The movie 27 Dresses illustrates well how weddings can be extremely different from one another. From the crazy colors to the elaborate, and sometimes, out of this world fashion design. Wedding and event design encompasses many different details to pay attention to including the color scheme, linens, lighting, floral design, stationery, specialty decor, entertainment, venue layout, […]

Pulling the Whole Event Design Together

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Are you looking for wedding design inspiration? Here are some of our favorite blogs for design ideas and inspiration! 1) Hey Gorgeous Events blog On the Hey Gorgeous Journal, you will find categories to explore including: business advice, project & recipes, and visual editorial projects. It is a very elegant and well-detailed resource for planning ideas […]

Wedding Design Blogs

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Previously, I have written about how a bride and groom can come up with an out-of-the-box idea or with a concept that has way too many elements. As the wedding planner, you have to find a way to take their vision and create a design that encompasses what they are dreaming up. Today we have […]

Design Tools for Weddings

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As a new planner, I was struggling with adding photos to my website and to my wedding planner portfolio before my bookings picked up. I found that a great way to get those much-needed photos was to coordinate a styled photo shoot. Coordinating a styled shoot can be very time consuming, so make sure you […]

Coordinating a Styled Photo Shoot

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In the past couple of years the term shabby chic has been used more often as a wedding theme.  It is supposed to encompass pieces of vintage accessories and styles while creating a romantic and almost timeless atmosphere.  The problem I have seen with brides who say they want this theme for their own wedding […]

What is Shabby Chic?

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Lights – Camera – Action! Whether you are just starting out as a wedding planner or are a seasoned veteran, a photo shoot of a mock wedding is a great way to add to your portfolio.  When you are planning a wedding for a couple, you likely get to keep some of the images from […]

How to Organize a Wedding Photo Shoot

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Last year I was sitting at close friend’s bridal shower at her parent’s farm. The shower was held in a brand new farm shed. The centerpieces were various shaped glass vases with pink and white crystal jewels and pink and yellow assorted flowers. It had a very rustic summer feel to it. While it was […]

Event Design: From Drab to Fab!

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How many of you have sat in consultations with new clients and cringed as they began to describe their Winter Wonderland or Magical Christmas-themed wedding? The ideas they explained to you consisted of giant glittery snowflakes hanging from the ceiling, the favors are build-your-own-snowman kits, red and green color themed food and the wedding party […]

Event Design: From Gawdy to Gorgeous

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Are finances causing your bride to settle for the less than perfect venue? Maybe her parents are footing the bill and determined to have the reception in the old church hall or in a not-so-nice event center. Whatever circumstance leaves your clients with a less than desirable venue, don’t panic. If the ugly duckling can […]

How to Spruce Up an Ugly Venue

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Event design is such a relative term. What I can do versus what you can do versus what your competitors can do versus what Preston Bailey can do are so completely different. Different styles, different ideas, different clients, different visions, different strengths, different ideal budgets. Event design revolves around creativity. Creativity is a muscle. Just […]

How to Become an Event Designer

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