• 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.  

The saying “Everything is bigger in Texas!” is especially true when it comes to ways for planners to tailor Lone Star meetings that are as unique and memorable as they are productive. In Texas, you should expect everything from world-class venues and cuisine to down-home barbecues and neighborly hospitality. Texas meetings are ideal to brand using local flavors and culture. 

 

In 2020, Houston First Corp. (HFC) reported that the city was slated to host 252 meetings and 611,000 room nights. By March 14, the Bayou City had already hosted 115 conventions and 137,400 room nights. Then the pandemic hit, and meetings and events across the country came to a screeching halt.

We asked Michael Heckman, acting president and CEO of Houston First Corp. (HFC) how the health crisis has influenced the organization’s business model moving forward.

 

Great lighting is key. Smart décor is a must. But the mood of any gala, auction or awards ceremony lies largely on the shoulders of its master of ceremonies. Who you choose to represent your cause or organization on stage can be the difference between an event that is “ho-hum” or “electrifying.”

Texas Meetings + Events reached out to three of Texas’s favorite emcees. They shared with us how they got where they are—and what they’re doing now—along with some sage advice.