The Fabuluxe Event
Monday, February 19, 2018
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Hi all...we are back after a break for a few weeks.  Wedding Season has been incredible so far this year and we are incredibly thankful for all of the amazing couples we work with each week.

Which brings us to this week's blog topic.  Why We Do What We Do.

Here are the top 5 reasons on Why We Do What We Do.

1.  We meet the most incredible people.  Not only are the couples very special, but very often we get to meet their families and parents and friends and get to known them during the planning process.  And we are so fortunate to become personal friends with our couples.  Getting to see them as they move through life and have families of their own is a true honor.

2.  We see some really cool ideas at parties.  From the decor, to the entertainment, to the way that the food is served, the amount of creativity that we see each week truly boggles the mind.

3.  We get to flex our creative and logistical muscles.  On some weddings we are all about coming up with new ways to handle the logistics of a new venue, creating a venue out of a blank space or organizing 200 people to be where we want them.  On others we get to show our creative side with design and decor elements and little surprises that make it all work together.

4.  We see people on one of the most emotional days of their lives.  And let me just say, that being allowed to be part of one of the most special and emotional days of someone's life is so beautiful.  We cry, we laugh, we are overwhelmed with emotion.  The ceremony, the parent dances, the speeches by the parents...all of those are filled with so much feeling!

5.  Our Fabuluxe Team is a family.  Creating this Fabuluxe Family and having the team we have is a blessing.  When you work with people that you truly care about, it shows in the work you do. 

There you have it...Why We Do What We Do!

Until next week...Have a Fabuluxe Day!

 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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This year we got to spend much of the Holiday Season with truly in love couples!  

Jamie and Matt were so blessed to find each other!  It was a second chance at love for them both.  The blending of their families was so beautiful to see and the emotions were on full display all day!

We hope you enjoy their day as much as we did!

 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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We have all been to weddings and events and we wonder...what the heck is wrong with some of these guests?!  So, I decided  to make a list of "Good Guest Rules."

 

Good Guest Rules

1.  Be on time - not too early and definitely not late.  We will not let you into the ceremony if the processional is still happening.   And when we do let you in, you will have to sit in the back.

2.  Do NOT take photos during the ceremony - We have had to move people out of the aisle so that the wedding party can walk down, grooms have been unable to see their brides as they walk down the aisle because of people leaning in with their phones or tablets.  Be in the moment.  It is an important ceremony...and take tons of photos at cocktails and the reception!

3.  Dress Appropriately - If the invitation says formal or black tie please wear formal or black tie.  If the invitation says resort chic or beach casual then khakis are appropriate.  Jeans are NEVER appropriate unless it is specifically stated on the invitation.

4.  Do not drink to excess - Just because there is an open bar doesn't mean you have to drink all of the alcohol...enough said.

5.  If you RSVP that you are attending, attend the event unless it is a major emergency (Like calling 911 emergency).  The couple has paid several hundred dollars for your meal, etc.   It is disrespectful to not show because you just didn't feel like it that day.

6.  If you are a female guest - Do NOT wear white.  The only time this is appropriate is if it is specifically stated by the couple that this is a black and white or all white wedding and they have noted the attire on the invitation or their website.

7.  Don't ask for a To-Go Box of your dinner - TACKY...

8.  Don't be rude to the waitstaff, or other wedding professionals.  Everyone has a job to do and wants to do it to the best of their abilities.  Sometimes, though you may have to wait a moment or two for your request to be filled.

9.  Have a great time and enjoy the celebration with the couple. 

 

After all a wedding is a celebration of two people in love making a lifetime committment to each other!  Have fun with it and make lifelong memories!

 

Photo Credit:  Shea Christine Photography

 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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So, you are moving right along with wedding planning and your photographer or planner asks:

Are you doing a first look with the couple?

Are you doing a first look with dad?

And then alarm bells go off and you think...this is one more decision I have to make...uughh!

Not to worry we are going to take you through the pros and cons of each!

 

1. Couple First Look

Pro - You get a moment to see each other privatly before the wedding

Con - You see each before the ceremony

Pro - You can get the majority of photos done prior to the ceremony - couple portraits, wedding party portraits, family portraits

Con - You will have family and lots of people around prior to the ceremony - if you want privacy probably not the way to go

Pro - It can be a truly intimate, emotional moment between the couple

Con - You do have to be ready a bit earlier

 

2. First Look with Dad or Mom

Pro - A super emotional moment between bride (usually) and her dad

Con - You will have to touch up your make up after all of the tears

Pro - It can help ease the pre-wedding jittersfor Dad

Con - It does add some extra time to the pre-wedding to-do list

 

Having any type of first look is purely a personal decision.  There is no right or wrong decision. In some faiths the couple always sees each other prior to the ceremony.  It's a discussion to have with your fiance and your family.   Then let the magic happen either way you decide.

 

photos courtesy of:  Chris Kruger Photography, Daniel Lautelaude Photography, Findling Light Photography and Sara Kauss Photography

 
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
By Fabuluxe Events
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Happy New Year Y'All!  We hope that 2018 is off to a fantastic start for you!  We are so excited about the new year and all of the wonderful new possibilities it brings!   

Bridal shows and expos are great for some brides and vendors.  They can be a great way to meet other wedding vendors for your wedding but there are reasons why not everyone participates in them.

 

1.  They cost a lot of money - most shows can cost anywhere from $750-2,500 just for the booth (not including takeaways, booth decor, printed materials and more).   Bridal shows can be super-crowded and if you are just looking to get cards and postcards so you can reach out to vendors later..great.   But as a small business we have made the decision that money could be better spent on learning opportunities for our team, creating webinars and other materials for you as the couple and other fun things.

2.  Maybe we weren't invited to that particular show.  Most venues/shows invite the vendors that fit their target couple.  Maybe we aren't the right fit for that venue or show's target demographic.  Maybe we just don't know the people involved in creating the show...and that's ok.  There are so many talented wedding professionals in our area, at all price points.

 

3.  We aren't selling a product - We are selling a service.  Many shows are geared more to the vendors that sell an actual product that you can see, feel, taste, touch.  We sell a product or as we call it - We sell Peace of Mind and Expertise in Wedding Planning.  That can be really hard to explain when you get 1-3 minutes with each of you.  And we can't fully assess your needs in such a short amount of time.  We offer FREE consultations so that we can sit down and have a meaningful conversation on the best ways we can work together!

 

Our goal with each and every couple is to create a magical, memorable wedding experience.  We want you to have "all the feels" and not miss a moment of the emotions.  We don't want you to worry about the logistics, timing and vendors.  We want you to have your day with your loved ones and family!

Happy Planning and we can't wait to meet you in 2018!

Jen and the Fabuluxe Girls (Mandi, Ashli, Lara)