#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

#TipfulTuesday: Pantone Color of 2017

We are so excited for the Pantone color of 2017! “Greenery” is a symbolic of new beginnings. With every marriage starts a new beginning in the couples life’s.  This is a color that can easily be incorporated into just about any wedding. We got to play with this year’s pantone color at the PWG luncheon at The Ashton Depot this past month. Check out how we incorporated “Greenery” into our color palette! 

Photo Credit: Tracy Autem Photography 

Simple touches by adding the pantone color in with the napkin and water glasses.

What better way to add it in than your flowers!

You can even add the “Greenery” pantone color into your menu.

 

Are you planning to incorporate Greenery into your wedding this year? Tell us all about how, follow us on Facebook @SarabethEvents or Instagram @SarabethEvents.

XOXO,

Sarabeth Events

#TipfulTuesday: Who Pays For What?

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Today’s #TipfulTuesday we wanted to touch base on a subject we get asked about a ton when planning a wedding. “Who pays for what?” Traditionally the bride’s family is responsible for the bulk cost of the entire wedding. While the groom & his family take care of the rehearsal dinner, honeymoon, and the brides rings. Keeping with traditions when it comes to who pays for what we have a few etiquette guidelines for you!

Bride + Family:

  • Ceremony & reception venue
  • Food & beverage (grooms family sometimes pays for the bar)
  • Wedding gown + accessories
  • Services of wedding planner
  • Stationary (Save the date + invitations + thank you cards + programs + menu cards)
  • Flowers + photography + videography + entertainment + transportation
  • Guest Favors
  • Rentals (Tables + Chairs + Linens)
  • Bridal hair & makeup
  • Bridal luncheon
  • Grooms ring + bridesmaids gifts + wedding gift for groom

Groom + Family:

  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Marriage license
  • Officiant’s fee
  • Honeymoon
  • His wedding day attire
  • Bridal bouquet & boutonnieres
  • Brides rings + groomsmen gifts + brides wedding day gift
  • Transportation for bride & grooms exit
  • Wedding night hotel room

Bridal Party:

  • Wedding day attire (bride & grooms sometimes pay for this)
  • Wedding shower
  • Bachelor & bachelorette parties
  • Hair + makeup (brides sometimes pay for this)
  • Hotel room if needed

Now in days things have changed a bit, couples are getting married later in life when they are both financially stable enough to pay for the wedding on their own. Both bride’s & groom’s parents are contributing more evenly as well.

We would love to hear from you! Follow us on Instagram @SarabethEvents or on Facebook @Sarabethevents

XOXO,

Sarabeth Events

#TipfulTuesday: Late Night Sweet Treats!

Today’s #TipfulTuesday we would like to give a shout out to FunkyTown Donuts. A fun and new trend at weddings are tasty and creative donuts!  There are so many mouthwatering flavors to choose from or you can even order ones to match your wedding colors.

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Photo Credit: Jeremy Gilliam

You can offer them as a late night snack. Or add some boxes or bags and let your guests take them as a favor.

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Photo Credit: Lightly Photography

Instead of a cake for the groom (or bride) have a donut bar or tower!

Whichever way you choose to add donuts to your wedding, your guests will sure be excited to have a delicious treat to enjoy! Check out FunkyTown Donuts at their new location: 1000 8th Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76104

For special orders contact: Brandon@funkytowndonuts.com | 817-862-9750

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XOXO,

Sarabeth Events