Your Officiant Didn’t Show Up? Emergency Officiant Fees & Why I Have Them…

Your Officiant Didn't Show Up? Emergency Officiant Fees & Why I Have Them...

My twin sister has said so this so many times-and it’s true “without you it’s just a big party!”  She’s right a wedding without an officiant isn’t a wedding-it’s a very expensive party with friends and family. Running to “save the day” and cover for a stranger who backed out because they realized the couple … [Read more…]

Conflict Resolution Comes In Handy When Chaos & Scheduling Cause Problems…

Conflict Resolution Comes In Handy When Chaos & Scheduling Cause Problems...

This morning I reviewed an email from Robert Kelley who had scheduled a wedding April 8 at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and their date was cancelled due to over scheduling.  Since the brides brother was home on leave for the wedding, Robert asked me for affordable option suggestions.   Remembering all too well the … [Read more…]

You Are What You Post-Social Media Can Make Or Break Your Reputation…

You Are What You Post-Social Media Can Make Or Break Your Reputation...

This morning I sent my son a text along with a photo of someone we both know that I was unfollowing in order to explain why having so and so on my timeline was coming to an end. Occasionally, folks get offended when they are blocked and unfollowed without really understanding why they are alienating … [Read more…]

Saying “Yes” To A Dress Isn’t Easy- How To Find The “One” You Will Love…

Saying "Yes" To A Dress Isn't Easy- How To Find The "One" You Will Love...

If you’re like most women, you have one or two things you don’t love about your body.  Since I occasionally shop with brides to find the perfect dress, today’s blog is going to give you a few key insights to finding the one that will make you feel like the Goddess you are!   Whether … [Read more…]

What If?  Why Not? And What For?  Answering Client Questions Requires Patience…

What If?  Why Not? And What For?  Answering Client Questions Requires Patience...

When you deal with the general public- you often encounter “a mixed bag of nuts.”  When you help clients with no money- that bag of mixed nuts contains more peanuts than almonds and Brazil nuts or even cashews.  The truth is that clients and prospects know far more about me than I do about them. … [Read more…]

The Meddling Mother & My Son-Moving Creates Melodrama…

The Meddling Mother & My Son-Moving Creates Melodrama...

Last month my son advised me that he and my daughter in law would be moving at the end of January.  The problem?  They live two blocks away and over the last three years I’ve become accustomed to walking my dog and dropping in.  Although my unannounced visits are always a surprise, I enjoy having … [Read more…]

The Meddling Mother In Law & My Sidekick Cindy Daniel- Twinning…

The Meddling Mother In Law & My Sidekick Cindy Daniel- Twinning...

Getting into our kids “business” is a regular occurence for The Pawning Planners because let’s face it we are fairly nosy and often opinionated regarding our kids, grandkids, cousins and even our clients on occasion.   Apparently, my sister and I are always “poking our noses” into our kids lives according to them but- we … [Read more…]

Loaned Inventory Is Borrowed But Must Be Returned- Texas Twins Events/The Pawning Planners…

Loaned Inventory Is Borrowed But Must Be Returned- Texas Twins Events/The Pawning Planners...

A lot of folks wonder if my businesses are seasonal but the truth is that most of my clients book year round since wedding season normally lasts from Febuary to July and I am normally “booked out” months in advance.   Due to my schedule, Pawning Planners clients are often flexible where Texas Twins Events … [Read more…]

OCD & Me- How The Pawning Planners Prepare For Your Event…

OCD & Me- How The Pawning Planners Prepare For Your Event...

When I’m laying out a wedding- the details of where the bar will be, do we need handicap accessible tables and other issues that are often overlooked by my clients take first priority for me.   Planning and execution can often be disrupted by unexpected slip and falls, inlaws and outlaws, bee stings, big bites, … [Read more…]