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What do you envision your event will look like? Where do we begin?

Posted on January 11, 2019 at 9:20 AM

Let’s touch base on your design concept and how to work with it! Before you head out to your local craft store or start on-line shopping- there are a few steps to think about first. Please defer back to your budget to see how much money you have. Once you have that amount move to the next step. Next, double check with your venue to see what they offer. Some venues include linens, plates, flatware, lighting etc. Why pay extra if the venue can offer this to you at a lower rate, or sometimes it’s already included. You also want to ask the venue about rules and regulations on what you can and cannot do. You don’t want to purchase hundreds of candles because you got a great deal to find out the venue will only allow battery operated candles… what a waste of time and money!!

Moving onto the next step. Look at the grand scheme of things first. Consider the environment of the venue. Meaning, does the venue have natural beautiful views? Is the interior beautiful? Are you in a barn or a grand hall? All these factors play into the design. If the venue is already gorgeous enough; save some money and let that beauty shine. If you are in a barn, tent, a local hall etc. you may want to look into lighting, and drapery to make your wedding stand out. On a smaller level think about your theme/ colors, and what type of décor you want to include into this concept. I often see on re-sale sites people over buying décor that’s mismatched, not used, bought too many of something they did use but didn’t have to use all of it. This results in hundreds of lost dollars and time you may not get back. If you are having a hard time deciding on what to do ask your partner for ideas, your wedding party and family. They may have an opinion that can be valuable to you!

If you need help getting started on your event, I offer an hourly rate that allows you to control your budget on my design and planning services. Please reach out to me to get started!

Happy Planning,



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