KC Weddings Bridal Spectacular-Tips to Know Before You Go


The KC Weddings Bridal Spectacular is coming up on February 4th at the Overland Park Convention Center and Pinpoint Event Planning, LLC will have a booth set-up from 10am-5pm.  Grab your friends and come out to see some awesome wedding professionals all under one roof!  Buy your tickets in advance online by clicking on the link at the bottom of this blog.

Is this going to be your first time to a bridal show?  Here are some quick tips on how to get the most out of a bridal show:

1. Get there early if you are interested in winning door prizes.

2. Print out address labels with all of your contact information including the wedding date and location (if known).  This will save you from having to hand write your information for every vendor or giveaway entry form. 

3. Have a system to walk the aisles so you don’t accidentally miss a row of vendors. Think front to back, left to right.

4. Talk to all the vendors you are interested in and pick up any of their brochures, they may have a bridal show discount on their advertisements that they will honor.

5. If you are just starting your planning process, a show can be overwhelming so don’t let it stress you out.  Just browse the aisles to get ideas and to start getting to know some of the vendors you may be interested in using.  Think of the show as a convenient, efficient, and fun way to do wedding research.   Pick up every packet/brochure in sight and hold onto them to sort through later.

6. If you have had your eye on a particular vendor and they are going to be at the show, book them!  You are more likely to get discounts if you book at the bridal show.

7.  Take some friends and make a day of it.  

If you find yourself getting overwhelmed, have your friends pick-up brochures for you to sort through later and just have fun.  Go taste test all the food from the caterers and cakes from the bakers.  Go to the fashion show and watch the entertainment.  Go take silly pictures in a photo booth, or rest your feet touring an awesome party bus.  Even if all you do is walk through taking brochures, you will have great resources on hand when you are ready to tackle planning.  If you find out that planning your wedding isn’t for you, chances are you have a brochure from a wedding planner that can help get you started. ūüėČ

Remember, KC Weddings Bridal Spectacular February 4th, 10 AM to 5 PM at the Overland Park Convention Center.

Purchase tickets here: 

https://estar.kcstar.com/bridalspectacular/

Bridal Shower Cookies


Forgive me for such a short blog post, but it is Thanksgiving and I just had to share these adorable cookies.  If you are looking for some adorable dessert options for a bridal shower, engagement or bachelorette party these would be perfect.  You could complement them with a cupcake wedding dress to keep with the theme and provide an option of cupcakes or cookies for your guests.

I will add more on this topic soon, but in the mean time, happy Thanksgiving from Pinpoint Event Planning, LLC.

Sincerely,

MacKenzie

Engagement Season Tips

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Fall is soaring on by with Halloween already over and Thanksgiving fast approaching, the busy season is here. ¬†Fall brings a myriad of things to the event planner’s world. ¬†First, it brings the official end of the 2016 wedding season. ¬†Second, it brings the start of holiday party planning. ¬†And last, but not least, it brings the start of engagement season!

There is just something romantic about fall that makes it a great season for couples. ¬†Whether it’s the chill in the air that makes you want to snuggle closer, or the array of activities to choose from. ¬†I personally like the colorful leaves, hayrides, and a nicely spiked apple cider to sip on next to the fire. ¬†No matter what fall brings to you, it also brings the official start of engagement season. ¬†If you are expecting your significant other to propose this season, here are a few tips to remember.

  • Don’t stress: ¬†I know far too many brides who have told me their engagement stories and the anxiety they felt before the proposal happened. ¬†Don’t let this anxiety take over your enjoyment of the season that brings people together. ¬†Try to enjoy the moments as they happen and to not worry about whether or not this moment is the moment when you will get engaged. ¬†Trust me, you’ll know the moment when you get engaged when you see the ring so don’t waste your time wondering “is this it?”.

 

  • Don’t plan your own proposal: I know shutting your brain off is nearly impossible at times, but make sure to keep your thoughts in check. ¬†Don’t plan out every possible engagement scenario in your head. ¬†This leads down a dangerous road that could get your expectations too high and lead you to feel disappointed with the real proposal, letting you lose sight of the real reason to be excited (hint: you’re engaged!). ¬†Remember, no matter how the proposal happens it will still be beautiful and a story you will love because it will be¬†your story.

 

  • Be prepared: ¬†If you are¬†absolutely¬†certain that you are going to get proposed to this season, then you need to be prepared. ¬†First, be prepared to wait longer than you think. ¬†Proposing is a scary thing for any party involved, and it might take some time for your significant other to work up the courage. ¬†(I know this seems silly since you’ve probably already told them a thousand times you want to get married, and there is no chance of them getting turned down). ¬†Proposing is a life changing event and even though they know they want to marry you, it can still take time to get ready for the adjustment. ¬†Now that you are prepared to wait, it is okay to also be prepared for it to happen. ¬†If you know having¬†your nails done when the proposal happens is a priority, then make sure to keep your nails on-point! ¬†Plus, it is the holiday season which means endless parties and social gatherings, so it serves two purposes to have your hands “ring ready.”

Getting engaged is an exciting time in your life and something to cherish.  However, the holiday season is also something to cherish because you are never guaranteed the same holiday season next year.  So remember to be present in the moment and to cherish all the special occasions that this season will bring and to not wish all those moments away hoping for a proposal.  Everything happens when it is supposed to, so relax and enjoy the Christmas music that is already playing before Thanksgiving.  It will go by faster than you think.

Sincerely,

MacKenzie