#TipfulTuesday: Keeping The Party Alive

We are always ready to have a good time at a wedding especially once the dancing portion of the evening kicks off! Our goal is to keep the entertainment going and make sure guests continue to enjoy the wedding festivities up until it’s time for the bride & groom’s send off!

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Photo Credit: F8 Studio

DJ & Band:
Of course to set the tune for the evening, having secured a professional DJ or band to keep the momentum is key! They say your entertainment can make or break your wedding and it’s so true! Make sure you chat about the dynamics of your crowd and learn how your entertainment will help keep your dance floor packed!

Props:
We love involving all weddings guests and having props is a great way to include guests who are dancing or guests who prefer to take a seat. Sunglasses, glow sticks and other lite up props are great entertainment! Add in a confetti cannon to really get your guest feet moving on the dance floor. Plus props make for fabulous pictures!

Additional Entertainment:
Surprise your guest during dinner with dancers or a mariachi band if that fits your wedding day style. Find a way to merge the two cultures & families coming together. You can have a cigar roller setup making fresh cigars for the gentlemen.

Beyond the Photo Booth:
Photo booths are awesome and now there are so many other options available for your wedding! Slow motion videos to dub smash sing alongs help create for some fun evening moments and great memories for the bride and groom to look back on!

Midnight Snacks:
After lots of dancing, what partier doesn’t love some extra treats to munch on! Late night snacks such as donuts and coffee or a fun taco bar are great to reenergize your guests to stay until the very end.

And Last End on a High Note:
Having a great last song that all your guest can sing along too is key in getting everyone on the dance floor. Don’t stop there! Make sure to wrap up the night with an awesome send off so you can leave the rocking party that was just your wedding. Flutter Fetti or sparklers make sure great exit photos!

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Photo Credit: Jennefer Wilson Photography

Tell us what you have in store to entertain your wedding guests for the evening! Follow us on Instagram @SarabethEvents or Facebook @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

#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