Wednesday, October 31, 2007

What's the big idea?

A few nights ago, I dreamed that I was having a conversation with Jay-Z. We were in a club and a mutual friend introduced us to each other, and after all the niceities were out of the way. I handed Jay-Z my card and told him that I would like to plan his wedding. Jay-Z laughed at me and said: "You're small potatoes, what makes you think you could plan my wedding?" So I launched into my spiel about years of experience, abilities, connections. Jay-Z stopped me and said: "I'm sure you're a great and experienced planner, but I'm a big star planning a big Hollywood wedding, I need a planner who can come up with a big idea to put my wedding over the top, and have it be the talk of the press forever." So I then launched into my other spiel about creativity and vision. Then Jay-Z said to me: "If you can give me one idea. One big idea, and I like it, then I'll let you plan my wedding." Then I woke up. But that didn't stop me from dreaming up big ideas for Jay-Z's wedding all day long. It was at the end of the day that I came to the sad realization that it's easy to dream up big ideas when you're working with seemingly endless sums of money. When you're working with a budget of say, $100, that big idea has got to also be even bigger on creativity, and that's what's been on my mind for the past couple of weeks, I've been trying to come up with a big idea for a client that will wow jaded wedding guests, who are over escort cards suspended by ribbon and hanging from trees, signature drinks, Chiavari chairs and sweetheart tables. It has been a long three weeks, but by golly I think I've got it. I only hope she likes it or I'll be back to dreaming up conversations with Jay-Z.

5 comments:

bridalwishlist said...

leslie, i love your candor. i am glad to know that i am not the only one who dreams about bringing something different to the client.

Kelly, Your SW Florida Destination Wedding Planner said...

And so the big idea is...come on, you know you have to spill it.

Leslie said...

now, now Kelly, you know I can't share it until AFTER the wedding. If the big idea is a big flop. I must be the only one to know. LOL.

Ashley Mercedes said...

I love the the topics you choose ! I'm new to this whole blog thing! (where the hell have I been? Well it doesn't matter I'm here now) Your style is charming...

~Ashley Merecedes
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Posh Goddess said...

I love this entry!