You have five minutes before you need to head for work but you just can’t get up! Why, why can’t you stop yourself? It’s the Pinterest page, and you are mesmerized! This phenomenon has hit blistering heights and it’s hard to stop yourself from frantically pinning every idea out there. I’m not going to lie, I’m there too! It’s all so seductive isn’t it? Before you know it there are hundreds of pins in each of your boards and they all blend together. If you are in charge of an event or a bride trying to pull together your vision, please step away from the Pinterest and re adjust your vision! You have gone to the dark side and we just can’t have you deciding that you need two or three favors or two themes to fit all of the wonderful ideas in. Take a deep breath, I can help.
If you want to pin I think it’s a great idea. Get a cork board, they really do work the best. Start one area at a time of your event such as your attire, food or place settings. Next, pin up to five of your favorites and live with them for a few days. As you do this, you will weed out what doesn’t suite you so much. Once you have a top choice for each needed item in an area, put it in your planner. You can then go on to the next area and not feel so overwhelmed. Trust me, this will make life and sleep so much easier for you.
This is also how I organize an event. Once I know what I want I can then move on to vendors. Since I have a list of vendors with specific strong skills I can then finalize an event. That’s where I come in! Even if you have big boxes of ideas I’ll help you whittle them down and unglue yourself from the Pinterest board. The point is this, planning an event can make you feel like you are long South of sanity. You do not need to swim around the Pinterest pool crying because you know you pinned that great tablescape but now it’s lost forever in the pool of cocktail recipes on the cocktails and sippies board!
So now you have a solution to the insanity and a way to start getting to work on time again. Even if you aren’t a Pinterest user, this is a great solution for you as well. The most important thing is to make sure you have quality vendors to carry out and create your vision. Hand your ideas over to a planner and let them orchestrate a beautiful event full of those wonderful ideas. Happy pinning!
_I have planned just about every size and type of event you can imagine. Along the way my talents as a caterer and baker have integrated into my business as well. I have shared my love of great meals and desserts by teaching small groups in evening dinner parties. I am passionate about every piece of my business and the happiness of my clients.
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