Summer Travel to Sandals Resorts

Summer Travel to Sandals Resorts

Summer means travel! There are so many reasons for a little getaway. Whether you are planning your romantic honeymoon, a family vacation, or just a weekend with the girls, we have you covered. We recently began working with Sandals Luxury Vacations to help you plan the most relaxing trip you could ever imagine. Make those dreams come true! Where to Travel To? Did you know Sandals has 16 locations in the Caribbean? Jamaica, Bermuda, Grenada, Antigua, Saint Lucia and Barbados house the exclusive locations to these stunning resorts. Travel to the bluest waters and most beautiful view for your ultimate getaway. What Kind of Vacation? Looking to just get some rest and relaxation, or planning to bring the family for a fun getaway? Sandals vacations are great for a trip to just get away from home. Enjoy scuba diving and other water sports. Golf, tours, and entertainment can be booked ahead of time so your family or best girlfriends can travel with peace of mind that there will be something to do every day between sessions of lounging by the pool. Weddings & Honeymoons There’s no surprise why Sandals Resorts were voted “Top All–Inclusive Resorts for Honeymoons” by BRIDES magazine. All-inclusive packages are available to create the most luxurious and worry-free experience. Enjoy the champagne chilling in your room and a variety of restaurant options for the most romantic dining. Couple’s activities and spa treatments will make your first days of marriage truly memorable.   Book...
I’m Grateful Because…

I’m Grateful Because…

This time of year has everyone buzzing with love and things to be thankful for. I’m grateful for the happiness and health of my family. I’m also grateful for my amazing business so I can help make such a big day in my client’s lives special. We want to know— what are you grateful for? Giving Thanks While we appreciate all the important things in our lives year round, this time of year is a great opportunity to point out the little things. Let your loved ones know small differences they make in your life that maybe you never get a chance to tell them. We love writing out personalized thank you cards to give out at holiday parties with a heartfelt message. Send The Love With so much distance between relatives and friends, it can be hard to let everyone know that you’re thinking of them. When all else fails, sending a message in any form is still a way to let them know you’re grateful regardless of land or sea between you. I’m grateful because around this time I get to reflect on entire year of joy and happy couples. The events and weddings I am fortunate to be a part of shine a light on so much of our lives here at Events By Deb. Thank you for being wonderful clients and allowing our creativity to make your events so special. We want to hear it! What are you grateful...
Why Selecting the Right Vendors Can Lead to Event Success or Failure!

Why Selecting the Right Vendors Can Lead to Event Success or Failure!

Every good event is a collaboration of the vendors and hours put into creating it. Each piece of the puzzle comes together to form the final product. Choosing the right team can make or break your event when it comes time to make the magic happen. How can you make sure you choose the right vendors for event success? Compare Aesthetics Look over your list of necessary vendors and put together a cohesive theme you want them all to share. This should be based on the overall theme of your event. You wouldn’t want to hire a club DJ for a baby shower, or a clown for a vintage inspired wedding. By having vendors who match your vision, you’ll be happy with the end result as a whole. Ask The Right Questions The best way to conduct a vendor interview is to be prepared to ask questions so you aren’t left wondering what to expect. What is their experience with certain situations? Do you have any specific requests you want to make sure they can fulfill? Be open and honest about your expectations so they can be candid about their ability to live up to your vision. Do Your Research Reviews matter. When customer takes the time to write up how their experience went, there was an impression that’s worth taking into consideration. Look deeper than just the star rating. With any vendor, there may be different people who represent that company such as make up teams, floral designers, and even wedding planners. Know exactly who is going to be showing up the day of and confirm their track...
Party Decor Tips – When You Don’t Know How To Decorate!

Party Decor Tips – When You Don’t Know How To Decorate!

Throwing a party is an exciting way to get creative and impress your guests! When you don’t know how to start decorating, think of these couple tips to get started! Start with colors. Choose 2-3 colors that go with your party theme. No theme? No problem! Keep it casual and go with versatile, classic options like streamers, tissue pom-poms, and hanging lanterns.  Create an ambiance with lighting and set out simple table cloths. Amp up the eatery. Choose utensils, cups, napkins, and plates that add a little extra classiness. Party stores have an amazing selection of these items that can match your color scheme or pair perfectly with a crystal-like look. Let the refreshments become decor. Put a signature beverage in a drink dispenser and let your guests serve themselves with ease. Place with a metal bucket filled with ice, bottles, and cans along side wooden cutting boards with snacks such as cheese and crackers. The visual elements of your display will add to the decor while being functional. Place a bundle of balloons and...
Bringing Blended Families Together

Bringing Blended Families Together

A wedding is a magical time where a new family is created. When there are children involved, bringing two families together may take a couple extra steps and considerations. To make sure the transition goes over smoothly, it’s important to keep the children in mind during the planning process, the big day, and what to expect after the wedding. This is an exciting time for everyone! Incorporating relationship building into your planning process will ensure the family connection will be sealed by the wedding day. Enlisting a professional and attending family counseling classes is a neutral way to discuss the present and future. During the time leading up to the wedding, offer available times for activities, meals, and mutual interests to bond over. Make sure you listen to your kids! Find out how involved they want to be. Depending on their age, they may be eager to participate or would rather sit out and observe. Let them take it in strides. Inviting your children or spouse-to-be’s children into the ceremony can be a truly special time that unites everyone. On the flip side, if they choose to sit out, make sure you follow up, especially depending on living arrangements. Ask them if they would prefer some one-on-one time before or after the wedding to talk and answer any questions. They may be uncertain of what to expect and it could hold them back, or would rather wait until the celebration is over to talk about what they are feeling. Remember, this is an exciting time for you but may be confusing for them. Opening the lines of communication is...
Summer Fun!

Summer Fun!

Summer has arrived! As we enter June and our excitement turns to vacations, family, sun and surf, what plans should you pencil into your calendar? Making the most of summer for many means catching up on reading, seeking out new opportunities, and spending time with our kids. Events By Deb is here to make some recommendations on how to optimize your summer for your social and mental nourishment! Summer months mean family trips! After a long school year your kids are going to be itching to explore a new location and release some tension. If you haven’t already booked a trip, scope out some AirBnBs within driving distance for a last minute vacation. Saving on airfare and creating a road trip style getaway allows you to take in some sights and stops along the way. Ask everyone involved to choose one stop they would like to take on the journey! Get involved! No matter your age, Summer is a great time to test out an internship or volunteer in your community. Searching for these opportunities is easy by asking around or searching one of the several great databases such as Volunteer NC. Getting connected in youth support programs, soup kitchens, sport teams, and other community improvement projects is a fulfilling way to spend some summer hours. Another way to improve is to hone in on a skill you are hoping to gain experience in and apply for a volunteer or internship position to gain connections and network. What are your plans now that school is out and summer is here? Hopefully you’ve taken some tips from our blog to...