Tipping Advice, Part Two: Hair and Makeup

I recently shared a blog I wrote about tipping your wedding vendors.  I promised to elaborate more particularly on hair and makeup.  I sat down with good friend, Lindsay Shields, owner of #NoFilterGlam, to discuss tipping etiquette for hair and makeup services for a private event like a wedding, party, or photo shoot. Here’s what […]

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Tipping Advice: Who to tip and how much

The question that I get most frequently from my clients, particularly towards the end of the planning process, is who to tip and how much.  This has always been a challenging dichotomy for me, because in the end I’m my clients’ adviser and they expect advice on all topics.  At the same time, the money […]

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Stolen Goods! Weird Things People Take From Events

We all do it. There are things that seem harmless to take, and we all indulge at one point or another.  The little bottles of toiletries from the hotel, (Hey, they’re there for us to use, right?!?) the pens and paper from the corporate office, the sugar packets at the restaurant.  These are some of […]

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Tasting Advice: How to have the most successful experience with your caterer

The tasting with your caterer and your baker might be the most enjoyable moments of wedding and event planning.  What’s not to love? You get to stuff your face with lots of yummy food and be the “Chopped” competition judge you’ve always dreamed of being!  However, it might be surprising to some of you that […]

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Negotiating – When It’s Appropriate and When It’s Offensive

In the service industry, particularly with events, we deal a lot with negotiating rates.  Some vendors I know refuse to negotiate, and I can’t blame them.  They know what they’re worth, and that’s what they charge.  Period.  I even know of one event planner who won’t negotiate on behalf of her clients with other vendors, […]

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How to Include People Who Can’t Attend Your Wedding

As we plan special events, particularly weddings, we often have our guests in mind.  Does anyone have special needs for access?  Are there dietary restrictions that need to be considered?  But we also think about the loved ones who aren’t able to attend.  And it can be just as important to some people to make […]

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