#TipfulTuesday: Keeping A Fresh Face On Your Wedding Day

Summer in Texas…need we say more? We went straight to one of our favorite makeup artists, Jennifer Trotter with Lip Service Makeup, to get the inside scoop on how she keeps our brides faces looking fresh and melt-proof while beating the heat! Here are her 5 must haves for any bride or bridesmaid to keep in their clutch for the wedding day.

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Waterproof brow gel – Necessary when temps rise…you don’t want to accidentally wipe off your perfect arches! Apply Makeup Forever’s Aquabrow in short, hair-like strokes with a small angled brush for the most natural effect that won’t budge in the heat.

Satin lipstick in a summery shade – When it’s really hot and your skin already has a natural flush, a shiny gloss can make you look…sweaty. Try a satin formula instead…they’re creamy, long-lasting, but not too heavy or shiny…perfect for any bride. A pink/coral shade like Mac’s “The Fashion Flock” is perfect for warm weather months!

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Refreshing Setting Spray – Don’t skip setting spray! This final step will lock everything into place and help it last all night long. Try a liberal misting of Urban Decay’s “All-Nighter” to set your look and control oil.

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Blotting is Key – With a full face of makeup and rising temps, an oily T-zone can be a problem. Instead of adding powder on top, which can look cakey….blot excess oil with blotting sheets. Press Clean and Clear sheets lightly onto skin…they’ll pick up the oil, without disturbing your makeup underneath. (If you haven’t used these before…trust me, they’re a game changer!)

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In case of smudging….stash a Q-tip or two in your bridal bag. Not only are they great at absorbing a few happy tears, they’re the easiest and most precise way to fix any mascara or eyeliner if it should run a bit. They’re smaller and more effective than a tissue!

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Jennifer Trotter In Action

Of course last but certainly not least is to definitely have a professional makeup artist on hand to run the show when it comes to getting your face dolled up! It doesn’t hurt to have them booked for additional hours incase you have an outdoor ceremony or are taking pictures outside so they are able to do last minute touch ups!

Special thanks to Jennifer Trotter with Lip Service Makeup for bring us this Tipful Tuesday!

Jennifer Trotter | 972-345-0655 | Email: lipservicemakeup@gmail.com

Tell us about your summer wedding and what makeup items you know you can’t leave out of your clutch to stay refreshed! Follow us on Facebook @SarabethEvents or Instagram @SarabethEvents.

XOXO,

Sarabeth Events

#TipfulTuesday: Cutting Down Your Wedding Guest List

When planning a wedding your guest list is one of the first places you need to start. In order to pick a venue you need to be sure your guest size fits. Guest list can get out of hand real quick depending how big your family is or depending how close you are to your coworkers. When making your guest list here are some people to rethink before putting them on the list

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Photo Credit: Mariel & Joey

  1. If you come from a large family with extended cousins you sometimes feel like you need to invite them all but with children that might be your entire list. Truly you need to invite only your immediate family, this includes your aunts, uncles, and first cousins. When it comes to second and third cousins that depends how close you are to them.
  2. Co-workers, of course you see most of these people on a daily basis but who do you really communicate with while at work? If you see this co-worker outside of work then they should certainly be on the list.
  3. Who gets a plus one, do not feel like every single person needs to have a plus one. If the best man usually has a new girlfriend every other month than it is best to just invite him. Think about your wedding pictures and who you want to see looking back at them years to come.
  4. Families with children, this is certainly up to the bride & groom if they want to invite children. An easy way to get away from this is to address the invitation to just the parents or state it will be an adult reception on the invitation. Of course you may want your niece & nephew there because they are your flower girl & ring bearer that does not mean you have to extend the invite to all other families with children.
  5. Parents guest list; give both sides the same amount of guest they can invite but go through the list with them. Sometimes you might have the same person already on your list as well.
  6. Childhood friends; if you have not seen or talked to them besides social media over the past two years then you can exclude them from the list. Although if their parents are invited due to being our your parents list then they will need to be included.
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You can also create a A & B list; the A list would include all your close family & friends people you would be so sad not to see on the biggest day of your life. The B list would be for example the co-workers you see every day but do not necessary have the closest relationship with. When sending out your invitations send the A list first and a couple weeks earlier than normal. Once you get some of the responses as a “no” you can start to send the B list.

We hope these suggestions help you when creating your wedding guest list. Tell us all about your wedding guest list, did you have problems cutting it down? Follow us on Facebook @SarabethEvents or Instagram @SarabethEvents.

XOXO,

Sarabeth Events

#TipfulTuesday: Tips For Your Wedding Day!

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Photo Credit: Brant Smith Photography

It’s the morning of your wedding and you’re gearing up to walk down the aisle!! Of course before you do, here are a few tips to start off your day!

  • Don’t skip breakfast! It’s so easy to want to jump into your wedding itinerary, but make sure you take a moment to take care of your appetite! And that goes for lunch too!
  • Stay comfy! Wear something easy that can be easily removed once it’s time to put the dress on. We love a simple robe and flats!!
  • Put your phone away! Give it a good charge and assign it to one of your bridesmaids.
    Your wedding day only happens once so actually be in the moment!!
  • Spend time with family! Make sure to share some extra special time with your parents and thank them for getting you here to this day! Include your mom when getting ready and share a first look moment with your dad!
  • Write a love note! Take a moment to send some love to your hubby to be. Whether it’s a card, a love letter or a simple post it, share in your excitement for when you will finally see each other later on!
  • Sing going to the chapel with your bridesmaids or watch “Father of the Bride” while getting ready!
  • And finally take a moment to reflect! You have worked so hard in all the preparations to make this day what it is. Don’t fret over the details (that’s what a planner is for wink wink) now and take it in as you make your way to the alter!

Tell us how you plan to start your wedding Day! Follow us on Instagram @SarabethEvents or Facebook @SarabethEvents.

XOXO,

Sarabeth Events

#TipfulTuesday: Rain or Shine

When planning a spring wedding you are imagining this beautiful outdoor garden with colorful flowers surrounding you am I right? Although this sounds like the perfect setting for your nuptials you have to think about the weather. Hear in Texas April showers have begun and can put a damper on your wedding day. So what is the back up plan?

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Photo Credit: Michelle Lindsell Photography

When selecting your venue you need to ask what the back up plan is for bad weather. Will it hold all your guest, some botanical gardens only have a small arbor for your guest to go under and it may not cover everyone.

If you need to rent a tent, know what the additional cost is going to be ahead of time. Find out when you have to make the final call to order it. Also you may need to think about heat or air conditioning for that tent. If there is no option at your venue for an indoor space, find a back up space. Call local churches or hotels to see if they have the space available.

Pictures, if you are planning to take formal photos outside you will need to figure out a new space. Ask your photographer to scout out some areas, maybe in the hotel you are getting ready at. If you don’t mind getting a little wet, get some large umbrellas and go for it. Just remember to have your hair & makeup artist to stick around a little longer for touch ups.

Guest traveling in the rain; will they have to walk far outdoors to get to the ceremony or reception? If so maybe think about valet or arrange a shuttle bus to pick them up at their hotel. Plan to have extra umbrellas to help get your guest in and out of their transportation.

How will you let your guest know about the back up plan? If you are deciding to use the back up plan of a new location a couple of days before the wedding pick up phone and start calling, also post on your wedding website. If you are just using a different space within the same property just put up sign directing guest.

No matter what don’t let the rain damper you day! It has been said by many cultures that rain on the wedding day is lucky. So have fun and smile, be adventures and take some photos in the rain with your sweetie. If its rain or shine the only thing that matters is you will be a Mrs. at the end of the day!

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We hope this helps you with creating a back up plan for your wedding day. Tell us all about your bad weather stories or about your back up plan. Follow us on Facebook @SarabethEvents or Instagram @Sarabeth Events.

XOXO,

Sarabeth Events