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How Wedding Designers and Couples Use Pinterest

How Wedding Designers and Couples Use Pinterest

 

In our remarkable age of instant information and photography online, Pinterest is an amazing and useful tool. There is an incredible amount of information for ideas involving flower selections, color palettes for clothing and décor plus many other useful tools Pinterest offers to help a couple select their personal tastes.

Working with a wedding designer/planner who helps couples create a ‘design board’ focused on their event is of enormous help in the planning stages of any wedding. It is not always easy for brides to hone in on exactly the look & feel that she wants to create, so the usage of professional guidance with photos is extremely helpful. Having a degree in design is very helpful in planning and creating any special event….and the value of Pinterest is to be cheered!

I’ve used Pinterest to work with multiple couples. There’s a collaboration tool that let’s people work on a board simultaneously. By using this, I get an idea of what the couple want their wedding to look like.

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Not only do I collaborate with brides, but I also have numerous boards for my couples to follow and see. I pin trends, color palettes, place cards, bridal gowns, and more.

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Destination Wedding: IYP Works with a Couple From Amsterdam

Destination Wedding: IYP Works with a Couple From Amsterdam

IYP caters to couples from all over the world! We’ve planned destination weddings for couples from New York, New Jersey, Tennessee, Connecticut, Utah, and California. But for the first time, Amsterdam.

Simone and Alexander are a young couple from Amsterdam who wanted their wedding in South Florida. Their one request was that their special day be by the beach. IYP took their requests and got to work right away. We worked with our lovely couple via Facetime, Skype, email, telephone and text message to find out exactly what they were looking for regarding their wedding location and style. Given the budget, we needed to do some negotiating with our vendors, but we eventually made it happen. This couple never would have been able to source all the elements & vendors involved without an experienced and talented wedding planner. In fact, many websites are not available in Europe for couples to view.

We secured the beach (long in advance) with a permit from the county, and provided décor and seating for the ceremony. We rented a small room in a local restaurant nearby (Oceans 234) for their private reception (overlooking the beach of course) where we integrated the color scheme of navy and pink with all the décor elements involved. The entire destination wedding party was so excited to be celebrating the wedding in the U.S.A.

 

Click here to see more pictures from Simone & Alexander’s wedding!

 

 

What Clients Need to Know About Private Venues

What Clients Need to Know About Private Venues

Choosing a venue can be hard for many clients. There are so many places to look at and decide on.

Many clients are attracted to private venues. Private venues include museums, historic locations, private mansions, farms, stylish buildings, and so much more.

What attracts clients to these venues is how unique they are. Country clubs and hotel venues cannot compare to how a private space shows. These unique venues are amazing for pictures because the scenery/building style is beautiful. They also allow guests to have their own privacy as they are exclusive.

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These reasons may convince future clients to choose a private venue over any other place. But, what many clients don’t know is that besides paying for the venue space itself, they will have to pay for a lot more.

Here’s why: Everything must be brought in when renting a private venue. That means bringing in one’s own tables & chairs, table settings, barware and perhaps a bar as well….besides the florist, catering company with service staff, entertainment service and everything else imaginable.

Private venue owners are concerned with providing their venue period. They may provide a beautiful space with a lovely chandelier, a dressing room, or even a cute bathroom, but nothing more than a list of recommended vendors (who usually pay a price to be on that list).

This is where full-service catering locations differ from private venues. For instance, hotel or country club venues accommodate their guests with service staff, meals, chairs/tables, cutlery, plate ware, and so much more. Clients will usually spend less money here rather than a private venue.

It is so important for clients to know what they are getting into when they select a private venue, as this will determine how much you will need to spend on your special event.

Top Must-Haves for your Next Summer Party

Top Must-Haves for your Next Summer Party

Summer is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than to throw a party? Whether you want to celebrate a graduation or have a get together in your backyard, summer parties are always a good idea. Here are the top must-haves to make your next summer party one to remember.

Food Trucks

Instead of having a barbecue, why not rent multiple food trucks? I’m sure that there are many food truck owners who are willing to cater at your party in order to expand their business. Your guests get to have a wide variety of delicious food and you don’t have to cook anything. I mean who doesn’t enjoy tasty food truck food?

Photo Booth

Photo booths are a great way to laugh and joke around with friends. You can either rent one or make one on your own. If you do decide to make your own photo booth, make sure you have a camera, a tripod, a backdrop, and silly accessories. You can email the funny photos to your friends afterwards.

DJ

Hiring a DJ is probably one of the most common things to do when throwing a party. DJs always tend to liven up the party and get everyone out of their seats. I mean who doesn’t like to get up and dance to great music? Also, make sure that you hire a DJ that plays the music that you want at your party. I mean, what’s a fun party without great music?

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Ice Cream Bar

An ice cream bar is perfect for the summer! What’s a better way to attract guests than your very own ice cream bar? It is very cute and really easy to make. All you need is an outdoor freezer to store the ice cream and a table with all sorts of toppings. You can get creative with the toppings, such as getting crushed graham crackers, mini marshmallows, or even gummy worms. Your guests will definitely enjoy their delicious creations.

Projector

One cool idea is to have a projector at your summer party. The good thing about a projector is that you can display movies, videos, and photos. Now the projector does not have to be indoors, it could be outdoors! This is perfect for high school graduation parties. There is no better way to reminisce on good times with friends than watching old videos and photos displaying on a huge screen.

Beautiful Lighting

I cannot stress how important lighting is, especially for outdoor parties. You should get creative with the lighting you use at your party. Instead of having regular light bulbs on a wall, why not use stream lights? Stream lights always look magical and beautiful. Also, light-up objects are so cool for nighttime parties. The good thing about this is that they could literally be used for anything. In fact, you can even use even use them as party favors. You could have a light-up bar, light-up utensils, or glowing sticks and necklaces for the dance floor; the list goes on!

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I hope these ideas have helped you plan out what you want for your summer party. Of course, do not limit yourself to this list. The possibilities are endless for fun summer parties!

Eventfully yours,

Myrna Swire

White Hot 60th Birthday Bash

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