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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 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 […]

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 […]

Planner’s Notes: What is My Title?

| March 29, 2012

I’ve been wondering for quite some time – actually it started when I was getting business cards printed – what kind of title to give myself. I think about this every time I’m asked to provide a title or a select category when I register my business listing with a company and many times I’m […]

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 […]

Thank-You Note Guide

| August 31, 2010

“The internet plays a growing role in registries, vendor selection, and even invitations. Wedding websites are the perfect place for photos of the couple, travel information for the wedding, and registry links. For some events, such as bachelor/ette parties or showers, an e-mailed invitation among close friends who all use e-mail regularly could be convenient […]


| July 1, 2010

So, I’m standing in the middle of a small group of friends, enjoying good conversation, when I notice a friend across from me constantly shifting focus from the group and then down into her hands. No – she wasn’t shy. It only took a second for me to realize that she was on her BlackBerry. […]

Wedding Guest Etiquette: Do What?

| June 19, 2010

When I first moved to “the South” there was a certain phrase that I had never heard before and it just struck me as odd: “Do what?” Someone would say “Do what” when they couldn’t hear you or didn’t understand you. Now, for me, I would say, “Pardon me?” maybe, “Come again?” or maybe even, […]