Kimberly Bakker is a San Francisco entrepreneur who has operated an event planning and consulting business for the past several years. Her company, Kimberly Bakker Events has managed all the details of events large and small. She has also been a fundraiser, a government protocol officer, and a PR account executive. She recently named the event trends she sees happening in 2019.
Gazette Day recently published a feature on Kimberly titled “Kimberly Bakker: Momtrepreneur with a Purpose”. The article was written by Erica Smith to highlight the businesswoman and her dedication to her business.
Kimberly brings a unique skill set that includes experience in major event planning, public relations, business affairs, knowledge of the restaurant and entertainment industry, understanding the complexities of working with the San Francisco government, and personal connections to many of San Francisco’s most influential leaders in business and government
In recent years events have featured soft classic colors, she says. That is changing in 2019 has more people want both bright colors and new color combinations at their events. Kimberly Bakker is seeing her clients asking for fresher palettes with bold and bright colors.
Kimberly Bakker says that people are getting tired of the same things at social events such as the same food, same location, and same decorations. Kimberly Bakker says that a lot of people are really ready for something new and unique. She says that many annual events just mimic other events and don’t really have their own identity. She sees this changing in 2019 and events becoming more authentic and featuring their own spins on the food served and other touches. Click Here to learn more.
She says another trend is making social events more casual. A lot of the clients of Kimberly Bakker Events have been asking for things such as comfortable lounge seating instead of more stiff chairs and tables. People are better able to interact with more people in a casual setting than a formal one which is appealing to people.
It was in 2018 that a focus on wellness at events started to take off. In 2019 it will be in full swing, she says. Events both personal and corporate are going to feature health and fitness as part of the program.