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Guest List in 30 Seconds

| April 9, 2015

Found this awesome blog post from overwhelmedbride.com with a very creative, visual chart on how to determine which guests to invite to your wedding. Your guest list directly affects the bottom line of your overall wedding budget so narrowing your list down is VERY important. Every couple has to deal with the overwhelming and sometimes […]

The RSVP Card That Says It All

| April 7, 2015

The RSVP card that covers just about every horrible wedding guest you could possibly get. I think this says it all, yes? Thank you happyplace.com for this funny, but probably true, RSVP card. Cheers!

How to Prevent Post-Wedding Regret (Part 1: Guest List)

| January 26, 2015

Being a wedding planner for 16 years, I’ve heard a lot of stuff! A LOT! But what never ceases to amaze me is the regret list I hear from brides about their weddings. And the list hasn’t changed in all these years. That’s 16 years of brides experiencing the same post-wedding blues. Why is it […]

Be a Good Guest…Please

| December 11, 2013

This is the time of year that many of us receive an invitation to a party of some kind. Whether it be a social gathering at someone’s home, the office party, or a wedding in a grand ballroom, there ARE certain guidelines we should follow for proper conduct in social situations. Here’s a great little […]

5 Simple Holiday Entertaining Tips from the Pros

| December 10, 2013

Every year at our house, my husband and I host a Christmas party for the members of our church’s music ministry and their families. We have a really good time together just sitting and talking (and eating) as we don’t get to do much of that (talking that is) because we’re all usually very busy […]

Wedding Etiquette: Don’t Be “That Guy”

| October 2, 2013

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times!! Why can’t we unplug for a few moments to fully enjoy life – especially those once-in-a-lifetime moments that are happening right in front of us? Dear wedding guest, your mobile device does not make you a professional and does not give you permission to […]

FAB Friday Finds: Fun Invitation Facts

| February 1, 2013

This infographic is provided by Staples Copy and Print. Did you learn something new today?

Etiquette Is Our Guide But Do We Follow It To The Letter?

| June 13, 2012

  ETIQUETTE. Did you just crinkle up your nose when you read that? Did you sigh? Are you frustrated over all the etiquette required for planning your wedding or for conducting business? I am. Don’t get me wrong: I am in TOTAL support for having the proper etiquette for formal occasions such as weddings and […]

The E-Vite Dilemma: Save the World or Save Tradition?

| May 31, 2012

In this article from Philly.com Sorry, your wedding invitation was eaten by my spam filter – Philly.com., we take a look at the modern wedding trend of sending wedding invitations via e-mail, called “e-vites.” Most of us are familiar with an online invitation of some sort – maybe you’ve gotten one through Eventbrite to attend a […]

Toasting 101

| March 16, 2011

It is said that toasting originates from ancient times when sacrifices of luxurious wines were offered to gods and goddesses in return for longevity of life and good health. Though it’s not uncommon to see friends toasting before dinner at small celebratory gatherings, it is at weddings where tradition still reigns. Toasting a bride and […]