularity in recent years, providing engaged couples with a platform to showcase their love stories and vie for fantastic prizes. These contests offer a unique and exciting way to engage with the wedding industry, connect with vendors, and potentially secure a host of valuable services and products that would otherwise stretch any budget. From all-inclusive destination weddings to designer wedding dresses, luxurious honeymoon getaways to lavish receptions, wedding contests have something for every couple’s vision and desires.

Share your story

Participating in a wedding contest is not only an opportunity to win fabulous prizes but also a chance to share your love story with a wider audience. Many contests require couples to submit a compelling narrative, often accompanied by photos or videos, highlighting their unique journey, personal connection, and future aspirations. These stories capture the hearts of contest organizers, judges, and the public, creating an emotional connection that sets the stage for an unforgettable wedding experience.

Sense of community

One of the most remarkable aspects of wedding contests is the sense of community they foster. Couples from various backgrounds and walks of life come together, sharing their dreams and supporting one another’s aspirations. The journey is often filled with anticipation, suspense, and camaraderie as participants cheer for fellow contestants, exchange advice, and forge lasting friendships. The unity and solidarity created through these contests extend beyond the duration of the competition, leaving a lasting impact on the couples’ lives.

Many possibilities

Whether you are a creative couple with a unique wedding theme, an adventurous duo seeking an extraordinary destination, or simply hoping to create a dream celebration beyond your wildest imagination, wedding contests offer an incredible avenue to make your dreams come true. They add an extra layer of magic to the already enchanting experience of planning a wedding, opening doors to possibilities you may have never imagined.

In this journey through the world of wedding contests, we will explore the different types of contests, the process of participating, the rewards and benefits, and the inspiring stories of real-life couples who have triumphed in these competitions. So, fasten your seatbelts and get ready to embark on an extraordinary adventure—a journey filled with love, hope, and the possibility of transforming your wedding dreams into an unforgettable reality.

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What string ensembles do you offer?

The solo violin

The smallest bowed string instrument in the violin family is the violin. It is also the quietest instrument, but that does not mean that it cannot produce a sound. Don’t forget that violin soloists regularly perform with a 50-100 piece orchestra, in a large hall seating 2000 or more people, and the solo violin can be heard over the entire orchestra, and at the very back of the concert hall. How? This comes down to the skill of the violinist, and positioning. This is why at wedding ceremonies for example we often are quite picky about the exact spot where our violinists and ensembles perform, no matter if the string ensemble is outdoors or indoors a single violinist is a great choice.

Duo d’Amore’s solo violinist is a great option for those who want live music but have a smaller budget. The solo violinist performs classical pieces, contemporary pieces, and a mix of both. Their music is perfect for wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions, and intimate dinners.

The solo cello

Like the solo violin, a solo cellist is a great option for slightly smaller wedding ceremonies and receptions. Larger than the violin, it is very resonant, and can play an equally wide range of music. Clients that hire the solo cello and solo violin for weddings and events often have a guest list of under 50, but not necessarily so.

The violin and cello duo wedding music

The violin and cello duo, or string duet, is made up of one violin player and one cello player, and is our most requested string ensemble for hire. Having both the violin, which is able to play soaring melodies, and the cello which is able to anchor and often accompany, while having an even larger sound it is no wonder that this is our most popular string ensemble. I like to imagine that the violin is like the right hand of the piano and the cello is the left had of the piano, together they can play almost anything, and that is another reason that it is our most popular ensembles.

Duo d’Amore’s violin and cello duo is a popular choice for weddings. The duo consists of a violinist and a cellist who play together, creating a beautiful, harmonious sound. The duo’s repertoire includes classical pieces, contemporary pieces, and a mix of both. Their music is perfect for wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions, and dinner parties.

What size of group/event would you recommend for a violin and cello duo string ensemble?

The short answer is we often recommend the violin and cello duo for between 50-150 guests, but when mic’s, we have performed for over 600, so it all depends. The more that we know about the type of event that you are hosting, the easier it is for us to recommend a string ensemble that will sound the best and fit with the wedding or special event that you are planning. Contact us here

The String Trio

The string trio is made up of the violin and cello, with the addition of a third filler instrument, such as a violin or viola.

What size of group/event would you recommend for a violin and cello duo string ensemble?

This larger string ensemble is suited for events with over 200 guests, and larger venues in general. With a slightly larger sound than the violin and cello duo, but not as large or rich sound as the string quartet, the string trio fits right in the middle of the string ensembles that we offer.

String quartet wedding ensembles

Our string quartet is the largest wedding ensemble that we have for hire. The string quartet has a long and rich history. It dates back to the classical period of music in the 18th century. Additionally, during this time, composers such as Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven wrote some of the most famous string quartet works. In the 19th century, the string quartet continued to be an important genre, with composers such as Schubert and Brahms producing some of their most notable works in this format. Also, during this time, the string quartet also began to be used for more private, intimate occasions such as weddings. For all of these events, timing and tempo are crucial. We would be happy to consult with you on planning any one of these.

What cities and areas do we serve?

  • Vancouver
  • Victoria
  • Banff
  • Canmore
  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
  • Winnipeg
  • Toronto/GTA
  • Peterborough
  • Saskatoon
  • Mississauga
  • Oakville
  • Burlington
  • Hamilton
  • Niagara
  • London
  • Kitchener
  • Waterloo
  • Cambridge
  • Caledon
  • Vaughan
  • Owen Sound
  • Collingwood
  • Ottawa
  • Gatineau
  • Wakefield
  • Kanata
  • North Gower
  • Montreal
  • Halifax
  • Charlottetown

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