#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: Summer Wedding Cool Down

Summer is a popular time to say “I Do” as we slowly are approaching the hotter days of the season here are some favorites of our to help keep your wedding cool!

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Sitting out in the sun can heat up real quick. Make sure you have created layout for both your ceremony and reception that provides some shade. If you’re out of luck on shade add a tent with AC options. Parasols, fans and sunglasses are also great ways to bring down the sun and can make fun wedding favors.

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Always have a beverage station ready that your guest can guzzle on! Having iced water and lemonade provided to guests prior to ceremony and throughout the evening will help keep your guests and their temps tires at bay!

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Photo Credit: Spindle Photography

Offer chilled treats!! Whether for a cocktail hour pass or a midnight snack, you can never go wrong with an ice cream truck, shaved ice or popsicle cart! Find fun new flavors and colors that will tie into your wedding for a sweet treat! We love Steel City Pops here in the DFW area.

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For those having festivities beach or pool side, take be afraid to take advantage of the water, but definitely wait until you have the go ahead from the bride! You can do a trash the dress photo. An after pool party might be exactly what you need to cool down on such a fun night!

How do you plan to cool things down this summer for your wedding? Tell us all about it, follow us on Facebook @SarabethEvents or Instagram @SarabethEvents.

XOXO,

Sarabeth Events

#TipfulTuesday: Wedding Dress Code

When planning your wedding the question of dress code comes up often. How causal do you want your guest to look and feel? We have come up with a few wedding dress code descriptions to help you when planning your wedding and help your guest on what to wear!

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Beach Destination:

Women- summer dress, light and flowy fabric, maxi length or above the knee, with sandals

Men- khaki or linen pants or shorts, button down shirt, no tie, with sandals or loafers

Casual:

Women- Sundress, long or short skirt, nice shirt, with strappy sandals or wedges

Men- khaki pants or shorts, nice jeans, casual button down shirt

 

Semiformal:

Women- a “little black dress”, cocktail dress made of chiffon or lace with heels

Men- Light or dark suit, tie, dress shoes, dress shirt

 

Cocktail:

Women- Cocktail dress, chiffon or silk fabric with heels

Men: Dark business suit, tie, dress shirt, dress shoes

Black Tie:

Women- long evening gown, cocktail dress with high heels

Men- tuxedo, formal white shirt, cuff links, black patent shoes, black bow tie

We hope this helps you and your guests on knowing what to wear to your dress code wedding! Tell us all about your wedding dress code, do you wish you would have done black tie or causal? Follow us on Facebook @SarabethEvents or Instagram @SarabethEvents.

XOXO,

Sarabeth Events