Monday, January 25, 2016

Five Favorite Late Night Snacks

Imagine it’s nearing the end of your wedding reception. It’s late, you and your guests have been celebrating for hours, and your feet are probably starting to feel a little weary. You're not ready to call it a night, but you and your guests could use a little boost to bring the dance floor back up to party-of-the-year status. Bring on the late night snack!

We love late night snacks for so many reasons. Guests always appreciate the extra treat and there are endless ways to bring a personal touch to the the sweet surprise. We think the key to an unforgettable late night snack is the one-two punch of a bite of food paired with a sip of beverage. Not too much, not too little, just enough for a small… well… snack. But don’t fret – it’s easier than it sounds.

Here are five of our favorite late night snacks to inspire you while you’re planning.

via Anna K Photography

Milk & Cookies

This classic pairing never gets old. Any cookie will do, from oreos to chocolate chip, peanut butter or oatmeal. Set the cookie atop a shot glass full of milk and serve by tray or on a dessert table. Your guests will absolutely love the homage to the childhood snack time favorite, and to add to the fun, you can upgrade to flavored milks such as chocolate or strawberry.

via Fresh Tart

Grilled Cheese & Soup
If your wedding falls during the colder months, a little teacup of tomato soup along with a piping grilled cheese may be just the ticket for a winning late night snack. Substitute tomato soup for chicken and noodles, or thick chili with a honey cornbread muffin. Extra points for decorative teacups!

via Christina Carol Photography

Doughnuts & Cocoa

If it wasn’t already obvious that doughnuts are the darling of the dessert world right now, we’re here to tell you they are. Doughnut bars, doughnut cakes, and doughnut holes on dessert tables are all the rage right now, and we think they make an exceptionally good late night snack. Put one on the end of a skewer and perch it on the edge of a glass of hot cocoa or chocolate milk.

via Olivia Leigh Photographie

Sliders & Beer
If dinner was hours ago and the dance floor has been full, your guests might be feeling a little hungry again. Stave off their late night run for fast food on the way home with a mini-slider, pastrami sandwich, or a classier tea sandwich like cucumber and cheese. Bonus addition: a tiny schooner of beer is a great refreshment to go alongside sliders.

via Colin Cowie Weddings

Tacos & Tequila
What says "party" more than tacos and tequila? We love the styling of this variation -- a sip of margarita in a mini Patron bottle next to miniature tacos on top of lime wheels. It's cute meets daring, and the combo would do well in larger formats, too. This is a great snack to give your guests a second wind so you can keep the celebration going well into the evening.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Now Offering Proposal Planning! We Plan. You Ask.

Photo courtesy of Artisan Foto

We are so excited to announce our newest services: Proposal Planning! 

If you want an unforgettable way to pop the question, and to give your future wife/hubby the proposal they've been dreaming of since they saw princess Diana walk the aisle with her 25-foot train, you've come to the right place!

We’ll make you look SO good - we can help you plan every aspect of your proposal from the venue to the flowers, photographs, music, a flash mob - whatever you need! And, of course, we'll plan how it all goes down - all you need to know is that you want to spend the rest of your life with the one you love and we’ll take care of the rest!

[Hint: Read to the end to find out how to get these new services at a discounted rate!]

Here's what we're offering:

Inspired Proposal Planning

  • ​a one-hour meeting so your personal proposal planner can get to know you 
  • A full custom presentation with 3 ideas on how to propose, and how to make it happen
  • Recommendations for the vendors you need: Flowers, Photos, Video, Rentals, Venue, Reservations, Music, etc.
Valued at $250

Full Service Proposal Planning and Coordination

  • ​a one-hour meeting so your personal proposal planner can get to know you
  • A full custom presentation with 3 ideas on how to propose, tailored to you and your relationship
  • A hand-picked vendor team based on your style, budget and needs: Flowers, Photos, Video, Rentals, Venue, Reservations, Music, etc.
  • Set-up and implementation of the proposal
Valued at $475

Now for the really good news. You can get a discount! 

When you sign a contract by February 8, 2016, we'll give you 20% off! 
Wait. It gets better. After your flawless proposal becomes a success, you have 4 weeks to contract us for full service or month-of wedding planning and we'll throw in another $100 off!*

We can't wait to help you pop the question in the most amazing, memorable way!  Call Jamie today! 480-220-9437.

*Subject to availability of Très Chic Planners

Monday, January 4, 2016

Introducing Our Newest Associate Planner!

It's the season for new beginnings, so what an appropriate time for Très Chic to announce that we're expanding our team!

We are SO excited to introduce you to the newest member of our Très Chic family, Cal Faber. Cal was a shining star during her internship with us and proved that she's a natural at planning events so we absolutely had to hire her!

Here's a little bit about Cal so you know why we adore her:

What do you love about event planning?
Planning events is a lot like storytelling. Each part of the day should feel like unique chapters in a continuous story--your story.

What fabulousness do you contribute to the Très Chic team?
A through and through millennial, I bring abundant energy, optimism, and a fresh eye for stylish design. (It's true -she does!) 

Tell us more about your fanciness.
I love mid-century home decor and my husband and I love making and enjoying classic cocktails.

What is your favorite part of a wedding?
My favorite part of a wedding is seeing the faces of the bride and groom immediately after the ceremony. The look of bewildered awe and happiness at how their magical day has become extraordinary is unmatched.

People instantly take a liking to Cal, because she is so sweet, up-beat, and optimistic. She takes the initiative to make things happen and comes up with amazing ideas on the fly. Her desire to get a couple what they want for their wedding causes her to go the extra mile and it shows. We're so lucky to have her as part of our team!