One of the greatest perks of being an event planner is getting to take home colorful bouquet of flowers to spruce up my apartment. I keep a pretty minimalist look to my place (white, mainly) so that burst of color does a lot to cheer me up and just brighten up the place.

Flowers are one of the most versatile things you can add to your event. There are a million different kinds, colors, scents, and fillers. Weddings are known for decadent (and costly) floral arrangements. However, even a small lunch can be instantly brightened with a bunch of sunflowers placed in the center.

I have compiled a few resources for your flower needs:

1. This handy chart from Bayside Bride is an amazing place to check if the flowers you want are even available when your event is happening.



2. Your local farmers market is hands down one of the best ways to get your flowers and support your community at the same time!  Not only is it relaxing to walk around and browse, you can really be inspired by flowers/designs you maybe had never previously considered.

3. sells high-quality wholesale flowers online. This is perfect for the DIY bride who is looking to save money and add a personal touch to a wedding or anyone who is just looking to make their own unique creation.



Color Inspiration

One very important aspect of any gathering is the color palette. The color of an event holds a great deal of the mood and conveys so much visual emotion. Sometimes, we envision the colors from the start. Other times, it’s a bit more difficult to decide which colors to use.

Design Seeds is one of my absolute favorite website for creativity and color choice. It takes every day photo inspiration and creates a color palette based on each one.




What a fantastic resource! I highly recommend scrolling through if you are event planning, creating, painting your home or just want to look at beautiful, vibrant photos! To make it even more magical, they even have a tool for searchable themes like different colors, seasons and there’s one called “creatures” that brings animals to life through hues not even the rainbow knew existed!


Check it out!

Mix & Match Glassware

Some of the most beautiful events are colorful. Color is daring and emotional. It is one of the best ways you can set the mood for your event.

I LOVE the idea of having colored glasses on hand for an impromptu get together or intimate soiree. The fact that the glasses don’t match creates an cheerful, varied look. What I love even more than the idea of purchasing them online is the idea of thrifting many different glasses. The outcome will be more quirky and less expensive too! Keep them in your cabinets for parties or throw them in your hutch as every day decor.


Another thing I always see at thrift stores is teacups. There are so many gorgeous patterns and many of them are loners. Pick a few up sets. I know what I’m about to say sounds crazy but you can even mix and match a cup and saucer from separate sets! I know, insane. This would be super flirty and fun at a tea party!


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