Pop-Up Weddings

Pop-Up Weddings

What is a Pop-Up Wedding? Similar to an elopement, the goal is for minimal cost and guests. This is perfect for the couple who wants a wedding but wants to save some dollars or travel for their wedding. Typically, with less than 20 guests, the goal is to just “show up” and have everything all set for the big day. A Pop-Up Wedding will ask only two things to be decided. What date/time would you like to get married? Be ready to choose your own wedding dress, rings, and write your vows. We will handle the rest. Your décor, florals, photographer, music, cake, and venue will be chosen for you. Next, you can choose add-ons such as hair and makeup, and guest favors. It’s like a build-your-own wedding without having to spend hours on Pinterest or scouring for...
Will He and I Ever See Eye to Eye on Planning Our Wedding?

Will He and I Ever See Eye to Eye on Planning Our Wedding?

Planning a wedding involves a lot of compromise. It can be especially challenging when you and your partner cannot seem to agree on anything! We like to sit down with our couples and find out exactly what makes their relationship tick. Similarities in taste and style are major green lights during this conversation! With so many small details, it’s easy to get caught up in wanting everything to go our way. How do you compromise? Find common ground in colors and themes. Giving yourselves concrete options to decide between will allow you to narrow down one choice you can both agree upon. Roses or peonies? Pink or yellow? Candles or florals? Write down the items you cannot seem to agree on and circle your first and second choices out of each category. Then switch papers and see what your partner has chosen. DJ or Band? Maybe your husband-to-be has a great suggestion you didn’t think of! The guest list can be another tricky spot where we see couples disagree. Give yourself a limit and stick to it. Go with an A and B list so you have a better perspective on who HAS to be invited and who you simply would like to include. If you have to narrow down the list, it will help to know who is a priority such as family and close friends. Remember why you are planning your wedding! This is about you BOTH! There are special things that brought you two together. Remember those little things that make you both light up and don’t sweat all the small details. That’s what your planner...
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...
WeddingWire 2018 Couple Choice Award

WeddingWire 2018 Couple Choice Award

We won! We are overjoyed to announce for the second year in a row we have been selected for the WeddingWire 2018 Couple Choice Award. This award comes with a great investment in Events By Deb and our clients. As we take our stride in 2018, you may recall our announcement of all the new services we are offering. Just one small part of our mission is to provide the best and most inclusive variety of event and wedding necessities. We want to be able to provide quick and reliable advice, recommendations, and in-house services to make your event go off without a hitch. What’s New: Officiant Services Uplighting Services Vacation & Honeymoon Services via Sandals Planner/Bridal Mentoring Classes Stay tuned for more information on what’s to come and don’t miss our 2018 overview blog...
Creating A Budget For Your Event | Event Planning Expert Tips

Creating A Budget For Your Event | Event Planning Expert Tips

Your first step in any event planning should be to set the budget. This will allow a much smoother process moving forward as you book vendors and make purchases. It can feel a little overwhelming at first to pin down exactly how much to spend and what to make major allowances on while laying out your vision. With a clear budget in mind, planning your event will become a much simpler task! Where to begin?  We like to stick to the main points: the who, what, where type questions. What is the type of event you are planning? How many people will be on the guest list? Where is the venue for your event? These three key points will determine the bulk of your budget. What is your event? The money needed to create an amazing birthday party is far less than a grand wedding. This may seem like an obvious answer, but take it a step further and determine what kind of event. Are you aiming for an upscale retirement party? A modern wedding? A boho-chic birthday bash? How many attendees? Your guest list total will create the logistics of catering, seating, and how much space you need. The next questions following will have a lot to do with how many people you will be accommodating. 20 people versus 200 makes a big difference on where to allot your spending. What is your venue? Securing a location should always be one of the first steps in your event planning process. Your other vendors will need to charge travel and services accordingly. Often, your venue may want to take...
Countdown To Success | Event Planner Expert Tips

Countdown To Success | Event Planner Expert Tips

As we embark on a brand new year, we all adjust our goals to fit the timeline we have set up. No matter what kind of event you are planning, having a month by month countdown with achievable milestones will keep you stress-free and in line for success. Time to break out the calendar. Whether you use a pen to paper planner or rely solely on the calendar on your phone, marking specific dates to hold yourself accountable will help you A LOT in the long run.  What date is your event? What vendors have you already booked? We just saw many engagements on our Facebook over the holidays which gives you a fresh map to success. 10-12 Months Before Event Collect inspiration images and determine the budget. This is the best time to hire an event planner to keep you on track and answer any big questions if you have never planned an event before. Organize names and addresses for your guest list. 8-10 Months Before Event Time to establish goals and objectives. Your date should be chosen. Next, research and book your venue. Our last blog went over creating a budget. In that blog we detailed the big questions such as where the event is being held, how many guests are attending, and what kind of event & theme you are envisioning. Book your florist, caterer, photographer, DJ or musicians.. 6-8 Months Before Event Book additional vendors such as hair and make up and rentals. Planning a wedding? Choose your wedding dress and cake! Create a registry. Book hotel rooms and a honeymoon. The Last 6 Months...