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The Plus in Having a Design Savvy Planner

September 26, 2016

 

Planning your big day, whether a wedding or other social event can be fun and challenging at times. After-all, creative innovation takes you a great deal of the way, but at some point your creativity will meet the crossroads of logistics.  It's not unheard of that last minute challenges arise on the day of the big soiree.  So how can good events become great?  How do seemingly big problems become reduced in the midst of a time constraint?

 

Having a planner that not only well manages your event but also understands  your event design  is definetly an asset!  Understanding things such as spacing, decor functionality, complementing colors, appealing textures, balanced proportions, proper visibility of key items, contrasting and hightlighting with lighting, overall style execution,  etc., are all signature skills that can aid in an event set-up running smoothly.  During this time, vendors hustle into the event space at their designated time to supply you with the items needed to transform the room. Organization is key here, and many times the planner is needed to answer questions from the vendors quickly and accurately.  Confirmations of many sorts typically happen (even if they have been discussed in advance) such as how high things should be, how far apart they should go, and so on.  It is also not unheard of for the occasional wrong color to show up, a few wrong sizes being brought in, or having set-up fitting issues.   And, although accidents happen and changes can be made with enough time, what happens when there isn't much time at all?  Do you just go with it?  Do you go without it?  How do you correct the problem quickly?

 

Sure, for events such as weddings, you may find that couples that do not use a planner tend to allow a well organized family member or friend run their day-of activities.  Or some couples may even appoint the maid of honor or best man to handle key wedding factors.  Afterall, they often times want to lend a helping hand. However, the result is that your loved ones end up truely working on your wedding day and also become the go-to people for damage control or potentially problematic situations when major changes happen.  This is especially true when your wedding is the kind with many details involved.  In the end, this doesn't exactly tend to be what your family bargained for or are circumstances where they know the best solution to the problem. However, one thing holds true: much time and effort by you, your family, and friends goes into making your big day one to talk about and always remember. Don't hesitate to get the appropriate help to ensure your investment pays off!  

 

So when you have a planner skilled in event functionality and alternative ways to execute your event plans if need be, a lot of time is saved and many times, you don't even know things have changed if at all.  And although alterations may have to be made in certain incidences, design savvy planners typically have an eye for what works and more resources to work out a back up plan to streamline the original look or item.  In all, understanding design elements in addition to the management side of confirming vendors, managing set-up times, reconciling order quantities, and organizing the order of events makes for great skills to have when seeking a top-notch turn out and smiles on everyone's face.  This is especially true when there are many details involved and time constraints.  Trust us, we know! ;0)

 

 

 

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