Sharon Sacks is a sought aft er event planner based in Los Angeles. She has traveled all over the world planning various events such as weddings, entertainment events and private parties. Sharon’s celebrity client list includes Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Jordan, the Olsen twins, Madonna, and many more.
TW: What is the craziest request you have gotten from a client?
SS: To do a wedding in nine days.
TW: What are the hottest trends?
SS: What I am seeing is destination, destination, destination! I have been seeing that as well as brides and grooms are celebrating not just one night but a weekend of time to be with their family and friends. Whether it’s dodgeball on Friday night or bowling and a fun dinner, then Saturday the wedding day, and then Sunday it could be golf or bocce ball and a great brunch.
TW: How big of a role do you think social media plays at weddings?
SS: I think Pinterest is an incredible gift to all of us. It allows our brides and grooms to take a journey through other people’s architectural worlds and be able to grab color, style and design in a manner that they could have never done before. It’s a great inspiration.
TW: What changes have you seen in weddings over time?
SS: Our brides and grooms are planning them together. Where maybe ten years ago we saw families involved in the planning stages, and now our brides and grooms have a very strong voice.
TW: Have you done any unplugged weddings where the guests were asked to put away their phones? How did you implement it?
SS: I think when you have your phone in your hand, you detach and you remove yourself. We ask our guests to not bring their cell phones with them. We do cell check as well.
TW: Any tips for low-budget brides with extravagant tastes?
SS: Whatever the wedding costs is not the emotion your guests will leave with. It’s the little touches that are not expensive that are heartwarming and become memorable to all. It’s not about money, it is about the love of the two of you.
By Madison Spears
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