DETAILS! Party planning is all in the details, of course. There's all the not-fun detail stuff like creating the guest list and addressing the invitations- and then there's the fun stuff- the 'concepting', the choosing of materials, the menu planning...
Unfortunately, the not-fun stage usually lasts longer then the fun stage, so I make sure to enjoy every second of the fun part!
I've posted 'concept photos' that were taken for Gen's wedding. When trying to pull together a big event- like a wedding, an anniversary party, or the like- it can make all the difference- and help you figure out the general 'theme' or direction of a party. Of course, going to all this effort really doesn't make sense for a smaller affair, but it can be well worth the effort if you're planning a larger shindig that is in need of some cohesion.
I love these photos Gen created for her wedding, and thought they might be helpful to you. The 'theme' is so strong (modern meets country). She referenced these-just as a mood board- and could easily make a decision as to whether something 'went' with the other pieces of her big party.
Tomorrow, I will share the wedding photos- so you can see how these concept photos translated into real life. (I had posted some photos from her wedding a couple of months ago, but took them down until I was able to do a more thorough post).