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30 Days Until “I Do”? Here Is What You Need To Do!

The last month of wedding planning can often be the most hectic. So, to help keep you calm we’ve organized your remaining tasks into one simple list. 1. Confirm your final guest count and table count. After you receive all of your RSVPs then it’s time to organize your seating arrangements. Once confirmed, you’ll need to order place cards / escort cards and share your final numbers with your wedding planner so they can pass the information along to the rest of your vendors. 2. Purchase all last-minute items for your wedding. This includes toasting glasses, guest book, cake knife set, cake topper, ring bearer pillow and/or flower girl basket. 3. Make final payments to your vendors. Almost every wedding […]

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An Interview with SYB Event Planning: Soraya’s Journey

Soraya Y. Belgacem is the founder and owner of SYB Event Planning. Soraya has been planning events for 14 years and it all began at the University of Massachusetts Lowell… How did you start planning events? “I fell into event planning when I was a business student at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. I was the president of a few student organizations and was required to plan events for the groups. That’s when I realized how much I liked event planning.” When did you open SYB Event Planning? “After college, I went on to work in the corporate world (marketing and planning corporate events) and loved it! However, my friends started to get married and began asking for my help. […]

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Create A Comfortable Balance At Your Interfaith Wedding

Our country is a melting pot of different cultures and religions. So, it’s extremely common for a bride and groom to come from two very different backgrounds. If you’re getting married to someone with different traditions and beliefs than you then it’s important to have a real conversation about your wedding plans. You need to find out what’s important to them and their family. Where are they willing to compromise and what is nonnegotiable? After this conversation you’ll be able to proceed in one of three ways. SCENARIO #1: If you and your partner identify with different religions but only one of you practice and have strong ties to your faith then you’ll likely agree to a ceremony that speaks […]

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What To Expect When Working With An Event Planner

Are you wondering what an event planner really does? The answer is everything! Planning an event can be truly stressful. There are so many vendors with different products and services that it’s easy to get overwhelmed. But, if you hire an event planner, they’ll help you navigate through all of your options with efficiency and ease while keeping you within budget. Once they’ve secured your vendors, they’ll assist with event design and logistics. A good planner will meet with your vendors and come up with creative ways to bring your vision to life. They’ll organize all of your event details and identify any issues that could arise. Then they’ll develop a plan to combat all of those potential problems and […]

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Why You Should Plan A Themed Event

James Bond… Arabian Night… Cirque du Soleil… we’ve done it all! We love a good themed celebration! Not just because they’re fun and engaging but because they’re creative, thoughtful and they send a message to your guests. For example, the team at Presidio North wanted to plan a holiday celebration that would not only celebrate their accomplishments for the year but an event that would pay homage to their territory within Presidio National. They wanted to teach their guests all about Boston and the history of this incredible city. So, we brought their theme (Historic Boston) to life. We set the stage in the Prudential Center at Skywalk Observatory. A venue complete with information stations about the history of Boston […]

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Important Events Within An Indian Wedding

Indian weddings are rich in tradition and culture. They are multi-day celebrations full of vibrant colors and festive events. Each event has its own special meaning and purpose – starting with the Mehndi party… MEHNDI PARTY The Medhni party is typically held one to two days before the wedding ceremony. The bride and all the important women in her life spend hours getting covered in intricate henna designs that symbolize beauty and joy. It’s a time for the bride to be with her mom, bridesmaids, aunts, etc. and learn all of the secrets to a happy marriage. SANGEET The Sangeet is a celebration that’s meant to bring the bride and groom’s families together. It’s a night full of song and […]

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The Most Important Graduation Party Detail

When planning a corporate function, fundraiser or wedding there are many elements to consider. You have to find the perfect venue, entertainment, florist and more. However, when you’re planning a graduation celebration, there’s really just one thing that matters… the menu! Most graduation parties are held at home. So, instead of focusing on the perfect venue, we book our clients the most spectacular caterer. If you want to make your graduation party special then forgo the typical buffet and opt for an interactive carving station, pasta station or even a poutine station! But, don’t let your creativity end there! Once dinner is through, roll out a cake that will wow your guests. This particular cake was for a group of […]

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How to Plan A Memorable Corporate Event AND Stay Within Budget

It’s human nature to work harder when you feel appreciated. That’s why company parties are so important. They create a good work/play balance and leave employees feeling valued. So, suffice it to say these events are truly beneficial for everyone involved. Years ago, large companies were hosting at least one corporate outing a month. While a few of our clients still do this, more and more businesses are pulling back due to budget constraints. We’re here to say that is okay, however, it’s that much more important to make sure the events you do plan are memorable! Photography Credit: Jonathan Beckley If you’re wondering how to plan an unforgettable outing while staying within budget, the answer is simple. To be memorable […]

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You’re Engaged! Now What?

Are you entering 2018 with a new piece of bling? If yes, then you’re also starting the year off with a long list of To Do’s. So, where do you begin? STEP ONE: Determine Your Budget + Wedding Vision Grab a cup of coffee, break out your favorite notebook and get real. Who’s paying for your reception? How much are they willing to spend? Do you want an intimate wedding with your closest family and friends? Have you always dreamt of a big city celebration? What are your priorities? Do you want a top-notch band or exquisite décor? Once you’ve answered these questions, then it’s time to move on to the next step. STEP TWO: Research Pricing in Your Region […]

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Keys to a Successful Graduation Party with SYB

No matter if it is high school or college, graduation is a huge success for any student. SYB Event Planning. knows how important education is and how excited we are for you to take the next big step in life! As an event planning company, we always think graduates should commemorate their achievements in style. There are so many small aspects of event design that can make or break your celebration, and we have a few key points to remember when planning your graduation party. Create a personalized theme. Depending on your graduate, you can be as simple or complex with your theme as possible! A common design choice is to use school colors and mascot, but it can be as […]

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