Welcome to BB Events

We've confirmed a new passion. Since planning our own weddings, our interest in event planning has blossomed more than we imagined. We've always loved party planning - from holiday parties & bar-b-ques to birthdays, baby showers & reunions - pretty much any special occasion that involves bringing family & friends together and celebrating. Researching all the gorgeous party details (especially weddings) and brainstorming creative, budget-friendly ways to express the joys and emotions of each celebration is a confirmed passion of ours! Check out some of the brilliantly beautiful ways to celebrate in our blog. Feel free to comment & give us feedback!

Thanks for looking! And please contact us if you need ideas for your celebration! We are based out of the San Francisco-Bay Area in Northern California.

Beautifully yours,


Email: bbevents2014@gmail.com

Sunday, September 26, 2010

To Tip or Not to Tip?...That is a very important question.

According to the Merriam-Weber Dictionary, a "tip" is "a gift or sum of money tendered for service given or anticipated." The tipping etiquette in the event planning world is confusing. I think it is confusing because there is really no general consensus or "rule" on tipping vendors. After researching and talking many, I found these two websites that sum it up the best. Have a look and decided for yourself how you want to tip.

1. From Frugal Bride website, click
2. From Martha Stewart Wedding website, click

In the end, though, it's all about how good of a job you think your vendor did for you. Did they make your event brilliantly beautiful? Did they help make your day one of your best days ever? The same Merriam-Weber dictionary defines "gratuity" as "something given voluntarily or beyond obligation usually for some service." Thus, your tip is an optional payment to show the vendor your appreciation of their excellent service, if they indeed did give you excellent service - so you decide!

Monday, September 20, 2010

E & D's Wedding - by BB Events (TEASER)

From vacation right back into weddings - LOVE IT! Yes, I just got back from vacation last week.

We had a gorgeous weekend in Monterey for E & D's wedding! The bride and groom chose a brilliantly beautiful color combo of cranberry and lemon...so cheerfully elegant. The ceremony was at the First Presbyterian Church in Monterey, followed by a reception at Club Del Monte on the naval academy campus. Here are some non-pro teasers (ie. from my humble camera)! Stay tune for more...

The three floral pieces featured in the photos above were made and designed by BBE to decorate the reception area.

Wedding cake by Patisserie Bechler
Center pieces by Fleurish Floral Designs

photos by chi