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Wedding Etiquette: Invitations

  • February 17, 2018

I just received this inquiry from a mother of a bride with whom I am working: Question of the day!  If someone tells you that they can't attend the wedding ( from the Save the Date) do you still send…

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I’ve Got A Secret: A Planner Takes a Peek

  • February 3, 2018

Did you ever wonder how servers know who gets what entree after they are ordered?  The food magically appears, but there is a system in place.  The caterer/venue has a plan where every seat at, say, the 12 o'clock position, is…

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It’s the Little Things

  • January 20, 2018

As a Philadelphia wedding planner, I have had the opportunity to see so many different weddings, with so many personal touches.  What makes a wedding even more special, I think, is the sharing of personal touches, the items, decor, music,…

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LoveBirds

  • January 12, 2018

As a life-long fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, I just had to post this before tomorrow's playoff game!  Go Birds!!   photo courtesy of Andrew Graham Todes Photography

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A Little Night Music– The Father-Daughter Dance

  • January 11, 2018

I received a call from a bride's father who is very involved in the planning of his daughter's wedding.  Today he had a number of questions, and we discussed food stations, buttered hors d'oeuvres, and other food-related issues.  Then he asked…

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The “B” List: A Planner’s View

  • January 4, 2018

You have lots of friends.  Your respective parents have lots of friends.  And the ballroom that you booked for your wedding doesn't have enough space for everyone.  Yes, you understood that when you booked.  And you had a plan!  Actually,…

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Another Royal Wedding!

  • December 15, 2017

The next royal wedding date was just announced: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be married on May 19, 2018. This made me reminisce about- yes, Prince William and Catherine Middleton, to be sure- but also my youngest daughter, who…

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Wrapped or Unwrapped?

  • December 5, 2017

I received this inquiry:  I want to have a no-wrap shower and just have people’s lovely gifts displayed—and of course, I’ll be sure to thank everyone just as I would if I were opening them. My mother is horrified and…

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The Band Plays On- Continuously

  • November 21, 2017

Here's an email that I received from a mother-of-the-bride: We are in the process of finalizing some of the fine details in the band's contract.  Concerning continuous music, we requested that the ENTIRE band play continuously the whole night (4 hrs.) except…

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Vendor Meals

  • November 7, 2017

I wrote a post last January about vendor meals, but I wanted to give you the take on it from a recent event. Here's the scoop:  your wedding professionals work for many hours on your wedding day.  And (surprise?!) they…

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