Flips, Flops, Switch Hitters & Surprises? When An LBGT Couple I’ve Married “Change Direction,” I Find Out Why…

Flips, Flops, Switch Hitters & Surprises? When An LBGT Couple I've Married "Change Direction," I Find Out Why...

When Tamara and Michelle contacted me last year to officiate their wedding with cake & champagne at White Rock Lake, it wasn’t an “unusual request.” I made arrangements with my team, ordered the cake, packed bouquets I was loaning, champagne flutes and more while my son and his wife along with our Little Pawners prepared … [Read more…]

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…]

The Beautiful Backyard Wedding Of Mr & Mrs Kelley & More Flips & Flops With The Pawning Planners…

The Beautiful Backyard Wedding Of Mr & Mrs Kelley & More Flips & Flops With The Pawning Planners...

Yesterday morning, Cindy and I loaded up to leave WorthamWorld and head to a wedding.  We were both sore and tired from pushing an SUV onto a trailer the day bere but we aren’t afraid to get our hands dirty. I had packed my SUV Friday evening with cameras, cake tray and serving set, crystal … [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…]

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…]

Am I Available To Officiate In Cities Or States Outside Fort Worth & Texas? Yes!

Am I Available To Officiate In Cities Or States Outside Fort Worth & Texas? Yes!

It’s not well known that I’m licensed in numerous states outside of Texas.  Not being one to do anything without “going all in,” my original concept was to travel to other cities and states with my team to accommodate requests for a wedding minister or coordinator or my photography team.  Why limit yourself to one … [Read more…]

Conference Calls, SUV Caravans & Car Wrecks?  The Pawning Planners Keep On Trucking…

Conference Calls, SUV Caravans & Car Wrecks?  The Pawning Planners Keep On Trucking...

As usual, my twin sister and I wait until the last minute to complete our holiday purchases because we spend a lot of time delivering food and toys to needy families every year and put our own needs last.   This past week, while on my usual conference call with Cindy and my niece Leigh … [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…]

Holidays, Family Reunions & Surprises?  More Inlaws & Outlaws…

Holidays, Family Reunions & Surprises?  More Inlaws & Outlaws...

Returning home from our trip to California last week, Cindy and I are still “catching up” on sleep and chores along with our yearlong committment to lose 40 lbs each by “This Time Next Year.”  Our first morning home, we “hit the scales” since let’s face it, we weren’t exactly dieting on our trip expecting … [Read more…]

The Differences Between Texas Twins Events Bookings & The Pawning Planners Families Create A “Unique” Client Base…

The Differences Between Texas Twins Events Bookings & The Pawning Planners Families Create A "Unique" Client Base...

Explaining how Texas Twins Events, Texas Twins Treasures & The Pawning Planners work together isn’t easy.  A few months ago, I wrote a blog describing the differences between a wide and varied client base to “paint a picture” for a reporter that was confused after reading an interview with me last year written by Jeff … [Read more…]