• Expectations VS Realities: Life in Event Planning

    Movies play a big role in our lives especially if we are looking for ideas in business or as a
    career path. It can be ideal, inspiring and a goal-getter. Some entertaining movies that
    portray or quick feature a life in event planning are Bride Wars, Brides Maids, 27 Dresses,
    and The Ugly Truth.

    However, no matter how good each movie you watch, it does not reflect the reality when
    you chose event planning as your business niche or a career path.

    Budgeting

    Expectation: Since you are goal oriented, organized and financial savvy, you think that you
    can handle everything especially when it comes to budgeting. Client’s budget for the event
    is enough.

    Reality: In printing invitations, almost half amount of the client’s budget is not enough,
    the tendency you will look for alternatives. You will start negotiating with the suppliers and
    ask for pricing considerations from your networks.

    Choosing a theme

    Expectation: Since you are a party-goer, choosing the proper theme for the event will be
    fun!

    Reality: Client has declined your chosen theme for the event. In this case, you will have to
    prepare multiple selections for their perusal like the Western theme, Hollywood, medieval, and
    masquerade. Most of the time, selecting the theme for the event is indeed time-consuming.

    On the event day

    Expectation: Everything will go smoothly and perfectly fine! Suppliers are on their way to
    the venue and everyone has sets of food that we order.

    Reality: Just when you thought you would no longer feel stress on the event day, everything
    is ruined! When some of the guests arrived with their spouse or friends that are not
    included on the guest list, In line with this, the number of foods, chairs, souvenirs are
    suddenly inadequate for everybody.

    In event planning, you must expect the unexpected and you have to be keen in every detail
    to conduct an ideal event for your client.

  • Reasons Why Couple Prefer Garden Wedding

    One of the main decisions that couples must do before everything else is to decide where to
    get married. The traditional choice is a church wedding and another venue for the
    reception. Others prefer to do the wedding ceremony and the reception in one venue. One
    of the most popular outdoor choices is a garden wedding.

    Here are the reasons why:

    #1- A garden is pretty as it is
    There is something magical in a garden. It has a distinct beauty that fills the heart of
    everyone. It only requires simple decors, flowers, and chairs to enhance the venue. It
    exudes an intimate vibe that lingers to everyone.

    #2- It is an open space
    It can accommodate any number of wedding guests. Prepping and entertaining your invites
    are easier. Since it is an open space, you can have a fun photo booth area or lounge set up.

    #3- It caters the ceremony and reception of the wedding
    A garden wedding eliminates the hassle of transferring from one venue to another. It
    allows your guests to enjoy the wedding moments continuously.

    #4- It provides natural lighting
    Lighting is vital to photographers and videographers who are capturing your precious
    moments. An outdoor wedding guarantees natural light of the sun which they allow them
    to take the perfect shots that you will treasure for a lifetime.

    #5- It suits couples who love nature
    Whether you prefer a morning or late afternoon wedding, basking in the sun and enjoying
    the gentle breeze of the wind are big factors for The natural ambience is very relaxing for

    everyone. Nature also offers countless wedding backdrops for the wedded couple and the
    guests.

    Finally, a garden wedding offers unlimited styling possibilities. It is easier for your
    wedding planner to transform it into a themed event with a unique character.