Most helpful designers in town!.
I went to Allan Jeffries with this crazy project with lots of photos and clippings and candles and such from my daughter's 10th birthday party. They helped me lay it all out and make some sense of it rather than the humble jumble I had it in. They also kept me from making a mistake of putting too much stuff in the frame. I wanted to include the mylar balloons but they pointed out that not only did it 'not use the space well' but that it wouldn't take long for us to become tired of the balloon dominated frame when the focus should have been on the party itself. We put the balloons in a separate (and inexpensive) frame so we can enjoy them for as long as we like but the main piece keeps the integrity of what I was trying to do all along.
They took a lot of time working with me and I really appreciate everything they did. It looks great and I couldn't be happier!