Inspired Occasions is best known for wedding planning and coordination, but we also enjoy the opportunity to focus on smaller and more intimate events.   Recently, a pretty overwhelmed Mom reached out for help creating a sweet design for her daughter Amelia’s 1st birthday celebration.  Mom had no idea where to begin but she knew she wanted

This Holiday Season, Let Us Help You Host!

Holiday entertaining just got easier!  This time of year, we all love the idea of hosting a party for all of our friends with festive cocktails, scrumptious food and a cozy ambiance.  However, don’t you find that the reality of DIY entertaining is never quite as satisfying as your vision?  Often we spent the evening

Hair & Makeup: Venture out or stay in?

The key to any successful wedding day is a well crafted timeline. At Inspired Occasions, we consider it our specialty; creating timelines that ensure that all of your wedding planning is done in an efficient manner while leaving enough buffer time in the right spots to give our couples, their bridal parties and families plenty

Cupcakes Aren’t Just For Dessert Anymore

Those who know me, know this about me . . . I am cupcake obsessed. Long before the cupcake craze in the wedding industry, the cute little confections were high atop my top five favorite things list. I also happen to be somewhat of a “foodie.” I love to cook, dine out and discover new recipes

What is an escort card?

Assigned seating is essential to the smooth flow and comfort of wedding guests.  Escort cards are the perfect way to communicate to your guests where you’d like them to sit during the reception.  But just because they are a functional necessity, doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be an integral part of your overall event design.  A

A Great Way to Say Welcome!

Most couples planning a wedding find themselves hosting out of town guests who generously make a trip to be part of their special day.  It’s always a special touch to welcome them with bag or basket filled with little things to make their stay more comfortable.  Check out this video blog for some great ideas and

This is how I deck the halls!

‘Tis the season for holiday parties and for the first time in years, I’ve decided to host my own. One of my invited neighbors teased me when she RSVP’d saying she wouldn’t miss a party thrown by a professional which led me to wonder if all of my guests are expecting some over-the-top occasion. So,

It’s all in the details

Only two short months ago, the winners of 104.9  The Cat’s Bridal Idol contest sponsored by Inspired Occasions were announced.  It’s rare that we plan a complete wedding from start to finish in such a short period of time, but I knew this was a unique opportunity to give blog readers a glimpse into what
One of the most important roles I play as a wedding planner is that of a consultant.  I spend a significant amount of time helping couples avoid the common pitfalls of planning a wedding. Here are several of the common ones . . . Not setting priorities early Not developing a solid planning strategy and

Paradise in Playa del Carmen

Want to wed in Paradise?  I know the perfect place to do it.  In the midst of a most dreary winter, I had the fantastic opportunity to spend several days in Playa del Carmen on a familiarization trip hosted by CondoHotels Playa del Carmen. As Inspired Occasions expands its business to serve more and more