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Entries in Event Planning (6)

Friday
May202016

Event Planning Tips from the Professional Planner!

It’s an understatement when I say I LOVE planning parties!  It is second nature to me.  My planner hat goes on and mom, daughter and wife disappear.  There are some that feel the task of putting an event together is so daunting and overwhelming that it seems next to impossible.  

Have no fear!  I can help you coordinate and execute a great event with a few tips and tricks.

WHERE DO I START???

1.  So many ideas...so little time!

A helpful place to begin is to get a feel for what the theme or vision of the event will be. Talk to the guest of honor or client and find out what vibe they are hoping to achieve.  It is important to bring a little bit of them into the details of the event.  That emphasizes the unique elements and makes it that much more memorable.

Inspiration also abounds on social media apps like Pinterest and Instagram!  I know I get lost on these apps and before I know it….it’s midnight!  Be sure to keep yourself focused during this “brainstorming” process.  It’s easy to get sidetracked with all the prettiness!  There is also Google and just everyday life that you can draw so much from.

 

 

 

2.  Break it down into manageable tasks

I strongly suggest you keep a checklist/to-do list that will help you keep things organized.  There are a number of helpful apps that will make your life so much easier!  One of our go-to platforms is Google Docs.  It has a two-fold advantage – the ability to share your ideas with other potential people involved in the planning of your event as well as keeping you organized!  If you’re looking for more of a comprehensive platform, you should check out EventBrite's event planning software.  From e-invitations, to managing your to-do list online, your planning just became a very clear and laid out process.  Other platforms that assist in the sharing of information include Facebook pages, WhatsApp and Dropbox.  I use all of these and I love them!  The instant nature of communication with these apps gets major points in my books! 

 

 

3.  Event Planning doesn't mean breaking the bank!

Once you have come up with a theme and corralled your ideas, it’s time to execute the vision!  Just like the title says, event planning doesn’t mean breaking the bank.  In my experience, you can achieve the look you want with a little legwork.  The DIY option is always a great way to go but you have to give yourself enough time to actually DIY!  It may look all pretty and perfect in the Pinterest post but you may need more time than you think to bring it to life J

Two of my favourite stores to help me with my DIY projects are definitely Michaels and Party City.

They both offer lots of coordinated looks and tonnes of inspiration!  I literally get lost in there!  (my husband refuses to go with me!)

When it comes down to it, you need to have a plan instead of diving in with blinders on. Things will go much smoother when you do!

Happy Planning!!!

 

Monday
Mar092015

You're Invited!

Wondering how to design your wedding invitations to fit your style?

Look no further, we have some great suggestions here that won't break your bank!

Lace seems to be so popular now and has always had a very timeless feel to it, so why not incorporate it into your invites? Look at how elegant these look and don't cost a fortune! This is a simple DIY that you and your girlfriends can do on a rainy Sunday (IF you can ever find the time)...

 

Another great idea is to take your engagement photos and choose one or two of your favourites to make into your invitations so that everyone can feel, and quite literally see, the love!

 

Have a little extra time on your hands? Maybe have a smaller guest list? Then try doing this intricate and interactive invitation you can make at home! Look how adorable it is when you open it up! Nothing says tying-the-knot, than quite literally tying a knot!

 

All of these simple and personal ideas are easy to do or to suggest to a friend who is getting married.

 

All you need is a little time, a few great friends (don't forget to tell them how great they are) and maybe a little wine in the mix for them to help you make your wedding invitation dreams come true!

Until Next Time,

Charlotte

XO

Wednesday
Apr102013

~ Style Wednesdays ~ Boutonnieres for Men!

Every now and then we like to throw in something for the men.

There are no set rules but it is usually those in the wedding party and close family who wear boutonnieres as recognition of the couple honoring them. Some may choose to extend it to the ushers or ceremony readers.

The groom should wear it on his left lapel (closest to his heart!) and should have something different to the groomsmen as it is his big day! Traditionally you could wear a single bloom like a rose bud or carnation but with so much variety why not choose something different. Check out some of our favourites.  

 

 

The Knot have so many on their website, it was hard to choose but here are a few we liked.

  

  

From Martha Stewart Weddings we found some truly unique ones which have something special about them.

How about these beaded ones that can be can also double as a keepsake from the big day. 

  

Some DIY ideas from the Crepe paper flower to the Ribbon bloom. It is an inexpensive way to go. 

 

Pink Nerines in two styles (left) decorated with a button and pink ribbon or (right) some good luck from a Japanese Knotted boutonniere made from Mizuhiki cord.

 

 

Whatever your choice jut make sure it is reflecting YOUR personalties!

Definitely have fun with it!  Like this one...


 

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Article written by Keenda Sisouphanh ~ Intern at Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination

Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination

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Tuesday
Apr092013

Just Because....Day 66

A fun way to remember someone's special day!

We may just try this! 

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Tuesday
Mar192013

Just Because....Day 52

We are always looking for cute + fun ways to give gifts and we found this wonderful idea that is so simple to put together!  You can always "make it your own" and personalize it to your  event!
Have fun with this one!

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