Price My Pinterest Board - AP Style

OK guys, you know the drill.  Engaged couple comes into your meeting, high on love and planning their dream wedding. 

You discuss how they met, what they want for the overall feel of their wedding day, the various important elements, and then the "budget" question comes up.  This may, or may not, be something they've discussed, but it's one of the most important elements of every wedding celebration.  We move onto decor and then they say... "I can send you my Pinterest board", or maybe you request it.  Either way, we know how important Pinterest has become in the world of weddings.   

We LOVE weddings.  Seriously, we do.  It's been our life since before we started Always Planned way back in 2008.  So we get it.  We know that Pinterest is the best – and the worst – thing to happen to weddings.  Now, you may ask "how can something so awesome, like Pinterest, be bad?"  Great question!!  And we're not saying it's bad.  Just that it can be incredibly deceiving.  Let me give you a few examples.  

Guest Tables:  Said couple has several stunning wedding reception tables pinned to their board.  Let's say they will have 275-300 guests and, to make it easy, they want all of the tables to look the same.  So roughly 30 guest tables.  Let's Price Their Pinterest Board.    

In our area, this setup would be $200+ per table.  This includes your linens, florals, candles, etc.  $200 x 30qty = $6,000

In our area, this setup would be $200+ per table.  This includes your linens, florals, candles, etc.  $200 x 30qty = $6,000

We could make the floral arrangement smaller, add a table runner, add tall candles, and glass chargers.  Surprisingly, this can be $220+ per table.  Glass charger plates can be anywhere from $5-15 each, depending on your area.  So for this centerpiece $220 x 30qty = $6,600

We could make the floral arrangement smaller, add a table runner, add tall candles, and glass chargers.  Surprisingly, this can be $220+ per table.  Glass charger plates can be anywhere from $5-15 each, depending on your area.  So for this centerpiece $220 x 30qty = $6,600

Here we've removed the charger, but upgraded the linen, added a mirror to the center, along with candles.  Again, the same estimates apply.  Anywhere from $150-$250 per table - inclusive of linen, florals and elements. 

Here we've removed the charger, but upgraded the linen, added a mirror to the center, along with candles.  Again, the same estimates apply.  Anywhere from $150-$250 per table - inclusive of linen, florals and elements. 

Rayna Wallen

AP KENTUCKY, 2240 Executive Drive #203, Lexington, KY 40505, USA