Sometimes, when planning a wedding, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. The bride finds herself with months of decision-making, but it's not just about the venue, the dress and the food. The people she surrounds herself with are critical in making the wedding a success: choosing the bridesmaids is therefore a big decision.
Sometimes, technology is a bad thing. Just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you should. That's exactly what went through my mind when I received an email from a public relations company asking me to blog about how wonderful it is that brides and grooms can crowdfund to pay for their weddings now. Are you kidding me?
I literally do not call people. The only time I do is when I HAVE to because it's the only way I can get in contact with someone. Even when you only have a phone number, you can usually find another mode of communication for a person just by searching the internet.
I'm currently mortified because I didn't send thank you notes after my birthday this year. The flowers have long since drooped and died, but other pre...
Putting together the guest list for a wedding is one of the hardest wedding-planning tasks. It forces you to really assess and categorize people because, after all, every person you invite uses up a ceremony seat and some of the budget and, therefore, limits who else you can invite.
Some people say there's no such thing as a stupid question, but those people have never been asked about the gluten content of a margarita. Bartenders field questions like this all the time. So sad.
The famed photographer with good looks of a male model, or even perhaps Prince Charming, is in fact a real prince. More specifically, His Serene Highness Prince Alexi Lubomirski of Poland. So which came first, the photographer or the Prince?
I'm frequently impressed by the very progressive, co-parenting, divorced parents of my wedding couples, and how well they get along and enjoy the wedding weekend together.
You aren't hiring a calligrapher to carefully handwrite your invites (unless you are, then OK GIRL, GOOD FOR YOU), you're doing it yourself. So order at least 15-20 extra envelopes for when you end up spelling your grandma's name wrong or writing the wrong state code.
Everyone wants to do their best, so here is some advice on what to do and what not do to help your hospitalized friend, coming from someone who has been the one in that hospital bed.
'Tis the season. September marked the opening of the San Francisco social season. First came the opera and then the symphony. Both were glamorous black-tie, see-and-be-seen events. Unfortunately, evening gowns and tuxedos don't always equal good behavior.
Rise above any inappropriate or rude behavior of your guests, keep smiling, and be the gracious guests of honor that you wanted to be when you planned your wedding. Never let somebody else's rudeness bring you down on your big day.
No matter how preoccupied they appear at the wedding, brides and grooms tend to remember rude guests. Enjoy the celebration, share in the love, get on the dance floor, chow down on the cake, and have a blast.
List No. 4 of my "most asked" etiquette questions will help you solve more of those pesky dilemmas about dining, communicating, and other puzzling soc...
Divorce is ugly and painful. Voiced or not, when you commit to being "one" with each other, divorce is a tearing apart of that oneness and it hurts. Even the amicable divorces can leave deep scars for the couple splitting up, but also for the children.
Building trusting relationships in a professional setting makes interacting with clients and coworkers more enjoyable. On the other hand, working side by side with a person who gives off an untrustworthy vibe can be a challenge and a chore. As you determine where you should invest your energy, here are a few behaviors to look out for in the office (and in life!).