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

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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! 

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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: 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! 

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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: 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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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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  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