#TipfulTuesday: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

PSA: Mother’s day is this Sunday, May 14th (friendly reminder and you’re welcome). We love all mothers – because we know that it’s a really hard job sometimes. We wanted to compile a list of some “awwww” worthy gifts for Mother’s Day or Mother of the Bride or Groom.

1. Charm bracelet. Customize it with momentous dates you’ve shared together.

2. Minted Heart Collage. Pull together some childhood photos and make a heart shaped collage. Pulls at the heart strings…

3. “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe it to my Mother” Abraham Lincoln quote. Search for this saying and find it in dozens of way to gift to your mom.

4. Picture frames. Include various childhood photos and gift a blank one to fill with a wedding day photo.

5. Gift-of-the-month-club. We love these style gifts because it’s something new every event. Trust me – she’ll love it.

6. Personal time. Plan a whole day with your mom. Visit the spa, have lunch together and go to art museums. Time is the most valuable gift your mom can receive and it’s probably the only gift she wants.

We hope this helps you with picking out the perfect gift for your mom! Follow us on Facebook @SarabethEvents or Instagram @SarabethEvents.

XOXO,

Sarabeth Events Team

TipfulTuesday: What you need to know about a First Look!

Photo Credit: The Purple Pebble

The First Look has become a very popular moment on wedding days, where couples are taking the time to see each other before the ceremony and capture that moment when the groom finally gets to see his bride in her dress.   Here are a few tips on how to make your First Look extra special. 

Make the moment private!  Take this time for just the bride and groom to let them have their private and special moment.   You don’t want to have family members and friends making comments and trying to step in and telling you or the photographer what to do and capture.  Make the First Look a moment just for you two! 

Photo Credit: Letter A Photography

Trust your photographer to capture the moment and to get all of the best shots!   This is their job and you need to trust them to capture every moment and get all of those special shots! 

Having a First Look helps to knock out all of those photos that feel rushed and take away from the time between the ceremony and reception.  With a First Look, bridal party photos, family photos and bride and groom photos can all be complete before the ceremony even begins.  There also is more time to not have to rush and miss some of the photos you really wanted to capture! 

We hope this information helps you decide between having a First Look or not and to be prepared when the time comes! Follow us on Facebook @SarabethEvents or Instagram @SarabethEvents.

XOXO,

Sarabeth Events Team

#TipfulTuesday: Planning a Post Wedding Brunch?

Hope you have been following along with us these past two weeks about post-toast & after-glow parties. Are you still feeling like it’s too soon for the wedding weekend to end? Why not have a post wedding brunch! 

This is a perfect way to end your wedding weekend with a bang! To pull off an amazing post brunch you will want to find a location, speak with your venue first see if they have a garden area or a terrace with lots of natural light. Traditionally you will want to invite your family and wedding guests that are still in town. You can offer a come and go type of brunch where guests can drop in to say goodbye before they head home. Think stations: waffle, omelet, pancake, yogurt parfait, or breakfast tacos. Don’t forget to have a bloody mary & mimosas bar to give all those late night party goers a little hair of the dog!

Photo Credit: J Wiley Photography

Be sure to include an invite to the post wedding brunch so you can have a good guest count for food & drinks. How many post wedding brunches have you been to? None…well we are here to help! Follow us on Facebook @SarabethEvents or Instagram @SarabethEvents.

XOXO,

Sarabeth Events Team

#TipfulTuesday: What is a Post-Toast?


Trending now and hot, hot, hot! We are absolutely in love with this idea. A post-toast is a wedding welcome party for out-of-town guests but it is held immediately following the wedding rehearsal. Old etiquette stated that it was oh-so-important to invite every single soul to the rehearsal dinner but times are changing. Before marriage, research now shows that a high number of brides and grooms have relocated from their hometown for their careers. This means a rehearsal dinner can quickly grow from an intimate amount of out of town guests to your entire alma mater. The solutions for a family-filled rehearsal dinner plus making those OOT guests feel welcomed?! Look at having a post-toast.

Hosting a post-toast is easy but we highly recommend hiring a professional planner for this one (of course, we’re partial). First, find a location for a rehearsal dinner that can also be used for a larger reception after the dinner is complete. Second, make sure the venue & caterer are onboard. Most will love this idea too – you are already paying for the venue, so extend a few hours – open the bar – have some dessert stations and have fun. Our favorite post-toast tips are to make it fun and entertaining for your guests. Think: experiences and not just another dinner. Think: bands, fun unique entertainment such as a big Texas welcome, butt-sketch artists or craft bartenders. Think: rehearsal dinner inside with the post-toast outside. Want to do something fun for the wedding reception but it’s not elegant enough? Add it to the post-toast. This event can set the entire weekend off with a great start!

How many awesome welcome parties after the rehearsal dinners have you been to? None, you say. Hello – we’re here to help you achieve just that. Follow us on Facebook @SarabethEvents or Instagram @SarabethEvents.

XOXO,

Sarabeth Events Team