An Opinion is worth 80 IQ Points – Alan Kay

Alan Kay is a visionary – a genius some would say.  You should google him.  He wasn’t talking about event planning when he wrote the quote – but  it works.  Although, I can relate things that Buddha and Oprah have said back to event planning too, just so you know.

To be a good planner, you have to put yourself out there.  You cannot go-with-the-flow.  You need to figure out what the choices are and then either know which direction is best for the situation – or take a gamble and go with your gut.

There is no such thing as a passive, indifferent planner.  Do you have to be neurotic and Type A? Nope – but it helps.  You know that JLo movie with that greasy Matthew McConnaheyhey?  That was a terrible movie, although if it’s on tv I’m compelled to watch it.  Anyway – the scenes with her running around like a looney with a headset?  Bogus.  Unless you are in a seriously stressful situation (there is no bride for the groom to wed, hurricanes, etc.) – calm yourself down.

Back to the quote….if you think events are the thing for you  – test yourself.  When you are with a group of people deciding what to order for dinner, what movie to see, what president to vote on – do you speak?  Are you compelled to let your thoughts out?  If the answer is no – congrats.  You are a polite, normal citizen of the world.  But if your answer is yes, and you’ve already researched the restaurant, read movie reviews and have no problem defending your choices – welcome to the insanity.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Recipe Calls for Salt & Limes
    May 01, 2012 @ 01:13:16

    So so true but I’d go even further – the very best planners? The insanely bossy ones who NEVER take no for an answer because “everything is possible”. I know one planner who invaded the sacrosanct privacy of a man’s hotel room, (despite all common sense, decency and quite possibly, the laws of Texas) in order to physically rouse him from a deep sleep to speak at her event. Now THAT is an event planner worth her salt.


  2. Anto
    Apr 22, 2014 @ 11:03:20

    Hi,What you need is a wedding plnnear. In Rincon there are several wedding plnnears that work with small groups that could answer all your questions. I was married on the beach in Rincon and we had 22 guests. The place where I got married closed (El Molino de Quixote), but I can recommend this: 1) Get married in the states by judge. Here it is a hassle. They make things so complicated.2) Get married here in a ceremony. In Rincon ship captains can marry folks, and there is one who also doubles as a photographer, Ted, one of the owners from the Lemontree Hotel. 3) Check with several wedding plnnears so as to get a sense what the cost will be. Consider renting a beach villa where you can place most of your guests and where you can have your ceremony and reception.My brother was married at Villa Orleans, and there were about 50 guests. Those that couldn’t stay at the villa stayed at the The Lemontree which is within walking distance.The local paper Coqui of Rincon’s December issue is about weddings. You can go to their website and download the pdf version and start your research there.Good luck, and thank you. You just reminded me my anniversary is coming up. We were married right after New Year’s.


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