I am a detail gal. My bridal shower was in a magazine because of all of the time my mom and I spent on details. Details in my opinion make an event, but they also are the most time consuming. Most people don’t want to spend all of the necessary time it takes to have an event full with detail. Believe me, I understand this, but if you want a fabulous event you have to spend the time on details (or find someone to do it for you).
Details from the stationary, to the bomboniere (favours), to the centerpieces and décor, all of it matters and creates the overall ‘look’ you are going for. Each event that I planned I had a ‘look’ that I wanted to create, whether that be rustic, vintage, classic or a combination I had a strong sense of what I was going for. A lot of people struggle with ‘picturing’ how something looks and that can be difficult. My advice is to start with one item, whether that be colour (pink), material (lace) or theme (fashion) and go from there. Details are the key to taking an event to another level.
Be original. For me, this is something that I strive to do for every one of my events. I also think it’s important because you don’t want to try and replicate someone else’s ideas and events, there’s no creativity or fun in doing that! Your event should reflect who you are as a person. Have fun with the creative aspect of event planning. Some people gather ideas from others, Pinterest or the internet- especially if you have difficulty knowing what you want. I get a lot of my own inspiration from home décor. There is a certain look that I really love, clean, classic, modern yet rustic and elegant. With that, I base my ideas from materials and colours that I love. So next time you plan an event, think of what you want you overall look to be. Your event should represent you or whoever the event is for, not someone else. Have fun and be creative!! This post is picture heavy- it was difficult to pick just a few!
Champagne as bomboniere (favours) at our wedding with clean tags and elegant black ribbon.
This was our seating chart at our wedding. This isn't a frame, it was a mirror that I bought and we (my invitation lady) placed on the mirror and I thought it went with our vintage themed pink and gold wedding.
These pretty little boxes were my bomboniere (favour) from my fashion themed Bridal Shower. There were compacts inside, the perfect edition to any woman's purse. These took a long time to do..thanks to my beautiful mother (she is just like Martha Stewart) she did them all!
Just some details to add to my Fashion Theme.
Wedding Dress Shaped cookies!
Pink & Gold mini cupcakes that went with our colour scheme- they were delicious too.
Vintage golden frames that had MRS. & MRS. They were placed in front of my husband and I at our wedding!
My stunning cake that went perfectly with my fashion themed bridal shower.
These gorgeous silver boxes were filled with homemade Italian cookies and other sweet treats. I made all of the labels that read "Tara's Bridal Shower- Love Is Sweet".
Our candy bar at our wedding that showcased a variety of different candy jars & yummy candies.
Loved our Martini Bar Iced Luge! It was a big hit with our guests.
My fashion themed Bridal Shower had these fashionably dressed jewellery trees adorned with a Swarovski bracelet. One lady from each table got to take these home!
My cookies, cupcakes & cake were all made by my talented friend Holly. Check out her website- she's amazing!!