The cost of a wedding adds up quickly, and it’s not uncommon for couples or their families to underestimate the cost and experience some surprise when they see the real wedding budget breakdown. This is especially true when they have already committed funds to certain items, typically a wedding venue or photographer in the earliest planning stages. But don’t worry – you’re already steps ahead by the fact that you’re doing your research and getting the information now.
Category: Event Planning
Boho vibes got a bit of Pacific Northwest elopement twist in this styled shoot at The Five2Five Wedding & Events Venue in Buckley, Washington.
Going into planning mode without first creating your budget is a recipe for disaster. That’s why the #1 item that I absolutely recommend you tackle first is the BUDGET. I know, I know – this part is no fun – but before you click away just hear me out.
This particular birthday party was for a sweet little girl who loves horses. I started with an equestrian theme – think a little more Kentucky Derby and a little less down-on-the-farm. I definitely did not want it to cross over into a “cowgirl” them for this particular design. Turns out, it’s really hard to source equestrian items that aren’t crazy expensive. I had to get a little creative to work within the birthday party budget.
Working with a professional event planner will allow you to spend more time doing what you love and will guarantee cost savings. They really are worth their weight in gold. You may be thinking, “um, no, I have to pay a planner so how on earth does this save me money?” Good question, and let me explain…
I believe that with the power of the internet, you can learn almost anything. But do you want to? … Hiring an event planner is no different than hiring any other professional service. Some people tend to think it’s more optional than other professional services, and that can be true, but don’t discount it just yet.
Can you think of the last event you attended where you had a great experience and everything seemed to run smoothly? What about the event that was not so fun, was behind schedule, and overall not a great experience?
Chances are there was an event planner or coordinator involved in one of those and not in the other.
My point here is not to “sell” you on always hiring a professional event planner, but tell you when it could make sense.