By now, most brides-to-be (B2B) know of Pinterest.com. This site has provided B2B and event planners an endless supply of inspiration thru photos. Once on the site, you can plan all the details of your wedding by “pinning” images to boards categorically. You can search by themes, colors, products, ideas, celebrities…like I said, boundless.
Though this creative tool allows for the re-creation of any vision, it also gives a false sense of reality. Many photos show beautiful tablescapes and decorations that typically come with a hefty price tag. While planning their events, brides are often faced with sticker shock when quoted that pinned centerpiece and ask, “How can I have this gorgeous wedding reception and feed my guests a decent menu too”?
Here is a tip: If your heart is set on recreating that special theme and having those beautiful florals, linens and lighting, search out non-typical venues in your metro area. This could include church halls, recreation and cultural centers. They usually offer inexpensive packages and provide a classic, blank canvas for creating your wedding reception vision. Work with a banquet hall within your budget to supply a great-tasting menu, first-class service AND a space that you can transform.
Here are some photos of events at MCC Banquets & Events that illustrate this concept perfectly.
With this in mind, happy pinning. It can happen.
MCC Banquets & Events
(Macedonian Cultural Center)