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Suicide Prevention | SPUDS campaign | AFSP | PEAR | Golf tournament

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in BLOG | 0 comments

PEAR is proud to announce it had joined forces with SPUDS (Suicide Prevention and Understanding Different Signs) along with AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) in bringing you the inaugural WNY Suicide Prevention Golf Tournament and Sunset Memorial for Jason Sprada, and those who have been taken by suicide too soon.

GOLF FLYER

Charity Golf Tournament:

Location: Chestnut Hill Country Club

Date: Friday, July 15, 2016

Time: 1:30pm Shotgun; 11:30am Registration

Register here: SPUDS Charity Golf Tournament

MEMORIAL DINNER FLYER

SUNSET MEMORIAL:

Date:       Friday, July 15, 2016

Time:       6:00pm

Location:  Fontana’s Grove 

              2299 Clinton Street

              West Seneca, NY 14224

Tickets:    $25pre-sale, $30 at door: PURCHASED HERE: Memorial Dinner

We look forward to joining the fight with SPUDS and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to bring these two spectacular events back to Buffalo yearly!

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PEARevent | 12 Gates Brewing Company {Grand Opening} 06.04.16

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Grand Openings, PEARpromo | 0 comments

12 Gates Music Line up

PEAR is proud to announce participation in an exciting #buffalo #NewYork #grandopening #event

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Grand Opening & Music Fest

SATURDAY, June 4 2016

12:00pm Noon – 11:pm

GENERAL | $10 | Entrance to music fest, 12GBC pint glass & free first pour

click here to purchase GENERAL tickets

VIP | $20 | Entrance to music fest, 12GBC pint glass & free first-pour, limited edition T-shirt, VIP access to limited edition beer

click here to purchase VIP tickets

 

LOCATION:

12 Gates Brewing Company Tasting Room Parking Lot

80 Earhart Drive  |  Williamsville |  New York  |  14221

 

LIVE MUSIC ALL DAY BY THESE FEATURED LOCAL BUFFALO BANDS 

The CPX
Ten Cent Howl
Uncle Ben’s Remedy
Rear View Ramblers
First Ward
Dr Z and the Brothers
Sam Marabella and His Band
Ed Wyner & The Full Band

Updates to BAND LINE UP & ongoing activities can be found at the 12 Gates Brewing Company FACEBOOK PAGE

MORE EVENT INFORMATION: http://12gatesbrewing.com/grand-opening/

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10 Ways to Save on Your Venue and Menu | PEAR | Buffalo, New York Wedding Planning

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in Buffalo Wedding Planning | 0 comments

Whether your budget is little or limitless every bride desevres the wedding of her dreams! Here are a few tips to help save on the venue and menu and make those dreams happen.

1. Get married on a Friday or Sunday.

If you get married on an off peak day (aka not Saturday) or a less popular time of the year (fall and winter) you can usually score an awesome venue for a nice deal.

2. Slash your guest list.

When the guest list starts adding up so does every aspect in your wedding, food, venue space, tables, and chairs. So it isn’t easy, but you might not be able to invite all of your sorority sisters from college or that one friend you went to summer camp with in middle school.

3. Go with a venue that is ready to roll.

Sure having a wedding at the home you grew up would be intimate an heartfelt but prepare to have your parents even more stressed and your rental budget to be through the roof with extras such as toilets and tents.

4. Exchange vows and celebrate in the same place.

It is as easy as that. You will save on venue fees, cost of transportation, and even flowers. (Have a day of coordinator move everything from your ceremony to the reception while guests enjoy cocktail hour.)

5. Consider a plated dinner.

As crazy as it sounds since this is considered a fancier option. Food stations require the caterer to allot for Uncle Bob to take 3 servings of the beef station and none of the fish, so the caterer prepares enough food for that which equals a huge budget for food.

6. Opt out of he open bar.

Offer your guests beer, wine, and a signature cocktail. Since your caterer won’t have to uncork tons of different bottles, you’ll save money without having thirsty guests.

7. Serve comfort foods.

Everyone loves macaroni and cheese and BBQ chicken. So just create a display of it all and let your guests be comfortable and enjoy. Besides we all know everyone lves these classics over a fancy chicken breast with a fancy sauce.

8. Skip the champagne toast.

Lets face it, some people just take a sip and leave the rest in their glass for the duration of the night. So you have two choices; let your guests toast with whatever drink they have whether it be a coke or a beer. Or toast with champagnes cheaper sparkling cousin, Prosecco. Same idea, just saving money.

9. Think Seasonally.

If you are having a wedding in the fall or winter, fruits and veggies are out of season, therefore more expensive and less tasty. So forgo those options and stay in tune with the season and pick  a pecan pie for dessert. But if your getting married in July by all means have a strawberry shortcake as a staple of your dessert table.

10. Throw a brunch reception.

Having a midday brunch will surely keep your budget down while giving your guests a fun wedding. Besides who doesn’t love breakfast food? This will also cut down on your alcohol costs a ton. Just fancy up your menu with a lobster eggs Benedict, roasted breakfast potatoes sprinkled with truffle salt, an a Belgian waffle bar. And don’t forget the endless mimosas.

10 Ways to Save on Your Venue and Menu | PEAR | Buffalo, New York Wedding Planning

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in Buffalo Wedding Planning, Venues New York, WEDDINGS | 0 comments

 

Whether your budget is little or limitless every bride deserves the wedding of her dreams! Here are a few tips to help save on the venue and menu and make those dreams happen.

1. Get married on a Friday or Sunday.

    If you get married on an off peak day (aka not Saturday) or a less popular time of the year (fall and winter) you can usually score an awesome venue for a nice deal.

2. Slash your guest list.

    When the guest list starts adding up so does every aspect in your wedding, food, venue space, tables, and chairs. So it isn’t easy, but you might not be able to invite all of your sorority sisters from college or that one friend you went to summer camp with in middle school.

3. Go with a venue that is ready to roll.

    Sure having a wedding at the home you grew up would be intimate an heartfelt but prepare to have your parents even more stressed and your rental budget to be through the roof with extras such as toilets and tents.

4. Exchange vows and celebrate in the same place.

    It is as easy as that. You will save on venue fees, cost of transportation, and even flowers. (Have a day of coordinator move everything from your ceremony to the reception while guests enjoy cocktail hour.)

5. Consider a plated dinner.

    As crazy as it sounds since this is considered a fancier option. Food stations require the caterer to allot for Uncle Bob to take 3 servings of the beef station and none of the fish, so the caterer prepares enough food for that which equals a huge budget for food.

6. Opt out of he open bar.

    Offer your guests beer, wine, and a signature cocktail. Since your caterer won’t have to uncork tons of different bottles, you’ll save money without having thirsty guests.

7. Serve comfort foods.

    Everyone loves macaroni and cheese and BBQ chicken. So just create a display of it all and let your guests be comfortable and enjoy. Besides we all know everyone lves these classics over a fancy chicken breast with a fancy sauce.

8. Skip the champagne toast.

    Lets face it, some people just take a sip and leave the rest in their glass for the duration of the night. So you have two choices; let your guests toast with whatever drink they have whether it be a coke or a beer. Or toast with champagnes cheaper sparkling cousin, Prosecco. Same idea, just saving money.

9. Think Seasonally.

   If you are having a wedding in the fall or winter, fruits and veggies are out of season, therefore more expensive and less tasty. So forgo those options and stay in tune with the season and pick  a pecan pie for dessert. But if your getting married in July by all means have a strawberry shortcake as a staple of your dessert table.

10. Throw a brunch reception.

    Having a midday brunch will surely keep your budget down while giving your guests a fun wedding. Besides who doesn’t love breakfast food? This will also cut down on your alcohol costs a ton. Just fancy up your menu with a lobster eggs Benedict, roasted breakfast potatoes sprinkled with truffle salt, an a Belgian waffle bar. And don’t forget the endless mimosas.

 

 Happy Wedding Planning!

XOXO,

Samantha Lucenti

PEAR Event Coordinator Intern

 

5 Simple Ways to Change your Last Name After You Say I Do | PEAR | Buffalo, New York Wedding Planning

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Buffalo Wedding Planning, WEDDINGS | 0 comments

Congratulations! You have now married your best friend and get to share their last name for the rest of your happy lives together. So you signed your marriage license with your new last name and think you are all set? Sorry to break it to you but you have much more to change!

1. Get your marriage license.

Before you can change your name on anything you must have the original, or certified, marriage license with the raised seal and your new last name on it.

2. Change your Social Security Card.

Visit the Social Security Administrations website and fill out the application for a new card. You will still have the same number but now have the last name of your best friend. Simply mail in the application and you will receive your card within 10 days.

3. Change your license at the DMV.

Take a trip to the DMV to get a license with your new last name, make sure to bring every form of identification with you such as your old license, certified marriage license, and most importantly your new social security card.

4. Change your bank accounts.

If setting up a joint accound, head into a branch location of your bank and request new checks, debit and credit cards, and also change your names on your accounts. Just remember, bring your new drivers license and your marriage license!

5.Fill in the blanks.

Once you have a social security card and drivers license in your marriage name, the rest should be fairly easy. Some places may just require only a phone call, some may ask for a copy of your marriage certificate or social security card.

Be sure to notify:

  • Employers/Payroll
  • Post Office
  • Electric & other Utility Companies
  • Doctors Office
  • Credit Card Companies
  • Passport Office

— Or if you want to forgo all of this busy work, you can simply go to Hitchswitch Name Change and choose your options, it can range from $30-$60 but will save you loads of time in the long run.

Until next time!

XOXO,

Samantha Lucenti

PEAR Event Coordinator Intern

The New Rules of Wedding Etiquette|PEAR|Buffalo, New York Wedding Planning

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Buffalo Wedding Planning | 0 comments

  • Call your parents before you “post” or “tweet” to announce your engagement.

            Since this is one of the biggest events of your life, making it personal with family and close friends will make it more memorable for you and will also make them feel more included.

  • Post pictures of your engagement ring.

            Ever since you posted your ”engaged” update, everyone has been dying to see your ring. So post it! But keep the details of price and carat to yourself to prevent bragging. ( And a manicure may be wanted so that first look everyone gets is picture perfect.)

  • Designate a “tweeter of honor.”

            Pick a bridesmaid who will let you enjoy your day and make you stay off your phone while still keeping everyone updated. Everyone who wasn’t able to make it to the wedding will still want to have a play by play so they can still know what is happening

  • Send out traditional paper invites for the main event.

            In todays technology based world, where your guests receive hundreds of emails a day, a physical invite has become so much more special. Emails are okay for pre-wedding parties and more unofficial gatherings.

  • Spread the word about your hashtag.

            Nearly all of the guests at your wedding have some sort of technology so when they post a picture or a status of how beautiful your first dance was, you will be able to back track through those hashtags and relive your night through your guests eyes.

Happy Wedding Planning!

XOXO,

Samantha Lucenti

PEAR Event Coordinator Intern

5 Naked Cakes Dressed for a Wedding | PEAR | Buffalo, New York Wedding Planning

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in WEDDINGS | 0 comments

    One of the most popular trends of 2015 weddings has been the Naked Cake. Sure it is a tiered cake missing blankets of buttercream and sugar detailing, but these simple cakes have taken weddings by storm. They fit well with any theme, whether the wedding may be more rustic and whimsical or traditional ballroom glitz, the naked cake can be dressed up or down.

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The silver platter that holds this cake gives it a more classic style while the beautiful colors of magenta and light pinks pop from the canvas of dusted powdered sugar and horizontal white lines.

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The contrast between the horizontal lines of the black cake and white frosting gives this naked cake a very crisp and polished look when being dressed with a couple fresh flowers that contrast with the colors as well making it even more elegant.

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This cake is a prime example of simplicity at its best, while letting the stand-out color speak for itself.

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 Having multiple smaller cakes at a wedding has become an increasingly more popular idea for dessert tables at weddings so there are more varieties of flavors and in this case, naked cakes and fully frosted cakes. These simple naked cakes are perfect accessories for whatever may be the main attraction.

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Lastly this naked cake is romantic and simple at the same time, perfect for the more rustic wedding with this cascade of seeded eucalyptus and Juliet roses.

XOXO,

Samantha Lucenti

PEAR Event Coordinator Intern

Party Planning Printables!

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Buffalo Wedding Planning | 0 comments

This week on the blog I came across these awesome user friendly party planning printable templates curiosity from  A Pair of Pears blog. These worksheets are much needed for event planners! They are truly perfect to stay on track of your work and help to timeline yourself on where you need to be when you have less than a few months till your event.

 

Follow the link to print yourself a few!

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XOXO,

PEAR

Victoria Isabela

Social Media Intern

Tent Your Event!

Posted by on Apr 11, 2015 in Buffalo Wedding Planning | 0 comments

The Ultimate Guide To Event Tents

Marquees

Marquees provide a classic look to an outside event. There are versatile looks and way to design marquee tents from various draping or bunting patterns to different lighting options such as chandeliers to string lights. The options are endless!

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Capri Marquees

These marquees are much more chic and perfect for a hot day. Capri Marquees bring the outside in and allow for a cool breeze to flow through the tents and give an inviting atmosphere for guests till the last dance.

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Tipis

If you’re looking to have a more intimate gathering, a tipi or kata might be the perfect fit for your event. They are unique and entertaining and come in various sizes depending on each rental company.

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Sperry Tents

A signature tent among event planners, sperry tents are similar to marquees, sides can be added by request or even by a DIY project. Extremely versatile in design and patterns, it consists typically with a high top roof (think of a circus tent) adding lights and decorations can add elegance to a plain tent.

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Canopies

If you’re struggling with space, canopies are a great idea to add to any enclosed area. Look at different fabrics to play with from parachute silk, lace to reams of ribbon or even tulle to make an plain space into a beautiful event. 

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Chinese Hat

These small arranged structure are chic and adorable to add to an a event. You can add additional chinese hat structures for a bar area and seating placements. By adding creative lighting can brighten up your tent and add some unique character too!

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Make sure to ask PEAR for what options we can provide you for your upcoming event.

XOXO,

PEAR

Victoria

Social Media Intern