2018: A Year In Review

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2018: A Year In Review

This past year was absolutely incredible! We won the Best of Weddings award from The Knot. We launched our new website and unveiled our new logo/brand. However, it’s the spectacular events we planned and designed that really made this year one for the books! We worked on dozens of gorgeous weddings like this one for Sabrina and Todd… and we organized multiple corporate events like this stylish steampunk party for Akeneo. We planned birthdays, anniversaries, showers and more. We got to know each of our clients and we brought their visions to life! So, it really was an incredible year full of creativity, passion, and LOVE. An experience that we can’t wait to relive in 2019!

Unique End of Year Party Themes and Decor

Forget the tinsel and the tree this is your chance to have some fun! You don’t have to decorate with red, green, silver and gold to celebrate the holidays. It’s the end of the year and it’s time to mix things up! We’ve coordinated lots of unique end of year gatherings, like a casino night… a Cirque du Soleil celebration…. and an old Hollywood themed party (complete with Marilyn Monroe & Elton John impersonators)! We’ve even planned a 007 themed New Year’s Eve party for one of our private clients. There were James Bond impersonators, ice sculptures, and even a waitstaff that dressed as the Gold Girls from The Man With The Golden Gun. So, as you can see, the […]

Three Tips To Plan The Perfect Holiday Celebration

Make your annual holiday party worth your time and money by wowing your guests with an event they’ll never forget! Here’s how… 1. SWITCH IT UP FROM LAST YEAR – think about what you did last year and throw those plans out the window. Your 2018 holiday celebration should be different and fun. Consider a new theme/venue and if you’re having trouble tapping into your creative side then call on a planner like SYB Event Planning to help you come up with some unique ideas. 2. GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY – we love when our clients give back and their guests do too! One idea we’ve seen and love is  adopting a family for the holidays. As the host, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]