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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 5 Best Pinterest Pages For Party Ideas

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

How many hours per week do you spend on Pinterest? Without a doubt, Pinterest is the fastest growing social media platform right now. And it is no surprise that most of Pinterest’s users are women. It seems that women are trading in the world of Facebook gossip for a place where they can share ideas and things they find inspiring or beautiful. It seems that a picture is worth a thousand Facebook posts.

Last week we shared our five favorite Pinterest Pages for for wedding inspiration. This week we have picked our five favorite Pinterest pages for party ideas.

1. Jennifer Carver (Banner Events)

Banner Events on Pinterest
Jennifer Carver is a brilliant event planner from Puyallup, WA. Jennifer’s events have been featured many times online and in magazines like Hostess With the Mostess and Bird’s Party. Jennifer’s Pinterest page has 53 boards of pure party planning inspiration. From Harry Potter to Angry Birds to trains and Strawberry Shortcake, you will find all kinds of ideas here. Also, be sure to go and like the Banner Events Facebook page.

Our Favorite Board: Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner. With over 100 pins, this is a great collection to get you started in this year’s Halloween planning. (more…)

The 5 Best Pinterest Pages For Wedding Inspiration

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Do you have a Pinterest addiction? Do you spend hours pinning recipes, DIY crafts, shoes, and hair styles like it was your job?

Don’t feel bad. Many of us do. Sometimes I feel like Desmond from the TV show Lost who had to punch in the numbers every few hours so the island wouldn’t blow up. That is what my Pinterest obsession is like. Pin it or boom! So, since Pinterest is all about sharing, I wanted to share with you my five favorite Pinterest pages. This is our first post in this new “Best of the Event Planning Web” series.

1. The Perfect Palette

The Perfect Palette on Pinterest

If you are in the beginning phases of planning your wedding, then this should be the first place on the Internet that you look. For many brides, one of the most difficult tasks is choosing your wedding theme and colors. The Perfect Palette has over 120 Pinterest boards waiting to give you inspiration. (more…)