At first glance, event planning can seem pretty simple. Book a venue, hire a caterer, order some goodies for favors and you’re set, right? As ideal as this may seem, it’s often a lot more complicated than that. There’s a reason there is an entire profession dedicated to helping others plan events! Whatever event you may plan to host, there are a few things to keep in mind when marking your ‘To-Do’ list. Although we won’t be sharing all of our trade secrets, we are glad to share some key pieces of advice that we’ve picked up in the past few years of working with high-end events!
Over time, we’ve found that the more dedication there is for perfecting the details of an event, the more magical and breathtaking the event is. Of course, it is a difficult feat for anyone to do on their own, and because of this, we’ve had the pleasure of working with several talented vendors over the years to make our clients’ dreams come true. While we focus on perfecting the details of immaculate grazing tables, tantalizing dishes, and everything related to catering, we have worked with several trusted providers to ensure every detail of the event is accounted for! We couldn’t share key details to include in event planning without including these vendors, so be sure to check out all of the businesses we include while planning your upcoming event!
Without further ado, here are the three most impactful elements to keep in mind while planning for an event! Plus, we are including a special piece of advice for anyone looking to take personal and business branding to the next level at events, so if you’re interested in learning more, be sure to stick around!
This may seem obvious at first, but great events take more than simply booking a venue. Working closely with a stylist, you can create a vision of your ideal event and watch it come to life in real time with the right decor!
It’s always good to have a specific event theme, and possibly even a color palette, picked out early in the planning stages. This helps to keep the decor centered and focused on conveying your theme, whatever it may be! Not only do you get some great ideas for DIYs or how to achieve your design goal, but browsing the internet for theme and decor inspiration can be a really fun and exciting experience, too.
We’ve found that paying special attention to styling and setting up for an event can really tie things together in an unforgettable way. For example, take a look at some of the gorgeous decor elements of events we’ve worked on in the past.
A variety of balloon arches and statement pieces, thanks to the talents of The Rainbow Balloon Company, making for some spectacular photo ops.
These are only a few of the magnificent event spaces we’ve seen spruced up in the past. If you are interested in seeing more, be sure to visit our blog where we share helpful tips, tricks, and event highlights!
Flowers can be perfect for a variety of events, not just weddings! They add such vibrance and life to any type of event while bringing some natural beauty to pictures and memories. They can also bring out the overall theme quite well, both symbolically and physically! Flower species usually correspond to specific meanings, such as daisies representing innocence or red roses representing love, so they can help to convey the message of your event even more than other decor elements! Talking with a skilled florist or floral designer is going to guarantee that your event pops with the right arrangements, but if you are interested in learning more about how flowers communicate ideas and values, you can check out the official Almanac’s flower guide here! Meanwhile, take a look at some of our favorite floral pieces from previous events!
A romantic Valentine’s Day bouquet for a lovely evening together with Stems and Styles.
A sunset blush bounty of pretty pinks and purples with a pop of baby blue to match the setting sky by Sugar and Stems.
A delicate and elegant arrangement for an inviting open-house luncheon courtesy of Lilt Florals.
Vibrant and lively florals create a colorful atmosphere for a fun and unforgettable birthday celebration with Sunnie Leigh.
Another key area to remember while event planning is the accessories! These can vary quite widely depending on the type of event you are hosting, but having attention dedicated to the details of your event’s accessories is going to set your event apart as an expertly crafted experience! Accessories can be anything like goody bags and party favors, seating arrangements and place settings, menus, websites, and so much more! We definitely recommend working with graphic designers or vendors that specialize in the type of event accessory you are looking for to perfect whatever your vision may be, but a skilled event planner may be a great resource for guidance and inspiration, too! Take a look at some adorable and practical event accessories we’ve seen in the past!
Dainty and darling decorated cookies for an exciting baby shower with Sarah Bakes Cookies.
Fun and memorable ‘Thank You’ bags for guests to take home a piece of the event thanks to Weezie B. Designs.
Whether you are running a business or simply planning your wedding, branding can play an intricate role in your next event! There are plenty of avenues to explore for making your brand more memorable and eye-catching, but the first step is establishing your brand! Fonts, color schemes, graphics, tag lines, all of these things can be an integral part of what makes you or your business memorable and unique. Working with a brand or social media strategist is going to be a great opportunity to find the best options for you, and this is still true if you are looking into personal branding as well! Having a memorable logo for your wedding, baby shower, or any other occasion can be a great way to bring your event to the next level of class and elegance!
Table & Thyme has found a number of ways to make our brand stand out without compromising the aesthetic and integrity of events with things like our personalized wax stamp or our branding stickers. We’ve found these stickers to be a really useful tool for our branding since they are so versatile and provide a professional and personal touch to our products and services. Thanks to Sticker Mule, we are able to promote our brand easily and efficiently with our labels, stickers, and packaging! What makes this such a great resource is that it can be used in so many ways! Personalize your wedding or babyshower invitations and RSVPs with a quality sticker or advertise your brand wherever you go by handing out stickers to guests to decorate their laptops, phones, water bottles, and more! The possibilities are truly endless and paying special attention to details like this can take you and your events very far!
We hope you enjoyed this look at event details to consider while planning your next event! If you found inspiration, be sure to let us know by sharing your experiences and connecting with us on social media! To learn more about the services we’ve talked about, feel free to explore the vendors we’ve provided or explore our blog for other event highlights!
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