Sometimes, we are faced to plan some sort of event for a family or friend…we are immediately excited and then soon faced with overwhelming panic!
“Where do I start?”
Today, I want to share the key ingredients from envisioning, planning, to playing the part at your event.
With that said, after given the right enough information, you begin to slowly picture the event already dancing its way into your creative little head. And suddenly this sort of picture begins developing.
To Envision is defined like this: an act of sensing with eyes; sight.
What does that mean?
It’s a little not-so-secret website called PINTEREST.
That’s right…a picture is all you need to inspire, and explode the endless possible ways to construct, create your NEXT big event. Whether its a baby shower, birthday party, or an engagement.
My inspiration ALWAYS comes from a picture that i can say “this is it”.
After you’ve found THE picture of your dreams, its time to make it happen.
First, jotting everything you see in this picture down from colors, textures to locations and landscapes.
Second, you need to figure your budget. This is pretty much the back bone of the entire operation. It determines whether you will be inviting 10 guests or 150, mason jars or candleobra’s, fresh peonies or babies breath…you get the picture:).
After that’s decided, you then need to check your calendar and come up with a date for your event. Something that coordinates with your schedule and to also consider your guests as well. A party isn’t successful when no one arrives right?:) If its an informal event, consider sending an evite to your guests. Its cost effective, and hey it saves trees! (www.Evite.com)
This next step is one of my favorites…Shopping time! Ok, so not exactly the shopping you had in mind, but it still consists of purchasing items your list to accomplish that IT look. Now be careful, getting carried away is very easy and your bank account will show proof later. Make sure to keep all of your receipts in case a few unused things need to be returned.
Your getting close!
Post purchasing all the necessary items, I then do any crafting/printing/ect. to prep so that Im not left doing these things the day of the event. this is the time when you can ask for your friends help and craft together.
Finally…THE day arrives and you feel like all the stress is of getting things put together is coming upon you. Remember to take a deep breath, organize a list of TO-DO’s before the guests arrive, make your self a nice expresso or latte, and make this thing happen!
Before you know it, things will be exactly, if not better to what you originally envisioned it to be. Stand back and enjoy the view…before you know it, it will all be over with. REMEMBER TO CAPTURE THE LOOK BEFORE GUESTS ARRIVE, (so that you have proof of product:).
That’s all folks! I hope you’ve enjoyed readying my short-or maybe not so short for some blog post:).
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