Enter to nominate an LGBTQ couple for free coordination services!

July 19, 2015


LGBTQ-giveaway

In honor of the Supreme Court Ruling on June 26, we want to give away month-of coordination services to an awesome LGBT couple.

This giveaway is ONLY valid for gay, lesbian, and/or queer couples in the U.S. who are planning their wedding between January 1, 2016 and August 31, 2016. Some restrictions and rules apply, please see below for details.

To enter, please copy and paste the following questionnaire and send in an email to hellobeau.tied@gmail.com by July 31. 

Name:

Date of Wedding:

City, State in which wedding will take place:

Wedding Venue (May write TBD if you have not booked your venue yet):

Guest Count Anticipated:

Your wedding theme, color palette, or peinterest board:

How did you meet?:

In 200 words or less, tell us about the day you knew you were meant for each other:

Rules & Restrictions:

1- This offer is not valid if you have already booked or are provided a day-of coordinator.

2- The date of your wedding must be between January 1, 2016 and August 31, 2016. If for some reason your wedding date is moved or cancelled, this offer will no longer be valid.

3- If you are anticipating over 100 guests, additional costs for staffing may apply.

4- Beau Tied Events handles event coordination ONLY. We will be completely transparent about what we will and will not do. If your event requires heavy lifting, draping, installations, bussing, trash haul, etc. these duties are not part of our contractual obligations.

5- If your wedding is 30 miles or more outside Houston, TX, travel and accommodation fees may be required.

6- If the winner does not respond after 10 days of being contacted through email and phone or if it is found that the winner is not eligible, another winner will be chosen and this offer will no longer be valid for the previous winner.

7- This offer cannot be transferred, sold, or traded.

8- A signed event contract between the couple and Beau Tied Events must be provided to complete this transaction.

Photo courtesy of SMS Photography

Hallie + Ryan April 11, 2015

July 6, 2015

A year into planning Hallie and Ryan’s wedding, I found out I was pregnant and due a week after their date. I dreaded having to break the news to this sweet couple… because after a year, you really begin to feel closer to your clients and want to see their day through. However, I knew it was just not possible, and of course she understood (which, thankfully, she did because my little one came two days later!)HallieRyan00821HallieRyan00185 HallieRyan00228 HallieRyan00254 HallieRyan00221

Luckily, Hallie and Ryan were in the capable hands of Jenifer Sanregret, so I knew everything would come together beautifully, and it did.

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This couple wanted something that would be big, bright, beautiful, and festive. Hallie loved the idea of incorporating lots of Mexican influence (were are in Texas after all) which encompassed everything that she loved about throwing parties: lots of color, lots of tequila, and lots of fun.

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Photos were taken by the lovely Paige Newton, the bright and colorful floral design by Petals, Ink., the fabulous festive cake by Sweet Treets, kick ass custom signage and backdrops by The Confetti Committee, Tunes by Andrew of Texas Pro DJ, Catering by Pok-E-Jos, Make up and hair by Michelle McMillian of Glitter Knockout, linens by Premiere, vintage rentals by Birch & Brass, Bartending by WeTendBar, held at the lovely Mercury Hall, design, planning, and stationery by us, and Day-of coordination by Jenifer of Sanregret Weddings and Events.

500 Days of Summer Inspiration

May 21, 2015

Who doesn’t love a good romantic comedy? Although this movie doesn’t have the happiest ending, I had a few brides tell me that the wedding scene truly embodied the ambience that they wanted to evoke for their own nuptials. I decided to put a moodboard together to try and help any brides pull together a similar design.500 Days of Summer Inspiration

Guide To: Avoiding Big Budget Busters

May 13, 2015

Wedding Tent

In my experience, here are the things that can cause the most heartache after you get your final bill.

1. Not including tips and gratuity. Tipping on catering alone is often $1500+ so not including it in your budget will cause you a major meltdown later on. Here’s a great tipping cheat sheet I recommend to my couples: http://www.bridalguide.com/blogs/the-budget-guru/how-to-tip-wedding-vendors

2. Not budgeting for overages/accidentals. You always want to provide a cushion in case an unforeseen cost should arise (and it usually does). Examples? the venue only has 1 bathroom so you need to rent a port-a-potty, the tent will need staging due to un-level ground, your DJ/friend/sister’s boyfriend is now a no-show and you need to find a new one ASAP. Consider it your emergency savings for your wedding. We recommend budgeting 8-10% of your budget for overages.

3. Not budgeting for a rain plan. One of the biggest mistakes I see when coming late to the game with brides. A bride planning an outdoor wedding who convinces herself it won’t rain on her day usually gets the worst surprise of her life when a week out she’s faced with a 90% rain chance and no budget for tenting. Rain plans are unfortunately an expensive and necessary evil, so put the money aside and consider it spent until you get the 48 hour forecast. Most basic tents start at around $600.

4. Consistently going over budget in every category. A good budget is set up to be flexible, but, if you are consistently going over in every category (even $100 or so) you will find yourself quickly reaching into an empty pocket book. The best way to approach this is to talk to your fiancé and decide what areas you’d be willing to splurge on, and how much you can afford to splurge. After you’ve talked about potential overages, stay in budget in the other categories, no matter what. Chances are you will come under in other areas and come out on top.

5. Details, details, details. Not factoring in the small items can be a budget breaker. For example, you may have booked rentals, but did you factor in delivery and set up? ($300-$500)What about your guest book? ($20-$50) Those champagne flutes for toasting? ($20-$200) All of these items need to be accounted for. The best way is to start with an overly intensive budget and work your way through it, deleting anything you don’t need. Being too general with your categories can make it very difficult to get accurate estimates.

Our Top 5 Alternative Dress Designers

May 6, 2015

Lucinda Dress

Who: Stone Fox Bride

Your Celebrity Style Muse: Jemima Kirke

Your Dream Wedding: A gathering in the forests of Big Sur with 50 impeccably dressed guests

Our Pick: Lucinda

The Price: $4,300

 

 

Tulipe Dress

Who: Winifred Bean

Your Celebrity Style Muse: Blake Lively

Your Dream Wedding: Romantic, peony-filled wedding on a private estate in North Carolina

Our Pick: Tulipe

The Price: $2,600

 

 

Betsy Gown

Who: LeeAnn Marshall

Your Celebrity Style Muse: Emma Stone

Your Dream Wedding: Modern, whimsical wedding at a library in New York City

Our Pick: Betsy

The Price: $4,500

 

 

Charlie Brear

Who: Charlie Brear

Your Celebrity Style Muse: Keira Knightley

Your Dream Wedding: Intimate brunch in the backyard of an English brownstone

Our Pick: Arlette

The Price: Price Upon Request

 

 

 

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Who: Grave Loves Lace

Your Celebrity Style Muse: Zoë Kravitz

Your Dream Wedding: Picnic reception and bonfire on the beaches of Tulum

Our Pick: Inca

The Price: $2,950