Is an Event Planner Right for You?

Event Planner Right for You-01Often, it’s not until you are in the middle of your event that you realize the true value of hiring a professional event planner. Anyone who has planned a wedding or special event knows how much time and effort goes into them. Event planners take the guess work out of planning. They know what vendors to book, keep your budget on tract and make sure everything goes to plan on the big day.

Not sure if you need a planner? Consider the following before you make your decision:

1. Wedding Tasks Can be Time Consuming and Detailed.
Some wedding tasks like cake tasting and dress shopping can be fun! But things such as researching vendors, keeping tract of payments and creating an event timeline can be challenging when you are juggling so many things at once. Managing wedding tasks is something event planners do everyday, and is something they would be happy to assist you with.

2. Use Your Budget in the Best Way.
Your event planner can help you determine what details are important to you. They can also give you guidance on how much money should be spent in each category and which vendors will be the best fit for you. In addition, planners have relationships with vendors that others outside of the industry will not have. This can lead to discounts and savings that can be passed on to you!

3. Help You Visualize Your Event
With so many resources available it is easy to get overwhelmed. By hiring a planner they can keep you from getting distracted. Event planners help create a vision for your event and provide guidance so the event becomes reflection of you.

4. Manage Your Family, Guests and Bridal Party.
Are you worried about staying on schedule during your event? Or maybe you have difficult family dynamics to deal with. Event planners handle not only your questions, but anyone else’s. They can also keep family members and the wedding party calm if any issues arise.

5. Handle Any Crisis That May Come Up
No matter how much you plan problems can still happen. Event planners have the experience that is needed when dealing with problems. When you hire a planner they take the responsibility of fixing problems, so you don’t have to. Special Events only happen once, you should be able to relax and enjoy your day!

Many planners offer a range of services to meet client expectations. Not sure what you need? In our next Wedding Planning 101 article we will break down the different types of services event planners offer and in the situations they are best used.

Engagement Party at The Dearborn Inn

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Sumer & Hasan Moroccan Cakes

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Sumer and Hasan Latern

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A big thank you for the photos from Field Gems Photography! Elisha did an amazing job and was a pleasure to work with. She gave us a few highlights to share on our blog this week.

When Sumer came to us in February she had already tackled many things on her to do list, she just needed help pulling all the pieces together. With many guests coming from out of the country and other states she really wanted to impress her family and friends. We assisted Sumer with invitation design, vendor selection, event appointments, day of management and event decor.

We wish Sumer and Hasan the best and hope they have an amazing engagement now that they are officially engaged! Congratulations!

Credits: Couple: Sumer & Hasan | Planning & Design: Pixie Dust Events | Venue: The Dearborn Inn | Photographer: Field Gems Photography | Cake: Bella e Dolce | | Invitations: Digital Cinderella

Glam Kate Spade Inspired Birthday Party

Glam Pink and Black Sundae Bar

Glam Pink and Black Sundae Bar

Glam Pink and Black Sundae Bar

Glam Kate Spade Inspired Invitation

Glam Kate Spade Inspired Moodboard

We were so thrilled to work with Lynne and Aliya on this project! Our designer Lynsey loves Kate Spade and since Aliya was turning 14 we thought a more grown up look was appropriate, but still fun! Pops of pink and gold in the invitation design got the event off on the right foot.

For the dessert table we went a unique route. Lynne decided to do this fun sundae bar because her family prefers ice cream to cake. A few of our favorite treats were the chocolate covered oreos, sprinkle covered ice cream cones and the gummy bears we found at Horrocks.