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Favorite Cabo Locations

Destination weddings are becoming more and more popular, especially amongst our brides. Why? It’s simple. The beauty of the location. One issue brides run into when planning a destination wedding is searching for the location. We frequent Cabo–for work–not for play. Lol. So we’ve broken down a list of our four favorite Cabo wedding venues, in no particular order. Take a look!

Acre

Unlike most of the venues on this list, Acre is a venue, not a resort. They did, however, add in some tree house bungalows for guests to stay in. This venue is perfect for a boho, hipster kind of bride. Take a look at these amazing pictures. We’re positive you’ll love it too!

 

The Cape

If you’re a modern bride, who loves the desert, the Cape is the venue for you. If the desert and the ocean got married and had a baby, The Cape Hotel would be that baby. Don’t just take our word for it, see for yourself.

 

Grand Velas

If you’re looking for a higher-end option, the Grand Velas is your go-to. It does come at a higher price point, but it is an all-inclusive experience complete with high end culinary and top-shelf liquor only. The vibe of this venue is modern, pretty and minimalistic. Check out the photos of this beautiful venue.

 

 

 

Resort at Pedregal

This venue screams luxury and natural beauty. We’re obsessed and we know you will be too. If exclusivity is your thing, this venue is not a step-and-repeat type of venue. Just take a look for yourself.

Ladies, if you’re planning a destination wedding in Cabo, let us know in the comments which of these four venues you’d choose for your big day.

 

XOXO,

BTS

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Cabo Wedding Planner

Yes, we frequent Cabo. No, we’re not dual citizens. Yes, Cabo may be one of our top five destination wedding locations. As we recap one of our most beautiful Cabo weddings, we’re about to show you why!

As destination wedding planners, we typically work hundreds of miles away from our couples and wedding locations but have been able to master systems to make this process as smooth as possible.  

A few months ago, we had a Father of Bride contact us, who was actually a guest at one of our previous weddings and desperately needed some help getting his daughter’s wedding in order.  They originally hired a company out in Cabo to handle their wedding planning and design and faced a couple of rough obstacles, which consumed a lot of their wedding planning time.

We were more than happy to step in and assist with re-doing a few things that had already been done but didn’t meet the standards of our couple, as well as wrapping up a lot of loose ends that needed tending too. This was a lot of hard work for our team but the perfect results were worth every second of It. We were able to really get to know the bride and her family and create a wedding setting and timeline for the night that fit their needs just perfectly.  

This Cabo wedding was nothing short of amazing.  With a pink, black and white color palette, we were able to design the wedding of our bride’s dreams.  Check out the images and vendors that helped make this happen below!

Vendors:

Design and Coordination: Yours Truly (@btseventmanagement)!
Photographer: @sararichardsonphoto
Venue: @thecapehotel
Flowers: @areteflorals
Rentals: @delcaboeventdesign

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Paper Invites v. Electronic Invites

The longest battle of all time–paper vs. electronic invites. As industry professionals, we’re more than familiar with this debate. Before you get worked up, we’re here to let you know that we’re not choosing sides. We’re merely informing you of the pros and cons for both. Brace yourselves, because if you think you’re married to one over the other *pun intended*, after reading through, you may have a change of heart.

Paper Invites

Up first, paper invites. This is definitely the traditional route. With technology taking over most forms of communication, paper invites give off that more personal feel. We think people actually miss getting fun pretty announcements like a wedding invitation in the mail. Below is a list of pros we’ve gathered for using paper invites.

Pros

  • You can beautifully customize your own design.
  • They can be used as a keepsake, something you look back on every anniversary.
  • Keeping the tradition alive.

Cons  

  • The costs–it’s a pretty pricey penny to send out paper invites via mail.
    The average cost to send out invites for a guest list for 150, which is around 75 invites, is around $1350. This includes tax, design, print, and stamps.
  • Can be viewed as a waste of money when looking at the overall wedding budget because often times guests throw the invite away.
  • Not economically friendly. You know, save some paper and you’ll save some trees.

Electronic Invites

Finally, electronic invites. Will people judge your electronic invites? Sure, some may. But don’t put much value in their prejudices. We like to think we live in understanding times. At the end of the day, nobody should fault you if you want to save money on the invitations in order to pay more for better food, better music, better floral arrangements or even better honeymoon. Let’s be real! Below are the pros of having electronic invitations.

Pros

  • Easy to send and respond to.
  • Easy to keep track.
  • Guests are more apt to quickly respond.
  • No need to worry about mail service delays or old addresses.
  • You can add cool components like video and music.

Cons

  • Can be viewed as impersonal.
  • Not easy for older generations to respond to.
  • Not tangible to save as a keepsake.
  • Can be viewed as inelegant.

As wedding planners, we tend to recommend going with paper invitations. There is just something about the look and feel of these beauties that is incomparable when comparing the two. On the other hand, we have had great success with electronic invites and would have to say the best options is definitely dependant on the specific situation. What types of invites are you sending out? Let us know in the comments!  

 

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Bridal Clutches We Love

As women, after we find the outfit we’re used to spicing it up with the perfect accessories. The same is true for your wedding gown. This is why our brides often ask us, “Do I need to carry a purse on my wedding day?”  The answer is yes AND no. Here’s why. Let’s be clear, you won’t need to be carrying around a cross body over your gown during your wedding festivities. But there are a few important, and often looked over, reasons why we do recommend at least purchasing a clutch for the big day. 

First is You’ll need a clutch because it makes for an amazingly detailed shot. But also, when you do the money dance, what better place to put your money than in the five-star clutch you bought specifically for your wedding? Another reason is the after party! Many of our brides have gone out or had a small after party AFTER reception. This is totally common. So why not join the party in style with your clutch in hand. Finally and in case your maid of honor hasn’t thought of this already, you’ll need a clutch to keep things like phone, room key, lipstick, blotting papers, and gum/mints all in one place.

Below is a rundown on two of our absolute favorite clutches for brides. The first is Saint Laurent and can be used even after the wedding. Tip: when convincing your husband to add this to the wedding purchases, just say it’s reusable, and won’t be for one day only. You can find this clutch here.

The second is wedding specific, but if you get it early enough, you can wear it for all your wedding festivities like your engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party and for the day of the wedding. This bridal clutch is by Show Me Your MuMu and you can find it here!

Will you be rocking a clutch on your wedding day? Is it any of these? If not, let us know where you got yours from. We’re always excited to add new bridal related designers to our list. If you need help picking out a bridal clutch for your wedding day, shoot us an email at info@btseventmanagement.com.

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SSYP Season 2 Ep. 3 recap: The Last Month of Wedding Planning and What You Should Prepare For.

On this week’s episode of the She Said Yes Podcast, we’re talking about everything that should happen in the last month of wedding planning! We know that this can be  a very stressful time and we want to help you get through it all. So make sure you take a listen.

But before we get to our recap of what last minute things you should prepare for during the last month of wedding planning, be sure to follow us on Instagram, subscribe to our channel, and show us some love in the iTunes reviews.

Just to give you a couple hints on what last minute things we’re touching on this week’s episode, you can expect to hear about the following:

  • RSVPs and how they change.
  • When you should print wedding documents, i.e., menus, itineraries, ect.
  • When you should rearrange tables.
  • How to handle out of town guest when you have 100,000,000 other things to worry about.
  • When to prepare or when to delegate.
  • When to create welcome packages for guests.

Sticking with the theme of last-minute wedding planning details, one question we get all the time is “When should I get my spray tan?” This is why we have celebrity spray tanner, Brittney from @bebronzestudio. She’s answering all your spray tanning questions.

Before we let you go, have you heard Mariah Carey is selling her 35-carat engagement ring? Yes, crazy right? On this episode, we’re talking about what we would do if we were in Mariah Carey’s shoes. Tune in to hear our answers–they’re kinda funny.

After you listen, let us know what you think about this week’s episode in the comments.

 

XOXO,

BTS

 

 

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3 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Bridal Stylist

Bridal stylist is not a term you hear often when you think of wedding planning. The first vendors that come to mind are florists, photographers, videographers, or even wedding planners. The bridal stylist is largely overlooked. But weddings with a stylist are largely vital

We have an affinity for fashion, so it’s no surprise to us that the weddings of the brides, who hire a bridal stylist are often the most praised, for the complete look of the wedding. Because we hate seeing the bridal stylist get overlooked when hiring vendors to help you on your wedding day, we came up with three reasons why you should hire a bridal stylist.

As you go through the list, we’ll show you some of our favorite fashion-forward BTS weddings.

1. cut out the noise when saying yes to the dress

Have you heard the phrase, “too many chefs in the kitchen”? It’s when too many people are trying to control or influence a situation. This is what we recommend staying away from when the bride is saying “yes, to the dress.”

Finding the perfect dress is already stressful enough.  You’re trying to find the dress you haven’t already seen a bride wear. The dress that matches your wedding venue. The dress that compliments your body. The dress that doesn’t overshadow the groom. With so many things to consider, too many chefs in the kitchen can lead you into choosing a dress for the wrong reasons.

Entrusting a bridal stylist with searching for the right gown for you is a decision we can’t speak more highly of. It streamlines the process, may open your eyes to designs and designers you haven’t thought of, and so much more.

2. help the groom

Now, to be clear. All grooms are not fashionably-challenged. We’ve had many grooms in the past, whose fashion was ON POINT. But we’d be naive to think that’s all of our grooms. There are a couple dilemmas we often see when it comes to grooms picking out their tux:

  • Not thinking wedding day is also about them and just settling for a black tux.
  • Wanting to step out of the box a little bit, but not quite executing the look.
  • Wanting to step out of the box a little bit, but not sure how or where to start.
  • Wanting advice, but not wanting to ask their wife to keep that element of surprise between the bride and groom.

Hiring a bridal stylist for the reasons above can take tons of unnecessary stress off of an already stressful time. Let the stylist do the heavy lifting and help you with feeling and looking your best on your wedding day. After all, grooms, this day is about you too!

3. coordinate the entire bridal party

Just as the bride and groom should compliment each other, so should the bridal party. That includes everyone, mother and father of the bride and groom, ring bearer, best man, maid of honor, groomsmen and bridesmaids. You want everyone to cohesively compliment one another.

Now that you’ve got the rundown of why it’s important to hire a bridal stylist if you’re looking for one, please email info@btseventmanagement.com. We’d love to consult you on your wedding day fashion needs.

XOXO,

BTS

SET Wedding Plan

2018 is here and we couldn’t be more excited to kick off the year with SET magazine to talk about wedding planning. Everyone is just about recovering from the holiday hangover, but we’re over here swooning over all of the holiday engagements. That being said, it’s only right that we share our partnership with SET Weddings where we came up with the ultimate wedding planning to-do list. This list will help you fine-tune all the elements of your big day.

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Could This Be Meghan Markles Wedding Gown?

It’s official. The date for the royal wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle has been selected, and it will happen May 19, 2018.  That means all the wedding planning has started, and we couldn’t be more excited to follow along!

First things first…the wedding dress must be selected. Rumor has it that Meghan Markle and the Royal Family requested for designer Inbal Dror to draw sketches of potential bridal gowns. Of course, Miss Dror came back with 3 fabulous sketches and we are so excited to share them with you:

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Wedding Trends of 2017

2017 is nearing its end and we’re compiling some of the top wedding trends of 2017. Looking back, we’ve incorporated all of these trends into our coordination and design of weddings. Without further ado, here are the top wedding trends of 2017.

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5 Jumpsuits That Will Have People Leaving Heart Eyes Under Your Pics

Jumpsuits are very on trend for bridal festivities, especially an all-white jumpsuit. Because of this, we compiled three runway videos of our favorite all-white jumpsuits from Asos. Thousands of views and saves later, we got a message from one of our followers.

Well @copperphotoco, this blog is for you and your lovely brides. Keep reading to find the five jumpsuits that will have people leaving fire emojis under your pics.

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