Wedding Math: Time & Space, and how they work in real life

If you’ve never planned a large event before, you probably haven’t made it through the learning curve of “Event Math.”  You might think it takes 5 minutes to get from your hotel to the venue.  It doesn’t.  It never does.  You also might think that it takes a few seconds to tie that pretty little […]

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Everything You’ll Need To Do Within A Month Of Your Wedding

If you don’t want to go completely insane during the last few weeks before your wedding – and you don’t want to drag everyone to insanity with you – you’ll need to avoid the last-minute crunch. This means budgeting your time accordingly throughout the planning process and not procrastinating. There are a handful of things […]

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A small-time wedding planner’s big thoughts on a Royal Wedding:

I’m just an event planner from Baltimore, so what do I know about putting together a wedding of royal proportions? Maybe more than we all think, but I do know that I have plenty of opinions about this morning’s Royal Wedding. Here are 10 of them: Those flowers and that greenery at the church!! OMG! […]

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AVAM Wedding Happy Hour – We did a thing

The American Visionary Art Museum has been one of our favorite venues for many years.  Sure, there’s a family connection. (The founder of the museum is my grandfather’s cousin’s ex-wife, and my grandfather’s cousin was instrumental in getting the museum built and opened.) But there’s so much more than that, that keeps this place close […]

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Baltimore NACE Fundraiser… Holy Moly, WE WON!

Anyone who has known me professionally for the past 10 years as a wedding planner is very aware of one thing I am vehemently dedicated to:  The National Association for Catering and Events. (NACE) NACE is how I truly got my start in the event industry. I owe not only a majority of the business […]

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Advice: Money-Saving Tips, Debunked (Part One)

I read a lot of blogs about weddings and events, particularly the ones that give helpful tips.  I’m curious to know what other advice is out there, besides the insight I am sharing.  Some of it is great, and I add it to my own catalogue of advice.  And then there’s the stuff that I […]

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