Archive for October, 2012

A Very Pinteresting Approach To Event Planning

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Event planning is at least 25% easier than it was just two years ago. I say this because two years ago, we had to spend five times the amount of time we do today thumbing through magazines and surfing the web to get an idea of what products, projects, and advice to incorporate into our events. Those days are quickly coming to an end. Thanks to Pinterest, we can do a quick search and go through hundreds of images in mere minutes. Instead of looking through dozens of magazines to find three or four useful ideas, we can find dozens of useful ideas within just a few minutes. Times have changed indeed.

A Pinteresting Warning:

If you search Pinterest aimlessly and without a plan, you will waste more time than ever. There is so much to see on Pinterest, that it can be overwhelming. If you are not careful, you will waste hours scrolling without a clue. Also, there is plenty of bad advice out there and projects that simply won’t work. Here are six simple steps to save time, get more out of Pinterest, and really enjoy the process of planning your event. (more…)

Our 5 Favorite Sites For Wedding DIY

Thursday, October 18th, 2012
Wedding DIY

Photo by love Maegan

Last week we talked about the negative effect that wedding DIY sites are having on the event planning industry especially when it comes to DIY advice. I want to be clear that we are not anti-DIY. The positive influence of DIY sites on the event planning industry greatly outweighs the negative. Thanks to the DIY revolution, brides can save a lot of money especially with the guidance of a real professional event planner. Most DIY sites are very trustworthy as are most people in the event planning industry. In this post we wanted to highlight five very trustworthy sites for DIY advice.

1. Intimate Weddings

Intimate Weddings has pages full of DIY advice and tutorials. A few of their DIY categories include Favors & Gifts, Wedding Decor, DIY Stationery, Wedding Programs, Flowers, and Food & Drink.

Our Favorite DIY Project: Book Plates For Your Book Favors (more…)

The Obnoxious Bride’s Guide to Offending Bridesmaids

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

One Obnoxious Bride

I am sure that many of you have heard of the bride who went all totalitarian on her bridesmaids recently. Unfortunately, this is more common than you might think. While, most brides aren’t this bad, many brides do things that are a lot more subtle. Many others offend their bridesmaids without intending to and don’t even realize it.

But, for those of you who want to be bridezillas, here is how you can offend all your bridesmaids and ensure that they won’t want anything do with you after your wedding.

Do Act Like You Are Doing Them A Favor

You are the center of the event after all. Isn’t it a privilege to be your bridesmaid? I mean they get to do your hair, send you gifts, wear the dresses that you picked out, give you pedicures, and all sorts of other fun stuff. Why wouldn’t they want to do that? (more…)

DIY Killed The Event Planner?

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Don’t you just envy brides who seem to put their own weddings together and still have them look very professional? In today’s economy it is no wonder that brides are looking to get more for their money any way they can. DIY sites are popping up all over the web. They tell us, “You don’t need a wedding planner. Just do everything yourself.”

Are Event Planners Headed For Extinction?

Are we headed for a time where event planners are no longer needed? I say no! In fact, all the information on the web has made event planning more overwhelming than ever! This is one of the reasons why the event planning industry is defying the economy and fortunately the popularity of DIY hasn’t hurt most wedding planners one bit.

Many brides are capable of planning their own weddings and enjoy doing so, but for many it can lead to disaster and make them absolutely miserable. You also need to realize that while the Internet is packed full of great ideas, there is a lot of bad advice out there. (more…)