• Instagram Inspiration

     
    POSTED April 2, 2015
     

Just as writers experience the dreaded writer’s block, event planners, too, can get stuck in a rut. The Internet is a great place for sparking ideas, but options are limitless. How does one find inspiration with so many different things to search? Pinterest is a classic go-to, but Instagram might be the stronger choice. Instead of scrolling through an endless amount of pictures—some relevant and others completely useless—following someone you admire will give you more successful ideas you can incorporate into your events. We’ve listed a few accounts that boast exceptional ideas.

prestonrbailey Preston Bailey—an extremely talented planner with a celebrity client list—posts pictures that make us swoon.  His transformation photos that show how he decorated a venue our are favorite, but the close-ups of bouquets, tablescapes and décor items also stand out.

thepartygoddess Marley Majcher definitely lives up to her name. The veteran event planner and author has planned major celebrity events and appeared on a number of television shows doling out advice. Her food pictures are droolworthy and the motivational quotes she posts make us think outside the box.

mindyweiss Mindy Weiss’ event photos run the gamut from spectacular weddings to graffiti-themed birthday parties. Her décor ideas and stunning venue pictures will give you just the inspiration you’re looking for.  

thestyleco This Australian-based team of event designers posts every aspect of planning from the behind-the-scenes work to the final product. Their clean, classic look is a must for brainstorming your next event.

And you can’t forget…us!

meetingseventsmags Our team posts photos of industry events we attend and venues we’ve toured. Follow us for tasty treats, standout venues and inspiration.  

By the time the now-iconic photo of one Fyre Festivalgoer’s pitiful cheese sandwich had gone viral, social media platforms and news outlets were abuzz with shock and bewilderment—questioning how the seemingly star-studded island excursion could have resulted in half-built FEMA-issued tents, cancelled musical acts and stranded attendees.

 

With the fast-paced speed of events, follow-up is often forgotten, or the effort put forth is minimal. As the event host or planner, devoting more time and resources to the follow-up offers many benefits yet to be tapped by the broader event planning community. Professional event planners are experts in logistics, details and the experience, and often solely focused on executing a flawless event. Their engagement ends when the event ends.

 

As the 13th largest metropolitan economy in the U.S., Minneapolis outperforms its peers, including Kansas City, Denver, Indianapolis and Charlotte when it comes to tourist attractions and hospitality. A vibrant food and music scene, world-class museums and theaters, an influx of upcoming hotels and venues— including a Four Seasons in 2022—and the tourist magnet that is the Mall of America, all combine with the great outdoors where scenic lakes abound—providing visitors to the city with many Instagrammable backdrops for any event.