So, an event planner may seem like a luxury, but if you have the room in your budget, an event planner can
become your best resource. Event planners can not only make your event look beautiful but we can also
alleviate the stress of being the host or hostess and free you up to spend time with your guests and enjoy your
Event planners work with you from the beginning to create your customized ideal look for your event. We
can make your ideas a reality or help you create a theme and color scheme. We are able to take your nugget of
an idea and create a whole world or just help you find the best vendors in your area to make your dream a
reality. Think of us as your personal design assistant, we are available for as much or as little as you need.
Event planners work with both sides of their brain, we need to be creative and we also need to meticulously
keep track of contacts, schedules and details. It is a balancing act that we have mastered, yet is not fun for
everyone. We love each stage of planning an event, from looking at a venue as a blank canvas to meeting with
the host/hostess and collaborating on ideas to the logistics of creating that vision to the rush we get when the
host/hostess sees it all come together.
All this artistic talk is great, and it is one of the most important aspects of a wedding planner (who would
want to hire a wedding planner that had awful taste or no creativity?) But there is also a far more practical side
of hiring a wedding planner.
One of the main attributes about wedding planners is that we have planned events before. I know, I know,
you are all shaking your head at me now, but stick with me, what we have is experience. Most of people don’t
plan and execute large scale events every day, so when you begin to plan a large corporate dinner or your
wedding reception there is often a moment of, “Where the hell do I start?” Planning a large event isn’t easy,
there are many issues to consider, vendors to hire, and accidents to plan for. Event planners though, have this
down pat. We know exactly where to start, we have worked with numerous vendors in the past (and know
who is the best and the worst), and we know what to plan for. (At Taffeta & Tattoos, we, no joke, have an
“Oh Shit Sheet” that has possible pitfalls [some that have happened and others that we only fear for] and
how to best be prepared to tackle them.)
Have you ever gotten to the point of yelling at your computer screen after hours of searching for something,
only to finally make a decision, then stumble on the worst review you have ever read. Think about doing that
with every vendor that you will need from your event from caterers, to florists, to table clothes, to servers, to
bar, to your wedding cake, your dress, your hair, your makeup…talk about a nightmare. Wedding planners,
on the other hand, know how to find you reliable vendors and negotiate a fair price. Some event planners will
even mange the vendors for you for a small fee.
If you are thinking about going with an Event Planner, we suggest you at least set up a meeting with one to
find out about their services and if hiring someone is a realistic option for you. Who knows, you might come
out of the meeting even more energized for your event than you were in the beginning.