Nov 28, 2022
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Thanks Giving[Moments of Reflection]

Nov 21, 2022

Thanksgiving is a time that we all want to look back and reflect on the things that we are grateful for. It fills my heart to think of all of the things God has blessed me with. As many of us know there truly is nothing greater than the spirit of giving.  Knowing that you have helped someone in some way can leave a lasting impression that very well could change a life forever.

I am so proud of my partnership with Wedding State University because together we have been able to provide over 24 scholarships this year alone.  These scholarships allow smart, talented, and motivated individuals to create a life for themselves and their families to provide for themselves.

When we started this program, it was important to provide opportunities for those who may not be in a position to afford it. To be a Certified Day of Coordinator can make a huge difference to a single parent who has limited time to work and can make a full-time income working part-time.  Being able to be...

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Nov 14, 2022
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Nov 07, 2022
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Halloween [Theme Events]

Oct 31, 2022

Theme Events Help Maintain Your Sanity

As many of you may know, I am not only a Wedding Planner but also an Event Planner.  I have planned everything from a small baby shower to large festivals and everything in between.  I always look forward to planning themed events.  I love taking every aspect of the event and putting it into different elements of the decor, the food, music, invitations, activities, etc... really the list goes on and on.

On average our company does about 100 events per year. Only about 34 of them typically are weddings. One reason, is weddings are much more time-consuming and emotionally taxing than other events.  

Bigger Budgets

What I love about our theme events is that they usually have a larger budget for decor.  Which is typically required to carry out the theme, but it also has an entirely different feel when planning it.  They don't have a lot of family dynamics that affect the client planning it. ...

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Myth Conceptions [Google Vs. Real life]

Oct 25, 2022

Who is the expert here anyway?

When doing an internet search to do your fact-finding, you have to ask yourself, what qualifies the expert as the expert?

I remember sending one of my clients to a baker that she decided to use that I had not used before.  I prepared her with the list of desserts she was to order for the dessert buffet.  We planned to have all mini/single bite desserts so guests could have 2-3 of each option. (Check out more about my thoughts on dessert bars on our other blogs post.) When she came back she told me she only ordered 4 types of desserts because the baker said, that people really on want 4 choices and the rest would go to waste.  At 1st it seems like she is the baker and she would know, right? Let me ask you this, who goes to more weddings and stays to the end? Me or her?  She may drop the desserts off, but does she stay to the end of the night? How does she know how much goes to waste? Ummm, let me ask you, when have you ever...

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Oct 24, 2022
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The Queen's Birthday!!!

Oct 10, 2022

It's my birthday week!!!

When my kids were little we celebrated their birthday week.  Why a whole week?  I really wanted to make sure they knew how special they were.  Did it translate that way?  I don't know if they really consciously thought about it, I never asked them, writing this post does make me think I should do that. lol. But I guess that was the point.  I wanted it to be embedded in their subconscious mind, that they were special.

On the flip side, I never really cared about celebrating my birthday.  Not even a day let alone celebrate a whole week.  This year, I got to thinking, why not?  Many of us seldom take the time out to celebrate ourselves, our milestones and accomplishments, our big wins, and our small wins. 

We can become so focused on others that we can easily neglect ourselves. Which we all know is just going to show up in a negative way someplace unexpected and we all need to do what we can to avoid...

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Kryptonite And Refocus

Oct 03, 2022

This will be short and sweet.

Sometimes we just need to regroup.  Pick your kryptonite.  Do you love kittens, puppies, babies?  What is it that will remind you what is important to you?  I mean really important.  Is it your family, your faith, or is it something else?  We all got in this business to make one of those better.  Sometimes, we get caught up in the "how" of life instead of the "why".  Take some time this week to refocus and remind yourself what is important to you and pick 1 thing that will help you get back to your why. 

 

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Gearing Up For A Busy Season [Avoiding Burnout]

Sep 26, 2022

I was doing a little research on people's perspectives on burnout and came across this on indeed's blog, "Managing stress surrounding your work life is important for staying productive, motivated and positive at your job. If you manage your stress effectively, you are more likely to avoid burnout, which can affect your well-being and your ability to perform your job duties. It's important to learn how to avoid burnout so you can maintain your mental and physical health and have a successful career. In this article, we discuss what burnout is, what causes burnout, and how to avoid burnout at work." 

After I read that, I thought, well, that sounds nice but when we are working in this business, it sometimes is easier said than done. It is important to keep in mind that they say a wedding is one of the top 3 stresses in a person's life.  If this is true, and I believe it is, we have to keep in mind that it isn't just for the client.  This is a stressful business and we...

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