So you are planning an event. It can be a bit overwhelming to begin with especially if it is something as large scale as a wedding and sometimes it can get a bit much for the head so today I thought I would write a little starting point guide to clear the mind and get you going in the right direction.
Venue – Are you having it on private property or at a venue? At a venue all the basics will already be there for you, for example, chairs, tables, lighting etc… however maybe you have in your mind something a little different? If that is the case then maybe a private property or gardens is for you as you can start with a blank canvas and really do what you want to do with the only compromises being due to budget and space.
Guest list – It’s probably too early to know exactly who is coming however you will have a vague ball park figure and this is important to have a handle on early on so you can decide if your chosen venue works for you. Consider not only space but logistical matters like bathrooms, seating and room for dessert tables / gift tables etc.. You do not want to be cramped in a small space.
From here you can now nut out the food, styling concept and other elements such as lighting and entertainment in more detail. But first lets talking about your styling concept or theme.
- Sourcing imagery you love
When it comes to sourcing style/theme inspiration the most fun part (I think) can actually become a little overwhelming. Pinterest is fantastic for pinning ideas into albums and mapping out intricate details of your event. It can get super addictive though and sometimes you can lose track of reality and what is possible! Meanwhile you can check out my Pinterest page here!
Blogs contain an abundance of unique ideas especially when they feature real weddings and not just styled shoots so you can get achievable ideas for larger scale events. I follow so many blogs that it is completely overwhelming until recently when I discovered (extremely late in the game) Bloglovin’. Bloglovin’ is a website and app that allows you to keep track of all your favourite blogs by filtering the ones you choose to follow in a news feed. Such a brilliant concept and saves a lot of time and searching the web.
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