It always surprises me that brides start out believing that event management and styling a wedding is easy! Believe me, it isnâ€™t. Combine family dramas with the stress of making important decisions for your big day, supplier angst, budget woes, along with the anxiety of day-to-day living and youâ€™re in for one great big ride! But, boy what a fun ride it is!
Wedding planning and event management is a combination of art and science! Thereâ€™s the creative side (which is the fun part) and thereâ€™s logistical side which is far less exciting, but absolutely imperative if your day is going to be magical.
Today, letâ€™s talk about the fun stuff!
When I work with clients to put together their big day, we start with a conversation about what they have dreamed of. Itâ€™s important to me that the dreams are big and the imagination is wild because we shouldnâ€™t be limited by budget in the first instance. I always say, start with a grand wish-list and then we can think about how to cull the more unimportant items from there.
I ask questions like:
â€œWhen did you meet? Describe the location, the feeling, the atmosphere.â€
â€œWhat is your most beautiful childhood memory?â€
â€œWhat family or cultural elements would you like to integrate into your day?â€
â€œDo you have any favourite colours? Favourite smells? Favourite destinations?â€
From there, we put together an Inspiration Board, which is a reflection of these ideas. The Inspiration Board includes fabric swatches, cut outs from magazines, family photographs, words and inspirations, all on one board that we colour copy and hang in a place that will remind all of us what the day is about. This Board is the inspiration for every element of the day.
Why not give this a go yourself?
About the Author (text)Sit back, relax and enjoy your next celebration as the www.PinkFrosting.com.au team, under the direction of Kathryn Porritt, creates event magic for you.