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an event metric of success or ROE

Recently I had an experience where I fired my client. We still provided rentals & custom decorating services but declined the day of planning services at the last minute, read more about it here.  And when we asked them how … Continue reading

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what is an event designer?

What is an event designer? I mean, what do you actually do – specifically? The simple answer is that we take care of all the big stuff and the planner takes care of the detail stuff. But that isn’t really … Continue reading

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Introducing designer Alayna Richardson

People like to think that South Dakotans do not have a good eye for design. In South Dakota it is hard for creative individuals to break free from the stereotypical views that have been pushed upon us. In fact, being in the wedding … Continue reading

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paper lanterns: the greatest design element of all time?

Can you tell that we have a genuine love of paper lanterns? As a design element they can go so many ways – whimsical, classy, bright. They can be used as centerpieces, lighting, chandeliers and columns. The color flexibility allows … Continue reading

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wedding seating : options in the black hills

Chairs are one of the most necessary yet least glamorous details of event planning. Most places you rent have chairs, be they good or bad, that you have a hard time not using. White wedding chairs or white wood folding … Continue reading

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why to shy from DIY

weddings are big business nowadays. the national wedding budget average is quoted at between 25,000 and 32,000! understandably this can send a cold bead of sweat down any bride to be’s back. and there seem websites, television shows, blogs dedicated … Continue reading

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the a, b + 3 c’s of holiday light decorating

Holiday lighting – a magical time of year even if there isn’t any snow. Most people I know take time with their families during the holidays to drive around and check out the light shows. Each town has that one … Continue reading

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beware the pinterest traps

Pinterest seems to be on my mind these days. Every bride, tom and harry is talking about it. And it is a useful too….. BUT… i have a couple PPP’s : pinterest pet peeves… 1. Provides misinformation. Prime example – … Continue reading

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get the most bang for your wedding decor buck: part 6

On to the last bit of advice on how to get the most for your decorating dollar. Tip #6: Enthusiastically embrace tacky. Before you panic thinking about your uncle’s velvet painting of Elvis, that is not the kind of tacky … Continue reading

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get the most bang for your wedding decor buck: part 5

So far we’ve talked about creating great tabletop design; renting vs. buying & using design to draw the eye away from ugly things. Now it is on to the most important design element for large spaces – scale. The most important … Continue reading

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