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Be Seated

  • February 16, 2016

Guest seating always poses a bit of a problem. At most weddings, only tables are assigned, with the use of escort cards that are typically placed on one large table where guests search for their names and find their assigned…

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It’s About Time

  • February 2, 2016

“Is it ok to have a 3 p.m. ceremony and start the reception at 6 p.m.?  What should guests do while we are taking photos?” I am frequently asked these question, and here are a few options: You can have a…

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Barbie’s Fault?

  • January 29, 2016

Here is the beginning of the introduction to my book,  I DO: A Wedding Planner Tells Tales... It was a classical case of serendipity. In fact, I never expected to be a wedding planner. Never even thought about it. Sometimes…

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Wardrobe Malfunction!

  • January 19, 2016

At a wedding rehearsal, I often remind couples and their wedding parties to check ALL of their clothing before the wedding day.  It is so much easier to hem a dress or sew buttons on a jacket ahead of time,…

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Catering Nightmares and More

  • January 8, 2016

This was published a few months ago and just made its way to me! Catering Nightmares - October 2015 by Heather Flemke, NACE [National Association of Catering and Events] Marketing and Communications Director From the looming threat of rain for…

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I’m Allergic To…

  • December 16, 2015

I received an email from a couple, and I share it because there is a huge issue/trend happening about food. This is what I received:  The bride is trying to figure out food allergies as we write this. She may or…

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What to wear?

  • December 2, 2015

It is helpful, as I have noted before, to give your guests lots of information about what is expected of them and what they can expect.  Sometimes, though, rules can be broken!  I received an email from a couple who…

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Too Many Friends?

  • November 4, 2015

I received this email from a bride I didn't know: I came across your name when I searched online about ideas to tell your friends you aren't having bridesmaids. I have been in several of my friends wedding's and I…

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Bottoms Up!

  • October 20, 2015

As a wedding planner, I am a big fan of signature drinks. First, it means that something interesting can be butlered or made available without guests having to line up for it. Second, it is another way that a couple…

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