When You Are Always Early- You Spend A Lot Of Time Waiting…

When You Are Always Early- You Spend A Lot Of Time Waiting...

Growing up I was always early to anything and everything because someone (I’m not sure who) once told me that being late “was like stealing someone’s time and you can’t replace that or make up for it.  Be early for everything in your life and you will never dissapoint anyone.”  I took this advice to … [Read more…]

Why Are Weddings (And Funerals) Family Reunions? Because Everyone Shows Up To Them…

Why Are Weddings (And Funerals) Family Reunions? Because Everyone Shows Up To Them...

When you are in the event planning business, you often have a client asking if they “have to invite so and so?”  The truth is that weddings and even funerals bring the entire family together and you may very well be expected (or guilted into) inviting a friend or relative you don’t really like or … [Read more…]

Intimate Weddings, Unique Venues & More..Have Your Day Your Way

Intimate Weddings, Unique Venues & More..Have Your Day Your Way

Not everyone wants a huge wedding with all of their friends and family.   Occasionally, we book an intimate event with less than 10 guests because that’s what the client wants.  This rustic barn wedding was exactly what Danielle wanted with very few guests.   My photography team love to “one up” each other by … [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…]

Do You See What I See?  When Divorce Destroys A “Once Happy” Couple I’ve Married…

Do You See What I See?  When Divorce Destroys A "Once Happy" Couple I've Married...

For some reason whenever I find out a couple has divorced, I shed a tear and remember how happy they were at their wedding.  With a photographic mind, I remember the weather that day, the beautiful place we were at and more importantly, the love that couple shared.   I mourn the separation and take … [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…]

Travels Of The Twins- The Pawning Planners Pack Their Bags For California…

Travels Of The Twins- The Pawning Planners Pack Their Bags For California...

Flying to my second favorite state, California, with Cindy to meet my niece Leigh Ann Blais with our Latest Little Pawner, Madyson, Cindy and I arrived early at DFW to ensure we had time to check our bags and not have to run through the airport (it has happened more times than I can count).  … [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…]