Year Round Discounts For Military Members Active Or Retired? You Bet!

Year Round Discounts For Military Members Active Or Retired? You Bet!

Most of my life has been spent living near a military base.  My cousins, brother and numerous other family members have all served in the military.   Active or retired military members always recieve 20% off pricing or a sponsored event based on their circumstances.   For a list of our budget friendly prices, visit … [Read more…]

From A Prison Wedding To A Park, Texas Twins Events Team Travel…

From A Prison Wedding To A Park, Texas Twins Events Team Travel...

Friday as I headed to Estes Correctional Institute for my very first prison wedding, I tried to control my breathing and keep from having an anxiety attack.  Knowing I would be in “closed quarters” was difficult for me because as a child, my sisters, my brother and I were locked in a closet for over … [Read more…]

Why I Review Your Social Media Profile Prior To Following Back Or Connecting…

Why I Review Your Social Media Profile Prior To Following Back Or Connecting...

This morning after reviewing over 200 friend requests on FB, I posted that unless we have mutual friends- I don’t accept friend requests.  My reasons for this are that my FB profile is for posting photos & catching up with friends & former clients.  I never post political views or even respond to them because … [Read more…]

Why Payment For Services Is Due Two Weeks Prior To Your Event Date…

Why Payment For Services Is Due Two Weeks Prior To Your Event Date...

Like anyone else, I have bills to pay, a website developer that enjoys being paid and a staff that expects compensation. Recently, I’ve had a flood of folks wanting me to officiate their event who have yet to return my contract or their deposit. If you are booking services through my sister site, The Pawning … [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…]

Why Consultations Are Similar To “Blind Dates” Building Your Relationship With Clients… 

Why Consultations Are Similar To "Blind Dates" Building Your Relationship With Clients... 

My first contact with a client is generally by phone, email or through my sister website- No Money? No Problem- We Take Trades! The Pawning Planners.  Although the gap between Texas Twins Events and The Pawning Planners is based entirely on their ability to pay for services at Texas Twins Events or they have no money … [Read more…]

Public Speaking- Why Reading Your Own Vows Can Be Stressful For Couples…

Public Speaking- Why Reading Your Own Vows Can Be Stressful For Couples...

I always encourage my clients to add an additional element to ceremonies in order to make their wedding special.  On a few occasions we’ve encountered a few stage fright issues once the Bride and Groom realized a crowded room of their family and friends were watching.  “Chilling out” isn’t as easy as it sounds when … [Read more…]

Appraisal Appointments Are Often Funny- Lights, Cameras & Laughs With Pawning Planners Clients…

Appraisal Appointments Are Often Funny- Lights, Cameras & Laughs With Pawning Planners Clients...

I’m sure you’ve heard the term “going in blind” before but do you really understand it?  Appraisal Appointments are often our first meeting with clients after a phone call or email and, they can often be pretty funny based on the client!  Nearly half or more of our clients have no money which brings them … [Read more…]

Why My Life Is Dedicated To Making A Difference First & Earning A Living Second…

Why My Life Is Dedicated To Making A Difference First & Earning A Living Second...

My journey has never been based on “getting rich first” mainly because I’ve always had to work hard to earn a living.  Most folks had parents or grandparents to fall back on while my twin sister and I had each other. The families we meet rarely have anyone to fall back on either when they … [Read more…]

Why “Expanding My Brand” Created Other Opportunities For The Pawning Planners…

Why "Expanding My Brand" Created Other Opportunities For The Pawning Planners...

When I created Texas Twins Events several years ago, my plan was to offer low cost options as a wedding officiant, party planner, event coordinator & funeral clergy.  My initial plan was to offer services alone to clients but, over the years my plan changed based on my clients needs. I quickly realized that my … [Read more…]